(Please forward this Update to any delegates you expect to attend the October justice conference) _______________________________________________________

The Commitment to Justice In Jesuit Higher Education

Justice Conference Update
March 2000
Justice Conference 2000 October 5 - 8, 2000 Santa Clara University Santa Clara, California Inside: _ Conference Program Overview _ April 1 Deadline for University Delegation Lists _ Priority _ University Presidents, AVP=s Rectors, and A&S Deans and Associate Deans plan annual meetings at Santa Clara to precede the justice conference _ Conference Registration Procedures _ "Model Program" Reports From and Earlier Update _ Conference Schedule (Tentative) _ List of Topics for Conference Sessions Topic Sessions Interest Groups Model Programs (In Process) _ Conference Costs

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Conference Program Promises to be Stimulating and Challenging

The conference is built around three keynote addresses and three forms of interactive small group sessions. Jesuit Superior General, Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, S.J., on Friday night, will give the keynote address "Faith and Justice in Jesuit Higher Education". John Hume will speak Thursday night on "Peace and Justice in the New World Order". Hume received a Nobel Peace Prize for brokering the historic peace settlement in Northern Ireland. Claire L. Gaudini, President at Connecticut College and the New London Development Corporation, will speak Saturday morning on the topic of "The University as Just Citizen in its Community". The interactive sessions will consist of: Topic Sessions on Friday, which will have a 10 - 15 minute presentation followed by facilitated discussion; Interest Groups on Saturday, where peers can gather to exchange ideas; and, Model Programs on Saturday, where conference participants can learn about specific justice programs that are working well in other universities. Open Space opportunities will be facilitated throughout the conference to allow interested groups to convene their own discussion sessions. The primary outcome of this conference is expected to be a joint statement of principles and an action agenda for each university in promoting justice in Jesuit higher education into the next millennium. It is expected that conference participants will hear the keynote addresses, and participate in the interactive sessions. Information gathered in these sessions will be taken to Sunday morning meetings where university delegations will list strategies and next steps for what to do when they return home.

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Deadline for Lists of University Delegations is April 1, 2000 University Contacts to Finish the Recruitment Process This Month _ Each University can send a delegation of up to 10 members. This number includes AVP=s who will be attending. _ Delegations should consist of 70% faculty and 30% non-faculty. _ Several University officials are expected to attend the justice conference Ex- Officio - Presidents, Rectors, A&S Deans and Assoc. Deans. This means they may be, but do not need to be, counted among the 10 delegation members. _ Names and addresses of the ex officio participants will be gotten from their AJCU organizations. _ Our presumption is that delegates will know who they are and will be anticipating receiving the

conference registration material in the mail. _ Please indicate whether you think the delegate would make a good facilitator or presenter. We will follow-up with any requests of them to serve in that capacity. _ Delegation lists should include the name, phone number, e-mail address, Department, and an address where the person can be reached after May 1.

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University Presidents, AVP=s Rectors, and A&S Deans and Associate Deans plan annual meetings at Santa Clara to precede the justice conference The AJCU organizations of Presidents, AVP=s, Rectors and Arts and Sciences Deans and Associate Deans have all decided to hold their Fall 2000 meetings at Santa Clara to facilitate their attendance at Santa Clara=s 150 Anniversary celebrations and the October justice conference. We cannot know at this time how many of them will remain to attend the full conference or even part of the conference. We will be sending the conference registration materials to each of them. We are working here at Santa Clara to set up separate housing arrangements for these AJCU groups; housing in which they will be able to remain for the duration should they choose to register for the conference. This information will be communicated with these groups by their own AJCU leaders. This fact has caused confusion in some people=s minds as to the makeup of the ten person delegations allotted for each university. The problem arises principally with universities who have more than ten persons whom they want to attend the conference. Some members of their delegations were to be Deans or AVP=s or Rectors. Some clarification is in order. 1) Each University is allowed a ten person delegation. (The reason for this is space limitations.) The ten person delegations were originally to have included AVP=s in the count. That fact remains true. Your count of ten includes any AVP=s planning to attend the conference. 2) Presidents, Rectors, A&S Deans and Associate Deans may be, but do not have to be included in the ten person delegation count. We will consider that they are attending ex officio. So, if that allows you to increase the overall number attending, then you may do so. This makes perfectly good sense. Right?! If not, call me - Paul Woolley (408) 554-4383.

October 2000
Oct. 1 – Mass of the Holy Spirit. Annual mass for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends to celebrate the start of the new academic year. Sponsored by Campus Ministry. 5–6 p.m. Mission Gardens. Free. 408-554-4372. Oct. 5 – 150th Anniversary Event—John Hume. “Justice and Peace: the International Challenge.” As part of the “Commitment to Justice in Jesuit Higher Education” conference, Nobel Peace Prize-winner John Hume, from Northern Ireland, will give a keynote address; it is open to guests not attending the entire conference. Sponsored by the Bannan Institute for Jesuit Education and Christian Values. 5 p.m. Mission Church. Free. 408-554-4383. Oct. 5–8 – 150th Anniversary Event—Commitment to Justice in Jesuit Higher Education. A four-day national conference examining faith and justice in Jesuit higher education marks the official start of the University’s 150th Anniversary celebration. Sponsored by the Bannan Institute for Jesuit Education and Christian Values. 408-551-1951. Oct. 6 – 150th Anniversary Event—Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, S.J. “Faith and Justice in Jesuit Higher Education.” As part of the “Commitment to Justice in Jesuit Higher Education” conference, Jesuit Superior General Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, S.J., will give a keynote address/lecture; it is open to guests not attending the entire conference. Co-sponsored by the Religious Studies Department and Bannan Institute for Jesuit Education and Christian Values. 5:30 p.m. Mission Church. Free. 408-554-4383. Oct. 7 – 150th Anniversary Event—Claire Gaudini. “Academic Institutions as Citizens for Justice.” As part of the “Commitment to Justice in Jesuit Higher Education” conference, Claire Guadini, President of Connecticut College, will give a keynote address; it is open to guests not attending the entire conference. Sponsored by the Bannan Institute for Jesuit Education and Christian Values. 9:15 a.m. Mayer Theatre. Free. 408-554-4383.