Connections is the online monthly news publication of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU). Connections provides readers with news and information about the Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. Each month, Connections covers a topic affecting Jesuit higher education. Some issues reported on in the past have focused on Environmental Sustainability, Collaboration between Academic and Student Affairs, Teacher Education, Identity and Mission, Diversity, Student Leadership Development and Women's Leadership at Jesuit Colleges and Universities.
AJCU Connections

Connections
Connections is the online monthly news publication of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU). Connections provides readers with news and information about the Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. Each month, Connections covers a topic affecting Jesuit higher education. Some issues reported on in the past have focused on Environmental Sustainability, Collaboration between Academic and Student Affairs, Teacher Education, Identity and Mission, Diversity, Student Leadership Development and Women's Leadership at Jesuit Colleges and Universities.

Connections also features reports about federal relations, distance education, campus news and AJCU conferences.

Connections is produced monthly, except for June, July and August. For more information, please contact Deanna Howes, AJCU Director of Communications: (202) 862-9893 or dhowes@ajcunet.edu.


April 2014 Connections: Engaging the Campus in Community Service
Engaging the Campus in Community Service
by: Deanna Howes

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March 2014 Connections: A Tradition of Jesuit Excellence On and Off the Court
A Celebration of Jesuit Basketball
by: Deanna Howes

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Connections: February 2014
Education and Teacher Preparation Programs on Jesuit Campuses
by: Deanna Howes

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Connections: January 2014
Educating the Mind AND Body: How Jesuit Institutions Encourage Healthy Living
by: Deanna Howes

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Connections: December 2013
Trends in Jesuit Distance Education
by: Deanna Howes

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Connections: November 2013
Serving Those Who Serve Us: Programs for Veterans on Jesuit Campuses
by: Deanna Howes

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Connections: October 2013
Best Practices in Board Formation on Jesuit Campuses
by: Deanna Howes

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Connections: September 2013
Student Aid Success Stories from Students and Alumni of Jesuit Institutions
by: Deanna Howes

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Connections: May 2013
Initiatives in Sustainability and Mission & Student Leadership Programs on Jesuit Campuses
by: Deanna Howes

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Connections: Winter / Spring 2013
Profiles of Immersion Programs for College and University Leaders
by: Deanna Howes

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“It’s all about the pedagogy. Ignatian teaching takes education beyond cognitive skill development to explore its connection to the heart, emotions, and personal values one embraces in life.”
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Federal Relations


AJCU Federal Relations Network is the lobbying arm of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities and comprised of at least one representative from each one of the twenty-eight Jesuit Colleges and Universities. The Network is kept up to date on an on-going basis by the Vice President for Federal Relations on all issues relating to Appropriations, budget, higher education authorization issues and taxes. The Network meets annually in September for a Legislative Conference and also participates in the Annual Committee for Education Funding Legislative Conference and Awards Dinner.
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AJCU Conferences


The 35+ Conferences sponsored by the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) are affinity groups within the AJCU Network. The Conferences provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, information and best practices; support the professional development of their members; and present opportunities for AJCU representatives to discuss opportunities and challenges in Jesuit higher education. Most of the AJCU Conference groups meet in person at least once a year, and many of them communicate regularly through an AJCU listserv.
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International Outreach


The member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) are committed to developing programs and partnerships that advance international education and support initiatives that advance global citizenship.
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