Fordham Celebrates Inauguration of President Tania Tetlow
Last Friday, Fordham University celebrated the inauguration of its first lay and first woman president, Tania Tetlow, J.D. Click here to watch full-length recordings of the events leading up to the inauguration, and click on the video below for highlights from the ceremony!
This fall's inauguration season will continue tomorrow morning, when Canisius College will inaugurate Steve K. Stoute as its 25th president. Click here to watch the livestream at 11:00AM ET. We will share highlights of President Stoute's inauguration in next week's issue of AJCU Higher Ed News.
Conversations Webinar Helps Jesuit Schools Navigate Crisis of Community & Belonging on Campus
On Monday, October 3, the National Seminar on Jesuit Higher Education (publisher of Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education) hosted a virtual dialogue with a panel of experts from Jesuit colleges and universities on ways to navigate the crisis of community and belonging on college campuses today. Click on the video below to watch the full recording on YouTube.
Next week, Conversations will host the next webinar in its Fall series: Reaching Across the Abortion Divide: Resources for Arguing Well on Campus in the Post-Roe Era. Click here to register and learn more about the webinar, which will be held on Wednesday, October 26 at 4:00PM ET.
News from Jesuit Colleges & Universities
The University of Detroit Mercy's School of Law opened the first Arts & Entertainment Law Clinic in the state of Michigan; Seattle University inaugurated its Laudato Si' Action Platform with a campus community summit; Saint Peter's University opened a Hydroponics Farm within its Center for Urban Research in Agriculture (CURA); and Regis University's Applied Craft Brewing program was featured on Denver's NBC affiliate.

Two Jesuit schools are celebrating milestone anniversaries this year: the College of the Holy Cross is marking 50 years of co-education, while Marquette University's Graduate School is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Stay tuned for highlights throughout the year!
Calling faculty! Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal has issued a call for submissions to a special issue on "Hope and Imagination in Teaching and Learning in the Jesuit Context." Click here to learn more about the issue, which will be published next year.

Faculty are also invited to submit proposals for Gonzaga University's 7th International Conference on Hate Studies, which will be held in Spokane from April 20-22, 2023; click here to learn more.
And with the mid-term elections just weeks away, our schools are encouraging students to vote and participate in civic engagement: Loyola University Chicago and The University of Scranton are among those to have created online resources for their campus communities. On Wednesday, October 26, JASPA (Jesuit Student Affairs) will sponsor an online enrichment webinar on "Civic Engagement Amid Division: A Jesuit Educator's Approach." Click here to learn more and register online.

Finally, our schools are participating in advocacy in other ways: Santa Clara University's president, Julie Sullivan, and vice president for enrollment management, Eva Blanco Masias, recently penned an op-ed for The Mercury News on the diversity in college admissions cases under review by the U.S. Supreme Court. Click here to read it online.
Jesuit Alumni Mass Weekend; IAJU Best Practices Webinar & More Events Across the Jesuit Network
Jesuit Friends and Alumni Sunday Mass weekend is back! On Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23, Jesuit parishes (including many on college and university campuses) will invite Jesuit-educated alumni and friends to attend Mass and engage in fellowship together. These Masses are organized and sponsored by the Jesuits East Province; click here to learn more!
If you're a poetry fan, three great readings and conversations are being held across the country next week! On Wednesday, October 26, Fairfield University will host the 2022 Catholicism and the Arts Lecture on “Writing in a Time of Peril” with poet Carolyn Forché (in-person in Fairfield, CT and live-streamed), while Gonzaga University will host the Visiting Writers Series with poet Reginald Dwayne Betts (in-person event in Spokane, WA). On Thursday, October 27, the University of Detroit Mercy will host a poetry reading by Pulitzer Prize-Winner Tyehimba Jess (in-person event in Detroit),

Here's what else is happening on campus and online through the beginning of November:
Save the date! On Thursday, November 3, the International Association of Jesuit Universities (IAJU) will host a webinar on "The Challenges of Reconciliation for a Jesuit Higher Learning Institution Today," featuring Rev. Joseph Christie, S.J., president of IAJU and Secretary for Jesuit Higher Education. Click here to learn more.

Finally, the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative invites the AJCU community to join in the last two lectures of its Fall 2022 virtual series on Monday, October 24, and Monday, October 31. Click here to learn more.
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