Nº 65 - 09th, July, 2021

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Jesuit Business Schools Collaborate to Offer Free Courses for Alumni

English. Beginning this fall, graduates of most Jesuit business schools in the United States will receive an added benefit from their degrees: the opportunity to take free courses for the rest of their lives at other Jesuit business schools.

Known as the "Jesuit Promise for Lifelong Learning", this agreement recently signed by 17 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) grants alumnae of Jesuit business programs the opportunity to audit courses, up to the level of their earned degree, at any of the signatory business schools, without having to pay tuition.

Learn more about the development of this agreement and its benefits by reading the full article by Joseph G. Eisenhauer, Ph.D., Dean of the College of Business Administration at University of Detroit Mercy and Chair of the AJCU Business Deans Conference. Learn more.
Español. A partir de este año, los graduados de la mayoría de las escuelas de negocios jesuitas en los Estados Unidos recibirán un beneficio adicional de sus títulos: la oportunidad de tomar cursos gratuitos por el resto de sus vidas en otras escuelas de negocios jesuitas.

Conocido como la Promesa Jesuita para el Aprendizaje Permanente, el acuerdo entre 17 instituciones miembros de la Asociación de Colegios y Universidades Jesuitas (AJCU) concede a los alumnos y ex alumnos de programas de negocios la oportunidad de auditar cursos, hasta el nivel de su título obtenido, en cualquiera de las escuelas de negocios firmantes, sin pagar la matrícula.

Conozca más sobre el desarrollo de este acuerdo y los beneficios que aporta leyendo el artículo completo de Joseph G. Eisenhauer, Ph.D., Decano de la Facultad de Administración de Empresas de la Universidad de Detroit Mercy y presidente de la AJCU Business Deans Conference. Lea el artículo
Click on the link below to learn about the Jesuit Promise for Lifelong Learning and about the work of the AJCU Business Deans Conference.


AJCU Pays Tribute to Seven Outgoing Presidents


This year, the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) is bidding a bittersweet farewell to seven outgoing presidents of our member institutions Learn more

Virtual Workshop on the Project “Strengthening Service-Learning at Jesuit Universities in Spain"


In the middle of the development of this APS (Service Learning) implementation project in the UNIJES network, financed by Porticus, a meeting was held on June 18 to share the progress made in the implementation of APS (Service Learning) in the UNIJES network, financed by Porticus. Learn more

Jesuit Schools Must Be Environmental Justice Leaders, Dean Says


Nancy Tuchman, Dean of the School of Environmental Sustainability at Loyola University Chicago, speaks on how Jesuit universities can elevate education and action around environmental justice during the Commitment to Justice in Jesuit Higher Education conference on June 24. Learn more

UNIJES Basic Training in Loiola


From July 14 to 18, in Loyola, UNIJES held the first of the face-to-face meetings of the Basic Formation Course. There were 48 participants from different Jesuit centers and universities and several speakers. Learn more

Closing Ceremony of 2020-2021 Academic Year at ITCJ


Saturday, June 5, 2021, was the closing day of the academic year 2020-2021 at the Jesuit Institute of Theology (ITCJ) in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Learn more


The Future of Jesuit Business Education: Serving the World with Inspired Business Education

26th Annual IAJBS World Forum
This Forum will be organized in conjunction with the 2021 CJBE Annual Meeting. Papers and other forum activities will address the "hunger" for a renovated education in Jesuit business schools.
*Hosted by: ITESO University, Mexico

Virtual Conference  

July 20-22, 2021

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Encuentro iberoamericano de jóvenes: Espiritualidad y Misión Ignacianas para los jóvenes hoy
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Deusto University Ignatian Year Website
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Una espiritualidad para una vida con sentido, en libertad y dispuesta a servir
Virtual Activity
Universidad Iberoamericana Ciudad de México
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Ignatian Year Inaugural Webinar by St. Xavier's College
Virtual activity
St. Xavier´s College
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Connections edition: May 2021

This edition of AJCU Connections features outcomes and benefits of Jesuit Higher Education and transformation stories of graduates who have gone from "profession to purpose". 

Access the seven articles around this topic in the last edition of this online magazine. Connections May 2021
Official Ignatian Year Prayer

Let us place ourselves before our loving God and pray the official Ignatian Year prayer together.

Loving God, We come before You asking for Your special grace as we go through the year dedicated to the memory of the conversion of Saint Ignatius...

Full prayer:
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