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Jesuit core curriculum conference held on campus

Conference highlights week that includes Xavier Players' service learning shows, Zen master

03/20/03

More than 100 faculty and academic administrators from the nation’s 28 Jesuit universities are coming to campus this week for the third-annual Jesuit core curriculum conference. The conference begins today, Thursday, March 20, and continues tomorrow, Friday, March 21, and highlights the week's activities. The conference's highlight is the keynote address by Stephen Privett, S.J., president of the University of San Francisco, who is speaking during a dinner tonight. The conference’s theme is "Developing a Jesuit core in a global society." It explores how various Jesuit institutions structure their core curriculum and to what degree that core helps prepare students for a rapidly globalizing world. Also, beginning today, the Xavier Players theater group begins its Voices for Change series in which students create original performances based on service learning activities. The performances are at 8:00 p.m. and run each day through Sunday, March 23, in the Gallagher Student Center theater. A matinee is offered on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. And, Zen master Fukushima Roshi returns to campus for a lecture on "Living Zen" today at 7:00 p.m. in Kelley Auditorium in Alter Hall, and for a two-day workshop retreat on Saturday, March 22, and Sunday, March 23. Cost of the workshop is $50 or $25 for students. For more information, contact Robin Henderson at 513 591-0083 or visit the Brueggeman center for interreligious dialogue web site. The department of art has a new exhibit of student work on display at the University art gallery in Cohen Center beginning this week, as well. Work from all studio disciplines is being exhibited—ceramics, drawings, fibers, graphic design, painting, printmaking and sculpture. The event runs through April 4. The gallery's hours are 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. weekdays.