Heartland-Delta Conference VII

Xavier University • Schiff Conference Center at Cintas
Thursday, May 28, 2015 • 9:45 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

What is Heartland-Delta?
Heartland-Delta is comprised of 12 Jesuit colleges and universities in the central and southern regions of the United States.  They have been gathering for a regular conference hosted by one of the institutions on a rotating basis for more than 20 years.  These gatherings serve as an essential venue for dialogue and learning about issues related to Jesuit education and our shared mission.  Xavier hosted the last full conference in 2010.  

This year’s conference will be a tele-conference hosted through Rockhurst University in Kansas City.   Xavier delegates will take part in the conference at the Schiff Conference Center in the Cintas Center.

Conference Theme:  “Balancing Our Economic Realities with Our Call to the Margins”

Fr. Greg Boyle, S.J., Founder and Executive Director, Homeboy Industries
Sr. Peggy O’Neill, S.C., Director of the Centre of the Arts for Peace in El Salvador
Fr. Rick Malloy, S.J., Acting Director of Campus Ministries, University of Scranton
Dr. Raymond F. Reyes, Assoc. Academic Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Gonzaga University
Dr. Antoine M. Garibaldi, President of University of Detroit-Mercy

Who will attend:  Approximately 800 faculty and staff from 12 Jesuit colleges and universities

Format: This “virtual” conference will include 15 minute pre-recorded talks, small group discussion and reflection, feedback through teleconferencing with the other AJCU colleges/universities.   It is hoped that this format might be a model for future collaborations.

How will the conference open?  The conference will open with a brief interfaith prayer service on Xavier’s campus followed by a teleconference welcome through the conference tele-host, Rockhurst University

How will the conference close?  The conference will close with a President’s Reception on Xavier’s campus

Creighton University ~ John Carroll University ~ Loyola University Chicago ~ Loyola University New Orleans
Marquette University ~ Regis University ~ Rockhurst University ~ Saint John's College
Saint Louis University ~ Spring Hill College ~ University of Detroit Mercy ~ Xavier University