Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal
Thank you for your past contributions to Jesuit Higher Education as an author, editor, or reviewer. We are pleased to announce that v. 5 no. 1 has been published.
In this issue, Fr. Barton Geger explores “Myths and Misconceptions” that have collected around the life and writings of St. Ignatius, encouraging us to “watch for errors and undue biases that will inevitably arise in the course of our work.” Geger adds that “spiritual ideas are powerful.” Yet in the following article, Daniel Justin points out Charles Taylor’s observation, “How is it…that whereas non-belief was virtually impossible 500 years ago, we have come to a point today in which theistic belief is recognized as but one of many life options — and frequently one of the more difficult?” Indeed, our work in Jesuit higher education is challenging, sometimes contradictory, and deeply rewarding, as illustrated in the remaining articles in this issue.
In the opening interview, Dr. Pat Ladewig reflects on her 28 years with Regis University, retiring this spring as Provost. Other articles range from accounting ethics to zombies, with particular attention to mission, values, and responsible business practices throughout our teaching and administrative practices. Change, adaptation and collaboration in the service of social justice are constant themes running through the Praxis articles and the JC-HEM update webinar. The closing Perspective challenges us to greater individual and institutional leadership in response to Laudato Si. The Resources section in this issue calls attention to the AJCU Institutional Examen, a shared national review process getting underway this spring.
Once again, thank you for your past contributions. We are actively seeking authors for our November issue. Please recommend Jesuit Higher Education to your colleagues for possible inclusion. Articles may be submitted directly to our editors at: http://jesuithighereducation.org. This will require setting up a personal account for submissions.
Linda Lange and Janet Lee, co-general editors
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