Ignatian Values in Honors: Not Just for Jesuits (NCHC 2013)

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others? (Martin Luther King, Jr.)

This quote was inspired by this presentation.

Bayside B (Sheraton New Orleans Hotel), 1-1.50pm

Brad Stone , Loyola Marymount University; Naomi Yavneh Klos , Loyola University New Orleans

Although “relating intellectual concerns to service, compassion and wisdom,” is an “essential characteristic” of Jesuit Honors Programs, those values are embraced by a wide NCHC spectrum. The presenters will model how Ignatian principles (embracing diversity, commitment to social justice, preferential care for the poor) are embedded and measured in their programs.

Key points

  • magis: Doing more of the right/most important thing; qualitative vs. quantitative principle: not more of the same, but more of the better
  • being as alive as possible: being as open and responsive to others
  • ‘giving ourselves over … to the problems of the 21st century’ (Brad Stone)
  • intellectual risk-taking: rebirth of intellectual wonder and curiosity, after years of excessive test-prepping and -taking, to explore the unknown
  • rename City as Text City as Teacher to emphasize the opening to and embracing of the world
  • community engagement objectives: students, community, institution
  • how we engage
  • what we value
  • who we are
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