Back to the source: Renewing Jesuit education for the 21st century: A presentation by Fairfield University president Jeffrey von Arx, S.J.


Media Advisory

Image: Fr von ArxBackground:
The global network of Jesuit Colleges and Universities remains the largest network of private higher education in the world. What informed the Jesuit educational mission right from its founding in the 16th century was a unique idea: "cura personalis," or care for the whole person - developing a student's intellect, character, physical wellbeing, and spiritual insight, while at the same time allowing the unique giftedness of each student to emerge. Today's students face a whole new set of challenges. More than ever, they express despair about their futures, are increasingly stressed, and unprepared for the demands of career and living.

Who:
Fairfield University President, Rev. Jeffrey von Arx, S.J. since his inauguration as President several years ago, has committed his tenure at Fairfield to leading a renewal of the Jesuit educational philosophy, re-discovering the time-tested traditions of "cura personalis," and making it relevant to the needs of the 21st century student.

What:
Father von Arx will discuss the life challenges that young people face, how Fairfield University is tackling these issues, and the changes that must occur in higher education to assist them at this critical juncture in their lives.

When and Where:
Monday, March 26 from noon to 2 p.m., the Metropolitan Club is at One East 60th Street, New York City.

This event requires an RSVP - Media who wish to attend should contact: Martha Milcarek, mmilcarek@fairfield.edu or call (203) 254-4190

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Media Contact: Martha Milcarek, Asst. Vice President for Public Relations, (203) 254-4190

Posted on March 21, 2012

Vol. 44, No. 238