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International Jesuit Academic Association Formed

A new international association called Academics at Jesuit Universities and Schools (AJUS) has been formed to foster international cooperation between individuals working at the almost 200 Jesuit institutions worldwide.  The goal is to capitalize on the resources and opportunities that the network can offer. The first General Assembly/Business Meeting of the group will be held Friday, Aug. 2 during the Conference on Justice in Jesuit Education being held at Creighton.   

Creighton faculty members serve on the Executive Committee of the Board and include: Jos V.M. Welie, M.A., M.Med.S., J.D., Ph.D., professor of Health Care Ethics, president; Erika Kirby, Ph.D., professor and chair, Department of Communication Studies; Todd Darnold, Ph.D., assistant professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management; and Nick Mirkay, J.D., professor, School of Law.  The association already has more than 75 members representing 12 countries.

"The only real requirement for joining the association is having a passion for Jesuit higher education.  We are hoping this first official meeting will create a buzz around the potential for sharing resources, ideas, conversation and more," said president Welie.

Information on the association can be found at www.ajus.org .