Animated leaf Heartland/Delta faculty conversations:
The Global Network of
Jesuit Higher Education


February 19-21, 2016, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

Thank you for attending Heartland-Delta Faculty Conversaion! Please find the link here for video of our keynote address, given by Jose Idiaquez.

Heartland/Delta Faculty Conversations provide faculty at Jesuit colleges and universities with a unique opportunity to discuss their common mission and its practical applications for teaching, research, and service. Traditionally, a Midwestern regional gathering, this year's HD Faculty Conversations is open to faculty from all Jesuit higher education institutions in the U.S. We look forward to a stimulating conference that will link you to the work of Jesuit universities around the world.

The conference will begin at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 19, and will conclude by 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 21. A complete schedule is linked below.

Online registration is now closed. For more information, please contact the Office of Mission and Ministry at (414) 288-1794 or

Map of the Marquette University Campus


Hotel Information
Courtyard by Marriott Milwaukee Downtown

300 W. Michigan Street, Milwaukee,  WI  53203 

* Sleeping rooms at the block rate are $89/night for a king room with a sleeper sofa.
* Continental Breakfast is included in the room rate.
* Reservations for the block rate were to have been made prior to Friday, Jan. 29, 2016.

Please contact if you are still in need of a hotel reservation.

Shuttle Service to and from the Airport is available through Go Riteway Shuttle Service. Uber and taxis are also available at the airport and the Courtyard Marriott.


Front cover of the Spring 2016 issue of Conversations Primary Conference Reading

The theme of this year's Heartland/Delta Faculty Conversations, "The Global Network of Jesuit Higher Education," was drawn from the Spring 2016 issue of Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education. magazine. Participants are asked to read and review the issue prior to attending the conference.




Click here for optional pre-conference reading and background materials.


Major Speakers: The conference will feature talks from a variety of experts working in higher education at Jesuit institutions across the globe. Click here to learn more about the speakers.

Marquette University and Other AJCU Contributors: Throughout the conference, various staff and faculty members will introduce speakers, lead prayer/reflection, and facilitate table conversations. Click here to meet additional contributors to the conference from Marquette and the other AJCU schools.

Heartland/Delta Logo

Animated leafThe logo for the Heartland-Delta schools is the acanthus leaf - one leaf with many irregular sides, shapes, and directions, but with a central vein that nourishes its growth. In the same way, the 12 universities in the Heartland-Delta region are each unique, but they share in and grow from the Jesuit vision of education that is more than 460 years old. Heartland/Delta is proud to welcome all of our AJCU partner schools to this year's conference.

Heartland/Delta Faculty Conversations 2016 Participating Schools

Creighton University

John Carroll University

Le Moyne College

Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University New Orleans

Marquette University

Regis University

Rockhurst University

Saint Louis University

Spring Hill College

University of Detroit Mercy

University of Scranton

Xavier University

Colleagues chatting

Marquette's Mission

Dedicated to serving God by serving our students, faculty, and staff, Marquette University contributes to the advancement of knowledge by searching for truth, discovering and sharing knowledge, fostering personal and professional excellence, promoting a life of faith, and developing service leadership in others.

At Marquette, we believe the pursuit of excellence is a lifelong endeavor and education needs to encompass the whole person, through formation of the mind and heart. We are committed to the unfettered pursuit of truth under the mutually illuminating powers of human intelligence and Christian faith. All members of the Marquette community, from every faith tradition, give concrete expression to these beliefs by giving of themselves in service to those in need.

Click here for the full Mission Statement