Western Conversations 2014


Mission Integration: The Ongoing Tensions and Challenges

Western Conversations

Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington

October 10-12, 2014

Schedule of Events


Red Lion Hotel at the Park

303 W. North River Drive
Spokane, WA 99201
Phone: (509) 777-6300
Fax: (509) 777-6313

  • Room Block: "Gonzaga University Western Conversations Conference"
  • Rate: $104/night (Roaring Start breakfast and shuttles to campus included in the rate)
  • Reservations must be made by September 10, 2014 to secure the group rate


Airport: Spokane International (GEG)

Contact hotel for shuttles from the airport

Restaurants for Saturday Dinner

Documents to Review

General conference materials

Michael Sheeran, S.J. "Pope Francis and Catholic/Jesuit identity in the AJCU"

Patricia O'Connell Killen "Where is Knowing Going: What is a Catholic University?"

  • John C. Haughey, S.J., of Where is Knowing going? The Horizons of the Knowing Subject (Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2009), Chapter 3, “Engaging Otherness,” 28-30.  Recommended – Chapter 4, “Catholicity: Its Scope and Contents,” 40-60.

  • Conversations Magazine "Next Steps in Jesuit Higher Education" pg 6-8
  • Conversations Magazine "Jesuit Si, Catholic Not so Sure" pg 17-18
  • Break out session questions

Jim Voiss, S.J. "Ex Corde to the Frontiers"


Vice President for Mission
Frank E. Case, S.J.
502 E. Boone Ave.
Spokane, WA 99258-0074
509.313.6092 fax

Assistant Vice President for Mission
James Voiss, S.J.

Special Assistant to the Vice President
George Morris, S.J.

Alumni Faith Formation Coordinator
Erik Mertens

Assistant to the Office of Mission
Shanea Giroux