Lasallian Research Symposium October 28, 29 & 30, 2013 Saint Mary's University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Saint Mary's Event Center 2540 Park Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55104 Purpose Gather creative minds Dalogue about the key characteristics or key areas that comprise the field of Lasallian research today Look beyond a study solely of the origins, tradition, and heritage in Lasallian research Break open the possibilities for Lasallian research in 21st-Century North America Propose avenues or topics for future needed Lasallian research Produce a "white paper" on Lasallian Research for publication in "AXIS: Journal of Lasallian Higher Education" Develop a community of scholars committed to supporting, conducting, and publishing Lasallian research Registration & Payment Register for this event Cost for the symposium is $200. Please have payment ready at the door or send a check by mail to: Institute for Lasallian Studies Saint Mary's University of Minnesota 2500 Park Avenue #28 Minneapolis, MN 55404-4403 Schedule + More Monday, October 28th 4:00 Registration and Check in 5:00 Opening Prayer Service 5:30 Welcome from Br. William Mann, F.S.C., President of Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota 6:00 The Call from the Institute for Lasallian Research Keynote Speaker: Br. Robert Schieler, F.S.C., General Councilor for RELAN 6:45 Q & A 7:00 Cocktails 7:45 Dinner Tuesday, October 29 7:30 Continental Breakfast 8:30 Morning Prayer 9:00 Current Realities and Challenges Keynote Speaker: Dr. Mary Catherine Fox, Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota 9:45 Q & A 10:00 Coffee Break 10:30 Break-out Sessions for Research Presentations 11:25 Break-out Sessions for Research Presentations 12:15 Lunch 1:00 Identification of Key Priority Areas for Research - Small Group Table Discussion 2:30 Identification of Key Focus within Priority Areas - Carrousel 3:15 Coffee Break 3:45 Synthesis of comments and discussion 6:30 Cocktails 7:00 Dinner Wednesday, October 30 7:30 Continental Breakfast 8:30 Review of Research Priorities and Planning Next Steps 11:30 Closing Prayer Hotel + More Midway Sheraton Minneapolis Midtown Hotel 2901 Chicago Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55407 Phone: (612) 821-7600 Conference Code: Lasallian Conference Cost: $119/night plus tax Transportation will be provided from the hotel to Saint Mary’s Event Center. Impetus for the Symposium + More The impetus toward a renewed sense of Lasallian research has been manifested by the FSC General Chapters of 1993, 2000, and 2007. Five international colloquia on the topics of family, globalization, the megalopolis, technology, and evangelization were sponsored by the FSC Institute between 1993 and 2000. The present FSC Superior General, Brother Álvaro Rodríguez Echeverría, has been persistent in his invitations to those in Lasallian higher education to provide research in certain key areas important to the Lasallian educational mission and heritage. The IALU 2008 Cuernavaca Conference for chief academic officers wrestled with the topic of Lasallian research, and research was a priority topic at both the IALU Presidents 2009 Encuentro IX in Philadelphia and the IALU Presidents 2012 Encuentro X in Manila. It has also been a topic of interest by participants throughout the five year history of the IALU Rome Leadership Conferences (2007-present). In addition, the office of Research and Resources for the Institute has encouraged a renewed emphasis on contemporary Lasallian Research. Sponsors + More Institute for Lasallian Studies Christian Brothers Conference Questions? Please contact Roxanne Eubank, firstname.lastname@example.org, (612) 728-5217.