AJCU Honors Conference: March 1-2, 2019

John Carroll University

University Heights, Ohio


Joy from Truth

The Jesuit ideal of cura personalis, care for the whole person, is often discussed as an antidote to emphasizing the head over the heart. Properly understood, however, care for the whole person involves rejecting the dualism that pits reason against emotion. We affirm the cognate idea, gaudium de veritate, joy from truth, as the guiding principle of this year’s conference. Joy is a deeply embodied emotion that is inextricably tied to the quest for truth. Our keynote speaker, Kevin FitzGerald, S.J., molecular geneticist, bioethicist, and Jesuit priest from Georgetown University, exemplifies the unity our conference seeks in his commitment to integrating reason, faith, and justice. Join us for a joyful celebration of the life of the mind as a core principle of Jesuit honors programs.

Registration Information

The conference registration fee is $175.00 per person and includes two lunches, a directors’ dinner, and transportation. Free breakfast will be provided at the hotel. Please use this link to register:

AJCU Honors Conference 2019 – Registration

The official start of the conference will be Friday, March 1, at 9:00am. (An optional, casual gathering will be held on Thursday evening, February 28.) The conference will conclude with lunch on Saturday afternoon.

Lodging & Transportation

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hyatt Place Cleveland/Lyndhurst/Legacy Village.

Call the Toll-Free number at 1-800-993-4751 for Hyatt Place Reservations and ask for the “AJCU Honors Conference Group Rate” –OR–  Use this link: https://clevelandlyndhurst.place.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html?corp_id=g-ajcu

The hotel is part of Legacy Village, a shopping and dining destination. Learn more about Legacy Village here.

Airport Transportation: The hotel does not provide an airport shuttle. Cleveland Hopkins Airport has a variety of ground transportation options, including taxicabs at pre-set rates, ride share choices like Lyft and Uber, and public transportation. Please click here for more information.

Transportation will be provided to and from campus as well as off-campus meals. Conference attendees will be responsible for any transportation outside of conference events.

Events in Cleveland on Saturday, March 2

For those staying in Cleveland after the Conference adjourns, here is a list of Cleveland events on Saturday evening. We will update as needed.

Detroit Pistons at Cleveland Cavaliers
5:00p.m. – Quicken Loans Arena

Cleveland Orchestra
8:00 p.m. – Severance Hall

Points of Interest:

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & Museum

Cleveland Museum of Art

Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Cleveland Botanical Garden

West Side Market

“A Christmas Story” House

Additional Information

Dress Code for students: Please dress in comfortable clothing that is on the nice side of casual. We also suggest packing a comfortable pair of walking shoes and/or winter boots.


For all questions pertaining to conference events, please contact:

For all questions pertaining to transportation and lodging, please contact: