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The Wendt Character Initiative's theme for 2017-2018 is Justice in Place.

Justice in Place

This year we will discuss moral formation within specific contexts, with particular attention to character and justice. Topics will include responding to injustice with Christian love, the realities of privilege, and environmental and social justice.

See below for more details on our activities this year.

Fall 2017 Events

  • Wendt Characer Scholars Kickoff Picnic
  • Character and Service in Dubuque
  • Character, Justice, and Christian Love
  • September 13: National Character Day
  • Who Is An American? - Jim Bear Jacobs, Coalition for Peace and Non-violence, at Loras College
  • Privilege and Fairness
  • "The Kite Runner"
  • Poverty Simulation - Operation: New View Community Action Agency
  • October 23: Wendt Character Lecture: Leading with Justice – Bill O'Rourke (open to the public)
  • Environmental Justice
  • November 6-10: Gratitude Week: Wendt Character Scholars will be engaged in activities across campus and the community. Other departments/programs are encouraged to find ways to celebrate with their own students.
  • Wendt Character Scholars Christmas Banquet

Spring 2018 Events

  • Wendt Character Scholars Spring Kickoff
  • Justice in Place
  • March 1: Wendt Character Lecture – Brian J. Walsh (open to the public)
  • March 1-2: Wendt Conference - Character and Place: How We Shape Home and Home Shapes Us
  • "The Long Eagle: Charles Lindbergh Story"
  • Wendt Character Scholars Spring Banquet