Registration is open as the deadline for proposals approaches for the International Lasallian Research Symposium. Formerly called the Symposium on Lasallian Research, this fourth annual gathering has a new name to highlight its growing international appeal.
The symposium will be held September 27-29, 2015, at the Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus with Brother Robert Schieler, FSC, Superior General, as the keynote speaker.
Saint Mary’s Institute for Lasallian Studies hosts the event, which the Lasallian Region of North America (RELAN) co-sponsors. The first symposium was held in 2012 with 43 participants. By 2014, it had expanded to include more than 120 Lasallians from around the world.
Papers or presentations on the research themes developed by the International Association of Lasallian Universities (IALU) are preferred, however, others will be considered. The IALU themes include: education and learning innovations; food, nutrition and health; and environmental sustainability.
Proposals should be no more than two pages in length, include the author(s) names, title(s) and institution(s), include the title of the paper/presentation, identify the intended audience, and provide a one-page abstract of the paper/presentation. Presentations should be 50 minutes in length including time for questions and discussion. Proposals should be submitted no later than June 30, 2015, to Roxanne Eubank at firstname.lastname@example.org.