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Mission Week 2017: The 'Ah-ha' Moment

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April 2017


What makes us Ambrosians?

It is our collective Mission, the way we embrace our Vision, and the manner in which we share, live and act within the university's core values: Catholicity, lifelong learning, integrity, diversity and the liberal arts.

Those commonalities touch every aspect of our university community and spark Ambrosians to make a positive impact on the world.

To celebrate and reflect on what makes us Ambrosians, the university held the second annual Mission Week April 18-23.

Jason Richter, director of student engagement, said the week of planned activities, speakers, events and performances promoted a greater awareness and appreciation of our values, and greater pride within our students.

"Mission Week is time for that ‘Ah-ha' moment, when students see how they impact our community now and how they can impact the world in the future," Richter said.

Calling attention to our mission and values is a good way to show students the many ways they served and embody them, Richter said. Many students do not realize they live Ambrosian values when they complete a service learning project, volunteer in the community or take a mission trip. "They are doing these things because it is what you do at this university," he said.

The week of activites allowed students to learn more about civic engagement, participate in a Take Back the Night candlelight march, hear speakers address each core value, attend a social at the MultiCultural House, enjoy a Comedy Sportz performance, and spend a Day Without Shoes with TOMS. 

Of the five core values, Richter said integrity resonates the loudest for him. "As a university, we do things, and we do them well not because someone is looking at or comparing us, but because we believe it is the right thing to do," he said. "It is a value I see across-the-board at St. Ambrose."

Richter said when students graduate, they carry Ambrosian values into the world and continue to act on those, whether they realize it or not. "The mission does not quit after you graduate. It continues throughout your life."

Our Mission: St. Ambrose University-independent, diocesan and Catholic-enables its students to develop intellectually, spiritually, ethically, socially, artistically and physically to enrich their own lives and the lives of others.

Our Vision: St. Ambrose will be recognized as a leading Midwestern university rooted in its diocesan heritage and Catholic Intellectual Tradition. Ambrosians are committed to academic excellence, the liberal arts, social justice and service.

Our core values: Catholicity, lifelong learning, integrity, diversity and the liberal arts.

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