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Cleveland, OH- Presidents of Jesuit colleges and universities in the Midwest and Delta regions convene at John Carroll University for Heartland-Delta V to celebrate and reflect on the future of a Jesuit higher education. The theme of this year’s event is “Learning From Each Other: Companions in Mission.” The Heartland-Delta conference offers an opportunity for its delegates to participate in meaningful dialogue about the mission, spirituality and values essential to the Jesuit vision of learning. It is a three-day experience, enriching and transforming the work of faculty, staff and administrators associated with the five Jesuit provinces. Please visit the John Carroll University web site for more information about speakers and the conference schedule: Media/Photo Opportunity: Opening Ceremonies: Display of Flags Tuesday, May 29 7:30 p.m. DeCarlo Varsity Center 500 delegates join this parade of flags, proudly representing the following colleges and universities: CHICAGO PROVINCE Loyola University Chicago – Chicago, Illinois Xavier University – Cincinnati, Ohio DETROIT PROVINCE University of Detroit Mercy – Detroit, Michigan John Carroll University – Cleveland, Ohio SOUTHERN PROVINCE Loyola University New Orleans – New Orleans, Louisiana Spring Hill College – Mobile, Alabama WISCONSIN PROVINCE Creighton University – Omaha, Nebraska Marquette University – Milwaukee, Wisconsin MISSOURI PROVINCE Regis University – Denver, Colorado Rockhurst University – Kansas City, Missouri St. John’s College – Belize City, Belize, Central America Saint Louis University – St. Louis, Missouri *Individual interviews on specific topics of interest can be arranged by request. John Carroll University, located in Cleveland, Ohio, is a liberal arts university grounded in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition. The university has some 3,350 plus undergraduates and just over 750 graduate students. The U.S. News & World Report’s 2006 annual college guide ranks John Carroll University among the top 10 master’s-degree granting universities in the Midwest and first in average graduation rate. Originally founded as St. Ignatius College in 1886, the university was renamed in 1923 to honor America’s first Catholic bishop, John Carroll of Maryland. John Carroll is one of 27 Jesuit colleges and universities located in the United States.