Thursday, April 29, 2010

Faculty, staff SOUL trip planned for May 12-14

Faculty and staff are invited to consider going on a SOUL trip to Chicago for staff, faculty, and administration May 12-14/15.

SOUL trips have proven to be one of the most exciting ways this university involves students in the university’s Lasallian Catholic mission. The aim of this SOUL trip is to provide such an opportunity for faculty, staff, and administration from the Winona campus. The trip will engage participants with the San Miguel schools in Chicago from Wednesday, May 12, to Friday, May 14 (or Saturday, May 15, depending on the consensus of the group, once it is formed). At this time, the trip is limited to 10 participants.

The trip will give participants a direct experience with the mission and people of the San Miguel schools — to witness, to listen, and to serve “together and by association.” At the same time, such a visit demonstrates to the San Miguel communities a sincere commitment to understanding and providing access and support for their students when it comes time for them to attend college.

The main objectives of this SOUL trip are to:
• build personal connections across different cultures that are mutually enriching and energizing;
• allow faculty and staff to experience the SOUL program through a 3-day commitment;
• develop understanding of the core themes of our Lasallian Catholic mission;
• provide a quality service-learning experience and witness to students and the whole campus community the participants’ commitments to our shared Lasallian mission.

Members of the staff, faculty, and administration who would like to participate are asked to register by sending a brief (one page) explanation of their interest to Joe Tadie at by 4 p.m. on Monday, May 3. Consult with your direct supervisor(s) before submitting the letter of interest.

For more information, contact Chris McClead at