What is Mission Animation?
The root of the word "animation" is the Latin anima, meaning soul. Our Catholic Spiritan mission and heritage is at the very soul of who we are as an institution at Duquesne University. Within that, the role of Mission Animation is two-fold. First, the role of Mission Animation is to help our campus community understand what it means to be a Catholic university in the unique tradition of the Spiritans. All members of the Duquesne community should be able to relate to some aspect of our mission here in order to live it out within their roles as students, faculty, and staff members. Second, the role of Mission Animation is social justice education on our campus with our students, as well as work in community engagement, particularly with our undergraduate students. This role is steeped in the Spiritan tradition of dedication to the poor and vulnerable.
Mission Animation Programming
The entire Duquesne University community is invited to participate including students, faculty, staff, and administration. Students groups and organizations as well as all University departments are asked to form teams. We will then contact the team leader and inform him or her as to all information the team members will need to know. Lunch will also be provided for all who participate.