Sharing your blessings: a letter from JoAnn Shull, ’07

Dear Friends, Last week, the Alumni Board had a call with Chris Korte and he shared some of the amazing things going on at the Newman Center this school year.  The students are truly on fire with Christ’s light! As we begin this school year, I wanted to take a moment and invite you today to prayerfully consider one aspect of the mature Christian life…

The 2017 fall coffeehouse in pictures

The 2017 Fall Coffeehouse welcomed freshman to campus after a week of events for freshman ranging from home cooked meals to game nights. Newmanite Emily Wren shares, “We had a band named Khan Queso, the Newman Choir, Amber Colvis playing french horn, Kathleen Morgan sang and played guitar, Joey Goldman played guitar, piano and sang, and Joel Wilper and Nikki Solfermoser sang and played guitar…

Alumni Spotlight: Chris Buerke, Class of 2013

Name: Chris Buerke Graduation Year and Degree: BS in Linguistics (Minor in Psychology), 2013 Current location: St. Louis, Missouri Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri What is your favorite Newman memory? The Newman Film Festival was always great for some laughs. Loved seeing my friends embarrassing themselves on the big screen in the multi-purpose room. Describe your Newman experience in five words or less: A place to…

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My Time at Newman

What the Catholic Newman Center at Truman State did (and still does) for me.   I graduated from Truman State University in 2013, with a BFA in Visual Communications and a lot of adventure ahead. My time at the Newman Center began freshman year, when an upperclassman who I’d been friends with since High School had encouraged me to visit the center during Freshman Week…

Ashley Wiskirchen, Class of 2013

“The Newman Center was like a home-away-from-home for me as an undergraduate at Truman State. I’ve never felt so welcomed, so connected and so encouraged to grow in my faith as I did when I got involved there. I can’t separate my “Newman experience” from my “Truman experience”, they go hand-in-hand, and my life has been changed since I first walked through the doors there.”

“I’m thankful for the ability to meet people at Newman who share my Catholic beliefs and morals…I couldn’t do it alone …I doubt if I would have made it through college sane without Newman, because of all of the personal and spiritual support I’ve received there.  …Without Newman, I would be by myself wading through college life, but Newman provides a focus point for my…

“I came to Truman not knowing if I wanted to be Catholic. The more time I spent at Newman and saw the lives that the people there led, I knew I wanted to dive into my Catholic faith. Through learning about Theology of the Body, going to a Bible study, and attending a fellowship group, I deepened my relationship with God and made new friends.…

“I hope people get involved at Newman so they can experience this college faith community in a very real way. I hope they can feel God’s love through others and through experiences that help shape their college life.  I hope that the Newman Center helps to provide the knowledge and courage necessary to bring Jesus Christ and his Kingdom to the Truman community …and in…