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A Word of Welcome: You Bring You

Hello. I’m Chris Korte, and I am the Director here at the Catholic Newman Center.  With Fr. Franklin, our Chaplain, and on behalf of our Newman Community, I want to say: Welcome. Over the last several weeks, as Summer shifted into July and the countdown to the first day of classes, we have been looking forward to welcoming you here at Newman.  And we have…

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Alumni Spotlight: Fr. Joseph Stoverink

Alumni Spotlight: Meet Fr. Joseph Stoverink, Class of 2011 Name:  Fr. Joseph Stoverink Graduation Year and Degree: December 2011, (BA) Romance Languages Current location: St. Agnes Cathedral, Springfield, MO Hometown: Cape Girardeau, MO What is your favorite Newman memory? Peter’s Pyros Describe your Newman experience in five words or less: Faith, friendship, prayer and service I can’t believe I did _______ at the Newman Center.…

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Building the Church

Thoughts from our Director I wish people could see these students.  I wish they could see the hundreds of students who walk over to Newman for Sunday mass.  I wish they could see the dozens of students on any night of the week gathered here like they are at home, doing homework, watching TV and talking, and heating something up to eat.  I wish they…

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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…

Alumni Spotlight: Emily Schlitz

January Alum Spotlight: Emily (Sides) Schlitz Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Disorders – Truman, May 2000 Master’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders – Saint Louis University, May 2002 Years involved at Newman: August of 1996 through May of 2000 Current city of residence:  St. Louis, MO What brought you to Newman and when did you first start taking part? I first began attending the Newman center in August…

Alumni Spotlight: Stacy Roberts

December Alum Spotlight: Stacy (Ortmann) Roberts M.A.E. Elementary Education, August 2006 B.A. Communication Studies, May 2005 Q: What brought you to Newman?  A:  Being raised Catholic, I knew that I needed to find a new church family when I arrived at Truman State University. My parents and I visited the Newman Center shortly after arriving and moving my belongings into my dorm room. Bettie made me…

November Alum Spotlight: Mary Hamera

B.A. Communication Disorders (2007) M.A.E. Special Education (2008) What year was your first Newman year? I started going to Newman the fall of my freshman year. What was your favorite freshman week activity? The BBQ! What is your favorite Newman quote? “May God support us all the day long, till the shades lengthen and the evening comes, and the busy world is hushed, and the…

October Alum Spotlight: Laura Swaters

Class of 2012 B.S. Exercise Science, Pre-Medical Studies emphasis; Biology Minor When did you first join the Newman community? Freshman year in 2008 What is your earliest memory of Newman? Going to Mass during my freshman week on a beach towel in the brand new Newman Center that was still under construction. There were no windows yet. Everything was just studs, concrete, and drywall. It…

September Alum Spotlight: Ben Story

When was your first Newman year? Fall 1998 What is your earliest memory of Newman? My first memory of Newman was during Freshman Week. I think it was Wednesday morning, I had a break from class and was a little homesick. I decided to wander across Davis from Missouri Hall to see where I would be going to Mass on Sunday. Little did I know…