Alumni Spotlight: Phill Wamser, Class of 2013

Name: Phill Wamser Graduation degree and year: Psych 2013 Current location: St. Louis County Hometown: St. Louis City Favorite Newman Memory: I should probably say meeting my wife…but really it was the night that table soccer was accidentally invented…but I guess meeting Jen is a close second…or third. Describe your Newman experience in five words: Lord Gaga haunts my dreams. (Is that too generation specific? I have a…

Prayer for a fruitful school year

Lord, Long after our school days have passed us by, we’re still impacted by the power of a new year beginning. Some of us send our own kids off to school, and some of us merely notice school supplies line shelves, buses join our morning commute, and the crisp change in the air. During this season of change, Lord, we ask that you give grace…

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Alumni Spotlight: Ashley Wiskirchen, Class of 2013

Name: Ashley Wiskirchen (Buhmann) Graduation degree and year: B.F.A Visual Communications, minor in Printmaking (2013) Current location: Jefferson City, Missouri Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri Favorite Newman Memory: There are so many – it’s hard to sift through them. Here are a few of my all-star memories: Playing ultimate spoons, running with a tray full of cookies from Newman to “the nest”, and planning, praying and…

Alumni Spotlight: Sam Walk, Class of 2015

Name: Samuel Walk Graduation degree and year: B.A. Philosophy and Religion, 2015 Current location: St. Louis, Missouri Hometown: Janesville, Wisconsin Favorite Newman Memory: Being a part of the praise and worship band Describe your Newman experience in five words: Formative development in loving community I can’t believe that I ___________ at Newman. I can’t believe that Phill Wamser set me on fire in the parking…

Alumni Spotlight: Erin Donohue-Koehler, Class of 2005

Name: Erin Donohue-Koehler Graduation Year and Degree: 2005, B.A. in French Current location: Atlanta, GA Hometown: St. Louis, MO What is your favorite Newman memory? It’s so hard to choose just one!! I feel like I practically lived at Newman, so most of my college life took place there. I will always cherish the late-night, early-morning, and every -time-in-between conversations with friends, and also the…

Fr. Stoverink’s time at Newman

Southern Missouri priest was challenged, encouraged as part of Truman State Newman Center By Maura Shimmens with the Catholic Missourian When Father Joseph Stoverink began as a freshman at Truman State University in Kirksville in 2008, he had an inkling of God’s plan, but not of His timing. During his senior year at Notre Dame Regional Catholic High School in Cape Girardeau, Fr. Stoverink’s latent…

Alumni Spotlight: Jennifer (Baumann) and Ken Lederle, Class of 1999 and 2001

Name: Jennifer (Baumann) Lederle,  1999 Political Science and Communication and Ken Lederle, ’01 Music ’02 MAE Music Education Current location: St. Louis City Hometown: St. Louis What is your favorite Newman memory? Doing skits for Homecoming Describe your Newman experience in five words or less: Friends and Family I can’t believe I did _____ at the Newman Center. Prayer on the floor How does the Newman…

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…