Newman University's Identity

Statue of St. Maria De Mattias helping a student

Our Identity

Newman University's identity is best described by our Mission, Core Values, Newman Code, and the Mission of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, the founders of the university.

Newman University Logo Standards

In order for the Nemwan University logo to retain its integrity and value, it is essential that it be used consistently and properly. View Newman University logo guidelines

The Newman University Logo - J.T. Klaus ‘87 

In recent years, I have come to realize that more and more people who look at the Newman University Logo remark on the 'font', or question the stylization of the "NU", which (of course) stands for Newman University. I usually smile knowingly and bite my tongue, because having had the privilege of serving on the committee that designed the logo well over a decade ago, I know that neither of those statements are faithful to its origin. In fact, if you'll look closely, you'll see it is neither an "N" or a "U".  

What creates the illusion of a "U" is actually the merger of (1) an image of the chalice, the cup of our Lord Jesus Christ, whose blood was spilled for our own redemption and stands at the very foundation of our Catholic heritage imbued with (2) the Sacred Heart of Jesus, fashioned in the same spirit as the "silver heart" worn by the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, whose charism, inspired by their foundress St. Maria DeMattias, provides the very foundation of the University.   

The "U" is then a mere consolidation of Christ's Cup, the Adorer's Charism and our Catholic heritage, stained in the color of Christ's blood and embodying the foundation and the core, but not the wholeness of the University.  

To then understand the wholistic spirit of the logo and the University, you must understand the University's namesake and the teachings of Cardinal John Henry Newman, a convert to Catholicism. "It is a place where inquiry is pushed forward, and discoveries verified and perfected, and rashness rendered innocuous, and error exposed, by the collision of mind with mind, and knowledge with knowledge." You see, the "N" is not an "N" at all, but rather a mere fragment.


A fragment, which cannot stand on its own, but is completed by the core and foundation of University itself, for within the teachings of John Henry Cardinal Newman you will find The Idea of a University. A University unique in its goal – Educating the Mind. Inspiring the Spirit.