Heritage Month


Join us for Heritage Month — Feb. 1 through Mar. 4, 2024. Newman University will host a series of events in celebration of the heritage of our founders, the Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC), our namesake, St. John Henry Newman, and our Catholic tradition.

Essay, TikTok and Visual Arts Contests Opens

Essay, Graphic Art, TikTok entries welcome

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Feast of St. Maria De Mattias Mass

@ St. John's Chapel, noon. Then join us for a lunch of Italian food and birthday cake in Mabee Dining Center, sponsored by Campus Ministry.

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Art for Lunch - Lauren Fitzgerald

Lauren Fitzgerald presenting her work, “Symbiosis”

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Liturgical Lunch

12:30pm - Sacred Heart Hall (following Mass)

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Medallion Scavenger Hunt

Students, look out for clues in the Jet Broadcast and search campus for the Newman Medallion. Event runs through Feb. 9.

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Mission Luncheon with Stephanie Mann

Join us for a special Mission Luncheon presentation with presenter and St. Newman expert Stephanie Mann at noon in the Alumni Center.

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MLK Jr. Distinguished Service Award ceremony

Student Life invites you to be part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Service Award ceremony on Feb. 8 from 4-5 p.m. in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center.

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Jet Friday + Black Business Expo

Explore local black-owned businesses while grabbing a donut for Jet Friday, 8-11 a.m. in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center.

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Beyond February: Unearthing Hidden Gems in Black History

Join us as alumna Dr. J. Michelle Vann presents an overview of Black History Month during a special luncheon at noon in the Dugan Conference Center.

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Lunch and Learn: Black Inventors

Brad Richards from the Kansas African American Museum joins us to explore the wealth of black inventors and their integral contributions as part of our Black History Month celebration. Lunch provided.

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Contest submissions due

All essay, graphic arts and TikTook entires for the Heritage Month student contest are due by 11:59 p.m.

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St. Newman’s Feast Day – Mass & High Tea

Join us in the celebration of Mass at noon in St. John’s Chapel. Then head over to one of Newman’s most beloved on-campus traditions: St. John Henry Newman High Tea from 2-7 p.m.

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Contest winners present to Board of Trustees
Dueling Pianos

Doors open at 6 p.m. in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center.

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Sloppy Joe Improv

Join us for a performance by students of the Sloppy Joe Improv Troupe in the Jabara Flexible Theatre.

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Spaghetti Supper with the ASC sisters

Students are welcome to join the ASC sisters for a free and delicious Spaghetti Supper at 5:15 p.m. at The Landing

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Homecoming Week - Feb. 25 - March 2.

2024 Giving Day at Newman

For 24 hours, on Giving Day Wednesday, Feb. 28, generations of Newman Jets will come together in celebration and support of the university by giving back to the area of campus that matters most to them.

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Pop Culture Through the Decades Trivia Night

As part of Newman University’s Annual Giving Day, Student Life will be hosting a Pop Culture Through the Decades Trivia Night at 6:30 p.m. Prizes sponsored by Campus Activity Board (CAB).

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Art for Lunch

Art for Lunch with a featured artist at noon in the Steckline Gallery.

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Cheer on the Jets as they take on Missouri Western in the Fugate Gymnasium. Women play at 5:30 p.m. and the men’s game starts at 7:30 p.m. Celebrate the crowning of student Homecoming royalty at halftime of the men’s basketball game in the Fugate Gymnasium.

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Newman theater presents “Treasure Island”

Join us for the Newman theater production “Treasure Island” March 1-3.

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The fun is from 7-9 p.m. in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center. This event is not open to the public.

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Student Spiritual Retreat

Rest and rejuvenate during this student spiritual retreat sponsored by Mission Integration, Campus Ministry and the ASCs!

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ASC Foundation Day

Join us for a Mass at noon in St. John’s Chapel followed by a social to close out Heritage Month.

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