Thursday, 31 January 2013 11:10
Newman University presentations Feb. 5 and 6 will feature sister, cousin of nuns murdered in Liberia
WICHITA - Newman University will host presentations on Feb. 5 and 6 by Adorer of the Blood of Christ Sister Elizabeth Kolmer, whose sister, Sr. Shirley Kolmer, and cousin, Sr. Mary Joel Kolmer, were among five Adorers of the Blood of Christ who were murdered in 1992 while performing mission work in Liberia, West Africa.
The presentations are the third in a series of four Mission Talks dedicated to the memory of the five ASC martyrs. Sister Elizabeth Kolmer will present “The Kolmer Family’s Response to Shirley and Mary Joel’s Death.”
The first presentation of the Mission Talk will be at noon Tuesday, Feb. 5, in the Tarcisia Roths, ASC Alumni Center inside the Dugan Library and CampusCenter on the Newman campus.
A complimentary buffet lunch will be provided for the noon talk for the first 40 people who make reservations by 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 1 at (316) 942-4291, ext. 2167.
The second presentation of the talk will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center, inside the Dugan Library and Campus Center on the Newman campus.
Both events are free and open to the public.
Divas on a Dime Feb. 26 at Newman U.
Divas on a Dime, a fundraiser for the Wichita Women’s Initiative Network, will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the Newman University Dugan-Gorges Conference Center
The evening of fashion, wine, and heavy hors d’oeuvre will also feature a silent auction.
Tickets are $35 and are available online at www.wichitawin.org or by calling (316) 262-3960.
‘Lot O’ Shakespeare’ coming to Newman University Feb. 9
WICHITA – “Lot O’ Shakespeare,” a tour de force performance by Timothy Mooney that combines a random assortment of monologues from each of William Shakespeare’s plays, will be presented at 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9, in the Performance Hall, inside the De Mattias Fine Arts Center on the Newman University campus, 3100 McCormick.
Mooney, a nationally known author, playwright and actor, has performed “Lot O’ Shakespeare” across the country. Mooney has memorized one monologue from every Shakespeare play, capturing the most stirring speeches, the most outrageous situations, the most wicked double-entendres, and the most delicious sonorous soliloquies to emerge from the Bard of Avon’s pen.
In a display of memorization and characterization, Mooney performs 38 of the monologues chosen entirely at random.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and military personnel, and $5 for students. Tickets may be purchased at the door.
Catholic Men’s Conference March 2 at Newman University
WICHITA – The Third Annual Catholic Men’s Conference presented by Knights of Columbus Council #4118 will be held March 2 at Newman University. The conference will begin with Mass celebrated by Fr. Michael Linnebur in St. John’s Chapel at 8 a.m. and continue in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center.
The conference will feature a variety of speakers and topics intended to strengthen the faith of men. This year’s featured speaker is Steve Bollman, president of Paradisus Dei and founder of the “That Man is You” program, which is used in parishes all over the country.
Other speakers and topics include:
• Sister Mary Ann Kirkland, “St. Louis de Montfort’s work on Marian devotion, True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin”
• James Lewis, “Prayer”
• James Bitting, “The Year of Faith in Our Lives”
Participants are asked for a $20 donation to attend, which includes lunch. Clergy, seminarians, and students are asked for a $10 donation to cover the cost of food.
Online registration is available at http://catholic-men-ict.eventbrite.com. For more information, contact Rick Riggs at (316) 461-6481 or