Thursday, 14 February 2013 10:26
Jets for Life hosting quilt bingo fundraiser Feb. 17 at Newman U
Jets for Life, a pro-life club at Newman University, will host a quilt bingo to benefit A Better Choice, a pro-life ministry, at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, in the Dugan Gorges Conference Center.
Fifteen tie quilts will be given as prizes and homemade snacks made by student volunteers will be available. College students and bingo enthusiasts from around the diocese are invited.
“We have been quilting all throughout January and are nearly done with 15 quilts, all but one of which have been by student volunteers,” said Kristin Martin, president of Jets for Life.
Suzie Kucera, a member of Jets for Life and an avid quilter, thought getting students to make quilts and holding a fundraiser would be an excellent way not only to benefit A Better Choice, but it is also a means to get students involved in service work. Since December, Jets for Life has held four quilting days with the help of about 40 student volunteers.
“I believe it is important to show that the pro-life cause is alive and active among the college community and that college students are willing to go out of their comfort zone to achieve a good end,” Martin said.
Jets for Life was reestablished in October after four years of dormancy at Newman University. Its mission is to raise awareness both on and off campus for the respect, dignity, and sacredness of all human life.
Foremost Cardinal Newman authority Fr. Ian Ker will speak at Newman University Feb. 19
WICHITA – As part of its annual week-long celebration of Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman, Newman University and The Gerber Institute for Catholic Studies will present Father Ian Ker – considered by many the leading international authority on the life and thought of Newman – as this year’s special guest speaker for the Cardinal Newman Lecture.
He will speak at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 19, in Performance Hall, inside the De Mattias Fine Arts Center on the Newman University campus, 3100 McCormick. The event is free and open to the public.
Ker has been a senior research fellow in theology at St. Benet’s Hall, Oxford University, since 2005. He is the author and editor of more than 20 books on Newman, including the Oxford critical edition of The Idea of a University and the definitive work, John Henry Newman: A Biography. He is also the author of The Catholic Revival In English Literature,1845-1961, Mere Catholicism, and other highly acclaimed and influential works. Ker, who received his doctorate from Cambridge University, is a highly sought-after speaker on Newman and other topics.
Each year, the Newman University community celebrates the life and teachings of John Henry Cardinal Newman, the 19th century Catholic theologian and educator for whom the university is named.
NU to present Oscar Wilde’s ‘A Woman of No Importance’ Feb. 28- March 3
WICHITA – The Newman University Theatre Department will present Oscar Wilde’s dark comedy “A Woman of No Importance” as the second play of the 2012-13 season.
The play opens at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, in the Performance Hall inside the De Mattias Fine Arts Center on the Newman University campus. The play will also be presented at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 1, and Saturday, March 2; and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 3.
The play was written and first performed in London in 1893. Like several of Wilde’s works, it takes a comic and critical look at English upper class society of the era.
Tickets, available at the door, $10 for general admission, $8 for seniors and military, and $5 for students.