Special Events

Whether is it once a month or once a year, here are some of the great activities that happen at the Newman Center

 

House Party – Spend your Friday night partying at the Newman Center with something for everyone. Video games on 2 TV’s and 2 projectors, board games, card games, movies, music, food, and drinks. A great party alternative to  some other places you could spend your weekends. Check the calendar for this monthly event.

Coffee House – Want a nice quiet place to hang out with friends and chill on a Friday night? Join us at the Newman Center and try our coffee bar. Guaranteed to have several different kinds of coffee, snacks, quiet music, and a relaxed atmosphere, this is the place to come! Check the calendar to find out when the coffee is brewing!

H&H Week –Co-Sponsoed by National Coalition for the Homeless and National Student Campaign Against Hunger & Homelessness, we participate every year in the National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week with numerous activities that raise awareness and educate others about hunger and homelessness in our community. It is held the week before Thanksgiving every year. Watch the calendar and for announcements on campus for ways of getting involved. For more information about the national campaign visit http://www.nationalhomeless.org/projects/awareness/

H&H week sleep out          H&H Week 5          H&H Week 2

      H&H Week 3         H&H Week

National Pro-Life Cupcake Day – we bake and decorate several dozen cupcakes and hand them out for free on campus. This is part of the national movement for a non-threatening way to raise awareness and let people know that we believe that everyone should have a birthday! For more about the National Day visit http://cupcakesforlife.com/

prolife cupcake        prolife cupcake baking         ProLife Cupcake  baking

Youth Rally and March for Life – Every January we gather with other students around the state and travel to participate in the Rally and March that is held in Washington, DC. For more information visit http://www.marchforlife.org/

march for life 3        March for life        March for life 2

Taizé – We offer Taizé prayer services one to two times a semester. These are services of quiet music and meditation with candles and icons. To learn more about the international Taize community check out their website. To see a clip from our own prayer service check out our YouTube page

taize                            Taize 2

 

Service Opportunities – We offer a number of different options for service including food and clothing drives, helping local parishes with projects, and a winter service retreat to either Bethlehem Farm or Nazareth Farm.

bethlehem farm                         pancake fundraiser

Retreats – There are many retreat experiences that the Newman Center either directly offers or sends students to within the diocese and areas nearby. Keep an eye on the calendar and for flyers on campus for upcoming retreats. We try to offer at least 2 opportunities each semester.

Fall Retreat      OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA    OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA               discernment day

Updated: June 25, 2014 — 4:07 pm

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