From the President
The beginning of a new academic year is always an exciting time at Newman University. It’s always a pleasure to see everyone back on campus, and to greet our new and returning students, who come to us filled with optimism and eager to explore new opportunities for growth and development in academics, sports, music, theatre and all the other courses of study and activities we offer. I think we have a great year ahead of us.
This past August, we marked the beginning of a new year as we often do, with an Opening Prayer and Reflection in the Woman of the New Covenant Chapel at the Adorers of the Blood of Christ Wichita Center. This year’s service was especially meaningful and exciting, because we were blessed by the presence of the Adorers International General Administration Team.
The team, made up of five Sisters from ASC congregations around the world, is
based in Rome, and visits each ASC region once during their six-year terms. The
Sisters graciously accepted our invitation to visit Newman, where they took part
in some meetings with Newman faculty, staff and students a few days before the
opening service. Two of the Sisters led us in prayer at the service, and spoke of
the theme of the visit, “Prophetic Today, with a Reconciling Heart.” Their words
of peace, reconciliation and collaboration were truly inspiring. You can read
more about the Sisters and their visit to Newman in this magazine.
As I reflect on the Sisters’ visit and the international aspect of the congregation,
I am reminded that Newman is the only university sponsored by the ASC, and that Sisters around the world pray each day for Newman, and its students, faculty and staff.
With that thought, the 2014-15 academic year looks especially bright. After all, with the prayers of more than 1,300 Sisters Adorers behind us, how could we not
have a wonderful year?
Thank you for all you do for Newman University.
Noreen M. Carrocci, Ph.D.