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.
This year’s events include the traditional High Tea, a world renowned Cardinal Newman scholar, and the awarding of the Cardinal Newman Medal and Alumni Awards.
The full schedule of events is as follows:
Cardinal Newman Week 2013
Sunday, Feb. 17
7 p.m. – Mass, St. John’s Chapel, reception to follow
Tuesday, Feb. 19
CANCELLED: 7 p.m. - Cardinal Newman Lecture – Father Ian Ker - Performance Hall, De Mattias Fine Arts Center
Ker, a Senior Research Fellow in Theology at St. Benet’s Hall, Oxford University, is considered the leading international authority on the life and thought of Blessed John Henry Newman.
CANCELLED: Dessert reception to follow Speaker – Outside the Performance Hall.
Wednesday, Feb. 20
2 – 4 p.m. – High Tea, Gorges Atrium
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. – Evening High Tea, Eck Hall
Thursday, Feb. 21
11 a.m. – Cardinal Newman Mass, St. John’s Chapel
7 p.m. – Newman Board of Trustees dinner with Cardinal Newman Scholars (invitation only)
Saturday, Feb. 23
5 p.m. – Sunday Vigil Mass, St. John’s Chapel
6 p.m. – Cardinal Newman Banquet and Alumni Awards Ceremony, Dugan-Gorges Conference Center
This year’s banquet honors:
J.V. Johnston ‘82 - Cardinal Newman Medal
Fr. Ned Blick ’86 – Beata Netemeyer Alumni Award
J.T. Klaus ’87 – St. Maria de Mattias Award
Gregory Cole Sr. ’95 – Leon A. McNeill Distinguished Alumni Award
Mark Potter ’86 – Spirit of Acuto Award
Get more information or reserve tickets for the Cardinal Newman Banquet and Awards Ceremony.
This article has been revised to reflect the following correction: Correction: Feb. 18, 2013 The Cardinal Newman Lecture and the Dessert reception featuring Fr. Ian Ker scheduled for Feb. 19. has been cancelled due to illness. This article has been revised to reflect the following correction: Correction: Jan. 25, 2013 A previous version did not have information about the dessert reception following the speaker on Feb. 19.