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 week-long celebration will begin Feb. 17 and conclude Feb. 23.
As part of the celebration, Father Ian Ker - considered by many the leading international authority on the life and thought of Newman - had been scheduled as this year's special guest speaker for the Cardinal Newman Lecture. The lecture has been cancelled due to illness, effective Feb. 18.
This year's Cardinal Newman Week events include the traditional High Tea, and the awarding of the Cardinal Newman Medal and Alumni Awards.
The full schedule of events is as follows:.
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
CANCELLED: Dessert Reception to follow Speaker - Outside the Performance Hall.
Wednesday, Feb. 20
2 - 4 p.m. - High Tea, Gorges Atrium (Due to bad weather this event will be held from 1 to 3 p.m.)
CANCELLED: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. - Evening High Tea, Eck Hall
Thursday, Feb. 21
CANCELLED: 11 a.m. - Cardinal Newman Mass, St. John's Chapel
CANCELLED: 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
For more information, or to reserve tickets for the Cardinal Newman Banquet and Awards Ceremony, call 316-942-4291, ext. 2163, or visit the web site.
This article has been revised to reflect the following correction: