A chance to tell your story: call for contributing authors

Oct 12, 2021
What's your story?

Administration, faculty, staff, students, alumni, donors — there are countless individuals affiliated with Newman who possess unique perspectives, life skills and advice in the form of stories.

The University Relations team is constantly looking for innovative ways to build community and amplify the voices of our Newman family through storytelling. The new contributing authors section on our Newman Today news site offers just that.

Whether you want to share the story of a challenge you’ve overcome, a day in the life of your profession or simply spotlight your quirky hobbies, you can now share your story through words, photos and/or videos for the chance to be featured on the Newman Today news site.

Share your contributor story

You can now share your own story through words, photos and/or videos for the chance to be featured in the “contributing authors” section of the Newman Today news site.

Explore other stories from contributing authors

Life as a librarian

Written by Cindy Rich ’90

I believe that I have always been a librarian.

It took me a while to realize it, but my latest career change has revealed what my heart has always known; I am a librarian and the library — any library — is indeed my “happy place!”

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Doing the best you can: teaching through adversity

Written by Megan Dunaway Holding ’06

As a young, 20-year-old education major at Newman University in the fall of 2004, I vividly remember sitting in the office of one of my professor’s absolutely crying my eyes out. I was feeling overwhelmed after the first week of classes (this was the semester I had chosen to take 21 hours of courses in addition to maintaining a spot on the Newman dance team and working 20 hours a week as a pharmacy technician).

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Into the Great Wide Open – Navigating Retirement Without a Compass

Written by James R. Macias ’81

(With apologies to the late and great Tom Petty)

“So what is your plan for retirement?”

There it was again, for the (seemingly) millionth time, phrased is various ways, that well-intended but equally annoying question from friends and colleagues in the run up to the last day of my working life.

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What I have Newman to thank for: reflections of an international student after 15 years

by Levente “Levi” Nyitrai

We’re all busy. Between family, work and other responsibilities, I feel we rarely have the chance to pause, take a long step back and do some — at times much needed — reflections or reminiscence about pleasant memories.

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