Newman trivia theme for upcoming Mission Talk


Director of Mission Effectiveness Charlotte Rohrbach, ASC, invites students, staff, faculty and the Newman community to attend her Mission Talk on Wednesday, Feb. 13, and participate in Newman trivia.

Rohrbach’s Mission Talks always focus on a subject related to Newman history and heritage but this particular talk will hone in on the importance of the university’s traditional Heritage Month, using trivia questions as a catalyst.

The questions will address Heritage Month topics such as homecoming and its history, why the university celebrates Cardinal Newman week, the overall creation and evolvement of Heritage Month and much more.

Rohrbach said, “For several years, I’ve been asked to select a theme that the Mission Talks fit under and this one’s theme is different from this year’s particular topic. So what I decided is that the other three talks will hold that theme and this one will be a special one.

“Most likely, if this works well, this will always be the Mission Talk that will be given in February during Heritage Month, something that deals directly with our heritage.”

The talks always include context about Newman’s history and heritage but Rohrbach often narrows it down to a specific topic. This Mission Talk will be a larger overview of Newman’s heritage throughout the years, specifically the celebrations that Newman holds in February.

The questions Rorhbach will present at the February event will especially help those who are new to campus learn more about Newman.

Attendees should come prepared to learn fun facts and ask questions about Newman for the question and answer session held at the end.

The event is free and open to all who would like to join. Because there will be a light buffet lunch served, RSVPs must be made no later than 5 p.m. Feb. 11 at rohrbachc@newmanu.edu or by calling (316) 942-4291, ext. 2167.



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