Game aims to strengthen student relationships with ASC

Aug 25, 2016

collect-the-deck-cardsAfter attending a workshop at Holy Cross College in South Indiana, Newman University history major Diana Stanley worked alongside Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC) Vocations Director Lori Benge and ASC Communication Assistant Miranda Caulkins on a special project as part of a challenge by the National Religious Vocations Conference. Their job was to identify an opportunity for improvement, and to create and execute a project that will make the most of that opportunity.

After much discussion, the three decided the greatest opportunity would be to increase relations between Newman University students and the sisters of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ. The best way to do this, they think, is to play a game.

Stanley, Benge, and Caulkins devised a game that would attract students to play while encouraging them to interact with the ASC sisters. They call this game “Collect the Deck.” As the name suggests, students collect cards by attending events throughout the year. Each of the 52 cards is designed with an individual ASC sister complete with short biography.

The game’s web page describes the game as “if Catholic Sisters were Pokemon.” 

The game started on Aug. 18 and will end with the Newman Heritage Days scavenger hunt in February 2017. The first student to collect all of the cards will receive a $200 Visa gift card.

Visit the game’s official page at