The Heritage Room is showcasing a new display in honor of Sacred Heart Hall’s 100-year anniversary: “Celebrating Sacred Heart Hall.”
On Sept. 12, 1922, Most Rev. Bishop Augustus John Schwertner of the Catholic Diocese of Wichita laid the building’s cornerstone.
Now, nearly 100 years later, Newman University will celebrate the milestone with a Mass at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 11 in St. John’s Chapel. All are welcome to attend.
The “Celebrating Sacred Heart Hall” display includes photos, artifacts and newspaper text from the early days of Sacred Heart Junior College, Sacred Heart College, Kansas Newman College and present-day Newman.
As one of the featured photos shows, the flooring may have stayed the same over the years but renovated spaces and several office moves are just a few elements that tell the tale of Sacred Heart Hall’s history.
“Sacred Heart Hall is something that binds us all together,” President Kathleen Jagger said of the 100th year anniversary. “I often say Sacred Heart is the heart and soul of our campus because of all of the history it holds. It’s been a presence of every piece in the university’s history.”
The Heritage Room is located on the main floor of Sacred Heart Hall. All students, faculty, staff, alumni and guests are welcome to stop by and explore the university’s history within the heart of campus.