During Cardinal Newman Week, Newman University will present its annual high tea with two separate events Tuesday, Feb. 20. The first event, a high tea, will take place from 2-4 p.m., and the second, an evening tea, from 5:30-7 p.m. Both events will take place in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center.
This is a public event open to students, staff, faculty and alumni. As the tradition goes, high tea hats, along with formal attire, are highly encouraged but not mandatory.
Those in attendance will visit with friends while listening to live piano and enjoy delectable scones, muffins, cheeses, bite-size sandwiches, salmon and, of course, tea.
High tea came about to further connect with Cardinal Newman week in a creative, engaging way. During Cardinal Newman’s life (1801-1890) afternoon tea was a common practice.
The event is put on through the dedication of a large number of volunteers. Associate Professor of English Susan Crane, Ph.D., said, “In a way, it is a testimony to the best part of the character of the university: individual care, attention and patience. The university could cater the event, but the community participation makes it far more personal.”
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