The Kansas Humanities Council (KHC) has awarded a $13,375 grant to help fund selective areas in Newman University’s 75th Anniversary Celebration. The funds will help support the Alumni Association’s “Operation Book Drop” and the 75th Heritage Exhibit – “Triumph of the Spirit.”
Operation Book Drop began the end of June with the random distribution of copies of the book by former Wichita resident Janet Peery. Participants are encouraged to read the book, which is set in the Dust Bowl days of Kansas about the time Sacred Heart Junior College (now Newman University) was founded. Readers can share their experiences through the Operation Book Drop Blog (Blog no longer available). They are then asked to pass the book on to others.
The 75th Heritage Exhibit – “Triumph of the Spirit” is a permanent display that will be located in the Dugan Library and Campus Center. Triumph of the Spirit will be an interpretive historical exhibit that consists of two videos and a timeline of the 75 years from the founding of Sacred Heart Junior College in 1933 to Newman University in 2008. The exhibit will feature interviews with five Adorers of the Blood of Christ, the founding and sponsoring order of Newman, and will highlight the sisters’ commitment to the liberal arts goal of educating the whole person.
For more information about the Kansas Humanities Council, visit www.kansashumanities.org.