Mission Talk series begins with the first chapter in Newman history

Sep 07, 2017
Sacred Heart Junior College

Director of Mission Effectiveness Charlotte Rohrbach, ASC, is once again leading the traditional Mission Talk series at Newman University.

Sister Charlotte Rohrbach
Sister Charlotte Rohrbach

This year, Rohrbach will focus on separate chapters of time based on the four different names the university has been known by throughout its 84-year history. Her first talk will take place at noon Wednesday, Sept. 13,  in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center.

During the first of four talks, Rohrbach will discuss the history of Sacred Heart Junior College (SHJC) — taking the audience back in time to the year 1933 when it all began.

Rohrbach will talk about the mission and how it was expressed verbally, the student body population of that time period, the university’s academic programs and their growth, faculty and staff demographics, student organizations, and what it cost to attend during that time.

Part of the archival display focusing on Sacred Heart Junior College

There is also an archive exhibit displayed in the Heritage Room located on the main floor of Sacred Heart Hall. The exhibit includes items from SHJC dated 1933-1952, with a special display of items donated by the family of SHJC graduate Dessie Criswell-Cleveland.

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 Monday, Sept. 11. Those who wish to attend can email Rohrbach at [email protected] or call (316) 942-4291, ext. 2167.