Newman to stage Homecoming, Athletics Hall of Fame Feb. 4-6.

Jan 06, 2011

Newman University will stage a number of events Feb. 4-6 in celebration of Homecoming 2011 and the Newman University Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2011.

The action kicks off Friday, Feb. 4 with alumni basketball games in Fugate Gymnasium on the Newman campus. Spectators are welcome. All winter sports alumni attending the games will also be introduced. The women’s game begins at 7 p.m., and the men’s game at 8 p.m. Between games, the 2001 inductees to the Athletics Hall of Fame will be introduced. A Homecoming Reunion Social will follow the games from 8:30 p.m. to midnight in the Tarcisia Roths, ASC Alumni Lounge, inside the Dugan Library and Campus Center.

Activities on Saturday, Feb. 5 include campus tours from 1 to 2:30 p.m., and men’s basketball vs. Dallas Baptist University beginning at 3 p.m. in Fugate Gymnasium. The 2011 Homecoming Court and the Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2011 will be introduced at halftime. Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for students 5 to 12, and free admission for children under 5. Tickets will be available at the gate.

Following the game, festivities for the Athletics Hall of Fame will begin with a cocktail hour and reception at 5 p.m. in the Tarcisia Roths, ASC Alumni Lounge, followed by the Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony at 6 p.m. in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center. The Class of 2011 inductees are Pat and Kathy O’Shaughnessy, Eileen Adams, John Bailey, the 1970-72 Men’s Tennis Team, and the 1996 Men’s Soccer Team. Tickets are $50 per person for open seating, or $400 for a reserved table for eight.

An Alumni “After” Party follows the banquet from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the Tarcisia Roths, ASC Alumni Lounge, and the Homecoming Dance (semi-formal) will take place from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. in the Jabara Flexible Theatre.

Homecoming activities conclude Sunday, Feb. 6 with a Homecoming Liturgy at 10 a.m. in the Woman of the New Covenant Chapel in the ASC Wichita Center, followed at 11 a.m. by a coffee and rolls reception with the ASC sisters.

For reservations and additional information for all Homecoming and Hall of Fame events go to For more information about Hall of Fame inductees contact Mo Rohleder ’82 at 316-942-4291, ext. 2118 or [email protected]. For alumni events contact Ann Fox, ’81 at 316-942-4291, ext. 2116 or [email protected].