Newman University to host College Women’s Conference April 12

Mar 19, 2014

Nationally known speaker and founder of Made in His Image Maura Byrne will be the featured speaker at the College Women’s Conference to be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 12 in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center in the Dugan Library and Campus Center on the Newman University campus. This event is sponsored by the Newman Campus Ministry and Student Life Departments.

The cost to attend the conference is $10 per person. The conference is open to all college and young adult women. Lunch will be served.

Byrne launched Made in His Image in 2011 to help educate women about their inherent dignity as daughters of God, and to promote healing for women suffering from eating disorders, physical and/or sexual abuse and other issues. Its mission is to empower women to turn from victims to survivors.

The conference will welcome speakers to share their views on a variety of topics, including dating, relationships, and women’s health. Byrne will share her story as well as helpful tips on dating and positive self-image. In addition, Newman faculty member Amy Siple, M.S.N., associate professor of nursing, will speak about dating.

Those registered by Wednesday, April 2 will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a $25 gift card to McAllister’s Deli, a gift basket from Bath and Body Works, and lunch with speakers Siple and Byrne at the conference.

Registrations can be made online at, at the Newman University Campus Ministry Office in Sacred Heart Hall, Room 219, or at the door the day of the conference.

The full schedule of the conference is as follows:

9:30 – 10 a.m. – Sign-In
10 a.m. – Talk #1, “From Victim to Survivor,” Maura Byrne
11 a.m. – Break
11:15 a.m. – Talk #2, “Are You Worth the Wait?” Amy Siple
12:15 p.m. – Lunch
1:30 p.m. – Talk #3, “Beauty and Boys,” Maura Byrne
2:30 p.m. – Panel Q&A, Byrne and Siple