SHUT OUT HUMAN TRAFFICKING: Spring 2017

SHUT OUT HUMAN TRAFFICKING and raise awareness in our community.   Upcoming events: Two viewings of the movie “Sold” which follows a young woman who risks everything for freedom after being trafficking from her mountain village in Nepal to a brothel in India. Lunch and Learn: Monday, January 30th @ 11:50am in the Roths Alumni […]

Shut Out Human Trafficking Week April 11-16, 2016

Sean Forrest comes to Newman University

Sean Forrest comes to Newman University In “From Hero to Zero,” Forrest recounts how God led him from a life lived for fame and fortune to a life centered on the Lord and mission work with the poorest of the poor. Forrest speaks on campus at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 26, in the Performance Hall […]

The Gerber Institute co-hosts Newman University Prayer Breakfast

The Gerber Institute along with Staff Assembly co-hosted the Annual Prayer Breakfast on March 27th.  The theme of the breakfast was “Today I Choose Joy” and was a celebration of true joy in our lives through the power of God.   The breakfast was a wonderful representation of the Newman Community with participation from students, […]

2014
Apr 7

Bryan Massingale to deliver 2014 Bishop Gerber Distinguished Lecture

The Gerber Institute for Catholic Studies is very pleased to announce that the 2014 Bishop Gerber Distinguished Lecture will be given by Fr. Bryan Massingale, a priest of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and Professor of Theology at Marquette University. Fr. Massingale’s lecture is entitled “Race and Reconciliation: The Contribution of and Challenge to Catholic Faith.” […]

2014
Feb 18

Kevin Godfrey to give 2014 Cardinal Newman Lecture

Alvernia University theology professor Kevin Godfrey will be the featured presenter at the Gerber Institute-sponsored Cardinal Newman Lecture on Tuesday, February 18 at 4 pm in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center on the campus of Newman University. The lecture, part of Newman University’s annual celebration of Cardinal Newman Week in honor of its namesake, is free […]

2014
Jan 23

Panel discussion on the death penalty

The Gerber Institute for Catholic Studies is pleased to welcome three distinguished panelists to Newman University for a discussion of the death penalty in Kansas. Joining us will be Michael Birzer, Professor of Criminal Justice and Director of the School of Community Affairs at Wichita State University; Carolyn McGinn, State Senator from the 31st District […]

Fr. Boyle video available

Thanks again to those who were able to attend Father Boyle’s compelling talk on October 10. For those who missed his inspiring words of wisdom, we’re pleased to announce that a DVD recording of the talk is now available on reserve at the circulation desk of the Newman library. Please note that this is an archival […]

2013
Nov 7

Dr. Margaret R. Pfeil on racial reconciliation

The Gerber Institute is pleased to announce a lecture by Dr. Margaret Pfeil, professor of theology at Notre Dame. Dr. Pfeil’s talk will consider a restorative approach to justice and draw correlations to the specific issues raised by racial reconciliation, using examples and inviting the audience to offer their own examples. This event is free and […]

2013
Apr 16

Kirk Bloodsworth, death row exoneree, to speak at Newman University

The Gerber Institute for Catholic Studies is honored to welcome Kirk Bloodsworth, Advocacy Director of Witness to Innocence and a death row exoneree, who will speak on wrongful convictions and the death penalty at an event on April 16th at 7:00 p.m. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will take place […]

2013
Apr 2

Newman professor Dr. Akiiki “Daisy” Kabagarama: “Peace Begins With Me”

The Gerber Institute is excited to invite you to a lecture offered by one of Newman University’s own adjunct professors, Akiiki “Daisy” Kabagarama as she talks about her new book, Peace Begins With Me. . Join us on Tuesday, April 2 at 7:00 p.m. in the Roths Alumni Center inside the Dugan-Gorges Library on campus at […]

2013
Mar 26

Prof. Christopher P. Long to speak on “Liberal Arts and the Ethical Imagination”

The Gerber Institute for Catholic Studies is pleased to welcome Dr. Christopher P. Long for an interactive lecture at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, 2013. The lecture will take place in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center, located inside the Dugan Library and Campus Center on the campus of Newman University. Professor Long will deliver an […]

UPDATE: Fr. Ian Ker lecture cancelled

UPDATE: We regret to announce that due to illness the lecture by Fr. Ian Ker will NOT take place as scheduled on Tuesday, Feb. 19. We apologize for this inconvenience and hope to reschedule Fr. Ker at the earliest opportunity. * * * * * 2013 Cardinal Newman Week Lecture Father Ian Ker “The Genius […]

2012
Nov 15

Kevin Roberts, “Tech Mania: Balance in the Cyber Age”

The Gerber Institute is pleased to announce a presentation by Kevin Roberts, M.A., on Thursday, November 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the De Mattias Performance Hall on the campus of Newman University. The title of the presentation is “Tech Mania: Balance in the Cyber Age.” Kevin Roberts is a recovering video game addict and ADHD […]

2012
Oct 8

Sonia Nazario, author of Enrique’s Journey

Please join us on Monday, October 8 at 7:30 p.m. as Sonia Nazario, author of Enrique’s Journey–selected as this year’s Common Read by Newman University–speaks about her book. Ms. Nazario’s presentation will take place in the Performance Hall of the De Mattias Fine Arts Center on the campus of Newman University.jumps combos From the back […]

2012
Apr 17

Emmanuel Katongole to give Bishop Gerber Distinguished Lecture

The Gerber Institute is very happy to announce that the speaker for the inaugural Bishop Gerber Distinguished Lecture will be Emmanuel Katongole. The lecture will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center on the campus of Newman University. The title of Professor Katongole’s lecture, which is free […]

2012
Mar 6

“From the Redwood Forest to the Gulf Stream Waters”: Part 4 of “Lunch & Learn” Series on Land

For the fourth installment of its 2011-2012 “lunch and learn” series on the topic of land, the Gerber Institute welcomes Dr. Wes Jackson, founder and President of The Land Institute in Salina, Kansas. Dr. Jackson’s presentation will take place from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6 in the Tarcisia Roths, ASC Alumni Center in […]

2012
Mar 6

The Gerber Institute presents Wes Jackson

The Gerber Institute for Catholic Studies is very pleased to present Dr. Wes Jackson, founder and President of The Land Institute, at a public lecture Tuesday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center on the campus of Newman University. Dr. Jackson’s lectureLarge Inflatable Water Slide, which is free and open to the public, will […]

2012
Feb 21

Dr. Kevin Godfrey to speak on reconciliation and Newman

Alvernia University Associate Professor of Theology Kevin Godfrey, Ph.D. will present the Cardinal Newman Lecture at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 in the Performance Hall of the De Mattias Fine Arts Center. Godfrey will speak on reconciliation in the life and thought of Blessed John Henry Newman. The event is sponsored by The […]

2012
Feb 6

The Trials of Darryl Hunt

The Newman University Criminal Justice program, with the support of the Gerber Institute for Catholic Studies, will present Darryl Hunt hosting a screening of the award-winning documentary about his life, “The Trials of Darryl Hunt,” at 7 p.m. on Monday, February 6 in the Performance Hall of the De Mattias Fine Arts Center on the […]

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