By: Matthew Fowler, Staff Writer
Looking to get involved at Newman? Maybe you’d like to join a club? If so, you’ll find that several new student organizations have been added to the roster at Newman this year and that some are no longer active.
Here is a list of the student organizations at Newman that are currently active and information about how to join:
Asian Student Association provides cooperative service, learning, and socializing experiences to Newman university students and promotes a community of diversity and Asian cultural appreciation. The organization's event sign-up, member at-large applications, and social media sites can be found at linktr.ee/asanewmanu
Campus Activity Board is Newman’s student engagement organization and works closely with the Student Life department to plan and promote campus activities and increase student involvement in community events. CAB also coordinates club meeting times with other campus events such as athletic competitions and academic schedules. Joshua Prilliman, the director of Student Activities, or Salome Romp, the President of CAB, can be contacted for information about joining.
Campus Ministry was formed to enhance Newman University’s spiritual community and to promote fellowship, service to spread Christ’s love, sacramental life, and faith formation through campus activities and discourses. Campus Ministry meets weekly on Wednesday evenings and hosts other events such as liturgical lunches, Hashin’ it Out, Leafwater with Lewis, and Clash of Convictions. Information for events is commonly posted in the NU Student Body Groupme. Students interested in joining can email assistant director of Campus Ministries Emily Simon at email@example.com
Circle K International is Newman’s local chapter of the international service organization, which develops collegiate leaders through service opportunities. CKI meetings at Newman discuss community outreach opportunities and plan, coordinate and volunteer in service activities with local organizations such as The Lord’s Diner, St. Anthony Family Shelter, and ShowerUp Wichita. Interested students can join the club’s Groupme at groupme.com/join_group/63752205/ziuLO7a9 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about club activities.
Gaming Club, a new addition to Newman’s active clubs, organizes community participation in various games, including board games, video games, card games and role-playing games. The Gaming Club’s Groupme link is groupme.com/join_group/95791292/a4CdNhRd
Hispanic-American Leadership Organization provides leadership opportunities for students and other members of the Newman community through events, activities, and discussions honoring Latinx culture. The organization also discusses cultural concerns present on and off campus and how Newman can help. For more information, contact Andrea Fuentes at email@example.com.
Jets for Life is a pro-life club that offers educational opportunities covering pregnancy, abortion and motherhood. Meetings so far have included outreach events, pro-life movie viewings and discussions, and volleyball gatherings. The club’s Instagram can be found at @jetsforlife.newmanu and the Groupme link is groupme.com/join_group/90356271/meJOT1Ri
Multicultural Leadership Organization promotes diverse expression of individual’s cultures within the Newman community and fosters inter-cultural connections through conversation and activities. MCLO’s core values are cultural awareness, unity, and leadership. The organization recommends following its Instagram page, @nu_mclo, or joining the Groupme at groupme.com/join_group/47354161/10BFLI
Newman Theatre Club provides theatrical opportunities and encourages involvement in viewing and participating in Newman and surrounding community productions. For any questions, contact theater director Mark Mannette at firstname.lastname@example.org
Overbooked Club promotes literary exploration and discussion in classic genres through community-oriented gatherings. The club also views films that portray classic literature in visual format and discusses both literary and visual elements or styles that contribute to readers’ understanding of the works. The Groupme for Overbooked is groupme.com/join_group/93200070/wWphJVoW
PHOTO: Courtesy photo, Deqlan Mitchell