The Daily Eastern News

Newman Catholic Center members to assist in Kentucky

Bailey Sharpmack, Contributing Writer

March 10, 2020

Members of the Newman Catholic Center are taking their annual Alternative Spring Break trip to help others through community service. Since 1993, the Alternative Spring Break trip has been used as a way to serve communities around the country by working with children in group homes, assisting people...

Letter to the editor: DEN’s communion wafers correction unsatisfactory

Ryan McDaniel

March 2, 2020

This letter was sent by Ryan McDaniel, an instructor in the School of Communication & Journalism and a Catholic priest serving at the Newman Catholic Center. On Feb. 28, The DEN expressed regret for misidentifying what it called “crackers” being distributed at a Catholic Mass for Ash Wednesday. ...

FEATURE PHOTO: Ash Wednesday

Maddie Harvey, a sophomore mathematics major, gives out wine during the Ash Wednesday service in the Newman Center during the noon service. Harvey said she is giving up spending money on herself for lent. “If I spend money, it has to be for other people or for a good cause,” she said.

Elizabeth Wood, Photo Editor

February 27, 2020

Maddie Harvey, a sophomore mathematics major, gives out wine during the Ash Wednesday service in the Newman Center during the noon service. Harvey said she is giving up spending money on herself for lent. “If I spend money, it has to be for other people or for a good cause,” she said....

40 students to spend spring break giving back

Maria Ruettiger

March 7, 2019

Spring break starts March 11, and this is usually a time for people to take a break from school and enjoy their free time. However, the Newman Catholic Center has “alternative” spring break plans that involve helping others. Doris Nordin, campus minister at the Newman Catholic Center, said Alternative Spring B...

Club spreads awareness, gives back to Haiti

BreAnna Celestin, Contributing Writer

March 6, 2019

The Haiti Connections Club, founded in 1989, has taken Eastern students to Haiti to help people twice every year. The organization, supported by the Newman Catholic Center, has 10 to 12 students in it as of now. The purpose of the club is to help spread awareness and give back to the community. T...

After School Program helping kids learn, improve behavior, have fun

Elizabeth Wood, Staff Reporter

January 28, 2019

At the end of school days, kids from the Charleston area head over to the Newman Center for the After School Program. For the first few weeks, tutors and kids alike gather in a circle to introduce themselves, the person next to them and one thing they like. Amber Salutric, a junior with a double ma...

Food pantry helps with food insecurity on campus

Mercury Bowen, Entertainment Reporter

October 22, 2018

The Newman Food Pantry will be open more hours each week thanks to a partnership with The Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteerism. According to research studies performed by professor Michael Gillespie, nearly 40 percent of Eastern’s students identified as risk factors for food insecurity. ...

Alternative Spring Break allows students to give back over break

Andrew Paisley, Campus Reporter

January 12, 2018

For the last 25 years, the Newman Catholic Center has offered Alternative Spring Break at Eastern, a set of mission trips designed for students to help out in different communities instead of going home for spring break. This year, the tentative dates for the mission trips are March 11 to March 17. “The...

Local churches respond to Brother Jed

Paige Roberts, the campus minister at the Wesley Foundation, posts up the Grace Space signs in protest to Mikhail Savenko and Ryan Simpkins speaks with students on Monday in the Library Quad. Roberts said the Grace Space allowed them to silently counter protest against radical evangelists.

T'Nerra Butler, Multicultural Editor

October 12, 2015

As a man goes from state to state in order to express his thoughts to students of America, ministries around Eastern’s campus try to stay level-headed about his expressive evangelization. Brother George Edward “Jed” Smock Jr. is an Evangelist spreading the word of God by talking publically. Brother...

Newman Catholic Center to host annual Oktoberfest

Oscar Correa, Staff Reporter

September 14, 2014

Community members will be able to participate in several games with live music filling the air of the Newman Catholic Center grounds for their fourth annual St. Hedwig’s Oktoberfest Sept. 21 from noon to 5 p.m. Roy Lanham, the president of St. Hedwig House of Hospitality, said at this year’s Oktoberfest,...

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