The Oswego Hall Newman Center, a connection between SUNY Oswego students and the Catholic Church since 1934, will mark its 75th anniversary in 2009, and you can be a part of the celebration!
Established as the Newman Club for the Oswego Normal School by Fr. Daniel Collins, the center found its current location on New Street in 1964. It celebrated its 50th anniversary in 1984 and was officially renamed after Fr. Robert E. Hall, who served from 1948 to 1966.
A peer ministry program was developed in 1966 (and still exists today) to involve student members in the center’s outreach to the campus. Along with Mass and prayer groups, over the years the Newman Center has hosted many events including homeless and elderly outreach programs, pre-marriage and theology courses, and music festivals.
Currently, the Newman Center also hosts coffee houses, open-mic nights and spaghetti dinners; fundraisers for the Alternative Spring Break, where students volunteer for groups like Habitat for Humanity; guest speakers and many other programs for Oswego students and the community.
If you were involved in the Hall Newman Center and would like to share your memories, or would like to be on the mailing list to receive more information about the 75th Anniversary celebration, contact the Alumni Office by writing to King Hall, 300 Washington Blvd., Oswego, NY 13126; or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
-Jessica Skeldon '09
The Newman Club of 1969 gathers outside the Newman Center for a group photo.
The Newman Center Folk group prepares for a performance in 1970.
Father James P. Lang leads the weekend celebration of the Newman Center’s 50th Anniversary in October 1984.
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