Newman Guide Highlights Benedictine College
Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan., is recommended in the 2016-2017 edition of The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College, a resource published by the Cardinal Newman Society recommending 20 Catholic colleges and universities in the United States, plus nine international and online programs, for their strong Catholic identity. The Cardinal Newman Society even features Benedictine College on the cover in this latest edition of the guide.
The Newman Guide says of Benedictine College:
“Benedictine is a growing college located in a small town, where the president still tries to learn all of the incoming students’ names. Because of the wide range of opportunities at Benedictine, nearly any type of student should be able to fit in and have a successful college experience.
“Students seeking a solid Catholic college offering a host of majors and a family-like environment—all with the excitement and confidence of newfound success—will find much that is attractive about Benedictine.”
President Stephen D. Minnis welcomed the news. “Here at Benedictine College, our mission of community, faith and scholarship creates a perfect blend of authentic faith and college experiences that today’s young Catholics are looking for,” he said.
At TheNewmanGuide.com visitors can read the Guide for free, order a copy, view its companion magazine My Future, My Faith, or take advantage of “Recruit Me”—an innovative program for students to sign up to get recruited by the recommended Catholic colleges. The free online version includes all the content from the book plus the equivalent of more than 400 pages of additional information, videos, social media links, photographs, and the ability to sort colleges by major and athletic offerings.
The 2016-2017 book version of the Guide features a completely new layout with in-depth narratives exploring the uniqueness of each institution, popular sports, majors, and activities, sample questions to help Catholic families evaluate Catholic colleges, and much more.
The online version makes it easier than ever for families to compare and contrast the recommended colleges. A chart on the website gives readers a quick glance at crucial facts like percent of Catholic students, number of majors, availability of Confession, opposite sex visiting hours in dorms, and other important information for each recommended institution. Also, a global map now shows the locations of each recommended institution.
The mission of The Cardinal Newman Society is to promote and defend faithful Catholic education. The Society seeks to fulfill its mission in numerous ways, including supporting education that is faithful to the teaching and tradition of the Catholic Church; producing and disseminating research and publications on developments and best practices in Catholic education; and keeping Catholic leaders and families informed. The Society is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, nonprofit organization supported by individuals, businesses, and foundations.
Founded in 1858, Benedictine College is a Catholic, Benedictine, residential, liberal arts college located on the bluffs above the Missouri River in Atchison, Kansas. The school is proud to have been named one of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report as well as one of the top Catholic colleges in the nation by First Things magazine and the Newman Guide. It prides itself on outstanding academics, extraordinary faith life, strong athletic programs, and an exceptional sense of community and belonging. It has a mission to educate men and women within a community of faith and scholarship.
The Gregorian Institute is Benedictine College’s initiative to promote Catholic identity in public life by equipping leaders (the Gregorian speech digest), training leaders (the Gregorian Fellows), defending the faith (the Memorare Army for Religious Freedom), and celebrating Catholic identity (the Catholic Hall of Fame).