Walsh Featured in 2013 Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College
What's New, 2012-10-29
Walsh University recently received another distinction – inclusion in the latest edition of The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College. The Cardinal Newman Society recommends Walsh University in the 2013 edition of The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College, just released.
The guide for parents, grandparents and students based its recommendation on how well a school "embraces the Catholic mission in all facets of campus life" including academics, governance, spiritual life, student activities, and residence life. Walsh will join the ranks of some of this country's most noted Catholic colleges and universities, including Belmont Abbey College, Belmont, N.C., The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., Ave Maria University, Ave Maria, FL and the Franciscan University of Steubenville, Steubenville, OH.
"We are pleased and blessed to be included in the newest edition of The Newman Guide," noted Walsh University President Richard Jusseaume. "As an independent, Catholic university, we encourage individuals to act in accordance with reason guided by the example and teachings of Jesus Christ. Our aim is to develop students' minds, bodies and spirits. This is Walsh's distinguished tradition and the heart of its appeal. Walsh's inclusion in to The Newman Guide is confirmation of the fact that the entire campus community is committed to the continual dedication and fostering of our Catholic identity."
The Newman Society applies the following criteria when considering an institution for inclusion in the annual guide:
- College or university gives priority to their Catholic identity and actively practices it in most, if not all, aspects of campus life
- College or university is generally assiduous in ensuring that dissenters from fundamental Catholic Church teaching are not given a platform for their work
- College or university is committed to providing a quality education
- Any deficiencies are more than outweighed by success in other areas.
Founded in 1993, the mission of the Cardinal Newman Society is to help renew and strengthen Catholic identity in Catholic higher education. The Society fulfills this mission by assisting and supporting education that is faithful to the teaching and tradition of the Catholic Church; producing and disseminating research and publications on developments of best practices in Catholic higher education; advising students, alumni, trustees, campus officials, faculty and others engaged in renewing and strengthening the Catholic identity of Catholic colleges and universities and Church-affiliated ministries at non-Catholic colleges and universities; and studying and promoting the work of the organization's patron, John Henry Cardinal Newman, especially as it relates to Catholic higher education and the unity of faith and reason.