60 Years of Mission

Welcome to the St. Thomas More Newman Center! Since 1964, this ministry has reached out to students at the University of South Dakota to invite them into the love of Christ. This continues to be a visible and welcoming home to grow in friendship and faith at USD.

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Staff Openings

Seeking two self motivated and development oriented staff members who will help lead this great mission for the next generation of students at the St. Thomas More Newman Center!

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter demonstrating their skills and talents to Peggy Wittmeier, at usdadmin@usdnewman.org.

Director of Campus Ministry

Seeking a highly motivated, self-starting professional to serve in the position of Director of Campus Ministry. Essential duties include collaborating with Chaplain to execute an engaging and life-transforming ministry for the students at the University of South Dakota. Responsibilities will include the oversight and integration of all student leaders and FOCUS missionaries to ensure a cohesive and collaborative mission engagement. 

Experience with one-on-one personal development with an ability to integrate people and groups into a cohesive vision is a strong competent of this ministry.

Marketing & Communication

Seeking a highly motivated, creative professional to  develop and oversee all marketing and communication-related aspects of the mission. Duties include marketing and brand management using proven skills and talents in the areas of graphic design, social media platforms, website maintenance, and print materials. Experience with MS Office and Adobe suite software, photography, copywriting, and other communication and event marketing experience required. Video production experience is a plus.

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We would love to keep you informed of all that is happening at St. Thomas More Newman Center. Please click the link to update your contact information or add yourself to our newsletters and electronic correspondence in the months and years ahead! 

Would you support this amazing mission? 

Our young people are developing into the adults who will enrich our communities for generations. The Newman Center helps them unify the intellectual, human, and spiritual dynamics of life around the central dynamic of God's Love. It's happening in powerful ways at the Newman Center, but we need your support! Would you consider a one time or sustaining gift to support this amazing mission? 

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M-Thur 5:15 PM


M-Th 4:30 - 5:00 PM

Sun 10:00-10:45 AM & 7:30-8:00 PM


Mon - Wed 6:00-10:00 PM

$1 Dinner

Most Thursdays at 6pm

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Thank you for Raising the Roof!     With 500+ contributions, the Lord has blessed this effort through you!

Fr. John Rutten 




Sam Weigend

FOCUS Team Director  


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"The Newman Center gives me a place to be closer to God at all times. The community here is unbelievable and you are constantly surrounded by people who radiate goodness. I have me the most genuine people here that have helped me on my walk with Christ."

-Current USD Student