Month: November 2015

Newman University sponsors Angel Tree to help those in need this Christmas

This Christmas season Newman University is again sponsoring a Salvation Army Angel Tree for students, faculty, and staff to help make this Christmas special for someone in need. The Angel Tree is located on the ...

Freshmen make first aid kits for Guadalupe Clinic

Newman University freshmen provided first aid kits to the Guadalupe Clinic as part of a class service project. The University of Kansas School of Medicine’s student-run JayDoc clinic works with Guadalupe Clinic, and these seven students ...

Women’s Basketball soars past York College

The Lady Jets are 3-1 on the season after defeating York College on Saturday, Nov. 21, 78-43. The Lady Jets won handily over York, shooting 29-of-72 from the field and 15-of-18 from the free throw ...

360Five reminds you…

Newman360Five is here this week to remind you… Newman University has a lot of resources in the Dugan Library for you to be a successful student! Also, we have NU Cribz videos every Monday now until ...

Gonzalez named Heartland Conference Player of Year, Newman collect postseason honors

The Newman University volleyball  team, which has broken three university records this season, garnered several postseason conference and all-region honors. Senior middle hitter Ashley Gonzalez, senior setter Alexus Litts and sophomore outside hitter Emily Harvey ...

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Icer Vaughan receives CIO award from WBJ

Newman University Chief Information Officer Icer Vaughan was among those who received a Wichita Business Journal 2015 CIO Award on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at the Hyatt Regency in Wichita. Vaughan was among 17 other Information Technology ...

Students to open up study abroad with Indian ASCs

Newman students Brandi Boese, senior, and Diana Stanley, junior, will be spending their Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks a little differently than most students this year. Boese and Stanley will be traveling to Bangalore, India, on ...

Volleyball team heads to Heartland Conference Tournament

The Newman University Volleyball Team, with a record-setting regular season of 25-8, left early the morning of Nov. 19 on its way to the Heartland Conference Tournament in Fort Smith, Ark. The team, holding the No. ...

Newman Music Department to present Christmas concert Dec. 6

The Newman University Music Department will present their annual Christmas concert “The Magic of Christmas” at 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 6, in the Performance Hall inside the De Mattias Fine Arts Center. Joining the Newman ...

Newman senior fulfills dream role in ‘Damn Yankees’

Beginning tonight, Thursday Nov. 19, and continuing through the weekend, the Newman Theatre and Music Departments will present the classic musical, “Damn Yankees.” The show tells the story of Old Joe Boyd who sells his ...

Newman University Jets are perfect, still have work ahead

The opening week of the 2015-16 season could not have gone any better for Head Coach Mark Potter and the Newman Jets Men’s Basketball Team. After two victories last weekend in the Oklahoma Christian Classic in ...

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Diagnosis Wichita: #FocusForwardICT comes to Newman University

The Wichita Community Foundation engaged Reach Advisors, a New York-based research firm founded by Wichita native James Chung, to determine what Wichita needs to do to reshape the future of the city. Chung first presented ...

Newman University holds tree lighting and Christmas party

A Christmas tree lighting and party will be held 5-7 p.m Sunday, Dec. 6 on Founder’s Plaza on the Newman campus. The Christmas party will be hosted by the Student Alumni Board and the Alumni Board of ...

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360Five Reminds You…

Newman360Five is here this week to remind you… Newman University has a lot of resources in the Dugan Library for you to be a successful student! Also, we have NU Cribz videos every Monday now until ...

Newman University ‘Holly Days’ festivities begin Nov. 30

Not only will faculty and staff decorate doors and light Christmas trees to celebrate the season, but the entire Newman University community will also be able to take part in merry festivities across campus with ...

University closes Nov. 25 for Thanksgiving break

Newman University will be closed from Wednesday, Nov. 25 through Sunday, Nov. 29 for the Thanksgiving holiday break. During the break, no classes will be held and offices will be closed. Classes resume and offices ...

President Carrocci pens Op-Ed on higher education

Newman University President Noreen M. Carrocci, Ph.D. recently wrote an Op-Ed on the value of higher education and, specifically, a liberal arts education. An edited version of the piece was published in the Nov. 13 Wichita ...

Final Friday Nov. 27 at Newman University Steckline Gallery presents ‘Shackleton’ screen prints by Kevin Mullins

The Newman University Steckline Gallery will present “Shackleton” by Kevin Mullins as the fourth show of its 2015-2016 season. The exhibition of mixed media and screen printing, which begins with a Final Friday reception from ...

Paris attacks: French native and NU alum asks ‘Why?’

Newman University alumnus Robin Allard ’14 was just one hour away from being another victim of the recent Paris terrorist attacks. The first location of the Paris attacks occurred at the Stade de France at ...

Seminar, alumna book author explore the ‘British Invasion’ Nov. 13 – 14

Anyone old enough to know the difference between a “Rocker” and a “Mod” knows that the British music invasion of the 1960s was a thrilling era that set the course for popular music, fashion, the ...

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Civil rights activist Richard Lapchick on the power of sports

Richard Lapchick, Ph.D. delivered his lecture “Diversity in Sports” to a group of Newman University students, faculty, staff and alumni on Tuesday, Nov. 10, covering civic and social issues including race, gender, human trafficking and ...

Bernadine Wessel, ASC speaks about immigrant women in South Korea

Bernadine Wessel, ASC spoke on the subject of Immigrant Women in South Korea during the Nov. 4 Mission Talk at Newman University. Immigrant women become wives to Korean men for a number of reasons. Some ...

It’s not unusual to watch 360FIVE

Newman360Five toured New Hall and uploaded the first installment of “NU Cribz,” so after you catch the latest episode of 360Five you should watch that too! But before that, check out our highlight of the recent ...

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Sarah Kroger: Catholic singer connects with NU students

Last week, the Newman University Campus Ministry Office hosted Sarah Kroger to continue the annual tradition of holding a concert in St. John’s Chapel. Kroger is a popular Catholic singer/songwriter from Melbourne, Fla. She performed songs ...

Joshua Papsdorf speaks to Public Relations Society on ethics

Joshua Papsdorf, Ph.D., associate professor of theology at Newman University, was the featured speaker at a meeting of the Kansas chapter of the Public Relations Society of America on Oct. 27. Papsdorf’s focus was on ethics in ...

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Newman hires new Director of Career Services, revamps programs

Newman University has hired a new director of Career Services – Melody Head. Head was a high school business teacher for 32 years before she retired and began working at the Kansas Workforce Center in ...

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SGA Service Fair highlights volunteer opportunities

Newman University fosters a culture of service, encouraging faculty, staff and, especially, students to serve their community. This week, the Newman University Student Government Association invited Wichita-area organizations, including Rainbows United, Inc. and The Salvation Army, ...

Groundskeeper’s efforts should make for colorful Spring on Newman campus

While students and faculty were busy working on mid-term papers and tests, Newman University Head Groundskeeper Darrin McKim was tackling a major project of his own. He was planting 5,000 flower bulbs – 2,000 red tulips, 2,000 grape hyacinth ...

Library to host ‘Long Night Against Procrastination’

For students putting off their final research papers or capstone projects, there will soon be an opportunity to take that first step toward procrastination domination. The Dugan Library and the Academic Resource Center will be ...

Newman 360Five
360Five – Sloppy Joe Improv wears volleyball shoes

Hey there 360Five Nation! It’s Thursday so you know what that means… another installment of Newman360Five! In this week’s episode, Justin finally returns after that mishap with the sketch and the sign. We catch up ...

Three Newman University Alumni named ‘Best Docs’

Congratulations to three Newman University alumni, Bart Grelinger, Larry Hund and Patrick George Wolf who were placed on the Best Doctors in America List for 2015. The list is an online resource created by Best ...

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Newman University celebrates Veteran’s Day with a special Mass

Newman will be holding it’s second annual Veteran’s Day Mass at 12:05 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11 in the St. John’s Chapel on campus. The mass will be held to honor all the men and ...

Special Kansas license plate available for Newman students, parents

Newman University is creating a special vehicle license plate for purchase. These plates are open to Kansas residents for purchase, but displaying Newman pride is a fantastic way for parents to support their students. The ...

Newman Campus Ministry holding time of consecration to Jesus from Oct. 19 to Nov. 21

Newman Campus Ministry is helping students, faculty and staff who want to deepen their faith with a time of preparation for consecration to Jesus Christ. The prayerful journey began Oct. 19 and will end on ...

Newman Women’s Basketball team has high energy for upcoming season

Basketball season is fast approaching and the Newman Lady Jet’s are eagerly awaiting the onset of a new season. The Lady Jet’s, who have only five returning players out of a roster of 14, adapted ...

Newman Music and Theatre Departments to present ‘Damn Yankees’

The Newman University Music and Theatre Departments are gearing up for the fall musical “Damn Yankees,” which will open Thursday, Nov. 19. The show will be presented Nov. 19 – 22 at 8 p.m. and Nov. ...

Here’s a ‘spoopy’ recap of last week’s Spooky Joe Improv Show

Wichita, Kan. – Last week, Newman’s “Halloweek” events reached their spooky climax with the Oct. 30 “Spooky Joe” improv show. The Sloppy Joe Improv Troupe performed multiple silly and strange improvised theater games for a ...

Wallace Foundation grants $1 million for Newman University science and health programs

Newman University has received a $1,000,000 grant from The Dwane L. and Velma Lunt Wallace Charitable Foundation to support the university’s science and health science programs. “Newman is truly grateful for this gift that will ...

Keep calm & get into med school

Whether you’re about to start high school or have recently graduated college, you’ve probably heard how important it is to plan ahead, especially if you’re looking to tack “M.D.” behind your name.  Luckily, Newman University ...

Winter will be a little less cold thanks to T&T students

Winter is a wonderful time of year for many of us. Playing in the snow, warming up next to a fire, and visiting friends and family are all things that create fond memories of wintertime ...