Month: February 2016

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‘India and ASC Ministry to the Disadvantaged’ focus of next Mission Talk

Vicki Bergkamp, ASC, will present a Mission Talk: “India and ASC Ministry to the Disadvantaged,” from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 2 in the Roths Alumni Center in the Dugan Library and Campus Center. The presentation ...

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Students, alum return from Jamaica medical mission trip

Students Megan Hemel and McKenna Seiler traveled to Jamaica Feb. 8 for a medical mission trip with 23 other volunteers, including physicians, nurses, a physical therapist and those in training to join the medical field, led by ...

Celebrating our namesake with Cardinal Newman Week

Newman University celebrated its namesake John Henry Cardinal Newman’s 215th birthday Sunday, Feb. 21, with a special Mass and after-Mass get-together as part of Heritage Month. John Henry Newman was born Feb. 21, 1801, in ...

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Newman 360Five episode features student activities

Newman 360Five is here with some ties to fun student activities! In this episode, we take a look at “From the Streets to the Stage,” a presentation by motivational speaker Monti Washington. After that we learn ...

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Spring ’16 sports preview at Newman University

The end of basketball season is quickly approaching, and the Newman University Jets’ baseball, softball, tennis and golf teams are warming up for spring. Baseball The Jets baseball team, which is off to a 6-2 ...

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Fancy hats and lifted pinky fingers displayed at High Tea

Students, staff and faculty gathered in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center on Tuesday, Feb. 23, to celebrate a  long-standing and well-known tradition at Newman University – “High Tea.” “This is one of my favorite events at Newman University,” said ...

24-Hour Theatre Project proves the old adage true

In theatre, the old saying goes, “The show must go on!” — even if the play was written only four hours before rehearsals began, and even if the actors and director have only just met, ...

Newman University announces $8.2M in anonymous gifts

Newman University has announced three anonymous gifts which provide a major segment of funds raised thus far for a capital campaign to upgrade existing health science facilities and to build the Bishop Gerber Science Center. ...

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Record number turn out for first 2016 Accepted Student Day

The first of two scheduled Newman University Accepted Student Days brought a record number of potential students and their family members to campus Saturday, Feb. 20. Attendance was up 40 percent from the same gathering ...

Guatemala Study and Serve program is focus of Mission Talk

As part of Heritage Month, Sonja Bontrager, associate professor of Spanish at Newman University, presented a Mission Talk on “The ASC’s Mission and the Guatemala Study and Serve” Wednesday, Feb. 17. She and 11 other students and ...

JoAnn Mark, ASC, to speak on campus as part of Heritage Month

JoAnn Mark, ASC, Ed.D., will return to Newman University Wednesday, Feb. 24 to present “The UN & 2030 Sustainable Development Goals” at 3:30 p.m. in Eck Hall 125. In May of last year, Mark left Newman University ...

Houston starts diversity conversation during LEAD Series

Terri Houston, diversity expert from the Center for Leadership Development, Inc., spoke on the Newman University campus Wednesday, Feb. 11, as part of the 2015-16 LEAD Series. “The LEAD Series is a lecture series focused on ...

Theatre Department helps Wichita schools special needs kids with service project

Three years ago Associate Professor and Director of Theatre Mark Mannette conceived the idea to form a project that would help bring joy to the Circle of Friends, a group of special needs students in Wichita ...

Journalism student Delaney Hiegert’s article goes international

Newman University journalism student and softball player Delaney Hiegert recently completed an internship with the Wichita Eagle. An article she wrote about “social pets” was recently picked up by the Associated Press, which means it ...

2016 Winter Homecoming Court announced

Newman University is gearing up for the 2016 Winter Homecoming basketball games. Many organizations on campus are planning events and other activities to help celebrate the week. In keeping with tradition, the Student Life Department is ...

Monti Washington inspires students at Newman University

Motivational speaker Monti Washington came to Newman University Monday, Feb. 15. After the event, many students commented on how they were inspired by Washington’s powerful words. The 2011 Arizona Performing Artist of the Year, Washington travels around ...

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Newman Sonography Program has ties to Galichia, sets student on new path

Joseph Galichia, M.D., president and founder of Galichia Medical Group, is known throughout Wichita as a pioneer in the field of interventional cardiology. What many people don’t know however, is that Galichia also had a ...

Junior Dustin Reed
Reed chosen as MIAA Wrestler of the Year

Newman University junior Dustin Reed was chosen as the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association’s Wrestler of the Year during the MIAA Tournament Feb. 14. Reed, who won the 125-pound title, is on a 19-match winning streak. He ...

Newman University Theatre Department to present ‘A Man for All Seasons’ March 3 – 6

The Newman University Theatre Department will present for its spring theatrical production “A Man for All Seasons” at 8 p.m. March 3-5 and at 2 p.m. March 6. All shows are in the Performance Hall, ...

Final Friday Feb. 26 at Newman University Steckline Gallery presents ‘Sacred Fibers’ by Susan De Wit Fiber Group

The Newman University Steckline Gallery will present “Sacred Fibers: fibers expressed as holy, venerated, or spiritual” by the Susan De Wit Fiber Group as the sixth show of its 2015-2016 season. The exhibition of fiber ...

24-Hour Theatre Project a ‘high-adrenaline theatrical experience’

Newman University will host the 24-Hour Theatre Project Feb. 19-20 as part of its Heritage Month celebration. According to Mark Mannette, associate professor of theatre and director of the Theatre Department, “The 24-Hour Theatre Project ...

Dr. Surendra Singh named Ingram’s ‘Icon of Education’

In a teaching career spanning more than four decades, Professor Emeritus of Biology Surendra Singh, Ph.D., has worked with colleagues to establish the highly respected Department of Biology at Newman University. This year, Singh has ...

‘Career Services 101’ seeks to improve attendance

Since late January, Newman University students have had the opportunity to attend workshops in a series titled Career Skills 101. The series is designed to prepare students with the necessary skills to market themselves successfully to potential ...

Newman University welcomes Case Bell

Case Bell joined Newman University to fill the open position of director of the Academic Resource Center and Title IX/ADA coordinator. Bell, who started at the beginning of February, took the place of former Director ...

Emeritus of the Catholic Diocese of Wichita, speaks at a Feb. 6 event announcing the name of the building.
Newman University Facing Forward Campaign event draws rave reviews and excitement

More than 260 people gathered in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center on the Newman University campus Saturday, Feb. 6 for what was billed as a “transformational” event. The evening did not disappoint, as the program honored a ...

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Building Newman University’s bright future in science and health sciences

Dean of the College of Undergraduate Studies and Professor of Chemistry David Shubert, Ph.D. believes that, in the future, Newman University can double the number of students in science and health sciences with improved facilities ...

Wichita Eagle features Bishop Gerber Science Center

The Wichita Eagle featured the Newman University Facing Forward campaign and the Bishop Gerber Science Center in its Sunday, Feb. 7 edition. Newman alum and Wichita Eagle reporter Matt Riedl ’15 wrote the story and took ...

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Alumna shares Newman University compelling story

Newman alumna Melissa Grelinger ’82 shared her memories as a student at Kansas Newman College, now Newman University, at the Facing Forward announcement event Saturday, Feb. 6. Grelinger, who with her husband Bart Grelinger, M.D. ’83 serves ...

NewmanFF.com and #NUFacingForward promote campaign for Bishop Gerber Science Center

A new website and hashtag for Newman University launched on Saturday, Feb. 6 to support and promote its Facing Forward campaign: NewmanFF.com and #NUFacingForward. Social media is playing a large role in helping boost the campaign to ...

Bishop Gerber honored at Facing Forward announcement event

Newman University honored the Most Rev. Eugene J. Gerber, Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Wichita, at its ‘Facing Forward‘ announcement event Saturday, Feb. 6. ...

Update: Reading of Bryan Dietrich’s poem now on BBC web site

The reading of a poem by Newman University Professor of English Bryan Dietrich, Ph.D. is now available on the web site for the BBC Radio 4 program “Something Understood.” The show was broadcast nationally in the UK  on ...

Newman University announces $30 million Facing Forward campaign

Newman University officials have announced a public fundraising campaign to upgrade existing health science education facilities and to build a new science education center to be named the Bishop Gerber Science Center, honoring The Most ...

Artist discusses ‘Interpersonal’ work in Steckline Gallery

Artist Gregory Folken opened his exhibit “Interpersonal” in the Newman University Steckline Gallery on Jan. 29 and explained his work more in depth at the“Art for Lunch” talk on Tuesday, Feb. 2. Folken, a printmaker, ...

New programs sponsored by SGA for students

The Newman University Student Government Association is sponsoring a couple of new programs on campus to highlight student involvement and leadership. The ‘Jet of the Month’ program will recognize an outstanding student who exemplifies the ...

Homecoming Week runs Feb. 21-27, features new voting process

Newman University is gearing up for an eventful February. The university’s annual tradition of Heritage Month continues with many engaging events planned to help the community celebrate, and Student Life is no exception. Student Life ...

ASC hosts Mardi Gras for Newman University faculty and staff

Every year, Newman University faculty and staff enjoy a special get-together with the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, the sponsoring order of the university. This year, the sisters and the Faculty Community Relations Committee agreed ...

Spring LEAD Series kicks off with Terri Houston

The 2016 spring semester LEAD Series will kick off with Terri Houston, diversity expert from the Center for Leadership Development, Inc. Houston will speak at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 11, in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center. Refreshments and door ...

Sports medicine helps injured Jets get back to playing condition

Newman University Athletics compete at the NCAA Division II level, which requires talented coaches, disciplined athletes and a driven athletic department. However, there is one aspect of collegiate athletics that tends to get overlooked: sports ...

Heritage Month begins with Mass for St. Maria De Mattias

Heritage Month began today, Feb. 4, with Mass celebrating the feast day of St. Maria De Mattias, the foundress of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC), the founders and sponsoring order of Newman ...

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Sister Charlotte Rohrbach talks about Heritage Month

As the Newman University 2016 spring semester moves forward, we come to one of its annual traditions: Heritage Month. Heritage Month is a month-long celebration with guest speakers and special events presented by the Adorers of the Blood of ...