Month: March 2016

Newman University receives $1 million ‘challenge’ grant from the Mabee Foundation

Newman University has been issued a $1 million challenge grant from the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation of Tulsa, Okla., to support Facing Forward, a capital campaign to renovate existing facilities and create a new ...

Annual Prayer Breakfast focuses on compassion

One of many Newman University traditions, the annual Prayer Breakfast, took place on Thursday morning, March 31. The purpose of the event is to set aside a special time of reflection and prayer. The event was sponsored by ...

Newman University presents Christian recording artist Ike Ndolo in concert April 16

Newman University will present an outdoor concert from 6:30 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, April 16 featuring nationally known Christian folk/praise musician Ike Ndolo and his band. The concert will take place on Founders Plaza ...

First visible progress for the Bishop Gerber Science Center

Students on the Newman University campus walked around a detour marked with yellow caution tape as a landscape crew removed trees between the Heimerman Science Center and Eck Hall on Wednesday, March 30. The tree ...

Career Fair – Apr. 5

Newman University and Friends University will again join forces for this year’s spring Career Fair on Highway 54. The event will take place from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. on Apr. 5, at the Casado Campus Center ...

Spring Fling coming April 16

The Newman University Campus Activities Board (CAB) is hosting their annual Spring Fling. The event takes place from 3 to 6 p.m., Saturday, April 16 on Founder’s Plaza on the Newman University campus. The Spring Fling includes ...

Newman University ‘Human Trafficking Awareness Week’ April 11-16 will feature international, local experts

Although exact statistics are difficult to obtain, it is estimated that 21 million people around the world are victims of human trafficking and forced labor. Approximately 5.5 million of those victims are children. According to ...

Newman University athletics week in review

Newman University softball wrapped up a long home stand Tuesday with a doubleheader against Northeastern State University. The Lady Jets, 12-25 on the season, notched five wins during the home stretch, bringing their home record ...

Newman sponsors Wichita Force’s Faith & Family Night

Newman University is a sponsor for the Wichita Force’s Faith and Family Night on Friday, Apr. 1 at INTRUST Bank Arena. President Noreen M. Carrocci, Ph.D., believes the event is good for the community and ...

Newman University Orientation Leaders announced

The 2016-2017 Newman University Orientation Leaders were announced this week and many of them are already excited for Jet Days. Orientation Leaders assist the Student Life team in not only welcoming new students to Newman ...

Nursing students give back to community

On Monday, Mar. 21, the Newman University Nurses Christian Fellowship (NCF) spent their lunch hour making tie blankets to donate to victims of sexual assault in Wesley hospital emergency rooms. Brittney Huntington, NCF president, said ...

Newman University to host ‘Shut Out Human Trafficking Awareness Week’ April 11-16

Although exact statistics are difficult to obtain, it is estimated that 21 million people around the world are victims of human trafficking and forced labor. Approximately 5.5 million of those victims are children. According to a ...

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“Sports and Literature” – 17th annual Lit Fest

Get ready for this year’s Literary Festival themed “Sports and Literature,” featuring special keynote speaker Jerry Holt. Lit Fest kicks off on Thursday, March 31 and runs through Saturday, April 2. Jerry Holt Jerry Holt is a ...

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Brussels attack – alumnus reports on location

Charles Mommaerts, a Newman University alumnus, spoke with Wichita’s news station KWCH about the attack in Brussels. Mommaerts is a recent graduate of Newman University and played on the Newman tennis team. Read the article by KWCH ...

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Fr. Fog: The equinox and Easter

Here’s to a wonderful Easter Break to Newman students, faculty, staff, friends and alumni … an Easter message from Fr. John Fogliasso. Have a blessed Easter. ...

Goat Insurance Fundraiser
You’ve “goat” to be kidding! University drawing to benefit Newman Fund

Have you always wanted to own a goat? Have you always wanted to NOT own a goat? Regardless of where you stand, beginning on April 1, you will have a chance to make either of ...

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360Five // Casino Nights and Easter

Happy Early-Easter Newman360Five fans! In this installment of our ongoing web series, check a little recap out of CAB’s “Casino Night” event – and learn how to not miss anymore upcoming events from CAB. Then ...

Amy Emerson’s Jet Life

Freshman Amy Emerson describes herself as a quiet person. However, she certainly does not keep to herself as you can easily find her on campus hanging out with friends in the residence halls, doing improv ...

Final Friday Mar. 25 at Newman University Steckline Gallery presents ‘Local & State’ by Ann Resnick

The Newman University Steckline Gallery will present “Local & State” by Ann Resnick as the seventh show of its 2015-2016 season. The exhibition of paper/mixed media, which begins with a Final Friday reception from 5 to ...

Newman University and Butler Community College finalize agreement

Newman University and Butler Community College have a newly finalized articulation agreement which is designed to provide students with a systematic and seamless transition for course credit between institutions. Newman President Noreen M. Carrocci, Ph.D. ...

Newman wrestler earns school’s first DII All-American individual honor

The 2016 National Wrestling Championships in Sioux Falls, S.D., did not start out as planned for Newman University junior Dustin Reed. But the Newman wrestler ended up accomplishing something no other Newman student-athlete has in ...

Newman bowlers will compete at nationals in own backyard

After traveling nearly 1,200 miles to compete in the qualifying tournament, members of the Newman University Women’s Bowling Team will venture just 14 miles from campus next month to battle in the 2016 USBC Intercollegiate National ...

Defying all odds: A journey to nursing school

The Newman University Nursing Program has earned a reputation for itself over the years, and that’s not a bad thing. With first-time licensure exam pass rates consistently above 90 percent, a direct admit option for high ...

Newman University names Brett Andrews dean of new business school

Newman University officials announced that Brett K. Andrews, MBA, Ph.D., has been named dean of the university’s new School of Business effective May 1, 2016. In August 2015 Newman revealed plans to create a new ...

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Judo classes take off at Newman University

Athletic Director Vic Trilli recently informed the Newman University community that Judoka classes, instructed by Greg Gideon, on campus are taking off. ...

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2016-17 Residence Life Student Leaders

For the 2016-2017 academic year, Residence Life is introducing new members as Resident assistants (RA) and members of the Resident Hall Association (RHA). Resident assistants have always been an integral part of college campuses with dorms. ...

Spring Break runs March 14-18

Next week,  Newman University students will take a much deserved break from classes. Spring Break runs March 14-18. Mass, confessions and adoration will not be held in St. John’s Chapel during Spring Break as well, and the university ...

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Annual Prayer Breakfast 2016

Newman University Campus Ministry is hosting its annual Prayer Breakfast 7:30-8:45 a.m. Thursday, March 31, serving up fruit, scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy and hash browns with coffee and orange juice. This year’s theme is “Compassion ...

Newman University announces tuition changes for 2016-17

The Newman University Board of Trustees has approved a 6 percent tuition increase for the 2016-2017 school year. Tuition rates will remain the same for the Advanced Standing program. With the exception of a parking ...

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‘A Man for All Seasons’ closes theatre season

The Newman University Theatre Department closed its main season last weekend with the Sunday, March 6, showing of “A Man for All Seasons,” by Robert Bolt. This production was special to cast and crew as it ...

Provost, Vice President of Academic Affairs leaving NU for Evansville

Michael Austin, Ph.D., provost and vice president of Academic Affairs, has accepted an offer to become the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Evansville in Evansville, Ind., starting July 1, 2016. ...

Newman men rally for first postseason win since 2005

A big second half lifted the Newman men’s basketball team to its first-ever postseason victory as members of the Heartland Conference, beating second-seeded Lubbock Christian 81-79 in the league quarterfinals March 4 at the Union Multipurpose Activity Center. ...

Homecoming Week 2016
Jets fight for win at Heartland Conference Tournament

Newman University basketball hit the road Wednesday, March 2, and headed to Tulsa, to compete in the 2016 Heartland Conference Tournament. The men’s basketball team, 16-12 on the season and 9-11 in conference, took on No. 2 seed ...

Sisters, student discuss India and ASCs during Mission Talk

The fourth Newman University Mission Talk of the 2015-16 academic year concerned “India and ASC Ministry to the Disadvantaged.” Professor of Business Vicki Bergkamp, ASC, one of several speakers who have travelled to India, said, “India ...

Great Western Dining caters great meals

The past week has been busy around campus with Cardinal Newman Week and Homecoming. Most people give their attention to, but not what goes into the preparation of, the food. At the many events held on ...

Cardinal Newman Banquet celebrates outstanding alumni

On Saturday, Feb. 27, Newman University presented awards and honors to six outstanding alumni. ...

David Reed speaks on his role in ‘A Man For All Seasons’

The Newman University Theatre Department presents Robert Bolt’s “A Man for All Seasons“ for its spring theatrical production. The play is directed by Mark Mannette, Newman director of theatre. The show debuts on March 3 at ...

2016 Homecoming Week a success

With the arrival of March and the beginning of Spring just around the corner, Newman University’s Winter Homecoming is officially over. The weeks leading up to Homecoming Week in early February were sprinkled with events ...

Confident Newman baseball team off to fast start

With a nine-game winning streak, a video highlight (of second baseman Jacob Hamerle making a sliding catch into a wall) that has gone “national” and a ton of confidence on the diamond, the start of the ...

Newman offers flexible, affordable adult student re-entry program

Newman University offers a wide range of options for students regardless of education level or age. The Newman adult re-entry program allows non-traditional students to continue their education without the financial stress. “Our adult re-entry option ...