Author: Ken Arnold

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Bringing Broadway to Brookdale helps Janelle McGee give back

By Ken Arnold Editor’s Note: Newman University is a co-sponsor of the Difference Makers for Wichita Awards program that was launched in October 2016 to celebrate the contributions and positive influences of individuals and organizations that ...

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Newman University to hold Spring 2017 graduation activities May 12-13

Newman University will stage a number of events May 12 and 13 to celebrate Fall 2016, Spring 2017, and Summer 2017 Graduates. Both the undergraduate and graduate ceremonies taking place on Saturday, May 13 will ...

Diocese opens doors to a seminarian formation program

Editor’s Note: The following story by Christopher Riggs appeared in the April 21 edition of The Catholic Advance. Published here by permission. St. Joseph Parish to host seminarians who will study at Newman Diocesan seminarians will ...

Newman University honors student achievements at Academic Awards Banquet

Newman University honored student scholars and leaders for their outstanding academic achievements and accomplishments at the 2017 Academic Honors and Awards Banquet, held April 19 on the Newman campus. ...

Newman University awards $1.35 million in top scholarships to area high school students

Fifteen high school senior students have been selected to receive the two top scholarships from Newman University. The combined estimated value of the 15 scholarships is more that $1,349,600. Thirteen of the students are in ...

Steckline Gallery presents paintings by Mark Flickinger at April 28 Final Friday

The Newman University Steckline Gallery will present paintings by Mark Flickinger in the exhibit “Meditations and Iterations: A Search for the Sublime in the North American Landscape,” as its last Final Friday event of the ...

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Scholarship Luncheon, Joyful Jet Day provide the Newman community opportunity to say ‘Thank You’ to donors

Almost 130 Newman University scholarship donors, student scholarship recipients and guests gathered in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center on the Newman campus Monday, April 3 for the 2017 Scholarship Luncheon. The annual event is designed to ...

Joan Melzer selected as expert panel member for national nursing exam

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing Licensure Examination (NCSBN) has chosen Newman University Associate Professor of Nursing Joan Melzer, M.N., M.S. as a subject matter expert for a development panel. The panel is ...

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Newman University will be tobacco free beginning July 1

Beginning July 1, 2017, all properties owned, operated, leased, occupied, or controlled by Newman University will be tobacco free. The policy was passed unanimously by the cabinet of Newman President Noreen M. Carrocci, Ph.D., — ...

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‘Difference Makers for Wichita’ Banquet honors 10 for service to the community

Ten local individuals and businesses were honored for their service to the community at the “Difference Makers for Wichita Awards” Banquet held Saturday, Feb. 25 in the Dugan-Gorges Campus Center on the Newman University campus. ...

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Students give Newman University high marks on national survey

High school juniors and seniors looking for a college where they will be challenged to do their best work, have multiple opportunities to participate in service-learning activities, enjoy positive interactions with faculty and staff, and ...

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Newman University students named to Deans List

Newman University officials have announced the students on the Deans List for the fall semester of 2016. To qualify for this achievement, a student must complete 12 credit hours and have attained a grade point ...

Jan. 14 basketball games canceled

The women’s and men’s basketball games scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 14 against Lubbock Christian have been canceled due to weather. The make-up date for these games will be determined and announced at a later time. ...

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Newman University meets $1 million Mabee Foundation ‘challenge’ grant for new science center

(Above: Newman Vice President for University Advancement J.V. Johnston announces to a crowd gathered in the Eck Hall lobby that the university has secured the grant and exceeded campaign goals.) Newman University officials announced that Facing ...

Via Christi CEO Michael Mullins joins Newman University Board of Trustees

Newman University officials have announced that Michael L. Mullins has joined the university’s Board of Trustees, effective Jan. 1. Mullins is CEO and Kansas Ministry market leader for Via Christi Health, a member of Ascension. ...

Final Friday Jan. 27 at Newman Steckline Gallery presents ‘Lightfast’ prints by Sarah Sanford

The Newman University Steckline Gallery will present “Lightfast” by Sarah Sanford as the fifth show of its 2016-2017 season. The exhibition of prints, which begins with a Final Friday reception from 5 to 7 p.m. ...

Get tickets now for the 2017 Athletics Hall of Fame Feb. 3-4

Four individuals and two teams will be honored at several events on the first weekend of February during celebrations for the 2017 Newman University Athletic Hall of Fame. Former Newman student-athletes Curtis Chenoweth, Stephanie (Huckaby) ...

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Difference Makers ‘Quiet Hero’ Marcillene Dover advocates for KanCare expansion

The Difference Makers for Wichita Awards program was launched in October to recognize and celebrate community members for making a positive difference. Each month, individuals who do not seek recognition but rather are inspired through an ...

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Newman community members volunteer for Christmas service tradition

Close to 40 Newman University faculty, staff, students and alumni took part in a longstanding holiday tradition to bring toys and other goods to families and children in need – the Salvation Army Christmas Distribution. ...

Newman University honors Fall 2016 nursing degree candidates

Newman University recognized 19 candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at the Fall 2016 Nurses’ Pinning ceremony held Dec. 9 on the Newman campus. The event is a tradition in the nursing ...

Scholars Day gives students an opportunity to shine

On Dec. 5, 116 Newman University senior students turned out to show the best of their research, scholarly and artistic work at the Fall 2016 Scholars Day. Scholars Day, which is held at the end ...

‘Difference Makers’ award to be named for philanthropist and community leader Russ Meyer

A new program that honors people and businesses making a positive difference in Wichita is naming its community leadership award for longtime aviation advocate, philanthropist and community leader Russ Meyer. The program, called “Difference Makers ...

‘Difference Makers’ award to be named for the late Brian Bergkamp

A new program that honors community members making a positive difference is naming its student service award for the late seminarian Brian Bergkamp, who died last July while saving the life of Kristen Eck. The ...

Legislators learn about Newman at Nov. 30 luncheon

City, county and state legislators received a briefing on Newman University and a guided tour of new nursing and health science facilities at the Legislative Luncheon, held Nov. 30 on the Newman campus. The luncheon, ...

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Newman Theatre Department presents world premiere of ‘Premature Burial’ Nov. 10-13

The Newman University Theatre Department will present the world premiere of the play “Premature Burial,” written by Director of Theatre Mark Taylor Mannette. The play will be presented in the Jabara Flexible Theatre located in the ...

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Eck family and auto dealerships pledge $100K to Newman University for new science facility

Newman University officials announced that the university has received a $100,000 pledge from Les and Pam Eck and the four auto dealerships owned by the Ecks in support of the new science and healthcare facility ...

Riverside Health Foundation awards $100K to Newman University for new science facility

Newman University officials announced today that The Riverside Health Foundation of Wichita has awarded a grant of $100,000 to Newman University in support of new and renovated healthcare and science facilities on the Newman campus. ...

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Paid student positions now available for upcoming phone-a-thon

The University Advancement Department at Newman University is looking for students to work at the upcoming Annual Giving phone-a-thon. Unlike previous phone-a-thons, students will be paid for their work calling Newman alumni to solicit donations. Call ...

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Berry Foundation makes $100K gift to Newman University for new science, nursing, health sciences facilities

Newman University has received a $100,000 gift from The Berry Foundation of Wichita. The gift was made to support the renovation and upgrading of existing nursing educational facilities and the building of the Bishop Gerber ...

Student move-in marks beginning of fall semester

New freshman students at Newman University got their first taste of college life on Friday, Aug. 19 when they moved into Carrocci Hall, the residence hall designated for incoming freshman students. All freshman and sophomore ...

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Sarah Strole joins Newman University as director of Alumni Relations, Annual Giving

Newman University officials have announced that Sarah Strole has been named director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving, effective Aug. 1, 2016. In her role at Newman, Strole will oversee all aspects of Alumni Relations, ...

Final Friday Aug. 26 at Newman University Steckline Gallery presents ‘Subject Matters’ acrylic paintings by Tara Hufford Walker

The Newman University Steckline Gallery will present “Subject Matters” by Tara Hufford Walker as the first show of its 2016-2017 season. The exhibit of acrylic paintings, which begins with a Final Friday reception from 5 ...

Legacy Bank gifts $100K to Newman for new science, nursing, health sciences facilities

Newman University has received a $100,000 gift from Legacy Bank of Colwich, Sedgwick and Wichita to support the renovation and upgrading of existing nursing educational facilities and the building of a new, technologically advanced science ...

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Sunderland Foundation makes $200K gift to Newman University campaign for new science facilities

Newman University has received a $200,000 gift from the Sunderland Foundation of Overland Park, Kan., to support the building of new, technologically advanced science and health sciences educational facilities and the renovation and upgrading of ...

Incoming Provost Kimberly Long focuses on learning the culture, building relationships

In May, Newman University officials announced the hiring of a new provost and vice president of Academic Affairs to replace departing Provost Michael Austin, Ph.D. Now, in July, Kimberly McDowall Long, Ph.D. has officially taken ...

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John Moragues leaves lasting legacy at Newman

Associate Professor of Social Work John Moragues, MSSW has served as both educator and the distance education coordinator for the Newman University Master of Social Work program in Colorado Springs, Colo., since 2005. During his ...

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Newman closes for July 4th holiday

No classes will be held and all offices will be closed at Newman University Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. Classes and offices will resume normal hours on Tuesday, July 5. Have a ...

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SHA Class of ’64 members meet for 70th birthday party

Twenty-eight members of the Sacred Heart Academy Class of 1964 gathered at the Mediterranean Grill June 20 for a group 70th Birthday Celebration Luncheon. . No, they weren’t all born on the same day. As alumna Karen ...

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Newman University honors 2016 graduates

The Newman University Spring 2016 Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement ceremonies were held on Saturday, May 14 at Central Community Church, 6100 W. Maple. The Undergraduate ceremony was held at 10 a.m. The Graduate ceremony was ...

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Newman University campaign for new science facilities receives $140K from local companies

Newman University has received a total of $140,000 in gifts from three Wichita-area businesses in support of upgrades and new construction for the university’s science, nursing and health sciences programs. The gifts received come from ...