Author: Ken Arnold

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Fr. Emil Kapaun honored in YouTube video

Earlier this summer, Newman University and the Diocese of Wichita celebrated the 75th Anniversary of the ordination of Fr. Emil Kapaun. He was ordained in Newman’s St. John’s Chapel on June 8, 1940. To honor ...

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Newman University welcomes Norm Jones as Vice President for Enrollment Management

Norm Jones has been named Vice President for Enrollment Management at Newman University, effective Aug. 1, 2015. “We are very excited to have Norm join the Newman leadership team,” said Newman President Noreen M. Carrocci, ...

Newman University student Christina Scherer says ‘Yes’ to YESS

Newman University students and faculty find summer opportunities all over the place. Take student Christina Scherer, who found one right here in Wichita working with the Arc of Sedgwick County’s “Youth Education Summer Socialization,” or “YESS,” ...

Fran Jabara was significant benefactor, friend to Newman University

Newman University lost a generous benefactor and a longstanding friend with the passing of Fran Jabara. The well-known and widely respected entrepreneur, professor and philanthropist died July 25. He was 90 years old. “Professor Fran ...

Former Newman Alumni Board member Dennis Hemken passes away July 12

Newman alumnus and former National Alumni Board member Dennis Hemken died July 12 from cancer. Hemken, 67, was a 1973 graduate of Kansas Newman College and an Alumni Board member from 2011 to 2015. Hemken ...

Newman Summer Symposium focuses on Catholic Intellectual Tradition, Newman Studies Program

In early August, Newman University will host the 2015 fifth-annual Summer Symposium for Newman faculty. The themes for this year’s symposium are the Catholic Intellectual Tradition (CIT) and the Newman Studies Program (NSP). The five-day ...

Newman’s Linda Fields receives award for helping local youth

Newman Administrative Assistant to the Vice President for Enrollment Management Linda Fields recently received an award for her long-time commitment to the Wichita chapter of Continental Societies, Inc. The organization is made up of local citizens who ...

Black Hills Energy donates $18K to support nursing, science at Newman

Representatives of Black Hills Energy Corporation visited Newman University July 9 to present a gift of $18,000 to help support nursing and science education and facilities at Newman. Black Hills Energy Corp. Sr. Manager, Economic ...

Newman student Andrea Wheeler learning about government, life with Washington, D.C. internship

Newman University recently presented a student spotlight on theatre major and pre-law student Wesley Williams, and his experience as an intern for Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins (R-KS 02) in Washington, D.C. It seems, however, that  Williams isn’t ...

Newman Theatre Director Mark Mannette uses ‘Original Practice’ style in Shakespeare Bootcamp

Newman University students aren’t the only ones experiencing summer opportunities. Newman faculty and staff are having great summer adventures as well. Director of Theatre Mark Mannette recently traveled to New Hampshire to be director of an ...

Meet the Newman University incoming freshman class

On June 5, students of the incoming freshman class came to the Newman University campus for registration and orientation. The event provided an opportunity for Newman staff to sit down with a few individuals from ...

Newman University honors 2015 graduates

The Newman University Spring 2015 Commencement ceremony was held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Century II Convention Hall. The Commencement ceremony included an address by Newman University Associate Professor of History ...

Newman University students named to Spring 2015 Deans List

Newman University officials have announced the students on the Dean’s List for the spring semester of 2015. To qualify for this achievement, a student must complete 12 credit hours and have attained a grade point ...

Newman student Justin Ralph takes on new identity to emcee Gymnastics Championships

This past week, the YMCA held its National Gymnastics Championships for youth at the Century ll Convention Hall in downtown Wichita. The championships were held in the format of an Olympic event. In addition to ...

Newman launches redesigned website

On Tuesday, June 30, 2015, Newman University launched its new website. The website has been in production for 10 months and was built from scratch. The project was undertaken to improve the appearance and operation ...

Newman student Wesley Williams lands the job of his dreams

Newman senior and theatre major Wesley Williams received the opportunity to be one of Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins’ (R-KS 02) three interns for the summer – an opportunity he’s dreamed of for years. Williams said he ...

Grant funds Newman project to increase teachers’ knowledge of math, science

The Kansas State Department of Education has awarded Newman University a $123,000 grant to fund its newest educational outreach program: the Teacher Inquiry into Math, Engineering, and Science Practices (TIMES*P). The TIMES*P project is a ...

Investigative science program concludes

The 26th Newman University Investigative Summer Science Program concluded on June 26. The 2015 ISSP included 25 students from 16 different high schools. The completion of the ISSP left students with a Newman University on-campus ...

Meg Trumpp named ‘Health Care Hero’

Newman University Assistant Professor of Respiratory Care and Director of the Respiratory Care Program Meg Trumpp, M.Ed. has been selected as one of the Wichita Business Journal‘s 2015 Health Care Heroes. The Journal selects health care ...

Newman University receives $250K gift from Star Lumber Foundation for science and health programs

Newman University has received a $250,000 gift from The Goebel Family Star Lumber Charitable Foundation to support the university’s science and health care profession educational programs. “The Goebel family and Star Lumber have a long ...

Faculty and staff promotions, assignments announced

Newman University employees will see some new co-workers and colleagues around campus in the coming months, along with many familiar folks who are taking on new roles. Newman officials have announced the following job changes, ...

Music Theatre for Young People camp now at NU; performances set for June 18, 19

Camps for sports, science, music and more continue this summer on the Newman University campus. This week, Newman is hosting the local organization Music Theatre for Young People, or MTYP, for the second youth summer ...

Newman welcomes transfer students with ‘Transfer Orientation’

On June 12, Newman University hosted Transfer Orientation for students that have decided to transfer from their current schools to Newman. Orientation was held in the Alumni Center inside the Dugan Library on the Newman ...

Newman Summer Science Program now in its 26th year

The Newman University Investigative Summer Science Program (ISSP) is in full scientific swing. The ISSP program is now in its 26th year and continues to give young scientific minds a feel for college-level research and ...

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Student performers get a taste of Newman University living

This summer, Newman University will host a number of camps and programs on campus. One of those programs is the Broadway Academy of Performers, also known as BAP. This camp proves to be a great ...

Newman University to offer MBA with Nonprofit Management focus

Newman University is launching a new graduate-level program designed to help employees in nonprofit organizations become more effective at managing their institutions, serving their clients and achieving their mission. The program, a Master of Business ...

Newman University, KUSM-Wichita present June 16 HealthPulse lecture on ‘Mindful Living’

Newman University Associate Professor of Social Work Michael Duxler, Ph.D. and Professor of Communication and Dean of Graduate and Continuing Studies Audrey Hane, Ph.D. will present “Mindful Living: Stopping the Distraction Epidemic” as the June presentation ...

Professor leads students across continent with ‘Europe by Rail’

Every other year, Associate Professor of History Kelly McFall, Ph.D. leads a group of students in a trip across Europe called “Europe by Rail.” With the trip almost over, participants are already expressing the transformative ...

NU alum Kelsey Sponsel blogs on health care internship in India

Newman University 2014 graduate Kelsey Sponsel is blogging during a summer health care internship in India. Sponsel is now in the occupational therapy graduate program at the University of Kansas. She and other OT students are ...

Newman University honors spring 2015 graduates at ceremonies, commencement

Newman University staged a number of ceremonies and special events May 15 and 16 to celebrate Spring 2015 graduation. This year, two of the major events were moved to new venues to ensure adequate seating ...

Newman salutes departing faculty and staff

Several faculty and staff members who have left or will soon be leaving Newman University were recognized for their service at the university-wide Community Meeting May 19 in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center. The departing faculty ...

Chorale, faculty and staff members head to Chicago for chorale festival

After three trips over the past eight years to Carnegie Hall in New York City and to the Lincoln Center in Washington D.C., the Newman University Chorale is set to make its debut in Chicago, Ill. A group ...

Newman University honors Spring 2015 nursing degree graduates

Newman University recognized 26 candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at the annual Nurses’ Pinning ceremony held May 15 on the Newman campus. The event is a tradition in the nursing discipline ...

Newman University to hold Spring 2015 graduation activities May 15-16

Newman University will stage a number of events May 15 and 16 to celebrate 2015 graduation. Nurses’ Pinning Ceremony
 A Nurses’ Pinning ceremony will take place from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Friday, May 15 in Performance ...

NU bids farewell to faculty members

Farewell parties were staged this past week to honor six faculty members who are retiring or otherwise leaving Newman University at the end of the Spring 2015 semester. Many nembers of the Newman community gathered ...

Scholars Day shows students’ research, growth

More than 100 students had the opportunity to show what they have learned during their academic career at Newman University at Scholars Day, which took place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., May 8 in ...

Newman salutes nursing faculty, staff, students during National Nurses Week

Newman University officials offer a proud salute to nursing program faculty, staff and students during National Nurses Week, May 6 – 12. ...

Newman University to present spring musical ‘Raise Your Glass’ April 30 – May 2

The Newman University Music Department will present the musical “Raise Your Glass” at 7:30 p.m., April 30 through May 2 in Performance Hall, inside the De Mattias Fine Arts Center on the Newman campus. Tickets ...

Newman University honors student achievements at Academic Awards Convocation

Newman University honored student scholars and leaders for their outstanding academic achievements and accomplishments at the 2014 Academic Honors and Awards Convocation, held April 22 on the Newman campus. The university-wide event is presented each ...

April 7 final ‘Mission Talk’ will focus on Monsignor McNeill’s Life and Legacy

Newman University will present “McNeill’s Life and Legacy: In Retrospect,” the final lecture of the 2014-15 series of “Mission Talks,” from noon to 1 p.m., April 7, in the Tarcisia Roths, ASC Alumni Center, inside the ...