Author: Dana Beitey

Courtney Klaus
Alumna Courtney Klaus wins Moot Court tournament

Alumna Courtney Klaus ‘20 was recently named Best Oralist after she and her classmate took first place in the Notre Dame 1L Moot Court Tournament. Klaus graduated from Newman with a bachelor’s degree in both ...

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Alumni gather to honor Paul Sanagorski

Newman University Athletics celebrated its baseball program creator, Paul Sanagorski, on Saturday, April 24, during a special ceremony and reunion. Newman University president Kathleen S. Jagger, Ph.D., and Director of Athletics Joanna Pryor presented Sanagorski ...

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Alumni recognized in virtual ceremony

Newman University celebrated its annual Alumni Award recipients in a virtual ceremony, which took place at 7:30 p.m. April 15 via the university’s Facebook and YouTube pages. The 2021 winners were originally chosen as the 2020 recipients, ...

Rashed Chowdhury
Alumnus realizes ‘American dream’

Rashed Chowdhury ‘07 has realized many goals in his life — two of his most recent, starting his own company and authoring a book. “Building a Salesforce-Powered Front Office: A Quick-Start Guide” was released in ...

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Newman University to celebrate Alumni Award winners virtually

Newman University is excited to celebrate its annual Alumni Award recipients with a virtual ceremony at 7 p.m. April 15 via the university’s Facebook page. The 2021 winners were originally chosen as the 2020 recipients, ...

Beverly Knighten
Thriving in the social work field

Beverly Knighten ‘97, ‘01 said her calling to help others came at a very early age during a visit she and her grandmother made to a relative’s house. The relative was blind and Knighten was ...

Anthony Harvey
Anthony Harvey ’20 is aspiring to be the change

Above photo: Anthony Harvey poses with his Newman teammates and father after graduating from the Lawrence Police Department Basic Recruit Academy. “If you want to see change, you have to be the change.” Alumni Anthony ...

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Alumnus wins Naismith Coach of the Year

Luke Barnwell '13 honored with national 2021 Jersey Mike's Naismith Boys' High School Coach of the Year award. ...

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Celebrating social work during recognition month

March is National Social Work Month and Newman University is saying “thank you” to its students, graduates, staff and faculty. The theme for 2021’s Social Work Month is “Social Workers Are Essential,” according to the ...

Ellen Traylor
Alumna Ellen Traylor achieving career and athletic goals

Ellen Traylor ‘12 graduated from Newman University with a communication degree and has used it to pursue her passion in the restaurant business — specifically as a certified sommelier. She achieved the first level of ...

Kevin Kelly First Friday
Steckline Gallery presents ‘Long Walk Club’

Artist Kevin Kelly will exhibit “Long Walk Club” at Steckline Gallery during a First Friday reception, which will take place from 5-8 p.m. on March 5. Kelly grew up in both Colorado and Kansas. He ...

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Newman University celebrates St. John Henry Newman Mass

One of the many celebrations during Heritage Month at Newman University honors its namesake, St. John Henry Newman. Father Adam Grelinger, Newman University chaplain, celebrated the annual St. John Henry Newman Mass on Feb. 22, ...

Wendy Sahatjian
Newman professor gives back through community classes

Wendy Sahatjian, associate professor of marketing and management for Newman University’s School of Business, is giving back to the community through business entrepreneurship classes. Sahatjian teaches the class “Balanced” for Wichita E-Community to help entrepreneurs ...

Newman University Giving Day to be held Feb. 25

Newman University will hold its second annual Giving Day on Thursday, Feb. 25. The day was created to bring the Newman community together at one time to support a program of their choosing. This year’s ...

Rhonda Pauls
Newman alumna Rhonda Pauls helps launch rural clinic

Rhonda Pauls ‘94, APRN, joined the Ozark Community Hospital (OCH) Benton County Clinic in Rogers, Arkansas, as the new clinic’s sole medical provider in November 2020. She is working with four staff members and together ...

Irving Casiano
Irving Casiano ’12 talks career, travel and education

Irving Casiano ‘12 said his experience at Newman taught him a great deal about community and stewardship. His subsequent career — through leadership and action — has provided him ample opportunity to advance his passion ...

Newman Paint Night
Create your own piece of Newman art

Newman University is hosting a virtual paint night for the Newman community. During the university’s traditional Heritage Month, Newman alumni, staff, faculty and students can try their hand at being an artist during the Feb. ...

Juanta Wolfe
Steckline Gallery opens first spring show

The Steckline Gallery located inside De Mattias Hall at Newman University is exhibiting its first 2021 spring semester show featuring local artist Juanta Wolfe. The show, titled “What’s a Crown to a Clown?” will be ...

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Knights of Columbus gift Newman seminarian with car

Above photo by Foss Farrar: (l to r) Wit Goebel, general manager of Zeller Motors; Thomas Prater; his parents, David and Amy Prater; Father Sam Brand, Sacred Heart pastor; and Knights’ leaders Jack Blatchford and ...

ASC passionate about connecting with Newman community

Newman University students, staff and faculty now have a more convenient way to connect with the university’s founding order and sponsor, the Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC). Sr. Therese Wetta said the goal ...

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Newman spring semester underway

With a new year comes a new academic semester and the students, staff and faculty at Newman University are ready to spring forward. College life didn’t fall into its usual routine during the year 2020 ...

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Newman University announces fall 2020 graduates

Newman University officials have announced the students who completed the requirements to earn a degree at the close of the 2020 fall semester. These individuals are invited to walk in cap and gown during the May ...

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Student Life organizes Martin Luther King Jr. celebration

The Student Life Department at Newman University has scheduled its 3rd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Walk and community awards program, which will be presented at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18, as a virtual ...

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Newman University honors Alumni with annual award

The Newman University mission states that the university’s purpose is to empower graduates to transform society — and alumni do not disappoint. ...

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Newman Jets ready for spring competition

The fall 2020 sports season for Newman University student-athletes was abruptly put on hold due to a national pandemic. But the Jets are looking to end their 2020-2021 season on a high note with a ...

Alumni and students to connect through mentorship program

Newman University introduced its new personalized student success program, Navigator, in the fall of 2020. The program was built on top of current efforts to guide students through the higher education process. The Navigator program ...

Newman chaplain offers guidance for new semester

As students, staff and faculty begin a new year and a new semester at Newman University, many are still recovering from 2020 — a year of cancellations, changes, isolation and distance. Looking forward, Newman Chaplain ...

2020: A Year in Review

We experienced many emotions during the year 2020, yet through it all, great things continued to happen within the Newman community. ...

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A merry Christmas message from Newman University

Santa Claus and his elves are planning a special and safe Christmas Eve. But first, Santa must work on his naughty and nice list as he peeks into a Zoom class at Newman University. Merry ...

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Admissions team hosts virtual counselor’s breakfast

Newman University Admissions hosts an annual breakfast for high school counselors on campus, but this year, they had to get creative with the format. With ongoing COVID-19 concerns, the admissions team created a virtual event ...

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Newman professor shares COVID-19 experience

Written by Teresa Wilkerson, professor and assistant dean of the School of Business ...

Dugan Circle Drive
Drive-Thru Christmas will thank donors and alumni

Newman University Advancement will host a Drive-Thru Christmas for its donors and alumni from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6, in front of Dugan Library. Laura Hartley, director of alumni and campus events, said the ...