Author: Dana Beitey

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Newman athletics plan alumni golf tournament

Newman University Athletics is organizing its second annual alumni gathering in the form of a golf tournament, which will start at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 2, at the Derby Country Club. The four-man scramble tournament is ...

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Student-athletes earn high marks, MIAA recognition

Newman University carried the fourth-highest number of student-athletes to earn Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) academic achievement recognition out of 14 schools. A total of 86 Jets earned a 2019-20 Academic Achievement Award from the ...

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Alumnus organizes shoe drive, spreads positive message within community

Newman graduate Anthony Harvey ‘20 and his friend, Ja’Darius “JD” Woods, found a way to give back by organizing a local shoe drive they called Kicks 4 Kids, during which more than 300 pairs of ...

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Sloppy Joe Improv makes an appearance at local museum

The Newman University Sloppy Joe Improv players kicked off their 2020-2021 year with a unique first performance at the Museum of World Treasures located in Wichita, Kansas. Co-captains Matthew Clark and Brenden Schwartz both participated ...

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Operation Communication creates a new friendship for Newman student

Newman University junior Kayla Garvert works part time in the Student Life office and recently helped organize a letter-writing campaign — Operation Communication — with the Student Life team. The project was created to help ...

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Heather Linscheid ’96 named Citizen of the Year

Heather Linscheid ‘96 was recently named Citizen of the Year by the Carl Junction Chamber of Commerce in Carl Junction, Missouri, for her work on developing an accessible playground open to the community. She is ...

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First-time students experience virtual orientation

Students beginning their higher education at Newman University already knew their 2020 fall semester would look and feel different in the midst of a national pandemic. From virtual visits before applying to moving into residence ...

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Newman alumnus returns as new head women’s soccer coach

Newman University Athletics has chosen alumnus Jay Holmes ‘89 as the new head women’s soccer coach effective Aug. 20. He returns to Newman with a long history in the sport, both as a well-known player ...

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Fall athletics competitions postponed until Jan. 1

The Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) has announced the postponement of all fall sports until at least Jan. 1, 2021. Newman University Director of Athletics Joanna Pryor said teams are allowed to practice but no ...

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Student Support Services prepares for fall semester

Melody Head, director of Career Services at Newman University, is working on a plan to provide the best possible support to students during the fall semester as the community continues to navigate the COVID pandemic. ...

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Newman participates in Community-partnered book club

Joseph Shepard, director of multicultural engagement and campus life, is leading a community-partnered book club sponsored by Wichita nonprofit Storytime Village for the month of August. Newman University is one of three groups that have ...

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Newman student works in TX COVID unit, strengthens faith and prayer life

Amy Aguirre will be working toward her Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia through Newman University’s Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) program beginning fall 2020. She said she looks forward to starting the program and ...

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Four ‘generations’ of presidents connect

Above photo (left to right): Sister Tarcisia Roths, ASC, Noreen M. Carrocci, Ph.D., Kathleen S. Jagger, Ph.D. and Teresa Hall Bartels. Newman University recently named its 12th president, Kathleen S. Jagger, Ph.D., who officially began ...

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2020 Ford Mustang raffle to raise funds for student scholarships

Rusty Eck Ford has donated a 2020 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Coupe to Newman University, which will be used in an effort to raise much-needed funding for student scholarships. The new vehicle is valued at $30,355. ...

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Bailey McGuffey ’17 reflects on her Newman experience

Newman alumna Bailey McGuffey ‘17 is on her way to fulfill her dream as a physician assistant after recently successfully completing the PA program at Christian Brothers University (CBU) in Memphis. She came to Newman ...

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Newman alumni connect, assist in arranging life-changing surgery

Above photo from left to right: Sr. Therese Wetta ’64, ASC, Dr. Brad Dart ’97, Francis Sio, Augustine Sio When God wants something done, He sure knows how to make it happen. The following is ...

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Newman prepares for in-person fall semester

Newman University has announced a plan for a return to in-person classes for the fall 2020 semester. The initiative, “Together We Soar — Return to Campus,” is a flexible plan detailing calendar changes, safety measures ...

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Newman professor gives briefing at local museum

Newman University Assistant Professor of Strategic Intelligence Scott McIntosh is a retired military analyst and foreign area officer. He speaks at many functions within the community on topics from business to warfare. Most recently, he ...

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Nursing graduates participate in outdoor pinning ceremony

The spring 2020 nursing pinning ceremony at Newman University looked much different due to a national pandemic that resulted in gathering restrictions for cities across the United States. In the midst of such unprecedented times, ...

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School of Catholic Studies introduces ‘great books’ into coursework

The Newman University School of Catholic Studies has introduced a new series of courses based on the “great books” of Catholic and religious history. Joshua Papsdorf, director of the graduate theology program, said these courses ...

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Faith, service and liberal arts: Newman’s next president looks to the future

Newman University recently announced Kathleen S. Jagger, Ph.D., as its 12th president. The former president of Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Kentucky will begin her duties as Newman University president effective July 1. Jagger ...

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Newman University celebrates 2020 spring nursing graduates

The spring 2020 nursing pinning ceremony at Newman University looked much different due to a national pandemic that resulted in gathering restrictions for cities across the United States. In the midst of such unprecedented times, ...

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Residence Life has a new interim director

Newman University has named Turner Middendorf interim residence life director for the 2020-21 academic year. Previously the residence life graduate assistant, Middendorf officially began his new role May 13 when previous director Scott Mudloff changed ...

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The pre-medicine journey at Newman University

One-on-one instruction, small class sizes, multiple ways to get involved, personalized academic attention, local internship opportunities, tight-knit community and skill-building at its best. These and more are all common descriptors of Newman University, and recent ...

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Newman University holds first-ever virtual commencement

Like many universities around the country, Newman University had to make a difficult decision regarding its annual spring 2020 commencement ceremony. Due to the gathering restrictions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Newman moved ...

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OTA professor makes spring semester one to remember

Melissa Smith, Newman University occupational therapy assistant instructor, made the spring 2020 semester one to remember for her students. During a surreal time with a sudden shift to online learning and staying at home for ...

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Like mother, like daughter: graduating together for a second time

Mother and daughter graduates Denise and Alyssa Cooley celebrated their graduation day together — for the second time. Even though they weren’t able to participate in a traditional commencement ceremony for their second round, they ...

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Art professor gets creative with spring assignments

Salvador Dali once said, “Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.” And isn’t imitation the best form of flattery? Shannon Johnston, Newman University professor of art and director of the Steckline Gallery, ...

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Virtual graduation set for Friday, May 8

Newman University will hold its 2020 spring commencement virtually at 3 p.m., May 8, on its website and social media channels. The online graduation ceremony replaces the traditional in-person celebration that was postponed in April ...

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Newman alumnus travels to Chicago to help fight COVID-19

Above image: Rob Winegrad (right) poses with two travel nurses from Tulsa, Oklahoma, while working at AMITA Health Holy Family Medical Center in Des Plaines, Illinois, to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Rob Winegrad ’13 ...