Author: Dana Beitey

2020 nursing pinning
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 ...

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Registration day goes virtual

In this new, temporary virtual world everyone is adjusting to, Newman University had to get creative with its traditional registration day event. Each year, in mid-April, staff and faculty host a registration event so prospective ...

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Former Newman provost retires from presidency

Drew Bogner, former Newman University provost, is retiring from his 20-year role as president of Molloy College in Rockville Center, New York, June 30, 2020. Bogner held many titles at Newman University, including provost from ...

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From classroom to home: ideas for parents

Approximately one month ago, children around the nation were being informed that the remainder of their school year would take place at home. At the same time, parents were finding themselves in a new role ...

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An Easter wish for the Newman community

Newman University will be closed Friday, April 10, in observation of Good Friday. Easter is a time for faith, family and friends. While most will not be able to gather in large family celebrations and ...

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Newman welcomes new VP of finance

Newman University welcomes new Vice President for Finance and Administration Tony Beata. Beata comes to Newman from Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska, where he was the vice president for finance, chief financial officer. He received ...

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Humanities grant to help Newman program

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded Newman University a grant in the approximate amount of $34,000. NEH grants focus on a variety of projects such as preserving indigenous culture and advancing the ...

Newman University plans virtual spring commencement

Newman University announced its 2020 spring commencement ceremony will not take place as originally scheduled. Instead, the university will hold an online commencement ceremony, which will post May 8, 2020, on its website. Originally, the ...

PTK Honor Roll
Newman University honored on Phi Theta Kappa honor roll

The Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society has been helping well-deserving students who achieve great academic heights for more than 100 years. Each year, the organization determines the top colleges providing the best transfer student ...

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Alumna Victoria Connelly making art and loving life

Victoria Connelly ’19 came to Newman because of her love for bowling. She left Newman with a new passion — art. Connelly first met Newman Bowling Coach Billy Murphy when her older sister, Valerie, was ...

John Brungardt
John Brungardt, Ph.D., speaks at philosophy colloquium

Newman University Medieval Philosophy Professor John Brungardt, Ph.D., recently spoke at a colloquium held at the IPC-Paris, a small college in downtown Paris. The institution he spoke at was founded by students of philosopher and ...

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COVID-19 concerns result in a series of cancellations for Newman University

The Newman University campus is usually buzzing with multiple events in any given week. Unfortunately, due to the ongoing threat of COVID-19 and the state regulations that have been placed, spring events have been canceled ...

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Newman University moves to online teaching for spring semester

Newman University announced Tuesday, March 17, that it will not return to in-person instruction for the remainder of the spring semester. As of March 30, all face-to-face classes will resume in online delivery only. There ...

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MIAA suspends spring sports, championships canceled

The NCAA announced late Thursday afternoon that all remaining winter and spring championships have been canceled. A second announcement was made that evening that all MIAA practices and athletic competitions are to be halted until ...

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Newman spring STEM program celebrates students

Each spring, Newman University hosts its STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Exploration Program, sponsored by BNSF Railway. This program is designed to help high school students, freshmen through seniors, engage and learn about multiple ...

Newman spring break extended for face-to-face classes

Newman University will extend its spring break recess for students taking face-to-face classes by one week. ...

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Alumnus plays two roles in the community

Alumnus Steven Hamersky ‘15 is juggling two careers — as an officer for the Newton Police Department and a goalie for the Wichita Wings — although his police work comes first, he said. During his ...

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Staying healthy

There are no confirmed cases of the Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, in the state of Kansas, but that doesn’t mean individuals can’t and shouldn’t take measures to stop the spread of any contagious disease. ...

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Artist Rachel Foster brings ‘Feral Fields’ to Steckline Gallery

Rachel Foster has been drawing for as long as she can remember. From the moment she could hold a pencil, she felt as though she had something to say through art. She found a passion ...