Author: Dana Beitey

OTA Program
OTA candidates celebrate during pinning ceremony

Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) candidates celebrated during a traditional pinning ceremony Saturday, May 11, 2019. The ceremony dates back to the 1860s with Florence Nightingale awarding medals to her brightest students. The pinning ceremony became ...

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Prestigious Ablah Awards presented at Newman commencement ceremony

Newman University announced the recipients of the 2019 Ablah Awards during the spring Commencement Ceremony Saturday, May 11. The Ablah Awards, established by Fran and Geri (Ablah) Jabara, honor the memory of Geri’s parents, Harvey ...

Kimberly Giesen
Degree in hand, ready to change lives

Recent Newman University elementary education graduate Kimberly Giesen shares a similar experience with many students who choose to return to college later in life. Their stories follow similar timelines — graduate high school, maybe start ...

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2019 commencement ceremonies celebrate graduates

Newman University celebrated with graduates and their families and friends Saturday, May 11, at Central Community Church in Wichita, Kansas. Undergraduate and graduate program degrees were presented to the 2018-19 graduates during two separate ceremonies. ...

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Nursing degree candidates attend ceremonial pinning

Newman University recognized 24 candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree during the spring 2019 Nursing Pinning Ceremony held May 10 in De Mattias Performance Hall. The traditional formal event allows for nursing ...

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New lounge will help Newman honors program grow

The Newman University honors program is getting a new space to call their own. Kelly McFall, professor of history and chair of the Division of Humanities, said the new Honors Lounge will be a space ...

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Jetspys celebrates student-athletes

The 2019 Jetspy awards ceremony took place Wednesday, May 1, at Newman University. ...

Medical Mission at Home
Medical Mission at Home offers health care services to the community

More than 40 Newman students, staff and faculty members volunteered at the third annual Medical Mission at Home. ...

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Scholarship Luncheon allows donors and students to meet

Newman University hosted its annual Scholarship Luncheon on April 15, giving students a chance to meet the donors responsible for their scholarships. A total of 39 donors and donor representatives attended the luncheon and 48 ...

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Awards banquet will celebrate Newman alumni

Five individuals will be honored during Newman University’s annual Alumni Awards Banquet April 27 in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center located inside Dugan Library. Renee Hein ’02, Curtis Nightingale ’01, Alicia Thompson, Ph.D. ’97, Jacob Wayman ...

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Newman instrumental ensemble to present spring concert

The Newman University instrumental ensemble will present its spring concert, “Peace, Love & Rock & Roll,” at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 14, in the De Mattias Fine Arts Center Performance Hall. The concert is free ...

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Newman Staff Assembly to host annual silent auction

Newman University’s Staff Assembly executive committee will host its annual silent auction from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, in the Mabee Dining Center. The silent auction is open to the public in ...

Jennifer White
Difference Maker: Jennifer White

Newman University is proud to be a title sponsor of The Difference Makers for Wichita awards along with Emprise Bank and The Wichita Eagle/Kansas.com. The awards, created in 2016, recognize individuals and organizations making a ...

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SGA campaign adds fun to campus atmosphere

The students at Newman University may have noticed an increase in fun posters around campus. That’s because the Student Government Association (SGA) elections are nearing and campaigning has begun. There are two sets of candidates ...

Elizabeth Meister
Difference Maker: Elizabeth Meister

Newman University is proud to be a title sponsor of The Difference Makers for Wichita awards along with Emprise Bank and The Wichita Eagle/Kansas.com. The awards, created in 2016, recognize individuals and organizations making a ...

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First ‘SHEro awards’ recognizes women in the Newman community

Newman University hosted its first ever “SHEro awards” Tuesday, March 19, in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center. The awards ceremony took place during Women’s History Month and was part of a weeklong set of activities to ...

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Difference Maker: Douglas Lockett

Newman University is proud to be a title sponsor of The Difference Makers for Wichita awards along with Emprise Bank and The Wichita Eagle/Kansas.com. The awards, created in 2016, recognize individuals and organizations making a ...

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Kansas Teacher of the Year finalists visit Newman University

A panel of finalists for the 2019 Kansas Teacher of the Year visited Newman University Feb. 28, spending quality time with current Newman students, staff and faculty. The Kansas State Department of Education website says, ...

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Difference Maker: Sarah Coffman

Newman University is proud to be a title sponsor of The Difference Makers for Wichita awards along with Emprise Bank and the Wichita Eagle/Kansas.com. The awards, created in 2016, recognize individuals and organizations making a ...

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The making of a Homecoming king and queen

Homecoming is an exciting time for any university, and for some students, there’s added excitement of possibly being crowned Homecoming king and queen. Newman University has a long history of Homecoming traditions with many events ...

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Difference Maker: Sarah Bagby

Newman University is proud to be a title sponsor of The Difference Makers for Wichita awards along with Emprise Bank and the Wichita Eagle/Kansas.com. The awards, created in 2016, recognize individuals and organizations making a ...

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Difference Makers celebrated during annual ceremony

The Difference Makers for Wichita awards banquet was held Feb. 23 in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center on the Newman University campus. The awards honor individuals and organizations making a positive difference and celebrates their contributions, ...

Bridget Yates receives teaching award
Newman alumna receives Catholic teaching award

Bridget Yates graduated from Newman University with a Bachelor of Science in elementary education in 2010. Just nine years later, she was given some very good news — she would be the recipient of the ...

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Newman 360Five: Homecoming after party

Newman University will be hosting a great after party following the Feb. 21 Homecoming games. Check out how the 360Five crew spread the word. While you’re checking out this week’s episode, don’t forget to subscribe ...

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High school seniors get to know Newman

“The path to the next clue is short and sweet, but make sure to look both ways before crossing the street. Named after our university president, students have an opportunity here to become Wichita residents.“ ...

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MoJo Tournaments bring club volleyball to Newman

Associate Athletic Directors Maureen “Mo” Rohleder and Joanna “Jo” Pryor decided to bring club volleyball to Newman about eight years ago — and the MoJo Tournament was born. The 2019 tournament season saw five different ...

2019 Wichita Difference Makers
Difference Makers for Wichita banquet honors community members

Twelve individuals in the Wichita community will be recognized for their outstanding service and dedication at the “Difference Makers for Wichita” awards banquet Feb. 23 in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center on the Newman University campus. ...

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Newman 360Five: What’s YOUR favorite Vine?

The Newman 360Five crew ventured out onto campus this past week to find out which Vine is the best. What they discovered, however, may shock you! Check out this week’s episode and don’t forget to ...

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ICT Black Men Conference offers discussion platform for community

Newman University Black Student Union in collaboration with Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated the Delta Mu Chapter presents the ICT Black Men Conference, which will take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 16 ...

Newman Degrees - Fall Graduates
Newman University announces fall 2018 graduates

Newman University officials have announced the students who completed the requirements to earn a degree at the close of the fall 2018 semester. The graduates may walk in cap and gown during the commencement ceremony in ...

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Military veteran talks about his higher education journey at Newman University

Newman senior Ryan Lee began his higher education journey at Newman University at the age of 27 after serving eight years in the Air Force. Lee joined the service at the age of 19 and ...

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Newman releases fall 2018 Dean’s List

Newman University officials have released the 2018 fall semester Dean’s List. A total of 515 students have met the qualifications to be recognized, validating a semester of hard work and dedication. Students who have completed ...

Gail Gettman
Gail Gettman retires after 34 years at Newman

Gail Gettman joined the Newman family in 1984 as a cashier in the business office. But that wasn’t her first time setting foot on the campus. Gettman earned her high school diploma at Sacred Heart ...

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2018 — A Year in Review

Another calendar year has come to an end. Newman University has much to be thankful for as we look to the future. Take a walk with us down memory lane in our Year in Review with the most ...

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Fall pinning ceremony recognizes nursing degree candidates

Newman University recognized 15 candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree during the fall 2018 Nursing Pinning Ceremony. The ceremony was held Dec. 14 in the De Mattias Performance Hall. The formal event ...