Author: Dana Beitey

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Veteran seeks degree to pay it forward

Ismael Alvarez knew from a very young age that he wanted to be a soldier. He was in the 2nd grade when he attended his sister’s Army basic training graduation and knew right away he ...

Jordan Bani
School of Business welcomes new professor

Jordan Bani, Ph.D., has joined the faculty of Newman University’s School of Business. Bani will begin teaching courses in the management information systems and information technology (IT) programs in mid-November. He received his Bachelor of ...

Lori Steiner
Newman announces new Dean of Arts and Sciences

Newman University School of Arts and Sciences has a new dean. ...

Luisa Taylor
Newman alumna receives Wichita Business Journal diversity award

Above photo by Tobie Andrews Photography Newman University alumna Luisa Taylor ’12 was recently honored with a Wichita Business Journal Diversity & Inclusion award. Taylor, a registered nurse, is currently a telemedicine training coordinator for ...

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Fall Job and Internship Fair connects students with community

The Runway Learning Center hosted the fall Job and Internship Fair on Oct. 7 in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center. Nearly 100 students attended the event with the opportunity to network and mingle with representatives from ...

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First-time students explore conservation

The Newman University Traditions and Transitions (T&T) students participated in a class trip to the Sedgwick County Zoo on Oct. 2 to explore a type of conservation taking place in Wichita. ...

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Newman University announces presidential search committee

The Newman University Board of Trustees has announced the formation of a search committee for the next university president along with a series of leadership changes to the board’s executive team. A search committee, led ...

Party on the Plaza
2019 Party on the Plaza returns to the renaissance

The 2019 Party on the Plaza: Return to the Rennaisance was held Sept. 21 at Newman University with more than 500 in attendance. ...

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Newman launches newsletter for parents

In response to requests made during orientation sessions in August, Newman University has launched a new private Facebook group for parents.   The community is for parents of Newman students who want to connect, share ideas ...

Jackie Lari
First MIAA Player of the Week for Newman

Newman University sophomore Jackie Lari, a graduate of Crean Lutheran High School in Irvin, California, is the first Newman student-athlete to earn MIAA Player of the Week status. Lari earned her Goalie of the Week ...

2019 Wichita Difference Makers
2020 Difference Makers for Wichita award nominations open

The nomination period is now open for the 2020 Difference Makers for Wichita awards. The program, which is in its fourth year, recognizes and celebrates area individuals and organizations for the positive impact they create ...

Orientation weekend
New academic year kicks off at Newman University

More than 300 first-time and transfer students joined the Newman family this week, kicking off their collegiate journey at Newman University. ...

ISSP 2019
Looking back on ISSP 2019

Each year, Newman University hosts the Investigative Summer STEM Program (ISSP). The camp allows high school students a chance to experience an immersive college experience, living in residence halls and attending classes, lectures and activities ...

Donna Ewy
Medical doctor connects faith and health care through theology degree

Newman University has always been known for its Catholic heritage, offering a faith-based liberal arts education with the purpose of empowering graduates to transform society. Its newly formed School of Catholic Studies houses degrees in ...

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Suffering from PTSD inspires alumnus to give back through counseling

PTSD Awareness Day is observed annually on June 27 and the entire month of June is also known as PTSD Awareness Month. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, about 7-8% of the United ...

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ICT SOS benefits from Newman silent auction

Staff, faculty, students and other members of the Newman community who attended the Newman University Staff Assembly silent auction on April 19 raised $2,375 for ICT SOS, a Wichita-based organization whose mission is to fight ...

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Newman University releases spring 2019 Dean’s List

Newman University officials have released the 2019 spring semester Dean’s List. A total of 389 students have met the qualifications to be recognized, validating a semester of hard work and dedication. Students who have completed ...

Sacred Heart Academy
Sacred Heart class of ’64 will celebrate 55 years

The Sacred Heart Academy (SHA) class of 1964 will hold a gathering from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. June 19 in the Sister Tarcisia Roths, ASC, Alumni Center at Newman University to celebrate 55 years after their ...

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 ...

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 ...