Author: Dana Beitey

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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College counselors welcomed during Pathway to Newman event

Newman University Admissions organized an event geared for community college counselors Feb. 12, 2020. “Pathway to Newman” allowed time for visitors to tour the campus, ask pertinent questions and meet the Newman staff members they ...

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Newman prepares for presidential search

The Newman University Board of Trustees formed a search committee for the next university president after the retirement of Noreen M. Carrocci, Ph.D. effective Dec. 31, 2019. Interim president Teresa Hall Bartels said, “It’s a ...

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OTA class uses 3D printer to create projects

The Occupational Therapy Assistant class (OTA) got creative with the 3D printer on campus. ...

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Transfer process designed to ease transition

Transferring to Newman University is a fairly easy process thanks to articulation agreements with smaller community colleges and a number of generous scholarships offered to the transfer student demographic. Articulation agreements are documents created between ...

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Martin Luther King Jr. celebration recognizes distinguished service

The Newman University Student Life office organized its second annual Martin Luther King Jr. March and Distinguished Service Award Ceremony. A large crowd gathered the evening of Jan. 16 in the Gorges Atrium inside De ...

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Mural in Campus Ministry offers hope

The Campus Ministry office at Newman University recently unveiled a colorful mural depicting Mary, Undoer of Knots. Father Adam Grelinger, Newman chaplain, said the goal was to create a relaxing, inviting space within the office ...

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Difference Makers for Wichita honors dedicated community members

Ten Wichita community members will be recognized for their outstanding service and dedication at the 2020 Difference Makers for Wichita awards banquet Feb. 22 in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center on the Newman University campus. The ...

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Campus Ministry hosts winter service trip

A total of 18 students went on a service trip to Gallup, New Mexico, during their winter break. Father Adam Grelinger, Newman University chaplain, and Emily Simon, assistant director of Campus Ministry traveled with them. ...

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Fall 2019 Dean’s List recognizes dedication and hard work

Newman University officials have released the 2019 fall semester Dean’s List. A total of 468 students met the qualifications to be recognized, validating a semester of hard work and dedication. To qualify for the Dean’s ...

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New app helps Jet fans stay connected

Newman University athletics recently launched its new app to help fans stay up to date with game details, live updates and more. The app can be found in the App Store or on Google Play ...

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TedX event to be hosted at Newman University

*Update — TedXNewmanUniversity has been postponed due to the impact of COVID-19 community gathering bans and stay-at-home orders. A new date for the event will be announced at a later time. The Newman University Department ...

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Newman Honors Program newsletter coming soon

The Newman Honors Program will launch a newsletter in 2020 for program alumni, students and their families. The newsletter is something the program director, Kelly McFall, Ph.D., has been thinking about for some time. He ...

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Merry Christmas from Newman University … and Santa!

Newman University had a very special visitor touring the campus recently. ...

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Newman says thank you to education counselors

Approximately 60 counselors from area high schools and community colleges attended a breakfast on Dec. 6 at Newman University. The event was organized and hosted by Newman admissions team members as a way to show ...

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What a year! Check out 2019’s happenings at Newman University

As we welcome in a new year with all its many adventures to come, we look back and celebrate all the great things 2019 brought us. ...

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Newman University School of Business has a new dean

Newman University has named Jill Fort, Ph.D., as its new dean for the School of Business effective January 2020. Fort is excited to begin her role as dean in a strong program that includes a ...

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Newman invites prospective students to fall open house

Newman University will offer an open house from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5 for its School of Catholic Studies and the School of Arts and Sciences. The event is free and open to first-time, transfer ...

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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 second grade when he attended his sister’s Army basic training graduation and knew right away he ...

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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 ...

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Newman announces new Dean of Arts and Sciences

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

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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 ...