Author: Dana Beitey

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Winter break schedule for Newman

Newman University will observe its winter break beginning Dec. 21, 2018. Campus will be closed until Jan. 1 with offices re-opening at 8 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 2. Classes will resume Monday, Jan. 14. For to us ...

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Christmas break shenanigans

Newman Chaplain Father John Fogliasso and Professor Kelly McFall have found a way to make their Christmas break a little more lively. Watch this year’s Newman University Christmas card video — and have a very ...

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Newman 360Five raps their way to Christmas

The Newman 360Five crew certainly knows how to spread Christmas cheer. Check out this special Christmas rap they wrote themselves! Check out more videos on our Newman 360Five YouTube channel — and don’t forget to subscribe! Have ...

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Newman professor shares her love for teaching

Newman Assistant Professor of Education Mallory Arellano originally chose veterinarian school as her career path. But she soon realized her love for teaching was pulling her in a different direction. Arellano decided to change her ...

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‘Nutcracker’ holds special memories for Newman professor

Newman University Assistant Professor of Biology Jenifer Leming has a special Christmas tradition connection. She was a ballet dancer for most of her youth and performed in several productions of “The Nutcracker” at different stages ...

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Common freshman read comes to life for Newman students

Each year, the Newman University Traditions and Transitions (T&T) freshman class participates in a “common reading” the summer before their semester begins. This year’s book, “The Immortal 10: A Story from the Kansas Underground Railroad” by Gary ...

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Business Mingle will allow students to practice networking skills

The Newman University Career Services office is hosting a Business Mingle from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center. Current Newman students are highly encouraged to come and practice their networking skills ...

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Newman SGA to host annual Christmas party for students

The Newman University Student Government Association (SGA) is hosting its annual Christmas party — free and open to all current students — on Wednesday, Dec. 5, in the Sister Tarcisia Roths, ASC, Alumni Center. The ...

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House of Formation in Little Rock, Arkansas partners with Newman

Newman University partnered with the St. Joseph House of Formation in 2017 in order for seminarians to earn college credit during their first two years of their journey to priesthood. That partnership was extended to ...

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Let the college search begin

Applying for college is a big step in life whether the applicant is a traditional student fresh from high school graduation or a nontraditional student who is returning after being away from education for a ...

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Student Life gains a new multicultural engagement director

The Student Life office at Newman University has welcomed new Director of Multicultural Engagement and Campus Life Joseph Shepard. Shepard is a graduate of Wichita State University where he earned both a Bachelor of Liberal Arts ...

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President Noreen M. Carrocci, Ph.D., receives honorary degree

Newman University President Noreen M. Carrocci, Ph.D., received an honorary degree from Newman University, Birmingham in the United Kingdom Oct. 23, 2018. The honor was given, in part, to celebrate the partnership between the two ...

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Opportunity for friendship and faith with Newman FCA

Newman University student-athletes are working to reignite interest in the current Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) membership. The university’s FCA group has been active for the past several years. According to Clarissa Krum, assistant women’s ...

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Upcoming instrumental concert to feature classic pieces

The Newman University instrumental ensemble will present its Fall Classics Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, in the De Mattias Fine Arts Center Performance Hall. The concert is free and open to the public. ...

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Dean of education enters stage left

Newman University welcomed Dean of the School of Education Cameron Carlson during the summer of 2018. Carlson’s qualifications and extensive experience in education were well-known, but many of his co-workers don’t know that he has ...

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Teresa Wilkerson helps Wichita celebrate entrepreneurs

Teresa Wilkerson, Ph.D., assistant dean of adult studies, recently spoke at an event geared toward Wichita entrepreneurs. Get Started Wichita took place Sept. 27 at the Wichita Boathouse. Competitors pitched their ideas to a panel ...

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Wichita Bishop Emeritus Eugene J. Gerber dies at 87

Bishop Emeritus Eugene J. Gerber died Saturday, Sept. 29 after complications from a heart attack, hospital officials said. Gerber was 87 years old. Gerber was driving on the evening of Sept. 26 when the medical ...

Lori Gibbon
Lori Gibbon is new registrar at Newman

Newman University said goodbye to its longtime Registrar, Shirley Rueb, who retired just before the fall semester began. Filling her shoes is Lori Gibbon, who brings many years of higher education experience with her, both ...

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Education and the workforce: An essential connection

The Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Business and Education Alliance (BEA) joined forces to co-host the 2018 Education Issue Forum Oct. 3 in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center at Newman University. Superintendents from Andover, ...

Prayer breakfast invites all faiths to Newman campus

Newman University Campus Ministry will host an all-faiths prayer breakfast at 8 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center. The event is free and open to the public. Those interested should RSVP no ...

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Newman community gathers on the plaza for a night to remember

Hundreds of alumni, staff, faculty and Newman supporters filled Founders Plaza at Newman University Saturday, Sept. 22 for the annual Party on the Plaza. Newman’s largest student scholarship fundraiser has been happening for many years ...

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New ‘Brown Bag Lunch Series’ offers valuable insight for students

Debbie Haslam, coordinator of early intervention and testing services, is offering a new “Brown Bag Lunch Series” for students at noon in the Mabee Dining Center’s conference room. The talks are also open to staff ...

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Author comes to Newman to present keynote

Author Gary Jenkins will present a keynote talk, “The Abolitionist and the Border Ruffian: A Conflict Between Higher Law and Secular Law,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, in the Performance Hall in De Mattias ...

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Newman employee makes an emergency landing

Adam Sawyer, Help Desk and classroom technology coordinator at Newman University, earned his pilot’s license in March 2018 and just months after, during Labor Day weekend, he earned kudos for a smooth emergency landing. Sawyer ...

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Laura Scholl to speak at AIGA Design Week

Laura Scholl, assistant professor of graphic design and digital art at Newman University, will present during Wichita Design Week hosted by AIGA Wichita. According to AIGA Wichita’s website, “Wichita Design Week is a week-long series of events ...

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Mobile career kiosk to help students around Newman campus

Melody Head, director of Career Services and Cooperative Education, has designed a plan to help Newman students talk about future career possibilities when it’s most convenient for them with a mobile career kiosk. “For the ...

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Newman SGA excited for a new year

The Student Government Association (SGA) at Newman University has already begun setting goals, strategizing and planning for the new academic year. The 2018-19 SGA executive committee consists of President Marisa-Nicole Zayat, Vice President Thao Nguyen, ...