Author: Dana Beitey

John Moragues
John Moragues, former Newman professor, passes away

John Moragues, former associate professor of social work and distance education coordinator for the Newman University Master of Social Work (MSW) program in Colorado Springs, died Nov. 18, 2020. He helped build the program from ...

Tim Belsan
Tim Belsan ’05 moves into new U.S. Department of Justice role

Newman University alumnus Tim Belsan ’05 is breaking new ground having been recently appointed the inaugural director of the Enforcement Section within the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Immigration Litigation. The primary focus of ...

Food Holidays
International cuisine: Newman community shares holiday memories

Thanksgiving is almost here and Americans throughout the country are buying turkey, ham and all the fixings for traditional side dishes that have graced Thanksgiving Day tables for years. Although many gatherings will be smaller ...

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Teaching during a pandemic: an alumna’s perspective

The education world might look different in 2020 but it is still an essential piece of everyday life. Educators are working hard in their communities to forge ahead while continuing to develop the minds of ...

Two Newman students recognized as Teachers of Promise

Newman University students Lina Anescar Meile and Rebecca Clifton have been recognized as Teachers of Promise by the Kansas State Department of Education for the fall 2020 semester. Twice each year, the KDHE invites Kansas ...

Alex Melugin
Alex Melugin ’12 plays role in battling ALS

Alex Melugin ‘12 lost his grandmother to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, in 2017. That experience sparked a passion within to do something more for the ALS community. As ...

Jeff Topping
Newman alumnus Jeff Topping puts family first

(Above photo: Jeff Topping poses with his wife and daughters) Jeff Topping ‘98 has led a long and successful career in coaching and recently made a big change so he could coach his own daughters ...

United Way Ambassadors
United Way gets two new ambassadors from Newman

Above photo, from left to right: Susan Crane-Laracuente, Jenny Jones, Mark Ayres (United Way loaned executive) and Larry Heck. After decades serving as the Newman University United Way ambassador, Larry Heck, professor emeritus for the ...

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Thrive! Delano has special ASC-Newman connection

Taking action to battle poverty isn’t new for Sister Tarcisia Roths, ASC. The former Newman University president has been involved in Thrive! Delano since 2014 and continues to work closely with the organization that helps ...

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Fall 2020 Newman University magazine goes online

Newman University is taking its bi-annual magazine online this fall. The change in format also called for a change in web design as Web Technology Specialist Daniel Murphy put in some extra hours to get ...

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Deanne Zogleman honored with 10th Mary Jane Teall Award

Deanne Zogleman, Newman University music director, takes her craft seriously both on and off campus. As an actress in the local theater community, Zogleman has been honored with a total of 10 Mary Jane Teall ...

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Newman University welcomes new board members

Newman University welcomed four new Board of Trustees members — Lori Benge, Bishop Carl A. Kemme, Wendy Glick and Diana Stanley — on Oct. 9 during the first board meeting of the 2020-2021 academic year. ...

Newman music department presents ‘Come Alive’

Newman University will present “Come Alive,” a musical stage production, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12-14, in De Mattias Performance Hall. The show was slated to run in the spring of 2020 before the pandemic caused ...

Logan Kemp
Overcoming adversity to achieve college dream

Adversity comes in many forms. Logan Kemp ‘20 said he learned a very important lesson during his time at Newman University: “The best way to do things is the right way no matter the circumstance. ...

Five finalists share the chance of winning a 2020 Ford Mustang

Newman University sold raffle tickets for the chance to own an iconic silver 2020 Ford Mustang between Aug. 5 and Oct. 1. Thanks to the generosity of Rusty Eck Ford, nearly $80,000 was raised for ...

Early voters can complete their ballots at Newman University

For one day — Friday, Oct. 23 — Newman University will be an early voting location for the 2020 general election. Students, staff and faculty who are registered to vote will be able to conveniently ...

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Celebrate St. John Henry Newman’s Feast Day

Newman University Campus Ministry will host an outdoor adoration and celebration in honor of St. John Henry Newman’s Feast Day. The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 9, at Founder’s Plaza, located on ...

Brandon Taylor
Growing in faith through higher education

Newman student Brandon Taylor said no matter where he’s at or what career he is in, he just wants to help people. This is also the reason he doesn’t ever want to stop learning, he ...

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Newman athletics plan alumni golf tournament

Newman University Athletics is organizing its second annual alumni gathering in the form of a golf tournament, which will start at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 2, at the Derby Country Club. The four-man scramble tournament is ...

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Student-athletes earn high marks, MIAA recognition

Newman University carried the fourth-highest number of student-athletes to earn Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) academic achievement recognition out of 14 schools. A total of 86 Jets earned a 2019-20 Academic Achievement Award from the ...

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Alumnus organizes shoe drive, spreads positive message within community

Newman graduate Anthony Harvey ‘20 and his friend, Ja’Darius “JD” Woods, found a way to give back by organizing a local shoe drive they called Kicks 4 Kids, during which more than 300 pairs of ...

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Sloppy Joe Improv makes an appearance at local museum

The Newman University Sloppy Joe Improv players kicked off their 2020-2021 year with a unique first performance at the Museum of World Treasures located in Wichita, Kansas. Co-captains Matthew Clark and Brenden Schwartz both participated ...

Kayla Garvert
Operation Communication creates a new friendship for Newman student

Newman University junior Kayla Garvert works part time in the Student Life office and recently helped organize a letter-writing campaign — Operation Communication — with the Student Life team. The project was created to help ...

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Heather Linscheid ’96 named Citizen of the Year

Heather Linscheid ‘96 was recently named Citizen of the Year by the Carl Junction Chamber of Commerce in Carl Junction, Missouri, for her work on developing an accessible playground open to the community. She is ...

Virtual Orientation
First-time students experience virtual orientation

Students beginning their higher education at Newman University already knew their 2020 fall semester would look and feel different in the midst of a national pandemic. From virtual visits before applying to moving into residence ...

Jay Holmes
Newman alumnus returns as new head women’s soccer coach

Newman University Athletics has chosen alumnus Jay Holmes ‘89 as the new head women’s soccer coach effective Aug. 20. He returns to Newman with a long history in the sport, both as a well-known player ...

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Fall athletics competitions postponed until Jan. 1

The Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) has announced the postponement of all fall sports until at least Jan. 1, 2021. Newman University Director of Athletics Joanna Pryor said teams are allowed to practice but no ...

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Student Support Services prepares for fall semester

Melody Head, director of Career Services at Newman University, is working on a plan to provide the best possible support to students during the fall semester as the community continues to navigate the COVID pandemic. ...

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Newman participates in Community-partnered book club

Joseph Shepard, director of multicultural engagement and campus life, is leading a community-partnered book club sponsored by Wichita nonprofit Storytime Village for the month of August. Newman University is one of three groups that have ...

Amy Aguirre
Newman student works in TX COVID unit, strengthens faith and prayer life

Amy Aguirre will be working toward her Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia through Newman University’s Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) program beginning fall 2020. She said she looks forward to starting the program and ...

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Four ‘generations’ of presidents connect

Above photo (left to right): Sister Tarcisia Roths, ASC, Noreen M. Carrocci, Ph.D., Kathleen S. Jagger, Ph.D. and Teresa Hall Bartels. Newman University recently named its 12th president, Kathleen S. Jagger, Ph.D., who officially began ...

2020 Ford Mustang Raffle
2020 Ford Mustang raffle to raise funds for student scholarships

Rusty Eck Ford has donated a 2020 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Coupe to Newman University, which will be used in an effort to raise much-needed funding for student scholarships. The new vehicle is valued at $30,355. ...