Author: Dana Beitey

Topeka Trip
Learning and bonding in Topeka, Kansas

The entire Newman University freshman class traveled to Topeka, Kansas Thursday, Nov. 8 to visit three locations: The Ritchie House, Brown vs. Board of Education (BOE) and the state capitol. This was the first time ...

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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 ...

College search
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 ...

Joseph Shepard
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 ...

Carrocci Honorary Degree
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 ...

Gary Jenkins
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 ...

career studio
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 ...

SGA Executive Committee
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, ...

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T&T students volunteer in the world of art

Cheryl Golden, Ph.D., professor of history and director of international studies at Newman University, connected with the Museum of World Treasures in Wichita for one of her Traditions and Transitions (T&T) class service projects. Golden’s ...

Party on the Plaza
Party on the Plaza brings Tuscany to Newman campus

Party on the Plaza: A Night in Tuscany is only weeks away. This year’s event will begin at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, following a 5 p.m. Mass in St. John’s Chapel at Newman University. ...

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Newman welcomes students back to campus

The student life department at Newman University hosted its annual Welcome Back Bash for the whole Newman community. Students were treated to free food trucks, rock climbing, games and activities. Staff and faculty were also ...

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Parents take on freshmen move-in day

The Newman University campus was buzzing once again as students arrived on Aug. 23 for a day of settling in and getting acquainted. The 2018-19 freshman class moved into Carrocci Hall, bringing with them feelings ...

Therese Wetta Liberia
Making a difference in Liberia

Sister Therese Wetta arrived in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia, on April 25 to re-open the Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC) mission, which closed more than 25 years ago. Wetta and Sister Zita ...

Shannon Johnston
New director of Steckline Gallery prepares for her first year

Steckline Gallery at Newman University has a new director. Shannon Johnston has taken on the daily tasks of the gallery, replacing the previous director, Mary Werner. Werner, who will retire from Newman at the end ...

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Newman 360Five: Rainy Days

We love the rain — but it sure makes it tough to walk from class to class! The Newman 360Five crew provides tips on getting around campus on the rainiest of days in this helpful ...

Shirley Rueb
Friends, family and co-workers celebrate Shirley Rueb

After more than 50 years at Newman university, first as a student and then as an employee, Shirley Rueb, registrar, retired. But the Newman community couldn’t let Rueb go without celebrating and reminiscing. More than ...

Jet Open
34th annual Jet Open success

Newman University athletics recently hosted the 34th annual Laurie Bell Memorial Charity Golf Tournament. The fundraiser began with its traditional kickoff party, which was held Sunday, Aug. 5, at the Crestview Country Club. Donors, supporters ...

Amanda Crawford
Student’s Newman search comes full circle

Amanda Crawford first considered Newman for her higher education as a junior in high school. And then, as they say, life happened. Now, after more than 18 years after first considering Newman, she is experiencing ...

Jet Days
Upcoming ‘Jet Days’ welcomes new students to campus

The 2018-19 academic year is only weeks away, and the staff and faculty at Newman University are in full preparation mode. Each year, the staff in the Newman Student Life department plans a two-day orientation ...

Fernando Hernandez
Wearing multiple hats — dad, cop, deacon and student

“Student” is just one of many hats Fernando “Freddy” Hernandez wears. ...

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Newman student called to priesthood

Father Nicholaus “Nic” Jurgensmeyer attended Newman University for two years — years, he said, which were life-changing. He said the initial draw to Newman was sport and religion. “Newman had the two big things I was ...

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Newman students experience ‘Reacting to the Past’ in New York City

Newman students Leanne Vastbinder and Courtney Klaus recently traveled to New York City to participate in the Reacting to the Past Eighteenth Annual Faculty Institute held at Barnard College. Reacting to the Past is a concept of ...

Billy Martin
Lightning sparks career for Newman alumnus

Newman alumnus Billy Martin has been talking about lightning for years now, most recently presenting a webinar that focused on achieving FAA certification of aircraft fuel tanks and lightning protection. The webinar was one of ...