Author: Dana Beitey

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, ...

museum service project
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. ...

welcome back
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 ...

move in day
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 ...

360five
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. ...

father nicholaus jurgensmeyer
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 ...

reacting to the past
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 ...

Saint Francis Community Services Representatives
Local nonprofit benefits from Staff Assembly silent auction

Each year, the Newman University Staff Assembly executive committee hosts a silent auction to benefit a local charity. The committee votes on a different nonprofit organization to support each year, allowing the opportunity to help as ...

ISSP
Summer STEM program ends with a celebration banquet

The 2018 Investigative Summer STEM Program (ISSP) ended on a note of celebration Thursday, June 28, wrapping up another successful year of exploring STEM fields with high school sophomores through seniors. ISSP was created with high ...

Newman University
Bachelor of Social Work program to officially start fall 2019

Newman University is adding a program to its more than 70 degrees — a Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSW). ...

spelling bee
Inaugural ‘ICT Spelling Bee’ raises funds for Dear Neighbor Ministries

The Dugan-Gorges Conference Center was buzzing on the evening of June 21 during the inaugural ICT Spelling Bee — organized by and benefiting Dear Neighbor Ministries. Brenda Wasinger, director of development at Dear Neighbor Ministries, said Newman was ...

Lori Bradley
Wichita Gladiator Dash holds special meaning for one Newman alumna

The Wichita Gladiator Dash, which is organized by Newman University, has become one of the most anticipated and popular obstacle-course races in the city with nearly 900 participants registering for the big day. The 5k ...

Tammy Nguyen
Biology major Tammy Nguyen takes the stage

Newman student Tammy Nguyen decided she needed to step outside her box and take on a new challenge in order to grow personally and professionally. That is how she became involved in Miss Vietnam Wichita, ...

Ryan Huschka
Ryan Huschka chosen for KICA Aspiring Campus Leaders Academy

The Kansas Independent College Association (KICA) has chosen Newman Associate Professor of Chemistry Ryan Huschka, Ph.D., to participate in the 2018 Aspiring Campus Leaders Academy. Huschka will represent Newman University in the second class of ...

Dean's List
Spring 2018 Dean’s List recognizes student achievement

Newman University officials have released the 2018 spring semester Dean’s List. ...

MIAA jets
MIAA excitement is building with still another year to go

Newman University will enter the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) beginning fall 2019 as an affiliate member — and the excitement is building. Newman President Noreen M. Carrocci, Ph.D., has called for a task force, which ...

Project Wichita
Newman joins Project Wichita

Wichita is under construction — and not just the orange cone kind. Newman University is excited to be a part of Project Wichita, a collaborative 10-year vision and action plan designed to help shape a brighter ...

Austin Lavin
Newman math major wins local half-marathon

Recent Newman graduate Austin Lavin has been training for months to prepare for the local Prairie Fire Half Marathon — and his dedication and determination paid off. Lavin won the race, which took place May ...

baccalaureate mass
Students reflect on their time at Newman

Hundreds of graduates, their families and friends, and the Newman University staff and faculty gathered at 6 p.m. May 11 in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Wichita, Kansas to celebrate the end of ...

Ashley Schaal
Newman MSW graduate follows her faith, transforms society on a global level

When Ashley Schaal began her higher education journey at Newman, she didn’t think she would be traveling across the globe to enter into mission work before starting her career. Ashley celebrated her Master of Social ...

silent auction
Annual Staff Assembly silent auction raises $2,000 for local charity

The annual Staff Assembly silent auction had another successful event this year, as the Newman community attended in support of St. Francis Community Services’ Independent Living Program at the Mount. The purpose of the nonprofit is to ...

STEM
STEM Scholars Program celebrates another successful semester

Newman University celebrated another successful semester of the STEM Scholars Program with 23 high school students and their families on Wednesday afternoon. Through the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Scholars Program, area high school ...

scholars day
Newman students present research during Scholars Day

Each semester at Newman University, students at all academic levels practice professional presentation skills using months of gathered research and findings. Scholars Day at Newman has been happening at the end of both the fall ...

icf
Leadership coaching skills — an important asset for future graduates

Gina Marx, associate professor of education and director of graduate education, has been connecting with her peers worldwide through the International Coach Federation (ICF) Heartland Charter Chapter. Marx, who is a professional certified coach, was ...

alumni awards banquet
Awards banquet honors distinguished alumni

Distinguished Newman alumni were honored at the annual Newman Alumni Awards Banquet April 21 in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center. ...

alumni weekend
Alumni return to campus during Newman Alumni Weekend

Newman University once again welcomed alumni from all over the country back to campus for a weekend full of activities during Newman Alumni Weekend held April 20-21. The weekend included a beer tasting event, Newman-style ...

medical mission at home
Community health care event draws Newman volunteers

For the second year in a row, Ascension Healthcare, Via Christi Health, Wichita State University and the city of Wichita partnered to host Medical Mission at Home — an event that offers spiritually centered health ...

awards
Academic Awards Banquet celebrates students, faculty and staff

Newman University hosted its second annual Academic Awards Banquet April 18 in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center. ...