Author: Shae Blevins

Spring Break runs March 14-18

Next week,  Newman University students will take a much deserved break from classes. Spring Break runs March 14-18. Mass, confessions and adoration will not be held in St. John’s Chapel during Spring Break as well, and the university ...

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Annual Prayer Breakfast 2016

Newman University Campus Ministry is hosting its annual Prayer Breakfast 7:30-8:45 a.m. Thursday, March 31, serving up fruit, scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy and hash browns with coffee and orange juice. This year’s theme is “Compassion ...

Provost, Vice President of Academic Affairs leaving NU for Evansville

Michael Austin, Ph.D., provost and vice president of Academic Affairs, has accepted an offer to become the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Evansville in Evansville, Ind., starting July 1, 2016. ...

Sisters, student discuss India and ASCs during Mission Talk

The fourth Newman University Mission Talk of the 2015-16 academic year concerned “India and ASC Ministry to the Disadvantaged.” Professor of Business Vicki Bergkamp, ASC, one of several speakers who have travelled to India, said, “India ...

Cardinal Newman Banquet celebrates outstanding alumni

On Saturday, Feb. 27, Newman University presented awards and honors to six outstanding alumni. ...

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‘India and ASC Ministry to the Disadvantaged’ focus of next Mission Talk

Vicki Bergkamp, ASC, will present a Mission Talk: “India and ASC Ministry to the Disadvantaged,” from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 2 in the Roths Alumni Center in the Dugan Library and Campus Center. The presentation ...

Guatemala Study and Serve program is focus of Mission Talk

As part of Heritage Month, Sonja Bontrager, associate professor of Spanish at Newman University, presented a Mission Talk on “The ASC’s Mission and the Guatemala Study and Serve” Wednesday, Feb. 17. She and 11 other students and ...

Houston starts diversity conversation during LEAD Series

Terri Houston, diversity expert from the Center for Leadership Development, Inc., spoke on the Newman University campus Wednesday, Feb. 11, as part of the 2015-16 LEAD Series. “The LEAD Series is a lecture series focused on ...

Journalism student Delaney Hiegert’s article goes international

Newman University journalism student and softball player Delaney Hiegert recently completed an internship with the Wichita Eagle. An article she wrote about “social pets” was recently picked up by the Associated Press, which means it ...

24-Hour Theatre Project a ‘high-adrenaline theatrical experience’

Newman University will host the 24-Hour Theatre Project Feb. 19-20 as part of its Heritage Month celebration. According to Mark Mannette, associate professor of theatre and director of the Theatre Department, “The 24-Hour Theatre Project ...

Wichita Eagle features Bishop Gerber Science Center

The Wichita Eagle featured the Newman University Facing Forward campaign and the Bishop Gerber Science Center in its Sunday, Feb. 7 edition. Newman alum and Wichita Eagle reporter Matt Riedl ’15 wrote the story and took ...

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Alumna shares Newman University compelling story

Newman alumna Melissa Grelinger ’82 shared her memories as a student at Kansas Newman College, now Newman University, at the Facing Forward announcement event Saturday, Feb. 6. Grelinger, who with her husband Bart Grelinger, M.D. ’83 serves ...

Bishop Gerber honored at Facing Forward announcement event

Newman University honored the Most Rev. Eugene J. Gerber, Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Wichita, at its ‘Facing Forward‘ announcement event Saturday, Feb. 6. ...

ASC hosts Mardi Gras for Newman University faculty and staff

Every year, Newman University faculty and staff enjoy a special get-together with the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, the sponsoring order of the university. This year, the sisters and the Faculty Community Relations Committee agreed ...

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Heritage Month begins with Mass for St. Maria De Mattias

Heritage Month began today, Feb. 4, with Mass celebrating the feast day of St. Maria De Mattias, the foundress of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC), the founders and sponsoring order of Newman ...

Theology program introduces partnership, new courses

In the spring 2016 semester, The Newman University graduate program in Theology will begin a new partnership with the Office of Faith Formation for the Catholic Diocese of Wichita. According to Joshua Papsdorf, Ph.D., associate professor of ...

Students return from study abroad with ASC in India

Newman University senior Brandi Boese and junior Diana Stanley have returned from a six-week study abroad with the Bangalore chapter of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ in India. ...

Vicki Bergkamp, ASC, recounts experience as professor and advisor

Vicki Bergkamp, ASC, returned to Newman University in the spring of 2013 after a 10-year absence, but her role as a professor and an advisor go back to 1979. ...

Triathlon coaches hired, preparing program

Jeff Lovgren and Heidi Coble have joined the Jets as coaches for the Newman University new triathlon program, which is set to start in the fall of this year. The decision to start a triathlon program began with ...

Sean Forrest comes to Newman University

The Gerber Institute for Catholic Studies at Newman University welcomes speaker and singer Sean Forrest for a presentation of his powerful witness. Forrest speaks on campus at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 26, in the Performance Hall ...

Tarcisia Roths, ASC, to receive humanitarian award

The University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita has announced that Tarcisia Roths, ASC, is the 2016 Sweet Humanitarian of the Year award recipient for her devotion to the community and to the education of others. ...

Former baseball coach joins Wichita Wingnuts

Former baseball coach and Newman University legend Paul Sanagorski will join the Wichita Wingnuts as their third hitting coach since the team launched in 2008. Sanagorski came to Newman University in 1978 and developed the baseball program. ...

Director of Residence Life featured in NASPA

Director of Residence Life Lucas Mullin was recently featured in a publication by NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education as the Kansas Membership Coordinator for the organization. In his role, Mullin works to ...

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Newman University ranked No. 10 for online nursing program

Newman University was recently ranked tenth in the nation for its online nursing program by Affordable Colleges Online, adding another recognition to the university’s already touted nursing programs. “We made sure to highlight schools across the ...

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Newman University puts 148 on Heartland Academic Honor Roll

Newman University earns its eighth Heartland Conference GPA title with 148 student-athletes being named to the conference honor roll – more than 50 percent of the student-athletes enrolled during the Fall 2015 semester. Read the complete list ...

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Newman University Hall of Fame inductee’s future in fitness

Newman University Athletics Hall of Fame inductee (2013) Chris Clawson left his mark on the baseball record book in his three seasons at Newman University (1982-1984). Now, he’s leaving his mark on the world of ...

Year in Review: 2015 at Newman University

The Newman University community has experienced acts of incredible faith, feelings of extreme joy and the sorrow of tragic loss this year. Take a look back at our Year in Review with the most popular stories from ...

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Fugate Enterprises gifts $2 million to Newman University

Fugate Enterprises has made a $2 million gift to Newman University to support its science, nursing, and allied health professions programs and students. ...

Faculty, staff, students volunteer with Salvation Army

Newman University sponsored a Salvation Army Angel Tree for the Newman community to help make Christmas special for families in need. For more than 25 years, Newman faculty, staff and students have participated in the Angel Tree ...

Annual breakfast informs high school counselors about Newman University

More than 40 high school guidance counselors from across Kansas joined members of the Newman University Admissions Department for breakfast Dec. 4 to learn more about the university and its programs. Assistant Director of Admissions’ ...

Preparation, research, passion guide students’ Scholars Day project

Students Ashley Hare, Rikkie Hemmert, Alyssa Keimig and Angela Walker began preparing for Scholars Day at the beginning of the semester. “We started talking about it the first week of school in our nursing research class,” Hare ...

Students relax before finals with ‘Breakfast and Bingo’

On the eve of finals, the Campus Activities Board hosted approximately 225 Newman University students for Breakfast and Bingo Sunday, Dec. 6. “Breakfast and Bingo is a signature Campus Activities Board event, and an excellent tradition ...

Christmas concert sells out at Newman University

The Newman University Music Department presented its annual Christmas concert to a sold out Performance Hall on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015, kicking off the season with traditional carols, contemporary songs and holiday cheer. During Director of ...

Three businesses with ties to Newman receive honors

Foley Equipment, Star Lumber and Dondlinger Construction have received honors from the Wichita Business Journal by being selected for its first Family Business Awards. Foley Equipment: Legacy Award, 75 years Star Lumber: Legacy Award, 75 years Pictured ...

Social Work alumna speaks to students and alumni at MSW social

Newman University School of Social Work students and alumni gathered for the Student Association of Social Work’s first holiday social Wednesday, Dec. 2. Special guest and alumna Erika Walker spoke at the event about her ...

Boese blogs about India experience with Bangalore ASC

Students Brandi Boese, senior, and Diana Stanley, junior, traveled to India last week on Newman University’s first ambassador trip to the Bangalore Chapter of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ. “They are helping as ...

Newman University continues ‘Holly Days’ with #nuhollydays

All week, students, faculty and staff have enjoyed food and festivities with Newman University “Holly Days.” Organized by the Division of Student Life, “Holly Days” celebrates the season, with departments across campus holding Open Houses ...

Freshmen make first aid kits for Guadalupe Clinic

Newman University freshmen provided first aid kits to the Guadalupe Clinic as part of a class service project. The University of Kansas School of Medicine’s student-run JayDoc clinic works with Guadalupe Clinic, and these seven students ...

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Diagnosis Wichita: #FocusForwardICT comes to Newman University

The Wichita Community Foundation engaged Reach Advisors, a New York-based research firm founded by Wichita native James Chung, to determine what Wichita needs to do to reshape the future of the city. Chung first presented ...

Newman University ‘Holly Days’ festivities begin Nov. 30

Not only will faculty and staff decorate doors and light Christmas trees to celebrate the season, but the entire Newman University community will also be able to take part in merry festivities across campus with ...