Author: Corbin Riley

Party on the Plaza
Party on the Plaza live auction sneak preview

The annual Party on the Plaza is just around the corner. This year’s event, which will take place at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, on Founder’s Plaza, has a brand new theme: “A Night in ...

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Involvement Fair invites students to get more involved

The annual Involvement Fair is a great opportunity for students to become engaged in a new school year. At the fair, various student clubs and organizations at Newman set up tables to provide information for ...

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Two Newman University sports figures inducted into Wichita Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2017

The Wichita Sports Hall of Fame inducted two Newman University staff members into the Class of 2017 at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at Hillside Christian Church. One was recently retired Men’s Basketball Head ...

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Newman to host ‘Reacting to the Past’ innovative game conference

An annual conference for “Reacting to the Past,” an innovative teaching method, will be hosted July 12 to 15 at Newman University. Associate Professor of History and Chair of the Humanities Division Kelly McFall, Ph.D., ...

Scholars Day
Students prepare for bi-annual Scholars Day event

The Newman University bi-annual Scholars Day will take place for degree-seeking students beginning at 9 a.m. Friday, May 5, for a jam-packed day of more than 100 presentations in the course of just three hours. ...

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New vice president of Coaching Federation Heartland chapter Gina Marx travels to Poland for global meeting

In December 2016, Director of the Graduate Education Program and Assistant Professor of Education Gina Marx, was elected Vice President/President Elect of the International Coach Federation Heartland Chapter forKansas/Missouri. According to the federation’s website it “is ...

Spring Fling
Newman CAB prepares for the annual Spring Fling

The Newman Campus Activities Board (CAB) is hosting its annual Spring Fling from 2 to 5 p.m on Saturday, April 22. The event will take place on the plaza located on the south side of ...

Academic Excellence
First annual ‘Academic Awards Banquet’ to honor students April 19

Newman University will honor the best, brightest, and most committed students at the first annual Academic Awards Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 19, in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center, hosted by faculty and Student Affairs. Students ...

Orchestra
Spring orchestral concert will feature memorable Broadway show tunes

The spring orchestral concert “On With the Show!” will be presented at 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 9 in the Performance Hall inside the De Mattias Fine Arts Center. The concert is free and open ...

Upcoming Events
Alumni Department has exciting events in store for spring and summer

The Newman University Alumni Relations Department has many upcoming events planned, according to Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving Sarah Strole and Annual Giving Coordinator Brielle Dunham. The first event coming up is at 7 p.m. ...

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Student Mary Cracraft saves grandmother’s life using skills learned in nursing program

Mary Cracraft is a third-semester nursing student at Newman University. During the 2016 Christmas break, she traveled to Blythdale, Mo., to spend time with her family. One night Cracraft felt a strong gut feeling to check ...

Guatamala Reception
‘Guatemala Study and Serve’ alumni reception allows new group to prepare for trip

Every other year, Assistant Professor of Spanish Sonja Bontrager takes a group of students to Guatemala for the “Guatemala Study and Serve” program, where they speak, learn, and interact with the Spanish culture through an ...

Final Friday March 31 at Newman University Steckline Gallery features works by Laura Scholl

The Newman University Steckline Gallery will present “Resonate with Stillness, Experience Light” by Laura Scholl as the seventh show of its 2016-2017 season. The exhibition of Scholl’s new works, which begins with a Final Friday ...

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Spring 2017 ‘Phone-a-Thon’ is opportunity for donors to support students and university

The Phone-a-Thon has been a staple at Newman University for decades. For the spring Phone-a-Thon, 10 students — plus one student captain — will spend three hours per night, starting at 6 p.m., March 5 ...

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Annual prayer breakfast focuses on ‘Pray All Ways Always’

The annual Newman University Prayer Breakfast will be held at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, March 16 in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center. The program will begin at 7:45 a.m. and conclude at 8:30 a.m. Students, faculty, staff, ...

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Athletics Breakfast provides time to mingle with athletes

The fourth annual Athletics Breakfast will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25 in the Gorges Atrium. Great Western Dining will be serving breakfast from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m and Chris Cakes, a ...

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‘All-Faiths’ prayer service to conclude Heritage Month

Concluding Heritage Month — a time when students, faculty, staff, and alumni celebrate the heritage and the founders of Newman University — is an ‘All Faiths’ prayer service that will take place at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. ...

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Dustin Reed balances being full-time student, employee, wrestler, and father

Dustin Reed is a man with a lot on his plate. He is a full-time student, a full-time employee, ranked among the top five in the nation for Division II collegiate wrestling, and he is ...

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Special Cardinal Newman Mass for Heritage Month

A special Cardinal Newman Mass will be celebrated for Heritage Month to honor the university’s namesake John Henry Cardinal Newman. Every February students, faculty, staff, and alumni come together to celebrate the Catholic heritage of Newman ...

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MyMajors program helps students find a major and career to best suit their passion

A new assessment tool was introduced to Newman University freshmen in the fall 2016 semester. The assessment is called MyMajors. Traditions and Transitions — a class for freshman that helps transition them from high school ...

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‘The Miracle of Father Kapaun’ world premiere next Thursday, Feb. 16

The Newman University Theatre Department is set to present the world premiere of the play “The Miracle of Father Kapaun.” ...

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Newman School of Nursing and Allied Health receives eight year reaccreditation for Radiologic Technology program

The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology has awarded the Newman University School of Nursing and Allied Health a reaccreditation of eight years — the maximum amount of time given to a program. ...

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March for Life emphasizes kindness, compassion

A group of Newman University students traveled to Washington, D.C., on Jan. 27 to participate in a peaceful demonstration designed to raise awareness of and promote an end to abortion. Normally the March for Life is held ...

Newman University Theatre Department presents world premiere of ‘The Miracle of Father Kapaun’ Feb. 16-19

The Newman University Theatre Department will present the world premier of the play “The Miracle of Father Kapaun.” The play will be performed at 8 p.m. on Feb. 16, 17 and 18, and at 2 ...

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Alumnus JJ McGuigan hopes to help others through songwriting

JJ McGuigan was born in Wichita and graduated from Newman University in 2005 with a degree in Secondary Education. While at Newman he played basketball, which became an important part of his life. Before basketball, McGuigan received a ...

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Care packages for Guadalupe Clinic focus of class service project

Traditions and Transitions (T & T) is a required introductory class at Newman University that helps incoming students transition into college life. As part of the class, students partake in a large service project in order ...

No Shave November
‘No Shave November’ raises cancer awareness, promotes camaraderie

November has garnered the nickname “No Shave November,” meaning males do not shave their facial hair for the entirety of the month. This year, the Campus Activities Board has set up a contest with three ...

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Daniel Nwosu Jr. crafts artistic pieces to be part of the solution

Daniel Nwosu Jr. says he is creating art. And 50,000 people agree. Nwosu was born in Ottawa, Canada, and is currently attending Newman University to play basketball and study communication. He has been creating spoken-word poetic pieces ...

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Campus Activities Board members return from National Association for Campus Activities conference in Texas

Eight members of the Campus Activities Board recently returned from the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) conference in Arlington, Texas. According to the association’s website, the NACA is “the recognized leader in higher education providing ...

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National Vocation Awareness Week highlights Newman adjunct and ASC candidate Kristen Forgotch

National Vocation Awareness Week is Nov. 6 – 12. According to the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops.org, the week “is an annual week-long celebration of the Catholic Church in the United States dedicated to promoting ...

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‘Tobacco Free Jets’ lunch and learn educates students and faculty on upcoming policy

The Student Government Association (SGA) hosted a lunch-and-learn with the “Tobacco Free Jets” group on Monday, Nov. 7 in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center. The event was free and open to the student and faculty body. ...

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Fall ‘classics’ orchestral concert Nov. 20

The fall orchestral concert will be presented at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20 in Performance Hall inside the De Mattias Fine Arts Center. The orchestral group includes woodwinds, brass, strings, percussion, and piano. Students ...

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Veterans Day Mass to be held Nov. 11

Newman will hold its third annual Veterans Day Mass on Friday, Nov. 11 at 12:05 p.m. in St. John’s Chapel. The Mass will honor those who have served in the United States armed forces. University ...

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Board Games Club brings together students and raises money for charity

Among the medical, political, spiritual, and artistic clubs on the Newman University campus resides a club that is simply fun and games. The Board Games Club meets from 7 to 11 p.m., every other Thursday, ...

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Graphic design professor Laura Scholl blends light and music with WSU Impulse Percussion

Laura Scholl, assistant professor of graphic design and digital art, is collaborating with Wichita State University’s (WSU) Impulse Percussion Group. This collaboration takes advantage of her digital art and computer graphics specialty in lighting with ...

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Kapaun Mt. Carmel theatre students enjoy events on campus

The Newman Theatre Department will host a group of theatre students from Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic High School this Friday, Oct. 21. The students will have an opportunity to see the campus and have dinner ...

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Oct. 20 LEAD Series features 40 Under 40 Panel

Newman University will present The LEAD Series – 40 Under 40 Panel at 6:30 p.m., Oct. 20 in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center. The event is free and open to the public. The LEAD Series is a lecture series featuring key leaders in ...

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T&T service project shows 2nd graders the joy of reading

Stacy Jones, Ph.D., associate professor of biology, leads a T&T class for freshman students, and every year each T&T class does a service project of their choosing. Four years ago, Jones signed her class up ...

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Register and vote in upcoming election

Registering to vote in this year’s election for local, state and national offices is easier than one may think. The Registrar’s Office, at Sacred Heart Hall Room 230, has Kansas voter registration applications that contain instructions for ...

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Final Friday Oct. 28 at Newman University Steckline Gallery presents ‘Dynamic’ with eight artists

The Newman University Steckline Gallery will present the exhibit “Dynamic” that will feature eight artists. The exhibit was curated by Gehry Kohler and begins with a Final Friday reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, ...