Author: Anthony D'Alessio

Newman student explains how changing others’ lives has changed her own

Blair Benton is a junior Cardinal Newman Scholar from Benton, Kan. currently studying Pre-Medicine at Newman University.  The youngest sibling in her family, Blair chose Newman for its impressive reputation in the sciences and for the ...

Passing the torch: Totus Tuus ignites student faith

Editor’s Note: The following story appeared in the summer 2015 edition of Inside Newman Magazine. What if I told you that the most important part of your college career might happen in the summer? Believe ...

Reflections of a Newman University alum: Francisco “Pancho” Fields

At Newman University, our top priority is the student experience. During their time at Newman our students will engage in exciting and intellectually challenging academic experiences. They will develop close relationships with faculty members and ...

Newman Residence Life to use texting service to assist during Jet Days Orientation

With the 2015 fall semester upon us, Newman Residence Life is preparing for Jet Days Orientation, running from Aug. 21 through 22. Jets Days is a two-day orientation process for freshman and transfer students. During Jet ...

Fighting ‘fore’ his life with faith

Editor’s Note: The following story first appeared in the Fall 2014 issue of Inside Newman, a publication of the Newman University Office of Admissions for students interested in attending Newman. The story of Jeremy Gant is ...

How to survive the June 6 Wichita Gladiator Dash

More than 1,250 people have signed up for this year’s Wichita Gladiator Dash. The event will begin at 11 a.m., June 6 at Sedgwick County Park. Although the turnout is already massive, slots are still open for ...

2015 Spring Graduates reflect on their Newman experience

On May 16, Newman University awarded degrees to 22 candidates for associate’s degrees, 184 candidates for bachelor’s degrees, and 210 candidates for master’s degrees during its Commencement Ceremony. In this video graduates from the class ...

Newman hosts Baccalaureate ceremony at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

With the adjustment from two graduation events each year to one single event in the spring, Newman University made some changes to this year’s graduation event locations. Due to the anticipated large number of graduates ...

Newman University announces customized license plates

Newman University has announced the introduction of the first NU license plates! Newman alums, faculty, staff, students and any other NU fans are encouraged to sign up and be among the first owners of these custom ...

Over $1,000 raised by Newman students for Nepal earthquake victims

Earlier this month Newman students Suwash Gautam along with his wife Pamela had the idea to create and sell handcrafted bracelets representing the distinct cultures of Nepal and Newman University. The bracelets, which feature elephants, crosses, hearts, and ...

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Up to the Minute newsletter to be published every two weeks for the summer

After today’s issue, the Up to the Minute newsletter will be sent out every other week during the summer. Regular weekly editions will begin again during the first week of the 2015 Fall Semester. ...

Newman students travel abroad over the summer

During the 2015 summer break, Newman University faculty members are leading two international trips for students. Assistant Professor of Spanish Sonja Bontrager is guiding a group of Newman students in Guatemala this summer in the Guatemala Study and ...

Counseling Program recognized as one of the top programs in the nation for Christian colleges

For a second time this year, the Newman University Counseling Program has been recognized as one of the top programs in the nation. This time, the program has been selected as one of the nation’s top ...

Newman partners with Genesis Health Club for student discounts

Newman University has recently announced its partnership with Genesis Health Club. Partnering together gives Newman a way to encourage health and fitness to the student body. Every undergraduate student enrolled in classes for the Fall 2015 ...

Here’s mud in your eye: Newman CAB hosts mud volleyball event for students

On May 3, the Newman University Campus Activities Board hosted a “Mud Volleyball” tournament on the Newman campus for students. The rules of regular volleyball also apply to mud volleyball with the exception of, as ...

Competitors prepare for 4th Annual Wichita Gladiator Dash on June 6

With just under 950 registrants already signed up, it looks like it will be another promising year for the Wichita Gladiator Dash. The June 6 event will once again be held at Sedgwick County Park and will feature ...

Student Association of Social Work collects bags for children in need

During the last several weeks, the Student Association of Social Work (SASW) has been collecting suitcases, backpacks and other bags for kids in foster care who many times have nothing but trash bags to carry ...

Newman Campus Activities Board to host ‘Spring Fling’ April 25

On April 25 Newman University Campus Activities Board will host a “Spring Fling” celebration on the Newman campus. The event will run from 2 to 6 p.m. and will be located on Founder’s Plaza. ...

Newman Instrumental Ensemble to perform ‘A Musical Trip Through TV Land’ April 19

On April 19 the Newman University Music Department will present an instrumental ensemble concert, “A Musical Trip Through TV Land.”  The concert will feature music from many classic TV theme songs and will include songs from shows such as ...

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Alumni Tailgate Reunion Party

On Saturday, April 18 from 11:15 a.m. to 7 p.m., the Newman University Alumni Association will hold the “Free BBQ, Beer and Ball” Alumni Tailgate Reunion Party in Parking Lot C located near the baseball and ...

Alumni Board seeks nominations for 2016 Distinguished Alumni Awards

The Alumni Board of Directors Nominations Committee is seeking nominations for our 2016 Distinguished Alumni Awards. Nominees must be graduates of the academy, junior college or college/university at least five years beyond their graduation year. Nominees ...

Highlights from 2015 Family Weekend event

The Newman University Campus Activities Board hosted the 2015 Family Weekend event on March 27 and 28. With more than 150 attendees overall, the weekend events were a wonderful success. Check out photos from the weekend below: ...

Admissions to host live online chat April 2

On April 2 the Newman University Admissions Department will once again host an online chat for prospective students. The topic for this month’s chat will be campus life. Prospective students and their parents are welcome ...

2015 Family Weekend events begin March 27

The Newman University Campus Activities Board will host the 2015 Family Weekend event March 27-28. All family and friends are welcome so come out and enjoy a weekend of family fun! ...

Newman tag allows you to show your Jet Pride wherever you drive

Newman University would like to give members of the Newman community who are residents of Kansas the opportunity to purchase an official State of Kansas Newman license plate for cars and light trucks. With Newman ...

2015 Prayer Breakfast set for March 26

Newman University Staff Assembly will host a prayer breakfast from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. on March 26 in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center on the Newman campus. This year’s theme is “Today I Choose Joy.” ...

Preparation underway for upcoming Rush of Fools Christian Concert

With just over two weeks left before the event, Newman is finalizing all preparations for the Rush of Fools Christian Concert on March 27. One addition to the event is the introduction of three different ...

Newman Campus Activities Board hosts Stuff A Bear and Share event March 11

On March 11 the Campus Activities Board will host a Stuff A Bear and Share event in the Student Center inside the Dugan Library and Campus Center. The event will take place from 1 to ...

Auditions to be held March 25 and 26 for Art Day of Giving talent show

Newman is hosting auditions for “The Newman Variety Show.” The show will be held in promotion of the upcoming Art Day of Giving on April 24 following the Steckline Gallery show opening for “The Two Headed Beast” ...

Newman wrestler advances to nationals

Newman University wrestler Dustin Reed is headed to the NCAA Division II National Tournament, March 13-14 in St. Louis, Mo. ...

Local band Aviator Worship to open for Rush of Fools concert

Thanks to the massive participation of everyone in our social media community, the opening band for the Newman University hosted Christian concert has been decided! Wichita local band Aviator Worship has been selected as the openers ...

Newman University Theatre presents ‘Hamlet’ March 5-8

The Newman University Theatre Department will present “Hamlet” by William Shakespeare for three evening performances and one matinee. The show will be performed at 8 p.m. March 5, 6 and 7, and at 2 p.m. on Mar. ...

Touring musician Spehar to help close Heritage Month on a joyous note

National touring singer/songwriter Luke Spehar will help bring the first Heritage Month to a close with a free concert, March 4, 2015 at 8 p.m. The concert will be held in St. John’s Chapel in ...

Newman University’s Master of Social Work Program earns re-accreditation

The Master of Social Work (MSW) program at Newman has been successfully re-accredited for an additional eight years. “This has been a rather long and difficult process, so all of us Social Work faculty are ...

Newman’s ‘Fr. Fog’ featured in Our Sunday Visitor magazine

Father John Fogliasso is featured in the Feb. 22, 2015 issue of Our Sunday Visitor Newsweekly.  The national online and print publication included the story on Fr. Fog in its edition focusing on campus chaplains. ...

Newman FAFSA priority deadline is March 1

Newman University encourages all students who have not filled out the FAFSA to do so as soon as possible as time is running out for need-based state funding. Newman’s priority consideration deadline is Sunday, March 1. ...

Gina Marx featured speaker at 2015 Wichita Women’s Fair

Newman University’s Gina Marx, Ed.D. will be on stage as a featured speaker for the 2015 Wichita Women’s Fair at 3 p.m., Feb. 20 at Century II. Marx, director of Newman’s School of Education Graduate ...

Gregorian Chant Workshop a success

Cardinal Newman Week got off to a harmonious start this past weekend when 54 music enthusiasts attended the Gregorian Chant Workshop, sponsored by the Gerber Institute for Catholic Studies. The workshop was led by former ...

Hispanic and Native American Scholars Program

Eighteen high school students have started weekly classes as part of the 2015 Newman Hispanic Scholars Program (NHSP). Four additional students are involved in the 2015 Native American Scholar Program (NNASP). The programs focus on ...