Author: Amy Emerson

litfest
Join Newman in celebrating the 20th annual Literary Festival

Literature lovers of Wichita, now is your chance to celebrate authors and storytelling through colorful presentations, readings and short performances at Newman’s Literary Festival. Each year, the Newman English department hosts the Literary Festival — ...

spelling bee
Newman hosts Sunflower State Spelling Bee

Young contestants and their families filled the De Mattias Performance Hall for the Sunflower State Spelling Bee Saturday, March 9. The spellers took their places at 8:45 a.m. and warmed up their brains, vocal cords ...

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Newman 360Five: 7 types of people you meet at the library

On this week’s episode of Newman 360Five, Austin and Brenden portray the various and interesting types of people you may witness at your everyday college library. Check out this week’s episode and don’t forget to ...

cory vigil
Student Cori Vigil overcomes family tragedies to achieve dream

Counting blessings has become a regular part of Newman University student Cori Vigil’s routine. In May 2016, the Vigil’s house in Dodge City was completely destroyed by a tornado. Less than two years later, Vigil’s ...

Open mic poetry events welcome for all.
Open mic poetry and performance series on campus welcomes all

Roses are red, violets are blue. An open mic poetry event may be just for you. All students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to the first open mic poetry and performance event of the ...

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Celebrate the rich history of Newman during Heritage Month

At Newman University, the entire month of February represents Heritage Month — a chance to celebrate the founders of Newman, the Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC), namesake John Henry Cardinal Newman and Catholic ...

The Newman Grind is open for business.
New on-campus coffee shop ‘Newman Grind’ is open for business

The Newman Grind opened its doors to students for the first time at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22. The new on-campus establishment will be open 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Friday. It is located in ...

People talking and having a good time at the Newman 24 Hour Theater Project.
Looking for a fun challenge? Try the 24-Hour Theater Project

Have you ever tried creating a short play from start to finish — complete with actors, costumes, props and a live public performance — in just 24 hours? This will be the eighth year in ...

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Newman alumna Angela Massie nominated for Kansas Teacher of the Year Award

Newman alumna Angela Massie was nominated for the Kansas Teacher of the Year Award during a Sept. 24 USD 260 Board of Education meeting, “My principal, Kurt Geilenfeldt, asked me to see him and he ...

High school seniors visit Newman to interview for the Cardinal Newman Scholarship.
High school seniors visit campus for Cardinal Newman scholarship interviews

Twenty-three high school seniors visited campus Friday, Dec. 7, for Cardinal Newman scholarship interviews. The Cardinal Newman scholarship is Newman’s most exclusive award, given to a limited number of high-achieving students each year. To be ...

Robert "Bob" Boewe, the owner of The Spice Merchant in Wichita.
Newman alumnus’ The Spice Merchant a local favorite

Many Wichitans know and love The Spice Merchant for its flavorful selections of coffee, tea, spices and gifts, but the local treasure is also dear to the heart of Newman University. ...

party
Holly Jolly Holiday Party is back for another year

Kaleidoscope has once again joined forces with many other clubs on campus to present the Holly Jolly Holiday Party for a second year. Kaleidoscope is a campus club that serves as a peer-to-peer interaction-based student organization, ...

Newman Jets take on the tournament against Dallas Baptist University.
Women’s soccer team completes season, makes history

Not only did the Jets finish third in the Heartland Conference and earn a place in the conference tournament, the team won the conference’s Silver Sportsmanship Award and several players won individual honors. While they ...

Students attend Nimrod
Students take on Tulsa, OK, for the Nimrod Writing Conference

On Oct. 20, Associate Professor of English Susan Crane-Laracuente, Ph.D., and her husband, Sonny, spent their Saturday traveling with a group of six students to Tulsa, Oklahoma, for the “Nimrod Conference for Readers and Writers.” ...

KATE Panel
Newman students, alumni and professor present as panel at KATE Conference

Last month, Associate Professor of English Susan Crane-Laracuente, Ph.D., reached out to two of her colleagues with a rough idea for a panel proposal. Together, the three crafted “What Now? Millennial Writers Engaging the World” ...

Topeka, Kansas
Traditions and Transitions classes will embark on field trip to Topeka

For the first time ever, all freshman Traditions and Transitions (T&T) classes will travel to Topeka as part of an educational field trip. Each year the theme of T&T classes is based on a particular ...

Wichita Area Sister Cities visit campus
Wichita Area Sister Cities visit Newman to discuss educational exchanges with China

On. Oct. 2, Newman University received a visit from Chinese representatives of the Wichita Area Sister Cities (WASC) — a nonprofit organization that serves to facilitate relationships between international communities. Wichita is “siblings” with four ...

FAFSA is one of many tools to help students pay for college

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now available for all prospective college students who are enrolling for the 2019-20 academic year to determine their eligibility for student financial aid. “The benefit of applying for the FAFSA ...

Students choosing career path.
‘MyMajors’ is one of many resources to aid students in their career search

Students at Newman have access to many resources, both online and off, to help them find the major and career path that best suits them. One tool is MyMajors — an assessment designed to take ...

Newman individuals take on the Ironman triathlon, world’s hardest race

Completing the Ironman triathlon is no small feat, yet four individuals at Newman University have successfully done just that. The Ironman is a triathlon that takes place in various destinations throughout the world, including olympic ...

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Alumna Joey Egan flourishes in respiratory care work, saves a life

Alumna Joey Egan was at a family breakfast in El Dorado, Kansas, when her 20-day-old nephew stopped breathing. Egan’s sister, Kristen Greene, was holding baby Wilder when she noticed he wasn’t breathing. “My sister ran ...

Jose Rojas-Montero shows off the contents of his fridge in Fugate.
What’s in your minifridge? Students tell all

Newman University is filled with unique twists and flavors — from the expansive course options and study abroad opportunities, right down to various cultural experiences and other campus events. To quench some curiosity, we talked ...

Free tutoring services are back and available to all students
Free tutoring services are back and available for all students

Classes are officially back in full swing — and so are the tutoring services to help students succeed. Newman University offers its students free peer tutoring in most subjects, including upper-level chemistry, upper-level biology, sociology, ...

St. Maria De Mattias, the foundress of Newman University.
Sister Kevin tells story of stained glass in Chapel of New Covenant

“The decade of the 1990s will be remembered in our community for many things,” said 1998 Provincial Charlotte Rohrbach. “One thing will be the complete renovation of our Province Center and, in particular, our worship ...

Father John Fogliasso in St. John's Chapel
Funds being raised for renovations to St. John’s Chapel

Renovations were last made to St. John’s Chapel at Newman University in 1994, and now — more than 20 years later — it is time for a revamp. Located at the heart of Sacred Heart ...

move-in day
Freshmen move in for their first year at Newman

Freshman move-in day at Newman University kicked off at 8 a.m. Aug. 23 with a little help from Residence Life, First Year Experience (FYE) members, Campus Ministry, the women’s basketball team and the Newman cheer ...

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Student Ashleigh Taylor receives Maud Wyatt Memorial Scholarship

Ashleigh Taylor is entering her senior year as a recipient of the Kansas Independent College Association (KICA) 2018 Maud Wyatt Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is meant to recognize students who value their education at a private college. ...

A T&T class plays an icebreaker game involving balloons.
Traditions and Transitions provides Newman students with unique opportunities

Newman University empowers graduates to transform society, and Traditions and Transitions (T&T) is just one of the many programs helping students do so from the very start of their college career. T&T is a freshman ...

Nursing student Jenny Sellaro professes vows as ASC sister

Newman student Jenny Sellaro recently took her vows to join the congregation of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC), in Wichita, Kansas. According to its website, the ASC is a vowed religious community ...

Fran Schumer
Newman recognizes Sister Fran Schumer for efforts in campus community

Sister Frances “Fran” Schumer has not only fulfilled the Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC)  mission through her ministry but also in many other ways throughout the Newman community. The U.S. ASC order, rooted in the ...

Newman University gets new security team.
Newman security team prepares for students’ return to campus

Newman University Director of Security Morris “Mo” Floyd has a new team of officers. As of July 1, 2018, Newman has a two-year contract with Smart Security Inc. “They are a veteran-based company that comes ...

Sr. JoAnn Mark, ASC
JoAnn Mark, ASC, returns to Newman

JoAnn Mark, ASC, Ed.D., returned to Newman University in April. She returns after serving as the executive director for the Partnership for Global Justice (PGJ), an international nongovernment organization with special consultative status to the United ...

New leadership team elected
New leadership team elected for the ASC U.S. region

The Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC) community has recently elected its new leadership team for the upcoming six-year term, 2018-2024. Sister Vicki Bergkamp, a business professor at Newman University, was selected as the ...

Rebekah Valentine
Alumna Rebekah Valentine lands job with lead video gaming trade publication

Alumna Rebekah Valentine has found a way to make a living by combining two of her loves — video gaming and writing. In May, Valentine landed a job with GamesIndustry.biz, the lead video gaming trade publication. ...

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Institutional Research is a resource built to benefit faculty and staff

Most, if not all, universities participate in institutional research — a practice which involves collecting and reporting information to government bodies, the public and various college guide publishers. With all that goes on behind the ...

Newman graduate Rachel Adducci headed to New York

At the start of her senior year, alumna Rachel Adducci “freaked out” because she had no idea what she wanted to do after graduation. One year later, she has been accepted into New York’s Hofstra ...

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13 seminarians take intensive summer Spanish program at Newman

A total of 13 seminarians from Wichita and surrounding states are taking an intensive Spanish program at Newman University this summer. The program is an intensive Spanish immersion comprising two levels of Spanish — one ...

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Five recent Newman graduates kickstart their careers

After years of shuffling around textbooks, completing group projects and pulling all-nighters to finish research papers that should have been done long ago, the hard work of earning a college degree has finally paid off ...

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A sneak peak at the 2018 Investigative Summer STEM Program

School may officially be out for the summer, but Newman University is continuing to provide an educational and enriching experience to young students from around the United States. Beginning June 18 and ending June 29, ...