Author: Amy Emerson

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 ...

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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 ...

Ashleigh Taylor
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 ...

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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, ...

Newman student interns at local district attorney’s office for the summer

Not only is Vincent Couto extremely involved on the Newman campus, he was also able to obtain an internship off-campus for the summer with the local district attorney’s office. Couto is an international student and ...

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Graduates reflect on commencement day

Part of the Newman University mission statement is to “empower graduates to transform society.” According to these graduates, the programs and opportunities provided by Newman do not disappoint in doing so. On Saturday, May 12, ...

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Senior Anthony Navarrete lands internship with KSN-TV

After attending the spring semester Highway 54 Career Fair, which is co-hosted by Newman University and Friends University, Newman Jet student-athlete Anthony Navarrete has landed an internship position with KSN-TV — a local news station ...

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Graduate student Kelly Hopkins helps children in abusive environments

Six years ago,  Kelly Hopkins decided to take on some volunteer work. Little did she know, that volunteer work would carry over to her future career. ...

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Campus cats safely borrowed and returned after spay and neuter surgery

Last weekend, the friendly cats of Newman were collected, borrowed, spayed and neutered, then safely returned to their campus home on Monday. “For over a year, several people have discussed how we can responsibly care ...

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Come fly kites with Kaleidoscope and friends

Grab a couple pals and come on down — Kaleidoscope and friends are hosting an anti-stress kite flying event on campus from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 5, on the Wilkins Soccer Field. Kaleidoscope ...

Harry Potter Lit Fest
Harry Potter themed ‘Lit Fest’ a success

The Newman University English department presented its annual Literature Festival, “Magic Happens: A Celebration of Harry Potter,” April 12 and 13. Also known as, “Lit Fest,” the celebration is a two-day event featuring readings from ...

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Bob Benson to present ‘Colorful Abstracts’ exhibit in Steckline Gallery

Artist Bob Benson will present his vibrant photographic works in the upcoming exhibit “Colorful Abstracts”  in the Newman University Steckline Gallery. The exhibit  begins with a Final Friday reception from 5 to 7 p.m. April ...

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Newman staff preps for upcoming registration days

To help welcome and prepare new students for the fall semester at Newman University, four registration days are planned over the next few months. Registrations days take place April 27, June 1, June 15 and July ...

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A spring break spent on pilgrimage to Rome

Graduate students in the theology program recently returned from a pilgrimage to Rome. ...

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Wichita Sports Hall of Fame inducts two of Newman’s finest

Director of Athletics Victor “Vic” Trilli and Volunteer Assistant Men’s Baseball Coach Mike Pelfrey will each be inducted into the Wichita Sports Hall of Fame. ...

Ariana Esparza
Newman senior Ariana Esparza is headed to the Disney College Internship Program

Senior Ariana Esparza’s world just got a little more magical. ...

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Student Kedzie Hopkins forms unique relationship with host family in Guatemala

Last summer, sophomore Kedzie Hopkins embarked on the Newman Guatemala Study and Serve trip with Assistant Professor of Spanish Sonja Bontrager and a group of students. She returned with much more than just a story ...

Crista Switzer
Alumna Crista Switzer aids elderly with technology business

Alumna Crista Switzer ’12, helps people of all ages — with a special focus on the elderly and helping them understand technology with ease. The goals of abcd TECH, her one-woman business, include “simplifying your ...

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Dr. Suzanne Berg was more than just a communication professor

A favorite advisor, professor and friend of many passed away last week, at just 36 years old. While I could attempt to muster up words to give Dr. Suzanne Berg the credit she deserves for ...

Claire Setter
Dynamic student Claire Setter gets the most out of her college experience

“I was more of a quiet folk in high school. I was involved in a couple things like music, but the idea of having any leadership role was kind of far-fetched to me when I ...

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Student Kevin Clack receives internship opportunity with KSN

Junior Kevin Clack recently began an internship with KSN-TV — a local news station in Wichita. Clack, who hails from Seguin, Texas, is a communication major with minors in Spanish and journalism. He is currently ...

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Angela McCoy volunteers as chaperone on March for Life pilgrimage

On Jan. 19, roughly 100,000 people from around the United States gathered for the 45th March for Life event in Washington, D.C. Among these individuals was Angela McCoy, administrative assistant in Academic Affairs at Newman. ...

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Students travel to Denver for annual service trip

While many students enjoyed their last moments of winter break at home and faculty members returned to campus for the spring semester, Newman University Chaplain Father John Fogliasso accompanied a group of seven students to ...

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Alumna Emily Simon hired as Dugan Library associate

Alumna Emily Simon ’16 didn’t seem to get quite enough of Newman in her four years as an undergraduate student. Now, she is pursuing her master’s degree and is the new associate in the Dugan ...

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Newman counseling program partners with Valley Hope Association

Newman University’s Counseling Program and Valley Hope Association celebrate their third year of partnering to train the next generation of addiction counseling professionals. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the nation’s opioid ...

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Student Irwin Torres receives ‘Teachers of Promise’ award

To many, Irwin Torres may seem like an average elementary education student on his way to graduation. But his story is anything but ordinary. Torres is currently finishing his last semester in the accelerated elementary ...