Author: Amy Emerson

Morris Mo Floyd
Mo Floyd receives prestigious Staff Excellence Award

Hundreds of people stood from their chairs and cheered when Director of Campus Security Morris “Mo” Floyd received the prestigious Staff Excellence Award at this year’s Honors and Academic Awards Banquet. The Staff Excellence Award ...

Newman now partners with Archdiocese of Oklahoma City
A great partnership: Newman and Archdiocese of Oklahoma City for diaconate program

The Newman School of Catholic Studies is now home to the Bachelor of Arts in Theology program for the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City. Father Joseph Gile, S.T.D., associate professor of theology and priest of the ...

mothers day
Ellen invites alumna to attend Mother’s Day show

Alumna Kelli Jo Sheahon never thought her first pregnancy would land her a seat at the live taping of the Ellen DeGeneres show. ...

something about this night
‘Something About This Night’ musical sings to audiences of all ages

Each spring, members of the Newman Chorale and Troubadours spend hours learning dance routines, volunteering in the theater shop and memorizing selected melodies — all in preparation for the final music production of the year. ...

if security guards acted like students
Newman 360Five: If security guards acted like students

At Newman University, campus security is top-notch. But what if security guards started acting like the distracted students they see on campus? This video will give you an idea as to why it’s important to ...

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Jetspys awards banquet unites and recognizes student-athletes

Early mornings, late nights, sweat, dirt and a ton of hard work — these are no strangers to the student-athletes at Newman University. For one night of the year, however, these same dedicated individuals get ...

Thao Nguyen
Junior Thao Nguyen lands summer internship in California

Junior Thao Nguyen is one of a select few to receive a 2019 summer internship at the Scripps Research Institute in San Diego, California. More than 500 students applied for the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows ...

Newman 360Five Shakespeare
Newman 360Five: Shakespeareans storm the campus

Now bless thyself. Prithee, watch as Amy and Jack seek to prosper in a world of non-Shakespearean college students. Wilt thou attend opening night of “Winter’s Tale” on the eve of this Thursday? Performances include: ...

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‘Beowulf’ to be theme of 2019 LitFest

It’s 2019 — so why is the theme of Newman University’s Literary Festival (LitFest) based around an epic Old English poem that’s over 1,000 years old and counting? Authors, actors and panelists are prepared to ...

Anthony Dozier
Newman alumnus and artist Anthony Dozier receives Building Bridges Award

Newman alumnus Anthony Dozier recently received the Building Bridges Award as part of National TRIO Day on Feb. 21. TRIO programs were created to offer federally funded college opportunities for students from disadvantaged backgrounds as ...

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360Five: How to vacation anywhere

Are you tired of not having the time or money for a vacation? Look no further! Introducing Green Screen™: the easiest way to travel anywhere within minutes. See the results for yourself! Watch 360Five’s newest ...

Literary Festival 2019
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. ...

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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 ...

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. ...