Author: John Denny

Larry Gunkel Silent Heroes
Wichita Difference Makers recognizes first Quiet Hero

The Difference Makers for Wichita Awards program was launched in October to recognize and celebrate community members for making a positive difference. Each month, individuals who do not seek recognition but rather are inspired through an ...

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Being a first generation college graduate will be a proud moment for these two Newman students

Maria Martinez and Gabriela Figueroa both have one semester left before they graduate with education degrees earned at the Newman University Western Kansas Center in Dodge City. While they may have the same choice in majors, however, Martinez ...

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Newman student Linnea Ristow shares her summer with those in need

Sophomore biology major Linnea Ristow didn’t spend her summer break the way many students do. Instead of heading to the lake or beach, she spent her twelve weeks of freedom building mud huts, walking through ...

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Wendy Glick to speak at Newman University LEAD Series

On Sept. 20, Executive Director of Catholic Charities, Inc. Wendy Glick will kick off this year’s LEAD Series, with a discussion of her stewardship work with both Catholic Charities and the Lord’s Diner. Glick will ...

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Summer symposium aids professors in establishing new courses

Earlier this month, Newman University hosted its sixth-annual Summer Symposium on the Catholic Intellectual Tradition (CIT) and the Newman Studies Program (NSP), the university’s unique approach to the core curriculum every undergraduate must complete to earn ...

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Western Kansas outreach program is helping Amandria Hartnett change her future

Amandria Hartnett said she always knew she would go back and get her G.E.D., but she never dreamed she would get her associate’s degree, or, with the support and encouragement of her family, friends and ...

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Students return from World Youth Day trips across Europe

Newman students Kylie Werth and Anthony Hamersky recently returned from separate trips to attend World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland, and though both ended their trip at the same destination they took different paths to ...

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Devin Smith will take the lead in diversity programming at Newman

Devin Smith, a newly hired graduate assistant, will focus on diversity programming in the Student Affairs Department, said Dean of Students Levi Esses. “What Devin’s going to be specifically doing is to look at minority ...

Emily Simon Newman University
Game created by recent Newman graduate is garnering attention

Newman University alumna Emily Simon ’16, who recently graduated with a double major in English and history, was an honors student, wrote for the student newspaper The Vantage, and won the Joyce Suellentrop Prize for Distinguished ...

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Final Registration Day is fast approaching

The fourth and final Registration Day for the 2016 Fall Semester is set for July 15, and Newman University advisors and Student Life staff are getting ready for the last group of freshman and transfer students ...

Defying all odds: A journey to nursing school

The Newman University Nursing Program has earned a reputation for itself over the years, and that’s not a bad thing. With first-time licensure exam pass rates consistently above 90 percent, a direct admit option for high ...

24-Hour Theatre Project proves the old adage true

In theatre, the old saying goes, “The show must go on!” — even if the play was written only four hours before rehearsals began, and even if the actors and director have only just met, ...

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Newman Sonography Program has ties to Galichia, sets student on new path

Joseph Galichia, M.D., president and founder of Galichia Medical Group, is known throughout Wichita as a pioneer in the field of interventional cardiology. What many people don’t know however, is that Galichia also had a ...

Students prepare for Scholars Day presentations

Finals week is almost here and students are pushing to finish papers, projects and presentations before they head home for some well-deserved rest and relaxation. Some students have another challenge to complete before they even ...

College scholarship advice from the director of undergrad admissions

For students seeking to make their education more affordable, there are many institutional and outside college scholarships that are available. These scholarships, whatever the size, can help take the bite out of the rising costs ...

Students to open up study abroad with Indian ASCs

Newman students Brandi Boese, senior, and Diana Stanley, junior, will be spending their Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks a little differently than most students this year. Boese and Stanley will be traveling to Bangalore, India, on ...

Library to host ‘Long Night Against Procrastination’

For students putting off their final research papers or capstone projects, there will soon be an opportunity to take that first step toward procrastination domination. The Dugan Library and the Academic Resource Center will be ...

Three Newman University Alumni named ‘Best Docs’

Congratulations to three Newman University alumni, Bart Grelinger, Larry Hund and Patrick George Wolf who were placed on the Best Doctors in America List for 2015. The list is an online resource created by Best ...

Here’s a ‘spoopy’ recap of last week’s Spooky Joe Improv Show

Wichita, Kan. – Last week, Newman’s “Halloweek” events reached their spooky climax with the Oct. 30 “Spooky Joe” improv show. The Sloppy Joe Improv Troupe performed multiple silly and strange improvised theater games for a ...

Make-A-Wish Fun Run sees record attendance, helps Administrator’s daughter

Wichita, Kan. – Newman’s Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) hosted its first ever Halloween 5k Fun Run with the Wichita chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation that will raise money to grant the “wishes” of children with ...

Make-A-Wish Fun Run hits home for Newman Administrator

Wichita, KS – Newman’s Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is pairing with the Wichita chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation to put on a Halloween 5K Fun Run/Walk that will raise money to grant the “Wishes” ...

Newman nursing students say small class size is key to success, community

The Newman University nursing program recently had 24 of 25 graduates pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) on their first attempt, with one student retaking the exam and passing to achieve a 100 percent ...

DI players join Newman basketball family

The Newman University Men’s Basketball Team has added three NCAA Division I transfers with ties to Wichita to their 2015-16 roster. This year, Head Men’s Basketball Coach Mark Potter recruited junior University of Montana guard ...

Junior heads to national championships, makes Newman tennis history

Junior Eduardo Dos Santos is making Newman tennis history, after winning the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s South Central Regional Championship on Sept. 27. Dos Santos will represent the South-Central Region as one of eight players in ...

Newman Chorale show to take audience on voyage “Over the Sea to the Skye”

The Newman University Chorale and Troubadours will present their first vocal music concert of the year at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25 in historic St. John’s Chapel inside Sacred Heart Hall on the Newman ...

Five Newman seniors, two juniors gain early acceptance to medical school programs

All five Newman University pre-med students who interviewed with the University of Kansas School of Medicine for early admittance this semester were recently notified that they had been accepted. Starla Dugan, Ben Gerber and Justin Reiswig ...

KICA Awards UPS Scholarship to Katelyn Balderas

Katelyn Balderas, a junior Radiologic Technology major at Newman, has been selected to receive a $2,450 UPS Scholarship provided through the Kansas Independent College Association. KICA is a statewide association for private colleges and universities ...

‘Hay Fever’ show to ‘infect’ campus with laughter

The Newman University Theatre Department season opener “Hay Fever” is said to cause symptoms including uncontrollable giggling, light-heartedness, and, in extreme cases, highly infectious laughter in people of all ages. “Hay Fever” will be presented at 8 p.m. on Oct. ...

Icer Vaughan selected for CIO Award

Newman University Chief Information Officer Icer Vaughan has been named one of the Wichita Business Journal’s 2015 CIO Award recipients. Vaughan, who will receive the award on Nov. 17 at a luncheon at the Hyatt Regency ...

Renowned expert and author on hunger David Beckmann to speak at Newman University Oct. 6

Rev. David Beckmann, author of Exodus from Hunger and a noted expert on overcoming hunger and poverty, will speak at Newman University at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 6 in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center, in ...

Newman shows strong support for ‘Pope Francis Build’

On Thursday morning, Sept. 24, His Holiness Pope Francis made an historic address to the United States Congress. The pontiff spoke about the ideals that make this country great but also called on people of ...