Author: Sadie Korte

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Service opportunities available for the holidays

With the holidays just around the corner, many volunteer opportunities are available for students, staff and faculty who want to transform society for the better. The Newman University family is fortunate enough to be able ...

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Military Appreciation Day to be held with the opening of a new military space

Newman University will celebrate its military students, staff and faculty Nov. 11 with a Military Appreciation Day and ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new military resource center for students. The event is an opportunity for the ...

Women’s basketball team spends an afternoon at Robinson Middle School

The Newman University women’s basketball team recently spent some time at Robinson Middle School, playing and visiting with students during recess times. The activity was arranged as a community engagement opportunity, which is important to ...

open mic
First open mic showcases student talent through poetry and song

The first open mic event for fall semester was held Sept. 24 at the Newman Grind. Hosted by students Matthew Clark and Murphy Obershaw and sponsored by the theater, English and art departments, and the ...

Alumni athletics weekend
Newman Athletics to host alumni reunion

Newman University Athletics will host an athletics alumni weekend Oct. 4-6. The weekend will provide an opportunity for athletics alumni and friends to reconnect and relive memories. The event includes cheering on the Jets at ...

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Steckline Gallery presents ‘Flow’ by Amy Huser

Steckline Gallery will present “Flow” by Amy Huser during a First Friday exhibition from 5-7 p.m., Oct. 4, at Newman University. Huser is a textile artist from Wichita, Kansas, and a graduate of the University ...

Move in day for freshmen
Getting acquainted: adjusting to college life

It’s the beginning of a new school year for Newman University. New faces are appearing on campus and new friendships are being formed as this year’s freshmen move into Carrocci Hall, hustle into classrooms and ...

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Newman students earn journalism scholarships

Newman University students Emily Larkin and Courtney Klaus have been chosen to receive Gridiron scholarships, presented by the Kansas Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). Gridiron is an annual stage show fundraiser ...

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3D printer arrives at Newman University

The Newman University STEM club made it their goal during the 2018-19 academic year to raise enough money so they could purchase a 3D printer for the university. With two major fundraisers and the help ...

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Campus Ministry Women take a day to reflect

As students go through the last semester of the year, stresses begin to accumulate and personal reflection time becomes rare. The Newman University campus ministry office put together a special spring retreat for women at ...

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Newman alumna takes over Douglas Design District

Renee Duxler graduated from Newman University in 2004 with a master’s in social work, which has led her through a variety of career opportunities. While working as a social worker, Duxler said she has had ...

archives
Newman University archives: Treasures of our history

During Heritage Month in February, the Newman University community remembers its founders, the Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC), namesake John Henry Cardinal Newman and Catholic tradition through fun activities and events. Another way ...

T&T students help make the winter a little less cold

Cold weather has taken over the Kansas air. Being the unpredictable state that it is, winter this year could be nothing special or one to remember with snow, ice and freezing temperatures. There are many ...

Vic Trilli
Vic Trilli: Distinguished alumnus at Midwestern State University

Newman Vice President for Student Affairs and Director of Athletics Victor “Vic” Trilli was recognized as a distinguished alumnus at Midwestern State University (MSU) in Wichita Falls, Texas, during its Alumni Association’s Homecoming brunch Oct. ...

Thanksgiving
Newman University students are thankful

Thanksgiving is known as a time for family and food — but most of all, a time for recognizing and giving thanks for all the blessings that have been given to each and every one ...

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Trunk-or-treat: A successful Halloween fundraiser

Newman University hosted a trunk-or-treat and carnival Monday, Oct. 29, to help raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The event included a safe, fun, family-friendly environment for children of all ages to enjoy an evening of ...

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Transfer Thursdays offer flexibility for nontraditional students

Newman hosts at least two Transfer Thursdays each semester. These days allow more time for potential transfer students to speak with admissions counselors, faculty and get a campus tour if needed. Transfer students can range ...

Campus Ministry at Trunk or Treat
Newman University gets spooky for Trunk or Treat

Newman University is getting spooky with this year’s Trunk or Treat. Grab your costume and pumpkin basket and monster mash your way to a night filled with tricks and treats. Trunk or Treat will take place ...

Laura Shine
University of Kansas School of Medicine welcomes another Newman grad

Laura Shine, biology pre-med major, has been accepted into the early admit program at the University of Kansas (KU) School of Medicine. She said she’s looking forward to her spring 2018 graduation after many long days ...

Mystery Dinner presents Death By Chocolate
Newman presents ‘Death by Chocolate’ murder mystery dinner

The Newman University theater department presents the farce, mystery thriller “Death by Chocolate” by Paul Freed, accompanied by a luxurious four-course dinner served by Great Western Dining Oct. 11-13 in the Jabara Flexible Theatre. “Death ...

Tasty Tuesdays: celebrating food and fellowship

Fellowship and good food are some key ingredients to a happy life — and both just happen to be on the menu for “Tasty Tuesday” at Newman University. Tasty Tuesday is a monthly event held ...

Marilyn Nguyen
The history of Newman University’s mascot

From different names to a changing campus landscape, Newman University has had many changes in its history — including that of the university mascot. Before Johnny Jet, Newman University’s mascot was the Jet Bird beginning ...

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Dr. Cheryl Golden to study in Greece

Cheryl Golden, Ph.D., Newman University professor of history and director of international studies, has been selected as one of 20 faculty members in the U.S. who will travel to Greece to participate in the Council ...

Commencement
Newman prepares for baccalaureate and commencement

The academic year is drawing to a close as graduating students begin studying for finals and preparing themselves to transform society. Senior Jets will be celebrating their baccalaureate Mass at 6 p.m. Friday, May 11, at ...

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Alumnus Curtis Nightingale works to change classrooms for a better future

Alumnus Curtis Nightingale is in his second year as principal at Bennington Junior/Senior High School in Bennington, Kansas, about 15 minutes north of Salina, and his school has been chosen by the Kansas State Department ...

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Changes coming to Newman bookstore fall 2018

Changes are coming for the Newman University Bookstore. Come fall semester 2018, course books will not be physically available on the shelves of the store. Books will continue to be available to purchase from the ...

Litfest
19th annual Literary Festival is a celebration of Harry Potter

Newman University is presenting its 19th Annual Literary Festival (Litfest), this year with a Harry Potter theme. “Magic Happens: A Celebration of Harry Potter,” takes place April 12 and 13, with all Litfest events taking place ...

Delany Hiegert receives prestigious Rice scholarship to Kansas University Law school
Delaney Hiegert receives prestigious Rice Scholarship to KU School of Law

Senior Delaney Hiegert was recently accepted into the University of Kansas School of Law to continue her education and has been granted the highly prestigious Rice Scholarship, which brings Kansas residents with outstanding academic records and ...

Alumna Karen Lemon: Vicar of faith

The Rev. Karen Lemon, an alumna of Newman University, received an unexpected calling from the Holy Spirit 24 years ago. Alone in her home church, All Saints Episcopal Church in Pratt, Kansas, Lemon was discerning the Holy Spirit ...

Catherine Mardon
Newman alumna honored with papal knighthood for intellectual disability advocacy

Catherine (Curry) Mardon, 2007 Newman graduate, advocates for those with mental illnesses and disability, and young adults suffering from fetal alcohol syndrome. Mardon said her time at Newman was positive and “the professors were top ...

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Sloppy Joe Improv — it takes hard work to be this funny

As the old saying goes, “The more you laugh, the longer you live.” Well, thanks to the Newman University Sloppy Joe Improv group, life can be extended by several years. Based on the popular improv ...

education
Max Frazier, Ph.D., celebrates education through two significant events

Interim Director of the School of Education and Associate Professor Max Frazier was invited to two significant events in the month of February — the Jardine Film Festival and the Kansas Exemplary Educators Network (KEEN) conference ...

‘It’s not you, it’s them’ – micro aggression and unconscious bias panel

The Diversity program will host a panel about facing microaggression and unconscious bias on Wednesday, Feb. 21, from 5-8 p.m. in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center. A microaggression is a statement, action or incident regarded as ...

High-Tea-2018
A day of tradition and tea

High tea is a cherished tradition that has become a part of the year that Newman University staff, student, and faculty look forward to each year. It has been a highlight of Cardinal Newman Week ...

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Heritage Month — history and tradition

Rich history and timeless tradition are important traits of Newman University. The two come together throughout Heritage Month, celebrated each year in February. The celebration honors the university’s namesake, John Henry Cardinal Newman, and its founders, ...

Intramurals
Intramural Sports coming back to life at Newman

Director of Student Activities Morgan Calvert — with the help of student employees Quincy Barnard and Vincent Couto — is working on bringing fun competitions back to the Newman University community through a revamped intramural sports ...

Newman University’s favorite furry friends

“Animals are such agreeable friends — they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.” — George Eliot Every person who owns a pet knows how special they are. The Newman University campus has plenty of ...

Debbie Edens
Staff member travels back in time

Debbie Edens, senior administrative assistant to provost, and her husband, Randy, share a fun and creative hobby as historic reenactors. “My husband has more than 35 years under his belt and I have almost 20,” ...

NSP Program
Focused on “Dying Well” — A Newman Studies Program

Rabindranath Tagore once said, “Let life be as beautiful as summer flowers and death as beautiful as autumn leaves.” Associate Professor of Nursing and Geriatric nurse Amy Siple has a real passion for caring for ...

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Newman University presents Broadway hit ‘Footloose’

Lights, camera and everybody cut footloose. Newman University music and theater department presents Broadway hit “Footloose” at 8 p.m. Nov. 16-18 and 2 p.m. Nov. 19. Newman’s Director of Music Deanne Zogleman will direct the show; ...