Author: Matthew Clark

Dana Beitey
Dana Beitey goes from writing stories about alumni to keeping them connected

On March 1st, Dana Beitey officially moved from the position of Content Marketing Coordinator to Director of Alumni Relations. She is looking forward to helping current and future alumni stay connected with their alma mater. ...

Sr. Therese Wetta, ASC, takes on the position of Director of Mission Effectiveness

The heavy loss of Sr. Charlotte Rohrbach left a hole in the heart of the university, one that cannot be filled but must be healed by the labor and efforts of others. In order to ...

“Live in Living Color” sees the Newman stage April 22-24

"Live in Living Color" will have three evening ...

24 hr Theatre
Spontaneous artists, theater lovers return to Jabara for 10th annual 24-Hour Theatre Project

Some of the artists who participated in Newman's 10th Annual 24-Hour Theatre Project reflect on their products as well as the process as a whole. ...

Newman celebrates Sister Charlotte Rohrbach’s life

To honor Sr. Charlotte, Newman will be holding a celebration of her life on April 18th at 2:00 p.m. in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center. ...

Division of Student Life starts dialogue with ‘One Small Step’

Joseph Shepard and others from the Division of Student Life are working with an initiative called One Small Step to encourage students and everyone on campus to acknowledge our collective humanity in spite of differences. ...

Wichita Mayor Brandon Whipple meets with Newman’s Asian Student Association

In response to the recent acts of prejudice against and the rampant misconceptions of the Asian American community, and the Asian community as a whole, Wichita Mayor Brandon Whipple met with Newman’s Asian Student Association ...

The story behind ‘The Journey Home: Autobiography of an American Swami’

While many may know her as a professor of English, Marguerite Regan, Ph.D., is also an observant storyteller and published author of the 2010 collaboratively composed novel, “The Journey Home: Autobiography of an American Swami.” ...

Newman University Theatre presents Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

“Why this is very midsummer madness,” exclaims Oliva in act three, scene four of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night.” Though this quote comes from one of the Bard’s other plays, there couldn’t be a more fitting description ...

Celebrating the Lunar New Year with student-led clubs

ASA and MCLO collaborate to help the student body celebrate the Lunar New Year by planning games, putting up a lucky money tree, and having food and other forms of entertainment. ...

SGA
SGA continues work started in fall semester, plans for spring

As the spring semester begins, Student Body President Gabrielle Alténor and Vice President Mac Foley reflect on the progress SGA made last semester, as well as some goals they have for this one. ...

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Scholars Day held via Zoom as students complete their fall semester

Since classes have moved online until the spring semester, this semester's Scholars Day was carried out through virtual means. ...

Newman classroom shows value of service via care package project

Dr. Max Frazier's Traditions & Transitions class planned a care package project to assist the families staying at a Ronald McDonald house. ...

Students enjoy another successful Lip Sync Battle

As a getaway from the chaos of midterms, the 2020 Annual Lip Sync Battle consisted of four performances and a grand prize of $1000. ...

Four Jets from cross country team qualify for nationals

Two athletes from the Women's Cross Country team and two from the Men's qualified for the Lubbock Christian National Invite. ...

Basketball teams prepare for upcoming season

As the season approaches, both basketball teams are getting ready to give each game their all. ...

Newman alumnus continues theatrical work as new technical director

Former theatre student Lucas Farney recently stepped into the role of technical director and is already spearheading the construction of sets. ...

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MIAA task force chooses three Newman representatives

The MIAA has recently appointed a fourteen member task force to uphold its values of inclusion and diversity, and three of the members selected come from Newman. ...

First-time student Catherine Madison goes from busy summer to busy semester

First-year student Catherine Madison is looking forward to a semester full of academics and extracurricular after having three summer jobs, ...

Cross-country student gets creative during pandemic

Freshman Austin Fullerton was unable to run track for his last year of high school, inspiring him to band together with other runners to stay active. ...

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Respiratory Care Program receives Distinguished RRT Credentialing Success Award

The Respiratory Care Program has been acknowledged by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care for meeting their efforts. ...

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Newman faculty members achieve doctorate status

Three faculty members conducted their own research on their path to becoming obtaining a Ph.D. in their respective fields. ...

Newman head groundskeeper combines drag racing, photography

Head Groundskeeper Darrin McKim is part of a generation of racers, having driven a 69 Camaro on tracks in Great Bend and Manhattan in the past. ...

SGA
2020 SGA executive board strives to uphold vision, voice and values

The SGA executive board has sprung into action now that fall semester is upon us. With the mission statement of "vision, voice, values," they are ready to be the leaders that are needed in an ever-changing world. ...

Tracy McGarey retires after dedicated service to the university

Tracy McGarey reminisces on her time at Newman, and expresses her thankfulness for the opportunities she found while working for the university. ...

Thor Balavage ’20 new football coach for Southeast High

Alumnus Thor Balavage reflects on his time at Newman and discusses his future career path. ...

Michaela Mack
Alumna set to coach college-level basketball

Recent alumna Michaela Mack ‘20 has been hired as assistant women’s basketball coach at Crowder College in Neosha, Missouri.  While she prepares for this next step in her athletic career, she reflects on her fond ...

Honoring Newman’s past presidents: a university’s administrative legacy

An exploration of Newman's previous presidents, from the founding of Sacred Heart Junior College to the Newman we know today. ...

Jet Open returns for another day of giving and golfing

Associate Athletic Director and Senior Woman Administrator Maureen Rohleder explains what attendees have to look forward to for this year's Jet Open. ...

Newly elected SGA executive board continues preparations for fall semester

The SGA executive board for 2020-2021 is hard at work, with each member bringing a different perspective to the table, making up a strong team to represent the student body. ...

Faculty letter-writing campaign delivers touch of community to prospective students

In a time of isolation, faculty members are looking to letters to deliver that personal touch of community to prospective students. ...

Scott Mudloff honored with 2020 Staff Excellence award

Scott Mudloff is honored to be named Staff of the Year, expressing a great passion for his position as well as explaining how he will continue to serve the university. ...

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Recent Newman graduates reflect on virtual commencement, higher education and future

The time for graduation has come yet again, and though the 2020 commencement ceremony was somewhat unorthodox, seniors were happy to have their accomplishments acknowledged. Several seniors — or rather, alumni — shared their thoughts on ...

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Kelly McFall, Ph.D., returns from productive spring sabbatical

A sabbatical is an excellent opportunity for a professor to focus on a specific project, learn more about their field of study or even to further refine their curriculum. During this time, some professors manage ...

Story
Campus Ministry keeps Newman’s creative spirit alive through short story project

Staff, students and faculty of Newman University take great pride in their creative spirit, and an ongoing project from Campus Ministry is living proof of that.  Located on the website The Virtual Red Couch, there ...

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Online town hall meeting keeps students informed from a distance

Though students are away from campus, the Student Affairs team is doing everything they can to keep everyone informed. While a physical meeting is not currently possible, Dean of Students Christine Schneikart-Luebbe explained, “Student Affairs ...

SHEro Women's Week
Newman presents second year of SHERO Awards

After the reception of the first SHERO Awards, Newman University is proud to once again honor a special group of influential women from the Newman community. “The SHERO Awards were created in 2019 to recognize ...

Partnership with USD 259 results in food deliveries for those in need

Though the campus is quiet, Newman University’s mission to serve the community lives on. ...

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Nine online learning tips for college students

Because of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, universities around the country have moved their spring semester in-person classes to an online format. For many, this transition can be a struggle when you do your best learning ...