Author: Matthew Clark

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

Newman Admissions continues giving tours by virtual visits

In order to continue providing tours during quarantine, Newman Admissions is turning to online tours, allowing prospective students to explore the campus from home. ...

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Join Campus Ministry on the virtual red couch

As a response to the loneliness of social isolation, Newman University Campus Ministry is increasing its online presence in order to uphold the university’s strong community atmosphere in this time of need.  Recent emails sent ...

Newman professor named as Bram Stoker Awards finalists

Poet, novelist and Newman University professor Bryan D. Dietrich, Ph.D., has recently been named a Bram Stoker finalist alongside his co-author, Marge Simon, for their narrative poetry collection titled “The Demeter Diaries.” According to its ...

Costumes from hell: behind the scenes of Dante’s Inferno

The Newman University Theatre Department successfully took down the three-headed beast of “Dante’s Inferno” as a staged production. Among other things, costuming was one of the more intense aspects of the process. Costuming a nearly ...

Newman theatre director adapts ‘Dante’s Inferno’ for the stage

Likely its largest production to date, the Newman Theatre Department is taking on the beast of “Dante’s Inferno,” a verse adaptation of Dante Alighieri’s original story by Director of Theatre Mark Mannette. ...

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Newman student teaches where she was once taught

Soon-to-be Newman graduate Kaitlyn Stallard has the unique opportunity of teaching in the same fourth-grade classroom where she was once a student. While it feels strange to return to her childhood classroom, she said, she ...

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Newman professor John Burke wins a state superintendent award

Assistant Professor of Education John Burke received the Distinguished Service Award on Jan. 15 from the Kansas School Superintendent Association. Burke is incredibly passionate about teaching and administration; so much so, that he is not ...

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Honors students gain perspective on mental health

Each year, Newman University honors students are given an assigned reading in order to provoke discussion and promote critical thinking. This year, the book was “What Made Maddy Run” by Kate Fagan. In the words ...

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KCACTF: an immersion in theater

Written by Matthew Clark, sophomore On Jan. 19, I joined six other students and our theater director on a trip to the snow-covered land of South Dakota for an acting competition and surrounding events. The ...

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Ninth annual 24-Hour Theatre project draws near

This is a big semester for the Newman University Theatre Department, as upcoming projects include “Dante’s Inferno,” the Music Department’s spring show and a festival of one-acts directed by some of the Newman theatre students. ...

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Dyana Baca goes from Newman student to Newman employee

Senior Dyana Baca, a business management major with music and entrepreneurship minors, has the unique opportunity of being a student and an official Newman employee simultaneously. In the midst of her classes, extracurriculars and finishing ...

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Newman athletics starts Aviator Club

In order to improve communication and involvement with alumni and other fans, the Newman Athletics department has launched the Aviator Club. Zane Ehling, associate athletic director for external operations, explained the features of the Aviator ...

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Newman University recognizes fall 2019 graduates

After years of hard work, 108 students have completed the requirements for graduation at the close of the 2019 fall semester. A complete list of their hometowns and degrees may be found here. Though it ...

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Newman alumni office to host a night of dinner, drinks and dueling pianos

Newman invites alumni and company to attend "Dueling Pianos" on Saturday, Feb. 1 for good food, drinks, and live entertainment. ...

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Newman student starts baking on the side

Freshman David Moss, a basketball player majoring in psychology, is quite the Renaissance man. In addition to his adeptness in athletics and his affinity toward academics, he is also a skilled baker; so skilled, in ...

Preview Day sparks interest for potential students

To provide opportunities for potential students to visit Newman University, the admissions department hosts events for high school and transfer students throughout the year to explore the campus and inquire about the university. One of ...

Give the gift of giving to Newman this holiday season

As the holiday season grows closer, Newman University encourages everyone to participate in the spirit of philanthropy. While some days are designated for shopping and getting the best deals, such as Black Friday or Cyber ...

Triathlon, cheer and dance teams support Swaney Elementary in marathon challenge

Members of triathlon, cheer and dance attended the last day of Swaney Elementary's 26 day marathon challenge to cheer them on and run with them. ...

Troubadours are inspired after visiting Sisters in Ruma

The Newman University Troubadours have made annual trips to visit Ruma, Illinois, since 2010. While there, they sing to the Sisters of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC) and get to know them.  ...

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Newman basketball ready for first MIAA season

The Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) has released the results of its preseason media poll, and Newman men’s basketball has been picked to finish 11th and the women’s team eighth. Joanna Pryor, director of athletics; ...

Trunk-or-treat at Newman open to community

Newman University is well known for its service and community involvement. A great example of that will take place at the end of this month. The university’s annual Trunk-or-Treat event is scheduled for 5:30 to ...

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On-campus living completes the college experience

Living on campus opens up great opportunities for students, as they are constantly immersed in events and academics, and they get to experience life on their own.  Newman sophomore Gabrielle Alténor gave some insight into ...

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Mentorship program fuels support for student-athletes

Student-athletes work hard for their university. Between keeping up with their studies and juggling conditioning, practices and games, they work practically nonstop to carry out their duties. Due to these pressures, it is important that ...

Theatre Department opens season with ‘Dark at the Top of the Stairs’

The Newman University Theatre Department begins this year’s dramatic season with “The Dark at the Top of the Stairs,” an American classic by William Inge. Mark Mannette, Newman University director of theatre, explained what went ...

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Sloppy Joe Improv team grows

Sloppy Joe Improv — Newman University’s improv comedy group — has provided the community with years of entertainment and is ready to start a new season. With the departures of graduates Amy Emerson and Claire ...