Author: Matthew Clark

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. ...

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. ...

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. ...

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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 ...

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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 ...