Author: Daniel Murphy

Volunteers Needed – Pope Francis Build

Two families fighting poverty in the Wichita community call for your help. Newman University partnered with Habitat for Humanity and the Catholic Diocese of Wichita to help two families in need of a new home. ...

Dust off your lederhosen! Time for Party on the Plaza

The annual Oktoberfest fundraiser and celebration is once again upon us. Come out and join fellow alumni and friends on Saturday, Sept. 26 for the 2015 Party on the Plaza. The event will feature authentic ...

Shella Augspurger – 2015 Staff Excellence Award recipient

Every year the Newman University Staff Assembly presents the Staff Excellence Award to acknowledge a staff member’s self-sacrificing hard work and dedication toward the Newman University Mission. The awardee is nominated by Newman University staff and ...

Pope Francis Build - Habitat for Humanity
Pope Francis Build: Helping two Wichita families in need of a home

Newman University partnered with Habitat for Humanity and the Catholic Diocese of Wichita to help two families in need of a new home. Both families are headed by working single mothers who are fighting to ...

NU alumna Wilma Moore-Black honors Gordon Parks

Newman University alumna Wilma Moore-Black ’92, traveled to Minneapolis, Minn., to honor a very historical fashion and documentary photographer from Kansas – Gordon Parks. The event took place on Aug. 6 during the National Association ...

Stuck in the mud

Having fun on campus can get a little messy! This past year, intramural sports were all the rage, and with so many options, what’s not to love? Student Life Coordinator Mic Brunner made sure Newman ...

Newman learning communities

Nervous about being a college student? Newman University offers Learning Communities for first year students to help you instantly connect with other new Jets allowing you to quickly build relationships with fellow students and faculty. ...

NSP: Newman Studies Program

The Newman Studies Program (NSP) is our unique and nationally recognized academic core curriculum designed to prepare Newman graduates for success in the job market and beyond. NSP is designed to arm our graduates with ...

What you need to know about Newman University

Scholarships Quality Education Made Affordable Newman offers students a variety of scholarships, grants and need-based aid to help make Newman affordable. For a complete list of scholarships, plus requirements and application information, please visit www.newmanu.edu/scholarships. ...

Button up for the Wichita River Festival

Ask anyone in Wichita what they do in the summer, and chances are you’ll get the same answer – Riverfest. The 10 day, city-wide festival encompasses carnival food, amusement park rides, concerts, jet ski races ...

The art of understanding

The Newman University Bachelor of Science in Counseling program is more than a major; for many students, it’s a calling. It takes a special type of person with a special set of carefully honed skills ...

Passing the torch: totus tuus ignites student faith

What if I told you that the most important part of your college career might happen in the summer? Believe it! Passing midterms and studying for finals are required to reach graduation, but exploring meaningful ...

Keep Calm and Get Into Med School

Whether you’re about to start high school or have recently graduated college, you’ve probably heard how important it is to plan ahead, especially if you’re looking to tack “M.D.” behind your name. Luckily, Newman University ...

Newman’s own award-winning playwright

It has all the makings of a great movie, or more aptly, a great play. A highly-motivated and talented student attends a small college with a new theatre program and receives opportunities she may not ...

Levi Esses is all in

One look at Levi and you would think he’s been a Jet for life, though he just joined the Newman family in January. Rarely seen decked-out in anything other than a Newman-emblazoned stocking cap, a ...

N.U. Magazine highlights

As many of you may know, the Spring 2015 Newman University Magazine was published in May. If you haven’t had the opportunity to read it yet or if you missed out on the hard copy, you can ...

Spring 2015 Newman University Magazine hits doorsteps

More than 13,000 copies of the Spring 2015 Newman University Magazine were delivered to homes of alumni, donors and friends of the university in May. The magazine can also be read online at mag.newmanu.edu. Among the many great ...

Newman holds pinning ceremony for Occupational Therapy Assistant students

The annual Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Pinning Ceremony commenced on Saturday, May 16 in Performance Hall in the Newman University De Mattias Fine Arts Center. The ceremony honored the completion of coursework and the beginning ...

Benefits of attending a Catholic College

You’ve decided to go to college, continue your education, and achieve what 70 percent of the U.S. population could only dream of, getting a degree. Attending a college is more than just going to classes, ...

Students studying at the Newman University Dugan Library
NU Library extends hours and offers conveniences during Finals Week

Finals Week is once again upon us. The Newman University Dugan Library staff has made an effort to make Finals Week a little less stressful by offering extended hours and providing special services to students. Starting ...

2015 Art DOG campaign raises over $1 million

The 2015 ICT Art DOG (Day of Giving) campaign ends with a loud bark of gratitude. Wichita Community Foundation President and CEO Shelly Prichard announced in an email to the supporting organizations, “It is with ...

Wichita Circles Network
Silent Auction comes through for those in need

Newman University Staff Assembly’s 15th Annual Silent Auction took place on Friday, April 17, 2015. To date, more than $2,300 has been collected from bid donations. The proceeds from the auction will replenish the Hearts ...

ICT Art Day of Giving begins Friday

Newman University art students chalked the campus sidewalks depicting the ICT Art Dog to help promote this year’s ICT Art Day Of Giving event. Last year, donors helped raise over $7,000. This year, Newman University ...

16th Annual Literary Festival a blast of nerdy fun

The 16th annual Newman University Literary Festival took place April 9-10 with the theme “Science and Literature.” The festival included multiple events such as a keynote speech and panel discussion on April 9 by internationally acclaimed science ...

Wichita Circles Network
2015 Silent Auction will be April 17

The Staff Assembly of Newman University is proud to sponsor the 15th annual Silent Auction on Friday, April 17, 2015. Proceeds will benefit Newman University’s Hearts and Hands Fund and the Delano Circles Project – ...

Rush of Fools Rock Newman University
Rush of Fools rocked the campus

Christian rock band, Rush of Fools, rocked the Newman University campus on March 27. The response from attendees was overwhelmingly positive despite the brisk weather. The cold was overcome by dancing and head bobbing as ...

Rush of Fools
Rush of Fools to perform on outdoor stage

The nationally acclaimed Christian rock band Rush of Fools will be performing outdoors on Newman University’s Founders Plaza on Friday, March 27. According to Weather.com, Friday’s forecast calls for a high of 58 degrees with no ...

Rush of Fools comes to rock Newman University campus

The Birmingham, Ala., Christian-faith rock and praise band Rush of Fools will perform at Newman University on Friday, March 27. The concert will be outside and is free and open to the public. ...

Newman University Celebrates Kansas Private College Week

Governor Sam Brownback proclaimed the week of Feb. 9-15 as “Kansas Private College Week.” Newman University is one of 18 private colleges in Kansas which comprise the Kansas Independent College Association (KICA). According to the proclamation ...

Kati Bush
NU student Kati Bush has photo selected in national contest

Newman University junior Kati Bush is already making a name for herself as a top photographer. Bush learned on Jan. 27 that one of her photos had been selected as one of about 1,000 finalists ...

NU Director of Security Richard “Ollie” Oliverson retires

Friday, Jan. 16 is a bittersweet day for Newman University. On that day the Director of Security Richard “Ollie” Oliverson will leave his post to retire. ...

Newman University to celebrate Fall 2014 graduates

Newman University will hold a special reception to honor Fall 2014 graduates from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 5 in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center.  All Newman Fall 2014 graduates and graduate family members are ...

Athletics highlights – Nov. 8 – 10

Click the links below to see what’s happening with the Newman Jets. Nov. 10 – Newman’s Gonzalez Selected to All-Heartland Volleyball First Team Nov. 9 – Soccer: Record-Breaking Season Ends; Jets Lose in Heartland Conference ...

Newman University celebrates the Feast Day of Blessed John Henry Newman

Newman University celebrated the Feast Day of Blessed John Henry Newman today, Oct. 9, with a Mass in St. John’s Chapel at noon. Newman’s Feast Day was set by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI in 2010 ...

Newman recognizes employees with service, staff excellence awards

Congratulations to all those who were honored for their years of service to Newman University during the annual Faculty and Staff Appreciation Luncheon on Aug. 18. The program celebrates long-term commitment to Newman by faculty ...

Jet Open 2014 30th
30th Annual Jet Open Tournament and Kick Off – Aug. 3, 4

After one of its most successful outings in 2013, the Laurie Bell Memorial 30th Annual Jet Open Charity Golf Tournament will look to continue its success in 2014. The entire event, which benefits the Newman ...

Newman Day at the “K” – KC Royals July 27

Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy a day at the Kansas City Royals ball park while supporting Newman University on July 27. ***UPDATE*** 7 seats left on the charter bus (as of July 24, 5 ...

2014 Wichita Gladiator Dash

Vikings, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and many other characters showed up to compete for the winner’s circle on Saturday, June 7 for the 3rd Annual Wichita Gladiator Dash. ...

Students get a new identity during Newman Registration Days

The first round of the summer’s Newman Registration Days took place on Friday, June 6. A total of 38 incoming freshman students received their Newman University ID cards and proudly displayed them for the world ...

Graduation weekend video highlights

Newman University celebrated the class of 2014 with a Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement ceremony on May 9 and 10, respectively. ...