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Juanita Alarcon
Newman community member Juanita Alarcon passes away

Former Newman University employee Juanita Alarcorn died Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020.  Alarcon ended her 14-year stint at Newman University as the administrative assistant for the School of Education. Alarcon was a dedicated and caring employee. ...

Newman joins global generosity movement

Giving Tuesday, a feel-good movement that started in 2012, is a day for people and organizations to give, collaborate and celebrate generosity. It particularly fits Newman’s mission, as the Giving Tuesday website indicates the day’s ...

Pi Gamma Mu inducts 41 new members

Pi Gamma Mu is a nationally recognized honor society for high-achieving students striving toward a career in the social sciences. The Newman University chapter has been led for many years by Professor Emeritus for the ...

Thanksgiving break marks the end of a bustling campus

Newman University will be moving the majority of courses fully online starting on Monday, Nov. 23. Students will attend classes online Monday and Tuesday prior to their Thanksgiving break which starts on Nov 25 and ...

Giving Tuesday event a Newman take on a popular game show

The Newman University Advancement Office will be hosting a special Giving Tuesday fundraising event titled “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Newman University Edition.” The virtual event will happen through Facebook Live on Tuesday, Dec. ...

CRNA
Nurse anesthesia program awarded $50,000 grant

The Kansas Health Foundation awarded the Newman University nurse anesthesia program a $50,000 grant to help further the program’s curriculum. Program Director Megan Cook said, “I am extremely grateful to the Kansas Health Foundation for ...

Students take part in unique volunteer opportunity

The Newman University School of Business (SCOBUS) is gathering donations for the Child Advocacy Center of Sedgwick County. Boxes have been placed around campus for community members to drop off new toys, clothing of all ...

Staff connect with students with Halloween treats

What better way to connect with college students than to pass out free candy? And what better time to do that than Halloween? Newman University Staff Assembly wanted to bring some normalcy to students’ lives ...

Silent Auction
Silent Auction for Newman community

Newman University Staff Assembly will host its annual silent auction from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10. The event was originally scheduled in April but was postponed due to COVID-19. The annual event ...

XC
Cross country performing well at competitions

Cross country is the only sport so far this semester that has been able to take part in competitions. The women’s and men’s teams have competed twice this semester, first Sept. 26 in the Cottonwood ...

JRH
Jets Resource Hub: Newman’s new food pantry

The Newman University Student Government Association (SGA) has recognized the need for a food pantry-like entity on campus for the past year. As of Oct. 12, 2020, that need has been fulfilled. It was a ...

Newman awarded two grants from Evergy

Newman University was awarded two grants from Evergy that will allow the university to better serve underserved students. One grant will fund the 2021 spring Newman STEM Education Program (NSEP) for high school students and ...

From homeschool student to public school teacher

Morgan Owings grew up in a homeschool classroom and felt called to the teaching profession. “God placed a very clear and heavy call on my life to be a teacher,” she said. She feels her ...

steckline fall 2020
Steckline Gallery opens with semester-long exhibit

Steckline Gallery will present “React/Reflect/Respond” throughout the fall 2020 semester. The exhibit contains work from more than 20 local artists who used the stay-at-home order and other pandemic-related issues for inspiration. Two of the works ...

‘One Community Many Voices’; a theater performance

The theater department is embracing the challenges of the past few months by allowing students to share their work and the work of others through performance. The performance, “One Community Many Voices,” will feature work ...

newman vans
Newman purchases new vans for student travel

Newman University recently purchased three new vans for student travel. The vans boast a large Newman Jets logo on the side and elements of the Wichita flag. The vans will primarily be used for athletic ...

cultural extravaganza
Newman earns diversity and inclusion award from WBJ

Newman University has earned a diversity and inclusion award from the Wichita Business Journal (WBJ). Director of Multicultural Engagement and Campus Life Joseph Shepard said, “This award underscores the important work the Division of Student ...

Crow & Co Bookstore
Newman graduates open independent bookstore

Alumni Sara and Larry Crow have always dreamed of opening a bookstore. Little did they know, the opportunity to act on that dream would happen during a pandemic. Sara and Larry met at Newman University ...

The Lord's Diner website
Communication class creates website for The Lord’s Diner

Service is at the heart of a Newman University education and when Professor of Communication Audrey Hane heard that her spring 2020 class could become involved with The Lord’s Diner, she jumped at the opportunity. ...

Wilma
Alumna passionate about helping others through communication practices

“Enthusiasm is the electricity of life. How do you get it? You act enthusiastic until you make it a habit.” — Gordon Parks. Newman alumna Wilma Moore-Black has an enthusiasm for life, for getting involved, ...

Kim Long
Provost Kim Long’s leadership recognized by Wichita Business Journal

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Kimberly Long, Ph.D., was selected by the Wichita Business Journal for their “Women Who Lead in Education” segment. “I’m very pleased for this recognition among so many more ...

Melissa Smith OTA
Melissa Smith appointed to Kansas State Board of Healing Arts

Melissa Smith, occupational therapy assistant (OTA) instructor and academic fieldwork coordinator, was appointed to the Kansas Occupational Therapist Council of the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts (KSBHA). In her new position, Smith will determine applicants ...

Navigator class proves popular among students

Newman University introduced Navigator: Your Newman GPS (Guide to Success) into the fall 2020 curriculum. Every undergraduate student will experience parts of Navigator such as having a dedicated support team from the day they step ...

Alumnus named Lawyer of the Year

Alumnus John E. Rapp was named 2021 Lawyer of the Year for DUI/DWI Defense in Wichita, Kansas. Just one lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the Lawyer of the ...

resident assistants
Meet the 2020-2021 resident assistants

Newman students living in residence halls have access to a built-in support system through their resident assistants (RAs). A designated number of RAs live in each residence hall to help guide students through their year. ...

move-in day
First-time students arrive on campus

First-time student move-in day took place Thursday, Aug. 20 at Carrocci Hall on the Newman University campus. Newman athletic teams always pitch in to help the newest Jets move into their room quickly and efficiently. ...

Diversity and equity included in first-time student course

Director of Multicultural Engagement and Campus Life Joseph Shepard will speak to incoming students about diversity and inclusion in their Traditions and Transitions (T&T) program. T&T is a freshman seminar designed to improve students’ academic ...

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Education and experiences lead to a fulfilling career for alumnus

Since graduating from Newman University (then Kansas Newman College) in 1981 and from Iowa State University in 1987, Jim Macias has had a successful 30-year career working for Shell Oil Co. For the past three ...

Bonnie Setzkorn
Bonnie Setzkorn retires after 31 years at Newman

Bonnie Setzkorn began working at Newman as a typist in 1989. As she prepared to retire from the university in 2020, she was scanning and digitizing files, some of which she had typed. Setzkorn has ...

Taty gary
Donors help student realize dream of higher education

TaTy’Terria “TaTy” Gary is more than thankful for her Newman University education and the donors who have made her educational journey possible. Attending college had been a dream for Gary since she was 12 years ...

Jet Open
2020 Jet Open boasts great weather and high turnout

Newman University Athletics hosted its 36th annual Laurie Bell Memorial Charity Golf Tournament on Aug. 3. Planning for the Jet Open this year proved to be challenging, as does planning for any large event in ...

POP
Annual Party on the Plaza fundraiser postponed

Party on the Plaza: Return to the Renassaince (POP) is one of Newman University’s largest annual fundraising events. Organized to connect students and donors to each other and to the university, the event focuses on ...

orientation weekend
Newman community proud to be part of Wichita’s 150-year history

The city of Wichita turns 150 years old on July 21. The milestone birthday comes with a great deal of celebrating throughout the city. Visit Wichita created a list of 150 ways to celebrate Wichita’s ...

angela perez ULK
Alumna becomes director of Urban League of Kansas

Angela Perez ’18 was appointed executive director of The Urban League of Kansas (ULK) in May 2020. Perez received her Master of Education in organizational leadership from Newman University and has been working in nonprofit ...

data analytics certificate
Newman offers graduate certificate in data analytics

Newman University is now offering a graduate certificate in data analytics. The program offers a unique opportunity for professionals to acquire high-demand knowledge and skills within the span of a single calendar year. The School ...