Author: Scarlett Olsen

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 ...

st john's chapel
Student engages fully in Newman Catholic heritage

Newman University’s Catholic heritage is the foundation of a Newman University education, and one that student Marie O’Neal holds dear. Marie, who is majoring in international studies and minoring in Spanish and math, is an ...

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Nursing student prepares to transform society

Newman students have a special, innate desire to transform society. Jose Rojas-Montero ’20 was inspired to do just that while at Newman University. He graduated in May with a nursing degree and upon passing his ...

olson dedication
A degree promises a better life for student and her son

Dedication comes in many forms. For senior Machen Olson, it comes in the form of sleepless nights, long hours, multiple jobs and a desire to earn her degree to create a better life for her ...

covid bingo
MCLO raises hundreds for WHO’s Solidarity Response Fund

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit Wichita along with the rest of the world, the Multicultural Leadership Organization (MCLO) knew they had to do something to help. MCLO got creative in their efforts and raised $540 ...

online teaching
Student teachers adapt to school closures during pandemic

When all schools in Kansas shut down in March in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, education majors at Newman University were dealt a double blow. Not only did they have to adapt to the online ...

Business Strategy Game
MBA students win national title in Business Strategy Game

Two Newman University Master of Business Administration (MBA) students won their industry category for a national title in the Business Strategy Game (BSG). Marshall Philips and Bryan Woods of the Spirit AeroSystems cohort worked as ...

fall 2020
Newman University announces plan for fall 2020 semester

Newman University has announced that it plans to resume in-person classes for the fall 2020 semester. During the past month, several university groups have worked diligently on plans for the safe return to campus for ...

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Alumna honored with Bright Red Apple teaching award

Andover Public Schools in Kansas awarded Newman University alumna Hailey Braddy with its Bright Red Apple award for her impressive work as a new teacher. Braddy graduated from Newman in 2018 with a Bachelor of ...

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Sarah Evans bestowed with 2020 Faculty Teaching Excellence Award

Each spring, Newman University students, staff and faculty are given the opportunity to nominate an outstanding staff member and an outstanding faculty member for respective excellence awards. The Faculty Teaching Excellence Award is presented to ...

Harvey J. Ablah Award bestowed upon Jose Rojas-Montero

The 2020 Ablah Award winners were announced during the virtual commencement ceremony held on May 8, 2020. Jose Rojas-Montero was awarded the Harvey J. Ablah Award and Courtney Klaus the Leona J. Ablah Award. The ...

Leona J. Ablah Award bestowed upon Courtney Klaus

The 2020 Ablah Award winners were announced during the virtual commencement ceremony held on May 8, 2020. Courtney Klaus was awarded the Leona J Ablah Award and Jose Rojas the Harvey J. Ablah Award. The ...

Alumni thankful for Newman experience; earns doctorate from Notre Dame

Francisco “Pancho” Fields cherishes the memories and skills he gained at Newman University, all of which aided in his journey toward obtaining his doctorate in Biological Sciences at Notre Dame. His Newman journey started in ...

Professor Larry Heck ends career on high note with Pi Gamma Mu

Larry Heck, professor of sociology and assistant undergraduate dean, has been a part of the Newman family since 1973. During his 46 years at Newman University, he has served as a professor, division chair, director ...

Two alumnae run for Sedgwick County Commission seat

The Sedgwick County Commissioner elections are quickly approaching and two Newman alumnae are running to represent District 2 that includes part of Wichita and the southcentral section of the county. Kathleen Garrison Kathleen Garrison is ...

Preparing students for a career in diagnostic medical sonography

Newman University is known for its popular science and allied health programs. In fact, nearly half of Newman’s programs are focused on mental and physical health. One of those programs is diagnostic medical sonography (SONO), in which, ...

Employee assistance program extended for family

Newman University is taking extra steps to help its employees and their families in such uncertain times. The university has partnered with a third-party vendor to create an employee assistance program (EAP), a policy that ...

gabe stewart
Adventure awaits for alumnus and medical school graduate

Medical school dreams are what led Gabe Stewart to Newman University. When he graduated, he had many fond memories of his alma mater along with an acceptance into the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita. ...

Alumna transforms society through nonprofit

Newman University alumna Michelle Vann is passionate about empowering women, ministry, life coaching, public speaking and so much more. She is certainly doing her part to transform society for the better. One of Vann’s passions ...

MSW Sierra Fair
A passion for helping the less fortunate

Sierra Fair has always felt a need to help others and she decided to obtain her Master of Social Work (MSW) degree to help her do just that. Fair graduated from Southwestern Assemblies of God ...