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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 ...

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Chemistry major recognized for research at BG Products Inc.

Senior chemistry major Madeleine Dellinger is making a name for herself in automotive research at BG Products Inc. It all started when Associate Professor of Chemistry Ryan Huschka urged Dellinger to apply for an internship ...

Newman University
The presidential search continues amid COVID-19 restrictions

The week of March 23 concluded the one-month recruitment stage for presidential candidates at Newman University. Prior to this stage, the presidential search committee had conducted meetings with staff, faculty, students and Newman community members ...

Catholic Diocese
Wichita Diocese eighth-graders visit campus

For the second year in a row, more than 500 students from the Catholic Diocese of Wichita visited Newman University. Students were on campus both Feb. 19 and March 11. Last year, the Diocese reached ...

Kristen Machacek
From Newman student to doctor of pharmacy

Kristen Machacek knew she wanted to pursue a doctor of pharmacy degree before she ever started college. Her curiosity and interest in the health care field was triggered when she was diagnosed with type 1 ...

Everyday Heroes honored at Difference Makers awards banquet

The Difference Makers for Wichita awards banquet was held Feb. 22, 2020 in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center on the Newman University campus. The banquet honors local individuals and organizations that are transforming society, which directly ...

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Alumnus takes on pro basketball dream in Germany

Alumnus Kevin Bryant’s basketball career at Newman was impressive, and due to his competitive nature, he couldn’t let his career end there. Bryant grew up in Germany and found his way to Newman through a ...

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2020 Difference Makers for Wichita awards

The Difference Makers for Wichita awards banquet was held Feb. 22, 2020 in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center on the Newman University campus. Newman, along with The Wichita Eagle, is a title sponsor of the annual ...

Homecoming 2020 – intense games and a royal ceremony

Newman University celebrated homecoming with a week full of activities and on Thursday night, Feb. 20, the homecoming games began. The women’s basketball team kicked off the night by taking on tough competitor Emporia State ...

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St. John Henry Newman Birthday Poem – a homily

At St. John Henry Newman Mass on Feb. 20, Father Adam Grelinger delivered a homily based on a poem by Saint John Henry Newman titled ‘My Birthday.’ Newman wrote the poem as a young man ...

High Tea
A delightful event: High Tea 2020

Staff, faculty, students, Adorers of the Blood of Christ and Newman community members gathered for the 2020 St. John Henry Newman High Tea. Attendees enjoyed the annual event that pays homage to the English heritage ...

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Newman University’s first annual Giving Day

Newman University will hold it’s first-ever Giving Day on Tuesday, Feb. 25. The dedicated day of giving will be unique in its opportunity for donors to support what they’re passionate about at Newman. Donors will ...

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Steckline Gallery presents ‘She Cast Her Gaze’ by Amanda Pfister & April Pameticky

Steckline Gallery will present “She Cast Her Gaze” by Amanda Pfister and April Pameticky during a First Friday exhibition from 5-7 p.m. Feb. 7, at Newman University. Pfister is a visual artist who earned her ...

Newman alumna becomes Kansas State Trooper

Alumna Regan Casey graduated from the Kansas Highway Patrol Training Academy Dec. 5, 2019. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Newman in May 2019 and began training to become a Kansas ...

2010s
What a difference a decade makes

As the year 2019 comes to an end, a new decade begins. We took a look at all that we accomplished during the past ten years. ...

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National champion trains for the Olympics

Newman University’s one and only NCAA DII national champion is back on the wrestling mat — this time in a different country. Noel Torres ’18 competed in the 2019 Mexican National Championship Dec. 7 and ...

Scholars Day
Lasting skill sets developed through Scholars Day projects

Scholars Day is an important part of every semester at Newman University. It’s held on the first day of finals week and includes PowerPoint and poster presentations from upperclassmen completing a capstone course. Seniors and ...

sam evasick
Alumnus drawn to service

Newman’s culture of service is something that has stuck with alumnus Sam Evasick since his graduation in 2010. Evasick received his Bachelor of Business Administration Management in 2009 and his Master of Business Administration in ...

Larry Straub
New business professor brings real-world experience to the classroom

Business professor Larry Straub helped own and operate a successful million-dollar family business for more than 35 years. When it came time to sell the family business, Straub chose to put his expertise to work ...

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The new student experience: Navigator

Newman University will implement a personalized, guided college experience for all undergraduate students starting fall 2020. ...

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Donors honored at Beata Benefactors Banquet

The annual Beata Benefactors Banquet to thank and honor those who have supported Newman University throughout the year took place Nov. 8 in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center. The evening began with a social hour and a welcome ...

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Education and Social Work open house coming Nov. 14

Newman University will host an open house event Nov. 14 for students interested in education and social work programs. The open house is one of four offered this fall and was created to accommodate high ...

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Nominations open for 2020 Distinguished Alumni Awards

Newman University alumni make their alma mater proud each and every day. The Distinguished Alumni Awards are held annually to honor four alumni and one honorary alumna or alumnus for their Catholic service, achievements, service ...

Blood Drive
Annual blood drive exceeds expectations

The radiologic technology department held its annual blood drive Oct. 22 with a goal of collecting 43 pints of blood. That goal was exceeded by more than 20 pints with a total of 65 collected. ...

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Newman community takes part in ‘Wear Blue: Run to Remember’

Newman alumna Candice Urban and multiple Newman staff members took part in the “Wear Blue: Run to Remember Wear Blue Mile” event at this year’s Prairie Fire Marathon Oct. 13 in Wichita The Wear Blue ...

Dean of students receives award from national association

The National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) will be inducting Newman University Dean of Students Christine Schneikart-Luebbe into the Pillars of the Profession Class of 2020. Schneikart-Luebbe’s history with NASPA goes back to 1995, ...

Steckline Gallery presents ‘Sources’ by Carter Bryant

Steckline Gallery will present “Sources,” a curated show by Carter Bryant, during a First Friday exhibition from 5-7 p.m. Nov. 1 at Newman University. “Sources” was curated from the concept of personal narrative. “This exhibition ...

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Annual prayer breakfast will celebrate Saint John Henry Newman

The Newman University community is buzzing with excitement for the canonization of its namesake. ...

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Teacher shortage means immediate jobs for graduates

Newman University is meeting the need for more teachers in the state by providing a convenient and accelerated education degree program in Western Kansas. The program has benefited hundreds of students, including Chase Elizabeth Boggs ...

History conference coming to Newman

The Kansas Council for History Education (KCHE) is hosting its annual state conference at Newman University Oct. 20-21. Emily Williams, Newman alumna and adjunct history professor who serves as the KCHE president, and Cheryl Golden, ...

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Trivia contest will test John Henry Cardinal Newman knowledge

The Newman University campus will soon be buzzing with activity to celebrate the canonization of its namesake, Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman. At the request of the Gerber Institute, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs ...

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Coming Sept. 21: Party on the Plaza 2019

Newman University’s annual Party on the Plaza is approaching quickly. After a year of planning, the event is nearly finalized and is sure to be a night to remember. A new theme will set the ...

Tim Stone to present at Steckline Gallery’s ‘First Friday’ event

The Wichita art community is making a shift — celebrating First Friday rather than Final Friday. Newman University’s Steckline Gallery will follow suit with its shows. The first show of the season, titled “Cone In ...