Author: Scarlett Olsen

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...