Author: Scarlett Olsen

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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 ...

John Turner
New Derby Fire Chief thankful for Newman degree

John Turner ’15 has been blessed with many leadership opportunities since the completion of his master’s degree at Newman University, of which the most significant was becoming Derby, Kansas Fire Chief July 1, 2019. Turner ...

Tara Thomas
Teaching Academy scholarship awarded to Bishop Carroll graduate

The Newman University School of Education chose Tara Thomas to receive the Sister Thomasine Stoecklein Teaching Academy Scholarship. The scholarship is named for Stoecklein, who was born in 1923 and entered Newman’s founding order, the ...

Amanda Becker
Theology and mathematics graduate attends Baylor

Amanda Becker, a December 2018 graduate with a degree in theology and mathematics, is headed to Baylor in the fall to pursue her dream of teaching theology. Becker never planned on attending Newman University — ...

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Dean Brett Andrews educates local CEOs

For the past three years, Dean of the Newman University School of Business Brett Andrews has been a facilitator for the Wichita Manufacturers Association (WMA) Roundtable, giving him an opportunity to interact with top-level executives ...

Offering education in western Kansas

Students located in western Kansas are able to gain a Newman University education without traveling to the main campus in Wichita, Kansas. Dodge City is home to a small Newman University campus that offers teacher ...

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The ‘Europe by Rail’ experience

Every other year, students are offered an opportunity to learn about the history and culture of Europe in the classroom and then travel to experience and expand that knowledge. Professor of History Kelly McFall teaches ...

Graduation: a family affair

Hamersky was a popular last name at the May 2019 commencement ceremony. It’s been said many times in Newman graduation history but never three times in one day. Shellie Hamersky, Anthony Hamersky and Annemarie Hamersky ...

Graduates and their Newman experience

Most university graduates would agree that a lot of changes occur during their four years in school. The college experience helps students grow and learn and become adults ready to make their mark on the ...

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Students reflect on lessons learned at Baccalaureate Mass

The spring 2019 Baccalaureate Mass took place at 6 p.m. Friday, May 10, in The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in downtown Wichita. The Mass drew students, parents and friends along with Newman board members, ...

Kiley Hicks science
Students create experiments from scratch in CMB lab

Students enrolled in the cellular and molecular biology (CMB) lab this semester may have been expecting to work with cells — but instead, they got to work with worms. Assistant Professor of Biology Kiley Hicks ...

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Hard work pays off at Scholars Day

At the end of each semester as part of Scholars Day, upperclassmen can present original research as a capstone project for their degree either in the form of a slideshow presentation or a poster. Most ...

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Newman honors distinguished alumni with awards

Newman University alumni are making positive changes in their work environments, neighborhoods and communities every day. ...

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Newman University will soon celebrate 2019 Commencement

Upcoming graduates have been busy studying for finals, decorating their graduation caps and making arrangements to celebrate their special day with family and friends. Commencement weekend is just around the corner and there are many ...

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Trinity Academy student receives Cardinal Newman Scholarship

The Newman University admissions team traveled to Trinity Academy in Wichita, Kansas, on April 15 to present senior Alex DeHoet with a Cardinal Newman Scholarship with his friends and teachers present. DeHoet was one of ...

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Students, staff and faculty celebrated at Honors and Academic Awards Banquet

The Honors and Academic Awards Banquet was held on Wednesday, April 17. More than 50 students, faculty and staff were recognized for their academic achievements and involvement throughout the year. The banquet started with an ...

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Cowley College and Newman University make transferring easy

Newman University has a long history of being a transfer-friendly university and recently won an award from Phi Theta Kappa for their efforts. This is in large part due to articulation agreements with various community ...

Steckline Gallery to present ‘Say Good Night, Gracie’ by Mary Werner and others

The Steckline Gallery at Newman University presents “Say Good Night, Gracie” featuring works by artists Mary Werner, Maria Somes and Ellen Clark. The exhibition will begin with a Final Friday reception from 5 to 7 ...

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Potential students become Jets at Registration Days

When students first contact the university and visit campus, they typically work with the admissions office. Upcoming Registration Days are a time when the student life office takes over to help potential students see themsevles ...

Rwanda
From genocide to peace: a teaching perspective

Professor of History Kelly McFall is known for teaching genocide studies. ...

admissions kmc
Admissions team raises money for Kapaun Mt. Carmel Thespian Troupe

The Newman University admissions team raised more than $1,500 for the Kapaun Mt. Carmel (KMC) Thespian Troupe by running concessions during their performances of “The Sound of Music.” The troupe held shows March 28-30 and ...

Holy Land Pilgrims
Spring break in the Holy Land

Newman University theology graduate students experienced the Holy Land during spring break. ...

KAH Conference
Students present original research at history conference

Newman University was well represented at the 2019 Kansas Association of Historians (KAH) Conference with seven students presenting original research. According to KAH officials, Newman had the largest representation of any university at this year’s ...

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Pet-friendly residence hall comes to Newman University

Newman University students will soon be able to bring their furry friend to live with them on campus. ...

Cadaver lab is important training tool

Cadaver labs are a rare find in Kansas. Newman University boasts one of only two in Wichita and one of the only cadaver labs in Kansas’ private schools. The Bishop Gerber Science Center (BGSC) is ...

Students lend a hand with annual fundraising goal

Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving Ray Williams is searching for student volunteers to aid in fundraising efforts and connect with alumni and donors. The Phone-a-thon is an event held each semester and run ...

In the Bag
Steckline Gallery presents ‘In The Bag?’

Artist Seth Blume will exhibit “In the Bag?” at Steckline Gallery during Wichita’s Final Friday event March 29. The exhibit portrays elements of fun and mystery for viewers. Blume, a Wichita State University graduate, lives ...

Wesley Williams lands law internship in Washington DC
Alumnus interns in Washington, D.C., while finishing law degree

Newman alumnus Wesley Williams is completing his final semester of law school in Washington, D.C. Williams will graduate with a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Kansas (KU) School of Law in May 2019 ...

Pathway to Newman educates community college transfer student on things like transfer scholarships
Newman strengthens relationship with community colleges

“Pathway to Newman” was an event held on Feb. 27 to educate nearby community colleges on the opportunities offered at Newman University for transfer students such as transferring credits and transfer scholarships. In attendance were ...

Joanna Pryor named new athletic director

After a national search, Joanna Pryor has been named director of athletics for Newman University, effective July 1, 2019. ...

Women’s basketball coach strives for the best

Women’s basketball head coach Darin Spence has had many accomplishments on the court and recently reached a big milestone: his 100th win at Newman University. Spence has been at Newman since April 2012 and is ...

Augusta High School student awarded Cardinal Newman Scholarship

Presley Williams of Augusta High School in Augusta, Kansas, was one of five high school seniors recently awarded the Cardinal Newman Scholarship, Newman University’s highest and most prestigious financial award that covers four years of ...

The band RE:BOUND will be playing at the Donut Whole on the 21st of February
Freshmen take the stage as RE:BOUND

Freshmen Jennifer Pham and Kayleigh Franco have always had a passion for music, and after connecting through social media, they recently started a band, RE:BOUND. Their first gig is Feb. 23 at the local Donut ...

Influential art professor says goodbye to Newman

Mary Werner, associate professor of art, will retire in May 2019 after 16 years as a part of the Newman community. Werner was hired as a professor at Newman in 2003 and has impacted the ...