Author: Scarlett Olsen

Recent graduate entered workforce prepared to transform society

Rebecca Tyndall, a 2018 graduate, believes her time at Newman put her a step ahead in her career as a forensic scientist and prepared her to transform society. Tyndall double majored in forensic science and biology and ...

Steckline Gallery presents ‘Deconstruction’

Artist Melissa Livermore will present “Deconstruction” at the Steckline Gallery for the September Final Friday show from 5 to 7  p.m. Sept. 28 at Newman University. The event is free and open to the public. ...

Brian Collier of Notre Dame to present annual Hesburgh Lecture

Brian Collier, Ph.D., will present the 2018 Hebsurgh Lecture titled, “Save Our Schools, Save Our Country, and Save Your Family: A History of Change in Education in America,” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, in ...

Counseling — a benefit students may not know they have

College students often feel overwhelmed, anxious and unsure who to turn to about stressors in their life. Student Support Services is here to help, offering free tutoring and counseling to Newman University students. Students have ...

Jessica Oberwortmann
Alumna named in Wichita Business Journal 40 under 40

Jessica (Fagherazzi) Oberwortmann ’14 has been driven to succeed her entire life, and now she is doing just that. Oberwortmann began doing marketing and branding work for friends on the side but the requests got ...

Dan Williams
Theatre shows to be revamped as Daniel Williams joins the team

The Newman University theatre department is happy to welcome new Technical Director and Designer Daniel Williams to their team. Williams comes to Newman with more than 30 years of professional experience in set design, technical ...

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Newest Jets experience ‘Jet Days’ orientation

Nearly 200 new students and their families filtered into De Mattias Fine Arts Center to begin orientation on Aug. 24. ...

ASC Center
ASC sisters help refugees with asylum mission

The Newman University founding order, the Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC), has opened their arms to asylum-seekers, providing them with care and hospitality at the ASC Wichita Center. The ASC strives to find ...

‘Art for Lunch’ at Steckline Gallery a fun tradition

“Art for Lunch” is a tradition for Newman University’s Steckline Gallery. The event is held the Tuesday after every Final Friday show and provides the community with a chance to listen to the Final Friday ...

Steckline Gallery presents “36days” by Paul Flippen

For its first show of the 2018-19 season, the Steckline Gallery at Newman University will present “36days” featuring art by Paul Flippen. ...

Kansas governor invites nursing professor to help with Alzheimer’s group

Amy Siple, associate professor of nursing, has been appointed by Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer to serve as a member of the Alzheimer’s disease Plan Working Group for the state. “Alzheimer’s and related dementias are getting ready ...

From alumni to employee

Many students say Newman University is a place that became their home during their college journey and describes their fellow students, staff and faculty as a family they didn’t expect to find. It’s no wonder ...

Promoting Newman in Colorado Springs

Scott McIntosh, assistant professor of strategic intelligence, and Nikki Zdrojewski, graduate and adult admissions director, recently took a trip to Colorado Springs to spread the message of Newman University, largely focusing on military personnel. Zdrojewski ...

shirley rueb
Registrar Shirley Rueb retires after 52 years at Newman University

Shirley Rueb is set to retire after more than 50 years at Newman. Rueb started at Newman as a student and then became an employee — and has received many accolades for her hard work and ...

fulbright
Prestigious Fulbright Scholarship awarded to alumna

Lakshmi Kambampati recently achieved a lifelong dream: She was awarded a Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching for 2017-18. The prestigious scholarship allowed Kambampati to teach mathematics at the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies in India ...

Ristow
Student spends semester in England at Newman University

With similarities in namesake, mission and academic rigor, Newman University in Wichita works closely with Newman University in Birmingham, England, to create and maintain study abroad opportunities for students between both institutions. Senior Linnea Ristow studied ...

transfers
Making a smooth transfer to Newman University

  Transfer students make up approximately 46 percent of the Newman University undergraduate population students as of fall 2017. Creating a positive experience for those students is the main goal of Morgan Gilbert and Monica ...

Alumna Jenn Bowman promoted at HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division

After serving as the director of the HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division Transfer Center, alumna Jenn Bowman has been promoted to vice president of patient experience. Bowman has been a part of the HCA Healthcare ...

Koch visits Newman during annual STEM camp

As part of the Investigative Summer STEM Program (ISSP), 16 students conducted experiments with scientists from Koch Industries on Thursday, June 21. The experiments ranged from chromatography to using lycopodium for explosions. Typically, the ISSP ...

Incoming freshman is nearly finished writing his first novel

Incoming freshman Matthew Clark has plans to become a research oncologist, but first, he’s focusing on his other passion — English. He hopes to have his very first book off to the publishers in the coming ...

young achievers
Three ‘Young Achievers’ to attend Newman in the fall

Three brand new Jets were recognized in the Wichita Business Journal (WBJ) as 2018 Young Achievers due to their high level of involvement in and outside of their high school classroom. Two honorees, Shayla To and ...

Summer camp season is here

While Newman students generally vacate campus during the summer, students ranging from kindergarten to college enjoy summer camps of all varieties on campus. Camps for sports, music and academics are available. Investigative Summer STEM Program ...

Alumnus assigned as Bishop Carroll chaplain

Alumnus Father Ed Herzog ’10, ’11, will fill the position of associate chaplain at Bishop Carroll Catholic High School (BCCHS) and parochial vicar at Christ the King Parish in Wichita, Kansas, beginning June 19. Herzog ...

Marilyn Nguyen
Biology student takes part in study that raises patient compliance

Newman junior Marilyn Nguyen, a biology major, recently participated in a research study that was presented at two different forums — one at the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Conference on Practice Improvement in Louisville, ...

#GrowWithGoogle

Newman University is proud to partner with Google to offer free skill-building activities for anyone looking to improve their business, digital skills, or career. “Google will host a full-day event at Wichita State University to help ...

janet eaton
Wichita Diocese hires Newman alumna as superintendent

Newman University alumna Janet Eaton was chosen as the new superintendent of Catholic schools in the Diocese of Wichita. ...

Commencement weekend 2018

Commencement weekend was full of ceremonies, awards and celebrations for the 2018 Newman University graduates. ...

Newman University honors spring 2018 nursing degree candidates

The spring 2018 Nursing Pinning Ceremony was held Friday, May 11, at Newman University. A total of 26 candidates were recognized for achieving their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). The traditional event dates back more ...

seminarian
St. Joseph House of Formation program extended

The success of the St. Joseph House of Formation in its first year has led to a decision to extend the program from two years to three. The young men in the program will continue to study ...

trauma-informed care
MSW to implement new cutting-edge curriculum

The Newman Master of Social Work (MSW) program is adopting a curriculum that reflects a new shift in the care that social workers provide. After a critical assessment of the current curriculum by a committee led by MSW ...

Advisors guide the newest Jets to success

Registration Day is a day full of anticipation and excitement as students take the final step in becoming a Newman Jet. ...

dedication
Dedication ceremony celebrates final phase of Facing Forward campaign

On a windy Friday afternoon, Heimerman Plaza, the Bishop Emeritus Eugene J. Gerber sculpture and Gerber Family Commons were dedicated on the Newman University campus. On April 20, Vice President for University Advancement  J.V. Johnston greeted ...

Newman sweeps awards at annual conference

The Newman admissions team has spent the past years successfully chasing record numbers in recruitment and retention rates, but the excellence doesn’t stop there. Five members of the team recently attended the Great Plains Association for ...

Scholarship Luncheon
Students meet their donors at annual Scholarship Luncheon

The annual Scholarship Luncheon was held April 16 in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center. The luncheon is a unique opportunity for students to meet the specific donors providing them with their scholarships. Senior Development Officer Beth ...

Bishop Gerber Sculpture
Meet the artist who created the Bishop Gerber sculpture

Sitting just outside the doors of the brand new state-of-the-art Bishop Gerber Science Center is a nearly 400-pound bronze sculpture. Lori Norwood, an artist based in Lawrence, Kansas, spent 16 months planning, mixing and forming ...

Samantha Rader
Samantha Rader is always looking for the next challenge

“Leave things better than you found them,” is a  saying that sophomore Samantha Rader takes to heart. Though Newman University has no shortage of highly involved and highly motivated students, Rader runs with the best ...

The dedication of three new campus structures

Newman University will dedicate three new additions to campus on Friday, April 20. The ceremony to dedicate the Heimerman Plaza, Gerber Family Commons and Bishop Gerber Sculpture will begin at 4:30 p.m. at Heimerman Plaza, located ...

A lifelong goal to help others has become reality

Alumna Serina Hertel has been driven to use her talents to help others from a young age. ...

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New residence life team assembled

Five brand new resident assistants (RAs) have been hired for the 2018-19 academic year. The residence life team is excited about the new additions and eager for two veterans to return for another year. The ...

Salvage yard next door to become new property for Newman

The salvage yard next door to Fugate residence hall is finally in the process of becoming the property of Newman University. The university has held an interest in purchasing Koon’s Salvage Yard for some time now. ...