Author: Scarlett Olsen

Giving Tuesday
Alumni office has big plans for Giving Tuesday

The Newman University alumni office has begun their #GivingTuesday campaign to raise money for student scholarships. Giving Tuesday is largely a social media movement that focuses on charitable giving. It falls on the Tuesday after ...

Steckline Gallery presents ‘Origami Cranes in Blue’

Artist Chiyoko Myose will present “Origami Cranes in Blue” at the Steckline Gallery for the November Final Friday show from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 30 at Newman University. The event is free and open ...

performance hall
Coming soon: “Mamma Mia!”

Newman University will present the musical “Mamma Mia!” Nov. 15-18 in the De Mattias Performance Hall. This well-known musical features songs from Swedish band ABBA. “Mamma Mia!” is the story of a young girl growing ...

leadership
Grant awards professional development opportunity for staff

Newman University was recently awarded the Kansas Leadership Center (KLC) Leadership Transformation Grant to provide professional development opportunities to university staff through leadership training and development. Staff members will be offered leadership training courses through ...

Noel Torres
National champion wrestler Noel Torres receives his ring

On Saturday, Oct. 27, alumnus Noel Torres received his national wrestling championship ring from his performance in March 2018. The Jets held the annual Red and Blue Dual in Fugate gymnasium and afterward hosted a social ...

Beata Benefactors Banquet
Banquet’s guest speaks about her time with Mother Teresa

The Beata Benefactors Banquet is held annually to thank and honor donors who have supported Newman University throughout the year. The banquet begins with a social hour, dinner and ceremony, which includes a presentation from ...

Sonography
Sonography students at Newman are a step ahead

The Newman University diagnostic medical sonography program is unique in many respects. The program offers students a hands-on learning experience on campus and an end result of a bachelor’s degree, which is not typical of ...

Alumna wins major teaching award

Newman alumna and secondary education teacher Emily Williams was nominated and chosen as the 2018 Kansas Secondary School History Teacher of the Year. Williams was nominated because of her passion for educating and the mass ...

happy hour
Alumni Happy Hour is back

Director of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving Ray Williams is helping revive Alumni Happy Hours in the Wichita area. Newman alumni used to plan a gathering once a month at a local restaurant or bar ...

Elements
Steckline Gallery presents “Elements”

Artist Laura Bigger will present “Elements” at the Steckline Gallery for the October Final Friday show from 5 to 7  p.m. Oct. 26 at Newman University. The event is free and open to the public. ...

Alumni Concert
Alumni return to Newman to perform

Every five years, Newman University’s musical alumni get a chance to connect with both the university and its students in a very fun way. Alumni who participated in the Chorale and Troubadour groups during their ...

Bridging the gap between business and emotional intelligence

The Newman University School of Business is integrating a comprehensive emphasis on emotional intelligence into its curriculum in order to produce more well-rounded graduates. Dean of the School of Business Brett Andrews has a goal of ...

Reeds Cove
Alumnus on path to success in his career

Alumnus Luke Sponsel has recently become health care operations manager at Reeds Cove Health and Rehabilitation in Wichita. Sponsel graduated from Newman University with his Bachelor of Science in healthcare science in 2017 and his ...

A peek inside the life of a seminarian

The St. Joseph House of Formation is a fairly new addition to Wichita and Newman University. The number of seminarians in the program is growing each year and so is the presence of the seminarians ...

POP
Party on the Plaza: The results are in

Party on the Plaza (POP) is one of Newman University’s largest fundraisers. The event was held Saturday, Sept. 22 and brought together the Newman community for a night of great food, fun, a live and ...

New volleyball coach works to create team culture

Jose Lugo joined the volleyball team as head coach in late July. He brings more than a decade of coaching experience to Newman. His past coaching experience includes  high school to club level and Division ...

brandon smith
Newman hires new sports information director

Brandon Smith is the new sports information director for the Newman University athletics department. Smith attended Barton Community College (BCC) before earning his bachelor’s degree in human health performance with a minor in sports management ...

ICT
Spreading Jet pride at Open Streets ICT

Newman University had a large presence at Open Streets ICT  Sept. 23 in Wichita, Kansas. More than 100 members of the cheer and dance squad, athletic teams and various Newman students were all in attendance sharing their ...

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 ...

orientation
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 ...