Author: Clark Schafer

The Vantage wins All-Kansas Award

Kansas Collegiate Media announced its annual award winners April 9 bestowing 14 awards upon Newman University’s student newspaper, The Vantage. The paper received the overall publication award, deemed the All-Kansas Award, in the division of ...

Alumni Awards
TONIGHT: 2021 Virtual Newman Alumni Awards

Newman University will celebrate its annual Alumni Award recipients tonight on the university’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. ...

Newman students earn KICF scholarships

Six Newman University students have been awarded scholarships through the Kansas Independent College Foundation (KICF) annual merit-based scholarship competition. The KICF received 55 nominations for its scholarship opportunities. A volunteer panel of nine judges helped ...

2021 Spring Commencement will feature in-person ceremonies

The Newman University 2021 Spring Commencement will be especially exciting for two reasons: It’s being held in person, following a 2020 online event, and it is the first commencement hosted in Hartman Arena. Because of ...

Newman University hosts vaccination clinic, nursing students play role in historic battle

Newman partnered with the Sedgwick County Health Department and the Guadalupe Clinic to provide students the Pfizer vaccine. ...

Barnwell leads team to national title game

Newman University alumnus Luke Barnwell ’13 has experienced a “once in a lifetime” spring — or maybe it is just the start of a new normal. After being named the national 2021 Jersey Mike’s Naismith ...

Tribute: Newman community remembers Sister Charlotte

History and Newman University — two of the many passions of Sister Charlotte Rohrbach, ASC. Just a few short weeks after the university celebrated its history and traditions with its annual Heritage Month, a series ...

Sr. Charlotte Rohrbach passing leaves ‘gaping hole in the heart of Newman’

During the midst of Women’s History Month, in which America celebrates the contributions of extraordinary women, Newman University has lost one of its indomitable heroes, Sister Charlotte Rohrbach, ASC. ...

Newman Theatre: Midsummer Night’s Dream available online

If you did not get an opportunity to attend one of Newman University’s four performances of Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream March 11-14, you now have the chance to watch it online. Director of Theatre Mark ...

Newman community invited to priority brainstorming sessions

It is going to be a busy spring on the feedback front. Newman University cabinet members are hosting a series of brainstorming/listening sessions throughout the remainder of the 2021 Spring semester to gather input from ...

Veteran Clinic
Newman partners with Dole VA, plans to vaccinate 1,500 veterans in one day

The Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center has announced that it will partner with Newman University to vaccinate 1,500 veterans on Saturday, March 20. The event will be held from 8 a.m.– 4 p.m. in ...

NU wrestler Kameron Frame returns to NCAA DII National tournament
Unfinished business: Kameron Frame returns to NCAA national championships

Frame will open the completion at America’s Convention Center in St. Louis, Mo. Friday. ...

Linda Davison
St. John Henry Newman Medal bestowed upon Linda Davison ’77

Linda Davison ’77 was honored with the St. John Henry Newman Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the Newman University Board of Trustees, during the 2020 Difference Makers for Wichita awards banquet Feb. 22. The ...

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Newman University postpones academic trip to Italy

Due to health safety concerns for students, Newman University has announced an academic trip to Italy, originally scheduled to depart March 12, is postponed until later this year. The decision to reschedule the upcoming travel ...

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Newman welcomes Andrea Gustafson as new softball coach

Newman University officials have named Andrea Gustafson head softball head coach effective Aug. 13, 2019. Gustafson brings 15 years of college head coaching experience and nearly 600 career victories to the Jets program. She led ...

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Newman University names Drew Maus head baseball coach

Above photo courtesy Hunter Lively, Henderson State University Newman University Director of Athletics Joanna Pryor has named Drew Maus new head baseball coach effective Aug. 5, 2019.  He replaces Zane Ehling, who moved to an administrative role within the Newman athletic department ...

Newman University announces the retirement of President Noreen M. Carrocci, Ph.D.

President Noreen M. Carrocci, Ph.D., is set to retire at the end of 2019. ...

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Newman University welcomes new dean of students

Newman University officials have named Christine Schneikart-Luebbe its new dean of students effective Aug. 1, 2018. ...

Wichita community awards the Bishop Gerber Science Center

Since the Bishop Gerber Science Center opened last August, it has been the subject of several local media reports. Many Newman students rate the 51,400 square-foot building as one of their favorite places on campus. ...

Difference Makers
Nominations are being accepted for Wichita Difference Makers

The 2nd annual Difference Makers Awards Banquet will take place on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, at Newman University. Now is the time to send in your nominations. With a goal to recognize individuals and organizations ...

Baccalaureate Mass
Baccalaureate Mass 2017: Inspirational messages

The Spring 2017 Baccalaureate Mass took place at 6 p.m. Friday, May 12, in The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in downtown Wichita. The Mass drew students, parents and friends along with Newman board members, ...

R. J. Allen is perfect fit for Newman University basketball post

When the person responsible for bringing back and shepherding a high-profile college sports program for nearly a generation leaves, the challenge to find a proper replacement is formidable. For Newman University Director of Athletics and ...

Mark Potter to retire after season

The surprising news broke Dec. 9. Longtime Men’s Head Basketball Coach Mark Potter will leave the Newman University sidelines following the completion of the current season. ...

Westar Energy presents a gift to Newman University
Westar Energy donates $15K to Facing Forward campaign

Representatives of Westar Energy visited Newman University Sept. 29 to present a gift of $15,000 to help support nursing and science education facilities at Newman through the Facing Forward campaign. The company’s Vice President, Community ...

Difference Makers
New awards to honor community difference makers

With a goal to recognize individuals and organizations for the positive impact they create for our community, Newman University and the Wichita Eagle and Kansas.com announced the establishment of the Difference Makers for Wichita Awards. ...

Newman 360Five
Meet the Newman 360Five crew

The student run Newman YouTube channel, Newman 360Five, is back publishing videos about life at NU. This season episodes are distributed on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter twice a week. Each Monday the team has a quick ...

Newman University family embodied in 4th generation ‘legacy’ Andrew Sabala

Those who know Newman University best often point to its family atmosphere as being one of the school’s strengths. For students like Andrew Sabala, family and Newman just seem to come together naturally. The new ...

Gladiator Dash
5th annual Wichita Gladiator Dash benefits Newman Athletics

Competitors on the reality television show “Survivor” have nothing on the nearly 1,400 people who braved the heat and challenging obstacle course June 11 for the 5th annual Wichita Gladiator Dash at Sedgwick County Park. The ...

Mass in St. John’s Chapel closes ‘Year of Father Kapaun’

The “Year of Father Kapaun” drew to a close with a Mass June 9 in the same chapel where the potential future saint was ordained 76 years ago. The Most Rev. Carl A. Kemme, Bishop ...

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Year of Father Kapaun closes with Mass and dinner at Newman University

Newman University will play host to a special Wichita diocesan-wide celebration June 9 marking the closing to the “Year of Father Kapaun” and the 76th anniversary of the ordination of Fr. Kapaun. The event will begin ...

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Inspiring reflections part of Newman Baccalaureate Mass

The Spring 2016 Baccalaureate Mass took place at 7 p.m. Friday, May 13, in The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in downtown Wichita. The Mass drew students, parents and friends along with Newman board members, ...

Kimberly Long Newman University Provost
Kimberly Long named Newman University provost, V.P. for Academic Affairs

Newman University officials announced that Kimberly C. McDowall Long, Ph.D., will be the new provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, effective July 1, 2016. ...

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Students present academic work at Newman Scholars Day

More than 100 students took part in Newman Scholars Day, which took place from 9 a.m. to noon, May 6 in Eck Hall and the De Mattias Fine Arts Center on the Newman campus. It ...

School of Business dean Brett Andrews
Meet new School of Business Dean Brett Andrews

Newman University will have its new business school dean on campus and on the job next week. Brett K. Andrews, MBA, Ph.D. was named to the position last month and is excited to begin his ...

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Newman University Western Kansas Center helping tackle teacher shortage

There is a growing concern about an unsettling teacher shortage trend throughout the state. At the March Kansas Board of Education meeting, Kansas Commissioner of Education Randy Watson announced a Blue Ribbon Task Force would ...

Newman University women bowlers competing in nationals at Northrock Lanes

The Newman University Women’s Bowling Team is hoping “home cooking” will help them make a successful run during the Intercollegiate Team Championships April 21-23 at Wichita’s Northrock Lanes. This is the 11th time the Jets have qualified for ...

Newman sponsors Wichita Force’s Faith & Family Night

Newman University is a sponsor for the Wichita Force’s Faith and Family Night on Friday, Apr. 1 at INTRUST Bank Arena. President Noreen M. Carrocci, Ph.D., believes the event is good for the community and ...