Author: Clark Schafer

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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. ...

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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 ...

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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. ...

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Westar Energy donates $15K to Newman’s 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 ...

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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. ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

Newman University and Butler Community College finalize agreement

Newman University and Butler Community College have a newly finalized articulation agreement which is designed to provide students with a systematic and seamless transition for course credit between institutions. Newman President Noreen M. Carrocci, Ph.D. ...

Newman wrestler earns school’s first DII All-American individual honor

The 2016 National Wrestling Championships in Sioux Falls, S.D., did not start out as planned for Newman University junior Dustin Reed. But the Newman wrestler ended up accomplishing something no other Newman student-athlete has in ...

Newman bowlers will compete at nationals in own backyard

After traveling nearly 1,200 miles to compete in the qualifying tournament, members of the Newman University Women’s Bowling Team will venture just 14 miles from campus next month to battle in the 2016 USBC Intercollegiate National ...

Newman University names Brett Andrews dean of new business school

Newman University officials announced that Brett K. Andrews, MBA, Ph.D., has been named dean of the university’s new School of Business effective May 1, 2016. In August 2015 Newman revealed plans to create a new ...

Newman University announces tuition changes for 2016-17

The Newman University Board of Trustees has approved a 6 percent tuition increase for the 2016-2017 school year. Tuition rates will remain the same for the Advanced Standing program. With the exception of a parking ...

Newman men rally for first postseason win since 2005

A big second half lifted the Newman men’s basketball team to its first-ever postseason victory as members of the Heartland Conference, beating second-seeded Lubbock Christian 81-79 in the league quarterfinals March 4 at the Union Multipurpose Activity Center. ...

Confident Newman baseball team off to fast start

With a nine-game winning streak, a video highlight (of second baseman Jacob Hamerle making a sliding catch into a wall) that has gone “national” and a ton of confidence on the diamond, the start of the ...

Newman University announces $8.2M in anonymous gifts

Newman University has announced three anonymous gifts which provide a major segment of funds raised thus far for a capital campaign to upgrade existing health science facilities and to build the Bishop Gerber Science Center. ...

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Record number turn out for first 2016 Accepted Student Day

The first of two scheduled Newman University Accepted Student Days brought a record number of potential students and their family members to campus Saturday, Feb. 20. Attendance was up 40 percent from the same gathering ...

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Newman University Facing Forward Campaign event draws rave reviews and excitement

More than 260 people gathered in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center on the Newman University campus Saturday, Feb. 6 for what was billed as a “transformational” event. The evening did not disappoint, as the program honored a ...

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Building Newman University’s bright future in science and health sciences

Dean of the College of Undergraduate Studies and Professor of Chemistry David Shubert, Ph.D. believes that, in the future, Newman University can double the number of students in science and health sciences with improved facilities ...

Newman University announces $30 million Facing Forward campaign

Newman University officials have announced a public fundraising campaign to upgrade existing health science education facilities and to build a new science education center to be named the Bishop Gerber Science Center, honoring The Most ...

Newman University ranks ‘Top College’ for ethnic diversity in Kansas

College-bound students seeking a diverse student body now have reason to put Newman University at the top of their list. According to a campus ethnic diversity study completed by U.S. News and World Report, Newman ...

Career Skills 101 to help Newman University students reach career goals

“Don’t wish it was easier, wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems, wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenge, wish for more wisdom.” – Jim Rohn, world renowned personal development expert ...

MSED assistant professor pens first book

One of Newman University’s newest faculty members has published his first book. Assistant Professor of Graduate Education Angelo J. Letizia, Ph.D., authored Performance Based Funding in Higher Education, The State of Truth in the Information Age. “The ...

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Newman wrestlers excel, honor Reece Wright-Conklin

The Newman University annual invitational wrestling tournament traditionally attracts some of the top collegiate programs from the region. This year the Jets made their best showing in the history of the event, winning two individual ...

Newman Wrestling team hosts tournament, honors Reece Wright-Conklin

Newman University will host its sixth annual Jet Invitational Dec. 13. During the tournament the Newman Wrestling Team and Newman Athletic Department will honor Reece Wright-Conklin, the senior team member who died Sept. 3 after suffering ...

Gonzalez named Heartland Conference Player of Year, Newman collect postseason honors

The Newman University volleyball  team, which has broken three university records this season, garnered several postseason conference and all-region honors. Senior middle hitter Ashley Gonzalez, senior setter Alexus Litts and sophomore outside hitter Emily Harvey ...

Newman University Jets are perfect, still have work ahead

The opening week of the 2015-16 season could not have gone any better for Head Coach Mark Potter and the Newman Jets Men’s Basketball Team. After two victories last weekend in the Oklahoma Christian Classic in ...

Groundskeeper’s efforts should make for colorful Spring on Newman campus

While students and faculty were busy working on mid-term papers and tests, Newman University Head Groundskeeper Darrin McKim was tackling a major project of his own. He was planting 5,000 flower bulbs – 2,000 red tulips, 2,000 grape hyacinth ...