Author: Clark Schafer

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 ...

Wallace Foundation grants $1 million for Newman University science and health programs

Newman University has received a $1,000,000 grant from The Dwane L. and Velma Lunt Wallace Charitable Foundation to support the university’s science and health science programs. “Newman is truly grateful for this gift that will ...

Keep calm & get into med school

Whether you’re about to start high school or have recently graduated college, you’ve probably heard how important it is to plan ahead, especially if you’re looking to tack “M.D.” behind your name.  Luckily, Newman University ...

Second annual Beata Benefactors Banquet honors Newman donors

More than 120 guests gathered in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center Oct 27 to be honored for their support of Newman University at the second annual Beata Benefactors Banquet, a special event designed to recognize and ...

Newman SGA, School of Nursing and Allied Health team up for flu-shots

The Newman SGA and the School of Nursing and Allied Health will be offering free flu-shots to students Oct. 19. The vaccinations have been funded by SGA and will be administered by Nursing faculty in ...

Father Sam Brand: From Newman University to Priesthood

Some kids want to be doctors. Others want to be teachers. At 9, Wichita native Sam Brand knew he wanted to be a priest. “The life appealed to me,” Brand said. “I loved the prayer ...

Newman Campus Ministries hosts Catholic singer Sarah Kroger Nov. 4

Newman Campus Ministries will host a concert next month featuring a national singer / songwriter. Sarah Kroger will perform in St. John’s Chapel on the Newman University campus on Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m. Kroger currently lives ...

Hunger expert talks with Newman students, community

Rev. David Beckmann, author of Exodus from Hunger and a noted expert on hunger and poverty issues, talked with Newman freshman and also made a presentation to the larger Newman and Wichita communities Oct. 6 ...

Newman sports update: VB streak at 12, Hoops teams get no respect

Fall Sports Update: Jets volleyball hits the road sporting a 12-game winning streak. Newman plays at Oklahoma Panhandle State Oct. 8.  Earlier in the week, senior Ashley Gonzalez earned her fourth straight Heartland Volleyball Player of ...

The Art of Understanding

The Newman University Bachelor of Science in Counseling program is more than a major; for many students, it’s a calling. It takes a special type of person with a special set of carefully honed skills ...

Visit advances new collaboration, expanded opportunities for Newman University students on the horizon

In the not-too-distant future, Newman University students could be taking some coursework to complete their major in the United Kingdom. That possibility along with plenty of “intercontinental bonding” took place this week as Newman welcomed ...

For Dr. George Smith, Newman has helped him discover his passions

“You are only as good as the things you love.” Those are words to live by according to Dr. George Smith, Associate Professor of Accountancy at Newman and a man with many interesting hobbies. At ...

Newman University Pope Mania

With Pope Francis on American soil there is no shortage of interest being generated for his first U.S. visit, especially on the Newman campus. Newman Campus Ministries hosted a doughnut and coffee watch party in the ...

SGA announces web site, freshmen and transfer senator election results

The Student Government Association (SGA) launched its web site this week and held its freshmen and transfer senator election. SGA represents the students and conveys their needs to the faculty and administration. All students are members ...

Newman Resident Life director named to regional post

Director of Residence Life Lucas Mullin was recently appointed as the new NASPA Region IV-West Kansas membership coordinator. Mullin said that during his three-year term he would be responsible for a multitude of tasks, including ...

Newman grad and family travel 5K miles to visit campus

Newman University alum Andrew Danielski made a special 5,219 mile trip back to campus the week of Sept. 14 in order to show his family around his alma mater. Danielski is from Warsaw, Poland, and came ...

Learning Communities: Finding Your Niche at Newman

Imagine walking into your very first college class. You’ve been thinking about this day for years, and you’re excited, but the unknowns race through your head. How many people will there be? Am I dressed ...

Newman Career Services here to help students, alumni

The Newman University Career Services Office provides students and alumni with a variety of resources for career planning and professional development. All students are encouraged to take advantage of the services available through the Student Success ...

Former Newman soccer coach, local legend, honored at women’s game

Former Newman University Women’s Soccer Head Coach Alan Shepherd was honored posthumously during halftime of the Jets home contest Sept. 9. against East Central University. Shepherd died after suffering a heart attack Aug. 21. He ...

Outdoor Eucharistic Adoration event at Newman University Sept. 13

Newman University will host a citywide evening of Eucharistic Adoration service and street dance on Sunday, Sept. 13. Several hundred people are expected to attend the event, which is sponsored by Newman University Campus Ministries and Wichita ...

Internship helped Newman student develop a passion for Radiologic Technology

Katie Little is no stranger to lead vests. But she’s not headed into a gunfight any time soon. She’s got her own superhuman skills she hopes will render her future career plans bulletproof. X-ray vision ...

Newman community coping with loss of student athlete Reece Wright-Conklin

Newman students, staff, faculty and friends alike are still reeling from the loss of senior student-athlete Reece Wright-Conklin, who passed away in a motorcycle accident early Thursday morning, Sept. 3. According to police, Wright-Conklin was ...

Theology Department, Gerber Institute bring speakers to Newman campus

In an effort to help the university community prepare for October’s Ordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family, the Newman University Department of Theology and the Gerber Institute for Catholic Studies are bringing two speakers to campus. Leila Lawler, ...

Remodeled conference room honors Hufford

The newly renovated conference room in McNeill Hall is being renamed the “Don Hufford Seminar Room,” in honor of retired Professor of Education Don Hufford, Ph.D. The Newman Cabinet recently approved a proposal by Provost ...

Father Fog’s first pitch: Right down the middle!

Newman University Chaplain Fr. John Fogliasso trained all summer long. He received last-minute instruction from Newman Head Softball Coach Janice Esses. And despite being nominally nervous, Padre made all Jets proud when he tossed out the ...

Newman Jet Days provides perfect take-off for new students

The 2015 Newman University Jet Days orientation kicked off bright and early at 8 a.m. on Aug. 21. As the new freshman and transfer students began unloading their jam-packed cars, the NU campus was preparing ...

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Last weekend, Aug. 21 – 23 was busy for Newman University. In addition to current students returning to campus, Newman University held its freshmen and transfer orientation sessions, Jet Days ’15. On top of all ...

Newman Criminal Justice helps real superheroes

So you want to fight crime, but brightly colored spandex costumes and unnecessary exposure to radioactive spiders aren’t really your thing? No worries. At Newman University, we know superheroes are everywhere, even if being Batman ...

Nashville musician inspires students at Newman’s Jet Days

Some students come to college with confidence. Others are a little more reserved and cautious. ALL need at least a little help getting acclimated to their new surroundings and the new challenges of university life. ...

2015-16 ‘Mission Talk’ series kicks off Sept. 2

The first Mission Talk of the 2015-2016 academic year is coming up next week at noon, Wednesday, Sept. 2 in the Tarcisia Roths, ASC Alumni Center, located on the second floor of the Dugan Library and Campus ...

Jet Days service project: 50K meals for poor in Tanzania

While most universities and colleges around the country have orientation sessions for new students, few include a service project as part of the agenda. During the Saturday morning Jet Days ’15 schedule, time was set ...

Newman grad students’ drone research to help local fire departments

Charles Le started attending Newman University in August 2013 to pursue a graduate degree, mainly to enhance his knowledge but also to support his son who was, and still is, an undergraduate student at Newman. John ...

Broadway Academy of Performing Arts performances at Newman

Area actors have been honing their craft this week at the Broadway Academy of Performing Arts camp at Newman University. It is the second overnight camp of the summer for the organization being hosted at the De ...

Bishop Gerber visits campus, talks about important role Newman University plays

The Most Rev. Eugene J. Gerber, Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Wichita, recently visited the Newman University campus. During his stop, he took time to speak about the important role he believes Newman plays ...

Newman University medical technology alumni gather June 13

The first ever Newman University medical technology alumni gathering was held in the Tarcisia Roths, ASC Alumni Center June 13. Director of Development for Sciences and Health Sciences Therese Wetta, ASC, welcomed the group to ...

Newman University Dean of Students Levi Esses selected for national board

Newman University Dean of Students Levi Esses has been elected vice chair for communications of the Commission for Admissions, Orientation, and First-Year Experience (AOFYE). The Commission advises the American College Personnel Association, headquartered in Washington, ...

Newman University theology trip highlighted by visit with Pope Francis

Associate Professor of Theology and Coordinator of the Graduate Theology Program Father Joe Gile recently took a group of Newman University theology graduate students to Rome for an annual program trip. During their time in Rome two ...

International media covers Newman University athletics

Newman University athletics is getting some international exposure. Jets sports are receiving some “love” from media outlets located around the world, as a current coach and a former player have appeared recently on television in Canada and ...