Author: Clark Schafer

75th anniversary of Fr. Kapaun’s ordination at Newman University

Newman University holds a distinctive connection with the man who may someday be numbered among the saints of the Catholic Church. Father Emil Kapaun was ordained a priest in St. John’s Chapel at Newman University on June ...

Newman University M.S.Ed. hooding ceremony gives extra recognition for graduates

More than 70 May 2015 and August 2015 graduates of the Newman University Master of Science in Education program were recognized May 15. Honorees and their families and friends packed the Dugan Gorges Conference Center for a hooding ...

Newman University summer basketball camps offered in June

The Newman men’s and women’s basketball teams have announced summer camps for the month of June. The Mark Potter Day Camp will take place June 15-17, and the Newman Team Camp takes place June 19-21. ...

Newman University graduation presentation of candidates: Somebody has to do it!

It takes many dedicated individuals coming together and working many long hours to make a major event like the Newman University Spring 2015 Commencement successful. Newman Registrar Shirley Rueb led the commencement committee which coordinated the many duties ...

Newman’s Sloppy Joes close season with a bang

On May 13, the Newman University Sloppy Joe Improv presented “Pie a Prof” in the Jabara Flexible Theatre on the Newman campus. Students decided on three members of faculty and staff to pie in the face. ...

Newman Campus Activity Board Breakfast and Bingo draws big crowd

The Campus Activity Board Breakfast and Bingo is one of Newman University’s traditional student events. The CAB gathering on the eve of finals was a huge hit this past Sunday night, drawing a large crowd for ...

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Newman University names Vic Trilli Vice President for Student Affairs

Newman University has named Vic Trilli as its Vice President for Student Affairs. Trilli will also continue as Newman’s Director of Athletics. In addition to his athletic responsibilities, Trilli will oversee Newman’s Student Affairs Department, ...

Message from new SGA Senate Leader

Newman University SGA Senate Leader Emilie Leivian was elected April 29. Along with the other 20 senators, plus two incoming freshmen and one transfer senators to be elected in the fall, Leivian is excited to serve the student ...

Newman University Western Kansas Center helping address education challenges

An internet search for the term “teacher shortage” brings tens of thousands of results. Over the past six months hundreds of articles have been published regarding states and communities challenged by a lack of qualified ...

Newman University Speakers Bureau, Wilkerson popular on local speaking circuit

Newman University students know their professors and instructors are skilled educators. Now, thanks to the Newman University Speakers Bureau, members of the community get to share in the experience. Director of Adult and Continuing Studies and Instructor ...

HealthPulse focuses on Type 2 diabetes for May 12 lecture

Newman University and the KU School of Medicine-Wichita are teaming up to host HealthPulse, a community lecture series designed to educate the public on health matters. On Tuesday, May 12, Justin Moore, M.D., will present “Eye ...

2015 Jetspy Awards kick off new Newman Athletics tradition

Sports fans know all about ESPN’s ESPY Awards, the all-sports cable network’s year-end honors saluting athletic excellence from the professional and collegiate playing fields. Not to be outdone, Newman University held its first-ever Jetspy Awards May ...

Newman University names new volleyball coach

Destiny Clark has been named the head volleyball coach at Newman University, Athletic Director Vic Trilli announced. Clark has spent the last two seasons as the head coach at Wichita Collegiate High School. “Destiny Clark ...

Newman University SGA elections results

The votes have been tabulated and the results are in for two 2015-16 Student Government Association elections conducted this month. Brandon Gollhofer and Brandi Boese were elected SGA president and vice president, respectively,  with a vote ...

DA speaks to Newman students, faculty and staff during Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett spoke to nearly 70 Newman students, faculty and staff members April 27 at the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center. Bennett’s talk was titled, “Our responsibility to Intervene: Ending Sexual Violence.” His ...

Newman University and Wichita Adore Ministries to hold outdoor Adoration April 26

The Newman University community and members of the Wichita Adore Ministries will join together for an evening of Eucharistic Adoration and Prayer in front of the Newman Marian Grotto Sunday, April 26. ...

Coach Potter to watch son’s PGA Tour debut

“It is priceless to be able to enjoy all of this with him!” – Newman University Head Men’s Basketball Coach Mark Potter on traveling to New Orleans to witness his son’s first PGA Tour event. ...

2015-16 Newman Orientation Leaders look forward to welcoming new students

When the new undergraduate and transfer students come to campus in August, they will be welcomed by some of Newman University’s best and brightest. The 2015-16 Newman University Orientation Leaders have been named. They have ...

Newman journalism students grab state awards

The Newman University Vantage student newspaper won 21 awards at the Kansas Collegiate Media conference April 11 at the Drury Plaza Broadview Hotel in downtown Wichita. The paper won a silver medal for overall publication in ...

That’s the Ticket! Newman SGA elections underway

The 2015-16 Student Government Association elections are underway. Voting for the new SGA president and vice-president began April 16 and runs to April 19. Students will vote online for SGA president/vice president and on an ...

Newman ranked 15th nationally for Small College RN-BSN programs

Newman University is ranked 15th in an article titled “30 Great Small Colleges for an RN-BSN Degree” published this month by Best Master of Science in Nursing. Newman is the only Kansas institution to make the list. ...

Campus events help students thank Newman donors

More than 100 Newman University students, officials and donors gathered at the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center April 13 for the annual Newman Scholarship Luncheon. The luncheon gives scholarship recipients and their respective donors who make the ...

Accepted Student Day draws future students and family to campus

More than 100 guests gathered on the Newman University campus April 11 for Accepted Student Day. “Saturday was a great day. We had 43 families on campus representing six states and 27 high schools,” Director of ...

Hispanic and Native American scholars programs close with banquet

The Newman University 13th annual Hispanic Scholars Program (NHSP) and 11th annual Native American Scholar Program (NNASP) closed with a ceremony and banquet April 8 at the Dugan–Gorges Conference Center. This year the two programs ...

Ten high school seniors receive Cardinal Newman Scholarships worth $1.1 million

Newman University has announced 10 recipients for Fall 2015 Cardinal Newman Scholarships. The scholarship is Newman’s highest valued award, providing full tuition for four years to each student. The combined estimated value of the 10 scholarships is ...

Who needs a Tutor? Coaching can turbo-charge academic performance

Athletes need coaches to help reach peak performance. Business leaders often employ coaches to help them and their companies grow and break new barriers. The same can be true for students in the classroom. Bo ...

Resident assistant staff announced for 2015-16 academic year

The Department of Residence Life has announced its 2015 – 2016 Resident Assistant staff.  Nine current Newman students, including three returners and one alternate, were selected for positions. ...

Vaccination is HealthPulse lecture topic April 14

Diseases like measles, mumps and others had virtually been wiped out in America years ago, so why are we hearing about them in the media so much in 2015? Vaccination is the topic for the HealthPulse ...

Newman University Easter reflection from Fr. Fogliasso

St. John’s Chapel is ready for Easter.  Father John Fogliasso and Newman students decorated the chapel in preparation for Easter Sunday service. Below, Fr. Fog shares some thoughts about Easter. The Easter Triduum and Easter ...

Newman Studies Program change provides more flexibility for students

The Newman University faculty approved a change to the Newman Studies Program (NSP) March 27, 2015 that will allow students to take capstone courses once they have achieved sophomore status. The program culminates in four ...

Newman University Colorado Springs center honors social workers

  The Newman University School of Social Work presented two awards at a National Association of Social Work – Colorado event March 12 in Denver. The Colorado Springs center honored Gayle Christensen, MSW, LCSW, and ...

2015 Fall Course Schedule booklet – sociology update

The Fall 2015 Newman University Course Schedule book is currently available online and as a printed booklet. Users of the printed booklet should know that information contained here about the sociology course schedule has been found ...

Newman to host Kansas’ first Settlers of Catan Tournament

If the NCAA brackets or Spring Intramural sports did not fill your recreational plate, the Newman Board Games Club is sponsoring a Settlers of Catan Tournament Saturday, April 18. The event will be an official ...

Men’s Chorus performances to benefit Therapeutic Riding Center

The first performance of the Heart of America Men’s Chorus 2015 season is set for March 28-29 at Newman University. The concert is a combination of boots and air guitars as the Heart of America ...

Newman senior earns national award for playwriting

‘I started hyper-ventilating and I ran straight to Mark Mannette’s office. He wasn’t there so I fell on the floor… and everyone was worried about me. But, it was good news! So yeah, I freaked ...

Estate Planning for Women Session at Newman March 27

Newman University is hosting a free lunch and learn seminar focusing on estate planning strategies. Estate Planning for Women will be held at noon, March 27 in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center on the Newman campus. ...

Calling all Newman education professionals

Are you a Newman education graduate who is currently teaching ? Director of Alumni Relations Sarah Cundiff and the Newman Education Department would like to get updates about your professional information. ...

NCAA basketball brackets and spring intramurals

Are you ready for some fun? Student Life has announced the sporting activities and events to be featured in Newman’s spring intramural program. Intramural events include indoor basketball, outdoor soccer, sand volleyball and bracketology. ...

Women’s Tennis Jets soar into national rankings

The Newman University Women’s Tennis Team is currently undefeated, 11-0 overall, and is ranked nationally for the first time in NCAA Division II history. ...

Sister JoAnn Mark leaves NU for UN-affiliated international organization

JoAnn Mark, ASC, Ed.D. is leaving Newman University March 20 to become the executive director of Partnership for Global Justice, an international non-government organization (NGO) with special consultative status to the United Nations. The Newman ...