Category: Academics

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Nursing student prepares to transform society

Newman students have a special, innate desire to transform society. Jose Rojas-Montero ’20 was inspired to do just that while at Newman University. He graduated in May with a nursing degree and upon passing his ...

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A degree promises a better life for student and her son

Dedication comes in many forms. For senior Machen Olson, it comes in the form of sleepless nights, long hours, multiple jobs and a desire to earn her degree to create a better life for her ...

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Nursing graduates participate in outdoor pinning ceremony

The spring 2020 nursing pinning ceremony at Newman University looked much different due to a national pandemic that resulted in gathering restrictions for cities across the United States. In the midst of such unprecedented times, ...

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School of Catholic Studies introduces ‘great books’ into coursework

The Newman University School of Catholic Studies has introduced a new series of courses based on the “great books” of Catholic and religious history. Joshua Papsdorf, director of the graduate theology program, said these courses ...

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Faith, service and liberal arts: Newman’s next president looks to the future

Newman University recently announced Kathleen S. Jagger, Ph.D., as its 12th president. The former president of Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Kentucky will begin her duties as Newman University president effective July 1. Jagger ...

Honoring Newman’s past presidents: a university’s administrative legacy

An exploration of Newman's previous presidents, from the founding of Sacred Heart Junior College to the Newman we know today. ...

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Newman University celebrates 2020 spring nursing graduates

The spring 2020 nursing pinning ceremony at Newman University looked much different due to a national pandemic that resulted in gathering restrictions for cities across the United States. In the midst of such unprecedented times, ...

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Student teachers adapt to school closures during pandemic

When all schools in Kansas shut down in March in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, education majors at Newman University were dealt a double blow. Not only did they have to adapt to the online ...

Faculty letter-writing campaign delivers touch of community to prospective students

In a time of isolation, faculty members are looking to letters to deliver that personal touch of community to prospective students. ...

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MBA students win national title in Business Strategy Game

Two Newman University Master of Business Administration (MBA) students won their industry category for a national title in the Business Strategy Game (BSG). Marshall Philips and Bryan Woods of the Spirit AeroSystems cohort worked as ...

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The pre-medicine journey at Newman University

One-on-one instruction, small class sizes, multiple ways to get involved, personalized academic attention, local internship opportunities, tight-knit community and skill-building at its best. These and more are all common descriptors of Newman University, and recent ...

Scott Mudloff honored with 2020 Staff Excellence award

Scott Mudloff is honored to be named Staff of the Year, expressing a great passion for his position as well as explaining how he will continue to serve the university. ...

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Newman University announces plan for fall 2020 semester

Newman University has announced that it plans to resume in-person classes for the fall 2020 semester. During the past month, several university groups have worked diligently on plans for the safe return to campus for ...

Harvey J. Ablah Award bestowed upon Jose Rojas-Montero

The 2020 Ablah Award winners were announced during the virtual commencement ceremony held on May 8, 2020. Jose Rojas-Montero was awarded the Harvey J. Ablah Award and Courtney Klaus the Leona J. Ablah Award. The ...

Leona J. Ablah Award bestowed upon Courtney Klaus

The 2020 Ablah Award winners were announced during the virtual commencement ceremony held on May 8, 2020. Courtney Klaus was awarded the Leona J Ablah Award and Jose Rojas the Harvey J. Ablah Award. The ...

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Newman University holds first-ever virtual commencement

Like many universities around the country, Newman University had to make a difficult decision regarding its annual spring 2020 commencement ceremony. Due to the gathering restrictions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Newman moved ...

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Recent Newman graduates reflect on virtual commencement, higher education and future

The time for graduation has come yet again, and though the 2020 commencement ceremony was somewhat unorthodox, seniors were happy to have their accomplishments acknowledged. Several seniors — or rather, alumni — shared their thoughts on ...

Alumni thankful for Newman experience; earns doctorate from Notre Dame

Francisco “Pancho” Fields cherishes the memories and skills he gained at Newman University, all of which aided in his journey toward obtaining his doctorate in Biological Sciences at Notre Dame. His Newman journey started in ...

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OTA professor makes spring semester one to remember

Melissa Smith, Newman University occupational therapy assistant instructor, made the spring 2020 semester one to remember for her students. During a surreal time with a sudden shift to online learning and staying at home for ...

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Kelly McFall, Ph.D., returns from productive spring sabbatical

A sabbatical is an excellent opportunity for a professor to focus on a specific project, learn more about their field of study or even to further refine their curriculum. During this time, some professors manage ...

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Art professor gets creative with spring assignments

Salvador Dali once said, “Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.” And isn’t imitation the best form of flattery? Shannon Johnston, Newman University professor of art and director of the Steckline Gallery, ...

Professor Larry Heck ends career on high note with Pi Gamma Mu

Larry Heck, professor of sociology and assistant undergraduate dean, has been a part of the Newman family since 1973. During his 46 years at Newman University, he has served as a professor, division chair, director ...

Preparing students for a career in diagnostic medical sonography

Newman University is known for its popular science and allied health programs. In fact, nearly half of Newman’s programs are focused on mental and physical health. One of those programs is diagnostic medical sonography (SONO), in which, ...

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Registration day goes virtual

In this new, temporary virtual world everyone is adjusting to, Newman University had to get creative with its traditional registration day event. Each year, in mid-April, staff and faculty host a registration event so prospective ...

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Adventure awaits for alumnus and medical school graduate

Medical school dreams are what led Gabe Stewart to Newman University. When he graduated, he had many fond memories of his alma mater along with an acceptance into the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita. ...

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Nine online learning tips for college students

Because of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, universities around the country have moved their spring semester in-person classes to an online format. For many, this transition can be a struggle when you do your best learning ...

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Humanities grant to help Newman program

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded Newman University a grant in the approximate amount of $34,000. NEH grants focus on a variety of projects such as preserving indigenous culture and advancing the ...

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A passion for helping the less fortunate

Sierra Fair has always felt a need to help others and she decided to obtain her Master of Social Work (MSW) degree to help her do just that. Fair graduated from Southwestern Assemblies of God ...

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Join Campus Ministry on the virtual red couch

As a response to the loneliness of social isolation, Newman University Campus Ministry is increasing its online presence in order to uphold the university’s strong community atmosphere in this time of need.  Recent emails sent ...

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Chemistry major recognized for research at BG Products Inc.

Senior chemistry major Madeleine Dellinger is making a name for herself in automotive research at BG Products Inc. It all started when Associate Professor of Chemistry Ryan Huschka urged Dellinger to apply for an internship ...

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The presidential search continues amid COVID-19 restrictions

The week of March 23 concluded the one-month recruitment stage for presidential candidates at Newman University. Prior to this stage, the presidential search committee had conducted meetings with staff, faculty, students and Newman community members ...

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Newman wrestler reflects on juggling college and type 1 diabetes

Through hard work and determination, senior Thor Balavage has been able to pin down the responsibilities of being a nursing student, a student-athlete as a wrestler and a resident assistant. He juggles all these roles ...