Category: Academics

2021 Senior Art Showcase
Art graduates present Senior Showcase in the Steckline Gallery

Graduating Newman University art majors Austin Hillhouse, Marissa Kucharek, Yanni Martin and Olivia Robben presented their thesis work last Friday, May 7, for their Senior Showcase. ...

Newman University to offer its first doctoral degree program

Newman University officials announced the launch its first doctoral programs in the institution’s 87 year history. The university will begin offering courses in a new Doctor of Business Administration program as part of its School ...

2020 graduates offered opportunity to walk in 2021 commencement

COVID-19 shuttered many plans and events, including Newman University’s in-person commencement last spring. Because of this, 2020 graduates were invited to walk in the 2021 ceremony on May 7. Nearly 100 graduates responded to a ...

Five 2021 graduates share their Newman University experiences

From classes and clinicals to research papers and Capstone projects, earning a college degree may seem like an endless series of daunting tasks to check off on the to-do list.  More than 460 graduates from ...

Bishop Kemme receives honorary degree, shares message to inspire leadership

At Newman University’s commencement May 7, Wichita Diocese Bishop Most Rev. Carl A. Kemme received Newman University’s degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa. He received this honor for his dedicated years of service ...

A token of achievement: 2021 Nurse Pinning Ceremony

Upon completion of their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, 24 Newman University graduates participated in the 2021 ceremonial Nursing Pinning May 6 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. Nursing pinning ceremonies date ...

Graduation and Commencement 2021
Newman celebrates graduating class of 2021 with commencement ceremonies

Newman University celebrated the graduating class of 2020-21 on Friday, May 7, at Hartman Arena in Wichita, Kansas. ...

Accelerated Pathway to Teaching Program meets students where they are

Since it was established, Newman University’s Accelerated Pathway to Teaching Program, which enables students to achieve an elementary education degree in 16 months from anywhere in Kansas, has educated more than 400 aspiring teachers. The ...

Non-traditional sonography student finds career fit

When Marjorie Subero moved with her family to Wichita five years ago for her husband’s job, she sought her own career change. She has a background in medicine and was previously a physician but it ...

“Live in Living Color” sees the Newman stage April 22-24

"Live in Living Color" will have three evening ...

The Vantage wins All-Kansas Award

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

24 hr Theatre
Spontaneous artists, theater lovers return to Jabara for 10th annual 24-Hour Theatre Project

Some of the artists who participated in Newman's 10th Annual 24-Hour Theatre Project reflect on their products as well as the process as a whole. ...

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. ...

Rashed Chowdhury
Alumnus realizes ‘American dream’

Rashed Chowdhury ‘07 has realized many goals in his life — two of his most recent, starting his own company and authoring a book. “Building a Salesforce-Powered Front Office: A Quick-Start Guide” was released in ...

Father Emil Kapaun coming home

The remains of Father Emil Kapaun, who was ordained into priesthood in 1940 in St. John’s Chapel at what is now Newman University, were recently identified by a United States government forensic team. Kapaun died ...

Beverly Knighten
Thriving in the social work field

Beverly Knighten ‘97, ‘01 said her calling to help others came at a very early age during a visit she and her grandmother made to a relative’s house. The relative was blind and Knighten was ...

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 student writer turned jeweler

From The Vantage student newspaper – by Marie O’Neal Junior Matthew Clark doesn’t exactly remember how he started making jewelry, but he knows he is drawn towards what is beautiful, and his creations reflect what ...

President Jagger appointing new student cabinet

From The Vantage student newspaper – by Ty Wilson Newman President Kathleen Jagger is hoping to meet for the first time later this month with a newly appointed student cabinet, which she said she is ...

The story behind ‘The Journey Home: Autobiography of an American Swami’

While many may know her as a professor of English, Marguerite Regan, Ph.D., is also an observant storyteller and published author of the 2010 collaboratively composed novel, “The Journey Home: Autobiography of an American Swami.” ...

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2021 faculty promotions announced

Newman University announced that several of its faculty members have been awarded academic tenure or received a promotion in faculty rank, all approved by the Newman University Board of Trustees. Those receiving a promotion in ...

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Celebrating social work during recognition month

March is National Social Work Month and Newman University is saying “thank you” to its students, graduates, staff and faculty. The theme for 2021’s Social Work Month is “Social Workers Are Essential,” according to the ...

St. John Henry Newman Scholars announced

Newman University has selected three students to receive its most prestigious scholarship, the St. John Henry Newman Scholarship, for the upcoming 2021-2022 academic year. The scholarship is a full-tuition annual award renewable for four years. Applicants ...

Arts and Literary Festival 2021: ‘Alegría: Ode to Joy’

The annual Newman University Arts and Literary Festival will be held Friday, March 12, 2021. The theme differs each year and in recent years has varied from Harry Potter to Beowulf. This year’s event is ...

Newman University Theatre presents Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

“Why this is very midsummer madness,” exclaims Oliva in act three, scene four of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night.” Though this quote comes from one of the Bard’s other plays, there couldn’t be a more fitting description ...

Wendy Sahatjian
Newman professor gives back through community classes

Wendy Sahatjian, associate professor of marketing and management for Newman University’s School of Business, is giving back to the community through business entrepreneurship classes. Sahatjian teaches the class “Balanced” for Wichita E-Community to help entrepreneurs ...

Denise Neil
Wichita Eagle reporter Denise Neil a beneficial professor for Newman students

Denise Neil is best known in Wichita for her restaurant coverage in The Wichita Eagle — a segment titled Dining With Denise. At Newman University, she’s also known for bringing her journalism experience to the ...

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Ceremonial mace crafted to serve as university heirloom

With the help of many members of the Newman community, the university has gained a new heirloom: a mace made of red cedar that pays homage to the university’s roots. A mace is a ceremonial ...

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Newman University announces fall 2020 graduates

Newman University officials have announced the students who completed the requirements to earn a degree at the close of the 2020 fall semester. These individuals are invited to walk in cap and gown during the May ...

Education
Professor passes down passion for education to students

Max Frazier has spent 43 years in the education field, with the past 17 years spent as an associate professor of secondary education at Newman University “I personally believe that spending your days working with ...

Pi Gamma Mu
Pi Gamma Mu initiation ceremony held virtually

Pi Gamma Mu, a nationally recognized honor society for high-achieving students striving toward a career in the social sciences, conducted its induction ceremony Dec. 22, 2020, with a virtual format. The society was founded in ...

Hanover Volleyball
Basketball alumna finds success as volleyball coach

Alumna Melissa (Brockleman) Holle ’10 played basketball during her time at Newman University but has found success as a high school coach in another sport. Her Hanover High School team took home the Kansas 1A ...

Thinking about a degree in radiologic technology?

There’s more to a career in radiology than just X-raying bones. Radiologic technologists are highly skilled medical professionals who assist the radiologist in the diagnosis of diseases using ionizing radiation. They deal directly with patients ...