Category: Academics

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 ...

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Scholars Day held via Zoom as students complete their fall semester

Since classes have moved online until the spring semester, this semester's Scholars Day was carried out through virtual means. ...

Newman prepares future educators for a successful career

Newman University was founded in 1933 with the purpose of training future teachers. The School of Education and Social Work is continuing the legacy of preparing students to transform society in the Wichita area, throughout ...

CRNA
Nurse anesthesia program awarded $50,000 grant

The Kansas Health Foundation awarded the Newman University nurse anesthesia program a $50,000 grant to help further the program’s curriculum. Program Director Megan Cook said, “I am extremely grateful to the Kansas Health Foundation for ...

Pi Gamma Mu inducts 41 new members

Pi Gamma Mu is a nationally recognized honor society for high-achieving students striving toward a career in the social sciences. The Newman University chapter has been led for many years by Professor Emeritus for the ...

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Teaching during a pandemic: an alumna’s perspective

The education world might look different in 2020 but it is still an essential piece of everyday life. Educators are working hard in their communities to forge ahead while continuing to develop the minds of ...

Two Newman students recognized as Teachers of Promise

Newman University students Lina Anescar Meile and Rebecca Clifton have been recognized as Teachers of Promise by the Kansas State Department of Education for the fall 2020 semester. Twice each year, the KDHE invites Kansas ...

Thanksgiving break marks the end of a bustling campus

Newman University will be moving the majority of courses fully online starting on Monday, Nov. 23. Students will attend classes online Monday and Tuesday prior to their Thanksgiving break which starts on Nov 25 and ...

Newman alumnus continues theatrical work as new technical director

Former theatre student Lucas Farney recently stepped into the role of technical director and is already spearheading the construction of sets. ...

Newman music department presents ‘Come Alive’

Newman University will present “Come Alive,” a musical stage production, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12-14, in De Mattias Performance Hall. The show was slated to run in the spring of 2020 before the pandemic caused ...

Newman awarded two grants from Evergy

Newman University was awarded two grants from Evergy that will allow the university to better serve underserved students. One grant will fund the 2021 spring Newman STEM Education Program (NSEP) for high school students and ...

Logan Kemp
Overcoming adversity to achieve college dream

Adversity comes in many forms. Logan Kemp ‘20 said he learned a very important lesson during his time at Newman University: “The best way to do things is the right way no matter the circumstance. ...

From homeschool student to public school teacher

Morgan Owings grew up in a homeschool classroom and felt called to the teaching profession. “God placed a very clear and heavy call on my life to be a teacher,” she said. She feels her ...

steckline fall 2020
Steckline Gallery opens with semester-long exhibit

Steckline Gallery will present “React/Reflect/Respond” throughout the fall 2020 semester. The exhibit contains work from more than 20 local artists who used the stay-at-home order and other pandemic-related issues for inspiration. Two of the works ...

Crow & Co Bookstore
Newman graduates open independent bookstore

Alumni Sara and Larry Crow have always dreamed of opening a bookstore. Little did they know, the opportunity to act on that dream would happen during a pandemic. Sara and Larry met at Newman University ...

respiratory care
Respiratory Care Program receives Distinguished RRT Credentialing Success Award

The Respiratory Care Program has been acknowledged by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care for meeting their efforts. ...

Wilma
Alumna passionate about helping others through communication practices

“Enthusiasm is the electricity of life. How do you get it? You act enthusiastic until you make it a habit.” — Gordon Parks. Newman alumna Wilma Moore-Black has an enthusiasm for life, for getting involved, ...

Melissa Smith OTA
Melissa Smith appointed to Kansas State Board of Healing Arts

Melissa Smith, occupational therapy assistant (OTA) instructor and academic fieldwork coordinator, was appointed to the Kansas Occupational Therapist Council of the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts (KSBHA). In her new position, Smith will determine applicants ...

Navigator class proves popular among students

Newman University introduced Navigator: Your Newman GPS (Guide to Success) into the fall 2020 curriculum. Every undergraduate student will experience parts of Navigator such as having a dedicated support team from the day they step ...

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Meet the 2020-2021 resident assistants

Newman students living in residence halls have access to a built-in support system through their resident assistants (RAs). A designated number of RAs live in each residence hall to help guide students through their year. ...

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First-time students arrive on campus

First-time student move-in day took place Thursday, Aug. 20 at Carrocci Hall on the Newman University campus. Newman athletic teams always pitch in to help the newest Jets move into their room quickly and efficiently. ...

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Student Support Services prepares for fall semester

Melody Head, director of Career Services at Newman University, is working on a plan to provide the best possible support to students during the fall semester as the community continues to navigate the COVID pandemic. ...

Diversity and equity included in first-time student course

Director of Multicultural Engagement and Campus Life Joseph Shepard will speak to incoming students about diversity and inclusion in their Traditions and Transitions (T&T) program. T&T is a freshman seminar designed to improve students’ academic ...

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Donors help student realize dream of higher education

TaTy’Terria “TaTy” Gary is more than thankful for her Newman University education and the donors who have made her educational journey possible. Attending college had been a dream for Gary since she was 12 years ...