Category: Academics

Newman University
Three Vietnam exchange students find home at Newman

As high school exchange students from Vietnam, Minh Vo Pham, Minh Nguyen, and Hy “Emily” Hua found a home in Wichita. Now they have found a home at Newman University as they continue to live ...

Move in day for freshmen
Getting acquainted: adjusting to college life

It’s the beginning of a new school year for Newman University. New faces are appearing on campus and new friendships are being formed as this year’s freshmen move into Carrocci Hall, hustle into classrooms and ...

Tim Stone to present at Steckline Gallery’s ‘First Friday’ event

The Wichita art community is making a shift — celebrating First Friday rather than Final Friday. Newman University’s Steckline Gallery will follow suit with its shows. The first show of the season, titled “Cone In ...

John Turner
New Derby Fire Chief thankful for Newman degree

John Turner ’15 has been blessed with many leadership opportunities since the completion of his master’s degree at Newman University, of which the most significant was becoming Derby, Kansas Fire Chief July 1, 2019. Turner ...

Tara Thomas
Teaching Academy scholarship awarded to Bishop Carroll graduate

The Newman University School of Education chose Tara Thomas to receive the Sister Thomasine Stoecklein Teaching Academy Scholarship. The scholarship is named for Stoecklein, who was born in 1923 and entered Newman’s founding order, the ...

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ASC Community Leader Scholarship program celebrates 20th year

In the fall of 2019, the ASC Community Leader Scholars program will accept its 20th class into the program.  Rosemary Niedens, program director and associate vice president for Academic Affairs, said the origins of the ...

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Wichita Police Academy is next step for Newman alumna

After joining the Wichita Police Academy this month, Newman alumna Andrea Wickstrum is on her way to transforming society. Wickstrum, who graduated in spring 2019, said she did not know what to expect with criminal ...

Amanda Becker
Theology and mathematics graduate attends Baylor

Amanda Becker, a December 2018 graduate with a degree in theology and mathematics, is headed to Baylor in the fall to pursue her dream of teaching theology. Becker never planned on attending Newman University — ...

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Dean Brett Andrews educates local CEOs

For the past three years, Dean of the Newman University School of Business Brett Andrews has been a facilitator for the Wichita Manufacturers Association (WMA) Roundtable, giving him an opportunity to interact with top-level executives ...

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Looking back on ISSP 2019

Each year, Newman University hosts the Investigative Summer STEM Program (ISSP). The camp allows high school students a chance to experience an immersive college experience, living in residence halls and attending classes, lectures and activities ...

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Dugan Library an expansive resource for students

Writing college papers, working on a major class project and carrying out heavy duty research are just a few big tasks college students deal with on a weekly basis. Newman University’s Dugan Library offers a ...

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Newman celebrates its first Spirit MBA cohort graduates

The Newman University School of Business was proud to recognize its first Spirit Aerosystems cohort of Master of Business Administration (MBA) students during the 2019 commencement ceremony. ...

Newman alumnus knocks data internship out of the park

Many people think that athletics and academics are completely different fields, but alumnus Quinton Bonnell is bringing together baseball and data through his data analysis internship with Lion Graph. “When I started learning about data, ...

Offering education in western Kansas

Students located in western Kansas are able to gain a Newman University education without traveling to the main campus in Wichita, Kansas. Dodge City is home to a small Newman University campus that offers teacher ...

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The ‘Europe by Rail’ experience

Every other year, students are offered an opportunity to learn about the history and culture of Europe in the classroom and then travel to experience and expand that knowledge. Professor of History Kelly McFall teaches ...

Fr. John Fogliasso reassigned to St. Jude Catholic Church

Father John Fogliasso will serve his last day as Newman University Chaplain on June 17, 2019, beginning a new chapter in his career as pastor at St. Jude Catholic Church. ...

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Student Support Services creates the Runway Learning Center

The Hangar in Sacred Heart Hall will be flying into the fall semester with a new look and a new name--The Runway Learning Center. Student Support Services will be restructured as well. ...

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Newman University releases spring 2019 Dean’s List

Newman University officials have released the 2019 spring semester Dean’s List. A total of 389 students have met the qualifications to be recognized, validating a semester of hard work and dedication. Students who have completed ...

Newman graduate Madison McCollum second to take on the Disney College Internship Program

Alumna Madison McCollum will be attending the Disney College Internship Program. ...

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Newman to host ISSP camp for future STEM majors

Above photo: Students attending the 2018 ISSP pose for a photo in the Bishop Gerber Science Center. Summer may be here, but for some high school students, learning is still calling their name. From June 17 through 27, Newman University will be holding the Investigative Summer STEM Program (ISSP). The program ...

OTA Program
OTA candidates celebrate during pinning ceremony

Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) candidates celebrated during a traditional pinning ceremony Saturday, May 11, 2019. The ceremony dates back to the 1860s with Florence Nightingale awarding medals to her brightest students. The pinning ceremony became ...

Graduation: a family affair

Hamersky was a popular last name at the May 2019 commencement ceremony. It’s been said many times in Newman graduation history but never three times in one day. Shellie Hamersky, Anthony Hamersky and Annemarie Hamersky ...

Graduates and their Newman experience

Most university graduates would agree that a lot of changes occur during their four years in school. The college experience helps students grow and learn and become adults ready to make their mark on the ...

Newman University announces the retirement of President Noreen M. Carrocci, Ph.D.

President Noreen M. Carrocci, Ph.D., is set to retire at the end of 2019. ...

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Students reflect on lessons learned at Baccalaureate Mass

The spring 2019 Baccalaureate Mass took place at 6 p.m. Friday, May 10, in The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in downtown Wichita. The Mass drew students, parents and friends along with Newman board members, ...

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Megan Cook receives Faculty Excellence award

Each spring, Newman University students can nominate a full-time professor for the Faculty Excellence award. This year, the award was given to Megan Cook, DNAP, MSNA, assistant director, clinical director and assistant professor of the ...

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Nursing degree candidates attend ceremonial pinning

Newman University recognized 24 candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree during the spring 2019 Nursing Pinning Ceremony held May 10 in De Mattias Performance Hall. The traditional formal event allows for nursing ...

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Students create experiments from scratch in CMB lab

Students enrolled in the cellular and molecular biology (CMB) lab this semester may have been expecting to work with cells — but instead, they got to work with worms. Assistant Professor of Biology Kiley Hicks ...

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New lounge will help Newman honors program grow

The Newman University honors program is getting a new space to call their own. Kelly McFall, professor of history and chair of the Division of Humanities, said the new Honors Lounge will be a space ...

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Hard work pays off at Scholars Day

At the end of each semester as part of Scholars Day, upperclassmen can present original research as a capstone project for their degree either in the form of a slideshow presentation or a poster. Most ...

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Newman students earn journalism scholarships

Newman University students Emily Larkin and Courtney Klaus have been chosen to receive Gridiron scholarships, presented by the Kansas Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). Gridiron is an annual stage show fundraiser ...

Newman now partners with Archdiocese of Oklahoma City
A great partnership: Newman and Archdiocese of Oklahoma City for diaconate program

The Newman School of Catholic Studies is now home to the Bachelor of Arts in Theology program for the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City. Father Joseph Gile, S.T.D., associate professor of theology and priest of the ...

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Trinity Academy student receives Cardinal Newman Scholarship

The Newman University admissions team traveled to Trinity Academy in Wichita, Kansas, on April 15 to present senior Alex DeHoet with a Cardinal Newman Scholarship with his friends and teachers present. DeHoet was one of ...

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Students rank first against business students around the world

Brett Andrews, Ph.D., professor of business and dean of the school of business, uses an online simulation called The Business Strategy Game (BSG). In BSG, students run a virtual company and compete against each other. ...

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Students, staff and faculty celebrated at Honors and Academic Awards Banquet

The Honors and Academic Awards Banquet was held on Wednesday, April 17. More than 50 students, faculty and staff were recognized for their academic achievements and involvement throughout the year. The banquet started with an ...