Category: Academics

Gary Jenkins
Author comes to Newman to present keynote

Author Gary Jenkins will present a keynote talk, “The Abolitionist and the Border Ruffian: A Conflict Between Higher Law and Secular Law,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, in the Performance Hall in De Mattias ...

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Alumna Joey Egan flourishes in respiratory care work, saves a life

Alumna Joey Egan was at a family breakfast in El Dorado, Kansas, when her 20-day-old nephew stopped breathing. Egan’s sister, Kristen Greene, was holding baby Wilder when she noticed he wasn’t breathing. “My sister ran ...

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Laura Scholl to speak at AIGA Design Week

Laura Scholl, assistant professor of graphic design and digital art at Newman University, will present during Wichita Design Week hosted by AIGA Wichita. According to AIGA Wichita’s website, “Wichita Design Week is a week-long series of events ...

Recent graduate entered workforce prepared to transform society

Rebecca Tyndall, a 2018 graduate, believes her time at Newman put her a step ahead in her career as a forensic scientist and prepared her to transform society. Tyndall double majored in forensic science and biology and ...

Steckline Gallery presents ‘Deconstruction’

Artist Melissa Livermore will present “Deconstruction” at the Steckline Gallery for the September Final Friday show from 5 to 7  p.m. Sept. 28 at Newman University. The event is free and open to the public. ...

Brian Collier of Notre Dame to present annual Hesburgh Lecture

Brian Collier, Ph.D., will present the 2018 Hebsurgh Lecture titled, “Save Our Schools, Save Our Country, and Save Your Family: A History of Change in Education in America,” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, in ...

career studio
Mobile career kiosk to help students around Newman campus

Melody Head, director of Career Services and Cooperative Education, has designed a plan to help Newman students talk about future career possibilities when it’s most convenient for them with a mobile career kiosk. “For the ...

The Balavage brothers: Is wrestling in their DNA?

Newman University has its own special connection with Scranton, Pennsylvania. It’s not the students’ love for TV’s hit show “The Office,” but Thor and Ivan Balavage, brothers on the Newman wrestling team who call Scranton ...

Jessica Oberwortmann
Alumna named in Wichita Business Journal 40 under 40

Jessica (Fagherazzi) Oberwortmann ’14 has been driven to succeed her entire life, and now she is doing just that. Oberwortmann began doing marketing and branding work for friends on the side but the requests got ...

Dan Williams
Theatre shows to be revamped as Daniel Williams joins the team

The Newman University theatre department is happy to welcome new Technical Director and Designer Daniel Williams to their team. Williams comes to Newman with more than 30 years of professional experience in set design, technical ...

SGA Executive Committee
Newman SGA excited for a new year

The Student Government Association (SGA) at Newman University has already begun setting goals, strategizing and planning for the new academic year. The 2018-19 SGA executive committee consists of President Marisa-Nicole Zayat, Vice President Thao Nguyen, ...

Free tutoring services are back and available to all students
Free tutoring services are back and available for all students

Classes are officially back in full swing — and so are the tutoring services to help students succeed. Newman University offers its students free peer tutoring in most subjects, including upper-level chemistry, upper-level biology, sociology, ...

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T&T students volunteer in the world of art

Cheryl Golden, Ph.D., professor of history and director of international studies at Newman University, connected with the Museum of World Treasures in Wichita for one of her Traditions and Transitions (T&T) class service projects. Golden’s ...

St. Maria De Mattias, the foundress of Newman University.
Sister Kevin tells story of stained glass in Chapel of New Covenant

“The decade of the 1990s will be remembered in our community for many things,” said 1998 Provincial Charlotte Rohrbach. “One thing will be the complete renovation of our Province Center and, in particular, our worship ...

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Newest Jets experience ‘Jet Days’ orientation

Nearly 200 new students and their families filtered into De Mattias Fine Arts Center to begin orientation on Aug. 24. ...

Shannon Johnston
New director of Steckline Gallery prepares for her first year

Steckline Gallery at Newman University has a new director. Shannon Johnston has taken on the daily tasks of the gallery, replacing the previous director, Mary Werner. Werner, who will retire from Newman at the end ...

‘Art for Lunch’ at Steckline Gallery a fun tradition

“Art for Lunch” is a tradition for Newman University’s Steckline Gallery. The event is held the Tuesday after every Final Friday show and provides the community with a chance to listen to the Final Friday ...

Father John Fogliasso in St. John's Chapel
Funds being raised for renovations to St. John’s Chapel

Renovations were last made to St. John’s Chapel at Newman University in 1994, and now — more than 20 years later — it is time for a revamp. Located at the heart of Sacred Heart ...

Kansas governor invites nursing professor to help with Alzheimer’s group

Amy Siple, associate professor of nursing, has been appointed by Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer to serve as a member of the Alzheimer’s disease Plan Working Group for the state. “Alzheimer’s and related dementias are getting ready ...

Ashleigh Taylor
Student Ashleigh Taylor receives Maud Wyatt Memorial Scholarship

Ashleigh Taylor is entering her senior year as a recipient of the Kansas Independent College Association (KICA) 2018 Maud Wyatt Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is meant to recognize students who value their education at a private college. ...

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Traditions and Transitions provides Newman students with unique opportunities

Newman University empowers graduates to transform society, and Traditions and Transitions (T&T) is just one of the many programs helping students do so from the very start of their college career. T&T is a freshman ...

Promoting Newman in Colorado Springs

Scott McIntosh, assistant professor of strategic intelligence, and Nikki Zdrojewski, graduate and adult admissions director, recently took a trip to Colorado Springs to spread the message of Newman University, largely focusing on military personnel. Zdrojewski ...

Nursing student Jenny Sellaro professes vows as ASC sister

Newman student Jenny Sellaro recently took her vows to join the congregation of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC), in Wichita, Kansas. According to its website, the ASC is a vowed religious community ...

Amanda Crawford
Student’s Newman search comes full circle

Amanda Crawford first considered Newman for her higher education as a junior in high school. And then, as they say, life happened. Now, after more than 18 years after first considering Newman, she is experiencing ...

Ristow
Student spends semester in England at Newman University

With similarities in namesake, mission and academic rigor, Newman University in Wichita works closely with Newman University in Birmingham, England, to create and maintain study abroad opportunities for students between both institutions. Senior Linnea Ristow studied ...

transfers
Making a smooth transfer to Newman University

  Transfer students make up approximately 46 percent of the Newman University undergraduate population students as of fall 2017. Creating a positive experience for those students is the main goal of Morgan Gilbert and Monica ...

Fernando Hernandez
Wearing multiple hats — dad, cop, deacon and student

“Student” is just one of many hats Fernando “Freddy” Hernandez wears. ...

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Newman student called to priesthood

Father Nicholaus “Nic” Jurgensmeyer attended Newman University for two years — years, he said, which were life-changing. He said the initial draw to Newman was sport and religion. “Newman had the two big things I was ...

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Newman students experience ‘Reacting to the Past’ in New York City

Newman students Leanne Vastbinder and Courtney Klaus recently traveled to New York City to participate in the Reacting to the Past Eighteenth Annual Faculty Institute held at Barnard College. Reacting to the Past is a concept of ...

ISSP
Summer STEM program ends with a celebration banquet

The 2018 Investigative Summer STEM Program (ISSP) ended on a note of celebration Thursday, June 28, wrapping up another successful year of exploring STEM fields with high school sophomores through seniors. ISSP was created with high ...

Rebekah Valentine
Alumna Rebekah Valentine lands job with lead video gaming trade publication

Alumna Rebekah Valentine has found a way to make a living by combining two of her loves — video gaming and writing. In May, Valentine landed a job with GamesIndustry.biz, the lead video gaming trade publication. ...

Koch visits Newman during annual STEM camp

As part of the Investigative Summer STEM Program (ISSP), 16 students conducted experiments with scientists from Koch Industries on Thursday, June 21. The experiments ranged from chromatography to using lycopodium for explosions. Typically, the ISSP ...

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Institutional Research is a resource built to benefit faculty and staff

Most, if not all, universities participate in institutional research — a practice which involves collecting and reporting information to government bodies, the public and various college guide publishers. With all that goes on behind the ...

Newman University
Bachelor of Social Work program to officially start fall 2019

Newman University is adding a program to its more than 70 degrees — a Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSW). ...

Newman graduate Rachel Adducci headed to New York

At the start of her senior year, alumna Rachel Adducci “freaked out” because she had no idea what she wanted to do after graduation. One year later, she has been accepted into New York’s Hofstra ...

seminarians
13 seminarians take intensive summer Spanish program at Newman

A total of 13 seminarians from Wichita and surrounding states are taking an intensive Spanish program at Newman University this summer. The program is an intensive Spanish immersion comprising two levels of Spanish — one ...

Incoming freshman is nearly finished writing his first novel

Incoming freshman Matthew Clark has plans to become a research oncologist, but first, he’s focusing on his other passion — English. He hopes to have his very first book off to the publishers in the coming ...

young achievers
Three ‘Young Achievers’ to attend Newman in the fall

Three brand new Jets were recognized in the Wichita Business Journal (WBJ) as 2018 Young Achievers due to their high level of involvement in and outside of their high school classroom. Two honorees, Shayla To and ...

graduates
Five recent Newman graduates kickstart their careers

After years of shuffling around textbooks, completing group projects and pulling all-nighters to finish research papers that should have been done long ago, the hard work of earning a college degree has finally paid off ...