Category: Academics

Music and athletics — a match made in heaven

The Newman University Chorale and Troubadours recently hosted their annual Christmas Concert and it was an opportunity for a wonderful duo to team up once more. Deanne Zogleman, director of music at Newman, and Vic ...

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Newman students receive ‘Teachers of Promise’ award

Recent graduates Delaney Galpin and Megan Sloan, of the Newman Univeristy Western Kansas Center, received a 2018 “Teachers of Promise” award. Galpin and Sloan are December 2018 graduates of Newman University who have just begun ...

People talking and having a good time at the Newman 24 Hour Theater Project.
Looking for a fun challenge? Try the 24-Hour Theater Project

Have you ever tried creating a short play from start to finish — complete with actors, costumes, props and a live public performance — in just 24 hours? This will be the eighth year in ...

Newman Seal
Newman releases fall 2018 Dean’s List

Newman University officials have released the 2018 fall semester Dean’s List. A total of 515 students have met the qualifications to be recognized, validating a semester of hard work and dedication. Students who have completed ...

Back to school
Spring classes start in T minus four days

Cue the countdown: Newman students start their spring semester classes this Monday, Jan. 14. The start of a new semester may bring new classes and work schedules, but with each comes feelings of excitement and ...

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Graduate Jared Smarsh belongs to a family of Newman nurses

Newman student Jared Smarsh recently joined more than one member of his family as a Newman University nursing program alumni this fall. Smarsh, who began his college education at Fort Hays State University, transferred to ...

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2018 — A Year in Review

Another calendar year has come to an end. Newman University has much to be thankful for as we look to the future. Take a walk with us down memory lane in our Year in Review with the most ...

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Fall pinning ceremony recognizes nursing degree candidates

Newman University recognized 15 candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree during the fall 2018 Nursing Pinning Ceremony. The ceremony was held Dec. 14 in the De Mattias Performance Hall. The formal event ...

High school seniors visit Newman to interview for the Cardinal Newman Scholarship.
High school seniors visit campus for Cardinal Newman scholarship interviews

Twenty-three high school seniors visited campus Friday, Dec. 7, for Cardinal Newman scholarship interviews. The Cardinal Newman scholarship is Newman’s most exclusive award, given to a limited number of high-achieving students each year. To be ...

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Career services focuses on career-readiness

Newman University Career Services is a beneficial resource on campus that is available to help students prepare for their future in the workforce, and it’s a resource they should start using early in their college ...

Kansas legislators visit Newman

Newman University hosts an elected officials breakfast annually to connect legislators to the university and notify them of its academic advances and challenges. President Noreen M Carrocci, Ph.D., invited the elected officials to campus on ...

Robert "Bob" Boewe, the owner of The Spice Merchant in Wichita.
Newman alumnus’ The Spice Merchant a local favorite

Many Wichitans know and love The Spice Merchant for its flavorful selections of coffee, tea, spices and gifts, but the local treasure is also dear to the heart of Newman University. ...

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Common freshman read comes to life for Newman students

Each year, the Newman University Traditions and Transitions (T&T) freshman class participates in a “common reading” the summer before their semester begins. This year’s book, “The Immortal 10: A Story from the Kansas Underground Railroad” by Gary ...

Steckline Gallery presents ‘Origami Cranes in Blue’

Artist Chiyoko Myose will present “Origami Cranes in Blue” at the Steckline Gallery for the November Final Friday show from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 30 at Newman University. The event is free and open ...

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House of Formation in Little Rock, Arkansas partners with Newman

Newman University partnered with the St. Joseph House of Formation in 2017 in order for seminarians to earn college credit during their first two years of their journey to priesthood. That partnership was extended to ...

Students attend Nimrod
Students take on Tulsa, OK, for the Nimrod Writing Conference

On Oct. 20, Associate Professor of English Susan Crane-Laracuente, Ph.D., and her husband, Sonny, spent their Saturday traveling with a group of six students to Tulsa, Oklahoma, for the “Nimrod Conference for Readers and Writers.” ...

College search
Let the college search begin

Applying for college is a big step in life whether the applicant is a traditional student fresh from high school graduation or a nontraditional student who is returning after being away from education for a ...

KATE Panel
Newman students, alumni and professor present as panel at KATE Conference

Last month, Associate Professor of English Susan Crane-Laracuente, Ph.D., reached out to two of her colleagues with a rough idea for a panel proposal. Together, the three crafted “What Now? Millennial Writers Engaging the World” ...

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Transfer Thursdays offer flexibility for nontraditional students

Newman hosts at least two Transfer Thursdays each semester. These days allow more time for potential transfer students to speak with admissions counselors, faculty and get a campus tour if needed. Transfer students can range ...

Sonography
Sonography students at Newman are a step ahead

The Newman University diagnostic medical sonography program is unique in many respects. The program offers students a hands-on learning experience on campus and an end result of a bachelor’s degree, which is not typical of ...

Topeka, Kansas
Traditions and Transitions classes will embark on field trip to Topeka

For the first time ever, all freshman Traditions and Transitions (T&T) classes will travel to Topeka as part of an educational field trip. Each year the theme of T&T classes is based on a particular ...

Wichita Area Sister Cities visit campus
Wichita Area Sister Cities visit Newman to discuss educational exchanges with China

On. Oct. 2, Newman University received a visit from Chinese representatives of the Wichita Area Sister Cities (WASC) — a nonprofit organization that serves to facilitate relationships between international communities. Wichita is “siblings” with four ...

Elements
Steckline Gallery presents “Elements”

Artist Laura Bigger will present “Elements” at the Steckline Gallery for the October Final Friday show from 5 to 7  p.m. Oct. 26 at Newman University. The event is free and open to the public. ...

Bridging the gap between business and emotional intelligence

The Newman University School of Business is integrating a comprehensive emphasis on emotional intelligence into its curriculum in order to produce more well-rounded graduates. Dean of the School of Business Brett Andrews has a goal of ...

Laura Shine
University of Kansas School of Medicine welcomes another Newman grad

Laura Shine, biology pre-med major, has been accepted into the early admit program at the University of Kansas (KU) School of Medicine. She said she’s looking forward to her spring 2018 graduation after many long days ...

FAFSA is one of many tools to help students pay for college

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now available for all prospective college students who are enrolling for the 2019-20 academic year to determine their eligibility for student financial aid. “The benefit of applying for the FAFSA ...

A peek inside the life of a seminarian

The St. Joseph House of Formation is a fairly new addition to Wichita and Newman University. The number of seminarians in the program is growing each year and so is the presence of the seminarians ...

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Education and the workforce: An essential connection

The Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Business and Education Alliance (BEA) joined forces to co-host the 2018 Education Issue Forum Oct. 3 in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center at Newman University. Superintendents from Andover, ...

Students choosing career path.
‘MyMajors’ is one of many resources to aid students in their career search

Students at Newman have access to many resources, both online and off, to help them find the major and career path that best suits them. One tool is MyMajors — an assessment designed to take ...

Mystery Dinner presents Death By Chocolate
Newman presents ‘Death by Chocolate’ murder mystery dinner

The Newman University theater department presents the farce, mystery thriller “Death by Chocolate” by Paul Freed, accompanied by a luxurious four-course dinner served by Great Western Dining Oct. 11-13 in the Jabara Flexible Theatre. “Death ...

Newman senior completes competitive summer research program

Newman University student Camden Hoover  participated in a highly competitive research experience over the past summer at Portland State University (PSU). The research focused on nano-materials and electron microscopy. The research program immerses students in a ...

Tasty Tuesdays: celebrating food and fellowship

Fellowship and good food are some key ingredients to a happy life — and both just happen to be on the menu for “Tasty Tuesday” at Newman University. Tasty Tuesday is a monthly event held ...

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 ...