Category: Academics

litfest
Join Newman in celebrating the 20th annual Literary Festival

Literature lovers of Wichita, now is your chance to celebrate authors and storytelling through colorful presentations, readings and short performances at Newman’s Literary Festival. Each year, the Newman English department hosts the Literary Festival — ...

Steckline Gallery presents ‘In The Bag?’

Artist Seth Blume will exhibit “In the Bag?” at Steckline Gallery during Wichita’s Final Friday event March 29. The exhibit portrays elements of fun and mystery for viewers. Blume, a Wichita State University graduate, lives ...

Wesley Williams lands law internship in Washington DC
Alumnus interns in Washington, D.C., while finishing law degree

Newman alumnus Wesley Williams is completing his final semester of law school in Washington, D.C. Williams will graduate with a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Kansas (KU) School of Law in May 2019 ...

National Geomantic Survey asks students to design new logo

Newman University students have been given the opportunity to win up to $100. The catch? Help create a logo for the National Geomantic Survey (NGS). Longtime NGS member of 10 years Morris (Mo) Floyd, Newman’s ...

Pathway to Newman educates community college transfer student on things like transfer scholarships
Newman strengthens relationship with community colleges

“Pathway to Newman” was an event held on Feb. 27 to educate nearby community colleges on the opportunities offered at Newman University for transfer students such as transferring credits and transfer scholarships. In attendance were ...

homecoming royalty
The making of a Homecoming king and queen

Homecoming is an exciting time for any university, and for some students, there’s added excitement of possibly being crowned Homecoming king and queen. Newman University has a long history of Homecoming traditions with many events ...

Augusta High School student awarded Cardinal Newman Scholarship

Presley Williams of Augusta High School in Augusta, Kansas, was one of five high school seniors recently awarded the Cardinal Newman Scholarship, Newman University’s highest and most prestigious financial award that covers four years of ...

Influential art professor says goodbye to Newman

Mary Werner, associate professor of art, will retire in May 2019 after 16 years as a part of the Newman community. Werner was hired as a professor at Newman in 2003 and has impacted the ...

Summit Christian Academy student receives Cardinal Newman Scholarship

Maggie Munsterman of Summit Christian Academy in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, was one of five high school seniors recently awarded the Cardinal Newman Scholarship, Newman University’s highest and most prestigious financial award that covers four years ...

Social work students participate in homeless count

Newman University Master of Social Work (MSW) students volunteered to make a difference in the homeless community of Wichita last month. The Wichita-Sedgwick County Continuum of Care (WSC-CoC) conducted the Point-In-Time (PIT) Homeless Count on ...

Steckline Gallery presents ‘Lov(ed)’

Artist Jennie Mosher Kimbrough will present “Lov(ed)” at Steckline Gallery for the Feb. 22 Final Friday show 5 to 7 p.m. at Newman University. The event is free and open to the public. Lov(ed) is ...

Art student featured in Final Friday show

Newman University junior Carley Sullivan has taken a special interest in photography and her work was recently featured at a Final Friday art exhibition in Wichita. Sullivan’s photos were available for viewing at Fairmount Coffee ...

Kapaun Mt. Carmel student receives Cardinal Newman Scholarship

The admissions team visited Kapaun Mt. Carmel High School Wednesday, Jan. 23, to award senior Kathy Pham with a Cardinal Newman Scholarship. Pham was one of five high school seniors awarded the Cardinal Newman Scholarship, ...

Steckline Gallery to host juried show for Final Friday

Director of Steckline Gallery, Shannon Johnston, is trying something new this year. She has arranged Newman’s first juried exhibit, “Swipe Right.” Johnston explained, “The title, ‘Swipe Right,’ is a play on dating apps where you ...

Newman awards prestigious Cardinal Newman Scholarship to two Northeast Magnet School students

Wichita Northeast Magnet School students Michelle Tong and Evan Saga were two of five high school seniors recently awarded the Cardinal Newman Scholarship, Newman University’s highest and most prestigious scholarship that covers all four years ...

Newman Degrees - Fall Graduates
Newman University announces fall 2018 graduates

Newman University officials have announced the students who completed the requirements to earn a degree at the close of the fall 2018 semester. The graduates may walk in cap and gown during the commencement ceremony in ...

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 ...

classroom
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 ...

Smarsh family
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 ...

year in review
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 ...

nursing pinning
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 ...

career studio kiosk
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. ...

freshman class at ritchie house
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 ...

cross and book
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” ...

classroom
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 ...