Category: Academics

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

museum service project
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 ...

orientation
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 ...