Category: Academics

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Veteran seeks degree to pay it forward

Ismael Alvarez knew from a very young age that he wanted to be a soldier. He was in the 2nd grade when he attended his sister’s Army basic training graduation and knew right away he ...

Jordan Bani
School of Business welcomes new professor

Jordan Bani, Ph.D., has joined the faculty of Newman University’s School of Business. Bani will begin teaching courses in the management information systems and information technology (IT) programs in mid-November. He received his Bachelor of ...

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Education and Social Work open house coming Nov. 14

Newman University will host an open house event Nov. 14 for students interested in education and social work programs. The open house is one of four offered this fall and was created to accommodate high ...

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Nominations open for 2020 Distinguished Alumni Awards

Newman University alumni make their alma mater proud each and every day. The Distinguished Alumni Awards are held annually to honor four alumni and one honorary alumna or alumnus for their Catholic service, achievements, service ...

Troubadours are inspired after visiting Sisters in Ruma

The Newman University Troubadours have made annual trips to visit Ruma, Illinois, since 2010. While there, they sing to the Sisters of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC) and get to know them.  ...

Elf the Musical
Music department presents ‘Elf the Musical’

Christmastime has come early for the Newman University Music Department. In conjunction with the theater department, performers will take the stage in “Elf the Musical” Nov. 21-24. Director of Music Deanne Zogleman said producing the ...

Blood Drive
Annual blood drive exceeds expectations

The radiologic technology department held its annual blood drive Oct. 22 with a goal of collecting 43 pints of blood. That goal was exceeded by more than 20 pints with a total of 65 collected. ...

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Military Appreciation Day to be held with the opening of a new military space

Newman University will celebrate its military students, staff and faculty Nov. 11 with a Military Appreciation Day and ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new military resource center for students. The event is an opportunity for the ...

Steckline Gallery presents ‘Sources’ by Carter Bryant

Steckline Gallery will present “Sources,” a curated show by Carter Bryant, during a First Friday exhibition from 5-7 p.m. Nov. 1 at Newman University. “Sources” was curated from the concept of personal narrative. “This exhibition ...

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Teacher shortage means immediate jobs for graduates

Newman University is meeting the need for more teachers in the state by providing a convenient and accelerated education degree program in Western Kansas. The program has benefited hundreds of students, including Chase Elizabeth Boggs ...

History conference coming to Newman

The Kansas Council for History Education (KCHE) is hosting its annual state conference at Newman University Oct. 20-21. Emily Williams, Newman alumna and adjunct history professor who serves as the KCHE president, and Cheryl Golden, ...

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Mentorship program fuels support for student-athletes

Student-athletes work hard for their university. Between keeping up with their studies and juggling conditioning, practices and games, they work practically nonstop to carry out their duties. Due to these pressures, it is important that ...

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Newman pre-law students attend MINK Law Day

Newman University is laying down the law. Through the pre-law program, four students joined advisor Larry Heck, professor of sociology and assistant undergraduate dean of the division of social sciences, for MINK Law Day. Held ...

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Trivia contest will test John Henry Cardinal Newman knowledge

The Newman University campus will soon be buzzing with activity to celebrate the canonization of its namesake, Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman. At the request of the Gerber Institute, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs ...

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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 ...