Category: Academics

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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 ...

ISSP 2019
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. ...

dean's list
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. ...

ISSP 2018
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 ...

Graduation: a family affair

Hamersky was a popular last name at the May 2019 commencement ceremony. It’s been said many times in Newman graduation history but never three times in one day. Shellie Hamersky, Anthony Hamersky and Annemarie Hamersky ...

Graduates and their Newman experience

Most university graduates would agree that a lot of changes occur during their four years in school. The college experience helps students grow and learn and become adults ready to make their mark on the ...

Newman University announces the retirement of President Noreen M. Carrocci, Ph.D.

President Noreen M. Carrocci, Ph.D., is set to retire at the end of 2019. ...

reflections
Students reflect on lessons learned at Baccalaureate Mass

The spring 2019 Baccalaureate Mass took place at 6 p.m. Friday, May 10, in The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in downtown Wichita. The Mass drew students, parents and friends along with Newman board members, ...

Professor Megan Cook holding teaching excellence award
Megan Cook receives Faculty Excellence award

Each spring, Newman University students can nominate a full-time professor for the Faculty Excellence award. This year, the award was given to Megan Cook, DNAP, MSNA, assistant director, clinical director and assistant professor of the ...

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Nursing degree candidates attend ceremonial pinning

Newman University recognized 24 candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree during the spring 2019 Nursing Pinning Ceremony held May 10 in De Mattias Performance Hall. The traditional formal event allows for nursing ...

Kiley Hicks science
Students create experiments from scratch in CMB lab

Students enrolled in the cellular and molecular biology (CMB) lab this semester may have been expecting to work with cells — but instead, they got to work with worms. Assistant Professor of Biology Kiley Hicks ...

honors lounge
New lounge will help Newman honors program grow

The Newman University honors program is getting a new space to call their own. Kelly McFall, professor of history and chair of the Division of Humanities, said the new Honors Lounge will be a space ...

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Hard work pays off at Scholars Day

At the end of each semester as part of Scholars Day, upperclassmen can present original research as a capstone project for their degree either in the form of a slideshow presentation or a poster. Most ...

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Newman students earn journalism scholarships

Newman University students Emily Larkin and Courtney Klaus have been chosen to receive Gridiron scholarships, presented by the Kansas Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). Gridiron is an annual stage show fundraiser ...

Newman now partners with Archdiocese of Oklahoma City
A great partnership: Newman and Archdiocese of Oklahoma City for diaconate program

The Newman School of Catholic Studies is now home to the Bachelor of Arts in Theology program for the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City. Father Joseph Gile, S.T.D., associate professor of theology and priest of the ...

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Trinity Academy student receives Cardinal Newman Scholarship

The Newman University admissions team traveled to Trinity Academy in Wichita, Kansas, on April 15 to present senior Alex DeHoet with a Cardinal Newman Scholarship with his friends and teachers present. DeHoet was one of ...

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Students rank first against business students around the world

Brett Andrews, Ph.D., professor of business and dean of the school of business, uses an online simulation called The Business Strategy Game (BSG). In BSG, students run a virtual company and compete against each other. ...

STEM club
Students, staff and faculty celebrated at Honors and Academic Awards Banquet

The Honors and Academic Awards Banquet was held on Wednesday, April 17. More than 50 students, faculty and staff were recognized for their academic achievements and involvement throughout the year. The banquet started with an ...

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Cowley College and Newman University make transferring easy

Newman University has a long history of being a transfer-friendly university and recently won an award from Phi Theta Kappa for their efforts. This is in large part due to articulation agreements with various community ...

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Newman honors program enriches student education, opportunities

Kelly McFall, Ph.D., professor of history and chair of the division of humanities, is the director of the honors program at Newman University. He stated its purpose is to “give high achieving students a path ...

Second graders in lab coats and googles pose for picture
Chemistry club hosts day of science fun for Belle Plaine second-graders

The second-grade class from Belle Plaine Elementary in Kansas came to Newman University for hands-on science activities April 15. When Brandi Boese, a Newman alumna and one of the school’s second-grade teachers, reached out to ...

Steckline Gallery to present ‘Say Good Night, Gracie’ by Mary Werner and others

The Steckline Gallery at Newman University presents “Say Good Night, Gracie” featuring works by artists Mary Werner, Maria Somes and Ellen Clark. The exhibition will begin with a Final Friday reception from 5 to 7 ...

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Potential students become Jets at Registration Days

When students first contact the university and visit campus, they typically work with the admissions office. Upcoming Registration Days are a time when the student life office takes over to help potential students see themsevles ...

Rwanda
From genocide to peace: a teaching perspective

Professor of History Kelly McFall is known for teaching genocide studies. ...

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3D printer arrives at Newman University

The Newman University STEM club made it their goal during the 2018-19 academic year to raise enough money so they could purchase a 3D printer for the university. With two major fundraisers and the help ...

Holy Land Pilgrims
Spring break in the Holy Land

Newman University theology graduate students experienced the Holy Land during spring break. ...

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Campus Ministry Women take a day to reflect

As students go through the last semester of the year, stresses begin to accumulate and personal reflection time becomes rare. The Newman University campus ministry office put together a special spring retreat for women at ...

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Newman University connecting with home-schooled population

The Teaching Parents Association (TPA) is hosting their 2019 TPA Conference home-school fair April 12 and 13 at Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center. Guest speakers, workshop sessions and vendors, including Newman University, will ...

KAH Conference
Students present original research at history conference

Newman University was well represented at the 2019 Kansas Association of Historians (KAH) Conference with seven students presenting original research. According to KAH officials, Newman had the largest representation of any university at this year’s ...