Category: Academics

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Newman graduates open independent bookstore

Alumni Sara and Larry Crow have always dreamed of opening a bookstore. Little did they know, the opportunity to act on that dream would happen during a pandemic. Sara and Larry met at Newman University ...

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Respiratory Care Program receives Distinguished RRT Credentialing Success Award

The Respiratory Care Program has been acknowledged by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care for meeting their efforts. ...

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Alumna passionate about helping others through communication practices

“Enthusiasm is the electricity of life. How do you get it? You act enthusiastic until you make it a habit.” — Gordon Parks. Newman alumna Wilma Moore-Black has an enthusiasm for life, for getting involved, ...

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Melissa Smith appointed to Kansas State Board of Healing Arts

Melissa Smith, occupational therapy assistant (OTA) instructor and academic fieldwork coordinator, was appointed to the Kansas Occupational Therapist Council of the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts (KSBHA). In her new position, Smith will determine applicants ...

Navigator class proves popular among students

Newman University introduced Navigator: Your Newman GPS (Guide to Success) into the fall 2020 curriculum. Every undergraduate student will experience parts of Navigator such as having a dedicated support team from the day they step ...

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Meet the 2020-2021 resident assistants

Newman students living in residence halls have access to a built-in support system through their resident assistants (RAs). A designated number of RAs live in each residence hall to help guide students through their year. ...

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First-time students arrive on campus

First-time student move-in day took place Thursday, Aug. 20 at Carrocci Hall on the Newman University campus. Newman athletic teams always pitch in to help the newest Jets move into their room quickly and efficiently. ...

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Student Support Services prepares for fall semester

Melody Head, director of Career Services at Newman University, is working on a plan to provide the best possible support to students during the fall semester as the community continues to navigate the COVID pandemic. ...

Diversity and equity included in first-time student course

Director of Multicultural Engagement and Campus Life Joseph Shepard will speak to incoming students about diversity and inclusion in their Traditions and Transitions (T&T) program. T&T is a freshman seminar designed to improve students’ academic ...

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Donors help student realize dream of higher education

TaTy’Terria “TaTy” Gary is more than thankful for her Newman University education and the donors who have made her educational journey possible. Attending college had been a dream for Gary since she was 12 years ...

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Newman prepares for in-person fall semester

Newman University has announced a plan for a return to in-person classes for the fall 2020 semester. The initiative, “Together We Soar — Return to Campus,” is a flexible plan detailing calendar changes, safety measures ...

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Newman offers graduate certificate in data analytics

Newman University is now offering a graduate certificate in data analytics. The program offers a unique opportunity for professionals to acquire high-demand knowledge and skills within the span of a single calendar year. The School ...

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Nursing student prepares to transform society

Newman students have a special, innate desire to transform society. Jose Rojas-Montero ’20 was inspired to do just that while at Newman University. He graduated in May with a nursing degree and upon passing his ...

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A degree promises a better life for student and her son

Dedication comes in many forms. For senior Machen Olson, it comes in the form of sleepless nights, long hours, multiple jobs and a desire to earn her degree to create a better life for her ...

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Nursing graduates participate in outdoor pinning ceremony

The spring 2020 nursing pinning ceremony at Newman University looked much different due to a national pandemic that resulted in gathering restrictions for cities across the United States. In the midst of such unprecedented times, ...

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School of Catholic Studies introduces ‘great books’ into coursework

The Newman University School of Catholic Studies has introduced a new series of courses based on the “great books” of Catholic and religious history. Joshua Papsdorf, director of the graduate theology program, said these courses ...

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Faith, service and liberal arts: Newman’s next president looks to the future

Newman University recently announced Kathleen S. Jagger, Ph.D., as its 12th president. The former president of Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Kentucky will begin her duties as Newman University president effective July 1. Jagger ...

Honoring Newman’s past presidents: a university’s administrative legacy

An exploration of Newman's previous presidents, from the founding of Sacred Heart Junior College to the Newman we know today. ...

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Newman University celebrates 2020 spring nursing graduates

The spring 2020 nursing pinning ceremony at Newman University looked much different due to a national pandemic that resulted in gathering restrictions for cities across the United States. In the midst of such unprecedented times, ...

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Student teachers adapt to school closures during pandemic

When all schools in Kansas shut down in March in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, education majors at Newman University were dealt a double blow. Not only did they have to adapt to the online ...

Faculty letter-writing campaign delivers touch of community to prospective students

In a time of isolation, faculty members are looking to letters to deliver that personal touch of community to prospective students. ...

Business Strategy Game
MBA students win national title in Business Strategy Game

Two Newman University Master of Business Administration (MBA) students won their industry category for a national title in the Business Strategy Game (BSG). Marshall Philips and Bryan Woods of the Spirit AeroSystems cohort worked as ...

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The pre-medicine journey at Newman University

One-on-one instruction, small class sizes, multiple ways to get involved, personalized academic attention, local internship opportunities, tight-knit community and skill-building at its best. These and more are all common descriptors of Newman University, and recent ...

Scott Mudloff honored with 2020 Staff Excellence award

Scott Mudloff is honored to be named Staff of the Year, expressing a great passion for his position as well as explaining how he will continue to serve the university. ...

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Newman University announces plan for fall 2020 semester

Newman University has announced that it plans to resume in-person classes for the fall 2020 semester. During the past month, several university groups have worked diligently on plans for the safe return to campus for ...

Harvey J. Ablah Award bestowed upon Jose Rojas-Montero

The 2020 Ablah Award winners were announced during the virtual commencement ceremony held on May 8, 2020. Jose Rojas-Montero was awarded the Harvey J. Ablah Award and Courtney Klaus the Leona J. Ablah Award. The ...

Leona J. Ablah Award bestowed upon Courtney Klaus

The 2020 Ablah Award winners were announced during the virtual commencement ceremony held on May 8, 2020. Courtney Klaus was awarded the Leona J Ablah Award and Jose Rojas the Harvey J. Ablah Award. The ...

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Newman University holds first-ever virtual commencement

Like many universities around the country, Newman University had to make a difficult decision regarding its annual spring 2020 commencement ceremony. Due to the gathering restrictions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Newman moved ...

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Recent Newman graduates reflect on virtual commencement, higher education and future

The time for graduation has come yet again, and though the 2020 commencement ceremony was somewhat unorthodox, seniors were happy to have their accomplishments acknowledged. Several seniors — or rather, alumni — shared their thoughts on ...

Alumni thankful for Newman experience; earns doctorate from Notre Dame

Francisco “Pancho” Fields cherishes the memories and skills he gained at Newman University, all of which aided in his journey toward obtaining his doctorate in Biological Sciences at Notre Dame. His Newman journey started in ...

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OTA professor makes spring semester one to remember

Melissa Smith, Newman University occupational therapy assistant instructor, made the spring 2020 semester one to remember for her students. During a surreal time with a sudden shift to online learning and staying at home for ...

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Kelly McFall, Ph.D., returns from productive spring sabbatical

A sabbatical is an excellent opportunity for a professor to focus on a specific project, learn more about their field of study or even to further refine their curriculum. During this time, some professors manage ...

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Art professor gets creative with spring assignments

Salvador Dali once said, “Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.” And isn’t imitation the best form of flattery? Shannon Johnston, Newman University professor of art and director of the Steckline Gallery, ...

Professor Larry Heck ends career on high note with Pi Gamma Mu

Larry Heck, professor of sociology and assistant undergraduate dean, has been a part of the Newman family since 1973. During his 46 years at Newman University, he has served as a professor, division chair, director ...