Category: Arts & Humanities

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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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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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 ...

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 ...

Rwanda
From genocide to peace: a teaching perspective

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

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 ...

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Newman alumna takes over Douglas Design District

Renee Duxler graduated from Newman University in 2004 with a master’s in social work, which has led her through a variety of career opportunities. While working as a social worker, Duxler said she has had ...

Literary Festival 2019
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 — ...

In the Bag
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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.” ...

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” ...

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. ...

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 ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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Newman students experience ‘Reacting to the Past’ in New York City

Newman students Leanne Vastbinder and Courtney Klaus recently traveled to New York City to participate in the Reacting to the Past Eighteenth Annual Faculty Institute held at Barnard College. Reacting to the Past is a concept of ...

Rebekah Valentine
Alumna Rebekah Valentine lands job with lead video gaming trade publication

Alumna Rebekah Valentine has found a way to make a living by combining two of her loves — video gaming and writing. In May, Valentine landed a job with GamesIndustry.biz, the lead video gaming trade publication. ...

Newman graduate Rachel Adducci headed to New York

At the start of her senior year, alumna Rachel Adducci “freaked out” because she had no idea what she wanted to do after graduation. One year later, she has been accepted into New York’s Hofstra ...

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13 seminarians take intensive summer Spanish program at Newman

A total of 13 seminarians from Wichita and surrounding states are taking an intensive Spanish program at Newman University this summer. The program is an intensive Spanish immersion comprising two levels of Spanish — one ...

Incoming freshman is nearly finished writing his first novel

Incoming freshman Matthew Clark has plans to become a research oncologist, but first, he’s focusing on his other passion — English. He hopes to have his very first book off to the publishers in the coming ...

Summer camp season is here

While Newman students generally vacate campus during the summer, students ranging from kindergarten to college enjoy summer camps of all varieties on campus. Camps for sports, music and academics are available. Investigative Summer STEM Program ...