Category: Arts & Humanities

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 ...

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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.” ...

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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” ...

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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. ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Dr. Cheryl Golden to study in Greece

Cheryl Golden, Ph.D., Newman University professor of history and director of international studies, has been selected as one of 20 faculty members in the U.S. who will travel to Greece to participate in the Council ...

Commencement weekend 2018

Commencement weekend was full of ceremonies, awards and celebrations for the 2018 Newman University graduates. ...

Advisors guide the newest Jets to success

Registration Day is a day full of anticipation and excitement as students take the final step in becoming a Newman Jet. ...

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Kansas Court of Appeals judges meet with students to offer insight and advice

Kansas District Court of Appeals judges recently visited campus April 17 to speak to a group of students. Professor of Sociology and Assistant Undergraduate Dean Larry Heck, Ph.D., arranged for the judges to have lunch with ...

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Harry Potter themed ‘Lit Fest’ a success

The Newman University English department presented its annual Literature Festival, “Magic Happens: A Celebration of Harry Potter,” April 12 and 13. Also known as, “Lit Fest,” the celebration is a two-day event featuring readings from ...

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Students meet their donors at annual Scholarship Luncheon

The annual Scholarship Luncheon was held April 16 in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center. The luncheon is a unique opportunity for students to meet the specific donors providing them with their scholarships. Senior Development Officer Beth ...

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19th annual Literary Festival is a celebration of Harry Potter

Newman University is presenting its 19th Annual Literary Festival (Litfest), this year with a Harry Potter theme. “Magic Happens: A Celebration of Harry Potter,” takes place April 12 and 13, with all Litfest events taking place ...

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Bob Benson to present ‘Colorful Abstracts’ exhibit in Steckline Gallery

Artist Bob Benson will present his vibrant photographic works in the upcoming exhibit “Colorful Abstracts”  in the Newman University Steckline Gallery. The exhibit  begins with a Final Friday reception from 5 to 7 p.m. April ...

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Potential Jets visit campus for the weekend

During Newman University’s recent annual Accepted Student Day, students accepted to Newman had the opportunity to speak to faculty and students, tour campus and get a glimpse into how they might fit in at the ...

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Sloppy Joe Improv — it takes hard work to be this funny

As the old saying goes, “The more you laugh, the longer you live.” Well, thanks to the Newman University Sloppy Joe Improv group, life can be extended by several years. Based on the popular improv ...

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Newman alumna featured by Catholic Diocese of Dodge City

Newman alumna Jamie Harrington was featured in an advertisement in the Southwest Kansas Catholic magazine during Catholic Schools Week. The magazine is published by the Catholic Diocese of Dodge City. Tim Wenzl, communications liaison at ...

Alumna Sarah Balderas makes big impact in immigration law

At Newman University, students are prepared to transform society. Since Sarah Balderas graduated from Newman in 2015, she has been making her way through Washburn Law School, many internships and has had a big impact ...

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Podcast allows history professor to reach global audience

Professor of History Kelly McFall, Ph.D., has been a familiar face on the Newman campus for nearly 13 years. ...

Art professor enjoys ‘family reunion’ at City Arts

Associate Professor of Art Mary Werner was invited to display two of her paintings at City Arts’ 20th-anniversary exhibit, “20×20.” The show opened Jan. 5 and features 20 well-known local artists who had to meet ...

Scholars Day allows seniors to present final projects

Scholars Day is the opportunity for students nearing graduation to show the value of the courses they’ve taken to earn their degree. ...