Category: Arts & Humanities

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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. ...

Newman alumnus nominated for 2018 Kansas Teacher of the Year

Newman alumnus Kris Moore has been nominated for the 2018 Kansas Teacher of the Year award. Moore works at Dodge City High School as a residential carpentry instructor. He has been highly successful in the ...

Decades of dreaming led 75-year-old to Newman

Mary Short began her college journey just like many others, but one thing sets her apart — Short is in her 70s. ...

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Where will you go? Travel abroad at Newman

The whole world is out there waiting for you to make your mark. At Newman University we are able to provide students with study abroad experiences, service trip opportunities or even a minor in International ...

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Newman Music Department to present Christmas concert Dec. 3

The Newman University Music Department will present its annual Christmas concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, in the performance hall inside the De Mattias Fine Arts Center. Joining the Newman University Chorale and Troubadours ...

‘Turning Point’: Photography exhibit at Final Friday

Steckline Gallery will showcase photographs by Wichita native Cary Conover at this month’s Final Friday exhibit. The exhibit, titled “Turning Point,” represents a shift in Conover’s journey as a photographer. He said that for many years he ...

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Steckline Gallery presents Andrew DeCaen’s ‘Plenty’ as Final Friday art exhibit

The Newman Steckline Gallery will present Andrew DeCaen’s show, “Plenty,” as this month’s Final Friday exhibit. The exhibition will begin with a Final Friday reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 29 and will be ...

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Newman theater department to present four-person play ‘The Glass Menagerie’

Newman University is kicking off its 2017-2018 theater season with the four-person play “The Glass Menagerie.” “The Glass Menagerie” will be presented at 8 p.m. Oct. 12, 13 and 14, and at 2 p.m. Oct. ...

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Steckline Final Friday is back for another exciting season

Wichita has a strong tradition in the art world — Final Friday. On the last Friday of the month, venues within the city invite artists, local or not, to display their work for crowds of ...

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Newman Represented at Final Friday

Newman University students are no strangers to Final Friday in Wichita. On July 28, students and alumni had their art displayed at the Hue Gallery. Final Friday occurs at the end of each month when ...

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Kelly McFall joins Reacting to the Past Consortium Board

Newman University Professor of History and Chair of the Division of Humanities Kelly McFall is now a member of the Reacting to the Past Consortium Board. The board oversees all aspects of Reacting to the ...

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Students experience internship with Partnership for Global Justice

While some may be sleeping in, lounging by the pool or flipping through the pages of a favorite novel, students Annie Dang and Linnea Ristow started an internship together with the Partnership for Global Justice. ...

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Students and professors prepare for ‘Europe By Rail’

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Jill Fort, Ph.D. along with 12 Newman University students will be joining Associate Professor of History Kelly McFall, Ph.D. on his bi-annual trip to Europe this May. They will visit six ...

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Newman Theatre Club hosts 2nd Annual Maria Awards

Saturday marked the 2nd Annual Maria Awards, a ceremony that recognizes student actors, tech, and the various productions the Newman Theatre Department has presented throughout the 2016-2017 academic year. The Maria’s, a play on the ...

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Newman University to hold Spring 2017 graduation activities May 12-13

Newman University will stage a number of events May 12 and 13 to celebrate Fall 2016, Spring 2017, and Summer 2017 Graduates. Both the undergraduate and graduate ceremonies taking place on Saturday, May 13 will ...

Honors students host Syrian art exhibit

The atrium in the Dugan Library was home to a student-created art exhibit over the course of April 24-28, 2017. The exhibit, titled “The Future of Syria,” included the work of five students who crafted pieces ...

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Newman to host ‘Reacting to the Past’ innovative game conference

An annual conference for “Reacting to the Past,” an innovative teaching method, will be hosted July 12 to 15 at Newman University. Associate Professor of History and Chair of the Humanities Division Kelly McFall, Ph.D., ...

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Newman Music Department to present its spring musical

The Newman University Music Department will present its spring musical “Peace, Love and Music” Thursday, April 27 through Saturday, April 29. The musical will be performed at 7:30 p.m. each evening in Performance Hall of the ...

The Vantage student newspaper wins All-Kansas award in Kansas Collegiate Journalism

On April 8 and 9, members of The Vantage, the student newspaper of Newman University, attended the annual Kansas Collegiate Media conference at the Drury Plaza Hotel in downtown Wichita. Approximately 200 student writers from ...

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Treasures of Newman University find a new home

Newman senior and University Archives Lead Student Intern Diana Stanley works with the treasures of Newman University and is also helping with the archive’s move to its new home in the basement of Sacred Heart Hall. Stanley ...

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18th annual Literary Festival to take place April 20-22

The Newman University 18th annual Literary Festival is set to kick off on Thursday, April 20, 2017, with an opening keynote address by Dr. Tiffany Stern. Stern is the Chair of Shakespeare and Early Modern ...

Newman University Theatre presents ‘As You Like It’ Shakespearean comedy April 6-9

The Newman University Theatre Department presents “As You Like It” by William Shakespeare in the Jabara Flexible Theatre April 6, 7, 8 at 8 p.m and on April 9 at 2 p.m. “As You Like It” is ...

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‘Resonate with Stillness, Experience Light’ is Final Friday art exhibit

On Friday, March 31, the Newman University art program will host their monthly Final Friday exhibit in the Steckline Gallery with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Both the reception and admission to the gallery ...

Students get the opportunity to travel to Liberia for pilgrimage

Between May 11 and 20, 2017,  a delegation of two sisters — one associate and one sojourner — and two women Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC) scholars from Newman University will go on a pilgrimage trip ...

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‘Guatemala Study and Serve’ alumni reception allows new group to prepare for trip

Every other year, Assistant Professor of Spanish Sonja Bontrager takes a group of students to Guatemala for the “Guatemala Study and Serve” program, where they speak, learn, and interact with the Spanish culture through an ...

February Final Friday
Steckline Gallery presents the work of Sean Lyman at Feb. 24 Final Friday

The Newman University Steckline Gallery will present graphite and acrylic works by Sean Lyman in his show titled “The Overlooked” as the second Final Friday event of the 2017 spring semester. The exhibit, which begins ...

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‘The Miracle of Father Kapaun’ world premiere next Thursday, Feb. 16

The Newman University Theatre Department is set to present the world premiere of the play “The Miracle of Father Kapaun.” ...

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Newman University Theatre challenges participants with 24-Hour Theatre Project

On Saturday, Feb. 4, Newman University current and prospective students, faculty, staff, and alumni transformed into nocturnal beings, racing against time to create a theatrical masterpiece. The 24-Hour Theatre Project was introduced in the 1990s and then ...

Newman student to play role of ‘Father Kapaun’ in upcoming play

Junior Trevor Farney will be playing the lead role in Anne Welsbacher’s world premiere of “The Miracle of Father Kapaun” which takes the stage on Thursday, Feb 16. ...