Category: Arts & Humanities

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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. ...

Trip through Europe
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 ...

Guatamala Reception
‘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. ...

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Newman University Theatre Department presents: the 24-Hour Theatre Project

Six years ago, an idea was put into play for the Newman University Theatre Department. The purpose is for all Newman University students, prospective students, faculty, staff, and alumni to join together for an impromptu ...

History Department hosts speaker Erin Weber, author of ‘Lennon vs. McCartney’

The Newman University History Department presents Erin Weber, author of “Lennon vs. McCartney: How Beatles History was Written and Re-Written,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9 in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center. The event is free and ...

Bright futures lie ahead for communication majors

A Jan. 2017 national survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) projects significant increases in starting salaries for 2017 social sciences and communication graduates. NACE predicts that employers will now pay a national average of $51,925 ...

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Sarah Sanford will present ‘Lightfast’ during January’s Final Friday at Steckline Gallery

Artist Sarah Sanford loves exploring the physical nature of light. She has been photographing light for more than a decade, capturing its movement and reflective ways. Beginning Friday, Jan. 27, the Steckline Gallery at Newman University ...

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Newman senior Diana Stanley to present papers at two major conferences

Newman senior and University Archives Lead Student Intern Diana Stanley has been selected to present papers at two separate conferences during the spring semester. ...

Final Friday Jan. 27 at Newman Steckline Gallery presents ‘Lightfast’ prints by Sarah Sanford

The Newman University Steckline Gallery will present “Lightfast” by Sarah Sanford as the fifth show of its 2016-2017 season. The exhibition of prints, which begins with a Final Friday reception from 5 to 7 p.m. ...

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Newman Chorale sings at Carnegie Hall

Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends — and the Newman University Chorale felt right at home spending the holiday weekend with fellow classmates and other friends in New York City. The Newman Chorale ...

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Laura Scholl presents performative drawings with WSU Percussion Group

On Nov. 13, the vibrant sight of performative art, the sound of instrumental music, and roughly 150 fascinated viewers filled the Miller Concert Hall at Wichita State University. Laura Scholl, assistant professor of graphic design ...

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Artists reveal ‘Mystery Room’ at Final Friday event

Rather than viewing regular white gallery walls with a series of paintings from corner to corner, guests had the opportunity to walk through an exhibit filled with flowers, plants and foliage galore at the Final Friday ...

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One-of-a-kind interactive Final Friday exhibit to take place on Nov. 25

Newman University will present a Final Friday interactive performance entitled “Mystery Room” by Wichita artists Hallie Linnebur and Meghan Miller. The opening reception will begin at 5 p.m. and will last until 10 p.m. on ...

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Fall ‘classics’ orchestral concert Nov. 20

The fall orchestral concert will be presented at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20 in Performance Hall inside the De Mattias Fine Arts Center. The orchestral group includes woodwinds, brass, strings, percussion, and piano. Students ...

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Newman Theatre presents Mark Taylor Mannette’s ‘Premature Burial’ Nov. 10-13

The Newman University Theatre Department presents “Premature Burial,” written by Director of Theatre Mark Taylor Mannette. The play will be presented in the Jabara Flexible Theatre located in the De Mattias Fine Arts Center on Nov. ...

Presidents' Council Meeting
Club Presidents’ Council Meeting allows clubs to share ideas, collaborate

Newman University has a wide variety of clubs available to students, ranging from Swing Dance Club to the Hispanic American Leadership Organization (HALO). What many club members often do not consider is how much time ...

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Campus Ministry presents Sarah Kroger in concert

Newman University Campus Ministry will welcome Catholic singer and songwriter Sarah Kroger at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2  in St. John’s Chapel, where she will perform her new song, ‘This is my Story” among ...

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‘Research and Refreshments’ features Associate Professor of Theology Joshua Papsdorf Ph.D.

The Dugan Library will host “Research and Refreshments” from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26 in the Tarcisia Roths, ASC Alumni Center. This event will feature Associate Professor of Theology Joshua Papsdorf, Ph.D. as ...

Administrative Assistant, Monica Borger, and students of Newman University climb a ladder to place trimming on a house's roof during the Ministries Retreat.
Ministry retreat offers a time of fellowship and community service

The Newman University Campus Ministry office held its annual fall retreat at Camp Tawakoni in Wichita on Friday, Oct. 14 through Sunday, Oct. 16. The purpose of the retreat was to combine service and fellowship to bring students closer ...

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Triumph of Love: Small cast, big musical

After memorizing songs, dance moves and a multitude of puns, a cast of seven will be presenting the 2016 Newman musical, Triumph of Love, written by Pierre de Marivaux and directed by Associate Professor and ...

Steckline Gallery September Show
Steckline Gallery to present its second show of the 2016-17 season

The Steckline Gallery at Newman University will feature “Hard Pressed and Pulled,” the second show of the 2016-17 season. The exhibit will feature the work of Wichita artists Doug Billings, Marc Bosworth, Gregory Folken, Brad ...