The Newman Multicultural Leadership Organization (MCLO) celebrated its fifth annual Cultural Extravaganza last Saturday, March 26.
Arts & Humanities
2022 KAH conference makes history at Newman
The 2022 Kansas Association of Historians (KAH) conference was held at Newman University on Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26.
Jazzy Jets come together to make Newman’s campus loud
For the past several months, Newman’s newly formed jazz band — the Jazzy Jets — has been getting together and making some noise.
Steckline Gallery presents ‘Simplicity Squared’ by Bob Benson
Art lovers are invited to view the exhibition “Simplicity Squared” by Bob Benson during First Friday 5-8 pm, April 1, at Newman University.
Highlight reel from 2022 Heritage Month
Explore the highlight reel of the exciting contests, speakers and events from all of February’s Heritage Month festivities.
Contest winners share their essay, TikTok, visual arts entries
During Heritage Month in February, students entered an essay, TikTok and visual arts contest for the chance of winning $100 for their works.
A great day for giving: 2022 Giving Day
For 24 hours, community members and supporters from around the globe rallied together to raise money during Newman Giving Day on March 1.
Newman to host Arts & Literature March 3-4
Themed “Queens & Things: Art & Gender,” the Arts & Literature Festival is scheduled for Thursday, March 3 and Friday, March 4 with a variety of events that appeal to any age.
A night of many wins: Homecoming 2022
The 2022 Newman Homecoming basketball games and crowning of king and queen took place Thursday, February 24.
Newman Theater Department presents ‘Mary, Queen of Scots’ March 3-6
The Newman Theater Department will bring “Mary, Queen of Scots” to life on stage March 3-6 in the De Mattias Performance Hall.
Artist Ann Resnick presents ‘So Long, Fare Well’ for First Friday March 4
Steckline Gallery will present “So Long, Fare Well” by artist Ann Resnick during a First Friday exhibition from 5 to 8 pm, March 4, at Newman University.
Interfaith Prayer Breakfast offers celebration through song, prayer, breakfast
All are welcome to attend this year’s Interfaith Prayer Breakfast at 7:30 am Thursday, February 10 in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center.
Steckline Gallery presents Matthew Hilyard’s ‘Ugly Pretty’ for First Friday
ArtisMatthew Hilyard will present his exhibition, “Ugly Pretty,” 5 to 8 pm Feb 4 for First Friday in the Steckline Gallery.
Newman Music and Theater Departments to present ‘Big Fish – Small Cast Edition’
The Newman Music and Theater Departments will present “Big Fish – Small Cast Edition” February 4-6 in the De Mattias Performance Hall.
Junior Mai Dao selected as initiative’s first student spotlight
Junior Mai-Nhanh Dao was nominated for the Student Spotlight as part of the 2022 “Tell Me Something Good” initiative.
Christmas video: The Story of Henry the Elf
The 2021 Newman Christmas video features President Kathleen Jagger who tells the story of a young college elf named Henry.
Staff member serves as life coach to Miss Wichita scholarship winners
Vanessa Rials will serve as the personal success and life coach to the three female winners of the Miss Wichita scholarship competition.
Steckline Gallery presents ‘The Mourning of New Maps’ for First Friday Dec. 3
Artist Micala Gingrich-Gaylord’s exhibit, “The Mourning of New Maps,” will be featured for First Friday from 5 to 8 pm December 3.
Newman Music Department to present Christmas Concert Dec. 5
The Chorale and Troubadours will raise their voices with joyful noise for a Christmas Concert 3 pm December 5 in the De Mattias Performance Hall.
Filmmakers show ‘Once Was Lost’ Father Kapaun documentary at Newman
More than 140 people watched the live showing of “Once Was Lost,” a Father Kapaun documentary created by Travis Heying and Roy Wenzl.
Professor Audrey Hane celebrates 25 years at Newman
Audrey Hane celebrates 25 years as a professor of communication at Newman University, making an impact on countless students along the way.
Newman Chorale welcomes home veterans of Kansas Honor Flight
The Newman University Chorale recently sang two welcoming performances of “God Bless America” to veterans as they returned to Wichita from the Kansas Honor Flight.
Student Jayson Palacios’ path back to Newman
Student Jayson Palacios attended Newman for a brief period in 2011, but life circumstances brought him back in 2021 to finish what he started.
Steckline Gallery to host ‘Natural Anomalies’ for First Friday
Steckline Gallery present “Natural Anomalies,” a group exhibition by Black Rainbow for First Friday on November 5.
Alumna Rebekah Valentine lands dream role with IGN Entertainment
Rebekah Valentine, a 2013 Newman graduate, is a news reporter at IGN Entertainment — a leading online media company for video games.
Fall Festival of Song on Sunday, Oct. 24, promises to delight
The Newman Chorale and Troubadours will host their annual fall concert on Sunday, October 24 at 3 pm in Saint John’s Chapel.
Trio of Newman individuals receive Mary Jane Teall Awards
Three Newman individuals recently won Mary Jane Teall Awards: Christy Cunningham Railsback, Deanne Zogleman and Lyle Valentine.
Lessons from art with professor Shannon Johnston
Whether she’s presenting at a high school, teaching her students or simply speaking with a colleague, Assistant Art Professor and Director of Steckline Gallery Shannon Johnston makes it clear that art itself is a phenomenal mentor.
Talia Powers: the power of music
In her time at Newman, junior Talia Powers has made impressive strides toward her future medical career and musical opportunities.
Steckline Gallery presents ‘Machine-Nature Interface #131 (Shadows)’ for First Friday
The Steckline Gallery will present “Machine-Nature Interface #131 (Shadows)” by Mike Miller during a First Friday exhibition from 5-8 pm, October 1, at Newman University.
Newman theater department presents ‘Murder at Café Noir’
The Newman Theater Department presents “Murder at Café Noir” by David Landau at 7 pm September 30 through October 2 in Jabara Flexible Theatre.
Newman students and staff create short film ‘Leaves of a Ficus’
Newman staff member Daniel Murphy, along with students Allison Williams and Matthew Clark and alumnus Lucas Farney, are creating the short film, “Leaves of a Ficus.”
Karen Noel drew first illustration of new grasshopper species
Karen Noel — the admin assistant for the Newman School of Social Work — drew the first illustration of a new grasshopper species in Ecuador.
Steckline Gallery to present ‘What’s NU: A Faculty Exhibit’ for First Friday
Newman University has prepared an exciting display for September’s First Friday in the Steckline Gallery, “What’s NU: A Faculty Exhibit.”
A rapid-fire interview with Miss Kansas Taylor Clark
From identifying her hero to the best advice she’s ever received, this rapid-fire interview will help you learn a little more about 2021 Miss Kansas, Taylor Clark.
Newman alumna Chelsea Smet starts theater company in Missouri
Newman University alumna Chelsea Smet (graduate of ’15) recently started the Smet Theatrics theatre company in Lee’s Summit, Missouri.
Mark S. Burrows, Ph.D., to present ‘An Evening to Discover … Saving Beauty’
At 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 11, translator, poet, and writer Mark S. Burrows, Ph.D., will present “An Evening to Discover… Saving Beauty: Cultivating an abundant life in a time of pandemic.” The presentation will be held in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center on the Newman University campus.
Newman students unveil the 2021 literary journal, Coelacanth
Each year, students of all majors have the opportunity to submit short stories, plays, poetry, art and photography for the chance to be published in the Newman student literary journal, Coelacanth (pronounced see-luh-kanth). This year, due to unique circumstances, the decision was made to host a summer unveiling and reading on June 15 in the Jabara Black Box Theatre.
Newman short story project culminates in bound book, “Into the Inkwell”
In May 2020, Newman students, alumni, faculty and staff started a collaborative short story project on Campus Ministry’s online forum, The Virtual Red Couch. The short story was written by nine individuals, each assigned his or her own chapter, and can now be read in a hardcover book format titled, “Into the Inkwell.”
Newman University announces spring 2021 graduates
On Friday, May 7, a total of 268 graduates were recognized in the Newman University spring 2021 commencement ceremonies at the Hartman Arena in Wichita. Undergraduate and graduate program degrees… Continue reading Newman University announces spring 2021 graduates