Category: Arts & Humanities

Justin Edwards Constitution Day speaker
History Club Welcomes Constitution Day Speaker

On September 19, Deputy District Attorney Justin Edwards gave a speech about our Constitution and held a Q&A for the faculty and staff. Justin Edwards graduated from the University of Kansas School of Law in 2000 where he obtained ...

Triumph of Love
Newman presents Triumph of Love, a musical

October 6 marks the first performance of the fall musical, Triumph of Love. The performance will take place in the De Mattias Performance Hall. The show is based on an 18th Century comedy by Pierre Marivaux about ...

Steckline Gallery September 2016 Final Friday
September Final Friday at Steckline Gallery will feature a group of talented artists

The Newman University Steckline Gallery is set to present “Hard Pressed and Pulled,” its second show of the 2016-17 season. The exhibit will begin with a Final Friday reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, ...

Art for Lunch at Newman University Tara Hufford Walker
First ‘Art for Lunch’ event of 2016-17 features Tara Walker

On Tuesday, Sept. 6, Tara Hufford Walker presented “Subject Matters” in the Steckline Gallery at Newman University. Students, faculty, and friends gathered to enjoy this “Art for Lunch” event hosted by Associate Professor of Art and ...

Newman University Steckline Gallery
Steckline Gallery prepares for the 2016-17 season

August 26 and the Final Friday Art Crawl in Wichita kicks off another exciting year for Steckline Gallery on the Newman University campus. Each year, artists from across the country ask to hold a show at Newman. Associate ...

Emily Simon Newman University
Game created by recent Newman graduate is garnering attention

Newman University alumna Emily Simon ’16, who recently graduated with a double major in English and history, was an honors student, wrote for the student newspaper The Vantage, and won the Joyce Suellentrop Prize for Distinguished ...

Terrie Cox Pauly Newman University
Terrie Cox Pauly is the new coordinator of Colorado Springs MSW site

The Colorado Springs MSW Distance Education site has a new coordinator, and she’s no stranger to the Newman University community. Terrie Cox Pauly had worked for the Colorado Springs location for eight years before moving on ...

Anthony Hamersky
Anthony Hamersky to travel Poland in search of ancestry and to embrace culture

Newman University sophomore Anthony Hamersky is bound for Poland on July 19, 2016. Hamersky, along with a group from the Catholic Diocese of Wichita, will attend the 2016 World Youth Day festivities in Kraków, Poland, which ...

Students to attend Game Development Conference in Michigan

Newman University Associate Professor of History Kelly McFall, Ph.D. is packing his bags for a trip to Michigan along with student Annie Dang and alumna Emily Simon ’16 … to play games. The group will ...

Broadway Academy of Performing Summer Camp at Newman University
Broadway Academy of Performing Camp hits the stage at Newman

The Broadway Academy of Performing has been uniting students for 19 years, and will once again call Newman University their home for two different week-long summer camps. The first session’s performance of “The Little Mermaid” was held at 2 ...

Maria's Awards Newman University
Newman Theatre Club holds its first Maria’s Awards ceremony

On May 6, 2016, the Tarcisia Roths, ASC Alumni Center served as the setting for the Newman Theatre Club’s first ever, end-of-the-year celebration, which featured the presentation of “Maria’s Awards,” the new theatre awards named after Adorer of the ...

Conference presenters
Newman University historians speak at conference

The Kansas Association of Historians held their 2016 Conference at Baker University in Baldwin City, KS this past weekend and Newman University was well represented at the conference with three speakers presenting. Professor of History ...

ICT ArtDOG
ArtDoG revisits Newman University

Once again Newman University is participating in Wichita’s Art Day of Giving (ICT ArtDoG) on the Final Friday of this month, April 29. Wichita ArtDOG is a 24-hour online fundraising event created to rally community ...

Four Square
Senior art show ‘Four Square’ is coming to Newman University April 29

Coming soon to Newman University, “Four Square,” a culminating art exhibition in the De Mattias Fine Art Center Hallway Gallery will showcase the works and talents of soon-to-be graduating seniors from the Newman University Art Department. ...

Allyson Glenn: The Human Animal
Last Final Friday exhibit of the season features Allyson Glenn and ‘Human Animal’

The Newman University Steckline Gallery will present “Human Animal” by Allyson Glenn, MFA, as the eighth and final show of its 2015-2016 season. The exhibition of colorful abstract expressionism, which begins with a Final Friday reception from ...

Instrumental Concert
Spring Instrumental Concert will be April 17

The Spring Instrumental Concert “Soundtracks: Magical Music from the Movies” will be presented at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 17 in the Performance Hall, inside the De Mattias Fine Arts Center on the Newman campus. Sponsored ...

‘Sports and Literature’ Lit Fest covers diverse topics

The 17th Annual Newman University Literary Festival drew about 360 people, who came to participate in and/or listen to readings, panel discussions, master classes and other activities. The festival, which this year was themed “Sports ...

Theatre Masks
One-Act Play Festival – Students direct theatre productions

The Newman University Directing II theatre class will host the 2016 Act-One Play Festival “MultiPlaycity II.” The plays will be presented at 7 p.m on April 7 and 8 in the Jabara Flexible Theatre, inside ...

Jerry Holt
“Sports and Literature” – 17th annual Lit Fest

Get ready for this year’s Literary Festival themed “Sports and Literature,” featuring special keynote speaker Jerry Holt. Lit Fest kicks off on Thursday, March 31 and runs through Saturday, April 2. Jerry Holt Jerry Holt is a ...

Final Friday Mar. 25 at Newman University Steckline Gallery presents ‘Local & State’ by Ann Resnick

The Newman University Steckline Gallery will present “Local & State” by Ann Resnick as the seventh show of its 2015-2016 season. The exhibition of paper/mixed media, which begins with a Final Friday reception from 5 to ...

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‘A Man for All Seasons’ closes theatre season

The Newman University Theatre Department closed its main season last weekend with the Sunday, March 6, showing of “A Man for All Seasons,” by Robert Bolt. This production was special to cast and crew as it ...

David Reed speaks on his role in ‘A Man For All Seasons’

The Newman University Theatre Department presents Robert Bolt’s “A Man for All Seasons“ for its spring theatrical production. The play is directed by Mark Mannette, Newman director of theatre. The show debuts on March 3 at ...

24-Hour Theatre Project proves the old adage true

In theatre, the old saying goes, “The show must go on!” — even if the play was written only four hours before rehearsals began, and even if the actors and director have only just met, ...

Guatemala Study and Serve program is focus of Mission Talk

As part of Heritage Month, Sonja Bontrager, associate professor of Spanish at Newman University, presented a Mission Talk on “The ASC’s Mission and the Guatemala Study and Serve” Wednesday, Feb. 17. She and 11 other students and ...

Theatre Department helps Wichita schools special needs kids with service project

Three years ago Associate Professor and Director of Theatre Mark Mannette conceived the idea to form a project that would help bring joy to the Circle of Friends, a group of special needs students in Wichita ...

Journalism student Delaney Hiegert’s article goes international

Newman University journalism student and softball player Delaney Hiegert recently completed an internship with the Wichita Eagle. An article she wrote about “social pets” was recently picked up by the Associated Press, which means it ...

24-Hour Theatre Project a ‘high-adrenaline theatrical experience’

Newman University will host the 24-Hour Theatre Project Feb. 19-20 as part of its Heritage Month celebration. According to Mark Mannette, associate professor of theatre and director of the Theatre Department, “The 24-Hour Theatre Project ...

Artist discusses ‘Interpersonal’ work in Steckline Gallery

Artist Gregory Folken opened his exhibit “Interpersonal” in the Newman University Steckline Gallery on Jan. 29 and explained his work more in depth at the“Art for Lunch” talk on Tuesday, Feb. 2. Folken, a printmaker, ...

Bryan Dietrich
Good show! Bryan Dietrich poem to be featured on the BBC

Newman University Professor of English Bryan Dietrich, Ph.D. was recently contacted about using his poem “Gotham Wanes” on the BBC Radio 4 program “Something Understood.” The show, which explores spiritual and religious themes through poetry, prose ...

Graduating seniors showcase art in ‘Idiosyncrasy’ at Newman University

The artwork of graduating seniors Austin Solis, Gloria Esparza and Lisa Pleskan has been on display in the DeMattias Hallway since their senior show, “Idiosyncrasy,” debuted April 24. The students express their varying views and perspectives through paintings, graphic design, photography, ...

Kati Bush
NU student Kati Bush has photo selected in national contest

Newman University junior Kati Bush is already making a name for herself as a top photographer. Bush learned on Jan. 27 that one of her photos had been selected as one of about 1,000 finalists ...

Newman student’s design selected for Catholic Charities Christmas Appeal

Newman University senior Graphic Design student Gloria Esparza had her designs selected for this year’s Catholic Charities annual Christmas Appeal. Esparza’s designs and name, along with Newman’s name and logo, will appear on the appeal ...