Category: Arts & Humanities

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 ...

Father Kapaun
‘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.” ...

Newman University Theatre Department hosts a 24-hr Project.
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. ...

Theatre Masks
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 ...

Sarah Sanford
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 ...

Diana Stanley
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. ...

Newman chorale in front of Carnegie Hall
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 ...

Laura Scholl's performative art
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 ...

Mystery Room Revealed
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 ...

November Final Friday 2016
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 ...

Music Graphic - Orchestral
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 ...

Mark Mannette actor, director, and playwright
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 ...

Sarah Kroger
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 ...

Josh Papsdorf
‘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 ...

(From left to right) Ieuan Thomas, Taylor Rose, and Carlos Sanchez rehearse a scene from Triumph of Love.
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 ...

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 ...