Category: Arts & Humanities

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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 ...

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“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, ...

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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 ...