Category: Religion & Philosophy

Fernando Hernandez
Wearing multiple hats — dad, cop, deacon and student

“Student” is just one of many hats Fernando “Freddy” Hernandez wears. ...

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Newman student called to priesthood

Father Nicholaus “Nic” Jurgensmeyer attended Newman University for two years — years, he said, which were life-changing. He said the initial draw to Newman was sport and religion. “Newman had the two big things I was ...

Alumnus assigned as Bishop Carroll chaplain

Alumnus Father Ed Herzog ’10, ’11, will fill the position of associate chaplain at Bishop Carroll Catholic High School (BCCHS) and parochial vicar at Christ the King Parish in Wichita, Kansas, beginning June 19. Herzog ...

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Dr. Cheryl Golden to study in Greece

Cheryl Golden, Ph.D., Newman University professor of history and director of international studies, has been selected as one of 20 faculty members in the U.S. who will travel to Greece to participate in the Council ...

Commencement weekend 2018

Commencement weekend was full of ceremonies, awards and celebrations for the 2018 Newman University graduates. ...

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St. Joseph House of Formation program extended

The success of the St. Joseph House of Formation in its first year has led to a decision to extend the program from two years to three. The young men in the program will continue to study ...

Advisors guide the newest Jets to success

Registration Day is a day full of anticipation and excitement as students take the final step in becoming a Newman Jet. ...

Scholarship Luncheon
Students meet their donors at annual Scholarship Luncheon

The annual Scholarship Luncheon was held April 16 in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center. The luncheon is a unique opportunity for students to meet the specific donors providing them with their scholarships. Senior Development Officer Beth ...

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A spring break spent on pilgrimage to Rome

Graduate students in the theology program recently returned from a pilgrimage to Rome. ...

Alumna Karen Lemon: Vicar of faith

The Rev. Karen Lemon, an alumna of Newman University, received an unexpected calling from the Holy Spirit 24 years ago. Alone in her home church, All Saints Episcopal Church in Pratt, Kansas, Lemon was discerning the Holy Spirit ...

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Potential Jets visit campus for the weekend

During Newman University’s recent annual Accepted Student Day, students accepted to Newman had the opportunity to speak to faculty and students, tour campus and get a glimpse into how they might fit in at the ...

Lunch and Learn
Gerber Institute hosts ‘Lunch and Learn’ featuring Guadalupe Clinic nursing director

The Gerber Institute for Catholic Studies “Lunch and Learn” series brings the Newman students, faculty, staff and community together for the sake of learning and good fellowship with one another. The March presentation, “May Your ...

James K A Smith
Christian philosopher James K.A. Smith to speak on ‘Resident Aliens: The City of God in a Secular Age’

Christian philosopher and speaker James K.A. Smith will be at Newman University from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Feb. 23 and 24, in the Jabara Flexible Theater located in the De Mattias Fine Arts Center. ...

Scholars Day allows seniors to present final projects

Scholars Day is the opportunity for students nearing graduation to show the value of the courses they’ve taken to earn their degree. ...

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Where will you go? Travel abroad at Newman

The whole world is out there waiting for you to make your mark. At Newman University we are able to provide students with study abroad experiences, service trip opportunities or even a minor in International ...

Bible in Grotto
Campus Ministry offers Bible studies for students

  Campus Ministry currently offers five Bible study sessions for the fall semester — three for women and two for men. The Bible studies are led by student ministers Nathan Yeager, Sydney Triggs, Lauren Keith ...

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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 ...

Diocese opens doors to a seminarian formation program

Editor’s Note: The following story by Christopher Riggs appeared in the April 21 edition of The Catholic Advance. Published here by permission. St. Joseph Parish to host seminarians who will study at Newman Diocesan seminarians will ...

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 ...

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Theology graduate program students to visit the Holy Land

Assistant Professor of Theology Matthew Umbarger will be leading a group of theology graduate students during a trip to the Holy Land, which will take place March 16-27, 2017. This trip will mark the first time ...

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Lauren Fontarum joins Catholic Diocese in trip to Holy Land

Newman University Director of Student Activities Lauren Fontarum returned from a weeklong pilgrimage to the Holy Land on Dec. 8. She was one of more than 100 people from the Catholic Diocese of Wichita, including Bishop Carl ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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St. Maria De Mattias Mission Talk educates and enlightens

Director of Mission Effectiveness Charlotte Rohrbach, ASC began the academic year’s first Mission Talk on Wednesday, Sept. 14  by informing her audience that she will be doing this season’s talks based on a theme—Newman University buildings named for Adorers ...

Outdoor Adoration
‘Outdoor Adoration’ event brings Newman students opportunity for fellowship

On Sunday, Sept. 11, the sun set with fireflies glowing, cicadas chirping, and soft piano music playing in the background. The Marian Grotto on the Newman University campus was transformed into a place of worship ...

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Summer symposium aids professors in establishing new courses

Earlier this month, Newman University hosted its sixth-annual Summer Symposium on the Catholic Intellectual Tradition (CIT) and the Newman Studies Program (NSP), the university’s unique approach to the core curriculum every undergraduate must complete to earn ...

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Fr. Gile to Speak on Pope Francis

Newman Theology Professor and Dean of Graduate Studies, Fr. Joseph Gile, will be speaking at the Spiritual Life Center on July 21st. Fr. Gile will be discussing the question, “Is Pope Franics a Liberal?” For ...

Gabriella Rizzi Washington D.C.
Newman student chosen to attend GIVEN forum in Washington, D.C.

Gabriella Rizzi is passionate about what it means to be a strong, feminine Christian leader and a true disciple of Christ. That is why she was overjoyed to learn she had been chosen to attend ...

Video: Bo Bonner talks about the Pope, the Earth, and Oklahoma rednecks

Former Newman University faculty and karaoke divo Bo Bonner returns to discuss the Pope’s Laudato Si in this edition of the Lead Series themed “Care for the Earth” and titled “Pope Francis’s Laudato Si and ...

Chris Fox
Professor relates philosophy with heavy metal

Newman University Associate Professor of Philosophy Chris Fox, Ph.D. can easily be spotted on campus with his signature style: loud shirts, curly long hair, and trendy glasses. Students and friends of Chris would tell you that his ...

Fr. Fog Talk About Easter
Fr. Fog: The equinox and Easter

Here’s to a wonderful Easter Break to Newman students, faculty, staff, friends and alumni … an Easter message from Fr. John Fogliasso. Have a blessed Easter. ...

Theology program introduces partnership, new courses

In the spring 2016 semester, The Newman University graduate program in Theology will begin a new partnership with the Office of Faith Formation for the Catholic Diocese of Wichita. According to Joshua Papsdorf, Ph.D., associate professor of ...

Theology grad student publishes healthcare Op-Ed

Family medicine specialist Donna Flemming Ewy, Ph.D., recently had her editorial on healthcare and expanding KanCare in Kansas published in the Wichita Eagle. Read Ewy’s editorial >> In her editorial, Ewy calls for Kansas to “pay ...

Theology Department, Gerber Institute bring speakers to Newman campus

In an effort to help the university community prepare for October’s Ordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family, the Newman University Department of Theology and the Gerber Institute for Catholic Studies are bringing two speakers to campus. Leila Lawler, ...

Pastoral ministry program in Oklahoma celebrates 30 year anniversary

Aug. 8, 2015 was a special day for many in the Oklahoma City area, as members of the Newman University pastoral ministry program celebrated the 30th anniversary of the program’s first graduates. The pastoral ministry ...

Newman University theology trip highlighted by visit with Pope Francis

Associate Professor of Theology and Coordinator of the Graduate Theology Program Father Joe Gile recently took a group of Newman University theology graduate students to Rome for an annual program trip. During their time in Rome two ...

“Mockingjay” Article by MA in Theology Alum

Dusty Gates, an alumnus of the MA in Theology program, recently had an article published by the pastoral magazine, Homiletic & Pastoral Review. In the article, “The Holy Cross: A Real Life “Mockingjay” for Catholics,” ...

New masters in theology programs draw widespread interest

Newman University’s new graduate program in theology is drawing interest from a wide range of people from across the Wichita metropolitan community. ...