Category: Science & Health

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Respiratory Care Program receives Distinguished RRT Credentialing Success Award

The Respiratory Care Program has been acknowledged by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care for meeting their efforts. ...

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Melissa Smith appointed to Kansas State Board of Healing Arts

Melissa Smith, occupational therapy assistant (OTA) instructor and academic fieldwork coordinator, was appointed to the Kansas Occupational Therapist Council of the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts (KSBHA). In her new position, Smith will determine applicants ...

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Donors help student realize dream of higher education

TaTy’Terria “TaTy” Gary is more than thankful for her Newman University education and the donors who have made her educational journey possible. Attending college had been a dream for Gary since she was 12 years ...

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Nursing student prepares to transform society

Newman students have a special, innate desire to transform society. Jose Rojas-Montero ’20 was inspired to do just that while at Newman University. He graduated in May with a nursing degree and upon passing his ...

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Newman University celebrates 2020 spring nursing graduates

The spring 2020 nursing pinning ceremony at Newman University looked much different due to a national pandemic that resulted in gathering restrictions for cities across the United States. In the midst of such unprecedented times, ...

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The pre-medicine journey at Newman University

One-on-one instruction, small class sizes, multiple ways to get involved, personalized academic attention, local internship opportunities, tight-knit community and skill-building at its best. These and more are all common descriptors of Newman University, and recent ...

Alumni thankful for Newman experience; earns doctorate from Notre Dame

Francisco “Pancho” Fields cherishes the memories and skills he gained at Newman University, all of which aided in his journey toward obtaining his doctorate in Biological Sciences at Notre Dame. His Newman journey started in ...

Preparing students for a career in diagnostic medical sonography

Newman University is known for its popular science and allied health programs. In fact, nearly half of Newman’s programs are focused on mental and physical health. One of those programs is diagnostic medical sonography (SONO), in which, ...

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Adventure awaits for alumnus and medical school graduate

Medical school dreams are what led Gabe Stewart to Newman University. When he graduated, he had many fond memories of his alma mater along with an acceptance into the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita. ...

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Chemistry major recognized for research at BG Products Inc.

Senior chemistry major Madeleine Dellinger is making a name for herself in automotive research at BG Products Inc. It all started when Associate Professor of Chemistry Ryan Huschka urged Dellinger to apply for an internship ...

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Newman wrestler reflects on juggling college and type 1 diabetes

Through hard work and determination, senior Thor Balavage has been able to pin down the responsibilities of being a nursing student, a student-athlete as a wrestler and a resident assistant. He juggles all these roles ...

Kristen Machacek
From Newman student to doctor of pharmacy

Kristen Machacek knew she wanted to pursue a doctor of pharmacy degree before she ever started college. Her curiosity and interest in the health care field was triggered when she was diagnosed with type 1 ...

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Newman spring STEM program celebrates students

Each spring, Newman University hosts its STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Exploration Program, sponsored by BNSF Railway. This program is designed to help high school students, freshmen through seniors, engage and learn about multiple ...

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OTA class uses 3D printer to create projects

The Occupational Therapy Assistant class (OTA) got creative with the 3D printer on campus. ...

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Veteran seeks degree to pay it forward

Ismael Alvarez knew from a very young age that he wanted to be a soldier. He was in the second grade when he attended his sister’s Army basic training graduation and knew right away he ...

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Annual blood drive exceeds expectations

The radiologic technology department held its annual blood drive Oct. 22 with a goal of collecting 43 pints of blood. That goal was exceeded by more than 20 pints with a total of 65 collected. ...

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Looking back on ISSP 2019

Each year, Newman University hosts the Investigative Summer STEM Program (ISSP). The camp allows high school students a chance to experience an immersive college experience, living in residence halls and attending classes, lectures and activities ...

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Newman to host ISSP camp for future STEM majors

Above photo: Students attending the 2018 ISSP pose for a photo in the Bishop Gerber Science Center. Summer may be here, but for some high school students, learning is still calling their name. From June 17 through 27, Newman University will be holding the Investigative Summer STEM Program (ISSP). The program ...

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OTA candidates celebrate during pinning ceremony

Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) candidates celebrated during a traditional pinning ceremony Saturday, May 11, 2019. The ceremony dates back to the 1860s with Florence Nightingale awarding medals to her brightest students. The pinning ceremony became ...

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Megan Cook receives Faculty Excellence award

Each spring, Newman University students can nominate a full-time professor for the Faculty Excellence award. This year, the award was given to Megan Cook, DNAP, MSNA, assistant director, clinical director and assistant professor of the ...

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Nursing degree candidates attend ceremonial pinning

Newman University recognized 24 candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree during the spring 2019 Nursing Pinning Ceremony held May 10 in De Mattias Performance Hall. The traditional formal event allows for nursing ...

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Students create experiments from scratch in CMB lab

Students enrolled in the cellular and molecular biology (CMB) lab this semester may have been expecting to work with cells — but instead, they got to work with worms. Assistant Professor of Biology Kiley Hicks ...

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Hard work pays off at Scholars Day

At the end of each semester as part of Scholars Day, upperclassmen can present original research as a capstone project for their degree either in the form of a slideshow presentation or a poster. Most ...

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Students, staff and faculty celebrated at Honors and Academic Awards Banquet

The Honors and Academic Awards Banquet was held on Wednesday, April 17. More than 50 students, faculty and staff were recognized for their academic achievements and involvement throughout the year. The banquet started with an ...

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Chemistry club hosts day of science fun for Belle Plaine second-graders

The second-grade class from Belle Plaine Elementary in Kansas came to Newman University for hands-on science activities April 15. When Brandi Boese, a Newman alumna and one of the school’s second-grade teachers, reached out to ...

Cadaver lab is important training tool

Cadaver labs are a rare find in Kansas. Newman University boasts one of only two in Wichita and one of the only cadaver labs in Kansas’ private schools. The Bishop Gerber Science Center (BGSC) is ...

Augusta High School student awarded Cardinal Newman Scholarship

Presley Williams of Augusta High School in Augusta, Kansas, was one of five high school seniors recently awarded the Cardinal Newman Scholarship, Newman University’s highest and most prestigious financial award that covers four years of ...

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Graduate Jared Smarsh belongs to a family of Newman nurses

Newman student Jared Smarsh recently joined more than one member of his family as a Newman University nursing program alumni this fall. Smarsh, who began his college education at Fort Hays State University, transferred to ...

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Fall pinning ceremony recognizes nursing degree candidates

Newman University recognized 15 candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree during the fall 2018 Nursing Pinning Ceremony. The ceremony was held Dec. 14 in the De Mattias Performance Hall. The formal event ...

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Sonography students at Newman are a step ahead

The Newman University diagnostic medical sonography program is unique in many respects. The program offers students a hands-on learning experience on campus and an end result of a bachelor’s degree, which is not typical of ...

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University of Kansas School of Medicine welcomes another Newman grad

Laura Shine, biology pre-med major, has been accepted into the early admit program at the University of Kansas (KU) School of Medicine. She said she’s looking forward to her spring 2018 graduation after many long days ...

Newman senior completes competitive summer research program

Newman University student Camden Hoover  participated in a highly competitive research experience over the past summer at Portland State University (PSU). The research focused on nano-materials and electron microscopy. The research program immerses students in a ...

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Alumna Joey Egan flourishes in respiratory care work, saves a life

Alumna Joey Egan was at a family breakfast in El Dorado, Kansas, when her 20-day-old nephew stopped breathing. Egan’s sister, Kristen Greene, was holding baby Wilder when she noticed he wasn’t breathing. “My sister ran ...

Recent graduate entered workforce prepared to transform society

Rebecca Tyndall, a 2018 graduate, believes her time at Newman put her a step ahead in her career as a forensic scientist and prepared her to transform society. Tyndall double majored in forensic science and biology and ...

The Balavage brothers: Is wrestling in their DNA?

Newman University has its own special connection with Scranton, Pennsylvania. It’s not the students’ love for TV’s hit show “The Office,” but Thor and Ivan Balavage, brothers on the Newman wrestling team who call Scranton ...