Category: Science & Health

ISSP 2019
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 ...

ISSP 2018
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 ...

OTA Program
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 ...

Professor Megan Cook holding teaching excellence award
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 ...

Kiley Hicks science
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 ...

STEM club
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 ...

Second graders in lab coats and googles pose for picture
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 ...

nursing pinning
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 ...

Sonography
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 ...

Laura Shine
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 ...

Kansas governor invites nursing professor to help with Alzheimer’s group

Amy Siple, associate professor of nursing, has been appointed by Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer to serve as a member of the Alzheimer’s disease Plan Working Group for the state. “Alzheimer’s and related dementias are getting ready ...

Nursing student Jenny Sellaro professes vows as ASC sister

Newman student Jenny Sellaro recently took her vows to join the congregation of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC), in Wichita, Kansas. According to its website, the ASC is a vowed religious community ...

ISSP
Summer STEM program ends with a celebration banquet

The 2018 Investigative Summer STEM Program (ISSP) ended on a note of celebration Thursday, June 28, wrapping up another successful year of exploring STEM fields with high school sophomores through seniors. ISSP was created with high ...

Koch visits Newman during annual STEM camp

As part of the Investigative Summer STEM Program (ISSP), 16 students conducted experiments with scientists from Koch Industries on Thursday, June 21. The experiments ranged from chromatography to using lycopodium for explosions. Typically, the ISSP ...

Newman University
Bachelor of Social Work program to officially start fall 2019

Newman University is adding a program to its more than 70 degrees — a Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSW). ...

Incoming freshman is nearly finished writing his first novel

Incoming freshman Matthew Clark has plans to become a research oncologist, but first, he’s focusing on his other passion — English. He hopes to have his very first book off to the publishers in the coming ...

Summer camp season is here

While Newman students generally vacate campus during the summer, students ranging from kindergarten to college enjoy summer camps of all varieties on campus. Camps for sports, music and academics are available. Investigative Summer STEM Program ...

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A sneak peak at the 2018 Investigative Summer STEM Program

School may officially be out for the summer, but Newman University is continuing to provide an educational and enriching experience to young students from around the United States. Beginning June 18 and ending June 29, ...

Marilyn Nguyen
Biology student takes part in study that raises patient compliance

Newman junior Marilyn Nguyen, a biology major, recently participated in a research study that was presented at two different forums — one at the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Conference on Practice Improvement in Louisville, ...

Commencement weekend 2018

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

Newman University honors spring 2018 nursing degree candidates

The spring 2018 Nursing Pinning Ceremony was held Friday, May 11, at Newman University. A total of 26 candidates were recognized for achieving their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). The traditional event dates back more ...

STEM
STEM Scholars Program celebrates another successful semester

Newman University celebrated another successful semester of the STEM Scholars Program with 23 high school students and their families on Wednesday afternoon. Through the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Scholars Program, area high school ...

trauma-informed care
MSW to implement new cutting-edge curriculum

The Newman Master of Social Work (MSW) program is adopting a curriculum that reflects a new shift in the care that social workers provide. After a critical assessment of the current curriculum by a committee led by MSW ...

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. ...

dedication
Dedication ceremony celebrates final phase of Facing Forward campaign

On a windy Friday afternoon, Heimerman Plaza, the Bishop Emeritus Eugene J. Gerber sculpture and Gerber Family Commons were dedicated on the Newman University campus. On April 20, Vice President for University Advancement  J.V. Johnston greeted ...

medical mission at home
Community health care event draws Newman volunteers

For the second year in a row, Ascension Healthcare, Via Christi Health, Wichita State University and the city of Wichita partnered to host Medical Mission at Home — an event that offers spiritually centered health ...

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 ...

Samantha Rader
Samantha Rader is always looking for the next challenge

“Leave things better than you found them,” is a  saying that sophomore Samantha Rader takes to heart. Though Newman University has no shortage of highly involved and highly motivated students, Rader runs with the best ...

A lifelong goal to help others has become reality

Alumna Serina Hertel has been driven to use her talents to help others from a young age. ...