Category: Accomplishments

Newman alums earn graduate degrees

Congratulations to the following Newman University alumni who earned graduate degrees in May 2014 from Wichita State University: ...

Affirmations of the university – Alum receives award from Wichita Arts Council

Newman alum Sonny Laracuente recently received the first ever City Arts Emerging Artist Award, sponsored by the Wichita Arts Council, Inc. As award recipient, Laracuente will have an exclusive showing of his art next year ...

Newman University celebrates Class of 2014 during graduation weekend

Newman University staged a number of events during the weekend of May 9 and 10 to celebrate the accomplishments and graduation of the Class of 2014. ...

Newman University Occupational Therapy students receive pins

Students in the Newman University Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program were recognized at a pinning ceremony May 10 on the Newman campus. The ceremony honors the completion of coursework and the beginning of two professional ...

Newman University honors graduating Master of Social Work students at pinning ceremony

The Newman University School of Social Work honored Spring and Summer 2014 graduates of the Master of Social Work program with a pinning ceremony held May 9, 2014 on the Newman campus. ...

Newman University honors Spring 2014 nursing graduates

Newman University recognized 23 candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at the annual Nurses’ Pinning ceremony held May 9 on the Newman campus. ...

Joan Purkey has made education a lifelong career

Associate Professor of Education and Teacher Education Program Coordinator Joan Purkey will retire at the end of this semester after being with Newman University since 1999 – a total of 15 years. ...

Psychology Professor Charles Merrifield retires after 31 years at Newman

Read through the curriculum vitae of Professor of Psychology Charles Merrifield, Ph.D. and a few patterns start to emerge. From his doctoral dissertation to his many professional presentations to his service on committees and boards ...

Retiring Professor John Conlee has ‘looked forward each day to working’ at Newman University

In a very short time, Associate Professor and Director of Paralegal Studies John Conlee, J.D. expects to be spending his days reading books, playing golf and tennis, and snow skiing – as well as traveling ...

Donors recognized for the ‘Bringing Back Theatre’ campaign

Newman University hosted an event Friday, May 2 to recognize several donors who contributed substantial gifts to the “Bringing Back Theatre” campaign. ...

Newman University honors participants in Native American Scholar Program

Newman University honored 19 Native American students from six high schools in the Wichita area at a recent banquet for their participation in a program designed to keep them in school and consider a career ...

Duncan Rose ‘loved Newman since the first day on campus’

Associate Professor of Counseling and Coordinator of the Counseling Program Duncan Rose, Ed.D. has spent his entire teaching career – 23 years – at Newman University. While 23 years in education is an impressive accomplishment, ...

Surendra Singh made many contributions to Newman over the past 45 years

Forty-five years ago, the Division of Science and Mathematics at what is now Newman University bore little resemblance to what it is today. Fewer than 30 students were majoring in biology. Those students had limited ...

Newman University to hold Spring 2014 graduation activities May 9-10

Newman University will stage a number of events May 9 and May 10 to celebrate Spring 2014 graduation. ...

Newman University awards $1.5 million in scholarships to 16 high school students

Newman University has awarded a total of $1,522,560 in the university’s top scholarship program to 16 high school students who will begin their studies at Newman in the Fall 2014 semester. ...

Six retiring faculty and staff members honored at Academic Awards Convocation

Five members of the Newman University faculty and one staff member who are retiring this spring were recognized at the Academic Honors and Awards Convocation April 23. ...

Affirmations of the University – Vantage student newspaper staff garner 22 Kansas Collegiate Media awards

Staff members of The Vantage, the weekly student newspaper of Newman University, received a school record 22 individual awards at the Kansas Collegiate Media Spring Conference in Wichita April 13 and 14. ...

Affirmations of the University – Newman sophomore Chase Blasi receives national civic award

Newman University sophomore student Chase Blasi has been selected to receive a national civic involvement award sponsored by Campus Compact. The award honors student leaders committed to creating lasting change in communities throughout the country. ...

Newman student-athletes gain ‘Player of the Week’ honors in March

Six student-athletes from Newman University received Heartland Conference “Player of the Week” kudos in March. Freshman outfielder Tyler Bugner was named Baseball Hitter of the Week on March 3, and senior Kirstie Symon was named ...

Newman University Occupational Therapy Assistant graduates achieve 100% licensure pass rate for 2013 calendar year

Graduates of the Newman University Occupational Therapy Assistant program achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy for the 2013 calendar year. Fifteen Newman students tested and passed ...

Newman University art professor’s work selected for 45th Annual Smoky Hill Art Competition

Newman University Assistant Professor of Art and Graphic Design Pamela Pancake, M.F.A. has had two of her works selected for the Hays Arts Council 45th Annual Smoky Hill Arts Exhibition. Pancake’s work will be on ...

Members of the Kansas Legislature praise, pass resolutions commemorating Newman University 80th Anniversary

It isn’t often that members of the Kansas Legislature take time to sing the praises of a private institution of higher education. But that’s just what happened March 13, when the Kansas House of Representatives ...

Affirmations of the University – Robert Reed

USD #332 of West Kingman County, Kan., named Robert Reed as Superintendent/High School Principal of Cunningham High School. ...

Newman University spring enrollment sets another record

The official federal enrollment report for the Spring 2014 semester shows a solid performance for Newman University, with enrollment growth driven by a new program launched in January. Spring enrollment totals show 3,297 students enrolled ...

Newman University student Kristin Martin receives Best-Paper Award for study of eugenics in Kansas

Newman University student Kristin Martin has been awarded the Student Best-Paper Award from the Missouri Valley History Conference at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. Martin, a senior, will present her paper at the conference on March ...

Newman University Professor Bryan Dietrich co-edits comic book superhero poetry anthology Drawn to Marvel

Newman University Professor of English Bryan Dietrich, Ph.D. is co-editor of the poetry anthology Drawn To Marvel: Poetry From the Comic Books, which will be released March 1 at the Associated Writing Programs (AWP) annual ...

Newman University School of Education recommended for reaccreditation

The Newman University School of Education has been recommended for reaccreditation by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), following a rigorous review process that included two and a half years of preparation, ...

Newman University Cross Country Teams receive top academic honors

The Newman University Men’s Cross Country Team has the highest GPA in the nation in all of the NCAA, including Division I, II and III, according to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches ...

Azzun, Beck named Homecoming queen and king

Gladys Azzun and Alex Beck were named 2014 Homecoming queen and king at the Homecoming men’s basketball game against McMurray University Saturday, Feb. 8. Both Azzun and Beck are biology majors with a sports medicine minor. ...

Newman University Occupational Therapy Assistant program receives 10-year reaccreditation

The Newman University Occupational Therapy Assistant program has been awarded a coveted 10-year reaccreditation from the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). ...

Newman University theatre student advances to national playwriting competition

Newman University theatre student C.L. Smet received a green light to advance to a national competition from judges at the Region V conference of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF). Smet and her ...

Newman University honors Fall 2013 graduates

The Newman University Fall 2013 Commencement ceremony was held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 at Central Community Church, 6100 W. Maple. A total of 172 graduates were honored in the ceremony, including ...

Newman University students named to Dean’s List

Newman University officials have announced the students on the Dean’s List for the fall semester of 2013. To qualify for this achievement, a student must complete 12 credit hours and have attained a grade point ...

Newman University honors nursing degree candidates

Newman University recognized 20 candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at the annual Nurses’ Pinning ceremony held Dec. 13 on the Newman campus. ...

Affirmations: Four Newman alums receive KU School of Medicine-Wichita family medicine scholarships

Four alumni from the Newman University Class of 2010 were among eight fourth-year medical students at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita to receive scholarships to continue their studies in family medicine. Joseph Baalmann, Issac ...

Wichita high school students learn more about college, science through Newman University Hispanic Scholar Program

Nineteen Wichita area high school students got a taste of college life – and two hours of college credit – by successfully completing the 2013 Newman University Hispanic Scholar Program. The students, who performed individualized ...

Newman University to hold Fall 2013 graduation activities Dec. 13 – 14

Newman University will hold the Fall 2013 Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement ceremony on Dec. 13 and Dec. 14, respectively. The Newman School of Nursing and Allied Health will also honor candidates for the Bachelor of ...

Newman University students demonstrate academic prowess at Dec. 9 ‘Scholars Day’

On Dec. 9, 70 junior and senior students will show the world what they’ve learned during their time at Newman University. The students will be participants of the first “Scholars Day,” an event that will ...

Newman School of Nursing catalyst and honorary degree recipient Marj Chance featured in Via Christi magazine

Marjorie “Marj” (Westwood) Chance, who sponsors nursing scholarships at Newman University and played a key role in establishing the School of Nursing at Newman, is featured in the “Chat with the CEO” section of the ...

Newman University alum J.T. Klaus named ‘Lawyer of the Year’

J.T. Klaus, a 1987 graduate of Kansas Newman College, was among the Wichita-area attorneys named to the Wichita Business Journal “Lawyer of the Year” list for 2013. ...