Eighteen Newman University students submitted artwork, and three walked away with a cash prize.
Alumna Sara Efinger lives out her teaching passion
Alumna Sara Efinger followed her passion for teaching until she found the perfect fit.
Data Professionals of Wichita’s value extends beyond Newman campus
A network known as the Data Professionals of Wichita, established by Newman University Dean of the School of Business and Technology David Cochran, is making waves in the local workforce.
New dean, new name, expansive vision: School of Business & Technology
A name change isn’t the only aspect that’s different about the newly named School of Business & Technology; Professor David Cochran will step into his new role as dean in January 2023.
Newman’s spirit of service shows during Scholars and Service Day
Scholars Day at Newman University is always an exciting affair, but this year, a campus-wide service element was added to the day’s agenda on December 5.
Video & photos: Newman “Christmas Joy” concert
On December 4, the Newman University chorale and troubadours performed “Christmas Joy” for a sold-out crowd in the De Mattias Performance Hall.
The life of Newman bowler Dakota Lennen
“Slow your roll” is a common expression many college athletes may hear, but for women’s bowler Dakota Lennen, nothing will slow her down.
Newman Athletics announces Hall of Fame Class of 2023
Newman University Athletics is proud to announce the 2023 Hall of Fame Class.
Senior Desaray Cruz thanks teachers through capstone project
Deseray Cruz, a soon-to-be first-generation college graduate majoring in elementary education, recently gave back to teachers at Freeman Elementary School for her ASC capstone project.
Newman collecting donated Christmas cards, socks through Dec. 2
Newman University is collecting donated Christmas cards, socks, wrapping paper and tape through December 2.
Celebrating 5 years of education in the Bishop Gerber Science Center
On Nov. 17, Newman University donors, alumni, faculty, staff and current students gathered to celebrate the first five years of the state-of-the-art Bishop Gerber Science Center on campus during an open house event.
High schoolers experience inside look at Newman with ‘Difference Makers’
One of the perks of being a small, private university in the heart of Kansas is that high schoolers can receive a highly personalized tour and look into life at Newman through “Difference Makers” visits.
Michael Reed uses interdisciplinary studies degree to pursue law school dreams
Newman alumnus Michael Reed ’18, ’19 never thought he’d go to law school, but now he’s three years in at the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law.
Newman professor wins ‘Judge’s Choice’ for family recipe at Wichita Asian Festival
Huachuan Wen, associate professor of education at Newman, was surprised by members of the Asian Student Association last week with a “Judge’s Choice” plaque for his family’s winning recipe.
Master of Social Work graduate achieves great things
When it comes to what Jennifer Horn is most enthusiastic about as a social worker, she answers without hesitation.
Newman receives $2.2 million grant to support student success
Newman University was recently awarded more than $2 million in the form of a Title III grant from the United States Department of Education to implement the university’s student support and success program.
Newman senior Alexis Smith crowned Miss Wichita
Not only is Alexis Smith a senior at Newman University, she’s also Miss Wichita 2023.
Brian Fleeman ’03 named president of Kansas Association of Nurse Anesthetists
In October 2022, Brian Fleeman ’03 was named president of the 900-member Kansas Association of Nurse Anesthetists (KANA).
Newman teaching alumni earn high praise in their districts
Four education graduates of Newman University were recently recognized by their school districts: Ismael Carrillo, Patricia Lujan, Taylor Altendorf and Molly Brown.
Newman pharmacy students soar into the real world
Newman University’s pre-pharmacy program is designed to help students build a foundation for future success in the world of pharmacy, and these two members of the Newman community exemplify just that.
Recycling re-instated at Newman University
Recycling on the Newman University campus is back thanks to Newman’s Circle K International club and the Laudato Si Committee.
Newman University annual economic impact estimated to be $68 million
Newman University, in conjunction with the Kansas Independent College Association (KICA), released the results of a study that estimates the impact of Newman University on the Kansas economy.
Newman receives grant from National Endowment for the Humanities
Newman University was recently awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for a project titled, “Emphasis in Technology and Human Values (ETHV).”
Alumna pursues NIH infectious diseases fellowship
Newman University alumna Jessica Bass is the first Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine to be selected for an NIH fellowship in infectious disease.
Senior Rae Gabrielle Cruz receives Teacher of Promise Award
Rae Gabrielle Cruz, a senior at Newman University, recently earned the Kansas Teacher of Promise Award from the state’s department of education.
Newman alumna Maria Somes illustrates children’s book
Alumna Maria Somes ‘19 created illustrations for Wichita’s youngest audience to enjoy in the children’s book, “The Story of Father Kapaun: A True War Hero.”
Cordova and Roberts earn GAC player of the week honors
The Great American Conference has announced their men’s players of the week for the 7th week of the 2022 season, and the Jets occupy two of the three spots.
Social work students contribute nearly 42,000 hours of internship service
During the 2021-22 school year, students in both Newman University’s Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work programs reported 41,538 hours of service, valued at nearly $1.2 million, during their field practicum placements.
Newman alumna Miquetta White receives grant for play therapy
Two-time Newman graduate Miquetta White recently received a grant to expand her therapeutic play room at her public school.
Newman student leads effort for making September ‘Recovery Month’
On September 29, Newman University senior Jacob Kresky participated in a press conference with Wichita Mayor Brandon Whipple, who declared September “Recovery Month” for Wichita.
Video: Newman Habitat for Humanity day
On Saturday, October 1, members of the Newman community made a difference in the lives of a family in need by partnering with Wichita Habitat for Humanity.
Newman student earns Kansas Independent College Foundation scholarship
A group photo of students at the Mid-Autumn Moonfestival event, co-hosted by Asian Student Association and the Multicultural Leadership Organization at Newman University. (Courtesy photo)
Party on the Plaza 2022: A spectacular night for fundraising
Paying homage to the historic renaissance festivals at Newman University, the 2022 Party on the Plaza brought back the revelry to a sold-out crowd of 450 guests.
Juanumberto Picos ‘JP’ Soto’s journey lands him career in college athletics
Juanumberto Picos “JP” Soto serves as the infield coach/recruiting coordinator for the NCAA Division III baseball program at Hood College in Maryland.
Newman theater faculty help bring PBS documentary ‘Contested Plains’ to life
Theater Adjunct Professor Christy Cunningham Railsback is creating costumes for an upcoming PBS documentary, “Contested Plains,” alongside producer and Newman Director of Theater Mark Mannette.
Incoming academic recruiting class is one of Newman University’s largest ever
Newman University is experiencing an impressive increase in new student enrollment for its fall 2022 term.
Newman alumna recognized for military service
CPT Paige Puryear ‘16 was recently recognized during the Armed Forces CRNA (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists) Appreciation Month.
Jada Key selected to play professional volleyball in Germany
Newman alumna Jada Key ’22 is taking her passion for volleyball to the next level after accepting a professional opportunity in Germany.
Sara Mata selected for Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities Leadership Academy
The HACU selected Dean of Students Sara Mata among the fellows for its fourth cohort of La Academia de Liderazgo.
Wichita Police Department Lt. Keith Fort earns MBA
Married couple Lieutenant Keith Fort and Jill Fort earned their Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees from Newman University this May.