Category: Accomplishments

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Five recent Newman graduates kickstart their careers

After years of shuffling around textbooks, completing group projects and pulling all-nighters to finish research papers that should have been done long ago, the hard work of earning a college degree has finally paid off ...

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Spring 2018 Dean’s List recognizes student achievement

Newman University officials have released the 2018 spring semester Dean’s List. ...

Newman student interns at local district attorney’s office for the summer

Not only is Vincent Couto extremely involved on the Newman campus, he was also able to obtain an internship off-campus for the summer with the local district attorney’s office. Couto is an international student and ...

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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Graduates reflect on commencement day

Part of the Newman University mission statement is to “empower graduates to transform society.” According to these graduates, the programs and opportunities provided by Newman do not disappoint in doing so. On Saturday, May 12, ...

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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, ...

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Wichita Diocese hires Newman alumna as superintendent

Newman University alumna Janet Eaton was chosen as the new superintendent of Catholic schools in the Diocese of Wichita. ...

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Newman math major wins local half-marathon

Recent Newman graduate Austin Lavin has been training for months to prepare for the local Prairie Fire Half Marathon — and his dedication and determination paid off. Lavin won the race, which took place May ...

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Senior Anthony Navarrete lands internship with KSN-TV

After attending the spring semester Highway 54 Career Fair, which is co-hosted by Newman University and Friends University, Newman Jet student-athlete Anthony Navarrete has landed an internship position with KSN-TV — a local news station ...

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Students reflect on their time at Newman

Hundreds of graduates, their families and friends, and the Newman University staff and faculty gathered at 6 p.m. May 11 in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Wichita, Kansas to celebrate the end of ...

Commencement weekend 2018

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

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Newman MSW graduate follows her faith, transforms society on a global level

When Ashley Schaal began her higher education journey at Newman, she didn’t think she would be traveling across the globe to enter into mission work before starting her career. Ashley celebrated her Master of Social ...

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 ...

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Graduate student Kelly Hopkins helps children in abusive environments

Six years ago,  Kelly Hopkins decided to take on some volunteer work. Little did she know, that volunteer work would carry over to her future career. ...

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Newman professor Steve Dunn retires after 16 years

The end of the 2017-2018 academic year is bittersweet for Associate Professor of Education Steve Dunn, Ed.D., who is retiring after 16 years at Newman. After finishing his doctorate in 1978, Dunn began teaching at Bowling ...

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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 ...

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Leadership coaching skills — an important asset for future graduates

Gina Marx, associate professor of education and director of graduate education, has been connecting with her peers worldwide through the International Coach Federation (ICF) Heartland Charter Chapter. Marx, who is a professional certified coach, was ...

Commencement
Newman prepares for baccalaureate and commencement

The academic year is drawing to a close as graduating students begin studying for finals and preparing themselves to transform society. Senior Jets will be celebrating their baccalaureate Mass at 6 p.m. Friday, May 11, at ...

Jetspy Awards
Student-athletes honored at annual ‘Jetspys’

by David Rung The Newman athletics department celebrated its student-athletes at the 4th Annual Jetspy Awards May 1, to cap the 2017-18 sports season. The yearly awards gala featured 26 awards presented to individuals or ...

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Alumnus Curtis Nightingale works to change classrooms for a better future

Alumnus Curtis Nightingale is in his second year as principal at Bennington Junior/Senior High School in Bennington, Kansas, about 15 minutes north of Salina, and his school has been chosen by the Kansas State Department ...

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Newman’s bowling coach receives honor

Newman University Head Bowling Coach Billy Murphy has been named the National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association (NCBCA) Women’s Coach of the Year for the 2017-2018 season. This year’s women’s bowling team has achieved great new heights. Throughout ...

Wichita community awards the Bishop Gerber Science Center

Since the Bishop Gerber Science Center opened last August, it has been the subject of several local media reports. Many Newman students rate the 51,400 square-foot building as one of their favorite places on campus. ...

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Newman University professors receive promotion

There are three levels of professorship, and ascending to the next level is no easy feat. Receiving a promotion can take years, along with providing proof of not only engaging teaching methods but also a ...

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Awards banquet honors distinguished alumni

Distinguished Newman alumni were honored at the annual Newman Alumni Awards Banquet April 21 in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center. ...

Harry Potter Lit Fest
Harry Potter themed ‘Lit Fest’ a success

The Newman University English department presented its annual Literature Festival, “Magic Happens: A Celebration of Harry Potter,” April 12 and 13. Also known as, “Lit Fest,” the celebration is a two-day event featuring readings from ...

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New SGA representatives speak about their plans and goals for Newman

A total of 195 students voted in the Student Government Association (SGA) 2018-19 election. Some students won reelection and others are new to SGA. Marisa-Nicole Zayat is president with her executive board being Thao Nguyen, ...

Newman sweeps awards at annual conference

The Newman admissions team has spent the past years successfully chasing record numbers in recruitment and retention rates, but the excellence doesn’t stop there. Five members of the team recently attended the Great Plains Association for ...

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Academic Awards Banquet celebrates students, faculty and staff

Newman University hosted its second annual Academic Awards Banquet April 18 in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center. ...

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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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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 ...

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Newman Jets women’s bowling team head to national tournament

The women’s bowling team finished third at the sectional qualifier, which means the team will attend the Intercollegiate Team Championships tournament for the third year in a row. The national tournament will take place April ...

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The Farneys act up

“I’m not Trevor today, I’m Michael from ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,'” Newman senior Trevor Farney recounts when asked about how his acting career began. When he was young, Trevor remembers watching movies and realizing he ...

Delany Hiegert receives prestigious Rice scholarship to Kansas University Law school
Delaney Hiegert receives prestigious Rice Scholarship to KU School of Law

Senior Delaney Hiegert was recently accepted into the University of Kansas School of Law to continue her education and has been granted the highly prestigious Rice Scholarship, which brings Kansas residents with outstanding academic records and ...

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. ...

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Conference of the Kansas Association of Historians to feature four Newman student presentations

Four Newman history students will make a special appearance at the conference of the Kansas Association of Historians from April 6 to 7 at Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas. Anthony Hamersky, Dakota Heard, Courtney ...

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New residence life team assembled

Five brand new resident assistants (RAs) have been hired for the 2018-19 academic year. The residence life team is excited about the new additions and eager for two veterans to return for another year. The ...

Newman University
2017 fall semester Dean’s List announced

Newman University officials have released the 2017 fall semester Dean’s List. A total of 489 students have met the qualifications to be recognized on the Dean’s List, validating a semester of hard work and dedication. ...

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Wichita Sports Hall of Fame inducts two of Newman’s finest

Director of Athletics Victor “Vic” Trilli and Volunteer Assistant Men’s Baseball Coach Mike Pelfrey will each be inducted into the Wichita Sports Hall of Fame. ...

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Noel Torres first Newman Jet to become NCAA national champion

Senior Noel Torres is the first Newman student to become a national champion in the NCAA Division II. Torres won the 184-pound national championship at the 2018 NCAA Division II Wrestling Championship in Cedar Rapids, ...

Scholarships
Newman awards highest scholarship to five high school seniors

Five high school seniors were recently named Cardinal Newman Scholarship recipients — Newman University’s highest and most exclusive financial award — for the 2018-19 academic year. These five students were among 26 candidates who were ...