Category: Accomplishments

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Alumna Emily Simon hired as Dugan Library associate

Alumna Emily Simon ’16 didn’t seem to get quite enough of Newman in her four years as an undergraduate student. Now, she is pursuing her master’s degree and is the new associate in the Dugan ...

Art professor enjoys ‘family reunion’ at City Arts

Associate Professor of Art Mary Werner was invited to display two of her paintings at City Arts’ 20th-anniversary exhibit, “20×20.” The show opened Jan. 5 and features 20 well-known local artists who had to meet ...

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Professional basketball player holds strong ties to Newman

Former Newman basketball player Gavin Thurman has been playing professional basketball since 2016 and is looking forward to continuing for many years to come. He attended Wichita Southeast High School for his freshman through junior ...

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Newman bowlers are going strong mid-season

The men’s and women’s bowling teams at Newman University have been playing hard during the first half of their season. ...

2017 in review
2017 Year in Review

Newman University has experienced many new beginnings and celebrated numerous achievements with staff, faculty, students and alumni. Take a look back at our Year in Review with the most popular stories from student stories, athletics, alumni and ...

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Distinguished nursing honor rewards passion for helping others

Senior Anna Burton has had an exciting end to her final semester at Newman. Not only will she graduate in December, she was recently recognized with two major honors — one in the world of ...

Tremendous achievements in the classroom and on the court

Anna Burton has had many academic and athletic accomplishments during her time at Newman University. She excelled in nursing school and performed at a high level throughout her volleyball career. This year, she received First-Team ...

Nursing Pinning
Pinning ceremony recognizes fall 2017 nursing candidates

Newman University recognized 23 candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree during the fall 2017 Nursing Pinning Ceremony. ...

Nursing Honor Society
Honor Society of Nursing inducts 12 Newman students

Nursing students from Newman University and surrounding colleges were inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing on Nov. 5. Twelve Newman University students were among the 50 students inducted at the ...

Scholars Day allows seniors to present final projects

Scholars Day is the opportunity for students nearing graduation to show the value of the courses they’ve taken to earn their degree. ...

Newman alumnus nominated for 2018 Kansas Teacher of the Year

Newman alumnus Kris Moore has been nominated for the 2018 Kansas Teacher of the Year award. Moore works at Dodge City High School as a residential carpentry instructor. He has been highly successful in the ...

Global relief starts in community by the motivation of two Newman students

This past summer, Annie Dang and Linnea Ristow traveled to New York City for an internship with the Partnership for Global Justice, headed by Sister JoAnn Mark, ASC, Ed.D. During their time, they learned about ...

Ellen Healy
Thriving in the communication field

When Newman alumna Ellen Healy graduated in May 2016, she was looking forward to making the switch from intern to full-time employee at the company she was working for. A year and a half later, ...

Decades of dreaming led 75-year-old to Newman

Mary Short began her college journey just like many others, but one thing sets her apart — Short is in her 70s. ...

Tara Greiving
Nursing student recognized for incredible dedication to grandmother

Nursing student Tara Greiving was awarded the 2017 Duane Smith Caregiver Award on Nov. 2 at the Alzheimer’s Association conference.  ...

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Student Irwin Torres receives ‘Teachers of Promise’ award

To many, Irwin Torres may seem like an average elementary education student on his way to graduation. But his story is anything but ordinary. Torres is currently finishing his last semester in the accelerated elementary ...

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Exhibition game between NU and WSU raises money for Red Cross

The Newman University men’s basketball team went head-to-head with Wichita State University on Monday, Nov. 6, in an exhibition game to raise money for hurricane relief. Proceeds from the game went to the American Red Cross ...

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Pi Gamma Mu conference gives students new opportunity

Last weekend, four Newman students traveled to Kansas City along with Board of Trustees president Larry Heck, Ph.D., to attend the triennial convention for Pi Gamma Mu. Pi Gamma Mu is the international honor society ...

Max Frazier, Ph.D., to present at Research and Refreshment

Associate Professor of the School of Education Max Frazier, Ph.D., who is also currently serving as interim director of the School of Education, will present at the faculty-sponsored Research and Refreshment on Nov. 14 in ...

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Newman Early Childhood Education Program partners with USD 259

The Early Childhood Education Program at Newman University is discovering new opportunities after building a recent partnership with Wichita public schools. In October, Assistant Professors of Education Sandy Bequette, Ed.D., and Cindy Louthan, Ph.D., met ...

Newman ranks high on College Scorecard

The College Scorecard rankings have come out and Newman is proud to show the numbers. The College Scorecard website gathers information from colleges across America and allows visitors to view and compare different universities in ...

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Newman alumnus uses entrepreneurial education to start nonprofit

Newman alumnus Jason Prideaux is the founder of a new nonprofit in Wichita, Kansas — K12 Sports USA. He received a Bachelor of Science in accounting and management from Newman University in 2005. He also holds ...

Difference Makers
Nominations are being accepted for Wichita Difference Makers

The 2nd annual Difference Makers Awards Banquet will take place on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, at Newman University. Now is the time to send in your nominations. With a goal to recognize individuals and organizations ...

Party on the Plaza
2017 Party on the Plaza sets record

Party on the Plaza, Newman University’s largest annual fundraiser, was a major success this year. The event raised $35,000 more than last year for student scholarships. A total of $180,000 was raised this year, compared to $145,000 ...

Karen Do
Freshman Karen Do receives Cultural Appreciation Scholarship from Miss Vietnam 2017

Newman University freshman Karen Do was chosen to receive the Cultural Appreciation Scholarship from Wichita’s Miss Vietnam, Amy Vuong. ...

Former Newman board member honored with Lifetime Business Award

Former Newman board of trustees member Tony Madrigal was honored with the Wichita Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Business Award on Sept 21. Madrigal is the CEO of Madrigal & Associates, an insurance agency in ...

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The double life of an Army Guardsman

Newman University’s MBA students often lead a double life: worker by day, student by night. For some, that might conjure up images of super-heroes. Matthew Ayres, who is completing his MBA in leadership at Newman, ...

Know Your Worth
Communications professor Hane to present at women leadership conference

Newman University Professor of Communications Audrey Hane, Ph.D., will present at Know Your Worth — a Kansas Leadership Center conference — on Sept. 29. The purpose of the conference is to create a culture of empowerment ...

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Dedication ceremony celebrates the future

Newman University hosted an eagerly awaited dedication ceremony of the new Bishop Gerber Science Center on Sept. 21. ...

Kansas Radio Theatre
Tune in for some radio theater fun

The days of gathering around a radio with friends and family for an entertaining hour of fun aren’t necessarily gone for good. Newman University theater professor Ray Wills is proving just that with Kansas Radio ...

Gilbert Still
Newman alumnus is nominated for Kansas Teacher of the Year

Newman alumnus Gilbert Still Jr. is among eight finalists in the running to become Kansas Teacher of the Year. The Kansas State Department of Education will announce who will be given the honor during a ...

Jenny Sellaro
A Newman student’s journey to taking ASC vows

Jenny Sellaro, a sophomore entering the nursing program next fall, is in the third stage (Novitiate) of formation to become a sister of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC), a process that could ...

Yanni Martin
Yanni Martin follows in family’s footsteps of making music

Yanni Martin, a freshman at Newman University, comes from a rich musical heritage. His father, W.D. Martin Jr., and uncle, Keith Martin, were gospel musicians who have since expanded into other genres. W.D. Martin Jr.’s ...

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Dedication ceremony to be held Sept. 21 for the new Bishop Gerber Science Center

Newman University will host a dedication ceremony of the new Bishop Gerber Science Center at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21. The building opened its doors at the beginning of the fall 2017 semester. ...

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Jessica Bird selected as Higher Education Administrator for KSDE Accreditation Advisory Council

Jessica Bird, the assistant dean for nontraditional outreach programs at Newman, has been selected to fill the higher education administrator position on the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) Accreditation Advisory Council. The role of ...

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Final renovation project of Facing Forward begins

The final renovation project of the Facing Forward campaign is underway. The campaign was designed to raise $24.5 million, which was used to build the now-erected Bishop Gerber Science Center and is now being used for ...

Heidi Coble
Newman triathlon coach is recognized with wellness award

Newman Triathlon Coach Heidi Coble was recognized with the Byron G. Stout IV Spotlight on Wellness Award sponsored by Meritrust Credit Union during a summer conference. The Health and Wellness Coalition of Wichita held its 13th ...

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Student Annie Dang hopes to ‘upcycle’ plastic bags for community project

Newman student Annie Dang has placed collection boxes for plastic bags throughout several campus buildings in hopes that enough will be collected so that she can turn them into mats for the homeless. Dang initiated the ...

Bishop Gerber Science Center open for learning

The Bishop Gerber Science Center is officially open for business. Students, faculty and staff are expressing their excitement for the new state-of-the-art science building, which is complete with brand new laboratories and classroom equipment for ...

Nancy Dahlinger named new occupational therapy assistant director

Nancy Dahlinger has been named director of the Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program at Newman University. Dahlinger graduated from Kansas University in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science in occupational therapy (OT). She went on to earn ...