Category: Accomplishments

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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. ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Devin Smith receives Collegiate Impact Award

A Newman University graduate student has received an award for making a difference in diversity and inclusion. Devin Smith, graduate assistant of diversity at Newman, accepted the Collegiate Impact Award presented at the third annual ...

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Newman alum and staff member becomes a U.S. citizen

Newman alumnus Kevin Mangayi recently celebrated a major change in his life — becoming a U.S. citizen. Mangayi has played the roles of both student and staff at Newman University. His current role is part-time ...

A Degree of Difference
Newman Annual Fund exceeds fundraising goal

Newman University strives to ensure a high degree of congruence between its mission and that of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC). “Empowering graduates to transform society” is an important part of the ...

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Myra Pfannenstiel will be president-elect of Rocky Mountain Association of Student Financial Aid Administration

Director of Financial Aid Myra Pfannenstiel was recently elected to fill the position of president-elect for the Rocky Mountain Association of Student Financial Aid and Administration (RMASFAA). According to its website, “RMASFAA exists to promote ...

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Newman Represented at Final Friday

Newman University students are no strangers to Final Friday in Wichita. On July 28, students and alumni had their art displayed at the Hue Gallery. Final Friday occurs at the end of each month when ...

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Quiet Hero: Lutz hits home run with League 42

Baseball has always been special to Bob Lutz, who covered a variety of sports during his 42-year career as a sports writer and columnist for The Wichita Eagle. “It’s always been my biggest love,” Lutz ...

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Newman alumna gives back to the community through her work

“I stand on the shoulders of two incredible women who came before me.” ...

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Patty Brooks retires after 21 years at Newman

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Kelly McFall joins Reacting to the Past Consortium Board

Newman University Professor of History and Chair of the Division of Humanities Kelly McFall is now a member of the Reacting to the Past Consortium Board. The board oversees all aspects of Reacting to the ...

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Dean Brett Andrews publishes book, “Differentiate or Decline”

Newman University School of Business Dean Brett Andrews, Ph.D., published his first book, “Differentiate or Decline,” at the beginning of June along with authors Robert H. Roller, Ph.D., and R. Henry Migliore, Ph.D. According to ...

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Investigative Summer Science Program wraps up another successful session

A total of 21 students from Kansas, Arkansas, Georgia, Missouri and Nebraska recently experienced the Investigative Summer Science Program (ISSP) at Newman University. ...

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Students experience internship with Partnership for Global Justice

While some may be sleeping in, lounging by the pool or flipping through the pages of a favorite novel, students Annie Dang and Linnea Ristow started an internship together with the Partnership for Global Justice. ...

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Jeffery Vaughn fills position of program director for radiology technology

The school of Nursing and Allied Health, along with the rest of Newman University, welcomes Jeffery Vaughn into his new position as Director of the Radiology Technology Program. Vaughn has worked with Newman for two ...

Europe by Rail
Students and professors return from ‘Europe by Rail’ trip

Professor of History Kelly McFall, Ph.D., and Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Jill Fort, Ph.D., recently led a group of 12 students on a journey across Europe to experience the sights, sounds, tastes and smells the ...

Health Care Heroes
Teresa Lovelady and Janie Ward honored as Health Care Heroes

Teresa Lovelady and Janie Ward are two of 39 individuals and organizations in nine categories to be honored with the Wichita Business Journal 2017 Health Care Hero Award. According to their website, the Wichita Business ...

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Newman University Director of Security ‘digs’ for answers

Serving 27 years on the police force might have something to do with Newman University Director of Security Morris “Mo” Floyd’s passion for finding answers. However, the kind of answers he recently spent two weeks searching ...

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Linda Sabala: Celebrating 27 years with Newman University

A former Staff Excellence Award winner and proud alumna of Newman — Linda Sabala — has been with the university for 27 years this August and will be retiring at the end of June. She ...