Category: Accomplishments

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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 ...

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 ...

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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 ...

Teresa Lovelady
Newman alumna gives back to the community through her work

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

Patty Brooks
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 ...

"Differentiate or Decline"
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 ...

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Newman student lands summer internship at the Wichita Eagle

Above: Delaney Hiegert (center) poses with Wichita Eagle columnist and The Vantage advisor Denise Neil (left), and Wichita Eagle columnist and Newman alumnus Matt Riedl (right). Delaney Hiegert, Newman senior and editor of the Newman University student ...

More than 1,000 runners participate in 2017 Wichita Gladiator Dash

On Saturday, June 10, some of Wichita’s fiercest runners braved the obstacle-filled 5K race known as the Gladiator Dash, which took place at Sedgwick County Park. The Wichita Gladiator Dash is sponsored by Red Bull, ...

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College ranking sites take notice of Newman

BestColleges.com recently ranked Newman University #2 in a list of 20 “Best Colleges in Kansas.” The list was announced earlier this year on their website. Newman Associate Professor of Mathematics and Director of Institutional Research Lori Steiner ...

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Graduate Miquel Swann is offered position at island resort

While other students may be taking things slow and sticking around after graduation, accounting major Miquel Swann is ready to dive right into his new job. Swann will be working as a Guest Services Manager ...

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Newman students return from Liberia pilgrimage with new insight

Newman students Khoi Nguyen and Erin Schueller recently returned home from a pilgrimage to Liberia in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the five Martyrs of Charity — Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC) ...

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Dean Levi Esses takes student outreach beyond the Newman campus

Dean of Students Levi Esses works hard for the students at Newman University, and now he will be partnering with Young Professionals of Wichita (YPW) as a College Connections Team Member to help get students connected to ...

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Celebrating Newman Archives in spirit of ‘International Archives Day’ June 9

In celebration of International Archives Day on June 9, recent Newman graduate Diana Stanley and sophomore Anthony Hamersky give an inside look into history that is worth acknowledging, along with some of their favorite archival ...

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Newman collection drive helps the homeless

Newman University Director of Security Morris “Mo” Floyd noticed something during his normal rounds in the spring of 2016 as students were moving out of the residence halls — the trash bins outside of the dorms were ...

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Bringing Broadway to Brookdale helps Janelle McGee give back

By Ken Arnold Editor’s Note: Newman University is a co-sponsor of the Difference Makers for Wichita Awards program that was launched in October 2016 to celebrate the contributions and positive influences of individuals and organizations that ...