Category: Accomplishments

Khoi Nguyen and Erin Schueller
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 ...

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University officials announce the spring 2017 Dean’s List

Newman University officials have released the 2017 spring semester Dean’s List. A total of 426 students have met the qualifications to be recognized on the Dean’s List, validating a semester of hard work and dedication. ...

54 Newman graduates celebrate in Colorado Springs

The Newman University community stretches 500 miles west of the Wichita city limits to Colorado Springs, where an off-campus location is home to an extension of the Master of Social Work (MSW) program. This past ...

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Featured speakers at Commencement provide inspiration for graduates

The 2017 spring commencement ceremonies took place at Central Community Church on Saturday, May 13 with hundreds of graduates, along with their families and friends, in attendance. During the Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony, which took place ...

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Newman presents Occupational Therapy Assistant pinning ceremony

The annual Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) pinning ceremony commenced on Saturday, May 13 in the DeMattias Performance Hall, followed by a reception in the Gorges Atrium. The ceremony honored the completion of coursework and the ...

Newman graduates get crafty with their caps

After announcements are sent out, classes are finished and grades are finally posted — all that is left for soon-to-be-graduates to do is receive a diploma while looking fine in the traditional cap and gown. ...

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Board chair Linda Davison leaves behind a list of high accomplishments

Chair of the Newman University Board of Trustees Linda S. Davison is set to complete her third and final term of service in September 2017. At this time, current Vice-Chair Teresa Hall Bartels will assume the role ...

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Spring 2017 Commencement ceremonies honor Newman University graduates

Hundreds gathered at Central Community Church in Wichita, Kan. on Saturday, May 13 during two separate ceremonies to honor the 2017 spring graduates during this year’s commencement ceremonies. ...

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Baccalaureate Mass 2017: Inspirational messages

The Spring 2017 Baccalaureate Mass took place at 6 p.m. Friday, May 12, in The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in downtown Wichita. The Mass drew students, parents and friends along with Newman board members, ...

Class of Spring 2017 Nurses' Pinning
Traditional ceremony recognizes 2017 spring nursing degree graduates

Newman University honored 18 nursing degree graduates during a long-standing traditional Nurses’ Pinning ceremony on Friday, May 12. Today, the pins received by graduating nursing students represent the school where the professional received their education. ...

Annual banquet honors Hispanic and Native American Scholars Program students

Newman University honored 29 students at a celebration banquet on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center to recognize the students from around Wichita who participated in the Hispanic Scholars Program (NHSP) and ...

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Newman graduate student awarded Wichita-area scholarship

Wichita native and Newman University graduate student Rachel Greene is set to receive The League of Women Voters (LWV) Sandra Day O’Connor Scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year. “I was thrilled,” Greene said in regards to ...

Senior Amanda Krook pursues passion in diagnostic medical sonography

Graduating senior Amanda Krook is using her leadership skills and personal experiences to pursue the path she is most passionate for — diagnostic medical sonography. Krook kicked off her college career at Cowley Community College ...

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Janie Ward and Clint Stucky retire from Newman

Two Newman faculty members are retiring after lengthy service at the university. A special retirement reception was held on Thursday, May 4, 2017, to honor Assistant Professor and Clinical Coordinator of Radiologic Technology Janie Ward, and Assistant Professor of ...

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Newman Theatre Club hosts 2nd Annual Maria Awards

Saturday marked the 2nd Annual Maria Awards, a ceremony that recognizes student actors, tech, and the various productions the Newman Theatre Department has presented throughout the 2016-2017 academic year. The Maria’s, a play on the ...

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Newman University to hold Spring 2017 graduation activities May 12-13

Newman University will stage a number of events May 12 and 13 to celebrate Fall 2016, Spring 2017, and Summer 2017 Graduates. Both the undergraduate and graduate ceremonies taking place on Saturday, May 13 will ...

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Two Newman University sports figures inducted into Wichita Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2017

The Wichita Sports Hall of Fame inducted two Newman University staff members into the Class of 2017 at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at Hillside Christian Church. One was recently retired Men’s Basketball Head ...

Newman student-athletes receive honors for athletic, academic efforts

Student-athletes at Newman University have been recognized on the all-conference and all-region levels consistently over the course of each athletic season, but recognition on the national level is stretched sparingly. This season, however, at least six Newman University ...

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Student-athletes attend third annual Jetspys Awards Banquet

On Sunday, April 30, Newman student-athletes and the entire Newman Athletic Department gathered to celebrate the third annual Jetspys event in the Dugan-Gorges Conference center. ...

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Newman University recognizes outstanding individual in the Financial Aid Department

The Department of Financial Aid at Newman University is made up of amazing individuals who have helped incoming students throughout the years in countless ways. Among these individuals is Director of Financial Aid Myra Pfannenstiel, whose ...

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‘Quiet Hero’ brought Coffee with a Cop to Wichita

By Amy Geiszler-Jones 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 ...

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Newman alumnus Lucas Hanson creates unique restaurant app for Wichitans

It’s the question we’ve all asked someone at some point in our lives — “Where do you want to go for dinner?” Newman alumnus Lucas Hanson is creating an app to help us solve that ever-so-common ...

Newman University honors student achievements at Academic Awards Banquet

Newman University honored student scholars and leaders for their outstanding academic achievements and accomplishments at the 2017 Academic Honors and Awards Banquet, held April 19 on the Newman campus. ...

Newman alumna Christy Foos opens counseling center in Hutchinson

Newman alumna Christy Foos felt it was time to open a counseling center of her own after she saw a need for mental health therapists in South Central Kansas. The center provides services such as ...

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Newman SGA has their new president and vice president

Diversity, progress, and service. These are important focus points for the newly elected, President Vivian Hoang and Vice President Marisa-Nicole Zayat, of Newman University. The Newman Student Government Association (SGA) elections were held last week ...

The Vantage student newspaper wins All-Kansas award in Kansas Collegiate Journalism

On April 8 and 9, members of The Vantage, the student newspaper of Newman University, attended the annual Kansas Collegiate Media conference at the Drury Plaza Hotel in downtown Wichita. Approximately 200 student writers from ...

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First annual ‘Academic Awards Banquet’ to honor students April 19

Newman University will honor the best, brightest, and most committed students at the first annual Academic Awards Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 19, in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center, hosted by faculty and Student Affairs. Students ...

R. J. Allen is perfect fit for Newman University basketball post

When the person responsible for bringing back and shepherding a high-profile college sports program for nearly a generation leaves, the challenge to find a proper replacement is formidable. For Newman University Director of Athletics and ...

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Treasures of Newman University find a new home

Newman senior and University Archives Lead Student Intern Diana Stanley works with the treasures of Newman University and is also helping with the archive’s move to its new home in the basement of Sacred Heart Hall. Stanley ...

Final Mission Talk of the year focuses on a past Sacred Heart College president

On Wednesday, April 5, 2017, Charlotte Rohrbach, ASC gave the final 2016-17 academic year’s Mission Talk to an audience of more than 60 individuals. The presentation was titled, “The Gorges Decade,” and included a virtual tour ...

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Newman alumni, students recently named school superintendents

Several Newman University alumni and students have recently accepted district superintendent positions and will begin their new roles this summer. Wichita Public School District 259 announced in February that Alicia Thompson ’97, currently the assistant ...

Joan Melzer selected as expert panel member for national nursing exam

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing Licensure Examination (NCSBN) has chosen Newman University Associate Professor of Nursing Joan Melzer, M.N., M.S. as a subject matter expert for a development panel. The panel is ...

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Students are reviving the NSLS Newman Chapter

Anyone walking around the Newman campus has more than likely noticed an increase in posters advertising live telecasts of well-known motivational speakers, famous actors and authors, and even a real estate tycoon. This boost in activity ...

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Jennifer Gantz receives 2017 Chief Financial Officer award

Jennifer Gantz, the vice president for finance and administration at Newman University, is a recipient of the Wichita Business Journal 2017 Chief Financial Officer (CFO) award. An awards ceremony hosted by the Business Journal was held on ...

Jeanette Parker and Steve Hamersky
Newman librarians are speaking up at conferences

Shhh! That’s what you’d expect from librarians, right? Well, not from Director of Library Services Steve Hamersky and Assistant Librarian Jeanette Parker who have been busy with different speaking engagements these past two semesters — and they’re ...

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Director of Athletics Victor Trilli inducted into Sheridan College Hall of Fame

Victor “Vic” Trilli, who is in his ninth year as the director of athletics at Newman University, was inducted into the Sheridan College Athletics Hall of Fame on Wednesday, Feb. 22. Trilli was nominated both ...