Category: Alumni

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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 ...

Table Talks
Alumni return for ‘Table Talks’ with Newman students

The Alumni Relations Department has partnered with Career Services to launch a series of events referred to as “Table Talks.”  The talks are designed to not only allow Newman students the opportunity to talk to ...

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360Five: Capture the Flag — “Hunger Games” style

Check out this week’s episode of Newman 360Five promoting the Student Alumni Board’s capture the flag event! With a “Hunger Games” theme, some of our unfortunate actors landed on the “Fallen Tribute” list. Come out ...

Guatamala Reception
‘Guatemala Study and Serve’ alumni reception allows new group to prepare for trip

Every other year, Assistant Professor of Spanish Sonja Bontrager takes a group of students to Guatemala for the “Guatemala Study and Serve” program, where they speak, learn, and interact with the Spanish culture through an ...

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Spring 2017 ‘Phone-a-Thon’ is opportunity for donors to support students and university

The Phone-a-Thon has been a staple at Newman University for decades. For the spring Phone-a-Thon, 10 students — plus one student captain — will spend three hours per night, starting at 6 p.m., March 5 ...

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Athletics Breakfast provides time to mingle with athletes

The fourth annual Athletics Breakfast will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25 in the Gorges Atrium. Great Western Dining will be serving breakfast from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m and Chris Cakes, a ...

Homecoming Week
Homecoming week: No tailgating, no problem

The Newman University Homecoming will be celebrated as a part of Heritage Month during the week of Feb. 20-25, as a multitude of campus departments have banded together to organize a week designed to encourage campus ...

Newman University Theatre Department hosts a 24-hr Project.
Newman University Theatre challenges participants with 24-Hour Theatre Project

On Saturday, Feb. 4, Newman University current and prospective students, faculty, staff, and alumni transformed into nocturnal beings, racing against time to create a theatrical masterpiece. The 24-Hour Theatre Project was introduced in the 1990s and then ...

History Department hosts speaker Erin Weber, author of ‘Lennon vs. McCartney’

The Newman University History Department presents Erin Weber, author of “Lennon vs. McCartney: How Beatles History was Written and Re-Written,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9 in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center. The event is free and ...

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Alumnus JJ McGuigan hopes to help others through songwriting

JJ McGuigan was born in Wichita and graduated from Newman University in 2005 with a degree in Secondary Education. While at Newman he played basketball, which became an important part of his life. Before basketball, McGuigan received a ...

The LEAD Series - Diana Crook M.D.
Newman University will present the LEAD Series with Diana Crook, M.D. Jan. 24

Newman University will present The LEAD Series with Diana Crook, M.D. at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 24 in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center. The LEAD Series is a lecture series that was developed in 2014 by Director of Student ...

Beata Benefactors Banquet Award Ceremony
Beata Benefactors Banquet shows thanks to those who give

The Newman University Advancement Department organized the annual Beata Benefactors Banquet to thank and honor those who have supported Newman University throughout the year. The event took place on Saturday, Nov. 5 in the Dugan-Gorges ...

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Newman University magazine now available online

After several months of gathering story ideas, photographing events and writing and proofreading, the Office of University Advancement has completed the fall 2016 issue of the Newman University Magazine — now available online. “In previous ...

Medical Professions Club Alumni Gathering
Newman University Medical Professions Club invites alumni to talk with students

A group of students that help make up the Newman University Medical Professionals Club participated in a casual gathering of Newman medical professional alumni on Monday, Oct. 25 in the Tarcisia Roths, ASC Alumni Center. ...

Men's Baseball alumnus reunite
Athletic alumni reunions bring old friends together again

There comes a time each year when the Newman community misses its alumni a little too much. This is why the Alumni Relations office organizes athletic alumni reunions – events that invite Newman graduates of ...

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Oct. 20 LEAD Series features 40 Under 40 Panel

Newman University will present The LEAD Series – 40 Under 40 Panel at 6:30 p.m., Oct. 20 in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center. The event is free and open to the public. The LEAD Series is a lecture series featuring key leaders in ...

Clare Vanderpool
National conference invites local author and Newman alumna Clare Vanderpool to speak

Newman alumna and award-winning local author Clare Vanderpool will be among the speakers at KidLitCon 2016, which will be held Oct. 14 and 15 at the Drury Inn Broadview Hotel in Wichita. KidLitCon is a national conference presented ...

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Students invite families to participate in Family Weekend

This past weekend marked the annual Family Weekend, a chance for Newman students to invite their families to visit, partake in events both on and off campus and receive a little taste of the Newman ...

2016 Party on the Plaza Rewind

The 2016 Party on the Plaza had to move inside due to rainy weather however the annual scholarship fundraising event was very successful. The Newman University Alumni and Advancement teams would like to thank the ...

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Another successful year for Party on the Plaza

The results are in! Party on the Plaza 2016 raised more than $140,000 for student scholarships at Newman University. More than 460 attendees came to the university’s biggest fundraiser in support of the Newman Fund. The ...

Party on the Plaza 2016 puts the “fest” in “Ocktoberfest”

Fugate Gymnasium was filled with approximately 450 people as the 2016 Party on the Plaza festivities commenced, as popular event moved indoors due to rainy weather. Since 2010, Newman University has held it’s annual fundraiser on ...

Health Care Heroes
Wichita Business Journal honors Newman Health Care Heroes

Last Thursday, Sept. 15, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Wichita, Kan., an event was held by the Wichita Business Journal honoring “Health Care Heroes” in the Wichita community. This event honored individuals who have ...

Party on the Plaza
Party on the Plaza tickets are a hot commodity

The halls at Newman University are filling with anticipation for the university’s signature fundraiser. The Party on the Plaza is almost upon us. Have you purchased your tickets yet? ...

Newman University family embodied in 4th generation ‘legacy’ Andrew Sabala

Those who know Newman University best often point to its family atmosphere as being one of the school’s strengths. For students like Andrew Sabala, family and Newman just seem to come together naturally. The new ...

Newman alumnus Cody Kelly
Newman alumnus Cody Kelly finds success after hardship

Cody Kelly started his education at Newman University in 2009, only to be thrown a curveball within the first few weeks. He’d already been dealing with the loss of his father when he decided to ...

Party on the Plaza
Join in the fun at Party on the Plaza

One of the most popular fundraisers at Newman University will be here soon. This year’s Party on the Plaza is set for Saturday, Sept. 24 from 4:30 to 9 p.m. on Founders Plaza on the Newman University ...

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Newman welcomes a new Alumni Relations and Annual Giving Coordinator

Brielle Dunham moved to Wichita a few years ago to be with family, and says she’s excited to get to know her work family at Newman University. Dunham is the new coordinator of alumni relations and annual giving. ...

Sarah Strole
Sarah Strole joins Newman University as director of Alumni Relations, Annual Giving

Newman University officials have announced that Sarah Strole has been named director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving, effective Aug. 1, 2016. In her role at Newman, Strole will oversee all aspects of Alumni Relations, ...

Rain, weather could not hold back the 2016 Jet Open

The 32nd Laurie Bell Memorial Jet Open Charity Golf Tournament and Silent Auction took place on Sunday and Monday, Aug. 7, 8, respectively. Sunday night’s Kickoff Party and auction were as successful as ever. Big prizes ...

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Game created by recent Newman graduate is garnering attention

Newman University alumna Emily Simon ’16, who recently graduated with a double major in English and history, was an honors student, wrote for the student newspaper The Vantage, and won the Joyce Suellentrop Prize for Distinguished ...

Health Care Heroes
The Wichita Business Journal honors three Health Care Heroes from Newman

Each year, the Wichita Business Journal features its list of Health Care Heroes as a way to honor companies, individuals and organizations for contributions they have made to help improve health care in Wichita and ...

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Newman alumnus Florian Temengil makes his second trip to the Olympics

Newman University alumnus Florian Skilang Temengil is headed to the Olympic Games for the second time. Temengil graduated from Newman in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sonography. While at Newman, Temengil competed in ...

70th birthday
SHA Class of ’64 members meet for 70th birthday party

Twenty-eight members of the Sacred Heart Academy Class of 1964 gathered at the Mediterranean Grill June 20 for a group 70th Birthday Celebration Luncheon. . No, they weren’t all born on the same day. As alumna Karen ...

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Newman University honors 2016 graduates

The Newman University Spring 2016 Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement ceremonies were held on Saturday, May 14 at Central Community Church, 6100 W. Maple. The Undergraduate ceremony was held at 10 a.m. The Graduate ceremony was ...

New Alumni Directory published

The 2016 Newman University Alumni Directory has been published and is in the mail. If you ordered a copy and do not receive one by July 1, or you did not purchase a copy and would like to ...

All-Alumni Reunion
Newman All-Alumni Reunion draws participants from across the nation, seven decades

The Newman University All-Alumni Reunion held June 10-12 offered something for everyone, as participants from as far away as California, New York, Florida and Virginia converged on the Newman campus to see old friends, make ...

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Bishop Gerber Science Center groundbreaking set for All-Alumni Reunion weekend

The All-Alumni Reunion weekend is almost here and everyone who is part of the Newman University community is invited. On the weekend of June 10-12, Newman will host special events including what will be a monumental time in the ...

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All-Alumni Reunion will be here soon – don’t miss out!

Mark your calendars and register today! Don’t miss out on the exciting events that will take place on the weekend of June 10-12 at the Newman University All-Alumni Reunion. Everyone in the Newman community is invited to ...

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Inspiring reflections part of Newman Baccalaureate Mass

The Spring 2016 Baccalaureate Mass took place at 7 p.m. Friday, May 13, in The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in downtown Wichita. The Mass drew students, parents and friends along with Newman board members, ...

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All-Alumni Reunion attendees to witness ground breaking of BGSC building

During the weekend of June 10-12, alumni and the Newman University community are invited to the All-Alumni Reunion, a weekend filled with special events including what will be a monumental time in the history of ...