Category: Faith

Nursing student Jenny Sellaro professes vows as ASC sister

Newman student Jenny Sellaro recently took her vows to join the congregation of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC), in Wichita, Kansas. According to its website, the ASC is a vowed religious community ...

Amanda Crawford
Student’s Newman search comes full circle

Amanda Crawford first considered Newman for her higher education as a junior in high school. And then, as they say, life happened. Now, after more than 18 years after first considering Newman, she is experiencing ...

Fernando Hernandez
Wearing multiple hats — dad, cop, deacon and student

“Student” is just one of many hats Fernando “Freddy” Hernandez wears. ...

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Newman student called to priesthood

Father Nicholaus “Nic” Jurgensmeyer attended Newman University for two years — years, he said, which were life-changing. He said the initial draw to Newman was sport and religion. “Newman had the two big things I was ...

New leadership team elected
New leadership team elected for the ASC U.S. region

The Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC) community has recently elected its new leadership team for the upcoming six-year term, 2018-2024. Sister Vicki Bergkamp, a business professor at Newman University, was selected as the ...

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13 seminarians take intensive summer Spanish program at Newman

A total of 13 seminarians from Wichita and surrounding states are taking an intensive Spanish program at Newman University this summer. The program is an intensive Spanish immersion comprising two levels of Spanish — one ...

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Wichita Diocese hires Newman alumna as superintendent

Newman University alumna Janet Eaton was chosen as the new superintendent of Catholic schools in the Diocese of Wichita. ...

Ashley Schaal
Newman MSW graduate follows her faith, transforms society on a global level

When Ashley Schaal began her higher education journey at Newman, she didn’t think she would be traveling across the globe to enter into mission work before starting her career. Ashley celebrated her Master of Social ...

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St. Joseph House of Formation program extended

The success of the St. Joseph House of Formation in its first year has led to a decision to extend the program from two years to three. The young men in the program will continue to study ...

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A spring break spent on pilgrimage to Rome

Graduate students in the theology program recently returned from a pilgrimage to Rome. ...

‘Solidarity Through Song’ — annual prayer breakfast is music to the ears

A tasty breakfast and an uplifting prayer service full of song might just be the best way to start the morning. The annual prayer breakfast at Newman University was held March 15 in the Dugan-Gorges Conference ...

Alumna Karen Lemon: Vicar of faith

The Rev. Karen Lemon, an alumna of Newman University, received an unexpected calling from the Holy Spirit 24 years ago. Alone in her home church, All Saints Episcopal Church in Pratt, Kansas, Lemon was discerning the Holy Spirit ...

Cardinal Newman Mass
Homily celebrates Newman namesake

Below is the Cardinal Newman Mass homily as delivered by Father John Fogliasso, university chaplain, Feb. 21, 2018. Welcome to the annual Cardinal Newman Mass. It is great to see so many students, staff, faculty ...

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Father Tatro returns to Newman for Gerber Institute ‘Lunch and Learn’

The Gerber Institute for Catholic Studies welcomes Father Joe Tatro as he presents, “Catholic Anthropology  and The Application to Therapeutic Practice.” ...

March for Life
Angela McCoy volunteers as chaperone on March for Life pilgrimage

On Jan. 19, roughly 100,000 people from around the United States gathered for the 45th March for Life event in Washington, D.C. Among these individuals was Angela McCoy, administrative assistant in Academic Affairs at Newman. ...

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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Blankets bring comfort to victims of sexual assault

Each semester, the nursing students at Newman University volunteer an hour of their time to make blankets for victims of sexual assault. The tradition began a few years ago when a Newman student approached Associate ...

The Five Martyrs of Charity
The Five Martyrs of Charity: Celebrated and remembered

Sisters of The Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC) hosted special commemoration ceremonies to honor the 25th anniversary of the Five Martyrs of Charity at each of their three centers — Wichita, Kansas; Ruma, ...

Campus Ministry Fall Retreat
A weekend of relaxation and prayer

Campus Ministry once again hosted a fall retreat for students to escape their studies and stresses in order to relax, have fun and focus on their relationship with Christ. Students took part in games, a ...

All Faiths Prayer Service
All Faiths Prayer Service takes place Oct. 11

No matter what your religious background, faith life or current practices may be, you are invited to join Newman University in a special All Faiths Prayer Service. This special event will take place at 11 ...

Bible in Grotto
Campus Ministry offers Bible studies for students

  Campus Ministry currently offers five Bible study sessions for the fall semester — three for women and two for men. The Bible studies are led by student ministers Nathan Yeager, Sydney Triggs, Lauren Keith ...

2017 Fall retreat
Campus Ministry Fall Retreat: Drawing closer to God

Campus Ministry will be hosting the annual Fall Service Retreat this weekend at Camp Tawakoni, just outside of Andover. The retreat will begin on Friday, Sept. 29 and will last until Sunday in the afternoon. ...

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 ...

Outdoor Adoration
Newman to host Outdoor Adoration at Marian Grotto

Newman Campus Ministry is hosting an outdoor adoration for the community to attend. The event will take place 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, at the Marian Grotto located near the northwest corner outside of Sacred ...

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Annual Matriculation Mass celebrates incoming students

One of the largest classes in Newman history was welcomed to the university on Thursday, Aug. 31, in St. John’s Chapel during the Mass of the Holy Spirit and Matriculation Ceremony. The Mass, an annual event ...

Liberia Pilgrimage
Pilgrimage to Liberia commemorates the Five Martyrs of Charity

In October 1992, five Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC) sisters lost their lives in a tragic event while working in Liberia. Now known as the Five Martyrs of Charity, Mary Joel Kolmer, ASC; Shirley Kolmer, ...

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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) ...

Martina Viale
Freshman Martina Viale comes to Newman with a big dream and a plan

Martina Viale is a freshman student at Newman University. She is originally from a small town in Italy — Borgarello. She is attending Newman while being sponsored by Go Campus, an organization affiliated with Mondo Insieme that ...

Diocese opens doors to a seminarian formation program

Editor’s Note: The following story by Christopher Riggs appeared in the April 21 edition of The Catholic Advance. Published here by permission. St. Joseph Parish to host seminarians who will study at Newman Diocesan seminarians will ...

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 ...

Grotto, Outdoor Adoration
Outdoor Adoration to be held on April 30

Newman Campus Ministry is once again hosting an Outdoor Adoration for the community to attend. The event will take place at 8 p.m. on Sunday, April 30 at the Newman Marian Grotto. The evening will ...

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 ...

Mary Cracraft with Grandmother
Student Mary Cracraft saves grandmother’s life using skills learned in nursing program

Mary Cracraft is a third-semester nursing student at Newman University. During the 2016 Christmas break, she traveled to Blythdale, Mo., to spend time with her family. One night Cracraft felt a strong gut feeling to check ...

Mark Potter
Potter’s fond farewell

Men’s Head Basketball Coach Mark Potter may be retiring from the court, but he certainly made his mark at Newman University. As Potter begins a career in motivational speaking, the people he inspired the most ...

Students get the opportunity to travel to Liberia for pilgrimage

Between May 11 and 20, 2017,  a delegation of two sisters — one associate and one sojourner — and two women Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC) scholars from Newman University will go on a pilgrimage trip ...

Jerusalem, Israel
Theology graduate program students to visit the Holy Land

Assistant Professor of Theology Matthew Umbarger will be leading a group of theology graduate students during a trip to the Holy Land, which will take place March 16-27, 2017. This trip will mark the first time ...

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Annual prayer breakfast focuses on ‘Pray All Ways Always’

The annual Newman University Prayer Breakfast will be held at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, March 16 in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center. The program will begin at 7:45 a.m. and conclude at 8:30 a.m. Students, faculty, staff, ...

Loretta Gegen, ASC
Remembering Sister Loretta Gegen, ASC

On Monday, Feb. 20, Newman University students, faculty, and staff received an e-mail with the news that Loretta Gegen, ASC, had passed away at the age of 91. Executive Assistant to the President Tracy McGarey ...

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‘All-Faiths’ prayer service to conclude Heritage Month

Concluding Heritage Month — a time when students, faculty, staff, and alumni celebrate the heritage and the founders of Newman University — is an ‘All Faiths’ prayer service that will take place at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. ...

Charlotte Rohrbach, ASC - February Mission Talk
Heimerman Mission Talk reveals new answers

Director of Mission Effectiveness Charlotte Rohrbach, ASC presented her February Mission Talk at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 15 in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center, to an audience that included relatives of the subject of the talk, Marciana Heimerman, ASC. ...