Category: Faith

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Annual prayer breakfast will celebrate Saint John Henry Newman

The Newman University community is buzzing with excitement for the canonization of its namesake. ...

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Campus Ministry to celebrate the canonization of namesake

Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman will be declared a saint Oct. 13, 2019, and Newman University Campus Ministry is coordinating some events to help celebrate and honor this special occasion. Father Adam Grelinger, chaplain and ...

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The life and legacy of Sister Mary Thomasine Stoecklein

Sister Mary Thomasine Stoecklein, ASC, passed away Sept. 4, 2019, at age 96. Her contributions to education and athletic achievement at Newman University will be remembered by the Newman community. Sr. Thomasine entered the Adorers ...

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Alumnus returns as new university chaplain

Newman University welcomed back a friendly face in June 2019 — alumnus Father Adam Grelinger has been assigned as the new chaplain. ...

St. John’s Chapel receives renovations

St. John’s Chapel rests in the center of Newman University. The chapel is located in Sacred Heart Hall. Being a setting for worship, it deserves to be well-polished, which is part of the reason it ...

Amanda Becker
Theology and mathematics graduate attends Baylor

Amanda Becker, a December 2018 graduate with a degree in theology and mathematics, is headed to Baylor in the fall to pursue her dream of teaching theology. Becker never planned on attending Newman University — ...

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ASC launches ‘Habits’ podcast

The Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC) are joining the podcast world with their new show “Habits: The Good, The Bad and the Holy.” The ASC sisters released their first episode of the “Habits ...

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Campus Ministry Women take a day to reflect

As students go through the last semester of the year, stresses begin to accumulate and personal reflection time becomes rare. The Newman University campus ministry office put together a special spring retreat for women at ...

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Student Cori Vigil overcomes family tragedies to achieve dream

Counting blessings has become a regular part of Newman University student Cori Vigil’s routine. In May 2016, the Vigil’s house in Dodge City was completely destroyed by a tornado. Less than two years later, Vigil’s ...

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2018 — A Year in Review

Another calendar year has come to an end. Newman University has much to be thankful for as we look to the future. Take a walk with us down memory lane in our Year in Review with the most ...

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Students plan winter service trip to to New Mexico

Newman University students are headed to Gallup, New Mexico, for their annual winter service trip. The winter service trip is an opportunity for students to spend time doing service work and to experience fellowship. Student ...

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Opportunity for friendship and faith with Newman FCA

Newman University student-athletes are working to reignite interest in the current Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) membership. The university’s FCA group has been active for the past several years. According to Clarissa Krum, assistant women’s ...

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Wichita Bishop Emeritus Eugene J. Gerber dies at 87

Bishop Emeritus Eugene J. Gerber died Saturday, Sept. 29 after complications from a heart attack, hospital officials said. Gerber was 87 years old. Gerber was driving on the evening of Sept. 26 when the medical ...

A peek inside the life of a seminarian

The St. Joseph House of Formation is a fairly new addition to Wichita and Newman University. The number of seminarians in the program is growing each year and so is the presence of the seminarians ...

Prayer breakfast invites all faiths to Newman campus

Newman University Campus Ministry will host an all-faiths prayer breakfast at 8 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center. The event is free and open to the public. Those interested should RSVP no ...

St. Maria De Mattias, the foundress of Newman University.
Sister Kevin tells story of stained glass in Chapel of New Covenant

“The decade of the 1990s will be remembered in our community for many things,” said 1998 Provincial Charlotte Rohrbach. “One thing will be the complete renovation of our Province Center and, in particular, our worship ...

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Making a difference in Liberia

Sister Therese Wetta arrived in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia, on April 25 to re-open the Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC) mission, which closed more than 25 years ago. Wetta and Sister Zita ...

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ASC sisters help refugees with asylum mission

The Newman University founding order, the Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC), has opened their arms to asylum-seekers, providing them with care and hospitality at the ASC Wichita Center. The ASC strives to find ...

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Funds being raised for renovations to St. John’s Chapel

Renovations were last made to St. John’s Chapel at Newman University in 1994, and now — more than 20 years later — it is time for a revamp. Located at the heart of Sacred Heart ...

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 ...