Category: Faith

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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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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. ...

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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. ...

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Special Cardinal Newman Mass for Heritage Month

A special Cardinal Newman Mass will be celebrated for Heritage Month to honor the university’s namesake John Henry Cardinal Newman. Every February students, faculty, staff, and alumni come together to celebrate the Catholic heritage of Newman ...

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‘The Miracle of Father Kapaun’ world premiere next Thursday, Feb. 16

The Newman University Theatre Department is set to present the world premiere of the play “The Miracle of Father Kapaun.” ...

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The Newman community prepares to celebrate rich history during Heritage Month

Newman University has a rich history, and every year students, staff, faculty, and alumni celebrate its founders and Catholic traditions during Heritage Month. The celebration takes place in February and honors the university’s namesake John Henry ...

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Feb. 15 Mission Talk will focus on the life of Marciana Heimerman, ASC

Director of Mission Effectiveness Charlotte Rohrbach, ASC will present her next Mission Talk at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 15 in the Tarcisia Roths, ASC Alumni Center. This talk will focus on learning more about the namesake of the Heimerman ...

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March for Life emphasizes kindness, compassion

A group of Newman University students traveled to Washington, D.C., on Jan. 27 to participate in a peaceful demonstration designed to raise awareness of and promote an end to abortion. Normally the March for Life is held ...

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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 ...

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Campus Ministry helps Catholic Charities in Chicago during annual winter service trip

Adding a retreat component to an annual winter service trip was something new for Campus Ministry at Newman University. Newman Chaplain and Director of Campus Ministry Father John Fogliasso and Campus Ministry Administrative Assistant Monica Borger accompanied ...

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Help fight cancer alongside the Newman ‘Love Your Melon Campus Crew’

There are countless ways to join the fight against cancer — and students on the Newman University campus are showing the community how easy it is to help by forming the Newman Love Your Melon Campus Crew. ...

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Lauren Fontarum joins Catholic Diocese in trip to Holy Land

Newman University Director of Student Activities Lauren Fontarum returned from a weeklong pilgrimage to the Holy Land on Dec. 8. She was one of more than 100 people from the Catholic Diocese of Wichita, including Bishop Carl ...

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Life after a PTSD diagnosis: A Newman student’s journey

Moving your life forward after being diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be a treacherous journey. One Newman University student is taking that journey day by day. James Stewart is a husband and father with ...

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Care packages for Guadalupe Clinic focus of class service project

Traditions and Transitions (T & T) is a required introductory class at Newman University that helps incoming students transition into college life. As part of the class, students partake in a large service project in order ...

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Daniel Nwosu Jr. crafts artistic pieces to be part of the solution

Daniel Nwosu Jr. says he is creating art. And 50,000 people agree. Nwosu was born in Ottawa, Canada, and is currently attending Newman University to play basketball and study communication. He has been creating spoken-word poetic pieces ...

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National Vocation Awareness Week highlights Newman adjunct and ASC candidate Kristen Forgotch

National Vocation Awareness Week is Nov. 6 – 12. According to the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops.org, the week “is an annual week-long celebration of the Catholic Church in the United States dedicated to promoting ...

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‘A Million Thanks’ service project helps say thank you to our military

Academic Student Support Services and ASC Community Leader Scholars teamed up for a special project to benefit our military members by writing letters and notes of encouragement to veterans. Students had many different opportunities to create ...

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November Mission Talk will focus on two historic ASC members

Mark your calendars! The November Mission Talk presented by Director of Mission Effectiveness Charlotte Rohrbach, ASC, Ph.D. will take place at noon Wednesday, Nov. 16 in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center. The location for the talk has been changed ...

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‘Tobacco Free Jets’ lunch and learn educates students and faculty on upcoming policy

The Student Government Association (SGA) hosted a lunch-and-learn with the “Tobacco Free Jets” group on Monday, Nov. 7 in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center. The event was free and open to the student and faculty body. ...

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Veterans Day Mass to be held Nov. 11

Newman will hold its third annual Veterans Day Mass on Friday, Nov. 11 at 12:05 p.m. in St. John’s Chapel. The Mass will honor those who have served in the United States armed forces. University ...

John Burke, Assistant Professor of Education at Newman University
John Burke participates in Education Advisory Board roundtable session

Assistant Professor of Education John Burke is no stranger to academia. He has been teaching education courses at Newman University since 2012, has been a Superintendent for 32 years — currently at USD 261, Haysville, ...

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Campus Ministry presents Sarah Kroger in concert

Newman University Campus Ministry will welcome Catholic singer and songwriter Sarah Kroger at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2  in St. John’s Chapel, where she will perform her new song, ‘This is my Story” among ...

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‘Research and Refreshments’ features Associate Professor of Theology Joshua Papsdorf Ph.D.

The Dugan Library will host “Research and Refreshments” from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26 in the Tarcisia Roths, ASC Alumni Center. This event will feature Associate Professor of Theology Joshua Papsdorf, Ph.D. as ...

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Daughters of the Immaculata want to provide fellowship and faith to women on campus

“We are a group of Catholic women dedicated to nurturing relationships with Christ through the practice of prayer, formation, fellowship and service as demonstrated by Mary, the immaculate Mother of God.” That is the mission ...

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T&T service project shows 2nd graders the joy of reading

Stacy Jones, Ph.D., associate professor of biology, leads a T&T class for freshman students, and every year each T&T class does a service project of their choosing. Four years ago, Jones signed her class up ...

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Being a first generation college graduate will be a proud moment for these two Newman students

Maria Martinez and Gabriela Figueroa both have one semester left before they graduate with education degrees earned at the Newman University Western Kansas Center in Dodge City. While they may have the same choice in majors, however, Martinez ...

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Newman community loses a beloved friend and colleague

Emily Dickinson once said, “Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality.” Those who knew and loved Professor of Education Don Hufford, Ph.D. will certainly keep him alive in the stories and memories they ...

Senior Bailey McGuffey's Halloween Costume Drive
Senior Bailey McGuffey plans Halloween costume drive for capstone project

Senior Bailey McGuffey is reaching out to the community for help with her capstone project. McGuffey will be holding a Halloween costume drive, which involves collecting new and gently used costumes of all sizes to ...

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Newman student Linnea Ristow shares her summer with those in need

Sophomore biology major Linnea Ristow didn’t spend her summer break the way many students do. Instead of heading to the lake or beach, she spent her twelve weeks of freedom building mud huts, walking through ...

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St. Maria De Mattias Mission Talk educates and enlightens

Director of Mission Effectiveness Charlotte Rohrbach, ASC began the academic year’s first Mission Talk on Wednesday, Sept. 14  by informing her audience that she will be doing this season’s talks based on a theme—Newman University buildings named for Adorers ...

Outdoor Adoration
‘Outdoor Adoration’ event brings Newman students opportunity for fellowship

On Sunday, Sept. 11, the sun set with fireflies glowing, cicadas chirping, and soft piano music playing in the background. The Marian Grotto on the Newman University campus was transformed into a place of worship ...

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Freshman students welcomed at Matriculation Mass

On Thursday, Newman University welcomed its new students by celebrating the beginning of the school year with the Mass of the Holy Spirit. This Catholic service is held at the start of each year in order ...