Category: Faith

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, ...

Sarah Kroger
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 ...

Josh Papsdorf
‘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 ...

The Mother Mary
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 ...

reading to 2nd graders
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 ...

Newman University - A Degree of Difference
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 ...

Don Hufford Newman University
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 ...

Linnea Ristow with Sunday School Class
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 ...

Charlotte Rorhbach, ASC
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 ...

Freshman students at the Mass of the Holy Spirit
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 ...

collect-the-deck
Game aims to strengthen student relationships with ASC

After attending a workshop at Holy Cross College in South Indiana, Newman University history major Diana Stanley worked alongside Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC) Vocations Director Lori Benge and ASC Communication Assistant Miranda Caulkins ...

World Youth Day
Students return from World Youth Day trips across Europe

Newman students Kylie Werth and Anthony Hamersky recently returned from separate trips to attend World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland, and though both ended their trip at the same destination they took different paths to ...

Linnea Ristow Newman University
Newman student follows her faith in mission work

Linnea Ristow is pursuing her dream at Newman University as a pre-med student, but is realizing her dream as a mission worker in Uganda this summer. She has wanted to do this type of work since early ...

Nathan Siple - Ministry through Music
Senior Nathan Siple on ministry, music and dental school

Ministry through service Student Nathan Siple will enter his senior year at Newman University in the Fall of 2016. As part of his ministry, he has performed in concerts for various events around campus including ...

Mass in St. John’s Chapel closes ‘Year of Father Kapaun’

The “Year of Father Kapaun” drew to a close with a Mass June 9 in the same chapel where the potential future saint was ordained 76 years ago. The Most Rev. Carl A. Kemme, Bishop ...

Gabriella Rizzi Washington D.C.
Newman student chosen to attend GIVEN forum in Washington, D.C.

Gabriella Rizzi is passionate about what it means to be a strong, feminine Christian leader and a true disciple of Christ. That is why she was overjoyed to learn she had been chosen to attend ...

Susan Harris Newman University
Newman graduate Susan Harris looks to her future

Graduation day is a day when hundreds of individuals celebrate achievements that have taken years to realize. The moment they walk across the stage to receive their diploma is one that signifies ambition, hard work, struggle and ...

baccalaureate mass newman university
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, ...

Missionary work, Newman University
Freshman finds passion in missionary work

Freshman and pre-med major Linnea Ristow will travel to Uganda this summer to work for “Empower a Child,” a non-profit ministry organization that helps impoverished families in Uganda and Kenya rebuild their communities and empower ...

Video: Bo Bonner talks about the Pope, the Earth, and Oklahoma rednecks

Former Newman University faculty and karaoke divo Bo Bonner returns to discuss the Pope’s Laudato Si in this edition of the Lead Series themed “Care for the Earth” and titled “Pope Francis’s Laudato Si and ...

The Vantage reports about new ASC program

This story first appeared in the March 24, 2016 issue of the student-lead news website/paper, The Vantage, written by Taylor Mannis. Read it here. Newman’s ASC Sisters, along with the help of students Diana Stanley ...

Annual Prayer Breakfast focuses on compassion

One of many Newman University traditions, the annual Prayer Breakfast, took place on Thursday morning, March 31. The purpose of the event is to set aside a special time of reflection and prayer. The event was sponsored by ...

Newman sponsors Wichita Force’s Faith & Family Night

Newman University is a sponsor for the Wichita Force’s Faith and Family Night on Friday, Apr. 1 at INTRUST Bank Arena. President Noreen M. Carrocci, Ph.D., believes the event is good for the community and ...

Fr. Fog Talk About Easter
Fr. Fog: The equinox and Easter

Here’s to a wonderful Easter Break to Newman students, faculty, staff, friends and alumni … an Easter message from Fr. John Fogliasso. Have a blessed Easter. ...

Prayer Breakfast
Annual Prayer Breakfast 2016

Newman University Campus Ministry is hosting its annual Prayer Breakfast 7:30-8:45 a.m. Thursday, March 31, serving up fruit, scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy and hash browns with coffee and orange juice. This year’s theme is “Compassion ...

theatre newman university
‘A Man for All Seasons’ closes theatre season

The Newman University Theatre Department closed its main season last weekend with the Sunday, March 6, showing of “A Man for All Seasons,” by Robert Bolt. This production was special to cast and crew as it ...

Sisters, student discuss India and ASCs during Mission Talk

The fourth Newman University Mission Talk of the 2015-16 academic year concerned “India and ASC Ministry to the Disadvantaged.” Professor of Business Vicki Bergkamp, ASC, one of several speakers who have travelled to India, said, “India ...

St. Maria De Mattias
Heritage Month begins with Mass for St. Maria De Mattias

Heritage Month began today, Feb. 4, with Mass celebrating the feast day of St. Maria De Mattias, the foundress of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC), the founders and sponsoring order of Newman ...

March for Life trip a success, despite Winter Storm ‘Jonas’

Newman University students and staff members from Campus Ministry and Alumni Relations met with the unexpected, when Winter Storm Jonas hit the area on its trip to the March for Life at Washington D.C., extending ...

Theology program introduces partnership, new courses

In the spring 2016 semester, The Newman University graduate program in Theology will begin a new partnership with the Office of Faith Formation for the Catholic Diocese of Wichita. According to Joshua Papsdorf, Ph.D., associate professor of ...

Tarcisia Roths, ASC, to receive humanitarian award

The University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita has announced that Tarcisia Roths, ASC, is the 2016 Sweet Humanitarian of the Year award recipient for her devotion to the community and to the education of others. ...

Get Ready: Heritage Month 2016

Feb. 4, 2016, marks the first day of many events scheduled through March 3 to celebrate the heritage of our founders the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, our namesake John Henry Cardinal Newman, and our ...

Boese blogs about India experience with Bangalore ASC

Students Brandi Boese, senior, and Diana Stanley, junior, traveled to India last week on Newman University’s first ambassador trip to the Bangalore Chapter of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ. “They are helping as ...

NU Troubadours travel across Midwest

Recently, the Newman University Troubadours traveled across the Midwest doing what they do best: Singing. The trip started on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015. The Troubadours’ first stop was Blue Springs, Mo., a suburb outside the Kansas ...

Jet Days service project: 50K meals for poor in Tanzania

While most universities and colleges around the country have orientation sessions for new students, few include a service project as part of the agenda. During the Saturday morning Jet Days ’15 schedule, time was set ...

Newman hosts Baccalaureate ceremony at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

With the adjustment from two graduation events each year to one single event in the spring, Newman University made some changes to this year’s graduation event locations. Due to the anticipated large number of graduates ...

Hispanic and Native American Scholars Program

Eighteen high school students have started weekly classes as part of the 2015 Newman Hispanic Scholars Program (NHSP). Four additional students are involved in the 2015 Native American Scholar Program (NNASP). The programs focus on ...

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Newman to celebrate first Heritage Month

Newman University will host a series of events in celebration of the heritage of our founders, the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, our namesake John Henry Cardinal Newman, and our Catholic tradition. This celebration ...