Category: Service

museum service project
T&T students volunteer in the world of art

Cheryl Golden, Ph.D., professor of history and director of international studies at Newman University, connected with the Museum of World Treasures in Wichita for one of her Traditions and Transitions (T&T) class service projects. Golden’s ...

Therese Wetta Liberia
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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Traditions and Transitions provides Newman students with unique opportunities

Newman University empowers graduates to transform society, and Traditions and Transitions (T&T) is just one of the many programs helping students do so from the very start of their college career. T&T is a freshman ...

Fran Schumer
Newman recognizes Sister Fran Schumer for efforts in campus community

Sister Frances “Fran” Schumer has not only fulfilled the Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC)  mission through her ministry but also in many other ways throughout the Newman community. The U.S. ASC order, rooted in the ...

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Come fly kites with Kaleidoscope and friends

Grab a couple pals and come on down — Kaleidoscope and friends are hosting an anti-stress kite flying event on campus from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 5, on the Wilkins Soccer Field. Kaleidoscope ...

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Community health care event draws Newman volunteers

For the second year in a row, Ascension Healthcare, Via Christi Health, Wichita State University and the city of Wichita partnered to host Medical Mission at Home — an event that offers spiritually centered health ...

Samantha Rader
Samantha Rader is always looking for the next challenge

“Leave things better than you found them,” is a  saying that sophomore Samantha Rader takes to heart. Though Newman University has no shortage of highly involved and highly motivated students, Rader runs with the best ...

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Student Kedzie Hopkins forms unique relationship with host family in Guatemala

Last summer, sophomore Kedzie Hopkins embarked on the Newman Guatemala Study and Serve trip with Assistant Professor of Spanish Sonja Bontrager and a group of students. She returned with much more than just a story ...

Sister Therese
ASC sister to reopen mission in Liberia

Sister Therese Wetta said she received “a call from God” many years ago to reopen the Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC) mission in Liberia, West Africa. After years of it weighing on her ...

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Students travel to Denver for annual service trip

While many students enjoyed their last moments of winter break at home and faculty members returned to campus for the spring semester, Newman University Chaplain Father John Fogliasso accompanied a group of seven students to ...

Global relief starts in community by the motivation of two Newman students

This past summer, Annie Dang and Linnea Ristow traveled to New York City for an internship with the Partnership for Global Justice, headed by Sister JoAnn Mark, ASC, Ed.D. During their time, they learned about ...

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Salvation Army and Newman University continue a tradition together

For nearly 30 years, the Newman community has partnered with the Salvation Army in Wichita, Kansas, to purchase gifts for the Salvation Army Angel Tree program and volunteer at the annual distribution day. More than ...

Christmas Party
Campus diversity clubs co-host the ‘Holly Jolly Holiday Party’

Newman University diversity clubs on campus want to help spread Christmas cheer. The clubs have joined forces to throw a family-friendly “Holly Jolly Holiday Party,” sponsored by Student Government Association, that will raise money for ...

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Freshmen hold ‘alternative market’ as fall service project

Newman freshmen in Professor of History Kelly McFall’s Traditions and Transitions (T&T) class chose to hold an “alternative market” as their fall service project. McFall said that several of his past T&T classes have also ...

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Newman volunteers talk about Read to Succeed experience

Two years ago, the Read to Succeed program was created by United Way affinity group Women United. The goal of the program was to match volunteers with USD 259 third-grade elementary students who were reading ...

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Men’s basketball signs 11-year-old Julian Randle

On Friday evening, the Newman University men’s basketball team signed their youngest recruit ever. ...

Service is our middle name — Pope Francis Build 2017

At Newman University, service work is inherent. ...

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Daniella Buedden’s capstone project to help Wichita families in need

Senior Daniella Buedden is reaching out to the Newman community to bring her capstone project to life. With the generous help of volunteers, Buedden hopes to provide a free babysitting event for families within the ...

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Newman adopts Houston Elementary school to aid Hurricane Harvey relief efforts

Newman University, like the rest of America, is looking to lend a helping hand to those affected by Hurricane Harvey in whatever way they can. Sonja Vogt, help desk and classroom technology coordinator, has organized ...

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Student Annie Dang hopes to ‘upcycle’ plastic bags for community project

Newman student Annie Dang has placed collection boxes for plastic bags throughout several campus buildings in hopes that enough will be collected so that she can turn them into mats for the homeless. Dang initiated the ...

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Newman adopts local school for ‘Read to Succeed’ program

The United Way's affinity group known as Women United created a program that helps children make that transition, and Newman University has adopted a local school to help in that initiative. ...

Bob Lutz
Quiet Hero: Lutz hits home run with League 42

Baseball has always been special to Bob Lutz, who covered a variety of sports during his 42-year career as a sports writer and columnist for The Wichita Eagle. “It’s always been my biggest love,” Lutz ...

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Newman University Director of Security ‘digs’ for answers

Serving 27 years on the police force might have something to do with Newman University Director of Security Morris “Mo” Floyd’s passion for finding answers. However, the kind of answers he recently spent two weeks searching ...

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Dean Levi Esses takes student outreach beyond the Newman campus

Dean of Students Levi Esses works hard for the students at Newman University, and now he will be partnering with Young Professionals of Wichita (YPW) as a College Connections Team Member to help get students connected to ...

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 ...

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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‘Difference Makers for Wichita’ Banquet honors 10 for service to the community

Ten local individuals and businesses were honored for their service to the community at the “Difference Makers for Wichita Awards” Banquet held Saturday, Feb. 25 in the Dugan-Gorges Campus Center on the Newman University campus. ...

Campus Ministry Winter Service Trip Group Photo
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 ...

Love Your Melon Hats
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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Newman community members volunteer for Christmas service tradition

Close to 40 Newman University faculty, staff, students and alumni took part in a longstanding holiday tradition to bring toys and other goods to families and children in need – the Salvation Army Christmas Distribution. ...

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Traditions and Transitions class continue strong partnership with local organization

Newman University is unique in many ways — the Traditions and Transitions (T & T) class is something that helps Newman stand out from the rest of the pack. This class is a required course ...

James Stewart at Newman University
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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Ralsten Tersol helps local news station investigate tobacco sales to minors

Newman University freshman student Ralsten Tersol recently assisted KSN’s Stephanie Bergmann and former Sedgwick County District Attorney Nola Folston with an investigation into tobacco sales at e-cig shops and convenience stores. Their mission: to see ...

Thank you to our veterans.
‘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 ...

Volunteers pose at the South Location of the Lord's Diner
Costume drive gives less fortunate children a happier halloween

After hours spent collecting, driving, sorting, labeling and making phone calls, senior Bailey McGuffey and her team of volunteers distributed Halloween costumes to underprivileged children at the Lord’s Diner as part of her senior capstone ...

Newman University Trunk or Treat
Trunk or Treat brings superheroes, royalty and wild animals to campus

If you decorate it, they will come — and thus a new tradition for Newman University was born. A multitude of student groups decorated the trunks of their vehicles for the campus’ first ever Trunk ...

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Wichita Difference Makers recognizes first Quiet Hero

The Difference Makers for Wichita Awards program was launched in October to recognize and celebrate community members for making a positive difference. Each month, individuals who do not seek recognition but rather are inspired through an ...

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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 ...