Category: Service

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. ...

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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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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 ...

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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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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 ...

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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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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 ...

Administrative Assistant, Monica Borger, and students of Newman University climb a ladder to place trimming on a house's roof during the Ministries Retreat.
Ministry retreat offers a time of fellowship and community service

The Newman University Campus Ministry office held its annual fall retreat at Camp Tawakoni in Wichita on Friday, Oct. 14 through Sunday, Oct. 16. The purpose of the retreat was to combine service and fellowship to bring students closer ...

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Trunk or Treat community event hosted by student life at Newman University

Grab your costume and start your Halloween early with “Trunk or Treat” from 5 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 27 at Wilkins Field. Trunk or Treat is a service project planned by the Division of ...

Difference Makers
New awards to honor community difference makers

With a goal to recognize individuals and organizations for the positive impact they create for our community, Newman University and the Wichita Eagle and Kansas.com announced the establishment of the Difference Makers for Wichita Awards. ...

Buddy Walk Wichita
Down Syndrome Buddy Walk is an opportunity for community to unite

The Down Syndrome Society of Wichita (DSSW) will be holding its 13th annual Buddy Walk Oct. 8, at Wichita State University Cessna Stadium, located on 21st Street and Hillside. How it all started In 1995, the ...

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President’s Community Service Honor Roll again recognizes Newman University

Newman University is again being honored for its service to others by being named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for 2015. This marks the sixth time Newman has been included in ...

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Newman University students have an opportunity to get a free flu shot

Have you gotten your flu shot yet? The Newman University Student Government Association (SGA) has purchased 100 doses of the Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccine and will be administering the vaccination to students on Oct. 3 in the Eck ...

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 ...

SAAC at Newman University aims to do more fundraising this year

Newman University, like many universities, has a Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) to represent the school and its student-athletes — but they want to make sure everyone on campus plays a part, not just the athletes. That’s ...

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Helping children is focus of fall T&T service project

Every year the Newman University Traditions and Transitions class perform a service project in order to give back to the Wichita community. Traditions and Transitions – on campus known as T&T -is a class designed for incoming ...

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Amy Siple finds new homes for used hospital beds

As part of the renovations and upgrades in Eck Hall, Newman is getting all new hospital beds and bedside tables for the nursing lab area. This meant that the old beds and tables would no longer be ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Newman University graduate looks forward to future in social work

Jessica Martinez graduated Cum Laude as a counseling program student in December, 2015. She will soon be on her way to Los Angeles, Calif., to study at the University of Southern California, where she has ...

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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 ...

Silent Auction
Silent Auction helps provide shelter for displaced youth

On Friday, April 15 the Newman University Staff Assembly hosted the 2016 Silent Auction. The auction was held in connection with the Shut Out Human Trafficking Week events, and a portion of the proceeds are given to ...

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‘Shut Out Human Trafficking Awareness Week’ comes to a close, impacts students

Newman University was selected to participate in “Shut Out Human Trafficking Awareness Week” April 11 through April 16 with a series of events to raise awareness and educate the public about the worldwide epidemic. The ...

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 ...

Guatemala Study and Serve program is focus of Mission Talk

As part of Heritage Month, Sonja Bontrager, associate professor of Spanish at Newman University, presented a Mission Talk on “The ASC’s Mission and the Guatemala Study and Serve” Wednesday, Feb. 17. She and 11 other students and ...

Newman students join in February medical service trip to Jamaica

Newman University seniors Megan Hemel and McKenna Seiler will travel to Jamaica in February to assist Newman alumnus Dr. Robert Martin during a medical service trip. Hemel and Seiler will assist at Martin’s clinic in various ways, ...

Students ‘transform society’ on Winter Service Trip

Newman University student Wesley Williams joined Campus Ministry on a Winter Service Trip to Santa Fe, N.M., where a group of 19 students with Father John Fogliasso and Campus Ministry Administrative Assistant Monica Borger volunteered ...

Faculty, staff, students volunteer with Salvation Army

Newman University sponsored a Salvation Army Angel Tree for the Newman community to help make Christmas special for families in need. For more than 25 years, Newman faculty, staff and students have participated in the Angel Tree ...

Newman, Catholic Charities team up for Christmas appeal

Newman University graphic design students collaborated this year to continue the university’s relationship with Catholic Charities and the creation of its Christmas appeal. This is the fifth year Newman has contributed to the organization’s efforts, ...

Freshmen make first aid kits for Guadalupe Clinic

Newman University freshmen provided first aid kits to the Guadalupe Clinic as part of a class service project. The University of Kansas School of Medicine’s student-run JayDoc clinic works with Guadalupe Clinic, and these seven students ...

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SGA Service Fair highlights volunteer opportunities

Newman University fosters a culture of service, encouraging faculty, staff and, especially, students to serve their community. This week, the Newman University Student Government Association invited Wichita-area organizations, including Rainbows United, Inc. and The Salvation Army, ...

Newman hosts glove drive for The Salvation Army and blood drive for American Red Cross

Newman University is holding a glove and mitten drive for donation to The Salvation Army. The drive is running from Oct. 19 to Nov. 2. A freshman Traditions and Transitions (T&T) class is hosting the ...