Category: Events

Trunk-or-treat at Newman open to community

Newman University is well known for its service and community involvement. A great example of that will take place at the end of this month. The university’s annual Trunk-or-Treat event is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. ...

Steckline Gallery presents ‘Sources’ by Carter Bryant

Steckline Gallery will present “Sources,” a curated show by Carter Bryant, during a First Friday exhibition from 5-7 p.m. Nov. 1 at Newman University. “Sources” was curated from the concept of personal narrative. “This exhibition ...

Women’s basketball team spends an afternoon at Robinson Middle School

The Newman University women’s basketball team recently spent some time at Robinson Middle School, playing and visiting with students during recess times. The activity was arranged as a community engagement opportunity, which is important to ...

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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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First-time students explore conservation

The Newman University Traditions and Transitions (T&T) students participated in a class trip to the Sedgwick County Zoo on Oct. 2 to explore a type of conservation taking place in Wichita. ...

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First open mic showcases student talent through poetry and song

The first open mic event for fall semester was held Sept. 24 at the Newman Grind. Hosted by students Matthew Clark and Murphy Obershaw and sponsored by the theater, English and art departments, and the ...

History conference coming to Newman

The Kansas Council for History Education (KCHE) is hosting its annual state conference at Newman University Oct. 20-21. Emily Williams, Newman alumna and adjunct history professor who serves as the KCHE president, and Cheryl Golden, ...

Alumni athletics weekend
Newman Athletics to host alumni reunion

Newman University Athletics will host an athletics alumni weekend Oct. 4-6. The weekend will provide an opportunity for athletics alumni and friends to reconnect and relive memories. The event includes cheering on the Jets at ...

Party on the Plaza
2019 Party on the Plaza returns to the renaissance

The 2019 Party on the Plaza: Return to the Rennaisance was held Sept. 21 at Newman University with more than 500 in attendance. ...

Theatre Department opens season with ‘Dark at the Top of the Stairs’

The Newman University Theatre Department begins this year’s dramatic season with “The Dark at the Top of the Stairs,” an American classic by William Inge. Mark Mannette, Newman University director of theatre, explained what went ...

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Newman’s Sloppy Joe Improv team grows

Sloppy Joe Improv — Newman University’s improv comedy group — has provided the community with years of entertainment and is ready to start a new season. With the departures of graduates Amy Emerson and Claire ...

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Steckline Gallery presents ‘Flow’ by Amy Huser

Steckline Gallery will present “Flow” by Amy Huser during a First Friday exhibition from 5-7 p.m., Oct. 4, at Newman University. Huser is a textile artist from Wichita, Kansas, and a graduate of the University ...

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Cultural Extravaganza will showcase talent at Newman

The Cultural Extravaganza, which has become a staple event not only for the Multicultural Leadership Organization (MCLO) but also for the Wichita community, is coming back for its third year. The event will begin with ...

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2020 Difference Makers for Wichita award nominations open

The nomination period is now open for the 2020 Difference Makers for Wichita awards. The program, which is in its fourth year, recognizes and celebrates area individuals and organizations for the positive impact they create ...

Orientation weekend
New academic year kicks off at Newman University

More than 300 first-time and transfer students joined the Newman family this week, kicking off their collegiate journey at Newman University. ...

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Coming Sept. 21: Party on the Plaza 2019

Newman University’s annual Party on the Plaza is approaching quickly. After a year of planning, the event is nearly finalized and is sure to be a night to remember. A new theme will set the ...

Tim Stone to present at Steckline Gallery’s ‘First Friday’ event

The Wichita art community is making a shift — celebrating First Friday rather than Final Friday. Newman University’s Steckline Gallery will follow suit with its shows. The first show of the season, titled “Cone In ...

Jet camp students listen during one of the workshops.
Jet Camp helps first-time students prepare for college

Newman University introduced Jet Camp in 2019 — a new weeklong summer program that allows first-time students to prepare for college and receive additional opportunities throughout their college experience. Melody Head, administrator of Runway Learning ...

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Dean Brett Andrews educates local CEOs

For the past three years, Dean of the Newman University School of Business Brett Andrews has been a facilitator for the Wichita Manufacturers Association (WMA) Roundtable, giving him an opportunity to interact with top-level executives ...

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Looking back on ISSP 2019

Each year, Newman University hosts the Investigative Summer STEM Program (ISSP). The camp allows high school students a chance to experience an immersive college experience, living in residence halls and attending classes, lectures and activities ...

Take 36 showcase at The Orpheum.
All-Newman team competes in ‘Take 36’ film race

An all-Newman team participated in the Tallgrass Film Festival “Take 36” film race, which took place June 28-30, with their short film “Next of Kin.” As part of the competition, which is well-known among local ...

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Women’s basketball holds summer camps for athletes

The Newman University women’s basketball team took a shot on local athletes by holding three camps — Shooting, Middle School Elite, and High School Elite — between June 25 and 28. The team will hold ...

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ICT SOS benefits from Newman silent auction

Staff, faculty, students and other members of the Newman community who attended the Newman University Staff Assembly silent auction on April 19 raised $2,375 for ICT SOS, a Wichita-based organization whose mission is to fight ...

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ICT Adult Spelling Bee ready for its second year

The ICT Adult Spelling Bee is back for a second year and it is expected to be a buzzing good time. Dear Neighbor Ministries will hold their second annual ICT Adult Spelling Bee fundraiser June ...

Sacred Heart Academy
Sacred Heart class of ’64 will celebrate 55 years

The Sacred Heart Academy (SHA) class of 1964 will hold a gathering from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. June 19 in the Sister Tarcisia Roths, ASC, Alumni Center at Newman University to celebrate 55 years after their ...

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Newman to host ISSP camp for future STEM majors

Above photo: Students attending the 2018 ISSP pose for a photo in the Bishop Gerber Science Center. Summer may be here, but for some high school students, learning is still calling their name. From June 17 through 27, Newman University will be holding the Investigative Summer STEM Program (ISSP). The program ...

Graduation: a family affair

Hamersky was a popular last name at the May 2019 commencement ceremony. It’s been said many times in Newman graduation history but never three times in one day. Shellie Hamersky, Anthony Hamersky and Annemarie Hamersky ...

Graduates and their Newman experience

Most university graduates would agree that a lot of changes occur during their four years in school. The college experience helps students grow and learn and become adults ready to make their mark on the ...

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Students reflect on lessons learned at Baccalaureate Mass

The spring 2019 Baccalaureate Mass took place at 6 p.m. Friday, May 10, in The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in downtown Wichita. The Mass drew students, parents and friends along with Newman board members, ...

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2019 commencement ceremonies celebrate graduates

Newman University celebrated with graduates and their families and friends Saturday, May 11, at Central Community Church in Wichita, Kansas. Undergraduate and graduate program degrees were presented to the 2018-19 graduates during two separate ceremonies. ...

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Nursing degree candidates attend ceremonial pinning

Newman University recognized 24 candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree during the spring 2019 Nursing Pinning Ceremony held May 10 in De Mattias Performance Hall. The traditional formal event allows for nursing ...

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SGA inaugural banquet recognizes service and leadership

The Student Government Association (SGA) held its inaugural banquet April 30 to celebrate accomplishments and look toward the future of SGA. This was the first year Christine Schneikart-Luebbe, dean of students, has worked with the ...

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Hard work pays off at Scholars Day

At the end of each semester as part of Scholars Day, upperclassmen can present original research as a capstone project for their degree either in the form of a slideshow presentation or a poster. Most ...

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Jetspys celebrates student-athletes

The 2019 Jetspy awards ceremony took place Wednesday, May 1, at Newman University. ...

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Newman honors distinguished alumni with awards

Newman University alumni are making positive changes in their work environments, neighborhoods and communities every day. ...

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Newman University will soon celebrate 2019 Commencement

Upcoming graduates have been busy studying for finals, decorating their graduation caps and making arrangements to celebrate their special day with family and friends. Commencement weekend is just around the corner and there are many ...