Category: Events

Kevin Kelly First Friday
Steckline Gallery presents ‘Long Walk Club’

Artist Kevin Kelly will exhibit “Long Walk Club” at Steckline Gallery during a First Friday reception, which will take place from 5-8 p.m. on March 5. Kelly grew up in both Colorado and Kansas. He ...

homecoming 2021
Newman University crowns Homecoming royalty

Newman University Homecoming was held on Feb. 18, 2021. Students celebrated all week long with events planned by Student Life. On Thursday night, students gathered in the Fugate Student Center to watch the basketball games ...

St. John Henry Newman Mass 2021
Newman University celebrates St. John Henry Newman Mass

One of the many celebrations during Heritage Month at Newman University honors its namesake, St. John Henry Newman. Father Adam Grelinger, Newman University chaplain, celebrated the annual St. John Henry Newman Mass on Feb. 22, ...

High Tea
A tribute to High Tea

The annual St. John Henry Newman High Tea, traditionally held during Heritage Month, pays homage to the English heritage of Newman University’s namesake. The event typically consists of a buffet of handmade English treats, tea ...

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Homecoming court candidates announced

The Newman University 2021 homecoming candidates have been announced. Five women and five men have been honored on social media with a video introduction and the crowning ceremony will take place at halftime of the ...

Newman University Giving Day to be held Feb. 25

Newman University will hold its second annual Giving Day on Thursday, Feb. 25. The day was created to bring the Newman community together at one time to support a program of their choosing. This year’s ...

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A full week of homecoming fun up ahead

Newman University’s homecoming week will begin Feb. 15. The week is always jam-packed with fun activities and opportunities to celebrate Jet pride and this year is no different. Homecoming week events are as follows: Monday, ...

Celebrating the Lunar New Year with student-led clubs

ASA and MCLO collaborate to help the student body celebrate the Lunar New Year by planning games, putting up a lucky money tree, and having food and other forms of entertainment. ...

Newman Paint Night
Create your own piece of Newman art

Newman University is hosting a virtual paint night for the Newman community. During the university’s traditional Heritage Month, Newman alumni, staff, faculty and students can try their hand at being an artist during the Feb. ...

Juanta Wolfe
Steckline Gallery opens first spring show

The Steckline Gallery located inside De Mattias Hall at Newman University is exhibiting its first 2021 spring semester show featuring local artist Juanta Wolfe. The show, titled “What’s a Crown to a Clown?” will be ...

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Student Life organizes Martin Luther King Jr. celebration

The Student Life Department at Newman University has scheduled its 3rd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Walk and community awards program, which will be presented at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18, as a virtual ...

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Admissions team hosts virtual counselor’s breakfast

Newman University Admissions hosts an annual breakfast for high school counselors on campus, but this year, they had to get creative with the format. With ongoing COVID-19 concerns, the admissions team created a virtual event ...

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Student Life to honor Martin Luther King Jr.

Newman University Student Life will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a third annual celebration and award ceremony to be held virtually on Monday, Jan. 18. Nominations are being accepted through Monday, Dec. 7, ...

Students enjoy another successful Lip Sync Battle

As a getaway from the chaos of midterms, the 2020 Annual Lip Sync Battle consisted of four performances and a grand prize of $1000. ...

Pi Gamma Mu inducts 41 new members

Pi Gamma Mu is a nationally recognized honor society for high-achieving students striving toward a career in the social sciences. The Newman University chapter has been led for many years by Professor Emeritus for the ...

Giving Tuesday event a Newman take on a popular game show

The Newman University Advancement Office will be hosting a special Giving Tuesday fundraising event titled “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Newman University Edition.” The virtual event will happen through Facebook Live on Tuesday, Dec. ...

Silent Auction
Silent Auction for Newman community

Newman University Staff Assembly will host its annual silent auction from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10. The event was originally scheduled in April but was postponed due to COVID-19. The annual event ...

Newman music department presents ‘Come Alive’

Newman University will present “Come Alive,” a musical stage production, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12-14, in De Mattias Performance Hall. The show was slated to run in the spring of 2020 before the pandemic caused ...

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Steckline Gallery opens with semester-long exhibit

Steckline Gallery will present “React/Reflect/Respond” throughout the fall 2020 semester. The exhibit contains work from more than 20 local artists who used the stay-at-home order and other pandemic-related issues for inspiration. Two of the works ...

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Celebrate St. John Henry Newman’s Feast Day

Newman University Campus Ministry will host an outdoor adoration and celebration in honor of St. John Henry Newman’s Feast Day. The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 9, at Founder’s Plaza, located on ...

‘One Community Many Voices’; a theater performance

The theater department is embracing the challenges of the past few months by allowing students to share their work and the work of others through performance. The performance, “One Community Many Voices,” will feature work ...

move-in day
First-time students arrive on campus

First-time student move-in day took place Thursday, Aug. 20 at Carrocci Hall on the Newman University campus. Newman athletic teams always pitch in to help the newest Jets move into their room quickly and efficiently. ...

2020 Ford Mustang Raffle
2020 Ford Mustang raffle to raise funds for student scholarships

Rusty Eck Ford has donated a 2020 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Coupe to Newman University, which will be used in an effort to raise much-needed funding for student scholarships. The new vehicle is valued at $30,355. ...

Jet Open
2020 Jet Open boasts great weather and high turnout

Newman University Athletics hosted its 36th annual Laurie Bell Memorial Charity Golf Tournament on Aug. 3. Planning for the Jet Open this year proved to be challenging, as does planning for any large event in ...

orientation weekend
Newman community proud to be part of Wichita’s 150-year history

The city of Wichita turns 150 years old on July 21. The milestone birthday comes with a great deal of celebrating throughout the city. Visit Wichita created a list of 150 ways to celebrate Wichita’s ...

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MCLO raises hundreds for WHO’s Solidarity Response Fund

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit Wichita along with the rest of the world, the Multicultural Leadership Organization (MCLO) knew they had to do something to help. MCLO got creative in their efforts and raised $540 ...

Jet Open returns for another day of giving and golfing

Associate Athletic Director and Senior Woman Administrator Maureen Rohleder explains what attendees have to look forward to for this year's Jet Open. ...

Catholic Diocese
Wichita Diocese eighth-graders visit campus

For the second year in a row, more than 500 students from the Catholic Diocese of Wichita visited Newman University. Students were on campus both Feb. 19 and March 11. Last year, the Diocese reached ...

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Newman spring STEM program celebrates students

Each spring, Newman University hosts its STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Exploration Program, sponsored by BNSF Railway. This program is designed to help high school students, freshmen through seniors, engage and learn about multiple ...

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Costumes from hell: behind the scenes of Dante’s Inferno

The Newman University Theatre Department successfully took down the three-headed beast of “Dante’s Inferno” as a staged production. Among other things, costuming was one of the more intense aspects of the process. Costuming a nearly ...

Rachel Foster painting
Artist Rachel Foster brings ‘Feral Fields’ to Steckline Gallery

Rachel Foster has been drawing for as long as she can remember. From the moment she could hold a pencil, she felt as though she had something to say through art. She found a passion ...

Homecoming 2020 – intense games and a royal ceremony

Newman University celebrated homecoming with a week full of activities and on Thursday night, Feb. 20, the homecoming games began. The women’s basketball team kicked off the night by taking on tough competitor Emporia State ...

Newman theatre director adapts ‘Dante’s Inferno’ for the stage

Likely its largest production to date, the Newman Theatre Department is taking on the beast of “Dante’s Inferno,” a verse adaptation of Dante Alighieri’s original story by Director of Theatre Mark Mannette. ...

High Tea
A delightful event: High Tea 2020

Staff, faculty, students, Adorers of the Blood of Christ and Newman community members gathered for the 2020 St. John Henry Newman High Tea. Attendees enjoyed the annual event that pays homage to the English heritage ...