Category: Events

Jet Days
Upcoming ‘Jet Days’ welcomes new students to campus

The 2018-19 academic year is only weeks away, and the staff and faculty at Newman University are in full preparation mode. Each year, the staff in the Newman Student Life department plans a two-day orientation ...

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Local nonprofit benefits from Staff Assembly silent auction

Each year, the Newman University Staff Assembly executive committee hosts a silent auction to benefit a local charity. The committee votes on a different nonprofit organization to support each year, allowing the opportunity to help as ...

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Summer STEM program ends with a celebration banquet

The 2018 Investigative Summer STEM Program (ISSP) ended on a note of celebration Thursday, June 28, wrapping up another successful year of exploring STEM fields with high school sophomores through seniors. ISSP was created with high ...

Koch visits Newman during annual STEM camp

As part of the Investigative Summer STEM Program (ISSP), 16 students conducted experiments with scientists from Koch Industries on Thursday, June 21. The experiments ranged from chromatography to using lycopodium for explosions. Typically, the ISSP ...

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Inaugural ‘ICT Spelling Bee’ raises funds for Dear Neighbor Ministries

The Dugan-Gorges Conference Center was buzzing on the evening of June 21 during the inaugural ICT Spelling Bee — organized by and benefiting Dear Neighbor Ministries. Brenda Wasinger, director of development at Dear Neighbor Ministries, said Newman was ...

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13 seminarians take intensive summer Spanish program at Newman

A total of 13 seminarians from Wichita and surrounding states are taking an intensive Spanish program at Newman University this summer. The program is an intensive Spanish immersion comprising two levels of Spanish — one ...

Summer camp season is here

While Newman students generally vacate campus during the summer, students ranging from kindergarten to college enjoy summer camps of all varieties on campus. Camps for sports, music and academics are available. Investigative Summer STEM Program ...

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A sneak peak at the 2018 Investigative Summer STEM Program

School may officially be out for the summer, but Newman University is continuing to provide an educational and enriching experience to young students from around the United States. Beginning June 18 and ending June 29, ...

#GrowWithGoogle

Newman University is proud to partner with Google to offer free skill-building activities for anyone looking to improve their business, digital skills, or career. “Google will host a full-day event at Wichita State University to help ...

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Dr. Cheryl Golden to study in Greece

Cheryl Golden, Ph.D., Newman University professor of history and director of international studies, has been selected as one of 20 faculty members in the U.S. who will travel to Greece to participate in the Council ...

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Students reflect on their time at Newman

Hundreds of graduates, their families and friends, and the Newman University staff and faculty gathered at 6 p.m. May 11 in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Wichita, Kansas to celebrate the end of ...

Commencement weekend 2018

Commencement weekend was full of ceremonies, awards and celebrations for the 2018 Newman University graduates. ...

Newman University honors spring 2018 nursing degree candidates

The spring 2018 Nursing Pinning Ceremony was held Friday, May 11, at Newman University. A total of 26 candidates were recognized for achieving their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). The traditional event dates back more ...

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Annual Staff Assembly silent auction raises $2,000 for local charity

The annual Staff Assembly silent auction had another successful event this year, as the Newman community attended in support of St. Francis Community Services’ Independent Living Program at the Mount. The purpose of the nonprofit is to ...

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STEM Scholars Program celebrates another successful semester

Newman University celebrated another successful semester of the STEM Scholars Program with 23 high school students and their families on Wednesday afternoon. Through the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Scholars Program, area high school ...

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Newman students present research during Scholars Day

Each semester at Newman University, students at all academic levels practice professional presentation skills using months of gathered research and findings. Scholars Day at Newman has been happening at the end of both the fall ...

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Rotary Club of Wichita to host fireside social event at Bishop Gerber Science Center

The Rotary Club of Wichita will host its evening fireside social event and new member reception at 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 21, in the Bishop Gerber Science Center. Rotarians and guests will mingle in the ...

Commencement
Newman prepares for baccalaureate and commencement

The academic year is drawing to a close as graduating students begin studying for finals and preparing themselves to transform society. Senior Jets will be celebrating their baccalaureate Mass at 6 p.m. Friday, May 11, at ...

Advisors guide the newest Jets to success

Registration Day is a day full of anticipation and excitement as students take the final step in becoming a Newman Jet. ...

Wichita community awards the Bishop Gerber Science Center

Since the Bishop Gerber Science Center opened last August, it has been the subject of several local media reports. Many Newman students rate the 51,400 square-foot building as one of their favorite places on campus. ...

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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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Alumni return to campus during Newman Alumni Weekend

Newman University once again welcomed alumni from all over the country back to campus for a weekend full of activities during Newman Alumni Weekend held April 20-21. The weekend included a beer tasting event, Newman-style ...

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Dedication ceremony celebrates final phase of Facing Forward campaign

On a windy Friday afternoon, Heimerman Plaza, the Bishop Emeritus Eugene J. Gerber sculpture and Gerber Family Commons were dedicated on the Newman University campus. On April 20, Vice President for University Advancement  J.V. Johnston greeted ...

Harry Potter Lit Fest
Harry Potter themed ‘Lit Fest’ a success

The Newman University English department presented its annual Literature Festival, “Magic Happens: A Celebration of Harry Potter,” April 12 and 13. Also known as, “Lit Fest,” the celebration is a two-day event featuring readings from ...

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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 ...

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Academic Awards Banquet celebrates students, faculty and staff

Newman University hosted its second annual Academic Awards Banquet April 18 in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center. ...

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Annual silent auction to raise money for local charity

Every year, the staff assembly executive committee at Newman University hosts a silent auction to raise money for a local charity. This year’s event will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, April ...

Scholarship Luncheon
Students meet their donors at annual Scholarship Luncheon

The annual Scholarship Luncheon was held April 16 in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center. The luncheon is a unique opportunity for students to meet the specific donors providing them with their scholarships. Senior Development Officer Beth ...

Bishop Gerber Sculpture
Meet the artist who created the Bishop Gerber sculpture

Sitting just outside the doors of the brand new state-of-the-art Bishop Gerber Science Center is a nearly 400-pound bronze sculpture. Lori Norwood, an artist based in Lawrence, Kansas, spent 16 months planning, mixing and forming ...

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Notre Dame’s Lou Holtz speaks at Newman

Lou Holtz is a name that can be recognized for multiple reasons. Many of those reasons are likely sports related. Now retired from a long career as a head football coach, Holtz has taken to ...

Litfest
19th annual Literary Festival is a celebration of Harry Potter

Newman University is presenting its 19th Annual Literary Festival (Litfest), this year with a Harry Potter theme. “Magic Happens: A Celebration of Harry Potter,” takes place April 12 and 13, with all Litfest events taking place ...

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Spring musical “Pure Imagination” will rediscover the child within

The Newman University music department will present its spring musical, “Pure Imagination,” at 7:30 p.m. April 26, 27 and 28 in the Performance Hall of De Mattias Hall. Every year the music department creates an ...

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Bob Benson to present ‘Colorful Abstracts’ exhibit in Steckline Gallery

Artist Bob Benson will present his vibrant photographic works in the upcoming exhibit “Colorful Abstracts”  in the Newman University Steckline Gallery. The exhibit  begins with a Final Friday reception from 5 to 7 p.m. April ...

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Newman staff preps for upcoming registration days

To help welcome and prepare new students for the fall semester at Newman University, four registration days are planned over the next few months. Registrations days take place April 27, June 1, June 15 and July ...

The dedication of three new campus structures

Newman University will dedicate three new additions to campus on Friday, April 20. The ceremony to dedicate the Heimerman Plaza, Gerber Family Commons and Bishop Gerber Sculpture will begin at 4:30 p.m. at Heimerman Plaza, located ...

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Five student-directed spring plays include world premiere by Newman alumna

The Newman University theater department has five student-directed plays lined up for this spring. Each play was chosen by the student directing. The plays will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 5, and Friday, ...

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A spring break spent on pilgrimage to Rome

Graduate students in the theology program recently returned from a pilgrimage to Rome. ...

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month on campus

Sexual Assault Awareness Month will be observed across campus during the first full week of April. Teal ribbons will be hung around campus on April 3 to help spread awareness and kick off the week ...

Alumni Weekend
Newman Alumni Weekend is April 20-21

The Newman University alumni relations office is gearing up for the annual Newman Alumni Weekend April 20-21. The weekend kicks off with a celebration dedication of the new Heimerman Plaza, along with the newly placed ...

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Don Meyer uses abstraction in upcoming Steckline Gallery show, “Microclimate”

The upcoming show, “Microclimate,” by Don Meyer will be on display in the Steckline Gallery from March 30 to April 20. The exhibit will open with a Final Friday showing beginning at 5 p.m. and ending ...