Category: Events

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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 ...

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Students, staff and faculty celebrated at Honors and Academic Awards Banquet

The Honors and Academic Awards Banquet was held on Wednesday, April 17. More than 50 students, faculty and staff were recognized for their academic achievements and involvement throughout the year. The banquet started with an ...

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Ellen invites alumna to attend Mother’s Day show

Alumna Kelli Jo Sheahon never thought her first pregnancy would land her a seat at the live taping of the Ellen DeGeneres show. ...

Medical Mission at Home
Medical Mission at Home offers health care services to the community

More than 40 Newman students, staff and faculty members volunteered at the third annual Medical Mission at Home. ...

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Chemistry club hosts day of science fun for Belle Plaine second-graders

The second-grade class from Belle Plaine Elementary in Kansas came to Newman University for hands-on science activities April 15. When Brandi Boese, a Newman alumna and one of the school’s second-grade teachers, reached out to ...

Steckline Gallery to present ‘Say Good Night, Gracie’ by Mary Werner and others

The Steckline Gallery at Newman University presents “Say Good Night, Gracie” featuring works by artists Mary Werner, Maria Somes and Ellen Clark. The exhibition will begin with a Final Friday reception from 5 to 7 ...

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Potential students become Jets at Registration Days

When students first contact the university and visit campus, they typically work with the admissions office. Upcoming Registration Days are a time when the student life office takes over to help potential students see themsevles ...

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Jetspys awards banquet unites and recognizes student-athletes

Early mornings, late nights, sweat, dirt and a ton of hard work — these are no strangers to the student-athletes at Newman University. For one night of the year, however, these same dedicated individuals get ...

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Scholarship Luncheon allows donors and students to meet

Newman University hosted its annual Scholarship Luncheon on April 15, giving students a chance to meet the donors responsible for their scholarships. A total of 39 donors and donor representatives attended the luncheon and 48 ...

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Awards banquet will celebrate Newman alumni

Five individuals will be honored during Newman University’s annual Alumni Awards Banquet April 27 in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center located inside Dugan Library. Renee Hein ’02, Curtis Nightingale ’01, Alicia Thompson, Ph.D. ’97, Jacob Wayman ...

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Newman instrumental ensemble to present spring concert

The Newman University instrumental ensemble will present its spring concert, “Peace, Love & Rock & Roll,” at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 14, in the De Mattias Fine Arts Center Performance Hall. The concert is free ...

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Admissions team raises money for Kapaun Mt. Carmel Thespian Troupe

The Newman University admissions team raised more than $1,500 for the Kapaun Mt. Carmel (KMC) Thespian Troupe by running concessions during their performances of “The Sound of Music.” The troupe held shows March 28-30 and ...

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Newman Staff Assembly to host annual silent auction

Newman University’s Staff Assembly executive committee will host its annual silent auction from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, in the Mabee Dining Center. The silent auction is open to the public in ...

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Spring break in the Holy Land

Newman University theology graduate students experienced the Holy Land during spring break. ...

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Newman University connecting with home-schooled population

The Teaching Parents Association (TPA) is hosting their 2019 TPA Conference home-school fair April 12 and 13 at Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center. Guest speakers, workshop sessions and vendors, including Newman University, will ...

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Students present original research at history conference

Newman University was well represented at the 2019 Kansas Association of Historians (KAH) Conference with seven students presenting original research. According to KAH officials, Newman had the largest representation of any university at this year’s ...

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Patriot League music festival brings middle school students to Newman University

Groups of middle school students were likely spotted on campus March 6 and March 20 for the Patriot League music festival. Newman University hosted the event as a way to showcase the university to students ...

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First ‘SHEro awards’ recognizes women in the Newman community

Newman University hosted its first ever “SHEro awards” Tuesday, March 19, in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center. The awards ceremony took place during Women’s History Month and was part of a weeklong set of activities to ...

Students lend a hand with annual fundraising goal

Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving Ray Williams is searching for student volunteers to aid in fundraising efforts and connect with alumni and donors. The Phone-a-thon is an event held each semester and run ...

Literary Festival 2019
Join Newman in celebrating the 20th annual Literary Festival

Literature lovers of Wichita, now is your chance to celebrate authors and storytelling through colorful presentations, readings and short performances at Newman’s Literary Festival. Each year, the Newman English department hosts the Literary Festival — ...

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Newman hosts Sunflower State Spelling Bee

Young contestants and their families filled the De Mattias Performance Hall for the Sunflower State Spelling Bee Saturday, March 9. The spellers took their places at 8:45 a.m. and warmed up their brains, vocal cords ...

In the Bag
Steckline Gallery presents ‘In The Bag?’

Artist Seth Blume will exhibit “In the Bag?” at Steckline Gallery during Wichita’s Final Friday event March 29. The exhibit portrays elements of fun and mystery for viewers. Blume, a Wichita State University graduate, lives ...

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Kansas Teacher of the Year finalists visit Newman University

A panel of finalists for the 2019 Kansas Teacher of the Year visited Newman University Feb. 28, spending quality time with current Newman students, staff and faculty. The Kansas State Department of Education website says, ...

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Difference Maker: Sarah Coffman

Newman University is proud to be a title sponsor of The Difference Makers for Wichita awards along with Emprise Bank and the Wichita Eagle/Kansas.com. The awards, created in 2016, recognize individuals and organizations making a ...

National Geomantic Survey asks students to design new logo

Newman University students have been given the opportunity to win up to $100. The catch? Help create a logo for the National Geomantic Survey (NGS). Longtime NGS member of 10 years Morris (Mo) Floyd, Newman’s ...

SHEro Women's Week
‘SHEro’ week will honor women in various ways

Newman University’s Division of Student Affairs has planned a “SHEro” week to honor women of the community in many different ways. Director of Multicultural Engagement and Campus Life Joseph Shepard spoke about the upcoming event ...

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The making of a Homecoming king and queen

Homecoming is an exciting time for any university, and for some students, there’s added excitement of possibly being crowned Homecoming king and queen. Newman University has a long history of Homecoming traditions with many events ...

Sarah Bagby Difference Maker for Wichita
Difference Maker: Sarah Bagby

Newman University is proud to be a title sponsor of The Difference Makers for Wichita awards along with Emprise Bank and the Wichita Eagle/Kansas.com. The awards, created in 2016, recognize individuals and organizations making a ...