Category: Events

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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 ...

‘Solidarity Through Song’ — annual prayer breakfast is music to the ears

A tasty breakfast and an uplifting prayer service full of song might just be the best way to start the morning. The annual prayer breakfast at Newman University was held March 15 in the Dugan-Gorges Conference ...

Occupational therapy students spend a day in the capital

Nancy Dahlinger, assistant professor and director of the occupational therapy assistant (OTA) program, accompanied six Newman University students to the Kansas Occupational Therapy Association (KOTA) Day on the Hill in Topeka. The event was held Feb. ...

Space Law 101 presentation to be held on campus

Elsbeth Magilton of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Speakers Bureau will give a presentation titled, “Space Law 101,” at 7 p.m. March 28 in the Bishop Gerber Science Center, room 105. The event is free and open to the ...

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Potential Jets visit campus for the weekend

During Newman University’s recent annual Accepted Student Day, students accepted to Newman had the opportunity to speak to faculty and students, tour campus and get a glimpse into how they might fit in at the ...

Scholarship Luncheon
Future students participate in scholarship and nursing program interviews

Newman University welcomed 34 high school seniors who have been accepted for the 2018-19 academic year who are applying for either the Cardinal Newman Scholarship or the nursing direct admittance program. Both opportunities are available ...

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Student Kedzie Hopkins forms unique relationship with host family in Guatemala

Last summer, sophomore Kedzie Hopkins embarked on the Newman Guatemala Study and Serve trip with Assistant Professor of Spanish Sonja Bontrager and a group of students. She returned with much more than just a story ...

Lunch and Learn
Gerber Institute hosts ‘Lunch and Learn’ featuring Guadalupe Clinic nursing director

The Gerber Institute for Catholic Studies “Lunch and Learn” series brings the Newman students, faculty, staff and community together for the sake of learning and good fellowship with one another. The March presentation, “May Your ...

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Bishop Gerber sculpture arrives at Newman University

A forklift containing a nearly 400-pound sculpture was seen driving across the Newman University campus on the afternoon of Feb. 26. The much-anticipated sculpture was that of Bishop Emeritus Eugene J. Gerber, the namesake of ...

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Newman University Theatre Department presents ‘The Dog in the Manger’

The Newman University Theatre Department is preparing for their next big production — Lope de Vega’s “The Dog in the Manger” (El Perro del Hortelano). The performances will take place at 8 p.m. March 1-3 ...

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Community members are celebrated for ‘Making a Difference’

The second annual Difference Makers of Wichita Awards Banquet was held Feb. 24, 2018 at Newman University. ...