Category: Facing Forward

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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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 ...

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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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 ...

Tour the new radiologic technology classroom and lab

The Facing Forward campaign made a huge impact on the Newman University campus. It provided the funding to build the state-of-the-art Bishop Gerber Science Center and most recently, the campaign helped to renovate parts of ...

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Sophisticated science at Newman — Part 2

The multimillion-dollar building has been built and students and faculty alike are thrilled with the opportunities that the Bishop Gerber Science Center provides. The devices and tools in the science center give Newman student hands-on ...

Sophisticated science at Newman — Part 1

The new, multimillion-dollar Bishop Gerber Science Center has new equipment and research projects happening behind every door. ...

Consequential construction — Bishop Gerber Science Center

Tom Dondlinger, president of Dondlinger Construction, has spent many hours of his life on the Newman University campus, the longest time being when he was a student from 1968-1972. Most recently, however, he’s spent time ...

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Dedication ceremony celebrates the future

Newman University hosted an eagerly awaited dedication ceremony of the new Bishop Gerber Science Center on Sept. 21. ...

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Dedication ceremony to be held Sept. 21 for the new Bishop Gerber Science Center

Newman University will host a dedication ceremony of the new Bishop Gerber Science Center at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21. The building opened its doors at the beginning of the fall 2017 semester. ...

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Final renovation project of Facing Forward begins

The final renovation project of the Facing Forward campaign is underway. The campaign was designed to raise $24.5 million, which was used to build the now-erected Bishop Gerber Science Center and is now being used for ...

Bishop Gerber Science Center open for learning

The Bishop Gerber Science Center is officially open for business. Students, faculty and staff are expressing their excitement for the new state-of-the-art science building, which is complete with brand new laboratories and classroom equipment for ...

Heimerman Demolition
Newman community says ‘goodbye’ to Heimerman Science Center

Friday, June 16 was not just another day on the Newman University campus. ...

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What will replace the Heimerman space?

The Heimerman Science Center has fostered hundreds of student experiments, labs and research over the years, but as the new Bishop Gerber Science Center reaches its completion, it is time to bid this historic building ...

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Jennifer Gantz gives inside scoop on new Bishop Gerber Science Center

Although specifics of the new building’s design are being kept on the down low, it is no secret that students, faculty and staff at Newman have much to look forward to as they take their first ...

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Video: Bishop Gerber Science Center time-lapse update

Watch the construction unfold of the Bishop Gerber Science Center from a compilation of still photos from August 2016 through March 2017. ...

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Newman University meets $1 million Mabee Foundation ‘challenge’ grant for new science center

(Above: Newman Vice President for University Advancement J.V. Johnston announces to a crowd gathered in the Eck Hall lobby that the university has secured the grant and exceeded campaign goals.) Newman University officials announced that Facing ...

Topping Off Ceremony
Newman University celebrates successful Facing Forward campaign with ‘Topping-Off’ ceremony

A large crowd consisting of the Newman University community along with local news media gathered inside Eck Hall Jan. 9, 2017 as Vice President for University Advancement J.V. Johnston took the stage. Johnston announced to the ...

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Mysterious cylinder discovered in Heimerman Science Center

A construction crew began removing a dedication plaque from the exterior wall of the Heimerman Science Center on Thursday, Jan. 5. As they chiseled around the perimeter of the stone, a cylindrical object appeared behind the plaque. It ...

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Projects across campus keep Bruce Sanderson and team busy

With all the facilities projects happening on campus, Director of Facilities Bruce Sanderson and his team stay busy from week to week. Here is just a quick look at some of the tasks that have ...

Beata Benefactors Banquet Award Ceremony
Beata Benefactors Banquet shows thanks to those who give

The Newman University Advancement Department organized the annual Beata Benefactors Banquet to thank and honor those who have supported Newman University throughout the year. The event took place on Saturday, Nov. 5 in the Dugan-Gorges ...

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Eck family and auto dealerships pledge $100K to Newman University for new science facility

Newman University officials announced that the university has received a $100,000 pledge from Les and Pam Eck and the four auto dealerships owned by the Ecks in support of the new science and healthcare facility ...

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Club Presidents’ Council Meeting allows clubs to share ideas, collaborate

Newman University has a wide variety of clubs available to students, ranging from Swing Dance Club to the Hispanic American Leadership Organization (HALO). What many club members often do not consider is how much time ...

Riverside Health Foundation awards $100K to Newman University for new science facility

Newman University officials announced today that The Riverside Health Foundation of Wichita has awarded a grant of $100,000 to Newman University in support of new and renovated healthcare and science facilities on the Newman campus. ...

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Kristen English to give financial aid presentation at Kapaun Mt. Carmel

It isn’t long into their high school careers that students start to receive letters from colleges about financial aid. For many parents and students, the entire process – determining which grants and loans they are ...

Board of Trustees tour Eck Hall and view new renovations for students.
Nursing & Allied Health students participate in Board of Trustees dinner

Last Thursday marked the quarterly Board of Trustees dinner held at Newman University. Each meeting showcased a different department. For the month of Sept., students of Nursing and Allied Health were featured. It kicked off with a ...

Update on the Eck Hall summer renovation. (Photo by Amy Emerson)
Construction process includes new roof for Eck Hall

In preparation for the new academic year, the 20-year-old roof of Eck Hall was renovated over the summer. Mahaney Roofing Company of Wichita began the installation process on June 15 and completed construction by Aug. 1. ...

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Berry Foundation makes $100K gift to Newman University for new science, nursing, health sciences facilities

Newman University has received a $100,000 gift from The Berry Foundation of Wichita. The gift was made to support the renovation and upgrading of existing nursing educational facilities and the building of the Bishop Gerber ...

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Nursing and allied health programs receive new additions

The Newman University nursing and allied health programs have received new equipment as part of the renovations to Eck Hall. The equipment will help those already in the programs and those coming in for the first time this ...

Legacy Bank gifts $100K to Newman for new science, nursing, health sciences facilities

Newman University has received a $100,000 gift from Legacy Bank of Colwich, Sedgwick and Wichita to support the renovation and upgrading of existing nursing educational facilities and the building of a new, technologically advanced science ...

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Sunderland Foundation makes $200K gift to Newman University campaign for new science facilities

Newman University has received a $200,000 gift from the Sunderland Foundation of Overland Park, Kan., to support the building of new, technologically advanced science and health sciences educational facilities and the renovation and upgrading of ...

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Newman University campaign for new science facilities receives $140K from local companies

Newman University has received a total of $140,000 in gifts from three Wichita-area businesses in support of upgrades and new construction for the university’s science, nursing and health sciences programs. The gifts received come from ...

Newman University breaks ground for Bishop Gerber Science Center

Close to 300 people gathered on the Newman University campus June 10 for an historic moment in the university’s 83 years of existence – the ceremonial groundbreaking for the new Bishop Gerber Science Center. The ...

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Devlin Family gifts $500,000 to Newman University Facing Forward campaign

The Tom and Myra Devlin Family has made a gift of $500,000 to Newman University in support of the upcoming Bishop Gerber Science Center. The gift is designated specifically for the Bishop Gerber Science Center, ...

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Eck Hall renovation begins

The sound of electric saws and jackhammers are difficult to ignore throughout the offices of Eck Hall where administrators and faculty continue to work while renovation construction begins. Administrative Assistant of Nursing and Allied Health Tina Ast describes ...

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Newman University receives $75,000 grant from Fidelity Bank Foundation for new and renovated science facilities

The Fidelity Bank Foundation of Wichita has awarded a $75,000 grant to Newman University in support of the new Bishop Gerber Science Center and upgrades to existing health sciences and nursing education facilities on the ...

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Residence hall renamed for Newman University President Noreen Carrocci

On Thursday, May 12, the Newman University student residence hall previously known as New Hall became Carrocci Hall in honor of current Newman President Noreen M. Carrocci, Ph.D. The renaming came at the request of ...

Construction on Eck Hall has begun

This week marked the beginning of a new addition on the Newman University campus. Soon, there will be a walkway that leads from Eck Hall to the new Bishop Gerber Science Center, all as a result ...

New Hall soon to be Carrocci Hall
Residence hall to be renamed for Newman University President Noreen Carrocci

On Thursday, May 12, the Newman University student residence hall recently known as New Hall became Carrocci Hall in honor of current Newman President Noreen M. Carrocci, Ph.D. The renaming came at the request of the ...

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Kemper Foundation awards $250,000 to Newman University Facing Forward campaign for renovated and new science facilities

The William T. Kemper Foundation – Commerce Bank, Trustee, of Kansas City, Mo., has awarded a $250,000 grant to Newman University in support of the upcoming Bishop Gerber Science Center and upgrades to existing health ...