Category: Giving

Saint Francis Community Services Representatives
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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Science
Grant helps Newman create mentorship program for students

Volunteer Kansas has awarded Newman University a $5,000 grant to launch a brand new science and math mentorship program. This funding will also help facilitate Newman’s first White Coat Ceremony  Jan. 18, 2018. The mentorship program, which will be ...

NSP Program
Focused on “Dying Well” — A Newman Studies Program

Rabindranath Tagore once said, “Let life be as beautiful as summer flowers and death as beautiful as autumn leaves.” Associate Professor of Nursing and Geriatric nurse Amy Siple has a real passion for caring for ...

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Newman University wraps up fall phone-a-thon

The fall phone-a-thon at Newman University is wrapping up after two weeks of raising money for the Newman Fund. Newman holds a traditional phone-a-thon each semester, during which students have an opportunity to work and earn ...

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AmazonSmile makes it easy to support Newman

Donating without spending any extra money may sound too good to be true but if you’re already an Amazon shopper, then welcome to AmazonSmile. Anyone with an Amazon account can shop through smile.amazon.com and donate ...

Former Newman board member honored with Lifetime Business Award

Former Newman board of trustees member Tony Madrigal was honored with the Wichita Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Business Award on Sept 21. Madrigal is the CEO of Madrigal & Associates, an insurance agency in ...

Party on the Plaza 2017
It was a great night for a Party on the Plaza

Every year at Newman University, friends and supporters gather with open hearts on Founders Plaza for a night of great food and fun. The annual Party on the Plaza took place on Saturday, Sept. 23, ...

Scholarships
Party on the Plaza helps make student scholarships possible

The annual Party on the Plaza at Newman University will take place at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, on Founder’s Plaza. ...

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Daniella Buedden’s capstone project to help Wichita families in need

Senior Daniella Buedden is reaching out to the Newman community to bring her capstone project to life. With the generous help of volunteers, Buedden hopes to provide a free babysitting event for families within the ...

A Degree of Difference
Newman Annual Fund exceeds fundraising goal

Newman University strives to ensure a high degree of congruence between its mission and that of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC). “Empowering graduates to transform society” is an important part of the ...

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Campus greenhouse to be built by fall semester

There is one more addition to the Newman campus that students can look forward to this fall — a campus greenhouse. Mike Rodee, a booster of the Newman Athletics Department, is one of the many ...

Linda Sabala
Linda Sabala: Celebrating 27 years with Newman University

A former Staff Excellence Award winner and proud alumna of Newman — Linda Sabala — has been with the university for 27 years this August and will be retiring at the end of June. She ...

Father Fogliasso and Mo Floyd
Newman collection drive helps the homeless

Newman University Director of Security Morris “Mo” Floyd noticed something during his normal rounds in the spring of 2016 as students were moving out of the residence halls — the trash bins outside of the dorms were ...

Silent Auction Photo
Annual Silent Auction raises money for Starkey

On Friday, April 21, the Newman University Staff Assembly hosted the 2017 Silent Auction. Proceeds from the auction were shared between the Newman University Helping Hands Fund and Starkey — a local, non-profit organization that helps adults ...

Newman alumna Christy Foos opens counseling center in Hutchinson

Newman alumna Christy Foos felt it was time to open a counseling center of her own after she saw a need for mental health therapists in South Central Kansas. The center provides services such as ...

Silent Auction
Annual Silent Auction to be held Friday, April 21 will benefit Starkey

The Staff Assembly of Newman University is happy to announce the 17th annual Silent Auction, to be held on Friday, April 21, 2017. The auction will take place in Mabee Dining Center from 11 a.m. ...

Joyful Jet Day
Joyful Jet Day gives students a chance to celebrate and thank donors

Every year, Newman University recognizes Joyful Jet Day, a day in which students celebrate the kindness of donors who give their support to the university. Tuition only covers about 90 percent of what it costs to educate ...

Noreen Carrocci at Scholarship Luncheon
Scholarship Luncheon, Joyful Jet Day provide the Newman community opportunity to say ‘Thank You’ to donors

Almost 130 Newman University scholarship donors, student scholarship recipients and guests gathered in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center on the Newman campus Monday, April 3 for the 2017 Scholarship Luncheon. The annual event is designed to ...

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Joyful Jet Day prepares for takeoff

On Monday April 3, Newman Jets are cleared for takeoff for the 2017 Joyful Jet Day. Joyful Jet Day celebrates donors — alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends of the university — who generously give to Newman University, making ...

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Spring 2017 ‘Phone-a-Thon’ is opportunity for donors to support students and university

The Phone-a-Thon has been a staple at Newman University for decades. For the spring Phone-a-Thon, 10 students — plus one student captain — will spend three hours per night, starting at 6 p.m., March 5 ...

KICA Day at the Capitol
Newman students talk with legislators in Topeka

Newman University attended the KICA Student Day at the Kansas State Capitol on Feb. 13, 2017. The event is sponsored by the Kansas Independent College Association (KICA). It is an opportunity for independent colleges all across Kansas to lobby and ...

Campus Ministry Winter Service Trip Group Photo
Campus Ministry helps Catholic Charities in Chicago during annual winter service trip

Adding a retreat component to an annual winter service trip was something new for Campus Ministry at Newman University. Newman Chaplain and Director of Campus Ministry Father John Fogliasso and Campus Ministry Administrative Assistant Monica Borger accompanied ...

Mabee Foundation Grant Announcement
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 ...

Love Your Melon Hats
Help fight cancer alongside the Newman ‘Love Your Melon Campus Crew’

There are countless ways to join the fight against cancer — and students on the Newman University campus are showing the community how easy it is to help by forming the Newman Love Your Melon Campus Crew. ...

Traditions and Transitions Class of Joe McElroy
Traditions and Transitions class continue strong partnership with local organization

Newman University is unique in many ways — the Traditions and Transitions (T & T) class is something that helps Newman stand out from the rest of the pack. This class is a required course ...

James Stewart at Newman University
Life after a PTSD diagnosis: A Newman student’s journey

Moving your life forward after being diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be a treacherous journey. One Newman University student is taking that journey day by day. James Stewart is a husband and father with ...

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Care packages for Guadalupe Clinic focus of class service project

Traditions and Transitions (T & T) is a required introductory class at Newman University that helps incoming students transition into college life. As part of the class, students partake in a large service project in order ...

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National Vocation Awareness Week highlights Newman adjunct and ASC candidate Kristen Forgotch

National Vocation Awareness Week is Nov. 6 – 12. According to the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops.org, the week “is an annual week-long celebration of the Catholic Church in the United States dedicated to promoting ...

Thank you to our veterans.
‘A Million Thanks’ service project helps say thank you to our military

Academic Student Support Services and ASC Community Leader Scholars teamed up for a special project to benefit our military members by writing letters and notes of encouragement to veterans. Students had many different opportunities to create ...

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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Costume drive gives less fortunate children a happier halloween

After hours spent collecting, driving, sorting, labeling and making phone calls, senior Bailey McGuffey and her team of volunteers distributed Halloween costumes to underprivileged children at the Lord’s Diner as part of her senior capstone ...

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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 ...

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. ...

Halloween 5k Run/Walk 2016
Halloween 5K Walk/Run raises money for Make-A-Wish

The Newman campus was full of eager runners and walkers at the 2nd Annual Halloween 5K Walk/Run on the evening of Wednesday, Oct. 26. The Newman University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) organized the community-wide event ...

Larry Gunkel Silent Heroes
Wichita Difference Makers recognizes first Quiet Hero

The Difference Makers for Wichita Awards program was launched in October to recognize and celebrate community members for making a positive difference. Each month, individuals who do not seek recognition but rather are inspired through an ...

phone-a-thon at Newman University
Paid student positions now available for upcoming phone-a-thon

The University Advancement Department at Newman University is looking for students to work at the upcoming Annual Giving phone-a-thon. Unlike previous phone-a-thons, students will be paid for their work calling Newman alumni to solicit donations. Call ...

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T&T service project shows 2nd graders the joy of reading

Stacy Jones, Ph.D., associate professor of biology, leads a T&T class for freshman students, and every year each T&T class does a service project of their choosing. Four years ago, Jones signed her class up ...