Category: Giving

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 ...

reading to 2nd graders
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 ...

Westar Energy presents a gift to Newman University
Westar Energy donates $15K to Newman’s Facing Forward campaign

Representatives of Westar Energy visited Newman University Sept. 29 to present a gift of $15,000 to help support nursing and science education facilities at Newman through the Facing Forward campaign. The company’s Vice President, Community ...

Buddy Walk Wichita
Down Syndrome Buddy Walk is an opportunity for community to unite

The Down Syndrome Society of Wichita (DSSW) will be holding its 13th annual Buddy Walk Oct. 8, at Wichita State University Cessna Stadium, located on 21st Street and Hillside. How it all started In 1995, the ...

President's Community Service Honor Roll Logo
President’s Community Service Honor Roll again recognizes Newman University

Newman University is again being honored for its service to others by being named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for 2015. This marks the sixth time Newman has been included in ...

What goes into creating Party on the Plaza?

Party on the Plaza is a major fundraising event for Newman University. The event itself only lasts a few hours one day of the year, but the planning that goes into executing the event is ...

Party on the Plaza Newman University
Another successful year for Party on the Plaza

The results are in! Party on the Plaza 2016 raised more than $140,000 for student scholarships at Newman University. More than 460 attendees came to the university’s biggest fundraiser in support of the Newman Fund. The ...

Party on the Plaza 2016 puts the “fest” in “Ocktoberfest”

Fugate Gymnasium was filled with approximately 450 people as the 2016 Party on the Plaza festivities commenced, as popular event moved indoors due to rainy weather. Since 2010, Newman University has held it’s annual fundraiser on ...

Senior Bailey McGuffey's Halloween Costume Drive
Senior Bailey McGuffey plans Halloween costume drive for capstone project

Senior Bailey McGuffey is reaching out to the community for help with her capstone project. McGuffey will be holding a Halloween costume drive, which involves collecting new and gently used costumes of all sizes to ...

Party on the Plaza
Party on the Plaza tickets are a hot commodity

The halls at Newman University are filling with anticipation for the university’s signature fundraiser. The Party on the Plaza is almost upon us. Have you purchased your tickets yet? ...

Bishop Gerber Science Center Newman University
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 ...

Newman University Service Project
Helping children is focus of fall T&T service project

Every year the Newman University Traditions and Transitions class perform a service project in order to give back to the Wichita community. Traditions and Transitions – on campus known as T&T -is a class designed for incoming ...

Rain, weather could not hold back the 2016 Jet Open

The 32nd Laurie Bell Memorial Jet Open Charity Golf Tournament and Silent Auction took place on Sunday and Monday, Aug. 7, 8, respectively. Sunday night’s Kickoff Party and auction were as successful as ever. Big prizes ...

Newman University
Amy Siple finds new homes for used hospital beds

As part of the renovations and upgrades in Eck Hall, Newman is getting all new hospital beds and bedside tables for the nursing lab area. This meant that the old beds and tables would no longer be ...

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 ...

Jet Open Newman University
2016 Jet Open to raise money for athletics scholarships

Newman University will host the 32nd Annual Laurie Bell Memorial Jet Open Charity Golf Tournament Aug. 7 and 8. The golf tournament is designed to raise funds for the Athletic Department, and gives Newman supporters ...

Linnea Ristow Newman University
Newman student follows her faith in mission work

Linnea Ristow is pursuing her dream at Newman University as a pre-med student, but is realizing her dream as a mission worker in Uganda this summer. She has wanted to do this type of work since early ...

Bishop Gerber Science Center Newman University
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 ...

Facing Forward - Kemper Foundation
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 ...

Bishop Gerber Science Center Newman University
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, ...

Bishop Gergber Science Center Sign
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 ...

Wichita Mayor, Jeff Longwell, buys goat insurance to support Newman University
Wichita Mayor Longwell supports the Newman Fund, pays for goat insurance

On Tuesday morning, May 10, a rare visitor showed up at Wichita City Hall – complete with four legs and a tail. As is turns out, Mayor Jeff Longwell hadn’t paid for goat insurance yet. ...

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 ...

Silent Auction
Silent Auction helps provide shelter for displaced youth

On Friday, April 15 the Newman University Staff Assembly hosted the 2016 Silent Auction. The auction was held in connection with the Shut Out Human Trafficking Week events, and a portion of the proceeds are given to ...

Facing Forward - Kemper Foundation
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 ...

Goat Insurance Fundraiser
Goat Insurance fundraiser deadline is fast approaching

On May 6, Newman University Advancement Staff will be ending their monthlong fundraiser and giving away a goat. You heard that right. His name is Freddie, and if you don’t want to bring this little ...

Daniella Buedden
‘Joyful Jets’ attend Scholarship Luncheon

Close to 120 donors, guests and students came together in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center on the Newman University campus Monday, April 18 for the 2016 Scholarship Luncheon. The annual event is designed to give scholarship ...

Silent Auction
‘Shut Out Human Trafficking Awareness Week’ comes to a close, impacts students

Newman University was selected to participate in “Shut Out Human Trafficking Awareness Week” April 11 through April 16 with a series of events to raise awareness and educate the public about the worldwide epidemic. The ...

ICT ArtDOG
ArtDoG revisits Newman University

Once again Newman University is participating in Wichita’s Art Day of Giving (ICT ArtDoG) on the Final Friday of this month, April 29. Wichita ArtDOG is a 24-hour online fundraising event created to rally community ...

Ludlow estate gift to Newman University helps future students, university and donors

Newman University alumni Carm and Michael Ludlow, M.D. have made a bequest in their estate plans in the amount of $500,000 to their alma mater. The gift will be designated to the Margaret H. Ludlow ...

Joyful Jet Day
Joyful Jet / Tuition Stop Day – April 18

On Monday, April 18 pedestrians on campus may spot signs that read “TUITION STOP DAY” – also known as “Joyful Jet Day.” Joyful Jet Day celebrates donors—alumni, parents, friends, faculty, staff, and students – who generously give to Newman University, ...

Newman University receives $1 million ‘challenge’ grant from the Mabee Foundation

Newman University has been issued a $1 million challenge grant from the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation of Tulsa, Okla., to support Facing Forward, a capital campaign to renovate existing facilities and create a new ...

First visible progress for the Bishop Gerber Science Center

Students on the Newman University campus walked around a detour marked with yellow caution tape as a landscape crew removed trees between the Heimerman Science Center and Eck Hall on Wednesday, March 30. The tree ...

Goat Insurance Fundraiser
You’ve “goat” to be kidding! University drawing to benefit Newman Fund

Have you always wanted to own a goat? Have you always wanted to NOT own a goat? Regardless of where you stand, beginning on April 1, you will have a chance to make either of ...

Theatre Department helps Wichita schools special needs kids with service project

Three years ago Associate Professor and Director of Theatre Mark Mannette conceived the idea to form a project that would help bring joy to the Circle of Friends, a group of special needs students in Wichita ...

Fugate Enterprises gifts $2 million to Newman University

Fugate Enterprises has made a $2 million gift to Newman University to support its science, nursing, and allied health professions programs and students. ...