Category: News Releases

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 ...

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Newman University honors student achievements at Academic Awards Convocation

Newman University honored student scholars and leaders for their outstanding academic achievements and accomplishments at the 2016 Academic Honors and Awards Convocation, held April 21 on the Newman campus. ...

Newman University Music Department presents ‘Dancing Through Life’

The spring 2016 musical offering from the Newman University Music Department, “Dancing Through Life,” is a show within a show about the spring show at Newman. The show will be presented at 7:30 p.m. April 28 through ...

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Retired OTA professor J.K. Werner retakes the wheel

On Wednesday, Apr. 6, J.K. “Jody” Werner, MA, OTR, a retired Newman University OTA professor, made a quick stop at the Wichita Newman University location to act as a guest lecturer for a pediatric class ...

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 ...

Newman University presents Christian recording artist Ike Ndolo in concert April 16

Newman University will present an outdoor concert from 6:30 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, April 16 featuring nationally known Christian folk/praise musician Ike Ndolo and his band. The concert will take place on Founders Plaza ...

Newman University ‘Human Trafficking Awareness Week’ April 11-16 will feature international, local experts

Although exact statistics are difficult to obtain, it is estimated that 21 million people around the world are victims of human trafficking and forced labor. Approximately 5.5 million of those victims are children. According to ...

Newman University to host ‘Shut Out Human Trafficking Awareness Week’ April 11-16

Although exact statistics are difficult to obtain, it is estimated that 21 million people around the world are victims of human trafficking and forced labor. Approximately 5.5 million of those victims are children. According to a ...

Final Friday Mar. 25 at Newman University Steckline Gallery presents ‘Local & State’ by Ann Resnick

The Newman University Steckline Gallery will present “Local & State” by Ann Resnick as the seventh show of its 2015-2016 season. The exhibition of paper/mixed media, which begins with a Final Friday reception from 5 to ...

Provost, Vice President of Academic Affairs leaving NU for Evansville

Michael Austin, Ph.D., provost and vice president of Academic Affairs, has accepted an offer to become the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Evansville in Evansville, Ind., starting July 1, 2016. ...

Newman University announces $8.2M in anonymous gifts

Newman University has announced three anonymous gifts which provide a major segment of funds raised thus far for a capital campaign to upgrade existing health science facilities and to build the Bishop Gerber Science Center. ...

Newman University Theatre Department to present ‘A Man for All Seasons’ March 3 – 6

The Newman University Theatre Department will present for its spring theatrical production “A Man for All Seasons” at 8 p.m. March 3-5 and at 2 p.m. March 6. All shows are in the Performance Hall, ...

Final Friday Feb. 26 at Newman University Steckline Gallery presents ‘Sacred Fibers’ by Susan De Wit Fiber Group

The Newman University Steckline Gallery will present “Sacred Fibers: fibers expressed as holy, venerated, or spiritual” by the Susan De Wit Fiber Group as the sixth show of its 2015-2016 season. The exhibition of fiber ...

Newman University announces $30 million Facing Forward campaign

Newman University officials have announced a public fundraising campaign to upgrade existing health science education facilities and to build a new science education center to be named the Bishop Gerber Science Center, honoring The Most ...

Newman University announces Fall 2015 graduates

Newman University officials have announced the students who completed the requirements to earn a degree at the close of the fall 2015 semester. The graduates may walk in cap and gown in the Commencement ceremony in ...

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Newman University students named to Dean’s List

Newman University officials have announced the students on the Dean’s List for the fall semester of 2015. To qualify for this achievement, a student must complete 12 credit hours and have attained a grade point ...

Final Friday Jan. 29 at Steckline Gallery presents ‘Interpersonal’ paintings by Gregory Folken

The Newman University Steckline Gallery will present “Interpersonal” by Gregory Folken as the fifth show of its 2015-2016 season. The exhibition of paintings, which begins with a Final Friday reception from 5 to 7 p.m. ...

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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. ...

Two Newman University students receive Forty & Eight nursing scholarships

Newman University nursing students Emily Spexarth of Colwich, Kan., and Clarissa Stuhlsatz of Garden Plain, Kan., each received a $500 scholarship to help cover the costs of their studies from the Forty & Eight, an ...

Newman University honors Fall 2015 nursing degree candidates

Newman University recognized 26 candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at the Fall 2015 Nurses’ Pinning ceremony held Dec. 11 on the Newman campus. ...

Women’s Basketball soars past York College

The Lady Jets are 3-1 on the season after defeating York College on Saturday, Nov. 21, 78-43. The Lady Jets won handily over York, shooting 29-of-72 from the field and 15-of-18 from the free throw ...

Newman Music Department to present Christmas concert Dec. 6

The Newman University Music Department will present their annual Christmas concert “The Magic of Christmas” at 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 6, in the Performance Hall inside the De Mattias Fine Arts Center. Joining the Newman ...

Final Friday Nov. 27 at Newman University Steckline Gallery presents ‘Shackleton’ screen prints by Kevin Mullins

The Newman University Steckline Gallery will present “Shackleton” by Kevin Mullins as the fourth show of its 2015-2016 season. The exhibition of mixed media and screen printing, which begins with a Final Friday reception from ...

Pink-Out tailgate, volleyball game raise awareness

The Newman University Volleyball Team holds an annual pink-out game every October in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This year’s game will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, against the University of ...

Final Friday Oct. 30 at Newman University Steckline Gallery presents ‘The Box Project,’ paintings by Eric Carbrey

The Newman University Steckline Gallery will present “The Box Project” by Eric Carbrey as the third show of its 2015-2016 season. The exhibition of paintings, which begins with a Final Friday reception from 5:00 to ...

Newman English Professor Susan Crane-Laracuente receives Faculty of Distinction award

Associate Professor of English Susan Crane-Laracuente, Ph.D. is one of 17 college faculty members in Kansas to receive a Faculty of Distinction award from the Kansas Independent College Association (KICA). She and other award recipients will ...

Five Newman seniors, two juniors gain early acceptance to medical school programs

All five Newman University pre-med students who interviewed with the University of Kansas School of Medicine for early admittance this semester were recently notified that they had been accepted. Starla Dugan, Ben Gerber and Justin Reiswig ...

KICA Awards UPS Scholarship to Katelyn Balderas

Katelyn Balderas, a junior Radiologic Technology major at Newman, has been selected to receive a $2,450 UPS Scholarship provided through the Kansas Independent College Association. KICA is a statewide association for private colleges and universities ...

‘Hay Fever’ show to ‘infect’ campus with laughter

The Newman University Theatre Department season opener “Hay Fever” is said to cause symptoms including uncontrollable giggling, light-heartedness, and, in extreme cases, highly infectious laughter in people of all ages. “Hay Fever” will be presented at 8 p.m. on Oct. ...

Renowned expert and author on hunger David Beckmann to speak at Newman University Oct. 6

Rev. David Beckmann, author of Exodus from Hunger and a noted expert on overcoming hunger and poverty, will speak at Newman University at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 6 in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center, in ...

Quick thinking, training make Levi Esses a hero

Newman University Dean of Students Levi Esses is known on campus as a friendly man who is there to help his students, and pose for group selfies from time to time. Now, as a result ...

Newman University students, staff, faculty welcome Pope Francis visit to America

Although his plans include visiting only three cities, plenty of students, staff and faculty at Newman University say they are affected – and excited – about the visit to the United States of Pope Francis. ...

Hesburgh and constitutional speaker to hold lecture Sept. 29

Newman University will host a lecture from Walter Nicgorski, University of Notre Dame professor emeritus and concurrent professor of political science, at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 29 in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center. Nicgorski, a Hesburgh ...

Final Friday Sept. 25 at Newman University Steckline Galley presents ‘White, Et Cetera,’ drawings by Gehry Kolher

The Newman University Steckline Gallery will present “White, Et Cetera” by Gehry Kolher as the second show of its 2015-2016 season. The exhibition of drawings, which begins with a Final Friday reception from 5 to ...

Newman University student dies in motorcycle accident

Early this morning, Thursday, Sept. 3, Newman University senior Reece Wright-Conklin died in a motorcycle accident. The 21-year-old member of the Newman Wrestling Team was on his way to a part-time job at PetSmart when ...

Business expertise, ethics will be focus of new School of Business at Newman University

Newman University will create a new School of Business that focuses not only on knowledge and expertise in business, but also ethics, entrepreneurship and socially conscious practices in business. The new school will officially launch ...

Final Friday Aug. 28 at Newman University Steckline Gallery presents ‘Clay with a Capital T’ ceramics by Clay Cartel

The Newman University Steckline Gallery will present “Clay with a Capital T. Tea Pots, Trays, Tureens” by The Clay Cartel as the first show of its 2015-2016 season. The exhibit of ceramics, which begins with ...

Newman University sustains storm damage

Overnight storms caused an estimated $35,000 in damages to outdoor athletic facilities and trees on the campus of Newman University on Aug. 10. The university’s softball facility sustained the most destruction. The roof of the ...

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Newman University welcomes Norm Jones as Vice President for Enrollment Management

Norm Jones has been named Vice President for Enrollment Management at Newman University, effective Aug. 1, 2015. “We are very excited to have Norm join the Newman leadership team,” said Newman President Noreen M. Carrocci, ...