Category: News

John Moragues
John Moragues, former Newman professor, passes away

John Moragues, former associate professor of social work and distance education coordinator for the Newman University Master of Social Work (MSW) program in Colorado Springs, died Nov. 18, 2020. He helped build the program from ...

Juanita Alarcon
Newman community member Juanita Alarcon passes away

Former Newman University employee Juanita Alarcorn died Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020.  Alarcon ended her 14-year stint at Newman University as the administrative assistant for the School of Education. Alarcon was a dedicated and caring employee. ...

Food Holidays
International cuisine: Newman community shares holiday memories

Thanksgiving is almost here and Americans throughout the country are buying turkey, ham and all the fixings for traditional side dishes that have graced Thanksgiving Day tables for years. Although many gatherings will be smaller ...

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Nurse anesthesia program awarded $50,000 grant

The Kansas Health Foundation awarded the Newman University nurse anesthesia program a $50,000 grant to help further the program’s curriculum. Program Director Megan Cook said, “I am extremely grateful to the Kansas Health Foundation for ...

United Way Ambassadors
United Way gets two new ambassadors from Newman

Above photo, from left to right: Susan Crane-Laracuente, Jenny Jones, Mark Ayres (United Way loaned executive) and Larry Heck. After decades serving as the Newman University United Way ambassador, Larry Heck, professor emeritus for the ...

Sr. Tarcisia Roths - Newman
Thrive! Delano has special ASC-Newman connection

Taking action to battle poverty isn’t new for Sister Tarcisia Roths, ASC. The former Newman University president has been involved in Thrive! Delano since 2014 and continues to work closely with the organization that helps ...

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Fall 2020 Newman University magazine goes online

Newman University is taking its bi-annual magazine online this fall. The change in format also called for a change in web design as Web Technology Specialist Daniel Murphy put in some extra hours to get ...

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Jets Resource Hub: Newman’s new food pantry

The Newman University Student Government Association (SGA) has recognized the need for a food pantry-like entity on campus for the past year. As of Oct. 12, 2020, that need has been fulfilled. It was a ...

Newman University
Newman University welcomes new board members

Newman University welcomed four new Board of Trustees members — Lori Benge, Bishop Carl A. Kemme, Wendy Glick and Diana Stanley — on Oct. 9 during the first board meeting of the 2020-2021 academic year. ...

Newman awarded two grants from Evergy

Newman University was awarded two grants from Evergy that will allow the university to better serve underserved students. One grant will fund the 2021 spring Newman STEM Education Program (NSEP) for high school students and ...

Five finalists share the chance of winning a 2020 Ford Mustang

Newman University sold raffle tickets for the chance to own an iconic silver 2020 Ford Mustang between Aug. 5 and Oct. 1. Thanks to the generosity of Rusty Eck Ford, nearly $80,000 was raised for ...

From homeschool student to public school teacher

Morgan Owings grew up in a homeschool classroom and felt called to the teaching profession. “God placed a very clear and heavy call on my life to be a teacher,” she said. She feels her ...

Early voters can complete their ballots at Newman University

For one day — Friday, Oct. 23 — Newman University will be an early voting location for the 2020 general election. Students, staff and faculty who are registered to vote will be able to conveniently ...

Brandon Taylor
Growing in faith through higher education

Newman student Brandon Taylor said no matter where he’s at or what career he is in, he just wants to help people. This is also the reason he doesn’t ever want to stop learning, he ...

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Newman purchases new vans for student travel

Newman University recently purchased three new vans for student travel. The vans boast a large Newman Jets logo on the side and elements of the Wichita flag. The vans will primarily be used for athletic ...

Cross-country student gets creative during pandemic

Freshman Austin Fullerton was unable to run track for his last year of high school, inspiring him to band together with other runners to stay active. ...

Pierre Harter
MBA alumnus Harter is using ‘muscles’ gained from degree to lead Spirit’s ventilator-making program

Pierre Harter ’19 had the right degrees for a career as an engineer in the aviation industry, having earned two aerospace engineering degrees at Wichita State University (WSU) by 2000. As he progressed from aviation ...

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Newman participates in Community-partnered book club

Joseph Shepard, director of multicultural engagement and campus life, is leading a community-partnered book club sponsored by Wichita nonprofit Storytime Village for the month of August. Newman University is one of three groups that have ...

Diversity and equity included in first-time student course

Director of Multicultural Engagement and Campus Life Joseph Shepard will speak to incoming students about diversity and inclusion in their Traditions and Transitions (T&T) program. T&T is a freshman seminar designed to improve students’ academic ...

NU Presidents
Four ‘generations’ of presidents connect

Above photo (left to right): Sister Tarcisia Roths, ASC, Noreen M. Carrocci, Ph.D., Kathleen S. Jagger, Ph.D. and Teresa Hall Bartels. Newman University recently named its 12th president, Kathleen S. Jagger, Ph.D., who officially began ...

2020 Ford Mustang Raffle
2020 Ford Mustang raffle to raise funds for student scholarships

Rusty Eck Ford has donated a 2020 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Coupe to Newman University, which will be used in an effort to raise much-needed funding for student scholarships. The new vehicle is valued at $30,355. ...

Newman University
Newman prepares for in-person fall semester

Newman University has announced a plan for a return to in-person classes for the fall 2020 semester. The initiative, “Together We Soar — Return to Campus,” is a flexible plan detailing calendar changes, safety measures ...

POP
Annual Party on the Plaza fundraiser postponed

Party on the Plaza: Return to the Renassaince (POP) is one of Newman University’s largest annual fundraising events. Organized to connect students and donors to each other and to the university, the event focuses on ...

Scott McIntosh
Newman professor gives briefing at local museum

Newman University Assistant Professor of Strategic Intelligence Scott McIntosh is a retired military analyst and foreign area officer. He speaks at many functions within the community on topics from business to warfare. Most recently, he ...

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Newman offers graduate certificate in data analytics

Newman University is now offering a graduate certificate in data analytics. The program offers a unique opportunity for professionals to acquire high-demand knowledge and skills within the span of a single calendar year. The School ...

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Faith, service and liberal arts: Newman’s next president looks to the future

Newman University recently announced Kathleen S. Jagger, Ph.D., as its 12th president. The former president of Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Kentucky will begin her duties as Newman University president effective July 1. Jagger ...

Honoring Newman’s past presidents: a university’s administrative legacy

An exploration of Newman's previous presidents, from the founding of Sacred Heart Junior College to the Newman we know today. ...

Business Strategy Game
MBA students win national title in Business Strategy Game

Two Newman University Master of Business Administration (MBA) students won their industry category for a national title in the Business Strategy Game (BSG). Marshall Philips and Bryan Woods of the Spirit AeroSystems cohort worked as ...

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Newman University announces plan for fall 2020 semester

Newman University has announced that it plans to resume in-person classes for the fall 2020 semester. During the past month, several university groups have worked diligently on plans for the safe return to campus for ...

SHEro Women's Week
Newman presents second year of SHERO Awards

After the reception of the first SHERO Awards, Newman University is proud to once again honor a special group of influential women from the Newman community. “The SHERO Awards were created in 2019 to recognize ...

Drew Bogner - Molloy College
Former Newman provost retires from presidency

Drew Bogner, former Newman University provost, is retiring from his 20-year role as president of Molloy College in Rockville Center, New York, June 30, 2020. Bogner held many titles at Newman University, including provost from ...

Employee assistance program extended for family

Newman University is taking extra steps to help its employees and their families in such uncertain times. The university has partnered with a third-party vendor to create an employee assistance program (EAP), a policy that ...