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An Easter wish for the Newman community

Newman University will be closed Friday, April 10, in observation of Good Friday. Easter is a time for faith, family and friends. While most will not be able to gather in large family celebrations and ...

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Newman welcomes new VP of finance

Newman University welcomes new Vice President for Finance and Administration Tony Beata. Beata comes to Newman from Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska, where he was the vice president for finance, chief financial officer. He received ...

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Humanities grant to help Newman program

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded Newman University a grant in the approximate amount of $34,000. NEH grants focus on a variety of projects such as preserving indigenous culture and advancing the ...

Newman Admissions continues giving tours by virtual visits

In order to continue providing tours during quarantine, Newman Admissions is turning to online tours, allowing prospective students to explore the campus from home. ...

Newman University plans virtual spring commencement

Newman University announced its 2020 spring commencement ceremony will not take place as originally scheduled. Instead, the university will hold an online commencement ceremony, which will post May 8, 2020, on its website. Originally, the ...

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Newman University honored on Phi Theta Kappa honor roll

The Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society has been helping well-deserving students who achieve great academic heights for more than 100 years. Each year, the organization determines the top colleges providing the best transfer student ...

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The presidential search continues amid COVID-19 restrictions

The week of March 23 concluded the one-month recruitment stage for presidential candidates at Newman University. Prior to this stage, the presidential search committee had conducted meetings with staff, faculty, students and Newman community members ...

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COVID-19 concerns result in a series of cancellations for Newman University

The Newman University campus is usually buzzing with multiple events in any given week. Unfortunately, due to the ongoing threat of COVID-19 and the state regulations that have been placed, spring events have been canceled ...

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Newman University moves to online teaching for spring semester

Newman University announced Tuesday, March 17, that it will not return to in-person instruction for the remainder of the spring semester. As of March 30, all face-to-face classes will resume in online delivery only. There ...

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MIAA suspends spring sports, championships canceled

The NCAA announced late Thursday afternoon that all remaining winter and spring championships have been canceled. A second announcement was made that evening that all MIAA practices and athletic competitions are to be halted until ...

Newman spring break extended for face-to-face classes

Newman University will extend its spring break recess for students taking face-to-face classes by one week. ...

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Newman University postpones academic trip to Italy

Due to health safety concerns for students, Newman University has announced an academic trip to Italy, originally scheduled to depart March 12, is postponed until later this year. The decision to reschedule the upcoming travel ...

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Staying healthy

There are no confirmed cases of the Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, in the state of Kansas, but that doesn’t mean individuals can’t and shouldn’t take measures to stop the spread of any contagious disease. ...

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2020 Difference Makers for Wichita awards

The Difference Makers for Wichita awards banquet was held Feb. 22, 2020 in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center on the Newman University campus. Newman, along with The Wichita Eagle, is a title sponsor of the annual ...

Homecoming 2020 – intense games and a royal ceremony

Newman University celebrated homecoming with a week full of activities and on Thursday night, Feb. 20, the homecoming games began. The women’s basketball team kicked off the night by taking on tough competitor Emporia State ...

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St. John Henry Newman Birthday Poem – a homily

At St. John Henry Newman Mass on Feb. 20, Father Adam Grelinger delivered a homily based on a poem by Saint John Henry Newman titled ‘My Birthday.’ Newman wrote the poem as a young man ...

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A delightful event: High Tea 2020

Staff, faculty, students, Adorers of the Blood of Christ and Newman community members gathered for the 2020 St. John Henry Newman High Tea. Attendees enjoyed the annual event that pays homage to the English heritage ...

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Newman prepares for presidential search

The Newman University Board of Trustees formed a search committee for the next university president after the retirement of Noreen M. Carrocci, Ph.D. effective Dec. 31, 2019. Interim president Teresa Hall Bartels said, “It’s a ...

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Mural in Campus Ministry offers hope

The Campus Ministry office at Newman University recently unveiled a colorful mural depicting Mary, Undoer of Knots. Father Adam Grelinger, Newman chaplain, said the goal was to create a relaxing, inviting space within the office ...

Newman alumna becomes Kansas State Trooper

Alumna Regan Casey graduated from the Kansas Highway Patrol Training Academy Dec. 5, 2019. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Newman in May 2019 and began training to become a Kansas ...

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What a difference a decade makes

As the year 2019 comes to an end, a new decade begins. We took a look at all that we accomplished during the past ten years. ...

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Newman Honors Program newsletter coming soon

The Newman Honors Program will launch a newsletter in 2020 for program alumni, students and their families. The newsletter is something the program director, Kelly McFall, Ph.D., has been thinking about for some time. He ...

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The new student experience: Navigator

Newman University will implement a personalized, guided college experience for all undergraduate students starting fall 2020. ...

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Donors honored at Beata Benefactors Banquet

The annual Beata Benefactors Banquet to thank and honor those who have supported Newman University throughout the year took place Nov. 8 in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center. The evening began with a social hour and a welcome ...

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School of Business welcomes new professor

Jordan Bani, Ph.D., has joined the faculty of Newman University’s School of Business. Bani will begin teaching courses in the management information systems and information technology (IT) programs in mid-November. He received his Bachelor of ...

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Newman announces new Dean of Arts and Sciences

Newman University School of Arts and Sciences has a new dean. ...

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Newman community takes part in ‘Wear Blue: Run to Remember’

Newman alumna Candice Urban and multiple Newman staff members took part in the “Wear Blue: Run to Remember Wear Blue Mile” event at this year’s Prairie Fire Marathon Oct. 13 in Wichita The Wear Blue ...

Women’s basketball team spends an afternoon at Robinson Middle School

The Newman University women’s basketball team recently spent some time at Robinson Middle School, playing and visiting with students during recess times. The activity was arranged as a community engagement opportunity, which is important to ...

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SGA and nursing department provide free flu shots

The Newman University Student Government Association (SGA) along with the nursing department co-sponsored an event Oct. 7 to provide free flu shots for Newman students. The shots were in high demand as they ran out ...

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Social work professor gives community talks about marriage

Associate Professor of Social Work Mike Duxler is recommitting himself to marriage by giving talks to the Wichita community. Duxler, who has been speaking on the topic of marriage throughout the year, said the talks ...

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Newman University announces presidential search committee

The Newman University Board of Trustees has announced the formation of a search committee for the next university president along with a series of leadership changes to the board’s executive team. A search committee, led ...

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Campus Ministry to celebrate the canonization of namesake

Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman will be declared a saint Oct. 13, 2019, and Newman University Campus Ministry is coordinating some events to help celebrate and honor this special occasion. Father Adam Grelinger, chaplain and ...

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Newman launches newsletter for parents

In response to requests made during orientation sessions in August, Newman University has launched a new private Facebook group for parents.   The community is for parents of Newman students who want to connect, share ideas ...

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Sloppy Joe Improv team grows

Sloppy Joe Improv — Newman University’s improv comedy group — has provided the community with years of entertainment and is ready to start a new season. With the departures of graduates Amy Emerson and Claire ...

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Coming Sept. 21: Party on the Plaza 2019

Newman University’s annual Party on the Plaza is approaching quickly. After a year of planning, the event is nearly finalized and is sure to be a night to remember. A new theme will set the ...

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Faculty member reflects on becoming the parent of a college student

Students aren’t the only ones who start college feeling scared, excited, stressed and ready for fun all at the same time. Parents can have those same feelings as they send their kids off to college, ...