Category: News

Wesley Williams lands law internship in Washington DC
Alumnus interns in Washington, D.C., while finishing law degree

Newman alumnus Wesley Williams is completing his final semester of law school in Washington, D.C. Williams will graduate with a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Kansas (KU) School of Law in May 2019 ...

National Geomantic Survey asks students to design new logo

Newman University students have been given the opportunity to win up to $100. The catch? Help create a logo for the National Geomantic Survey (NGS). Longtime NGS member of 10 years Morris (Mo) Floyd, Newman’s ...

Pathway to Newman educates community college transfer student on things like transfer scholarships
Newman strengthens relationship with community colleges

“Pathway to Newman” was an event held on Feb. 27 to educate nearby community colleges on the opportunities offered at Newman University for transfer students such as transferring credits and transfer scholarships. In attendance were ...

Joanna Pryor named new athletic director

After a national search, Joanna Pryor has been named director of athletics for Newman University, effective July 1, 2019. ...

SHEro Women's Week
‘SHEro’ week will honor women in various ways

Newman University’s Division of Student Affairs has planned a “SHEro” week to honor women of the community in many different ways. Director of Multicultural Engagement and Campus Life Joseph Shepard spoke about the upcoming event ...

homecoming royalty
The making of a Homecoming king and queen

Homecoming is an exciting time for any university, and for some students, there’s added excitement of possibly being crowned Homecoming king and queen. Newman University has a long history of Homecoming traditions with many events ...

senior day
High school seniors get to know Newman

“The path to the next clue is short and sweet, but make sure to look both ways before crossing the street. Named after our university president, students have an opportunity here to become Wichita residents.“ ...

cory vigil
Student Cori Vigil overcomes family tragedies to achieve dream

Counting blessings has become a regular part of Newman University student Cori Vigil’s routine. In May 2016, the Vigil’s house in Dodge City was completely destroyed by a tornado. Less than two years later, Vigil’s ...

archives
Newman University archives: Treasures of our history

During Heritage Month in February, the Newman University community remembers its founders, the Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC), namesake John Henry Cardinal Newman and Catholic tradition through fun activities and events. Another way ...

The Newman Grind is open for business.
New on-campus coffee shop ‘Newman Grind’ is open for business

The Newman Grind opened its doors to students for the first time at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22. The new on-campus establishment will be open 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Friday. It is located in ...

winter break
Winter break schedule for Newman

Newman University will observe its winter break beginning Dec. 21, 2018. Campus will be closed until Jan. 1 with offices re-opening at 8 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 2. Classes will resume Monday, Jan. 14. For to us ...

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Christmas break shenanigans

Newman Chaplain Father John Fogliasso and Professor Kelly McFall have found a way to make their Christmas break a little more lively. Watch this year’s Newman University Christmas card video — and have a very ...

Thanksgiving
Newman University students are thankful

Thanksgiving is known as a time for family and food — but most of all, a time for recognizing and giving thanks for all the blessings that have been given to each and every one ...

performance hall
Coming soon: “Mamma Mia!”

Newman University will present the musical “Mamma Mia!” Nov. 15-18 in the De Mattias Performance Hall. This well-known musical features songs from Swedish band ABBA. “Mamma Mia!” is the story of a young girl growing ...

Students choosing career path.
‘MyMajors’ is one of many resources to aid students in their career search

Students at Newman have access to many resources, both online and off, to help them find the major and career path that best suits them. One tool is MyMajors — an assessment designed to take ...

Mystery Dinner presents Death By Chocolate
Newman presents ‘Death by Chocolate’ murder mystery dinner

The Newman University theater department presents the farce, mystery thriller “Death by Chocolate” by Paul Freed, accompanied by a luxurious four-course dinner served by Great Western Dining Oct. 11-13 in the Jabara Flexible Theatre. “Death ...

Counseling — a benefit students may not know they have

College students often feel overwhelmed, anxious and unsure who to turn to about stressors in their life. Student Support Services is here to help, offering free tutoring and counseling to Newman University students. Students have ...

Jose Rojas-Montero shows off the contents of his fridge in Fugate.
What’s in your minifridge? Students tell all

Newman University is filled with unique twists and flavors — from the expansive course options and study abroad opportunities, right down to various cultural experiences and other campus events. To quench some curiosity, we talked ...

Dan Williams
Theatre shows to be revamped as Daniel Williams joins the team

The Newman University theatre department is happy to welcome new Technical Director and Designer Daniel Williams to their team. Williams comes to Newman with more than 30 years of professional experience in set design, technical ...

Free tutoring services are back and available to all students
Free tutoring services are back and available for all students

Classes are officially back in full swing — and so are the tutoring services to help students succeed. Newman University offers its students free peer tutoring in most subjects, including upper-level chemistry, upper-level biology, sociology, ...

Newman University gets new security team.
Newman security team prepares for students’ return to campus

Newman University Director of Security Morris “Mo” Floyd has a new team of officers. As of July 1, 2018, Newman has a two-year contract with Smart Security Inc. “They are a veteran-based company that comes ...

reacting to the past
Newman students experience ‘Reacting to the Past’ in New York City

Newman students Leanne Vastbinder and Courtney Klaus recently traveled to New York City to participate in the Reacting to the Past Eighteenth Annual Faculty Institute held at Barnard College. Reacting to the Past is a concept of ...

Sr. JoAnn Mark, ASC
JoAnn Mark, ASC, returns to Newman

JoAnn Mark, ASC, Ed.D., returned to Newman University in April. She returns after serving as the executive director for the Partnership for Global Justice (PGJ), an international nongovernment organization with special consultative status to the United ...

Billy Martin
Lightning sparks career for Newman alumnus

Newman alumnus Billy Martin has been talking about lightning for years now, most recently presenting a webinar that focused on achieving FAA certification of aircraft fuel tanks and lightning protection. The webinar was one of ...

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 ...

New leadership team elected
New leadership team elected for the ASC U.S. region

The Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC) community has recently elected its new leadership team for the upcoming six-year term, 2018-2024. Sister Vicki Bergkamp, a business professor at Newman University, was selected as the ...

ISSP
Summer STEM program ends with a celebration banquet

The 2018 Investigative Summer STEM Program (ISSP) ended on a note of celebration Thursday, June 28, wrapping up another successful year of exploring STEM fields with high school sophomores through seniors. ISSP was created with high ...

Rebekah Valentine
Alumna Rebekah Valentine lands job with lead video gaming trade publication

Alumna Rebekah Valentine has found a way to make a living by combining two of her loves — video gaming and writing. In May, Valentine landed a job with GamesIndustry.biz, the lead video gaming trade publication. ...

Koch visits Newman during annual STEM camp

As part of the Investigative Summer STEM Program (ISSP), 16 students conducted experiments with scientists from Koch Industries on Thursday, June 21. The experiments ranged from chromatography to using lycopodium for explosions. Typically, the ISSP ...

data
Institutional Research is a resource built to benefit faculty and staff

Most, if not all, universities participate in institutional research — a practice which involves collecting and reporting information to government bodies, the public and various college guide publishers. With all that goes on behind the ...

Newman University
Bachelor of Social Work program to officially start fall 2019

Newman University is adding a program to its more than 70 degrees — a Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSW). ...

spelling bee
Inaugural ‘ICT Spelling Bee’ raises funds for Dear Neighbor Ministries

The Dugan-Gorges Conference Center was buzzing on the evening of June 21 during the inaugural ICT Spelling Bee — organized by and benefiting Dear Neighbor Ministries. Brenda Wasinger, director of development at Dear Neighbor Ministries, said Newman was ...

Lori Bradley
Wichita Gladiator Dash holds special meaning for one Newman alumna

The Wichita Gladiator Dash, which is organized by Newman University, has become one of the most anticipated and popular obstacle-course races in the city with nearly 900 participants registering for the big day. The 5k ...

Newman graduate Rachel Adducci headed to New York

At the start of her senior year, alumna Rachel Adducci “freaked out” because she had no idea what she wanted to do after graduation. One year later, she has been accepted into New York’s Hofstra ...

seminarians
13 seminarians take intensive summer Spanish program at Newman

A total of 13 seminarians from Wichita and surrounding states are taking an intensive Spanish program at Newman University this summer. The program is an intensive Spanish immersion comprising two levels of Spanish — one ...

Tammy Nguyen
Biology major Tammy Nguyen takes the stage

Newman student Tammy Nguyen decided she needed to step outside her box and take on a new challenge in order to grow personally and professionally. That is how she became involved in Miss Vietnam Wichita, ...

Ryan Huschka
Ryan Huschka chosen for KICA Aspiring Campus Leaders Academy

The Kansas Independent College Association (KICA) has chosen Newman Associate Professor of Chemistry Ryan Huschka, Ph.D., to participate in the 2018 Aspiring Campus Leaders Academy. Huschka will represent Newman University in the second class of ...

Incoming freshman is nearly finished writing his first novel

Incoming freshman Matthew Clark has plans to become a research oncologist, but first, he’s focusing on his other passion — English. He hopes to have his very first book off to the publishers in the coming ...

Schneikart-Luebbe
Newman University welcomes new dean of students

Newman University officials have named Christine Schneikart-Luebbe its new dean of students effective Aug. 1, 2018. ...