Category: News

newman parents
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 ...

Sloppy Joe 2019
Newman’s 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 ...

POP
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, ...

Tim Stone to present at Steckline Gallery’s ‘First Friday’ event

The Wichita art community is making a shift — celebrating First Friday rather than Final Friday. Newman University’s Steckline Gallery will follow suit with its shows. The first show of the season, titled “Cone In ...

John Turner
New Derby Fire Chief thankful for Newman degree

John Turner ’15 has been blessed with many leadership opportunities since the completion of his master’s degree at Newman University, of which the most significant was becoming Derby, Kansas Fire Chief July 1, 2019. Turner ...

Tara Thomas
Teaching Academy scholarship awarded to Bishop Carroll graduate

The Newman University School of Education chose Tara Thomas to receive the Sister Thomasine Stoecklein Teaching Academy Scholarship. The scholarship is named for Stoecklein, who was born in 1923 and entered Newman’s founding order, the ...

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Dean Brett Andrews educates local CEOs

For the past three years, Dean of the Newman University School of Business Brett Andrews has been a facilitator for the Wichita Manufacturers Association (WMA) Roundtable, giving him an opportunity to interact with top-level executives ...

Offering education in western Kansas

Students located in western Kansas are able to gain a Newman University education without traveling to the main campus in Wichita, Kansas. Dodge City is home to a small Newman University campus that offers teacher ...

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The ‘Europe by Rail’ experience

Every other year, students are offered an opportunity to learn about the history and culture of Europe in the classroom and then travel to experience and expand that knowledge. Professor of History Kelly McFall teaches ...

Graduation: a family affair

Hamersky was a popular last name at the May 2019 commencement ceremony. It’s been said many times in Newman graduation history but never three times in one day. Shellie Hamersky, Anthony Hamersky and Annemarie Hamersky ...

Newman University announces the retirement of President Noreen M. Carrocci, Ph.D.

President Noreen M. Carrocci, Ph.D., is set to retire at the end of 2019. ...

reflections
Students reflect on lessons learned at Baccalaureate Mass

The spring 2019 Baccalaureate Mass took place at 6 p.m. Friday, May 10, in The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in downtown Wichita. The Mass drew students, parents and friends along with Newman board members, ...

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Trinity Academy student receives Cardinal Newman Scholarship

The Newman University admissions team traveled to Trinity Academy in Wichita, Kansas, on April 15 to present senior Alex DeHoet with a Cardinal Newman Scholarship with his friends and teachers present. DeHoet was one of ...

STEM club
Students, staff and faculty celebrated at Honors and Academic Awards Banquet

The Honors and Academic Awards Banquet was held on Wednesday, April 17. More than 50 students, faculty and staff were recognized for their academic achievements and involvement throughout the year. The banquet started with an ...

cowley
Cowley College and Newman University make transferring easy

Newman University has a long history of being a transfer-friendly university and recently won an award from Phi Theta Kappa for their efforts. This is in large part due to articulation agreements with various community ...

Steckline Gallery to present ‘Say Good Night, Gracie’ by Mary Werner and others

The Steckline Gallery at Newman University presents “Say Good Night, Gracie” featuring works by artists Mary Werner, Maria Somes and Ellen Clark. The exhibition will begin with a Final Friday reception from 5 to 7 ...

Rwanda
From genocide to peace: a teaching perspective

Professor of History Kelly McFall is known for teaching genocide studies. ...

admissions kmc
Admissions team raises money for Kapaun Mt. Carmel Thespian Troupe

The Newman University admissions team raised more than $1,500 for the Kapaun Mt. Carmel (KMC) Thespian Troupe by running concessions during their performances of “The Sound of Music.” The troupe held shows March 28-30 and ...

3D printer
3D printer arrives at Newman University

The Newman University STEM club made it their goal during the 2018-19 academic year to raise enough money so they could purchase a 3D printer for the university. With two major fundraisers and the help ...

Holy Land Pilgrims
Spring break in the Holy Land

Newman University theology graduate students experienced the Holy Land during spring break. ...

KAH Conference
Students present original research at history conference

Newman University was well represented at the 2019 Kansas Association of Historians (KAH) Conference with seven students presenting original research. According to KAH officials, Newman had the largest representation of any university at this year’s ...

pet-friendly
Pet-friendly residence hall comes to Newman University

Newman University students will soon be able to bring their furry friend to live with them on campus. ...

renee duxler
Newman alumna takes over Douglas Design District

Renee Duxler graduated from Newman University in 2004 with a master’s in social work, which has led her through a variety of career opportunities. While working as a social worker, Duxler said she has had ...

Students Attend MAASU
Students travel to the rockies for the 2019 MAASU conference

Twelve students traveled to the mountain-surrounded Boulder, Colorado, to attend the 2019 Midwest Asian American Student Union (MAASU) conference, which took place March 9. Newman University senior and biology major Thao Nguyen was one of ...

Students lend a hand with annual fundraising goal

Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving Ray Williams is searching for student volunteers to aid in fundraising efforts and connect with alumni and donors. The Phone-a-thon is an event held each semester and run ...

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 ...