Category: News

2021 Senior Art Showcase
Art graduates present Senior Showcase in the Steckline Gallery

Graduating Newman University art majors Austin Hillhouse, Marissa Kucharek, Yanni Martin and Olivia Robben presented their thesis work last Friday, May 7, for their Senior Showcase. ...

Newman University to offer its first doctoral degree program

Newman University officials announced the launch its first doctoral programs in the institution’s 87 year history. The university will begin offering courses in a new Doctor of Business Administration program as part of its School ...

Five 2021 graduates share their Newman University experiences

From classes and clinicals to research papers and Capstone projects, earning a college degree may seem like an endless series of daunting tasks to check off on the to-do list.  More than 460 graduates from ...

Spring Newman University Magazine debuts

The newest issue of university’s online magazine is now available.  The 2021 Spring Newman University Magazine, which debuted April 21, features stories about Newman faculty, staff, students and alumni. The cover story features Newman’s Navigator ...

Non-traditional sonography student finds career fit

When Marjorie Subero moved with her family to Wichita five years ago for her husband’s job, she sought her own career change. She has a background in medicine and was previously a physician but it ...

The Vantage wins All-Kansas Award

Kansas Collegiate Media announced its annual award winners April 9 bestowing 14 awards upon the Newman University student newspaper, The Vantage. The paper received the overall publication award — deemed the All-Kansas Award — in ...

2021 Spring Commencement will feature in-person ceremonies

The Newman University 2021 Spring Commencement will be especially exciting for two reasons: It’s being held in person, following a 2020 online event, and it is the first commencement hosted in Hartman Arena. Because of ...

Newman University hosts vaccination clinic, nursing students play role in historic battle

Newman partnered with the Sedgwick County Health Department and the Guadalupe Clinic to provide students the Pfizer vaccine. ...

Father Emil Kapaun coming home

The remains of Father Emil Kapaun, who was ordained into priesthood in 1940 in St. John’s Chapel at what is now Newman University, were recently identified by a United States government forensic team. Kapaun died ...

Division of Student Life starts dialogue with ‘One Small Step’

Joseph Shepard and others from the Division of Student Life are working with an initiative called One Small Step to encourage students and everyone on campus to acknowledge our collective humanity in spite of differences. ...

Presidents Student Cabinet established
Newman President’s Student Cabinet established

Driven by a desire to get to know the Newman University campus and students’ wants and needs better, President Kathleen S. Jagger, Ph.D., recently established the President’s Student Cabinet. ...

Wichita Mayor Brandon Whipple meets with Newman’s Asian Student Association

In response to the recent acts of prejudice against and the rampant misconceptions of the Asian American community, and the Asian community as a whole, Wichita Mayor Brandon Whipple met with Newman’s Asian Student Association ...

Tribute: Newman community remembers Sister Charlotte

History and Newman University — two of the many passions of Sister Charlotte Rohrbach, ASC. Just a few short weeks after the university celebrated its history and traditions with its annual Heritage Month, a series ...

Sr. Charlotte Rohrbach passing leaves ‘gaping hole in the heart of Newman’

During the midst of Women’s History Month, in which America celebrates the contributions of extraordinary women, Newman University has lost one of its indomitable heroes, Sister Charlotte Rohrbach, ASC. ...

Spence departs, search for new women’s basketball coach begins

Newman Athletics Director Joanna Pryor has announced the resignation of Head Women’s Basketball Coach Darin Spence. A national search will begin immediately to fill the open position. “We would like to thank Darin for his ...

Newman Theatre: Midsummer Night’s Dream available online

If you did not get an opportunity to attend one of Newman University’s four performances of Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream March 11-14, you now have the chance to watch it online. Director of Theatre Mark ...

Newman community invited to priority brainstorming sessions

It is going to be a busy spring on the feedback front. Newman University cabinet members are hosting a series of brainstorming/listening sessions throughout the remainder of the 2021 Spring semester to gather input from ...

President Jagger appointing new student cabinet

From The Vantage student newspaper – by Ty Wilson Newman President Kathleen Jagger is hoping to meet for the first time later this month with a newly appointed student cabinet, which she said she is ...

Veteran Clinic
Newman partners with Dole VA, plans to vaccinate 1,500 veterans in one day

The Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center has announced that it will partner with Newman University to vaccinate 1,500 veterans on Saturday, March 20. The event will be held from 8 a.m.– 4 p.m. in ...

NU wrestler Kameron Frame returns to NCAA DII National tournament
Unfinished business: Kameron Frame returns to NCAA national championships

Frame will open the completion at America’s Convention Center in St. Louis, Mo. Friday. ...

Denise Neil
Wichita Eagle reporter Denise Neil a beneficial professor for Newman students

Denise Neil is best known in Wichita for her restaurant coverage in The Wichita Eagle — a segment titled Dining With Denise. At Newman University, she’s also known for bringing her journalism experience to the ...

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Knights of Columbus gift Newman seminarian with car

Above photo by Foss Farrar: (l to r) Wit Goebel, general manager of Zeller Motors; Thomas Prater; his parents, David and Amy Prater; Father Sam Brand, Sacred Heart pastor; and Knights’ leaders Jack Blatchford and ...

Newman University
Newman spring semester underway

With a new year comes a new academic semester and the students, staff and faculty at Newman University are ready to spring forward. College life didn’t fall into its usual routine during the year 2020 ...

Education
Professor passes down passion for education to students

Max Frazier has spent 43 years in the education field, with the past 17 years spent as an associate professor of secondary education at Newman University “I personally believe that spending your days working with ...

Pi Gamma Mu
Pi Gamma Mu initiation ceremony held virtually

Pi Gamma Mu, a nationally recognized honor society for high-achieving students striving toward a career in the social sciences, conducted its induction ceremony Dec. 22, 2020, with a virtual format. The society was founded in ...

Alumni and students to connect through mentorship program

Newman University introduced its new personalized student success program, Navigator, in the fall of 2020. The program was built on top of current efforts to guide students through the higher education process. The Navigator program ...

2020: A Year in Review

We experienced many emotions during the year 2020, yet through it all, great things continued to happen within the Newman community. ...

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A merry Christmas message from Newman University

Santa Claus and his elves are planning a special and safe Christmas Eve. But first, Santa must work on his naughty and nice list as he peeks into a Zoom class at Newman University. Merry ...

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Newman professor shares COVID-19 experience

Written by Teresa Wilkerson, professor and assistant dean of the School of Business ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...