Category: NU in the news

Crista Switzer
Alumna Crista Switzer aids elderly with technology business

Alumna Crista Switzer ’12, helps people of all ages — with a special focus on the elderly and helping them understand technology with ease. The goals of abcd TECH, her one-woman business, include “simplifying your ...

Diocese opens doors to a seminarian formation program

Editor’s Note: The following story by Christopher Riggs appeared in the April 21 edition of The Catholic Advance. Published here by permission. St. Joseph Parish to host seminarians who will study at Newman Diocesan seminarians will ...

Jennifer Gantz
Jennifer Gantz receives 2017 Chief Financial Officer award

Jennifer Gantz, the vice president for finance and administration at Newman University, is a recipient of the Wichita Business Journal 2017 Chief Financial Officer (CFO) award. An awards ceremony hosted by the Business Journal was held on ...

Daniel and Matthew Green - KAKE News
KAKE News covers story: Newman Jet Basketball brothers reunite

Updated – 3:28 p.m. (CST) Two Newman University basketball players were featured in a live video broadcast on KAKE News on Thursday, Jan. 12. Here is a summary from that broadcast:  Brothers Daniel (senior) and Matthew (freshman) Green ...

tobacco sales investigation
Ralsten Tersol helps local news station investigate tobacco sales to minors

Newman University freshman student Ralsten Tersol recently assisted KSN’s Stephanie Bergmann and former Sedgwick County District Attorney Nola Folston with an investigation into tobacco sales at e-cig shops and convenience stores. Their mission: to see ...

Larry Gunkel Silent Heroes
Wichita Difference Makers recognizes first Quiet Hero

The Difference Makers for Wichita Awards program was launched in October to recognize and celebrate community members for making a positive difference. Each month, individuals who do not seek recognition but rather are inspired through an ...

Health Care Heroes
The Wichita Business Journal honors three Health Care Heroes from Newman

Each year, the Wichita Business Journal features its list of Health Care Heroes as a way to honor companies, individuals and organizations for contributions they have made to help improve health care in Wichita and ...

Gates Scholarship winner to attend Newman University
Gates Scholarship recipient pursuing his dreams at Newman University

Wichita North High School senior Rogelio Martinez was one of the recipients of the Gates Scholarship, and is looking forward to attending Newman University on his journey to become a neurosurgeon. The Gates Millennium Scholarship, established ...

Charles Mommaerts
Brussels attack – alumnus reports on location

Charles Mommaerts, a Newman University alumnus, spoke with Wichita’s news station KWCH about the attack in Brussels. Mommaerts is a recent graduate of Newman University and played on the Newman tennis team. Read the article by KWCH ...

Journalism student Delaney Hiegert’s article goes international

Newman University journalism student and softball player Delaney Hiegert recently completed an internship with the Wichita Eagle. An article she wrote about “social pets” was recently picked up by the Associated Press, which means it ...

Dr. Surendra Singh named Ingram’s ‘Icon of Education’

In a teaching career spanning more than four decades, Professor Emeritus of Biology Surendra Singh, Ph.D., has worked with colleagues to establish the highly respected Department of Biology at Newman University. This year, Singh has ...

Wichita Eagle features Bishop Gerber Science Center

The Wichita Eagle featured the Newman University Facing Forward campaign and the Bishop Gerber Science Center in its Sunday, Feb. 7 edition. Newman alum and Wichita Eagle reporter Matt Riedl ’15 wrote the story and took ...

Tarcisia Roths, ASC, to receive humanitarian award

The University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita has announced that Tarcisia Roths, ASC, is the 2016 Sweet Humanitarian of the Year award recipient for her devotion to the community and to the education of others. ...

Former baseball coach joins Wichita Wingnuts

Former baseball coach and Newman University legend Paul Sanagorski will join the Wichita Wingnuts as their third hitting coach since the team launched in 2008. Sanagorski came to Newman University in 1978 and developed the baseball program. ...

Director of Residence Life featured in NASPA

Director of Residence Life Lucas Mullin was recently featured in a publication by NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education as the Kansas Membership Coordinator for the organization. In his role, Mullin works to ...

Theology grad student publishes healthcare Op-Ed

Family medicine specialist Donna Flemming Ewy, Ph.D., recently had her editorial on healthcare and expanding KanCare in Kansas published in the Wichita Eagle. Read Ewy’s editorial >> In her editorial, Ewy calls for Kansas to “pay ...

NU counselors attend National Catholic Youth Conference

Two Newman University admission counselors, Georgia Drewes ’10, ’13 and Peter Paul Abella ’13, attended the 2015 National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) in Indianapolis, Ind. The NCYC is a powerful, biennial, three-day experience of prayer, ...

Three businesses with ties to Newman receive honors

Foley Equipment, Star Lumber and Dondlinger Construction have received honors from the Wichita Business Journal by being selected for its first Family Business Awards. Foley Equipment: Legacy Award, 75 years Star Lumber: Legacy Award, 75 years Pictured ...

Newman receives Kansas Health Foundation grant for science outreach programs

Newman University received a grant from the Kansas Health Foundation, Wichita, Kan., to support Newman science outreach programs in the upcoming 2016 year. According to Director of Grants Bill Meitl, this is the first year Newman ...

Newman named to Wichita Business Journal 2015 Newsmakers

Newman University has been named a 2015 Newsmaker by the Wichita Business Journal. The Journal is identifying people and businesses that made an impact in the local business community over the past year. The university, along ...

President Carrocci pens Op-Ed on higher education

Newman University President Noreen M. Carrocci, Ph.D. recently wrote an Op-Ed on the value of higher education and, specifically, a liberal arts education. An edited version of the piece was published in the Nov. 13 Wichita ...

Jets volleyball turns up the heat with 10 straight wins

On Monday, Sept. 28, the Newman University Jets Volleyball Team defeated Bethel College in a 3-1 victory, bringing the number of straight wins to 10. Jets Volleyball is now ranked second in the Heartland Conference, ...

Business expertise, ethics will be focus of new School of Business at Newman University

Newman University will create a new School of Business that focuses not only on knowledge and expertise in business, but also ethics, entrepreneurship and socially conscious practices in business. The new school will officially launch ...

International media covers Newman University athletics

Newman University athletics is getting some international exposure. Jets sports are receiving some “love” from media outlets located around the world, as a current coach and a former player have appeared recently on television in Canada and ...

Newman holds pinning ceremony for Occupational Therapy Assistant students

The annual Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Pinning Ceremony commenced on Saturday, May 16 in Performance Hall in the Newman University De Mattias Fine Arts Center. The ceremony honored the completion of coursework and the beginning ...

See videos on ‘Health Care Hero’ Rev. Tom Welk

See Newman President Noreen M. Carrocci, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Biology Surendra Singh, Ph.D. and others speak about former Newman pastor and current Board of Trustees member Rev. Thomas Welk, in this video produced by the ...

Newman ISSP featured in West Side Story newspaper

The Newman University 2014 Investigative Summer Science Program was featured in the July edition of West Side Story. The monthly paper devoted almost a full page to the story and ran a photograph of the ...

President Carrocci joins with other leaders to enhance city through ‘Together Wichita 2014’

Newman University President Noreen M. Carrocci, Ph.D. has joined with 21 other leaders of education and business for “Together Wichita 2014,” a partnership designed to celebrate life in Wichita, and to identify, organize and fund ...

Dodge City Diocese establishes Bishop Brungardt scholarship for Newman students in Western Kansas

The Diocese of Dodge City, in cooperation with Newman University, has established the Bishop John B. Brungardt Endowed Scholarship Fund to assist students from the Dodge City Diocese who are enrolled full-time at Newman University. ...

Newman University to host ‘Newsmakers’ event Jan. 30

Newman University will host the 2013 Wichita Business Journal “Newsmakers” celebration, from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center.  ...

Newman School of Nursing catalyst and honorary degree recipient Marj Chance featured in Via Christi magazine

Marjorie “Marj” (Westwood) Chance, who sponsors nursing scholarships at Newman University and played a key role in establishing the School of Nursing at Newman, is featured in the “Chat with the CEO” section of the ...

‘Into the Woods’ to be featured on KSCW Monday, Nov. 18

Tune in to KSCW Monday, Nov. 18 to see Newman University Director of Theatre Mark Mannette talk about the upcoming performance of “Into the Woods.” Mannette and cast members Francisco “Pancho” Fields and Brittany Jonas ...

Singh, former student honored as ‘Health Care Heroes’

Newman University Professor of Biology Surendra Singh, Ph.D. was among several Wichita area health care practitioners, educators and supporters honored as the 2013 “Health Care Heroes” by the Wichita Business Journal. The group was recognized ...

Fr. Kapaun receives Medal of Honor

Father Emil Kapaun, the priest from Pilsen, Kan., who died in 1951 as a prisoner of war in North Korea, was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor today by President Barack Obama at a ceremony ...

Newman alum Tom Malone named chief appeals judge

Wichita news outlet KAKE has reported that a Newman alumnus, The Hon. Thomas Malone, has been named chief judge of the Kansas Court of Appeals. ...

President Carrocci appears on TV higher education series

Newman University President Noreen M. Carrocci, Ph.D. was interviewed by KWCH Channel 12 news anchor Cindy Klose in a live broadcast Aug. 22. The “Klose Up” interview was part of a series the station is broadcasting ...

Newman University, Garden City CC sign articulation agreement

Newman University and Garden City Community College signed a new general articulation agreement on Monday, Aug. 6, which guarantees the acceptance of GCCC graduates as Newman juniors. The event was covered by the Garden City Telegram. ...

Student golfer Jeremy Gant featured on NCAA video

Newman University student Jeremy Gant is the subject of this month’s “On Campus,” an online program produced by the NCAA that features personal stories of student-athletes across the nation. Gant, a member of the Newman men’s ...

President Carrocci launches blog for Huffington Post

Newman University President Noreen M. Carrocci, Ph.D. was recently asked by the Huffington Post to blog periodically about topics related to private higher education. Her first blog post appeared Monday, July 16. Read the blog ...

Newman University honors spring 2012 graduates

The Newman University Spring 2012 Commencement ceremony was held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at Central Community Church, 6100 W. Maple. Read the story and see photos and video of the weekend ...