When Mendel Folefac ‘23 first arrived at Newman University for his role as a graduate assistant for the men’s basketball team, he thought of himself as “a car in need of some fine-tuning.”
Staff & Faculty
Newman professor presents two-part series on science and miracles
Through a two-part series, Newman professor Ryan Huschka presented an exploration of the interplay between science and faith for guests of the Spiritual Life Center in Wichita.
OTA graduate Skylar Jorgenson draws from personal experience
The journey to college graduation wasn’t an easy one for Skylar Jorgenson.
Five family members graduate from Newman at same time
At Newman’s commencement on May 12, five of Christy Hawks’ family members received their diplomas.
Two Newman employees receive 2023 excellence awards
Newman University is proud to announce the 2023 faculty and staff excellence award winners.
2023 Harvey J. Ablah Award presented to Austin Schwartz
Austin Schwartz was awarded with the prestigious Harvey J Ablah Award during commencement May 12.
Graduate Talia Powers receives 2023 Leona J. Ablah Award
Talia Powers is the recipient of the 2023 Newman University Ablah Award.
Video: Campus Ministry performs rap from ‘Parks and Recreation’
Members of Newman Campus Ministry recently performed a rap from a scene in the TV show, “Parks and Recreation.”
Podcast: Tomoko Bell shares coral research
On a recent episode of “The Newman Bond” podcast, Tomoko Bell, assistant professor of biology at Newman University, discussed her passion for research and teaching.
Preview: 2023 Graduation week at Newman
For several excited Newman University seniors and their families, graduation is right around the corner with celebratory events in tow.
Newman Navigator program scores program director
Newman University recently hired Maggie Slack to serve as the full-time director of the Navigator student success program.
Vantage earns first overall award at journalism conference
The Vantage, Newman’s student newspaper, won the coveted All-Kansas award at the annual Kansas Collegiate Media conference April 16-17.
Cheer and dance soar to new heights in first competition
Newman’s cheer and dance teams competed in their first-ever MIAA event last month, and they came home with two trophies.
Jet Fest celebrates Newman’s accepted high school students
The acceptance notice from a university is one of the most exciting emails for a high school student, so Newman hosts a day for all of its accepted students to celebrate.
Newman announces Earth Week events April 17-22
Newman University is excited to host its second annual Earth Week as part of its seven-year Laudato Si’ commitment.
Familiar faces take on new roles in Student Life
Two former Newman University admissions counselors recently stepped into roles within the Department of Student Life, bringing their expertise deeper into the heart of campus.
Athletics director talks passion, purpose as keynote for Bethany College
In October, Newman Director of Athletics Joanna Pryor was asked to be the keynote speaker for 500 attendees of a Women’s Career Conference at Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas.
Former Newman student team-teaches class with past professor
Sarah Balderas, owner of immigration law firm Baleras Legal Group, LLC, is team teaching a night class with her former Newman professor Sonja Bontrager.
Shaping students into superintendents
Many of Newman University Assistant Professor of Education John Burke’s former district leadership licensure students have gone on to become superintendents in their respective school districts.
The Newman Bond podcast: The art of costuming
On a recent episode of “The Newman Bond” podcast, adjunct theater instructor Christy Cunningham Railsback shared her thoughts and experiences on the art of costuming.
Alumna’s resilience leaves mark on Newman
Kylie Lucent, 2021 graduate from Newman, has not been dealt a golden hand. She is a first generation college graduate who has had to work extremely hard to get to where she is, both in her career and life.
Newman podcast episode highlights Kansas sports icons
In this episode of “The Newman Bond” podcast, Director of Annual Giving Laura Hartley chats about a few lesser-known Kansas sports icons.
Newman to host ‘Converging Roads’ medical ethics conference April 22
Newman University, in collaboration with The Gerber Institute, will host the conference “Converging Roads: Health Care & Human Dignity” on Saturday, April 22.
Newman celebrates Pi Gamma Mu week March 20-24
From March 20-24, the Newman community can expect multiple on-campus events and activities to celebrate 50 years of Pi Gamma Mu.
Meet the new Interim Dean of Students Andi Giesen
Andi Giesen hit the ground running in February as Newman University’s new interim dean of students. She even announced the homecoming king and queen for Newman just a couple days… Continue reading Meet the new Interim Dean of Students Andi Giesen
Admissions counselor recruits students in Puerto Rico
Spanish speaking admissions counselor Katherine Reynoso recently traveled to Puerto Rico for nine days to recruit students for Newman University.
Staff Assembly to host silent auction April 4
Staff Assembly is excited to bring back its silent auction 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 4 in the old bookstore space.
Black History Month wraps up with colorful display
In celebration of Black History Month, the School of Education and Social Work department decorated its hallway, located on the first floor of McNeill Hall.
Professor John McCormick moonlights as a real estate agent with his two sons
Professor of Theology John McCormick ’08 and his two sons, Joe ’15 and Ben ’19, created their own business.
Christine Schneikart-Luebbe serves as faculty member at national symposium
Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Success Christine Schneikart-Luebbe recently participated in the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators’ Alice Manicur Symposium.
Newman University recognized by HACU as Hispanic-serving institution
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) recognizes Newman University as one of the first four-year colleges in Kansas to be a Hispanic-serving institution (HSI).
Podcast: Significance of Ash Wednesday
In this episode of The Newman Bond podcast, Chaplain Father Adam Grelinger and Emily Simon, assistant director of Campus Ministry and The Honors Program, take a deeper dive into the reason for the season.
Newman shares recipe for a successful High Tea
From perfectly plated finger foods to toasty Earl Grey tea, it takes many elements of precision to ensure a successful High Tea event at Newman University.
Answer the call: ‘Be A Hero’ during Giving Day Feb. 28
For 24 hours on February 28, Newman University Jets and supporters from around the world will rally together to raise money and spread the word about Newman Giving Day.
University launches ‘The Newman Bond’ podcast
Newman University recently launched its official podcast, “The Newman Bond,” for listeners around the world to enjoy.
Newman community reflects at prayer breakfast during Heritage Month
More than 40 students, faculty and staff gathered early morning Feb. 8 for the annual prayer breakfast in the Mabee Dining Center at Newman University.
Newman community participates in Virginia Eubanks’ discussions of algorithm-based discrimination
Author, political scientist and professor Virginia Eubanks spoke on campus February 1 as part of Newman University’s three-year project “Emphasis in Technology and Human Values (ETHV),” funded by a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant.
Newman honorees celebrated at Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Service Awards event
On February 2, members of the Newman community gathered to celebrate the outstanding service of three individuals at the Martin Luther King Junior Distinguished Awards ceremony.
Competition and community: 2023 Scholarship Interview Days
Ninety-nine students from near and far interviewed for Newman’s most prestigious scholarships during the 2023 Scholarship Interview Days January 21 and 28.
Father Welk shares ‘Sister Dolores Strunk: For Whom the Bell Tolls’
Father Tom Welk, chaplain of the ASC Wichita Center, shares a humorous story involving Sister Dolores Strunk (1931- 2008) in the 100-year-old Sacred Heart Hall building.