Category: Staff & Faculty

Military appreciation day
Military Appreciation Day to be held with the opening of a new military space

Newman University will celebrate its military students, staff and faculty Nov. 11 with a Military Appreciation Day and ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new military resource center for students. The event is an opportunity for the ...

Lori Steiner
Newman announces new Dean of Arts and Sciences

Newman University School of Arts and Sciences has a new dean. ...

Dean of students receives award from national association

The National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) will be inducting Newman University Dean of Students Christine Schneikart-Luebbe into the Pillars of the Profession Class of 2020. Schneikart-Luebbe’s history with NASPA goes back to 1995, ...

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Social work professor gives community talks about marriage

Associate Professor of Social Work Mike Duxler is recommitting himself to marriage by giving talks to the Wichita community. Duxler, who has been speaking on the topic of marriage throughout the year, said the talks ...

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The life and legacy of Sister Mary Thomasine Stoecklein

Sister Mary Thomasine Stoecklein, ASC, passed away Sept. 4, 2019, at age 96. Her contributions to education and athletic achievement at Newman University will be remembered by the Newman community. Sr. Thomasine entered the Adorers ...

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Alumnus returns as new university chaplain

Newman University welcomed back a friendly face in June 2019 — alumnus Father Adam Grelinger has been assigned as the new chaplain. ...

Fr. John Fogliasso reassigned to St. Jude Catholic Church

Father John Fogliasso will serve his last day as Newman University Chaplain on June 17, 2019, beginning a new chapter in his career as pastor at St. Jude Catholic Church. ...

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Dorm donations help community in need

For the past four years, donation collection boxes have been placed in the residence halls on the Newman campus a few weeks before students move out. Morris “Mo” Floyd, director of security at Newman University, ...

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Megan Cook receives Faculty Excellence award

Each spring, Newman University students can nominate a full-time professor for the Faculty Excellence award. This year, the award was given to Megan Cook, DNAP, MSNA, assistant director, clinical director and assistant professor of the ...

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Meg Trumpp honored by Kansas Respiratory Care Society

A Newman University faculty member was recognized at this year’s Kansas Respiratory Care Society (KRCS) seminar. Margaret “Meg” Trumpp, M.Ed., is an assistant professor of respiratory care, the director of the respiratory care program and ...

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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 ...

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 ...

Influential art professor says goodbye to Newman

Mary Werner, associate professor of art, will retire in May 2019 after 16 years as a part of the Newman community. Werner was hired as a professor at Newman in 2003 and has impacted the ...

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J.V. Johnston receives CFRE certification

Vice President for University Advancement J.V. Johnston recently received the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) accreditation. Johnston is the only member of staff with the credential. He said that he hopes his certification helps Newman ...

Jenifer Leming
‘Nutcracker’ holds special memories for Newman professor

Newman University Assistant Professor of Biology Jenifer Leming has a special Christmas tradition connection. She was a ballet dancer for most of her youth and performed in several productions of “The Nutcracker” at different stages ...

Vic Trilli
Vic Trilli: Distinguished alumnus at Midwestern State University

Newman Vice President for Student Affairs and Director of Athletics Victor “Vic” Trilli was recognized as a distinguished alumnus at Midwestern State University (MSU) in Wichita Falls, Texas, during its Alumni Association’s Homecoming brunch Oct. ...

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Grant awards professional development opportunity for staff

Newman University was recently awarded the Kansas Leadership Center (KLC) Leadership Transformation Grant to provide professional development opportunities to university staff through leadership training and development. Staff members will be offered leadership training courses through ...

The Landing
ASC sisters open their home, The Landing, to Newman student body

For the past several years, The Landing has served as a resource for the members of the Newman community, and it has been provided and cared for by the Adorers of the Blood of Christ ...

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Students take on Tulsa, OK, for the Nimrod Writing Conference

On Oct. 20, Associate Professor of English Susan Crane-Laracuente, Ph.D., and her husband, Sonny, spent their Saturday traveling with a group of six students to Tulsa, Oklahoma, for the “Nimrod Conference for Readers and Writers.” ...

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Student Life gains a new multicultural engagement director

The Student Life office at Newman University has welcomed new Director of Multicultural Engagement and Campus Life Joseph Shepard. Shepard is a graduate of Wichita State University where he earned both a Bachelor of Liberal Arts ...

KATE Panel
Newman students, alumni and professor present as panel at KATE Conference

Last month, Associate Professor of English Susan Crane-Laracuente, Ph.D., reached out to two of her colleagues with a rough idea for a panel proposal. Together, the three crafted “What Now? Millennial Writers Engaging the World” ...

Wichita Area Sister Cities visit campus
Wichita Area Sister Cities visit Newman to discuss educational exchanges with China

On. Oct. 2, Newman University received a visit from Chinese representatives of the Wichita Area Sister Cities (WASC) — a nonprofit organization that serves to facilitate relationships between international communities. Wichita is “siblings” with four ...

Lori Gibbon
Lori Gibbon is new registrar at Newman

Newman University said goodbye to its longtime Registrar, Shirley Rueb, who retired just before the fall semester began. Filling her shoes is Lori Gibbon, who brings many years of higher education experience with her, both ...

Newman individuals take on the Ironman triathlon, world’s hardest race

Completing the Ironman triathlon is no small feat, yet four individuals at Newman University have successfully done just that. The Ironman is a triathlon that takes place in various destinations throughout the world, including olympic ...

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Newman hires new sports information director

Brandon Smith is the new sports information director for the Newman University athletics department. Smith attended Barton Community College (BCC) before earning his bachelor’s degree in human health performance with a minor in sports management ...