Category: Staff & Faculty

Dana Beitey
Dana Beitey goes from writing stories about alumni to keeping them connected

On March 1st, Dana Beitey officially moved from the position of Content Marketing Coordinator to Director of Alumni Relations. She is looking forward to helping current and future alumni stay connected with their alma mater. ...

Sr. Therese Wetta, ASC, takes on the position of Director of Mission Effectiveness

The heavy loss of Sr. Charlotte Rohrbach left a hole in the heart of the university, one that cannot be filled but must be healed by the labor and efforts of others. In order to ...

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 ...

Newman celebrates Sister Charlotte Rohrbach’s life

To honor Sr. Charlotte, Newman will be holding a celebration of her life on April 18th at 2:00 p.m. in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center. ...

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. ...

The story behind ‘The Journey Home: Autobiography of an American Swami’

While many may know her as a professor of English, Marguerite Regan, Ph.D., is also an observant storyteller and published author of the 2010 collaboratively composed novel, “The Journey Home: Autobiography of an American Swami.” ...

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 ...

Staff connect with students with Halloween treats

What better way to connect with college students than to pass out free candy? And what better time to do that than Halloween? Newman University Staff Assembly wanted to bring some normalcy to students’ lives ...

Zogleman
Deanne Zogleman honored with 10th Mary Jane Teall Award

Deanne Zogleman, Newman University music director, takes her craft seriously both on and off campus. As an actress in the local theater community, Zogleman has been honored with a total of 10 Mary Jane Teall ...

respiratory care
Respiratory Care Program receives Distinguished RRT Credentialing Success Award

The Respiratory Care Program has been acknowledged by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care for meeting their efforts. ...

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Newman faculty members achieve doctorate status

Three faculty members conducted their own research on their path to becoming obtaining a Ph.D. in their respective fields. ...

Newman head groundskeeper combines drag racing, photography

Head Groundskeeper Darrin McKim is part of a generation of racers, having driven a 69 Camaro on tracks in Great Bend and Manhattan in the past. ...

Tracy McGarey retires after dedicated service to the university

Tracy McGarey reminisces on her time at Newman, and expresses her thankfulness for the opportunities she found while working for the university. ...

Bonnie Setzkorn
Bonnie Setzkorn retires after 31 years at Newman

Bonnie Setzkorn began working at Newman as a typist in 1989. As she prepared to retire from the university in 2020, she was scanning and digitizing files, some of which she had typed. Setzkorn has ...

sarah evans
Sarah Evans bestowed with 2020 Faculty Teaching Excellence Award

Each spring, Newman University students, staff and faculty are given the opportunity to nominate an outstanding staff member and an outstanding faculty member for respective excellence awards. The Faculty Teaching Excellence Award is presented to ...

2019
What a year! Check out 2019’s happenings at Newman University

As we welcome in a new year with all its many adventures to come, we look back and celebrate all the great things 2019 brought us. ...

Macey Brake Neal Etsy DIY Queen Pinterest Shop Business Two Goldens Design Co.
Admissions counselor turned DIY queen

Admissions Counselor Macey (Brake) Neal is taking do-it-yourself to a whole new level. Neal runs the Etsy shop Two Golden Design Co., where she sells handmade signs and decor.  In the beginning, Neal didn’t plan ...

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, ...

Michael Duxler Wichita KS Kansas Marriage for Keeps
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 ...

Stoecklein
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. ...

Fugate hall donation pile
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, ...

Professor Megan Cook holding teaching excellence award
Megan Cook receives Faculty Teaching Excellence award

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

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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 ...

J.V. Johnston
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. ...

leadership
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 ...

Students attend Nimrod
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.” ...

Joseph Shepard
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 ...