Category: Student Life

Students enjoy another successful Lip Sync Battle

As a getaway from the chaos of midterms, the 2020 Annual Lip Sync Battle consisted of four performances and a grand prize of $1000. ...

First-time student Catherine Madison goes from busy summer to busy semester

First-year student Catherine Madison is looking forward to a semester full of academics and extracurricular after having three summer jobs, ...

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Sloppy Joe Improv makes an appearance at local museum

The Newman University Sloppy Joe Improv players kicked off their 2020-2021 year with a unique first performance at the Museum of World Treasures located in Wichita, Kansas. Co-captains Matthew Clark and Brenden Schwartz both participated ...

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Operation Communication creates a new friendship for Newman student

Newman University junior Kayla Garvert works part time in the Student Life office and recently helped organize a letter-writing campaign — Operation Communication — with the Student Life team. The project was created to help ...

2020 SGA executive board strives to uphold vision, voice and values

The SGA executive board has sprung into action now that fall semester is upon us. With the mission statement of "vision, voice, values," they are ready to be the leaders that are needed in an ever-changing world. ...

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First-time students experience virtual orientation

Students beginning their higher education at Newman University already knew their 2020 fall semester would look and feel different in the midst of a national pandemic. From virtual visits before applying to moving into residence ...

Newly elected SGA executive board continues preparations for fall semester

The SGA executive board for 2020-2021 is hard at work, with each member bringing a different perspective to the table, making up a strong team to represent the student body. ...

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Residence Life has a new interim director

Newman University has named Turner Middendorf interim residence life director for the 2020-21 academic year. Previously the residence life graduate assistant, Middendorf officially began his new role May 13 when previous director Scott Mudloff changed ...

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Online town hall meeting keeps students informed from a distance

Though students are away from campus, the Student Affairs team is doing everything they can to keep everyone informed. While a physical meeting is not currently possible, Dean of Students Christine Schneikart-Luebbe explained, “Student Affairs ...

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Registration day goes virtual

In this new, temporary virtual world everyone is adjusting to, Newman University had to get creative with its traditional registration day event. Each year, in mid-April, staff and faculty host a registration event so prospective ...

Partnership with USD 259 results in food deliveries for those in need

Though the campus is quiet, Newman University’s mission to serve the community lives on. ...

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Nine online learning tips for college students

Because of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, universities around the country have moved their spring semester in-person classes to an online format. For many, this transition can be a struggle when you do your best learning ...

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COVID-19 concerns result in a series of cancellations for Newman University

The Newman University campus is usually buzzing with multiple events in any given week. Unfortunately, due to the ongoing threat of COVID-19 and the state regulations that have been placed, spring events have been canceled ...

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Honors students gain perspective on mental health

Each year, Newman University honors students are given an assigned reading in order to provoke discussion and promote critical thinking. This year, the book was “What Made Maddy Run” by Kate Fagan. In the words ...

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A full week of activities for Newman homecoming week

Newman University’s homecoming week, happening the week of Feb. 17, always brings forth strong traditions and new events to draw in students, faculty, staff, alumni and other members of the community. This year is no ...

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Students discover a passion for mentoring

Though senior Martina Viale and junior Sara Zogleman do not have any biological sisters, they have become mentors to two little sisters through the Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters program. Sara Zogleman was scrolling on ...

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KCACTF: an immersion in theater

Written by Matthew Clark, sophomore On Jan. 19, I joined six other students and our theater director on a trip to the snow-covered land of South Dakota for an acting competition and surrounding events. The ...

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Dyana Baca goes from Newman student to Newman employee

Senior Dyana Baca, a business management major with music and entrepreneurship minors, has the unique opportunity of being a student and an official Newman employee simultaneously. In the midst of her classes, extracurriculars and finishing ...

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Campus Ministry hosts winter service trip

A total of 18 students went on a service trip to Gallup, New Mexico, during their winter break. Father Adam Grelinger, Newman University chaplain, and Emily Simon, assistant director of Campus Ministry traveled with them. ...

Triathlon, cheer and dance teams support Swaney Elementary in marathon challenge

Members of triathlon, cheer and dance attended the last day of Swaney Elementary's 26 day marathon challenge to cheer them on and run with them. ...

Trunk-or-treat at Newman open to community

Newman University is well known for its service and community involvement. A great example of that will take place at the end of this month. The university’s annual Trunk-or-Treat event is scheduled for 5:30 to ...

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On-campus living completes the college experience

Living on campus opens up great opportunities for students, as they are constantly immersed in events and academics, and they get to experience life on their own.  Newman sophomore Gabrielle Alténor gave some insight into ...

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SGA and nursing department provide free flu shots

The Newman University Student Government Association (SGA) along with the nursing department co-sponsored an event Oct. 7 to provide free flu shots for Newman students. The shots were in high demand as they ran out ...

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First-time students explore conservation

The Newman University Traditions and Transitions (T&T) students participated in a class trip to the Sedgwick County Zoo on Oct. 2 to explore a type of conservation taking place in Wichita. ...

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First open mic showcases student talent through poetry and song

The first open mic event for fall semester was held Sept. 24 at the Newman Grind. Hosted by students Matthew Clark and Murphy Obershaw and sponsored by the theater, English and art departments, and the ...

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Mentorship program fuels support for student-athletes

Student-athletes work hard for their university. Between keeping up with their studies and juggling conditioning, practices and games, they work practically nonstop to carry out their duties. Due to these pressures, it is important that ...

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Sloppy Joe Improv team grows

Sloppy Joe Improv — Newman University’s improv comedy group — has provided the community with years of entertainment and is ready to start a new season. With the departures of graduates Amy Emerson and Claire ...

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Cultural Extravaganza will showcase talent at Newman

The Cultural Extravaganza, which has become a staple event not only for the Multicultural Leadership Organization (MCLO) but also for the Wichita community, is coming back for its third year. The event will begin with ...

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Getting acquainted: adjusting to college life

It’s the beginning of a new school year for Newman University. New faces are appearing on campus and new friendships are being formed as this year’s freshmen move into Carrocci Hall, hustle into classrooms and ...

New year brings new SGA executive board

Above photo, left to right: Courtney Klaus, Kayla Garvert, Emily Larkin and Mac Foley. With a new year comes new leadership. As such, the Student Government Association (SGA) has a new executive board consisting of ...

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New academic year kicks off at Newman University

More than 300 first-time and transfer students joined the Newman family this week, kicking off their collegiate journey at Newman University. ...

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Incoming students share thoughts about preparing for college

Editor’s note: Newman student Allison Schoeppner ’18, ’20 reflects on her time as an incoming freshman and how she prepared for her collegiate journey. She also spoke with students who were recently anticipating their own ...

Six tips for parents to help their student transition to college

A high school graduate’s transition to college can be tough — but having a solid support system can help ease the stress of the move. It can be difficult for the parent or guardian of ...

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Jet Camp helps first-time students prepare for college

Newman University introduced Jet Camp in 2019 — a new weeklong summer program that allows first-time students to prepare for college and receive additional opportunities throughout their college experience. Melody Head, administrator of Runway Learning ...

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Nelnet Campus Commerce offers aid with college payments

During the summer, students take a much-needed break from the high stress of college — that is until they hear the dreaded words “tuition payments due.” Before panic starts to settle in, help can be ...

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The ‘Europe by Rail’ experience

Every other year, students are offered an opportunity to learn about the history and culture of Europe in the classroom and then travel to experience and expand that knowledge. Professor of History Kelly McFall teaches ...

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Mom saves the day for Newman mission trip travelers

Every other year, a group of students embark on the Guatemala Study and Serve mission trip. However, without the help from one mom, six students would have missed out on part of the journey. When ...

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New lounge will help Newman honors program grow

The Newman University honors program is getting a new space to call their own. Kelly McFall, professor of history and chair of the Division of Humanities, said the new Honors Lounge will be a space ...