Category: Student Life

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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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Newman’s 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 ...

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Pet-friendly residence hall comes to Newman University

Newman University students will soon be able to bring their furry friend to live with them on campus. ...

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SGA campaign adds fun to campus atmosphere

The students at Newman University may have noticed an increase in fun posters around campus. That’s because the Student Government Association (SGA) elections are nearing and campaigning has begun. There are two sets of candidates ...

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Students travel to the rockies for the 2019 MAASU conference

Twelve students traveled to the mountain-surrounded Boulder, Colorado, to attend the 2019 Midwest Asian American Student Union (MAASU) conference, which took place March 9. Newman University senior and biology major Thao Nguyen was one of ...

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 ...

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‘SHEro’ week will honor women in various ways

Newman University’s Division of Student Affairs has planned a “SHEro” week to honor women of the community in many different ways. Director of Multicultural Engagement and Campus Life Joseph Shepard spoke about the upcoming event ...

Clubs become sustainable through fundraising and make differences

Newman University is home to many clubs that help enrich student life on campus, and their fundraising efforts are essential to their operations. Funding plays a large role in the clubs available to students and ...

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Newman Black Student Union gears up for Black History Month events

The Newman University Black Student Union (BSU) is planning several events to celebrate Black History Month. Festivities begin Feb. 1, which BSU is designating “Black Friday,” encouraging students to wear their BSU T-shirts. Newman University ...

Newman SGA weighs in on progress

Newman University’s Student Government Association (SGA) has been working hard for the past semester to improve life on campus for students of the university — and they aren’t finished yet. Marisa-Nicole Zayat, SGA president at ...

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New on-campus coffee shop ‘Newman Grind’ is open for business

The Newman Grind opened its doors to students for the first time at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22. The new on-campus establishment will be open 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Friday. It is located in ...

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Military veteran talks about his higher education journey at Newman University

Newman senior Ryan Lee began his higher education journey at Newman University at the age of 27 after serving eight years in the Air Force. Lee joined the service at the age of 19 and ...

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Ambassadors help strengthen diversity initiatives at Newman

Newman University’s new Director of Multicultural Engagement Joseph Shepard has been busy planning trainings, initiatives and events that help support diversity and inclusion since his first day on the job. His most recent accomplishment was creating the ...

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Students plan winter service trip to to New Mexico

Newman University students are headed to Gallup, New Mexico, for their annual winter service trip. The winter service trip is an opportunity for students to spend time doing service work and to experience fellowship. Student ...

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Career services focuses on career-readiness

Newman University Career Services is a beneficial resource on campus that is available to help students prepare for their future in the workforce, and it’s a resource they should start using early in their college ...