Category: Theology

Amanda Becker
Theology and mathematics graduate attends Baylor

Amanda Becker, a December 2018 graduate with a degree in theology and mathematics, is headed to Baylor in the fall to pursue her dream of teaching theology. Becker never planned on attending Newman University — ...

Holy Land Pilgrims
Spring break in the Holy Land

Newman University theology graduate students experienced the Holy Land during spring break. ...

Cheryl Golden Newman University
Dr. Cheryl Golden to study in Greece

Cheryl Golden, Ph.D., Newman University professor of history and director of international studies, has been selected as one of 20 faculty members in the U.S. who will travel to Greece to participate in the Council ...

Newman Theology Faculty on the Air

Two of faculty members will be on KPHN Catholic Radio on May 1st. Please tune in, or, even better, call in and chat with them. ...

Catherine Mardon
Newman alumna honored with papal knighthood for intellectual disability advocacy

Catherine (Curry) Mardon, 2007 Newman graduate, advocates for those with mental illnesses and disability, and young adults suffering from fetal alcohol syndrome. Mardon said her time at Newman was positive and “the professors were top ...

Fr. Gile on Hatteberg’s People

Set your DVRs now for an episode of Hatteberg’s People on KPTS, November 9 at 7:00pm. Our own Fr. Gile is one of the subjects of the episode, filmed several years ago when Larry Hatteberg ...

Catholic Perspective on Immigration

Dr. Papsdorf will be speaking Tuesday, 9/26, at 7:00pm in Hutchinson for Theology on Tap Hutch. He will be presenting on a Catholic view of immigration. Please come join us for some good, food, drinks, ...

Fr. Gile in Hutchinson on May 23rd

If you haven’t heard Fr. Gile’s talk “Is Pope Francis a Liberal?”, you should make a short drive to Hutchinson where he will be speaking in the Theology on Tap series on May 23rd. The evening ...

Jerusalem, Israel
Theology graduate program students to visit the Holy Land

Assistant Professor of Theology Matthew Umbarger will be leading a group of theology graduate students during a trip to the Holy Land, which will take place March 16-27, 2017. This trip will mark the first time ...

Campus Ministry Winter Service Trip Group Photo
Campus Ministry helps Catholic Charities in Chicago during annual winter service trip

Adding a retreat component to an annual winter service trip was something new for Campus Ministry at Newman University. Newman Chaplain and Director of Campus Ministry Father John Fogliasso and Campus Ministry Administrative Assistant Monica Borger accompanied ...

Wooden Cross Newman University
Catholic Identity and Academic Freedom

On Tuesday, October 11, at 6:00 p.m. in the Alumni Center, there will be a panel discussion on academic freedom and the Catholic intellectual tradition. Our Provost, Dr. Kim Long, will be presenting an administrator’s ...

“Foundations of the Catholic Faith” in Liberal, KS — September 10th

On Saturday, September 10th, Dr. Joshua Papsdorf will be presenting on The Holy Trinity and Salvation History as part of a day of Catholic education at Saint Anthony’s Parish in Liberal, KS. Also presenting will ...

Theology Professor Writes On Parenting and Ferris Bueller

A short essay by Dr. Joshua Papsdorf, Director of the Graduate Program in Theology, recently appeared on the Catholic website Aleteia.org. ...

Theology Program at Midwest Catholic Family Conference

This will be our second year with a table at the Midwest Catholic Family Conference in Wichita on Friday, August 5th through Sunday, August 7th. If you are planning on attending the conference please drop ...

Father Joseph Gile Newman University
Fr. Gile to Speak on Pope Francis

Newman Theology Professor and Dean of Graduate Studies, Fr. Joseph Gile, will be speaking at the Spiritual Life Center on July 21st. Fr. Gile will be discussing the question, “Is Pope Franics a Liberal?” For ...

Newman Faculty and Alumni at the Catholic Culture Conference

This weekend, April 22-23, 2016, the Spiritual Life Center is hosting their second annual Catholic Culture Conference here in Wichita. Along with keynote speaker, Anthony Esolen, our own Dr. Matthew Umbarger will be speaking on Saturday, ...

Theology grad student publishes healthcare Op-Ed

Family medicine specialist Donna Flemming Ewy, Ph.D., recently had her editorial on healthcare and expanding KanCare in Kansas published in the Wichita Eagle. Read Ewy’s editorial >> In her editorial, Ewy calls for Kansas to “pay ...

Dr. Papsdorf at Theology on Tap – July 14th

Associate Professor of Theology, Joshua Papsdorf, will be speaking on “Wrestling with St. Augustine” for Theology on Tap in Wichita, July 14th. The event takes place at the Loft 150 in Old Town, and the ...

Theology Student Meets Pope Francis

    On the most recent MA/MTS program Rome trip, MTS student Angela Albright had a memorable experience as presented in the Catholic Advance. Newman grad gets newlywed gift — Angie Albright and her husband, ...

Fr. Gile on KSN

No you were not mistaken; that was your favorite priest/theology professor on your screen. Fr. Gile was recently interviewed on KSN in conjunction with the AD: The Bible Continues mini-series. ...

Ethics of Vaccines Discussion

Dr. Joshua Papsdorf of the Theology Department will be speaking on Feb. 27th at noon at the Spiritual Life Center on the ethical issues surrounding vaccines. The talk will be part of the “Brown Baggin’ ...

Spiritual Life Center Lenten Series by Theology Alum

Dr. David Wall, an alum of the MTS program, will be presenting each Thursday in Lent on “Seven Sinners in Search of a Savior.” The talks will focus on Jesus’ encounters with various sinners as ...

“Seven Saints for Seven Virtues” by Theology Alum

Jean Heimann, a recent alum of the MA in Theology program, had her book Seven Saints for Seven Virtues, published by Servant Books recently. In addition to wonderful reviews on Amazon.com, Heimann’s book also received a ...

Alum Becomes Regular Crisis Contibutor

Several months ago we noted that Dusty Gates, an alum of the MA in Theology program, had an article published in Crisis, the Catholic magazine and website. Since then, Dusty has become a regular contributor ...

MTS Alum Begins Work as Missionary

Donovan Bailey, an alumnus of the Masters in Theological Studies program, has recently begun serving the Church, along with his family, as a lay missionary. After completing training in Mexico, the Baileys are now working ...

Talk on “Catholic Vision of History” by MA in Theology Alum

Jackie Arnold, an alumna of the MA in Theology program, will be presenting a talk on “Reviving a Catholic Vision of History” on Saturday, June 21st, at the Spiritual Life Center in Wichita. The talk ...

“Mockingjay” Article by MA in Theology Alum

Dusty Gates, an alumnus of the MA in Theology program, recently had an article published by the pastoral magazine, Homiletic & Pastoral Review. In the article, “The Holy Cross: A Real Life “Mockingjay” for Catholics,” ...

Newman MTS Alum Honored

John Kennedy, an alum of the first MTS cohort, was recently honored for his years of service in teaching PSR and serving in a variety of other roles at St. Mary’s in Derby. Kennedy also ...