While the Spring 2018 edition of the Newman University Magazine continues to hit mailboxes this week, articles featured in the issue are now available online at https://mag.newmanu.edu.
The theme of the Spring 2018 edition is "Eye on the Future" and focuses on the many ways Newman University prepares students for tomorrow. The key article in the magazine discusses the Newman Studies Program, why it's unique, and how it prepares students for careers that haven't yet been thought of.
The Newman Studies Program goes beyond general education, emphasizing critical thinking and exploring different viewpoints.
As Chris Fox, Ph.D., an associate professor of philosophy who was also on the NSP development committee, put it; "The classes help develop 'habits of the mind.'"
First-generation students at Newman talk about their journey in higher education. Going to college is a big step; being the first one in your family to attend college is an even bigger step.
The feelings of excitement, fear, apprehension and courage swirl around the prospective college student.
At Newman University, service work is inherent.
Throughout the year, the Newman University community takes part in multiple service projects that better the campus, the community and even the world.
Service is an integral part of an education at Newman and in the past, students have worked more than 260,400 collective service hours in one year.
Mary Short began her journey toward a college degree just like many other students, but one thing set her apart. Short is in her 70s.
She is now 75 and excited to be nearing her long-anticipated graduation in May 2018. “I’m seeing my life dream come true,” she said.
We talked with professors Teresa Wilkerson, M.A., (communications) and Jill Fort, Ph.D., (criminal justice) to find out what they love about the Newman Studies Program.