I never tire of telling people about the achievements of Newman University students. One reason is that their achievements truly are impressive – especially for a university of our size. A recent newspaper story noted that nine pre-med students from Newman were accepted into medical schools last year, out of about 1,400 total undergraduate students.
. . . . . . . . . Rev. Frank Coady and Janet McCann, ASC have joined the Newman University Board of Trustees, effective Feb. 22, 2013. Coady is a pastor at the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Salina, Kan., and a director in the Office of Liturgy, the Office of Deacons, and Lay
Captain Donald Bittner, M.D. ’77 was awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa during the Spring 2013 Commencement, May 11, 2013. Bittner was recognized as an outstanding example of the university’s Core Value of Global Perspective. Bittner is a board certified orthopedic surgeon and is considered one of Southern California’s most respected specialists in
Newman University has joined the fast-growing world of mobile technology by creating a new app designed to help prospective students. The free “NU Checklist” app offers a quick and simple way for interested students, as well as their parents, to navigate the university’s application and enrollment process. Newman is one of the few universities with
Following up on the success of the first “Senior University” in June 2012, the Newman University School of Social Work is again joining The Aging and Wellness Coalition of Sedgwick County to offer the educational event June 11-13, 2013 on the Newman campus. Senior University is based on nationwide models, and offers three-day workshops on
On June 9, 2012, nearly 1,200 people converged on Sedgwick County Park in Wichita with one goal in mind: Conquer a grueling 5k obstacle course at the first-ever Wichita Gladiator Dash. The Dash, which raised close to $50,000 to support Newman University Athletics and more than $5,200 for the Child Advocacy Center of Sedgwick County,
Spurred on by a motivational speech by track legend Jim Ryun, Newman runners swept the 2012 Heartland Conference Cross Country Championships, with the men’s team finishing first and the women’s team placing second. The event was hosted by Newman Oct. 20. Ryun spoke to a group of excited runners at a special pre-championship event Oct.
The Newman University Athletics Department honored the service and support of Head Men’s Basketball Coach Mark Potter and his family by naming the court inside Fugate Gymnasium “The Potter Family Court.” The formal dedication was made Feb. 2. Potter is a 1986 Newman graduate who was on both the basketball and baseball teams during his
The Newman University Men’s Basketball Team won its first-ever berth to the Division II Men’s NCAA Tournament. The Jets finished second in the Heartland Conference at 9-5, with an overall 20-7 record that reflected the most wins since Newman joined the NCAA Division II in 2008. Although the Jets lost 81-60 in tournament play to
Tim Hanson was recently named sports information director at Newman University. Hanson comes to Newman from Fort Hays State University, where he was a graduate assistant in the Sports Information Department. Prior to Fort Hays, Hanson was an intern at Davenport University in Grand Rapids, Mich. Hanson earned a bachelor’s degree in sports management at