Newman University, Wichita
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|Sacred Heart College (1933–1973)
Kansas Newman College (1973–1998)
|Motto||Caritas Christi urget nos (Latin)|
Motto in English
|The charity of Christ urges us|
|Type||Private, Non-profit, Coeducational|
|Affiliation||Roman Catholic (Adorers of the Blood of Christ)|
|Location||Wichita, Kansas, U.S.
61 acres (0.25 km2)
|Colors||Newman blue and red
|Athletics||NCAA Division II – Heartland Conference|
Newman University is a coeducational Catholic liberal arts university in Wichita, Kansas, United States. The university offers both undergraduate and master's level programs. Newman University is ranked #108 in the Midwest. Tuition is approximately $24,000 a year. Most classes are under 20 students.
- 1 History
- 2 Student life
- 3 Athletics
- 4 Notable people
- 5 References
- 6 External links
After the Dugan Library opened in 2007 Newman waited a year before dedicating Founders Plaza with a statue of ASC founders, St. Maria De Mattias. The dedication of the St. Maria De Mattias statue was at Newman’s 75th anniversary in 2008. Bill Hopen and his son, Gabriel, of Sutton, WV sculpted this statue and several more for the ASC sisters.
The main buildings of Newman University are all dedicated to someone important in Newman's history.
The Fine Arts Center is named after Maria De Mattias, the founder of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ. Maria taught herself to write and subsequently taught those from here local area who could not afford an education.[not in citation given] Others figures from the history of the University have also had buildings named after them at Newman, such as Monsignor Leon A. McNeill, who will be the focus of Missions talks for 2013-2014. He was the first president as Newman as a College. President Sister Sylvia Gorges expanded Newman as a college and initiated the intercollegiate athletic programs in 1967.
In 2010 Newman University unveiled plans for a new science building, to be located near the Heimerman Science Center, which were approved by the Board of Trustees in October 2013. Fundraising for the projected $30 million cost is expected to take 15–18 months. This is part of a multi-phased plan to expand Newman over a course of 10–20 years based on a study done in 1993.
The Gymnasium is named after the O’Shaughnessy family which has made generous donations towards Newman, and were the lead donors for the athletic department. The family also supports scholarships and other building around campus such as De Mattias.
The Dugan Library and conference center was named after John E. and Marilyn K. Dugan of Wichita for their donation of $2 million after the previous library was demolished.
|Name of Building||Function Of Building|
|Sacred Heart||Administration, Campus Ministry, Finical Aid Services, Human Resources, Learning Center, St. John's Chapel, Classrooms, and Computer Lab|
|Dugan Library and Student Center||Lounge, Scooters, Library, Computers, and Bookstore|
|Eck Hall||Classrooms, Nursing Department|
|Heimerman Science Center||Sciences and Lab classrooms|
|McNeill Hall||Professors Offices|
|Mabee Dining Center||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner|
|De Mattias Fine Arts Center||Black Box Theater, Performance Hall, Steckline Gallery, Gorges Atruim, and Classrooms|
These students dedicate their time to touring around campus and showing possible prospective students Newman University. This organization also demonstrates hospitality towards any guest on the campus.
Campus activities board
CAB is the Campus Activities Board. CAB consists of student who voluntary joined the program to support Campus entertainment. The volunteers of the Campus Activities Board try to organize 2 events for students each week. These events are free for all students and mainly happen on the Newman Campus. Previous events have included things as video games night, wings night, and free ice skating or laser tag. CAB is in strong cooperation with the student government. Especially in the first two weeks of the school year (Weeks of Welcome).
Resident Assistant (RA) is composed of individuals who make sure that each campus dorm is abiding to the rules of Newman University. RAs also make sure to interact with their residence and organize events throughout the year to help strengthen the dorm community. The dorms and requirements are listed below:
New Hall •Freshman priority residence hall •Suite-style living •Two residents per bedroom sharing a bathroom with another same-gender student bedroom •Meal plan required
Beata Hall •Sophomore standing and higher •Single-gender expanded suites or "pods" •Five students per pod with individual bedrooms sharing two bathrooms •Meal Plan required
Merlini Hall •Sophomore standing and higher •Single and Double occupancy suites sharing a bathroom with another same-gender student bedroom •Limited number of singles available •Meal Plan required
Fugate Hall •Available to students with junior credit standing or above and/or 21 years of age or older •Two bedroom apartments with students sharing one bathroom •Limited number of four bedroom apartments with four students sharing two bathrooms •Full kitchens (including stove and refrigerator)- Meal Plan recommended but not required
Student government association
The Student Government Association (SGA) represents the whole student population at Newman University. Their main focus is to find ways in which to better the experience of students while they attend Newman University.
Student Ministers offer spiritual activities. Student Ministers also help with Catholic services on campus grounds.
In 2013 Newman was awarded the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the fourth time. The honor roll is based on community service performed the previous year. Every year Newman students log over 200,000 hours of service; ranging from helping underprivileged children, blood drives, holiday season toy and food drives, and an annual trip to Crownpoint, N.M. Students also regularly help out around the Wichita community at places such as the Lord’s Diner, local hospitals, schools, homeless shelters, and many more.
Many of the scholarships awarded at Newman have an annual community service requirement. The three main scholarships awarded with these requirements are ASC Community Leader, Cardinal Newman, and the Presidential Scholarship.
At Newman the Cardinal Newman Scholarship is the highest academic award offered. The requirements include: 4.0 high school GPA, 30+ ACT, 64 community service hours annually, and 3.4 cumulative GPA while at Newman.
The Presidential Scholarship is $12,000 annually and awarded for high academic achievement. The requirements include: 3.8-3.9 high school GPA, 28-29 ACT, 64 community service hours annually, and must maintain 3.25 cumulative GPA while at Newman.
The ASC Community Leader Scholarship is working to keep the mission of Newman and the mission of the founders, the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, strong in the Newman community. ASC scholars participate in service and leadership classes as well as complete 90 hours of community service. The requirements include: 3.0 high school GPA, outstanding community service, interview, 90 hours community service annually, 4 years of service classes. Seniors are required to organize a Capstone project that consist of 45 hours (from the 90 hours) of community service.
Newman University athletic teams are known as the Jets. The university is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and competes at the Division II level in the Heartland Conference. The Jets formerly competed in the Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference (MCAC) of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) until the end of the 2005-06 season. Newman University introduced their new mascot, “Johnny Jet” in September 2010.
- Alex Ciabattoni (1994- ), basketball forward
- Tony Fulton (1972- ), Nebraska state legislator
- Issoufou Idrissa (1976- ), Nigerien soccer striker
- Tom Malone (1953- ), Kansas Court of Appeals judge
- Rick Roder, baseball umpire, author
- Clare Vanderpool (1965- ), children's book author
- Ponka-We Victors (1981- ), Kansas state legislator
Faculty and staff
- Robert Beattie, lawyer, crime writer
- Cliff Brown (1956- ), soccer coach
- Naomi Hirahara (1962- ), novelist, editor
Presidents of the college
|President||Institution name||Years of tenure|
|Noreen M. Carrocci, Ph.D.||Newman University||2007–present|
|Aidan O. Dunleavy, Ph.D.||Newman University||2000–2006|
|Tarcisia Roths, A.S.C., Ph.D.||Kansas Newman College, Newman University||1991–2000|
|Timothy Duszynski, D.A.||Kansas Newman College||1989–1990|
|Robert J. Giroux, Ph.D.||Kansas Newman College||1982–1989|
|Rev. Roman S. Galiardi, O.S.B., J.C.D.||Sacred Heart College, Kansas Newman College||1971–1982|
|Sylvia Gorges, A.S.C., M.D.Ed.||Sacred Heart College||1961–1971|
|Mary Hilary Yoggerst, A.S.C., Ad.PP.S., Ph.D.||Sacred Heart College||1954–1961|
|Rev. Edward P. McCarthy, C.PP.S., M.A.||Sacred Heart College||1950–1954|
|Rev. Charles A. Smith, M.A.||Sacred Heart Junior College||1946–1950|
|Rev. Leon A. McNeill, M.A.||Sacred Heart Junior College||1933–1946|
- Newman's Ranking and information
- Rohrbach, Charlotte ASC Ph. D., 09-19-13, personal interview.
- Buildings on NU's campus
- Monsignor Leon A. McNeill
- Heck, Josh (2 October 2013). "Newman University board approves plans for $30M science building". Wichita Business Journal. Retrieved 16 January 2014.
- Dugan Library
- "Newman University's Campus Map | Newman University". Newmanu.edu. Retrieved 2013-09-24.
- Student Organizations
- Residence Halls
- "Newman University named to President's Community Service Honor Roll for fourth time « Newman University". News.newmanu.edu. 2013-03-14. Retrieved 2013-09-24.
- "Scholarship and Grants | Newman University". Newmanu.edu. Retrieved 2013-09-24.
- "Women's Basketball Signs Alexandra Ciabattoni". Stetson University Hatters. 2014-06-03. Retrieved 2016-03-16.
- "Tony Fulton's Biography". Vote Smart. Retrieved 2016-03-16.
- "Idrissa, Issoufou". National Football Teams. Retrieved 2016-03-16.
- "Honorable Thomas E. Malone - Chief Judge 2012 - Present - Judge of the Court of Appeals 2003-2012". Kansas Judicial Branch. Retrieved 2016-03-16.
- Porter, Jim (2001-11-19). "Rick Roder - Part I [Interview]". Officiating.com. Retrieved 2016-03-16.
- Manette, Alice (2013-01-13). "Wichita has 'a treasure' in local Newbery Medal winner Clare Vanderpool". The Wichita Eagle. Retrieved 2016-03-16.
- "Ponka-We Victors' Biography". Vote Smart. Retrieved 2016-03-16.
- Ellin, Abby (1999-08-01). "Blackboard: Curricula Esoterica; Doctors, Soldiers, Serial Killers". The New York Times. Retrieved 2016-03-16.
- "Head Coach Cliff Brown". Newman University Jets. Retrieved 2016-03-16.
- "Naomi Hirahara". Gersh Books. Retrieved 2016-03-16.
- Newman University past presidents