Faculty and staff activity and achievements

Each year, Newman faculty and staff members publish and present a variety of literary, scholarly and professional works. Here is a sample of recent activity and other achievements.

GEORGIA DREWES, M.T.S. ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS:
Elected to three-year term as president of the Great Plains chapter of the United States Bowling Congress, Wichita, Kan., Aug. 1, 2016.

KRISTI BARTON EDWARDS, J.D., ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE:
“New Recruit Legal Training,” presentations to Wichita Police Department and Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Department, at Sedgwick County Law Enforcement Training Center, Wichita, Kan., July 11-18, 2016.

“2016 Presidential Election,” presentation to Kansas Association of Legal Assistants at Commerce Bank, Wichita, Kan., Nov. 1, 2016.

“Kansas Anti Vehicle Theft Seminar,” presentation to law enforcement personnel from Kansas, Oklahoma and Nebraska, at the Heartland Preparedness Center, Wichita, Kan., Nov. 9, 2016.

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LEVI ESSES, M.ED., DEAN OF STUDENTS:
Received Bethany College Athletic Association Award of Merit at Bethany College, Lindsborg, Kan., October 2016.

JILL FORT, PH.D., ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND CHAIR OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES:
2016 Faculty of Distinction Honoree by the Kansas Independent College Association (KICA), at Flint Hills Discovery Center, Manhattan, Kan., Oct. 13, 2016.

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CHERYL GOLDEN, PH.D., PROFESSOR OF HISTORY:
“Just War,” article in Conflict in Ancient Greece and Rome: The Definitive Political, Social and Military Encyclopedia, I.G. Spence, et al. eds., Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio, 2016.

Treasurer of the Board for Partnership for Global Justice, an NGO that works with Catholic orders religious to influence the United Nations on issues important to their missions.

Board Member of the Museum of World Treasures, Wichita, and chair of the Education Committee.

Board Member of the Historical Museum of Wichita and Sedgwick County, and chair of the Education Committee.

STEVE HAMERSKY, M.L.S., DIRECTOR OF LIBRARY SERVICES:
with Assistant Librarian Jeanette Parker: “No Defeat in Trying: Changing Student & Faculty Perceptions and Use in a Small Academic Library,” presentation at the “Champions by Design” Kansas Library Conference, Wichita, Kan., Oct. 21, 2016.

AMI LARREA, B.A., ACADEMIC AND INTERNATIONAL ADVISOR:
Selected to be Interview Judge for the Miss Wichita Asian Festival 2016 pageant at Century II, Wichita, Kan., Oct. 29, 2016.

NANCY LUGO-BAEZ, DNP, RN, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF NURSING:
“Attitudes of Associate Degree Nursing Students Toward the Value of Completing the Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing,” presentation at the Kansas State Nurses Association Membership Assembly, Topeka, Kan., Oct. 21, 2016.

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GINA MARX, ED.D., PROFESSIONAL CERTIFIED COACH (PCC), DIRECTOR, GRADUATE EDUCATION PROGRAM:
Elected Vice President/President Elect for the Kansas affiliate of the International Coach Federation: ICF Heartland Chapter, December 2016.

JOHN MCCORMICK, PH.D., ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF THEOLOGY:
“Research and Refreshment,” presentation of research on the role of business in society in light of Catholic social teaching, sponsored by Newman University Library team, Newman University, Wichita, Kan., Nov. 29, 2016.

LAURA SCHOLL, M.S.V.S., ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF GRAPHIC DESIGN, DIGITAL ART:
with the Wichita State University Impulse Percussion Group (IPG): “Shades of Enlightenment,” an interactive computer technology and light performance in Miller Concert Hall at Wichita State University, Wichita, Kan., Nov. 13, 2016.

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AMY SIPLE, M.S.N., ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF NURSING:
“Grab a BEERS List: Medication Management for Older Adults,” presentation to the Kansas Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Conference, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Wichita, Kan., Sept. 30, 2016, and

to Via Christi Annual Medical Surgical Conference, Newman University, Wichita, Kan., Nov. 4, 2016, and

to medical professionals at Courtyard Marriott, Salina, Kan., Nov. 10, 2016.

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JEFF VAUGHN, MS, R.T. (R), LRT, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR/ CLINICAL COORDINATOR, RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY:
“Radiology in a Different World,” presentation on taking X-rays in Cambodia, at Kansas Society of Radiologic Technologist (KSRT) Student Conference, Salina, Kan., Oct. 21, 2016.

TERESA WILKERSON, M.A., ASSISTANT DEAN OF ADULT STUDIES:
“Business Pitching: Knowing the Essentials to Grab Attention,” workshop presentation for the Business Booster Series at the Center for Entrepreneurship, Devlin Hall Innovation Hub, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kan., Oct. 7, 2016.

DEANNE ZOGLEMAN, B.M.E., DIRECTOR OF MUSIC:
with Melissa Seiler, music director at Bishop Carroll Catholic High School: Collaborated with composer John Leavitt and attended trip to Carnegie Hall with 27 Newman Chorale members, who performed with 260 other students from across the country, New York City, N.Y., Nov. 25, 2016.

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