To say that the landscape of the Newman University women’s basketball program has changed would be an understatement. A new coach, new players, and a new attitude have turned heads — locally, in the Heartland Conference, and at the national level.
| Spring 2011
The Newman University Athletics Department has enthusiastically adopted the NCAA Division II “Life in the Balance” initiative to help students have a well-rounded collegiate experience (see story, page 6). Here is a quick look at a few Newman student-athletes living a life of balance on and off the court.
Some brothers do a lot of things together. Then there are the Gallaghers. “Brothers in blood, brothers in arms,” is how Joseph and Patrick Gallagher describe their relationship. That’s because they grew up together in Wichita and then served their country together, each completing two tours of duty in Iraq in the Marine Corps. They were even stationed together for a short time upon returning home. Now, they study together, with Joe pursuing a degree in radiologic technology and Patrick working on a degree in communication at Newman University.
Mildred “Mickey” Frances (McCoy) Armstrong and Marjorie “Marj” (Westwood) Chance will be recognized with a Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa during the Spring 2011 Commencement ceremony May 14.
An important key to success in most any endeavor is balance. A painter, for example, seeks a balance among different colors, shapes and proportions. Doctors urge us to eat a balanced diet from many food groups to maintain good health. In our daily lives we strive to find the right balance between work and play, spending and saving, dreaming and acting.