Wichita, Kan., Apr 2, 2011 / 11:20 am
Newman University is introducing a program in the fall designed to help graduates do more than just remember information, it is designed to help them think – for the rest of their lives.
Newman’s President Dr. Noreen M. Carrocci said the program is cutting edge even though it is based on Blessed John Henry Newman’s “The Idea of a University,” his highly influential reflections on education published in 1873.
“The Newman Studies Program takes his idea of university and different levels of knowledge and says, ‘How can we make that current and relevant today for our students and create a signature program that all students who graduate with an undergraduate degree from Newman University will be rendered distinctive because of it?,’” Dr. Carrocci said.
That is what the faculty and Provost Dr. Michael Austin have done, she said. “It is truly remarkable in terms of commitment of the faculty to work together, to explore new territory together, and I think it’s going to provide our students with an incredible intellectual experience.”