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Nuns Give $2.5 Million To Newman University

Todd Pittenger - March 5, 2014 8:28 am

Newman University was founded a group of nuns 80 years ago.

Newman University was founded a group of nuns 80 years ago.

The order of nuns who founded Newman University in Wichita has given $2.5 million to the university.

University officials announced the gift Tuesday from the Adorers of the Blood of Christ. University spokeswoman Kelly Snedden says the money will be used to fund science and health care initiatives, which includes a proposed new science building.

The order founded the university 80 years ago. It is the only university started by the order.

The Catholic school trains teachers, nurses, and graduates trained in technology, among other professionals. It has recently put a greater emphasis on science and health studies.

The money from the Adorers comes from the order’s endowment and will be used over five years.

Associated Press information from: The Wichita Eagle

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