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Catholic Diocese of Wichita

The recent summit between President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jung Un included an agreement to return the remains of American soldiers still missing from the Korean War.

That has caught the interest of the Catholic Diocese of Wichita because one of the missing is Chaplain Emil Kapaun.

Kapaun was awarded the Medal of Honor in 2013 for his bravery in Korea and could become a saint of the Catholic Church. He died in a North Korean prisoner of war camp in 1951.

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Three members of the Kansas Court of Appeals will listen to oral arguments Tuesday at Newman University in Wichita.

Judges Thomas Malone, Michael Buser and Kathryn Gardner will hear six cases, according to a news release from the court. Three cases will be heard starting at 9:30 a.m. with the remaining three at 1:30 p.m.

The hearings, which are open to the public, will be held in the Dugan Gorges Library Conference Center at Newman, 3100 McCormick.

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Newman University has announced its Cardinal Newman Scholarship winners for the upcoming school year.

The scholarship is the school’s most competitive and also its largest financially. The five recipients this year will receive scholarships worth nearly $120,000 over four years.

The winners are Gabby Altenor, Kapaun Mount Carmel High School; Kayla Garvert, Plainville High; Carolina Mariscal, Wichita North; Shayla To, Campus High, and Marlie Wagner, Bishop Carroll.

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Wichita Police are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in a pickup truck Sunday morning.

Officer Charley Davidson says the discovery happened in the 1400 block of South Topeka in Wichita.

"We’re still determining all the details of what occurred; where she was at prior to being in that truck and things of that nature," Davidson said in a press briefing. "We’re all still currently investigating that and that’s why we are asking if the community has any information, call us."

A non-partisan research and policy group says most of the undergraduate programs in Kansas that prepare high school teachers received a D or F grade in the latest ratings. Newman University in Wichita is one of two Kansas schools that scored in the top 25 percent.

The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) rated Benedictine College in the 83rd percentile and Newman University in the 76th percentile for their secondary education programs.

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Depression is one of the most common mental health disorders in the U.S. Two-thirds of adults with depression do not receive any treatment, and depressive disorders are the cause of more than two-thirds of suicides each year.

The head basketball coach at Newman University in Wichita was able to successfully combat the disorder and get back out on the court.

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Newman University officials have announced a public fundraising campaign to upgrade existing health science education facilities and to build a new science education center.

The campaign is designed to raise $30 million to build a new 51,400-square-foot science building. The project will allow for up-to-date technology and equipment, more research areas and “smart” classrooms, and simulation labs. The building will be named The Bishop Gerber Science Center in honor of a former bishop of the Diocese of Wichita.

You can see Glory Days in a very limited engagement Friday and Saturday at Newman University’s Jabara Black Box Theatre.

Friday School Closings (UPDATED)

Feb 21, 2013
Briana O'Higgins

  Updated: 5:32 AM

The snow is here, and more is expected. Many schools have canceled classes and activities.