Want to name Newman’s new mascot?

I NEED A NAME. PLEASE NAME ME.

I NEED A NAME, PEOPLE!

…then you’ve come to the right place.

The picture you’re looking at is a sketch of the new Newman University mascot — they’re the Jets — and he needs a name. NU is having a contest to find that name, and it’s open to the entire Wichita community and runs through Sept. 19. The mascot — dude in the aviator gear — will make his first appearance on Sept. 27 at halftime of a women’s soccer match at Newman. They’ve also got a female aviator that is supposed to debut in 2011. No word on whether or not they’re a couple.

To submit a suggestion, visit http://bit.ly/bp4cjq. Newman will also solicit suggestions for the mascot’s name at the Newman Booth in the Meadowlark Building at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson, starting tomorrow. They’ll decide the winner on the 20th. For questions or more information, contact Kelly Snedden at 316-942-4291, ext. 2164, or sneddenk@newmanu.edu.

I think the winner gets a new IPad, but the wording in the Newman release is kind of convoluted — I can’t tell if it goes to the winner or the 3 finalists draw for the IPad or what. Call Kelly.

Good luck naming.

TA