Monday Report

February 27, 2012

A newsletter for the faculty and staff of MidAmerica Nazarene University.

This Week

The Department of Counselor Education will hold an informational meeting on its accelerated Master of Arts in counseling program on Feb. 28 at 6 p.m. in Metz Hall, room 228.

Spring Play

Mark your calendar for MNU's spring play "You Can't Take It With You." The Pulitzer Prize-winning script features physical comedy and witty one-liners to please every audience.

Cost: All Tickets $5

Adults: $15; Seniors 60+: $12; MNU Faculty/Staff: $10; All students: $5

MNU Fishing Team

National Guard FLW College Fishing is headed to Table Rock Lake on March 3 for the first of four stops in the Central Conference. The MNU team of Jacob Johnson, Lenexa, Kan., and Ryan Rockwell, Des Moines, Iowa will compete with forty college teams for a top award of $5,000 and a berth in the Central Regional Championship tournament.

Junior Visit Day—Mar. 3
Please welcome future Pioneers as they visit our campus. Know someone who should attend? Refer them to:

Coming Soon

MNU Liberty Grand Re-opening. All faculty & staff are invited to a Ribbon Cutting & Open House to celebrate the grand re-opening of MNU's Liberty location on Mar. 6. Ribbon cutting 4 p.m.; open house 5 - 7 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. MNU's new Liberty location is 105 N. Stewart Ct., Suite 200, Liberty, Mo. Visit for more information on programs at this site.

You Should Know

Men and Women Pioneers Regular Season Champions


The MNU women's basketball team won their first outright conference title in program history on Saturday. Going into the game, the Pioneers were tied with Avila for the top spot in the HAAC. MNU defeated Culver-Stockton 67-57 while Benedictine defeated Avila, and the Pioneers claimed the title.

The Pioneers finish the regular season at 22-8 (15-3 HAAC). The next game is the first round of the conference tournament on Friday, March 1 at home vs. Missouri Valley (10-18, 6-12) at 7 p.m. View bracket.

Regular season champion MidAmerica Nazarene [men's basketball] captured the two top individual awards when the Heart of America Athletic Conference Men's Basketball postseason awards were announced. Complete Awards List. Junior guard Rustin Dowd was named the HAAC Player of the Year while his head coach, Rocky Lamar, was selected the conference Coach of the Year.

The 2012 Heart of America Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Tournament has three rounds of play scheduled for February 29, March 2 and March 5. All tournament games are set to tip-off at 7 p.m. Tournament Bracket.

The HAAC Tournament champion will receive an automatic bid to the 75th Annual Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Championship at the historic Municipal Auditorium in downtown Kansas City, which will run from March 14-20. The championship game will be broadcast live on CBS Sports Television with tip-off scheduled for 7:05pm (CT).

New Hours

The Cashiers Office will close on Tuesdays 15 minutes before Chapel and will reopen 15 minutes after Chapel to encourage campus-wide Chapel attendance. Regular hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Alumnus and Author Philip White to Discuss Winston Churchill's Famous "Iron Curtain" Speech at Kansas City Public Library

In 1946 Winston Churchill visited Fulton, Missouri, to make a speech that would redefine the post-war world and add a new phrase to the world's political vocabulary: The Iron Curtain.

Philip White ('04), author of Our Supreme Task: How Winston Churchill's Iron Curtain Speech Defined the Cold War Alliance, discusses that historic turning point on Weds., March 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., Kansas City, Mo.

White is also a guest lecturer and consultant for MNU's department of humanities.

John Leavitt, DMA, professor of music, will conduct a Choral Festival and Concert on March 10 at 7:30 p.m., in Northbrook, Ill. Leavitt will be joined by members of five Northbrook area choirs; Northbrook United Methodist Church Choir, North Northfield United Methodist Church Choir, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Choir, Congregational Church in Deerfield Choir, and Northbrook Community Choir.

The concert will be held at Regina Dominican High School Auditorium, 701 Locust Road in Wilmette. Reserved seats are $8 in advance or $10 on the day of the performance. Tickets are available by phone at 847·291·2367 or at the Box Office of the Northbrook Theatre, 3323 Walters Avenue in Northbrook. Generous grants from the Northbrook Arts Commission and Illinois Arts Council provide partial funding for the event.

Faculty/Staff Accomplishments

Dean Flemming, PhD, ('75), professor of New Testament and missions, will receive the prestigious 2012 Smith/Wynkoop Book Award from the Wesleyan Theological Society at their annual meeting March 2 at Trevecca Nazarene University. The award is for Flemming's New Beacon Bible Commentary volume on Philippians.

The Wesleyan Theological Society press release on the Smith/Wynkoop awards, gives Flemming high praise.

"‘Pastors and students who want to take Philippians seriously will do themselves a favor by looking at his commentary first. It may not be the last commentary they will consult, but it is the best place to begin,' notes NT scholar George Lyons.”

Maria Harman, DMA, director of Instrumental Studies and Music Education, Department of Fine Arts, has been selected as one of twenty-five artists in the Kansas City area to participate in Artist INC, Spring 2012. Artist INC and KCArtistLink are programs of the Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City, Charlotte Street Foundation, and the University of Missouri-Kansas City Innovation Center.

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