Author - Elisa Davis

Spring Break 2K17
The 39 Steps
MNU Theatre Through the Years
All Bets are Off…
My Journey to MNU
Dorm Sweet Dorm
Studying… or the lack thereof
A Week at KCACTF
Trailblazer 101
MERC Fashion Show

Spring Break 2K17

What a lovely spring break! This year I went to Omaha, NE with my friend Renee just for fun. We visited the Omaha Zoo and Aquarium, went to an improv show, and visited The Old Market.


On Saturday morning we did yoga in the aquarium!

Yoga in the aquarium

More of the aquarium…

Selfie with the fish in the aquarium

Penguins! Named this one Reginald!

Renee and Elisa take a selfie with a penguin

Renee hugging a hippo statue

Elisa selfie with a gorilla

Elisa and Renee selfie in the jungle

We also visited Bob the Pedestrian Bridge. This bridge is cool because you can stand it both Nebraska and Iowa at the same time!

Elisa on the Pedestrian Bridge

Renee on the Bob the Pedestrian Bridge

In all it was a fabulous weekend. For only a three hour drive it was well worth the trip!


The 39 Steps

This spring MNU theatre is putting on a production of The 39 Steps March 29-April 2! The 39 Steps is a spy thriller comedy based off a movie by Alfred Hitchcock. Here’s a few behind the scenes photos of the show!

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MNU Theatre Through the Years

This past weekend MNU celebrated 50 years! There were events all weekend long including MNU Theatre Through the Years which was a show with scenes and songs from many of the shows that MNU has performed for the last 50 years. MNU reached out to alumni that had been a part of the theatre department to see if they would return to perform their old roles. The current students filled in the roles that had not be claimed by alumni. There was about twenty alumni who came back to be in the show! With all the people that participated in[…]

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All Bets are Off…

A couple of weeks ago my friend Blake Holden and I had a bet. We were in Des Moines, Iowa the last week of January for KCACTF. (I wrote an entire blog on KCACTF keep scrolling for details). The bet was simple. Whoever met the most people and took the most selfies with them by the end of the week won. The winner got to choose the outfit (from MNU’s costume closet) that the loser had to wear at our next improv show. Guess who won… ME. Feel free to go look at all the selfies I took with random[…]

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My Journey to MNU

Here’s is the 100% true story of how I came about attending MidAmerica Nazarene University:   (This story was meant to be read with a generic almost British accent similar to how they speak when performing Shakespeare… keep this in mind)        My story begins in the magic area of Kansas City, Missouri. I was spending my days living in a beautiful castle (apartment building) right smack dab in the best (worst) party of KCMO. Guys, I Want A Castle. – Tangled GIF from Tangled GIFs It was my senior year of High School and the question had[…]

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Dorm Sweet Dorm

When I was looking at MNU my senior year of high school I remember really wanting to know what the dorms were like and how they could be decorated. This blog is for you out there like myself. I am so grateful to have some wonderful freshman friends who allowed me to take pictures of their room for you all to see. All freshman girls are in the same building called Stockton. All the freshman boys are in Lanpher. Below are pictures from Stockton but Lanpher is build the same way so worry not boys. This first picture is just[…]

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Studying… or the lack thereof

Congratulations are in order MNU for we have just competed week 4 of our spring semester of school. You know what that means… Summer is just around the corner and seniors have already graduated and gone on vacation in their minds. *Senioritis has arrived and although I am only a junior I fear that I have also been diagnosed with the worst case of it. With that being said here are a few things that I do instead of studying: *Senioritis is defined by google as, “a supposed affliction of students in their final year of high school or college,[…]

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A Week at KCACTF

In between workshops group selfie

This week 12 students including myself spend the entire week in Des Moines, Iowa participating and competing at the Kennedy Center America College Theatre Festival Region 5.  This festival invites college students from all over the mid-west. Here are 3 things I took away from my week at KCACTF:

MNU students in the kitchen preparing dinner

1. MNU Theatre is high quality. 

Throughout the week the festival had different shows from colleges all over. Just about every night we got to go see a different play. Some were okay but others were truly disappointing. Many of the shows had poor acting. I was reminded of the the high standard that Heather Tinker (Professor/Director at MNU) holds her students to.

Othello before the acting began

2. Dancing is Fun!

This week many of the MNU students had the opportunity to take dance classes such as Broadway Boot Camp and Musical Theatre. I probably had the most fun in these classes. We learned dances from Big Fish and Hairspray as well as basic Ballet and Jazz techniques. We definitely are not the best dancers out there but we giggled our way though!

3. Zombie Burger is Delicous. 

If you havent been to Zombie Burger in Des Moines I would highly recommend it. We ate dinner there one night and I regret nothing. Not only was the food epic but the zombie decor was top notch.

Zombie Breakfast at Tiffany's poster

The Zombie Toy Story Poster

The Zombie Lord of the Rings Poster

A final thought: This week the festival challenged all the students to really branch out and meet people. They even made it a selfie swap competition. I won said competition. (Go look on my Instagram elisasfinsta). But even more than that I got to meet so many people that are so different from me. People that believe very differently than I do and people who were very kind and loving. It made my week even more fun! Blake Holden and I made a bet to see who would obtain the most selfies throughout the week and I won said bet. To see the ending result of this bet you are gonna have to be present at MNU’s next Improv Show on February 23 @ 9:30pm in Smith 200. 

Elisa holding her award

This is a picture of me taking a selfie on stage whilst receiving an award for most selfies

Stay Classy,


Ericka, Elisa, Quinn, and Amanda at the theatre


MERC Fashion Show

Welcome back to school MNU! The Merc’s new spring line is hot hot hot! Stop by Campus Center as soon as you can to pick up one of this season most fashionable looks!


For this first look Brandon is sporting an MNU Pioneers #1 jersey and visor. And to complete the outfit topped it off with the classic MNU wall clock. This look is perfect for a classy night on the town with your BFF’s. This outfit can be purchased for only $65.85.

Brandon poses with his MNU merchandise on


This next look is for the all the sassiest MNU Dads out there. It will only cost you $11.90 to complete this look of Pioneer Sunglasses and an MNU Dad mug! (Beautiful fake fireplace not included in purchase)

Elisa poses with MNU sunglasses and an MNU Dad Mug by the fire


The MERC is not simply the place where you find  the latest spring trends. You can also find a myriad of knickknaks including the MNU Pennant, an I (Heart) MNU Sippy Cup, and Greeting Cards. Modeling these fabulous items is the wonderful Ana. These three items can be purchased together for the low LOW price of $31.39.

Ana shopping in the MERC looking at Birthday Cards and an MNU sippy cup


The last picture for our fashion show exhibits not one but THREE different MNU sweatshirts. All the coolest people (and mannequins) are wearing them this season. These sweatshirts combined with any one of MNU’s winter accessories makes the perfect Going-to-Class outfit.

Women in the MERC pose with their MNU garb on




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