Accent Magazine

Fall 2012
 
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Fall 2012

Fall 2012

There was so much to celebrate in this commemorative issue of Accent featuring the inauguration of the university’s fifth president and its 43rd Homecoming. From enrollment increases to opening a new location to receiving funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for the fourth year in a row, the news is good!

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Spittal Inauguration

Feb. 1, 2013        Dr. David J. Spittal, EdD, was installed as the fifth president of MidAmerica Nazarene University in an inauguration held Friday,…

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Homecoming 2012

Feb. 1, 2013        Alumni and friends returned to MNU for the university’s 43rd Homecoming celebration. They came back for the first-ever 40th class…

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Fall 2012: MNU Athletics

Feb. 1, 2013        Football Not even the temporary absence of a home stadium can stop the Pioneers' momentum. The team is ranked #2 in the Heart of…

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Enrollment Increases
Fall 2012: Campus News

Fall 2012: Campus News

Campus News Feb. 1, 2013        Enrollment Increases This year, MNU experienced an historic enrollment boom with a 20 percent increase in incoming freshmen, and a 9 percent…

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MNU Goes Global

MNU Goes Global

MNU Goes Global Feb. 1, 2013        We may be based in Kansas, but we’ve got a global reach. Besides partnering with the Eurasia region of the Church of the Nazarene, MNU…

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Blaze Prayer Walk

Blaze Prayer Walk

Blaze Prayer Walk Feb. 1, 2013        More than 400 MNU students, faculty, staff and community members participated in the Blaze Prayer Walk on Aug. 30. President David Spittal,…

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MNU Blogs

MNU Blogs

MNU Blogs Feb. 1, 2013        Drumroll please….the brand new MNU Blogs site is here! After interviewing more than a dozen awesome students, six Pioneers were chosen to share…

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MNU Alumni Receives Teaching Award
Matt Schwenk Honored

Matt Schwenk Honored

MNU Alumni Receives Teaching Award Feb. 1, 2013        MNU alumnus Matt Schwenk (’01), a fifth-grade teacher at Central Elementary in Olathe, Kan., doesn’t call himself a…

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MNU at Legendary Old Settler’s Parade

MNU at Legendary Old Settler’s Parade

MNU at Legendary Old Settler’s Feb. 1, 2013        Yes, that is Dr. Spittal (left) with MNU’s entry in the Johnson County Old Settler’s Parade on Sept. 8 in downtown…

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Pioneers Win Academic Achievement
Pioneers Win Academic Achievement

Pioneers Win Academic Achievement

Pioneers Win Academic Achievement Feb. 1, 2013        Congratulations to the Pioneer volleyball team and Coach Kristin Steele, recipients of the 2011-2012 American Volleyball…

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Famous Tenor Performs at Bell Center
Famous Tenor Performs at Bell Center

Famous Tenor Performs at Bell Center

Famous Tenor Performs at Bell Center Feb. 1, 2013        Internationally acclaimed tenor Anthony Kearns made his debut performance at Bell Cultural Events Center at MidAmerica…

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MNU Welcomes Bishop William H. Willimon

MNU Welcomes Bishop William H. Willimon

MNU Welcomes Bishop William H. Willimon Feb. 1, 2013        United Methodist Bishop William H. Willimon examined “Leadership in the Name of Christ: The Challenges of Pastoral…

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Classic Christian Literature On Stage

Classic Christian Literature On Stage

Classic Christian Literature On Stage Feb. 1, 2013        A student review by senior English major Kelsey Luffman C.S. Lewis (1898 – 1963), arguably the most influential…

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Maurine Dickerson Research Award

Maurine Dickerson Research Award

Maurine Dickerson Research Award Feb. 1, 2013        Library staff met the founder of MNU’s library when Maurine Dickerson visited at Homecoming 2012. Left to right row one:…

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Fall 2012: Alumni News

Fall 2012: Alumni News

Alumni News Feb. 1, 2013        David (’75) and Lisa (Jacobson ’78) Frisbie published their 17th book, Dating After Divorce, available at…

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Fall 2012: Faculty News

Fall 2012: Faculty News

Faculty News Feb. 1, 2013        Dr. Marty Crossland, associate vice president for technology, was recently appointed president of the Kansas City chapter of Reasons to…

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Fall 2012: Alumni Announcements

Fall 2012: Alumni Announcements

Alumni Announcements Feb. 1, 2013        Marriages Emily Brotzman (’08) to Gregory Clapp on March 31, 2012.  Dawn Ellis (’09) to Josh Hankey (’06) on…

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