Fall 2012: Faculty News

Nov. 9, 2012 - by jsklekamp

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 Believe, an apologetics ministry dedicated to demonstrating the rational and scientific support for Christianity.

  • Lisa Erickson, PhD, adjunct instructor in math, successfully defended her dissertation and received her PhD May 5 from the University of Missouri - Kansas City.

  • Dean Flemming, PhD, professor of New Testament and missions, published a book review of Philippians: Let Us Rejoice in Being Conformed to Christ by John Paul Heil in the October 2012 issue of Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology.

  • Todd Frye, PhD, professor of counseling and Todd Bowman, PhD, professor of counseling, published an article about sexual addictions in the August issue of Holiness Today.

  • Todd Frye, PhD, professor of counseling, was appointed by Kansas Governor Sam Brownback to the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board (BSRB), for the discipline of professional counseling. The governor-appointed board exists to protect and serve the public in relation to behavioral science practitioners. Read full story here.

  • Lauren Hayes, instructional and research librarian at Mabee Library, is now serving as a peer reviewer for the online open access journal Library Philosophy and Practice

  • Mark Hayse, PhD, professor of Christian education and philosophy, published a series of articles in The Encyclopedia of Video Games: The Culture, Technology, and Art of Gaming. The encyclopedia, designed for placement in academic institutions and libraries, is the first of its kind. Dr. Hayse’s articles explore religion, ethics, spirituality, and education in video games.

    Hayse also published an invited response to an article by Andy Stirrup, entitled “On the Question of Christology: A Theological Response to Andy Stirrup’s ‘On the Question of Superheroes.’” Both articles are published in the Fall 2012 issue of The Journal of Youth Ministry. 

    Hayse was also appointed to the board of directors for the Association of Youth Ministry Educators (AYME), a professional organization for youth ministry instructors at the graduate or undergraduate level. www.aymeducators.org

  • Todd Hiestand, JD, professor of criminal justice, published two entries in the Encyclopedia of Community Corrections. Dr. Hiestand contributed the entries “Employment-Related Rights of Offenders” and “Loss of Capacity to Be Bonded.”

  • Kim Humerickhouse, PhD, professor of education, presented at the Campus Technology Annual Conference this summer in Boston. Humerickhouse spoke on MNU’s use of technology to support long-distance teacher professional development in the southwest Kansas PERK initiative. Humerickhouse and Steve Pillow, assistant professor of education, also co-presented at the same conference.

  • Kim Humerickhouse, PhD, and Linda Alexander, PhD, presented at the National Rural Education Association annual conference on Oct. 12. Humerickhouse and Alexander spoke on MNU’s partnership with rural southwest Kansas schools for the professional development of K-12 teachers.

  • Faith Jacobsen, PhD, assistant professor of chemistry, spent two months this summer conducting research in collaboration with Dr. Timothy Jackson at the University of Kansas. Jacobsen and Jackson examined a complex that mimics the active site of enzymes important in the elimination of free radicals. The research has the potential to impact scientist’s understanding of familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

  • Dr. Kim Kato, professor of health science, presented a lecture on “Athletes and the Energy Drink” at the Kansas Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (KAPHERD) on Nov. 1. Kato will also present the lecture at the National Strength and Conditioning Association State Clinic in Emporia, Kan., on
    Dec. 8.

 
 

MNU News

Saturday, February 28
Recent News
List
Grid
Archives
Taylor Cowan
MNU Athlete Chosen for New NAIA Council

MNU Athlete Chosen for New NAIA Council

New group would provide a voice for NAIA student-athletes OLATHE, KANSAS—MNU student Taylor Cowan has been named to the NAIA’s proposed Association of Student-Athletes (ASA), a new group to be…

Read More
Steve and Ryan
Pioneers’ Biggest Fans

Pioneers’ Biggest Fans

They’re the Pioneers’ biggest fans. Attending as many home and away games as they can, Ryan Robinson and his dad, Steve, have made MNU athletic events their priority for the last four years. The…

Read More
KAHPERD022915
MNU Hosts PE Teachers

MNU Hosts PE Teachers

MNU hosted 140 K-12 and college physical education teachers from across the state of Kansas for the Kansas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Dance (KAHPERD ) winter workshop…

Read More
Robyn Essex
Alum Puts Experience and Civic Duty to the Test

Alum Puts Experience and Civic Duty to the Test

She’s the mom of three boys, an educator experienced with pre-school age children to corporate training, a volunteer youth leader, and now she’s…

Read More
M15Booth
M15 Conference Sets Vision

M15 Conference Sets Vision

This week's M15 (Mission 2015) Conference at the Kansas City Convention Center brought together nearly 3500 Nazarenes from across North America together. MNU faculty, staff and students served in…

Read More
Mabee
MNU Among Universities Recognized Feb. 9-16

MNU Among Universities Recognized Feb. 9-16

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has proclaimed Feb. 9-16 as Kansas Private College Week in the state of Kansas. The Governor's proclamation brings…

Read More
Grace Wallace 022015
MNU Senior Wins Prestigious Vocal Awards

MNU Senior Wins Prestigious Vocal Awards

MNU senior music major Grace Wallace won first place in Upper Women's College Division and College Musical Theatre Division competitions at the Kansas City Chapter of the National Association of…

Read More
Browards
Making Connections is Alum’s Passion

Making Connections is Alum’s Passion

Josh Broward is a well-rounded guy. Graduating in 2000 with a double major in religion and business administration he spent the next 15 years serving abroad as a pastor, a professor, a writer and a…

Read More
Adrien1 outcomes-61-3566513780-O
Success Is Balance of Work, Personal and Spiritual Life

Success Is Balance of Work, Personal and Spiritual Life

Adrien Piercy is an attorney with Bever Dye, LC, in Wichita, Kansas. But before that she was a marketing major at MNU. In 2007, she was even named…

Read More
Sports
Pioneers Win Shortened Game at Avila

Pioneers Win Shortened Game at Avila

The Pioneers blew out Avila 67-46 in a game shortened by 3 minutes due to an altercation on Thursday...(click title for more)

 
Pioneers Win by 30

Pioneers Win by 30

The Pioneers won their 11th straight game, and 4th in a row by at least 30 points, in a 69-39 blowout at Avila on Thursday...(click title for more)

 
Pioneers Split vs. St. Mary

Pioneers Split vs. St. Mary

MNU split a neutral-site double header with St. Mary on Wednesday...(click title for more)

 
Latest Photos
MLK_2015-31
MLK_2015-33 Bob Shands (left) accepts Martin Luther King Living Legacy award on behalf of his late father, Rev. O. Norman Shands, Jr. Dr. David Spittal, MNU president (right).
MLK_2015-27
MLK_2015-23
MLK_2015-18
MLK_2015-8