Faculty News

Mark Hayse, PhD, (’83), professor of Christian education, recently participated in two panel discussions at the National Youth Workers Convention in Atlanta, Ga. The discussions were titled “How do practical theology and culture interact?” and “Theological issues impacting the Christian formation of adolescents.”

Lauren Hays, Mabee Library, was published in the fall 2011 issue of the "KLA (Kansas Library Association) Connects" newsletter. Her article described recent upgrades to the library facility made during summer 2011.

Jack Jones, assistant professor of physical education, and Brad King, MEd, (’79), associate professor of physical education, are working with the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks to host a regional archery tournament. Jones and King completed archery instructor training through the National Archery in the Schools Program®. The program is designed to teach international-style target archery in physical education classes for grades 4-12. Its core content covers archery history, safety, technique, equipment, mental concentration, core-strengthening physical fitness and self-improvement. MNU received about $6,000 in archery equipment from the organization for its part in the partnership.

“We are hoping to draw from the eastern part of the state and introduce this program to many of the schools in the area,” King says.