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Monday, May 17, 2021
President David Spittal, EdD, announced that MidAmerica Nazarene University is planning for an open campus this fall and will offer all of its face-to-face classes and campus services for the 2021-22 academic year as well as its online programs. ...
Thursday, May 6, 2021
Annetty Ledesma, from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, did not expect the changes that were in store for her when she arrived in Kansas City. “My family moved to Kansas to pastor a Hispanic church in Kansas City,” says Annetty. “It was very unexpected; one of those detours the Lord sometimes takes us on for His glory.” Annetty explains she chose to attend MNU because it was close to her Kansas home and that she wanted to remain close to family after their big move. ...
Thursday, May 6, 2021
Becca White, a senior from Peoria, Illinois, had high hopes of attending a university where she could continue to play softball and attend a top-tier nursing school—all in a welcoming Christian environment. ...
Tuesday, Apr 27, 2021
MidAmerica Nazarene University welcomes Dr. Scott Dermer, who was appointed Chair of the Department of Christian Ministry and Formation this week. Dermer currently serves as lead pastor of Tulsa Central Church of the Nazarene, Tulsa, Oklahoma, a position he has held since 2019. Prior to that, he was lead pastor of Webster Groves Church of the Nazarene in St. Louis, Missouri and at Nexus Community, Richardson Church of the Nazarene in Dallas, Texas. In 2018, he was elected by the Missouri District Church of the Nazarene as its ministerial representative to the MNU Board of Trustees....
Monday, Apr 26, 2021
President’s Honors: The Virtual Experience was a great success thanks to friends and associates who embraced the cause. The April 16 event streamed online raised a preliminary amount of over $462,000 for student scholarships. This brings the cumulative fundraising total to more than $5.1 million for student scholarships and other initiatives since 2012....
Thursday, Apr 15, 2021
Students Jeremy Thorpe, a junior business administration major, and Elizabeth Krohn, a senior marketing major, are the first MNU students to compete with the American Moot Court Association (AMCA), the largest intercollegiate moot court organization in the United States. Jeremy and Elizabeth competed in the Great Lakes Regional, hosted by Saginaw Valley State University, one of the many competitions testing students on their ability to identify legal standards. In December 2020, when the students competed, they placed 16th out of 46 teams....
Wednesday, Mar 17, 2021
Senior accounting major, Clayton Cook (’21), summarizes his reason for choosing MNU with one word: community.  “It was awesome to see the way people talked about MNU,” says Clayton. “I knew that I wanted to attend a school where I could also be a part of a community that cares so much about each other with God at the center of it all.”  However, Clayton tells us that this decision did not come easy for him, even as a second-generation Pioneer—both of his parents attended MNU....
Monday, Mar 15, 2021
A new partnership with Kansas State University and MidAmerica Nazarene University lets MNU undergraduates take advanced animal health science courses at K-State's Olathe campus.  These advanced science courses may later be used to help MNU graduates who pursue graduate study at K-State, get a jump-start on a master's degree in animal health or biosciences that aligns with industry in Greater Kansas City. ...
Monday, Mar 1, 2021
Like so many events this year, President’s Honors 2021 will look different due to COVID-19. The entire event will be virtual from MNU’s campus April 16, 2021, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. MNU’s premier fundraising event to benefit scholarships will also be free. Viewers can register at https://connect.mnu.edu/pages/presidents-honors-2021, to enjoy the gala which includes mobile auctions, performances by MNU’s choirs and band, and celebrations of generosity....
Saturday, Feb 27, 2021
Music, missions, travel and adventure have led South Dakota native Tori Palmer from her home in the Midwest to Seoul, South Korea via MNU. Though she never imagined ending up on the other side of the globe, she knew early on that MNU would be her top college pick....
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