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Monday, Aug 31, 2015
Each year during Welcome Week hundreds of students, faculty, staff and Olatheans gather at MNU to pray for the new school year. See the gallery of photos on Flickr and join us in seeking God's direction on the lives of all who intersect at this special place on the prairie.    ...
Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015
Updated September 8, 2015. In preparation for MNU’s 50th anniversary in 2016, the university is reintroducing programs and traditions that hold significant value to its students, alumni, staff and faculty. The Donald S. Metz American Heritage Week is one such program. American Heritage Week will be held September 15-17, 2015....
Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015
MNU’s 2015-2016 Passion to Serve project will benefit four communities in Haiti. Students will guide efforts to raise $50,000 to install a soccer field and assist with other related projects. Now in its seventh year, Passion to Serve is MNU’s comprehensive service project imagined and carried out by students. This year’s “LQVE Haiti” is in partnership with Heart to Heart International (HHI) and expands on the 2013 project in which MNU students and friends funded $60,000 toward the first school to be built in Cascade Pichon, Haiti....
Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015
MNU Associated Student Government invites members of the Olathe and surrounding community to join students, faculty and staff in Pioneer Prayer Walk, an evening of focused prayer. This annual event welcomes area churches, alumni, and friends of the university as they join the campus community to walk the boundaries of the campus praying for God’s guidance, protection and blessings for all aspects of the new academic year. Additionally, this year, prayer for Impact Southern Johnson County will be held....
Thursday, Aug 6, 2015
For MNU professor Abby Hodges, there is a beautiful similarity between spinning her own yarn from sheep’s wool, and observing the science of the human body. She sees a common thread connecting the artistic focus of yarn-spinning and the folding of amino acids that are the building blocks of all life. Abby Hodges is an associate professor of Chemistry in MNU’s Science and Math Department who earned her PhD from Yale University. She and her husband Ryan moved to Kansas from California last year with their 3-year-old and 4-year-old boys, Declan and Oliver....
Tuesday, Aug 4, 2015
Physics professor Dr. Andrew Overholt has made science headlines again, this time with his research on the effects of solar events on birth defects—and it is good news. Radiation from solar flares is too weak to cause concern for people living at ground level says Overholt and his colleagues....
Tuesday, Aug 4, 2015
Justin Barnes, a junior English and Intercultural Studies major from Olathe at MNU is lending his help this summer at Drexel, Missouri’s Victory Fellowship church. The small church is between pastors and has provided a real-world opportunity for many MNU ministry students. Each Sunday students have taught Sunday School, provided worship music and preached at the church....
Saturday, Aug 1, 2015
Jacob Lett (‘10), visiting lecturer of theology, ministry student advisor Why I teach: Being able to interact with students, engage with the concerns of the rising generation, and grow mentally and spiritually alongside students is the driving force behind Lett’s love of teaching. “In our technology-driven culture, there is a growing need to establish one’s worldview in the teachings of the Christian faith. I couldn’t think of a more challenging and rewarding vocation,” he says. ...
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