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Friday, Dec 18, 2015
Teaching students online requires strategies and skills that differ from face-to-face teaching. Students who want to become more effective at teaching in a virtual environment have a new way to reach that goal. MidAmerica Nazarene University will start a certificate program in teaching online in January 2016. The program is designed for anyone with a bachelor’s degree or above, who wants to teach online in public, corporate or college environments, and a teaching certificate is not required....
Wednesday, Dec 16, 2015
As a young man, Pioneer alumnus John Bell was already good at solving tough problems. In those days, he was a math major in college, and had been a strong performer in high school where he always made good grades. However, during his first semester, Bell realized becoming a mathematician would never be enough, as he already had discovered a deeper yearning to make a difference in the lives of people....
Wednesday, Dec 16, 2015
Pioneer alumnus Martin Kelsey (MET 04’) worked as a Kansas City Royals cameraman for nearly eight years, filming many of the team’s biggest games between 2006 and 2014. However, despite his enthusiasm for capturing exciting footage, and working with Kansas City’s beloved Royals, Kelsey says his first passion has always been education, which is why he chose to step out from behind the camera to host a new educational web series for the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum....
Thursday, Dec 10, 2015
Every 10 years, MNU conducts a thorough self-study and prepares a report in support of the reaffirmation of accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). This comprehensive self-study will be conducted during 2015 by campus faculty, staff and administration. Input will be sought from the Olathe community, students, alumni, faculty and other audiences....
Tuesday, Dec 8, 2015
MidAmerica Nazarene University has received a grant of $600,000 to establish a youth theology institute. It is part of Lilly Endowment’s High School Youth Theology Institutes initiative, which seeks to encourage young people to explore theological traditions, ask questions about the moral dimensions of contemporary issues and examine how their faith calls them to lives of service....
Tuesday, Dec 8, 2015
The 10th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration at MidAmerica Nazarene University will be held Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2015, at 9:30 a.m., at College Church of the Nazarene at 2020 E. Sheridan in Olathe. The public is invited to join students, faculty, staff and community leaders at this free event....
Monday, Dec 7, 2015
If you love animals you’ll love the story of two MNU alums who live their passion every day at work. Megan McGee (’12), director of donor cultivation for Great Plains SPCA, one of the largest no-kill animal shelters in the Kansas City metro, says she has found her home among those who care so deeply about God’s creatures. And working on the weekends or evenings isn’t a problem either--all because of her passion for animal welfare and the family feeling that comes from working with others who are united through their love of animals....
Thursday, Dec 3, 2015
A true Pioneer, Otto William Theel, Jr., MD, 92, passed away October 26, 2015. A great supporter and friend of the university since its inception, Dr. Theel created the Mid-America Nazarene College Honorary Alumni Association in 1969 when the newly opened college had no alumni. Ninety-five charter members assisted with student recruitment and fundraising. As a result Dr. Theel was honored by the college with the Layman of the Year Award. The group would go on to raise thousands of dollars through the years with varied activities and an annual banquet. Dr....
Thursday, Dec 3, 2015
Olathe Campus Enters Phase Two of Technology Renewal Whether in the dorm, the classroom, out on the campus mall or at a desk, MNU students and employees will soon enjoy significantly faster Internet speeds and greatly enhanced bandwidth with phase two of MNU’s primary campus technology renewal. Phase one was completed in September with the installation of new fiber optic cable across campus. ...
Thursday, Dec 3, 2015
Marriages Christopher and Amanda (Adams, ’11) Fuller, June 6, 2015. Matt (’15) and Brenna (Bohlman, ’15) Selden, June 27, 2015. Daniel and Cherith (Campbell, ’15) Boone, May 23, 2015. Richard and Sara (Glass, ’12) Wise, June 14, 2015. Justin and Laura (Miller, ’13) Schaper, October 18, 2014....
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