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Thursday, Nov 30, 2017
Jerome Parker has always been a goal-oriented man. Parker is a 2017 graduate of MNU with a Master of Science in Management (MSM). By earning this degree, he was able to check one item off his bucket list: a master’s degree by age 50.       ...
Thursday, Nov 30, 2017
Nicki Hernandez (’14) worked hard to become an investigator for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Starting as a secretary she always sought new opportunities by helping others and volunteering for special projects. This did not go unnoticed and her supervisor encouraged her to apply for a higher position and greater responsibility. It worked....
Wednesday, Nov 29, 2017
Home health nurse Taylor (Fries ’16) Hartke says even as a child she was an adventurer. Her dad described her as having “itchy feet.” She didn’t like staying in the same place for long. Her faith was also important, so finding a way to connect the two, faith and adventure, was her top priority when it came to searching for a college. She was looking for a skill she could use internationally, when MNU’s nursing program caught her eye. Both her mother and sister were nurses at local hospitals, but Taylor wasn’t one to follow in someone else’s footsteps. ...
Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017
Today is Giving Tuesday, the global day of giving fueled by social media and many donors working together to make a collective impact. MNU’s goal is for 250 donors (or more) to support at least one of seven worthy projects....
Thursday, Nov 16, 2017
Above, pictured left to right: Tina (Summers ’08) Kraemer of Tucson, Arizona, runs a successful photography business; Melody Suos ('09) of Minnesota, works as a lead behaviorist having earned her Master of Arts in Human Services from University of Northwestern; Ashley (Taylor ’10) Ruegsegger is a pediatric nurse practitioner in Kansas City; Raman (Kaur ’09) Haus is a nurse practitioner in Kansas City; Christina Suos (’08) is a bi-vocational pastor in Minnesota; and Miranda (Barnes ’09) Edwards...
Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017
Greg (’86, MBA ’17) and Michael (’10, MBA ’17) Hephner are taking father-son activities to a whole new level. Not only are the two in business together at their multigenerational Hephner TV & Electronics store in Wichita, Kansas, but they also recently completed MNU’s online Master of Business Administration program—together. Greg and Michael had always looked forward to a time when MNU would offer an online MBA program, so when it began in 2015, Greg (who is also a member of the Board of Trustees) and his son jumped at the opportunity to do it....
Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017
Volleyball   MNU Volleyball enjoyed another successful season under first-year head coach Christina Ludwick. Boasting several wins over top-25 teams, the Pioneers won their first game 3-0 in the conference tournament versus Peru State, but dropped the second 0-3 versus Grand View University.   Cross Country ...
Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017
MNU is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its football program this fall. As part of the efforts to highlight the Bright Futures campaign (which includes plans for a $6-million athletic complex) MNU Athletics brought football back on campus for Homecoming. Due to lack of facilities, football and track & field have been moved off campus for “home” competitions to the Olathe District Activity Center for several years. Director of Athletics Todd Garrett (’94) says fans and athletes alike have missed the fervor and atmosphere of true home games....
Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017
Allen and Madeline Tollefson’s passion to give is all about changing lives: the lives of those they serve in missions work, the lives of young people they encounter and the lives of those they have met traveling to 70 countries during the last 40 years. The owners of AG Tollefson & Co. Inc, a Lecompton, Kansas, company that constructs pre-fabricated buildings, say they have been blessed with business success. That success has allowed them to assist many. From small churches, here and abroad, to missions work around the world, to students at MNU....
Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017
Without bees, the world would be a very different place. World Wildlife Fund Scientist Jon Hoekstra says food production would fall off dramatically, farmers would lose income and there would be a shortage of fruit, vegetables and nuts. The planet’s ecology would change and that’s just the beginning....
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