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Monday, Feb 11, 2019
Four alumni athletes were honored at the MNU Athletics Hall of Fame banquet during Homecoming weekend. Mark Brown, PhD ('91) Cross Country/Track & Field  Mark was a 12-time individual conference champion (twice in cross country and 10 times in track), an NCCAA national champion in the 800m run, a two-time NAIA Academic All-American, a seven-time NAIA national qualifier, and the current MNU record-holder in the 1500m. Mark is a professor of mathematics at MNU....
Monday, Feb 11, 2019
Cross Country MNU cross country enjoyed another successful campaign. The men's team finished fifth, and Carlos Guzman earned a Conference Runner of the Week honor. The women's team won its third consecutive conference title and qualified for Nationals as Nate Wiens was named Heart Coach of the Year. Kaylee Shanley, Rachel White and Lila Dreves were named All-Conference.  ...
Monday, Feb 11, 2019
“Want more happiness in your life? Be a more generous person,” says Tim Buchanan, co-chair of MNU’s Bright Futures capital campaign. Buchanan and fellow MNU Trustee Dan Rexroth lead the campaign’s executive committee—a group of individuals lending their influence to encourage others to seek funds for the $60 million, five-year effort. Though the task is daunting, both have faith that God is multiplying these efforts to meet the challenge. ...
Monday, Feb 11, 2019
On January 8, 2019, the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation awarded MNU a $1 million challenge grant toward the funding of a new student center. To receive the grant, the university now must raise the final $11 million by January 8, 2020, to complete the building. The Cunningham Student Center, centerpiece of MNU’s Bright Futures campaign and a new hub of student engagement will contain flexible dining space, areas for collaboration, learning, conversation, recreation, meeting and fitness....
Monday, Feb 11, 2019
In August, MNU was selected for Money magazine’s 2018-19 Best Colleges list. Only four Kansas universities made the list, including MNU, KU, K-State and Benedictine College. To determine the rankings, Money analyzed 26 factors such as graduation rate, tuition charges, family borrowing and alumni earnings to find the top college values out of the nation’s approximately 5,000 higher learning institutions. The data were gathered in three categories: 1.    Quality of education 2.    Affordability 3.    Outcomes...
Monday, Feb 11, 2019
MNU’s band has been selected to perform at the 2019 Kansas Music Educators Association In-Service Workshop in February. The band was invited to audition and will make its first appearance at this event. Last year, MNU’s Heritage Choir performed at KMEA. Congratulations to Dr. Luke Johnson ('03); the band members; and Dr. Donna Bohn, chair, Department of Arts and Humanities.     ...
Monday, Feb 11, 2019
New this academic year, local Christian visual artists are displaying their art and presenting artist talks in the library’s rotating gallery in a series of events called Faith & Art. The first featured artist was Julia Otterness, founder of Genesis 1-1 Fine Arts, a ministry of evangelism through fine arts, followed by Kelly Kruse’s Illumination: Wrestling with God through Visual Art, Poetry, and Music. Coming up this semester, the public is invited to view the art of:...
Monday, Feb 11, 2019
The Call @ MNU is a one-week youth theology institute, now in its third year, that equips high school juniors and seniors who are preparing for a lifetime of Christian ministry. Planned and led by Professor of Youth Ministry Dr. Ron Jackson and an advisory committee, the institute uses ministry professionals to teach, facilitate discussion and mentor participants. The goal is for students to return to their home churches with enhanced ministry skills and understanding....
Monday, Feb 11, 2019
More than 100 alumni, students, current and past faculty and other supporters of the Master of Arts in Counseling program joined for a dinner celebrating the 20th anniversary of counselor education at MNU. Dr. Mary Fry and Amy Cain (MAC ’07) were emcees for the evening. The first-ever Master of Counseling Founder’s Awards were presented to Dr. Roy Rotz, program founding faculty member; Dr. Cayla Bland, for her key role in support for the program in the early years; and Dr. Todd Frye, for his role in achieving CACREP accreditation and program growth....
Monday, Feb 11, 2019
The news is full of stories about the growing problem of student loans. Now, MNU is coming alongside high school seniors and their parents with some reassurance. This fall, MNU announced Pioneer Pledge, a program that helps repay student loans....
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