Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrated at 15th Annual Event
With gratitude we present this issue featuring God’s blessings in allowing MNU students, faculty, staff and administration to be on campus and in classes during the pandemic. Many institutions were not that fortunate. Read all about it and enjoy surprising news about increases in enrollment and other progress happening during this unprecedented time.
Contributing to her success, MNU was the perfect place for Joslene to learn. She found smaller groups, which were well organized, making it easier to manage her studies and connect with other students who were just as dedicated. Her passion for wonder was encouraged. Asking questions and sharing vulnerably about her challenges was welcomed and rewarded. In this environment, Joslene says she felt she was heard.
MNU announced its Fall 2020 Census Day numbers today. The total number of students enrolled for fall 2020 semester is 2,239, an increase of 17% from fall 2019. Freshmen are part of the equation, up 10%, the class is the largest since 2017. Continuing education student enrollment is also up significantly.
Within the biblical account of human creation, God determined very quickly that it was not good for man to live alone, and he created a “helper,” which in the language of the day did not translate to be a slave, second-class citizen or subservient. more>
Candace (Barkman ’07) Moss, business education Candace has the best professional title anyone could aspire to. She’s the honey buyer for Barkman Honey, a beekeeper family-owned business headquartered in Hillsboro, Kansas, with beekeeping operations in South Dakota, Florida and Michigan. If you’ve purchased the store brand honey at a national retailer like Walmart, you’ve likely purchased Barkman Honey. more>
MNU is proud to be among the U.S. universities making three “Best” lists this fall. U.S. News & World Report One of the 162 ranked Best Regional Midwest Universities on U.S. News & World Report’s list, MNU was chosen based on Outcomes Faculty Resources Expert Opinion Financial Resources Student Excellence Alumni Giving more>
Korean War Vet Achieves Dream George Panebianco and his family celebrated the completion of his bachelor’s degree from MNU in October. The 85-year-old Belton, Missouri, resident, is a Korean War Veteran who majored in Spanish at MNU in the ‘80s. Through the School of Professional and Graduate Studies, George earned his BA in general studies this fall. Welcome to the Alumni Association, Mr. Panebianco! Nurse Practitioner Program Begins more>
Increasing the number and breadth of opportunities for young women is the goal of We Lead – A Women’s Leadership Initiative @ MNU. Birthed from a growing interest among female students, and the dream of two professors, the initiative includes academic, experiential and service options for women starting as early as their junior year in high school. more>
Progress on the university’s Bright Futures Campaign for the Cunningham Student Center is full steam ahead as a crucial deadline is approaching. In January 2019, the Mabee Foundation granted MNU $1 million contingent on the university’s ability to raise the remaining $11 million needed to build the Center by the end of the year. more>
Accent asked alums David (’82) and Cherie (Brown ’94) Martin why they are supporting the Bright Futures Campaign for the Cunningham Student Center. Cherie is an RN, BSN. She served at St. Anthony’s Hospital after graduation from 1994-1997 and then worked for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City 1997-2003 and 2009-2012. David is the CEO of Hotel Management and Consulting, where he has served since 2004 after owning a retail establishment. HMC manages 59 hotels across the country. more>
Open House for prospective students of Professional and Graduate Studies programs, January 28, 2021, 5:30pm to 7:00pm.
The National African American Read-In is the nation’s first and oldest event dedicated to diversity in literature. You may submit to read at the celebration, which will take place virtually on February 9, 2021, from 4-4:45 pm virtually. Sponsored by the Olathe Public Library and MNU.