Spring 2020 Academic Honor Rolls
We hope you enjoy this issue of Accent featuring women in leadership. From alumni to students to administration, MNU and the new We Lead initiative seek to empower our graduates.
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.
With a whole community effort, MNU’s new freshman class, numbering 223, is the largest since 2010 (229). This represents a 26.7 % increase over 2016 and is the second largest class since 2006. Transfer students are also up with 90 new students calling MNU home. The total incoming class is 313 this year compared to 260 in 2016. Read how the entire Pioneer family helped make it happen.
Jeff Uphaus Memorial Tournament and Scholarship The Jeff Uphaus Memorial Basketball Tournament, held each fall at MNU, is both a special way to honor the memory of a great alumnus who exemplified Christian character and to keep focused on those traits. more>
Photos from our fifth annual President's Honors event. View gallery. more>
Enjoy a look at the commencement ceremonies from May 2016. View Gallery. more>
MNU junior, Timothy Myers is experiencing something often reserved for graduate students at larger institutions: he’s working on scientific research with his professor. His chemistry professor Dr. Abby Hodges and Kansas State University bioengineering professor Dr. Mei He are collaborating on an exciting project to help the medical field. more>
Imagine you’re 17 and you feel a call to ministry. You’ve shared this with your pastor and your friends. Now you have to wait until you are in college to really discover what this call is all about. Or you can jump in now and explore this call through a Ministry Leadership Institute at MNU. The Call is a one-week camp offered next summer, June 5-9 or 12-16, 2017 at MNU. Pastors, professors and other ministers will lead high school juniors and seniors in an exciting week meant to help them discover what their call means and equip them for the beginning of ministry. more>
Women’s basketball won the NAIA Division I National Championship after dominating the tournament in March. The Pioneers won their final 11 regular season games to secure the conference tournament title, then won each game in the national tournament by at least eight points to claim their first national title. The 32-5 record is a program best, and MNU earned victories over the #24, #23, #19, #18, #10, and #1 ranked teams in the nation en route to the title. Jon Lewis1 was named National Coach of the Year. Kyleesha Weston2 earned Championship Most Outstanding Player. more>
Pride in our past. Expectation for our future. Gratitude for God’s faithfulness. MNU Celebrates 50 years! 1968 General Assembly in Kansas City, Missouri gave potential students free bus tours of the soon-to-open campus. more>
MNU will receive an estimated $9.5 million from the estate of Edgar (’72) and his wife Maron (Lorimer) Moore, this year. This is the largest-ever, one-time gift received by the university. MNU’s 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award was posthumously presented to the Moores at President’s Honors in recognition of the enormous impact their generosity will have on the future of the university. more>