Persistence Is Key For Student Success
The summer 2021 issue of ACCENT reflects the exciting momentum and progress we are experiencing on our campus. Stable enrollments, the start of construction on the new Cunningham Center, the growth and extension of our capital campaign, new academic programs and new endowed scholarships do not overshadow a strong awareness of God’s presence on our campus and the evidence of lives transformed by His Spirit.
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.
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>
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm | Mabee Learning Commons, Room 137
Miguel Flores, author, will give a talk for his new fantasy book, The Hungry Ghosts. He will also have copies available to sell/sign. Book Synopsis:
Come celebrate Homecoming with performing arts students as they present a variety of vocal, instrumental, and theatre selections.
Join us in the Bell Center Performing Arts Hall for an evening filled with alumni talent from across the decades. You'll enjoy knee-slapping comedy, clap along to classic hits, and have your heart stirred with sacred music.
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm | Mabee Learning Commons, 1st floor
The Library and Department of Arts & Humanities are partnering to offer music night in the Library! This community wide event will feature students and/or faculty from MNU performing a variety of work (specifics TBD). Come and enjoy a little (night) music in the Library!
A masterclass on your specific instrument’s audition music for District and State Band, including scales, sight-reading, and how to best audition!
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm | Olathe Public Library, Indian Creek Branch
Join us at the Olathe Public Library’s Indian Creek Library to play a variety of tabletop games from MNU’s Center for Games & Learning! Bring friends and play together or make new friends while you play. Snacks and drinks provided!