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Sketch of Cunningham center mall view Accent Winter 2017, Magazine

Student Center to be Named for Cunninghams

  The Cunningham Student Center, part of the plan for capital improvements in the Bright Futures campaign, will be named after two of the most loyal and enthusiastic supporters of the university. After all, if not for the vision of Dr. Paul Cunningham and the prayerful support of Dr. Connie Cunningham, MNU might never have been located in Olathe, Kansas. more>

The MNU Indoor Track team Accent Winter 2017, Magazine

Winter 2017 Sports

Indoor Track & Field Takes the Heart The Pioneers’ Indoor Track & Field squads won both men’s and women’s Heart Championships and boast several National qualifiers. more>

MNU Coloring Sheet Accent Winter 2017, Magazine

MNU 50th Anniversary Coloring Page

  Celebrate MNU’s 50th anniversary with creativity! Whether you're a fan of adult coloring books or you have little Pioneers with a creative streak, this page, designed by sophomore graphic design major Dana Palmer of Joplin, Missouri, is for you. Dana's illustration is an artistic interpretation of the Campus Mall. We would love to see your finished artwork. Email a picture to us at or post it on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and tag us. Download coloring sheet. more>

President, Dr. David J. Spittal Accent Winter 2017, Magazine

Winter 2017 President's Perspective: Think About Such Things

In the midst of a 24/7 news cycle and instant “breaking news” we all have become accustomed to shocking scandals, violence, terrorism and rumors of wars. We live in a chaotic world where our “smart” technology provides us with continuous updates and instant alerts that can quickly fill our minds with the persistent drumbeat of fear and uncertainty. more>

Accent Winter 2017, Magazine

Winter 2017: Alumni News

  Have news? Want to share births, marriages, new jobs and accomplishments with Accent? Please send to or connect with us on social media. It doesn't matter how you connect with us, we just want to hear from you!     Lee Pate ('77) accepted a position as military and family life counselor at Fort Riley, Kansas.       more>

Wyandotte County representatives and MNU Students Accent Winter 2017, Magazine

Students Rebrand Local Organization

Every year business professor Dr. Lisa Wallentine and graphic design professor Brian Merriman join forces to bring a real-world experience to upperclassmen. Nine teams of students in the promotions (marketing) class and corporate identity (graphic design) class competed last fall in the annual project to provide an integrated marketing communication plan to a local organization. This year’s client was Wyandotte County, Kansas, Parks and Recreation. more>

Mary Alice Galloway at ground-breaking ceremony for MNU Accent Winter 2017, Magazine

Founding Pioneer Faculty: Galloway

Founding Pioneer Faculty Member Mary Alyce Galloway, 86, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, in Longmont, Colorado. Mary Alyce joined the faculty in August 1968 to teach English. Later she became the reference librarian until her retirement in 1995 when she was honored with the title of Pioneer faculty emerita. more>

Births photo Accent Winter 2017, Magazine

Winter 2017: Announcements

Marriages Clayton ('15) and Kelly (Neiderhiser, '12) Brandt, October 15, 2016. Danny ('07) and Megan (Lucas) Buxie, October 15, 2016. Josh and Sarah (Hunt, '08) Fash, November 19, 2016.  Jacob ('13) and Shara (Stafford) French, October 15, 2016. Jon and Jessica (Daud, '13) Griggs, October 19, 2014. more>

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