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Campus photo facing Mabee Learning Commons Accent Winter 2019, Magazine

MNU Receives Recognition From Two Major Publications

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 more>

MNU Band on the MNU mall. Accent Winter 2019, Magazine

Kudos to MNU Band and Director!

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.     more>

Tamela Wagner Accent Winter 2019, Magazine

Faith & Art

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: more>

worship at The Call Accent Winter 2019, Magazine

The Call @ MNU

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. more>

Workshop photo Accent Winter 2019, Magazine

Graduate Counselor Education Celebrates 20 Years

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. more>

Pioneer Pledge Loan Repayment Assistance Program Accent Winter 2019, Magazine

Pioneer Pledge

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. more>

Vivian Avery accepting her award Accent Winter 2019, Magazine

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration 2019

Mrs. Vivian Avery, accepts the MLK Living Legacy Award from Dr. David Spittal, MNU president, at the university’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration, Jan. 22, 2019. more>

Accent Winter 2019, Magazine

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Fall 2019

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.

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