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The President's Message: When God Calls Her

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>

Susan Lynch, Shelley Hayes, Carla Sunberg and Candace Moss Accent Fall 2019, Magazine

Leadership Quality: Four Alumnae Share Their Journeys

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>

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We’re Honored

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>

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Campus News

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>

Students from the first Launch event Accent Fall 2019, Magazine

Women's Leadership Initiative @ MNU

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>

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Help MNU Meet the Challenge

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>

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Alums Pay It Forward For The Next Generation

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>

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Pioneers' Season Wrap Ups

By Sports Information Director Chad Jenkins more>

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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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