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Josiah Crandall talks with a crew member while shooting his short film, The Library. Student & Alumni Stories

Media and Storytelling, a Ministry

Josiah Crandall ('13) recently transitioned from working 9-5 at a creative agency to producing and directing his own short film. His MNU family has been integral in his success as a professional and media creator. Originally from the Wichita area, Josiah says he remembers the feeling of stepping on campus for the first time.  more>

Kathy and GW Weld at their Eudora, KS Coffeeshop Student & Alumni Stories

Coffee and Connection Provide Alum’s Unique Ministry

Exposed brick, decorative tin ceiling tiles and original plank floors tell the story of a 1915 variety store now home to Zeb’s Coffeehouse in Eudora, Kansas. Owner Kathy (Matney ’13) Weld serves coffee and ministers to Eudora’s community there.  She didn’t plan to be a business owner when she graduated from MNU with a degree in youth and family ministry. In fact, she served as youth minister at a local church for seven years. Realizing God was leading her in another direction, she wanted a “unique” ministry but didn’t know what that would look like.  more>

Student & Alumni Stories

Students of MNU: What Makes a Pioneer?

MidAmerica Nazarene University prides itself on being a diverse and welcoming community where lifelong connections are made. Enjoy hearing from three students as they share their unique experiences as Pioneers. Special thanks to the student journalists of Neer News, MNU's student Instagram news channel, for gathering and reporting this information.  more>

Eddie Mwangi and Cedric Claros in front of Bell Center Student & Alumni Stories

Career Change Leads Veterans to MNU Nursing Program

It is estimated that adults change jobs 11 times in a lifetime, but less often do they change the entire trajectory of their professional lives. However, a select group of MNU students does that every year by preparing for a new career in the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program (ABSN). Two students in this year’s group come to the program with unique backgrounds. more>

scene from Little Shop of Horrors Student & Alumni Stories

Talent Opens the Way for Students at Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival

MNU’s Theatre Department sent 16 students to South Dakota to participate in the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF), January 20-26, 2019.  more>

Nicole Eubanks is the individual giving director at the Lyric Opera of Kansas City. Student & Alumni Stories

Alum Orchestrates a Lyrical Future

Music has always spoken to the heart of Nicole (Ferguson) Eubanks. It was her love of music and her drive to achieve the career she always wanted that kept her laser-focused as a student at MNU. Nicole graduated in 2012 with a degree in music and interdisciplinary studies in music and business. She also has a conversational certificate in Spanish.  more>

Hannah Hager takes a break outside during spring semester at MNU Student & Alumni Stories

Legacy Student Finds New Perspective at Her Parent’s Alma Mater

Hannah Hager lived an exciting childhood, singing with her father at rodeos, fairs, banquets and church events. During that time, she learned to play piano, write her own songs and became accomplished at yodeling. She attended a local community college near Valley City, North Dakota, but when a group of MNU students visited her church, Hannah was intrigued. She decided to step out of her comfort zone.  more>

Hannah Delp poses for camera between classes at MNU. Student & Alumni Stories

The Atmosphere is Different Here

Criminal justice and psychology major Hannah Delp (‘22), finds that MidAmerica is more than just a place to get her education; it’s a place to make meaningful connections with like-minded people and prepare herself to give back in a big way. It wasn’t her first choice. Hannah visited MNU in the Spring of 2017, per her mother’s request. more>

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Summer 2019

It’s the time of year when we celebrate our graduating seniors’ success. Enjoy the Summer 2019 issue of Accent.

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