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Dr. Tiffany Anderson accepts the MLK Living Legacy Award from MNU with Dr. David Spittal and Dr. Victoria Haynes University News

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrated at 15th Annual Event

The life, influence and philosophy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. were acclaimed at the 15th annual Community Celebration honoring his legacy at MNU's chapel service January 19, 2021. Student Diversity Council members and Dr. Victoria Haynes, nursing professor and coordinator of diversity & cultural competency were featured throughout the service. Dr. Haynes introduced this year's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Living Legacy Award honoree, Dr. more>

Heritage Choir in front of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church University News

"Everything's Gonna Be All Right" Uplifting Performance by MNU Choir

Heritage Choir, conducted by Dr. Christopher Smith, recently visited Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Overland Park, Kansas to experience the exquisite acoustics of the temple. The church sanctuary’s soaring ceiling and cupola provided the perfect venue for the choir to record several songs.  The lyrics of “Light of a Clear Blue Morning” are especially meaningful in this time of uncertainty as we face the COVID-19 pandemic and social and political unrest. May the hope captured in the performance of this song bring a renewed spirit to all who hear it.  more>

MLK Community Celebration graphic University News

15th Annual MLK Celebration Honors Topeka Public School Superintendent

MNU's 15th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration at MidAmerica Nazarene University will be livestreamed Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, at 9:30 a.m. The public is invited to watch this event online. Each year at this event MNU presents its Martin Luther King Jr. Living Legacy Award. This year’s recipient is Topeka Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Tiffany Anderson. more>

MNU student Randy Lemus interviews with Cornell Ellis of BLOC (Brother’s Liberating Our Community University News

Students RISE to Challenge of Teaching

Teacher education students in the RISE (Reach, Inspire, Support future Educators) program met and interviewed with local school district representatives from Kansas City, Kansas, Blue Valley, Shawnee Mission and Olathe November 11 at MNU’s Mabee Library. RISE is a program designed to introduce talented students of color to prospective employers in the field of education.  RISE helps students develop professional networks with peers and experts who are focusing on the same issues and challenges they will encounter in the educational workforce. more>

Photo of 2019 National Christmas Tree in Washington, DC University News

MNU Choral Director and Alums Accompany Randle and Tait in 98th National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Dr. Christopher Smith, MNU director of choral activities and worship arts, associate professor of music, was honored with a unique opportunity to accompany award-winning Christian artists Lynda Randle and Michael Tait in their performance in the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. The virtual event presented by The National Park Foundation and The National Park Service is available to watch on-demand at thenationaltree.org starting December 3 at 5 p.m. EST and throughout the holiday season. more>

Students Gathered in Campus Mall University News

Significant Enrollment Increase This Fall

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.  MNU met the challenge of reopening during the pandemic in late August with strict protocol to protect students and employees. Its Emergency Response Team continues to meet weekly to adjust protocol, schedules and provisions for the campus.  more>

Ron J. Hill University News

Condolences: Former Athletic Director Ron Hill Passes Away

Ron J. Hill, former athletic director for MidAmerica Nazarene University, passed away Thursday, September 24, 2020 at Homestead of Olathe North. He was 76. more>

photo of Dr. and Mrs. Ed Robinson University News

Condolences: Mrs. Nancy Robinson

MNU mourns the passing of Nancy Robinson, wife of the late Dr. Ed Robinson, MNU's fourth president, September 22, 2020. Mrs. Robinson served the university as its first lady from July 2005 to May 2010. She joined in working for the beautification of the MNU campus, assisting with events and with Dr. Robinson's ministry.  Mrs. Robinson's career was as an educator. She was an engaging writer and adept at communicating with people from all walks of life and in virtually any setting. more>

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Fall 2020

With gratitude we present this issue featuring God’s blessings in allowing MNU students, faculty, staff and administration to be on campus and in classes during the pandemic. Many institutions were not that fortunate. Read all about it and enjoy surprising news about increases in enrollment and other progress happening during this unprecedented time.

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