Police Chief Faces Challenge With Humility and Confidence
This issue features alumni who’ve committed themselves to serving others through healthcare. They comment on work during a pandemic as well as their motivation to serve. We hope you’ll be inspired by these few who represent many.
Contributing to her success, MNU was the perfect place for Joslene to learn. She found smaller groups, which were well organized, making it easier to manage her studies and connect with other students who were just as dedicated. Her passion for wonder was encouraged. Asking questions and sharing vulnerably about her challenges was welcomed and rewarded. In this environment, Joslene says she felt she was heard.
With a whole community effort, MNU’s new freshman class, numbering 223, is the largest since 2010 (229). This represents a 26.7 % increase over 2016 and is the second largest class since 2006. Transfer students are also up with 90 new students calling MNU home. The total incoming class is 313 this year compared to 260 in 2016. Read how the entire Pioneer family helped make it happen.
Groundbreaking on the $20 million Cunningham Student Center was held Friday, August 28, on the campus mall at MNU. The new building, which is part of the Bright Futures Campaign for MNU, will house student services, the dining hall, Admissions and more. Plenty of space for community gatherings, meetings and socializing is planned. The building will replace the Campus Center, one of the university's first five original buildings. more>
Pioneer football’s first Head Football Coach, Gordon Dean DeGraffenreid, 77, passed to his heavenly home on Saturday, August 8, 2020. Coach D is credited with planning, recruiting and beginning football competition in 1978 at MidAmerica Nazarene College. He was head coach, also serving as offensive coordinator, working at MNU from 1975 to 1991. more>
General Superintendent Emeritus Paul G. Cunningham passed from this world to his heavenly home July 18, 2020. Dr. Cunningham served 16 years, beginning in 1993, as one of the leaders of the Church of the Nazarene, traveling internationally, preaching, encouraging and leading pastors, missionaries and congregants around the world. But to MNU Pioneers everywhere, it was Pastor Cunningham’s 30-year tenure as senior pastor of College Church of the Nazarene in Olathe, Kansas, that endeared him to the campus community that would not be here, if not for his vision. more>
President David J. Spittal announced today that MidAmerica Nazarene University will reopen campus for business, activities and operations on June 29 and on August 25, all in-person classes and programs will resume. As employees and students are welcomed back to campus, appropriate health, hygiene and operational adjustments will be taken to promote the safety and welfare of the campus community. more>
The horrific violence and racial injustice we have witnessed in the past weeks has deeply saddened and wounded the hearts of our campus community. We cannot look away from the reality and ugliness of this injustice and want all of our students to know with certainty that as a university community we stand with you in opposition to the ignorance, prejudice and fear that has opened deep wounds of uncertainty, especially for those who are most directly impacted by these abhorrent actions. more>
The excitement of a sporting event featuring a drumline at half-time is undeniable. Soon the Pioneers will enjoy that atmosphere as in partnership, MNU Athletics and the Department of Arts & Humanities recently announced a drumline program will start in fall 2020. more>
MNU welcomes Aaron Bohn to the faculty in July. Bohn will teach and further develop the new digital communication major in the Department of Business Administration. He comes to the position from Ohio University where he is associate professor & campus program administrator of film and electronic media. more>
MNU President Dr. David Spittal announced today, the appointment of Daniel Rincones, MA, LPC, SATP, as dean of students effective in July. Rincones has been the director of residential life since 2015. He will assume responsibility for the leadership of Student Development, Residential Life, and its staff, and will serve as an advisor to the President’s Cabinet and Board of Trustees. Rincones is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Counselor Education at MNU and serves local clients as a licensed professional counselor. more>
In this Gathering Chapel, Dr. Gary Morsch will be sharing with us about his work with the Covid Care force is an expression of how God has called him to live into the kingdom of God here and now.
Open House for prospective students of Professional and Graduate Studies programs, September 23, 2020, 5:30pm to 8:00pm.
In this Growing Chapel, we will discuss the intersection between faith in God and science. Come join us as we hear from our students, from our campus experts, and as we think about how God is revealed in the world around us.
An instrument-specific virtual masterclass with MNU’s applied faculty for the Kansas Sousa Honor Band, covering the audition scale sheet, the march excerpt, and instrument-specific skills to prepare for this audition and others.
Join us for an interview with our Spiritual Deepening Week speaker, Div Tosingilo.
In this Gathering Chapel, we will have our first service of Spiritual Deepening Week with Pastor Div Tosingilo.