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Computer Science Major Launches Fall 2018

In the 2018 fall semester, MNU students will be able to choose computer science as a major. The program is being added to MNU’s academic offerings as a Bachelor of Science with three tracks to choose from: Software development, scientific computing and big data/data science. The major will focus on preparing graduates interested in pursuing careers in areas such as software engineering, big data and web development, among others. more>

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Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration Jan. 16

The 12th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration at MidAmerica Nazarene University will be held Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, at 9:30 a.m., at College Church of the Nazarene at 2020 E. Sheridan in Olathe. The public is invited to join MNU students, faculty, staff and community leaders at this free event. more>

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MNU Participates in Second Giving Tuesday

Today is Giving Tuesday, the global day of giving fueled by social media and many donors working together to make a collective impact. MNU’s goal is for 250 donors (or more) to support at least one of seven worthy projects. more>

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CAEP Request for Comments

The School of Education at MidAmerica Nazarene University is hosting an accreditation visit by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) on February 4-7, 2018. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments to the site team. Please note that comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered by the School of Education, and should specify the party's relationship to the education preparation provider (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates). more>

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Alum Puts Education to Work in Co-Responder Program

MNU 2017 Master of Arts in Counseling graduate Jeffrey Wilson (middle first row) is part of the expanded Johnson County Mental Health Center’s co-responder program. Featured in this month's JOCO magazine, the co-responder program supports local police in dealing with mental health and substance abuse issues by having a mental health professional to accompany police officers on calls that involve potential mental health issues. The goal is to provide individuals quicker access to mental health services. more>

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Nursing Grads Achieve Top Scores

Once again MNU’s School of Nursing has learned that their graduates rank at the top. Our NCLEX-RN (test required for licensing) first-time pass rate from January 1 – September 30, 2017, is 92.44% which is exceptional. We are so proud our students and the excellent faculty who teach them. For information on MNU nursing programs visit more>

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Reformation 500 Commemoration Oct. 31

On Oct. 31, 2017, the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, MNU will hold several events to commemorate the event. The public is welcome to attend each of these free events. All events will be held on the Olathe Campus, 2030 E. College Way, Olathe, Kansas unless otherwise noted. 9:30 a.m.   Community Chapel with Dr. Randy Cloud, chair, Department of Christian Ministry and Formation. Cloud will speak on the history of the Reformation. Location:College Church of the Nazarene, 2020 E. Sheridan, Olathe.   more>

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Additional $300K from Sunderland Foundation for New Student Center

The Sunderland Foundation has just awarded MNU a second gift of $300,000 toward the construction of the proposed Cunningham Student Center, part of the Bright Futures capital campaign.The state-of-the-art, 50,000-square-foot multi-use building, will replace the 50-year-old Campus Center building. The center will feature spaces for meeting, a larger, enhanced dining area, outdoor areas, a fitness center and the campus store. more>

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Fall 2017

Building Bright Futures, plans unfold for the new Cunningham Student Center. We invite you to read about the new dream for the future of MNU.

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