2020 In-Person Commencement Canceled
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.
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.
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>
President Spittal recorded his thoughts before online classes began as the spring semester resumed under new realities of the COVID-19 pandemic. Remembering that Pioneers find solutions, new opportunities and ways to persevere, he encouraged all to stay engaged and work together in new ways. Watch the video here and stay engaged with MNU through social media, important updates and especially for our students, your MNU email. more>
MNU announced a unique new course schedule for traditional undergraduate majors that will start in August 2020. Every class session will be 75 minutes in length. Classes formerly held on Monday/Wednesday/Friday will now be held Monday and Thursday. Classes previously held Tuesday and Thursday will now be held Tuesday and Friday. The new schedule leaves Wednesdays free of traditional class sessions. more>
In-Person classes and programs resume on the MNU campus. For up-to-date reopening details please check the campus reopening resources page.
Location: Mabee Library 1st floor, MidAmerica Nazarene University
Artist Talk: Be a Child / Carol Totten
For the first exhibit in the Mabee Library’s rotating art gallery for the 20-21 academic year, Carol Totten will display a series of her original paintings. Carol’s paintings will be displayed during the month of September. The artist talk will consist of a brief talk by the artist, followed by a reception and viewing of the art collection. Refreshments will be provided.
Join us on the campus of MidAmerica Nazarene University for the Homecoming and Family Weekend 2020 / October 16-18.
We welcome back alumni from the classes of 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010, and 2015 -- as well as parents and friends of the university -- for a weekend full of meaningful activities.
We look forward to rolling out the red carpet for you and yours on October 16-18.
For up-to-date Homecoming 2020 registration/details please check the homecoming 2020 resources page.