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Persistence Is Key For Student Success

The Student Success Team in the Academic Success Center (ASC) at MNU, led by Gieselle Taylor, director of persistence, is making student achievement and support their top priority. Taylor comes to MNU from Emporia State University where she led the Academic Center for Excellence and Success. Her newly formed team includes Kay Hall, coordinator of student academic success, and Student Success Coaches Lee Waldron and MNU veteran Dennis Troyer. more>

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Coach Lamar To Retire After 2021-2022 Basketball Season

Today MidAmerica Nazarene University and Pioneer Athletics announced the retirement of Rocky Lamar as head coach of MNU men's basketball at the conclusion of the 2021-22 season. President David Spittal expressed gratitude for a beloved icon of the Pioneer community. "I am deeply grateful for Rocky's years of dedicated service and his commitment to the Lord, his family, and the athletes who have played under his leadership and influence," Spittal said. more>

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New School of Nursing Dean Is Adult Learning Advocate

Dr. Sarah Miller (’09, MSN ’10) is an adult-learner success story. After earning her associate of science in nursing from Kansas City Kansas Community College, and becoming an RN, Miller went on to earn a BSN and MSN from MNU and a Doctor of Education with an emphasis in Interdisciplinary Leadership from Creighton University. Never one to settle, Miller graduated from the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program at the University of Missouri, with an emphasis as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). more>

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Spring 2021 Academic Honor Roll

MidAmerica Nazarene University recently announced its President's, Dean's List and Honor Roll for the spring 2021 semester.  All students in traditional programs carrying 12 semester hours or more with a term GPA from 3.2 to 4.0 may qualify for one of these academic honors. Neutral credit hours are excluded from the calculation and reduce the course load used to figure the honor. The President’s List is a 4.0 grade point average for the semester; Dean’s List ranges from 3.5 to 3.99; and the Honor Roll is 3.2 to 3.49.  more>

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Professors Plan Adventure And Challenge This Summer

Whether teaching in their chosen field or serving in a remote area of the world, MNU professors have exciting plans for the COVID “protocol-relaxed” summer of 2021. Able to travel with fewer restrictions, some will step far outside their comfort zones. Others will hone new skills. All will have a break from one of the most challenging years they have experienced thanks to the pandemic. more>

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MNU Plans ‘University As Usual’ In Fall 2021

President David Spittal, EdD, announced that MidAmerica Nazarene University is planning for an open campus this fall and will offer all of its face-to-face classes and campus services for the 2021-22 academic year as well as its online programs.  more>

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Dr. Scott Dermer Joins MNU as Chair of Christian Ministry and Formation

MidAmerica Nazarene University welcomes Dr. Scott Dermer, who was appointed Chair of the Department of Christian Ministry and Formation this week. Dermer currently serves as lead pastor of Tulsa Central Church of the Nazarene, Tulsa, Oklahoma, a position he has held since 2019. Prior to that, he was lead pastor of Webster Groves Church of the Nazarene in St. Louis, Missouri and at Nexus Community, Richardson Church of the Nazarene in Dallas, Texas. In 2018, he was elected by the Missouri District Church of the Nazarene as its ministerial representative to the MNU Board of Trustees. more>

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Virtual Experience Successful for President's Honors Gala

President’s Honors: The Virtual Experience was a great success thanks to friends and associates who embraced the cause. The April 16 event streamed online raised a preliminary amount of over $462,000 for student scholarships. This brings the cumulative fundraising total to more than $5.1 million for student scholarships and other initiatives since 2012. more>

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