Being Called. Whether one feels a calling for a certain career, a ministry or for being present in the lives of others, MNU is a place where finding one’s call is encouraged and supported. Read about the many ways one can be called in this Winter 2019 issue of Accent.
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.
MidAmerica Nazarene University announced the award of a $1 million challenge grant from the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation toward the construction of the new $20 million Cunningham Student Center – the centerpiece of MNU’s Bright Futures campaign. The student center will become the hub of campus activity housing student services, dining, spaces for learning, leadership development and community engagement. more>
MidAmerica Nazarene University leaders today announced that they anticipate donations to its largest-ever capital campaign will surpass $40 million in the next few days. With more than two-thirds of the Bright Futures campaign’s $60 million goal achieved, the university is thanking donors for gifts that will be used in three strategic areas. more>
MNU's 13th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration at MidAmerica Nazarene University will be held Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, 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>
Kansas City’s KCTV5 recently ran a story about using games in the classroom and interviewed Dr. Mark Hayse and Dr. Lauren Hays who direct MNU’s Center for Games and Learning. Multimedia Journalist Nathan Vickers interviewed the experts to augment his story about the Gardner School District’s use of games to enhance learning. Watch the story here. more>
Pay attention to the news and you’ll understand that student loan debt is a growing problem in the U.S. Now, area high school seniors and parents are not alone in their concern because MidAmerica Nazarene University officials are determined to help. This fall, MNU announced Pioneer Pledge, a program designed to help repay student loans. more>
President David Spittal announced the appointment of Ric Brockmeier as vice president for marketing and enrollment, effective September 24. more>
MNU is pleased to announce its ranking by U.S. News & World Report as a 2019 Best Regional University Midwest, in a list published September 10. MNU ranked 88th (tie) out of 124 schools on the Midwest list. MNU joins Washburn, Rockhurst and Truman State on the list of Midwest universities. This is the second year in a row that MNU has been selected by the publication. more>
Lon Dagley, MNU computer services librarian and three other librarians from the U.S. and the Philippines spent 18 days in Auckland, New Zealand this July as they cataloged and organized the Nazarene Theological College – Auckland library. The dream of Dagley, his daughter, Elizabeth Dagley Graham (’04) and son-in-law Jaron Graham, the library has been two years in the making. more>