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MNU Giving Tuesday Surpasses $110,000 for Cunningham Student Center

In its fourth year to participate in Giving Tuesday, alumni and friends raised $110, 260 to support the building campaign for the Cunningham Student Center. In past years, MNU has provided several campus projects for donors to support. This year, however, the focus was solely on raising support for the new Cunningham Student Center, a building that will provide the campus community with a new cafeteria, expanded meeting spaces, and integrated offices for student-focused departments. more>

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MNU Receives Cathedral Builder Award

On Friday, October 4, Olathe Mayor Mike Copeland honored MNU with the City’s Cathedral Builder Award at the State of the City luncheon. Each year the Mayor presents this award to an organization and an individual that had been instrumental to the community, its culture and its future. “I was honored to accept this award on behalf of our MNU administrators, faculty and staff who daily give their best to our students,” says President David Spittal. “This recognition truly belongs to each of them.”    more>

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Former MNU First Lady Adeline Owens Passes at 89

Adeline Owens, age 89, of Olathe, Kansas, beloved former first lady of MidAmerica Nazarene University, went to be with her Lord September 26, 2019. She passed away peacefully surrounded by family. Mrs. Owens was a gracious, loving, supportive wife, mother, missionary, educator, first lady, and friend.    more>

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HLC Team Visits MNU October 7-8

MNU is pleased to welcome the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) to campus October 7-8, 2019. Every college or university that offers financial aid is accredited by a regional organization such as HLC. Accreditation is the process by which an institution proves it is a place dedicated to serving students, operating with integrity, and striving to be better tomorrow than it is today. Every four to ten years, HLC sends a team to MNU to check how well the university is meeting this goal.  more>

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MNU Ranked In Best Colleges by US News & World Report

MNU is proud to be among the 162 ranked Best Regional Midwest Universities on U.S. News & World Report's list. The publisher considers six main aspects of each institution when making the list.  more>

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Passion to Serve Project 2019-20 Unveiled

Each year MidAmerica Nazarene University students lend their time, raise money and garner awareness for an all-school service project. This year the students will continue to partner with The Hope Center, an eastside Kansas City organization providing programs, events and places for children and youth to have hope and flourish.  more>

First Chapel of the 2019-2020 academic year held Aug. 20. University News

Classes Begin at MNU

The academic year got underway today as classes began for undergraduates at MNU. Students also attended the first chapel of the academic year at College Church.  Students looking good in an 8 a.m. class. See more photos from Welcome Week 2019 at MNU's Flickr gallery.  more>

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MNU Named to Money Magazine 2019 Best Colleges

MidAmerica Nazarene University has been selected for Money magazine’s 2019 Best Colleges list. Money magazine evaluated 3,000 of the nation’s colleges, narrowing their list to 744 with the best value for the money. MNU is one of only five Kansas universities to make the list. To determine the rankings, Money analyzed 26 factors in three categories to find the top college values, including: 1.    Quality of education 2.    Affordability  3.    Outcomes more>

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Summer 2019

It’s the time of year when we celebrate our graduating seniors’ success. Enjoy the Summer 2019 issue of Accent.

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