Korean War Vet Earns Degree at Age 85
It’s the time of year when we celebrate our graduating seniors’ success. Enjoy these stories about diverse paths and passions as students and alumni achieve their dreams.
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.
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>
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>
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>
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>
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>
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>
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>
MNU resident assistants, student government reps and student development personnel welcomed Freshmen and Transfers Friday evening when the dorms opened and fresh young minds began a new adventure. The orientation includes activities that give direction, encourage fun and help in the transition to college life. more>