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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.
A new online track in MNU’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) is launching at MNU in January 2020. Designed to provide the education and credentials to become a nurse practitioner (NP), the curriculum focuses on caring for adults and the aging. Graduates of the program will earn a Master of Science in Nursing and achieve the designation of Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) upon passing the AGPCNP Certification Exam. MNU is the first university in Kansas offering this specialty. more>
MNU’s latest innovation is a master’s degree equipping students to teach in the elementary grades, no matter their undergraduate major. The Master of Science in Elementary Education Unified program provides expertise in both elementary education and special education—and it is all online. The program addresses a shortage of teachers, particularly in special education. more>
Researchers can now see where the Santa Fe, California and Oregon trails passed by various locations in our area thanks to the Lee and Dorothy Kroh Map Collection housed in the Marg Smith Archives at MidAmerica Nazarene University. Today, Kansas State Historical Society personnel and members of the Kansas City Area Historic Trails Association got a first look at this formerly private collection. more>
MidAmerica Nazarene University recently announced its President's, Dean's List and Honor Roll for the spring 2019 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>
The Sunderland Foundation has just awarded MNU an additional $2.4 million in support of the new Cunningham Student Center, bringing its total gift to $3 million for the university’s Bright Futures campaign. more>
A perfect blue-skied sunny day greeted graduates, their friends and loved ones as MNU held its Commencement in two ceremonies May 4, 2019. The speaker for both the traditional undergraduate and the professional and graduate ceremonies, Southwest Airline Captain Tammie Jo Shults, a 1983 alumnus of MNU, was awarded an honorary doctorate. Her inspiring speech recounted a life of perseverance and courage as she told graduates about her life prior to becoming the pilot who landed SW Air 1380 after the left engine blew apart in April 2018. more>
Assistant Professor of Counselor Education Andrew Secor submitted a proclamation request to Kansas Governor Laura Kelly’s office requesting that she proclaim the month of May, Mental Health Awareness Month. The Governor approved and signed the proclamation May 1, 2019. Secor is a board-certified counselor and registered play therapist. He is a clinical supervisor in Kansas, approved by the Professional Counselor Board. In addition to his work at MNU, Secor is the president of the Kansas Counselor Association. more>
Captain Tammie Jo Shults, the pilot who successfully landed SW Air 1380 after catastrophic engine failure last April, will be the Commencement speaker May 4 at MNU. The 1983 MNU alumnus will give the commencement address in the ceremony for traditional undergraduates at 10 a.m. and in the ceremony for professional and graduate students at 3 p.m. Both services are at College Church of the Nazarene, 2020 E. Sheridan in Olathe. more>