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MNU Launches iPads For Students In 12 Major Areas of Study

Another investment in the student experience happened today in MNU’s first large-scale iPad Pro launch to students in science, math, health science and humanities majors. The goal is to put access to research and technology tools in the students’ hands wherever they go and enhance options for learning in the classroom. Essentially, the use of this technology changes learning and teaching simultaneously, according to program leadership. Dr. Nancy Damron, vice president for academic affairs, said the move is all about change, innovation and growth for students. more>

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16th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration Jan. 18, 2022

MNU's 16th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration at MidAmerica Nazarene University will be held Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022, at 9:30 a.m., at College Church of the Nazarene, 2020 E. Sheridan in Olathe. The public is invited to join students, faculty and staff at this event. more>

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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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