Accent Magazine

Fall 2012
 
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Fall 2012

Fall 2012

There was so much to celebrate in this commemorative issue of Accent featuring the inauguration of the university’s fifth president and its 43rd Homecoming. From enrollment increases to opening a new location to receiving funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for the fourth year in a row, the news is good!

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Spittal Inauguration

Dr. David J. Spittal, EdD, was installed as the fifth president of MidAmerica Nazarene University in an inauguration held Friday, Oct. 26, at College Church of the Nazarene. Dr. Larry McIntire (1),…

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Homecoming 2012

Alumni and friends returned to MNU for the university’s 43rd Homecoming celebration. They came back for the first-ever 40th class reunion. The athletic events. The BBQ competition. The banquet. The…

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Fall 2012: MNU Athletics

Not even the temporary absence of a home stadium can stop the Pioneers' momentum. The team is ranked #2 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC). Wins over Baker (#3), Benedictine (#5), Peru…

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Enrollment Increases
Fall 2012: Campus News

Fall 2012: Campus News

This year, MNU experienced an historic enrollment boom with a 20 percent increase in incoming freshmen, and a 9 percent increase in overall enrollment. Besides the increase in freshmen, university officials also attribute the…

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MNU Goes Global

MNU Goes Global

We may be based in Kansas, but we’ve got a global reach. Besides partnering with the Eurasia region of the Church of the Nazarene, MNU students are serving and studying on 15 different trips throughout the…

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Blaze Prayer Walk

Blaze Prayer Walk

More than 400 MNU students, faculty, staff and community members participated in the Blaze Prayer Walk on Aug. 30. President David Spittal, students, and others led prayers for God’s blessing on the new school year as the…

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MNU Blogs

MNU Blogs

Drumroll please….the brand new MNU Blogs site is here! After interviewing more than a dozen awesome students, six Pioneers were chosen to share their experiences during the 2012-2013 school year. Our bloggers use photos and…

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MNU Alumni Receives Teaching Award
Matt Schwenk Honored

Matt Schwenk Honored

MNU alumnus Matt Schwenk (’01), a fifth-grade teacher at Central Elementary in Olathe, Kan., doesn’t call himself a hero. But for students and colleagues who have benefited from his 10 years of self-sacrificial service he…

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MNU at Legendary Old Settler’s Parade

MNU at Legendary Old Settler’s Parade

Yes, that is Dr. Spittal (left) with MNU’s entry in the Johnson County Old Settler’s Parade on Sept. 8 in downtown Olathe. Thank you to the MNU cheerleaders who walked in front of the wagon, and to all the students who…

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Pioneers Win Academic Achievement
Pioneers Win Academic Achievement

Pioneers Win Academic Achievement

Congratulations to the Pioneer volleyball team and Coach Kristin Steele, recipients of the 2011-2012 American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Awards. Each year AVCA honors teams that have matched their dedication…

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Famous Tenor Performs at Bell Center
Famous Tenor Performs at Bell Center

Famous Tenor Performs at Bell Center

Internationally acclaimed tenor Anthony Kearns made his debut performance at Bell Cultural Events Center at MidAmerica Nazarene University on Sept. 15, 2012. 

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MNU Welcomes Bishop William H. Willimon

MNU Welcomes Bishop William H. Willimon

United Methodist Bishop William H. Willimon examined “Leadership in the Name of Christ: The Challenges of Pastoral Leaders” on Oct. 17 at MNU. The one-day conference, held at Bell Cultural Events Center, was targeted…

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Classic Christian Literature On Stage

Classic Christian Literature On Stage

A student review by senior English major Kelsey Luffman

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Maurine Dickerson Research Award

Maurine Dickerson Research Award

Library staff met the founder of MNU’s library when Maurine Dickerson visited at Homecoming 2012. Left to right row one: Maurine Dickerson, MNU founding librarian, Glenda Seifert, Lon Dagley. Row two: Bruce Flanders,…

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Fall 2012: Alumni News

Fall 2012: Alumni News

David (’75) and Lisa (Jacobson ’78) Frisbie published their 17th book, Dating After Divorce, available at beaconhillbooks.com. 

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Fall 2012: Faculty News

Fall 2012: Faculty News

Dr. Marty Crossland, associate vice president for technology, was recently appointed president of the Kansas City chapter of Reasons to Believe, an apologetics ministry dedicated to demonstrating the rational and scientific…

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Fall 2012: Alumni Announcements

Fall 2012: Alumni Announcements

Emily Brotzman (’08) to Gregory Clapp on March 31, 2012. 

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