Back On Campus: 2019-2020 Students Arrive
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.
New freshmen and transfer students arrive August 16 and athletes of fall sports are already back on campus and have been practicing all week. It's almost the start of a new academic year and MNU faculty and staff are ready to greet our new and returning students. more>
The Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs has approved the accreditation of the Master of Counseling program through October 2026. The approval includes the program specialties of clinical mental health, marriage, couple & family counseling and school counseling. more>
The days of going to the college book store to buy textbooks are over. Students order their books online now and while a quick internet search can provide the least expensive option, sometimes students purchase the wrong edition or experience a shipment delay. This leads to frustration and perhaps even falling behind in class. Additionally, more students are choosing digital textbooks. Now MNU’s college store, The Merc, is offering new solutions to help students get the right textbooks on time and for the best price. more>
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>