MNU memos for the week of Sept. 16

Fall Fashion Frenzy!
Join The Merc this week for the 2nd annual Fall Fashion Frenzy! We will be releasing 6 brand-new products each day at 11 a.m. and again at 12:30 p.m. We’ll add a couple other items for good measure for a total of 62 brand new items!

Be the first to get all the new product updates as they are released by joining us on social media…“Like” us on Facebook:  themercatmnu; “Follow” us on Twitter:  @themerctmnu.

Sept. 21 – Fountain City Brass Band, 7:30 p.m. Bell Center
‘Brass On Broadway’ features showstoppers from West Side Story to Les Miserables and Chicago to Mamma Mia plus many, many more!

Tickets: $20 Adults, $15 Seniors (60+), $10 MNU Faculty/staff, $5 Students. Reserve tickets online.

Coming Soon
Sept. 22-25 – Spiritual Deepening Series
Chapel services and Fall Revival at College Church with Dr. Carla Sunberg (‘83), co-superintendent of the East Ohio District of The Church of the Nazarene.

Chapel Tues. /Thurs. 9:30 a.m. and Weds. 10 a.m.; church services Sun. 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., weeknights 7 p.m.

Sept. 26-29 Christian Youth Theater Presents “Honk Jr.” at Bell Center
In this musical adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s The Ugly Duckling journey with Ugly as he encounters colorful characters including a flock of wayward geese, a larger-than-life bullfrog and a domesticated hen. He escapes the claws of the evil cat and discovers the joy of being different. This poultry tale comes alive with color and upbeat songs showing what it means to be part of a family.

Sept. 26            10 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Sept. 27            10 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Sept. 28            2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Sept. 29            2 p.m.

 Tickets available through the CYT box office here or by calling (913) 681-3318.

Alumni & Friends Events
Oct. 5 – Football Tailgate at Baker (Alumni & Friends event)
Come out to the MNU football game vs. Baker Oct. 5 and tailgate with fellow MNU alumni and friends. The fun starts at noon at the lot on the corner of Third and Fremont, Baldwin City, Kan. The game starts at 2 p.m.  The Office of Alumni Relations will provide the burgers and the drinks will be provided by ASG. We are asking everyone else to bring sides and desserts to share. Wear your MNU gear and cheer on the Pioneers. This game is Baker’s Homecoming, so it is a great chance to proudly display your MNU blue and red!

Oct. 11-13 – Homecomin
Homecoming 2013 is fast approaching, so don’t wait to order your tickets.  Don’t miss: Homecoming Chapel, Communiversity, Homecoming Dinner Celebration, Late Night (and BBQ Buck Night), Pioneer 5K Fun Run, Pancake Bonanza, Kids Zone, Class Reunions, BBQ Cook-Off, Football and Soccer games.  There are also special reunions for CAUSE mission trip participants, School of Education alumni, and various athletic teams.  For the full list of events and to register, visit

Oct. 11-12 – MNU Homecoming BBQ Competition
Where:  Pioneer Stadium parking lot on MNU Campus
Cost:  $25 per team
MNU wants to make this year’s Pioneer Homecoming BBQ Competition the best ever. We need alumni, friends, churches, and MNU faculty and staff to put together BBQ teams!  Categories for judging are: chicken, ribs, brisket and “Pioneer Spirit.”  BBQ categories will be judged by KCBS certified judges on KCBS judging criteria.  Prizes will be awarded to the top team(s).  There are only 15 spots available, so register today at

Faculty/Staff Accomplishments
Todd Bowman, PhD, associate professor of counseling, has published Angry Birds and Killer Bees, a book by Beacon Hill Press, to help parents turn “The Talk” into an ongoing conversation that counters the myriad sources of bad information children are exposed to on a daily basis and helps them understand the beauty of true intimacy.

Bowman spoke at the American Association of Christian Counselors World Conference in Nashville, Tenn., last week. His presentations included: “The Ties That Bind: An Attachment-based Examination of Sexual Trends in America” and “The Neuro-affective Model of Addiction and Recovery.”

Dean Fleming, PhD, professor of New Testament and missions, has had a paper selected as a resource paper for the Global Theology Conference of the Church of the Nazarene, to be held March 2014 in Nairobi, Kenya on the campus of Africa Nazarene University. The paper, “Living Out the Future: Missional Ecclesiology in the Book of Revelation,” in English and Spanish versions will appear in advance of the conference in the January edition of Didache: Faithful Teaching. He will also serve as a conference panelist including representatives from the six global regions of the Church of the Nazarene. The conference theme is “Critical Issues in Ecclesiology.”

Jo Lamar, EdD, professor of education, has created an online fundraising tool for the annual Sun Valley Indian School mission trip taken by athletes and education majors. Now fundraising can continue all year.

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