Tornado to strike Olathe as part of CERT in Spanish class June 18

Participants finishing Community Emergency Response Team training will be put to the test when a simulated tornado strikes Olathe on Wednesday, June 11 at 6:40 p.m. at Olathe Fire Administration (1225 S. Hamilton Circle). Trained by firefighters, CERT students from local neighborhoods will react to this disaster scenario as part of their final exam.

As one class ends, another begins as the inaugural CERT in Spanish class starts June 27. The class meets – from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. – on June 27; July 11, 18 and 25; and, August 1 and 8. FREE childcare will be provided for kids age three and older. Spaces are still available for anyone interested in joining the FREE CERT in Spanish class. Visit to view the CERT in Spanish flyer or to sign up. Captain John Sanches said, “We’re very excited about the first CERT in Spanish class.” “It’s always great to meet and share potentially life-saving information with our community,” added Sanches. Continue reading

MNU website wins national awards

MidAmerica Nazarene University’s websitehas won a national Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Circle of Excellence Bronze Award for Best Institutional Website. MNU is the only college or university in the state of Kansas to receive a Circle of Excellence award in any category in the 2014 awards. More than 3,000 entries were judged in all categories.

According to Kim Campbell, director of marketing, the university is recognized alongside larger institutions in the category. Additionally, the current website was developed entirely in-house by MNU’s marketing team. 

“We are very honored for our in-house project to be recognized with a group of well-known schools within this category, including University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Kenyon College, and Davidson College,” Campbell said. Continue reading

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