MNU memos…

Finals Week Stress Relief

Dec. 14—Puppies in the Library!

10 a.m.

Puppy hugs and kisses go a long way to relieve the stress of finals. Not just for students–staff and faculty are welcome too. Thanks to Emily Hawkins (’06) of Great Plains SPCA (see the newsroom story) who will facilitate the visit by the puppies to Mabee Library!

Dec. 14 & 15—Let’s Get Moving in School!

Sponsored by the Sports Management and Physical Education Programs

Coordinated by Jack Jones and Brad King

When:              Monday, Dec. 14, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

                             Tuesday, Dec. 15, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Where:             Cook Center — North Gym (upper)

Who:                For Students, Faculty, Staff, and Friends – come one come all!

Why:                Take a break from finals, relieve stress & anxiety, exercise, relax, socialize or wind down

Activities:         Table Tennis, Badminton, Pickle Ball, Walking, Jogging, Basketball, Tennis,

Archery, Frisbee Lead-up games and Fly-fishing

Coming Soon

Alumni & Friends Events

Colorado Mission Trip – MNU faculty and staff, are you looking for a place to serve this coming year? Join MNU Alumni and Friends on a mission trip to Golden Bell (Colorado) Camp and Conference Center on March 12-16, 2016. Visit for more information and to sign up!

Great Wolf Lodge Family Weekend – Enjoy the water park in the middle of winter! Faculty, staff and families are invited to join MNU Alumni and Friends at Great Wolf Lodge in Kansas City, Kansas, on January 22-23, 2016. The price is only $190 and includes pizza, 6 waterpark passes (valued at $30 each) and a room for Friday night. Reserve your space today with a $50 deposit at There are a limited number of rooms remaining, so register today!

Faculty/Staff Accomplishments

School of Nursing faculty Lauren Loyd, assistant professor and Sarah Miller, assistant professor, attended the Sigma Theta Tau International 43rd Biennial Convention November 7-11, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. They were recognized on stage on behalf of MNU for having been chartered as a chapter (Chi Eta) in the last biennium.

Left to right: Patricia Thompson, Sigma Theta Tau CEO, Sarah Miller, Lauren Loyd, Hester Kloepper, 2013-2015 Sigma Theta Tau president.

Miller presented a poster at the convention on “Nurses’ Faith and Its Impact on the Provision of the Spiritual Component of Holistic Care to Patients in Oncology.”

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