Taking Learning to New Heights:

Johnny Rowlands provides real-life learning for MNU Students

MNU marketing and graphic design students with Johnny Rowlands (middle in black cap) at KC Copter at the Johnson County Executive Airport.  MNU photo

MNU marketing and graphic design students with Johnny Rowlands (middle in black cap) at KC Copter at the Johnson County Executive Airport. MNU photo

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For MNU marketing and graphic design students, learning is all about real-life projects. This semester, students in promotion management and corporate identity classes are teaming up to create an integrated marketing campaign for real-life client, KC Copters.

KC Copters, a full-service helicopter company, offers flight training, tours, and aerial video/photography. The company, founded in April 2011 by Johnny Rowlands, chief pilot of local ABC affiliate KMBC TV 9’s NewsChopper 9, has enlisted the help of MNU students to create a marketing campaign. Continue reading

Olathe PD conducts alcohol compliance checks

During the evening hours of Thursday May 23, members of the Olathe Police Department’s School Resource Officer Unit conducted alcohol compliance checks throughout the City of Olathe.

These compliance checks focused on establishments that sell alcohol. The purpose of the operation was to insure that these establishments are checking customer’s identification and not selling alcohol to under-aged individuals. Out of 59 establishments checked, 55 complied by asking for ID. The four establishments that did not comply were cited for Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor and given municipal court dates. Continue reading

3rd District Job Fair today at Great Mall

Third District Congressman Kevin Yoder will once again hold a Third District Job Fair and Resource Expo to help Kansans looking for employment and business owners seeking employees to meet face-to-face. The Job Fair and Resource Expo will be on Wednesday, May 1st at the Great Mall of the Great Plains in Olathe, and will include a special morning hour exclusive to veterans.

Last year’s job fair at the Great Mall was a tremendous success, and Yoder said he was looking to repeat that success this Spring.

“We all recognize the importance of helping our returning veterans get jobs after their courageous service for our country, so we will again focus on them for the first hour,” he said. “I encourage everyone looking for work to attend.” Continue reading

Local fire district benefits from Firehouse Subs Foundation gift

When folks gather at the Firehouse Subs Restaurant, 15137 W. 119th St, Olathe, at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 1, it’s going to be for something other than eating.

That’s when the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation will award more than $20,600 worth of life-saving tools and equipment to the Northwest Consolidated Fire District.

On hand for the event will be local firefighters, Firehouse Subs franchisees Tara and Chris Ruff, Firehouse Subs area representative Dave Johnson and Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation executive director Robin Peters.

Northwest Consolidated Fire District will receive a Polaris Ranger 6×6 utility vehicle and a Kimtek FIRELITETM Transport Deluxe skid unit worth more than $20,600. The donated vehicle will greatly increase the department’s rescue and wildfire response capabilities, therefore reducing patient transport and extinguishment times. Continue reading

Third District Job Fair May 1

Third District Congressman Kevin Yoder will once again hold a Third District Job Fair and Resource Expo to help Kansans looking for employment and business owners seeking employees to meet face-to-face. The Job Fair and Resource Expo will be on Wednesday, May 1st at the Great Mall of the Great Plains in Olathe, and will include a special morning hour exclusive to veterans.

Last year’s job fair at the Great Mall was a tremendous success, and Yoder said he was looking to repeat that success this Spring.

“We all recognize the importance of helping our returning veterans get jobs after their courageous service for our country, so we will again focus on them for the first hour,” he said. “I encourage everyone looking for work to attend.”

When: Wednesday, May 1st

Where: The Great Mall of the Great Plains

20700 W. 151st Street

Olathe, KS  66061

 

Schedule:
9  to 10 a.m.: Exclusive to Veterans
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Open to all Job Seekers

 

Only exhibitors need to register by clicking here and submitting the online form.

For more information, visit Yoder.house.gov, or contact Susan Metskere at (913) 621-0832.

Herman receives certification

Jason Herman, assistant principal and athletic director at Olathe North High School, recently was named a Certified Athletic Administrator.The certification process is a voluntary professional service to athletic administrators and is based on the premises of continuing education, professional growth and program development in the vocation of interscholastic athletic administration.

 

MNU President’s Honors set for April 12

Got some extra cash in your pocket but not sure what do with it.

Well, the folks at MidAmerica Nazarene University can help you out with several options during its annual President’s Honors scholarship fund-raising event starting at 6:30 p.m., Friday, April 12, in the Cook Center on the MNU campus. It’s an evening of entertainment, fine dining, some dynamic silent and live auctions, and a showcase of MNU student talent.

MidAmerica Nazarene University’s Olathe campus is located at 2030 E. College Way in Olathe. For driving directions, click here. Cook Center is located on Lindenwood Drive between College Way and Sheridan (#24 on the campus map found at the link above).

That money in your pocket can be used to be a sponsor, either a platinum, gold, silver, bronze or a table sponsor, which come with prime or preferred seating as well as recognition in various media. MNU officials say being a sponsor is a great way to promote your business or organization to a “highly desirable” audience while also providing support to Christian higher education. Continue reading

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