Largest MNU capital campaign revealed

The most comprehensive capital campaign at MidAmerica Nazarene University recently was unveiled at the university’s 50th Anniversary Grand Celebration Dinner. Bright Futures: the campaign for MNU is a three-priority, multi-year campaign for $61 million.

Over the next five years, funds raised in the campaign will be designated for three priorities at MNU:

1.    Academic Programs:     $6,989,043
2.    Capital Projects:             $28,109,262
3.    University Support:        $26,214,328 Continue reading

Public invited to MNU Prayer Walk Aug. 27

MidAmerica Nazarene Universtiy Associated Student Government invites members of the Olathe and surrounding community to join students, faculty and staff in Pioneer Prayer Walk, an evening of focused prayer. This annual event welcomes area churches, alumni, and friends of the university as they join the campus community to walk the boundaries of the campus praying for God’s guidance, protection and blessings for all aspects of the new academic year. Additionally, this year, prayer for Impact Southern Johnson County will be held.

Join the event at the Harvest Prayer Statue on the campus mall (green area in middle of MNU campus) at 7:30 p.m. Participants will walk through the campus stopping to pray periodically; the event concludes at College Church of the Nazarene’s sanctuary for a closing time of prayer. Those unable to participate in the walk itself are invited to gather in the College Church sanctuary at 7:30 p.m. to pray and to participate in closing prayers. Continue reading

MNU Named Number 1 in Kansas by Money Magazine

MidAmerica Nazarene University was named number 1 in Kansas among public and private colleges and universities in Money magazine’s “Money’s Best Colleges 2015-2016” rankings. MNU came in number 4 in Missouri and Kansas. Among private universities in the North Central region of the country, MNU was number 10.

Listing 736 schools in the U.S. that “provide the best value for your tuition dollar,” the magazine screens institutions based on graduation rates, educational quality, affordability and alumni earnings. A “special value measure” also gives universities a grade that measures how well students performed at each school versus what would be expected given their economic and academic backgrounds and the institution’s mix of majors. In regard to affordability, the factors included merit aid, parent and student borrowing, the length of time to graduate and tuition increases, among other measures. Continue reading

6th Annual Rock Orchestra Camp at MidAmerica Nazarene University

International recording artist and music education advocate Mark Wood, one of the founding members of the multi-platinum group Trans-Siberian Orchestra, has brought together some of the country’s most respected musicians and educators to participate in the 6th annual Mark Wood Rock Orchestra Camp (MWROC) Music Festival to be held at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe from July 12-19.

Each evening will feature a different special guest artist from the faculty; culminating in a final extravaganza that will showcase Mark Wood performing with over 100 campers who are part of the rock orchestra. Continue reading

MNU Jazz Ensemble in Swing into Spring March 26

MidAmerica Nazarene University’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts presents the MNU Jazz Ensemble in Swing into Spring, a concert Thursday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Bell Cultural Events Center, 2030 E. College Way, Olathe, Kansas.

An evening of Swing, Latin, and Funk at the Bell Cultural Events Center by the MNU Jazz Ensemble includes special guests the Basehor-Linwood High School Big Band.  The Jazz Ensemble is directed by Luke Johnson, director of bands and music education. Continue reading

MNU PrayerWalk set for Aug. 28

On Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, MidAmerica Nazarene University Associated Student Government invites the campus and community to gather together for PrayerWalk 2014, an evening of focused prayer. Faculty, staff and students along with trustees, alumni, friends and area churches are encouraged to join the campus community to walk the boundaries of the campus to pray for God’s guidance, protection and blessings for all aspects of the university.

The PrayerWalk begins at the Harvest Prayer Sculpture on the campus green at 7:30 p.m. and proceeds through campus concluding at College Church of the Nazarene for a closing time of community prayer. Those unable to participate in the walk itself are invited to gather in the College Church sanctuary at 7:30 p.m. to pray and to participate in closing prayers. 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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