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President David Spittal addresses staff and faculty during an all-campus meeting on April 26 in the Bell Cultural Events Center. During the meeting, Spittal gave updates on the New Horizons initiative and announced the closing of MNU’s Liberty, Missouri campus. Photo by Chace Owen.

MNU to close Liberty campus, address unexpected expenses

In an all-campus meeting with faculty and staff on April 26, university president Dr. David Spittal announced that MNU's Liberty, Missouri, campus would be closing in December 2018.

On April 7, Cook Center was transformed for President’s Honors. This event is largely powered by current MNU students, as they served as wait staff, gave personal testimonies to guests and performed in the band and choir. Photo courtesy of MNU public relations.

Student involvement powers President’s Honors

Students and supporters come together as MNU holds largest fundraiser in university history

Last year’s SERVEteam Squad 66 operated under the leadership of Kevin Borger and Kayla Cook, both of whom resigned this semester. Ana Brunk and Andrew Cornelius will be returning to the team this summer. Photo by Andrew Cornelius.

SERVEteams left with uncertain leadership

The 2017 summer SERVEteams are currently without leadership following the departure of department head Kevin Borger. The teams are heading into the summer with no replacement.

The Call is a weeklong theology institute that MNU will be hosting for high school juniors and seniors June 5-9 and 12-16. The Call logo used courtesy of Ron Jackson.

Answering the call to start The Call

Starting this summer, MNU will host The Call, a one-week youth theology institute. Designed and led by Ron Jackson, institute director and assistant professor of youth and family ministry, The Call is a youth theology institute for high school juniors and seniors attempting to explore their call to ministry.

An architect's rendering of the Cunningham Student Center. MNU’s Bright Futures Initiative hopes to fund the building of this center. Photo Credit to PGAVArchitects.

The first months of Bright Futures

Last October, MNU announced the launch of a $61 million initiative to provide funding for various academic programs, capital projects and university support projects. Since July 2015, the program has raised $29.2 million.

University president Dr. David J. Spittal has been re-elected for a second five-year term after a unanimous decision the board of trustees. MNU finished in the black this year for the first time in Spittal's five-year tenure. Photo by Kacie Vandeventer.

Spittal re-elected as university president

Spittal: MNU profitable for first time in five years, focus turns to faculty compensation.

View from Lunn looking forward over the campus. Administration plans to reevaluate funding for programs and departments on campus. Photo by Renee DeVault.

New Horizons initiative to evaluate department and program funding

MidAmerica's board of trustees is in the process of assessing which departments and programs on campus will receive changes in funding, coming into effect in the 2016 spring semester.

An artist's rendering of a view from the campus mall, looking at the future Cunningham Student Center. Rendering provided by PGAV Architects, courtesy of MNU public relations.

MNU announces $61 million fundraising campaign

During MidAmerica’s 50th Anniversary Grand Celebration Dinner on October 21, MNU announced a $61 million fundraising campaign to build a new student center, football stadium and athletic complex.

Students enter College Church of the Nazarene before a Tuesday morning chapel. With this year's chapel system, tuesday chapels are especially emphasized. Photo by Kacie Vandeventer.

New leadership and new organization for spiritual life program

MidAmerica's Spiritual Life Department has instituted a new spiritual life program this year, involving a new system of points with an emphasis on Tuesday chapels and a new vision for the spiritual formation of the campus as a whole.

The Mabee Learning Commons underwent extensive renovations to the bottom floor over the summer. Several walls were torn down and new carpet was installed before the beginning of the Fall 2016 semester. Photo by Joshua Brisco.

Mabee learning commons is “not your grandmother’s library”

The Mabee Learning Commons is continuing to add new resources and services for students as a continuation of their summer renovations.

The Mabee Library is receiving a new name, a new look, and some new services over the summer and will be ready for students to return in the fall. Photo by Joshua Brisco.

Library to get new look, new name and new services over summer

This summer, Mabee Library is scheduled for a first-floor renovation, a name change, a new academic support center and the launch of MidAmerica’s Career and Life Calling office.

Lisa Downs (left), Ron Jackson (center) and Mark Hayse (right) have all taken new positions within the university. Photos courtesy of the Conestoga.

Staff restructuring brings new ASG adviser, ministry changes

Familiar faces are set to take on new roles at MidAmerica, bringing changes including a new adviser for Associated Student Government, campus officials said on Monday.

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