The Sunderland Foundation donated $300 thousand to MNU to go toward the building of a new Student Center in late October. The donation was the second gift from the Sunderland Foundation in two years.
MNUâs main online presence will undergo a facelift in 2018. After five years with the same website, the universityâs Marketing and Communications Department wants a web platform that better accommodates potential and current students.
For the 50th anniversary of MNUâs founding, Kevin Garber, Director of Alumni Relations, and his alumni council put together a time capsule to be opened in the year 2066 or 2067. The council consists of a group of alumni volunteers who support MNU.
As of fall 2017, faculty from the science department at MNU have initiated a science club for the purpose of bringing science out of the classroom and into the MNU community.
MNUâs department of Fine and Performing Arts has added a worship arts major, pep band and a theater club. The university heritage choir has also been accepted to perform for the Kansas Music Educators Association.
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.
Students and supporters come together as MNU holds largest fundraiser in university history
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.
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.
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.
Spittal: MNU profitable for first time in five years, focus turns to faculty compensation.
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.