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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.

The MidAmerica women’s basketball team poses after its victory over Baker in the NAIA Division I National Championship Game. This is the first National Championship for the women’s basketball team and head coach Jon Lewis. Photo by Jim Smith.

National Champions: women's basketball defeats Baker for NAIA title

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - As the final seconds ticked away in the NAIA Division I Women's National Championship game, the five Pioneers on the floor embraced as the crowd counted down.

High School Seniors Chloe Smith (left), Allison Dooley (center) and Dana Palmer (right) are the winners of the 2016 Scholarship Challenge Weekend. All three girls earned a full ride scholarship to MidAmerica. Photo courtesy of MNU Marketing.

Scholarship Challenge grants full tuition to three high school seniors

Never before done at MNU, the Scholarship Challenge Weekend on Jan. 22-23 invited high school seniors to compete for full tuition for the 2016-17 school year. High school seniors who had a 3.75 GPA and a 27 ACT were able to participate in this challenge.  

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