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Protesting to make America great

As opinions fly and the President calls protesters in the NFL “sons of bitches” who should be fired, I can’t help but wonder if people are more upset about a lack of respect for the flag than they are about a lack of respect towards black Americans. Now seems to be a time when people have to pick what they’re most upset about.

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.

Nate Wiens (center) coaches members of his cross country team. Wiens said he sees himself as a teacher and a motivator when he coaches. Photo by Kathy Alaya.

Setting a high bar for the newest sport on campus

Nate Wiens, an alumnus of MidAmerica and of the track and field program, was hired last year to revive the sport on campus and to serve as the head coach of the new track and cross country teams.

Edgar and Maron Moore were longtime supporters of MidAmerica and the Olathe community as a whole. Photo by The Speer Family Archives.

MidAmerica receives $9.5 million legacy gift

Edgar and Maron Moore, longtime supporters of MidAmerica, have left behind a gift to MNU worth an estimated $9.5 million, making it the largest gift the university has ever received.


Conestoga raises the bar

This year, yearbook staff is implementing several major changes which include bringing in outside companies to insure accuracy, adding more coverage of campus life, and distributing books in the beginning of the following year instead of at the end of the year it covers.

Photo by Joshua Brisco.

MidAmerica’s Crisis Response Team Adopts New Protocols

MidAmerica's staff has formed a crisis response team which is finalizing a fully-comprehensive emergency protocol which will be in effect by the end of the calendar year designed to inform students how to act to a variety of emergency situations, including active shooters on campus.

Students sit at computers in Mabee Library on Nov. 9. With updated security policies, many students were locked out of their MNU accounts until they updated their passwords. Photo by Renée DeVault.

Building a Safer Cyber Community: Why Passwords Need to Be Changed

The Information Technology department recently instituted a new password policy for MidAmerica in order to meet growing security requirements to protect students and the university.

Haitian children stand together during MNU's winter service trip to Cascade Pichon in Port Au Prince. This year's trip will also focus on exiled Dominican-born Haitians living just inside the border of Haiti. Photo by Dylan Aebersold.

LQVE Haiti Project Expands, Adds Focus to Refugees

MidAmerica has expanded the LQVE Haiti project, partnering with Heart to Heart International to serve approximately 40,000 Dominican-born Haitians living in exile from their homes in refugee camps on the Haitian border.

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Connecting through Consoles and Cards

Similar to sports, video games and card games can bring people together.

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