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 is continuing to add new resources and services for students as a continuation of their summer renovations.
This summer, Mabee Library is scheduled for a first-floor renovation, a name change, a new academic support center and the launch of MidAmericaâs Career and Life Calling office.
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, 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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Similar to sports, video games and card games can bring people together.
Over the summer of 2015, MidAmerica students participated in a variety of serve teams that ministered to the Kansas City area.