Issue IX
January 2013

Great Wolf Lodge
Last Chance to Register!


When: Friday, January 25, to Saturday, January 26, 2013

Great Wolf Lodge
10401 Cabela Drive
Kansas City, KS  66111

$175 per room if you register by midnight, Jan. 8, 2013, for a family of 6 or less.
$195 per room after Jan. 8, 2013 (if space is available).
Includes overnight lodging and 6 water park passes for Friday and Saturday.  Includes all fees and taxes. $50 non-refundable registration due to reserve your spot by January 8, 2013.

Drop in pizza buffet with drinks for your entire family in the hospitality suite Friday night (included).  All-you-can-eat breakfast buffet on Saturday morning for $9 per person if prepaid by Jan. 8, 2013, or $12 at the door (optional).

An Evening at the Southmoreland
Only a few rooms remaining...


February 8-9, 2013 - Enjoy an elegant evening on the K.C. Country Club Plaza with MNU President David & Donna Spittal at Southmoreland Bed & Breakfast.  This gathering includes lodging, dinner and dessert for two on Friday, plus breakfast for two on Saturday.  Reservations: $225 per room.  There is no program - the evening is purely social. 


This event is limited to 13 couples, so call (913) 971-3275 or email now to make your reservation. For more information, please visit


Southmoreland Bed & Breakfast
116 East 46th Street, Kansas City, MO 64112  


Pioneer Adventures
MNU Alumni Relations invites you to join fellow alumni for an adventure of a lifetime.  Pioneer Adventures features a variety of trips each year.  There is something for everyone!  Each trip option for the 2013-2014 season is listed below, with additional trips to follow.  For more information, go to
Pioneer Adventures: Branson
Branson, Missouri
April 26-28, 2013

Hosted by:
Ron & Karen McClellan
Barth & Kathy Smith

This 3-day, 2-night adventure includes: 

Now open for registration at or by contacting the Alumni Office at 913-971-3275 or

Pioneer Adventures: Israel
Biblical Tour of Israel
May 22-31, 2013

Hosted by:
Randy Cloud, Jim Edlin & Larry Fine

For more information about the trip or to sign up, click here to download the brochure. 
Pioneer Adventures: Durango
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, Colorado
August 1-3, 2013

Hosted by:
Greg & Peggy Hephner
Kevin & Shawna Garber

This 3-day, 2-night adventure includes: 
Now open for registration at or by contacting the Alumni Office at 913-971-3275 or  
Pioneer Adventures: Cruise
Caribbean Cruise
January 3-9, 2014

Hosted by:
MNU President
David & Donna Spittal
Brian & Elizabeth Diddle

MNU's first-ever alumni cruise includes: 
Now open for registration at or by contacting the Alumni Office at 913-971-3275 or

If you would like more information about the cruise, join us on Monday, February 11, 2013, at 7:00 p.m., for a free online webinar.  More information on the webinar will be available soon.  
Pioneer Adventures: Scottsdale
Scottsdale, Arizona
Spring 2014

Hosted by:
Chuck & Kathy Nunamaker
Rocky & Jo Lamar

More information coming soon 
Young Alumni Ski Trip -
Four Spots Remaining... We Ski Next Week!


When: Friday, January 18 - Monday, January 21, 2013 

Where: Winter Park, CO ( Lodging at Sitzmark Ranch in Frazier, CO (

3 Day Lodging w/ Ski Rental - $467
3 Day Lodging w/ Board Rental - $499
3 Day Lodging, No Equip - $414
$100 deposit required
Balance Due: January 14, 2013

2 Day Lodging w/ Ski Rental - $350
2 Day Lodging w/ Board Rental - $371
2 Day Lodging, No Equip - $314
$100 deposit required
Balance Due: January 14, 2013

Place your $100 deposit online at  
or RSVP to

Lunch, dinner, and transportation cost is on your own.


Concession Volunteers Needed

Alumni concessions at MNU needs you! Volunteering through concessions is great for your entire family or just you.  You receive free admission to the game, a complimentary beverage and entree of your choice and a complimentary ticket to another home game.  Concessions opportunities include men's and women's basketball games and other sports.  View the available games here.  We hope you will volunteer today!  
MNU Tuesdays

Tuesday, February 12 - MNU Tuesdays provides opportunities for Alumni and Friends of the University to network and learn over lunch.  The February luncheon is titled "Entrepreneurship: The Hope for a Recovering Economy" and features a panel of entrepreneurs:


Alana Muller - President of Kauffman Fast Trac
Mike Asselta ('89) - Businessman and Entrepreneur
Katie Weiford - Owner of Kookiedoodle Crafts


The luncheon begins at 11:45 a.m. in MNU's Bell Center lobby and will end punctually at 12:45 p.m.  The cost is $13.00 and may be paid at the door by cash, check, or credit card or by following the link below.


Seating is limited, so call (913) 971-3275 or email now to make your reservation today! You can also register online at  

Alumni Night at MNU Basketball
MNU Basketball February 23, 2013 - Attend the MNU basketball games on Saturday, Feb. 23, for free!  The women's game starts at 2:00 p.m. and the men's game begins at 4:00 p.m.  MNU will reveal our new mascot at halftime of the men's game and there will be a special Senior Day presentation between games.  Alumni are also invited to a special reception between games in the Allega Room.  To get into the game free, please click here, print off the flyer and bring it with you to the game.
2012/2013 Choir Season

Don't miss this upcoming choir performance:


Great Choral Masterworks: Spirituals and Great Hymns 

Symphonic Choir presents spirituals and inspirational hymns of faith.  The concert begins at 3:30 p.m. on March 10, 2013, at Bell Cultural Events Center. 


For more information about this event, go to here to view more information about other upcoming choir presentations. 


March Madness



Show off your bracketology skills in this year's MNU Alumni NCAA March Madness tourney!  Select the teams you think will win in our ESPN-hosted tournament and win great prizes!  Registration will begin in February, so watch for more information about how to register!  

President's Honors



President's Honors 2012 raised over $300,000 for student scholarships and sold-out in attendance in its first year.  The 2013 President's Honors is scheduled for April 12, 2013. Make plans now to attend or consider sponsoring a table.    


Individual tickets are on sale now for $100 per person.  For more information about the event or how to register, visit   
General Assembly 2013
Are you planning to attend General Assembly in Indianapolis in Summer 2013?  If so, don't miss the MNU Alumni Luncheon!  The luncheon will take place Sunday, June 23, 2012, after the morning service at the Indianapolis Convention Center, Westin Ballroom 1-2-3.  You will hear from Dr. David J. Spittal, President of MNU, the Collegiate Quartet and more!  Additional information will be available online soon!
Networking & Recruiting Opportunity

March 6, 2013 - MNU will host a Career Fair on March 6, 2013, geared toward students within the traditional division of Business Administration, as well as students within the Professional & Graduate Studies in Management programs.  We welcome your participation! The career fair will give students a chance to explore career options and current openings in a variety of business-related industries, including banking, finance, media, insurance and supply chain management. You'll have a chance to meet with graduating seniors, professional and graduate students who are earning their degrees in business, marketing, organizational leadership and accounting. 


Interested in having your business participate? Contact Brian Schorr at: or by calling 913.971.3802. Up to 20 free spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 
Alumni E-Mail Server Discontinued
After much consideration, the MNU Alumni Office, along with MNU's IT department, came to the difficult decision to permanently discontinue the alumni e-mail server due to numerous logistical and server-related issues.  All addresses will no longer be valid after March 1, 2013.  If you are currently utilizing an address, please be sure to forward all emails you would like to save to a different email address before that date.  Free email addresses can be set up through, or multiple other online email programs.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  MNU will continue to research replacement options in the future. 
Alumni News Briefs
Congratulations to the following alumni:

Cliff Pemble ('86) - Chosen to succeed Garmin co-founder Min Kao as Chief Executive Officer.

Komla Badjalimbe ('10) - Accepted into KU's DNP in nurse anesthesia program.

Dave Sharpes ('84) - Appointed District Superintendent of Upstate New York.

Dr. Michael A. Milton ('89) - Inaugurated as the fourth Chancellor/President of Reformed Theological Seminary. Dr. Milton is the author of 17 books, a singer-songwriter with four albums composed and recorded, and a long -time Presbyterian pastor.

Heather Tinker ('98) - Received an MA in Theatre from KU in December. 
If you have any alumni-related news announcements, or would like to share with us regarding a recent birth or marriage, please let us know by clicking here.  We would love to share your information in this newsletter and in Accent magazine!


Accent Online
If you would like to receive MNU's Accent magazine, either online or by e-mail, please visit and subscribe!  Accent features news stories affecting MNU and its alumni, including fascinating interviews, alumni news updates, and information about upcoming events.  You can also check out the additional content that didn't make the printed edition.
MNU/Alumni Blogs
OhBehave is the outreach blog of the MNU Behavioral Sciences Department.  Check out the blog here.

Phil White ('04) is an author and guest lecturer at MNU.  Read Phil's musings at The Huffington Post and follow him on Twitter.

Stephanie Hail ('01) is a medical missionary in Soddo, Ethiopia.  Check out her blog here.
Office of Alumni Relations
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In This Issue
Great Wolf Lodge
An Evening at Southmoreland
Pioneer Adventures
Pioneer Adventures: Branson
Pioneer Adventures: Israel
Pioneer Adventures: Durango
Pioneer Adventures: Cruise
Pioneer Adventures: Scottsdale
Young Alumni Ski Trip
Concession Volunteers
MNU Tuesdays
Alumni Night
2012/2013 Choir Season
March Madness
President's Honors
General Assembly
Networking Opportunity
Alumni Email Server
Alumni News Briefs
Accent Online
MNU/Alumni Blogs

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