Issue VII
November 2012
Young Alumni Ski Trip


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 - $367
3 Day Lodging w/ Board Rental - $399
3 Day Lodging, No Equip - $314
Extended due date!
$100 deposit due: November 30, 2012
Balance Due: January 4, 2013

3 Day Lodging w/ Ski Rental - $467
3 Day Lodging w/ Board Rental - $499
3 Day Lodging, No Equip - $414
$100 deposit due: December 14, 2012
Balance Due: January 4, 2013

2 Day Lodging w/ Ski Rental - $350
2 Day Lodging w/ Board Rental - $371
2 Day Lodging, No Equip - $314
$100 deposit due: November 30, 2012
Balance Due: January 4, 2013

Place your $100 deposit online at  
or RSVP to

Lunch, dinner, and transportation cost is on your own. Limited to the first 20 people to register. 


MNU Tuesdays

Tuesday, November 13 - MNU Tuesdays, a monthly business and professional luncheon series, provides opportunities for Alumni and Friends of the University to network and learn over lunch.  The November luncheon features Dr. Harold Ivan Smith.  Dr. Smith is an author, speaker and grief specialist.  He will be speaking on the topic "Making a Difference."


The luncheon begins at 11:45 a.m. and will punctually end 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  

Jeff Uphaus Memorial Classic
Don't miss out on this basketball tournament honoring former MNU basketball star Jeff Uphaus. 

Tournament Schedule:

Thursday, November 8
6:00 PM | Ozark Christian vs. Grand View
8:00 PM | Central Bible vs. MNU

Friday, November 9
6:00 PM | Ozark Christian vs. Central Bible
8:00 PM | Grand View vs. MNU

Alumni Gathering:  Visit the Allega Room upstairs in the Cook Center between games and at halftime on Friday, November 9 for a special alumni gathering.  There will be food, drinks and fellowship.

See you there!  No RSVP needed. 


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.  To view the available games, go here.  We hope you will volunteer today!  
Thank you to everyone who made Homecoming 2012 a great success.  The 40th Reunion of the Pioneer Class featured a powerful time of renewal and fellowship.  The Homecoming Dinner Celebration was entertaining.  The 5K Fun Run more than doubled the number of participants from last year, and the BBQ Competition was "heated," not to mention that the food tasted great! Within a few weeks, we will begin posting pictures from Homecoming, and also releasing some information about Homecoming 2013!  Thanks for coming home! 
Great Wolf Lodge

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


The Great Wolf Lodge
10401 Cabela Drive
Kansas City, KS 66111

Cost: $175 for a family of 1-6 members.

Includes 1 room for 6 people, overnight lodging and 6 water park passes both Friday and Saturday. Includes all fees and taxes. Pizza buffet for your entire family on Friday evening.

$50 non-refundable deposit due to reserve your spot by January 18, 2013.   


Drop in pizza buffet in the hospitality suite Friday night (no additional cost).  Breakfast buffet on Saturday morning available for additional cost. 

Order tickets at by January 18, 2013, or RSVP to or 913-971-3275. 
2012/2013 Choir Season

Don't miss these two upcoming choir performances:


Great Choral Masterworks

Enjoy an afternoon with the Symphonic Choir and Orchestra as they feature some of choral music's most beloved choruses.  A special feature of this concert will include student soloists who are the budding stars of the future!  The concert is November 4 at 3:30 p.m. at Bell Cultural Events Center.


A Christmas Holiday Spectacular

Come celebrate the joy of God's special gift: the birth of Jesus our Savior in story and song.  The concert begins at 3:30 p.m. on December 2 at Bell Cultural Events Center. 


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


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.  More information will be available soon.

Biblical Tour of Israel - May 2013
Hosted by:
Randy Cloud, Jim Edlin & Larry Fine
Any passenger who pays the initial $500 deposit before November 22, 2012, will receive a $100 early bird discount!  For more information about the trip or to sign up, click here to download the brochure.

Branson, Missouri - April 2013
Hosted by:
Ron & Karen McClellan
Barth & Kathy Smith

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, Colorado - August 2013
Hosted by:
Greg & Peggy Hephner
Kevin & Shawna Garber

Caribbean Cruise - January 2014
Hosted by:
MNU President David & Donna Spittal
Brian & Elizabeth Diddle

Scottsdale, Arizona - Spring 2014
Hosted by:
Chuck & Kathy Nunamaker
Rocky & Jo Lamar

More information on these trips will be available soon.  Stay updated at or contact or 913-971-3275 for more information. 
General Assembly 2013
Are you planning to attend General Assembly in Indianapolis in Summer 2013?  If so, be sure to attend 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!
Alumni News Briefs
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 at  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), author and guest lecturer at MNU.  You can read Phil's musings at The Huffington Post here and follow him on Twitter.

Stephanie Hail ('01), medical missionary in Soddo, Ethiopia.  Check out her blog here.
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In This Issue
Young Alumni Ski Trip
MNU Tuesdays
Jeff Uphaus Memorial Classic
Concession Volunteers
Great Wolf Lodge
2012/2013 Choir Season
Pioneer Adventures
General Assembly
Alumni News Briefs
Accent Online
MNU/Alumni Blogs

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