Learning Commons & Library
The Learning Commons encompasses the Mabee Library, the Kresge Academic Support Center, the Mabee Computer Lab and Tech Help Desk, Archives, and the “Dewey’s Book & Bean” coffee shop.
Use the links to the left for more information about each of these services. The Learning Commons is your one-stop location on campus library and research resources and assistance.
News & Announcements
The Maurine Dickerson Research Prize is an academic achievement reward. Two research prizes will be awarded annually: one to students in the traditional undergraduate program, and one to undergraduate students in the adult program. The program recognizes students who have written a paper of outstanding quality. A panel of librarians and teaching faculty will judge the submitted works through a blind review process. The award is named in honor of Maurine Dickerson, the first librarian at MidAmerica Nazarene University.
Papers must be submitted to Lauren Hays, Instructional and Research Librarian, by March 15 at 11:59pm. The papers can be sent via e-mail or delivered in person. Submissions should include a brief description of the paper and information about the class in which it was written, including the professor’s name, the title of the paper, and the name of the student. (The title of the paper should be present on the submitted paper, but the student’s name should not be on the work.) Contact Lauren Hays with any questions (913-971-3561913-971-3561).
Eligible participants are current traditional undergraduate students, and current undergraduate students in the professional program, who have used library resources to write a paper. The submitted work must have been written for a class taught at MidAmerica Nazarene University during the current academic year.
The submitted papers will be judged by three criteria: use of library resources, writing quality, and caliber of research.
Each winner will receive a $250 cash prize and a certificate of recognition. The traditional undergraduate award will be presented during the Honors Chapel and the award given to an undergraduate in a professional program will be presented during a short ceremony in the library. We extend our sincere thanks to James and Carol Garrison, who have generously underwritten the cash prize to be awarded to the undergraduate students in the professional program.
Please join us on Monday, February 24th, at 7pm, for the next event in the CREATED EQUAL series. We will show the documentary film Slavery by Another Name, and will share in a discussion lead by Dr. Naomi Lanney. The event will be held at Blue Hills Church of the Nazarene, 10306 Blue Ridge Blvd., in Kansas City, MO. Please see http://www.mnu.edu/created-equal for more information.
The Kresge Academic Support Center is pleased to offer two new services: resume review and interview preparation. These services are available by appointment (call 971-3387, or email email@example.com). You may bring an electronic copy of your resume on a laptop or flash drive so that edits can be made. And, if you are applying for a specific job, please bring a copy of the job posting so that we can be sure the resume and interview preparation is targeting those specific job requirements.
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Contact the Library
Attn: Learning Commons
MidAmerica Nazarene University
2030 E. College Way
Olathe, KS 66062
7 a.m. to 11 p.m., Monday through Thursday
7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday
12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday
8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday
8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday