New Nursing Faculty Sees Life Like It Is: A Ministry

New Nursing Faculty Sees Life Like It Is: A Ministry

Maranatha Baptist University welcomes associate professor Christy Holshouser to the School of Nursing. Holshouser graduated as a Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of Alabama Birmingham in December 2010. Currently she works as a family nurse practitioner at Doctors Care in Greer, SC, and will transition into a faculty position at Maranatha Baptist University in [Continue Reading…]

Taste-Testing For Marketing

Taste-Testing For Marketing

In 1975, Pepsi hosted a “Blind Taste Test” featuring its products in competition with Coca-Cola. Pepsi used the results of this test in their marketing strategy, claiming that customers preferred Pepsi to Coke. The taste test has since been reenacted numerous times in hundreds of settings, and the students of MBU’s Principles of Marketing class [Continue Reading…]

Jodi Herbert + MBU: Adding Up to a Great Fit

Jodi Herbert + MBU: Adding Up to a Great Fit

MBU welcomes new mathematics associate professor Jodi Herbert to the College of Arts and Sciences. Jodi Herbert, MBU alum (’06) and current doctoral candidate at Kansas State University, will complete her PhD in Mathematics in December 2014, and following the retirement of Dr. Curt Malmanger, will step into the Department of Applied Science as mathematics [Continue Reading…]

Aztalan Trip: Native American History Class

Aztalan Trip: Native American History Class

In today’s American culture, we sometimes have misconceptions about Native Americans—especially their culture and history. Jennifer Meinhardt’s Native American History class took an afternoon drive to nearby Aztalan State Park in Lake Mills, WI, to use this historical site as a teacher. “The objective for this trip was to dispel the American preconception that all [Continue Reading…]

MBU Means Business

MBU Means Business

“The most valuable knowledge I have gleaned in the business program cannot be pinpointed to a specific class or lesson,” shared Josh Crompton ’14 Business Management graduate. “My viewpoints and thought processes about business have been shaped. Whether concepts, products, or advertising, I analyze those facets of business from an entirely different vantage point by [Continue Reading…]

Hamlet, Pedagogy, and Biotechnology

Hamlet, Pedagogy, and Biotechnology

Department of Humanities | Exploring options Designed to educate broadly rather than train narrowly, a Humanities degree is one of the best degrees students can take to prepare for future specialization in any of more than 7,000 graduate programs offered in universities nationwide. Majors in Applied Science, Communication Arts, Cross-cultural Studies, English, Letters, and Liberal [Continue Reading…]

Preparing Diligently. Thinking Globally.

Preparing Diligently. Thinking Globally.

“Young people are the future,” said Vice President for Academic Affairs  William Licht. And by training students to teach, Maranatha plays a unique part in shaping that future—here in the U.S. and around the world. With the ever-increasing ease of traveling cross culturally, students now have greater access into foreign countries. Opportunities for Maranatha students [Continue Reading…]

MBU Spanish Chapel Challenges Skills, Prepares for Service

MBU Spanish Chapel Challenges Skills, Prepares for Service

“Always start something, continue it, and finish it—this is what it means to grow.” A recent Spanish chapel hosted special speaker Pastor Alfredo Olivares. Originally from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Pastor Olivares now serves as the Spanish pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Madison, Wisconsin. He noted that “there is not an experience so beautiful” as [Continue Reading…]

MBU Graduates Exhorted to “Stay on the Right Side of History”

MBU Graduates Exhorted to “Stay on the Right Side of History”

On a beautiful sunny day in Watertown, WI, 161 Maranatha Baptist University and 6 Maranatha Baptist Seminary graduates received their diplomas, eager to close one chapter in their lives and begin the next. Amidst the pageantry and excitement of the 2014 Commencement Exercises, graduates were exhorted by those who have led by example in word [Continue Reading…]

An Exam System That Works for Students

An Exam System That Works for Students

Final examinations are probably the single most important learning activity in a semester. A final exam presents an opportunity to consolidate a semester’s worth of activities into a cohesive summation of demonstrated student performance related to content, skills, or values. Yet the system used is often rigid, inequitable, and inefficient. Most of the time, a [Continue Reading…]