News and Stories

News and Stories

March 1, 2017
Liz Murray has been called a “bootstrapper” – people who pull themselves out of a desperate situation. The term seems to fit. She grew up in a home with drug-addicted parents and became homeless as a teenager and stopped going to school. A life-changing experience drew her back to school and...Read more
February 21, 2017
James Parrott, a former Midland University basketball player and 2012-13 NAIA All-American, has joined the Harlem Globetrotters as "Torch." Parrott, now 26, has embraced his role on his new team and plans to make one more run at playing professionally at the conclusion of the Globetrotters season...Read more
February 21, 2017
Midland alumnus Mark Snow has been named Director of the School of Human Performance, effective March 1st. Mark will oversee the graduate and undergraduate programs in the School of Human Performance. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Midland in 1996 and Master of Arts in Kinesiology from...Read more
January 30, 2017
Midland Univerity students BaeLeigh Leech and Michaela Millikan will be heading to the Super Bowl this weekend to help with Lady Gaga's halftime show. "It's definitely because of Midland that we get this opportunity," Leech said. Read more in the story by Harold Reutter of the Grand Island...Read more
January 12, 2017
Midland alumna Erin McCarthy, who was selected to Team USA in 2015, won this year's United States Bowling Congress Team USA Trials. She and men’s winner Jakob Butturff of Tempe, Arizona, will represent the U.S. at the QubicaAMF World Cup in Hermosillo, Mexico, in November. Read more about McCarthy...Read more
December 30, 2016
Susan Erickson of Mead, Neb. hopes to resurrect the memory of Luther Academy and Luther College. For the past year, Erickson has been developing the idea write historical books loosely based on factual events of the two colleges. She has spent time researching the colleges' archives that span from...Read more
December 19, 2016
The Midland University men's hockey team, in unison with Team IMPACT, have announced the signing of eight-year old Jacoby Knop. Team IMPACT is a national organization, based in Boston, whose mission is to improve the quality of life for children facing life-threatening and chronic illnesses through...Read more
December 14, 2016
Long-time Midland University track/cross country coach and NAIA Hall of Famer, Jim McMahon has died. A noted educator and legendary coach, McMahon served the Warriors for nearly 40 years. “Coach McMahon spent a lifetime preparing young leaders to excel in competition and in life,” said Midland...Read more
December 7, 2016
A longtime holiday tradition is returning to Midland University’s Lueninghoener Planetarium this December. Two special showings of “The Star of Bethlehem” will be presented. Presentations are scheduled for 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 16, and 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 18. Seating is limited to 70 per show...Read more
November 22, 2016
Midland University has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Midland has set a goal to raise $10,000 on Nov. 29 to continue to offer students an...Read more

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