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MVNU alumni invited to Homecoming 2022

Posted 1 day ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (Sept. 30, 2022) — Mount Vernon Nazarene University will welcome alumni home for Homecoming 2022 on Nov. 11-12. The weekend will reunite classmates, faculty, staff, and friends.

WNZR celebrates 36 years of ministry

Posted 4 days ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (September 27, 2022) — WNZR 90.9 FM, Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s radio station, is celebrating 36 years of broadcasting in central Ohio. On Saturday, October 1, the WNZR staff will celebrate the station’s anniversary by going On The Road with Big Blue!

Students share love of Christ through sign language on International Day of Sign Languages

Posted 8 days ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (September 23, 2022) — Students in the Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (Communication Sciences and Disorders) program partnered with the Center for Global Engagement to recognize the importance of sign language on International Day of Sign Languages on Sept. 23, 2022.

Academics

MVNU releases Spring 2022 Dean’s List

Posted 4 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (June 3, 2022) —Over 540 students attained the achievement of being named to the Mount Vernon Nazarene University Dean’s List for the Spring 2022 semester.

New Computer Engineering concentration announced

Posted 5 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (May 17, 2022)— Mount Vernon Nazarene University has created a new concentration under its Engineering program — Computer Engineering. The new degree is a combination of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering designed in response to student and market demand. Computer engineering currently ranks among the top 10 majors in demand for bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

MVNU to deepen vocational exploration with NetVUE grant

Posted 8 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (Feb. 3, 2022) – Mount Vernon Nazarene University has received a nearly $48,000 Program Development Grant award from NetVUE to fund the expansion of vocational exploration in the student experience at MVNU. The grant will be used May 1 through April 30, 2024.

Admissions

Red Rocks Worship at SonFest on Sept. 17

Posted 3 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (July 18, 2022) —Mount Vernon Nazarene University is excited to announce Red Rocks Worship will headline SonFest, an outdoor Christian Music Festival on Saturday, Sept. 17.

Nowicki named Vice President of Enrollment Management

Posted 4 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (June 16, 2022) — Mount Vernon Nazarene University President Henry W. Spaulding II, Ph.D., is pleased to announce the appointment of Justin Nowicki as the new Vice President of Enrollment Management, effective June 1.

Alumni

MVNU alumni invited to Homecoming 2022

Posted 1 day ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (Sept. 30, 2022) — Mount Vernon Nazarene University will welcome alumni home for Homecoming 2022 on Nov. 11-12. The weekend will reunite classmates, faculty, staff, and friends.

A Salute to Veterans

Posted 11 months ago

Bill Bridges, founding professor of Communications and Retired Ohio Air National Guard Chaplain, fondly looks back on his time on campus and shares with us the value and importance of our motto, established by Founding President Stephen W. Nease — “To Seek To Learn Is To Seek To Serve” and its relevance today as well honor our veterans.

Mount Vernon Nazarene University was founded while the Vietnam War was still in full swing in the late 1960s. It was seen by many as almost foolhardy to start a new college at that time since most existing institutions of higher learning were rife with protests, shootings, burnings, and indescribable anger against the war. Veterans returning from the war zone were themselves met consistently with disrespect and name-calling; were spat on, and often personally attacked as if they themselves were responsible for all that was being challenged.

Schnormeier Gallery hosts Matter + Spirit

Posted about 1 month ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (August 26, 2022) — Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s Schnormeier Gallery is proud to present Matter + Spirit — A Chinese American Exhibition. This exhibit will be on display in the gallery from Aug. 29 to Oct. 14, 2022.

Schnormeier Gallery hosts Senior Art Exhibit

Posted 6 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (April 14, 2022) — Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s Schnormeier Gallery is proud to present, “Surface Level,” a Senior Art Exhibit. The exhibit opens on Tuesday, April 19, at 1 p.m., and will be on display through April 28. An opening reception for the seniors will be held at the gallery on April 22, from 6-8 p.m.

MVNU professor’s art included in Art Access Gallery exhibit

Posted 8 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (Feb. 16, 2022) — John Donnelly, Professor of Art at Mount Vernon Nazarene University, has 18 abstract paintings and drawings on display at Art Access Gallery in Bexley, Ohio. The exhibit runs through April 8. There will be a reception, open to the public on Friday, Feb.18, from 5-7 p.m.

Athletics

MVNU, community marks grand opening of CH4 Stadium

Posted 29 days ago

MOUNT VERNON (September 1, 2022) — The final phase of a community collaboration was celebrated Aug. 31, as Mount Vernon Nazarene University cut the ribbon for the grand opening of CH4 Stadium.

Donors get first look at CH4 Stadium

Posted 2 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (July 22, 2022) — Mount Vernon Nazarene University gave a first look of the new CH4 Stadium to donors and partners on July 21.

Center for Global Engagement

Students share love of Christ through sign language on International Day of Sign Languages

Posted 8 days ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (September 23, 2022) — Students in the Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (Communication Sciences and Disorders) program partnered with the Center for Global Engagement to recognize the importance of sign language on International Day of Sign Languages on Sept. 23, 2022.

Chapel

Music Department to present traditional Advent Service

Posted 10 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — The Music Department at Mount Vernon Nazarene University will present a traditional advent worship service on Wednesday, Dec. 1, at 7:15 p.m. in the R.R. Hodges Chapel/Auditorium.  The community is invited to attend this free event.  Face masks are strongly encouraged.

Commencement

MVNU honors Class of 2022

Posted 5 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (May 6, 2022) — Mount Vernon Nazarene University celebrated 533 graduates in the Class of 2022 for their determination, resolve and faithfulness in earning their degrees during the university’s commencement ceremonies in the R.R. Hodges Chapel/Auditorium on Saturday, April 30, 2022.

MVNU announces commencement details

Posted 6 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (April 4, 2022) – Mount Vernon Nazarene University will honor its 2022 graduates – both traditional and non-traditional – during commencement ceremonies in the R.R. Hodges Chapel/Auditorium on Saturday, April 30.

Development

Ballenger joins MVNU as Director of the University Fund

Posted almost 3 years ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Mount Vernon Nazarene University President Dr. Henry W. Spaulding II, has announced the appointment of Jill Ballenger as Director of the University Fund and Community Relations.

Community partnership progresses MVNU stadium project

Posted about 3 years ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s Soccer and Lacrosse Stadium has received a lead funding pledge from The Ariel Foundation. The dollar-for-dollar match will assist MVNU’s efforts to fund the sports complex that will be utilized by MVNU’s athletic teams, community youth leagues and the Mount Vernon High School programs.

South Central Ohio District Church of The Nazarene creates endowed scholarship at MVNU

Posted over 3 years ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — The South Central Ohio Student Endowed Scholarship at Mount Vernon Nazarene University has been established by a $50,000 donation from the South Central Ohio District Church of the Nazarene. Undergraduate students from the South Central Ohio District who are enrolled in a traditional academic program will be eligible to apply for the scholarship.

Esther Jetter Preschool

Gumm to lead Esther Jetter Preschool

Posted 2 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (July 20, 2022) — Mount Vernon Nazarene University alumna Kelly Gumm will be returning to the Esther Jetter Preschool as Preschool Director. She served as a teacher and administrator from 2011 to 2020, working with children ages 3 to 5 and supervising Education majors assigned to the school for field experience.

Events

MVNU invites community to be involved in Messiah

Posted 12 days ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (Sept. 19, 2022) — Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s Choral Union is beginning preparation for the 54th annual presentation of Handel's Messiah, scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022, at 7 p.m. MVNU is pleased to invite community members to sing with the students in this traditional performance.

Schnormeier Gallery hosts Matter + Spirit

Posted about 1 month ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (August 26, 2022) — Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s Schnormeier Gallery is proud to present Matter + Spirit — A Chinese American Exhibition. This exhibit will be on display in the gallery from Aug. 29 to Oct. 14, 2022.

Elemental opens June 3 at Schnormeier Gallery

Posted 4 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (May 27, 2022) — Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s Schnormeier Gallery is proud to present Elemental from June 3 to Aug. 19, including during First Friday events.

Institutional Advancement

MVNU to deepen vocational exploration with NetVUE grant

Posted 8 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (Feb. 3, 2022) – Mount Vernon Nazarene University has received a nearly $48,000 Program Development Grant award from NetVUE to fund the expansion of vocational exploration in the student experience at MVNU. The grant will be used May 1 through April 30, 2024.

Intercultural Life

Community invited to MVNU’s Festival Latino

Posted 15 days ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (Sept. 16, 2022) — Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s annual Festival Latino will be held Sept. 22, from 5-7:30 p.m., at The Quad on campus. The event celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month will include art, food trucks, games and cultural artifacts.

MVNU, Kenyon to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Posted 9 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Mount Vernon Nazarene University, in conjunction with Kenyon College and the Knox County community, will host the 19th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Monday, Jan. 17, at 10 a.m. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held virtually through Zoom.

MVNU forum takes on diversity conversation

Posted over 1 year ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — The Office of Intercultural Life at Mount Vernon Nazarene University is sponsoring the Woven Diversity Forum, “Can We Heal the Divide,” to discuss diversity and inclusion on April 15, at 7 p.m.

Justice Talk

MVNU students raising awareness of crisis in the Congo

Posted almost 3 years ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Multiple conflicts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have created a humanitarian crisis in the country resulting in the displacement of over 4.5 million Congolese and refugees from other countries. Mount Vernon Nazarene University is inviting the public to listen as current students from the Congo tell their stories and bring awareness to the violence happening in their homeland. The Justice Talk will take place Thursday, Dec. 5, at 7:30 p.m., in Foster Hall in Ariel Arena.

Lecture Artist Series

MVNU Lecture Artist Series focuses on disabilities from a Christian worldview

Posted over 2 years ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s Lecture Artist Series will draw attention to advancing Christian principles and discipleship with and through those with disabilities, on Thursday, Jan. 23, from 7-8 p.m., with guest speaker Jamia Cinelli, area director of Joni and Friends of Ohio, in the R.R. Hodges Chapel/Auditorium.

Wetzel encourages MVNU students to be part of drug crisis cure

Posted over 3 years ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Knox County Common Pleas Court Judge Richard Wetzel implored students and faculty of Mount Vernon Nazarene University to become part of the solution to the drug epidemic, during Thursday evening’s Lecture Artist Series keynote address.

MVNU invites community to be involved in Messiah

Posted 12 days ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (Sept. 19, 2022) — Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s Choral Union is beginning preparation for the 54th annual presentation of Handel's Messiah, scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022, at 7 p.m. MVNU is pleased to invite community members to sing with the students in this traditional performance.

Community Music School announces summer youth band program

Posted 5 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (May 19, 2022) — The MVNU Community Music School is excited to announce the return of its summer youth band program. The program is intended for students who have completed the beginning year of band through 8th grade.

MVNU alumni invited to Homecoming 2022

Posted 1 day ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (Sept. 30, 2022) — Mount Vernon Nazarene University will welcome alumni home for Homecoming 2022 on Nov. 11-12. The weekend will reunite classmates, faculty, staff, and friends.

WNZR celebrates 36 years of ministry

Posted 4 days ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (September 27, 2022) — WNZR 90.9 FM, Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s radio station, is celebrating 36 years of broadcasting in central Ohio. On Saturday, October 1, the WNZR staff will celebrate the station’s anniversary by going On The Road with Big Blue!

School of Graduate and Professional Studies

MVNU adds new online majors

Posted 6 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s School of Graduate & Professional Studies is expanding its online undergraduate course offerings to include majors in digital marketing and project management.

MVNU’s new online criminal justice program takes restorative approach to policing

Posted 8 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (Feb. 8, 2021) — An innovative approach to the study of criminal justice has been launched by Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s School of Graduate and Professional Studies. The new bachelor’s degree program mixes on-line learning with real-life exposure while incorporating restorative justice thought processes into careers like law enforcement, corrections, probation, investigation and more.

School of Natural and Social Sciences

MVNU announces Intel-approved engineering partnerships

Posted 22 days ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (Sept. 9, 2022) —As Intel officially breaks ground on new fabrication facilities in Central Ohio, Mount Vernon Nazarene University announces two partnerships that will prepare faculty to teach new skills and expose students to real-life experiences in semiconductor and semiconductor-related manufacturing.

MVNU taking Opening Minds through Art (OMA) program to The Laurels of Mount Vernon

Posted 8 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — The Mount Vernon Nazarene University Speech Language Pathology and Audiology program is excited to announce a new partnership with Miami University’s Scripps Gerontology Center that will integrate art therapy sessions for people living with dementia at a local skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility.

Collaboration creates murals for speech therapy patients

Posted over 1 year ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — A three-year collaboration between Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s Art and Design Department and the Communications Sciences and Disorders (CSD) program in the School of Nursing and Health Sciences added murals to three therapy rooms that not only add color and life to the walls, but give therapists a new tool to connect with their patients.

MVNU’s Yerxa, Strouse applauded for service to others

Posted 6 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (April 12, 2022) — Two members of the Mount Vernon Nazarene University community were honored for their service to others during the Nazarene Student Leadership Conference (NSLC) on Friday, April 8, 2022, at MVNU.

Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (CSD)

Students share love of Christ through sign language on International Day of Sign Languages

Posted 8 days ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (September 23, 2022) — Students in the Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (Communication Sciences and Disorders) program partnered with the Center for Global Engagement to recognize the importance of sign language on International Day of Sign Languages on Sept. 23, 2022.

Student Life

Spraker named Vice President for Student Life

Posted about 2 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (August 3, 2022) — Mount Vernon Nazarene University President Henry W. Spaulding II, Ph.D., is pleased to announce the appointment of Matthew Spraker, Ed.D., as the Vice President for Student Life.

Igloos offer warm, outside study space for MVNU students

Posted over 1 year ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Mount Vernon Nazarene University students in need of connecting to the outdoors, but are apprehensive of cold or chilly weather, can take advantage of new outdoor spaces at Thorne Library.

University Relations

Zimmermann brings ‘MindShift’ to pastor seminar

Posted 19 days ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (Sept. 12, 2022) —Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s School of Christian Ministry will offer a one-day seminar for ministry students and all pastors and leaders on the MVNU field. The event, on Oct. 25, features Philip Zimmermann’s presentation of “MindShift,” a training event that focuses on the five paradigm shifts necessary for fruitful ministry in what is quickly becoming a post-Christian context.

MVNU, community marks grand opening of CH4 Stadium

Posted 29 days ago

MOUNT VERNON (September 1, 2022) — The final phase of a community collaboration was celebrated Aug. 31, as Mount Vernon Nazarene University cut the ribbon for the grand opening of CH4 Stadium.

Donors get first look at CH4 Stadium

Posted 2 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (July 22, 2022) — Mount Vernon Nazarene University gave a first look of the new CH4 Stadium to donors and partners on July 21.

WNZR celebrates 36 years of ministry

Posted 4 days ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (September 27, 2022) — WNZR 90.9 FM, Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s radio station, is celebrating 36 years of broadcasting in central Ohio. On Saturday, October 1, the WNZR staff will celebrate the station’s anniversary by going On The Road with Big Blue!

WNZR’s Lifeline 2022 coming soon

Posted 7 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (March 4, 2022) — WNZR 90.9 FM, a broadcast ministry of Mount Vernon Nazarene University, is preparing for Lifeline 2022. This annual fundraising effort, March 23-28, is an opportunity for listeners to pledge their support to WNZR.

WNZR celebrates 35 years of ministry

Posted about 1 year ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — WNZR 90.9 FM, a broadcast ministry of Mount Vernon Nazarene University, is preparing to celebrate its 35th anniversary.

Women's Auxiliary

MVNU Women’s Auxiliary to host 40th anniversary celebration retreat

Posted over 2 years ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — The Women’s Auxiliary Annual Retreat at Mount Vernon Nazarene University will celebrate the organization’s 40th Anniversary with a “A Look at the Past.” The event will be held on Friday, March 27, from 7-10 p.m., and Saturday, March 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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