Mount Vernon Nazarene University
The Office of Intercultural Life is a Student Life unit that supports and celebrates a variety of opportunities for students to engage with cultural diversity at MVNU. Our mission is to facilitate the inclusive shared learning experiences of students, where all can engage in dialogue, challenge barriers, and build a just community. Faculty, staff and students are invited to participate in Intercultural Life sponsored events including monthly celebration events, dialogue panels, music, and speakers, promoting cultural sensitivity, social justice education and celebration of God’s multicultural agenda for MVNU.
Students, faculty and invited artists display their works in the Schnormeier Art Gallery at the Buchwald Center. The Student Government Association sponsors concerts and other cultural events.
Music and ministry organizations provide opportunities for participation and enjoyment. The Choral Union, open to members of the University and local community, presents one or two major sacred choral works annually. University student musical groups include the Collegians Chorale, Flute Choir, Treble Singers Women’s Chorus, Goliards Chamber Ensemble, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band and Pep Band. Vocal ensembles represent the University and hold religious services off campus. Music faculty and students present recitals throughout the year.
The Communications and Music Departments present drama consistent with Christian wholesomeness. Performance related courses are offered each year including Acting Practicum and Music Stage Production.