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Cheek returns as Director of Alumni Relations and Advancement

Posted 11 days ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (January 23, 2023) — Mount Vernon Nazarene University President Henry W. Spaulding II announced the appointment of Mike Cheek as Executive Director of Alumni and Advancement, effective Jan. 19. Cheek, a 1982 graduate, returns to a position he held in the early 2000s.

Kenyon, MVNU collaborate for art exhibit

Posted 22 days ago

GAMBIER, Ohio (January 13, 2023) — Kenyon College’s Bulmash Exhibition Hall in the Chalmers Library presents Revolution: Mark Our Words! This Spring Semester exhibit is a collaboration between students in Professor Eliza Ablovatski’s Kenyon College History seminar HIST 338: Revolt, Rebellion, Revolution, and students in Professor Laura Tabbut’s Mount Vernon Nazarene University Graphic Design class GRD 3023: History of Graphic Design. It will be on display in the Chalmers Library from Jan. 16 to March 3, 2023.

Celebrate MLK’s legacy with annual breakfast hosted by MVNU, Kenyon

Posted 26 days ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (January 9, 2023) — Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Kenyon College and the Knox County community will come together to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The 20th annual celebration breakfast will take place on Monday, Jan. 16, beginning at 9 a.m., in Peirce Hall on the Kenyon College campus. The in-person event is free and open to the public.

Academics

MVNU releases Spring 2022 Dean’s List

Posted 8 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 9 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 about 1 year 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 7 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 8 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

Cheek returns as Director of Alumni Relations and Advancement

Posted 11 days ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (January 23, 2023) — Mount Vernon Nazarene University President Henry W. Spaulding II announced the appointment of Mike Cheek as Executive Director of Alumni and Advancement, effective Jan. 19. Cheek, a 1982 graduate, returns to a position he held in the early 2000s.

Tocheffs celebrated during MVNU Homecoming

Posted 3 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (November 15, 2022) — Dr. Bob and Diana Tocheff received accolades from Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s Alumni Council and Greater Alumni Association during the 2022 Homecoming Chapel.

Kenyon, MVNU collaborate for art exhibit

Posted 22 days ago

GAMBIER, Ohio (January 13, 2023) — Kenyon College’s Bulmash Exhibition Hall in the Chalmers Library presents Revolution: Mark Our Words! This Spring Semester exhibit is a collaboration between students in Professor Eliza Ablovatski’s Kenyon College History seminar HIST 338: Revolt, Rebellion, Revolution, and students in Professor Laura Tabbut’s Mount Vernon Nazarene University Graphic Design class GRD 3023: History of Graphic Design. It will be on display in the Chalmers Library from Jan. 16 to March 3, 2023.

Mille Guldbeck’s solo exhibition opens at Schnormeier Gallery

Posted 29 days ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (Jan. 6, 2023) — Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s Schnormeier Gallery is pleased to present Linguistic Relativity, a solo exhibition by Mille Guldbeck. This exhibit will open on Jan. 12, at 1 p.m. and will be on display through Feb. 24. A gallery talk will be given at the Schnormeier Gallery on Jan. 19, at 5:30 p.m., with a reception following at 8 p.m.

Hendrickx returns to MVNU with gallery exhibit

Posted 3 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (October 24, 2022) — Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s Schnormeier Gallery is proud to present Landscapes and Crosses, a solo exhibition by Jim Hendrickx.

Athletics

MVNU, community marks grand opening of CH4 Stadium

Posted 5 months 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 7 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 4 months 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 about 1 year 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 9 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 10 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

Generous donors shine their light on Giving Day

Posted 3 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (October 26, 2022) — Over 800 donors came together to exceed the goal for Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s third annual Giving Day, Sept. 29.

Ballenger joins MVNU as Director of the University Fund

Posted over 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 over 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.

Esther Jetter Preschool

Gumm to lead Esther Jetter Preschool

Posted 7 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

Sherlock Holmes comes to the stage at MVNU

Posted 3 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (October 31, 2022) — Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s theatre programs presents The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes adapted by Jon Jory, Nov. 10-12.

Hendrickx returns to MVNU with gallery exhibit

Posted 3 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (October 24, 2022) — Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s Schnormeier Gallery is proud to present Landscapes and Crosses, a solo exhibition by Jim Hendrickx.

MVNU instrumental ensembles to perform

Posted 4 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (October 19, 2022) — The Music Department at Mount Vernon Nazarene University will present a fall instrumental ensembles concert on Saturday, Oct. 22, at 1 p.m. in the R.R. Hodges Chapel Auditorium. The community is invited to attend this free event.

Institutional Advancement

MVNU to deepen vocational exploration with NetVUE grant

Posted about 1 year 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

Celebrate MLK’s legacy with annual breakfast hosted by MVNU, Kenyon

Posted 26 days ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (January 9, 2023) — Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Kenyon College and the Knox County community will come together to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The 20th annual celebration breakfast will take place on Monday, Jan. 16, beginning at 9 a.m., in Peirce Hall on the Kenyon College campus. The in-person event is free and open to the public.

Singletary lauded with namesake award from MVNU

Posted 3 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (November 12, 2022) — Former Director of Intercultural Life, Jim Singletary, was presented the first ever James Singletary Diversity Award during a special tribute to his legacy during Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s Homecoming.

Justice Talk

MVNU students raising awareness of crisis in the Congo

Posted about 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 about 3 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 about 4 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.

Tickets available for MVNU’s Messiah, Dec. 4

Posted 3 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (November 17, 2022) — Mount Vernon Nazarene University will present the 54th annual performance of G. F. Handel’s "Messiah" on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m., in the R.R. Hodges Chapel/Auditorium on the MVNU campus. Tickets are $5 per person, or $20 per family, and can be purchased at the door or in advance at www.mvnu.edu/music.

Pitts returns to MVNU for Homecoming Concert

Posted 3 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (November 4, 2022) —The Music Department at Mount Vernon Nazarene University will perform its annual Homecoming Concert on Saturday, Nov. 12.

MVNU to host Central Ohio Honors Choirs

Posted 3 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (October 28, 2022) —Mount Vernon Nazarene University is proud to host the 2022 District 10 Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) Honors Choir Festival on Saturday, Nov. 5.

Cheek returns as Director of Alumni Relations and Advancement

Posted 11 days ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (January 23, 2023) — Mount Vernon Nazarene University President Henry W. Spaulding II announced the appointment of Mike Cheek as Executive Director of Alumni and Advancement, effective Jan. 19. Cheek, a 1982 graduate, returns to a position he held in the early 2000s.

Celebrate MLK’s legacy with annual breakfast hosted by MVNU, Kenyon

Posted 26 days ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (January 9, 2023) — Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Kenyon College and the Knox County community will come together to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The 20th annual celebration breakfast will take place on Monday, Jan. 16, beginning at 9 a.m., in Peirce Hall on the Kenyon College campus. The in-person event is free and open to the public.

Rineharts receive second Stephen W. Zelkowitz Memorial Award

Posted about 2 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (December 15, 2022) — The Food For The Hungry Board of Directors recognized Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s Joe and Marcy (’91) Rinehart for the second time as the recipients of the Stephen W. Zelkowitz Memorial Award, during the FFTH live broadcast on Dec. 9.

School of Graduate and Professional Studies

MVNU adds new online majors

Posted 10 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 12 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’s summer research program spurs scientific exploration

Posted about 2 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (December 13, 2022) — Through Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s new Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) program, 12 MVNU students conducted eight weeks of faculty-mentored scientific research during the summer of 2022. This was the first year for the program.

MVNU dedicates microbiology lab in honor of Elaine Mahaffey

Posted 3 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (November 17, 2022) — The Elaine (Toler) Mahaffey Microbiology Lab was officially dedicated during Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s Homecoming festivities, Nov. 12.

MVNU announces Intel-approved engineering partnerships

Posted 5 months 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’s Yerxa, Strouse applauded for service to others

Posted 10 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)

CSD program named one of the best in Ohio

Posted 3 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (October 27, 2022) — Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s Communication Sciences & Disorders (CSD) program was recently named one of the best in Ohio by CollegeFactual.com.  The program ranked #5 Best Communication Sciences & Disorders Bachelor’s Program in Ohio in 2022.

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

Posted 4 months 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

Former MVNU professor remembered with memorial bench

Posted 3 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (November 11, 2022) — A bench has been installed along the Heart of Ohio Trail in memory of Virginia “Ginny” Cameron. She was a vocal and choral music professor at Mount Vernon Nazarene University for 42 years until her retirement in 2012. Cameron went home to see her Savior on Oct. 29, 2021.

Spraker named Vice President for Student Life

Posted 6 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.

University Relations

Cheek returns as Director of Alumni Relations and Advancement

Posted 11 days ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (January 23, 2023) — Mount Vernon Nazarene University President Henry W. Spaulding II announced the appointment of Mike Cheek as Executive Director of Alumni and Advancement, effective Jan. 19. Cheek, a 1982 graduate, returns to a position he held in the early 2000s.

Zimmermann brings ‘MindShift’ to pastor seminar

Posted 5 months 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.

Rineharts receive second Stephen W. Zelkowitz Memorial Award

Posted about 2 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (December 15, 2022) — The Food For The Hungry Board of Directors recognized Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s Joe and Marcy (’91) Rinehart for the second time as the recipients of the Stephen W. Zelkowitz Memorial Award, during the FFTH live broadcast on Dec. 9.

WNZR celebrates 36 years of ministry

Posted 4 months 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 11 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.

Women's Auxiliary

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

Posted almost 3 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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