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Shannon Staffing renews educational partnership with MVNU

Posted 21 days ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Following four years of successful partnership, Shannon Staffing of Mount Vernon, Ohio, has signed a renewed educational agreement with Mount Vernon Nazarene University. Included in this collaboration is a tuition discount for all Shannon Staffing associates as well as immediate family members.

Music Department presents concert at Ariel-Foundation Park

Posted 24 days ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — The Music Department at Mount Vernon Nazarene University will perform a fall concert on Sunday, Oct. 11, at 3:30 p.m., in the Schnormeier Event Center at Ariel-Foundation Park. This concert will be the first performance of the MVNU ensembles since the beginning of the 2020 pandemic.

Academics

Over 650 named to MVNU dean’s list

Posted 4 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Over 650 students attained the achievement of being named to the Mount Vernon Nazarene University dean’s list for the Spring 2020 semester.

MVNU’s Social Work program ranks for best value

Posted over 1 year ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s undergraduate Social Work program has been ranked as a “Best Value for the Money” institution in the annual nationwide ranking of U.S. colleges and universities by College Factual.

Admissions

MVNU accepting all CCU credits; matching fall 2019 costs

Posted 12 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Mount Vernon Nazarene University has announced it will match Fall 2019 out-of-pocket costs and a $1,000 grant to Cincinnati Christian University students who transfer to MVNU for Spring 2020. This offer comes days after CCU announced it will close at the end of fall semester.

MVNU has highest traditional undergrad enrollment since 2008

Posted 12 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Mount Vernon Nazarene University is realizing continued growth of traditional undergraduate student enrollment for the sixth year in a row. Enrollment climbed over 1,400 in 2018, and continued to increase to 1,414 for Fall 2019. This is the highest traditional undergrad enrollment at MVNU since 2008.

Alumni

Special Edition NOW posted online

Posted about 2 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — What’s been going on at MVNU since the beginning of the pandemic, you ask? A special edition of the Mount Vernon Nazarene University Alumni and Friends Magazine, NOW, is available to answer your question.

MVNU grad builds barriers against COVID-19

Posted 6 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — “Give me about an hour.” That is all the time it took for an MVNU alum to fabricate a clear plastic box that would protect medical staff while intubating a patient with COVID-19.

Fragments: Nana Ekow Maison

Posted about 1 year ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s Schnormeier Gallery is proud to present Fragments, a solo exhibition by Nana Ekow Maison.

New mural hopes to inspire speech at Hunter Hall Clinic

Posted almost 2 years ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — A new mural in the Hunter Hall Clinic will give patients something to talk about — at least that’s the goal of the art work in one of the treatment rooms in the speech and language disorders clinic in downtown Mount Vernon.

Gregory Spaid’s 'Reading Trees' photographic exhibit scheduled for January

Posted almost 2 years ago

MOUNT VERNON, OHIO — Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s Schnormeier Gallery is proud to present Gregory Spaid’s photographic exhibit, titled “Reading Trees.” This exhibit will be on display in the gallery from Jan. 11 to Feb. 22, 2019. He will be presenting an artist talk on Jan. 18, at 5 p.m., and the reception will follow from 6-8p.m.

Athletics

Women’s lacrosse coming to MVNU athletics

Posted 12 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — In keeping with its commitment to athletic expansion, Mount Vernon Nazarene University has announced the addition of women’s lacrosse for the 2021-22 season as part of the Women’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association.

Turf being installed at Soccer and Lacrosse Stadium

Posted about 1 year ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — The artificial turf for the Soccer and Lacrosse Stadium is being installed as part of Phase 1 of the complex. Workers are taking advantage of the sunny fall day to finish placing the turf along the sidelines. Additional work will include sewing the pieces together, adding field markings among other finishing touches.

Commencement

Spaulding addresses 2020 commencement

Posted 5 months ago

On June 5, 2020, MVNU President Dr. Henry W. Spaulding II released the following statement on the 2020 commencement:

MVNU celebrates 196 GPS graduates

Posted over 1 year ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Graduates of Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s Graduate and Professional Studies programs were encouraged to be influencers without limitations during the Baccalaureate Worship Service on Friday, May 3, and Commencement Convocation, Saturday, May 4, at R.R. Hodges Chapel/Auditorium.

MVNU graduates destined to influence the future

Posted over 1 year ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio —Mount Vernon Nazarene University celebrated its traditional graduates with a Baccalaureate Worship Service Friday, May 3, and commencement exercises on Saturday, May 4, in the R.R. Hodges Chapel/Auditorium. Graduates were encouraged to serve their purpose without limitations and to be cognizant of the influence they will have in the world.

Development

Ballenger joins MVNU as Director of the University Fund

Posted about 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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.

Events

MVNU alumni honored at MLK Celebration Breakfast

Posted 9 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — The 17th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration Breakfast examined the direction of society as we continue to overcome racism, end global suffering and eradicate poverty and answer King’s own question: “Where do we go from here: Chaos or community?”

MVNU Lecture Artist Series focuses on disabilities from a Christian worldview

Posted 9 months 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.

Intercultural Life

MVNU Hosts 12th Annual Festival Latino

Posted about 2 years ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Mount Vernon Nazarene University will host its 12th annual Festival Latino on Thursday, Sept. 27, from 4:30-7:30 p.m., in the Prince Student Union on main campus. Fun for the whole family, this event is free and open to the public.

Justice Talk

MVNU students raising awareness of crisis in the Congo

Posted 11 months 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 9 months 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 1 year 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.

Music Department presents concert at Ariel-Foundation Park

Posted 24 days ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — The Music Department at Mount Vernon Nazarene University will perform a fall concert on Sunday, Oct. 11, at 3:30 p.m., in the Schnormeier Event Center at Ariel-Foundation Park. This concert will be the first performance of the MVNU ensembles since the beginning of the 2020 pandemic.

MVNU students, alumni use power of music to spread message of hope, love

Posted 4 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — In a time of social distancing and online learning, Mount Vernon Nazarene University students and alumni came together virtually to share a message of hope and love to MVNU’s Class of 2020, and the world. The project connected over 150 singers to perform the choral blessing, “The Lord Bless and Keep You," by Peter Lutkin.

MVNU to host OMEA District 10 Honor Bands

Posted 11 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Mount Vernon Nazarene University is proud to host the 2019 Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) District 10 middle school and high school honors bands for a day of education and performance on Saturday, Dec. 7.

People shaking hands across the table

Shannon Staffing renews educational partnership with MVNU

Posted 21 days ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Following four years of successful partnership, Shannon Staffing of Mount Vernon, Ohio, has signed a renewed educational agreement with Mount Vernon Nazarene University. Included in this collaboration is a tuition discount for all Shannon Staffing associates as well as immediate family members.

Music Department presents concert at Ariel-Foundation Park

Posted 24 days ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — The Music Department at Mount Vernon Nazarene University will perform a fall concert on Sunday, Oct. 11, at 3:30 p.m., in the Schnormeier Event Center at Ariel-Foundation Park. This concert will be the first performance of the MVNU ensembles since the beginning of the 2020 pandemic.

Fall enrollment numbers strong at MVNU

Posted about 1 month ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — A solid campus-wide recruitment effort enabled Mount Vernon Nazarene University to celebrate strong enrollment numbers for fall 2020, as many surveys projected fewer students on campus due to the pandemic.

School of Graduate and Professional Studies

People shaking hands across the table

Shannon Staffing renews educational partnership with MVNU

Posted 21 days ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Following four years of successful partnership, Shannon Staffing of Mount Vernon, Ohio, has signed a renewed educational agreement with Mount Vernon Nazarene University. Included in this collaboration is a tuition discount for all Shannon Staffing associates as well as immediate family members.

School of Natural and Social Sciences

MVNU earns ABET accreditation for Engineering Department

Posted about 1 year ago

MOUNT VERNON — Five years after offering the first class in its undergraduate engineering program, Mount Vernon Nazarene University has been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). President Dr. Henry W. Spaulding II, was informed of the decision Wednesday.

Student Life

Lego Club building personal, community connections

Posted over 1 year ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — There is a lot of construction going on at Mount Vernon Nazarene University and it has nothing to do with campus expansion. A partnership between MVNU’s Community Services and Ministries Opportunities and Knox DD (formerly the Knox County Board of Developmental Disabilities) is forging a creative way to build foundations for personal relationships between those whose paths might not otherwise cross.

Rev. Tracy Waal Appointed Vice President for Student Life

Posted over 2 years ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Mount Vernon Nazarene University President Henry W. Spaulding II, Ph.D. has announced the appointment of Rev. Tracy Waal to the position of Vice President for Student Life as of August 1.

University Relations

Turf being installed at Soccer and Lacrosse Stadium

Posted about 1 year ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — The artificial turf for the Soccer and Lacrosse Stadium is being installed as part of Phase 1 of the complex. Workers are taking advantage of the sunny fall day to finish placing the turf along the sidelines. Additional work will include sewing the pieces together, adding field markings among other finishing touches.

Community partnership progresses MVNU stadium project

Posted about 1 year 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.

WNZR's Lifeline 2020 back on the calendar

Posted 6 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — WNZR 90.9 FM, a broadcast ministry of Mount Vernon Nazarene University, has rescheduled Lifeline 2020. This annual fundraising effort will be Thursday and Friday, May 21-22. Lifeline 2020 is an opportunity for listeners to pledge their support to WNZR.

WNZR, Food For The Hungry recognized by the Salvation Army

Posted over 1 year ago

MOUNT VERNON — Mount Vernon Nazarene University was lauded on May 17, as the Salvation Army commemorated its 130th anniversary in the city of Mount Vernon by recognizing volunteers and organizations that have contributed to the Army’s mission. Receiving awards were MVNU’s radio station WNZR and Food For The Hungry.

Women's Auxiliary

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

Posted 8 months 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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