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WNZR named 2023 CMB University Station of the Year

Posted about 2 hours ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (June 6, 2023) — WNZR 90.9 FM, a broadcast ministry of Mount Vernon Nazarene University, received the first-ever Christian Music Broadcasters (CMB) University Station of the Year award on Friday, June 2, at the CMB Momentum 2023 conference in Orlando, Florida.

Travel the ‘Extreme Latitudes’ with Randy Cronk at Schnormeier Gallery

Posted 5 days ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (June 1, 2023) — Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s Schnormeier Gallery is proud to present Extreme Latitudes, a solo exhibition by Randy Cronk. This exhibit will be on display in the gallery from June 2 to July 14, 2023. Opening First Friday Receptions will take place at the gallery on June 2 and July 7 from 6-9 p.m.

Academics

MVNU students to open excavations of the city of Hazor

Posted 4 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (February 14, 2023) — Ministry and History students at Mount Vernon Nazarene University have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be among the first to dig at a lower Late Bronze Age Canaanite city this summer.

MVNU releases Spring 2022 Dean’s List

Posted about 1 year 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 about 1 year 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.

Admissions

Red Rocks Worship at SonFest on Sept. 17

Posted 11 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.

Alumni

Cheek returns as Director of Alumni Relations and Advancement

Posted 4 months 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 7 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.

Schnormeier Gallery features MVNU senior art students

Posted about 1 month ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (April 25, 2023) — Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s Schnormeier Gallery is proud to present Reclamation – Senior Art Exhibit.  This exhibit will be on display in the gallery through May 4, 2023. Gallery Talks given by the seniors will take place at the gallery on Thursday, April 27, at 5 p.m., followed by an opening reception until 8 p.m.  

MVNU graphic design seniors featured at Schnormeier Gallery

Posted 2 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (April 7, 2023) — Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s Schnormeier Gallery is proud to present Element – Senior Graphic Design Exhibit from April 11 to April 21, 2023. The exhibition will open on Tuesday, April 11 at 1 p.m. An opening reception for the Seniors will take place at the Gallery from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., on Friday, April 14, 2023.

Art & Design Exhibit features student work

Posted 3 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (March 10, 2023) — Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s Schnormeier Gallery is proud to present the MVNU Art & Design Exhibit. This exhibit will open on March 13, at 1 p.m. and run through March 30. An Opening Reception for the students will take place at the Gallery on March 23, from 5:30­­ - 7:30 p.m.

Athletics

MVNU, community marks grand opening of CH4 Stadium

Posted 9 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 11 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

MVNU students to open excavations of the city of Hazor

Posted 4 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (February 14, 2023) — Ministry and History students at Mount Vernon Nazarene University have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be among the first to dig at a lower Late Bronze Age Canaanite city this summer.

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

Posted 9 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 over 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 celebrates 480 graduates in Class of 2023

Posted 25 days ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (May 12, 2023) — Mount Vernon Nazarene University applauded the accomplishments of 480 graduates during the university’s commencement ceremonies in the R.R. Hodges Chapel/Auditorium on May 6, 2023. Graduates included traditional on-campus students as well as those completing on-line programs through the School of Graduate and Professional Studies. Graduates represented the U.S., as well as from Bermuda, Costa Rica, Lithuania, Puerto Rico, and Trinidad and Tobago.

MVNU honors Class of 2022

Posted about 1 year 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 about 1 year 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 7 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 almost 4 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 11 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

Travel the ‘Extreme Latitudes’ with Randy Cronk at Schnormeier Gallery

Posted 5 days ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (June 1, 2023) — Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s Schnormeier Gallery is proud to present Extreme Latitudes, a solo exhibition by Randy Cronk. This exhibit will be on display in the gallery from June 2 to July 14, 2023. Opening First Friday Receptions will take place at the gallery on June 2 and July 7 from 6-9 p.m.

MVNU graphic design seniors featured at Schnormeier Gallery

Posted 2 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (April 7, 2023) — Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s Schnormeier Gallery is proud to present Element – Senior Graphic Design Exhibit from April 11 to April 21, 2023. The exhibition will open on Tuesday, April 11 at 1 p.m. An opening reception for the Seniors will take place at the Gallery from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., on Friday, April 14, 2023.

MVNU presents Cinderella at Memorial Theater

Posted 3 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (March 13, 2023) — Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s Music Department and Theatre Program presents Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Broadway Version) which features music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics and original book by Oscar Hammerstein II, and new book by Douglas Carter Beane.

Institutional Advancement

MVNU to deepen vocational exploration with NetVUE grant

Posted over 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 5 months 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 7 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 over 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 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 over 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.

MVNU Goliards to sing at Quarry Chapel

Posted about 2 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (April 15, 2023) —Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s Goliards Chamber Choir will present a spring concert on Saturday, April 22, at 11 a.m., in the Quarry Chapel, 10930 Quarry Road, Gambier, Ohio. The concert is free and open to the public.

MVNU ensembles perform April 29

Posted about 2 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (April 15, 2023) —The Music Department at Mount Vernon Nazarene University will present the final concert of the year on Saturday, April 29, at 3 p.m. in the R.R. Hodges Chapel Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.

MVNU instrumental ensembles to perform March 28

Posted 3 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (March 22, 2023) — The Music Department at Mount Vernon Nazarene University will present a spring instrumental ensembles concert on Tuesday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m., in the R.R. Hodges Chapel Auditorium. The concert will feature the Jazz Band, Dixieland Septet, and Symphonic Wind Ensemble.

WNZR named 2023 CMB University Station of the Year

Posted about 2 hours ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (June 6, 2023) — WNZR 90.9 FM, a broadcast ministry of Mount Vernon Nazarene University, received the first-ever Christian Music Broadcasters (CMB) University Station of the Year award on Friday, June 2, at the CMB Momentum 2023 conference in Orlando, Florida.

Travel the ‘Extreme Latitudes’ with Randy Cronk at Schnormeier Gallery

Posted 5 days ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (June 1, 2023) — Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s Schnormeier Gallery is proud to present Extreme Latitudes, a solo exhibition by Randy Cronk. This exhibit will be on display in the gallery from June 2 to July 14, 2023. Opening First Friday Receptions will take place at the gallery on June 2 and July 7 from 6-9 p.m.

School of Graduate and Professional Studies

MVNU adds new online majors

Posted about 1 year 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 over 1 year 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 6 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 7 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 9 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 about 1 year 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)

Clinical hours give CSD students advantage at MVNU

Posted about 1 month ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (May 3, 2023) — Hands-on clinical hours have shown to make a difference to students at Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (Communication Sciences and Disorders-CSD) degree. Students have achieved 100% placement in graduate programs for the sixth year in a row.

CSD program named one of the best in Ohio

Posted 7 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 9 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 7 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 10 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 4 months 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 9 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.

WNZR named 2023 CMB University Station of the Year

Posted about 2 hours ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (June 6, 2023) — WNZR 90.9 FM, a broadcast ministry of Mount Vernon Nazarene University, received the first-ever Christian Music Broadcasters (CMB) University Station of the Year award on Friday, June 2, at the CMB Momentum 2023 conference in Orlando, Florida.

WNZR’s Lifeline 2023 exceeds goal

Posted 22 days ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (May 15, 2023) — WNZR 90.9 FM, a broadcast ministry of Mount Vernon Nazarene University, is celebrating the success of Lifeline 2023, the radio station’s annual fundraiser.

WNZR’s Lifeline 2023 coming soon

Posted 3 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — WNZR 90.9 FM, a broadcast ministry of Mount Vernon Nazarene University, is preparing for Lifeline 2023. This annual fundraising effort, March 29 – April 3, 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 over 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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