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Elemental opens June 3 at Schnormeier Gallery

Posted about 15 hours 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.

Community Music School announces summer youth band program

Posted 8 days 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.

New Computer Engineering concentration announced

Posted 11 days 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.

Academics

New Computer Engineering concentration announced

Posted 11 days 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 4 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.

MVNU adds Worship Arts major

Posted 6 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — A new major at Mount Vernon Nazarene University, designed to prepare those called to ministry with modern resources, will equip new pastors with the tools they need to reach today's congregation and bring new members to the church. The Worship Arts major combines ministry, music and communications to create a compelling degree program that adds dimension to the traditional ministry degrees.

Admissions

MVNU adds Worship Arts major

Posted 6 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — A new major at Mount Vernon Nazarene University, designed to prepare those called to ministry with modern resources, will equip new pastors with the tools they need to reach today's congregation and bring new members to the church. The Worship Arts major combines ministry, music and communications to create a compelling degree program that adds dimension to the traditional ministry degrees.

MVNU extends test optional admissions policies

Posted 10 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Mount Vernon Nazarene University is making standardized test scores optional for admissions purposes for incoming undergraduate students enrolling in the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 semesters.

Alumni

A Salute to Veterans

Posted 7 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.

MVNU invites alumni to Homecoming 2021

Posted 8 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Mount Vernon Nazarene University is doubling the excitement of Homecoming 2021, Nov. 12-13, by hosting twice the number of class reunions during a weekend marked to reunite classmates, faculty, staff and friends.

Schnormeier Gallery hosts Senior Art Exhibit

Posted about 1 month 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 3 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.

MVNU alumna opens exhibition in Schnormeier Gallery

Posted 8 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s Schnormeier Gallery is proud to present, “A Watercolor Journey,” a solo alumni exhibition by Karen Heidler (’94). This exhibit opened on Oct. 4 and will be on display in the gallery until Nov. 12, 2021. A gallery talk will be given at the Schnormeier Gallery on Nov. 12, at 5 p.m., with a closing reception to follow from 6-8 p.m.

Athletics

MVNU announces construction of Phase 2 of soccer and lacrosse stadium

Posted 8 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Mount Vernon Nazarene University soccer and lacrosse fans will be cheering on the Cougars from the stands of a new stadium in the fall of 2022. Phase 2 of the project will start in the coming days and is expected to be finished in summer 2022.

Women’s lacrosse coming to MVNU athletics

Posted over 2 years 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.

Chapel

Music Department to present traditional Advent Service

Posted 6 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 21 days 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 2 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 over 2 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 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 about 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.

Events

Elemental opens June 3 at Schnormeier Gallery

Posted about 15 hours 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 4 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

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

Posted 5 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 about 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.

MVNU Hosts 12th Annual Festival Latino

Posted over 3 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 over 2 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.

Community Music School announces summer youth band program

Posted 8 days 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 instrumental ensembles to perform March 22

Posted 2 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (March 15, 2022) – The Music Department at Mount Vernon Nazarene University will present a spring instrumental ensembles concert on Tuesday, March 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the R.R. Hodges Chapel/Auditorium. The community is invited to attend this free event.

Elemental opens June 3 at Schnormeier Gallery

Posted about 15 hours 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.

Community Music School announces summer youth band program

Posted 8 days 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.

New Computer Engineering concentration announced

Posted 11 days 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.

School of Graduate and Professional Studies

MVNU adds new online majors

Posted about 2 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 4 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.

MVNU recognized nationally for online learning in healthcare management

Posted 6 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Mount Vernon Nazarene University has been named one of 2021’s best schools for online programs and courses in healthcare management by EduMed.org. Just 8 percent of colleges and universities across the country earned a position in one of EduMed.org’s higher education rankings.

School of Natural and Social Sciences

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

Posted 4 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 earns ABET accreditation for Engineering Department

Posted over 2 years 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.

MVNU’s Yerxa, Strouse applauded for service to others

Posted about 2 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.

Student Life

Igloos offer warm, outside study space for MVNU students

Posted about 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

A Salute to Veterans

Posted 7 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.

MVNU announces construction of Phase 2 of soccer and lacrosse stadium

Posted 8 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Mount Vernon Nazarene University soccer and lacrosse fans will be cheering on the Cougars from the stands of a new stadium in the fall of 2022. Phase 2 of the project will start in the coming days and is expected to be finished in summer 2022.

MVNU honors Fuller, Cook, others

Posted 9 months ago

 MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Dr. Geoffrey Fuller was named Faculty Member of the Year while Ben Cook was named Staff Member of the Year during Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s annual University Dinner on Aug. 23.

WNZR’s Lifeline 2022 coming soon

Posted 3 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 8 months ago

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

WNZR’s Lifeline 2021 makes history

Posted about 1 year ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — WNZR 90.9 FM, a broadcast ministry of Mount Vernon Nazarene University, is celebrating the success of Lifeline 2021, the radio station’s annual fundraiser. 

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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