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MVNU recognized nationally for online learning in healthcare management

Posted 3 days 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.

MVNU to host OMEA District 10 Honor Bands

Posted 6 days ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Mount Vernon Nazarene University is proud to host the 2021 Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) District 10 middle school and high school honors bands for a day of education and performance on Saturday, Dec. 4.

Music Department to present traditional Advent Service

Posted 5 days 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.

Academics

A Salute to Veterans

Posted 24 days 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.

Over 650 named to MVNU dean’s list

Posted over 1 year 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 2 years 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 extends test optional admissions policies

Posted 4 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.

MVNU names McPherson Director of Recruitment

Posted 6 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Mount Vernon Nazarene University President Dr. Henry W. Spaulding II, is pleased to announce the appointment of Matt McPherson to the position of Director of Recruitment, effective May 1, 2021.

Adkins takes lead of MVNU undergraduate admissions

Posted 6 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Mount Vernon Nazarene University President Dr. Henry W. Spaulding II, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Adkins to the position of Director of Admissions, effective May 1, 2021.

Alumni

A Salute to Veterans

Posted 24 days 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 2 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.

MVNU alumna opens exhibition in Schnormeier Gallery

Posted 2 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.

SENIOR ART 2020: Alumni Exhibition

Posted 3 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s Schnormeier Gallery is proud to present an exhibition of senior work from the Class of 2020.

Collaboration creates murals for speech therapy patients

Posted 10 months 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.

Athletics

MVNU announces construction of Phase 2 of soccer and lacrosse stadium

Posted 2 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 about 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 5 days 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 honoring graduates with in-person commencement

Posted 8 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Mount Vernon Nazarene University will hold special in-person commencement exercises for 2021 graduates with an emphasis on COVID-19 safety precautions.

Spaulding addresses 2020 commencement

Posted over 1 year ago

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

Development

Ballenger joins MVNU as Director of the University Fund

Posted about 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 over 2 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 over 2 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

MVNU to host OMEA District 10 Honor Bands

Posted 6 days ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Mount Vernon Nazarene University is proud to host the 2021 Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) District 10 middle school and high school honors bands for a day of education and performance on Saturday, Dec. 4.

Music Department to present traditional Advent Service

Posted 5 days 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.

Messiah returns to MVNU Dec. 5

Posted 23 days ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Mount Vernon Nazarene University will present the 53rd annual performance of G. F. Handel’s “Messiah” on Sunday, Dec. 5, 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.

Intercultural Life

MVNU forum takes on diversity conversation

Posted 8 months 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 about 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 about 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 almost 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 almost 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.

MVNU to host OMEA District 10 Honor Bands

Posted 6 days ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Mount Vernon Nazarene University is proud to host the 2021 Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) District 10 middle school and high school honors bands for a day of education and performance on Saturday, Dec. 4.

Music Department to present traditional Advent Service

Posted 5 days 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.

Messiah returns to MVNU Dec. 5

Posted 23 days ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Mount Vernon Nazarene University will present the 53rd annual performance of G. F. Handel’s “Messiah” on Sunday, Dec. 5, 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.

MVNU recognized nationally for online learning in healthcare management

Posted 3 days 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.

MVNU to host OMEA District 10 Honor Bands

Posted 6 days ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Mount Vernon Nazarene University is proud to host the 2021 Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) District 10 middle school and high school honors bands for a day of education and performance on Saturday, Dec. 4.

School of Graduate and Professional Studies

MVNU recognized nationally for online learning in healthcare management

Posted 3 days 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.

A Salute to Veterans

Posted 24 days 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.

Root Inc. signs educational partnership with MVNU

Posted 8 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Root Inc., a Columbus based insurance company, has announced a new educational partnership with Mount Vernon Nazarene University. Through this partnership, Root team members are now eligible for a tuition discount towards MVNU’s online degree programs. This discount will allow their associates to advance their careers by pursuing higher education.

School of Natural and Social Sciences

Collaboration creates murals for speech therapy patients

Posted 10 months 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.

Student Life

Igloos offer warm, outside study space for MVNU students

Posted 9 months 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.

Lego Club building personal, community connections

Posted almost 3 years 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.

University Relations

A Salute to Veterans

Posted 24 days 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 2 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 3 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 celebrates 35 years of ministry

Posted 2 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 8 months 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. 

WNZR’s Lifeline 2021 coming soon

Posted 9 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — WNZR 90.9 FM, a broadcast ministry of Mount Vernon Nazarene University, is preparing for Lifeline 2021, March 24-29. The annual fundraising effort 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 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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