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A Salute to Veterans

Posted 17 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.

MVNU, YMCA, Sting collaborate to bring youth soccer to Community Fields

Posted 3 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Mount Vernon area youth soccer programs have a new home field at the Knox County Foundation Community Fields at Mount Vernon Nazarene University thanks to a collaborative agreement that is expected to help grow the sport.

Turf being installed at Soccer and Lacrosse Stadium

Posted about 2 years 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 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.

Groundbreaking marks start of Phase 1 of MVNU stadium construction

Posted over 2 years ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — The future of Mount Vernon Nazarene University athletics turned a corner Monday, June 10, as university and community leaders once again scooped into the dirt of the Lakeholm farm to start the construction of the new Soccer and Lacrosse Stadium and Community Fields.

MVNU unveils fountain, downtown gathering space

Posted over 2 years ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — With new restaurants, businesses, cultural venues, and the creation of second-story living spaces, downtown Mount Vernon is in a state of renaissance. With this in mind, Mount Vernon Nazarene University is eager to partner with The Ariel Foundation on a project that will continue the evolution of the historic business district into a livable, walkable community.


Whether you’re pursuing God during chapel or discovering rich friendships at a treasured campus tradition, you’re preparing for a bright future. Your time at MVNU will get you more than a degree — it will illuminate every part of your life.

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