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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.

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.

Rineharts receive second Stephen W. Zelkowitz Memorial Award

Posted 6 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (December 15, 2022) — The Food For The Hungry Board of Directors recognized Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s Joe and Marcy (’91) Rinehart for the second time as the recipients of the Stephen W. Zelkowitz Memorial Award, during the FFTH live broadcast on Dec. 9.

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.

Strickland, Bossley honored with Excellence In the Call

Posted 6 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (December 13, 2022) — Faculty and staff at Mount Vernon Nazarene University celebrated their peers during the Excellence In the Call awards reception held Dec. 7, in Foster Hall. Two faculty members were honored — Professor Joy Strickland, Assistant Vice President for Student Success and Retention; and Dr. Jon Bossley, Associate Professor of Biology.

MVNU to host OMEA District 10 Honor Bands

Posted 6 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (November 22, 2022) — Mount Vernon Nazarene University is proud to host the 2022 Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) District 10 middle school and high school honors bands for a day of education and performance on Saturday, Dec. 3.

Tickets available for MVNU’s Messiah, Dec. 4

Posted 6 months ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (November 17, 2022) — Mount Vernon Nazarene University will present the 54th annual performance of G. F. Handel’s "Messiah" on Sunday, Dec. 4, 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


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