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December 2018


OMEA District X Honors Band Concert

3:30 p.m.
Chapel Auditorium


7:00 p.m.

R.R. Hodges Chapel Auditorium


Final Exams

7:50 a.m.

Main Campus


Christmas Program

6:00 p.m.



Food for the Hungry Broadcast

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Knox County Memorial Theatre Building,
112 E High Street, Mount Vernon

Final Grades for Fall Semester Due

11:56 p.m.

Main Campus

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Nease InstituteBenefits

give yourself a boost

The Nease Institute curriculum and student experience includes several components that have been proven to help boost the preparation and academic accomplishments of college students.

This is a foundational course at MVNU, satisfying a general education requirement of our Liberal Arts curriculum. This course helps students identify, form, and practice habits of the Christian mind through the basic analysis of worldview in their own lives and in key texts and through writing. It aims to introduce students to the vision of liberal arts education at MVNU and to the life of the mind as an aspect of Christian discipleship.. Not only is this course an excellent introduction to the learning process at MVNU, but it also will provide you with essential tools which can be applied in all of your other college courses. Over the 10 days of classes within the Nease Institute, you will complete Discipleship of the Christian Mind and receive a grade on your MVNU transcript. We have an excellent professor and peer mentors to help you along the way.
By participating in the Nease Institute, you will learn key strategies for starting strong and succeeding at MVNU.
Writing is a fundamental component of almost every course in college, and especially at MVNU. Students who have essential tools and significant practice in writing are much more likely to succeed in their academic pursuits. The Nease Institute includes an integrated writing component. When the fall semester begins, you will have a ‘tool box’ of essential writing skills, and trained writing coaches will be available to help you continue to hone and develop the necessary skills for lifelong success.
Hired and trained by the Center for Student Success, these students will be working alongside the students of the Nease Institute, both during the thirteen days of the summer bridge program and during the freshman year. Our mentors have specific training in how best to help freshmen succeed in time management, organization, planning, and critical thinking, as well as helping adjust to college life and academics. Our peer tutors are recommended by faculty, have been trained in tutoring best practices, and are excelling in one or more academic area critical to the freshman year.
The MVNU community provides a goldmine of resources to help all students succeed, not just academically but also spiritually, socially, emotionally, and physically. As our mission statements states, MVNU “exists to shape lives through educating the whole person ...” Over the course of the 13-day summer bridge program, the Nease Institute includes intentional encounters and activities with the resources and people of MVNU that are most valuable to students’ success. In a nutshell, by the end of the Nease Institute, students will know who and where to get answers better than most sophomores and juniors. This knowledge and confidence has been cited by past Nease Institute students as the most valuable part of the bridge program.

For more info

Timothy Radcliffe
740-397-9000 ext. 4612