MVNU Ranked in 50 Best Colleges for Older Students
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio -- has ranked Mount Vernon Nazarene University 19th on their list of the 50 Best Colleges for Older Students. MVNU is one of the top-ranked schools on the list for delivering a high quality of education in a range of degree programs to a student body that includes a large percentage of non-traditional undergraduates. Read More...

Schnormeier Gallery to Host the Work of Yeager-Torre and Neese
Mount Vernon Nazarene University's Schnormeier Gallery will host the work of Darlene Yeager-Torre and Doug Neese. The exhibition will be on display from May 20 through June 26, 2015. The opening reception will take place on Friday, June 5, from 6 to 9 pm. This event and the exhibition in the gallery are free and open to the public. Read More...

MVNU Named One of the Best Online Christian Colleges for 2015
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio--The Affordable College Foundation has ranked Mount Vernon Nazarene University #11 on their list of the Best Online Christian Colleges for 2015. MVNU has been recognized for its commitment to integrating Christian values with excellence in online education. Read More...

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MVNU's MBA in Finance Ranked 4th in Best Online Finance Master's Programs has named MVNU's MBA in Finance one of the top four in the nation on the list of the 2015 Best Online Finance Master's Programs. Read More...

MVNU President Dr. Henry Spaulding Receives Award at Wesleyan Theological Society Meeting
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio--On March 6, the Wesleyan Theological Society (WTS) awarded the Pastor-Preacher-Scholar Award to MVNU's President Henry W. Spaulding II, Ph.D. This took place during the Society's 50th annual meeting that was held at Mount Vernon Nazarene University March 6-7. Read More...

MVNU to Offer New Pre-Professional Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio--Starting Fall 2015, Mount Vernon Nazarene University's Department of Nursing and Health Sciences will offer a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders. This pre-professional degree will prepare students to pursue a graduate degree in audiology or speech-language pathology. MVNU is currently the only faith-based institution in Ohio with this program. Read More...

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Congratulations to the School of Nursing and Health Sciences upon the recognition from the Council on Collegiate Nursing Education!
The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), an autonomous accrediting agency, contributes to public health by ensuring the quality and integrity of nursing programs. CCNE accredits programs at the baccalaureate level and higher. MVNU received an initial 5 year accreditation when the program began. This was the first full accreditation visit, and accreditation was awarded for the maximum span of 10 years! Learn more...

MVNU's Cougar Corner is now online!
Did you know that MVNU's Cougar Corner website is up and running? Visit us online at You can shop online for textbooks and MVNU gifts and apparel. Browse our website for a variety of items: diploma frames, mugs, portfolios, t-shirts, sweatshirts and more. Cougar Corner Online

MVNU Honors Cincinnati Police Chief with Alumni Award
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio--Mount Vernon Nazarene University has honored Cincinnati Chief of Police Jeffrey Blackwell with the MVNU Distinguished Alumni Service Award (DASA). The DASA is the highest award given by the MVNU Alumni Association. Blackwell graduated from MVNU in '06 with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. Read More ...

MVNU to Award Honorary Doctorate to Karen Buchwald Wright, President and CEO of Ariel Corporation
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio--MVNU's Board of Trustees has unanimously voted to award an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree to Karen Buchwald Wright, President and CEO of Ariel Corporation. The honorary doctorate will be awarded during the Spring 2015 Commencement ceremony that will take place on May 16 at 10:00 a.m. Read More...

Community Foundation Tops $1 Million in Support of MVNU
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio--The Community Foundation of Mount Vernon and Knox County has provided over $1 million in support of Mount Vernon Nazarene University. Since the inception of the university, the Community Foundation has been generous in its support of MVNU. The ties between the university and the foundation remain strong today. Read More...

Lauren Talley to Perform at MVNU on Mar 28
Christian music artist Lauren Talley will perform on the campus of Mount Vernon Nazarene University on Wednesday, March 28. The presentation, entitled "Music from the Soul," is part of MVNU's ongoing Lecture Artist Series. Talley will perform at 10:20 a.m. and 7:15 p.m. in the R.R. Hodges Chapel Auditorium. Lecture Artist events are free and open to the public.

Schnormeier gallery features Jim Hendrickx Mar 16 - Apr 18
Jim Hendrickx, a local artist and long-time faculty member at Mount Vernon Nazarene University, will be featured in MVNU's Schnormeier Gallery from March 16 until April 18, 2012. Both the exhibit and a special reception on Friday, March 30, from 6-9 p.m., are free and open to the public.

MVNU hosting Chick-fil-A Leadercast May 4
Community business leaders can access the knowledge and experience of world-renowned leaders by attending Chick-fil-A Leadercast on the campus of Mount Vernon Nazarene University in Mount Vernon, Ohio, as well as at MVNU's locations in Mansfield and Newark, on May 4, 2012.

Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a private, four-year, intentionally Christian teaching university for traditional age students, graduate students and working adults. With a 400-acre main campus in Mount Vernon, Ohio, and several additional Graduate and Professional Studies locations throughout the state, MVNU emphasizes academic excellence, spiritual growth and service to community and church. MVNU offers an affordable education to more than 2,600 students from 26 states and seven countries/U.S. territories.

Schnormeier gallery features Abram Kaplan Feb 3 - March 10
Mount Vernon Nazarene University's Schnormeier Gallery, located in historic downtown Mount Vernon's Buchwald Center, will feature artist and Dennison associate professor Abram Kaplan his Ohio landscape photography. Opening February 3, the exhibit will be displayed until March 10. An Artist Presentation, featuring Mr. Kaplan, will be offered on Thursday, February 23, at 7 p.m. and will be free and open to the public. Come hear the artist speak about this unique and engaging exhibit.

Jennifer Lahl to Present "Eggsploitation" Documentary at MVNU on Feb 29
Jennifer Lahl, founder and president of the Center for Bioethics and Culture, will discuss her most recent documentary, "Eggsploitation," and the issue of human egg donation at Mount Vernon Nazarene University on Wednesday, February 29. A featured guest with MVNU's Lecture Artist series, Lahl will speak at 10:20 a.m. and 7:15 p.m. in the R.R. Hodges Chapel Auditorium. Lecture Artist events are free and open to the public.

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Schnormeier gallery features Ohio Art League Nov. 18 - Jan. 7
Mount Vernon Nazarene University's Schnormeier Gallery will exhibit a juried show, presented by the Ohio Art League, from November 18, 2011 to January 7, 2012. This show features art work from various league members, each located in Ohio. A reception, held on Friday, December 2, from 6-9 p.m., will be free and open to the public.

MVNU open house at new facility in Newark, Nov. 16
Mount Vernon Nazarene University has a new home in Newark, Ohio, and is inviting the public to visit on November 16 for an open house. The new facility is located at 1350 Granville Road in Newark. This new location will better allow MVNU's Graduate and Professional Studies program to serve their constituents and the community.

MVNU presents 44th performance of Handel's "Messiah" Dec. 4 at 7 p.m.
Mount Vernon Nazarene University will present the 44th annual performance of G. F. Handel's "Messiah" on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. This free event will take place in the R.R. Hodges Chapel Auditorium on the MVNU campus.

MVNU to host John A. Knight Bible and Theology Conference Feb. 15-17
Join us as we delve deeply into the various biblical, theological, and cultural perspectives on eschatology - the study of the end times. We will understand the future better... and how to respond to a lost and dying world in the present.

Alumni, faculty auction art to support scholarships Nov. 12, 1-3 p.m.
Mount Vernon Nazarene University's ARTalum Society will gather for its ninth annual Art Exhibit and Silent Auction during MVNU's Homecoming this year. The event will take place in Schnormeier Gallery, located in MVNU's Buchwald Center in downtown Mount Vernon. The public is invited to the reception and auction to benefit scholarships for current art students on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 1-3 p.m.