Fall, 2000 - Mount Vernon Nazarene University

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COLLEGE
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Opening Week Activities, page 4
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able to see an
improved
enrollment
again this fall
at MVNC.”
-Dr. Eric Forseth
Vice President for
Enrollment and
Student Services
They also had incriminating
"mug shots" taken as one of
their first Mount Vernon memories captured on film. Even Dr.
Fairbanks landed in the line up!
Tuesday was the first ever
Freshmen Community Service
Project day - a collaborative
effort among Campus
Ministries, Student
Development, and the various
Knox County sites where work
took place. More than 350
freshmen invaded Mount
Vernon to weed, clean, paint,
mulch, and give glory to God
while doing it. In the celebration
service that followed, Sivewright
commented, "Worship didn't
begin when you entered this
building tonight. It began when
you said early this morning,
'Lord, I give you myself, and
what I do, to you today.'"
Opening Convention chapel
services involved Scott Daniels
and the music of blind pianist
and composer Ken Medema.
Students became an active
part of the service, sharing
stories about themselves as
Medema composed on-thespot songs relating to them.
The week culminated in
the annual Luau held in the
Grove on campus. Though
gray skies threatened, the rain
held off, and students enjoyed
games and music outside all
day. Dressed in Hawaiian
shirts and leis, faculty, staff,
and students enjoyed a picnic together in the evening.
With enrollment past the
2,000 mark (up for the ninth
consecutive year!), MVNC is
geared up for an exciting, colorful year!
now
“We have been
he opening week of school for
Mount Vernon Nazarene
College was as colorful and full
of fun as the photo above. With
events every day, activities every
evening and classes starting halfway through the week, students,
faculty, and staff kept very busy.
Move-in weekend saw more
than 400 new residential students arriving with cars, trucks,
vans, and trailers full of everything from clothes and carpet, to
teddy-bears and towels. Faculty
and staff members, along with
student leaders, unloaded vehicles all day, greeting parents and
new students with smiles and
hugs.
Later that evening, new students and parents went to the
chapel for a service. MVNC
Chaplain Dr. Gary Sivewright
showed a motivational video
and read the goodbye letter he
wrote to his youngest son who
just left for college. Both parents
and students throughout the
auditorium were a bit emotional
at this turning point in their
lives.
The traditional ribbon cutting
was held after the service. The
circle of new students was so
large it covered the entire lawn!
President Dr. E. LeBron
Fairbanks and other school
administrators traversed the
inner perimeter cutting the ribbon for each student. These
same students will also end their
MVNC careers with another
symbolic ribbon cutting at their
commencement ceremonies.
Monday night was the annual
Freshmen Mugging. All freshmen received an MVNC mug
full of ice cream and root beer.
MOUNT VERNON
Tribute to Ruth Gilley, page 8
Cover photo: (starting at the
top, clockwise) Kim Sauder, resident director; Sharla Miller,
RA; Julie Benson, RA; Heather
Williams, RA; Mike
Cunningham, RA and senior
class president; Matt Jones, RA;
and Wendy Peterson, RA.
FROM MY CORNER
Update on Campus Master Plan
and Blue Ribbon Commission
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DR. E. LEBRON FAIRBANKS
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President
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PRESIDENT
Dr. E. LeBron Fairbanks
VICE PRESIDENT
FOR INSTITUTIONAL
ADVANCEMENT
Dr. Ron Hyson
DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS
Carrie A. Crouch
STUDENT ASSISTANTS
Sara Bumpus
Rodney J. Wilson
CONTRIBUTORS
Sara Bumpus
Dr. E. LeBron Fairbanks
Dave Parsons
John Washatka
PHOTOGRAPHY
Sara Bumpus
Carrie A. Crouch
Beth Nesbit
John Washatka
Mount Vernon Nazarene
College, a four-year liberal
arts institution, is sponsored
by the Church of the
Nazarene. Published four
times a year (March, June
September, and December,
Mount Vernon Now is entered
as a periodical postage paid in
Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.
CAMPUS SWITCHBOARD:
740-397-9000
“It appears that our
enrollment in all
MVNC programs
will top 2,000!”
reetings from Mount Vernon
Nazarene College!
Classes began at MVNC on
Wednesday, September 6! It
appears that our enrollment in all
MVNC programs will top 2,000!
Throughout the summer, two
groups have met at MVNC to discuss two strategic issues. A Blue
Ribbon Commission was appointed
by the MVNC board of trustees in
March to "study the issue of university status for MVNC" and to
report back to the board no later
than the March 2001 board meeting.
The task force for Campus
Master Plan revision was formed
following the March board meeting
to work with consultants to prepare
recommendations to the board for
revising MVNC's master campus
development plan. The board
asked the task force to revise the
plan in light of approximate enrollment growth projections over the
next twenty years, and in consideration of the recent acquisition of
the 128-acre Pinecrest Farm on the
west side of campus across
Martinsburg Road from the main
campus.
Meetings are currently being
planned for faculty, staff, and students to comment on the prelimi-
nary reports. Focus groups are
Nazarene. My part in the conferscheduled during the fall for alumence program was to lead two sesni, pastors, parents, community
sions on the subject of institutional
leaders, and the executive commitcollaboration.
tee of the board.
It was a wonderful experience for
The preliminary report of the
me. I met many friends from
Blue Ribbon Commission can be
around the world. Perhaps the
found on the MVNC web page at
highlight of the conference was the
www.mvnc.edu/blueribbon. We
association with two of my former
welcome any comments from you.
Asia Pacific Nazarene Theological
The report includes some space for
Seminary (APNTS) students,
you to respond if you wish and forPeniperite Fakaua (Western Samoa)
ward the response to Dr. Henry
and James Wambrauw (Indonesia),
Smith, MVNC's vice president for
who are now presidents of
academic affairs.
Nazarene theological institutions in
In July, I had the privilege of
the Asia Pacific Region.
speaking to a group of Nazarene
Thank you for your encourageeducators in Johannesburg, South
ment, friendship, and support!
Africa. The setting was the
first
Consultation on
Global Faculty
Development.
Nazarene educators, particularly from the
two-thirds
world, spent a
week together
probing the possibilities of an
Academy for
International
Dr. Fairbanks (center) with Peniperite Fakaua, Western
Education in the
Samoa (left) and James Wambrauw, Indonesia (right) .
Church of the
NEW FACULTY
MVNC adds 16 new faculty members this year
M
ount Vernon Nazarene College
is proud to bring 16 new faculty members to campus this year.
We are privileged to introduce them:
Front row: LARRY E. HOUCK, associate
professor of religion and director of
enrollment services for EXCELL,
D.Min., 1988, Asbury Theological
Seminary; YVONNE R. SCHULTZ, instructor of journalism, M.A., 1994, University
of Akron; BARBARA M. RAGAN, assistant
professor of English, Ph.D., 1996,
Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
KIMBERLY R. FORSETH, associate professor of education, Ph.D., 1987, The Ohio
State University; and GLENN A. BRYAN,
associate professor of business and coordinator of online instruction, D.B.A.,
1995, Cleveland State University.
Row two: JOHN T. ZIETLOW, professor
For more photos and bios, visit http://www.mvnc.edu/news/PressReleases/2000-2001/newfacfall00.html.
www.mvnc.edu
Mount Vernon Nazarene
College admits students to
all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally
accorded or made available to
students at the school without
regard to race, color, national
origin, ancestry, sex, age,
physical handicap or socioeconomic status. It does not
discriminate on any of the
above factors in administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan
programs, or the athletic or
other school programs.
POSTMASTER:
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MOUNT VERNON NOW
800 Martinsburg Road
Mount Vernon, Ohio
43050-9500
Front row (L-R): Larry Houck, Yvonne Schultz, Barbara Ragan, Kimberly Forseth, Glenn Bryan. Second row:
John Zietlow, John Hall, Robert Kasper, William Wantland, Michael Mendel. Third row: Ruth Kale, David Kale,
Caroline Maurer, and Georgia Purdom. Not pictured: Richard Chewning and Debbie Shepherd-Gregg.
of business and business division chairperson, D.B.A., 1985 University of
Memphis; JOHN W. HALL, visiting professor of religion and missionary-in-residence, Ph.D., 1992, Fuller Theological
Seminary; ROBERT T. KASPER, associate
professor of computer science and director of academic computing, Ph.D., 1987,
University of Michigan; WILLIAM R.
WANTLAND, associate professor of history, Ph.D., 1994, Miami University
(Oxford, Ohio); and MICHAEL J.
MENDEL, assistant professor of biology,
Ph.D., 1992, University of Maine.
Row three: RUTH S. KALE, instructor of
education, M.S., 1985, Olivet Nazarene
University; DAVID W. KALE, professor of
communication and director of assessment, Ph.D., 1974, Pennsylvania State
University; CAROLINE A. MAURER,
instructor of family and consumer sciences and preschool director, M.Ed.,
1992, Wright State University, and
GEORGIA E. PURDOM, assistant professor
of biology, Ph.D., 2000, The Ohio State
University.
Not pictured: RICHARD C. CHEWNING,
visiting professor of business, Ph.D.,
1963, University of Washington; and
DEBBIE SHEPHERD-GREGG, assistant professor of education, Ph.D., 1984, The
Ohio State University.
Welcome to all new faculty!
FOCUS ON ALUMNI
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Tim Linker (‘94) endures, enjoys the journey
M
ount Vernon Nazarene
College alumnus Tim
Linker has led a busy
life since graduation in 1994.
Linker entered Wright State
University School of Medicine in
the fall of 1994. He graduated
in 1998 with an M.D. and
promptly entered residency in
Dayton, Ohio. He is currently
in his last year of family practice
residency at Miami Valley
Hospital.
Miami Valley Hospital is one
of the premier hospitals and
family practice residencies in the
Midwest. Here, Linker is a
physician, working in both the
hospital and outpatient settings.
He also spends a great deal of
time in the emergency department. "This is fun and enlightening," he said, "since we are the
busiest ER in the state."
Linker said some of the challenges that come with his occupation are dealing with the overwhelming volume of information
that comes his way and working
long hours. The rewards, however, make up for this. He
explained, "I thoroughly enjoy
the continuity of care that family
practice affords me. On any
given day, I may take care of an
tect my family
time," he said.
They make the
most of their
time together
and with their
children.
Linker began
to learn the
value of time
well-spent at
Mount Vernon.
He reflects,
"My years at
MVNC were
crucial in helping me to build
a Christian
foundation for
my approach
to patients
[and] ethical
issues." He also
Tim and Heather Linker with their daughter Jessica.
feels his educanext phase of your life and fortion in the sciences and humani- get to have fun with what you
ties prepared him for further
are doing. Enjoy the journey!
education.
Remember that God can use you
Linker is still seeking, learnin whatever you are doing."
ing, and serving as he is in the
It is obvious Linker has
process of applying for a fellow- enjoyed his journey, and will
ship in sports medicine that will
continue to as he travels even
require one year of additional
farther. MVNC wishes him and
specialized training. His advice
his family all the best in their
for young people today is, "Try
bright future!
not to become fixated on the
www.mvnc.edu/alumni
expectant mother, see children,
and be able to take care of older
individuals with multiple medical problems. Developing longterm relationships with my
patients is very rewarding."
There is another part of
Linker's life that is very rewarding. In 1995, he married Heather
(Smith '93). Together, they have
3-year old Jessica, and 4-month
old Luke. Heather was the children's pastor at Parkview
Church of the Nazarene in
Dayton until this spring when
Luke was born. She now stays
home full time, a privilege for
which both Tim and Heather are
grateful.
So, how does he manage a residency, working in the hospital,
and spending time with his family? "Time management is something I quickly had to develop in
medical school," said Linker. In
his intern year, he was typically
at the hospital for more than
100 hours a week. This left him
with little time to do anything
else. "I have continually made
my family a priority when I have
not been [at] the hospital.
Rather than unwind on the golf
course or with friends, I stay
with Heather and my kids. I pro-
Mikel Cheek (‘82) on board as new
director of alumni relations
M
* MVNC alumnus Hiroshi
Kumagai exhibits his paintings in the art gallery, reception from 5-7 p.m., Thursday,
Nov. 9.
* Don’t miss the
Homecoming concert
featuring Clay Crosse
and Heather Miller!
* After the Game
Party on Friday,
Nov. 10 - a great
time for the
whole family!
“A Time to Remember”
* Reunions and reunion
brunch on Saturday,
Nov. 11, for classes of
‘70, ‘75, ‘80, ‘85, ‘90,
‘95, and ‘00!
* ATTN: Brochure corrections: Pass for all events,
adult = $35; for children =
$22; and After the Game
Party is on Friday, not
Saturday.
Watch your mail for a brochure with details, or check out www.mvnc.edu/alumni for an online version.
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Dan Freeman ('81) resides
in North Canton, Ohio,
with his wife, Pam, and
their two sons, Dan (14)
and Kyle (11). He is the
customer service and inside
sales manager for AdjustaPost Lighting Company.
The Blue Ribbon Commission studying
university status for Mount Vernon
Nazarene College invites you to read and
respond to a preliminary report which can
be found on our web site at
www.mvnc.edu/blueribbon.
We welcome the responses of all alumni
and friends of MVNC as we study this
important issue. Responses may also be emailed to [email protected] or mailed
to MVNC, c/o Dr. Henry Smith, 800
Martinsburg Road, Mount Vernon, OH
43050.
November 9-12, 2000
* MVNC Cougars gear up for
action against Concordia,
Judson, and Huntington in
the Cougar Classic basketball
tournament.
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UNIVERSITY
STATUS FOR
MOUNT VERNON?
Homecoming
p
2000
n
ount Vernon Nazarene College
announces Mikel Cheek as the new
director of alumni relations. He officially began September 5.
Cheek and his family come to Mount Vernon
from Cardington, Ohio, where, for the past six
years, he served as senior pastor at Cardington
Church of the Nazarene. Previously, he was an
MVNC admissions counselor, a health teacher
at Talawanda Schools in Oxford, Ohio, and
associate minister at Marley Park Church of the
Nazarene.
A 1982 graduate of MVNC, Cheek went on
to receive a master's degree from Miami
University and returned to Mount Vernon for
his master's of ministry degree. Over the years,
Don McBride ('79) is an
Industrial Engineer for the
Bose Corporation. He
resides with his wife, Patti,
in Bradford, Mass. They
have three children,
Michaela (7), Caitlin (5)
and Samuel (3).
Paula (Horn '82) Mayle is
working as a staff nurse III
in the operating room of a
trauma center in Raleigh,
N.C. She has been active
in the Brain Injury
Association of North
Carolina after her oldest
daughter, Ashley, suffered
a severe brain injury in
1998. She has two other
children, Lauren and
Jordan, and has been married for 16 years.
update
MIKEL CHEEK (‘82)
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Carla Hoffman (Boyer '72)
has moved to Kansas City
due to her husband's,
David, company relocation. She will be teaching
advanced placement chemistry. Their oldest son,
Joshua, graduated from
OSU this year and is working for Honda in
Marysville. Their second
son, Samuel, is in his
junior year at OSU in premedicine as a microbiology
major.
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Cheek has been president of the baseball association in Cardington, and served on his local
ministerial boards.
Primary job responsibilities will include developing programs, projects and initiatives through
which alumni can assist the College in achieving
institutional goals, as well as working with the
alumni advisory committee, and coordinating
events. He explained, "I want to build the
bridge between the College and the alumni. I
really want to see them become more involved
in the planning process and goal setting of
MVNC."
Cheek and his wife Janis have three children:
Courtney, 12; Drew, 10; and Tyler, 9. They are
in the process of moving to Mount Vernon.
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OPENING WEEK ACTIVITIES
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1.
Angie (Burdette '84) and
Kim Farha announce the
birth of their second child,
Michael Lee, born April
10, 2000, at 2:48 a.m.,
weighing 7 lbs., 15 oz.,
and 20 inches long.
Michael joins big brother,
Christopher, who is 22
months old. Kim and
Angie reside in Scott
Depot, W.Va., and attend
South Charleston First
Church of the Nazarene.
Angie is the training director for a large rehabilitation center and Kim practices law.
Kim (Neiderhiser '88)
Germane and her husband,
Nate, proudly announce
the birth of their daughter,
Teaghan Joy. She was born
on May 23, 2000, weighing 9 lbs., 4 oz. and 21
inches long. Teaghan is
their first child. They currently reside in Hartland,
Mich., where Nate is on
staff at the Brighton
Church of the Nazarene as
the Youth Pastor. Kim is
staying home for now.
Jim ('88) and Carolyn
(Rhodes '90) Hampton
proudly announce the
arrival of Nathan Wesley,
born May 16 (9 lbs., 2 oz.,
20 1/2 inches long). He
joins big sister, Alyssa,
who will be 4 in October.
They reside in Olathe,
Kan. Jim and Carolyn
both work at Nazarene
Headquarters in Kansas
City, where Jim was
recently promoted to executive director of NYI.
Carolyn serves as administrative assistant for
"Holiness Today." Jim is
also enrolled in a Ph.D.
program at the University
of Kansas.
4.
3.
1. Dr. Fairbanks cuts the ribbon in the traditional
ceremony.
2. Sophomore Keith Henthorn
helps a freshman move in.
3. After all the games and
music, these two girls needed to take a break at the
Luau.
5.
4. Two SGA members move a
couch for an incoming student.
5. The Student Government
Association came to campus
an entire week early for student leadership conference.
6.
7.
6. Freshmen painted playground equipment at Mount
Vernon’s Riverside Park as
a part of Community
Service Day.
7. Dr. Fairbanks got in on the
fun at Freshmen Mugging.
8. Resident Assistant Wendy
Peterson carries an armload of
clothes for a freshman on
move-in weekend.
9. A group of freshmen enjoying their root beer floats at
Freshmen Mugging.
8.
10. Ken Medema was a part of
Opening Convention
chapel services along with
speaker Scott Daniels. He
was also the first performance in this year’s
Lecture/ Artist Sereis.
11. SGA members and freshmen work on painting the
restroom building in
Riverside Park on
Community Service Day.
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For all the latest MVNC news and information, visit http://www.mvnc.edu/news.
EXCELL UPDATES
WRITTEN BY JOHN WASHATKA, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF PHILOSOPHY FOR EXCELL
Newark and Lima expansions continue
That won’t have to happen anymore,” he said.
The student, Curt Hunt, moved
from Mount Vernon to Lima after
his wife graduated from a traditional degree program at MVNC.
“I’m very excited about
EXCELL coming here,” he said.
“It’s two years too late (for me),
but it’s a good program.
“MVNC has a lot to offer this
area, both academically and spiritually.”
The Lima site, as well as the site
of a branch location in Newark,
were chosen as the result of a marFraming for the walls is up at the EXCELL campus site at Lima. Construction is keting analysis.
scheduled to be completed by the end of September. -photo by John Washatka
“In a marketing analysis in the
entire state of Ohio, key indicators
such as population, adults with
enrolled, with more students on a
post high-school degrees, major
N E WA R K
waiting list.
employers, other two-year schools
The group will start in Mount
The B.B.A. program is beginning in
and competition, and cost, were
Vernon and move to Newark when
Newark this fall with a full group,
identified and looked at,” said
the site is completed. Remodeling
and then some.
Wells.
of the site is expected to be done in
“Interest in a Newark campus
The top two markets based on
October.
has always been high,” said Jim
those indicators were Lima and
Parks, director of recruitment/marNewark, he said.
keting.
LIMA
“Our next step was to find a
The Newark campus is to be
location
in Lima.”
Renovation of the recently
located at 1935 Tamarack Road in
EXCELL is occupying the third
acquired
EXCELL
Lima
branch
the McMillen Business Center. The
floor of the Enterprise Building,
campus continues, with remodeling
campus site will be about 5,300
201 W. Market St., in Lima’s
expecting
to
be
done
later
this
fall.
square feet and contain three classdowntown. The campus, 5,600
“We’re
pleased
to
be
able
to
rooms and other administrative and
square feet, will include three
offer
the
B.B.A.
program
in
Lima,”
student spaces.
classrooms as well as other stusaid
Dr.
Randall
Wells,
Associate
“Newark is a natural transition
dent and administrative spaces.
Dean
of
Adult
and
Graduate
in that a significant portion of our
Occupation of the site is expectEducation.
Mount Vernon students either
ed to closely coincide with the
“We’ve
had
a
student
who
reside or work in Newark,” Parks
scheduled start date of the B.B.A.
lives in Lima make the 100-mile
said.
program.
commute
to
the
main
campus
A group maximum of 22 stuwhile
enrolled
in
the
program.
www.mvnc.edu/excell
dents have been admitted and
Associate’s program
starts through
EXCELL
Course programs offered by
EXCELL have expanded to include
an associate of arts degree in general
studies. This newest degree program
began in August on Mount Vernon
Nazarene College’s main campus.
Students not having enough credit
hours to begin in the B.B.A. program will be able take advantage of
the non-traditional, one-night-aweek format to pursue a college
degree by entering college at the
associate level, said Randall Wells,
associate dean of graduate and adult
education.
Students can graduate with the
A.A. degree after earning 64 semester hours of credit in academic areas
including English, mathematics, arts
and humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and business.
Students can complete the program in as few as 28 months,
depending on how many hours they
transfer in, and can continue on into
the B.B.A. program for their bachelor’s degree, Wells said.
“The program is an awesome
opportunity. I was absolutely thrilled
when I heard about it,” said Vicki
Lupo, one of the first students in the
program. “An education represents
a better and more secure future--the
opportunity to better myself. If you
stop learning, you get old, whether
you’re 20 or 80.”
The A.A. program is open to any
adult at least 23 years old who has
at least two years of work experience with little or no college credit.
UPCOMING EVENTS
O C T O B E R
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Art gallery reception, Kenneth Allen Arthur
(sculpture) and Roswitha Riebe-Beicht (paintings), 2-4 p.m. in the art gallery, show runs
through Oct. 28, FREE
11-12
Parents’ Weekend
21
Lecture Artist Series, Dr. Richard Chewning,
visiting professor of business ethics, 7:30 p.m.,
Thorne Performance Hall, FREE
23-26
11-13
Estep Prayer Lecture Series with Brennan
Manning, Wed.-Fri. 10:20 a.m. and Wed.-Thur.
7:15 p.m., R. R. Hodges Chapel, FREE
Thanksgiving Break
D E C E M B E R
Food for the Hungry drive and basketball invitational, come out and support the Cougars
while donating food for Knox County’s
Interchurch and The Salvation Army, for more
information contact (740) 397-9000, ext. 4351.
25-27
Fall Revival with Michael Benson and Brian
Arner, Wed.-Fri. 10:20 a.m. and Wed.-Thur.
7:15 p.m., R. R. Hodges Chapel, FREE
27-28
Fall play, 8 p.m., tickets available at the door or
call (740) 397-9000, ext. 1620.
3
Art gallery reception, Sara Fruehling’s senior art
show, 2-4 p.m. in the art gallery, FREE
WNZR 90.9 FM Fall Festival, a great day of
activities for the whole family, 1-5 p.m. on campus, FREE
7
Goliards and Brass Choir choir concert, Thorne
Performance Hall, 7:30 p.m., FREE
10
Handel’s “Messiah,” 7 p.m., R. R. Hodges
Chapel, FREE
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N O V E M B E R
2-3
Fall play (see above information)
3
Dedication of the Jennie K. Moore Family and
Consumer Sciences Center, begins at
10:20 a.m., R. R. Hodges Chapel
6
9-12
Lecture Artist Series, “Hamlet,” performed by
the National Shakespeare Company, 7:30 p.m.,
R. R. Hodges Chapel, FREE, don’t miss it!
HOMECOMING 2000
GIVE YOURSELF A RAISE!
Charitable gift annuity rates are rising. If you are over
60, you may substantially increase your earnings by
creating a gift annuity with MVNC. If you’re interested
in learning more, call 1-800-367-9294.
Benefits: 1) an attractive yield, part of which may be
tax free, 2) fixed payments, guaranteed for life, 3) an
income tax deduction, and 4) an investment in the
future of MVNC!
Nearly 700 senior adults joined
Mount Vernon Nazarene College
in celebrating at the seventh
annual Festival of Joy on August
25. Senior adults gathered for a
day filled with ministry, entertainment, music and fellowship.
Dr. Gary Sivewright, vice president of campus ministry and
MVNC chaplain, was the featured speaker for the morning session. The group was then greeted
by Dr. E. LeBron Fairbanks, president of the College, and updated
on all of the campus happenings.
In the afternoon, the
McNichols family sang traditional hymns, bluegrass, quartet numbers, and southern gospel.
Country humorist Kathryn
Martin, also known as "Miz
Maudie," delighted the crowd
with her reminiscing about "the
good ol' days" and talking about
the difficult times they had come
through.
Sue Pyles and Peggy Thompson
received a banner for having the
most participants from their district. They brought 130 people
for Festival of Joy. This was the
fifth consecutive year for Central
Ohio to earn this honor.
Gvvine
rainepe
David ('89) and Debbie
(Hancock '93) Brown have
recently moved to Charlotte,
N.C. David is the associate
pastor/minister of worship at
the Charlotte/Pineville Church
of the Nazarene. They have
two children, Moriah (3) and
Isaac (14 months). David is
also enrolled in the in-service
master of divinity program
through Nazarene Theological
Seminary.
Terrie (Stewart '89) Raymer
and her husband, Doug, along
with their other children,
Ashley (6), Joshua (4) and
Caleb (2), joyfully announce
the birth of their identical twin
daughters, Hannah Grace
(5.13 lbs.) and Sarah Rose
(4.11 lbs.) on October 15,
1999. Congratulations to
Ashley on scoring nationals, in
the 99 percentile, on her
Stanford Achievement Tests
this past spring. The Raymer
family resides in Broken
Arrow, Okla.
Brenda (Hale '89) Tantzen and
her husband, G. Robert, wish
to announce the birth of their
son, George Matthew. He
weighed 8 lbs., 6 oz. and 21
inches long. Brenda is working
as a quality analyst/developer
at Peoplesoft.
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Kent ('90) and Diane
(Robinson '91) Hansher are
proud to announce the birth
of Blake Michael Hansher on
April 9, 1999. He is their only
child. They currently reside in
Grove City, Ohio, where
Diane works as a sixth grade
teacher for Southwestern City
Schools and Kent works as a
sixth grade general music
teacher for Hilliard City
Schools. They attend the new
church project of Grove City
Nazarene called Hilliard
Community Church of the
Nazarene, where Kent plays
percussion and Diane helps in
children's ministries.
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the
Gvvine
rainepe
Kari (Lindstrom '90)
Vaughn just accepted a math
teaching position at Colerain
Middle School after six
years at Moeller High
School. She lives in
Cincinnati with her husband, Mark, a surveyor, and
1-year-old daughter Jessica
Christine (dad and baby
share the same birthday).
Jay Zornes ('90) is an associate planner at Financial
Reviews, Inc. He and his
wife, Bekki, reside in
Ironton, Ohio.
Joe Case ('92) has been
named director of public
affairs for the Ohio News
Network radio. He will
serve as Attorney General
Betty D. Montgomery's chief
spokesperson and will oversee the office's public affairs
section. At ONN, he has
managed the network's
news gathering staff that
reported events for more
than 70 commercial radio
stations.
Rob ('92) and Claudia
(Sucky '92) Skidmore are
delighted to announce the
birth of their daughter, Zoe
Michelle, on December 20,
1999. Zoe weighed 7 lbs.,
9.5 oz. and has one brother,
Zachary (2). Rob and
Claudia reside in Medina,
Ohio, and attend the
Medina Church of the
Nazarene.
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Larry ('92) and Amy
(Summerson '93) Wade
began their own business
this past February. They
own Dura Hardware and
Tile, Inc. where they refinish
and install hardwood and
tile. Amy is the office manager and bookkeeper for the
company. They have two
children, Rachel (3 1/2) and
Andrew (2). They currently
live in Canton, Ohio.
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ALL SPORTS ARTICLES ARE WRITTEN BY DAVE PARSONS, SPORTS INFORMATION DIRECTOR.
ADAM STEVENS
Lady soccer players kick off first season
Nicole Markel have all shown
encouraging signs in the midfield as
well.
The Lady Cougars also have several skilled newcomers who are ready
to contribute. Senior Shelly Aldrich
will lead the way with strength,
tenacity, and skill up front. "Shelly
never quits, and she has a real knack
for getting the ball in the box," said
Meade.
She will be joined by freshman Lisa
Hinman, an All-State player from
New York who scored 44 career
goals in high school.
Senior Beca Scotland and freshman
Janelle Wine will also see time
Kneeling: Shauna Dickinson, Kinsey Tom, Jonathan Meade, Dean Taylor, Joel Ondera, Rita
Mullins, Beca Scotland. Front row: Sheri Shuler, Kelly Evans, Karen Stasiowski, Cheryl Balogh, at the forward position. Scotland is
Amy Seiffert, Mary Yoder, Kristi Tuck, Tiffany Chappell, Sarah Rinehart, Holly Shuler. Back
playing her first season of collegiate
row: Lisa Hinman, Krista Reynolds, Stephanie White, Katrina Iles, Janelle Wine, Sarah Kump, soccer, while Wine comes to
Shelly Aldrich, Nicole Markel, Emily Snyder.
MVNC after a stellar high school
career.
all part of the mix has made the players
fter one year as a club team, the
Defensively, the Lady Cougars will be
more
motivated
about
every
practice
Mount Vernon Nazarene College
because the taste of competition and suc- led by junior captain Tiffany Chappell at
women's soccer team is ready to
sweeper, junior Sheri Shuler at stopper,
cess is just around the corner."
lace up its cleats for real as the Lady
and outside backs Shauna Dickinson,
MVNC returns its top two point scorCougars get set for their first season of
Cheryl Balogh, and Katrina Iles.
ers
from
1999
in
the
midfield.
Senior
varsity competition in 2000.
Sophomore Stephanie White and freshcaptain
Amy
Seiffert
scored
three
goals
"I am looking forward to this season
men Kristi Tuck and Karen Stasiowski
with great anticipation," said head coach and led the team with five assists, while
will also compete for playing time on
Jonathan Meade, who is entering his first sophomore Kelly Evans scored a teamdefense.
high
six
goals
and
added
three
assists.
official year as a collegiate coach after
Freshman Rita Mullins should start in
Seiffert
and
Evans
will
be
counted
on
to
guiding the MVNC club team last seagoal
for the Lady Cougars after posting
provide experience, knowledge, and leadson. "We have a roster full of talented
11
shutouts
and being selected as the
ership at the center midfield positions.
players and we are now playing at the
Ohio Heartland Conference Defensive
Junior
midfielders
Krista
Reynolds,
varsity level. Last season was a good
Player of the Year as a senior in high
Holly Shuler, and Sarah Kump will add
experience, but it was difficult to mainschool. Sophomore Kinsey Tom will
tain the intensity and motivation because speed and experience on the flanks.
back up Mullins after seeing action in six
Reynolds, a captain, and Shuler, who
we would practice for ten days before
matches last season. Tuck could also
scored
three
goals
last
season,
both
were
having the opportunity to play a match.
compete for playing time at keeper.
key
contributers
to
the
club
team
in
This year, the team will be rewarded
The Lady Cougars traveled to the
1999. Kump will be playing her first seamore frequently for their effort by playOlivet
Nazarene University (IL) Classic
son of collegiate soccer. Freshmen Sarah
ing a regular schedule. Also, knowing
to open the season on September 1.
Rinehart,
Mary
Yoder,
Emily
Snyder,
and
that records, statistics, and playoffs are
A
For information on MVNC teams or the latest news, check us out on-line at www.mvnc.edu/sports, or call (740) 397-MVNC, ext. 3100.
or the first time in the history of
the Mount Vernon Nazarene
College men’s basketball program,
two former Cougars have been given
the opportunity to continue their basketball careers in the professional ranks.
Adam Stevens, a native of Mount
Vernon, Ohio, and a 2000 graduate of
MVNC, has signed a contract to play
with the Coventry Crusaders, a member
of England’s Elite League. The
Crusaders play a schedule that goes
from the end of August until the middle
of May. Todd Sands, a Cougar from
1996-99 became the second to sign
with the Crusaders in two months.
“I originally did not want to play
basketball after college,” said Stevens.
“I turned down an opportunity with
Athletes in Action. However, this possibility in England really grabbed me. I
liked the idea of living somewhere new
and not traveling a lot. I think that God
really opened my eyes to this opportunity for a reason even after I had
already closed them.”
Sands said, “I plan on working hard
and making the most of this experience.
I feel like I have the ability to compete
at the professional level, and now I just
have to work hard and do my best.”
MVNC head coach Scott Flemming
said, “This is an ideal situation for
[them]. The owner of the team is a
Christian man who wants [them] to not
only help his team win games but also
be involved with the team’s ministry
called ‘The Crusader Foundation.’ I
believe God has opened up a unique
opportunity.”
Both players have established themselves as outstanding all-around players,
earning multiple honors and awards
throughout their careers. MVNC wishes them both the best of luck in their
bright futures!
Visit MVNC’s web site at
www.mvnc.edu/sports/nazad/news.
html for full stories on Stevens and
Sands.
TODD SANDS
SUMMER SERVICE
WRITTEN
BY
SARA BUMPUS, MVNC SOPHOMORE
the
Gvvine
rainepe
YIM in New York City - a personal perspective
O
n June 4, I joined nine other Mount
Vernon Nazarene College students at
training camp in Pasadena, Calif., in
order to prepare for a summer of missions that
would take us to different locations all over the
world. I was on my way to New York City,
while the other nine (Laura Cicconettie, India;
Lindsay Hilkert, Bulgaria; Aaron Hubbard,
Long Beach; Alison Jaggar, Philadelphia;
Melissa Jones, Bulgaria; William Karst, Los
Angeles; Kim Rhyan, San Francisco; Mandy
Stout, Los Angeles; Cindy Wittung, undisclosed
site for safety purposes) traveled to other unfamiliar sites.
Students from Nazarene colleges and universities all over the country joined us at training
camp to create teams of three to six people that
would be sent to a site somewhere in the
world. After the interview, application,
advanced training, and "friend-raising"
processes, we were eager to be on our way. We
knew that Youth in Missions was not only trying to save the lost of the world, but also
change our hearts and habits so that our lives
would become missions focused on Christ.
After intense training from 7:30 a.m. to
11:30 p.m., my team was tired but prepared.
We knew that the journey God was taking us
on did not start at training camp and would
not end in New York. We created a bond that
week which would carry us through two
months of daily sacrifice.
When we arrived at the airport in New York,
we were greeted by three youth from the program at the Lamb's Church of the Nazarene,
where we would work and live. Taking the subway to Manhattan, we arrived in Times Square
late in the night. As shows were ending, we
pushed our luggage through the crowded
streets. Soon after, five interns from other
Christian colleges joined
our team.
During the days, I
picked up children from
school who were a part
of our after school program. Working on
homework and eating a
snack that became most
of the children's dinner,
kids knew they were in
a safe place. From 1 to
7 p.m., we played
games, worked on
crafts, learned multiplication tables and
poems, performed small
skits, read, and even did
small science experiments.
After what often
seemed like a long day
with the children, I
walked over to the
M.A.D. house, which While in New York City, Sara walked the children to their after-school prowas the youth outreach gram at Lamb’s Church of the Nazarene. -photo submitted by Sara Bumpus
program that was only
were splitting up and employees were losing
separated from the children's programs by a
their homes due to the process of leasing the
small partition. My team played and talked
building to a hotel. What will become of my
with the youth about anything from music to
kids? How will some of them eat dinner? Who
why they found it difficult to believe in God.
will keep them safe? The people I met in New
The kids and the youth of the Lamb's
York City will always remain in my mind and
Church of the Nazarene became my family
heart.
away from home. I had been given the opporTrusting in the Lord, my team headed back
tunity to encourage them and watch them
to Pasadena to rest and share stories with other
grow, and in turn, they had loved, energized,
teams. We talked, cried, and praised the Lord
and revived my spirit and relationship with the
for the work He had done in our lives. On July
Lord.
29, I took a plane back home, along with the
Leaving New York City was one of the most
rest of the Youth in Missions students, forever
difficult things I have ever done. The programs
changed.
Jamie ('93) and Sonya
(Baaske '91) Perozek
announce the birth of their
son, Sutton Thomas, on
March 3, 2000. Sutton
weighed 8 lbs., 15 oz. and
was 23 inches long. The
Perozeks live in
Williamsburg, Va. Jamie
works as a district manager
for Automatic Data
Processing. Sonya was teaching, but is now staying at
home.
Amy (Hord '95) Edler and
her husband, Johnny, are
proud to announce the birth
of their first child, Brooke
Renee Edler, born March 8,
2000.
Stacie (Jackman '95)
Wheeler and her husband,
Brian, are proud to
announce the birth of their
twins on March 19, 2000.
Raegan Noelle was 3 lbs.,
10 oz. and 16 1/2 inches
long. Ryan James was 2 lbs.,
14 oz. and 16 inches long.
The Wheelers reside in
Lima, Ohio.
Dan ('96) and Christy (Hill
'96) Barnett would like to
proudly announce the birth
of their daughter, Kelsey
Margaret, born June 9,
2000 (5 lbs., 14 oz., 20 inches). Dan and Christy live in
Birmingham, Ala., where
Dan works as an actuary for
Vesta Insurance, and Christy
teaches 2nd grade at
Kingwood Christian School.
SERVICE AWARDS
“Back-to-School” dinner honors MVNC faculty and staff
M
have 12 grandchildren,
two of whom are Mount
Vernon graduates.
When asked about
funny things that have
happened to her over the
years, Linson recalled
students Bill Moreland
(now an MVNC employee) and Chris Weghorst
in their freshmen year.
They went with her to
pick out a Christmas
tree and helped her take
it home. She said, “I
remember we had such
fun and laughed so hard
I don’t even remember
how the the tree looked
after it was decorated.”
One spring break,
Dottie Linson holds the lamp she was given for
John drove a van and she
her 30 years of service to MVNC.
drove a “wagon” to
Myrtle Beach. Linson
She said that most of all, she
drove with their daughters while
enjoys her “MVNC family.”
John drove with their “expanded
MVNC is indeed blessed to have
family”--a group of boys from the Dottie Linson as a dedicated
College. “At the time, they were
employee. She concluded,
just friends and enjoyed the beach. “Employment at MVNC has been
Time went by and before too
a commitment to Kingdom-buildmany years, most of them ended
ing, as well as an investment in the
up married to each other!,” she
lives of former students [and] the
said.
MVNC campus community. Thirty
The years hold many good mem- years has moved swiftly and has
ories for Linson and her family.
been very enjoyable.”
5 Years of Service
Joyce Applegarth, Tim Chesnut,
Jim Dalton, Brad Fox, Steve
Gregory, Debra Limings, Linda
Matthews, Brent Midcap, Brenita
Nicholas, Joe Noonen, Jim Parks,
Bruce Petersen, Kim Riffle, Theresa
Shanyfelt, Bev Smith, Joel Smith,
Pam Speece, Jeremy Strayer, Kyle
Sutton, Carolyn Swallow, and
Chuck Wallace.
update
ount Vernon Nazarene
College presented a 30year service award on
Tuesday, August 29, to Dottie
Linson. She is the first staff member to receive this honor. Professor
Judy Chesnut and Dr. Charles
McCall earned the 30-year award
in 1998.
Linson served as faculty secretary for eight years in the natuaral
sciences division, eight years in the
social sciences divsion, and 14
years in the phsycial education and
athletic departments, where she
currently works.
Before coming to MVNC, Linson
worked at the local WMVO
AM/FM radio station and at the
YMCA. Then Vice President of
Finance Rev. Claude Schlosser asked
her to come work for the College.
Linson and her husband John
have both been involved in the life
of the college since then. She
recalls that John put down the
flooring in the President’s home
when it was first built. “When he
went to look at the construction
site, there were cows standing in
what was to be the living room!”
said Linson.
Two of Linson’s five daughters,
as well as their husbands, are graduates of MVNC. She and John
10 YEARS OF SERVICE
Tom Beutel, Pat Campbell, Chawn
Flemming, Scott Flemming, Paul
Furey, Spence Hedrick, Judy
Madtes, Ruth Myers, Carolyn
Neibarger, Judy Phillips, Rick
Raymond, Barb Sander, and Diane
Wallace.
15 YEARS OF SERVICE
Rick Johnson, Susan McMahon,
Joyce Skocic, Mel Severns, Stan
Wood, and Wayne Yerxa.
20 YEARS OF SERVICE
Joanne Bowman
Roberta Simmons
25 YEARS OF SERVICE
Paul Mayle
Randie Timpe
30 YEARS OF SERVICE
Dottie Linson
David ('96) and Carina
(Hilbert '97) Gunnerson are
the proud parents of Anna
Elaine Gunnerson. She was
born June 24, 2000. The
Gunnersons currently live in
Cleveland Heights, Ohio.
David is in his fourth year of
medical school at Case
Western Reserve University,
and Carina was teaching at
Villa Angela - St. Joseph
High School in Cleveland,
but will stay home this coming year.
MVNC HISTORY - IN MEMORY
ADDRESS SERVICE REQUESTED
update
Kelly ('99) and Amy (Jones
'98) Harvey were married
on June 20, 1998. The couple resides in Teays Valley,
W.Va. Kelly is an associate
pastor at Teays Valley
Church of the Nazarene.
Amy is a social worker at
Sunbridge Nursing &
Rehabilitation Center.
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Stephen ('98) and Sharla
(VanderSchuur '99) Zirkle
were married on Nov. 27,
1999. The couple resides
in Bluffton, Ind., where
Stephen is a youth pastor
and Sharla is a dental assistant.
PERIODICAL
POSTAGE
Cindy Scullin ('98) and
Ryan Holst were married
on October 15, 1999, in
Olathe, Kan. The couple
currently resides in
Shawnee, Kan. Cindy
works for Intertec
Publishing in Overland
Park, Kan., as an editorial
assistant on Sound &
Video Contractor magazine. Ryan is a rehabilitation technician at MidAmerica Rehabilitation
hospital.
McCall, reminisced that in
MVNC, " affirmed
1968, he and his wife lived
Dean Taylor. Professor
in the carriage house
Chesnut and Dr.
apartment, approximately
McCall both concluded
12 feet from the interim
that Ruth Gilley was
library. From their kitchen
"really dedicated to the
window, the McCalls
college...so hard workcould look and see the
ing and faithful to her
garage where Ms. Gilley
assignment."
was working. The library
Her library colleague
consultant spent morning,
Mr. Schuster recalled
noon, and night cataloging
that Ms. Gilley was a
the many books to be
strong woman of
placed in the MVNC
enthusiasm, and very
Library.
interested in the spirituDean Lloyd Taylor
al lives of students. She
remembers Ms. Gilley as a
loved her students and
very gentle and cooperaher God. He said,
tive colleague who did not
"Students caught the
try to impose her will on
excitement about her
others. She was a true profaith as they interacted
fessional--a veteran, a perwith her." Ms. Gilley
son with a great vision for
was also interested in
MVNC and not one given
the families of her colto criticizing or complainleagues. She knew the
R U T H G I L L E Y AT W O R K
ing. Dean Taylor concludnames of all their chiled, "She made an invaludren.
able contribution to MVNC.
What a blessing to MVNC that at a time when
Ms. Gilley remained MVNC’s library consultant
salaries were very low but commitment was
and cataloger for approximately ten years.
extremely high, Ruth Gilley responded to God's call
Professor Judy Chesnut recalls an early, off-campus to assist in the establishment of a new holiness colretreat of the faculty. The men slept in one dorm
lege in Mount Vernon, Ohio. Recently, I heard the
area; the ladies in another. Professor Chesnut
statement, "A career tries to make money; a calling
chuckled as she recalled that on several occasions,
tries to make a difference." Ms. Gilley responded to
Ms. Gilley reminded the ladies that "we need our
God's call on her life and came to MVNC...and
sleep," implying that it was time to turn off the
made a difference. A phenomenal difference.
lights and go to sleep!
Ms. Gilley was extremely competent, dedicated,
Following retirement from MVNC (her second
and interested in students and their lives. What a
retirement from serving in a library), Ms. Gilley
wonderful combination of qualities of a faithful
continued to tenderly care for her mother in their
Christian woman who enriched Mount Vernon
Mount Vernon home on Dixie Drive.
Nazarene College and the lives of those who
"Ms. Gilley was a real gem in our early days at
worked with and knew Ruth Gilley.
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Mount Vernon, OH 43050
Mike ('98) and Sarah
(Lewis '98) Bean proudly
announce the birth of their
son, Curtis Gregory. Curtis
was born on June 21,
2000, at 2:50 a.m. He
weighed 6 lbs., 14 oz. and
was 20 inches long. The
Beans have lived in
Sunbury, Ohio, for the past
two years, where Mike
serves as youth and associate pastor at Sunbury
Church of the Nazarene
and Sarah is a stay-at-home
mom.
R
uth Gilley moved to Mount Vernon in 1967
- one full year before Mount Vernon
Nazarene College opened its doors to students in October 1968. Miss Gilley had retired
from Olivet Nazarene College after for approximately 28 years as head librarian. She came to
MVNC officially as a library consultant, but over
the next 10-12 years functioned also as the cataloger for the library.
Mr. Richard Schuster moved to MVNC in 1968
as director of the library. Together, these two individuals laid the foundation for the present library
at MVNC.
Dr. Stephen Nease reflected on the first MVNC
library facility - a small building used as a garage
located between what is now Faculty Hall and
Founders Hall. The building was torn down several
years ago. Dr. Nease called this small building "the
interim library - the garage." Many books were
donated to MVNC for the library. Other books
were ordered. According to MVNC's first president, the garage was always full of boxes. However,
Ms. Gilley went through every one of the boxes.
According to Dr. Nease, Ms. Gilley initiated the
entire library collection. Ms. Gilley knew what
would be suitable for a college library and what
would not.
Dr. Nease and MVNC's first academic dean, Dr.
Lloyd Taylor, recalled that one of the first big issues
to be decided was the cataloging system to be used
at MVNC. Ms. Gilley was used to the Dewey
Decimal system, and Dean Lloyd Taylor and others
believed the trend to be in the direction of the
Library of Congress catalog system. The latter was
selected. Ms. Gilley adapted to the structure and
quickly learned the Library of Congress system.
Recalling the "affectionate" garage - or interim
library - MVNC faculty member Judy Chesnut stated that "you could only get about three students at
a time in the library" because the garage was so full
of boxes of books.
Another MVNC faculty member, Dr. Charles
Visit us online at www.mvnc.edu/fll2001.
Jill (Chamberlin '97) Young
and her husband, Josh,
would like to announce the
birth of Jenna Brooke on
March 23, 2000. She
weighed 7 lbs., 3 oz. and
was 21 inches long. Jill still
teaches music in
Wheelersburg, Ohio.
Ruth Gilley fondly remembered by MVNC
Mount Vernon Nazarene College will host the 2001 Faith,
Learning, and Living Conference for Nazarene higher educators
on its campus, June 16-19 of the coming year. This conference
was last held in 1996 on the campus of Southern Nazarene
University in Bethany, Oklahoma.
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