Monthly Archives: March 2011

Mr. MVNU pageant features superhero theme

Superheroes are flying in tonight for the annual Mr. MVNU event, in which campus seniors will compete to be named the University’s most popular man.The counterpart to the Homecoming pageant will take place at 8 p.m., March 11, in Thorne Performance Hall. Admission is free. By Sarah Einselen

Political science degree to be offered at MVNU

In fall 2011, MVNU will have a new major to offer to its undergraduates, a B.A. in political science. Political science at MVNU “is long overdue,” said Dr. William Wantland, professor of history and chairman of the history department.

The program was developed in response to interest and request by students. “Political science was the sixth most requested major that we don’t have,” Wantland said.

The 36-credit B.A. degree will have two tracks: American government and comparative politics. According to Wantland, political science works well as a minor or second major because it is such an integrative discipline and can complement nearly every major.
By Bronwyn Mroczkowski

Who is Mr. MVNU?

Every March, there is one thing on everyone’s mind: spring break. Planning for a big vacation can start as early as December and even as late as a week before. Spring break for MVNU students this year starts March 18 and continues through the 27th, with classes beginning March 28. By Sarah Einselen

‘Real Sex’ author featured in chapel after spring break

Real sex is discussed by author and speaker Dr. Lauren F. Winner. Winner is an author of many books, including Girl Meets God and Mudhouse Sabbath. She writes about Christian practices, the history of Christianity in America and Jewish-Christian relations.
Winner will be speaking Monday, March 28, as part of the Lecture Artist Series during chapel. Winner will be talking about her book Real Sex: The Naked Truth About Chastity.
By Bethany Smith

You can afford to go green this spring

We’ve all seen them–the recycling bins, the trash compaction areas and the sustainable dining ware at the 586. It’s easy to see that the campus has gone green. The community of MVNU has been trying to preserve the environment for a few years now, but the mission can be personal, too. Students have the power to effect change without exerting too much effort.

Sophomore and environmental biology major Stacia Thompson has a passion for the planet.

“Being green is tough as a college student,” Thompson said. “But it is important to form good green habits while in college. Research shows that you actually make less of a negative impact on the environment while you are in college.” By Hannah Kuhn

Cougar baseball hopes to continue success

The 2011 MVNU baseball team has bright hopes for the season after a solid campaign in 2010.

Last season, the team captured the American Mideast conference tournament championship, earning a berth in the NAIA National Championship opening round in Cleveland, Tenn.

The team aspires to continue its postseason success in 2011.

By Zach Snider

Seven weeks, 7,000 miles: Ed majors spread across the globe

Some student teachers move home for their last semester. Some move across the globe.

Lane Smith, Lyndsey Oldham and Tammy Lahrmer are three student teachers spending half of this semester teaching outside the U.S. These three have chosen to do part of their student teaching at schools in New Zealand and Nicaragua. By Sarah Einselen

Men’s head soccer coach moving on

After 21 years at MVNU, men’s soccer coach Paul Furey is moving to fill an opening at Lee University as head coach of the men’s soccer team. By Sarah Einselen

Audio team wins national competition at NRB conference

Junior Derek Tupper, senior Ashley Timberlake, professor Joe Rinehart and juniors Kaylee Nicks and Jayme McMillan won first place March 1 in an intercollegiate audio production competition.

Lady Cougars fall in AMC semifinals

The Lady Cougars entered the American Mideast Conference basketball tournament with a lot of momentum after defeating Malone on senior night and posting a 20-7 record for the season.