Monthly Archives: October 2011

Emergency response communications skills activated

The recent tragedy and loss of an MVNU student has impacted every person connected to the University in some way. In the last issue of the Lakeholm Viewer, I wrote an article about the communication from the MVNU administration during other important events. By Jayme McMillan.

Volleyball team plays hard, makes no excuses

It has been a rough season for the Cougar volleyball team as far as wins and losses go.

The team’s winning percentage has dropped staggeringly from last year, when the team finished with a 43 and 6 record, including a perfect record in the American Mideast Conference.

As of Oct. 20, the Cougars had a record of 10 wins and 17 losses. The team’s record in the MCC was 4 wins and 11 losses. By Zach Snider.

Oakwood celebrates fall with Oaktoberfest

Fall is limitless blue skies, vivid color and the smell of dying leaves. It’s a beautiful season, refreshingly chilly after a hot summer.

For many of us fall looks like mom’s homemade chili, apple orchards, sweaters and scarves. It’s sipping hot drinks by the fire or dressing up in crazy and fun costumes for a Halloween party.

Oaktoberfest, an annual event hosted by Oakwood Hall, pays tribute to the aesthetics and pleasures of fall. By Kayla Allen.

Nate Winters leads team on and off the course

Nate Winters is one of the fastest runners on the MVNU men’s cross-country team. Winters is a senior who always seems to be leading his team, both on the course and off. By James McDowell.

Fisher always wears a smile, on and off the field

Synonymous with laughter, senior Andrea Fisher has made a lasting impression on campus through her four years spent at Mount Vernon Nazarene University.

A native of Perrysburg, Ohio, Fisher, or “Fish” as she is most commonly known, is a joyous person. By Josh Falk.

Facilities building under construction

As you drive back to campus from one of your many Walmart runs, you may notice construction going on between Cypress Apartments and Redwood Hall.

The old facilities services building will be demolished at some point this winter for the gym expansion project, although an exact date has not been set. The construction you see is the beginning of the new facilities building. By Seth Flowers.

Celebrating 25 years: WNZR sponsors cake decorating contest

Twenty-five years ago, on Oct. 1, 1986, WNZR received its broadcasting license, becoming an official radio station on the campus of Mount Vernon Nazarene University. On Oct. 7, 2011, it celebrated its 25th anniversary by hosting an amateur cake decorating competition. By Ben Wong.

Baker Brothers provides a place for students to unwind

For years there have been just a few places for students to relax, study and converse over a cup of coffee: Sips, Tim Horton’s, Middle Grounds and the Starbucks in Kroger. The opening of MVNU’s Hunter Hall has brought a new addition to the list: the Baker Bros. Coffeehouse. By Ben Wong.

Witkowski: Sacred jazz infuses worship

Award-winning pianist Deanna Witkowski visited Mount Vernon Nazarene University on Tuesday, Oct. 25, as part of the 2011- 2012 Lecture/Artist series “Women of Excellence.” She won the Great American Jazz Piano Competition in 2002.

Witkowksi is the second Lecture/Artist to visit this semester; Nicole Braddock-Bromley came earlier this month. By Tyler Delong.

Objectification for a cause?: Date Auction­ review

The Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) date auctions have proven to be popular among MVNU students. What’s not to love about fun events designed to raise money and provide new dating experiences?

At their core, however, these auctions promote the purchase of human beings based primarily on outward appearance. From an ethical standpoint, what justifies this act? And more specifically, what justifies such events on the campus of MVNU, a place where Christian principles are instilled into practically every aspect of campus life? By Hailey Kinley.