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Upperclassmen Small Groups 

Here at Mount Vernon Nazarene University, faculty, staff, and students work together to create the best possible campus experience even in the tough and confusing times of COVID-19. Many new procedures and restrictions have been put into place, but one addition, Life Groups, is looking to bring students closer together in these uncertain times.

The formation of Life Groups for the 2020-2021 school year, according to Life Group coordinator Noah Robbins, was due to the “absence, among upperclassmen, of the sense of community that comes from gathering together in a tight-knit group studying the Word.” Earlier this year in the spring of 2020, the concept of Life Groups was suggested but was not a solidified idea for the Fall semester until July.


September 17, 2020 I Grant Stelzer

COVID-19 has changed the way this semester’s students are learning. It has also changed the way that professors are teaching their courses. MVNU’s education and nursing majors have been hit with a difficult situation, meeting requirements, and substituting hands-on learning. Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences Dr. Carol Dorough had some insight on how the shift has affected nursing students whose clinicals are affected.

“Classes with clinical components have certainly been the most challenging to move online,” Dr. Dorough said. “Students must meet clinical objectives, so faculty had to adapt. In addition to faculty creativity, multiple virtual resources were found to help students gain knowledge, have virtual patient care experiences and develop critical thinking skills.”

Learning Hands- On, Online 

May 2, 2020 I Lexie Merritt

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