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MNU graduate students take counseling skills to Uganda

Students in the capstone class in the Master of Arts in Counseling program at MidAmerica Nazarene University spent two weeks in northern Uganda in June to teach others about counseling.

Trevecca approved for NCAA Division II

The National Collegiate Athletic Association notified Trevecca Nazarene University that it approved the university for full, active Division II membership, capping a three-year process for the university.

Ecuador seminary rector resigns

South American Nazarene Theological Seminary Rector Fernando Almeida and his family received tokens of appreciation from seminary students and administrators during a special service the day after Almeida announced his resignation. (Slideshow)

Olivet creates School of Nursing and Health Sciences

In response to the growth of its nursing program and the worldwide demand for quality professionals in all healthcare fields, Olivet Nazarene University established the School of Nursing and Health Sciences, effective July 1.

Brazil youth learn about evangelism, missions

Once a year, youth from the Brazil Nordeste Paulista District come together for 15 days of classes on evangelism strategies and workshops on missions. (Slideshow)

ONU expands iLearn@Olivet

Since Olivet Nazarene University's School of Music announced iLearn@Olivet in August, the School of Education and the Department of Art and Digital Media joined the initiative.

UK Nazarene walks 1,200 miles for charity

Kevin McCann is raising 10,000 pounds ($US17,000) by walking 1,200 miles across the U.K. this summer.

Costa Rica youth 'Restore the Walls' in capital community

Youth from nine churches on the Costa Rica Central District gathered to "Restore the Walls" of the Rossiter Carballo community, located in the center of capital city San Jose.

PLNU becomes active NCAA Division II member

Point Loma Nazarene University received notification from the NCAA Membership Committee that it was recommended to the NCAA Management Council to become an active NCAA Division II member beginning in the 2014-2015 season.

NTC-Manchester lecturer publishes book on John Wesley

In his book John Wesley in America: Restoring Primitive Christianity, Geordan Hammond of Nazarene Theological College-Manchester provides the first book-length study on John Wesley's experience as a missionary in the British colony of Georgia.

MVNU head basketball coach resigns

Mount Vernon Nazarene University men's basketball coach Matt Moore announced his resignation after five years of leading the Cougar basketball program.

Mexico seminary celebrates Tecate graduation

Mexican Nazarene Seminary's Tecate campus held a graduation ceremony on June 21. Four students earned bachelor's degrees in theology.

MVNU student qualifies for US Amateur Championship

Charlie Phillips of the Mount Vernon Nazarene University men's golf team will take part in the U.S. Amateur Championship after qualifying for the event earlier in July.

Surgery rescheduled for missionary doctor

The surgery for Dr. Jim Radcliffe, chief surgeon at Kudjip Nazarene Hospital in Papua New Guinea, was moved up from August 4 to July 1 in Cleveland Clinic, Ohio.

Typhoon Rammasun makes landfall in Philippines

Typhoon Rammasun swept across the Philippines on Wednesday, killing at least 20 people.

Kansas District elects new superintendent

General Superintendent David W. Graves announced the election of Jim C. Bond as the new superintendent of the Kansas District.

Maximum Mission plants 3 churches in Dominican Republic

During a Maximum Mission event in the east zone of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 50 people gathered to plant churches in three communities.

Lay leaders: June 2014

SDMI's The Discipleship Place congratulates the following individuals approved by their pastor and local church board to receive a certificate of lay ministry:

SNU recommended for full NCAA Division II membership

The NCAA Membership Committee recommended Southern Nazarene University be moved to Division II active membership. The last step of the three-year membership process rests on the final decision of the Management Council, a decision that will be announced July 22.

Global Mission Finance selects administrative director

Kevin Brunk was selected as the administrative director for Global Mission Finance, effective August 1. The position was recently vacated by Dan Schafer, who became the chief financial officer at Shepherd Community Center in Indianapolis, Indiana.