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NAZJAM 2002 schedule includes separate morning activities for children
from preschool age through second grade and adults as well as all-day
activities for older children and teens. All ages will gather for worship
and more activities in the evenings. Dean-O, a 2000 Dove Award nominee
for Children's Album of the Year, will be NAZJAM 2002's music evangelist.
His music is heard on the children's syndicated radio show TOONZ.
Today wins two at EPA conference
Today was entered in 12 of the approximately 25 Higher Goals categories.
Said Leonard, "For these entries, we are judged against all EPA members,
including well known products such as Christianity Today, Leadership,
Focus on the Family products, etc. Considering this, [the recognition
given Holiness Today] is quite an honor."
group also partnered with the Palin church in hosting a Club Sonrisa (VBS)
ministry for three nights. Each night over 200 children watched segments
of the JESUS film, heard puppets teach Bible lessons, and enjoyed working
with the Fayetteville women and teens on crafts. Over 50 children accepted
Christ as their personal Savior and are attending church regularly.
film wins new believers in Cuba and Ethiopia
In Ethiopia, John Gatluak Put decided to divide his property with the poor after watching Jesus tell His followers to do the same in the JESUS film. Put, a wealthy man with many cows, goats, and sheep, said, "I know Jesus is my Savior. . . . I will follow Jesus." The team that showed the film requests prayer for their safety as they travel in the Gambella area where tribal fighting is common.
Partners is the Nazarene lay organization that supports the ministry of
The JESUS Film Partnership.
a native of Mississippi, earned two undergraduate degrees from Trevecca
Nazarene University (TNU) and the master of divinity degree from NTS.
He earned his doctorate from Luther Seminary in St. Paul in 1995. During
his teaching career, he also has been a lecturer in Greek at Luther Northwestern
Theological Seminary and an assistant professor of New Testament at Eastern
Nazarene College. A respected New Testament scholar, Johnson has published
articles in many academic journals including Word and World, Horizons
in Biblical Theology, and the noted Scottish Journal of Theology.
In August 2002 he will participate in the 15th Oxford Institute of Methodist
Theological Studies at Christ Church College at Oxford. He is a member
of the Society for Biblical Literature and the Wesleyan Theological Society.
An ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene, Johnson is an active
member of the Trevecca Community Church of the Nazarene, where he teaches
an adult Sunday School class.
sets commencement schedule
Commencement activities began May 1 with the Senior Investiture Service. On May 10, graduates and their parents will join NNU President Richard Hagood at a 4:30 P.M. reception in their honor. Baccalaureate services are set for 10:30 A.M. on May 11, and commencement ceremonies will follow at 3:00 P.M.
NNU's Department of Nursing will honor its first graduating class since the program was reinstated in 1999. The program had been phased out in the late 1970s. Judith Stocks, director of the nursing program, will preside over the annual pinning ceremony at 1:00 P.M. on May 10 at College Church of the Nazarene. A reception will follow in the church's Franklin Hall.
Alumni activities beginning Friday morning will include brunch and a special alumni chapel service. At noon, reunion class fellowship meetings will draw graduates from the classes of 1937, 1942, 1947, and 1952. A banquet in the Grand Lobby of the Brandt Center will follow at 3:30 P.M. and the evening will conclude with an alumni concert. Saturday's schedule includes breakfast with Hagood and a luncheon buffet. The Class of 1952 will be recognized as the newest inductees into the Golden Grads, which includes all alumni who graduated at least 50 years ago.
on the schedule are an ROTC commissioning ceremony for graduating senior
Amanda Kennedy Nilson of Eugene, Oregon, and a reception in honor of veteran
NNU faculty members Ed Crawford, professor of philosophy, and Paul Taylor,
professor of kinesiology. In addition, the Friesen Art Galleries in Brandt
Center will be open throughout the weekend to showcase the work of NNU's
senior art students.
of 2002 is Olivet's largest ever
School of Nursing accredited 10 years
by a national agency means that we meet the standards of excellence that
are required of nursing schools," said Ann Ferguson, chair of the
School of Nursing. "We are all so excited! What we'll do now is set
more long-term goals such as a graduate program. Our faculty will also
be engaged in doctoral studies. This will also allow our graduates to
have an easier time getting accepted in graduate schools."
and Biggs to retire from SNU faculty
Murrow earned his bachelor's degree from SNU and also holds a master's degree and a doctorate. He began his career as a pastor. After spending 18 months recovering from back surgery, he began dual professions as an associate pastor and public school teacher. He came to SNU in 1968. Before becoming dean of graduate and adult students, he had been chair of the Speech Communications Department and the Communication Arts Department and director of teacher education. He helped initiate seven graduate degrees and two degree completion programs during his years on campus. Commenting on his time at SNU, he noted his relationships with his students and colleagues and said, "Everything has been an experience to remember." In retirement, Murrow plans to enjoy his 10 grandchildren, continue family history research, do volunteer work, and teach as an adjunct professor in SNU Graduate and Adult Studies.
also is an SNU graduate and holds a master's degree in economics and an
ABD in business. He attended Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City
as well. Biggs came to SNU in 1978 to work with a Title III government
program in career information and institutional research. The next year
he taught a missions course as an adjunct professor and later was hired
full-time to teach business administration and marketing. Before coming
to SNU, he taught business classes at a public high school and a junior
college in Kansas and for 12 years was a Nazarene missionary to Trinidad.
"I have had the privilege of meeting and making friends with so many
students," he said as he looked back on his years at SNU. "The
business faculty . . . have become my very best friends. . . . And to
be a part of the SNU family - what a privilege." Biggs plans to pursue
volunteer work after he retires.
golf team finishes second in region tournament
Loma crowned NAIA Region II tennis champions
Top-seeded Point Loma Nazarene (No. 8 NAIA) fell behind 2-1 after doubles play was completed to Azusa Pacific (No. 16 NAIA). However, the Crusaders won four of the six singles' matches to clinch the victory and secure an automatic berth to nationals.
named TSAC coach of the year
is nearing the end of her third season as head coach of Trevecca. Sullivan,
who was an assistant for one year prior to taking the head coach position,
led the team to their best regular season finish in school history. Trevecca
finished the regular season 10-6 in conference play and
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