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NCN Global News SummaryVolume 0811March 14, 2008
NNU names David Alexander the university's twelfth president
David Alexander was named Northwest Nazarene University’s twelfth president on Saturday, March 8. Alexander will assume leadership following the retirement of President Richard A. Hagood July 31. read more

Poll confirms parents’ influence on teens’ religious activities
A recent poll of teens and their parents overwhelmingly confirms children mirror their parents' behavior when it comes to religious activities. read more

Brazil Nazarene College hopeful to begin classes in August
Brazil Nazarene College is awaiting the final word from the Ministry of Education concerning accreditation in order to start classes in August 2008. (Slideshow) read more

PNG governor general attends Nazarene College of Nursing graduation
The graduation ceremony for the Papua New Guinea Nazarene College of Nursing took place February 23. It began with the arrival of the Governor General of Papua New Guinea Sir Paulias Matane. (Slideshow) read more

Nazarene collegiate basketball: 2008 national championship tournament results
There are 12 Nazarene collegiate basketball teams involved in national championship tournaments this month. read more

Additional Stories This Week

Global News

2007 International AIDS Day fundraiser a success in Zambia
“I have lost both parents to AIDS and I was left without anything. My life was very hard. I did not know what a future is. Now I know and I can look forward thanks to the encouragement I am getting from the project."
--Beauty Mwewa, orphan 
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Nazarene Seminary of the Americas hosts Ph.D. program
The Nazarene Seminary of the Americas (SENDAS) has been chosen as the location for the Latin American Ph.D. program called PRODOLA. SENDAS is the graduate level institution of the Church of the Nazarene for all Latin America. read more

USA/Canada News

Officials make arrest in Missouri church vandalism case
Platte County authorities recently arrested a 28 year-old man on suspicion of vandalizing the Weston, Missouri, Church of the Nazarene in February. The man ran his vehicle into three sides of the church. read more

Collegiate News

MVNU announces openings for three cabinet-level positions
Mount Vernon Nazarene University announces openings for three cabinet-level positions: VP for Academic Affairs, University Chaplain, and VP for Student Development. read more

MidAmerica hosts Nazarene Pastor’s Kids Retreat
Seventy-six students and sponsors from the MidAmerica Nazarene University educational region gathered February 15-17 for the North Central Region NYI Council's eighth annual Regional Pastor's Kids Retreat. read more

NNU students to take medical mission trip to Mexico
Sixteen students from Northwest Nazarene University’s nursing and biology departments will depart for a medical mission trip to Mexico over their spring break, March 17-21. read more

History and theology studied at PLNU’s H. Orton Wiley Lecture Series in Theology
In honor of the beginning of the Church of the Nazarene’s Centennial Celebration, Point Loma Nazarene University’s 2008 H. Orton Wiley Lecture Series in Theology focused on “American Evangelicalism: Past, Present, and Future.” read more

Yancey speaks to local clergy at PLNU’s Pastor’s Day
Notable Christian author Philip Yancey spoke to more than 150 pastors at the third annual Pastor's Day at Point Loma Nazarene University. read more

Trevecca Symphony Orchestra holds 20-year celebration concert
In celebration of 20 years of existence, Trevecca Symphony Orchestra held a free classical concert Thursday, March 13, at Trevecca’s Boone Business Building Convocation Center. read more

NCN Sports

Ambrose University Lions three-peat as ACAL champions
On Saturday, March 8, the Ambrose (formerly Canadian Nazarene University College) Lions hockey team captured its third straight Alberta Colleges Athletic League championship with a 4-2 win over the Olds College Broncos. read more

MNU Pioneer Noah Too wins national track title
The MidAmerica Nazarene University Pioneers proved their strength recently at the NAIA Indoor Track and Field National Championships in Johnson City, Tennessee. The headliner for the men’s track team was Noah Too, who won the 5,000 meter race. read more

NCN Sports Week: March 8-13
A weekly recap of Nazarene colleges and universities competing in NCAA and NAIA athletics. Congratulations to the MidAmerica, Olivet, and Point Loma women's basketball teams, who all won their respective conference tournaments. Trevecca and Olivet men both came up one win short in their quests for conference titles. read more

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