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Campus sandwich ministry teaches students how to serve the community

April 3, 2018

When sophomore TJ Vonderchek first came to Eastern, he, like many students, was excited to take a trip into Boston and explore the city. What he wasn’t prepared for was the amount of men and women he would encounter living on the streets downtown. “You go in and you see so many people living on…

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Jan Weisen shares in chapel about his miraculous coma recovery

March 21, 2018

by Julia Seeley ENC finance coordinators Jan Weisen and his wife, Sheryl, shared their testimony in chapel on Friday of how Jan was given a second chance at life after a month-long coma. In 2012 Jan was diagnosed with follicular lymphoma, a type of blood cancer. After the initial diagnosis, doctors recommended various treatment options…

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The Woodleys around the world

March 16, 2018

Last November, ENC alums Mathew and Tammy Woodley followed the call to missions all the way to Papua New Guinea (PNG). After completing the Samaritan’s Purse Post-Residency Program, Matt accepted an assignment at Kudjip Nazarene Hospital. This is not the first time the Woodleys traveled oversees to serve. Matt participated in a number of short-term…

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ENC partners with NASA to create earthquake forecasting technology

March 5, 2018

Four ENC students and graduates are flying to Haiti at the end of the month to test new earthquake forecasting technology with the NASA Ames Research Center. ENC’s science department began researching earthquake prediction in 2010 after the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti caused devastation throughout the country. ENC professor Dr. Pierrre-Richard Cornely wanted to track…

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Eastern grads lean on ENC community during adoption process

February 26, 2018

by Julia Seeley ENC grads Andrea and Nathan Sawtelle flew to India last month to bring home their daughter, Madhavi. This wasn’t the first time the couple went overseas to adopt. Five years ago they adopted their first son, Biruk, from Africa. “After the first adoption, we knew we were going to do it again…

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Alumni return to participate in the fall musical

February 21, 2018

Every year, the ENC theatre department schedules its fall musical to coincide with Homecoming weekend. Theatre professor and director Tara Brooke Watkins said this is not only to entertain returning graduates, but to also allow alumni the opportunity to participate in a variety of roles. “It’s important for current students to know that they can…

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Mother Courage and Her Children opens Thursday

February 13, 2018

A new play opens this week at ENC that showcases a new program launching this fall, the theatre for social justice. While it is a new trend in theatre, ENC is the first Christian college to introduce this major. Tara Brooke Watkins, ENC theatre professor, developed the idea. She’s been writing and performing plays about…

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Gerry Wood: working in harmony with nature

February 9, 2018

In 1990, Gerald “Gerry” Wood returned to Eastern Nazarene College to assume the position of associate director of enrollment services, the department now known as Admissions. Wood said he always enjoyed touring gardens in his spare time. During his recruitment efforts, he kept in mind Eastern’s appeal to prospective students’ sense of community and desire…

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New lab hoods mark the completion of three labs in Shrader

February 6, 2018

Three labs in Shrader Hall underwent renovations last summer and are now complete with the installation of new lab hoods for the students. While the labs were updated over the years, this time, they were gutted and redesigned from scratch. “New benches, cabinetry, safety equipment, projector and screen, floors, you name it, it was replaced,”…

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