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  • College Survival 101

     Welcome to Methodist University! Although the first few weeks have already gone by, and you’ve survived your first encounters with roommates, homework, caf food, and hurricanes, there are still plenty of new places to find, people to meet, a...
  • Extreme Makeover- Methodist Edition

    Returning students and faculty members will notice the wide range of improvements made to the Methodist University campus over the summer. From the residence halls to the classrooms, more than one million was put to use for the school’s benefit. ...
  • Minecraft- Be there or be square!

       Released on PC and Mac Minecraft is an interesting game in that it has sold more than 3 million copies despite being incomplete. Minecraft is still in the beta stage and yet it is one of the most popular games available, and for good re...
  • North Carolina Fossil Club makes a visit to Methodist University campus

    Methodist students were given the opportunity to dig for fossils on campus during a presentation. On Thursday, March 17, the North Carolina Fossil Club set up outside of the Hendricks Science Complex to give a presentation of fossils. The club came at...
  • Methodist students join together to help raise funds for Japan relief efforts

    A devastating 9.0 earthquake clamored the northeastern coast of Japan at 2:46p.m. Japan Standard Time on March 11. The quake triggered a massive tsunami wave more than 33 feet in height and struck Japan just minutes after the quake, sending off evacua...
  • Yellow Ribbon recipients benefit at Methodist

    Methodist University has opened its doors through the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement program to military participants who are interested in receiving a collegiate degree and have served for 36 months or more since September 10, 2001. ...
  • Talent show puts the spotlight on students

    Some of Methodist’s most adept students took the stage Wednesday, March 23, in the annual SAC sponsored talent show. For a few hours, it was difficult to distinguish the Berns Student Center from the Apollo.   “It was the best show...
  • A Pair of Nuts crack up Methodist students

        Johnny Trablanco and Yamil Piedra are “a pair of nuts.” At least that’s the name of their Emmy Award winning comedy duo.     Trablanco and Piedra stopped at Methodist University on January 26 as part ...
  • Questionable queries of a Campus Ninja

      Dear Ninja,     It is a scary time in my life. I am a senior. Although many find this to be the ultimate reward for years of late nights, early mornings and constantly doing this thing that my professors call “studying&rd...
  • Losing my dignity to Dead Space 2

          The horror genre of video games contains some of the best games and some of the worst games ever made. Just like in film, a good horror experience is a difficult and fragile balance of various components.  Dead Space 2 ...
  • A girlfriend's guide for gifting games

          Sometimes gamer guys’ girlfriends have a hard time finding Valentine’s Day gifts that  their guys want. Instead of buying gamers something worthwhile, the poor guys end up with a heart-striped tie and a sent...
  • 2011 Outdoor Adventure Club: MLK weekend skiing and snowboarding trip

          Over the Martin Luther King Holiday, the CRIMP (Campus Recreational and Intramural Programs) Outdoor Adventure Club took a group of students on a skiing and snowboarding trip at the Winterplace Ski Resort in West Virginia. T...
  • Projects for peace announce winning project plan

          The MU Peace Project Selection Committee is proud to announce the winner and alternate of the Methodist University KW Davis Projects for Peace for Summer 2011. ...
  • Intramural Basketball

          Nimmocks Fitness Center was filled with the squeaks of sneakers and the shouts of players as the intramural basketball tournament began on Jan. 24.  Players of both genders scrambled about the court, shouting and calling ...
  • Fourth Friday: A local cultural experience

        As twinkling lights line Hay Street, the music of a saxophone can be heard, and with so much art around, the chill in the night air is barely noticeable. It was “Fourth Friday” and local artists were flocking to historic d...
  • Cowboy crashed through window of local watering hole

          Students who were enjoying a late lunch were dramatically interrupted as Stephan “Cowboy” Perry, a sophomore, crashed through one of the windows in the Green & Gold Cafeteria on Wednesday Feb. 2.   ...
  • You have to cut the cord in college

        I remember the day I moved into Methodist, my freshman year. The tears, the hugging, the sentimental speeches– and that was just my parents. While I was nervous and scared, I knew that if I confessed my fears and concerns, my ...
  • Shrinking waists and filling food banks

          Michael Molter, the assistant dean for distance learning, the winner of the first ever Smallest Winner competition lost 20 pounds and was able to help his community. Through the competition ...
  • A closer look at the new president

    Who is Hancock?       No, we aren’t asking about the 2008 film starring Will Smith and Jason Bateman.  We’re talking about the new face of Methodist University: MU’s fourth president, Dr. Ben E. Hancock Jr....
  • Gaming 2010: The good, the bad, and the 'was this really worth my time?'

          Videogames were a hot topic for gamers in 2010. With so many newly released games, it was impossible to play them all. Overall, the these are the top video games of 2010. This guide is a reference so that potential players k...
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Welcome to the MU Class of 2016 from the President and Deans

On behalf of the entire Methodist University community, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to our campus. You will often hear us talk about a “culture of excellence” as a way of communicating our commitment to the success of each student during his or her time at MU. Because of our signature people, we believe we can deliver not only the best education, but also the best quality of service.  
I invite you to get involved, take advantage of all that is available to you here at the University, and to share all of your talents with the new friends you will be making. Please also know that I look forward to getting to know each and every one of you. We are all part of the Methodist journey and will learn from one another.

My best wishes to you for a great year!

President Ben Hancock

 

I am delighted to welcome you to Methodist’s orientation, and I hope that you, the Class of 2016, are as excited to be here as I am.
I am at Methodist because of the challenging opportunities being created here as the school transforms from a mid-sized liberal arts college to a growing university. Another reason I am here is that I embrace the school’s liberal arts education, outstanding academic programs, core values, and relationship to the Methodist Church. I assure you that you will receive a quality education from an array of strong academic programs and extra- and co-curricular activities.
I encourage you to take advantage of all that MU offers -- from meeting with your advisors and professors to working with the professional staff throughout the University. We are all here to help you succeed!
Methodist University is alive with a vibrant spirit which, I hope, excites you! In the last few years, we have opened the Hendricks science annex, fitness center, Bethune Art Building, football locker rooms, two new physician assistant buildings for our growing graduate program, and five sorority and fraternity houses. This year, we open our new nursing building and new sophomore residence hall. Last spring, the University created a new Center for Student Success designed as a “one-stop” resource for all Methodist University students, and President Hancock announced the MU Journey which includes the following four Centers: Leadership, Community Engagement, Global Education, and Undergraduate Research and Creativity.
Welcome to Methodist University! I urge you to stay focused during your freshman year so you can build a strong foundation for your sophomore, junior, and senior years at Methodist!


Delmas S. Crisp,

Executive Vice President and Academic Dean

 

Welcome to Methodist University! The campus is alive with anticipation as we prepare for the semester ahead. As you settle in to your residence hall, you can look forward to many exciting opportunities to engage you in our campus community.
The University’s faculty, staff and administrators are a resource for students. We want to help you to achieve the maximum educational benefit from your time at Methodist University. I strongly encourage you to actively participate in University life by seeking out opportunities to be involved both in and out of the classroom.
Our staff is available to answer questions, advocate on behalf of students, or to simply point students and their families in the right direction. Please do not hesitate to contact your Dean of Students by phone at (910) 630-7152 or by email at wwalker@methodist.edu.

William Walker

Vice President of Student Development and Services
and Dean of Students

 
Military spouses wait out deployments

 A life can change with a phone call, a plane ticket or a knock at the door.

For someone married to, engaged to or seriously involved with a person in the military, extreme transitions in lifestyle happen at a moment’s notice. A phone call or a knock at the door can mean the unthinkable for the partner of a soldier.

The University of North Carolina and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences examined medical records of 250,000 women married to active-duty soldiers. The study found that women whose husbands were deployed from one to 11 months were more likely to suffer from depressive disorders, sleep disorders, anxiety and acute stress reaction and adjustment disorders.

This study demonstrates that the burden of deployment can severely affect partners as well as soldiers. Having the tools and the ability to manage the stress and emotions of deployment is crucial to overcoming psychological and physical obstacles.

Staci Chiomento, a military spouse for eight years, and a former soldier, recalls the moment when representatives of the U.S. Army knocked on her door to inform her that her husband had been killed in action in Iraq.

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