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ENC and Women's Rights: A Feminist History

Posted by ENC Student Life on Mar 30, 2017 7:19:00 AM

The Church of the Nazarene (CotN) has a long standing of history of women in leadership. Since its inception, the CotN has ordained women into the ministry, while even today many denominations still resist the ordination of women. The Nazarene Church has long believed in the equality of women. Some of the first Nazarene churches in America, including Malden Church of the Nazarene just a few miles away, were founded by women pastors. Today, ENC's feminist story continues with our President Emeritus, Dr. Corlis McGee. Dr. McGee was the first female president at a Nazarene institution in the United States. How wonderful that we get to be part of a school that values women in leadership! 

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Topics: History, About ENC,

15 Things You Didn't Know About ENC

Posted by ENC Student Life on Feb 23, 2017 7:35:00 AM

ENC has a great campus that is full of history and character. With a 117 year old college, there are bound to be a few hidden facts you didn't know. Some of them might surprise you...

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Topics: History, ENC Life, campus tour

Presidents Day in the City of Presidents

Posted by ENC Student Life on Feb 20, 2017 7:01:00 AM

As the home to two of the first ten Presidents of America, Quincy is aptly nicknamed the City of Presidents. With today being Presidents Day, it seemed a perfect time to highlight the history in our city and the great men and women who lived right here in Quincy, some even on the property of ENC's campus!

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Topics: History, Christian Community, Quincy

4 Things You Didn't Know About Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Posted by ENC Student Life on Jan 16, 2017 7:01:00 AM

Today we remember the great social justice activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with four little known facts about his life and legacy. 

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Topics: History

A Legacy of Excellence in History

Posted by ENC Student Life on Nov 21, 2016 7:06:00 AM

ENC is blessed to have professors that are renowned in their fields of expertise. In this video, professors and alumni Jim Cameron (52) and Don Yerxa (72) and student Austin Steelman (13) discuss the legacy of the ENC history department and the mentoring that occurs on a small campus. History Majors, how amazing is it that you get to learn from these talented academics!

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Topics: History, Academics, Campus Life

Why Study History If You’ve Already Lived Through It?

Posted by ENC on Jan 6, 2016 10:21:53 AM

History is one of those majors in college that is greatly underestimated and misunderstood by those who have not experienced it in the college classroom. History majors have the potential to learn some amazing skills while in college that all businesses need. Who would have thought that studying history would be such a significant means to learning critical professional skills? After all, History majors study things like the Revolution, Machu Picchu, The Boston Massacre and the gilded age right? Well… not exactly.

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Topics: Education, History, Academics, Boston and Quincy Opportunities

An Immersive Collegiate Experience You Will Never Forget!

Posted by ENC on Dec 16, 2015 6:00:00 PM

Going to college in greater Boston is recognized on an international scale for a lot of things, many of which are celebrated and embraced by students. Some want and appreciate a culture deep-dive into America’s history or even the pedigree of a New England collegiate experience while others enjoy the rush of a big city and the energy that comes with it. It’s tough to find a place with more culture, historical significance, start-ups, technology, art, sports enthusiasm, educational institutions, medicine and innovation, all in one place. All of those combined create a vibrant and exciting mixture for a college student who wants to launch their career.

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Topics: History, Applying for college, Boston and Quincy Opportunities, Campus Life, ENC Life, Christian Community

Thinking Outside the Box (Part 2)

Posted by Bill McCoy on Jun 18, 2015 2:00:00 PM

In Part 1 of this blog post, I talked about the necessity of cultivating a habit of "outside the box thinking" and how I experience that in my work as a historian. Such habits of thought are, I think, among the most valuable elements of the kind of education we pursue at Eastern Nazarene College.

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Topics: ENC Faculty, History, Academics

Why Study History at ENC?

Posted by Ben Cater on Jan 5, 2015 2:32:00 PM

There are many reasons why ENC is a great place to study history. Our department has a rich tradition of the very highest academic quality; our location provides access to the unparalleled intellectual and cultural resources of Boston. Our department may not have the biggest numbers on campus, but our students affirm our commitment to building community.  

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Topics: ENC Faculty, History, Faith, Academics