Mackowiak, Al. In light of the switch to an in-house security plan in Oct. 2011, Goshen College hired Goshen Police Department veteran, Al Mackowiak, as director of campus safety and security.

magazine names. Capitalize the name but do not place the name in italics or quotes (e.g., Harper's or Columbia Journalism Review).

mainstage. The theater department, which presents both fall and spring mainstage productions, prefers the word solid.

majors. Use lowercase except for Bible and English: She is a sophomore psychology major.

Maple City Market. A natural food cooperative offering a deli, health and beauty section, and full range of groceries, including organic and fair-trade products. It is located at 314 S. Main St. in downtown Goshen.

Martin Luther King Jr. All-Campus Study Day.

Martyrs Mirror. First published in 1660 in Dutch by Thieleman J. van Braght, the Martyrs Mirror documents the stories and testimonies of Christian martyrs, especially Anabaptists. The book includes accounts of the martyrdom of the apostles and other Christians throughout the centuries.

Mass. The term is capitalized when referring to the celebration in general.

master's degree. See academic degrees.

M.C.C. On first reference, use the full spelling to avoid confusion between the relief agency and the athletic conference. See Mennonite Central Committee or Mid-Central College Conference.


MennoMedia. This is the official publisher of Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Church Canada. The agency formed in 2011 through a merger of Mennonite Publishing Network (formerly the Mennonite Publishing House) and Third Way Media.

Mennonite Central Committee. The development and relief agency of the Mennonite and Brethren churches in North America. It began in 1920, and its goals have grown from originally trying to provide food for starving Mennonites in Ukraine, to an organization that deals with peace and justice issues, disaster services, and health and development in countries around the world. It is often abbreviated MCC.

Mennonite Church. The designation can refer to a historical branch of the denomination known as the "Old" Mennonites, as distinct from another major branch, General Conference Mennonites. They merged to form Mennonite Church USA (and Mennonite Church Canada). The name can also refer more generally to the worldwide Mennonite communion or, in the United States, the Mennonite Church USA. Specific congregations would have church capitalized if the word is part of the formal name: College Mennonite Church.

Mennonite Church Canada.

Mennonite Church USA. The official name of this Anabaptist denomination in the United States. Mennonite Church USA came into existence with the merger of General Conference and Mennonite Church in 2001. Mennonite Church USA has 109,000 members in 44 states which are made up by 21 area conferences. There are 939 churches that are part of Mennonite Church USA.

Mennonite Church USA Convention, the. This is the name of the Mennonite convention that takes place every other summer. For example, in Pittsburgh, the event is officially called the Mennonite Church USA Convention 2011, or Convention 2011. In second or subsequent references, the convention is the preferred shorthand. See also convention.

"Mennonite Game." This refers to an unofficial pastime among some Mennonites who, after introductions, find themselves in a discussion about relatives and acquaintances. Through this conversation they usually find a point of connection. As the base of the church expands -- the majority of Mennonites now live in Africa -- the dynamics of the so-called "Mennonite Game" necessarily change.

Mennonite Historical Library. Housed on the third floor of the Good Library, the Mennonite Historical Library contains more than 60,000 volumes, including an unrivaled collection of published works by and about Anabaptists, Mennonites and related groups (Amish, Hutterites and others).

Mennonite Literary Society. The Mennonite Literary Society is an organization dedicated to the development and promotion of writers and individual artists of Mennonite heritage, descent or interest. They focus primarily on publications, specifically their quarterly magazine Rhubarb (a magazine of new Mennonite art and writing). Visit their website at Spell out the words in the first reference and use M.L.S. in later references.

Mennonite Mission Network. This mission agency of the Mennonite Church USA was formed in 2002 and supports ministries in more than 50 countries. According to the Mennonite Mission Network website, they seek to lead, mobilize and equip the church to participate in holistic witness to Jesus Christ in a broken world. In an article, the first reference should be fully spelled out as above, and later references can be the Mission Network, the agency or the full name again.

Menno Pause. Menno Pause was a satirical and controversial underground newspaper established by Goshen College students in 1967. The newspaper resulted in the expulsion of the four students who served as editors and writers. Copies of Menno Pause are available in the Mennonite Historical Library.

Menno Tea. Bottled tea produced by a company that was founded in 2011 by two Goshen College students: Hans Weaver and Niles Graber Miller.

Mennonite Quarterly Review, The. Be careful not to confuse The Mennonite Quarterly Review with another Mennonite publication, The Mennonite Weekly Review. Professor John D. Roth edits only one: The Mennonite Quarterly Review.

Mennonite World Conference. A global community of Anabaptist-related churches.

Men's Chorus. Refers to the men's choir in Goshen College's music department. Do not use "men's choir" as it is often called.

Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center. On second reference, prefer Merry Lea or the center. The center is a 1,150-acre complex of fiWeeding_lettuce.jpgelds, forest, bogs and meadow situated 30 miles south of campus. In this photo, students weed lettuce in the gardens as part of the Agroecology summer intensive program. The nine-week undergraduate course allows students to participate in sustainable agriculture development.

meta. Usually takes the solid form (as in metamathematics) but for clarity may require hyphen (meta-narrative).

Michiana Refers to the area surrounding the Indiana-Michigan border, including Berrian, Cass, St. Joseph and Van Buren Counties in Michigan, and Elkhart, Fulton, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Lake, Porter, La Porte, Marshall, Noble, St. Joseph and Starke Counties in Indiana.

mid(-). Except before a proper noun or number, compounds formed with mid are generally one word: midafternoon, midcentury, midsection, midterm, mid-twentieth century, Midwest.

Mid-Central College Conference. The former name for the athletic conference of which Goshen College is a member. The conference is now called the Crossroads League.

Middle East, Mideast.

Middle West, Middle Western, Midwest, Midwestern.

Miller dormitory. Built in 1966, the dorm is named for Orie O. Miller, who graduated from Goshen College in 1915, and that August married classmate Elta Wolf. Despite the growing success of his shoe business, Miller still felt called to church work, particularly the ministry. Three times he was a ministerial candidate at Ephrata Mennonite Church in Pennsylvania but the lot failed to fall on him. Speaking of his first experience in the lot, he said, "I just couldn't understand it. God didn't confirm my call. These were the most difficult days of my life." The church, however, did call Miller, asking him to help in relief work in Syria and Armenia after World War I. Three months after his return to the United States, at a meeting regarding Mennonite needs in Russia, Miller again said yes when asked to go. Miller and Clayton Kratz got into Russia to provide relief for Russian Mennonites. Kratz never returned (see Kratz entry).

Mill Race Center Farmers Market. A local farmers market on the Elkhart River in downtown Goshen that features fresh produce from small family farms. Market participants are a group of farmers and community members who have joined together to help form a stable economic foundation for local agriculture. The market is designed to offer a locally-controlled alternative to corporate agribusiness. The market is a program of the Community Sustainability Project. The hours are Saturday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (year round) and Tuesdays 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. (May through October).

mission, missions. The modifier is mission; the noun can be mission but is often the plural missions in the sense of organized missionary work.

missional. This is a relatively new term now widely embraced in Mennonite Church USA, among other denominations who likewise favor it. Since dictionaries have not followed suit with their own embrace, use sparingly.

MMA. See Everence.

mom. Use lowercase unless it is being used as a substitute for a proper name: Mom promised to leave the door unlocked; tell Mary's mom that she is welcome to join us. See also mother.

months. Spell out the names of months when they stand alone in the text and appear with the year (October; October 1998). Abbreviate most months (exceptions are March, April, May, June and July) when accompanied by numerals (Oct. 6, 1959).

mother. Use lowercase unless it is being used as a substitute for a proper name: Mother promised to leave the door unlocked; tell Mary's mother that she is welcome to join us. See also mom.

multi(-). Favor a single word for most combinations: multifaceted, multivocal.

Multicultural Affairs Office. The Multicultural Affairs Office is dedicated to educating all students about underrepresented ethnic groups. It was founded in 1992 to promote peace and understanding within the college community. Through diversity training, curriculum development, recruiting and retention programs, the office promotes an inclusive environment. The office is located on the first floor of the Administration Building.

Music Center. Opened in 2002, the Music Center contains the 1,000-seat Sauder Concert Hall, the 300-seat Rieth Recital Hall and the Hershberger Art Gallery. 250px-Goshen_College_Music_Center.JPGRegularly scheduled programs at the Music Center include the Performing Arts Series, the Faculty Recital Series, the Chamber Music Series and the Church Music events, which include a Hymn Sing Series.

Designed by acoustic experts and constructed to benefit the arts in Elkhart County and beyond, the Music Center is one of the premiere music facilities in the Midwest. The visually pleasing building has received several architectural awards and accolades. Each element of the building was developed with a specific purpose – from the Sauder Concert Hall to the Central Recording Studio.

Take a virtual tour of Sauder Concert Hall, one of the nation’s top performance venues. Dedicated in October of 2002, the Music Center’s official opening was a culmination of more than five years of planning. Maynard and Carolyn Sauder chaired the music building steering committee, coordinating efforts to see that the dream of such a facility became reality. A gift of $5 million from the Lilly Endowment, Inc. was the largest single contribution to the project, though more than 700 households contributed financially.