When social work major Maggie Alcaraz joined NNU’s community as a freshman, she started a new tradition by becoming the first person in her family to attend college. This summer she hopes to have a public policy internship in Washington D.C. before returning to NNU to complete her master's degree in social work.
NNU announced Thursday it will build a turf soccer field in time for the fall season. Construction on the turf field will begin late May and be completed for play in August. The new field is phase one of a process that will eventually see lights installed in 2019 and the addition of club soccer and lacrosse at NNU.
NNU will hold its 102nd commencement on Saturday, May 5, at the Johnson Sports Center. Separate ceremonies will be held to honor traditional undergraduate students and adult, professional and graduate students. The College of Arts & Science Commencement is at 9:30 a.m., and the College of Adult & Graduate Studies Commencement is at 4 p.m.
NNU’s Department of Nursing is pleased to announce that it will now begin accepting applications for a second spring cohort for their Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN FNP) program. The cohort has 18 available spaces with a start date of January 2019.
NNU has named Dr. Paula Kellerer, Superintendent of the Nampa School District, this year’s L.E. Wesche Outstanding Educator. Recipients of the L.E. Wesche award are current professionals who make a positive impact in the field of education that extends beyond the classroom.
From reducing recidivism rates to increasing safety on campuses, business students are finding creative ways to use their academic discipline to make a impact. Learn more about the people's choice and first place award winners at this year's Social Venture Competition.
This April, NNU alumnus Dr. Jeren Rowell (’83) was elected as the 11th president of Nazarene Theological Seminary. “In his forty years as a pastor-scholar, Dr. Rowell has consistently proven his effectiveness as a leader, pastor, author and professor,” said President Joel Pearsall.
“It is gratifying to be able to use the accounting skills we learn in the classroom to make a real difference in people's lives,” said accounting major Richelle Nixon. From filing tax returns to completing economic impact studies, business students are finding ways to serve their community while gaining experience.
Through their senior design projects, twenty engineering and two physics majors utilized their undergraduate education to meet humanitarian or business needs. One project involved five students building a Micron-sponsored lawn care robot, designed to navigate and mow autonomously.
NNU’s AMA chapter brought two awards home from the 2018 AMA International Collegiate Conference, raising the tally to ten awards received by this chapter in the last nine years.
“Being a part of something that could literally change the way Idahoans live is absolutely beautiful,” shared MSW student Sierra Vice. NNU makes sure both their grad and undergrad students have opportunities to serve their community before entering the workforce.
Having spent the last four years preparing their body of work, 21 senior students from the Department of Art & Design will showcase the culmination of their undergraduate career in the senior shows this April.
“Agricultural engineering is a great fit for Idaho and NNU,” said Dr. Steve Parke, Chair of the Department of Physics and Engineering. “Many students in NNU’s region come from an agricultural background and want to be involved in the rapid, high-tech transformation of agriculture and food processing.” This new concentration is oriented towards the use of GPS, sensors, and robotic actuators known as precision farming.
The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities commissioned a new study that calculated the impact on the national economy of its 142 Christian colleges and universities across the country—including Northwest Nazarene University. The study found that collectively these institutions generate more than $60 billion in economic impact each year.
Join us for these spring performing arts events from the Department of Music. From opera to jazz, there is something everyone can enjoy. Events include: The Old Maid and the Thief, John Rutter's Requiem, Great Hymns of our Faith and more.
“Being involved in the community shows us what is going on in our community,” said senior Ashlee Seeger, “which then shows us how we can help other people.” Professor Jane Weis and her nursing students have found a way to meet a major need for an underserved population in the Treasure Valley.
Due to a need for more physicians, especially those serving in rural areas and for underserved populations, NNU and the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine have signed an agreement that will give ten qualified NNU students the opportunity of possible admission to Idaho's first medical school on an annual basis.
NNU’s forensics team competed with 19 colleges and universities at the National Christian College Forensics Tournament at Azusa Pacific March 8–10. NNU’s team of five represented well and left as the Division III Individual Events Sweepstakes National Champions.
On March 9, NNU and the local community gathered to celebrate breaking ground for the new Student Commons—a building that will serve as an intentional space for students to interact, live and learn together.
While developing skills for their future careers, NNU music industry students shared their passion for music with 250 local middle schoolers.
At NNU serving the community is important, especially to our faculty. Professors of Art & Design Jamie Tucker and Mike Bartlett share how they structure skill and service into their courses.
The community is invited to attend the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new Student Commons on Friday, March 9. “For over 100 years, NNU has been a place of extraordinary community,” said Mark Wheeler, vice president for external relations. “This new facility provides intentional space for our students and the entire campus community to continue to live into our tradition of shared community.”
NNU Forensics is ending an exceptional season and preparing for national competitions in March. Learn how they did at their last invitational and who’s on the Nationals teams this year.
NNU is gearing up for its annual Career Week February 26 – March 2. Career Week offers an exciting way for NNU students and alumni to expand their career development knowledge and connect with businesses and organizations from throughout the NW region.
Since Christmas is over and we’re all back to the daily grind, winter can become quite dull. Here are some ideas to brighten the final months of dreary weather.