“God’s taught me that transformation occurs through the lived experience of service,” says Professor Jane Weis as she shares how she has fostered transformation in her nursing students.
Each summer, students have the opportunity to do professor–student research to discover or design solutions. Junior engineering major Quentin Frederick shares about his experience helping create IdaBot, NNU’s autonomous robot that can perform time-intensive farm tasks.
Volleyball athlete and philosophy major Jess Brennis went on a life changing mission trip to Haiti last summer which opened her eyes to the lives of people in third world countries and the abject poverty that her fellow humans suffer.
2013 chemistry alumna Dorothy Ackerman shares about the research she’s doing and how NNU prepared her to excel in the doctoral program at Vanderbilt University.
This fall, Idaho students have one more avenue to choose Northwest Nazarene University as their college home. The Idaho State Board of Education voted to add NNU and C of I to the Apply Idaho application.
Biology majors Abi Haas and Lauren Gould make advancements in research about fertility and sustainability of pregnancy in the first trimester. Learn about what they are doing and how their experience is preparing them for a career in biology.
708 students representing 28 states and nine foreign countries have been named to NNU's Dean’s List for the 2018 spring semester. Eligibility for this academic honor is based on grade-point average and credit load.
NNU's Graduate School of Theology has been granted initial accreditation by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). With more than 500 master's-level theological graduates, NNU is the first institution in the history of ATS to offer all of its Master of Divinity and Master of Arts programs exclusively online.
The Nighthawks had a year for the books—conference titles, national tournament berths and records shattered. See the season highlights for NNU Athletics.
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.” NNU is the first Christian university to offer this new concentration 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.