For more than 70 years, NNU has sent out summer ministry teams to camps and churches throughout the Northwest. This year's teams, Covenant and Witness, are made up of talented and engaging students who have a heart for ministry.
NNU will honor Dr. Phyllis Perkins Howard with the Wesley Order of Servant Leaders Award during General Assembly in Indianapolis, Indiana. The award is presented to individuals whose life and accomplishments reflect the spirit and practice of servant leadership, which was modeled by Jesus Christ and mirrored in the life of John Wesley.
770 students representing twenty-five states and twelve foreign countries have been named to NNU's Dean’s List for the 2017 spring semester. Eligibility for this academic honor is based on grade-point average and credit load.
Dr. Edwin “Ed” Robinson, NNU alumnus and senior fellow, passed away unexpectedly Saturday night. A memorial service will be held on June 10 at College Church of the Nazarene in Nampa. “Dr. Ed Robinson modeled what servant leadership looks like,” shared NNU President Joel Pearsall, “and as a result he touched thousands of lives.”
NNU is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. S. Bradley Shaw as vice president for academic affairs and Mr. Mark Wheeler as vice president for external affairs. “NNU is fortunate that Dr. Shaw and Mr. Wheeler have agreed to fill these vice president roles. Each brings significant experience and training to these roles and we look forward to their leadership among us,” shared President Joel Pearsall.
Nursing student Roxanne shares about the personal growth she experienced in college and why coming to NNU is the best decision she’s ever made. After graduation, Roxanne will be working at Saint Alphonsus Medical Center in Nampa.
Instead of waiting until after graduation to start the job hunt, senior business student Janessa Dyk started early and ended up with a great job in Boise, Idaho.
Having completed a bachelor's degree in social work in 2015, Logan decided NNU was the university at which to pursue a Master of Social Work degree. He found the experiential learning opportunities and community at NNU were ideal for his career and personal goals. He graduated with his MSW this spring.
Each spring, NNU seniors are busy completing senior projects—both to fulfill a graduation requirement and, more importantly, to prove their ability to implement and execute everything they’ve learned during their undergraduate career. Here are a few highlights from the 2017 STEM senior seminar presentations.
A team of senior business students took 3rd place at the Social Venture Plan Competition hosted by Seattle Pacific University in April. Their winning plan is for an app that would allow individuals to donate more easily to the local charities and organizations they want to support.
Kraymer’s involvement in ministry on and off campus has impacted his college experience and his life. He majored in Christian ministry with a minor in worship leadership and has accepted a position as a contemporary worship pastor after graduation.
Engineering student Krystal Duran has gained invaluable experience and connections at NNU that led her to a job working with the City of Nampa. “NNU has made me, and continues to make me, an all around better person,” Krystal said.
After graduating with a international studies major and financial economics minor, Phil Haunschild will be working in Boise as a policy analyst for the Idaho Freedom Foundation. Hear about the people and opportunities that enriched his NNU experience.
Liberty has been involved in a wide range of leadership positions on campus and served as SGA Campus Ministries Coordinator this year. She will graduate with an individualized major in Social-Cultural Entrepreneurship.
Tuesday, NNU honored Randy Schild with the 2017 L.E. Wesche Outstanding Educator of the Year award. The award is given each year to an alumnus who has provided distinguished service in the field of education. A native of Tillamook, Oregon, Schild has served as superintendent for the Tillamook School District since 2001.
NNU will hold its 101st commencement on Saturday, May 6 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 Crusader Choir & Orchestra will present “Great Hymns of Our Faith” on April 23 at 7 p.m. in the NNU Brandt Center. The concert will feature inspiring hymn performances from the 100-member Crusader Choir & Orchestra, creative piano arrangements from NNU alumnus Jerry Nelson, and a hymn sing-along from the fresh new hymnal release, “One Voice,” led by Nelson and guest artist Johnny Hall.
NNU’s Institute for Chinese Studies will host speaker Dr. Lili Ma on Monday, April 17 at 6 p.m. Ma is a professor of economics and Director of the Department of World Economy and Trade at Northwest University in Xi’an China. She will be speaking on “The Reform Route and Economic Development in China.”
Join us Tuesday, April 18, 4–6 p.m. for a reception celebrating the opening of the Senior Art + Design Show presenting the work of nine of our graduating seniors. Featuring everything from artwork on skateboards to painted bones, there is something for everyone.
Jeremy Wiese, 2008 mass communication alumnus, put his interests to work as the Creative Director of Northwest Lineman College Productions. Read about his career and the opportunities he found at NNU.
The NNU Honors College will present a lecture by Professor Peter S. Onuf on Thursday, April 13, at 7 p.m. in NNU’s Wiley Learning Center. Onuf is one of the leading Thomas Jefferson scholars in the world and will be speaking on “A Faithful Republican: Thomas Jefferson and Religion.”
2012 mass communication alumnus Josh Wiese shares about the opportunities at NNU that led him to his career as a director and producer for Northwest Lineman College Productions and Windrider Institute.
NNU has had the privilege of hosting some incredible speakers this semester—from author and podcast host Science Mike to local news anchor Dee Sarton. Here are just a few of the special guests we've had on campus, and a little bit about what each of them shared with our students and campus community.
The NNU Riley Library recently received a gift from the Smeed Foundation of over 4,000 books from the private library of Ralph Smeed. The foundation offered the books to NNU as part of a continued relationship through the Center for the Study of Market Alternatives (CSMA).
NNU professors Dr. Duke Bulanon and Dr. Jennifer Chase each received $15,000 grants through the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust Partners in Science Program. The program enables outstanding high school science teachers to form partnerships with research scientists from academic and research institutions in the Pacific Northwest.