Over the past several years, NNU’s Board of Trustees has discussed and considered the possibility of changing the university’s institutional nickname and mascot. President Joel Pearsall announced Northwest Nazarene University’s new mascot in chapel this morning.
The Center for the Study of Market Alternatives will host speaker Will Lathrop of the International Justice Mission on Monday, October 23. Lathrop is a field officer in Uganda where he defends widows and orphans. This event is free and open to the public.
Visitors to The Compassion Experience will have the opportunity to step into the true stories of children growing up in the developing world, and walk with them through their journey from poverty to a life transformed through Compassion International and the local church. The exhibit will be open October 5–8 in the Wiley Learning Center parking lot.
Alumna Geri Shaw celebrates her 100th birthday on Wednesday, October 5. Originally from Minnesota, she attended NNC after her family moved to Meridian, Idaho. “NNU will help you find what your direction should be,” she shared.
NNU is pleased to announce Steven Emerson as Vice President for Finance & Operations. In this role, he will provide leadership, oversight and management of all financial and operational affairs of the university.
NNU is gearing up for Homecoming & Family Weekend 2017 which will take place November 9–11. Alumni, family and community members are invited to partake in the homecoming festivities—reuniting with old friends and making new ones.
Performances of “Doubt, A Parable” will kick off NNU's 2017–2018 performing arts season. In this thought-provoking production, Sister Aloysius, a Bronx school principal, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects the young Father Flynn of improper relations with a student.
NNU invites the community to hear from Monica Boseff, recipient of the Trafficking in Persons Report Hero Award. Monica will be speaking about human trafficking and kicking off several activities that will raise awareness for these serious issues.
NNU mathematics alumnus James T. Christy will give a lecture titled “How We Know Who We Are—Information for Decisions in the United States” on Thursday, October 5. Christy is the regional director for the U.S. Census Bureau's Los Angeles Region where he is responsible for all Census Bureau activities in the western United States. This lecture is free and open to the public.
"As a university and as members of the Nampa community, we are profoundly grateful to the Boys & Girls Club for the ways they have and continue to invest in the lives of Nampa kids,” said Vice President for External Relations Mark Wheeler. “We are a far better community because of the good work happening every day at the Boys and Girls Club."
NNU is honored to confer the degree Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa on Jerry L. Caven. As philanthropists, Jerry and Muriel Caven have supported ministry work in Central America, South Asia, Africa and the United States. The ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. Friday, September 22 in the Swayne Auditorium of NNU’s Brandt Center.
President Joel Pearsall has announced NNU's total fall 2017 enrollment at 2,040 students—just 24 shy of our all-time high in 2011. With 43 percent of the new undergraduate students enrolled in a STEM area of study, the top majors chosen by the freshman class are nursing, education and biology, respectively.
Chaplains Dustin and Olivia share with us this year’s chapel theme and highlight some upcoming guest speakers. “We believe this could be a powerful year for our community and are praying that in a divided world NNU could be a place that embodies the love and grace of God."
NNU will confer an honorary degree on John Boyd at the Swayne Auditorium of the NNU Brandt Center on Wednesday, September 13 at 10 a.m. He will be honored with a Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa for his life of service to others. Boyd has personified the mission, objectives and ideals of NNU through his work with Mission Aviation Fellowship.
The NNU Friesen Galleries and Hill Street Studios/TRACK 13 have partnered to produce a contemporary art show titled ExTRACKtion, which features a variety of approaches to art depicting trains, the Nampa depot and graffiti. There will be live demonstrations of graffiti painting at the opening reception on Tuesday, September 12.
NNU's School of Theology and Christian Ministries is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. T. Scott Daniels as the Pastoral Scholar-in-Residence. With this appointment, Dr. Daniels will continue his work in the classroom to enhance the student experience at both the undergraduate and graduate level.
From analyzing forest fire damage to designing a satellite printed in space by NASA, students have been busy pioneering new areas of study and making breakthroughs in computer science, biology, chemistry and engineering. Learn about NNU’s 2017 summer research projects.
The Great American Eclipse brought together people from all over the country to experience this natural phenomenon. Two NNU Film School alumni were featured for their footage of the eclipse, and several hundred NNU community members gathered in Cascade, Idaho for an educational overnight event.
Ten new faculty members have joined Northwest Nazarene University this fall. Our campus welcomes librarians, several professors and a new ROTC director.
This morning Paul Rush, the top assistant and recruiting coordinator for the Crusaders the past two seasons, was named as the new head men’s basketball coach for the Crusaders. “Paul Rush embodies the type of coach, mentor, and leader we want within NNU Athletics,” Lindley said.
The annual President’s Dinner will take place Thursday evening, September 21, in the Johnson Sports Center on campus. This annual donor appreciation event brings together over 400 supporters of the University to hear an address from President Joel Pearsall.
Former professors and supporters of NNU, Drs. Gary Ganske and C.S. Cowles passed away this August. Ganske and Cowles will be missed greatly by the NNU community—their colleagues, students and friends.
Preparation for a new chapter in Northwest Nazarene University's history is occurring today with the removal of Elmore Hall. The demolition clears the land at the site where the new Student Commons will eventually be constructed.
Facilitating opportunities for students to serve communities in need while experiencing different cultures across the globe, NNU on a Mission sent 22 students to three countries this summer.
Ten students led by Mark and Susan Wheeler were sent by NNU on a Mission to serve in Poland. Caitlin Hunt, senior Christian ministry major, shares about their experience.