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“Beyond Measure” screening at NNU November 9

October 31, 2017

NNU’s Doceō Center is proud to host a feature-length documentary, “Beyond Measure,” on Thursday, November 9. This film shines a light on tenacious and cutting-edge alternatives in education and provides a glimpse into assessment practices that demonstrate the deeper learning taking place in our schools.

Faculty Award Lecture Series on connecting to nature through literature

October 26, 2017

Northwest Nazarene University is pleased to announce the 2017-18 Faculty Award Lecture Series featuring Dr. Darrin Grinder, chair of the Department of Language, Literature and Cultural Studies. Dr. Grinder’s lecture is titled “Man Is Not the Measure: Spiritual Reading of Literature and Loving Nature”.

Alumni awards to be presented at homecoming

October 26, 2017

Each year at homecoming, NNU honors alumni for their accomplishments and service since graduation. For 2017, four individuals will be recognized Friday, November 10 at 10 a.m. during chapel in the Brandt Center’s Swayne Auditorium.

Support athletic scholarships at homecoming 5K

October 26, 2017

Join us for a 5K run/walk, hosted by the NNU Cross Country and Track and Field teams, that will take place on Saturday, November 11 at 11:00 a.m. All proceeds of the event will help fund the event and cross country and track and field scholarships.

Music department's top ensembles perform at homecoming

October 25, 2017

In conjunction with homecoming, NNU invites the community to attend this year’s Department of Music Concert. The concert will feature performances from NNU’s top ensembles including Bella Voce, Jazz Revival, Jazz Renaissance, Concert Band, Northwesterners, and Crusader Choir & Orchestra.

Food Truck Rally and Nighthawk basketball at homecoming

October 25, 2017

This year’s vendors include Boise Fry Co., The BBQ guy, Mad Mac and Basillo’s. From purple fries to Mexican food, there will be something for everyone! Afterwards, show your Nighthawk spirit as NNU men's basketball takes on Multnomah University.

President Pearsall will serve up pancakes at new homecoming event

October 25, 2017

Do you love President Pearsall? How about pancakes and coffee? If you answered yes to any of these, or you just like talking to people in the morning, then you are welcome to this new and exciting homecoming event!

NNU harbors unique frogs

October 24, 2017

Two unique frog species have been harbored at NNU since July 26, giving students invaluable experience researching and caring for these rare amphibians. Dr. John Cossel received the frogs from Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden in Hong Kong after they were confiscated from a cargo shipment.

NNU is excited to announce new university mascot

October 16, 2017

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.

Reunion to celebrate RDs and RAs at homecoming

October 13, 2017

During Homecoming & Family Weekend 2017, NNU will be hosting a Resident Director (RD) & Resident Assistant (RA) Reunion to honor their important role at NNU. From late night snacks and rides to the airport, to life-giving conversations and prayers, RDs and RAs were there to support students.

“The Fantasticks” presented by NNU

October 13, 2017

If you enjoy romance, humor and stuck-in-your-head beautiful music, then this is a production you do not want to miss. Performances will take place in NNU’s Little Theatre Thursday–Saturday, November 9–11.

College Church will provide child care during homecoming

October 13, 2017

KidZone Learning Center of College Church of the Nazarene is providing child care for the Homecoming & Family Weekend—by pre-reservation only—for alumni and friends attending events. Care is available on Friday, Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 11 from 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Reconnect at your class reunion this homecoming

October 13, 2017

Come reconnect with classmates and friends at your reunion gathering and dinner during Homecoming and Family Weekend. This year’s reunions are for the classes of 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007 and 2012.

CSMA hosts Will Lathrop of International Justice Mission

October 13, 2017

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.

Compassion Experience immerses visitors in the developing world

October 4, 2017

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 celebrates 100th birthday

October 3, 2017

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.

Steven Emerson named Vice President of Finance & Operations

September 29, 2017

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.

Join us for Homecoming & Family Weekend 2017

September 28, 2017

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.

Challenging drama to open NNU’s performing arts season

September 27, 2017

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.

Mangum Mission Series features Monica Boseff

September 27, 2017

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.

Census Bureau regional director to speak on campus

September 22, 2017

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.

Boys & Girls Club of Nampa presented 2017 Eugene Emerson Award

September 22, 2017

"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 to confer honorary degree on philanthropist Jerry Caven

September 21, 2017

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.

Announcing enrollment for fall 2017

September 13, 2017

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 share this year's chapel theme

September 13, 2017

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."