NNU News

Inspired to teach the next generation

September 22, 2016

With our secondary education program ranked 14th in the nation and our elementary education program ranked 16th in the nation by NCTQ, it’s easy to understand why aspiring teachers choose NNU. The real question is what inspired all these young people to pursue a career educating children and youth? Four senior students share their answers.

Nursing department to hold White Coat Ceremony

September 20, 2016

NNU has been selected as the first Idaho school to host a White Coat Ceremony. This ground-breaking collaboration between the Arnold P. Gold Foundation (APGF) and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) was developed to promote humanistic, patient-centered care among future generations of registered nurses. NNU will hold its ceremony on Monday, September 26 at 6 p.m. in the Swayne Auditorium.

670 KBOI presented 2016 Eugene Emerson Award

September 16, 2016

The 2016 Eugene Emerson Award was presented to radio station 670 KBOI (a Cumulus Media Inc. station) at the annual NNU President’s Dinner. The community outreach and exposure that has been afforded to NNU by the partnership with 670 KBOI has been central to the building of a strong NNU brand in the Boise Valley.

NNU announces strong fall 2016 enrollment

September 15, 2016

President Joel Pearsall announced this week that fall 2016 enrollment is at 2,053 students, just 11 shy of its all-time high from 2011. Overall, enrollment of 1,329 undergraduate and 724 graduate and doctoral students indicate stable enrollment. The university is also enjoying one of the most diverse incoming classes in school history.

Mark your calendar for the second annual Give Day

September 14, 2016

We would love for you to join us Thursday, September 29 for our second annual Give Day. Show your love for NNU by giving a gift, sporting NNU colors and sharing your stories on social media using the hashtag #NNUGive.

Learning from experiences

September 13, 2016

Learning that extends beyond the classroom—internships, projects and extracurricular activities—are key to helping students achieve success and personal wellbeing. At NNU opportunities for experiential learning abound. But don’t take our word for it! Our students’ stories speak for themselves.

An educational legacy

September 12, 2016

An alum and a future student share how they are thankful for their family heritage of quality education at NNU.

NNU to host open house for ITT students

September 9, 2016

NNU will host an open house for students recently displaced by the closure of ITT Technical Institute on Tuesday, September 13, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., at NNU’s Admissions Welcome Center.

NNU joins global Common Application community

September 7, 2016

Students applying to NNU for 2016-2017 will now have the ability to do so through the Common Application, an online system used by nearly 700 colleges and universities. Director of Admissions Shawn Blenker said “NNU is changing the world through our students and alumni, and this is just another way in which we believe we can invite high school seniors and transfer students from around the globe to share in that opportunity.

NNU welcomes 11 new faculty members

September 6, 2016

In addition to the academic positions they assume, these 11 individuals may also be found in their lesser known roles of landscape artist, world traveler, cyclist, photographer, seamstress, musician, outdoor enthusiast and chef, to name a few. It is interests and abilities such as these—in addition to their experience—that make NNU certain our new professors will be wonderful contributors to our liberal arts education.

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