Elementary teacher Jessica Whittaker (’15) shares how her NNU education—both in the classroom and in the field—directly prepared her to be an effective professional. “The fact that I was able to start off being in a classroom the beginning of my freshman year allowed for a lot of great hands-on learning.”
A ceremony rich in higher-education traditions marked the Inauguration of Northwest Nazarene University’s thirteenth President, Joel K. Pearsall, J.D., on October 6, 2016.
Academic councils at NNU recently voted to accept transfer credits from ITT Technical Institute students who were displaced in September. The vote is an expression of NNU’s commitment to assist persons in the Treasure Valley who desire a value-centered education through NNU’s variety of regionally and professionally accredited programs.
Serve Day is an incredible NNU tradition that is impactful for both students and the organizations that are served. This year, students and campus community members went to Hope House, Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge, and the neighborhoods surrounding campus to volunteer in various ways.
NNU is gearing up for Homecoming & Family Weekend 2016 which will take place November 10–12. Alumni, family and community members are invited to partake in the homecoming festivities while reuniting with old friends and making new ones.
NNU's Center for the Study of Market Alternatives will host national speaker, writer and entrepreneur Brian Ogstad Tuesday, October 4, 7-9 p.m. in the Harter Lecture Hall. Professor Ogstad will present a lecture on “The Power of Entrepreneurship.”
The annual President’s Dinner on September 15 brought together 420 supporters of the university to be recognized for their generosity and to hear stories of our students’ success and gratitude.
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.
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.
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.