During Homecoming & Family Weekend 2016, NNU’s School of Theology and Christian Ministries will host a panel discussion entitled “Celebrating our Heritage: Women’s Ordination in the Church of the Nazarene.” The panel will include President of Nazarene Theological Seminary Dr. Carla Sunberg along with faculty members and other guests.
During Homecoming & Family Weekend 2016, Northwest Nazarene University will be hosting a Crusader Baseball reunion on Friday, Nov. 11 and Saturday, Nov. 12. This reunion will celebrate the growth of the baseball program over the decades and those who made it possible. Alumni of all ages will have the chance to connect during two days of events.
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. 11 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 12 from 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Connections made and relationships built at NNU are invaluable, and during Homecoming & Family Weekend 2016, NNU wants to make sure you have a chance to reconnect with friends and faculty who have impacted your life. Share a meal in rooms across campus that will be filled with alumni eating breakfast with one another and joining in fellowship.
November 10, NNU's math and computer science department will host its first annual department lecture “Math: Not Even Once, and Other Fallacies!” featuring alumnus Preston Crow (’91). Crow is a software developer at Dell EMC, and his lecture will address the longstanding misconception that math is never used outside of the classroom.
Wednesday, November 2, students will host a panel consisting of NNU professors from the areas of economics, communication, political science, Biblical studies and history to discuss the presidential election and its affect on the economy, humanities and faith.
Each year at homecoming, NNU honors alumni for their accomplishments and service since graduation. Dr. Ray Lindley, Steve Wyborney and Dr. Daniel Benedick will be recognized Friday, November 11 at the Alumni Awards Chapel.
Written by Dr. Arnold Ytreeide, director of NNU’s film school, “The M.R.S. Degree — A Musical. Kinda.” is set in the 1930s at the tiny “College of Somewhere.” This original musical will premier at NNU November 10–14, in conjunction with Homecoming & Family Weekend 2016.
The community is invited to come and hear alumni Rev. Vito (’01) and Jenni McPherson (’01) Monteblanco share about their ministry to refugees in the diverse Texas Panhandle town of Cactus. The Monteblancos are executive directors of Cactus Nazarene Ministry Center (CNMC), a compassionate ministries center that serves over 20 nationalities and ethnicities.
Lilburn Wesche, class of 1951, shares how NNU baseball—with its unlikely beginning— has grown over the decades into a conference championship team. "The pioneer players should be congratulated. Their perseverance prepared the way, and over the years the teams improved until today NNU is a conference powerhouse."