NNU News

Celebrate NNU grads at baccalaureate and commencement ceremonies May 6–7

April 25, 2016

NNU will hold its 100th Commencement Saturday, May 7, at the Johnson Sports Center. This year separate ceremonies will be held to honor traditional undergraduate students and adult, professional and graduate students. The College of Arts & Science Commencement is at 9:30 a.m., and the College of Adult & Graduate Studies Commencement is at 4 p.m.

Senior design students featured in “Linked”

April 20, 2016

“Linked” is the second of two graphic design shows that feature the work of our graduating seniors. Seven additional students will be featured in this second exhibition: Janson Card, Stephanie Copenhaver, Leslie Gangwer, Sarah Smith, Katie Swanson, Amanda Willard and Tiffani Wood.

Over 250 Nazarene youth attend The Gathering on NNU’s campus

April 20, 2016

Last weekend, April 15 – 17, NNU welcomed to campus over 250 students from across the Northwest Field of the Church of the Nazarene for The Gathering, formerly known as Regional Main Event. The Gathering is a weekend-long youth conference co-sponsored by the Northwest Field Council and NNU.

NNU hosts Autism Awareness Day

April 20, 2016

Northwest Nazarene University will hold its fourth annual Autism Awareness Day on Saturday, April 23 beginning at 12:30 p.m. at the Vail baseball field prior to the start of the game versus the Western Oregon Wolves. Admission is free for kids and $5 for adults. A portion of the proceeds will benefit A Social Place, Inc.

Joel Pearsall accepts four-year appointment as president

March 14, 2016

“Over the past nine months, Joel Pearsall has demonstrated that he is well qualified to lead Northwest Nazarene University,” said Board of Trustees Chair Randy Craker. “The board heard overwhelming support for his leadership and for his ongoing work. We are confident that the university is in good hands going forward.”

Special chapel speaker on holiness and racism

March 3, 2016

Reverend Althea C. Taylor is speaking on holiness and racism this week as part of an ongoing chapel emphasis on justice, mercy and humility grounded in scripture and the Wesleyan Holiness tradition. Rev. Taylor is a gifted communicator, a committed Nazarene, and has a heartbeat for racial reconciliation.

Dr. Donna Allen to speak at Faculty Award Lecture

March 2, 2016

Using Mark Knapp’s Staircase descriptive model of the stages of development and applying interpersonal theories, Allen’s lecture entitled, “An Interpersonal Relationship with God,” explores the similarities and differences in relationship development and maintenance of the unique God-human dyad.

Watch Wesley Center Conference 2016 online

February 18, 2016

Today and tomorrow, NNU is hosting "Dialogue Despite Difference," a ministry conference that explores what it means to bridge relational gaps through loving dialogue in an often uncivil world. Dr. Dan Boone, Dr. Richard Mouw and Dr. Curt Bechler headline this year's event. A webcast of the conference is available live on the Wesley Center site.

Career Week offers opportunities for students and alumni

February 18, 2016

Northwest Nazarene University’s annual Career Week offers an exciting way for students and alumni to connect and engage with businesses and organizations from throughout the region. The week-long event is set for February 22 – February 26.

Winter Awakening: students focus on prayer

February 11, 2016

Each year NNU's Office of Spiritual Formation plans Winter Awakening, a three-day chapel emphasis aimed to rejuvenate the spiritual life of the entire campus. Travis Whittaker—lead pastor of Mile City Church, a new church plant in Livonia, Michigan—provided the sermons and focused his messages on the Lord’s Prayer.