On August 24, NNU will welcome a new freshman class to campus. Whether local or from out of state, each individual student brings something new and exciting to the NNU community.
As the leaves change and the evenings get cooler, fall is officially here and the cities of Nampa and Boise have plenty of fall activities to fill your free time. Current student Courtney Ritchey shares five of her favorite fall activities that are fun, close to campus and won’t break the bank.
Alumnus Ron Stueckle advocates for at-risk children as co-founder of the 2017 California Non-Profit of the Year, Sunset Youth Services. “We've made it our mission at Sunset Youth Services to target the most vulnerable of these teens and young adults—those left behind by families, schools, the courts and even churches.”
McCrea Nirider shares what she learned as a modern disciple, serving in 11 countries in 11 months with the World Race. “Jesus tells his disciples, past and present, to give away love lavishly, to use gifts and authority and preparedness to serve practically, and to find solutions to address the brokenness around us.”
Alumnus of the Year Scott Daniels shares how he found his identity in service to Christ. "We were all desperately trying to find an identity through various experiences, while our truest sense of identity (that found only in Jesus) was waiting to be developed through commitment and service to Christ and his kingdom."
Student-athlete Jackie Mahowald inspires many by overcoming devastating circumstances. "Through every battle she has faced, from losing her mom and going through cancer herself, to having to leave college, her faith in Jesus never ceased to grow."
After seeing the effect NNU on a Mission had in Papua New Guinea, Josiah Radcliffe chose to attend NNU and lead a similar engineering service project in Myanmar.
“God’s taught me that transformation occurs through the lived experience of service,” says Professor Jane Weis as she shares how she has fostered transformation in her nursing students.
Each summer, students have the opportunity to do professor–student research to discover or design solutions. Junior engineering major Quentin Frederick shares about his experience helping create IdaBot, NNU’s autonomous robot that can perform time-intensive farm tasks.
Volleyball athlete and philosophy major Jess Brennis went on a life changing mission trip to Haiti last summer which opened her eyes to the lives of people in third world countries and the abject poverty that her fellow humans suffer.