Incoming senior Vanessa Beane has spent the last year utilizing local and international research opportunities, from handling Idaho rattlesnakes to exploring the tropical cloud forest of Costa Rica.
The Boise Valley is a prime destination for those who love to be outside. If you’ve got a knack for the outdoors, but aren’t too crazy about driving a ways to get there, try exploring one of these top 5 outdoor activities that are within an hour of NNU.
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.