NNU News

Education that goes beyond a degree: An alumnus perspective

April 5, 2016

Vice President for Academic Affairs Ed Robinson shares how NNU’s values created lasting value for him and his family. "It didn’t take me long to figure out that NNU was much more than a place to make memories for a yearbook. It was a place to establish foundations that would set my direction and shape my character for the rest of my life."

Why should you study social work at NNU?

April 1, 2016

Not only does NNU's Master of Social Work program prepare students for advanced micro and macro practice, professional leadership, and lifelong learning, but it also has a historical job placement rate of 95 percent in an occupation that's projected to grow 25 percent by 2020.

Engineering students find value in hands-on learning

March 23, 2016

“I chose to be a part of the VEX Robotics team so that I could get hands-on experience with some of the basic engineering concepts," says engineering student Cole Logemann. "Being able to say that I was a part of this team will show a potential employer that I am a team player and that I have some foundational experiences that can be built upon.”

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.”

Dealing with college debt: Advice from a current student

March 7, 2016

According to a recent article in the Idaho Press Tribune, students accumulate an average of about $26,000 of debt earning their degree at NNU. That much debt can take years to pay off if you don’t use the right strategy. So, here are some conventional (and some not so conventional) ways you can be free of your student loans faster.

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.

NASA selects NNU for CubeSat space missions

March 3, 2016

On February 18, 2016 NASA announced its selections for the seventh round of its CubeSat Launch Initiative that “provides opportunities for small satellite payloads to fly on rockets planned for upcoming launches.” NNU’s project will be the first satellite or spacecraft ever built in space and the first satellite from an Idaho university.

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.

The NNU experience transcends curriculum

February 29, 2016

Transferring can be a difficult process, but the transformational impact NNU has on students both now and in the future makes it all worthwhile. Such is the story of Communication Science senior Ben Gangwer.

Cross-country team members race to serve around the world

February 23, 2016

10 Crusaders traveled to Kenya over Christmas break to volunteer with missionaries from One 5 Ministries and Wordsower International. The group shared God’s word and led running camps for more than 400 orphans and children living on the street.