NNU News

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.

Accepting the challenge

February 23, 2016

NNU has made significant strides under the new Veterans Services in assisting vets—like Sandra Rollings—through admissions and financial aid processes and helping them participate more fully in the life of the campus community.

Expressing His love

February 23, 2016

Joel Ryman has been inspired by his work with Gates of Hope to put his NNU basketball experience to work creating the Hoops4Hope Academy to build relationships with refugee youth.

Pursuing practical compassion

February 23, 2016

By seeking to affect change in small ways for kids around the world, Because International partners Kenton Lee and Andrew Kroes are making a big difference with The Shoe That Grows.