NNU News

5 highlights of 2015

January 1, 2016

The year 2015 has come and gone. But before we launch into 2016, we want to take a minute to reflect on some of the best moments of the year past. NNU saw its ups and downs in 2015, but has been overwhelmingly blessed along the way. Here are five moments that stood out above the rest.

Q&A with student Kelsey Koberg: opportunity awaits

December 24, 2015

Having already interned through five different organizations (UBS Wealth Management, World Relief Boise, The Idaho Republican Party, Teneo Holdings and the Office of Senator Mike Crapo), Kelsey Koberg, a senior double major in business and communication, has a lot of experience with opportunity and advice on how to take advantage of it.

Professor and student co-author academic article

December 22, 2015

When we think of professor-student research collaboration, the humanities usually are not the first subjects to come to mind; however, just this last year, professor-student research in the humanities reached print. An NNU English professor and undergraduate student’s research project eventually led to the writing and publication of “Literary Catholicity: an Alternate Reading of Influence in the Work of C.S. Lewis and G.K. Chesterton.”

Unique opportunities and connections

December 21, 2015

Computer science major Devon Ellis (’15) found some unique experiential opportunities through both what AND whom he knew. The quality of his education at NNU and the outstanding alumni networking he had access to have given him a foundation for success.

Concurrent Credit Program: a bridge into college

December 11, 2015

NNU’s concurrent credit program is “a bridge to college,” explains Matthew Fraley, language and cultural studies concurrent credit advisor and instructor. “No matter what institution students attend—NNU or not—they will be prepared.”

Brandt Foundation awards $65,000 grant to NNU

December 8, 2015

Since 2000, the Brandt Foundation has distributed over $4.9 million to local organizations engaged in primary and secondary education, economic education, charity, faith and hope. NNU Associate Vice President of Development Mark Wheeler expressed his appreciation stating, “The Brandt Foundation has been a generous and faithful supporter of NNU.... We are blessed to be in partnership with the Brandt Foundation as we serve those in the Treasure Valley and beyond.”

College is hard: The Center for Academic Success & Advising can help

December 7, 2015

Three NNU academic support faculty share their advice to help students navigate the challenges of the demanding college schedule. Here are their six top tips and CASA services that you should be taking advantage of.

Is college really harder than high school?

December 3, 2015

The answer is "yes," but that doesn't mean it's time to panic. Current college students give insight into the college experience: they explain why college is harder than high school, and what they do to make it easier.

Mass communication major pursues dream

December 2, 2015

For mass communication major Vlad Imakaev, the pursuit of a dream led him to the United States from his home country of Ukraine. Vlad believes that by attending Northwest Nazarene University and studying with the NNU Film School he can one day accomplish his goal of converting his novels into films.

How to survive dead week: 10 students share their secrets

November 30, 2015

As the semester begins winding down, you’ve already started having that sinking feeling that dead week, the week before finals when countless projects and papers are all due at once, lies just beyond the horizon. Or perhaps you are only now realizing how little time is left before Christmas break, in which case I welcome you to the party and invite you to read this article to sufficiently prepare.