NNU News

NNU VP for Academic Affairs Burton Webb named new president of University of Pikeville

October 30, 2015

The University of Pikeville Board of Trustees today announced the appointment of Burton J. Webb, Ph.D., as the institution’s 21st president. Webb, who currently serves as the vice president for academic affairs at Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho, will take office on Jan. 1, 2016. One of three finalists following a nationwide search, Webb is an experienced administrator, scientist and teacher-scholar.

The freshman experience and the NNU community

October 27, 2015

Life as a freshman can be tough. For freshman Caleb Druckhammer (Rio Linda, Calif.), the uplifting community he found at NNU has helped him to stay positive despite a couple hiccups in his original plans.

Students serve the campus and local communities

October 26, 2015

During SGA's semi-annual Serve Day, 250 students participated in 14 separate events throughout the Treasure Valley. Volunteers helped multiple churches, non-profit organizations, schools and individuals with projects that varied from painting to gardening, yard work to building a jungle gym, litter collection to visiting people.

5 reasons to be an NNU athlete

October 22, 2015

Although collegiate sports are not for everyone, my experience as an athlete has been a worthwhile investment. Despite the year-round time, energy, and effort that collegiate sports require on top of an already jammed student schedule, many of my favorite college memories derive from my involvement on the Track & Field team.

Athletic Director shares her NNU experience

October 22, 2015

“I’ve really enjoyed and fallen in love with NNU’s mission of transforming the whole person,” says Director of Athletics Kelli Lindley. “There’s a depth to what we try to do here. Our goal is to create a balance so student-athletes grow in every area of their lives—first and foremost that they grow to love the Lord more.”

NNU becomes the first Tree Campus in Idaho

October 21, 2015

To commemorate Arbor Day and complete the final process of receiving certification as a Tree Campus, a special Arbor Day chapel was held on Wednesday, Oct. 21, followed by the planting of eighteen new trees on campus.

For the love of the game

October 20, 2015

After returning from a mission trip to Masaya, three baseball players discover a love for missional service and the country of Nicaragua.

CubeSat design team receives third NASA Space Grant

October 16, 2015

The NNU research team, led by Dr. Stephen Parke and Dr. Joshua Griffin, is designing a new type of four-inch, cube-shaped satellite called a “CubeSat” to be fabricated and deployed into Earth’s orbit directly from the International Space Station (ISS). The funding supports four NNU undergraduate engineering student researchers, the costs of satellite construction, testing and travel.

Enabled to follow God's call

October 16, 2015

Growing up as an Ethiopian refugee in Kenya, Habtam Asmeche spent a lot of time taking her mother to clinics and the hospital. These experiences ignited in her a desire to become a medical doctor, which was a far-fetched dream for a girl who had very few resources and a stack of barriers before her.

An absurd evening of short comedies

October 14, 2015

Northwest Nazarene University is pleased to present “A Very Absurd Evening: Short Comedies by Eugene Ionesco and David Ives” through which the audience will get to explore the relationship between language, communication, rhythm, music and time.