If you haven’t visited NNU’s campus since 1984 or even 2007, you may be pleasantly surprised by the physical changes that have taken place to meet the ever growing needs of our students. Or maybe you’re considering attending NNU, but you haven’t had time to physically visit yet.
This past summer the residence hall went through a renovation of its community space that included private study rooms with white board walls; a large kitchen area able to accommodate the ever popular donut night; a homey living area complete with a two-sided fireplace; and outdoor courtyards to host BBQ’s and dorm parties.
President Joel Pearsall recently announced that Dr. Ed Robinson has accepted the invitation to serve as interim vice president for academic affairs—an opening made available by the departure of Dr. Burton Webb, who is taking on the role of president of University of Pikeville.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.”
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.”
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.