NNU News

Dr. Brent Peterson announced as new dean

June 14, 2016

Northwest Nazarene University is pleased to announce Dr. Brent Peterson as Dean of the School of Theology and Christian Ministries (STCM). “Dr. Peterson's extensive experience in church leadership, his significant contributions as a theologian and scholar, and his strong record as a university educator have prepared him well,” says Dr. Ed Robinson, Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Follow Covenant and Witness as they travel the Northwest

June 13, 2016

NNU’s summer ministry teams, Covenant and Witness, will have their send-off performances this Sunday, June 19. Both Covenant and Witness will be leaving on Monday to visit camps and churches across the Northwest. Follow their summer travels on NNU's Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts

Remembering Dr. A. Gordon Wetmore

June 12, 2016

Northwest Nazarene University and president Joel Pearsall extend their deepest condolences to the family and friends of Dr. Arnold Gordon Wetmore, former NNU president. Dr. Wetmore passed away on the morning of June 9, 2016, at the age of 84.

From NNU to France—alumnus Allen Johnson shares his literary journey

June 9, 2016

Nampa, Idaho can serve as a launching pad to anywhere for NNU students. For outstanding alum, author and Renaissance man, Allen Johnson, NNU fostered his many interests and cultivated his love for writing and culture.

Dean's List announced for 2016 spring semester

June 8, 2016

687 students have been named to the Dean’s List for the 2016 spring semester. To be eligible for the academic honor, a student must earn a 3.5 grade-point average while taking at least twelve graded credit hours of classes at the undergraduate level or six graded credit hours at the graduate level. NNU’s Dean’s List includes students from twenty-five states and seven foreign countries.

Bridging the gap between home and residence hall life

June 1, 2016

Transitioning to campus life can be a substantial change for incoming students, but at NNU our Resident Directors help to bridge the gap between home and residence hall life. Current student and daughter of RD Stacy Freiburghaus, Carlee Freiburghaus shares her experience in Dooley. She comments, “It’s nice to have that motherly presence in the residence hall.”

FAFSA to use PPY (prior-prior year) tax information

May 27, 2016

Beginning in October 2016 for the 2017-18 academic year, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be available earlier—in October, rather than January—and the FAFSA will now use tax information from two years ago (prior-prior year) as opposed to last year.

PALCON 2016 offers three days of renewal for church leaders

May 26, 2016

PALCON (Pastors and Leaders Conference) 2016 will be hosted by NNU on June 27-29. Designed for clergy serving on the front lines of ministry, PALCON is a program that encourages, challenges and equips those in ministry. Register now to join the ministers and leaders who will be joining us for three days of fellowship, workshops, worship and fun.

My petite adult: A parent's perspective

May 24, 2016

Debbie Johnston, mom of Sacha Johnston (’15) and Llewellyn Johnston (class of 2017), describes the transformation she saw in her oldest daughter, Sacha, over her freshman year at NNU.

NNU confers 579 degrees at 100th commencement

May 18, 2016

Saturday, May 7, NNU honored 241 graduates from the College of Arts & Sciences and 338 graduates from the College of Adult & Graduate Studies. The graduates represented states from throughout the U.S. and 15 foreign countries, including Albania, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Paraguay, South Korea and Zambia.