NNU News

Former player Jon Hawkins returns to NNU as assistant coach

November 11, 2015

Jonathan Hawkins, former NNU basketball player, says his appointment as assistant men’s basketball coach "wasn’t a coincidence—it was a Godincidence. Thankfully, God opened the door for me to walk through!"

5 life lessons I learned as a college athlete

November 10, 2015

Alumna Shelli Bunn-Petterson shares poignant and funny lessons she learned while playing varsity basketball and volleyball for NNU. She relates how sports and NNU helped make her a wiser, humbler person and gave her some great memories.

NNU celebrates Homecoming & Family Weekend

November 9, 2015

Northwest Nazarene University is gearing up for Homecoming & Family Weekend which will take place November 12 – 14, 2015. Alumni, family and community members are invited to partake in the homecoming festivities while reuniting with old friends and making new ones.

This week marks first annual Donor Appreciation Week

November 9, 2015

NNU’s Office of University Advancement is implementing Donor Appreciation Week during the week prior to Homecoming weekend. "Tags” on buildings and features across campus will indicate the gifts from donors that made them possible, and students will have the opportunity to thank donors by participating in Thank a Giver or “TAG” day.

NNU named to Victory Media’s 2016 Military Friendly® Schools List

November 6, 2015

Northwest Nazarene University announced today that it has been designated a 2016 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, the leader in successfully connecting the military and civilian worlds.

Pursuing victory without settling

November 3, 2015

Lexi Fesenbek pursues victory both academically and on the field where she tied the single season Crusader women's soccer record in assists her junior year.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes: building community across campus

November 2, 2015

With the intent of bridging the frequently present gap that develops between athletes and non-athletes, NNU’s chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) functions as “a place for Christians to worship, fellowship, and grow closer together in Christ.”

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.