NNU News

NNU welcomes 11 new faculty members

September 6, 2016

In addition to the academic positions they assume, these 11 individuals may also be found in their lesser known roles of landscape artist, world traveler, cyclist, photographer, seamstress, musician, outdoor enthusiast and chef, to name a few. It is interests and abilities such as these—in addition to their experience—that make NNU certain our new professors will be wonderful contributors to our liberal arts education.

Engineering student research teams at NNU

August 12, 2016

NNU’s Department of Engineering and Physics recognizes the value of experience in one’s field of study, and is intentional about providing students with a variety of hands-on opportunities. Learn about some of the current research and design projects NNU students have been working on.

RockSat-X Team will launch experiment with NASA August 16

August 9, 2016

For the fifth consecutive year, an NNU engineering team has been selected by NASA to launch an experiment into space. On Tuesday, August 16, NASA will launch the NNU RockSat-X team's experimental payload that will test the effectiveness of flexible RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) sensors and ADC’s (Analog to Digital Converters) under the harsh space environment.

Engineering department receives $90,400 grant to develop Fruit Count App

July 20, 2016

Led by mechanical engineering professors Dr. Duke Bulanon and Dr. John Stutz, an NNU engineering team will develop a vision system to capture images of fruit trees and a computer program that will estimate fruit yield from the image. This is the third ISDA specialty crop grant awarded to the engineering department within the last three years.

Graphic design student inspired by location

June 22, 2016

“Idahoans take great pride in our state, and I wanted to captivate our pride through my Sawtooth Snapback Design,” said senior graphic design major Alex Kildow. Alex combined her love of art and the outdoors to create a location-inspired design that has sold over fifty hats.

Crusader Choir & Orchestra perform in South Korea

June 21, 2016

The day after NNU’s 100th Commencement, the Crusader Choir & Orchestra (CCO) left for a two-week tour across South Korea. Led by Dr. Philip Miller, this group of 40 students performed 21 concerts with audiences ranging from 500 to 2,500 people.

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.

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.

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.

Senior highlight: Lauren Diaz

May 4, 2016

NNU's student-run newspaper "The Crusader" interviewed seniors from the class of 2016 to find out what their plans are for after graduation, and what stands out to them from their time at NNU. Lauren Diaz is a marketing major from Colorado Springs, Colorado.