Elementary teacher Jessica Whittaker (’15) shares how her NNU education—both in the classroom and in the field—directly prepared her to be an effective professional. “The fact that I was able to start off being in a classroom the beginning of my freshman year allowed for a lot of great hands-on learning.”
Academic councils at NNU recently voted to accept transfer credits from ITT Technical Institute students who were displaced in September. The vote is an expression of NNU’s commitment to assist persons in the Treasure Valley who desire a value-centered education through NNU’s variety of regionally and professionally accredited programs.
NNU's Center for the Study of Market Alternatives will host national speaker, writer and entrepreneur Brian Ogstad Tuesday, October 4, 7-9 p.m. in the Harter Lecture Hall. Professor Ogstad will present a lecture on “The Power of Entrepreneurship.”
With our secondary education program ranked 14th in the nation and our elementary education program ranked 16th in the nation by NCTQ, it’s easy to understand why aspiring teachers choose NNU. The real question is what inspired all these young people to pursue a career educating children and youth? Four senior students share their answers.
NNU has been selected as the first Idaho school to host a White Coat Ceremony. This ground-breaking collaboration between the Arnold P. Gold Foundation (APGF) and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) was developed to promote humanistic, patient-centered care among future generations of registered nurses. NNU will hold its ceremony on Monday, September 26 at 6 p.m. in the Swayne Auditorium.
Learning that extends beyond the classroom—internships, projects and extracurricular activities—are key to helping students achieve success and personal wellbeing. At NNU opportunities for experiential learning abound. But don’t take our word for it! Our students’ stories speak for themselves.
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.
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.
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.
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.