NNU News

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.

CubeSat design team receives third NASA Space Grant

October 16, 2015

The NNU research team, led by Dr. Stephen Parke and Dr. Joshua Griffin, is designing a new type of four-inch, cube-shaped satellite called a “CubeSat” to be fabricated and deployed into Earth’s orbit directly from the International Space Station (ISS). The funding supports four NNU undergraduate engineering student researchers, the costs of satellite construction, testing and travel.

Honors College Lecture Series presents Fredi Lajvardi

October 9, 2015

Mr. Lajvardi's talk, "Improbable to Unstoppable," will chronicle the actions of underprivileged, underfunded high school students in Phoenix, Arizona, and how they became engaged and challenged through his teaching in the field of robotics—so challenged that they defeated the likes of students from MIT three consecutive times at the national underwater robotics competition.

NASA EPSCoR grant supports wildfire research

September 28, 2015

Northwest Nazarene University is pleased to announce that Assistant Professor of Computer Science Dale Hamilton and Associate Professor of Computer Science Barry Myers have been awarded a NASA EPSCoR (experimental program to stimulate competitive research) Undergraduate Research Grant to support their research on fire monitoring and assessment technology.

Honors College welcomes Paul Harvey

September 16, 2015

Paul Harvey, author and University of Colorado professor, will be the first speaker in the Honors College Lecture Series. The lecture is scheduled for Thursday, September 24 at 7 p.m. in Wiley Learning Center, Feltar Lecture Hall.

NNU ranked a best university in the West by U.S. News and The Princeton Review

September 11, 2015

U.S. News & World Report named Northwest Nazarene University one of the top universities in the West in its 2016 Best Colleges ranking that was released on September 9. In addition to ranking again with U.S. News, NNU was again named one of the best colleges in the West according to The Princeton Review.

NNU announces steady overall fall 2015 enrollment

September 11, 2015

“I am pleased with our enrollment numbers this year. But beyond the numbers, I’m delighted by the individuals I’ve personally encountered who are now calling NNU their home. Having just spent time getting to know our freshmen better at Freshman Retreat, I know this class of students will contribute greatly to the NNU community in the years ahead,” said Pearsall.

Local industry leaders congratulate NNU on ABET accreditation

September 11, 2015

Monday, August 31, 2015, NNU celebrated the recent accreditation of its Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE) program by the international Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Achieving ABET accreditation is the culmination of an intense five-year process of program building, growth, assessment and evaluation to meet ABET’s rigorous standards.

ABET Accreditation Announcement & Celebration

August 16, 2015

NNU’s Department of Engineering is pleased to announce its programs have officially achieved ABET accreditation. ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that is an internationally recognized accreditor of college and university programs, specializing in the disciplines of applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology.

RockSat-X Team launched payload with NASA

August 10, 2015

NNU’s RockSat-X engineering team, in collaboration with Boise-based American Semiconductor, Inc. (ASI), launched an experimental payload on a sub-orbital sounding rocket to 100 miles above the Atlantic Ocean on a half-hour flight on Wednesday, August 12. The payload parachuted down into the Atlantic where it was recovered by ship and returned to the NNU research lab for post-flight data analysis by the team and their collaborators.