NNU News

Joel Pearsall accepts four-year appointment as president

March 14, 2016

“Over the past nine months, Joel Pearsall has demonstrated that he is well qualified to lead Northwest Nazarene University,” said Board of Trustees Chair Randy Craker. “The board heard overwhelming support for his leadership and for his ongoing work. We are confident that the university is in good hands going forward.”

Professor and student co-author academic article

December 22, 2015

When we think of professor-student research collaboration, the humanities usually are not the first subjects to come to mind; however, just this last year, professor-student research in the humanities reached print. An NNU English professor and undergraduate student’s research project eventually led to the writing and publication of “Literary Catholicity: an Alternate Reading of Influence in the Work of C.S. Lewis and G.K. Chesterton.”

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.

Homecoming & Family Weekend 2015 events of note

October 14, 2015

Plan to attend Homecoming & Family Weekend special events, including: a panel from the School of Theology & Christian Ministries on theologian Karl Barth, the gathering for your academic discipline, and Overtime—the student hosted after-game party.

Conrad estate gift to NNU now to exceed $18 million

September 17, 2015

Northwest Nazarene University is pleased to announce that it has been notified of the imminent distribution of the final portion of an estate gift from Howard and Mary Conrad. This gift—now exceeding $18 million—will be truly transformative for the university, current and future students, and the greater Treasure Valley.

First ever Give Day Thursday, September 24

September 17, 2015

Introducing NNU Give Day—a special, 24-hour event with the purpose of providing an opportunity for the NNU community to join together in supporting the university with a goal to make September 24, 2015 the greatest day of giving in NNU history.

Homecoming & Family Weekend events of note

September 14, 2015

Plan to attend Homecoming & Family Weekend special events, including: Pep Rally Dinner, Men's Basketball game, Crusader Choir Reunion, class reunions, and the Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

NNU to confer honorary degrees at Commencement

May 6, 2015

NNU will confer honorary degrees on Dr. Stephen Borger and Cynthia Ulrich Tobias during the Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 9. Borger will be honored with a Doctor of Divinity, honoris causa, for his life of servant leadership to the Church of the Nazarene and Christian higher education. Tobias will be honored with a Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa. Tobias is being recognized for her outstanding contributions in education.

Family values

March 10, 2015

My extended family is one of those families that bleeds their school colors. For us, that school is Washington State University. Everyone in my family went to WSU. After graduating high school in 2006, I chose to attend Northwest Nazarene University eschewing the family tradition of becoming a Cougar.

Meet Michelle

March 9, 2015

Michelle Haynes (’13) took a roundabout path to her degree, but she found that the connections and options at NNU gave her just what she needed to get it done and move into a career—and life—she loves.