NNU News

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.

Sharing their talent

February 20, 2015

The talent contained in the community of NNU is too great to keep to ourselves. Woods End Ministries, a ministry collective of speakers, artists and worship leaders, was started by NNU alums and siblings, Carly and Chris, in 2012. Since then it has grown to include over 15 members, all sharing their talents to transform the lives of others.

A different kind of church

February 5, 2015

The M.Div. program helped Kenton match his skill-set with the work of God. He started a new kind of church, called The Table Church, which is designed to meet people where they are.

Pursuing peace and justice around the globe

January 16, 2015

2014 Alumnus of the Year Randy Newcomb is making a difference by furthering peace and freedom around the world.

Stand out with hands-on experience

December 4, 2014

Alumnus Andrew Olsen learned that the substance of his degree mattered much more than its title in his grad school pursuits. Access to faculty and unique real-world experiences have put him on a path to success in his field, wildlife biology.

Running against the odds

November 14, 2014

When alum Doug Money returned to NNU for the track and field reunion, he shared an amazing story of a passion for running that can't be stopped no matter the challenges.