PALCON (Pastors and Leaders Conference) 2016 will be hosted by NNU on June 27-29. Designed for clergy serving on the front lines of ministry, PALCON is a program that encourages, challenges and equips those in ministry. Register now to join the ministers and leaders who will be joining us for three days of fellowship, workshops, worship and fun.
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.
Students from the College of Arts and Sciences select one faculty member each year whose personal characteristics and quality teaching skills embody NNU's mission and vision. This year the award went to Associate Professor of Communication Dr. Donna Allen.
NNU will hold its 100th Commencement Saturday, May 7, at the Johnson Sports Center. This year separate ceremonies will be held to honor traditional undergraduate students and adult, professional and graduate students. The College of Arts & Science Commencement is at 9:30 a.m., and the College of Adult & Graduate Studies Commencement is at 4 p.m.
“Linked” is the second of two graphic design shows that feature the work of our graduating seniors. Seven additional students will be featured in this second exhibition: Janson Card, Stephanie Copenhaver, Leslie Gangwer, Sarah Smith, Katie Swanson, Amanda Willard and Tiffani Wood.
Last weekend, April 15 – 17, NNU welcomed to campus over 250 students from across the Northwest Field of the Church of the Nazarene for The Gathering, formerly known as Regional Main Event. The Gathering is a weekend-long youth conference co-sponsored by the Northwest Field Council and NNU.
Northwest Nazarene University will hold its fourth annual Autism Awareness Day on Saturday, April 23 beginning at 12:30 p.m. at the Vail baseball field prior to the start of the game versus the Western Oregon Wolves. Admission is free for kids and $5 for adults. A portion of the proceeds will benefit A Social Place, Inc.
“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.”
Reverend Althea C. Taylor is speaking on holiness and racism this week as part of an ongoing chapel emphasis on justice, mercy and humility grounded in scripture and the Wesleyan Holiness tradition. Rev. Taylor is a gifted communicator, a committed Nazarene, and has a heartbeat for racial reconciliation.
Using Mark Knapp’s Staircase descriptive model of the stages of development and applying interpersonal theories, Allen’s lecture entitled, “An Interpersonal Relationship with God,” explores the similarities and differences in relationship development and maintenance of the unique God-human dyad.