NNU has had the privilege of hosting some incredible speakers this semester—from author and podcast host Science Mike to local news anchor Dee Sarton. Here are just a few of the special guests we've had on campus, and a little bit about what each of them shared with our students and campus community.
NNU is pleased to announce its regional accreditation has been reaffirmed by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) after the organization recently completed its cyclical seven-year evaluation process of the university.
At the beginning of each school year, Kawai America Corporation provides new pianos to NNU’s Department of Music through an institutional program locally implemented by Dunkley Music. These instruments are loaned to the University free of charge; after only one year of use, the pianos are offered to the public at bargain prices.
Senior public relations student Madison Treyz has been named Miss Boise 2017. Maddy accounts a lot of her successes to being a student at NNU. “Being a public relations major I’ve learned public speaking skills that make me stand out and I’m more confident to answer questions on the spot,” she said.
Amy Gilles, NNU professor of studio art, shares about the transformational experience of restoring her burnt artwork into a new and beautiful collection.
Professor Michael Pitts was honored with the Idaho Counseling Association (ICA) Lifetime Achievement Award at the ICA annual conference January 27–28. President Joel Pearsall expressed his admiration for Pitts saying, “Michael is an excellent example of what it means to embody Christ-like character, as well as the mission and values of NNU.”
For spring 2017, NNU saw growth in undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate programs compared to spring enrollment numbers in January 2016. VP for Academic Affairs Ed Robinson commented, “NNU's engaging community culture and care for students by our faculty and staff significantly contributes to our strong retention."
Don’t miss opportunities to gain experience and grow in a like-minded community outside of the classroom. We share five out of 30+ co-curricular activities that might interest you.
NNU will host the annual Science Extravaganza for local middle school students the week of January 30 through February 3 in the Thomas Family Health and Science Center. Students can enjoy hands-on learning experiences with live animals and amphibians, learn the physics behind video games and more.
NNU's Center for the Study of Market Alternatives will host economist Barry Asmus on Thursday, February 9 at 7 p.m. in the Harter Lecture Hall. He will be speaking on his book, “The Poverty of Nations: A Sustainable Solution,” which proposes a solution to fight poverty.