NNU News

PALCON 2016 offers three days of renewal for church leaders

May 26, 2016

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.

NNU confers 579 degrees at 100th commencement

May 18, 2016

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.

Donna Allen awarded Professor of the Year

April 26, 2016

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.

Celebrate NNU grads at baccalaureate and commencement ceremonies May 6–7

April 25, 2016

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.

Senior design students featured in “Linked”

April 20, 2016

“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.

Over 250 Nazarene youth attend The Gathering on NNU’s campus

April 20, 2016

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.

NNU hosts Autism Awareness Day

April 20, 2016

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.

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.”

Special chapel speaker on holiness and racism

March 3, 2016

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.

Dr. Donna Allen to speak at Faculty Award Lecture

March 2, 2016

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.