During Homecoming & Family Weekend 2016, NNU’s School of Theology and Christian Ministries will host a panel discussion entitled “Celebrating our Heritage: Women’s Ordination in the Church of the Nazarene.” The panel will include President of Nazarene Theological Seminary Dr. Carla Sunberg along with faculty members and other guests.
During Homecoming & Family Weekend 2016, Northwest Nazarene University will be hosting a Crusader Baseball reunion on Friday, Nov. 11 and Saturday, Nov. 12. This reunion will celebrate the growth of the baseball program over the decades and those who made it possible. Alumni of all ages will have the chance to connect during two days of events.
Connections made and relationships built at NNU are invaluable, and during Homecoming & Family Weekend 2016, NNU wants to make sure you have a chance to reconnect with friends and faculty who have impacted your life. Share a meal in rooms across campus that will be filled with alumni eating breakfast with one another and joining in fellowship.
Each year at homecoming, NNU honors alumni for their accomplishments and service since graduation. Dr. Ray Lindley, Steve Wyborney and Dr. Daniel Benedick will be recognized Friday, November 11 at the Alumni Awards Chapel.
Written by Dr. Arnold Ytreeide, director of NNU’s film school, “The M.R.S. Degree — A Musical. Kinda.” is set in the 1930s at the tiny “College of Somewhere.” This original musical will premier at NNU November 10–14, in conjunction with Homecoming & Family Weekend 2016.
The community is invited to come and hear alumni Rev. Vito (’01) and Jenni McPherson (’01) Monteblanco share about their ministry to refugees in the diverse Texas Panhandle town of Cactus. The Monteblancos are executive directors of Cactus Nazarene Ministry Center (CNMC), a compassionate ministries center that serves over 20 nationalities and ethnicities.
Students and alumni are invited to attend the 5th annual Computer Science and Engineering Career Fair on Thursday, October 20. Hosted by NNU’s Career Center, this fair allows students and alumni to make internship and networking connections with local organizations. To date, 18 organizations have registered for the event with the intent of promoting their organization and recruiting students.
Performed by students in NNU’s opera workshop course and alumni, Giacomo Puccini’s opera “Suor Angelica” is the second opera in the trio known as “Il Trittico.” “Suor Angelica” tells the tragic story of noblewoman Sister Angelica who, after giving birth to an illegitimate son, was forced by her family to enter a convent.
This year's Homecoming celebration will include events to honor alumni and student veterans. Director of Veterans Services and retired Lieutenant Colonel Robert Sanchez commented, “We are honored in joining our nation by recognizing the selfless service of all of our graduates and current students who have served in the military, or are currently serving in the Armed Forces.”
A ceremony rich in higher-education traditions marked the Inauguration of Northwest Nazarene University’s thirteenth President, Joel K. Pearsall, J.D., on October 6, 2016.