Alumnus and art professor Mike Bartlett and senior Korte Zickefoose share the behind-the-scenes scoop on the process of designing the new Nighthawks mascot.
NNU students were welcomed back to campus after semester break with the unveiling of the new Nighthawks mascot. NNU alumnus, art professor and designer Mike Bartlett was commissioned to create the new imagery after the announcement last October. Go Nighthawks!
Over the past several years, NNU’s Board of Trustees has discussed and considered the possibility of changing the university’s institutional nickname and mascot. President Joel Pearsall announced Northwest Nazarene University’s new mascot in chapel this morning.
This morning Paul Rush, the top assistant and recruiting coordinator for the Crusaders the past two seasons, was named as the new head men’s basketball coach for the Crusaders. “Paul Rush embodies the type of coach, mentor, and leader we want within NNU Athletics,” Lindley said.
Director of Athletics Kelli Lindley shares about the impact Tiny Bellamy had on the NNU campus and athletics community.
Inspired by their coaches, Jake and Jenny Perry, seven current student-athletes and Northwest Nazarene alumnus Ashley Puga, volunteered their time this Christmas season to help Sean and Meredith Stewart with One 5 Ministries, and Andy and Jamie Fehr with Wordsower International.
The year 2015 has come and gone. But before we launch into 2016, we want to take a minute to reflect on some of the best moments of the year past. NNU saw its ups and downs in 2015, but has been overwhelmingly blessed along the way. Here are five moments that stood out above the rest.
Jonathan Hawkins, former NNU basketball player, says his appointment as assistant men’s basketball coach "wasn’t a coincidence—it was a Godincidence. Thankfully, God opened the door for me to walk through!"
Although collegiate sports are not for everyone, my experience as an athlete has been a worthwhile investment. Despite the year-round time, energy, and effort that collegiate sports require on top of an already jammed student schedule, many of my favorite college memories derive from my involvement on the Track & Field team.
“I’ve really enjoyed and fallen in love with NNU’s mission of transforming the whole person,” says Director of Athletics Kelli Lindley. “There’s a depth to what we try to do here. Our goal is to create a balance so student-athletes grow in every area of their lives—first and foremost that they grow to love the Lord more.”