NNU News

Facing down trials

July 23, 2018

Student-athlete Jackie Mahowald inspires many by overcoming devastating circumstances. "Through every battle she has faced, from losing her mom and going through cancer herself, to having to leave college, her faith in Jesus never ceased to grow."

Nighthawks season highlights

May 26, 2018

The Nighthawks had a year for the books—conference titles, national tournament berths and records shattered. See the season highlights for NNU Athletics.

Behind the creation of the Nighthawk

February 1, 2018

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.

Introducing our new mascot

January 12, 2018

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!

NNU is excited to announce new university mascot

October 16, 2017

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.

Paul Rush named Head Men's Basketball Coach

August 24, 2017

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.

Tiny Bellamy cheers on Crusaders with a better view

July 11, 2017

Director of Athletics Kelli Lindley shares about the impact Tiny Bellamy had on the NNU campus and athletics community.

Crusaders travel to Kenya to deliver Christmas gifts

January 19, 2016

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.

5 highlights of 2015

January 1, 2016

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.

Former player Jon Hawkins returns to NNU as assistant coach

November 11, 2015

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!"