Bell tower tops off Learning Commons
On Tuesday, May 6, at approximately 3:45 p.m., the public is invited to watch as the cap of the bell tower for the Leah Peterson Learning Commons is raised into place. This event marks the completion of the highest point on the building’s external structure.
The tower’s cap, complete with dormer windows and open-air arches to the bell tower, was constructed at ground level. A 25-bell carillon will be installed in the tower during the afternoon prior to the cap’s raising. In early April, hundreds of NNU students and employees signed their name on the cap, making their physical mark on this moment of University history.
The building is scheduled for completion August 2014.
PHOTO CAP: NNU Students and employees sign the Learning Commons bell tower cap.
NNU hosts workshops addressing issues of human trafficking
Friday, May 2, the NNU Department of Psychology, Sociology and Criminal Justice hosted a research and collaboration event, “Building Coalitions to Address Human Trafficking in our Communities.” This event was held in conjunction with the university’s annual Psychology Research Forum.
The purpose of the event was to bring together agency directors and personnel who are working with both labor and sex trafficking. The workshops were designed to inform attendees about recent research in the field and to allow them to foster mutually beneficial relationships with others in an attempt to integrate efforts around the Northwest.
The afternoon workshops included presentations from Professor of Cultural Anthropology Dr. Jamie Gates from Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, Calif., and Director of World Relief Mark Kadel from Spokane, Wash. After a chance to network and connect over dinner, Dr. Gates gave a second presentation in a plenary session at 6:30 p.m.
Please click here to view KTVB’s coverage of the event.