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NNU Presents Annual NOEL Christmas Concert “Virtually”

Northwest Nazarene University's Department of Music will usher in the Christmas season with their annual music production of NOEL, available to the general public beginning December 13. In order to comply with COVID restrictions, the concert will be delivered virtually this year through the...

NNU Returns to Campus Following "Stay-in-Place" Directive

Northwest Nazarene University announced Tuesday that students and faculty will return to face-to-face classes and employees will return to campus offices Wednesday as planned, following a week-long proactive “stay-in-place” directive that is set to expire Tuesday night. The university issued the...

NNU Students Take First in Western Division in Global Engineering Competition

A team of Computer Science and Engineering students from Northwest Nazarene University placed first in the western region and eighth in the nation in the 2020 IEEEXtreme global competition this weekend. NNU’s second team placed 12th in the western region.


IEEEXtreme is a computer programming...

NNU announces new Diversity Commission

NNU recently announced the creation of its Commission for Diversity. The group will evaluate the current state of the University in regard to matters of cultural diversity and, in light of their findings, develop recommendations that will guide NNU as it seeks to live into Christ’s reconciling work...

NNU Celebrates the hire of Rev. Dr. Joanne Solis-Walker

The College of Theology and Christian Ministries at Northwest Nazarene University is thrilled to announce the hire of Rev. Dr. Joanne Solis-Walker as Associate Professor of Practical Theology and Special Assistant to the President on matters of Diversity. She has a Ph.D.  in Organizational...

NNU Responds to Teacher Shortage; Relaunches Exceptional Child Program

There is a crisis in the United States education system.

 

As the demand for more qualified Special Education teachers continues to grow, fewer and fewer individuals are qualified to meet the need. In response, Northwest Nazarene University has relaunched its Exceptional Child program.

 

New...

NNU’s New Health Communication Program in Demand

As COVID-19 hit American soil, the need for strong and clear communication became increasingly evident. Suddenly, the news was filled with media members and medical professionals trying to explain a new, ever-changing pandemic, often leading to chaos and confusion. Debates quickly sprang up about...

MBA Alum Says It’s Never Too Late to Pursue a Dream

Doug Reader had expected he would be one of the oldest students in his cohort in the NNU Master’s in Business Administration program. What he didn’t expect, though, was how much he would gain from the experience.

 

The now-president of dietary giant Slimfast, decided to pursue his MBA in 2007 at...

Mexican-born Student Fulfills Her American Dream

On Sept. 6, 2020, Diana Hernandez found herself walking across the stage in the Idaho Center during Northwest Nazarene University’s commencement ceremony. This moment was the final act in her journey toward achieving her Master of Education in Instruction, Curriculum and Innovation.

 

Hernandez...

NNU Implements Campus-Wide Surveillance Screening for COVID-19

Northwest Nazarene University announced Friday that it has begun utilizing a saliva-based surveillance tool that can be used to screen for the presence of COVID-19. The tests, which are being evaluated on campus using equipment NNU already owns, will allow all on-campus students, staff and faculty...

NNU Celebrates 2020 Commencement

On Sunday, Sept. 6, Northwest Nazarene University held its 104th Commencement ceremony, celebrating the graduating class of 2020 while maintaining COVID-19 safety precautions.
 
Two-hundred and ten traditional undergraduate students and 307 graduate and non-traditional students graduated. This year...

NNU Introduces New Faculty for the 2020-2021 Academic Year

NNU Introduces New Faculty for the 2020-2021 Academic Year. They include:

 

College of Nursing

 

  • Rebekkah Hulen, Associate Professor of Nursing; Undergraduate BSN Program Chair

    Hulen is currently working on her Ph.D. in Nursing from Idaho State University (‘20). She has taught nursing for...

Carrying on in Community

When the news finally came, we were all expecting it. We could have never anticipated, however, just how much that one change would uproot our lives in the months to come.


March 13 was the last normal day. It was the night of the beloved campus event, Mr. NNU. Campus was buzzing with talk of...

Honoring a Theological Legacy

A collection of essays are being published in a new book titled “Listening Again to the Text: New Testament Studies in Honor of George Lyons.” The book, edited by Dr. Richard P. Thompson, honors the impact Lyons has had on the theology of the Church of the Nazarene.


Lyons served as professor of...

The Making of a Major

After years of equipping students to enter careers in wildlife biology, Northwest Nazarene University now has the official degree program to accompany it. This fall NNU is introducing a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and a minor in Wildlife Biology and Ecology.


“The Wildlife Biology...

NNU Athletics Recognized for Outstanding Writing

NNU Athletics Communication Director Craig Craker—a 2002 English Literature graduate—has a special ability for seeing stories in the everyday. He can turn a simple anecdote about a cookie hidden in a coach’s pocket into an analogy of how a serious coach used humor to motivate and bond with his team....

NNU welcomes students back to campus

Northwest Nazarene University will welcome students to campus Aug. 27 - 28. New Student Orientation will begin at 8:30 a.m Thursday, Aug. 27 with phased check-in and returning students will begin arriving Aug. 28.  

“We are excited to welcome students, new and returning, back to campus. We are...

Sports Alumni Make a Difference In Their Unique Roles During COVID-19
The pastor

 

Ask Bob Luhn what his best attribute is when it comes to pastoring and it won’t be his preaching or his administrative abilities.

 

Rather, much like on the basketball court, it is meeting congregants face-to-face and providing encouragement, hugs, high fives or advice.

With...

Supporting a Community

Like many in the world of education, Emmie Wright’s  life changed in an instant when the Glenns Ferry School District in Idaho moved to remote learning in mid-April. The 2020 Master of Science in Counseling graduate received the unique opportunity of trading her internship as a school counselor for...

Challenging the Church

Someone once described NNU’s annual Wesley Center Conference as “Where the Church comes to think.” While the phrase originates with Catholic University of America, I believe it’s an apt descriptor for us, too. For more than 20 years, our conferences have stretched and inspired thousands of clergy,...

Transforming My Corner of the World

by Tahmina Martelly

 

My country was changing identities when I was growing up. It went from being part of India to East and West Pakistan to becoming Bangladesh. I can tell you the night it became real. My grandparents and one of my aunts were visiting. I have two elder sisters and a younger...

Changing Hearts, Inside and Out

By Veronica Craker ('20)

 

In the Fall of 2019, Northwest Nazarene University offered its first for-credit course inside the walls of the Idaho Department of Corrections. The idea to integrate NNU students and inmates into one classroom came when Rev. Olivia Metcalf (’00), one of the campus...

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