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Spring 2021 Emeriti Recipients Announced

Six faculty and staff were presented with emeriti status this month at NNU’s annual Celebration of Service. Please join us as we honor these devoted NNU community members.

 

Terrie Bowen,
Staff Emerita

 

Terrie Bowen began her career at Northwest Nazarene College in 1986 as...

NNU Chaplain to become District Superintendent of the Upstate New York District

NNU announced Friday, March 26, that Chaplains Olivia and Dustin Metcalf will be stepping down from their positions following Olivia’s appointment as the District Superintendent of the Upstate New York District of the Church of the Nazarene. Olivia will take over from interim district superintendent...

NNU Nationally Recognized for 3 Top Graduate Degree Programs

Northwest Nazarene University has received recognition by intelligent.com for three of its online graduate and professional degree programs, with its online doctorate in education program ranked #1 in the nation. The rankings are based on an assessment of 1,280 accredited colleges and universities...

NNU Speech and Debate Team Shines at National Tournament

This past weekend, the NNU Speech and Debate team competed at the Pi Kappa Delta National Forensics tournament. One NNU student walked away with a national championship title and two others finished in the top ten nationally in their respective events. The team finished 23rd overall out of 79 teams....

NNU Launches Online Master of Arts in Teaching Program

NNU will launch a new Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program August 2021. This 16-month program will include 12 months of fully online coursework and one semester of student-teaching. Unlike many other graduate education programs which are designed for educators to advance in their field, this...

NNU Launches Robotics Institute Certification Program

NNU will launch a new Robotics Institute Certification Program this summer for adults wanting to further or start a career in robotics engineering. Upon successful completion of the program, students will have the opportunity to network with an Amazon Robotics Architect and Mentor. 

 

“Robotics is...

Dean’s List and President’s List Announced for the Fall 2020 Semester

Northwest Nazarene University’s Office of Academic Affairs is proud to announce that 402 undergraduate students and 264 graduate students have been named to the Dean’s List and 168 undergraduate students were named to the President’s List for the 2020 fall semester. 

 

President’s List 

The...

NNU Undergraduate Students Published in Academic Journal

Six NNU undergraduate Computer Science students were published in the December 2020 and January 2021 issues of Remote Sensing, an academic peer-reviewed journal. Their publications are presented as part of the special issue of “Advances in Remote Sensing of Post-Fire Environmental Damage and...

MORE than A BOSS - Dr. Rev. Fred Fullerton, Executive Director Emeritus of University Mission & Ministry, is commended for his work with the NNU community upon his retirement

By Michelle Kuykendall, Administrative Assistant To The President, Class of 1981
 

Finding a word to describe Dr. Rev. Fred Fullerton is difficult. What word do you use for someone who is wise, kind, a pastor, shepherd, diplomat and encourager? All of these come to mind when trying to describe Fred...

International Bushfire Research

NNU Computer Science Professor Dr. Dale Hamilton worked as Science Lead on a project with the Australian/New Zealand Frontier Development Lab Data Quest on research using artificial intelligence to address bushfire issues by using space-based sensors.

 

Hamilton recruited computer science majors...

Commencement Highlights

On Sunday, Sept. 6, Northwest Nazarene University held its 104th Commencement ceremony, celebrating the graduating class of 2020 while maintaining COVID-19 safety precautions. A total of 517 traditional undergraduate, graduate and non-traditional students graduated. 


NNU President Joel Pearsall...

Opening Thoughts - Winter Messenger 2021

Over the last several months normal has been regularly redefined. What was once normal may not even be possible now, and what became normal to us last week has likely changed this week and may change again tomorrow. This process has become so routine that many of us even steer clear of the phrase,...

NNU Announces Record Enrollment Numbers for Spring 2021

Despite the negative impact COVID-19 has had for many institutions in higher education, Northwest Nazarene University President Joel Pearsall announced Tuesday that enrollment for Spring 2021 is the highest spring enrollment NNU has seen in the last several years. The total undergraduate and...

NNU Honored Dr. King's Legacy with Week-Long Beloved Community Events

Northwest Nazarene University—  Last week the NNU community participated in a series of events designed to honor and celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. including special speakers, a panel discussion and a display from the Idaho Black History Museum. All events were centered around...

NNU Prepares for Spring Semester Face-to-Face

Northwest Nazarene University has updated its 2020-2021 Community First plan in anticipation of the beginning of spring semester. This plan outlines the COVID-19 health and safety protocols the university will follow as students return to campus for in-person classes and residential living. Students...

NNU Awarded Sizable Research Grant from ISDA

Nampa Idaho—Northwest Nazarene University announced that Dr. Duke Bulanon, NNU professor of engineering, has received a grant from the Idaho State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) to support the development of the University’s OrBot project. OrBot is a fruit harvesting robot prototype that Bulanon...

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