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International Students Club

NNU's International Club is comprised of 30+ students and 10 faculty and staff members who are interested in sharing and learning about countries and cultures.

Grounded: On and Off the Field

BY JOSH BURKHOLDER, DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS COMMUNICATION

For those who have played or followed baseball, they know that at any time, a curveball can be thrown, changing the direction of a game. So is it in life when a curveball redirects a person from any preexisting plans.

The story is no...

Emeriti Honors: Five Faculty and Staff Were Presented with Emeriti Status

Five faculty and staff were presented with emeriti status this spring at NNU’s annual Celebration of Service.

 

Coral Mattei

 

 

CORAL MATTEI—Staff Emerita

 

Coral Mattei received her AA in General Studies from NNC in 1973 and her BA in Applied Studies in 2006. Coral began her career at NNC in...

A Firm Foundation: A Culture of Christ-Centeredness Through the Years

If you were asked to compare NNU to a younger version of itself, decades past, it would be tempting to focus the entirety of your comparison on the differences. Instead, ask what hasn’t changed. Years later, what might be the one thing that NNU has never let go of, that makes NNU’s community stand...

Centered in Jesus Christ: Reflections from a Theologian

By Dr. Diane Leclerc

The mission of Northwest Nazarene University is the transformation of the whole person. Centered in Jesus Christ, the NNU education instills habits of heart, soul, mind and strength to enable each student to become God’s creative and redemptive agent in the world.


I have...

Living into Spiritual Life
With a change in leadership comes new vision and new ways to live into NNU’s mission. This year, NNU welcomed Grant Miller as the new University Chaplain and Ashley Gage as Associate Chaplain. Here Grant and Ashley share their plans as they continue to encourage students to live, learn and lead now and in the future.
Leading in Advertising
Alum Ryan Cork is an up-and-coming leader in the digital media industry. He found the education and experiences he received while at NNU gave him everything he needed to thrive—and has helped him continue living, learning and leading in the ever-changing world of advertising.
Elevating Student Preparation
Rising senior Kedrick Glinski shares about the many 
opportunities he has at NNU that uniquely prepare him 
to excel in his career pursuits and as a citizen of the world.
Empowering 
an 
Industry
An NNU alum elevates the cybersecurity industry’s capabilities with an innovative workflow solution.
Cultivating Hope 
in Crisis
An education major provides insight into the challenges—and hope—she encountered student teaching during the pandemic.
Coaching through Hardship
Coach Mary Trigg Ybarguen finds incredible support 
during an amazing season of soccer and a tragic season of life.
More Than a Scholarship—Cassie Hinnenkamp Presses on Toward Her Degree

By Stephanie Tomlinson 
 

Things haven’t always gone as Cassie Hinnenkamp planned. She never planned to start a family when she was halfway through college the first time. She never planned that the choice of which house to buy would eventually lead to her calling and future career. And she never...

More than Music—Finding Ways to Carry on Despite a Global Pandemic

By Dr. Philip Miller, Department of Music Chair
 

MUSIC
Music Breathes
Music Speaks
Music Breathes Beauty into Ugliness
Music Speaks Love into Hatred
Music Breathes Light into Darkness
Music Speaks Truth into Deception
Music Breathes Life into Death
Music Speaks Hope into Despair
 

The realities...

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...

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