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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,...

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....

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...

Dancing Through a Pandemic

NEVER WASTE A CRISIS.

Along with the words “mitigate the risk of infection” and “quick pivot to remote learning,” this leadership mantra has been a near constant in my email feed, podcasts, webinars and Zoom meetings this past spring.

Never waste a crisis has a noble management history. It is a...

Opening Thoughts, Summer Messenger 2020

The mission of Northwest Nazarene University is the transformation of the whole person. This is how NNU’s

Mission Statement begins. As is evident, transformation is NNU’s reason for existence. But in fairness, there are tens, if not hundreds, of other colleges and universities that also state that...

Growing Where You Are Planted

By Anna (Salisbury) Lee, Class of 2004

 

NNU aims to build a community that stays connected wherever people go,” said Braedon Gerdes (’17), and he and his wife Annaliese (Fereday, ’17), have embodied that goal. The couple has traveled widely in the three years since leaving NNU, building their...

Enlisting Transformation

By Veronica Craker

 

Life-changing. That’s how Col. Skye Duncan, Joint Base Lewis-McChord garrison commander, describes his time at Northwest Nazarene College.

 

Duncan attended NNC from 1991 to 1996, studying pre-med biology and aspiring to help others. Today, he commands a joint Army and Air...

Investing in Student-Athletes

By Craig Craker, Sports Information Director, Class Of 2002

 

Basketball brought Nikola Prvulj to Northwest Nazarene University. Community is why he is still here.

 

The 2019 graduate came to Nampa, Idaho, sight unseen, from his native Serbia. He left behind a cycle of violence and quickly...

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