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NNU's Fall 2021 President's and Dean's List Announced

Northwest Nazarene University’s Office of Academic Affairs is proud to announce that 365 undergraduate students and 250 graduate students have been named to the Dean’s List and 153 students were named to the President’s List for the 2021 fall semester.

NNU Announces Enrollment Numbers for Spring 2022

Northwest Nazarene University announced Thursday that their Spring 2022 enrollment is 1,793 students. This year’s 1,132 undergraduate and 661 graduate students are comparable to previous years’ numbers despite the impact COVID-19 has had in higher education.

"We are thrilled for each and every...

NNU Awarded Educational Grant from Lilly Endowment

NNU was recently awarded $993,500 from Lilly Endowment Inc. through its Pathways for Tomorrow Initiative. It is a three-phase initiative designed to help theological schools across the United States and Canada as they prioritize and respond to the most pressing challenges they face as they prepare...

NNU Awarded Grant to Support Free-Market Economics Education

NNU has been awarded a $1 million educational grant from the Ralph Smeed Memorial Foundation to create an education center dedicated to teaching the classical principles of free-market economics.

The grant will establish the Center for the Study of Market Alternatives (CSMA) which will be housed in...

In Memory of Junella Finkbeiner Hagood

Former First Lady of NNU, Junella (Finkbeiner) Hagood, went home to be with the Lord on October 30. Junella served as First Lady alongside her husband, President Richard A. Hagood, from 1993 to 2008. Throughout her life, Junella was a great supporter of her family and of Northwest Nazarene...

NNU to Unveil Steinway Spirio Piano at Homecoming 2021

NNU has had the distinct honor to purchase the exclusive Steinway Spirio Piano that was featured during Homecoming 2019. Dr. Walden Hughes’ family provided a final generous gift, completing the $120,000 fundraising campaign launched by NNU’s Department of Music during the fall of 2019 in his honor....

NNU Appoints New Director of Community Life

This week NNU announced the appointment of Andy Cornelius as the University’s new Director of Community Life. Cornelius has been serving as an admission counselor at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, Kansas.

"The Student Life team is excited to have Andy join us as the new Director of...

Joanne Solis-Walker to Join Candler School of Theology at Emory University

Associate Professor of Practical Theology and Special Assistant to the President on Diversity, Dr. Joanne Solis-Walker, has recently accepted an appointment at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology as Associate Dean & Professor of the Practice of Leadership.

“In her time at NNU in the...

NNU Announces New Assistant to the President for Congregational Engagement

This week Northwest Nazarene University announced the appointment of Dr. Jay Akkerman as NNU’s new Assistant to the President for Congregational Engagement. Akkerman has been at NNU since 2003, most recently serving as Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies and Director of the Graduate School of...

NNU Appoints New University Chaplain

This week NNU announced the appointment of Grant Miller as the university’s next University Chaplain. Miller has been serving as NNU’s Director of Community Life for seven years and is currently the college pastor at Nampa College Church of the Nazarene.

“I am confident that Grant will continue to...

NNU names 2021 L.E. Wesche Outstanding Educator of the Year

Northwest Nazarene University (NNU) has named Robin Gilbert, Superintendent of the Payette School District, this year’s L.E. Wesche Outstanding Educator. The award was presented at a private reception on April 21.

“Robin is an excellent leader and is well respected by her peers,” Dr. Eric Kellerer,...

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 Launches Robotics Certification Program

NNU will launch a new Robotics 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 one of...

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. 

 

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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 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 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 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...

A Message from President Pearsall Regarding Coronavirus

I am aware of the concerns and questions raised by the news of Coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading and want to assure you that we have a cross-functional group on campus that is closely monitoring this constantly shifting landscape. Maintaining health and ensuring the safety of our community is of...

A Successful Commencement Weekend for NNU

On Saturday May 11, Northwest Nazarene University concluded a successful Commencement Weekend. There were 239 traditional undergraduate students and 325 graduate and non-traditional students who graduated and became official alumni of the university.

 

Dr. Randy Craker, who has served as the Board...

NNU announces Head Women's Lacrosse Coach

Jeff Einfalt is ready for the challenge. The Boise native, local high school graduate and veteran college coach was hired as NNU’s first ever women’s lacrosse coach. In December 2018, NNU announced that they will be forming a Women’s Lacrosse Club beginning play in the 2019-20 school year. They will...

AMA Chapter excels at international conference

Northwest Nazarene University’s American Marketing Association (AMA) Chapter received their most notable award to date as one of the Top 5 Small Chapters at the AMA International Collegiate Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. Small chapters are not small schools, but rather schools with...

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