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Craker Recognized for Outstanding Writing

NNU Athletics Communication Director Craig Craker 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. He has the innate ability to get...

NNU Uses 3D Printer to Make Medical Gear Amid COVID-19

By Veronica Craker

 

In the face of unprecedented times surrounding the global pandemic of COVID-19, the NNU engineering department is finding a way to use its knowledge and resources to help the community. The university sprang to action last week in response to a plea from Idaho Sen. Jim Risch...

Connecting for a Healthier Future

By Kaelen Bach, Current Nursing Student, Chehalis, Washington, Class of 2021

 

The Student Nursing Association (SNA) is a group of compassionate and community-minded nursing students on campus who work to provide personal, intellectual, professional and social growth for the members through local...

Building Community Together

By Cali Carpenter, Class of 2017

 

Over the past six decades, many different partners have come together to create a place for students to build community. Through it all, one thing has remained the same: NNU’s ongoing commitment to students. Join us as we journey through the past, present and...

2019 Alumni Award Recipients

Each year at Homecoming, NNU honors alumni for their accomplishments and service since graduation. This year, four individuals will be recognized on Friday, November 8 at 10 a.m. during chapel in the Brandt Center’s Swayne Auditorium.

 

Alumnus of the Year
Patrick Gray graduated from NNU in 1997...

Missing Walden

By Veronica Craker

 

Northwest Nazarene University mourns the loss of longtime Music Professor Walden Hughes, who passed away on March 26 at the age of 64 years. Dr. Hughes served the university and students for more than 40 years.

 

“It has been my privilege to count this truly unique...

Cultivating a community

By Patrick Gray, Class of 1997 and 1999

 

Life is full of lessons big and small. Everywhere I turn, there are opportunities to learn something new about others, about myself, about God. These lessons can be found through time spent with my kids, quiet evenings with my wife or conversations with...

Introducing Brand New Digital Media Major

Northwest Nazarene University is excited to introduce Digital Media as a new major beginning Fall 2019.

 

Digital Media will be an interdisciplinary degree geared toward giving students a broad platform for the ever-changing environment of media communication. The core requirements build a strong...

A generation of kingdom builders unleashing the gospel

In February, Nazarene pastors and leaders across the nation gathered together in Kansas City, Missouri for an event that only comes around every four years. M19 is a Church of the Nazarene sponsored conference that is centered around mission and evangelism. Designed to give pastors, leaders and...

A big win off the court

For the past few months, NNU freshman Cody Frazer has spent time between classes and practice mentoring and playing with a fourth-grade boy from Central Elementary School in Nampa.

 

“I help him with homework and make sure he focuses,” Frazer said. “At recess, if he wants to throw a football I...

Board of Trustees elects new Chair

The Northwest Nazarene University Board of Trustees has elected Mike Zahare as its newest chair.

 

“I have been honored and privileged to serve under the Chair leadership of Monte Chitwood and Randy Craker on the NNU Board of Trustees,” said Zahare. “Although quite overwhelming to follow in their...

Emphasizing 
our strengths

This fall, I began my tenth year working in higher education. When I graduated from NNU, I had no idea that I would find a passion in higher education, but here I am, and I love what I do! My first three years were at one of our sister Nazarene schools, Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville,...

NNU doctoral student leads school visit from Ivanka Trump and Apple CEO

Tuesday, November 27 was a big day for one of our local school districts—Wilder, Idaho. Ivanka Trump, daughter of President Donald Trump joined Tim Cook, Apple CEO, in a visit to Wilder Middle School to observe and learn more about the Connect Initiative that Apple implemented in 2016. NNU doctoral...

From Corlett Hall to Freak Alley

Freak. Defined in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary as being markedly unusual or abnormal, this term is one that often comes with a variety of negative connotations. For one of NNU’s students, however, it came with an exciting glimpse of her future. Sarah Eddy, junior from Sandpoint, Idaho, recently...

Alumni awards at homecoming chapel

Each year at homecoming, NNU honors alumni for their accomplishments and service since graduating. Three individuals will be recognized Friday, November 9 at 10 a.m. during chapel in the Brandt Center’s Swayne Auditorium. All are welcome and encouraged to be a part of this special time of...

Facing down trials

by Craig Craker, NNU Sports Information Director, Class of 2002

 

Two weeks into her freshman year in 2015, Jackie Mahowald thought she had a bad case of heartburn. It hurt enough that she got up during class and left.

 

A day and half later, the pain hadn’t gone away, so Jackie went to see the...

Athlete story: Jess Brennis, volleyball

by Craig Craker, NNU Sports Information Director

 

One year ago, Jess Brennis was bouncing along an unpaved road in Haiti in the back of a pickup truck with 10 other people.

 

The group from Northwest Nazarene University was practicing songs for a Vacation Bible School they were about to lead.

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Alumna Q&A: Dorothy Ackerman, chemistry

Dorothy Ackerman graduated from the Department of Chemistry in 2013. Since then she completed the organic chemistry doctoral program at Vanderbilt University and her research was published in and featured on the cover of ACS Infectious Diseases journal.

 

Q. What do you hope you accomplished...

Business seniors create social venture plans

This week, 34 students from NNU’s business department presented their social venture plans—business plans that seek to create sustainable social change.

 

The students spent their last semester creating plans to present at the Social Venture Competition. Each project involved writing an intensive...

AMA chapter wins awards at international competition

Competing and networking with over 1500 students from over 300 universities, NNU’s American Marketing Association (AMA) Collegiate Chapter won the Exemplary Collegiate Chapter Performance award for outstanding chapter planning and for community & social impact at the AMA International Collegiate...

Art & design shows display student work

NNU’s Department of Art & Design is proud to present the senior art and design shows this April. Having spent the last four years preparing, 21 students will showcase the culmination of their undergraduate careers through these exhibits.

 

Aesthetics, the first show, will be on display in the...

Forensics wins Division III Sweepstakes Championship

NNU’s forensics team competed at a national tournament March 8–10. The National Christian College Forensics (NCCFA) Tournament was held in Azusa, Calif., where 19 colleges and universities from across the nation came together to compete in speech and debate events. NNU’s team of five represented...

NNU breaks ground on Student Commons

On March 9, NNU and the local community gathered to celebrate breaking ground for the new Student Commons—a building that will serve as an intentional space for students to interact, live and learn together.

 

“We are moving from a student center that has been a place for students to stop by to...

NNU Forensics announces Nationals teams

NNU Forensics team had a great weekend of competition at the Scheller Forensics Invitational in Forest Grove, Oregon. Earning several top placements, NNU competed with over 20 colleges and universities from across the Northwest including Boise State, Oregon State, Whitworth and Utah State.

 

Senio...

Behind the creation of the Nighthawk

Alumnus and art professor Mike Bartlett and current student Korte Zickefoose are the designers behind NNU's new mascot. After being commissioned for this project last October, Mike enlisted the assistance of Korte, a senior graphic design major. Here they share the process of creating our Nighthawks...

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