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NNU Launches New Concentration in Engineering

NNU has announced that a new program in Semiconductor Engineering is now open for enrollment as part of its ABET-accredited Engineering program. This new concentration will begin classes Fall 2023, alongside NNU’s existing concentrations in Agricultural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer...

2022 Sciences Summer Research

Each year, students in NNU’s sciences departments are invited to participate in summer research.

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.

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...

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.
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...

NNU Appoints New Associate Chaplain

This week NNU announced the appointment of Ashley Gage as the University’s new Associate Chaplain. Gage has been serving as the Connections Pastor at Nampa College Church of the Nazarene for the past two years. She has served as a part of the Wesleyan Holiness Women’s Clergy and as a case manager...

Leadership Changes Ahead for NNU’s Student Life

Carey Cook, Vice President for Student Life, will be stepping down from his role at NNU to pursue a new career as the CEO of local business, High Road PEO. His resignation marks the end of nearly three decades at NNU.

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

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’s desire to become more like...

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 Completes Fall Semester In Person

Unlike many college students across the Boise Valley and throughout the nation who have been confined to dorm rooms or bedrooms for fall semester, students at NNU have been predominantly in face-to-face classes since Aug. 31. They will finish the semester this Thursday, Dec. 10 just as they started:...

Carrying on in Community

By Parker Akkerman, Class of 2020


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....

A letter to my sister and all her senior friends

Dear sissy and all of her senior friends,

Gosh I’m sorry that this has happened to you.

This is so far from what you deserved. This is unfair and I know it can’t be easy.

I am sorry about the last moments with your friends. You should not be grieving them.

I am sorry about sports. You should...

NNU to Go Online for the Remainder of the Semester

Northwest Nazarene University announced Wednesday that its transition to remote learning will be extended through the end of the Spring semester. Additionally, all university faculty and staff who are able will begin working remotely Monday, March 23, 2020. Only those employees critical to...

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...

Emily Maxfield: Finding her place, staying intentional and looking ahead

Growing up in Seattle, WA, Emily stumbled across NNU almost by accident. After taking an English course in high school through NNU’s concurrent credit program, she decided to apply, but didn’t give it too much thought. It wasn’t until she started communicating with her admissions counselor that NNU...

How to survive Week One: advice for incoming freshmen

New Student Orientation kicks off tomorrow and as excited as the NNU community is to welcome the class of 2022 to campus, we understand that this time can be bittersweet for many students and parents. To help make this transition easier, we’ve asked current students to offer a few words of...

5 affordable fall activities close to campus

by Courtney Ritchey, Class of 2022


As the leaves change and the evenings get cooler, fall is officially here and the cities of Nampa and Boise have plenty of fall activities to fill your free time. Here’s a few of my favorite things that are fun, close to campus and won’t break the bank.



A place to gather

While the sense of community that makes NNU unique isn’t bound to a physical space, we all have dear memories tied to residence halls, cafeteria tables, classrooms and sports fields. Relationships need opportunity to grow and thrive, and the places and spaces on NNU’s campus provide that. The...

5 things to do in (and near) the Boise Valley this winter

As the weather gets cold and snowy, it's easy to spend most of your time inside listening to the crackle of the fire, watching Christmas flicks, and drinking warm beverages. While those lazy days are enjoyable and needed, make sure you don’t miss out on the unique activities Idaho winters have to...

A few of our favorite Nampa destinations

by Cali Carpenter, class of 2017

Historic downtown Nampa is just a few short minutes away from campus, and, although it may be quaint, it won’t take long to discover that there are hidden treasures that lie in the heart of our town. We love that the student support of these shops boosts the...

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