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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.

 

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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...

Homecoming 2016: a student perspective

by Cali Carpenter, class of 2017

Another fun-filled Homecoming & Family Weekend has come and gone! For alumni, homecoming is a time to come back to campus and reconnect with the university and old friends. For students, it is a time of fellowship that brings togetherness to our community and...

A community of belonging

Community for today’s youth looks very different than it did when NNU was forming and growing 100 years ago. Then, friends and connections were made face to face with those who happened to live, work, learn and worship nearby. Now, the Internet and social media have dramatically changed how we view...

Engaging in international mission work

Each year, NNU offers students opportunities to be involved in various global mission projects. This summer, NNU on a Mission sent out five teams to serve communities in Liberia, Poland, Colombia, Haiti and Kenya.

Liberia
Partnering with Innovative Education Liberia (IEL), six students and five...

NNU co-sponsors Family Force 5 concert

Earlier this month, Northwest Nazarene University, 89.5 FM KTSY and Project 88.7 took over Roaring Springs for an after-hours event and concert with Family Force 5 and special musical guest David Dunn from The Voice.

It was a great event with a packed house! Representatives from the admissions...

Journeys worth pursuing

by Carly Gilmore, class of 2017

“Journeys is about experience and relationship,” said Mark Baas, Journeys Outfitting Co. advisor and Corlett resident director. “Students come to NNU from different backgrounds—some have never even been camping. This club provides a safe place where students can...

Best-of-all-worlds location

The NNU campus in Nampa, Idaho, offers students the safety, convenience and community of a small town. But just a 20-minute drive down the highway sits Boise—the state capital and one of America’s fastest growing cities according to Forbes. Here, students take advantage of the varied internship,...

Five top places in the #6 top downtown

by Carly Gilmore, class of 2017

Livability Magazine rated Boise #6 of Top 10 Downtowns in 2016, and it’s not hard to see why. While I usually prefer the diverse array of outdoor activities available in the Boise Valley, Downtown Boise—locally known as BoDo—has much to offer. The spectrum of BoDo’s...

Embracing the cycling culture

Idaho, especially the Boise Valley, is known for utility cycling. Just two years ago, a survey by the United States Census Bureau reported that Boise ranks fourth in the nation among cities with the highest percentage of bike commuters. However, cycling extends beyond the practical for many...

Boise and the greater Treasure Valley often sit atop the list

If you spend much time online these days, you probably notice new lists frequently popping up, featuring everything from "Best Trends from the 90s" to "Top 5 Ways to Eat a Sandwich." Whenever a list features U.S. cities, you might notice a trend: Boise, and the greater Treasure Valley, often make...

3 tips for making college affordable

by Shawn Blenker, Director of Admissions

College is a valuable investment, but recently there’s been a great deal of discussion about student loan debt and the increasing cost of a college education. At NNU, not only do we offer every federal opportunity available to your student in addition to...

Advice from pastors on the Northwest Region

As we begin the month of February, the year 2016 is still young—there’s more than enough time left to make this your best year EVER. We reached out to pastors on the Northwest Region (including several alums) to ask for their advice to students seeking transformation in their relationships with...

Five ways to engage and grow spiritually

by Carly Gilmore, class of 2017

Your spiritual life is as healthy as the time you invest in it—especially at NNU. On campus, we are surrounded by professors, coaches and classmates who challenge their community to pursue Christ. We even have chapel three times a week to allow the campus community...

How to survive dead week: 10 students share their secrets

by Alex Reich, class of 2016

The end of November has arrived and with it comes chilly winds, falling leaves and the constant desire for heated seats. This wonderful season is loved by many, as students finally get to break out their scarfs, sweaters and steaming cups of apple cider. However, all...

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