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NNU Freshman Competes for Boys and Girls Club National Youth of the Year

NNU freshman and Pacific Region Youth of the Year, Steeve Biondolillo, was one of six finalists from across the U.S. to compete for the title of “National Youth of the Year,” awarded by Boys & Girls Clubs of America. The competition was held virtually on Sept. 21, 2021.


Steeve was born in Port...

NNU Student and AMA Chapter Recognized at International Marketing Conference

NNU senior Allison Bingham earned third place in the undergraduate research competition at the virtual 2021 American Marketing Association (AMA) International Collegiate Conference earlier this month. Her research was on “The Association of Social Media Advertisements with Compulsive Buying Behavior...

Mexican-born Student Fulfills Her American Dream

On Sept. 6, 2020, Diana Hernandez found herself walking across the stage in the Idaho Center during Northwest Nazarene University’s commencement ceremony. This moment was the final act in her journey toward achieving her Master of Education in Instruction, Curriculum and Innovation.



NNU Engineering Student to Present Research on International Stage

By Veronica Craker, Marketing


In February, the NNU Engineering  MakerSat-1 was deployed into orbit around the earth. The satellite was NNU’s third, to be built by students and sent into earth orbit by NASA. 


In August, Senior Engineering student Ben Campbell will provide highlights of the...

Communication Arts & Science Department Recognizes Outstanding Seniors

Earlier this week, the Communication Arts & Science Department recognized its seniors who successfully defended their senior projects and announced its 2019-2020 student award winners.


On April 25, three seniors successfully defended their senior projects: Parker Akkerman who developed a public...

Computer Science Seniors Present Projects Virtually

Northwest Nazarene University’s Department of Mathematics and Computer Science hosted its annual Computer Science Senior Seminar Series virtually on April 23, 2020.


“We’re very proud of this year’s seniors whose research efforts ranged from machine learning to application development to...

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...

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...

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...

Highlighting the “student” in student-athlete

By Craig Craker, Sports Information Director, Class of 2002


As a high school senior, Abigail Otto was stubborn. She was being recruited by a myriad of schools in the Northwest and beyond for her softball skills, but she was adamant that she wanted to major in nursing. Playing a team sport while...

An Unlikely Duo

Ben Campbell is doing remarkable things—from working with NASA and launching a new and improved MakerSat, to traveling to Russia this summer and competing in "the olympics of career and vocational skills" ...but that's not all.


One of the most practical ways he is using his skills is a project...

Forensics team earns national rankings

On March 19, the Northwest Nazarene University forensics team traveled to Hempstead, New York and spent the week in competition at the Pi Kappa Delta National Forensics Tournament and Convention at Hofstra University.


“There was an impressive showing out of over 500 competitors and 77 colleges...

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...

Letters to my freshman self

Dual-sport athlete in track & field and basketball 
Ellie Logan (Fossil, Oregon) graduated with a biology degree summer 2018. Now pursuing her MBA, she reflects on her journey at NNU and the process of constantly growing and learning.


Dear 18-year-old Ellie,


Hold on. Tight. You have no idea...

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...

Isaac Mitchell awarded Alpha Epsilon Delta scholarship

Recent alumni Isaac Mitchell has been awarded the Maurice and Charlotte Moore Scholarship for medical school from Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED). This $2500 scholarship is awarded to only one student per region, and is in honor of Dr. Maurice Moore who served AED for over 60 years.


During his time at...

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...

Meet incoming freshman "Nighthawk Nate"

Incoming freshman Nathan Burris grew up in Weiser, Idaho. Serving as student body president, playing on the football and golf teams and participating in theater kept him busy throughout high school, but what Nate was most known for around town was his voice. Discovering a talent that turned into a...

Meet incoming freshman Genaro Huitron

On August 24, NNU will welcome a new freshman class to campus. Whether local or from out of state, each individual student brings something new and exciting to the NNU community. Among these new freshmen this year is Genaro Huitron from Caldwell, Idaho.


Genaro excelled and graduated with honors...

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.

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...

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...

Making an impact

by Anna Lee, Class of 2004


Chasing soccer has led Anita Maryskova around the world and across the country and landed her at NNU. Her journey hasn’t been easy, but she is learning that everything works together for good—and for a great soccer season.


Anita grew up in the Czech Republic, where...

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