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NNU Announces New Dean of the College of Business

Earlier this month Northwest Nazarene University announced the appointment of Dr. Joshua Jensen as NNU’s new Dean of the College of Business. Jensen has been at NNU since 2008, most recently serving as Director of Graduate Studies and Associate Professor of Leadership.

“I am honored to have been...

Dr. Michael Poe Named NNU’s 2022 L.E. Wesche Outstanding Educator

Dr. Michael Poe, Professor of Graduate Education, has been named this year’s L.E. Wesche Outstanding Educator by Northwest Nazarene University. The award was presented at a private reception on Wednesday, April 27, 2022.

Dr. Poe received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biological Science in 1978...

Forensic Team Shines at National Competition

Pictured left to right: Savannah Wakeman, Isaac Adams, Kedrick Glinski, Miya Ingram, Hannah George

Last month, NNU’s speech and debate team excelled at two national tournaments. The team traveled to the University of Central Florida for the Pi Kappa Delta (PKD) National Tournament March 10-13 and...

NNU’s AMA Receives National Recognition

Last month, students from NNU’s American Marketing Association (AMA) attended its national collegiate conference in Chicago. Among their many accomplishments, the chapter took home three “Outstanding Achievement” Awards in Social/Community Impact, Professional Development and Chapter Plan....

Northwesterners Perform at the Northwestern ACDA Conference

Earlier this month, NNU’s Northwesterners had the privilege of performing at the Northwestern ACDA Conference in Spokane, Washington, held at the Historic Fox Theater.

“Our trip could not have gone better,” said Quin Van Paepeghem, Northwesterners Director. “Being the only collegiate jazz group...

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.
Leading in Advertising
Alum Ryan Cork is an up-and-coming leader in the digital media industry. He found the education and experiences he received while at NNU gave him everything he needed to thrive—and has helped him continue living, learning and leading in the ever-changing world of advertising.
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...

Former Student Commons Renovated for Nursing Students

Recently, NNU’s former Student Commons was updated to provide new space for nursing students. Initial renovations have created three new rooms designated as lab space for Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and pre-licensure students and storage for nursing equipment and supplies. Hands of Hope, a faith...

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...

Brandt Foundation Awards $70,000 Grant to NNU

Northwest Nazarene University was one of 36 local businesses and charities recognized during the annual John H. & Orah I. Brandt Foundation luncheon on the NNU campus Dec. 14, 2021. NNU received a grant for $70,000.

“Words are just not adequate to express our deep gratitude for such generosity,...

NNU’s FNP Program Named One of the Best in the Nation

Northwest Nazarene University’s online MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program has been named one of the top in the nation by Nurse Practitioner Online. After careful analysis of a comprehensive database of online nurse practitioner programs of all degree levels and specializations across the United...

NNU’s Annual NOEL Concert Returns In Person

Join Northwest Nazarene University in celebrating the Christmas season as the Department of Music presents two performances of their annual Christmas production, NOEL, Saturday, Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 5 at 3:00 p.m. in the Brandt Center’s Swayne Auditorium. The concert will also be...

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 Launches Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology Program

NNU has launched a new Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) degree in Clinical Psychology. With dual entry points, the program is designed for students to enter directly from an undergraduate psychology program or for those with a master’s degree in a social science field.

 

“We’ve discovered that there is...

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...

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 Honors Community Partners

On September 16, 2021, Northwest Nazarene University honored Steve and Betty Hill and the Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation at their annual President’s Reception. These honorees have been instrumental partners with NNU for several decades.

 

“Our community partners have such a significant and...

NNU Announces Fall 2021 Enrollment Numbers

Northwest Nazarene University announced Wednesday that their Fall 2021 enrollment is 1,906 students. This year’s 1,183 undergraduate and 723 graduate students are comparable to previous years’ numbers despite the impact COVID-19 has had for the majority in higher education.

 

"We are thrilled for...

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