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Brandt Foundation Awards $85,000 Grant to NNU

Northwest Nazarene University was one of 37 local non-profits to receive a grant during the annual John H. & Orah I. Brandt Foundation luncheon on the NNU campus on Dec. 14, 2022. NNU received a check for $85,000. The grant will be put toward the College of Nursing expansion project as well as for...

NNU Faculty and Senior Fellow Awarded Chewning Award

Dr. Sam Dunn, NNU business faculty and Senior Fellow since 1994, was recently awarded the Chewning Award from the Christian Business Faculty Association (CBFA), the highest award given by this organization.

"As Senior Fellow, Dr. Dunn continues to serve the NNU College of Business by teaching...

NNU Presents Annual NOEL Christmas Concert

Northwest Nazarene University's Department of Music will usher in the Christmas season with their annual music production of NOEL Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 4 at 3:00 p.m. in the Brandt Center’s Swayne Auditorium.

“For many in the community, NNU’s annual NOEL concert is the...

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...

NNU Partners with Northwest Field District Superintendents

The seven District Superintendents of the Northwest Field recently met with the Dean and two other faculty members of the College of Theology and Christian Ministries (CTCM) for a 3-day retreat in McCall, Idaho. The goal of the meeting was to discuss how the Church and University could better...

NNU Robotics Vision Lab Awarded $101,000 Grant

Last month Northwest Nazarene University Robotics Vision Lab was notified they had been awarded a $101,000 grant by the Idaho Farm Bureau Federation. This specialty crop grant, presented by the Idaho State Department of Agriculture (ISDA), will allow the University’s faculty and student researchers...

NNU Announces Enrollment Numbers for Fall 2022

Northwest Nazarene University announced Wednesday, September 21, that their Fall 2022 enrollment is 1,778 students. This year’s numbers include 1,140 undergraduate and 638 graduate students.

"We are so excited for each and every student who has chosen to be part of our NNU community,” Dr. Stacey...

NNU Honors Community Partners

On September 15, 2022, Northwest Nazarene University honored the Consulate of Mexico and the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust at their annual President’s Reception. These honorees have been instrumental partners with NNU for several decades.

“Community and Service are core values for us at NNU, and...

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.

Grounded: On and Off the Field


For those who have played or followed baseball, they know that at any time, a curveball can be thrown, changing the direction of a game. So is it in life when a curveball redirects a person from any preexisting plans.

The story is no...

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...

Centered in Jesus Christ: Reflections from a Theologian

By Dr. Diane Leclerc

The mission of Northwest Nazarene University is the transformation of the whole person. Centered in Jesus Christ, the NNU education instills habits of heart, soul, mind and strength to enable each student to become God’s creative and redemptive agent in the world.

I have...

Dr. Judy Marlett Performs at Carnegie Hall

Dr. Judy Marlett, NNU’s Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities and Professor of Music, recently performed in New York at Carnegie Hall. Her performance singing the mezzo-soprano solos in the oratorio A Family Portrait was significant for her as the oratorio uses letters from three generations of...

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...

NNU Celebrates 106th Commencement Ceremonies

Northwest Nazarene University celebrated its 106th Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 7, 2022, outdoors on the NNU Campus Quad. 331 Graduate and Professional Studies students and 234 Traditional Undergraduate students were a part of the graduating class of 2022.

The Graduate and Professional...

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