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Announcing enrollment for fall 2017

President Joel Pearsall has announced NNU's total fall 2017 enrollment at 2,040 students—just 24 shy of our all-time high in 2011. With 43 percent of the new undergraduate students enrolled in a STEM area of study, the top majors chosen by the freshman class are nursing, education and biology, respectively.

Chaplains share this year's chapel theme

Chaplains Dustin and Olivia share with us this year’s chapel theme and highlight some upcoming guest speakers. “We believe this could be a powerful year for our community and are praying that in a divided world NNU could be a place that embodies the love and grace of God."

NNU to confer honorary degree on John Boyd

NNU will confer an honorary degree on John Boyd at the Swayne Auditorium of the NNU Brandt Center on Wednesday, September 13 at 10 a.m. He will be honored with a Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa for his life of service to others. Boyd has personified the mission, objectives and ideals of NNU through his work with Mission Aviation Fellowship.

Friesen Galleries partners to produce ExTRACKtion

The NNU Friesen Galleries and Hill Street Studios/TRACK 13 have partnered to produce a contemporary art show titled ExTRACKtion, which features a variety of approaches to art depicting trains, the Nampa depot and graffiti. There will be live demonstrations of graffiti painting at the opening reception on Tuesday, September 12.

Dr. Daniels appointed as Pastoral Scholar-in-Residence

NNU's School of Theology and Christian Ministries is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. T. Scott Daniels as the Pastoral Scholar-in-Residence. With this appointment, Dr. Daniels will continue his work in the classroom to enhance the student experience at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

Students creating solutions: Summer research 2017

From analyzing forest fire damage to designing a satellite printed in space by NASA, students have been busy pioneering new areas of study and making breakthroughs in computer science, biology, chemistry and engineering. Learn about NNU’s 2017 summer research projects.

Experiencing the eclipse

The Great American Eclipse brought together people from all over the country to experience this natural phenomenon. Two NNU Film School alumni were featured for their footage of the eclipse, and several hundred NNU community members gathered in Cascade, Idaho for an educational overnight event.

Welcoming ten new faculty members

Ten new faculty members have joined Northwest Nazarene University this fall. Our campus welcomes librarians, several professors and a new ROTC director.

Paul Rush named Head Men's Basketball Coach

This morning Paul Rush, the top assistant and recruiting coordinator for the Crusaders the past two seasons, was named as the new head men’s basketball coach for the Crusaders. “Paul Rush embodies the type of coach, mentor, and leader we want within NNU Athletics,” Lindley said.

Sponsor a table at the 2017 President's Dinner

The annual President’s Dinner will take place Thursday evening, September 21, in the Johnson Sports Center on campus. This annual donor appreciation event brings together over 400 supporters of the University to hear an address from President Joel Pearsall.

NNU celebrates the lives of two former professors

Former professors and supporters of NNU, Drs. Gary Ganske and C.S. Cowles passed away this August. Ganske and Cowles will be missed greatly by the NNU community—their colleagues, students and friends.

Elmore Hall demolition begins

Preparation for a new chapter in Northwest Nazarene University's history is occurring today with the removal of Elmore Hall. The demolition clears the land at the site where the new Student Commons will eventually be constructed.

NNU on a Mission in Liberia, Poland and Haiti

Facilitating opportunities for students to serve communities in need while experiencing different cultures across the globe, NNU on a Mission sent 22 students to three countries this summer.

Building relationships in Poland

Ten students led by Mark and Susan Wheeler were sent by NNU on a Mission to serve in Poland. Caitlin Hunt, senior Christian ministry major, shares about their experience.

Students creating solutions in Liberia

In partnership with NNU on a Mission and the University of Liberia, NNU’s Department of Engineering utilized their skills to serve the community in Sinoe County, Liberia. Senior mechanical engineering major Levi Sligar shares about his team’s project and his experience.

Student-professor research in Costa Rica

An interdisciplinary English and ecology team traveled to Costa Rica for field research after semester-long courses.

“I’ll Push You” book explores the power of friendship

NNU alum Patrick Gray and his lifelong friend Justin Skeesuck recount their extraordinary journey across the Camino de Santiago in Spain by foot and wheelchair and the lessons about authentic community they learned along the way.

Tiny Bellamy cheers on Crusaders with a better view

Summer 2017

Director of Athletics Kelli Lindley shares about the impact Tiny Bellamy had on the NNU campus and athletics community.

Called to invest

Summer 2017

Barb (Vail) Robertson, class of 1976, has a long history with NNU. As part of our Continue the Story video series, she recently reflected on NNU’s legacy of investing in transformation.

Serving at-risk youth

Summer 2017

Steve Woodworth has spent his career in both the public and private sectors creating systems to support vulnerable children and teens. NNU is proud to honor him as the 2017 Alumnus of the Year.

Inspiring students through international experiences

Summer 2017

Matthew Chitwood, a leader in helping students come alive through global citizenship and the integration of faith and vocation, will receive the 2017 Young Alumnus of the Year Award.

Empowering a future generation of biophysicists

Summer 2017

Dr. Carolyn A. Fitch—an award-winning professor, lecturer and researcher—will be presented with the 2017 Alumni Professional Achievement Award at this year's homecoming celebration.

Leaving a legacy of service

Summer 2017

Dr. Francis A. Sharpton has generously invested his time into the NNU community for over 30 years. NNU is proud to announce Dr. Sharpton as the 2017 Distinguished Service Recipient award.

Making a difference overseas

Summer 2017

Phil Haunschild, recent graduate and recipient of the Values & Capitalism 2016-17 Young Scholar Award, researches how to employ Syrian refugees in Jordan.

A place that sends

Summer 2017

Three NNU alumni extend the spirit of the NNU community into their work and involvements throughout the Boise Valley.