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Food Truck Rally and Overtime at homecoming

Fuel up for the men's basketball game at our annual food truck rally! Boise Fry Co., The BBQ Guy and Dutch Bros are just a few of the vendors that you can look forward to. And then after the game, head on over to the JSC field house for the Overtime Party for a fun time of free food, games and fellowship.

Fall Revival on campus

Fall Revival is a time for all of NNU's campus community to come together and take a break from their daily routine. The theme was focused on embracing diversity in order to better live as Christ's disciples, with special guest speaker JR. Forasteros.

Homecoming breakfast events

This year’s Homecoming & Family Weekend, November 8-10, 2018, is packed full of exciting events for the NNU community. What better way to start it all off than with a delicious breakfast? Here’s a few breakfast events happening across campus you may be interested in.

2018-2019 Performing Arts Season Tickets

Tickets are now on sale for Northwest Nazarene University’s Music Department 2018-2019 Season of Performing Arts.

"Mrs. Warren's Profession" presented by NNU

The NNU Department of Music, in conjunction with the theatre program, Department of English and the Office of University Mission and Ministry, is proud to present George Bernard Shaw’s play Mrs. Warren’s Profession. The play will be performed in the Brandt Center lobby October 11-13 at 7:30 PM.

Join us for Homecoming & Family Weekend 2018

NNU is gearing up for Homecoming & Family Weekend 2018 which will take place November 8–10. Alumni, family and community members are invited to partake in the homecoming festivities—reuniting with old friends and making new ones.

Students cultivating service in Cornerstone

This year's Cornerstone class is focused around education cultivating service in the Nampa community. Through community partnerships, students will learn about the service and transformation already underway in the Nampa community, and then join in on that provider’s work to benefit both the community and their own learning.

Eugene Emerson Award Recipient: Salvation Army of Nampa

Every year at the President's Dinner, NNU honors a local organization that is committed to the success and well-being of families in the Nampa community. Yesterday evening, NNU proudly honored the Salvation Army of Nampa with the Eugene Emerson Award, for its contribution to the spirit of cooperation between community and the University.

Announcing enrollment for fall 2018

President Joel Pearsall has announced the total fall enrollment at 2,013 students. This year’s 1,287 undergraduate and 726 graduate and doctoral students indicate steady enrollment for the university.

How to survive Week One: advice for incoming freshmen

From moving into your dorm room to taking on a new load of classes, starting college can be a crazy time. To all incoming freshmen, we encourage you to take a moment to read through the perspectives of a few students on campus who know where you’re at and can offer a word of advice on how to survive and thrive during Week One.

Meet incoming freshman "Nighthawk Nate"

With New Student Orientation right around the corner, NNU is looking forward to welcoming a new freshman class to campus. Among this new group of students is Nathan Burris, or as his friends and family know him, “Nighthawk Nate.”

From the desert floor to cloud forests and back again

Incoming senior Vanessa Beane has spent the last year utilizing local and international research opportunities, from handling Idaho rattlesnakes to exploring the tropical cloud forest of Costa Rica.

Our 5 favorite outdoor activities near campus

The Boise Valley is a prime destination for those who love to be outside. If you’ve got a knack for the outdoors, but aren’t too crazy about driving a ways to get there, try exploring one of these top 5 outdoor activities that are within an hour of NNU.

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.

5 affordable fall activities close to campus

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. Current student Courtney Ritchey shares five of her favorite fall activities that are fun, close to campus and won’t break the bank.

Loving the hopeless

Summer 2018

Alumnus Ron Stueckle advocates for at-risk children as co-founder of the 2017 California Non-Profit of the Year, Sunset Youth Services. “We've made it our mission at Sunset Youth Services to target the most vulnerable of these teens and young adults—those left behind by families, schools, the courts and even churches.”

Serving the nations

Summer 2018

McCrea Nirider shares what she learned as a modern disciple, serving in 11 countries in 11 months with the World Race. “Jesus tells his disciples, past and present, to give away love lavishly, to use gifts and authority and preparedness to serve practically, and to find solutions to address the brokenness around us.”

Choosing God’s story

Summer 2018

Alumnus of the Year Scott Daniels shares how he found his identity in service to Christ. "We were all desperately trying to find an identity through various experiences, while our truest sense of identity (that found only in Jesus) was waiting to be developed through commitment and service to Christ and his kingdom."

Facing down trials

Summer 2018

Student-athlete Jackie Mahowald inspires many by overcoming devastating circumstances. "Through every battle she has faced, from losing her mom and going through cancer herself, to having to leave college, her faith in Jesus never ceased to grow."

Engineering with a purpose

Summer 2018

After seeing the effect NNU on a Mission had in Papua New Guinea, Josiah Radcliffe chose to attend NNU and lead a similar engineering service project in Myanmar.

Fostering student transformation

“God’s taught me that transformation occurs through the lived experience of service,” says Professor Jane Weis as she shares how she has fostered transformation in her nursing students.

Students creating solutions: IdaBot

Each summer, students have the opportunity to do professor–student research to discover or design solutions. Junior engineering major Quentin Frederick shares about his experience helping create IdaBot, NNU’s autonomous robot that can perform time-intensive farm tasks.

Athlete story: Jess Brennis, volleyball

Volleyball athlete and philosophy major Jess Brennis went on a life changing mission trip to Haiti last summer which opened her eyes to the lives of people in third world countries and the abject poverty that her fellow humans suffer.

Alumna Q&A: Dorothy Ackerman, chemistry

2013 chemistry alumna Dorothy Ackerman shares about the research she’s doing and how NNU prepared her to excel in the doctoral program at Vanderbilt University.

More ways to choose NNU

This fall, Idaho students have one more avenue to choose Northwest Nazarene University as their college home. The Idaho State Board of Education voted to add NNU and C of I to the Apply Idaho application.