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Idaho’s first satellite to be launched November 14

Idaho’s first satellite, MakerSat-0, is scheduled to launch into space aboard a Delta II rocket Tuesday, Nov. 14, from Vandenberg Air Force Base. A CubeSat designed by students at NNU, MakerSat-0 will carry electronics that will, for the first time in history, collect real-time data on the effects of the harsh environment of space on 3D-printed polymer materials.

Mayor's Cup '80s and '90s alumni event

NNU alumni from the classes of 1980 through 1999 are invited to join alumni and friends for the Mayor's Cup rivalry game. Watch as Nighthawk Men's Basketball takes on the College of Idaho on Tuesday, November 14 at 7 p.m.

Opening this week: Abstract Reality

NNU's Friesen Galleries invites you to view Abstract Reality, a new show with work from Pam Grant and Laurie Asahara from the Nampa Art Guild. A reception to open the show will be held Thursday, November 9 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

“Beyond Measure” screening at NNU November 9

NNU’s Doceō Center is proud to host a feature-length documentary, “Beyond Measure,” on Thursday, November 9. This film shines a light on tenacious and cutting-edge alternatives in education and provides a glimpse into assessment practices that demonstrate the deeper learning taking place in our schools.

Faculty Award Lecture Series on connecting to nature through literature

Northwest Nazarene University is pleased to announce the 2017-18 Faculty Award Lecture Series featuring Dr. Darrin Grinder, chair of the Department of Language, Literature and Cultural Studies. Dr. Grinder’s lecture is titled “Man Is Not the Measure: Spiritual Reading of Literature and Loving Nature”.

Alumni awards to be presented at homecoming

Each year at homecoming, NNU honors alumni for their accomplishments and service since graduation. For 2017, four individuals will be recognized Friday, November 10 at 10 a.m. during chapel in the Brandt Center’s Swayne Auditorium.

Support athletic scholarships at homecoming 5K

Join us for a 5K run/walk, hosted by the NNU Cross Country and Track and Field teams, that will take place on Saturday, November 11 at 11:00 a.m. All proceeds of the event will help fund the event and cross country and track and field scholarships.

Music department's top ensembles perform at homecoming

In conjunction with homecoming, NNU invites the community to attend this year’s Department of Music Concert. The concert will feature performances from NNU’s top ensembles including Bella Voce, Jazz Revival, Jazz Renaissance, Concert Band, Northwesterners, and Crusader Choir & Orchestra.

Food Truck Rally and Nighthawk basketball at homecoming

This year’s vendors include Boise Fry Co., The BBQ guy, Mad Mac and Basillo’s. From purple fries to Mexican food, there will be something for everyone! Afterwards, show your Nighthawk spirit as NNU men's basketball takes on Multnomah University.

President Pearsall will serve up pancakes at new homecoming event

Do you love President Pearsall? How about pancakes and coffee? If you answered yes to any of these, or you just like talking to people in the morning, then you are welcome to this new and exciting homecoming event!

NNU harbors unique frogs

Two unique frog species have been harbored at NNU since July 26, giving students invaluable experience researching and caring for these rare amphibians. Dr. John Cossel received the frogs from Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden in Hong Kong after they were confiscated from a cargo shipment.

NNU is excited to announce new university mascot

Over the past several years, NNU’s Board of Trustees has discussed and considered the possibility of changing the university’s institutional nickname and mascot. President Joel Pearsall announced Northwest Nazarene University’s new mascot in chapel this morning.

Reunion to celebrate RDs and RAs at homecoming

During Homecoming & Family Weekend 2017, NNU will be hosting a Resident Director (RD) & Resident Assistant (RA) Reunion to honor their important role at NNU. From late night snacks and rides to the airport, to life-giving conversations and prayers, RDs and RAs were there to support students.

“The Fantasticks” presented by NNU

If you enjoy romance, humor and stuck-in-your-head beautiful music, then this is a production you do not want to miss. Performances will take place in NNU’s Little Theatre Thursday–Saturday, November 9–11.

College Church will provide child care during homecoming

KidZone Learning Center of College Church of the Nazarene is providing child care for the Homecoming & Family Weekend—by pre-reservation only—for alumni and friends attending events. Care is available on Friday, Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 11 from 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Reconnect at your class reunion this homecoming

Come reconnect with classmates and friends at your reunion gathering and dinner during Homecoming and Family Weekend. This year’s reunions are for the classes of 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007 and 2012.

CSMA hosts Will Lathrop of International Justice Mission

The Center for the Study of Market Alternatives will host speaker Will Lathrop of the International Justice Mission on Monday, October 23. Lathrop is a field officer in Uganda where he defends widows and orphans. This event is free and open to the public.

Compassion Experience immerses visitors in the developing world

Visitors to The Compassion Experience will have the opportunity to step into the true stories of children growing up in the developing world, and walk with them through their journey from poverty to a life transformed through Compassion International and the local church. The exhibit will be open October 5–8 in the Wiley Learning Center parking lot.

Alumna celebrates 100th birthday

Alumna Geri Shaw celebrates her 100th birthday on Wednesday, October 5. Originally from Minnesota, she attended NNC after her family moved to Meridian, Idaho. “NNU will help you find what your direction should be,” she shared.

Steven Emerson named Vice President of Finance & Operations

NNU is pleased to announce Steven Emerson as Vice President for Finance & Operations. In this role, he will provide leadership, oversight and management of all financial and operational affairs of the university.

Join us for Homecoming & Family Weekend 2017

NNU is gearing up for Homecoming & Family Weekend 2017 which will take place November 9–11. Alumni, family and community members are invited to partake in the homecoming festivities—reuniting with old friends and making new ones.

Challenging drama to open NNU’s performing arts season

Performances of “Doubt, A Parable” will kick off NNU's 2017–2018 performing arts season. In this thought-provoking production, Sister Aloysius, a Bronx school principal, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects the young Father Flynn of improper relations with a student.

Mangum Mission Series features Monica Boseff

NNU invites the community to hear from Monica Boseff, recipient of the Trafficking in Persons Report Hero Award. Monica will be speaking about human trafficking and kicking off several activities that will raise awareness for these serious issues.

Census Bureau regional director to speak on campus

NNU mathematics alumnus James T. Christy will give a lecture titled “How We Know Who We Are—Information for Decisions in the United States” on Thursday, October 5. Christy is the regional director for the U.S. Census Bureau's Los Angeles Region where he is responsible for all Census Bureau activities in the western United States. This lecture is free and open to the public.

Boys & Girls Club of Nampa presented 2017 Eugene Emerson Award

"As a university and as members of the Nampa community, we are profoundly grateful to the Boys & Girls Club for the ways they have and continue to invest in the lives of Nampa kids,” said Vice President for External Relations Mark Wheeler. “We are a far better community because of the good work happening every day at the Boys and Girls Club."