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Introducing our new mascot

NNU students were welcomed back to campus after semester break with the unveiling of the new Nighthawks mascot. NNU alumnus, art professor and designer Mike Bartlett was commissioned to create the new imagery after the announcement last October. Go Nighthawks!

“Portals” opens at the Friesen Galleries

Portals, an exhibition of large landscape paintings by Boise artist Rachel Teannalach, will open with a reception on Tuesday, January 16. The show will be on display in NNU's Friesen Galleries December 16 – March 16.

Borders between us

Winter 2018

Alumnus and videographer Maxwell Moser shares about his time spent in Somalia. He was there to document the worsening famine for World Vision—a famine the United Nations has called the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II.

To change hearts

Winter 2018

Traveling from the Pacific to the Atlantic, a group of cyclists participated in Pedal to Plant, an Extreme Nazarene campaign raising awareness, friends and funds for church plants. Their journey across the continent covered 4,259 miles—from Seaside, Oregon, to Yorktown, Virginia.

Eyes to see, ears to hear

Winter 2018

Chasing their passion for social justice and ministry, this past summer chaplain Olivia Metcalf and her family went on a pilgrimage tracing the Civil Rights Movement. "Why were we there? What kind of journey was this? The only way I can explain it is to say we felt like we had to be there."

The worst critique

Winter 2018

Art professor Amy Gilles shares how a devastating critique shaped her and the way she teaches for the better. "In front of a room full of people, I suddenly doubted something foundational about my identity, and it struck at a very deep place in me."

Making an impact

Winter 2018

After her long journey to NNU, soccer student-athlete Anita Maryskova has experienced not only great success on the field—enjoying a historic season in which the team made the GNAC tournament for the first time in NNU’s history—but also true teamwork built on trust.

Seeking discovery

Winter 2018

NNU and the Boise Valley provided Austin Reich with invaluable opportunities to gain experience in the field of biology. As a junior, he is volunteering as a zoo naturalist at Zoo Boise, working as head animal TA for the biology department and conducting research with professor Dr. Cossel.

Six highlights of 2017

As we enter 2018 with anticipation of what is to come, we want to take a minute to reflect on some of the highlights of the past year. From a national champion to the deployment of Idaho’s first satellite, NNU has had an exceptional year. Celebrate these exciting changes and accomplishments with us as we look forward to many more in 2018!

Campus holiday hours 2017

Most campus offices and departments will be closed December 22 – January 1 for the holidays. The Johnson Sports Center and Office of University Advancement will have limited hours over the break and other campus services will have limited hours the week before classes begin.

Students combat human trafficking

Students and others on campus raise awareness and funds to help end human trafficking through an international campaign dubbed Dressember.

Freshmen serve the Nampa community

Cornerstone students found ways to foster community on and off campus through service projects this semester. See what this year’s freshmen have been doing to impact and connect with the those around them.

Engineering team receives data from Idaho’s first satellite

NNU's MakerSat team received data from Idaho’s first satellite, MakerSat-0, just hours after it was launched into space aboard a Delta II rocket on Saturday, November 18 at 2:47 a.m. MST. MakerSat-0 will orbit around the earth’s poles 14 times a day at 17,000 mph for the next several years, sending research data to the student team’s smartphones.

The Department of Music presents "Noel"

Join NNU in celebrating the Christmas season as the Department of Music presents their annual Christmas production. “Noel” offers an evening of outstanding traditional Christmas classics each year as well as new inspirational music.

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.