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In the community: social work

“Being a part of something that could literally change the way Idahoans live is absolutely beautiful,” shared MSW student Sierra Vice. NNU makes sure both their grad and undergrad students have opportunities to serve their community before entering the workforce.

Art & design shows display student work

Having spent the last four years preparing their body of work, 21 senior students from the Department of Art & Design will showcase the culmination of their undergraduate career in the senior shows this April.

First ag engineering program offered at a Christian university

“Agricultural engineering is a great fit for Idaho and NNU,” said Dr. Steve Parke, Chair of the Department of Physics and Engineering. “Many students in NNU’s region come from an agricultural background and want to be involved in the rapid, high-tech transformation of agriculture and food processing.” NNU is the first Christian university to offer this new concentration oriented towards the use of GPS, sensors, and robotic actuators known as precision farming.

New study reveals economic impact of Christian higher ed

The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities commissioned a new study that calculated the impact on the national economy of its 142 Christian colleges and universities across the country—including Northwest Nazarene University. The study found that collectively these institutions generate more than $60 billion in economic impact each year.

Final events of the performing arts season

Join us for these spring performing arts events from the Department of Music. From opera to jazz, there is something everyone can enjoy. Events include: The Old Maid and the Thief, John Rutter's Requiem, Great Hymns of our Faith and more.

In the community: nursing

“Being involved in the community shows us what is going on in our community,” said senior Ashlee Seeger, “which then shows us how we can help other people.” Professor Jane Weis and her nursing students have found a way to meet a major need for an underserved population in the Treasure Valley.

NNU partners with Idaho's first medical school

Due to a need for more physicians, especially those serving in rural areas and for underserved populations, NNU and the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine have signed an agreement that will give ten qualified NNU students the opportunity of possible admission to Idaho's first medical school on an annual basis.

Forensics wins Division III Sweepstakes Championship

NNU’s forensics team competed with 19 colleges and universities at the National Christian College Forensics Tournament at Azusa Pacific March 8–10. NNU’s team of five represented well and left as the Division III Individual Events Sweepstakes National Champions.

NNU breaks ground on Student Commons

On March 9, NNU and the local community gathered to celebrate breaking ground for the new Student Commons—a building that will serve as an intentional space for students to interact, live and learn together.

In the community: music

While developing skills for their future careers, NNU music industry students shared their passion for music with 250 local middle schoolers.

In the community: art & design

At NNU serving the community is important, especially to our faculty. Professors of Art & Design Jamie Tucker and Mike Bartlett share how they structure skill and service into their courses.

Student Commons groundbreaking on March 9

The community is invited to attend the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new Student Commons on Friday, March 9. “For over 100 years, NNU has been a place of extraordinary community,” said Mark Wheeler, vice president for external relations. “This new facility provides intentional space for our students and the entire campus community to continue to live into our tradition of shared community.”

NNU Forensics announces Nationals teams

NNU Forensics is ending an exceptional season and preparing for national competitions in March. Learn how they did at their last invitational and who’s on the Nationals teams this year.

Annual Career Week has events for everyone

NNU is gearing up for its annual Career Week February 26 – March 2. Career Week offers an exciting way for NNU students and alumni to expand their career development knowledge and connect with businesses and organizations from throughout the NW region.

Winter activities in the Boise Valley

Since Christmas is over and we’re all back to the daily grind, winter can become quite dull. Here are some ideas to brighten the final months of dreary weather.

“A Midsummer Night's Dream” presented by NNU

William Shakespeare said, “the course of true love never did run smooth.” March 8–11, NNU's Department of Music will show just how complicated love’s course can be through their presentation of Shakespeare’s comedy, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”.

Behind the creation of the Nighthawk

Alumnus and art professor Mike Bartlett and senior Korte Zickefoose share the behind-the-scenes scoop on the process of designing the new Nighthawks mascot.

Dean's List announced for 2017 fall semester

738 students representing thirty states and eight foreign countries have been named to NNU's Dean’s List for the 2017 fall semester. Eligibility for this academic honor is based on grade-point average and credit load.

Join us for Parent & Family Weekend 2018

Parents and family members of NNU students are invited to campus for the second annual Parent & Family Weekend March 9–10. Come create some new and lasting memories with your student and experience college life together in your student’s home away from home.

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."