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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An interdisciplinary English and ecology team traveled to Costa Rica for field research after semester-long courses.
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.
Director of Athletics Kelli Lindley shares about the impact Tiny Bellamy had on the NNU campus and athletics community.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Phil Haunschild, recent graduate and recipient of the Values & Capitalism 2016-17 Young Scholar Award, researches how to employ Syrian refugees in Jordan.
Three NNU alumni extend the spirit of the NNU community into their work and involvements throughout the Boise Valley.
Exiting student body president Ross Martinson shares his excitement for the new Student Commons and the value it will provide.
Siblings Amanda and Zach Marble reminisce about “The Dex” and the significant relationships built in the campus dining hall.
The new Student Commons will serve as the heart of campus, providing the physical spaces where authentic relationships can be built and community can thrive.
Each summer, students have the opportunity to do professor–student collaborative research to discover or design solutions. Junior computer science major Nick Hamilton shares about his experience helping create FireMAP for the Boise Forest Service.
Dr. Sharon I. Bull was presented the prestigious Emily Russel Award at the Association of Christian Librarians 2017 Annual Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan on June 15. Bull is only the 18th recipient of this award since it was established 46 years ago. The award honors outstanding contribution to Christian librarianship.
For more than 70 years, NNU has sent out summer ministry teams to camps and churches throughout the Northwest. This year's teams, Covenant and Witness, are made up of talented and engaging students who have a heart for ministry.
NNU will honor Dr. Phyllis Perkins Howard with the Wesley Order of Servant Leaders Award during General Assembly in Indianapolis, Indiana. The award is presented to individuals whose life and accomplishments reflect the spirit and practice of servant leadership, which was modeled by Jesus Christ and mirrored in the life of John Wesley.
770 students representing twenty-five states and twelve foreign countries have been named to NNU's Dean’s List for the 2017 spring semester. Eligibility for this academic honor is based on grade-point average and credit load.
Dr. Edwin “Ed” Robinson, NNU alumnus and senior fellow, passed away unexpectedly Saturday night. A memorial service will be held on June 10 at College Church of the Nazarene in Nampa. “Dr. Ed Robinson modeled what servant leadership looks like,” shared NNU President Joel Pearsall, “and as a result he touched thousands of lives.”
NNU is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. S. Bradley Shaw as vice president for academic affairs and Mr. Mark Wheeler as vice president for external affairs. “NNU is fortunate that Dr. Shaw and Mr. Wheeler have agreed to fill these vice president roles. Each brings significant experience and training to these roles and we look forward to their leadership among us,” shared President Joel Pearsall.