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A place that sends

Summer 2017

Three NNU alumni extend the spirit of the NNU community into their work and involvements throughout the Boise Valley.

A place to lead

Summer 2017

Exiting student body president Ross Martinson shares his excitement for the new Student Commons and the value it will provide.

A place at the table

Summer 2017

Siblings Amanda and Zach Marble reminisce about “The Dex” and the significant relationships built in the campus dining hall.

A place to gather

Summer 2017

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.

Students creating solutions: FireMAP

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.

Sharon Bull recognized with prestigious library award

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.

Follow Covenant and Witness as they travel this summer

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 to honor Dr. Phyllis Perkins Howard

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.

Dean's List announced for 2017 spring semester

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.

Beloved professor and administrator Dr. Edwin Robinson passes away

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 welcomes two new vice presidents

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.

NNU confers 575 degrees at 101st commencement

NNU’s 101st Commencement brought family, friends and staff together to celebrate the 575 students receiving associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.

Senior highlight: Roxanne Johnsen

Nursing student Roxanne shares about the personal growth she experienced in college and why coming to NNU is the best decision she’s ever made. After graduation, Roxanne will be working at Saint Alphonsus Medical Center in Nampa.

Senior highlight: Janessa Dyk

Instead of waiting until after graduation to start the job hunt, senior business student Janessa Dyk started early and ended up with a great job in Boise, Idaho.

Graduate highlight: Logan Gilmore

Having completed a bachelor's degree in social work in 2015, Logan decided NNU was the university at which to pursue a Master of Social Work degree. He found the experiential learning opportunities and community at NNU were ideal for his career and personal goals. He graduated with his MSW this spring.

Senior STEM projects provide real-life experience before graduation

Each spring, NNU seniors are busy completing senior projects—both to fulfill a graduation requirement and, more importantly, to prove their ability to implement and execute everything they’ve learned during their undergraduate career. Here are a few highlights from the 2017 STEM senior seminar presentations.

Senior business students see success in Seattle

A team of senior business students took 3rd place at the Social Venture Plan Competition hosted by Seattle Pacific University in April. Their winning plan is for an app that would allow individuals to donate more easily to the local charities and organizations they want to support.

Senior highlight: Kraymer Lorig

Kraymer’s involvement in ministry on and off campus has impacted his college experience and his life. He majored in Christian ministry with a minor in worship leadership and has accepted a position as a contemporary worship pastor after graduation.

Senior highlight: Krystal Duran

Engineering student Krystal Duran has gained invaluable experience and connections at NNU that led her to a job working with the City of Nampa. “NNU has made me, and continues to make me, an all around better person,” Krystal said.

Senior highlight: Phil Haunschild

After graduating with a international studies major and financial economics minor, Phil Haunschild will be working in Boise as a policy analyst for the Idaho Freedom Foundation. Hear about the people and opportunities that enriched his NNU experience.

Senior highlight: Liberty Fleming

Liberty has been involved in a wide range of leadership positions on campus and served as SGA Campus Ministries Coordinator this year. She will graduate with an individualized major in Social-Cultural Entrepreneurship.

Randy Schild awarded Educator of the Year

Tuesday, NNU honored Randy Schild with the 2017 L.E. Wesche Outstanding Educator of the Year award. The award is given each year to an alumnus who has provided distinguished service in the field of education. A native of Tillamook, Oregon, Schild has served as superintendent for the Tillamook School District since 2001.

Celebrate NNU grads at baccalaureate and commencement ceremonies May 5–6

NNU will hold its 101st commencement on Saturday, May 6 at the Johnson Sports Center. Separate ceremonies will be held to honor traditional undergraduate students and adult, professional and graduate students. The College of Arts & Science Commencement is at 9:30 a.m., and the College of Adult & Graduate Studies Commencement is at 4 p.m.

Concert to feature selection of hymns and new hymnal release

NNU’s Crusader Choir & Orchestra will present “Great Hymns of Our Faith” on April 23 at 7 p.m. in the NNU Brandt Center. The concert will feature inspiring hymn performances from the 100-member Crusader Choir & Orchestra, creative piano arrangements from NNU alumnus Jerry Nelson, and a hymn sing-along from the fresh new hymnal release, “One Voice,” led by Nelson and guest artist Johnny Hall.

Institute for Chinese Studies to host speaker

NNU’s Institute for Chinese Studies will host speaker Dr. Lili Ma on Monday, April 17 at 6 p.m. Ma is a professor of economics and Director of the Department of World Economy and Trade at Northwest University in Xi’an China. She will be speaking on “The Reform Route and Economic Development in China.”