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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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."
NNU is honored to confer the degree Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa on Jerry L. Caven. As philanthropists, Jerry and Muriel Caven have supported ministry work in Central America, South Asia, Africa and the United States. The ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. Friday, September 22 in the Swayne Auditorium of NNU’s Brandt Center.
President Joel Pearsall has announced NNU's total fall 2017 enrollment at 2,040 students—just 24 shy of our all-time high in 2011. With 43 percent of the new undergraduate students enrolled in a STEM area of study, the top majors chosen by the freshman class are nursing, education and biology, respectively.
Chaplains Dustin and Olivia share with us this year’s chapel theme and highlight some upcoming guest speakers. “We believe this could be a powerful year for our community and are praying that in a divided world NNU could be a place that embodies the love and grace of God."
NNU will confer an honorary degree on John Boyd at the Swayne Auditorium of the NNU Brandt Center on Wednesday, September 13 at 10 a.m. He will be honored with a Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa for his life of service to others. Boyd has personified the mission, objectives and ideals of NNU through his work with Mission Aviation Fellowship.
The NNU Friesen Galleries and Hill Street Studios/TRACK 13 have partnered to produce a contemporary art show titled ExTRACKtion, which features a variety of approaches to art depicting trains, the Nampa depot and graffiti. There will be live demonstrations of graffiti painting at the opening reception on Tuesday, September 12.
NNU's School of Theology and Christian Ministries is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. T. Scott Daniels as the Pastoral Scholar-in-Residence. With this appointment, Dr. Daniels will continue his work in the classroom to enhance the student experience at both the undergraduate and graduate level.
From analyzing forest fire damage to designing a satellite printed in space by NASA, students have been busy pioneering new areas of study and making breakthroughs in computer science, biology, chemistry and engineering. Learn about NNU’s 2017 summer research projects.