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5 things to do in (and near) the Boise Valley this winter

Make sure you don’t miss out on the unique activities Idaho’s winters have to offer. Check out these five fun things to do near NNU during this cold and snowy season.

A few of our favorite Nampa destinations

Check out our top five Nampa destinations that are just a few short blocks from campus. It won’t take you long to discover there are treasures that lie in the heart of our quaint downtown Nampa community.

Photos from Herpetology Lab Open House

This year at Homecoming, the NNU Herpetology Lab students and members of the Idaho Herpetological Society had live animals on display for alumni and friends to see close up—and, in some cases, to get real personal (hold).

Gathering for all-denominational worship

This fall, one NNU alumnus and one current student have been inspired to coordinate and lead two all-denominational worship services—The Mill and Oh Holy Night—in the Boise Valley.

Homecoming 2016: a student perspective

There are many things that homecoming brings to our campus—a time of celebration, togetherness, liveliness and so much more—but it means something a little different to each person. Three current students share their perspective on Homecoming & Family Weekend 2016.

Department of Music presents "Noel"

Now in its fourth year, "Noel" features performances from NNU’s top ensembles and offers an evening of outstanding traditional Christmas classics each year as well as new inspirational music. Join NNU and the Department of Music on Sunday, December 11 for this annual Christmas performance.

Military Times ranks NNU as a "Best for Vets" college

NNU was ranked #4 in the U.S. for private universities and #19 for four-year public/private universities and colleges overall in Military Times' Best for Vets: Colleges 2017 rankings.

Bella Voce and Concert Band perform fall concert

NNU's Department of Music will present a fall concert featuring the unique styles of both the NNU Concert Band and Bella Voce women’s chorus on Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Brandt Center’s Swayne Auditorium. Concert Band’s repertoire will reflect instrumental sounds from across the ages; Bella Voce’s program will explore the concept of remembrance.

NNU’s top ensembles to perform at homecoming concert

In conjunction with Homecoming & Family Weekend 2016, NNU invites the community to attend this year’s Department of Music Concert on Saturday, November 12. The concert will feature performances from NNU’s top ensembles including Bella Voce, Jazz Revival, Concert Band, Northwesterners, and Crusader Choir & Orchestra.

Overtime: the homecoming after-game party

Come hang out with friends, family, alumni and current NNU students in the Johnson Sports Center fieldhouse for free food, games and fun following the end of the men’s basketball game.

Support athletic scholarships at the 5k run/walk

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 12 at 11:00 a.m. The event will start in front of the Leah Peterson Learning Commons on East Dewey St. and finish on the track.

School of theology hosts panel on women’s ordination

During Homecoming & Family Weekend 2016, NNU’s School of Theology and Christian Ministries will host a panel discussion entitled “Celebrating our Heritage: Women’s Ordination in the Church of the Nazarene.” The panel will include President of Nazarene Theological Seminary Dr. Carla Sunberg along with faculty members and other guests.

Homecoming reunion to celebrate Crusader Baseball

During Homecoming & Family Weekend 2016, Northwest Nazarene University will be hosting a Crusader Baseball reunion on Friday, Nov. 11 and Saturday, Nov. 12. This reunion will celebrate the growth of the baseball program over the decades and those who made it possible. Alumni of all ages will have the chance to connect during two days of events.

College Church to provide child care at homecoming

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. 11 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 12 from 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Homecoming breakfasts celebrate academic disciplines

Connections made and relationships built at NNU are invaluable, and during Homecoming & Family Weekend 2016, NNU wants to make sure you have a chance to reconnect with friends and faculty who have impacted your life. Share a meal in rooms across campus that will be filled with alumni eating breakfast with one another and joining in fellowship.

Math and computer science lecture will bust common myth

November 10, NNU's math and computer science department will host its first annual department lecture “Math: Not Even Once, and Other Fallacies!” featuring alumnus Preston Crow (’91). Crow is a software developer at Dell EMC, and his lecture will address the longstanding misconception that math is never used outside of the classroom.

Students host panel discussion on presidential election

Wednesday, November 2, students will host a panel consisting of NNU professors from the areas of economics, communication, political science, Biblical studies and history to discuss the presidential election and its affect on the economy, humanities and faith.

Alumni awards to be presented at homecoming chapel

Each year at homecoming, NNU honors alumni for their accomplishments and service since graduation. Dr. Ray Lindley, Steve Wyborney and Dr. Daniel Benedick will be recognized Friday, November 11 at the Alumni Awards Chapel.

“The M.R.S. Degree — A Musical. Kinda.” premieres at NNU

Written by Dr. Arnold Ytreeide, director of NNU’s film school, “The M.R.S. Degree — A Musical. Kinda.” is set in the 1930s at the tiny “College of Somewhere.” This original musical will premier at NNU November 10–14, in conjunction with Homecoming & Family Weekend 2016.

Mangum Mission Series coming November 2 – 4

The community is invited to come and hear alumni Rev. Vito (’01) and Jenni McPherson (’01) Monteblanco share about their ministry to refugees in the diverse Texas Panhandle town of Cactus. The Monteblancos are executive directors of Cactus Nazarene Ministry Center (CNMC), a compassionate ministries center that serves over 20 nationalities and ethnicities.

The making of a team

Fall 2016

Lilburn Wesche, class of 1951, shares how NNU baseball—with its unlikely beginning— has grown over the decades into a conference championship team. "The pioneer players should be congratulated. Their perseverance prepared the way, and over the years the teams improved until today NNU is a conference powerhouse."

Experiencing spiritual revival on campus

Each year NNU’s Office of Spiritual Formation plans Fall Revival, a three-day chapel emphasis aimed to rejuvenate the spiritual life of the entire campus. Guest speaker Dr. Richard Beck, professor and chair of the Department of Psychology at Abilene Christian University, focused his messages on love.

Adopted into community

Fall 2016

Longtime staff member Rob O'Donahue shares the impact the NNU community has had on his family. "We didn't know what we were missing years ago before NNU, but now we call it home and can't imagine our lives without it."

Crusader women’s soccer builds team and trust

Fall 2016

Over the past few years, Northwest Nazarene University Athletics has given its student-athletes once-in-a-lifetime opportunities that go beyond the playing fields and courts. Most recently, the NNU women’s soccer team spent a week in the island nation of Trinidad off the coast of Venezuela.

Sharing the value of community

Fall 2016

In their roles in Student Development, Grant and Jen Miller now encourage the same community for current students that transformed each of them.