When social work major Maggie Alcaraz joined NNU’s community as a freshman, she started a new tradition by becoming the first person in her family to attend college. This summer she hopes to have a public policy internship in Washington D.C. before returning to NNU to complete her master's degree in social work.
NNU announced Thursday it will build a turf soccer field in time for the fall season. Construction on the turf field will begin late May and be completed for play in August. The new field is phase one of a process that will eventually see lights installed in 2019 and the addition of club soccer and lacrosse at NNU.
NNU will hold its 102nd commencement on Saturday, May 5, 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.
NNU’s Department of Nursing is pleased to announce that it will now begin accepting applications for a second spring cohort for their Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN FNP) program. The cohort has 18 available spaces with a start date of January 2019.
NNU has named Dr. Paula Kellerer, Superintendent of the Nampa School District, this year’s L.E. Wesche Outstanding Educator. Recipients of the L.E. Wesche award are current professionals who make a positive impact in the field of education that extends beyond the classroom.
From reducing recidivism rates to increasing safety on campuses, business students are finding creative ways to use their academic discipline to make a impact. Learn more about the people's choice and first place award winners at this year's Social Venture Competition.
This April, NNU alumnus Dr. Jeren Rowell (’83) was elected as the 11th president of Nazarene Theological Seminary. “In his forty years as a pastor-scholar, Dr. Rowell has consistently proven his effectiveness as a leader, pastor, author and professor,” said President Joel Pearsall.
“It is gratifying to be able to use the accounting skills we learn in the classroom to make a real difference in people's lives,” said accounting major Richelle Nixon. From filing tax returns to completing economic impact studies, business students are finding ways to serve their community while gaining experience.
Through their senior design projects, twenty engineering and two physics majors utilized their undergraduate education to meet humanitarian or business needs. One project involved five students building a Micron-sponsored lawn care robot, designed to navigate and mow autonomously.
NNU’s AMA chapter brought two awards home from the 2018 AMA International Collegiate Conference, raising the tally to ten awards received by this chapter in the last nine years.