A Letter to Parents Welcoming College Students Home

March 30, 2020

We realize that this is a transitional period for both parents and students alike. We are navigating new and different circumstances and recognize the need to work together to figure this out. As a student at NNU, I have compiled a list of 10 ways you can help us adjust to being home.

College of Nursing Facilitates Pandemic Simulation

March 24, 2020

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, as NNU classes were being canceled and students were being told to stay inside, the College of Nursing saw an opportunity for real-life training.

NNU to Go Online for the Remainder of the Semester

March 18, 2020

Northwest Nazarene University announced Wednesday that its transition to remote learning will be extended through the end of the Spring semester. Additionally, all university faculty and staff who are able will begin working remotely Monday, March 23, 2020.

MSW Students Honored

March 17, 2020

Three Northwest Nazarene University Master of Social Work students are being honored for their work and advocacy at the Idaho state capitol.

NNU Responds Amid COVID-19 Concerns

March 13, 2020

Northwest Nazarene University announced Friday that Spring Break will begin tomorrow, March 14, 2020 and run through March 30, 2020 when classes will begin being delivered remotely. Face-to-face learning is scheduled to resume Tuesday, April 14, 2020 following Easter break.

NNU to Test Campus-Wide Remote Learning as Coronavirus Precaution

March 12, 2020

Northwest Nazarene University announced that they will be holding “Pilot Wednesday” March 18, 2020 in which all classes will be held remotely. Although no cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been confirmed in Idaho, NNU wants to be prepared should there be a necessary closure or quarantine.

NNU Relaunches RN-BSN Program

March 12, 2020

NNU’s College of Nursing is excited to announce the relaunch of its RN-BSN program. This program is designed to help current registered nurses (RN) earn their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.

A Message from President Pearsall Regarding Coronavirus

March 6, 2020

I am aware of the concerns and questions raised by the news of Coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading and want to assure you that we have a cross-functional group on campus that is closely monitoring this constantly shifting landscape. Maintaining health and ensuring the safety of our community is of utmost priority.

NNU Board of Trustees Approves Contract Extension for President Joel Pearsall

March 6, 2020

The Northwest Nazarene University (NNU) Board of Trustees announced Friday, March 6, 2020 that they have unanimously voted to extend the contract for NNU President Joel Pearsall for four more years.

Winter Awakening on NNU's Campus

March 2, 2020

NNU’s annual Winter Awakening was held February 18-21 in the Conrad Commons on campus. This event was an intentional time to come together as a community and reflect on God’s work in our lives and on our campus and included times for worship and to hear from guest speakers.

Women’s Equity Initiative – Honoring Then, Celebrating Now, Building the Future

February 28, 2020

In celebration of women’s history month, NNU’s Women’s Equity Initiative (WEI) has planned several events during the month of March to honor and celebrate outstanding NNU women from the past, present and future and to bring to light some of the accomplishments, struggles and the impact of women on history. Events will include special chapel speakers, performances, discussions, and highlights of NNU’s women’s sporting competitions.

Influential Women of NNU: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

February 27, 2020

In celebration of women’s history month, NNU’s Women’s Equity Initiative (WEI) will be honoring and celebrating outstanding NNU women from the past, present and future and bringing to light some of the accomplishments, struggles and the impact of these women on history.

Wesley Conference explores ways to make room for all

February 18, 2020

Northwest Nazarene University’s Wesley Center hosted its annual Wesley Center Conference Feb. 6 - 7. This year’s theme, titled “Disability and the Church,” explored what it means to welcome those with physical, emotional, and cognitive disabilities into the body of Christ. Drs. Jay Akkerman and Mike Kipp led the two-day conference.

Annual Career Fair Scheduled

February 5, 2020

Northwest Nazarene University’s annual Career Week offers an exciting way for students and alumni to connect and engage with businesses and organizations from throughout the region.

Why College Success Doesn't Depend on your Major

January 30, 2020

Senior Simeon Howie has been featured by Colleges of Distinction—a nationally-trusted resource used by guidance counselors, parents and students in helping students find the right college for them. Read about his NNU experience and his take on why college success doesn't depend on your major.

Satellite designed by NNU Students Set to Depart from the ISS

January 28, 2020

On January 31, viewers can tune in online to watch the departure of the Northrop Grumman Cygnus cargo craft, which will be carrying Makersat 1 — a satellite designed by a talented team of NNU students.

Enlisting Transformation

January 9, 2020

Col. Skye Duncan attended NNC from 1991 to 1996, studying pre-med biology and aspiring to help others. Today, he commands a joint Army and Air Force base near Tacoma, Washington, overseeing more than 290,000 people.

Investing in Student-Athletes

January 9, 2020

Through the generosity of Brian Bohner ('00) and his wife Nichole ('96), Nikola Prvulj has found a home and community of belonging at NNU.

Expanding Educational Partnerships

January 9, 2020

Dr. Grant Zweigle (’93) works to connect NNU students with local community service providers. Doing this intentionally strengthens the service component of the university mission and aligns it with NNU’s educational objectives, empowering students to use their education to make a difference in our world.

Dr. Darrell Marks Leaves a Lasting Legacy

January 9, 2020

Professor Emeritus Dr. Darrell Marks passed away Dec. 5, 2019. Marks dedicated more than 60 years of his life to NNU.

Offering a Seat

January 9, 2020

NNU recently installed two new benches, which are part of a memorial project designed to help supporters partner with NNU in a way that honors their loved one while simultaneously supporting the university and students.

Connecting for a Healthier Future

January 8, 2020

Partnerships play a significant role in providing students with the holistic education they need for life after college, and NNU's Student Nursing Association has firsthand experience developing those partnerships in the local community.

Building Community Together

January 8, 2020

Join us as we journey through the past, present and future of a campus space that has been instrumental in contributing to a transformational experience for NNU students.

Opening Thoughts, Winter Messenger 2020

January 8, 2020

So much of who we are, both old and new, is because of the partnerships formed throughout our more than 100-year history. In this issue of The Messenger, we dive into those partnerships and explore ways they have impacted and continue to impact who we are as a university.

NNU Students Place 5th in U.S. in Global Programming Competition

December 21, 2019

NNU’s two-man powerhouse, comprised of seniors Garrisen Cizmich and Jacob Winters, earned a fifth place national finish in the 2019 IEEEXtreme programming competition.