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.

NNU Recognized for 2 Top Degree Programs in the U.S.

December 13, 2019

Northwest Nazarene University has been ranked #2 for its doctorate in education program and #33 for its master’s in education program by

Brandt Foundation grants $65,000 to NNU

December 5, 2019

Northwest Nazarene University was one of 31 local businesses and charities to receive a grant during the annual John H. & Orah I. Brandt Foundation luncheon on the NNU campus Dec. 4, 2019.

NNU to launch third satellite

December 3, 2019

Northwest Nazarene University is hosting a launch party to watch NASA launch a satellite built by NNU and Caldwell High Students. This is the third satellite students have built in the past two years launched into space.

NOEL: Presented by the Department of Music

November 18, 2019

Join NNU in celebrating the Christmas season as the Department of Music presents their annual Christmas production. NOEL offers an evening of outstanding traditional Christmas classics each year as well as new inspirational music.

CPD Introduces New Women in Leadership Online Certificate Program

November 15, 2019

The Center for Professional Development (CPD) is excited to announce the launch of a new Women in Leadership online certificate program. The program is series of four courses, and the first course will begin Feb. 3, 2020. To find out more, go to

2019 Alumni Award Recipients

October 18, 2019

Each year at Homecoming, NNU honors alumni for their accomplishments and service since graduation. This year, four individuals will be recognized on Friday, November 8 at 10 a.m. during chapel in the Brandt Center’s Swayne Auditorium.

Cyber Security Expert Delivers Free Public Lectures

October 14, 2019

Join us for the fourth annual Mathematics & Computer Science lecture series October 24-25, 2019. The series will focus on Cyber Security with NNU alumni Braden Anderson (‘03) as the guest speaker.

Dr. Pete Crabb appointed as NNU Faculty Athletics Representative

October 8, 2019

Dr. Pete Crabb, Professor of Finance and Economics, has been appointed by President Joel Pearsall to serve as the NNU Faculty Athletics Representative. He has given 20 years of support and commitment to the University and its athletics program, and will continue to carry on his dedication in this new role.

NNU Biology Professor Part of International Team Assessing Conservation Status of Costa Rican Amphibians

October 1, 2019

Dr. Cossel recently traveled to Costa Rica with an international team of scientists to evaluate the status of Costa Rican amphibians and determine what conservation efforts are needed moving forward.

Join us for Homecoming & Family Weekend 2019

September 26, 2019

Make plans now to be part of Homecoming and Family Weekend on November 7-9! We cannot wait to root, rally and reminisce with the NNU community of alumni, friends and family.