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.

NNU Granted PRSSA Charter

September 26, 2019

NNU's Department of Communication Arts and Science has been granted a charter to begin a chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA).

NNU Names Saint Alphonsus and St. Luke's Health Systems as Eugene Emerson Award Recipients

September 23, 2019

At this year's annual President's Dinner, the University honored Saint Alphonsus and St. Luke’s Health Systems as the 2019 Eugene Emerson Award Recipients.

Cynthia Tobias Seminar: Bringing out the Best in your Strong-Willed Child

September 20, 2019

Cynthia Ulrich Tobias has experience teaching people of all ages how to discover and use their natural inborn learning style strengths to succeed in virtually any situation. Learn how to bring out the best in your strong-willed child with her and her 30 years of expertise.

NNU Professors Co-Author Global Business Book

September 19, 2019

Sam Dunn, Joshua Jensen and Ron Galloway have co-authored a book entitled Navigating Religious Diversity in the Global Business Environment.

NNU President Receives Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree from Korea Nazarene University

September 18, 2019

President Joel Pearsall was presented with an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree at Korea Nazarene University (KNU) in Cheonan City, South Korea on September 9, 2019.

NNU Announces Enrollment and Retention Numbers for Fall 2019

September 16, 2019

NNU is excited to announce fall enrollment numbers and the highest retention rate ever achieved to date.

Nationally-Recognized Author to Visit NNU

September 11, 2019

Join us in welcoming Cara Wall, author of The Dearly Beloved, to campus for a book reading and time of Q & A. Wall's novel has been nationally-recognized on multiple platforms, including NBC's Today Show and The New York Times.

Introducing Deans and New Faculty for the 2019-2020 Academic Year

August 26, 2019

NNU is excited to welcome nine new faculty to campus and introduce four returning faculty members who have been selected to serve in new roles as deans.

NNU Student Receives Top Awards at Statewide Research Conference

August 8, 2019

Congratulations to Aleesha Chavez for her stellar performance at the Idaho INBRE Summer Research Conference last month in Moscow, Idaho. She earned first place for her poster presentation and second place for the fast pitch competition against over 250 students.

Dean's List announced for spring 2019 semester

August 5, 2019

Northwest Nazarene University’s Office of Academic Affairs is proud to announce that 384 undergraduate students and 237 graduate students have been named to the Dean’s List and 127 students were named to the President’s List for the 2019 spring semester.