A big win off the court

March 8, 2019

Freshman Cody Frazer has been mentoring a student at Central Elementary School and the impact he's making has been far greater than he could have ever expected.

Board of Trustees elects new Chair

March 8, 2019

The Northwest Nazarene University Board of Trustees has elected Mike Zahare as its newest chair.

Annual piano and keyboard sale

February 27, 2019

NNU's Department of Music will host their annual piano and keyboard sale on Saturday, March 3, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., at NNU’s Brant Center.

New Associate Vice President for Student Engagement aims to make a lasting impact

February 27, 2019

Karen Pearson will be stepping into a brand new role created just for her, Associate Vice President for Student Life.

Riding high after IEEEXtreme competition success

February 21, 2019

From a paid trip to Las Vegas to securing summer internships, two students have had doors open that they never could have expected after placing 8th in the nation in a computer coding competition.

NNU to host Idaho VEX Robotics Competition State Championship

February 19, 2019

On February 22, NNU will host the Idaho VEX Robotics Competition (VRC) State Championship. The event is expected to host 32 teams of middle and high school students competing in robotics matches.

NNU proudly presents Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods”

February 18, 2019

Join NNU's Department of Music on the journey of a lifetime as they bring the beloved Sondheim classic to life, live and in concert. See all of your favorite childhood fairytales in a new light in this fun concert adaptation equipped with full orchestra, costumes, lighting and set.

NNU introduces Cybersecurity and Data Science emphases

February 15, 2019

We are excited to announce two new areas of concentration for our computer science major: Cybersecurity and Data Science.

Dean's List announced for fall 2018 semester

February 13, 2019

Northwest Nazarene University’s Office of Academic Affairs is proud to announce that 409 undergrad students and 260 graduate students have been named to the Dean’s List for the 2018 fall semester and 102 were named to the President’s List.

AMA Chapter earns case competition award

February 6, 2019

NNU’s American Marketing Association Collegiate Chapter Case Competition team received the Commendable Award for their marketing strategy submission for the Wall Street Journal (WSJ).

Wordsworth Holiness Lecture Series

January 28, 2019

The Office of University Mission and Ministry and the School of Theology and Christian Ministry are pleased to present an endowed lecture series with Dr. Randy L. Maddox, entitled, “Healing for Broken Lives and a Broken World.”

NNU students take 8th in global engineering competition

January 24, 2019

Official results from the 2018 IEEEXtreme programming competition have been released and our two-student team placed eighth in the nation.

NNU pep band resurrected by freshman

January 24, 2019

After a three-year hiatus, the NNU pep band is back, and we have freshman Raven Mathison to thank.

our strengths

January 11, 2019

Alumna Carrie Hays reflects on the Strengths Perspective 
as a foundation for helping others achieve their potential.


January 11, 2019

Alumnus Jonathan Borges shares his journey 
through rough waters to a faith in Christ and a home at NNU.

Around the world and back 
for good

January 11, 2019

David Hille was inspired by his experience as a student to return to NNU as a professor

Letters to my freshman self

January 11, 2019

Dual-sport athlete in track & field and basketball 
Ellie Logan (Fossil, Oregon) graduated with a biology degree summer 2018. Now pursuing her MBA, she reflects on her journey at NNU and the process of constantly growing and learning.

Building for good

January 11, 2019

Long-time coach and professor Roger Schmidt leaves a legacy throughout the campus.

Political science student Jessica Charles carries lessons 
from NNU with her to law school and beyond

January 11, 2019

Political science student Jessica Charles carries lessons from NNU with her to law school and beyond.

Opening Thoughts, Messenger Winter 2019

January 11, 2019

When I began this role in late August 2017, I was told it was time to begin speaking of our strengths—especially in academics—and to stop being inappropriately humble, to be bold in describing who we are. I took that as both a challenge and a directive. And so, the journey to boldness began.

Emily Maxfield: Finding her place, staying intentional and looking ahead

January 7, 2019

College is one of life’s major stepping stones; a time of learning, personal growth and experience. Though an exciting time of preparing for future careers and aspirations, for many, college is a time of waiting. Student Emily Maxfield explains her own experience with this waiting period and how she’s come to make the “now” count just as much as the future.

Holiday Hours

December 21, 2018

Northwest Nazarene University will be closed from December 24 to January 1 for the Christmas holiday. To assist those wishing to make year-end donations, however, the Office of University Advancement will be open with limited hours.

Cornerstone: Reflecting on a semester of service

December 14, 2018

Freshman students and local community partners take a look back at the semester and reflect on the service done by our 12 Cornerstone classes.

NNU introduces club lacrosse program

December 6, 2018

Starting spring 2019, NNU will officially have a club lacrosse program on campus! This announcement was kicked off with a co-ed clinic to give students an idea of what’s to come and a basic understanding and fundamentals of the sport.

NNU doctoral student leads school visit from Ivanka Trump and Apple CEO

December 3, 2018

Ivanka Trump joined Apple CEO, Tim Cook, in a visit to Wilder Middle School to observe and learn more about the Connect Initiative that Apple implemented in 2016. NNU doctoral student Jeff Dillon serves as the district’s superintendent and Middle/High School Principal and was present during the visit.