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NNU’s Visual Arts Students Showcase Their Work

In early April, students from NNU’s Visual Arts department were asked to design and release their own merchandise for the campus store. They jumped at the chance and created their own NNU-branded stickers, hats, shirts and homemade mugs. VANNU’s launch was a hit with the students, faculty and staff...

Dean’s List and President’s List Announced for the Fall 2022 Semester

Northwest Nazarene University’s Office of Academic Affairs is proud to announce that 351 undergraduate students and 233 graduate students have been named to the Dean’s List and 125 undergraduate students were named to the President’s List for the 2022 fall semester. President’s List The...

A Firm Foundation: A Culture of Christ-Centeredness Through the Years

**If you were asked to compare NNU to a younger version of itself, decades past, it would be tempting to focus the entirety of your comparison on the differences. Instead, ask what hasn’t changed. Years later, what might be the one thing that NNU has never let go of, that makes NNU’s community stand...

Forensic Team Shines at National Competition

Pictured left to right: Savannah Wakeman, Isaac Adams, Kedrick Glinski, Miya Ingram, Hannah George Last month, NNU’s speech and debate team excelled at two national tournaments. The team traveled to the University of Central Florida for the Pi Kappa Delta (PKD) National Tournament March 10-13 and...

NNU’s AMA Receives National Recognition

Last month, students from NNU’s American Marketing Association (AMA) attended its national collegiate conference in Chicago. Among their many accomplishments, the chapter took home three “Outstanding Achievement” Awards in Social/Community Impact, Professional Development and Chapter Plan...

Northwesterners Perform at the Northwestern ACDA Conference

Earlier this month, NNU’s Northwesterners had the privilege of performing at the Northwestern ACDA Conference in Spokane, Washington, held at the Historic Fox Theater. “Our trip could not have gone better,” said Quin Van Paepeghem, Northwesterners Director. “Being the only collegiate jazz group...

NNU Freshman Competes for Boys and Girls Club National Youth of the Year

NNU freshman and Pacific Region Youth of the Year, Steeve Biondolillo, was one of six finalists from across the U.S. to compete for the title of “National Youth of the Year,” awarded by Boys & Girls Clubs of America. The competition was held virtually on Sept. 21, 2021.


Steeve was born in...

Elevating Student Preparation
Rising senior Kedrick Glinski shares about the many 
opportunities he has at NNU that uniquely prepare him 
to excel in his career pursuits and as a citizen of the world.
Cultivating Hope 
in Crisis
An education major provides insight into the challenges—and hope—she encountered student teaching during the pandemic.
NNU Student and AMA Chapter Recognized at International Marketing Conference

NNU senior Allison Bingham earned third place in the undergraduate research competition at the virtual 2021 American Marketing Association (AMA) International Collegiate Conference earlier this month. Her research was on “The Association of Social Media Advertisements with Compulsive Buying Behavior...

NNU Speech and Debate Team Shines at National Tournament

This past weekend, the NNU Speech and Debate team competed at the Pi Kappa Delta National Forensics tournament. One NNU student walked away with a national championship title and two others finished in the top ten nationally in their respective events. The team finished 23rd overall out of 79 teams...

NNU Undergraduate Students Published in Academic Journal

Six NNU undergraduate Computer Science students were published in the December 2020 and January 2021 issues of Remote Sensing, an academic peer-reviewed journal. Their publications are presented as part of the special issue of “Advances in Remote Sensing of Post-Fire Environmental Damage and...

More Than a Scholarship—Cassie Hinnenkamp Presses on Toward Her Degree

By Stephanie Tomlinson 

Things haven’t always gone as Cassie Hinnenkamp planned. She never planned to start a family when she was halfway through college the first time. She never planned that the choice of which house to buy would eventually lead to her calling and future career. And she...

Mexican-Born Student Fulfills Her American Dream
On Sept. 6, 2020, Diana Hernandez found herself walking across the stage in the Idaho Center during Northwest Nazarene University’s commencement ceremony. This moment was the final act in her journey toward achieving her Master of Education in Instruction, Curriculum and Innovation.
Supporting a Community

Like many in the world of education, Emmie Wright’s  life changed in an instant when the Glenns Ferry School District in Idaho moved to remote learning in mid-April. The 2020 Master of Science in Counseling graduate received the unique opportunity of trading her internship as a school counselor for...

Dancing Through a Pandemic


Along with the words “mitigate the risk of infection” and “quick pivot to remote learning,” this leadership mantra has been a near constant in my email feed, podcasts, webinars and Zoom meetings this past spring.

Never waste a crisis has a noble management history. It is...

NNU Engineering Student to Present Research on International Stage

By Veronica Craker, Marketing


In February, the NNU Engineering  MakerSat-1 was deployed into orbit around the earth. The satellite was NNU’s third, to be built by students and sent into earth orbit by NASA. 


In August, Senior Engineering student Ben Campbell will provide highlights...

Communication Arts & Science Department Recognizes Outstanding Seniors

Earlier this week, the Communication Arts & Science Department recognized its seniors who successfully defended their senior projects and announced its 2019-2020 student award winners.


On April 25, three seniors successfully defended their senior projects: Parker Akkerman who developed a...

Computer Science Seniors Present Projects Virtually

Northwest Nazarene University’s Department of Mathematics and Computer Science hosted its annual Computer Science Senior Seminar Series virtually on April 23, 2020.


“We’re very proud of this year’s seniors whose research efforts ranged from machine learning to application development to...

A letter to my sister and all her senior friends

Dear sissy and all of her senior friends,

Gosh I’m sorry that this has happened to you.

This is so far from what you deserved. This is unfair and I know it can’t be easy.

I am sorry about the last moments with your friends. You should not be grieving them.

I am sorry about sports...

Investing in Student-Athletes

By Craig Craker, Sports Information Director, Class Of 2002


Basketball brought Nikola Prvulj to Northwest Nazarene University. Community is why he is still here.


The 2019 graduate came to Nampa, Idaho, sight unseen, from his native Serbia. He left behind a cycle of violence and...

Connecting for a Healthier Future

By Kaelen Bach, Current Nursing Student, Chehalis, Washington, Class of 2021


The Student Nursing Association (SNA) is a group of compassionate and community-minded nursing students on campus who work to provide personal, intellectual, professional and social growth for the members through...

Highlighting the “student” in student-athlete

By Craig Craker, Sports Information Director, Class of 2002


As a high school senior, Abigail Otto was stubborn. She was being recruited by a myriad of schools in the Northwest and beyond for her softball skills, but she was adamant that she wanted to major in nursing. Playing a team sport...

An Unlikely Duo

Ben Campbell is doing remarkable things—from working with NASA and launching a new and improved MakerSat, to traveling to Russia this summer and competing in "the olympics of career and vocational skills" ...but that's not all.


One of the most practical ways he is using his skills is a...

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