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Great Hymns of Our Faith 2023

Northwest Nazarene University’s Department of Music invites you to Great Hymns of Our Faith on Sunday, April 23, at 6:00 p.m. in Swayne Auditorium, Brandt Center. Come enjoy performances from the Wind Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra, Symphonic Orchestra, Bella Voce and University Choir & Orchestra at...

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...

Coach Powell: A Philosophy of Love and Selflessness

The decision to become a coach at NNU was an easy one for head men’s soccer coach John Powell. He had played soccer for most of his life, including four years as a collegiate student-athlete at Cal State Stanislaus, where he was named the school’s Male Student-Athlete of the Year in 2010-11. During his playing days, two major factors stood out to him that were key in influencing his decision to become a coach once his playing career was finished.

Integrating Christ in Higher Education

My name is Viola. I am a woman of African descent. I am currently a doctoral student at Northwest Nazarene University, a higher education Wesleyan Christian institution. I am grateful for the opportunity to attend a Christian university. Choosing to go to NNU was a great decision.

Uniquely Transformative 
in Thought & Deed: Regarding Change

There are many facets of Christian higher education, and at NNU, nuances of faith and learning play out in the classroom, in chapel and in the dining and residence halls. NNU’s beauty is in its various shades of experience—worldview shaping; faculty and staff with integrity and kindness; safety to explore thought and belief; a warm place of compassion, community and belonging.

Uniquely Transformative 
in Thought & Deed: A Reflection on Landscape

*There are many facets of Christian higher education, and at NNU, nuances of faith and learning play out in the classroom, in chapel and in the dining and residence halls. NNU’s beauty is in its various shades of experience—worldview shaping; faculty and staff with integrity and kindness; safety to...

The Long Road

Nazarene higher education is part of my heritage. My grandparents graduated from Point Loma, and my parents, aunts and uncles graduated from Northwest Nazarene University. Both my parents worked for NNU when I was a kid. I basically grew up on campus.

Living into God's Story

I’m in my 30th year of getting to teach Christian theology to general education students at NNU or other Christian universities. I love all my classes, but teaching Intro to Theology to a room full of diverse students from multiple majors and backgrounds is still my favorite course to teach.

Opening Thoughts: What's in a Name?

We all have a name. In fact, we all have names. Some of us have two: first and last. Some have three: first, middle and last. Others may have four or five names. Whether it’s two, three, or more, each of the names within our name carries meaning and purpose. The ways our individual names are used in...

Winter Awakening 2023

As a Christian institution, centered in Jesus Christ, NNU routinely offers opportunities and resources for spiritual growth and engagement on campus. One of those opportunities is NNU’s annual Winter Awakening week in February, designed to provide students space for that focused spiritual engagement...

NNU's Theatre Arts Presents The Sound of Music

Northwest Nazarene University’s Theatre Arts will be performing The Sound of Music March 16 through 18 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 19 at 3:00 p.m. This beloved musical is the final collaboration between Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, based on the true story of the Von Trapp Family...

Enrollment Numbers for Spring 2023 Announced

Northwest Nazarene University announced last month that their Spring 2023 enrollment is 7,407 students. This year’s numbers include 996 undergraduate, 663 graduate students and 5,748 concurrent credit students. "The start of every new semester is an exciting time at NNU, and it has been...

NNU Celebrates 106th Commencement Ceremonies

Northwest Nazarene University celebrated its 106th Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 7, 2022, outdoors on the NNU Campus Quad. 331 Graduate and Professional Studies students and 234 Traditional Undergraduate students were a part of the graduating class of 2022. The Graduate and...

Brandt Foundation Awards $85,000 Grant to NNU

Northwest Nazarene University was one of 37 local non-profits to receive a grant during the annual John H. & Orah I. Brandt Foundation luncheon on the NNU campus on Dec. 14, 2022. NNU received a check for $85,000. The grant will be put toward the College of Nursing expansion project as well as for...

NNU Faculty and Senior Fellow Awarded Chewning Award

Dr. Sam Dunn, NNU business faculty and Senior Fellow since 1994, was recently awarded the Chewning Award from the Christian Business Faculty Association (CBFA), the highest award given by this organization. "As Senior Fellow, Dr. Dunn continues to serve the NNU College of Business by teaching...

NNU Presents Annual NOEL Christmas Concert

Northwest Nazarene University's Department of Music will usher in the Christmas season with their annual music production of NOEL Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 4 at 3:00 p.m. in the Brandt Center’s Swayne Auditorium. “For many in the community, NNU’s annual NOEL concert is the...

NNU Launches New Concentration in Engineering

NNU has announced that a new program in Semiconductor Engineering is now open for enrollment as part of its ABET-accredited Engineering program. This new concentration will begin classes Fall 2023, alongside NNU’s existing concentrations in Agricultural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer...

NNU Partners with Northwest Field District Superintendents

The seven District Superintendents of the Northwest Field recently met with the Dean and two other faculty members of the College of Theology and Christian Ministries (CTCM) for a 3-day retreat in McCall, Idaho. The goal of the meeting was to discuss how the Church and University could better...

NNU Robotics Vision Lab Awarded $101,000 Grant

Last month Northwest Nazarene University Robotics Vision Lab was notified they had been awarded a $101,000 grant by the Idaho Farm Bureau Federation. This specialty crop grant, presented by the Idaho State Department of Agriculture (ISDA), will allow the University’s faculty and student researchers...

NNU Announces Enrollment Numbers for Fall 2022

Northwest Nazarene University announced Wednesday, September 21, that their Fall 2022 enrollment is 1,778 students. This year’s numbers include 1,140 undergraduate and 638 graduate students. "We are so excited for each and every student who has chosen to be part of our NNU community,” Dr. Stacey...

NNU Honors Community Partners

On September 15, 2022, Northwest Nazarene University honored the Consulate of Mexico and the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust at their annual President’s Reception. These honorees have been instrumental partners with NNU for several decades. “Community and Service are core values for us at NNU, and...

2022 Sciences Summer Research

Each year, students in NNU’s sciences departments are invited to participate in summer research.

International Students Club

NNU's International Club is comprised of 30+ students and 10 faculty and staff members who are interested in sharing and learning about countries and cultures.

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