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Announcing enrollment for fall 2018

September 12, 2018

President Joel Pearsall has announced the total fall enrollment at 2,013 students. This year’s 1,287 undergraduate and 726 graduate and doctoral students indicate steady enrollment for the university.

How to survive Week One: advice for incoming freshmen

August 23, 2018

From moving into your dorm room to taking on a new load of classes, starting college can be a crazy time. To all incoming freshmen, we encourage you to take a moment to read through the perspectives of a few students on campus who know where you’re at and can offer a word of advice on how to survive and thrive during Week One.

Meet incoming freshman "Nighthawk Nate"

August 23, 2018

With New Student Orientation right around the corner, NNU is looking forward to welcoming a new freshman class to campus. Among this new group of students is Nathan Burris, or as his friends and family know him, “Nighthawk Nate.”

From the desert floor to cloud forests and back again

August 20, 2018

Incoming senior Vanessa Beane has spent the last year utilizing local and international research opportunities, from handling Idaho rattlesnakes to exploring the tropical cloud forest of Costa Rica.

Our 5 favorite outdoor activities near campus

August 20, 2018

The Boise Valley is a prime destination for those who love to be outside. If you’ve got a knack for the outdoors, but aren’t too crazy about driving a ways to get there, try exploring one of these top 5 outdoor activities that are within an hour of NNU.

Meet incoming freshman Genaro Huitron

August 15, 2018

On August 24, NNU will welcome a new freshman class to campus. Whether local or from out of state, each individual student brings something new and exciting to the NNU community.

5 affordable fall activities close to campus

August 8, 2018

As the leaves change and the evenings get cooler, fall is officially here and the cities of Nampa and Boise have plenty of fall activities to fill your free time. Current student Courtney Ritchey shares five of her favorite fall activities that are fun, close to campus and won’t break the bank.

Loving the hopeless

July 23, 2018

Alumnus Ron Stueckle advocates for at-risk children as co-founder of the 2017 California Non-Profit of the Year, Sunset Youth Services. “We've made it our mission at Sunset Youth Services to target the most vulnerable of these teens and young adults—those left behind by families, schools, the courts and even churches.”

Serving the nations

July 23, 2018

McCrea Nirider shares what she learned as a modern disciple, serving in 11 countries in 11 months with the World Race. “Jesus tells his disciples, past and present, to give away love lavishly, to use gifts and authority and preparedness to serve practically, and to find solutions to address the brokenness around us.”

Choosing God’s story

July 23, 2018

Alumnus of the Year Scott Daniels shares how he found his identity in service to Christ. "We were all desperately trying to find an identity through various experiences, while our truest sense of identity (that found only in Jesus) was waiting to be developed through commitment and service to Christ and his kingdom."

Facing down trials

July 23, 2018

Student-athlete Jackie Mahowald inspires many by overcoming devastating circumstances. "Through every battle she has faced, from losing her mom and going through cancer herself, to having to leave college, her faith in Jesus never ceased to grow."

Engineering with a purpose

July 23, 2018

After seeing the effect NNU on a Mission had in Papua New Guinea, Josiah Radcliffe chose to attend NNU and lead a similar engineering service project in Myanmar.

Fostering student transformation

July 12, 2018

“God’s taught me that transformation occurs through the lived experience of service,” says Professor Jane Weis as she shares how she has fostered transformation in her nursing students.

Students creating solutions: IdaBot

July 11, 2018

Each summer, students have the opportunity to do professor–student research to discover or design solutions. Junior engineering major Quentin Frederick shares about his experience helping create IdaBot, NNU’s autonomous robot that can perform time-intensive farm tasks.

Athlete story: Jess Brennis, volleyball

July 9, 2018

Volleyball athlete and philosophy major Jess Brennis went on a life changing mission trip to Haiti last summer which opened her eyes to the lives of people in third world countries and the abject poverty that her fellow humans suffer.

Alumna Q&A: Dorothy Ackerman, chemistry

July 6, 2018

2013 chemistry alumna Dorothy Ackerman shares about the research she’s doing and how NNU prepared her to excel in the doctoral program at Vanderbilt University.

More ways to choose NNU

June 27, 2018

This fall, Idaho students have one more avenue to choose Northwest Nazarene University as their college home. The Idaho State Board of Education voted to add NNU and C of I to the Apply Idaho application.

Students creating solutions: fertility research

June 13, 2018

Biology majors Abi Haas and Lauren Gould make advancements in research about fertility and sustainability of pregnancy in the first trimester. Learn about what they are doing and how their experience is preparing them for a career in biology.

Dean's List announced for 2018 spring semester

June 11, 2018

708 students representing 28 states and nine foreign countries have been named to NNU's Dean’s List for the 2018 spring semester. Eligibility for this academic honor is based on grade-point average and credit load.

Graduate theology programs granted accreditation

June 6, 2018

NNU's Graduate School of Theology has been granted initial accreditation by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). With more than 500 master's-level theological graduates, NNU is the first institution in the history of ATS to offer all of its Master of Divinity and Master of Arts programs exclusively online.

Nighthawks season highlights

May 26, 2018

The Nighthawks had a year for the books—conference titles, national tournament berths and records shattered. See the season highlights for NNU Athletics.

Graduate story: Maggie Alcaraz, Class of 2018

May 9, 2018

When social work major Maggie Alcaraz joined NNU’s community as a freshman, she started a new tradition by becoming the first person in her family to attend college. This summer she hopes to have a public policy internship in Washington D.C. before returning to NNU to complete her master's degree in social work.

New turf soccer field coming this summer

May 3, 2018

NNU announced Thursday it will build a turf soccer field in time for the fall season. Construction on the turf field will begin late May and be completed for play in August. The new field is phase one of a process that will eventually see lights installed in 2019 and the addition of club soccer and lacrosse at NNU.

Celebrate our graduates this weekend

May 1, 2018

NNU will hold its 102nd commencement on Saturday, May 5, at the Johnson Sports Center. Separate ceremonies will be held to honor traditional undergraduate students and adult, professional and graduate students. The College of Arts & Science Commencement is at 9:30 a.m., and the College of Adult & Graduate Studies Commencement is at 4 p.m.

Department of Nursing now offers a second FNP cohort

April 27, 2018

NNU’s Department of Nursing is pleased to announce that it will now begin accepting applications for a second spring cohort for their Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN FNP) program. The cohort has 18 available spaces with a start date of January 2019.