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Northwest University Repeats as a NAIA Champions of Character Institution

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Northwest University has once again been named a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Champions of Character Five-Star Institution this year, as announced by the national NAIA office.

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Northwest University Repeats as a NAIA Champions of Character Institution

Christmas Chapel Spreads Holiday Cheer Across Campus At Northwest University

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Northwest University came together for a campus-wide Christmas celebration last week. NUMA Campus Ministries and NU Student Government hosted a festive Chapel service called “The Christmas Show.”

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Christmas Chapel Spreads Holiday Cheer Across Campus At Northwest University

Northwest University Students Visit New Day Northwest TV Show at KING 5 in Seattle

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Every year Northwest University Dr. Peg Achterman teaches Mass Communication, she gives her students the unique opportunity to see media production in action at KING 5 television station in downtown Seattle.

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Northwest University Students Visit New Day Northwest TV Show at KING 5 in Seattle

Students Join World Vision to Aid Seattle Homeless and the Philippines

Monday, November 25, 2013

For the third year in a row, the students of Northwest University partnered with World Vision to build hygiene kits for those in need. This fall, students launched the “NU Gives” campaign, which directly impacted the local Seattle community and also assisted those in the Philippines.

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Students Join World Vision to Aid Seattle Homeless and the Philippines

Event Recap: Packed House at Northwest University’s Sacramento Campus Launch with Lincoln Brewster

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Over 300 people gathered at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in downtown Sacramento on Thursday, November 14 to celebrate the launch of the Northwest University Sacramento Campus, located at Capital Christian Center.

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Event Recap: Packed House at Northwest University’s Sacramento Campus Launch with Lincoln Brewster

Choralons Perform Concert at Northwest University December 9

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Join Northwest University for the annual Choralons concert at 7pm on Monday, December 9, 2013 in Butterfield Chapel. Hear them debut the songs they have worked on all semester before they head out on Spring tour!

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Choralons Perform Concert at Northwest University December 9

Northwest University Drama Department Presents Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors”

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

This silly, farcical Shakespeare comedy follows the story of two sets of twins who are constantly mistaken for each another during one crazy day. NU’s production is set in the wild, wild west...so git yer spurs and yer cowboy hats ready!

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Northwest University Drama Department Presents Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors”

Northwest University and Coro Amici Present Christmas Traditions Concert at Benaroya Hall

Monday, November 4, 2013

Now in its fifth season, this established Christmas concert celebrates the traditions of Christmas, featuring new carol arrangements and traditional Christmas selections including several favorite sing-a-longs.

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Northwest University and Coro Amici Present Christmas Traditions Concert at Benaroya Hall

Students Pack Out Annual Northwest University Talent Show

Friday, November 1, 2013

The annual student Talent Show at Northwest University is one of the most popular events on campus. This year’s lineup included singer/songwriters, musicians, improvers, hip-hop/break-dancers, and a self-choreographed dance by CELE students.

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Students Pack Out Annual Northwest University Talent Show

JJ Heller and Jonny Diaz to Perform Concert at Northwest University

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Come hear Christian music artists JJ Heller and Jonny Diaz perform this Saturday on campus at Northwest University!

Details: Saturday, November 2, 2013 @ 7 PM in Butterfield Chapel (5520 108th Ave, Kirkland, WA 98033)

Tickets: Tickets are free for the NU community and $5 for general admission. Tickets are available in the Student Development office, or by request at: tickets@northwestu.edu.

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JJ Heller and Jonny Diaz to Perform Concert at Northwest University

Pastor Judah Smith Speaks at Northwest University

Monday, October 28, 2013

The Northwest University community invited University of Washington and Seattle Pacific University students to Kirkland for Monday evening Pursuit service. Students had the opportunity to worship with Crossing, NU's student-led worship band, and to hear from The City Church Pastor Judah Smith.

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Pastor Judah Smith Speaks at Northwest University

Northwest University Co-Sponsors “Creativity in the Cosmos” Event

Friday, October 25, 2013

Does God matter? Is matter all there is in the universe? Or is there a purpose and design to life? Come enjoy an evening discussion with national talk show host Dennis Prager, technology economist George Gilder, and leading intelligent design philosopher Stephen Meyer as they examine the role of creativity in life, the universe, and human technology. National talk show host Michael Medved will lead a panel discussion and moderate a question-and-answer time for the guests in the audience.  

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Northwest University Co-Sponsors “Creativity in the Cosmos” Event

Regius Award Honors Dr. Jason Streubel

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The Northwest University College of Arts and Sciences will present this year's Regius Award to Dr. Jason Streubel on Thursday, October 24 at 7 PM in HSC 104. This annual award recognizes NU alums for outstanding work demonstrating the integration of faith and discipline.

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Regius Award Honors Dr. Jason Streubel

Northwest University Ranks Among Best of the West

Monday, October 21, 2013

Northwest University earned recognition in two separate categories of U.S. News & World Report's recently released 2014 "Best Colleges" issue.

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Northwest University Ranks Among Best of the West

“The Shack” New York Times Best Selling Author, Paul Young, Visits Campus

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Last week in chapel, the Northwest University community had the pleasure of hearing from guest speaker Paul Young, New York Times best selling author of Crossroads and The Shack.

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“The Shack” New York Times Best Selling Author, Paul Young, Visits Campus

Alumna Keila Garza Releases Debut Album And Performs At NU

Monday, October 14, 2013

After graduating from Northwest University in 2012, alumna Keila Garza is keeping busy and pursuing her love of music now more than ever. Most recently, she got the opportunity to record her own album and promote it internationally as well as perform in Kirkland at her alma mater.

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Alumna Keila Garza Releases Debut Album And Performs At NU

NU Student Josie Putnam’s New eBook A #1 Hot New Release On Amazon

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Josie Putnam's new eBook, Exploring Marketing Methods One Scoop at a Time, is currently an Amazon #1 Hot New Release.

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NU Student Josie Putnam’s New eBook A #1 Hot New Release On Amazon

Annual REACH Missions Conference Inspires Students To Serve Abroad

Monday, October 7, 2013

REACH Conference is Northwest University's annual missions event put on by NUMA Campus Ministries. This year, the conference spanned several days and focused on Matthew 6:33: "Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness."

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Annual REACH Missions Conference Inspires Students To Serve Abroad

Northwest University Sacramento Campus Launch Event with Lincoln Brewster

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington is announcing a campus launch event to celebrate the new college campus in Sacramento, California. The launch event is a dinner reception to be held at the downtown Sheraton Grand in Sacramento on Thursday, November 14, 2013, at 6:30 PM. The night will include entertainment by Christian recording artist Lincoln Brewster to help kick off this exciting celebration. 

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Northwest University Sacramento Campus Launch Event with Lincoln Brewster

President Castleberry’s The Kingdom Net, An Amazon Best-Seller

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Northwest University is proud to announce that President Joseph Castleberry's book, The Kingdom Net: Learning to Network Like Jesus, is currently the #2 Best-Selling Kindle eBook on Amazon in the Christian Professional Growth category!

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President Castleberry’s The Kingdom Net, An Amazon Best-Seller

School of Business and Management Hosts MBA Alumni Dinner

Friday, September 27, 2013

On Friday evening, September 20, 2013, over 50 MBA alumni, current students, faculty, and guests attended the annual MBA Alumni Dinner in the Donald H. Argue Health and Sciences Center at Northwest University.

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School of Business and Management Hosts MBA Alumni Dinner

Scholarship Reception Connects Students And Benefactors

Thursday, September 19, 2013

The Northwest University Foundation hosted the annual Scholarship Reception on Friday, September 13, 2013 in the courtyard just outside the beautiful Donald Argue Health and Sciences Center.

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Scholarship Reception Connects Students And Benefactors

Dream Center Pastor Matthew Barnett Speaks in Chapel

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Students and faculty had the pleasure of hearing from guest speaker Matthew Barnett, New York Times best-selling author and founder of the Los Angeles Dream Center.

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Dream Center Pastor Matthew Barnett Speaks in Chapel

Astronomy Class Trip To The University Of Washington Planetarium

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Ever wanted an expertly guided view of the galaxies, stars, and planets? Every semester that Northwest University’s Dr. Dan Tomandl teaches astronomy, he treats his class to just that: a self-presented show in the Planetarium at the University of Washington.

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Astronomy Class Trip To The University Of Washington Planetarium

Northwest University Now At Home In Sacramento, California

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

We are thrilled to announce the successful launch of Northwest University Sacramento!

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Northwest University Now At Home In Sacramento, California

Northwest University Makes National “Best Bang for the Buck” List

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

In the current job market and economy, students want to attend a university that gives them the best value for their money. Two Assemblies of God colleges recently received recognition among America’s most worthwhile educational institutions.

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Northwest University Makes National “Best Bang for the Buck” List

Fall Orientation Welcomes New Students to Kirkland Campus

Friday, August 23, 2013

Last week, Northwest University welcomed the Freshmen Class of 2017 as well as new transfer students onto its beautiful fifty-six acre campus.

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Fall Orientation Welcomes New Students to Kirkland Campus

Don Argue Named Ambassador at Large for Convoy of Hope

Friday, August 16, 2013

Former Northwest University President Don Argue has recently been named Ambassador at Large for Convoy of Hope, a large disaster relief agency affiliated with the Assemblies of God.

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Don Argue Named Ambassador at Large for Convoy of Hope

Seattle Ranked Second-Best City to Live In

Monday, July 22, 2013

Did you know Businessweek recently ranked Seattle as the second-best U.S. city to live in? Or that Forbes deemed it the fifth-best city for good jobs? These are just two reasons why we at Northwest University are so thrilled to neighbor “The Emerald City.”

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Seattle Ranked Second-Best City to Live In

New Online Degree in Criminal Justice

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Enrollment is now open for Northwest University’s new undergraduate online degree program in Criminal Justice. The Criminal Justice degree is designed to help working adults successfully and conveniently complete their degree.

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New Online Degree in Criminal Justice

2013 Graduation Festivities

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

As finals week comes to a close, anticipation and excitement run high for students and families preparing for Saturday's Commencement ceremonies.

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2013 Graduation Festivities

Women’s Soccer: 2012 Season Recap

Friday, March 29, 2013

Northwest University presents the story of the Women's Soccer team and the chapters of their 2012 season.

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Women’s Soccer: 2012 Season Recap

NU Hall of Fame Recap with Russell Wilson

Thursday, March 28, 2013

The Northwest University Hall of Fame evening was an amazing night. This annual event saw a record-setting 600 participants this year. The evening included: an incredible silent auction (including a classic silver Mercedes Benz convertible), introduction of the NU student athletes of the year, an inspiring story from the women’s soccer team, and more...

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NU Hall of Fame Recap with Russell Wilson

Speed Networking Dessert

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

On Thursday, March 21, 2013, Northwest University students and prominent business leaders in the local community took part in a Speed Networking Dessert!

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Speed Networking Dessert

Creatio’s Steve Smith Nominated for GRAMMY Music Educator of the Year Award

Monday, March 25, 2013

Northwest University would like to congratulate our very own Steve Smith, Creative Director and principle instructor of Creatio’s Recording Arts degree programs, for his recent nomination by the GRAMMY Foundation (National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences) as a candidate to receive the first ever GRAMMY Music Educator Award.

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Creatio’s Steve Smith Nominated for GRAMMY Music Educator of the Year Award

NU Student’s Band on Billboard Charts

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Current NU student Nathan Furtado is staying busy these days! In addition to preparing for mid-terms, Nathan's band Citizens has an album that is making a serious impact on the Christian music scene!

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NU Student’s Band on Billboard Charts

Dr. Paul Alexander Speaks in Chapel

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Students and faculty had the pleasure of hearing from guest speaker Dr. Paul Alexander in chapel both Monday and Wednesday of this week.

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Dr. Paul Alexander Speaks in Chapel

Former Northwest University Student Named “Miss Seattle 2013”

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Delia Jenny Lubanovici, former Northwest University Communication major (2008-2012), was crowned “Miss Seattle 2013” on Sunday, March 10, 2013. During her time at Northwest University, Lubanovici competed in many local Miss America pageants, where she gained scholarships to help fund her education.

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Former Northwest University Student Named “Miss Seattle 2013”

Eagles Inaugural Softball Season Opener

Friday, March 8, 2013

It was a beautiful sunny day at Everest Park for the opening day of softball at Northwest U, and memorable as NU's inaugural home game.

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Eagles Inaugural Softball Season Opener

NU’s Cultural Coffee House

Thursday, March 7, 2013

For the second year, student leaders have organized the Cultural Coffee House program as an opportunity for students to showcase their art, poetry, and stories in a celebration of diversity and history within the student body at NU.

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NU’s Cultural Coffee House

NU’s Drama Department Presents “The Spitfire Grill”

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The Drama Department at Northwest University proudly presents "The Spitfire Grill" February 26th - March 2nd.

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NU’s Drama Department Presents “The Spitfire Grill”

Screaming Eagle Week at NU

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Friday night marked the climactic finale of Screaming Eagle Week: The Eagle Olympics. Five days of fierce competition, ingenious creativity, and widespread student participation decides who will claim bragging rights as Screaming Eagle Week champions for a full year!

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Screaming Eagle Week at NU

NUMA Records Live Worship Album

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Upbeat, genuine, and intentional corporate worship is nothing new here at Northwest University. In fact, it happens on a regular basis from 3-5 times a week in chapel and on Monday nights at student-led Pursuit. What doesn’t happen on a regular basis is the recording of a live worship album with hundreds of voices echoing throughout Butterfield Chapel. On January 14, 2013 the dream of recording a live worship album came true.

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NUMA Records Live Worship Album

Screaming Eagles Week: Dodgeball Tournament

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Each year the month of January brings the start of a new semester. But it's at this time that student athletes, pre-med majors, musicians, elementary education students, and students from every discipline rally around a long-standing NU tradition: Screaming Eagles Week.

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Screaming Eagles Week: Dodgeball Tournament

Chapel Guest: Rapper Thi’sl

Friday, January 25, 2013

Today's chapel services featured Christian hip-hop artist Thi'sl, who was in Seattle for a concert in partnership with a local church. Though Thi'sl is based in St. Louis, MO, he regularly tours the country including the west coast and specifically Seattle.

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Chapel Guest: Rapper Thi’sl

An Evening with Russell Wilson

Monday, January 14, 2013

Northwest University has announced Seattle Seahawks rookie sensation quarterback Russell Wilson as their special guest at the 3rd Annual Eagle Hall of Fame Benefit on Friday, March 22, 2013. Wilson will be participating in a moderated conversation at the event, which benefits and supports scholarships for student athletes at the university.

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An Evening with Russell Wilson

World Vision Kit Build in Chapel

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

For the second year students at Northwest University have partnered with World Vision, which is located in Nearby Federal Way, in a project aimed at supporting medical volunteers in developing countries. Students raise money to purchase medical supplies, which are assembled into "Caregiver Kits" and then distributed to volunteers caring for individuals suffering from the effects HIV/Aids.

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World Vision Kit Build in Chapel

Thursday Night Improv at NU

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Each week members of the Thursday Night Improv team put plenty of hard work and preparation before students pile into NU's Millard Hall theatre for a night of laughs and memories. No one, including the cast members, know just what the night's performance will bring - other than laughter. It's a welcome break from the weekly grind of homework, studying, part-time jobs, and required internships.

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Thursday Night Improv at NU