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Northwest University is a regionally accredited, private, non-profit Christian university offering associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Established in 1934, NU has been driven by its mission to build a learning community dedicated to spiritual vitality, academic excellence, and empowered engagement with human need.

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Professor Joe McQueen:“Why I Teach”

I have nothing that I wasn’t given. Even my words—the tools with which an English professor earns his bread!—were gifts to me. None of them are mine. By teaching, then, I try to give freely what I have freely received. Yet, paradoxically, teaching is itself a gift . . . as soon as I try to give what I have received, I discover yet another gift! To be caught up in this finite gift exchange is to get a glimpse of that infinite gift exchange of Father, Son, and Spirit. I teach for that glimpse.

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