Four years into my work at World Vision, I had developed a passion for long-term, sustainable community development. So when I found the MA in International Community Development (MAICD) program at Northwest University, it was the perfect fit for my interests, both spiritually and professionally. Courses on social justice, community development, the spirituality of justice, social enterprise, and leadership?! This was a strong next step for my faith, education, and career.
Each year, national college ranking services and websites consider Northwest University for their listings. We have had the privilege to be selected by several reputable rankings, and we just learned of another. Colleges of Distinction, a prominent college information website committed to matching students with the right school, recently selected Northwest University as a featured school.
Escaping war, extreme poverty, and persecution, more and more refugees and asylees are seeking a new life in the United States. According to Pew researchers Ruth Igielnik and Jens Manuel Krogstad, at least 3 million refugees have resettled in the United States since 1975, and Dahlia Bradshaw Lynn estimates that “by 2040 one in four Americans will be an immigrant” (132).
The Northwest University Concert Choir and Chamber Choir joined by Coro Amici and the Kirkland Civic Orchestra, invite you to Christmas Traditions presented by Koelsch Communities! Now in it's tenth season, this established Christmas concert celebrates the traditions of Christmas, featuring new carol arrangements and traditional selections by John Rutter, Mack Wilberg. Dan Forest, Heinrich Schütz and more, including a few traditional sing-alongs.
There was a time when you called Northwest University home. It was where you lived, ate, studied, worshipped, and made good friends. On Friday, September 21 and Saturday, September 22, we’re bringing back a tradition just for you: Homecoming and Family Weekend 2018. It will be a wonderful time of fun, food, worship, and reminiscing with fellow alumni and faculty. It’s our one chance this year to come together as a community and celebrate the people and times that have had an impact on our lives.
When we examine the life of Jesus, we see that he cared immensely about developing people. Our Savior was deeply committed to ensuring that those around him had what they needed to walk fully in their calling. Through Jesus’ relationship with his disciples, we come to know him as an influencer, teacher, mentor, and servant. These leadership characteristics enabled him to lead and develop future leaders with the capacity to advance the Kingdom of Heaven.
As the end of the academic year nears, graduating students and their loved ones eagerly await the 2018 Commencement Ceremony.
This year’s graduation festivities kick off with the Baccalaureate Chapel on Friday, April 27, and conclude with the 2018 Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 5.
On March 15, 2018, the 11th Faith in Humanities Conference enriched the Northwest University community with powerful presentations, intriguing ideas, and superb speakers. While students, faculty members, and guests heard from presenters on topics across the spectrum of the humanities, a few themes stood out.
Something that’s especially inspiring about being a part of this community is hearing the stories of students who have grown to know Jesus better during their time here. Take a look at the stories below and the message from our campus pastor, Christian Dawson, for a glimpse into how students grow in their faith at NU.
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