It’s now officially summer, and we truly believe that the Pacific Northwest is one of the most beautiful places to spend this season. Kirkland in particular is exceptionally beautiful this time of year. From the forest trails to Lake Washington, we are blessed that our campus is located in such a pristine area.
As the end of the academic year nears, graduating students and their loved ones eagerly await the 2017 Commencement Ceremony.
This year’s graduation festivities kick off with the Baccalaureate Chapel on Friday, April 28, and conclude with the 2017 Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 6.
Christian Universities Online ranked Northwest University among the West’s 25 best Christian colleges for 2017. At number seven, NU ranked ahead of schools like Seattle Pacific and Biola. Rankings were based on the following criteria: faculty-to-student ratio, scholarships, selectivity, retention rate, and graduation rate.
Since I was a child, I always knew that my life was headed for ministry. While I attended NU, I dove right into classes that would prepare me for this dream. I had an idea of what I thought life would look like and was pretty certain that it would play out exactly as I expected: marry a pastor, have kids, and be broke. Though all those things did indeed happen, what I did not know was the particular route that the Lord would take us on: a road even less traveled, that looked darker and scarier than church ministry.
I always wanted to be a nurse. As a little girl, I set the badly broken bones of beloved baby dolls, bandaged the critical surgical wounds of my treasured teddy bears, and instilled a variety of watercolor “medications” into the floppy ears of a favorite stuffed hippopotamus. I had no backup plan; I just wanted to be a nurse. And then one day, years into my nursing career, a thought from out of the blue changed my world: Maybe it would be fun teaching nursing.
Northwest University Drama is proud to present Tom Stoppard's existential comedy, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead. What happens when the eyes of the audience are focused on two seemingly minor characters from Shakespeare's famous tragedy Hamlet? Who are Rosencrantz & Guildenstern - really? Find out when you join the NU Drama department for an evening of witty dialogue, good questions and rollicking laughter.
Northwest University (NU) has recently welcomed three new faculty members who bring years of experience and relevant fieldwork to their teaching positions. Dr. Earl Creps—a specialist in missional Christianity, communication, and leadership—will lead our newly formed Center for Leadership Studies. The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences has added best-selling authors Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott, recognized globally for their work in marriage and family relationships.
Northwest University (NU) in Kirkland, Washington, is introducing a new major that will take advantage of the University’s prime location neighboring tech industry stalwarts such as Google and Microsoft. NU’s Bachelor of Arts in Information Technology is designed to help prepare students for a career in the information technology field and apply information strategies that address real business needs.
Northwest University cares deeply about the spiritual vitality of its students. Chapel is held multiple times a week, giving students the opportunity to worship and grow together. But it doesn’t stop there. Faith plays a role in the daily lives of students in the classroom and in student living areas.
Something unique that Northwest University offers each of its students is the opportunity to pursue spiritual growth. As a Christian university, it is important to us that our students have plenty of resources to help them grow, as well as a strong community that will support their faith. Some of our most meaningful opportunities for growth are our annual summer mission trips.
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.
Mexican perspectives on immigration will get the spotlight at a one-day symposium sponsored by Northwest University (NU), in cooperation with the UNAM-Seattle Center for Mexican Studies. The event, Immigration in a Time of Uncertainty, will take place on February 24 and will consider policy options for immigration reform that respond to current social realities in the United States, Mexico, and Central America.
As we keep expanding and adding programs at Northwest University, we gain more and more students with different skills, talents, and passions. Each student chose NU for different reasons, and they all contribute to our community in unique ways. One of our current students came all the way from Maine to study music production in our Contemporary Music Industry program. Landon Fleury is a sophomore, and he has already become heavily involved in music and ministry outreach at NU.
While college is meant to be challenging, it is also meant to be fun! One factor that makes college so much fun is the surrounding area. This is especially true in the Pacific Northwest. Mountains, hiking trails, lakes and vibrant cities are all close enough that you could fit most of them into the same day.
For me, teaching is a noble calling. I don’t view it as a job but as a means to bring out the best in people, especially when they don’t see it in themselves. Teaching is a platform for me to serve God by utilizing my gifts and talents to influence others to think deeply and behave differently. I teach to build long-lasting, positive relationships that will inevitably allow us to grow and learn together—academically, personally, professionally, and spiritually.
This Fall saw our women’s soccer team go farther than ever before. Not only did they qualify to compete in the NAIA national championship in Alabama, but they made it all the way to the semifinal round. This is the first time NU soccer has ever made it to the semifinals, and the first time the NAIA has ever seen an unseeded team make the top 4.
The Northwest University Concert Choir and Chamber Choir, joined by Coro Amici and the Kirkland Civic Orchestra, present Christmas Traditions! Now in its eighth season, this established Christmas concert celebrates the traditions of Christmas.
The annual Northwest University Choralons concert is coming up! Join us on Friday, December 9, 2016, as the Choralons perform their 2017 program. The concert will take place at Eastside Foursquare Church at 7:30 p.m.
Northwest University senior Sarah Clark recently won “Best Poster Presentation in Microbiology” at the 2016 SACNAS National Conference. SACNAS, the Society for the Advancement for Chicanos and Native Americans in the Sciences, recognizes some of the top scientific minds in the U.S.
You and your family are invited to join us here at Northwest University for the 2016 Family Weekend on October 28 and 29. This is a great opportunity to see a glimpse into the life of your NU student, meet with other parents, participate in student activities, and leave feeling encouraged.
The Eagles are off to an incredible start. With a record of 9-2 in the Cascade Conference and 13-4 overall, the NU volleyball team swept Southern Oregon University, a team they had not defeated since 2005. This kind of success didn’t come overnight—it’s a result of the players’ dedication and Coach Bain’s belief in his team.
If you are asking yourself “Why should I attend a Christian college?” it may be helpful to weigh the data, and also gain perspectives from real college students attending a Christian university. Many Christian colleges, such as Northwest University (NU), offer a thriving student body and faculty committed to delivering an academically rigorous education.
This coming February, Northwest University will welcome alumni to the Kirkland campus for a Homecoming Celebration. The Alumni of the Year will be announced and reunions for various academic departments will be held around campus. But one group of alumni already has a head start on reconnecting.
Each year, hundreds of dedicated students compete in the national Teen Bible Quiz competition. There is no Bible quizzer more successful than NU’s own Abby Rogers. Abby’s memory and dedication have made her one of the most triumphant Teen Bible quizzers in history.
Money magazine recently published its new list of best college rankings, and Northwest University (NU) in Kirkland, Washington, ranked #20 among the most affordable private colleges in the nation. NU was the only university from Washington State to make the list.
Northwest University’s College of Business is hosting a Master of Business Administration alumni event on Friday, September 23, 2016, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Northwest University MBA alumnus and Ghostruck founder Nathanael Nienaber will be the guest speaker.
At first, applying to college may seem like an overwhelming task. But here’s the truth: you’ve already done the hard part. Now it’s just time to put it all on paper. Following this step-by-step guide, applying to college will be easier than you could have ever imagined.
LinkedIn is the world’s most used professional networking site. Having a LinkedIn profile opens up a world of opportunity. However, in a job market full of qualified individuals, it’s important to set yourself apart. By following these five tips, you may catch the eye of someone who could help you land your dream job.
Alan and I attended Northwest from 1993 to 1997. Alan was a part of the missions program and I (Michelle) graduated with a degree in Biblical literature. Two weeks after I graduated, we flew to Indonesia to serve a two-year term as missionary associates.
Jeff Lockhart’s business career began at the age of 14, when he and his first band began playing small shows for their friends. Over time, their fan base grew to the point where the band was drawing audiences of 100 or so and taking in $500 per show. Four years later, Lockhart began his academic career at NU, where he would later go on to earn his Master of Business Administration.
For the last academic year, Isaiah Whitten has attended the University of Oxford as part of a study abroad program facilitated by NU. Now, Whitten has been chosen for an internship at the Institute for Responsible Citizenship, which he will take part in over the course of the next two summers.
Community members and other interested people are invited to attend Northwest University’s second open house, held in response to public comment, to learn more about adjustments made to Northwest University’s proposed Master Plan Update. The open house is scheduled for Monday, May 9, 2016, 6–8 p.m.
Northwest University offers study abroad experiences for nearly every major. Through NU’s partnership with BestSemester, students can work toward their degree in another part of the world. Studying abroad is the perfect way to explore another country and embrace a unique culture—all while receiving college credit!
In United States higher education, May 1 is known as College Commitment Day. Each year around that date, the news media will generate scores of stories about the college application process, how to be selected for your first choice school, the intense competition for acceptance at a handful of prestige universities, and the pain of not being admitted to one’s first-choice college.
This year’s graduation festivities kick off with the Baccalaureate Chapel on Friday, April 29, and conclude with the 2016 Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 7.
If you are currently a teacher with the desire to expand your skills and career opportunities, Northwest University’s Master of Education could be the perfect program for you. Those particularly interested in a master’s level curriculum taught by professors with a Christian worldview may find NU’s M.Ed. a philosophical and spiritual fit. We have interviewed three students who will graduate from this program in Spring 2016 for their perspective on the benefits and challenges of NU’s M.Ed. program.
Guests dined with friends and colleagues at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, Washington, for the Sixth Annual Eagle Hall of Fame Benefit with special guest and former NFL quarterback Brock Huard.
End-of-semester blues, burnout, complacency—however you choose to refer to it, we have all experienced “semesteritis” at one point or another. So, in an attempt to help, we have compiled some of the best ways to stay motivated even during the most debilitating cases of semesteritis.
Last Friday, Northwest University hosted its first Mr. Northwest competition, an event in which men nominated by their floors competed in an array of humorous challenges. The event was a collaboration by NUSG and NU Singles. After a week of vigorous rehearsal, Mr. Northwest contestants performed on stage to a packed-out chapel.
There aren’t many places more beautiful than Western Washington in the spring. With graduation right around the corner and the school year coming to a close, now is the perfect time to visit your student and experience all that Kirkland has to offer. To make your visit a memorable experience, we’ve compiled a list of places to stay, things to do, and restaurants to visit.
Northwest University has a significantly higher graduation rate than non-religious colleges offering an online education. That means an even greater chance for success.
Northwest University has announced that Brock Huard will be this year’s guest speaker for the 6th Annual Eagle Hall of Fame Benefit on Thursday, March 31, 2016.
It’s no secret—we live in a beautiful area. And with spring just around the corner, it’s about to get even more beautiful. There’s tons to do in Kirkland when the whether is nice, all within minutes of NU! Here are some fun activities to keep in mind next time the sun is shining in Kirkland.
Community members and other interested parties are invited to attend an open house to learn more about and provide input on Northwest University’s Master Plan Update. The open house is scheduled for Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 6–8 p.m.
Inspirational. Encouraging. Life-changing. These are some of the words you’ll hear students use to describe a class taught by Dr. Jeremiah Webster. He brings literature to life in a remarkable way and has had a tremendous impact on this campus. We interviewed Dr. Webster to learn more about his recent publication and to see what advice he has to offer students.
My name is Rick Ryan. I have two students at Northwest University. Both of my children have experienced tremendous growth educationally, spiritually, emotionally, and developmentally at NU.
Jack O’Brien is the newest member of Northwest University’s Development team. As our Planned Giving Ambassador, Jack volunteers his 50+ years of experience selling life insurance, doing retirement planning, and working in charitable giving. We are blessed to have such a knowledgeable and dedicated NU alumnus join our team.
When it comes to searching for jobs, it’s hard to know where to start and what approaches will work best. Frankly, the whole endeavor can be quite intimidating. In order to assist you in your professional pursuits, we’ve compiled a list of tips below that will help to make your job search a success.
For many years at Northwest University, we have had the opportunity to send our students all over the world to study in their respective majors. Over the course of the last school year, NU sophomore Isaiah Whitten has been blessed with the task of representing NU at the University of Oxford as he pursues the development of his academic career.
During the first week of February, Northwest University held one of its most anticipated events of the year: Screaming Eagles Week! Screaming Eagles Week (or SEW) is a friendly competition between campus residential areas. This is always the most action-packed time of year, and SEW 2016 was no exception.
Last week, Northwest University held its annual Pursuit Conference. Pursuit Conference is a time of prayer, personal devotion, and worship designed to help foster students’ spiritual formation. This year, NU was honored to host a range of encouraging speakers, all sharing a passion for God and for the students of this campus.
Northwest University is located in the center of Kirkland: a city known for its pristine waterfront, lively downtown, and thriving tech economy. Google recently named Kirkland the 2015 eCity of Washington. This award recognizes the digital capitals of America.
Most students wrestle with the answer to the question of what they want to do after college. This common conversation piece involves some really big life considerations: career, faith, family, hobbies, hopes, goals, and dreams. Yet the question is not so much about an unknown someday. Instead, God prepares us in the present. Through the following steps, your journey to campus becomes just as important as life after college.
Levi Davenport, M.S. is the Director of Career Development and Corporate Relations at Northwest University. Levi works with current students and pairs them up with local companies to gain business knowledge and experience as an intern.
The Seattle Seahawks charged through the 2013 football season, winning their first Super Bowl in convincing fashion before a crowd of millions worldwide. But what you may not know is the history between Northwest University and the Seattle Seahawks. It is a story we honor to this day.
Kirkland, Wash. – Northwest University has announced that Phil Olson will be inducted into the 2016 Hall of Fame on Thursday, March 31, 2016. Olson was a cross country and track & field athlete at Northwest University from 1999 to 2003.
Northwest University (NU) students, Marlene Pierce and John Swayne, travelled to Thessaloniki, Greece, to take part in the 2016 World Universities Debating Championships (WUDC). By the end of the tournament, Pierce was awarded first place in the Public Speaking competition.
Believe it or not, spring semester is almost here! We are eager to see students back on campus and hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas break. While this is an exciting time, we realize it may be a source of apprehension for some. But not to worry. We’ve created some tips for starting the semester off strong.
Onlinecolleges.net recently released its annual rankings of the top online programs in each state. For Washington, NU listed at #7 overall and #1 among private universities.
Northwest University has received a grant of $427,345 from Lilly Endowment Inc. to establish the new Summer Journey program with the support of the soon-to-be-formed Center for Calling and Theological Formation. It is part of Lilly Endowment’s High School Youth Theology Institutes initiative, which seeks to encourage young people and help them mature in faith.
Interested in a $10,000 scholarship? How about a MacBook Air or Apple Watch? Do you like creating videos? If so, you need to enter our #ichooseNU Video Contest!
Finals Week. This dreaded phrase is a source of stress and anxiety for students everywhere—but it doesn’t have to be that way. Approaching finals week with the right mindset can make a world of difference, and we’ve created some tips to help you do so.
Dr. Autumn Witt, Associate Provost of International Studies at NU, was recently featured in the Kirkland Reporter for her role in a trade delegation to Korea and Japan during a nine-day trip in September.
Jeff Summit, an NU alum (Class of ’03), recently found himself in the spotlight as a featured officer on Animal Planet’s new reality show, “Rugged Justice.” On the show, Jeff and his fellow wildlife officers (or game wardens) are documented patrolling the state of Washington in search of anyone violating the state’s wildlife regulations. We talked to Summit to get a feel for what life as a Washington State game warden is like.
The annual Northwest University Choralons concert is coming up! Join us on Friday, December 11, 2015, as the Choralons perform their 2016 program. The concert will take place in Butterfield Chapel at 7:00 p.m.
We often hear that college is a time to find yourself, to engage in self-discovery, and to grow in maturity. Freshmen step onto campus, eager to embrace their individuality and find their niche in a new environment. For four students from Tacoma, Wash., who started at Northwest University in fall 2015, creating their own identities on campus might be a bit more challenging than for most students. Not only are they siblings— they are quadruplets.
At Northwest University, we have made a commitment to academic excellence. We believe that by exploring all truth with scholarly excellence, we can prepare our students for service and leadership around the world. We interviewed NU Provost Dr. Jim Heugel to understand why and how Northwest University makes academic excellence a top priority.
Northwest University professor Dr. Jonathan Dyhr recently took part in a collaborative study between the University of Washington and Georgia Institute of Technology, analyzing the behavior of moths. His research has been featured in several mainstream publications, including The New York Times and BBC.com.
While it may seem daunting at first, the college application is nothing to fear. It’s merely a formal way of expressing who you are—accomplishments, interests, and aspirations. However, it can be a bit tricky to know exactly what colleges are looking for, which is why we have created some tips for a strong application. Following these simple guidelines will help relieve stress and increase confidence as you navigate through the process of applying to college.
On October 9, 2015, NU held its annual Alumni Chapel to honor past and present students and to introduce the 2015 Alumnus of the Year, John Quick. Quick earned the award for his excellence in the fields of business and entrepreneurship. On hand to introduce Quick was Chairman of the Alumni Board, John Fox.
Northwest University is pleased to announce that Leanne Konzelman, M.A., has been promoted to the new position of Director of Alumni and Parent Relations. Leanne is in her fourth year at NU and comes to the position as an alum herself. She earned her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, along with her husband, Drew.
On October 9, 2015, nearly 300 people gathered for the Northwest University President’s Banquet at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue. This year’s theme, A World of Opportunity, highlighted real-life stories and powerful testimonies of how Northwest University (NU) is preparing students for vocations and careers in business, education, healthcare, ministry, and governments—from right next door to around the world.
In cooperation with the National Autonomous University of Mexico, Northwest University is pleased to host the Tlaloc—In Art and Culture Photographic Exhibit from September 21, 2015 through October 5, 2015 on the first floor of the Argue Health and Sciences Center.
Last week, author Dr. Frank Turek visited Northwest University to deliver his “Does God Exist?” seminar on apologetics. Dr. Turek’s time at Northwest began on Thursday, September 10, in Butterfield Chapel. Hundreds of students showed up, making it one of NU’s largest events of the year. Over the course of the seminar, Dr. Frank Turek encouraged students to learn a vital skill: defending their Christian faith.
Creative Training is a free, one-day gathering of musicians, vocalists, and audio engineers to collaborate, learn, and build relationships.