Northwest University Blog

College Chess Star, Phiona Mutesi Leads Northwest University to Championship Title

Heads turned when the Northwest University Intercollegiate Chess Team, led by college chess star Phiona Mutesi (better known as the “Queen of Katwe”), arrived at this year’s Pan-American Intercollegiate Chess Championships.  The attention moved to center stage when the Northwest University chess club won the trophy for the Top Small College Team category in its first season of competition.

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A Christmas Message from President Castleberry

"Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom  his favor rests.”—Luke 2:14

Christmas and music are inseparable.  We all know that the angel chorus sang the announcement of the Birth of the Messiah to Galilean shepherds, even though the Biblical text does not say that they sang.

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Why NU Graduates Are So Confident

At Northwest, we do our best to make sure that our graduates are fully equipped to enter their fields upon graduation. On top of our rigorous curriculum, here are a few reasons why NU graduates are so confident:

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Our Commitment to Spiritual Vitality

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.

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Screaming Eagles Week 2017 Highlights

If you were to ask our students what their favorite thing about NU is, there’s a good chance they would say the NU community. As a small, Christian college, we believe that a strong sense of community is absolutely crucial. This means that we make very intentional efforts and choices to make sure every student finds a place to belong.

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NU Presents Christmas Traditions Concert at Benaroya Hall

The Northwest University Concert Choir and Chamber Choir, joined by Coro Amici and the Kirkland Civic Orchestra, present Christmas Traditions! Now in its ninth season, this established Christmas concert celebrates the traditions of Christmas.

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Why Choose Northwest University For Nursing

If you are interested in becoming a nurse, the program you choose needs to check a lot of boxes. You will need expert professors with real experience in the field, firsthand experiences that will prepare you, and the best equipment, just to name a few.

At Northwest University, we’ve designed a program that meets all of these needs and more. We know how important nurses are, so we’re committed to equipping our students with the best education possible. Here’s how:

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Northwest University’s Own “Queen of Katwe” Featured in Seattle Times

Phiona Mutesi and her teammate Benjamin Mukumbya, both featured in the Disney movie, Queen of Katwe, began their university studies at Northwest University this fall. These two phenomenal chess players have also been preparing to become chess grand masters under the auspices of Chess4Life in Kirkland. Though they've only been at NU a short time, they've already made a significant impact. 

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Finding Identity in Vocation

 “Clint, I have a word from God for you.” I half expected to turn around and find a wizened, old prophet wearing a long robe and sporting a staff in his hand. Instead, the oracle was none other than Dr. Jim Heugel, Northwest University’s provost, sneaking up behind me at various gatherings to drop the seed of an idea that would alter the course of my Fall 2017 semester for the better.

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Write Your Own Story

Each student at Northwest University has a story to tell. For some, the story is about how NU’s Christ-centered environment has deepened their faith. Others tell a story about living in a close-knit community and being supported by those around them to grow into more than they ever thought they could become. Many will tell you about wise and caring professors who encourage them to find and unleash their gifts. And there are those who will share how a global learning experience or internship put them on a new and exciting career trajectory. 

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