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Five Things to do in Kirkland

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. 

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How to Apply to College: A Step-by-Step Guide

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.

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2019 Commencement Recap

Commencement is a special day for every university. It’s the culmination of years of hard work and countless hours of study for graduating students. It’s an opportunity for proud families and professors to take in just how much their students have grown. But at Northwest University, commencement is more than just a recognition of accomplishments. For us, this event is sacred. It is equal parts celebration and commissioning, both of which stem from our deep roots in Christianity. At commencement, we rejoice in all that God has done in the lives of our students, and we encourage them as they step into the next exciting chapter of their lives.  

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New U.S. News Ranking Lists Washington as “The Best State in America”

A new study by U.S. News & World Report lists Washington as "the best state in America." The findings in this article, written by Levi Pulkkinen, show that the economy in Washington is growing faster than any other state in the country. The findings are partly due to the many tech giants that reside in the Seattle area, including Microsoft and Amazon, as well as Washington's agricultural strength with apples and hops. But based on these findings, the most significant contributor to Washington's healthy economy is clean energy.

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NU Salem to be renamed “Northwest University Oregon”

[Salem, Oregon, May 10, 2019] – Northwest University is proud to reveal that its campus in Salem will be renamed “Northwest University Oregon.” This announcement was first made by Bill Wilson, Head of the Oregon Ministry Network (OMN) during the OMN Summit at Peoples Church in Salem Oregon on (add date). “I think you would agree with me that this is a win-win for all of us,” Wilson said at the event. “It will provide a perfect location for the students selecting Northwest University here in the Willamette Valley as their place for ministry preparation and training.”

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Calling All _______ Majors!

I recognize them from across campus. Their eyes are bleary. Their hair is messy. Their clothes are disheveled. They speak in incoherent sentences. No cause for alarm; these are my people.

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NU Drama Presents:  The Women of Lockerbie

On December 21, 1988, in one of the worst acts of aviation terrorism, Pan American flight 103, headed to New York, exploded in mid-flight over Lockerbie, Scotland. The bomb killed all passengers and crew  members on-board, and another 11 innocent victims on the ground. The carnage and consequences impacted people around the globe. 

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NU Softball Has a New Head Coach

We recently had the opportunity to sit down with NU Softball's new head coach, Pam Fink, to hear about her story and her vision for the future of the program. Pam brings years of experience and talent to our team and we are excited to have her on board.

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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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Pastor Christian Dawson - Thoughts on Racism, Power, and the Church

One of the biggest topics facing the Church in America today is racism. Throughout her history, the American Church has fought racism as well as regrettably contributed, even tacitly, to this country’s racist ideologies. When we think of racism, we often think of some angry old person who is behind the times. We think of someone who dislikes someone else because of the color of their skin. We become appalled. We think, “How can that person be such a racist? How can anyone be like that?” But that only comprises a small portion of what racism actually is.

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