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Northwest University’s 2018 Graduation Festivities

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.

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A Next-Generation Ph.D. Program

Ph.D. This abbreviation is attached to the names of around 55,000 people every year in the United States, 75 percent of them graduating in science-related fields. But those three letters carry more than a degree designation.

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Faith in Humanities Conference 2018

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.

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My First Six Weeks as an NU Student

The first few weeks of college are a period of huge transition; trust me on this. As a transfer student, I’ve been “new to campus” twice. Reflecting back on my first college experience and now on my experience as a transfer student at NU, I can tell you with complete confidence that the community of this University is something special.

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A Foundation in Faith

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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Pursuit Conference 2018 Recap

Impactful, engaging, phenomenal, powerful, unreal—These are just a few of the words NU students used to describe this year’s Pursuit Conference. Our campus has been buzzing about what is becoming one of the leading spiritual formation conferences in the Pacific Northwest. During the last weekend in January, more than 600 people filled Butterfield Chapel for Pursuit Conference. Here, students and guests engaged in worship, heard from world-class speakers, and encountered God’s presence in refreshing ways.

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My Journey to Graduation: Third Time’s the Charm

I, like most students entering college, dreamt of the day I would leave Northwest University: the day I would walk across that stage and receive my diploma for the degree I worked so hard for. Unfortunately, I left NU two separate times before that happened. The first time was the most embarrassing. I had had some wild and crazy notion that I could succeed at school without attending my classes on a regular basis.

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Beyond the Classroom

One of the most important pieces of the college experience is the professors. Ideally, your professors act as mentors who will invest in you and help you grow. When we hire faculty members, this is a prerequisite, and it’s evident in the educators our students are currently learning from. This is true of staff members on campus as well! Here are a few staff and faculty members who are doing an excellent job investing in our students, even outside the classroom:

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The 2018 Northwest University President’s Banquet

On Friday evening February 23, 2018, friends of Northwest University from all over the world gathered at The Westin Bellevue for the annual Northwest University President’s Banquet. This year’s theme was “Imagine the Possibilities.” We highlighted stories from students that have seen their hopes for college realized, as well as presented our dreams for the future of NU.

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Northwest University Drama Presents: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown is a musical comedy written in 1967 by Clark Gesner, who based it on characters from Peanuts, the comic strip by Charles M. Schulz. In two acts, the musical brings the classic comic strip to life, introducing all of “the Peanuts” and featuring everyday moments in the lives of Charlie Brown and his friends. 

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