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Announcing The Faith in Society Lecture Series

Northwest University is thrilled to begin a new annual tradition: The Faith in Society Lecture Series. The event will take place on Tuesday, October 4 and Wednesday, October 5, 2016.

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2016 Orientation Highlights

This year, we introduced a new orientation activity called the NU Mystery Experience, where we gathered all new incoming students on school buses and took them to a fun Seattle-area location!

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Alumni of the 60s Reunion in Sedro-Woolley

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.

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NU Student Acknowledged for Award-Winning Memory

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.

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New Student Orientation 2016

It’s here! New Student Orientation 2016: Thursday, August 25 – Sunday, August 28. The coming school year is set to be a remarkable one.

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Money Magazine Ranks Northwest University as a Top 20 Private University for Value

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.

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Making the Big Move: Tips for Incoming Freshmen

You’re about to experience a big change in life. This transition is an exciting one filled with opportunity, but it doesn’t come without a little apprehension. Here are some tips for how to make the most of move-in day and orientation.  

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Master of Business Administration Alumni Event

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.

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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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Summer Missions Recap: Papua New Guinea Team

This summer, Northwest University mission teams are reaching the far corners of the earth to make an impact for Christ. Last month, a group of NU nursing students left for their three-week mission in Papua New Guinea.  

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Summer Missions Recap: Italy Team

Throughout the year, Northwest University mission teams spent time planning and praying to make a difference this summer. Among them was the Italy team. On May 15, the NU Italy mission team embarked on their two-week journey to Rome.

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5 LinkedIn Best Practices

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.

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The Year in Photos

The 2015–2016 school year was one filled with friends, laughter, and growing closer as a community. Now that it’s over, let’s take a look back at some of our favorite moments from this year. 

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Alumni Spotlight: Alan and Michelle Ambrose

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.

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Faculty Spotlight: Jeff Lockhart

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.

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Student Spotlight: Bradley Berg

You can recognize Bradley Berg by his unique ability to make others laugh. Wherever he goes, he brings joy to others through his distinctive sense of humor and optimism.

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Northwest University Sophomore Isaiah Whitten Chosen for Prestigious Internship

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. 

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Please Join Us: Northwest University Master Plan Update Second Open House

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.

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NU’s Study Abroad Opportunities

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!

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Why Choose a Faith-based College? Our Provost Spells It Out

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.

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Northwest Fest 2016

Each year, as the grind of the semester wears on, students grow weary and tired. They begin to seek refuge from the storm of assignments and exams that pursues them. Luckily, the team of experts at the NU Student Government has planned a fun diversion. 

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Northwest University’s 2016 Graduation Festivities

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.

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Benefits of Online and Traditional Education: Master of Education

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.

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Northwest University’s Eagle Hall of Fame Benefit Was a Night to Remember

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.

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NU Drama Presents: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Northwest University Drama is thrilled to announce its spring production, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Come and experience a 1960s twist on this Shakespeare classic — three nights only! April 7, 8, and 9 at 7:30 P.M.  

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Your Guide to Successfully Navigating End-of-Semesteritis

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.

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First Annual Mr. Northwest Competition a Hit

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.

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Your Guide to Visiting Kirkland

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.

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Benefits of an Online Christian College Education at Northwest University

Northwest University has a significantly higher graduation rate than non-religious colleges offering an online education. That means an even greater chance for success.

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Brock Huard to be Guest Speaker at Northwest University Hall of Fame Benefit

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.

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What to Do on a Sunny Day in Kirkland

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. 

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Northwest University’s Master Plan Update Open House

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.

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Heart of a Poet: Q&A with Dr. Jeremiah Webster

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.

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A Message from Rick Ryan, a Northwest University Parent

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. 

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Alumni Interview: Eva Wangen

Eva Wangen, class of 1944 and one of our oldest Northwest University alumni, recently came to NU to meet with our Alumni Board. We had the privilege of interviewing her and learning about her experience as an NU alumna.

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Jack O’Brien: NU’s Planned Giving Ambassador

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.

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Kick-start Your Job Search

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.

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Isaiah Whitten: Called to Study at Oxford

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.

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Inside Look: Creatio Music Program

Creatio is one of Northwest University’s fastest growing programs. With state-of-the-art recording equipment and professors who double as music industry professionals, it’s no wonder so many are drawn to Creatio.

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Screaming Eagles Week 2016 Recap

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. 

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Pursuit Conference 2016 Recap

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.

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Google Names Kirkland eCity of 2015

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.

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Surefire Strategies for Finding the Right College

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. 

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Career Development and Internship Opportunities at NU

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.

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The Seahawks and NU

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. 

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Phil Olson to Be Inducted into the Northwest University Eagle Hall of Fame

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.

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NU Student Takes First Place at the World Universities Debating Championships in Greece

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.

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7 Tips for Starting Spring Semester Off Strong

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.

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NU Ranked as Top Choice for Online Education in Washington

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.

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NU Receives $427,000 Lilly Endowment Grant

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.

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Northwest University’s 2015 #ichooseNU Video Contest

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!

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10 Tips on How to Thrive During Finals Week

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.

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International Studies Associate Provost Dr. Autumn Witt Featured in Kirkland Reporter

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.

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Northwest University Alum Jeff Summit Featured on Animal Planet’s “Rugged Justice”

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.

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Northwest University Choralons to Perform on December 11

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.

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All Four Christ

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.

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Keeping Our Standards High: Q&A with Dr. Jim Heugel, NU Provost

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.

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NU Professor Involved in Headline-Making Research

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.

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How to Ace Your College Application

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.

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NU’s Drama Department Presents “Quilters”

Northwest University Drama is thrilled to present “Quilters”, a musical theatre production written by Molly Newman and Barbara Damashek. November 6 and 7 as well as 13 and 14.

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Unique Opportunity Finds NU Students via Alumnus of the Year John Quick

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.

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Leanne Konzelman, Director of Alumni and Parent Relations

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.

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The 2015 Northwest University President’s Banquet

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.

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Northwest University is Pleased to Host the Tlaloc—In Art and Culture Photographic Exhibit

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. 

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“Does God Exist?” Seminar Recap

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.

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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 seventh season, this established Christmas concert celebrates the traditions of Christmas.

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Northwest University Campus Ministries Hosts Creative Training Day on September 19, 2015

Creative Training is a free, one-day gathering of musicians, vocalists, and audio engineers to collaborate, learn, and build relationships.

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2015 Northwest University Men’s Basketball Golf Tournament

Northwest University Athletics invites you to "tee it up" to support the Eagles at the 2015 Men's Basketball Golf Tournament on October 5, 2015.

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Northwest University President Joseph Castleberry Invited to Human Rights Conference in Mexico

Northwest University President Joseph Castleberry will be participating in a conference sponsored by the Mexican National Commission on Human Rights and the National Autonomous University of Mexico in Cuernavaca, Mexico on August 13-15, 2015.

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Northwest University Creatio Students Featured in the Kirkland Reporter

Northwest University Creatio students Josh Pineda and Noel Young were featured in the Kirkland Reporter for their class project turned paid gig in California.

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Finding Your Major

One of the joys of university life is deciding what you want to do for the rest of your life! Of course, for many students coming right out of high school, that decision is difficult.

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Northwest University Hosts Sixth Annual Social Venture Business Showcase

This spring, the Northwest University College of Business hosted its Sixth Annual Social Venture Business Showcase.

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NU Unplugged: Battle of the Bands

Each spring, NU offers newly admitted students the opportunity to visit campus overnight for NU Unplugged. This event allows future students to get a firsthand experience of the NU community by being hosted by current students and participating in a variety of great events.

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Student Spotlight: Theo Ryan

Theo Ryan, 20, is a junior studying pastoral ministries who can be seen hosting the People of NU video blog (vlog) series on YouTube, giving prospective students a firsthand account of life at NU.

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The Fifth Annual Eagle Hall of Fame Benefit Was a Night to Remember

Over 350 guests dined with friends and colleagues at the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue, Washington, for the Fifth Annual Eagle Hall of Fame Benefit with special guest and former Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck.

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Student Spotlight: Mikayla Day

Mikayla Day is a psychology major with exuberant school spirit and a magnetic personality that has impacted many at Northwest University. Currently a junior, Mikayla has embodied NU’s dedication to academic excellence and holistic education since beginning her freshman year in the fall of 2012.

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Northwest University’s 2015 Graduation Festivities

This year's Commencement speaker is Dr. Jodi Detrick. Dr. Detrick is an author, a columnist for The Seattle Times, and the former Women’s Ministry Director of the Northwest Ministry Network, a position she held for over a decade. We are honored to have Dr. Detrick speaking at Commencement and inspiring a new class of Northwest University graduates.

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NU Debaters Finish in the Top Four at Willamette University

The Northwest University debate team traveled to Salem, Oregon, for the Mark O. Hatfield Memorial Debate Tournament at Willamette University from February 28, 2015, to March 1, 2015.

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Pursuit Conference 2015 Recap

NU's annual Pursuit Conference took place Feb. 9–11. Although the speakers and worship leaders change each year, the mission of this conference remains the same. The Pursuit Conference is an opportunity for students to learn what it means to be pursued by God and to pursue God fully.

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Screaming Eagles Week 2015 Makes NU History

Each year, as the month of January comes to a close and the reality of a new semester hits, Northwest University students participate in Screaming Eagles Week. Screaming Eagles Week (SEW) is a long-standing tradition involving competitions between campus residential areas. Highly anticipated by all students, this event-packed week features a different theme every year that teams select from to decorate their living areas. This year’s theme was “Plays and Musicals.”

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Matt Hasselbeck to Speak at the Hall of Fame Benefit

KIRKLAND, Wash. — Northwest University has announced that former Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck will be the guest of honor at the Fifth Annual Eagle Hall of Fame Benefit on Friday, March 27, 2015. Hasselbeck, who led the Seattle Seahawks to six playoff appearances and Super Bowl XL, will be participating in a Q&A at the event, which benefits and supports scholarships for student athletes.

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Northwest University’s Pursuit Conference Coming Feb. 9

Northwest University's annual Pursuit Conference is right around the corner. Organized by NUMA Campus Ministries, the Pursuit Conference is a time for the Northwest University community to come together and refocus on the God who is always pursuing them.

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Money Magazine Ranks Kirkland As #5 Best Place to Live in America

Northwest University has called Kirkland, Washington home for more than 50 years. This fall, Money Magazine confirmed what the Northwest University community has known for decades: Kirkland is one of the best places to live in America. 

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President’s Banquet Recap With Best-Selling Author Don Piper

Northwest University's 2014 President’s Banquet took place on November 21 at the Westin in Bellevue. From our guest speaker, best-selling author Don Piper, to our student stories, it was an evening of dining, giving, fellowship, and fun.

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New NU Students at Fall Orientation

This week Northwest University welcomed the freshman class of 2018 onto its beautiful fifty-six acre campus. Orientation began on Wednesday, when current NU students, faculty, and staff met each loaded car and helped to quickly unload, carry, and move belongings into the dorms.

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Northwest University President Joseph Castleberry Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Northwest University's President, Dr. Joseph Castleberry, accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to support the ALS Association and raise awareness about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

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Top Five Tips to Acquire an Internship

Internships are key for undergraduate students to gain industry experience and get their foot in the door for a potential career. While in an internship, students acquire skills, experience, and letters of recommendation that set them up for success post-college.

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7 Networking Tips from Seattle’s Top Business Leaders

During spring semester, 100 Northwest University students had the pleasure of networking with 30 of the top business professionals in the greater Seattle area. Below are the seven top tips to help you network like a pro. 

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President Castleberry Responds to Tragic Shooting at SPU

I’m sure that everyone is very concerned about our sister school SPU in this hour of tragedy and grief. I have contacted President Martin, letting him know that the entire NU community is praying for him and the SPU community. Please be sure to redouble your prayers for them and reach out to any friends you may have there to express your support. Also, be sensitive to the members of our community who may need your help and encouragement.

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Northwest University Hosts Fifth Annual Social Venture Business Competition

This year, Northwest University hosted its Fifth Annual Social Venture Business Competition.

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NU Crossing to Perform at the Seattle Storm’s Faith and Family Night

Join Northwest University’s Crossing worship team for a night of faith, fellowship, and basketball as they perform at the Seattle Storm’s Faith and Family Night on Sunday, June 1.

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Northwest University’s 2014 Commencement Ceremony

Northwest University held its 2014 Commencement Ceremony on May 10 at Overlake Christian Church in Redmond, Washington. 

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Northwest University Enters Academic Partnership with Dream Center Leadership School

Northwest University (NU) is proud to announce that it has entered an agreement with the Dream Center Leadership School (DCLS) in Los Angeles to become the center’s academic partner. Pending approval from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, the Dream Center Leadership School will be part of Northwest University’s Church Partnership Program, a new initiative that brings NU’s 80 years of educational experience and top accreditation to church internship programs throughout the Northwest and West Coast. 

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NU Debaters Achieve Highest National Championship Finish in Debate Team History

NU debate teams Calvin Horne and Abbie Kruse, Jonathan Swayne and Marlene Pierce, and Isaac Sloat and Stephanas Pizelo traveled alongside faculty member and debate coach Jacob Witt to the USUDC to compete against 180 of the top teams from around the United States.

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NU Student Marissa Flannery Finishes Palestine Half Marathon with the Fastest Women’s Time

Marissa Flannery, a Northwest University student and cross-country runner, won the Palestine Half Marathon on April 11 with the fastest women’s time.

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Kimchi in The Caf: Northwest University Featured on National Korean News

Eun Young (Joy) Shin, a Northwest University student and budding journalist, made a splash with her news clip “Kimchi in The Caf,” which traveled overseas and landed on KTV-National Korean News.

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10,000 Reasons to Give Away $10,000 in Scholarships at NU Unplugged

KIRKLAND, Wash. – Northwest University is giving away $10,000 in scholarships to celebrate a social media milestone — 10,000 Facebook fans. NU’s Facebook page has become a key channel for connecting members of the NU community and telling their stories.

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NU’s Drama Department Presents “Soundbites on Set: An Old Time Radio Variety Show”

Coming to you from the Golden Age of Radio, a period that stretches from the early 1920s to the 1950s, “Soundbites on Set” will transport you back in time to the good old days with two radio programs: “Our Miss Brooks” and “The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.”

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Northwest University Choralons Live Album Recording

The Northwest University Choralons are excited to announce that they will be recording a live CD project on Monday, March 24. The recording will take place in Butterfield Chapel at 10:40 a.m. and again at 7:00 p.m. in lieu of Pursuit. The Northwest community is invited to attend these times of worship and ministry, along with family and friends. 

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Northwest University Hall of Fame Benefit Dinner with Steve Largent

KIRKLAND, Wash. – Northwest University has announced that Seattle Seahawks Hall of Fame wide receiver Steve Largent will be its guest of honor at the 4th Annual Eagle Hall of Fame Benefit on Friday, March 21, 2014. The event supports the university’s athletic department, funding scholarships for student athletes.

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Inductees Announced for 2014 Northwest Eagle Hall of Fame

KIRKLAND, Wash. – Northwest University has announced the inductees to its Eagle Hall of Fame: Rachel Olson, a two-sport athlete at NU, and the 1993 Eagle men’s basketball team will be inducted into the Eagle Hall of Fame on Friday, March 21, 2014, at the 4th Annual Eagle Hall of Fame Benefit in Bellevue.

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Emmy® Award-Winning Vocal Coach Bernadette Bascom Invests in Northwest University’s Music Department

For the past four and a half years, dozens of Northwest University students have benefited from receiving vocal training from Bernadette Bascom, an accomplished performer, recording artist, producer, director, Emmy® award winner, and longtime friend of and collaborator with Stevie Wonder.

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Eagles Softball Team Partners with Worth Sports

The Northwest University softball team is gearing up for their second season to kick off on February 1, 2014 at Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR. Last summer, NU softball coach John Bacon announced the team's promising new partnership with Worth Sports, a large national supplier of softball equipment. 

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M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust Provides Grant to the Science Department at Northwest University

Last semester, Dr. Tracie Delgado and students in her cell biology class enjoyed utilizing brand-new biotechnology equipment. This was all thanks to the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust's contribution of a $70,500 grant as well as a match in funds from the Northwest University Foundation.

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Northwest University Repeats as a NAIA Champions of Character Institution

Northwest University has once again been named a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Champions of Character Five-Star Institution this year, as announced by the national NAIA office.

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Christmas Chapel Spreads Holiday Cheer Across Campus At Northwest University

Northwest University came together for a campus-wide Christmas celebration last week. NUMA Campus Ministries and NU Student Government hosted a festive Chapel service called “The Christmas Show.”

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Northwest University Students Visit New Day Northwest TV Show at KING 5 in Seattle

Every year Northwest University Dr. Peg Achterman teaches Mass Communication, she gives her students the unique opportunity to see media production in action at KING 5 television station in downtown Seattle.

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Students Join World Vision to Aid Seattle Homeless and the Philippines

For the third year in a row, the students of Northwest University partnered with World Vision to build hygiene kits for those in need. This fall, students launched the “NU Gives” campaign, which directly impacted the local Seattle community and also assisted those in the Philippines.

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Choralons Perform Concert at Northwest University December 9

Join Northwest University for the annual Choralons concert at 7pm on Monday, December 9, 2013 in Butterfield Chapel. Hear them debut the songs they have worked on all semester before they head out on Spring tour!

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Northwest University Drama Department Presents Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors”

This silly, farcical Shakespeare comedy follows the story of two sets of twins who are constantly mistaken for each another during one crazy day. NU’s production is set in the wild, wild west...so git yer spurs and yer cowboy hats ready!

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Northwest University and Coro Amici Present Christmas Traditions Concert at Benaroya Hall

Now in its fifth season, this established Christmas concert celebrates the traditions of Christmas, featuring new carol arrangements and traditional Christmas selections including several favorite sing-a-longs.

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Students Pack Out Annual Northwest University Talent Show

The annual student Talent Show at Northwest University is one of the most popular events on campus. This year’s lineup included singer/songwriters, musicians, improvers, hip-hop/break-dancers, and a self-choreographed dance by CELE students.

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JJ Heller and Jonny Diaz to Perform Concert at Northwest University

Come hear Christian music artists JJ Heller and Jonny Diaz perform this Saturday on campus at Northwest University!

Details: Saturday, November 2, 2013 @ 7 PM in Butterfield Chapel (5520 108th Ave, Kirkland, WA 98033)

Tickets: Tickets are free for the NU community and $5 for general admission. Tickets are available in the Student Development office, or by request at: tickets@northwestu.edu.

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Pastor Judah Smith Speaks at Northwest University

The Northwest University community invited University of Washington and Seattle Pacific University students to Kirkland for Monday evening Pursuit service. Students had the opportunity to worship with Crossing, NU's student-led worship band, and to hear from The City Church Pastor Judah Smith.

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Northwest University Co-Sponsors “Creativity in the Cosmos” Event

Does God matter? Is matter all there is in the universe? Or is there a purpose and design to life? Come enjoy an evening discussion with national talk show host Dennis Prager, technology economist George Gilder, and leading intelligent design philosopher Stephen Meyer as they examine the role of creativity in life, the universe, and human technology. National talk show host Michael Medved will lead a panel discussion and moderate a question-and-answer time for the guests in the audience.  

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Regius Award Honors Dr. Jason Streubel

The Northwest University College of Arts and Sciences will present this year's Regius Award to Dr. Jason Streubel on Thursday, October 24 at 7 PM in HSC 104. This annual award recognizes NU alums for outstanding work demonstrating the integration of faith and discipline.

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