Northwest University Blog

First Generation Students

Last night I attended a dinner on campus for students who are the first members of their family to attend a university.  I was happy to join them, because I was sort of a first generation college student myself.  Neither my mother nor my father attended college as young people, although my mother went to the University of North Alabama (UNA) to complete a degree in social work while I was in high school, and we were students together at UNA for a year.  (You might imagine that it was a little embarrassing to ride to college many days along with your mother.  I confess.) The main thing is that I grew up in a household that did not understand how college worked and could offer me no role model for life in a professional career.

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Save the Date: Alumni and Family Weekend

The Northwest University Alumni and Family Weekend is coming up on September 29 and 30, and we want to welcome you back home to the Northwest University campus and your NU family. 

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Two Classics You Should Read For Your Spiritual Health

In a culture that prizes the newest and latest, and often looks down on anything old, we modern Christians are always in danger of sliding into contemporary fads rather than rooting ourselves in the rich traditions and devotional habits of our forebears in the faith.

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Northwest University Launches Ph.D. and Ed.D. Programs in Organizational Leadership

This is an exciting step for NU and our commitment to academic excellence. These programs are designed to equip graduates for leadership, consulting, and teaching roles across the fields of education, business, Christian ministry, and beyond.

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Second Annual Faith in Society Lecture Series

This year’s speakers are Janet and Troy Weiss. In 2013, Janet was named president of BP Alaska. She is responsible for BP’s oil exploration and production activities in Alaska, its interests in the Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline, and developing an Alaska liquefied natural gas project.

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Jobs Around Campus

Many students have part-time jobs during their time at Northwest University. If you’re interested in working while attending NU, you’re in luck. There are plenty of jobs, both on and off campus, that are perfect for college students’ busy schedules.  

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Best of Kirkland: Food

We asked, and you answered! Here are the best places to eat in Kirkland in five categories (coffee, teriyaki, Thai, Mexican, and burgers), according to NU students:  

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To Bring or Not to Bring

When moving into the residence hall, creative planning and careful coordinating with your roommate can yield some great results. We’ve identified some things you might want to consider bringing to campus AND we’ve specified some things you cannot bring to campus. 

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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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2017 NU Mission Trips

Each summer, Northwest University offers opportunities for students to go on mission trips to countries across the globe. Over the years, our students have worked at camps, remodeled church buildings, and even facilitated soccer outreach programs! 

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