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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
MOSAIC (Multicultural Organization of Students Active in Christ) is sponsoring Northwest University's first ever Multicultural Fashion Show Fundraiser on February 9th from 7-9pm in Butterfield Chapel to celebrate Multicultural Education Awareness Week. The event is free and all students are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Several programs at Northwest University were recently recognized by Colleges of Distinction, an informational college resource for students, parents, and guidance counselors. This service looks at how colleges support and inspire students in addition to important qualities like academics. We were honored to see our business, education, and nursing programs all honored as programs of distinction.
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.
"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.