Northwest University cares deeply about the spiritual vitality of its students. Chapel is held multiple times a week, giving students the opportunity to worship and grow together. But it doesn’t stop there. Faith plays a role in the daily lives of students in the classroom and in student living areas.
If you were to ask our students what their favorite thing about NU is, there’s a good chance they would say the NU community. As a small, Christian college, we believe that a strong sense of community is absolutely crucial. This means that we make very intentional efforts and choices to make sure every student finds a place to belong.
The Northwest University Concert Choir and Chamber Choir, joined by Coro Amici and the Kirkland Civic Orchestra, present Christmas Traditions! Now in its ninth season, this established Christmas concert celebrates the traditions of Christmas.
If you are interested in becoming a nurse, the program you choose needs to check a lot of boxes. You will need expert professors with real experience in the field, firsthand experiences that will prepare you, and the best equipment, just to name a few.
At Northwest University, we’ve designed a program that meets all of these needs and more. We know how important nurses are, so we’re committed to equipping our students with the best education possible. Here’s how:
Phiona Mutesi and her teammate Benjamin Mukumbya, both featured in the Disney movie, Queen of Katwe, began their university studies at Northwest University this fall. These two phenomenal chess players have also been preparing to become chess grand masters under the auspices of Chess4Life in Kirkland. Though they've only been at NU a short time, they've already made a significant impact.
“Clint, I have a word from God for you.” I half expected to turn around and find a wizened, old prophet wearing a long robe and sporting a staff in his hand. Instead, the oracle was none other than Dr. Jim Heugel, Northwest University’s provost, sneaking up behind me at various gatherings to drop the seed of an idea that would alter the course of my Fall 2017 semester for the better.
Each student at Northwest University has a story to tell. For some, the story is about how NU’s Christ-centered environment has deepened their faith. Others tell a story about living in a close-knit community and being supported by those around them to grow into more than they ever thought they could become. Many will tell you about wise and caring professors who encourage them to find and unleash their gifts. And there are those who will share how a global learning experience or internship put them on a new and exciting career trajectory.
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.