As the end of the academic year nears, graduating students and their loved ones eagerly await the 2017 Commencement Ceremony.
This year’s graduation festivities kick off with the Baccalaureate Chapel on Friday, April 28, and conclude with the 2017 Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 6.
Christian Universities Online ranked Northwest University among the West’s 25 best Christian colleges for 2017. At number seven, NU ranked ahead of schools like Seattle Pacific and Biola. Rankings were based on the following criteria: faculty-to-student ratio, scholarships, selectivity, retention rate, and graduation rate.
Since I was a child, I always knew that my life was headed for ministry. While I attended NU, I dove right into classes that would prepare me for this dream. I had an idea of what I thought life would look like and was pretty certain that it would play out exactly as I expected: marry a pastor, have kids, and be broke. Though all those things did indeed happen, what I did not know was the particular route that the Lord would take us on: a road even less traveled, that looked darker and scarier than church ministry.
I always wanted to be a nurse. As a little girl, I set the badly broken bones of beloved baby dolls, bandaged the critical surgical wounds of my treasured teddy bears, and instilled a variety of watercolor “medications” into the floppy ears of a favorite stuffed hippopotamus. I had no backup plan; I just wanted to be a nurse. And then one day, years into my nursing career, a thought from out of the blue changed my world: Maybe it would be fun teaching nursing.
Northwest University Drama is proud to present Tom Stoppard's existential comedy, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead. What happens when the eyes of the audience are focused on two seemingly minor characters from Shakespeare's famous tragedy Hamlet? Who are Rosencrantz & Guildenstern - really? Find out when you join the NU Drama department for an evening of witty dialogue, good questions and rollicking laughter.
Northwest University (NU) has recently welcomed three new faculty members who bring years of experience and relevant fieldwork to their teaching positions. Dr. Earl Creps—a specialist in missional Christianity, communication, and leadership—will lead our newly formed Center for Leadership Studies. The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences has added best-selling authors Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott, recognized globally for their work in marriage and family relationships.
Northwest University (NU) in Kirkland, Washington, is introducing a new major that will take advantage of the University’s prime location neighboring tech industry stalwarts such as Google and Microsoft. NU’s Bachelor of Arts in Information Technology is designed to help prepare students for a career in the information technology field and apply information strategies that address real business needs.
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.
Something unique that Northwest University offers each of its students is the opportunity to pursue spiritual growth. As a Christian university, it is important to us that our students have plenty of resources to help them grow, as well as a strong community that will support their faith. Some of our most meaningful opportunities for growth are our annual summer mission trips.