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News Academics, Career, UNW News

Northwestern Engineering Students to Benefit from ABET Accreditation

With the help of ABET accreditation, current and prospective students and their parents who are drawn to UNW for its Christ-centered teaching can also be certain of the standard of education they need for success in the...

Thursday, September 15, 2022

News Academics, UNW News

Northwestern becomes Minnesota Private College Council’s 18th member institution

UNW has accepted an invitation to join the membership of the Minnesota Private College Council, a group of 17 non-profit, liberal arts-focused institutions of higher education throughout the state.

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Blog Parents

Not My Way

From birth to present, parenting is a crash course in out-of-control. The truth is, I cannot parent my children the way I want to—not because I am incapable, but because they won’t allow me to. Each child is receptive...

Friday, June 17, 2022

News UNW News

Dr. Corbin Hoornbeek Named Northwestern’s Ninth President

Following a nationwide search, Dr. Corbin Hoornbeek, a leader in Christian higher education and world missions for nearly 30 years, has been unanimously selected by the University of Northwestern – St. Paul (UNW) board...

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Blog College Preparation, Financial Aid

11 Ways to Save Money in College

The FAFSA is the key to your financial aid. If you don't fill it out, you likely won't be getting any type of financial aid (even student loans).

Friday, June 3, 2022


4 Tips for Completing the FAFSA Application

The earlier you apply, the more college financial aid you can receive. Knowing how much financial aid you qualify for helps you discern what scholarships and student loans to apply for to cover more of your tuition...

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

News UNW News

Northwestern Expected to Confer 347 Degrees in Upcoming Commencement Ceremonies

The University of Northwestern – St. Paul (UNW) is scheduled to confer 347 degrees on Saturday, May 14, as both undergraduate and graduate students walk across the John Lord and Beverly Knight Performance Hall stage to...

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Blog Career & Leadership Development

Nursing Resume Writing Guide

A resume often serves as an organization’s first impression of you. It tells the recruiter or hiring manager objective information about you which can be used to decide if an interview is the appropriate next step. For...

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Blog Career & Leadership Development

Writing a Ministry Resume

A well written ministry resume reflects your preparation for ministry, your philosophy of ministry, your practice of ministry, and your passion for ministry. When it comes into the hands of a search committee it is...

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Blog Parents

Friday Comes Before Sunday

The joy of resurrection Sunday could not have happened without the pain and suffering of Good Friday. God the Father, our ultimate parent, answered our need for rescue through the resurrection rather than rescuing Jesus...

Monday, April 18, 2022

Blog Church, Community, Faculty, Faith

Good Grief: Why Holy Week is Important

We are in the midst of a time commonly referred to as Holy Week—the days leading up to the celebration of Easter. In contrast to the joy and triumph of Easter, these days are marked by the remembrance of Jesus'...

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

News Leadership, UNW News

Northwestern President Dr. Alan Cureton Named to ECFA Board of Directors

Dr. Alan Cureton, president of the University of Northwestern-St. Paul (UNW) and Northwestern Media, was recently named to the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) Board of Directors. Cureton’s...

Monday, April 11, 2022

Blog Career & Leadership Development

Cover Letter for a Career Change

Even if a cover letter is not explicitly required by an employer, it is vital and should always be a part of your job applications. A cover letter introduces you, demonstrates you have invested time and energy into...

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Blog Parents

The Other Side of Anger

The world will always be a challenging place to live. We hope our young adult children will have the emotional skills to approach anger with self-reflection instead of self-defense. Helping them to process their anger...

Monday, March 21, 2022

Blog Students, Student Life

3 Ways to Make Friends Before Move-In

Starting college can be intimidating. We get that. Having familiar faces around you on your first day is a key way of alleviating some of the stress of starting school.

Monday, March 14, 2022

Blog Academics, Career & Leadership Development, College Preparation

7 Tips for Choosing a Degree Completion Program

Are you a hard working adult who never found the time to finish your degree? Maybe you had every intention to go to school but work, family, money, or a job got in the way. Putting your degree on hold is a common...

Friday, March 11, 2022

News Academics, UNW News

624 UNW Students Named to Fall 2021 Dean’s List

A total of 624 students were named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2021 semester at the University of Northwestern-St. Paul. 336 received Highest Honors recognition.

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Blog Career & Leadership Development

6 Tips for Finding and Maintaining a Mentorship

Finding someone to mentor you is not always easy. Often people are told to find someone really successful and to ask them to be your mentor. However, in reality this usually doesn’t work out. Most really successful...

Monday, February 28, 2022


UNW Covid-19 Information

As you are aware, there are confirmed cases of coronavirus disease around the world as well as in the United States. On February 26, information from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) website stated, “…this virus is...

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Blog Parents

Laying Bricks or Building the Kingdom?

The parable of the three bricklayers was retold as a reminder that knowing our purpose brings our life’s motivations to our work, which brings our work to life. The story echoes the real experience of Christopher Wren,...

Thursday, February 17, 2022

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