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Blog Academics, College Preparation

Fast facts about PSEO

For Minnesota residents, PSEO (Postsecondary Education Options) makes a great bridge from high school to college.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Blog Community, Leadership, Students, UNW News

Students interview with The New York Times regarding friendship and opposing political views

Cole Birkeland, a history major and leader of Northwestern's College Democrats group and Nick Solheim, a political science and public relations major and leader of Northwestern’s College Republicans group, were...

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Blog Community, Students

First you listen

For many Northwestern students, counseling services becomes an essential part of their journey through college. Each student's story is unique but has a common core—healing in the midst of difficulty and even despair.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Blog Faculty, Faith

Ask the Professor: The birth of Jesus

The birth of Christ to a virgin mother was miraculous. But why wasn’t it talked about more in the gospels? According to professor Mark Muska, the authors of the gospels were very intentional with what they focused on in...

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Blog Alumni, Faith, The Arts

The impact of life-long generosity

Celesta Bleeker ‘54 has found a way to maintain her lifelong passion for serving Christ and Northwestern students.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Blog Academics, Faith, Leadership

Seeking more than a major

The most frequently asked question for high school graduates or college students has to be "what is your major?" This isn’t always easy to answer since, according to the Department of Education, the number of majors to...

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Blog Academics, College Preparation

From PSEO student to nursing graduate by age 19

Growing up, Sarah Norberg was no stranger to the University of Northwestern. So, when she found out that she could take free college courses on campus, during her last two years of high school, she was beyond excited.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Blog Faculty, Faith, The Arts

The power of gratitude

Have you ever stepped into the presence of someone who exudes joy?  How did you feel?  Did you leave wondering what you’re missing in your own spiritual journey and why that joy eludes you? 

Sunday, November 20, 2016

News Athletics, Community, UNW News

UNW Football earns first-ever NCAA playoff spot

The University of Northwestern football team made team history on November 5, as they captured the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference title and earned their first-ever NCAA Playoff spot.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

News Athletics, Community, UNW News

UNW Volleyball ends season with first-ever Final Four appearance

UNW, making its debut at the Elite Eight, overcame a four-point deficit in the fifth set to defeat Eastern and advance to Friday's semifinal against Calvin College.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Blog College Preparation

Free College Courses while still in High School

Dual enrollment programs allow high school students to take college courses that count for both high school and college credit at little to no cost. 

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Blog Academics, Community, Faith, Students

Swiss Student, Rebecca Honegger, Breaks Down Barriers

Growing up outside of Zurich, Switzerland, Rebecca Honegger dreamed of someday becoming a doctor. Her mom, a medical assistant, and her pastor father, encouraged her but were concerned about her ability to pursue her...

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Blog Faculty, Faith, Leadership

Thinking about the 2016 Election

In the past few months, I’ve received many inquiries about how Christians might think about the upcoming election. I’m grateful for the chance to share some thoughts with you.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Blog Academics, Community, The Arts

Going Deeper Into the Woods

Follow a twisty tale through the woods, with a stop at Grandmother’s house, an escape in Cinderella’s slippers, and a climb up to Rapunzel’s tower. Northwestern’s theater production of Into the Woods entreats us to go...

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Blog Alumni, The Arts

Music in Motion

Have you ever listened to music playing behind movie or television scenes and wondered what goes through a composer’s mind as he/she looks at a scene and determines what music should be used to support the story?

Monday, October 3, 2016

Blog Community, Leadership, Students

Opposing Political Leaders on Campus Share Room and Friendship

As political tension is ratcheting up between republicans and democrats, two Northwestern students stand as a shining example of respect and cooperation, despite being on two ends of the political spectrum.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Blog Community, Students

Freshman Survival Guide

Now that classes are in full swing, here are a few secrets to finding your groove and enjoying life in college. Psst… upperclassmen might be surprised by some of these too. 

Monday, September 12, 2016

News Financial Aid, Students, UNW News

Introducing UNW's First Z-Degree: Zero-Textbook-Cost Degree

Northwestern is offering the first zero-textbook-cost degree or “z-degree” in Minnesota and one of the first bachelor z-degrees in the nation.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Blog Alumni, College Preparation, Students

Graduates Give Advice to Incoming Freshmen

We asked recent graduates of Northwestern to share their best advice for the incoming freshmen class. This is what some of them shared:

Monday, May 23, 2016

Blog College Preparation, Faculty, Parents, Students

Lighten The Burden

A heavy burden for many students today is the ever-increasing cost of textbooks. U.S. News & World Reports noted that the cost of college textbooks has increased by 82% over the past 10 years, growing at three times the...

Thursday, May 19, 2016

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