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Blog Academics, Faculty, Parents, Students, The Arts

I want to write. Am I doomed to be a barista?

As an instructor in the professional writing program at UNW, I see lots of talented students. But these students sometimes don't know how to push this writing life forward as a vocation. With some guidance and practice,...

Monday, April 24, 2017

Blog Academics, Church, Faith, Ministry & Missions

3,000 year old pithos uncovered by Dr. Boyd Seevers

Dr. Boyd Seevers uncovered an artifact that illustrates life in Israel at the time of Judges and helps to confirm the historicity of the book of Joshua.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Blog Church, Faculty, Faith, Leadership, Ministry & Missions

When Easter week is your busiest time of year

For the professional minister, Easter is a busy season full of service schedules, volunteer coordination, and palm branches. Prof. of Christian Ministries Susan Payne talks about remembering the devotion in the details.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Blog Church, Community, Faith, Leadership, Ministry & Missions, Students

Inexperienced Yet Equipped - Alaska Mission Trip 2017

In the fall of 2016, I officially became a part of the Global Outreach team at Northwestern. One of the most impactful things I learned was what it means to serve well and to be a servant-hearted leader, as well as how...

Monday, April 3, 2017

Blog Alumni, Leadership, Ministry & Missions, Parents

How UNW alum and parenting coach Jim Jackson found his calling

Today Jackson, along with his wife Lynne, leads Connected Families, a Christian-based ministry to parents and churches. They’ve written two books, How to Grow a Connected Family and Discipline That Connects with Your...

Monday, March 27, 2017

Blog Alumni, Faith, Leadership

Approaching business leadership from a biblical perspective

Most business books are written for corporate employees, but Philip Struble wanted to equip small business owners to operate successfully by using biblical principles.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Blog Alumni, College Preparation, The Arts

Don't be afraid of creative degrees

When I studied creative writing at Northwestern, well-meaning friends and family often joked about my future "career" as a starving artist.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Blog Alumni, Community, Faith, Leadership, Students

At 42, back to school and back on the mound

“I kept thinking, ‘I can’t believe I’m 42 years old and I just got a bunch of college kids out!’’’

Monday, March 6, 2017

Blog Academics, Church, Leadership, Ministry & Missions

Use strategic conflict to drive success

You never know how Philip Vierling, UNW’s assistant dean of the School of Business, will shake things up. Vierling wears an easy grin, his trademark boots, and Jerry Garcia ties

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Blog Alumni, Career Development

How to pivot towards your ideal career

Are you dissatisfied at your job? While a job or career change could be an option, there are also things you can do at your current workplace to utilize your skill-set and find greater opportunities.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Blog College Preparation, Students

How PSEO worked for our family

We have been blessed as a family to have our two children take PSEO on campus at Northwestern during their senior years of high school. Both our kids benefited from a great student culture that helped them grow...

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Blog Alumni, Career Development, Students

Plan your career change in 6 steps

What comes to mind when you think of making a career change? If you follow some basic steps, you will not only avoid some common pitfalls, you will be set up for success!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Blog Alumni, Community, Faith, Leadership

In the Wait: How God's timing led to fellowship, calling, and ministry

Sometimes God uses our "ordinary" circumstances to prepares us for unforeseen opportunities. For the authors of "In the Wait", what began as an Instagram friendship grew into an opportunity to encourage hundreds of...

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Blog College Preparation, Students

5 tips for a great start to the semester!

Whether you are building on the strength of your previous semester or looking to "turn it around", it is never too late to pick up new strategies for college success.

Monday, January 23, 2017

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

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