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News Academics

Former Minnesota Timberwolves Head Coach Ryan Saunders to Join Northwestern-St. Paul as Adjunct Faculty

Ryan Saunders, the former head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves professional basketball franchise, has been hired as an adjunct instructor at Northwestern.

Monday, November 8, 2021

News Northwestern Media

Northwestern Media Files Asset Purchase Agreement for KSLT and KLMP in Rapid City, SD

Northwestern Media has filed an Asset Purchase Agreement with the FCC for the purchase of Bethesda Christian Broadcasting’s KSLT and KLMP. Both stations serve Rapid City, SD.

Friday, October 29, 2021

Blog Education, Faculty, Music

Q&A: Cassandra Bechard – Director of Bands

Cassandra Bechard brings a depth of expertise in music, teaching, and conducting to the Department of Music and Theatre. Her experience ranges from directing middle-school through college and community bands, to...

Friday, October 22, 2021

News Student Life, UNW News

Northwestern showcases comprehensive student life experience through first-person view drone video

The University of Northwestern-St. Paul premiered a first-person drone video on Wednesday, showcasing various segments of student life that contribute to the overall UNW experience.

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Blog Communication, Students, Student Life

Five Reasons Students Should Choose UNW

With orange and red starting to color the treetops and the weather starting to cool, high schoolers are taking tours of our beautiful campus and starting on the college application process. While our admissions...

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

News Community, Faith, Leadership, Ministry & Missions, UNW News

Northwestern Unveils Billy Graham Sculpture

Ten years ago, the University of Northwestern – St. Paul (UNW) cut a ribbon to mark the completion of the Billy Graham Community Life Commons. Thanks in part to a donation by Mr. Bill Fisher in honor of his late mother...

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

News Athletics, UNW News

Northwestern Unveils Alan and Gayle Cureton Golf Training Center

The University of Northwestern-St. Paul recently unveiled the Alan and Gayle Cureton Golf Training Center.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Blog Christian Ministries, Faculty

Q&A: Juan Carlos Téllez – Intercultural Studies

Carlos Téllez brings a wealth of pastoral, intercultural, and Christian higher ed experience to the Department of Christian Ministries. Prior to joining Northwestern, Dr. Téllez served at Grace College in Indiana and on...

Monday, September 27, 2021

Blog Alumni, Leadership, Students, Student Life


Lindsey Zaic described her experience at UNW in one word. "Growth. Overall, it was a time of seeing where I wanted to go. Northwestern was an avenue for me to get where I wanted to be and prepared me for a job that I am...

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Blog Parents

Returning to the Nest

The UNW Eagles are returning to the nest! Preparations on campus and online are in high gear for both the new hatchlings and for those returning from summer migration. However, as we put plans in place, the faculty and...

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Blog Career & Leadership Development

Landing the dream job

I graduated from Northwestern five years ago. As a Psychology major, I knew towards the end of my junior year pursuing a career in the traditional psychology route wasn’t for me. With that, I didn’t really know what I...

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Blog Career & Leadership Development

Career Communities Mean Connection

Since networking is responsible for at least 85% of new jobs, UNW students need to connect with alumni and other professionals. Current unemployment rates make networking more important than ever for students seeking...

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Blog Career & Leadership Development

Promoting your soft skills

When coaching students on resumes, we often talk about how to effectively share about their relevant work and other experience. When putting together skill statements, it's easiest to list the things that we are...

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Blog Career & Leadership Development

Back to (job search) basics

In the past two months, we've seen record low unemployment rates suddenly become record high rates. For our University of Northwestern spring graduates, the world has changed seemingly overnight, and the job search...

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Blog Career & Leadership Development

Opening Doors for UNW Students

Several December grads have launched into exciting new careers, often with assistance from Northwestern alumni. We in Career Development love to celebrate these connections, and we wanted to share some of our favorites.

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Blog Career & Leadership Development

Who wins with an internship? (Answer: everyone!)

It’s not often that you find a win-win-win scenario, but internships are that rare gem that can benefit everyone involved.

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Blog Parents


I had leftovers for breakfast, lunch, and dinner today. Granted, we had family together for the whole weekend. That means we cooked up a storm for a couple of days and I’m left with lots of choices and little food...

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Blog Academics, Alumni, Alumni Spotlight

UNW Pre-Med Alumna Receives Fulbright Scholarship to Teach Health and Psychology in Spain

It was the Eagles softball program and head coach Alicia du’Monceaux that drew Moriah Maunu ’20 to pursue her studies at University of Northwestern – St. Paul. That, along with the small, Christ-centered environment and...

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Blog Parents

Culture Shock

This morning my computer announced that it needed massive updates, which disrupted my plans for getting the day started and required a hard shut down to restart successfully. As I waited (not so patiently) for the...

Monday, June 7, 2021


Northwestern and Critical Race Theory

University of Northwestern – St. Paul exists to provide Christ-centered higher education equipping students to grow intellectually and spiritually, to serve effectively in their professions, and to give God-honoring...

Thursday, May 27, 2021

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