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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

Blog Career & Leadership Development

How to Write a 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...

Monday, February 14, 2022

News UNW News

Cassandra Bechard, Director of Bands, Named to Yamaha 40 Under 40 List

Former UNW faculty member and academic administrator Barb Lindman was honored as part of a ceremony that commemorated National Girls and Women in Sports Day.

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

News UNW News

Former UNW faculty member and coach honored at National Girls and Women in Sports Day

Former UNW faculty member and academic administrator Barb Lindman was honored as part of a ceremony that commemorated National Girls and Women in Sports Day.

Friday, February 4, 2022

Blog Academics, Career & Leadership Development, College Preparation

4 Things to do When Choosing a Graduate School

Are you thinking about going to graduate school? Maybe you just graduated with your bachelor's degree recently, or perhaps you have been in the workforce for 10+ years. Regardless, choosing a graduate school can seem...

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Blog Alumni, Students

From PSEO to Registered Nurse at 20 years-old

At a young age, Megan Bettendorf '21 knew she wanted to help people. At 15-years-old she served on a short-term medical mission trip in Africa. During this experience, she saw firsthand the tragedy of inadequate...

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Blog Parents

Living in Context

With another in person semester underway, this year finds us getting on with UNW campus life in the midst of COVID-19. Yes, the United States has more cases of the virus in 2021 than in 2020. Yes, Minnesota is still...

Friday, January 14, 2022

Blog Parents

Rejoice Greatly

During Advent season, we recall the Israelites’ HOPE for a Messiah and we celebrate that the prophecy of Christ’s birth became a reality. Traditionally, during each of the four Sundays of Advent, candles are lit to...

Thursday, December 16, 2021

News UNW News

Northwestern to confer 225 degrees in December commencement ceremony

The University of Northwestern – St. Paul (UNW) is scheduled to confer 225 degrees on Friday December 16, as undergraduate and graduate students walk across the John Lord and Beverly Knight Performance Hall stage to...

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Blog Alumni, Alumni Spotlight, Faculty

Q&A: Katie Hagen – Berntsen Library

Katie Hagen's depth of experience and expertise in research and resource cataloguing provides a foundation for the study and scholarship of the thousands of students that visit Northwestern’s Berntsen Library each...

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

News UNW News

Dr. Alan Cureton Encourages International House University Students With Commencement Address

Dr. Alan Cureton, president of the University of Northwestern-St. Paul and Northwestern Media, recently addressed graduates of International House University.

Monday, December 13, 2021

Blog Faculty

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Matthew Hyre

Matthew Hyre, Ph.D., associate professor of Engineering, has been awarded two contracts to continue scholarship and engage University of Northwestern engineering students in high-level research.

Monday, December 13, 2021

Blog Academics, Students

Excelling in Analytics

Only four years old, University of Northwestern’s Data Analytics program is making a mark in the Twin Cities and beyond—a testament to the caliber of the students, program, and faculty.

Friday, December 10, 2021

Blog Giving

Belinda's Story

My name is Belinda and I am a senior from Rhinelander, WI. As I enter my fourth year at UNW, it amazes me to look back on my journey.

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Blog Alumni, Alumni Spotlight

A Story About God’s Timing with Andy Carr ‘06

A 2006 graduate of the Adult Undergrad Business Management Program, Andy Carr has an exceptional story of how he pursued his degree. God led Andy from one opportunity to the next and he is now the Vice President in...

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

News Giving

Northwestern-St. Paul and Northwestern Media Announce Gifts and Pledges Totaling $170 Million

The University of Northwestern and Northwestern Media has collectively raised over $170 million in gifts and pledges since 2014 to sustain and expand the organization's ministries.

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

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