Parenting in a Pandemic
Parenting does not come with a handbook. If it did, we would have thrown out the book and ordered up a new one when everything we learned got turned upside down by each new kid in the family. Even without instructions, the thing we all got better at, in due time, was relaxing in the midst of the...
Monday, May 4, 2020
Blog Alumni, Alumni Spotlight
Alumni Spotlight: Stepping Into Levi's Hope
Kyle and Melissa Gagner found their home at Northwestern from fall of 2004-2006. Melissa (Springer) played Volleyball her freshman year while Kyle stayed active in intramurals. You also may have known Kyle back in the day as the late-night host for the NoCo show. The Gagner’s now live in Cavalier,...
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
God's Part, Our Part
In the wake of a pandemic, steep stock market plunges, and seismic shifts in the delivery of education, it would be easy to say that God’s role—His part—is to protect us from contracting disease, facing devastation, and disrupting our dreams. It would also be altogether too easy to say that our...
Monday, March 30, 2020
Tribute to Dr. Jeremy Kolwinska
On Friday, March 13, University of Northwestern – St. Paul received the sad news that Dr. Jeremy Kolwinska, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities, passed away unexpectedly of cardiac complications.
Friday, March 20, 2020
In This Way, the World Can Recover
In difficult times such as these, it is important to remind ourselves that we are not the first Christians to walk the grim road through a devastating pandemic. Fellow believers throughout history, from diverse nations and cultures, have walked in this path before us. Even now, they can shine some...
Monday, March 16, 2020
Blog Academics, Faculty
Write for Your Life
I don’t know about you, but I love a good story. Whether it’s binge-watching The Crown on Netflix, losing myself in Jeannette Walls’ memoir The Glass Castle, or sitting in a coffee shop while a friend recounts her life since our last chat, true-life narrative fascinates me.
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Blog Alumni, Alumni Spotlight, Athletics
Alumni Spotlight: Beyond the Court
UNW Alumna, Kaia (Larson ‘14) Hill currently serves as the women’s head basketball coach at Legacy Christian Academy in Andover, Minnesota. Kaia has previously been involved as an asset to the women’s basketball team at Northwestern, both as a player and coach. Her journey through basketball is one...
Thursday, March 5, 2020
Which Lane Am I In?
“My way or the highway.” You know the parents I am referencing. Some of us called them Mom or Dad! There are still parents that believe a firm stance is a way to earn respect or that shaming children is a way to gain obedience and stay in control. For these parents, structure comes before nurture.
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Blog Church, Christian Ministries, Faculty
Managing Conflict in Ministry
How does my ability to handle conflict well impact my ability to live out my calling? In this article, Dr. Megan Brown, Associate Professor of Christian Ministries, discusses tools for handling conflict and confrontation well.
Monday, February 17, 2020
News Academics, Students, UNW News
New 3D Digital Cadaver Lab Provides Access to Hundreds of Human Specimens at the Touch of a Finger
Students at University of Northwestern now have access to one of the most state-of-the art human anatomy labs in the state of Minnesota. With the touch of a finger, students can digitally dissect and study hundreds of 3D cadavers anytime of the day or night. Northwestern is one of only three...
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
News Academics, Career Development, Students, UNW News
UNW Junior Steps into a Competitive Internship for the 2020 Minnesota Legislative Session
Junior History major Luke LeBrun secured a competitive internship with the Minnesota State Senate for the 2020 legislative session. This is the second consecutive year a University of Northwestern – St. Paul student has been selected to work with senators through a Minnesota legislative internship.
Friday, January 31, 2020
Blog Academics, Alumni, Faculty
The Art of Beginning: 5 Ways to Invigorate Your Writing
I love a story from the book Art & Fear by David Bayles and Ted Orland. A ceramics teacher divided pottery students into two groups—one that had to make as many pots as possible and another that had to make the best pot they possibly could. At the end of the day, the ‘quantity’ group showed their...
Friday, January 31, 2020
Their World—And Ours
The saying goes, “If you can’t beat them, join them.” As a parent, I hope I am not foolishly trying to act like my twenty-something. However, showing interest in what my student’s world looks like—and how they look at the world—is a positive approach. Parents can be seen as too old to understand or...
Thursday, January 30, 2020
Blog Alumni, Alumni Spotlight, Ministry & Missions
Alumni Spotlight: Introducing the McDermotts
Abbie (Nelson) ’19 and Jake ’19 McDermott are new to the Alumni family, graduating from Northwestern just this past December. If graduation wasn’t a busy enough time, the McDermotts planned their wedding for the following day, and left for a two-week trip to China after getting married! Fresh out...
Thursday, January 30, 2020
Blog Communication, Community
Writing for Wonder and Joy
Six years ago today I got my first book deal. I also had my first panic attack. Publishing was very hard for me, almost every single step. So hard, in fact, that I had a long crisis of identity about whether I even wanted to be an author.
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Skirting the New Year
One of the most enlightening conversations over the holidays was about my tree skirt. No, I’m not talking about a skirt with trees on it or a skirt made from trees, although bamboo is big in textiles these days. Imagine instead a skirt that circles the base of a Christmas tree. For many years, I...
Monday, January 13, 2020
Around the World in 62 Days
On January 3, 2020, 11 students, two professors, and one additional chaperone are embarking on Northwestern’s Intercultural Internship. They will travel to Cambodia, Thailand, the Philippines, and Japan, finishing with a time of debriefing in Hawaii.
Friday, January 3, 2020
The song written for the timeless TV special, "A Charlie Brown Christmas", goes on to say, "Happiness and cheer, fun for all that children call their favorite time of year.” I beg to differ. Presuming it is a joyous, season-of-choice for all is truly a stretch. For some, Christmas is an especially...
Monday, December 2, 2019
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