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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

News UNW News

Dr. Alan Cureton Announces Plans to Step Down as Northwestern President

Dr. Alan Cureton, president of the University of Northwestern – St. Paul and Northwestern Media, announced on Monday his intention to step down as chief executive in the coming months.

Monday, December 6, 2021

Blog Business

Launching Christ-centered Leaders into the Field of Healthcare

Healthcare surged to the forefront of hearts and headlines as essential workers provided medical support to those battling the effects of a new pandemic disease. Leaders of hospitals, clinics, senior care homes, and...

Monday, December 6, 2021

Blog Student Life, Staff

A Calming Presence & A Sound Mind Under Pressure

Heading into the 2020–2021 academic year in the midst of a public health crisis, universities across the globe were faced with the difficult decision of how to approach learning in as low-risk a way as possible.

Friday, December 3, 2021

Blog Alumni, Alumni Spotlight

We the People

When something is deeply important to you, it almost feels like a part of your being. Everyone wants to be taken seriously, taking the time to really listen to and care for others is a way we can all let a bit of light...

Monday, November 29, 2021

Blog Alumni

What it Takes to Shape a Team

As each era goes by, it seems that things get simultaneously easier and more complicated for the next generation. The world of sports is no exception.

Monday, November 22, 2021

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