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Blog Alumni, Faculty

Q&A: Jon Nykanen

Jon Nykanen brings a wealth of data analytics experience to the Department of Computing, Data, and Mathematical Sciences. In addition to teaching, Nykanen serves as founder, president, and principal consultant of ProRes...

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Blog Parents

Once in a Lifetime

Despite the pandemic, which we all hope is once-in-a-lifetime, our students are also in their once-in-a-lifetime period of adult growth that cannot be reclaimed. UNW’s outstanding retention is testimony that while the...

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Blog Faculty

Q&A: Krystal Seeling

Krystal Seeling was an adult medical/surgical nurse, then a pediatric medical/surgery/cardiac nurse at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital and part-time adjunct professor at the U of M before joining...

Friday, January 15, 2021

Blog Parents

Expecting Better

With every transition from December 31 to January 1, we hope for a fresh start. We anticipate something better ahead than what we are leaving behind. Considering the boatload of trouble that has quite literally plagued...

Monday, January 4, 2021

News Academics

UNW to Confer 222 Degrees in Virtual Commencement Ceremony

More than 220 University of Northwestern — St. Paul (UNW) students are set to receive their degrees this weekend as countless hours of study, research, collaboration, and application are celebrated at a virtual...

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Blog Alumni, Faculty

Q&A: Brad Ruiter

Brad Ruiter, a 1990 alumnus of Northwestern, brings a wealth of experience in sports management to UNW, having worked in media relations with the University of Minnesota Gophers, in communications with the Minnesota...

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Blog Parents

Recovering Joy

2020 has been no laughing matter. However, one of the things I miss most is laughing more. The seriousness of what we have been up against has the potential to steal our sense of humor and the gravity of our...

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Blog Alumni, Alumni Spotlight

Alumni Spotlight: Lowell and Tami Hochhalter

My name is Tami “Parker” Hochhalter and my husband Lowell and I attended and met at Northwestern in the 1980’s. It seems like a lifetime ago, and then again, like yesterday. Lowell represented the Eagles on the football...

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

News Music, The Arts, UNW News

For UNW Music & Theatre Groups, the Show Goes On

Despite a global pandemic, University of Northwestern music and theatre groups have and are scheduled to continue producing well-attended events that both account for the safety of participants and spectators, and send...

Monday, November 16, 2020

Blog Parents

Un-Becoming

My son recently shared his belief that parents are more equipped to think about the future than their kids because they’ve had to be responsible for someone else’s future.

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Blog Parents

Defining a Generation

Our experiences in 2020 will undeniably mark our students’ generation. Generation Z includes those born between 1997 and 2012, which includes the age range for the majority of our current student population at UNW. The...

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Blog Academics, Community

The Purpose of a Place: Nazareth Hall

Get a glimpse of the Nazareth Hall of 100 years ago, and reflect on the purpose of the places where we live and learn.

Monday, September 28, 2020

Blog Parents

Are We Home Yet?

Whether we experience the familiar, or we learn to make friends with the unfamiliar, there’s still no place like home at Northwestern.

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Blog Parents

Preparing for Launch

Smart and hard sometimes go together. It is wise to save part of our income for the future. It’s also tough to make sacrifices that put preparation for the future ahead of present needs. It is good for us to eat healthy...

Friday, August 7, 2020

Blog Ministry & Missions, Students

Intercultural Studies in Asia

When Northwestern’s Intercultural Studies (ICS) Internship team left the country in January, they had no idea about the global events that would soon affect nearly every facet of life for everyday people. Thankfully,...

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Blog Alumni, Alumni Spotlight

Alumni Spotlight: Bob and Jane Hosman

Bob and Jane Hosman attended Northwestern from 1963 – 1966. The two met while taking classes, sharing their first date at the annual spring formal! From their time at Northwestern until now, Bob and Jane have been...

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Blog Parents

Respect and Responsibility

Our student survey results were crystal clear. UNW students can’t wait to be together again. Anticipating being on-campus, in-person, in the midst of the community they thrive in, feels like approaching an oasis in the...

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

News Community, Faith

President's Message to UNW Community

Over the past two weeks I have witnessed Northwestern students, alumni, faculty, staff, on-air radio hosts, and supporters react and respond with God-honoring leadership to the events surrounding the death of George...

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Blog Parents

The Last Frontier

May was National Mental Health Awareness Month. The goal was and is to take down the stigma associated with mental health challenges. We have a long way to go. In fact, in most churches communities, mental illness is...

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Blog Alumni, Alumni Spotlight

Beyond the Degree: Joann Pittman

Joann Pittman studied Social Science at Northwestern and graduated with her degree in 1982. Today, Joann lives in New Brighton, but for several years in between, she taught English and spread Christ’s light in China....

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

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