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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

Blog Alumni Spotlight, Business, Faculty

Q&A: Jonathon Bartsch – School of Business

Jonathon Bartsch brings to Northwestern a wide range of expertise in financial planning, strategy, and management. He holds professional licenses, including FINRA Series 7 and Series 66, and several insurance...

Friday, November 19, 2021

News UNW News, Northwestern Media

Northwestern – St. Paul President Dr. Alan Cureton Delivers Commencement Address at Daystar University

Dr. Alan Cureton, president of the University of Northwestern – St. Paul (UNW) and Northwestern Media, presented the commencement address at Daystar University in Kenya on November 12. Both Dr. Cureton and Northwestern...

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

News UNW News

John Sommerville named Vice President for Finance and Operations/CFO

Dr. Alan Cureton, president of the University of Northwestern-St. Paul and Northwestern Media, recently announced the appointment of Mr. John Sommerville as Vice President for Finance and Operations/CFO.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

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

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