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Me or We?

It’s going to happen any day now…there will be unmistakable signs of spring on campus. The snow will melt, the trees will green up, students will take their studying outdoors, and the campus ROCK will feature two names...

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Blog College Preparation, Parents, Students

4 Things Parents Should Know about Paying for College

Paying for college is, quite honestly, the greatest fear for the families we work with in admissions. They understand the value of our integration of faith and learning, the world-class education, but what about the...

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Blog Community, Parents

Wise Posting in an Insecure World

Neil Stavem discusses wise social media practices with Jonathan McKee, the author of The Teen's Guide to Social Media... and Mobile Devices: 21 Tips to Wise Posting in an Insecure World.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Blog Parents

Bread or a Stone?

I found myself back in Matthew 7 this week, reminded that the Lord invites us to ask Him for what we need. Verses 7 and 8 say, "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to...

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Blog Parents

Unwrap the Gifts Again

By the time we hit New Years, Christmas is already a fading memory. When we're asked what gifts we received, it may already be hard to recall. However, I would venture to guess that over the years, there are at least a...

Friday, December 1, 2017

Blog Business, Parents, Students

Faculty Highlight: Philip Vierling

As Christians, we often avoid conflict. Philip Vierling, MBA, teaches his students that "strategic conflict'' can actually inspire creativity and lead to success.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Blog Alumni, Parents, Students

Northwestern's sacred symbolism in architecture

The University of Northwestern campus is ranked as one of the most beautiful in the country...what most visitors might miss is the sacred symbolism that architects incorporated around campus.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Blog College Preparation, Parents

4 expectations parents should set with their college student

Now fall semester has begun. With our students, it is easy for hopes to get ahead of plans. While we are busy packing in the last family picnic of the summer, getting the commuter car in shape, or shopping for the dorm...

Monday, August 28, 2017

Blog College Preparation, Parents, Students

How to start a budget in college

These simple steps will help you avoid being a "broke college student."

Monday, August 7, 2017

Blog Academics, Faculty, Parents, Students, The Arts

I want to write. Am I doomed to be a barista?

As an instructor in the professional writing program at UNW, I see lots of talented students. But these students sometimes don't know how to push this writing life forward as a vocation. With some guidance and practice,...

Monday, April 24, 2017

Blog Alumni, Leadership, Ministry & Missions, Parents

How UNW alum and parenting coach Jim Jackson found his calling

Today Jackson, along with his wife Lynne, leads Connected Families, a Christian-based ministry to parents and churches. They’ve written two books, How to Grow a Connected Family and Discipline That Connects with Your...

Monday, March 27, 2017

Blog College Preparation, Faculty, Parents, Students

Lighten The Burden

A heavy burden for many students today is the ever-increasing cost of textbooks. U.S. News & World Reports noted that the cost of college textbooks has increased by 82% over the past 10 years, growing at three times the...

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Blog Community, Faith, Parents

Learning to Love Through the Mess of Adoption

If you listen to Erin (Black) Sibley ’04 for thirty seconds, you’ll know she’s a mom. It’s her quick, witty candor peppered with bits of kid English, e.g. “icky”.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

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