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3 Myths About Degrees in the Humanities
Most people pursuing a college degree hope to have a career in their field of study. Yes, we want to love what we do, but we also have practical needs. “The humanities” according to Britannica is the study of all...
Thursday, November 17, 2022
Not My Way
From birth to present, parenting is a crash course in out-of-control. The truth is, I cannot parent my children the way I want to—not because I am incapable, but because they won’t allow me to. Each child is receptive...
Friday, June 17, 2022
Friday Comes Before Sunday
The joy of resurrection Sunday could not have happened without the pain and suffering of Good Friday. God the Father, our ultimate parent, answered our need for rescue through the resurrection rather than rescuing Jesus...
Monday, April 18, 2022
The Other Side of Anger
The world will always be a challenging place to live. We hope our young adult children will have the emotional skills to approach anger with self-reflection instead of self-defense. Helping them to process their anger...
Monday, March 21, 2022
Laying Bricks or Building the Kingdom?
The parable of the three bricklayers was retold as a reminder that knowing our purpose brings our life’s motivations to our work, which brings our work to life. The story echoes the real experience of Christopher Wren,...
Thursday, February 17, 2022
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
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
Returning to the Nest
The UNW Eagles are returning to the nest! Preparations on campus and online are in high gear for both the new hatchlings and for those returning from summer migration. However, as we put plans in place, the faculty and...
Tuesday, August 10, 2021
I had leftovers for breakfast, lunch, and dinner today. Granted, we had family together for the whole weekend. That means we cooked up a storm for a couple of days and I’m left with lots of choices and little food...
Tuesday, July 6, 2021
This morning my computer announced that it needed massive updates, which disrupted my plans for getting the day started and required a hard shut down to restart successfully. As I waited (not so patiently) for the...
Monday, June 7, 2021
Steady Till Sunset
Are you sensing relief? Is this finally the beginning of the end? As I am writing this, finals week and commencement are just around the corner. This most unusual and unusually stressful academic year is coming to a...
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Life is so Daily
How could it be that we’re approaching the last few weeks of the school year already or perhaps even the home stretch of your student’s UNW experience? And yet, life is lived one single day at a time. As we near the end...
Thursday, April 1, 2021
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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