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Northwestern Celebrates Open Education Week Announcing Adoption of 50th Open Textbook

The University of Northwestern’s Online Learning Office announced the adoption of its 50th free and open textbook saving students $275,000 since the program began in 2015.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Blog Academics, Alumni, Alumni Spotlight, Leadership

Teaching for the Journey: An Interview with Steve Gibbs '04

You will find Northwestern alumni in many different places and professions. We recently had the opportunity to catch up with Steve Gibbs, the principal of Stewartville High School and Middle School and a 2004 graduate...

Friday, January 5, 2018

Blog Academics, College Preparation, Students

Burn the Midnight Oil: Finals Study Tips at the Library

In keeping with the spirit of finals week, here are 3 study tricks to help you get to Christmas Break!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Blog Academics, Students

Graduate Studies: Student Stories

Be inspired as you watch and read how following God's path and plan has motivated and changed these students. Are you ready to write the next chapter in your story?

Friday, December 1, 2017

Blog Academics, Leadership, Students

Northwestern student on science, music, and taking opportunities

With a trajectory towards clinical pharmacy and a love of music, junior Elizabeth Donaldson shares about science, sound, and seeking opportunities.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Blog Academics, Faculty

Faculty Highlight: Engineering Professor Carrie Francis

Carrie Francis, Ph.D. (Engineering) teaches her students that God and science are not mutually exclusive. Learn how her love for God and her interest in science intertwined.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Blog Academics, Church, Faculty, Faith, Students

How faith ignites scientific curiosity

Curiosity is at the heart of the scientific method, but does faith have a part to play too? Dr. Carrie Francis shares her perspective.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Blog College Preparation, Community

The Unofficial Northwestern Packing List

Here are some things that aren’t listed in your average college list, but are essentials for the life of an everyday eagle.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Blog Academics, Faculty, The Arts

Dealing with writer's envy

Working towards success as a writer is difficult. Watching that success come to your peers while it eludes you can be even more challenging to deal with. Author and professor Heather Peterson shares how you can beat the...

Monday, June 5, 2017

Blog Academics, UNW News

What's the big deal about big data? It's a big opportunity.

The field of business data analytics has changed how businesses make decisions. Learn more about this field and how the new degree at UNW aims to prepare students to meet this new industry need.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Blog Community, Students

7 things I loved about junior year

For many students, junior year is the sweet spot of their college careers. Graduating senior Ashley Chiappetta shares what she loved about her junior year.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Blog Career Development

Six rules for your resume

UNW's Career Development has helped to take the fear out of resume writing. After reading through these steps, you will be able to turn this humble document into your very own career launch-pad.

Sunday, April 30, 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, College Preparation, The Arts

Don't be afraid of creative degrees

When I studied creative writing at Northwestern, well-meaning friends and family often joked about my future "career" as a starving artist.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Blog Academics, Church, Leadership, Ministry & Missions

Use strategic conflict to drive success

You never know how Philip Vierling, UNW’s assistant dean of the School of Business, will shake things up. Vierling wears an easy grin, his trademark boots, and Jerry Garcia ties

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Blog College Preparation, Students

How PSEO worked for our family

We have been blessed as a family to have our two children take PSEO on campus at Northwestern during their senior years of high school. Both our kids benefited from a great student culture that helped them grow...

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Blog College Preparation, Students

5 tips for a great start to the semester!

Whether you are building on the strength of your previous semester or looking to "turn it around", it is never too late to pick up new strategies for college success.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Blog Academics, College Preparation

Fast facts about PSEO

For Minnesota residents, PSEO (Postsecondary Education Options) makes a great bridge from high school to college.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Blog Academics, Faith, Leadership

Seeking more than a major

The most frequently asked question for high school graduates or college students has to be "what is your major?" This isn’t always easy to answer since, according to the Department of Education, the number of majors to...

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Blog Academics, College Preparation

From PSEO student to nursing graduate by age 19

Growing up, Sarah Norberg was no stranger to the University of Northwestern. So, when she found out that she could take free college courses on campus, during her last two years of high school, she was beyond excited.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

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