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Blog Alumni

Community Beyond the Campus: The UNW Alumni Experience

In this community, people pray for another, cheer together when successes are shared, grieve together in times of sadness and loss, network with one another, meet up in smaller groups with people who share similar...

Friday, February 9, 2024

Blog Community, Student Life

Vibrant Christian Community: Here’s What It Looks Like

If you have visited college campuses, you’ll notice that they all have dorms, a cafeteria, and classrooms. However, filling those spaces with people doesn’t mean you’ve created a community. As a group of people seeking...

Friday, January 26, 2024

Blog Academics

Be the CEO of Your Freshman Year

Starting college, whether as a dual enrollment or traditional undergraduate student, is an exciting time. There are so many opportunities for learning, personal growth, and fun. Besides the obvious “tips” of going to...

Friday, October 6, 2023

Blog Community, Faculty

Good Grief: Why Holy Week is Important

We are in the midst of a time commonly referred to as Holy Week—the days leading up to the celebration of Easter. In contrast to the joy and triumph of Easter, these days are marked by the remembrance of Jesus'...

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Blog Career & Leadership Development

Career Communities Mean Connection

Since networking is responsible for at least 85% of new jobs, UNW students need to connect with alumni and other professionals. Current unemployment rates make networking more important than ever for students seeking...

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Blog Career & Leadership Development

Opening Doors for UNW Students

Several December grads have launched into exciting new careers, often with assistance from Northwestern alumni. We in Career Development love to celebrate these connections, and we wanted to share some of our favorites.

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Blog Community

Northwestern’s sixth president called home

University of Northwestern regretfully shares the news that Dr. Don Ericksen, the sixth president of University of Northwestern, died on August 6, 2018, surrounded by his family.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Blog Community

UNW Students Embark on Immersive Civil Rights Pilgrimage Spanning 12 States

Students from the School of Education learned about the struggles during the civil rights movement firsthand.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Blog Community

Seeking Faithful Creativity

Is there a difference between being a Christian artist and a Christian who creates art? We look to Jesus's example as we explore faith's impact on creativity.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Blog Community

Northwestern Remembers Billy Graham

The University of Northwestern – St. Paul and Northwestern Media community remember the Reverend Billy Graham who served as the university’s second president and founded KTIS. We rejoice in knowing that he is now home...

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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 Community, Faculty

The Power of Prayer

Praying for others is one of the most powerful ways we can come together as the body of Christ. Professor Mark Muska says that as we spend our lives praying for others, we can have full confidence that God will use them...

Monday, July 17, 2017

Blog Community

Freshman Survival Guide

Now that classes are in full swing, here are a few secrets to finding your groove and enjoying life in college. Psst… upperclassmen might be surprised by some of these too. 

Monday, September 12, 2016

Blog Community

Building an Orphanage on Faith

Chances are good that you’ve had an idea that seems great, if only…something. When Kwasi Twumasi ’16, a University of Northwestern MBA student, got an idea to build an orphanage in his home town of Dormaa, Ghana, he...

Monday, March 28, 2016

Blog Community, Faculty

Learning from Sand Castles

Spring weather shifts our thinking: from boots to sandals, sweaters to shorts, and from building snowmen to creating sand castles. Even though sand castles don’t last long, they can make an impression on those around us...

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Blog Community, 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

Blog Community

The Future of Textbooks is Here, and They are Free

In the discussion regarding the cost of higher education, few topics are hotter than the price of textbooks. To combat this issue, some educators are turning to a solution that has students cheering—literally in some...

Monday, January 11, 2016

Blog Community

A Reluctant Leader Leaves A Legacy

"'Billy, you are the man to succeed me.... You will be disobeying God if you don’t!" That was a tall order for the 29-year-old evangelist. Billy Graham reluctantly accepted the role of president from the dying Dr....

Saturday, February 28, 2009