Each summer, students have the opportunity to do professor–student research to discover or design solutions. Junior engineering major Quentin Frederick shares about his experience helping create IdaBot, NNU’s autonomous robot that can perform time-intensive farm tasks.
“Idahoans take great pride in our state, and I wanted to captivate our pride through my Sawtooth Snapback Design,” said senior graphic design major Alex Kildow. Alex combined her love of art and the outdoors to create a location-inspired design that has sold over fifty hats.
Having already interned through five different organizations (UBS Wealth Management, World Relief Boise, The Idaho Republican Party, Teneo Holdings and the Office of Senator Mike Crapo), Kelsey Koberg, a senior double major in business and communication, has a lot of experience with opportunity and advice on how to take advantage of it.
Computer science major Devon Ellis (’15) found some unique experiential opportunities through both what AND whom he knew. The quality of his education at NNU and the outstanding alumni networking he had access to have given him a foundation for success.
NNU’s concurrent credit program is “a bridge to college,” explains Matthew Fraley, language and cultural studies concurrent credit advisor and instructor. “No matter what institution students attend—NNU or not—they will be prepared.”
Three NNU academic support faculty share their advice to help students navigate the challenges of the demanding college schedule. Here are their six top tips and CASA services that you should be taking advantage of.
The answer is "yes," but that doesn't mean it's time to panic. Current college students give insight into the college experience: they explain why college is harder than high school, and what they do to make it easier.
For mass communication major Vlad Imakaev, the pursuit of a dream led him to the United States from his home country of Ukraine. Vlad believes that by attending Northwest Nazarene University and studying with the NNU Film School he can one day accomplish his goal of converting his novels into films.
This summer, Northwest Nazarene University sent out four teams to foreign countries in an effort to make a difference and exemplify what it means to serve. Groups of students traveled to Haiti, Colombia, Poland and Argentina.
On July 15, Heather Skovgard was named the 2016 Miss Rodeo Idaho at the centennial celebration of the Snake River Stampede. While being Miss Rodeo Idaho will be an intense task in and of itself, Heather is also entering her fourth and final year at NNU. She plans to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in May 2016.
Northwest Nazarene University does not just seek to educate future engineers; their goal is to equip students to make a difference in the world. Part of the graduation requirement for students in the Department of Engineering is to design a senior project. These projects are usually connected to a larger competition, organization or company, which gives the students the opportunity to design solutions for real business or social issues.
Read about how seniors Nathan Knox and Miles Wilson moved one step closer to achieving their dreams of working in the music industry by studying in a select, semester-long program which provided incredible experiences, contacts and lessons.
After a semester studying abroad in Costa Rica, sophomore communications science and Spanish double major Michael Reimer recalls the “main highlight was being able to join in the rhythm of life and really connect with my host family, the people, and their culture.”
Jane Zhang, a junior business administration and global business double major from a small town in China, says "my dear friend professor Kathy Burns....is one of the very special people that showed me how wonderful this community is and how God works in each person's life."
5 tips from experienced students who are not just surviving but having the times of their lives.
Alumnus Andrew Olsen learned that the substance of his degree mattered much more than its title in his grad school pursuits. Access to faculty and unique real-world experiences have put him on a path to success in his field, wildlife biology.
In the fields of biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering and physics, 11 Northwest Nazarene University professors guided 36 students through a summer of research this last June, July and August. One of those projects involved the battle against MRSA (pronounced Mursa)–the super bacteria.
When Linnea is not donning her scrubs and listening to heart beats, she plays for the Northwest Nazarene University Crusaders, a team that recently clinched the conference title of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) and now begins the fight for a national championship as the No. 1 seed in the NCAA West Regional tournament.
Jeremiah "Bear" Woods tells his inspirational story of finding motivation and success despite great loss on national television show "The Real Winning Edge."