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JAN29NWC study abroad program ranked highlyNorthwestern College is ranked among 50 American colleges and universities with the best study abroad programs.
Northwestern to present "New Sounds" concert
Northwestern to present "New Sounds" concertThe Northwestern College music department will present the “New Sounds” composers concert Friday, Feb. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel.
Northwestern College to host Day of Learning
Northwestern College to host Day of LearningNorthwestern College will celebrate its seventh Day of Learning in Community, themed “The Art of Courage,” on Wednesday, Feb. 18.
JAN28Seminary professor to speak in NWC chapelDr. Chuck DeGroat, associate professor of pastoral care and counseling at Western Theological Seminary, will speak in chapel on Monday, Feb. 9.
Play by Northwestern student wins top prize
Play by Northwestern student wins top prizeA play by Northwestern junior Jacob Christiansen won first-prize honors at the Region Five Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.
JAN23Northwestern to feature work by Pella artistNorthwestern College's Te Paske Gallery will feature artwork by printmaker Eric Robinson of Pella, Iowa, Feb. 2 - 20.
Strong retention influences spring enrollment
Strong retention influences spring enrollment A retention rate of 95 percent of Northwestern's freshmen, the highest on record, has contributed to the college's spring enrollment.
JAN21Northwestern College presents RUSHNorthwestern College’s popular RUSH student dance concert returns to the stage for multiple performances on Feb. 12, 13 and 14.
JAN21Northwestern to host Scholarship AuctionThe Northwestern College Alumni Association will host its annual Scholarship Auction on Saturday, Feb. 14, in the Rowenhorst Student Center.
Two join Northwestern faculty
Two join Northwestern facultyNorthwestern welcomed two new faculty members, Dr. Tyler Scott and Andrew Klumpp, with the start of spring semester classes.
JAN14NWC programs recommended by guidebookTwenty-two Northwestern College academic programs are listed in the 2015 edition of Rugg’s Recommendations on the Colleges.
High schoolers invited to explore NWC stage
High schoolers invited to explore NWC stageHigh school seniors interested in theatre are invited to Northwestern College Theatre Preview Days on Feb. 13 and 14.
Northwestern wins public relations awards
Northwestern wins public relations awardsTwo publications produced by Northwestern’s public relations office won gold awards in the 2015 CASE District Six awards competition.
JAN9Political writer to visit Northwestern CollegeDoug Bandow, senior fellow at the Cato Institute, will speak on “The Morality and Theology of Capitalism” on Jan. 15.
NWC student published in RELEVANT
NWC student published in RELEVANTAn article written by junior Stephen Dykstra has been published on
Northwestern to host Nursing Mini-Camp
Northwestern to host Nursing Mini-CampNorthwestern College will host a Nursing Mini-Camp for high school juniors and seniors on Friday, Jan. 30, from 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Students publish work
Students publish workFour Northwestern College students have had their work published in Valparaiso University's literary journal, "A Common Thread."
JAN7Immigration expert to visit NWC Jan. 26-27Matthew Soerens, a Christian leader who assists churches in understanding immigration from a biblical perspective, will visit campus Jan. 26-27.


NWC presents operatic performances
NWC presents operatic performancesThe Heritage Singers chamber choir will perform “A Night at the Opera” on Jan. 23-24.
DEC23Sioux City sculptor to display workArtist Ken Peterson will exhibit his sculptures in Northwestern College’s Te Paske Gallery Jan. 7–23.
DEC18Student's play selected for festivalAn original play by junior Jacob Christiansen has been selected for a reading at a regional college theatre festival.
DEC17NWC psychology prof presents researchNorthwestern psychology professor Dr. Laird Edman presented a paper at the 2014 Society for the Scientific Study of Religion conference.
DEC17Northwestern recognized for student serviceNorthwestern College has once again been included on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
NWC professors awarded research fellowships
NWC professors awarded research fellowshipsNorthwestern professors Dr. Jennifer Feenstra and Dr. Sam Martin will receive Endowed Research Fellowship grants from NWC in 2015.
Accounting program earns top marks
Accounting program earns top marksNorthwestern’s accounting program was ranked highly in a paper presented at the Christian Business Faculty Association annual conference.
DEC10Edman to participate in Oxford seminarsNorthwestern College psychology professor Dr. Laird Edman has been selected to participate in a series of research seminars in Oxford, England.
DEC10Music professor wins hymn writing contestNWC music professor Dr. Heather Josselyn- Cranson is the winner of a hymn writing contest sponsored by the Perkins School of Theology.
DEC8Northwestern named among best value collegesNorthwestern College has been named among the nation’s 50 Best Value Christian Colleges and Universities by Christian Universities Online.
DEC4Christmas Vespers service to be aired on KWITA recording of Northwestern College’s 2014 Christmas Vespers service will be aired Dec. 23 & 25 on public radio station KWIT, FM 90.3.
DEC3Communications prof earns judge certificationNorthwestern communications professor Ann Minnick has received speech judge certification from the Iowa High School Speech Association.


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