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Northwestern alumna receives teaching award
Northwestern alumna receives teaching awardAshlee (Eiesland '13) Koedam was recently named the recipient of the Barb Schubert Award by the Iowa Council of Teachers of English.
Northwestern to host Theatre Preview Days
Northwestern to host Theatre Preview DaysHigh school seniors interested in theatre are invited to Northwestern College Theatre Preview Days on Nov. 20 and 21.
OCT7Leonard to speak on Christian-Muslim relationsThe Rev. Doug Leonard, director of Northwestern College’s Oman Semester, will speak on Christian-Muslim relations on Oct. 21 and 22.
OCT7NWC psychology professor to present researchNorthwestern psychology professor Dr. Laird Edman will present at the 2015 Society for the Scientific Study of Religion conference Oct. 23-25.
Northwestern to host Nursing Mini-Camp
Northwestern to host Nursing Mini-CampNorthwestern College will host a free Nursing Mini-Camp for high school juniors and seniors considering careers in nursing on Friday, Nov. 13.
Northwestern to host collaborative event
Northwestern to host collaborative eventNorthwestern College’s art, English and music departments will present a collaborative event, “Into the Gloaming,” on Monday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m.
OCT6NWC named among most adoption-friendlyNorthwestern is making its fifth appearance on the Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces education list by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.
HLC invites comments on accreditation
HLC invites comments on accreditationThe public is invited to submit comments regarding Northwestern College's accreditation to the Higher Learning Commission.
NWC to host workshop on short-term missions
NWC to host workshop on short-term missionsNorthwestern College, in conjunction with the Reformed Church in America, will host a short-term missions workshop on Tuesday, Oct. 27.


English professor to present at conference
English professor to present at conferenceKim Van Es, lecturer in English at Northwestern, will present research at the Iowa Council of Teachers of English conference in Johnston, Iowa.
NWC music department to host workshop
NWC music department to host workshopThe Northwestern College music department will host a workshop, titled “Children and Music in the Church,” from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 14.
SEP23Pianist to perform guest recital at NorthwesternNorthwestern College will present a recital by pianist Dr. Jeremy Owens on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel.
SEP21Northwestern religion prof presented researchNorthwestern religion professor Dr. Michael Andres presented a lecture as part of the summer lecture series at L’Abri Fellowship.
SEP18Agri-business major serves on advisory teamNatalie Te Grootenhuis, a senior at Northwestern College, is serving on the Iowa Corn Collegiate Advisory Team.
Northwestern College to honor former athletes
Northwestern College to honor former athletesNorthwestern will honor its former athletes during the college's Athletic Hall of Fame Luncheon on Saturday, Oct. 3.
SEP17Northwestern to present Raider Days ConcertNorthwestern College’s music department will present its annual Raider Days Concert on Saturday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m. in Christ Chapel.
SEP16Morning on the Green scheduled for Oct. 3 Northwestern College’s annual Morning on the Green carnival will be held on Saturday, Oct. 3, as a part of the Raider Days celebration.
NWC ranked among best-value colleges
NWC ranked among best-value collegesNorthwestern College is ranked 34th out of 1,223 colleges and universities in College Factual’s Nationwide Best Colleges for the Money list.
SEP14Dedication of new fieldhouse set for Oct. 2The dedication of Northwestern’s new Juffer Athletic Fieldhouse is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 2, during the college’s Raider Days celebration.
SEP11Northwestern College enrollment increasesNorthwestern College’s fall 2015 enrollment is 1,210, an increase of five students from last fall, thanks to record-setting retention.
Northwestern names distinguished alumni
Northwestern names distinguished alumniNorthwestern College will recognize three of its alumni for their service and accomplishments during the college's Raider Days celebration.
SEP10Northwestern to host Raider Days celebrationNorthwestern College will celebrate Raider Days, the college’s annual Homecoming and Parents Weekend, Oct. 2–3.
SEP9Student to serve as climate leadership fellowNorthwestern junior Joseph Tolsma will serve as a Young Evangelicals for Climate Action Climate Leadership Fellow.
Online education prof to present
Online education prof to presentSherry Vanderploeg, online lecturer in education, will present at an education conference.
"Princess Amanda" on stage at Northwestern
"Princess Amanda" on stage at Northwestern“Princess Amanda and the Dragon” will be presented by Northwestern College theatre Friday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 3, at 4 p.m.
NWC ranked fifth by U.S. News
NWC ranked fifth by U.S. NewsNorthwestern College is tied for fifth among 96 Midwestern regional colleges by U.S. News & World Report--the highest ranked Iowa college.
SEP9Northwestern to feature work by local artistAn exhibit of Instagram photos taken by Northwestern alumnus John Vander Stelt will be on display Sept. 21-Oct. 16 in Te Paske Gallery.
SEP9Orange City named a top college townOrange City, home to Northwestern College, has been ranked fifth among the nation’s top 10 Christian college towns.
Timothy's Gift choir to perform at Northwestern
Timothy's Gift choir to perform at NorthwesternTimothy’s Gift, a six-woman a cappella group, will perform a concert in Christ Chapel on the campus of Northwestern College Sept. 30 at 7 p.m.
Northwestern alum featured in STEM video
Northwestern alum featured in STEM videoA video promoting Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad’s STEM Advisory Council initiatives features 2015 Northwestern College graduate Tyler Robyn.
NWC Carlson Interns assist Sheriff's Office
NWC Carlson Interns assist Sheriff's OfficeNorthwestern students and Carlson Interns Amber Beyer and Julia VanDyk assisted the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office with public relations material.
SEP2Author to speak about mental illnessJoan Becker, author of the book “Sentenced to Life: Mental Illness, Tragedy and Transformation,” will speak in chapel on Friday, Sept. 18.
SEP2Date set for annual Red Raider Road RaceThe 22nd annual Red Raider Road Race, which is part of the Raider Days Homecoming celebration at Northwestern College, is scheduled for Oct. 3.


AUG26Northwestern nursing prof earns doctorateJulie Dragstra, assistant professor of nursing at Northwestern College, has earned a doctorate in education from the University of South Dakota.
AUG26Northwestern College to host Preview DaysNorthwestern College will host 11 Preview Days this school year to provide high school students with an introduction to the college.
AUG24NWC named among nation's best collegesNorthwestern College has been ranked seventh among the nation’s top baccalaureate colleges by Washington Monthly.
Seven join Northwestern College faculty
Seven join Northwestern College facultyNorthwestern is welcoming seven new faculty members as the fall semester begins.
Award-winning drama on stage at NWC
Award-winning drama on stage at NWC“Doubt,” a Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning drama, will be presented by Eastcheap Theatre Company Sept. 4 and 5 at Northwestern College.
AUG20NWC theatre launches membership driveNorthwestern College’s 2015–16 theatre season is set, and the college’s annual Theatre Patrons membership drive is under way.


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