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Northwestern College to host English camp
Northwestern College to host English campNorthwestern College will host the annual Iowa Council of Teachers of English Eng-Camp on Saturday, June 6, from 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
MAY20Northwestern nursing prof earns doctorateDiane Smith, assistant professor of nursing at Northwestern College, has earned a doctorate in nursing from South Dakota State University.
MAY20NWC soccer coach earns master's degreeBen Karnish, head women’s soccer coach at Northwestern, has completed a master’s degree from Southern New Hampshire University.
MAY18NWC senior awarded teaching scholarshipNorthwestern College senior Erin Brasser has been awarded a scholarship for future educators from the Iowa State Education Association.
Northwestern alumna published in handbook
Northwestern alumna published in handbookAn essay written by Northwestern College alumna Anna (Pitney ’11) Roorda has been published in “Writers Inc.,” a student writing handbook.
Kinesiology professor presents research
Kinesiology professor presents researchKyle Ochsner, kinesiology instructor at Northwestern College, presented at the 2015 Minnesota Sports Performance Clinic May 1-2.
Psychology students to present
Psychology students to presentA May graduate and an alumna of Northwestern College will give poster presentations at the Association for Psychological Science convention.
MAY9Biology prof awarded for teaching excellenceNorthwestern biology prof Dr. Sara Sybesma Tolsma has been named this year’s recipient of the Northwestern Teaching Excellence Award.
Northwestern seniors receive faculty honors
Northwestern seniors receive faculty honorsGraduating seniors Logan Gooch and Laura Jonker received Faculty Honors during the college’s commencement exercises.
NWC faculty awarded scholarship grants
NWC faculty awarded scholarship grantsEleven Northwestern profs will conduct summer research with funding from the Northwestern College Scholarship Grants program.
MAY6Religion professor contributes to journalNorthwestern religion professor Dr. Jackie Smallbones has recently published an article in the spring issue of Christian Education Journal.
MAY6Northwestern history prof publishes articleNorthwestern history professor Dr. Michael Kugler recently published an article in the winter/spring issue of the history journal Fides et Historia.
Northwestern alumna earns teaching honors
Northwestern alumna earns teaching honorsMary-Celeste (Korte ’05) Schreuder was named the Upper School Teacher of the Year by the South Carolina Independent School Association.
Theatre alumni nominated for awards
Theatre alumni nominated for awardsNorthwestern theatre alumni Matt Foss and Gabriel Franken are among the nominees for the Jeff Awards, which recognize excellence in Chicago theatre.
MAY4Van Beek honored with staff service awardArlo Van Beek, housekeeping supervisor at Northwestern College, is the recipient of the college’s 2015 Staff Inspirational Service Award.
Northwestern College honors employees
Northwestern College honors employeesNorthwestern College honored a number of faculty and staff members at a banquet held on May 4.
MAY4Biology professor awarded for faculty serviceDr. Byron Noordewier, professor of biology at Northwestern, is the recipient of the college’s 2015 Faculty Inspirational Service Award.


APR29NWC business prof and students presentNorthwestern business professor and students presented research at the 2015 Midwest Economics Association’s annual meeting.
APR29NWC to host communication conferenceNorthwestern will host a professional development conference on effective communication Aug. 10 through 12.
Northwestern adds international business option
Northwestern adds international business optionBeginning next fall, Northwestern College will offer business administration majors a new option in international business.
APR23Northwestern adds new major optionsNorthwestern College will offer two new majors—biochemistry and worship arts—beginning this fall.
Northwestern to pin nursing graduates
Northwestern to pin nursing graduatesTwenty-seven Northwestern College nursing seniors will participate in a pinning ceremony Thursday, May 7, at 6:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel.
APR22NWC students to study abroad this summerNorthwestern College students will study abroad in Israel and the Czech Republic this summer.
APR22Junior to participate in journalism workshopNorthwestern College junior Sarah Wedel has been selected to participate in a workshop with World Journalism Institute in Asheville, N.C.
NWC awards faculty promotions and tenurings
NWC awards faculty promotions and tenuringsFour members of Northwestern’s faculty have been awarded tenure or promoted.
APR22Northwestern College to hold commencementNorthwestern College will award 244 diplomas and an honorary doctorate during commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 9.
APR22Northwestern students to serve over summerNineteen Northwestern College students will spend their summers as short-term missionaries through the college’s Summer of Service program.
Oratorio Chorus to perform Mozart's Requiem
Oratorio Chorus to perform Mozart's RequiemThe Sioux County Oratorio Chorus and Northwestern's Heritage Singers will present Mozart’s “Requiem” on April 25.
APR15Jazz Band, Percussion Ensemble to performThe Northwestern College Jazz Band and Percussion Ensemble will perform a joint concert Friday, May 1, at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel.
Northwestern junior awarded scholarships
Northwestern junior awarded scholarshipsNorthwestern College junior Karisa Fuerniss has been awarded undergraduate scholarships from three different athletic training organizations.
Northwestern to host Spectrum launch party
Northwestern to host Spectrum launch partyNorthwestern College will host a launch party for the college’s literary arts magazine, Spectrum, on Tuesday, April 28, at 7 p.m.
APR15Missions program meets SOE standardsNorthwestern’s missions program has once again been approved for Standards of Excellence in Short-Term Mission (SOE) membership.
Environmental activist to speak
Environmental activist to speakEd Fallon, an environmental activist who is walking the Iowa stretch of the proposed Bakken oil pipeline, will speak at Northwestern on April 16.
Northwestern to hold Justice Week
Northwestern to hold Justice WeekA variety of events centered on biblical justice issues have been scheduled for Justice Week, beginning April 19.
APR9Symphonic Band to present concert April 24Northwestern College's Symphonic Band will perform a concert Friday, April 24, in Christ Chapel.
APR9Study abroad program wins top 10 rankingNorthwestern’s Transylvania Semester is listed among America’s top 10 study abroad programs by Abroad101.
Science profs and students to present research
Science profs and students to present researchSeveral NWC professors and students will present research at the Iowa Academy of Science meeting in Iowa City.
Student artwork part of juried exhibition
Student artwork part of juried exhibitionNorthwestern's Juried Student Art Exhibition will be on display in the Te Paske Gallery April 20 through May 1.
APR1Northwestern nursing prof publishes articleAn article by Dr. Michelle Van Wyhe, assistant professor of nursing at Northwestern, has been published in the Journal of Christian Nursing.
APR1Northwestern ensembles to perform concertNorthwestern College’s Chamber Orchestra and Women’s Choir will perform a concert Friday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel.
APR1Guest pianist to perform at NorthwesternNorthwestern will present a recital by pianist Dr. Richard Steinbach as part of its McGilvra Artist Piano Recital series April 18 at 7:30 p.m.
NWC profs and student present research
NWC profs and student present researchPsychology profs Dr. Laird Edman and Dr. Jennifer Feenstra, as well as NWC senior Amanda Jackson, will present their research in Denver.
APR1Sittser to speak in Northwestern chapelDr. Jerry Sittser, professor of theology at Whitworth University in Spokane, Wash., will speak in Northwestern ’s chapel service April 17.
APR1Kinesiology professor earns doctorateJennifer Rogers, assistant professor of kinesiology and athletic training program director at Northwestern, has earned a doctoral degree.


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