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JUN25Mead selected for endowed professorshipDr. James Mead, professor of religion, has been appointed to the Marvin and Jerene DeWitt Endowed Religion Professorship.
JUN25NWC invites students to visit during IPCWNorthwestern College invites prospective students and their parents to visit campus during Iowa Private College Week (IPCW) Aug. 3–7.
JUN25NWC grad participates in summer researchEmma Wynja, a 2015 Northwestern graduate, is spending the summer as part of a research team at Sanford Research in Sioux Falls.
JUN19NWC alum wins Chicago theatre awardMatthew Foss was among the winners at the 42nd Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards, which recognizes excellence in Chicago theatre.
JUN17Northwestern named Groundwater Green SiteNorthwestern College has been recognized as a 2015 Groundwater Guardian Green Site for its groundwater and environmental stewardship.
Nursing program partners with NCC
Nursing program partners with NCCNorthwestern College has formalized a nurse education articulation agreement with Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon.


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.
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.
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.


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