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Archived press releases from 2005

NOV15
Programming team wins at regional site
Programming team wins at regional siteA team of two Northwestern students placed first among the 16 teams at the University of South Dakota site during the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) International Collegiate Programming Contest on Nov. 5.
NOV4
Prof and students speak at English teachers' conference
Prof and students speak at English teachers' conferenceDeb Menning, instructor in English, and four students offered a session at the Iowa Council of Teachers of English conference in Cedar Rapids in October.
NOV4
Alumnus honored as part of Christian Higher Education Month
Alumnus honored as part of Christian Higher Education MonthTony Wrice of Philadelphia, a 1985 NWC graduate, was among 21 individuals honored during Christian Higher Education Month in October by the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities.
NOV2
Student receives fellowship in urban ministry
Student receives fellowship in urban ministryWhen Northwestern junior Kevin Sas received an e-mail last spring about the Spencer W. Perkins Fellowship in urban ministry, he knew it was a good opportunity.

October

OCT31
Bartlett speaks at conference on sport and religion
Bartlett speaks at conference on sport and religionDr. Paul Bartlett, professor of kinesiology, presented a paper at the second international conference on Sport and Religion: An Inquiry Into Cultural Values, which was held at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., Oct. 28–29.
OCT12
Daumer presents at education conference
Daumer presents at education conferenceDr. Ruth Dankanich Daumer, chairperson of the department of nursing, will present “Healthy Heart Habits: Help for Teachers and Students” at the Iowa Districts West and East 2005 Teachers’ Conference Oct. 20–21 in Des Moines.
OCT6
Board meeting focuses on future
Board meeting focuses on futureNorthwestern's Board of Trustees passed a motion affirming its desire to move forward with a $30 million capital campaign as part of God’s call for Northwestern to live out its mission of integrating faith and learning.

September

SEP30
Theatre building wins awards
Theatre building wins awardsNorthwestern's DeWitt Theatre Arts Center has racked up three awards this year.
SEP29
Barker play is prize finalist
Barker play is prize finalist"Kin," by Northwestern theatre professor Jeff Barker, has been honored as a finalist in the national Arlin G. Meyer Prize competition.
SEP23
Admissions website ranked among nation's best
Admissions website ranked among nation's bestNorthwestern’s admissions website has been ranked among the best in the country by the National Research Center for College & University Admissions (NRCCUA).
SEP20
Garage sale raises $3,700 for hurricane relief
Garage sale raises $3,700 for hurricane reliefMore than $3,700 was raised for the American Red Cross’ hurricane relief efforts at the Northwestern all-campus garage sale on Sept. 16 and 17.
SEP9
Northwestern to honor three during Homecoming
Northwestern to honor three during HomecomingNorthwestern will honor three distinguished alumni on Friday, Sept. 30, during the college’s Homecoming festivities.
SEP3
Northwestern mobilizes to help hurricane victims
Northwestern mobilizes to help hurricane victimsNorthwestern officials have expressed a desire to help college students displaced by Hurricane Katrina. Contact the registrar’s office, 712-707-7145, for more information.

August

AUG24
Smallbones selected for endowed professorship
Smallbones selected for endowed professorshipDr. Jackie Smallbones, professor of religion and Christian education, has been appointed to the Marvin and Jerene DeWitt Endowed Religion Professorship.
AUG19
Northwestern announces staff changes
Northwestern announces staff changesSeveral Northwestern staff members are in new roles as the fall semester approaches.
AUG19
Nine join Northwestern faculty
Nine join Northwestern facultyNine new full-time faculty members at Northwestern are preparing for the Aug. 23 start of the fall semester.
AUG19
NWC renovates chapel and student residences
NWC renovates chapel and student residencesNorthwestern students will notice some significant improvements in facilities thanks to projects completed by the maintenance department during the summer.
AUG18
Northwestern unveils new visual identity system
Northwestern unveils new visual identity systemNorthwestern has developed a new logo and wordmark to represent the college on publications, letterhead, the website, and throughout the campus.
AUG8
Estate gift provides $2.6 million for NWC, church and town
Estate gift provides $2.6 million for NWC, church and townProjects and programs that were important to late Maurice residents Charlie and Cordelia Boyd will continue to benefit from their generosity, thanks to gifts from the Boyds’ estate.

July

JUL16
Prof makes movie in Orange City
Prof makes movie in Orange CityCommunication professor Jamey Durham is gaining practical experience in independent filmmaking, spending quality time with his family and seeking to influence children for Christ—all while making a movie in Orange City this summer.
JUL13
Athletes participate in mission projects
Athletes participate in mission projectsNorthwestern's women’s soccer team is ministering in San José, Costa Rica, the third Raider team to be involved in mission projects this summer.

June

JUN23
Faculty active in summer research
Faculty active in summer researchMany Northwestern professors are taking advantage of the summer months to work on research projects. Eleven faculty members are conducting research with the aid of NWC funds.
JUN20Students participate in summer missionsTwenty-six Northwestern students are spending their summer on short-term mission experiences as members of the college’s Summer of Service (SOS) team.
JUN13Students study in MexicoSixteen Northwestern students are currently studying in Mexico, led by Spanish instructor Piet Koene.

May

MAY31Northwestern plans nursing programNorthwestern has hired Dr. Ruth Dankanich Daumer, chairperson of the nursing department at Briar Cliff University since 2000, to direct the development of a planned new baccalaureate degree in nursing program.
MAY27
SIFE team finishes among top 40 nationally
SIFE team finishes among top 40 nationallyNorthwestern’s Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team was named first runner-up in its league at the SIFE national contest in Kansas City, Mo., finishing among the top 40 teams out of 200 at the competition.
MAY27Athletic training program receives accreditationNorthwestern’s athletic training education program became accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs on May 23.
MAY14NWC graduates largest classNorthwestern will graduate the largest class in school history when 297 diplomas are awarded to students at commencement exercises on Saturday, May 14.
MAY5
Seven students selected for competitive summer programs
Seven students selected for competitive summer programs Seven Northwestern students have been chosen from applicants across the country to participate in summer research or internship projects.
MAY4
Students to study abroad
Students to study abroadTwo groups of Northwestern students will travel and study overseas this summer. Each trip is connected with a class and has a different academic focus.
MAY4
Hubbard selected for prestigious critics institute
Hubbard selected for prestigious critics instituteDr. Robert Hubbard, theatre professor, has received a prestigious fellowship from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival to participate in the O’Neill Critics Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, Waterford, Conn.
MAY3
Math professor receives NWC Teaching Excellence Award
Math professor receives NWC Teaching Excellence AwardDr. Kim Jongerius, professor of mathematics, has been named this year’s recipient of the Northwestern Teaching Excellence Award.

April

APR28
Psychology majors present research
Psychology majors present researchNine senior psychology majors presented the results of their research at the Siouxland Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference, held at Dordt College on April 28.
APR27
Staff award goes to Diane Westenberg
Staff award goes to Diane WestenbergDiane Westenberg, maintenance assistant, has been named the 2005 recipient of the college’s Staff Recognition for Inspirational Service Award.
APR27
NWC honors longtime employees
NWC honors longtime employeesSixteen longtime Northwestern employees were honored at the college’s Spring Recognition Banquet on April 26.
APR22
Students speak at history conference
Students speak at history conferenceFour Northwestern students spoke at the 40th annual Student History Conference, sponsored by the Phi Alpha Theta history honors society at the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, on April 21.
APR20
Westerholm accepted for selective scholars' program
Westerholm accepted for selective scholars' programDr. Joel Westerholm, professor of English, has been accepted for a selective NEH (National Endowment for the Humanities) summer seminar: Religious Experience and English Poetry, 1633-1985.
APR18
Eight named Peale Scholars
Eight named Peale ScholarsEight incoming freshmen at Northwestern College—from California, Iowa, Nebraska and North Dakota—have been selected to receive Norman Vincent Peale Scholarships.
APR13
Koene honored by state legislature
Koene honored by state legislaturePiet Koene, instructor in Spanish and the 2004 Iowa Professor of the Year, was honored at the Iowa Statehouse on April 12.
APR13
Choir to perform home concert
Choir to perform home concert
APR11
Actuarial courses approved to meet professional standards
Actuarial courses approved to meet professional standardsCourses in Northwestern’s actuarial science program have been approved to meet standards in applied statistics, corporate finance and economics required as part of the professional process for becoming an associate actuary.
APR6
Board votes to continue planning for learning commons
Board votes to continue planning for learning commonsThe Northwestern College Board of Trustees, meeting on campus April 4–5, approved continuing with planning for the next campus addition, a new learning commons.
APR5
Ethnic Fair on Saturday
Ethnic Fair on SaturdayMembers of Northwestern College’s International Club will give area residents the opportunity to experience other cultures during the college’s annual Ethnic Fair Saturday, April 9.
APR4
NWC nears fund-raising goal for Korver Field project
NWC nears fund-raising goal for Korver Field projectOnly about $25,000 remains to be raised to fully fund the Korver Field project. The installation of an artificial playing surface, FieldTurf, was accompanied by naming the playing field in honor of former Head Football Coach Larry Korver and his wife, Betty.

February

FEB25
Teams to participate in summer mission trips
Teams to participate in summer mission tripsThree Northwestern teams will seek to spread the gospel and serve others in the name of Christ this summer.
FEB17
Snieder named to USA Today academic team
Snieder named to USA Today academic teamMick Snieder, a junior political science and economics major and a member of Orange City’s City Council, was named an honorable mention winner in USA Today’s All-USA College Academic Team competition on Feb. 17.
FEB11
Trapp receives competitive summer research grant
Trapp receives competitive summer research grantDr. Joonna Trapp, associate professor of English, has been selected to receive Northwestern’s $10,000 Competitive Summer Research Grant.
FEB2
Admissions video earns another award
Admissions video earns another award A video developed for Northwestern’s admissions office has received its second award in three weeks. This time, the video received the Bronze Award for schools with under 2,000 students in the Admissions Marketing Report’s national competition.

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