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Archived press releases from 2007

DEC26
Art gallery to feature exhibit by Morningside faculty
Art gallery to feature exhibit by Morningside facultyCollaborative artwork by John Bowitz and Shannon Sargent, professors at Morningside College, will be on display Jan. 10–25 in Te Paske Gallery.
DEC14
Vespers service to be aired on KWIT
Vespers service to be aired on KWITA recording of Northwestern’s Christmas Vespers service will be aired on KWIT radio, Sioux City, on Christmas Day.

November

NOV28Groups to serve in Gulf Coast over Christmas breakTwenty-five students, staff and alumni will begin their Christmas vacations with service projects in the Gulf Coast from Dec. 15 to 22.
NOV20
String and brass ensembles to perform
String and brass ensembles to performNorthwestern’s music department will present a chamber ensembles concert on Friday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel. The concert will feature the brass and string chamber ensembles.
NOV20
Student directors present one acts
Student directors present one actsNorthwestern College directing students will present nine short plays Wednesday, Dec. 5, beginning at 6 p.m., in the Allen Theatre of the DeWitt Theatre Arts Center.
NOV20
Community invited to Sacred Harp Sing
Community invited to Sacred Harp SingNorthwestern College will host a Sacred Harp Sing, a gathering featuring the singing of hymns using shape notes, on Wednesday, Dec. 5, from 8 to 9 p.m. in Christ Chapel.
NOV20
NWC/Dordt student exhibit opens Dec. 4
NWC/Dordt student exhibit opens Dec. 4Students from Northwestern and Dordt colleges will exhibit their artwork in Northwestern’s Te Paske Gallery Dec. 4–13.
NOV14
Christmas Vespers set for Dec. 1 and 2
Christmas Vespers set for Dec. 1 and 2Northwestern's annual Christmas Vespers service will be presented Dec. 1 and 2.
NOV12Facility and program to honor FrankenNorthwestern's Center for Spiritual Formation and Vocation will be renamed the James L. Franken Center for Faith, Learning and Living in memory of James Franken '75, who served as a trustee of the college for eight years.
NOV6
NWC team wins programming competition
NWC team wins programming competitionA team of three NWC students placed first among the 15 teams at the Northwestern site during the Association for Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest.
NOV1
Northwestern celebrates Global Vision Week
Northwestern celebrates Global Vision WeekA variety of activities will mark Global Vision Week on campus Nov. 12-16.
NOV1
Students to present vocal recital
Students to present vocal recitalSeniors Larissa Poppen and Aubrey Weger will perform a vocal music recital on Sunday, Nov. 11, in Christ Chapel.
NOV1
Public invited to immigration forum
Public invited to immigration forumPanelists will discuss various issues related to immigration during a forum on Monday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. in Christ Chapel.
NOV1
Words of HOPE leaders to speak
Words of HOPE leaders to speakThe Rev. David Bast, president and broadcast minister of Words of HOPE, and the Rev. Victor Atallah, Arabic translator for Words of HOPE, will speak in chapel on Friday, Nov. 16.
NOV1
NWC to host guest piano recital
NWC to host guest piano recitalNorthwestern will host a piano recital featuring guest artist Stacey Barelos on Friday, Nov. 16, in Christ Chapel.

October

OCT25Ken Davis adds matinee showA special afternoon performance by Christian comedian Ken Davis has been scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 3, at 2:45 in Christ Chapel.
OCT24
Jazz Band and Percussion Ensemble to perform
Jazz Band and Percussion Ensemble to performClassic jazz works and pieces inspired by music from the Far East and South America will be performed at the Nov. 10 concert by the Jazz Band and Percussion Ensemble.
OCT24
Symphonic Band concert to highlight folk music
Symphonic Band concert to highlight folk musicFolk song settings by Perry Grainger will be among the works performed by the Symphonic Band at its Nov. 9 concert.
OCT19Schmidts named Parents of the YearAlan and Kim Schmidt of Arthur, Iowa--parents of five children who have attended Northwestern--have been named the college's 2007 Parents of the Year.
OCT18
Concert offers musical variety
Concert offers musical varietyVarious NWC musical ensembles will perform at the Fall Family Weekend Concert on Nov. 3.
OCT18
Steinbeck classic on stage at NWC
Steinbeck classic on stage at NWCJohn Steinbeck’s Depression-era classic "The Grapes of Wrath" will be presented by Northwestern College theatre on Nov. 9, 10 and 14–17.
OCT18
Women's Auxiliary hosts breakfast and silent auction
Women's Auxiliary hosts breakfast and silent auctionAs part of Fall Family Weekend festivities, Northwestern's Women’s Auxiliary will host a continental breakfast and silent auction on Nov. 3.
OCT18
Fall Family Weekend set for Nov. 2-4
Fall Family Weekend set for Nov. 2-4Students' siblings, grandparents and parents will gather for Fall Family Weekend on Nov. 2–4.
OCT17
Youth ministry leader to speak
Youth ministry leader to speakYouth ministry leader Nick Shepherd of Bristol, England, will speak on campus Oct. 30 and 31.
OCT17
Gallery to display works of Illinois artist
Gallery to display works of Illinois artistDrawings and ceramics by G.E. Colpitts, an art professor at Judson University in Elgin, Ill., will be on display Oct. 30 through Nov. 21 in Te Paske Gallery.
OCT15Vienna Boys Choir to performThe world-renowned Vienna Boys Choir will present a concert at Northwestern’s Christ Chapel on Oct. 29.
OCT12
Stahl receives Wall Street Journal achievement award
Stahl receives Wall Street Journal achievement awardScott Stahl, a senior business administration/finance and agri-business major, has been named Northwestern’s 2007 recipient of the Wall Street Journal Student Achievement Award.
OCT11
Northwestern to host Theatre Preview Days
Northwestern to host Theatre Preview DaysHigh school seniors interested in theatre are invited to Northwestern's Theatre Preview Days on Nov. 16 and 17.
OCT10
Board approves strategic plan
Board approves strategic planNorthwestern's Board of Trustees voted to approve the college’s strategic plan, “Transforming Learning,” at its fall meeting.
OCT10
NWC to host piano and violin recital
NWC to host piano and violin recitalNorthwestern will host a duo-recital featuring violinist Wolfgang David and pianist David Gompper on Oct. 26.
OCT5Northwestern names ninth presidentGreg Christy, vice president for institutional advancement at Dakota Wesleyan University, will become Northwestern's ninth president in January.
OCT4
Spidahl to speak at conference for mission leaders
Spidahl to speak at conference for mission leadersDr. Rod Spidahl, associate professor of religion/missiology, will present a workshop at the Fellowship of Short-Term Mission Leaders conference in Atlanta.
OCT3
Romanian program director to be honored by alma mater
Romanian program director to be honored by alma materDana Bates, an NWC adjunct faculty member and the onsite program director for Northwestern’s new Romanian Semester, will be honored by Gordon College on Oct. 5.
OCT3
Taste of Orange City part of 125-year celebration
Taste of Orange City part of 125-year celebrationNine Orange City eating establishments will sell their specialties during the all-school reunion from 5 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 6.
OCT2NWC to host concert by Matt Wertz and Dave BarnesCritically acclaimed singers/songwriters Matt Wertz and Dave Barnes will bring their “Two Birds/One Stone Tour” to Northwestern on Oct. 28.
OCT2Ken Davis to present comedy concertKen Davis, one of the most sought-after speakers in North America, will present his “Unplugged” comedy concert at Northwestern on Nov. 3 as part of Fall Family Weekend.
OCT1
NWC professors visit schools in rural Mexico
NWC professors visit schools in rural MexicoTwo NWC professors joined 11 other Iowa educators traveling to Villachuato, Mexico, for a cultural and language immersion experience.

September

SEP25
NWC receives grant to assist English learners
NWC receives grant to assist English learnersNorthwestern has received a $6,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to help further the education of culturally and linguistically diverse students.
SEP14
Children's stories, poems and songs on stage
Children's stories, poems and songs on stageClassic and contemporary children’s stories, poems and songs will be presented as family theatre in "The Impossibles," on stage at Northwestern College Oct. 5 and 6.
SEP13
Theatre Patrons begin membership drive
Theatre Patrons begin membership driveNorthwestern College Theatre Patrons’ annual membership drive is under way.
SEP13
Pianist to present guest recital
Pianist to present guest recitalDr. Eugenio Zapata, assistant professor of music at Mount Marty College, will perform a piano recital at NWC on Sept. 29.
SEP13
Northwestern to honor three at Homecoming
Northwestern to honor three at HomecomingNorthwestern will honor three distinguished alumni on Oct. 5 during Homecoming festivities. Marty Guthmiller, Dave Hulsart and Dr. Don Van Etten will be recognized.
SEP13
Duke religion professor to speak
Duke religion professor to speakDr. Ellen Davis, professor of Bible and practical theology at Duke Divinity School, will speak at Northwestern Oct. 1 and 2.
SEP12
Community invited to student center open house
Community invited to student center open houseCommunity members are invited to an open house event in Northwestern College’s redesigned and renovated Rowenhorst Student Center on Sept. 28.
SEP6
Homecoming to include celebration of 125th anniversary
Homecoming to include celebration of 125th anniversaryNorthwestern will celebrate its 125th anniversary during Homecoming 2007, Oct. 5–7. Along with Homecoming favorites, the weekend’s activities will include a special anniversary program and dance Saturday evening.
SEP6Community and alumni invited to farewell for MurphysNorthwestern invites community members, trustees, faculty, staff, alumni and students to a farewell event for President Bruce Murphy and his wife, Dr. Di Murphy, on Oct. 8.
SEP5
Northwestern to host nursing mini-camps
Northwestern to host nursing mini-campsNorthwestern’s nursing and admissions departments will host three nursing mini-camps for high school juniors and seniors interested in careers in nursing.
SEP4
Presidential finalist to visit NWC Sept. 9-11
Presidential finalist to visit NWC Sept. 9-11Greg Christy, vice president for institutional advancement at Dakota Wesleyan University, will meet with various constituencies as the recommended finalist for Northwestern's presidency.

August

AUG31
Harpist to present student recital
Harpist to present student recitalNorthwestern senior Aynsley Mihm of Rochester, Minn., will perform a student harp recital on Sept. 16.
AUG30Romania Semester program under wayThe first semester-long study abroad program operated by Northwestern is under way, with seven students participating in the Romania Semester.
AUG30Enrollment second highest in school historyThe fall enrollment of 1,315 is the second highest in school history.
AUG29
Exhibits to feature work by current and former art students
Exhibits to feature work by current and former art studentsThree current and former Northwestern students will display their artwork during the month of September in the college’s Te Paske Gallery.
AUG23
Northwestern to celebrate 125-year anniversary
Northwestern to celebrate 125-year anniversaryA variety of events have been planned to celebrate Northwestern's growth since its founding in 1882.
AUG23Princeton Review ranks NWC highFor the fourth year in a row, NWC has been ranked among the "Best in the Midwest" by the Princeton Review.
AUG23
New staff bring intercultural and mission experience
New staff bring intercultural and mission experienceTwo new directors at NWC aim to increase students’ intercultural competency through on- and off-campus experiences with diversity.
AUG17Northwestern ranked eighth by U.S. News & World ReportNorthwestern College is ranked eighth among Midwestern baccalaureate colleges in U.S. News & World Report’s 2008 America’s Best Colleges guidebook. Last year, Northwestern was tied for 20th in that category.
AUG17
Nine join Northwestern faculty
Nine join Northwestern facultyNorthwestern's full-time faculty has nine new members.
AUG17
Graduate receives honor for psychology research
Graduate receives honor for psychology researchCandace Gross, a 2007 alumna, has won third place in the Psi Chi/Allyn & Bacon Prize for Undergraduate Research competition.
AUG10
Campus benefits from summer renovations
Campus benefits from summer renovations Students will notice several campus improvements when they return for fall semester classes.
AUG10
Wolterstorff to lead faculty workshop
Wolterstorff to lead faculty workshopProminent Christian philosopher Dr. Nicholas Wolterstorff will lead Northwestern’s fall faculty workshop on Friday, Aug. 17, speaking on “Justice and Pedagogy … in This Place.”
AUG9
Northwestern faculty participate in Seminar in Christian Scholarship
Northwestern faculty participate in Seminar in Christian ScholarshipDr. Randy Jensen, philosophy, and Dr. Mike Kugler, history, participated in a seminar designed to help faculty apply biblical studies to their discipline.
AUG6Religion professor writes book on biblical theologyDr. Jim Mead has written a book that is the first overview of biblical theology in 30 years.
AUG6
NWC contingent takes aquaponics project to Moldova
NWC contingent takes aquaponics project to MoldovaA team of Northwestern faculty, staff and students will travel to the Republic of Moldova Aug. 7 to 15 in an effort to help local residents raise fish and grow vegetables.

July

JUL31
Carlson joins art faculty
Carlson joins art facultyArnold Carlson has joined Northwestern College's art department as an assistant professor.
JUL30
Turnwall active in summer projects
Turnwall active in summer projectsBarbara Turnwall, assistant professor of English, has been active in a variety of scholarly projects this summer.
JUL20
Student wins tobyMac music video contest
Student wins tobyMac music video contestA music video produced by Vaughn Donahue, a senior communication studies major, has won a tobyMac video contest and will be shown before the Christian artist’s performance at the Creation Northwest music festival.
JUL12
Westerholm essays included in new publication
Westerholm essays included in new publicationDr. Joel Westerholm, professor of English, is the author of two essays included in a new publication.
JUL11
Trapp participates in NEH institute on Flannery O'Connor
Trapp participates in NEH institute on Flannery O'ConnorDr. Joonna Trapp, associate professor of English, is among a select group of 25 teachers and scholars who are participating in "Reconsidering Flannery O'Connor," a National Endowment for the Humanities summer institute in Milledgeville, Ga.
JUL10
Professor's movie wins award for best children's film
Professor's movie wins award for best children's film"The Prairie Pirates," a feature-length flm written and directed by communications professor Jamey Durham, was honored as the best children’s film at the Creation Arts Festival in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
JUL5
Faculty receive Iowa Science Foundation grant
Faculty receive Iowa Science Foundation grantThe Iowa Science Foundation has awarded a $4,690 grant to two NWC professors researching the impact of European buckthorn on local forest ecosystems.
JUL3
Neuroscience Camp gets mention in New York Times
Neuroscience Camp gets mention in New York TimesNorthwestern's Neuroscience Camp was mentioned in a July 3 New York Times story about a summer camp. The Times article mentions several unique science-oriented camps, focusing on the Summer Explosives Camp operated by the University of Missouri-Rolla.
JUL2
Student interns with FOX News Channel
Student interns with FOX News ChannelBethany Kroeze, a senior business administration/management major, is getting an inside look at the world of 24-hour news through a summer internship with FOX News Channel in New York City.

June

JUN29
Student selected for international orchestra
Student selected for international orchestraJosh Van Der Maaten, a Northwestern junior from Orange City, has been selected to perform in the 2007 World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE) International Youth Wind Orchestra. The ensemble will play at the WASBE’s international conference in Killarney, Ireland, July 8 to 15.
JUN28
Jongerius presents research
Jongerius presents researchDr. Kim Jongerius, professor of mathematics, presented a paper recently at the conference of the Association of Christians in the Mathematical Sciences.
JUN28
NWC receives $14,400 Humanities Iowa grant
NWC receives $14,400 Humanities Iowa grantNorthwestern has received a $14,400 grant from Humanities Iowa for “Minding Place,” a weeklong symposium that will take place next April, during the college’s 125th anniversary year.
JUN28
NWC announces reorganization in Center for Spiritual Formation
NWC announces reorganization in Center for Spiritual FormationNorthwestern has announced a reorganization of staff within the Center for Spiritual Formation and Vocation.
JUN18
Daumer research published in journal
Daumer research published in journalDr. Ruth Daumer, associate professor and chairperson of the department of nursing, has had her research on the experience of clergy health published in the spring 2007 issue of Health Ministry Journal.
JUN18
Heeg-Truesdell earns doctorate
Heeg-Truesdell earns doctorate Elizabeth Heeg-Truesdell, visiting assistant professor of biology, has earned her doctoral degree.
JUN12
Yoder research presented at Amish conference
Yoder research presented at Amish conferenceResearch by Dr. Michael Yoder, professor of sociology/anthropology, was presented at The Amish in America conference held at Pennsylvania's Elizabethtown College June 7 to 9.

May

MAY31
2007 alumni accepted into graduate programs
2007 alumni accepted into graduate programsTwo recent social work graduates have been accepted into graduate schools.
MAY16
Board announces faculty promotions, tenurings
Board announces faculty promotions, tenuringsNorthwestern's Board of Trustees has announced the awarding of tenure and promotions to several faculty.
MAY16
Students selected for summer research
Students selected for summer researchSeven Northwestern students have been selected to participate in off-campus research projects this summer.
MAY14
Kang performs with Sioux City Symphony
Kang performs with Sioux City SymphonyDr. Juyeon Kang, assistant professor of music, was featured during the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra's May 12 concert.
MAY12
Four graduates receive Faculty Honors
Four graduates receive Faculty HonorsFour new graduates received Faculty Honors at commencement ceremonies on May 12. Robbie Cundy, Emily Fischer, Jason Helmus and Ryan Pendell were recognized.
MAY11
Faculty awarded grants for summer scholarship
Faculty awarded grants for summer scholarshipNorthwestern has awarded Summer Scholarship Grants to 16 faculty members for 2007.
MAY4
Art students receive scholarships
Art students receive scholarshipsThree junior art majors were recognized as recipients of art department scholarships.
MAY3
Tulip Festival performances kick off theatre tour
Tulip Festival performances kick off theatre tourNorthwestern's Drama Ministries Ensemble will present "Sioux Center Sudan" during Orange City’s Tulip Festival May 17–19.
MAY3
Students present social science research
Students present social science researchSixteen Northwestern students presented the results of their research at the Siouxland Undergraduate Social Science Research Conference recently.
MAY3
Sybesma earns doctorate
Sybesma earns doctorateLila Sybesma, instructor in education, has earned her doctoral degree.
MAY1
Clark receives Northwestern Teaching Excellence Award
Clark receives Northwestern Teaching Excellence AwardRick Clark, instructor in Spanish, has been named this year’s recipient of the Northwestern Teaching Excellence Award. He received a $1,500 check and a plaque at the college’s Honors Convocation on May 1.

April

APR27
Four students speak at history conference
Four students speak at history conferenceFour Northwestern history majors spoke at the Student History Conference, sponsored by the Phi Alpha Theta history honors society at the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, on April 26.
APR26
Students to participate in summer missions
Students to participate in summer missionsTwenty-one NWC students will spend their summer on short-term mission experiences in 16 different countries as members of the college’s Summer of Service team.
APR26
Students to study abroad during summer
Students to study abroad during summerStudy abroad courses led by Northwestern faculty will take students to Russia and China this summer.
APR26
NWC to award 239 diplomas
NWC to award 239 diplomasNorthwestern will award Bachelor of Arts degrees to 239 students during commencement Saturday, May 12.
APR23
Longtime religion professor and international director dies
Longtime religion professor and international director diesDr. Lyle Vander Werff, a member of Northwestern's religion faculty from 1967 until he retired in 1998, died on Monday, April 23.
APR20
NWC honors longtime employees
NWC honors longtime employeesForty-two longtime Northwestern employees were honored at the college’s Spring Recognition Banquet on April 19.
APR20
Simmelink receives staff recognition award
Simmelink receives staff recognition awardScott Simmelink, director of maintenance and operations, has been named the 2007 recipient of the college’s Staff Recognition for Inspirational Service Award.
APR19
Business professors receive award at conference
Business professors receive award at conferenceDr. Graham Lemke and Vonda Post, members of the business faculty, presented a paper and received an award at the Midwest American Accounting Association conference.
APR19
Board meeting focuses on strategic plan
Board meeting focuses on strategic planThe spring Board of Trustees meeting, April 16–17, featured a focus on the strategic planning process that is currently under way.
APR17
Josselyn-Cranson has article published
Josselyn-Cranson has article publishedDr. Heather Josselyn-Cranson, assistant professor of music and director of music ministries, had an article published in Sacramental Life, a quarterly journal.
APR17
Lecturer publishes review essay
Lecturer publishes review essayDuane Jundt, lecturer in history, had a book review essay published in the Theodore Roosevelt Association Journal.
APR12
Northwestern names Peale Scholarship winners
Northwestern names Peale Scholarship winnersEight incoming freshmen—from Illinois, Iowa, South Dakota and Wisconsin—have been selected to receive Norman Vincent Peale Scholarships.
APR12
Northwestern names new alumni director
Northwestern names new alumni directorRachel Van Den Broek has been named Northwestern’s director of alumni and parent relations. Van Den Broek, who is currently an NWC admissions counselor, will begin her new position July 1.
APR9
Spanish professors speak at conference
Spanish professors speak at conferenceDr. Diana Gonzalez and Piet Koene, members of the Spanish faculty, presented papers at the North American Christian Foreign Language Association conference March 29 to 31 at Asbury College in Wilmore, Ky.
APR9
Avery speaks at business conferences
Avery speaks at business conferencesDr. Mike Avery, assistant professor of business and economics, presented papers at two conferences in Chicago recently.
APR5
NWC to hold ceremony for nursing students
NWC to hold ceremony for nursing studentsEight nursing students will formalize their commitment to practice Christ-centered nursing during the department’s first annual Christian Commitment to Professional Nursing Ceremony, to be held April 21.
APR5
Design student to compete at Kennedy Center
Design student to compete at Kennedy CenterElizabeth Grim, a Northwestern senior from Huxley, Iowa, will compete with scenic designers from across the nation at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival April 16–21 in Washington, D.C.

March

MAR29
Psychology major to present research at conference
Psychology major to present research at conferenceCandace Gross, a senior psychology major from Parker, S.D., will speak at the national conference of the American Educational Research Association in Chicago April 9–13.
MAR26
Trapp speaks at composition conference
Trapp speaks at composition conferenceDr. Joonna Trapp, associate professor of English, spoke at the annual convention of the Conference on College Composition and Communication in New York March 21–24.
MAR26
Andres speaks at religion conference
Andres speaks at religion conferenceDr. Michael Andres, associate professor of religion, spoke at the regional meeting of the American Academy of Religion in Omaha March 23–24.
MAR23
Northwestern to offer three new communications majors
Northwestern to offer three new communications majorsMajors in cinema and digital video, journalism, and public relations will replace the general communication studies major.
MAR19
SIFE team begins microfinancing program in Nicaragua
SIFE team begins microfinancing program in NicaraguaA Northwestern Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) team is piloting a new microfinancing program in Bluefields, Nicaragua, providing opportunity to low-income entrepreneurs who have no access to regular financing.
MAR19
Kang performs in Asia
Kang performs in AsiaDr. Juyeon Kang, assistant professor of music, presented solo piano recitals at several Asian venues during spring break.
MAR9
NWC grad named winner in prestigious fellowship competition
NWC grad named winner in prestigious fellowship competitionDaniel Berntson, a 2006 NWC alumnus from rural Paullina, Iowa, has been named one of two recipients of American Graduate Fellowships, which provide winners up to $50,000 a year for two years of doctoral study at one of 23 top-tier private research universities.
MAR2
Prof's movie premieres
Prof's movie premieresProfessor Jamey Durham's "The Prairie Pirates" debuts at Orange City's Holland Plaza Theatre March 16-22.

February

FEB27
Student wins prestigious TCU fellowship
Student wins prestigious TCU fellowshipAleisa Schat has become the third Northwestern student to be granted the prestigious Radford Fellowship at Texas Christian University.
FEB27
SIFE project finalist in business plan competition
SIFE project finalist in business plan competitionA Northwestern College Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) project is a finalist in the 2007 Pappajohn New Venture Business Plan Competition.
FEB13
Truesdell article published
Truesdell article publishedTom Truesdell, visiting instructor in English, is the author of an article published in the February issue of The Writing Lab Newsletter, a widely read journal in the writing center field.
FEB12
NWC to begin Romanian study abroad program
NWC to begin Romanian study abroad programNorthwestern is establishing a study abroad program in Romania. The Romania Semester, which will begin offering classes in fall 2007, will be the first semester-long study abroad program operated by NWC.
FEB12
Marketing piece wins second award
Marketing piece wins second awardA marketing publication developed for Northwestern’s admissions office has received its second award in three weeks. This time, the search piece received an Award of Merit for schools with fewer than 2,000 students in the Admissions Marketing Report’s national competition.
FEB5
Gala Auction raises $40,000
Gala Auction raises $40,000The 24th annual Northwestern College Gala Auction on Feb. 3, raised around $40,000, bringing the total raised through the auction to nearly $600,000.
FEB1
Fourteen NWC programs recommended by guidebook
Fourteen NWC programs recommended by guidebookFourteen NWC academic programs are listed in the 2007 edition of "Rugg’s Recommendations on the Colleges," a national guidebook that recommends specific college departments to prospective students.

January

JAN30
Theatre student headed to Kennedy Center competition
Theatre student headed to Kennedy Center competitionElizabeth Grim, a senior theatre major, won the Barbizon Design Award for her scenic design for “James Joyce’s The Dead” at the Region Five Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF). She will compete in the national KCACTF in Washington, D.C., in April.
JAN25
Marketing pieces win awards
Marketing pieces win awardsPublications produced by Northwestern's public relations office have been recognized in the 2007 Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District Six awards competition.
JAN25
Kang receives Endowed Research Fellowship
Kang receives Endowed Research FellowshipDr. Juyeon Kang, assistant professor of music at Northwestern College, has been selected to receive the college’s $10,000 Endowed Research Fellowship for 2007.
JAN10
Lundberg receives grants to aid research
Lundberg receives grants to aid researchDr. Ann Lundberg, associate professor of English, has been awarded two grants to aid research she is conducting during her sabbatical this school year.
JAN10
Kinsinger speaks at youth ministry conference
Kinsinger speaks at youth ministry conferenceDr. Mitch Kinsinger, associate professor of religion and Christian education, served as a co-presenter at the biennial international conference of the International Association for the Study of Youth Ministry. The conference was held in Cambridge, England, Jan. 3–6.

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