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Archived press releases from 2008

DEC30
Flutist to present guest recital at NWC
Flutist to present guest recital at NWCKatherine Calvey, principal flutist in the State Philharmonic of Chihuahua, Mexico, will present a guest recital in Christ Chapel on Monday, Jan. 19, at 7:30 p.m.
DEC30
Exhibitions to feature work by senior art majors
Exhibitions to feature work by senior art majorsThree senior art majors at Northwestern College will display their work during January in the college’s Te Paske Gallery.
DEC24
Terror Texts encore precedes festival performance
Terror Texts encore precedes festival performanceNorthwestern College theatre will present an encore performance of “Terror Texts” on Jan. 16 in preparation for the musical’s production at the Region V Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival at the University of Kansas.
DEC19
Vespers service to be aired on KWIT
Vespers service to be aired on KWITA recording of Northwestern’s 2008 Christmas Vespers service will be aired on public radio station KWIT, FM 90.3 in Sioux City, Iowa, at noon on Christmas Day.
DEC17
High school students invited to Preview Days
High school students invited to Preview DaysProspective students and their families are invited to three Preview Days during the spring 2009 semester: Jan. 19, March 20 and April 17.
DEC17
NWC team to aid Hurricane Ike survivors
NWC team to aid Hurricane Ike survivorsTen Northwestern students, staff and alumni will spend part of Christmas break in Texas, helping with relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Ike.
DEC13
Students to study in Oman over Christmas break
Students to study in Oman over Christmas breakThirteen Northwestern students will participate in a study abroad program in Oman from Dec. 19 to Jan. 6.
DEC13
Social work students study local views on immigration
Social work students study local views on immigrationNWC social work majors have surveyed Sioux County residents regarding recent immigrants and are making recommendations for improved community relations.
DEC11Computer programming team to compete in world finalsA Northwestern team has been selected to compete in the Association for Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest’s World Finals in Stockholm, Sweden, in April.
DEC3
Boston Brass to perform Dec. 10
Boston Brass to perform Dec. 10The world-renowned Boston Brass will perform in concert at Northwestern College's Christ Chapel on Wednesday, Dec. 10, at 7:30 p.m.
DEC2
Social work students lead children's grief camp
Social work students lead children's grief campNorthwestern social work majors developed a day of games and activities designed to help children deal with the loss of a loved one.

November

NOV26
Student directors to present evening of one-acts
Student directors to present evening of one-actsDirecting students will present 14 short plays Dec. 10 in the England Theatre.
NOV26
Chamber ensembles to perform
Chamber ensembles to performNorthwestern’s string and brass chamber ensembles will present a concert on Dec. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel.
NOV26
NWC to present madrigal dinners Jan. 22-24
NWC to present madrigal dinners Jan. 22-24The Northwestern College Heritage Singers will present madrigal dinners Jan. 22-24 at 7 p.m. in Vermeer Dining Room.
NOV19
Northwestern to present Christmas Vespers services
Northwestern to present Christmas Vespers services“Carols From Around the World: The Nations Celebrate the Savior’s Birth” will be the theme for Northwestern College’s Christmas Vespers services on Dec. 6 and 7.
NOV19NWC names new financial services directorTeresa Gunderson will begin her new position as director of financial services in mid-December.
NOV18
Team finishes fourth in regional programming contest
Team finishes fourth in regional programming contestA team of three Northwestern students placed fourth among 201 squads in the North Central region of the Association for Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest.
NOV10Social work program reaffirmed by accrediting agencyNorthwestern’s social work program has received reaffirmation from the Council on Social Work Education.
NOV7
Northwestern to host Global Vision Week
Northwestern to host Global Vision WeekGlobal Vision Week, Nov. 17-21, will include a variety of events to celebrate cultural differences and unity through Christ.
NOV7
Professors contribute to Biographical Dictionary of Iowa
Professors contribute to Biographical Dictionary of IowaDr. Douglas Firth Anderson, professor of history, and Dan Daily, director of Ramaker Library, contributed to the recently published Biographical Dictionary of Iowa.
NOV5
NWC to host nursing mini-camps
NWC to host nursing mini-campsNorthwestern College will hold nursing mini-camps for high school juniors and seniors in December and January.
NOV5
High school students invited to Theatre Preview Days
High school students invited to Theatre Preview DaysTheatre Preview Days will allow high school seniors to explore Northwestern theatre on Nov. 21 and 22.
NOV3John Perkins to speak at NorthwesternJohn Perkins, an international speaker and teacher on issues of Christian community development and racial reconciliation, will visit Northwestern Nov. 17 and 18 during the college’s Global Vision Week.

October

OCT31
Children invited to learn about pipe organ at NWC event
Children invited to learn about pipe organ at NWC eventChildren are encouraged to learn about the pipe organ by attending “Pedals, Pipes and Pizza” on Nov. 15.
OCT29
Jazz Band and Percussion Ensemble to perform
Jazz Band and Percussion Ensemble to performNorthwestern College’s Jazz Band and Percussion Ensemble will present a concert on Saturday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel.
OCT29
Symphonic Band to perform
Symphonic Band to performThe Northwestern College Symphonic Band will present a concert on Friday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel.
OCT28
Exhibitions to feature work by senior art majors
Exhibitions to feature work by senior art majorsThree senior art majors will exhibit their work during November and December in Te Paske Gallery.
OCT24Northwestern names new alumni directorJennifer Neuhauser of Pierre, S.D, a 2000 Northwestern College alumna, has been named director of alumni relations.
OCT23Author and film critic to speak at NorthwesternAward-winning author and film critic Jeffrey Overstreet will be a guest speaker at Northwestern on Monday, Nov. 10.
OCT23
Brunstings named Parents of Year
Brunstings named Parents of YearRachael and Roger Brunsting of Orange City will be honored as Northwestern’s 2008 Parents of the Year as part of Fall Family Weekend Nov. 7-9.
OCT23
Fall Family Weekend concert offers variety
Fall Family Weekend concert offers varietyThe music department presents its annual Fall Family Weekend concert on Saturday, Nov. 8.
OCT22
Auxiliary sponsors fundraisers on Nov. 8
Auxiliary sponsors fundraisers on Nov. 8Northwestern College’s Auxiliary will host a waffle breakfast and silent auction on Nov. 8.
OCT22
Bloody, biblical musical on stage
Bloody, biblical musical on stageAn encore of the original musical "Terror Texts," from the Old Testament, will take the stage in Northwestern College’s England Theatre on Nov. 14 and 15 at 10 p.m. and Nov. 19–22 at 7:30 p.m.
OCT16
Children's stories and poems on stage
Children's stories and poems on stageClassic and contemporary children’s stories and poems will be presented as family theatre in "Tell Me the Truth," on stage at Northwestern College Nov. 7-8.
OCT15
Northwestern to host Fall Family Weekend
Northwestern to host Fall Family WeekendNorthwestern will host its annual Fall Family Weekend Nov. 7–9.
OCT15
Mission founder to speak at NWC
Mission founder to speak at NWCMichele Rickett, founder and president of Sisters in Service, a ministry working to address the issue of female exploitation in countries from West Africa to East Asia, and her husband, Daniel, will visit Northwestern Nov. 3-4.
OCT14
Trustees vote to delay decision on new residence hall
Trustees vote to delay decision on new residence hallNorthwestern's Board of Trustees voted to delay making a decision on a proposed new residence hall at its fall meeting, Oct. 9–10.
OCT9
Former NWC chaplain to speak
Former NWC chaplain to speakThe Rev. Dr. Matthew Floding, former Northwestern chaplain, will return to campus to speak in Christ Chapel on Friday, Oct. 24.
OCT9Kang to present faculty piano recitalDr. Juyeon Kang, assistant professor of music, will present a faculty recital on Friday, Oct. 24.
OCT8Hymn writer to speak at NorthwesternDr. Ruth Duck, hymn writer and professor of worship at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, will speak in chapel on Oct. 27 and 28 and lead a hymn-writing workshop.
OCT8Jeff Barker nominated for playwriting grantJeff Barker, professor of theatre and speech, has been nominated by Region 5 of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival for a national Teaching Artists Grant.

September

SEP30
Edman contributes chapter to book
Edman contributes chapter to bookDr. Laird Edman, professor of psychology, is the author of a chapter in a new book published by Wiley-Blackwell.
SEP25George McGovern to speakFormer Senator George McGovern will speak in a special Northwestern chapel service on Thursday, Oct. 9. He will speak about the Christian’s response to world hunger.
SEP25
Reception scheduled for Noteboom art exhibit
Reception scheduled for Noteboom art exhibitA reception with Orange City artist Elinor Noteboom is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 3, at 6:30 p.m. in the Te Paske Gallery.
SEP25
NWC to host guest vocal and piano recital
NWC to host guest vocal and piano recitalNorthwestern College will host a duo-recital featuring baritone vocalist Stephen Swanson and pianist David Gompper on Thursday, Oct. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel.
SEP23NWC named Groundwater Guardian Green SiteNorthwestern has been named a 2008 Groundwater Guardian Green Site by The Groundwater Foundation in recognition of the college’s groundwater and environmental stewardship.
SEP22Orange City artist's work to be exhibited“Prolonged Tranquility,” painting and prints by Orange City artist Elinor Noteboom, will be on display Oct. 2–30 in Te Paske Gallery.
SEP22
High school students invited to Preview Days
High school students invited to Preview DaysNorthwestern has scheduled seven Preview Days this fall for high school students and their parents to visit the campus and learn more about the opportunities the college provides.
SEP18
Urban youth missions director to speak
Urban youth missions director to speakEric Iverson, multicultural integrity director of YouthWorks, a Christian organization in Minneapolis working with youth and missions, will speak in Northwestern's chapel services Sept. 30 and Oct. 1.
SEP17
Hispanic Festival to be held on Sept. 20
Hispanic Festival to be held on Sept. 20A Hispanic Festival will be held on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the campus green.
SEP15Northwestern prepares for inaugurationNorthwestern College will celebrate the inauguration of its ninth president, Greg Christy, on Friday, Oct. 10.
SEP10Student dance concert to be presentedRUSH, a student dance concert, will be presented on Oct. 3, 4 and 11.
SEP10
Morning on the Green set for Sept. 27
Morning on the Green set for Sept. 27Northwestern's popular Morning on the Green carnival will be presented as part of Homecoming festivities on Sept. 27.
SEP8NWC to host Art-Music-Justice ConcertThe Art-Music-Justice Tour, featuring Sara Groves, Brandon Heath, Derek Webb, Sandra McCracken and Charlie Peacock, comes to Northwestern on Friday, Oct. 10, at 7:30 p.m. The concert is free.
SEP4Storyteller to headline Hispanic FestivalAward-winning storyteller Antonio Sacre will visit Northwestern for a Hispanic Festival Sept. 16–20.
SEP4
NWC to honor three distinguished alumni
NWC to honor three distinguished alumniNorthwestern will honor three distinguished alumni on Sept. 26 during Homecoming festivities. Dr. Charollene Coates '51, Rob Roozeboom '01 and Dr. Ron Juffer '59 will be recognized for their professional, humanitarian and Northwestern service achievements.
SEP3
Northwestern to host piano and violin recital
Northwestern to host piano and violin recitalNorthwestern will host a duo-recital featuring violinist Wolfgang David and pianist David Gompper on Sept. 18.

August

AUG29
Northwestern launches emergency alert system
Northwestern launches emergency alert systemNorthwestern has launched a campus-wide desktop security notification system, NWC Alert.
AUG28
Theatre Patrons begin membership drive
Theatre Patrons begin membership driveNorthwestern College Theatre Patrons’ annual membership drive is under way.
AUG28
General Synod president to speak
General Synod president to speakThe Rev. Dr. Carol Bechtel, current General Synod president of the Reformed Church in America, will speak at Northwestern College’s Christ Chapel on Sept. 15 and 16.
AUG28Homecoming to include hoedown and barbecueNorthwestern will celebrate Homecoming Sept. 26 and 27 with numerous family-friendly activities.
AUG22NWC ranked fourth by U.S. News & World ReportNorthwestern is ranked in a tie for fourth among Midwestern baccalaureate colleges in U.S. News & World Report’s 2009 America’s Best Colleges guidebook.
AUG22
Exhibit to feature artwork by the late Bob Plageman
Exhibit to feature artwork by the late Bob PlagemanArtwork by the late Bob Plageman, formerly of Maurice, will be on display Sept. 3–25 in Northwestern College’s Te Paske Gallery.
AUG22
Students aid community through O-Serve
Students aid community through O-ServeNew students will participate in a variety of area service projects on Aug. 25.
AUG20
Homecoming to include road race
Homecoming to include road raceNorthwestern will hold its 15th annual Raider Road Race on Saturday, Sept. 27, at 8:30 a.m. as part of Homecoming.
AUG20
O'Neill classic on stage at Northwestern
O'Neill classic on stage at NorthwesternEastcheap Theatre Company will present Eugene O’Neill’s masterpiece Long Day’s Journey into Night Sept. 4, 5 and 6.
AUG18Air Force brass ensemble to present concertBrass in Blue, a pioneering symphonic brass ensemble presented by the U.S. Air Force Heartland of America Band, will perform in concert at Northwestern College’s Christ Chapel on Monday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m.
AUG18
Edman chairs APA Continuing Education Committee
Edman chairs APA Continuing Education CommitteeDr. Sally Oakes Edman, director of Northwestern’s Wellness Center, is serving as the 2008 chairperson of the Continuing Education Committee of the American Psychological Association.
AUG18
Article by professor and alumna published in journal
Article by professor and alumna published in journalAn article by Dr. Jennifer Feenstra, assistant professor of psychology, and Amanda Brouwer '07, was published in the summer issue of the Journal of Psychology and Theology.
AUG15
Northwestern receives Humanities Iowa grant
Northwestern receives Humanities Iowa grantNorthwestern has received a $3,000 grant from Humanities Iowa to bring storyteller Antonio Sacre to campus during the Orange City Area Hispanic Festival Sept. 16–20.
AUG15
Journal publishes article by Trapp
Journal publishes article by TrappA creative nonfiction piece by Dr. Joonna Trapp, associate professor of English, has been published in the Journal of Expanded Perspective on Learning.
AUG15
Journal publishes article by Andres
Journal publishes article by Andres Dr. Michael Andres, associate professor of religion, has written a newly published article.
AUG15
NWC ranked among best by Forbes.com
NWC ranked among best by Forbes.comNorthwestern is ranked 211th out of 569 top institutions in a new college ranking by Forbes.com.
AUG14
Students benefit from campus renovations
Students benefit from campus renovationsStudents will notice several campus improvements when they return for fall semester classes.
AUG14
Seven join faculty
Seven join facultySeven new full-time faculty are preparing to teach at Northwestern as the fall semester nears.
AUG14
NWC welcomes new staff
NWC welcomes new staffTwo new directors have begun their staff positions this summer.
AUG11
Prof and recent grads to present research
Prof and recent grads to present researchTwo 2008 graduates will team with Dr. Laird Edman, professor of psychology, to present their research at the American Psychological Association’s national conference.
AUG4
NWC and Western Iowa Tech to sign articulation agreement
NWC and Western Iowa Tech to sign articulation agreementThe presidents of Northwestern and Western Iowa Tech Community College will sign an agreement aimed at making it easier for students enrolled in business or elementary education programs at WITCC to complete their bachelor's degree in the same subject areas at NWC.

July

JUL30
Professor contributes to Batman philosophy book
Professor contributes to Batman philosophy bookDr. Randy Jensen, associate professor of philosophy, is the author of a chapter in “Batman and Philosophy: The Dark Knight of the Soul,” a new volume in the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series.
JUL30Northwestern named among Best in MidwestNorthwestern College is among 159 institutions named as "Best in the Midwest" by the Princeton Review.
JUL21
Athletic website wins national award
Athletic website wins national awardNorthwestern’s athletics website tied for second place in the 2007–08 NAIA-SIDA publications contest.
JUL15
Student center design wins awards
Student center design wins awardsThe renovation of Northwestern's Rowenhorst Student Center (RSC) has received several awards this summer.
JUL14
Iowa Private College Week set for Aug. 4-8
Iowa Private College Week set for Aug. 4-8Northwestern College invites prospective students and their parents to visit campus during Iowa Private College Week, Aug. 4-8.
JUL3
Anderson attends Western Archives Institute
Anderson attends Western Archives InstituteDr. Douglas Anderson, professor of history, attended the Western Archives Institute at San Diego State University.

June

JUN19
College/community celebration to wrap up anniversary year
College/community celebration to wrap up anniversary yearOrange City residents are invited to a community/college celebration in Windmill Park Thursday, July 17, from 5 to 8 p.m. The free event will include a meal, giveaways, inflatable games for kids, a sports challenge, hayrides and entertainment.
JUN19
NWC group to assist tornado victims
NWC group to assist tornado victimsA group of Northwestern faculty, staff and students will spend two days in Parkersburg, Iowa, helping to clean up tornado debris.
JUN12
Summer theatre tour to begin
Summer theatre tour to beginNorthwestern’s touring theatre company will perform in 11 central U.S. states during an eight-week summer tour.
JUN12
PR major interns with dairy association
PR major interns with dairy associationJenna Boote, a senior public relations major, is interning this summer with the Midwest Dairy Association.
JUN11
Northwestern hosts piano sale
Northwestern hosts piano saleKuyper's Music of West Des Moines presents its annual Northwestern College piano sale, June 19-21 in room 117 of DeWitt Music Hall.
JUN9
Golf tournament participant wins car
Golf tournament participant wins carCharlie Harrington shot a hole-in-one at the Red Raider Classic on June 6, winning him a Ford Focus.
JUN5
Dahn works with Moscow ensemble
Dahn works with Moscow ensembleDr. Luke Dahn, assistant professor of music, worked with the Moscow Conservatory’s Studio for New Music Ensemble in May.
JUN5
Prof and student present at psychology conference
Prof and student present at psychology conferenceDr. Laird Edman, associate professor of psychology, and Emily Meyerink Griese '08 gave a presentation at the Association for Psychological Science's annual meeting.
JUN3
NWC announces faculty promotions, tenurings
NWC announces faculty promotions, tenuringsSeveral Northwestern faculty have recently been awarded tenure and promoted.

May

MAY30
Chemistry professor receives grant for summer research
Chemistry professor receives grant for summer researchDr. Dave Arnett, associate professor of chemistry, has received a fellowship to pursue research at the University of Kansas this summer.
MAY30
Psychology major selected for summer research
Psychology major selected for summer researchSarah Connolly, a senior psychology major, has been selected to participate in summer research on the moral development of adolescents and young adults at Western Kentucky University.
MAY30
Agency seeks comments on nursing program
Agency seeks comments on nursing programThe Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education seeks comments on Northwestern’s nursing department in preparation for its fall 2008 accreditation review.
MAY29
Trapp presents paper at rhetoricians' conference
Trapp presents paper at rhetoricians' conferenceDr. Joonna Trapp, associate professor of English, presented a paper at the Rhetoric Society of America conference.
MAY19
NWC promotes Lesage and Forgette to new positions
NWC promotes Lesage and Forgette to new positionsNorthwestern has promoted Dr. Jasper Lesage to provost and Dr. Adrienne Forgette to dean of the faculty. They will assume their new responsibilities on July 1.
MAY13
History professor presents paper at Great Plains Symposium
History professor presents paper at Great Plains SymposiumDuane Jundt, lecturer in history, recently presented a paper at the Interdisciplinary Great Plains Studies Symposium in Omaha.
MAY12
Chemistry professor earns doctoral degree
Chemistry professor earns doctoral degreeKarissa Carlson, instructor in chemistry, has earned her doctoral degree.
MAY12
Chemistry major presents research
Chemistry major presents researchRuth Cink, a junior chemistry major, recently presented her research at the American Chemical Society’s national conference in New Orleans.
MAY8
Spidahl helps to coordinate national conference
Spidahl helps to coordinate national conferenceDr. Rod Spidahl, associate professor of religion and missiology, is serving on the national steering committee for the Fellowship of Short-Term Mission Leaders conference.
MAY1
Students to study abroad during summer
Students to study abroad during summerNorthwestern students will head around the world this summer on four-week study abroad trips led by NWC faculty and staff.

April

APR30Psychology professor receives NWC teaching awardDr. Laird Edman, professor of psychology, has been named this year’s recipient of the Northwestern Teaching Excellence Award.
APR30
Seniors receive Faculty Honors
Seniors receive Faculty HonorsGraduating seniors Kyle Blankers and Laura Jacobson received Faculty Honors at the college’s Honors Convocation on April 29.
APR30
Faculty awarded grants for summer scholarship
Faculty awarded grants for summer scholarshipNorthwestern College Scholarship Grants were awarded to 11 NWC professors to fund their scholarship and research during the summer of 2008.
APR25
Daumer speaks at conferences
Daumer speaks at conferencesDr. Ruth Daumer, associate professor and chairperson of the department of nursing, has been a presenter at two recent scholarly conferences.
APR25
Student wins award at history conference
Student wins award at history conferenceA Northwestern junior was honored for presenting the best paper in media history at the University of South Dakota Student History Conference on April 24.
APR25
Psychology major wins award at social science conference
Psychology major wins award at social science conferenceFor the second year in a row, a Northwestern psychology major has been honored for presenting the best student paper at the Siouxland Undergraduate Social Science Research Conference.
APR24
NWC to award 281 diplomas May 10
NWC to award 281 diplomas May 10Northwestern will award Bachelor of Arts degrees to 281 students during commencement on May 10.
APR24
Twenty-two students to participate in summer missions
Twenty-two students to participate in summer missionsTwenty-two Northwestern students will spend their summer on short-term mission experiences in 14 different countries as members of the college’s Summer of Service team.
APR24
Young contributes book chapter
Young contributes book chapterDr. Dan Young, associate professor of political science, contributed a chapter to a recently published book.
APR24
Professor to direct new feature film
Professor to direct new feature filmJamey Durham, assistant professor of communications, will direct a new movie that will be shot in the Orange City area this summer.
APR23
Professor's movie premieres
Professor's movie premieresAdjunct professor Mike Anderson wrote and directed a new independent film, "Dave's 16th," which premieres in Orange City April 25-May 1.
APR22
Author to speak at Northwestern
Author to speak at NorthwesternJoey Earl Horstman, a 1987 Northwestern alumnus and author of “Praise, Anxiety and Other Symptoms of Grace,” will visit NWC April 30 and May 1.
APR19
Northwestern mourns the death of Bob Reynen
Northwestern mourns the death of Bob ReynenBob Reynen, director of church relations, died on April 19 after suffering from brain cancer.
APR18Keith wins national awardDon Keith, general manager of Northwestern's Sodexo Campus Services, has been named a Sodexo Hero of Everyday Life for 2008. Keith and seven other national winners are being honored for investing their time, talent and spirit in the ongoing fight against hunger.
APR18MercyMe to headline RiseFest on June 21Rise Ministries and Northwestern College will co-sponsor the fourth annual RiseFest on June 21 with several Christian bands, an extreme sports area, Kids Zone, seminars and speaker Rob Roozeboom.
APR17
NWC pays tribute to longtime employees
NWC pays tribute to longtime employeesNorthwestern honored 54 longtime employees at the college’s Spring Recognition Banquet.
APR17Meyer receives staff recognition awardBrenda Meyer, academic affairs assistant, was named the 2008 recipient of the Staff Recognition for Inspirational Service Award at the Spring Recognition Banquet on April 15.
APR17
Chamber ensembles to present concert
Chamber ensembles to present concertNorthwestern’s Brass Quintet and String Quartet will perform a wide variety of music at a concert on May 2.
APR11
Trustees authorize continued planning for residence hall
Trustees authorize continued planning for residence hallNorthwestern's Board of Trustees voted to continue with planning for a proposed new residence hall at its spring meeting.
APR11
Students participate in singing competition
Students participate in singing competitionThree NWC students competed in the National Association of Teachers of Singing Lewis and Clark spring auditions.
APR10
Band and Symphonette to perform
Band and Symphonette to performNorthwestern’s Symphonic Band and Symphonette will perform a wide variety of music at a concert on April 25.
APR10
Oratorio Chorus and NWC choir to perform
Oratorio Chorus and NWC choir to performThe Sioux County Oratorio Chorus and Northwestern's A cappella Choir will team to perform Mozart’s "Requiem" on Saturday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel.
APR4
NWC to hold ceremony for nursing students
NWC to hold ceremony for nursing studentsSeventeen Northwestern nursing students will formalize their commitment to practice Christ-centered nursing during the department’s second annual Christian Commitment to Professional Nursing Ceremony, to be held April 19.
APR3
Incoming students win Peale Scholarships
Incoming students win Peale ScholarshipsTen incoming freshmen—from Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota—have been selected to receive Norman Vincent Peale Scholarships.
APR3
Tim Brown to speak
Tim Brown to speakThe Rev. Dr. Timothy Brown, the newly appointed president of Western Theological Seminary, will speak at Northwestern April 21 and 22.
APR3
Instrumentalists to perform student recital
Instrumentalists to perform student recitalSenior Jenna Teerink of Worthington, Minn., and junior Kayla Driesen of Rock Valley, Iowa, will present a joint instrumental recital on April 15.

March

MAR31
Student develops winning T-shirt design for blood bank
Student develops winning T-shirt design for blood bank Amanda Wright, a junior public relations major, has been named the 2008 winner of the annual “Donate 4 Life” T-shirt design contest for the Siouxland Community Blood Bank.
MAR27
Northwestern to host violin and piano recital
Northwestern to host violin and piano recitalUniversity of Nebraska at Kearney faculty Dr. Ting-Lan Chen and Dr. Nathan Buckner will present a duo recital on April 11.
MAR27
Percussion Ensemble and Women's Choir to perform
Percussion Ensemble and Women's Choir to performNorthwestern’s Women’s Choir and Percussion Ensemble will perform a wide variety of music at a concert on April 12.
MAR27
Instrumentalists to present student recital
Instrumentalists to present student recitalNorthwestern senior Anthony Ebert of Grinnell, Iowa, and junior Kathleen Kropp of Limon, Colo., will present a joint instrumental recital on April 13.
MAR27
Franken Center dedication set for April 8
Franken Center dedication set for April 8Northwestern will dedicate the James L. Franken Center for Faith, Learning and Living at 11 a.m. on April 8 during chapel.
MAR20
Juried exhibition to feature student artwork
Juried exhibition to feature student artwork Northwestern’s Juried Student Art Exhibition will be on display in the Te Paske Gallery April 15 through May 2.
MAR20
Taylor writes, directs play about his physician mother
Taylor writes, directs play about his physician motherA new play, "The Highest Calling?" by Northwestern College theatre professor Jeff Taylor, will premiere in Northwestern’s Allen Theatre April 18–19 and 23–26.
MAR20
Symphonic Band to tour in Iowa
Symphonic Band to tour in IowaNorthwestern’s Symphonic Band will perform four concerts in western and central Iowa April 3–6.
MAR14
Playwrights present original one-acts
Playwrights present original one-actsNorthwestern students will present 13 new plays during the 13th annual World Premiere Festival March 28 and 29.
MAR12
Nelson to speak in chapel March 25
Nelson to speak in chapel March 25The Rev. Roger Nelson '82, senior pastor of Hope Christian Reformed Church in Oak Forest, Ill., will speak in chapel on Tuesday, March 25.
MAR12Best-selling author Kathleen Norris to speakKathleen Norris, best-selling author of "Dakota: A Spiritual Geography," will speak at Northwestern on April 9 as part of Minding Place, place-themed events at the college.
MAR12
Northwestern to host Ethnic Fair
Northwestern to host Ethnic FairMembers of Northwestern College’s International Club will present the annual Ethnic Fair Saturday, March 29.

February

FEB28
NWC to host Pastors Conference
NWC to host Pastors ConferenceAlumnus Roger Nelson '82 will speak at the Pastors Conference on March 25.
FEB28
Choir to present home concert
Choir to present home concertAfter a six-state spring break tour, the A cappella Choir will perform its home concert on Friday, March 14.
FEB28
Church planter to speak
Church planter to speakRick Mysse, an active church planter in Southern California, will speak in Northwestern’s chapel service on Friday, March 14.
FEB28
NCATE seeks comments
NCATE seeks commentsWritten testimony about Northwestern's education department is invited as part of its fall 2008 NCATE accreditation review.
FEB28Leadership Conference to feature Tony CampoloWell-known author and speaker Tony Campolo will be the keynote speaker at Northwestern’s Leadership Conference March 28 and 29.
FEB28
Student chosen for environmental research grant
Student chosen for environmental research grantSophomore Erin Brogan is among 20 students chosen to participate in a multi-year environmental research initiative funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
FEB27
Gala Auction raises $31,000
Gala Auction raises $31,000Northwestern's 2008 Gala Auction raised around $31,000 for student scholarships, faculty development and student life programs.
FEB26
Seven to spend spring break in Oman
Seven to spend spring break in OmanSeven Northwestern faculty and staff will spend spring break March 1–10 in Oman, engaging in interfaith dialogue and laying the groundwork for a Northwestern-operated semester study abroad program.
FEB22Dewald wins campus ministry awardBarb Dewald, associate dean of spiritual formation, was recognized for excellence in campus ministry at the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities Campus Ministers Conference.
FEB22Turnwall receives award from Iowa Writing ProjectBarbara Turnwall, assistant professor of English, received the Iowa Writing Project's Star Thrower Award at a recent meeting.
FEB22
Marketing projects win national awards
Marketing projects win national awardsThree NWC marketing publications have received awards in a national competition.
FEB21
Exhibitions to feature work by senior art majors
Exhibitions to feature work by senior art majorsThree senior art majors will display their work during March and April in Te Paske Gallery.
FEB18
Professor's piano composition performed in San Francisco
Professor's piano composition performed in San FranciscoA composition by Dr. Luke Dahn, assistant professor of music, was performed Feb. 12 at a San Francisco concert sponsored by Composers Inc.
FEB15
Students to serve over spring break
Students to serve over spring breakMore than 200 students, faculty and staff from Northwestern will travel across the U.S. and around the world for the college’s annual Spring Service Projects March 1 through 10.
FEB14
Middle East missions leader to speak
Middle East missions leader to speakThe Rev. John Carrick, British director of Middle East Christian Outreach, will speak in chapel on Feb. 25.
FEB14
A cappella Choir to tour
A cappella Choir to tourNorthwestern's A cappella Choir will tour in the eastern United States Feb. 29 through March 11.
FEB14
Theatre company to tour
Theatre company to tourNorthwestern’s touring theatre company will perform ancient Israelite dramas from the Old Testament in the western United States during the college’s spring break, March 1–11.
FEB12NWC honored for community serviceThe Corporation for National and Community Service has named Northwestern to the 2007 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. Northwestern, which was honored for the second consecutive year, is among only 10 chosen from Iowa.
FEB8
Author to speak on mental illness and faith
Author to speak on mental illness and faithDr. Kathryn Greene-McCreight, author of "Darkness is My Only Companion: A Christian Response to Mental Illness," will be a guest speaker at Northwestern Feb. 18 and 19.
FEB8
Professor presents paper at C.S. Lewis conference
Professor presents paper at C.S. Lewis conferenceDr. Randy Jensen, a Northwestern philosophy professor, presented a paper at “C.S. Lewis, the Inklings, and the Call to Christian Community,” a conference held at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, Calif.
FEB7
Author and historian to lead Minding Place workshops
Author and historian to lead Minding Place workshopsAuthor Jim Heynen and oral historian Charles Morrissey will lead workshops on Saturday, April 5, as Northwestern hosts Minding Place, a week of place-themed events.
FEB7
Symphonic Band to present variety
Symphonic Band to present varietyNorthwestern College’s Symphonic Band will perform a wide variety of music at a concert on Friday, Feb. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel.
FEB7
Jazz Band to present concert on Feb. 19
Jazz Band to present concert on Feb. 19Northwestern College’s Jazz Band will perform a variety of styles—from swing and cool to salsa and gospel—at its concert in Christ Chapel on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 7:30 p.m.

January

JAN31
Gala Auction set for Feb. 23
Gala Auction set for Feb. 23Tickets to attend the NASCAR Nationwide Series and Sprint Cup races in Chicago are among the items currently available for bid online and at the NWC Alumni Association’s 25th annual Gala Auction on Feb. 23.
JAN29
Theatre students honored at regional festival
Theatre students honored at regional festivalTwo NWC theatre seniors, Vaughn Donahue and Lindsay Westerkamp, were honored at the Region V Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, held in Omaha Jan. 20–26.
JAN29
PR office wins awards
PR office wins awardsNorthwestern’s public relations office won two awards in the 2008 Council for the Advancement and Support of Education District Six awards competition recently.
JAN28
Fifteen NWC programs recommended by guidebook
Fifteen NWC programs recommended by guidebookFifteen NWC academic programs are listed in the 2008 edition of "Rugg’s Recommendations on the Colleges," a national guidebook that recommends specific college departments to prospective students.
JAN28
Professor to present performance art
Professor to present performance artArnold Carlson, NWC art professor, will conduct a performance piece in Te Paske Gallery Friday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m.
JAN24
Reconciliation leader to speak at NWC
Reconciliation leader to speak at NWCDr. Curtiss DeYoung, a leader in the effort to transform churches into institutions that actively promote racial reconciliation, will be a guest speaker at Northwestern Feb. 4 and 5.
JAN23
Vocalist to present student recital
Vocalist to present student recitalSenior Heidi Ackerman of Phoenix, Ariz., will present a vocal recital on Sunday, Feb. 10, at 3 p.m. in Christ Chapel.
JAN19
NWC to honor former athletes
NWC to honor former athletesNorthwestern's Red Raider Club will induct two alumni into its Athletic Hall of Fame and recognize its 2007 Coach of the Year and Barnabas Award recipient on Saturday, Feb. 2.
JAN18
Kang to present faculty piano recital
Kang to present faculty piano recitalDr. Juyeon Kang, assistant professor of music, will present a faculty recital on Friday, Feb. 8. The recital will feature piano pieces from her just-released CD.
JAN17
Bloody musical to take stage at NWC
Bloody musical to take stage at NWCThe world premiere of "Terror Texts," from the Old Testament, will take the stage in Northwestern College’s England Theatre on Feb. 15, 16, 20, 21 and 23.
JAN16
High school thespians invited to explore NWC theatre
High school thespians invited to explore NWC theatreHigh school seniors interested in theatre are invited to Northwestern College Theatre Preview Days on Feb. 15 and 16.
JAN4
Violinist to present student recital
Violinist to present student recitalSenior Aubrey Weger of Huron, S.D., will present a violin recital on Sunday, Jan. 20, at 3 p.m. in Christ Chapel.
JAN4
Christy assumes presidency
Christy assumes presidencyNorthwestern’s ninth president, Greg Christy, began his new role on Jan. 1.

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