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Archived press releases from 2009

DEC30
Photographs by Tom Becker on exhibit
Photographs by Tom Becker on exhibitImages by Orange City photographer Tom Becker will be on display Jan. 13 through Feb. 4 in Te Paske Gallery.
DEC21
High school students invited to explore teaching careers at NWC
High school students invited to explore teaching careers at NWCHigh school juniors and seniors interested in a career in teaching are invited to Northwestern College's Education Preview Day on Jan. 24–25.
DEC18
NWC team to serve in New Orleans over Christmas break
NWC team to serve in New Orleans over Christmas breakTen Northwestern students, faculty and staff will spend Jan. 2–9 on a service project in New Orleans.
DEC18
Students to attend Urbana missions conference
Students to attend Urbana missions conferenceTwenty-four NWC students will attend Urbana ’09, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship’s 22nd student missions conference, Dec. 27–31.
DEC17NWC choir to tour in Europe over spring breakNorthwestern’s A cappella Choir is finalizing plans for its spring break tour March 6–14.
DEC16
Walmart grant aids NWC toddler blanket ministry
Walmart grant aids NWC toddler blanket ministryNorthwestern’s Hunger/Homeless Ministry has received a $1,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation to aid its toddler blanket ministry.
DEC14
NWC joins Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education
NWC joins Network for Vocation in Undergraduate EducationNorthwestern has joined as a founding member the Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education, a nationwide campus-supported network that seeks to expand and extend the intellectual and theological exploration of vocation on campuses.
DEC10
NWC to host nursing mini-camp
NWC to host nursing mini-campNorthwestern’s nursing and admissions departments will host a nursing mini-camp for high school juniors and seniors interested in careers in nursing on Friday, Jan. 22.
DEC7
Two selected for endowed professorships
Two selected for endowed professorshipsDr. Michael Andres and Dr. Laurie Daily have been appointed to endowed professorships.
DEC7
Christmas Vespers to be aired on KWIT
Christmas Vespers to be aired on KWITA recording of Northwestern’s 2009 Christmas Vespers service will be aired Dec. 17 and 25 on public radio station KWIT in Sioux City.
DEC7
Svanoe recognized by association
Svanoe recognized by associationDr. Kimberly Utke Svanoe, professor of music emerita, was recognized at the recent Iowa Music Educators Association conference.

November

NOV25
Chamber ensembles to perform
Chamber ensembles to performNorthwestern’s brass and saxophone ensembles will present a concert on Friday, Dec. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel.
NOV25
Student directors to present one-acts
Student directors to present one-actsDirecting students will present six short plays Wednesday, Dec. 9, beginning at 6 p.m., in the Allen Theatre of the DeWitt Theatre Arts Center.
NOV23
Religion professor presents papers
Religion professor presents papersDr. Michael Andres, associate professor of religion, recently presented papers exploring holistic Christian witness.
NOV20Programming team to compete in world finalsFor the second year in a row, a team of three NWC students has been chosen to compete in the world finals of a computer programming contest.
NOV18
Vespers to celebrate holiday season
Vespers to celebrate holiday seasonNorthwestern’s music department will present its annual Christmas Vespers services on Saturday, Dec. 5, and Sunday, Dec. 6.
NOV18
Professor wins second price in justice song contest
Professor wins second price in justice song contestDr. Heather Josselyn-Cranson, associate professor of music and director of music ministries, has won second prize in the Justice Congregational Song Contest sponsored by the Christian Reformed Church’s Office of Social Justice, Reformed Worship magazine, and the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship.
NOV18
NWC/Dordt student art exhibit opens Dec. 4
NWC/Dordt student art exhibit opens Dec. 4Students from Northwestern and Dordt colleges will exhibit their artwork in Te Paske Gallery Dec. 4–16.
NOV18Professor wins second prize in justice song contestDr. Heather Josselyn-Cranson, associate professor of music and director of music ministries, has won second prize in the Justice Congregational Song Contest.
NOV17
Speaker says Dutch benefit from their health care system
Speaker says Dutch benefit from their health care systemNWC alumnus James Kennedy, a professor of Dutch history at the University of Amsterdam, told reporters Monday there are some advantages to that country's mandatory, privatized health care system.
NOV12
Sioux City Journal writes about humor course
Sioux City Journal writes about humor courseAn Honors Program course on humor captures the attention of Sioux City Journal columnist Tim Gallagher.
NOV12
Bradley to perform student recital
Bradley to perform student recitalNorthwestern senior Amber (Mehlhaf) Bradley of Menno, S.D., will present a vocal recital on Sunday, Nov. 22, at 3 p.m. in Christ Chapel.
NOV5
Vocalist to present guest recital
Vocalist to present guest recitalNorthwestern will host a recital featuring guest vocalist Michelle Crouch on Saturday, Nov. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel.
NOV5
Poet to be featured in reading series
Poet to be featured in reading seriesPoet Todd Boss will read his work as part of the Deep Song Reading Series on Monday, Nov. 16.
NOV5
Youth ministry leader to speak at NWC
Youth ministry leader to speak at NWCYouth ministry leader Chris Folmsbee will be a guest speaker in chapel services Nov. 16-17.
NOV5
Global Vision Week to be celebrated
Global Vision Week to be celebratedNorthwestern will celebrate Global Vision Week Nov. 16–21 with a variety of activities.
NOV2
Team places third in regional programming competition
Team places third in regional programming competitionA team of three Northwestern students placed third among 203 squads in the North Central region of the Association for Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest on Oct. 31.

October

OCT30
NWC to host nursing mini-camps
NWC to host nursing mini-campsNorthwestern’s nursing and admissions departments will host two upcoming nursing mini-camps for high school juniors and seniors interested in careers in nursing. The one-day camps will be held on Monday, Dec. 7, and Friday, Jan. 22.
OCT29
Folk musician Ann Zimmerman to perform
Folk musician Ann Zimmerman to performAnn Zimmerman, folk musician from Salina, Kan., will perform at The Hub at Northwestern College Saturday, Nov. 14, at 9 p.m.
OCT29Dutch expert to speak on European health careDr. James Kennedy, an Orange City native who is professor of Dutch history since the middle ages at the University of Amsterdam, will present a lecture about European health care on Nov. 16.
OCT28
Saxophone virtuoso and band to premiere concerto
Saxophone virtuoso and band to premiere concertoNorthwestern's Symphonic Band and a guest saxophone soloist will present the world premiere of a concerto during their concert on Nov. 13.
OCT28
Jazz Band and Percussion Ensemble to perform
Jazz Band and Percussion Ensemble to performNorthwestern’s Jazz Band and Percussion Ensemble will perform a variety of styles during a concert on Nov. 14.
OCT28
Sheppard to present student recital
Sheppard to present student recitalSenior Abby (Leusink) Sheppard of Hawarden will present a vocal recital on Nov. 8.
OCT28
Monsma speaks at dialogue conference
Monsma speaks at dialogue conferenceDr. Scott Monsma, associate professor of sociology, presented a paper at the Iowa Dialogue Conference.
OCT22
Appalachian family drama on stage
Appalachian family drama on stage"Ballad Hunter," a play about three generations of Appalachian women, will be on stage Nov. 12–14 and 19–21 in the England Theatre.
OCT22
World Vision leader to speak at NWC
World Vision leader to speak at NWCRuston Seaman, director of the World Vision Rural Poverty Initiative, will speak in chapel services on Nov. 2 and 3.
OCT22
Hardersens named Parents of the Year
Hardersens named Parents of the YearLarry and Donna Hardersen of Hinton, Iowa, have been named Northwestern's 2009 Parents of the Year and will be honored at Fall Family Weekend on Oct. 31.
OCT22
NWC to host regional programming contest
NWC to host regional programming contestNorthwestern will play host to 19 three-student teams representing six colleges in a regional computer programming competition on Oct. 31.
OCT15
Fall Weekend Concert offers variety
Fall Weekend Concert offers varietyFive Northwestern ensembles will perform in the Family Weekend Concert on Saturday, Oct. 31.
OCT15
Author to be featured at reading series
Author to be featured at reading seriesFiction writer David McGlynn will participate in the Deep Song Reading Series on Oct. 26.
OCT15
Comic book art to be exhibited
Comic book art to be exhibitedOriginal drawings from a graphic novel by comic book artist Bob Hall will be on display Oct. 28 through Nov. 24 in Northwestern College’s Te Paske Gallery.
OCT15
NWC to host Fall Family Weekend Oct. 30-31
NWC to host Fall Family Weekend Oct. 30-31A variety of events are planned for Northwestern's Fall Family Weekend Oct. 30-31.
OCT8
NWC to host guest piano and violin recital
NWC to host guest piano and violin recitalViolinist Wolfgang David and pianist David Gompper will present a guest recital on Oct. 22.
OCT8
Racial reconciliation advocates to speak
Racial reconciliation advocates to speakDr. Dolphus Weary, a nationally known racial reconciliation advocate, and his wife, Dr. Rosie Weary, will visit NWC and speak in Christ Chapel on Oct. 26-27.
OCT7
Board approves new mission statement and suite-style hall
Board approves new mission statement and suite-style hallNorthwestern's Board of Trustees approved building a suite-style residence hall and endorsed new mission and identity statements at its fall meeting.
OCT6
Sioux City Journal writes about Homecoming king
Sioux City Journal writes about Homecoming kingHomecoming King Andrew Klumpp's interest in inner-city missions captures attention of Sioux City Journal.
OCT2
Student selected for vocal master class
Student selected for vocal master classRenee Ausborn, a Northwestern junior, is one of five area college students chosen to sing in a vocal master class with international opera singer Nicolle Foland on Oct. 10 in Sioux City.
OCT1Lecture to celebrate John Calvin's 500th birthdayJohn Calvin’s 500th birthday will be celebrated with a special lecture on Thursday, Oct. 15, by Dr. Scott Manetsch, a former NWC professor who is a Reformation history expert at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

September

SEP30
Religion students witness Christian community development in Sioux Falls
Religion students witness Christian community development in Sioux FallsStudents in the Christian Witness course participated in a field trip to Sioux Falls to see Christian community development in action.
SEP29Turnwall to receive award from state colleaguesBarbara Turnwall, assistant professor of English, will receive the Distinguished Service Award from the Iowa Council of Teachers of English on Oct. 2.
SEP24
Josselyn-Cranson publishes article in Worship Magazine
Josselyn-Cranson publishes article in Worship MagazineDr. Heather Josselyn-Cranson, associate professor of music and director of music ministries, is the author of an article published in the September 2009 issue of Worship.
SEP23
Mathematician to speak at Northwestern
Mathematician to speak at NorthwesternDr. Robert Brabenec, professor of mathematics at Wheaton College, will be a guest speaker in chapel Friday, Oct. 9.
SEP17
Musician Ken Medema to visit NWC
Musician Ken Medema to visit NWCMusician Ken Medema will be a guest speaker and performer in Northwestern College’s chapel services on Sept. 29 and 30.
SEP17
Author to kick off reading series
Author to kick off reading seriesAuthor Tim Bascom will kick off Northwestern’s 2009–10 Deep Song Reading Series on Sept. 28.
SEP16
Students to present dance showcase Oct. 8-10
Students to present dance showcase Oct. 8-10More than 190 Northwestern College students will present RUSH, a student dance concert, on Oct. 8, 9 and 10 in the England Proscenium Theatre at the DeWitt Theatre Arts Center.
SEP16
Exhibition to feature work by seniors and graduate
Exhibition to feature work by seniors and graduateA senior art exhibition Oct. 12–23 will feature the work of two art majors and one recent art graduate.
SEP11
Jungle Book's Mowgli to be on stage at NWC
Jungle Book's Mowgli to be on stage at NWCStories from Rudyard Kipling’s classic children’s book will be presented as family theatre at Northwestern College Oct. 2-3.
SEP11
Sioux Center artist to exhibit work Sept. 18
Sioux Center artist to exhibit work Sept. 18Marilyn Weidenaar's "Genesis Series" art exhibit will be featured in the lobby of Northwestern College's Christ Chapel on Friday, Sept. 18.
SEP10
NWC to honor four alumni at Homecoming
NWC to honor four alumni at HomecomingNorthwestern will honor four distinguished alumni on Friday, Oct. 2, during Homecoming: Randall Oostra of Holland, Ohio, and Orange City’s Darlene Vander Aarde and Drew and Jean Vogel.
SEP10
NWC to honor four alumni at Homecoming
NWC to honor four alumni at HomecomingNorthwestern will honor four distinguished alumni on Friday, Oct. 2, during Homecoming: Randall Oostra of Holland, Ohio, and Orange City’s Darlene Vander Aarde and Drew and Jean Vogel.
SEP9
Morning on the Green set for Oct. 3
Morning on the Green set for Oct. 3Northwestern's annual Morning on the Green family carnival will take place Saturday, Oct. 3.
SEP9
High schoolers invited to Preview Days
High schoolers invited to Preview DaysNorthwestern will host 10 Preview Days this school year to provide high school students with an introduction to the college.
SEP9NWC again named Groundwater Guardian Green SiteNorthwestern has been recognized for its groundwater and environmental stewardship.
SEP4
NWC renews sister-college relationship with Japanese university
NWC renews sister-college relationship with Japanese universityOfficials from Northwestern and Baiko Gakuin University in Shimonoseki, Japan, have renewed a covenant of cooperation.
SEP3
Theatre Patrons begin membership drive
Theatre Patrons begin membership driveThe membership drive for Northwestern College Theatre Patrons is under way.
SEP3
Exhibit to feature work by Arizona artist
Exhibit to feature work by Arizona artistDrawings by Greg Schoon, a Tucson, Ariz., artist, will be on display Sept. 18 through Oct. 6 in Te Paske Gallery.

August

AUG31Northwestern named military-friendly schoolNorthwestern has been named to the 2010 list of Military-Friendly Schools by G.I. Jobs magazine.
AUG29
Renowned jazz musicians to perform at NWC
Renowned jazz musicians to perform at NWCOpen Hands, a Los Angeles-based instrumental jazz band consisting of four world-renowned musicians, will perform on Sept. 18.
AUG27
Homecoming to include family-friendly traditions
Homecoming to include family-friendly traditionsNorthwestern will celebrate Homecoming Oct. 2 and 3 with family-friendly traditions, including the Raider Road Race, Morning on the Green carnival, football and class reunions.
AUG26
Spanish professor earns degree
Spanish professor earns degreePiet Koene, assistant professor of Spanish, has earned the highest degree available in the field of translation and interpretation.
AUG21
Homecoming to include road race
Homecoming to include road raceNorthwestern will hold its 16th annual Raider Road Race on Saturday, Oct. 3, at 8:30 a.m. as part of Homecoming.
AUG19
Students to benefit from campus renovations
Students to benefit from campus renovationsNorthwestern’s facilities and grounds crew completed a number of campus improvements during the summer months.
AUG18
Art professors to display work
Art professors to display workNorthwestern’s art professors will display their artwork in an exhibition scheduled for Aug. 24 through Sept. 11 in Te Paske Gallery.
AUG17
Five join Northwestern faculty
Five join Northwestern facultyNew full-time faculty are contributing to Northwestern's English, history, modern foreign language and theatre departments this fall.
AUG14
Eastcheap Theatre Collection presents encore performances
Eastcheap Theatre Collection presents encore performancesEastcheap Theatre Collection will close its summer season with encore showings of two productions Aug. 27-29.
AUG12
Social work department partners with Romanian agency
Social work department partners with Romanian agencyNWC social work majors will have the opportunity to intern with an agency that works with Romanian youth.
AUG5
Stokes speaks at rural social work conference
Stokes speaks at rural social work conferenceValerie Stokes, assistant professor of social work, presented a paper at the Rural Social Work Conference.
AUG5
Dahn projects receive favorable reviews
Dahn projects receive favorable reviewsTwo CDs that feature works by Dr. Luke Dahn, assistant professor of music, have received favorable reviews this summer.

July

JUL28NWC named among Best in Midwest by Princeton ReviewNorthwestern is among the best colleges in the Midwest, according to the Princeton Review.
JUL21
Professor participates in new biomedical research program
Professor participates in new biomedical research programDr. Karissa Carlson, assistant professor of chemistry, is among seven faculty from undergraduate colleges across the state participating in a new University of Iowa program.
JUL16
Professors speak at conference
Professors speak at conferenceThree NWC faculty members spoke at the 2009 annual meeting of the Association of Christians Teaching Sociology.
JUL10
NWC to participate in Iowa Private College Week
NWC to participate in Iowa Private College WeekProspective students and their parents are invited to visit Northwestern during Iowa Private College Week, Aug. 3–7.

June

JUN15Education program receives NCATE reaccreditationNorthwestern’s teacher education program has received continuing accreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
JUN10
NWC to begin minor in Christian mission
NWC to begin minor in Christian missionBeginning next fall Northwestern will offer a new minor in Christian mission.
JUN8
Moss to participate in recital
Moss to participate in recitalDr. Linell Gray Moss, instructor in music, will sing in an Omaha recital on June 19.
JUN8
Durham wins Race for the Cure video contest
Durham wins Race for the Cure video contestA video produced by Jamey Durham, assistant professor of communications, won the Siouxland Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure video contest.
JUN5
Nursing program earns CCNE accreditation
Nursing program earns CCNE accreditationNorthwestern’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program has received full accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

May

MAY20
NWC to host conference for Christian sociology professors
NWC to host conference for Christian sociology professorsAbout 20 professors from around the country are expected to attend the national Association of Christians Teaching Sociology conference on the campus of Northwestern College June 4–7.
MAY20
NWC to offer theatre workshops for middle schoolers
NWC to offer theatre workshops for middle schoolersMiddle school students are invited to Young Actors Workshop, a week of theatre workshops, June 1–5, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. each afternoon, at Northwestern's DeWitt Theatre Arts Center.
MAY20
Prof and student to conduct research at the University of Iowa
Prof and student to conduct research at the University of IowaDr. Karissa Carlson, assistant professor of chemistry, and junior Alex Menning have been awarded a grant to conduct summer biomedical research at the University of Iowa.
MAY20
NWC announces faculty promotions, tenurings
NWC announces faculty promotions, tenuringsSeveral Northwestern faculty have recently been awarded tenure and promoted.
MAY20
Northwestern announces sabbatical leaves
Northwestern announces sabbatical leavesSabbaticals have been granted to four NWC faculty.
MAY20
Eastcheap Theatre Company to present comedy and drama
Eastcheap Theatre Company to present comedy and dramaEastcheap Theatre Company will open its summer season in Northwestern College’s DeWitt Theatre with two showings each of two dramatically different productions.
MAY12
Dahn composition featured at festivals
Dahn composition featured at festivalsA composition by Dr. Luke Dahn, assistant professor of music, was featured at two recent music festivals.
MAY8
Students selected for off-campus summer research
Students selected for off-campus summer researchFive students have been chosen to participate in off-campus research projects.
MAY8
Philosophy major selected for summer seminar
Philosophy major selected for summer seminarSenior Anna Christensen has been accepted as a participant in the 2009 Colorado Summer Seminar in Philosophy.
MAY8
NWC receives funding for creation-care initiatives
NWC receives funding for creation-care initiativesNorthwestern is one of six institutions awarded mini-grants of up to $5,000 from the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities for creation-care initiatives.
MAY8
Students to travel overseas for summer missions
Students to travel overseas for summer missionsEighteen NWC students will spend their summer on short-term mission experiences as members of the Summer of Service team.
MAY7NWC names Wielenga vice president for advancementNorthwestern has named Jay Wielenga, director of advancement, as vice president.
MAY7Students to study abroad during summerIndia and the Czech Republic are the destinations for students involved in study abroad programs offered by NWC faculty this summer.
MAY5Religion professor receives teaching excellence awardJohn Vonder Bruegge, instructor in religion, has been named this year’s recipient of the Northwestern Teaching Excellence Award.
MAY5
Four seniors receive Faculty Honors
Four seniors receive Faculty HonorsFour graduating seniors—Jenna Boote, Matt Hulstein, Ben Kester and Brittany Lassen—received Faculty Honors at the college’s Honors Convocation.
MAY4Jeremy Camp and Hawk Nelson to headline RiseFestChristian musicians Jeremy Camp and Hawk Nelson will headline the fifth annual RiseFest at Northwestern’s soccer complex on June 20.
MAY4NWC named among adoption-friendly workplacesNorthwestern is ranked among the most adoption-friendly workplaces in education.

April

APR30
Music receives national commendation
Music receives national commendationDr. Heather Josselyn-Cranson, NWC music professor, and Joseph Barker, a musician with band Hurricane Hearts, have received a special commendation from the national Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival for their achievement as composers for "Terror Texts."
APR30
Northwestern to award 283 diplomas
Northwestern to award 283 diplomasNorthwestern College will award 283 diplomas to its second largest graduating class during commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 16.
APR30
NWC to pin first nursing graduates
NWC to pin first nursing graduatesNorthwestern College’s first Bachelor of Science in Nursing graduates will participate in a pinning ceremony May 14. Joining the eight seniors will be 21 sophomores who will formalize their commitment to practice Christ-centered nursing.
APR30
Northwestern to award 283 diplomas
Northwestern to award 283 diplomasNorthwestern College will award 283 diplomas to its second largest graduating class during commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 16.
APR30
Faculty awarded grants for scholarship
Faculty awarded grants for scholarshipNine NWC professors will conduct scholarship and research this summer with funding from the Northwestern College Scholarship Grants program.
APR30
Prof and student present research
Prof and student present researchDr. Paul Bartlett, professor of kinesiology, and senior Jessica Post presented results of their research at the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance national convention.
APR27
NWC students earn recognition in singing competition
NWC students earn recognition in singing competitionFour Northwestern vocal students advanced beyond the opening round of competition at the National Association of Teachers of Singing Lewis and Clark spring auditions.
APR24
Chamber ensembles to present concert
Chamber ensembles to present concertNorthwestern’s Brass Quintet, Percussion Ensemble and Strings Ensemble will present a joint recital on Friday, May 8, at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel.
APR24
NWC honors loyal employees at banquet
NWC honors loyal employees at banquetNorthwestern honored 49 longtime employees at the college’s Spring Recognition Banquet on April 21.
APR24
Northwestern trustees approve 2009-10 budget
Northwestern trustees approve 2009-10 budgetNorthwestern’s 2009–10 budget will feature a nearly two percent reduction in tuition, room and board for incoming students. The budget was approved at the spring Board of Trustees meeting.
APR22Van Peursem receives staff recognition awardRandy Van Peursem, science support services professional, has been named the 2009 recipient of the college’s Staff Recognition for Inspirational Service Award.
APR20
NWC thanks community through Day of Service
NWC thanks community through Day of ServiceNorthwestern College will give back to the Orange City community through its Day of Service on Saturday, April 25.
APR17
Heritage Singers to participate in Messiah performance
Heritage Singers to participate in Messiah performanceNorthwestern's Heritage Singers will join the Sioux County Oratorio Chorus and a chamber orchestra to perform Handel’s Messiah on Saturday, May 2, in Sioux Center.
APR17
Symphonic Band to present May 1 concert
Symphonic Band to present May 1 concertNorthwestern's Symphonic Band will present a concert with the Le Mars Community High School Band on Friday, May 1, at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel.
APR17
Rhetoric scholar to speak at NWC
Rhetoric scholar to speak at NWCDr. Richard Leo Enos, professor of English at Texas Christian University and a leading scholar on the history of rhetoric, will be a guest speaker at Northwestern College April 27 and 28.
APR17
Northwestern to host singing competition
Northwestern to host singing competitionOver 90 singers will compete in the Lewis and Clark Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing student auditions at NWC on April 25.
APR17
Alumnus to present poetry reading
Alumnus to present poetry readingJared Belden, a 2003 Northwestern alumnus, will present a reading of his poetry on Sunday, April 26.
APR10
Programming team to compete in world finals
Programming team to compete in world finalsNorthwestern College's computer programming team is preparing to compete with 99 other teams in Stockholm, Sweden, at the Association for Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest April 18–22.
APR9NWC to host Turn Down the Music TourNorthwestern will host the Turn Down the Music Tour, featuring Christian musicians Shane & Shane and Matt Maher, with speaker David Nasser, Monday, April 27. The concert begins at 7 p.m. in Christ Chapel.
APR8
Gonzalez presents at conference
Gonzalez presents at conferenceDr. Diana Gonzalez, associate professor of Spanish, was among the speakers at the North American Christian Foreign Language Association's conference.
APR2
NWC to host piano and trumpet recital
NWC to host piano and trumpet recitalNorthwestern will host a duo-recital featuring pianist Linda Christensen and trumpeter David Bohnert, faculty members at Nebraska’s Wayne State College, on April 17.
APR1
The Foreigner on stage at NWC
The Foreigner on stage at NWC"The Foreigner," a comedy by Larry Shue, will be on stage at Northwestern April 24, 25, 29, 30, and May 1 and 2.
APR1
Van Dyk to speak in chapel services
Van Dyk to speak in chapel servicesDr. Leanne Van Dyk, professor of Reformed theology, dean and vice president of academic affairs at Western Theological Seminary will speak in chapel services on April 14 and 15.

March

MAR30
Students win Peale Scholarships from NWC
Students win Peale Scholarships from NWCSeven incoming freshmen have been selected to receive Norman Vincent Peale Scholarships, which will provide a total of $56,000 over four years and are awarded on the basis of exceptional academic abilities, Christian commitment and leadership skills.
MAR25Leadership conference to feature Mike YankoskiMike Yankoski, author of "Under the Overpass," will be the keynote speaker for Northwestern's College Leadership Conference on April 17 and 18.
MAR23
Alumnus recruiting for opportunities in China
Alumnus recruiting for opportunities in ChinaJames Li, a 1994 Northwestern College alumnus, will visit Orange City March 30 through April 1 to recruit students, educators and other professionals to spend one or two years living and teaching English in China.
MAR20
Northwestern to host Ethnic Fair April 4
Northwestern to host Ethnic Fair April 4Members of Northwestern College’s International Club will give area residents the opportunity to experience different cultures during the annual Ethnic Fair on April 4.
MAR20
Musicians to celebrate the music of Haydn
Musicians to celebrate the music of HaydnNorthwestern's Symphonette, Women’s Choir, chamber strings and members of the music faculty will present a concert commemorating the 200-year anniversary of Haydn’s death on April 4.
MAR19
Student to perform vocal recital
Student to perform vocal recitalJunior Amber Mehlhaf of Menno, S.D., will present a vocal recital on Tuesday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel.
MAR19
Choir to present concert tour finale
Choir to present concert tour finaleThe A cappella Choir will present its home concert tour in Christ Chapel on Friday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m.
MAR13
Author to read poetry March 23
Author to read poetry March 23Author Iver Arnegard will read his poetry in the lobby of Northwestern College’s DeWitt Theatre Arts Center from 7 to 8 p.m. on Monday, March 23.
MAR13
Students visit state legislature
Students visit state legislatureNorthwestern social work students visited the Iowa state legislature recently as part of a political advocacy effort.
MAR12
Poet to present reading at NWC
Poet to present reading at NWCAuthor Weston Cutter will present a poetry reading in the lobby of Northwestern College’s DeWitt Theatre Arts Center from 7 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 19.
MAR11
NWC hosts annual Pastors Conference
NWC hosts annual Pastors ConferenceDr. Leanne Van Dyk, professor of Reformed theology, dean and vice president of academic affairs at Western Theological Seminary, will speak at Northwestern’s annual Pastors Conference on April 14.
MAR11
Student-authored play to be performed
Student-authored play to be performedA play by Northwestern senior Brady Greer Huffman has been selected for performance during Northwestern’s 14th annual World Premiere Festival March 27-28.
MAR11
Choir to tour
Choir to tourNorthwestern's A cappella Choir will tour in South Dakota March 26–29.
MAR5
Dahn work premiered in Iowa City
Dahn work premiered in Iowa CityThe latest composition by Dr. Luke Dahn, assistant professor of music, was premiered on Feb. 28.
MAR4
Green living author to speak at Day of Learning in Community
Green living author to speak at Day of Learning in CommunityDr. J. Matthew Sleeth, author of “Serve God, Save the Planet,” is the keynote speaker for Northwestern College’s second annual Day of Learning in Community April 1.
MAR4
Band to present concert tour finale
Band to present concert tour finaleThe Northwestern College Symphonic Band's home concert will be presented on Friday, March 20, at 7:30 p.m.

February

FEB26
Band to tour
Band to tourNorthwestern's Symphonic Band will tour in Nevada and California during spring break, March 7–17.
FEB26
Theatre company to tour
Theatre company to tourNorthwestern's Drama Ministries Ensemble will perform “Samson,” scripted verbatim from the Old Testament, in Omaha and southern California during spring break, March 7–17.
FEB25NWC admissions DVD takes first place in national contestNorthwestern’s new admissions DVD has won a gold award in the Admissions Marketing Report’s annual advertising awards contest.
FEB20
NWC names Achterhoff head football coach
NWC names Achterhoff head football coachOffensive Coordinator Kyle Achterhoff '90 has been named Northwestern's new head football coach.
FEB18
NWC students to serve over spring break
NWC students to serve over spring breakMore than 225 students, faculty and staff from Northwestern College will travel across the U.S. and around the world for the college’s annual Spring Service Projects.
FEB18
Chapel speaker to address diversity
Chapel speaker to address diversityMark Charles, a computer programmer, writer and advocate for racial reconciliation, will visit Northwestern on March 2 and 3.
FEB16
Kang performs at universities
Kang performs at universitiesDr. Juyeon Kang, assistant professor of music, recently gave piano performances at two Southern universities.
FEB16NWC wins award for 125th commemorationNorthwestern’s efforts to commemorate its 125th anniversary have been recognized with a bronze award in a district competition.
FEB11
Percussion instructor to present recital
Percussion instructor to present recitalDaniel Duffield, percussion instructor, will present a faculty recital on Saturday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel.
FEB11
Dance Showcase to be presented
Dance Showcase to be presentedThe Northwestern College dance team will present its annual Dance Showcase on Saturday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Bultman Center gymnasium.
FEB10
Gala Auction raises $35,000
Gala Auction raises $35,000The Northwestern College Gala Auction on Feb. 7 raised around $35,000.
FEB9NWC receives president's honor roll award for serviceNWC has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

January

JAN30
High school students invited to explore teaching careers at NWC
High school students invited to explore teaching careers at NWCHigh school juniors and seniors interested in a career in teaching are invited to Northwestern's Education Preview Days on March 20 and 21.
JAN30
NWC to honor former athletes
NWC to honor former athletesRiley Kleinhesselink '00, Matt Ortman '00, Kevin Vander Linden '98 and Brandon Woudstra '03 will be inducted into Northwestern's Athletic Hall of Fame on Feb. 7. Ortman and Earl Woudstra '78 will be honored as 2008 coach of the year while Chris Yaw '92 receives the Barnabas Award.
JAN29
Ballroom dance and lessons to be held
Ballroom dance and lessons to be heldNorthwestern's annual ballroom dance, featuring music from the college's Jazz Band, will be held on Saturday, Feb. 21, at 9 p.m. in the Rowenhorst Student Center gymnasium.
JAN28
NWC to produce Shakespearian tragedy
NWC to produce Shakespearian tragedyShakespeare's "Othello" will be on stage at Northwestern College Feb. 20, 21 and 25–28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Allen Theatre of the DeWitt Theatre Arts Center.
JAN28
Two receive Northwestern Endowed Research Fellowships
Two receive Northwestern Endowed Research FellowshipsDrs. Dave Arnett and James Mead have been selected to receive $10,000 each to aid their research projects.
JAN28Two receive Northwestern Endowed Research FellowshipsDrs. Dave Arnett and James Mead have each been awarded $10,000 to aid their research projects.
JAN28
Students to perform joint recital
Students to perform joint recitalJuniors Andrew Klumpp of Sanborn, Iowa, and Daniel Mangold of Linn Grove, Iowa, will present a joint student recital on Feb. 15.
JAN27
Northwestern theatre honored at festival
Northwestern theatre honored at festivalNorthwestern's production of "Terror Texts" received six certificates of merit at the Region V Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.
JAN27
Northwestern theatre honored at festival
Northwestern theatre honored at festivalNorthwestern’s production of "Terror Texts" received six certificates of merit at the Region V Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.
JAN23
Exhibitions to feature work by senior art majors
Exhibitions to feature work by senior art majorsFour senior art majors will display their work during February in the college’s Te Paske Gallery.
JAN20
Otten to no longer serve as football coach
Otten to no longer serve as football coachOrv Otten, NWC head football coach, and Northwestern have agreed that he will no longer be employed at the college.
JAN19
Northwestern to host concert by Christian hip-hop artist
Northwestern to host concert by Christian hip-hop artistChristian rap/hip-hop artist FLAME will perform a free concert at Northwestern College’s Christ Chapel on Friday, Feb. 13, at 7:30 p.m.
JAN19Northwestern College to launch Oman SemesterBeginning in 2009-10, Northwestern students will have the opportunity to spend a semester studying in Oman.
JAN15
Faculty recital to feature pipe organ
Faculty recital to feature pipe organA faculty recital on Jan. 30 will feature the pipe organ in celebration of 2008–09 being International Year of the Organ, as designated by the American Guild of Organists.
JAN14
Andres contributes article to Perspectives
Andres contributes article to PerspectivesDr. Michael Andres is the author of an article included in the December 2008 issue of Perspectives.
JAN12
No classes on Tuesday, Jan. 13
No classes on Tuesday, Jan. 13Due to the weather and road conditions, Northwestern's spring semester classes will not start until Wednesday, Jan. 14.
JAN8
Gala Auction items to include deep-sea fishing
Gala Auction items to include deep-sea fishingThe Northwestern College Alumni Association will present its 26th annual Gala Auction on Feb. 7.
JAN8
Seventeen NWC programs recommended by guidebook
Seventeen NWC programs recommended by guidebookThe 2009 edition of "Rugg’s Recommendations on the Colleges" recommends 17 of Northwestern’s academic programs to prospective students.
JAN8
Gala Auction items to include deep-sea fishing
Gala Auction items to include deep-sea fishingThe Northwestern College Alumni Association will present its 26th annual Gala Auction on Feb. 7.
JAN8Seventeen NWC programs recommended by guidebookThe 2009 edition of "Rugg’s Recommendations on the Colleges" lists 17 Northwestern programs.
JAN8
Gala Auction items to include deep-sea fishing
Gala Auction items to include deep-sea fishingThe Northwestern College Alumni Association will present its 26th annual Gala Auction on Feb. 7.
JAN5
Kinsinger speaks at international youth ministry conference
Kinsinger speaks at international youth ministry conferenceDr. Mitch Kinsinger presented a paper at the biennial conference of the International Association for the Study of Youth Ministry in Cambridge, England.

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DEC22Guidebook recommends 18 NWC programsEighteen academic programs are listed in the 2010 Rugg’s Recommendations on the Colleges.
Guidebook recommends 18 NWC programs
AUG20NWC again ranked fourth by U.S. NewsNorthwestern is tied for fourth among Midwestern baccalaureate colleges in U.S. News & World Report’s rankings.
AUG7NWC ranked among best by Forbes.comNorthwestern is ranked as the sixth-best college in Iowa in the second-annual America’s Best Colleges ranking by Forbes.com.

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