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Archived press releases from 2010

DEC30Rosbergs to speak on relationshipsGary and Barb Rosberg, co-founders of America's Family Coaches, will address the topic of relationships in Northwestern’s chapel service on Monday, Jan. 17, at 10:05 a.m. and again that evening at 7.
DEC29
Northwestern presents operatic performances
Northwestern presents operatic performancesNorthwestern’s Heritage Singers chamber choir will give two performances of “A Night at the Opera" Jan. 21 and 22.
DEC23
Students receive study-abroad scholarships
Students receive study-abroad scholarshipsTwo Northwestern students have received Benjamin Gilman International Scholarships to enable their participation in the college’s Oman Semester.
DEC23Kugler contributes to bookDr. Mike Kugler, professor of history, contributed a chapter to "Confessing History: Explorations in Christian Faith and the Historian’s Vocation."
DEC21
Professor's poem published
Professor's poem publishedA poem by Weston Cutter, assistant professor of English, is included in the autumn issue of the Southern Review.
DEC21Local photographer to exhibit workImages by Orange City photographer Doug Burg will be exhibited in Te Paske Gallery Jan. 14–31.
DEC21Yoder contributes to sociology textbookDr. Mike Yoder, professor of sociology, contributed a chapter to the recently published “Sociology: A Christian Approach for Changing the World."
DEC13NWC appoints new dean of enrollment managementKenton Pauls, director of enrollment services at the University of North Dakota, has been named Northwestern's dean of enrollment management.
DEC7
Vespers service to be aired on KWIT
Vespers service to be aired on KWITA recording of Northwestern’s 2010 Christmas Vespers service will be aired twice on public radio station KWIT, FM 90.3 in Sioux City, Iowa.

November

NOV30Sophomore wins NC/DC ExtremeNicole Northquest, a sophomore English teaching major from Litchfield, Minn., is the 2010 winner of the NC/DC Extreme vocal competition.
NOV29
Sanford Health donates funds for nursing scholarships
Sanford Health donates funds for nursing scholarshipsNorthwestern has received a $5,000 donation from Sanford Health for nursing scholarships.
NOV24
Chamber ensembles to perform
Chamber ensembles to performNorthwestern’s Brass Quintet, Handbell Choir and piano students will present a concert on Dec. 10.
NOV24
Directing student to present evening of one-acts
Directing student to present evening of one-actsNorthwestern College directing students will present 14 short plays Wednesday, Dec. 8.
NOV24
Student selected for Kennedy Center internship
Student selected for Kennedy Center internshipGreta Hays has been selected for an arts management internship at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
NOV18NWC to present Christmas Vespers servicesNorthwestern's music department will present its annual Christmas Vespers services, entitled "Gloria," on Dec. 4-5.
NOV18Art exhibit to feature permanent collectionArt from Northwestern’s permanent collection will fill Te Paske Gallery during an exhibit scheduled for Dec. 3–15.
NOV9
NWC programming team wins local site
NWC programming team wins local siteA team of three NWC students placed first among the 17 teams at the Northwestern site during a regional computer programming contest on Nov. 6.
NOV4
NWC to celebrate Global Vision Week
NWC to celebrate Global Vision WeekNorthwestern will celebrate Global Vision Week Nov. 13 through Nov. 19.
NOV4Author featured in reading seriesWayne Miller will visit Northwestern to read from his current collection of poems, "The Book of Props," on Tuesday, Nov. 16.
NOV4
Bartlett to present student recital
Bartlett to present student recitalJunior Anna Bartlett of Orange City will present a flute recital on Sunday, Nov. 21, at 3 p.m. in Christ Chapel.
NOV2
NWC to host regional programming contest
NWC to host regional programming contestNorthwestern will play host to 17 three-student teams representing five colleges in a regional computer programming competition on Nov. 6.

October

OCT29Art exhibited in conjunction with theatre productionThe work of nine regional artists will be featured in an exhibition held Nov. 11-20 in the DeWitt Theatre Arts Center.
OCT28Actor Cloninger to performActor Curt Cloninger will perform one-man shows in chapel services Nov. 15 and 16.
OCT28Symphonic Band to performThe Symphonic Band will perform a travel-oriented concert on Friday, Nov. 12.
OCT27
Construction plans discussed by trustees
Construction plans discussed by trusteesThe Board of Trustees approved financing for a new suite-style residence hall while also discussing future building projects.
OCT21Russian classic to be staged"The Seagull," by Russia’s greatest playwright, Anton Chekhov, will be presented by the theatre department Nov. 11–13 and 18–20.
OCT21Acclaimed baritone to present vocal recitalStephen Swanson, professor of voice at the University of Iowa, will present a guest recital on Nov. 3.
OCT21Henry Rojas to speak in chapelHenry Rojas, the former Gorilla mascot for the Phoenix Suns basketball team, will speak in chapel on Nov. 8 and 9.
OCT21Herlyns named Parents of the YearJerry and Dee Herlyn of Marion, S.D., will be honored as Northwestern's 2010 Parents of the Year on Oct. 30 as part of Family Weekend.
OCT18Author to kick off NWC reading seriesAward-winning author Scott Kaukonen will kick off the 2010–11 Deep Song Reading Series on Oct. 25.
OCT13Family Weekend Concert set for Oct. 30Music department ensembles and award-winning student soloists will be featured at the Family Weekend Concert.
OCT13NWC to host Family WeekendNorthwestern College will host Family Weekend Oct. 29-30.
OCT13
New York pastor to speak
New York pastor to speakThe Rev. Taylor Holbrook, lead pastor at New York's Hopewell Reformed Church, will speak in chapel Nov. 1-2.
OCT8
High school students invited to Education Preview Days
High school students invited to Education Preview DaysHigh school juniors and seniors are invited to Education Preview Days on Nov. 14 and 15. 
OCT8Mouw to speak at institute's launchDr. Richard Mouw, Fuller Theological Seminary president, will speak on Oct. 26 as the official launch of the Franken Servant Leadership Institute.
OCT8
High school theatre artists invited to NWC preview
High school theatre artists invited to NWC previewHigh school seniors are invited to Theatre Preview Days on Nov. 12 and 13.
OCT6United Methodist leader to speak in chapelThe Rev. Dr. Jill Sanders, field outreach minister for the East Central District of the United Methodist Church’s Iowa Annual Conference, will speak at NWC on Oct. 22.
OCT6Newspaper illustrator to display artArtwork by illustrator Barry Nichols will be exhibited in Te Paske Gallery Oct. 22 through Nov. 19.
OCT6
Students to perform relationship musical
Students to perform relationship musical"The Last Five Years," a musical by Jason Robert Brown, will be presented by Northwestern theatre Oct. 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the England Theatre.
OCT4De Jong receives national awardRon De Jong, VP for external relations, has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the North American Coalition for Christian Admissions Professionals.
OCT1Mendenhall Ministries leader to speakDerek Lane, president of Mendenhall Ministries in Mississippi, will speak in chapel on Oct. 13.

September

SEP29Northwestern's third president diesDr. Preston Stegenga, Northwestern College's third president, died on Sept. 17 at the age of 86.
SEP23NWC named among most adoption-friendly workplacesNorthwestern College is ranked as the fifth most adoption-friendly educational institution in the nation, according to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.
SEP23Mission Waco leader to speakJimmy Dorrell, co-founder and executive director of Mission Waco and a prominent voice for Christian community development, will speak at Northwestern Oct. 5 and 6.
SEP23Alumnus Brian Fraaza to performChristian singer/songwriter Brian Fraaza will be a guest performer at Northwestern on Friday, Oct. 8.
SEP15NWC to hold dance crew competitionThe second annual Northwestern’s Best Dance Crew competition will take place on Friday, Oct. 1.
SEP15Granberg-Michaelson to speak in chapelThe Rev. Wesley Granberg-Michaelson, general secretary of the Reformed Church in America, will speak in chapel on Tuesday, Sept. 28.
SEP10Asian stories to be presented on stage"Asian Folk Tales," a collection of stories from Korea, Japan and Taiwan, will be presented by Northwestern College theatre Oct. 1 and 2.
SEP9Morning on the Green set for Oct. 2Northwestern’s Homecoming weekend will feature the annual Morning on the Green family carnival on Saturday, Oct. 2.
SEP9
NWC to honor three alumni at Homecoming
NWC to honor three alumni at HomecomingNorthwestern will honor three distinguished alumni on Saturday, Oct. 2.
SEP8
High schoolers invited to Preview Days
High schoolers invited to Preview DaysNorthwestern will host 11 Preview Days this school year to provide high school students with an introduction to the college.
SEP2Halperin and Dunn to present concertTexas pop-rockers Tim Halperin and David Dunn will present a free concert in Christ Chapel on Monday, Sept. 20, at 8 p.m.
SEP2Award-winning theologian to speakDr. J. Todd Billings, associate professor of Reformed theology at Western Theological Seminary, will speak at NWC Sept. 16 and 17.
SEP1
Theatre Patrons seek members
Theatre Patrons seek membersThe annual membership drive for Northwestern College's Theatre Patrons is under way.
SEP1Enrollment increases by nearly 40 studentsNorthwestern College’s fall enrollment is up to 1,243, an increase of 37 students from last fall.

August

AUG27Homecoming to include traditions and reunionsNorthwestern College will celebrate Homecoming Saturday, Oct. 2, with athletic contests, the Red Raider Road Race, the Morning on the Green carnival, reunions and more.
AUG26
NWC to host nursing mini-camps
NWC to host nursing mini-campsNorthwestern College will host nursing mini-camps for high school juniors and seniors interested in careers in nursing on Oct. 5 and Dec. 9.
AUG26Professor to display retrospective of his artworkAn exhibition by Rein Vanderhill, “48 Years Making Images,” will be displayed Sept. 3 through Oct. 13 in Te Paske Gallery. A public reception is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 3, at 7 p.m.
AUG26Homecoming to include 4K and 8K racesNorthwestern College will hold its 17th annual Red Raider Road Race on Saturday, Oct. 2, at 8:30 a.m. as part of Homecoming.
AUG23Washington Monthly ranks NWC secondNorthwestern is ranked second in Washington Monthly’s 2010 rankings of the nation's top baccalaureate colleges. The rankings are based on the schools' commitment to social mobility, service and research.
AUG20
Six join Northwestern faculty
Six join Northwestern facultySix new faculty bring a variety of experiences to the Northwestern community.
AUG18Crews complete summer improvementsNorthwestern's summer campus improvements included the razing of Heemstra Hall, renovating the cafeteria serving area, and creating a fire pit and sand volleyball court.
AUG16NWC ranked in top 10 by U.S. NewsNorthwestern is ranked ninth among 95 Midwestern regional colleges in the U.S. News Media Group’s 2011 edition of its Best Colleges guidebook.
AUG12Northwestern ranked among best by Forbes.comNorthwestern is listed among the top 15 percent of the nation's colleges and universities and ranked the ninth-best college in Iowa in the third annual America's Best Colleges ranking by Forbes.com.
AUG4NWC named among Best in Midwest by Princeton ReviewNorthwestern is among the best colleges and universities in the Midwest, according to the Princeton Review.

July

JUL29Anderson publishes journal articleDr. Doug Anderson, professor of history, is the author of an article published in the latest issue of the Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era.
JUL26Administrator named president of nursing associationDr. Ruth Daumer, chairperson of Northwestern's nursing department, has been elected president of the Iowa Association of Colleges of Nursing.
JUL23Northwestern launches redesigned websiteA yearlong redesign process leads to new look and content for Northwestern's website.
JUL8
Northwestern announces sabbatical leaves
Northwestern announces sabbatical leavesMichael Andres and Juyeon Kang will be on sabbatical for the 2010–11 school year, while Dan Young’s sabbatical is for the spring 2011 semester.
JUL2
Social work department infuses gerontology into curriculum
Social work department infuses gerontology into curriculumNorthwestern's social work department is among 46 programs nationwide that received grants to infuse gerontology into their curriculum.
JUL2
NWC announces faculty promotions, tenurings
NWC announces faculty promotions, tenuringsSeveral Northwestern faculty have been awarded tenure and promoted for the 2010–11 school year.
JUL1
NWC welcomes visitors during Iowa Private College Week
NWC welcomes visitors during Iowa Private College WeekNorthwestern invites prospective students and their parents to visit campus during Iowa Private College Week, Aug. 2–6.

June

JUN18
NWC names new financial aid director
NWC names new financial aid directorEric Anderson, an Orange City financial planner who formerly served as Northwestern’s associate dean of residence life, has been named director of financial aid.
JUN18
Monsma speaks on interfaith dialogue
Monsma speaks on interfaith dialogueDr. Scott Monsma, associate professor of sociology, presented a paper at the annual conference of the Association of Christians Teaching Sociology.
JUN5
New translation major featured on Universitylanguage.com
New translation major featured on Universitylanguage.comNorthwestern's new translation and interpretation major is highlighted at www.universitylanguage.com.

May

MAY13
Students selected for off-campus summer research
Students selected for off-campus summer researchTwo biology majors will conduct research in Puerto Rico and Nebraska this summer.
MAY10
Two seniors receive Faculty Honors
Two seniors receive Faculty HonorsJohn Calsbeek and Rachelle Pedersen are the 2010 recipients of Northwestern College Faculty Honors, announced during commencement exercises on May 8.
MAY6
NWC to offer new sport management major
NWC to offer new sport management majorNorthwestern will offer a new major in sport management starting this fall, in response to student demand.
MAY6NWC again named Groundwater Guardian Green SiteNorthwestern has been named a Groundwater Guardian Green Site for the third year in a row.
MAY5
Faculty awarded grants for summer scholarship
Faculty awarded grants for summer scholarshipTen NWC professors will conduct scholarship and research this summer with funding from the Northwestern College Scholarship Grants program.
MAY1
Moss to direct choir at garden fundraiser
Moss to direct choir at garden fundraiserDr. Linell Gray Moss, instructor in music, will direct the Saint Thomas Episcopal Church Choir, Sioux City, in a performance of Benjamin Britten’s "Rejoice in the Lamb" on June 6.

April

APR30Students volunteering for summer missionsFifteen NWC students will spend at least six weeks as short-term missionaries in a dozen countries through the Summer of Service program.
APR30Biology professor receives teaching awardDr. Elizabeth Heeg-Truesdell, assistant professor of biology, has been named this year’s recipient of the Northwestern Teaching Excellence Award.
APR30
NWC to pin nursing graduates
NWC to pin nursing graduatesNorthwestern College’s second class of Bachelor of Science in Nursing graduates will participate in a pinning ceremony on May 6.
APR28Verburg receives staff awardNora Verburg, music department secretary, has been named the 2010 recipient of Northwestern's Staff Recognition for Inspirational Service Award.
APR28
NWC honors employees at spring banquet
NWC honors employees at spring banquetNorthwestern honored 55 longtime employees at the Spring Recognition Banquet on April 26.
APR28Students to study abroadNorthwestern students will travel to China, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Great Britain and Tanzania this summer through study abroad programs offered by NWC faculty.
APR26
Percussion ensembles to perform April 29
Percussion ensembles to perform April 29Percussion ensembles from NWC and the University of South Dakota will present a joint concert on April 29 in Christ Chapel.
APR26
Students give presentations at research conference
Students give presentations at research conferenceTwenty-two Northwestern students gave presentations at the Siouxland Research Conference, hosted by NWC on April 22.
APR26Prof wins hymn-writing competitionDr. Heather Josselyn-Cranson, director of music ministries, has won a hymn-writing contest at Boston University.
APR22NWC to award 268 diplomasNorthwestern will award 268 diplomas during commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 8.
APR20
Mead presents paper at biblical literature conference
Mead presents paper at biblical literature conferenceDr. Jim Mead, associate professor of religion, presented a paper at the regional meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature.
APR19
NWC to host social science conference
NWC to host social science conferenceNorthwestern will host the Siouxland Research Conference on April 22. More than 100 psychology, social work and sociology majors expected to attend from area colleges.
APR16
Chamber ensembles to present joint concert
Chamber ensembles to present joint concertThree NWC chamber ensembles will present a joint recital on April 30.
APR14
Louisiana service project gets credit in local newspaper
Louisiana service project gets credit in local newspaperA Northwestern Spring Service Project team that helped to build a greenhouse for a mission in Opelousas, La., is being commended for its efforts.
APR14
Missions director earns doctorate
Missions director earns doctorateTommy Moon, director of missions, has earned a Doctor of Ministry degree in leadership and spiritual formation from George Fox University.
APR12
College to hold dancing competition
College to hold dancing competitionA dancing competition, “Northwestern’s Best Dance Crew,” will be held on April 23. Six campus dance teams will compete, and members from a professional dance troupe will perform and judge.
APR9NWC to offer new major in translation and interpretationBeginning next fall, Northwestern will offer a new major in Spanish translation and interpretation.
APR9
Nursing student to present research
Nursing student to present researchSenior nursing major Josh Roorda will present the results of his research with older adults at the Nursing Research Symposium in Sioux Falls.
APR8
Author to be featured in reading series
Author to be featured in reading seriesAuthor Kali VanBaale will visit NWC to read from her debut novel, “The Space Between,” and discuss her upcoming works on April 19.
APR8
RCA leader to speak on Belhar themes
RCA leader to speak on Belhar themesEarl James, coordinator of multiracial initiatives and social justice for the Reformed Church in America, will speak about the Belhar Confession during a visit to NWC April 19–21.
APR7
Artists to exhibit in conjunction with play
Artists to exhibit in conjunction with playWorks by 11 area artists will be exhibited in the DeWitt Theatre Arts Center April 10-26 in conjunction with the NWC play, "Picasso at the Lapin Agile."
APR7
Choral groups to perform April 24
Choral groups to perform April 24The Sioux County Oratorio Chorus, Northwestern’s A cappella Choir and the Siouxland Boys Choir will present a joint concert on April 24.
APR7
Symphonic Band to perform April 23
Symphonic Band to perform April 23Northwestern’s Symphonic Band and the MOC-Floyd Valley High School Symphonic Band will present a concert on April 23.
APR6
Concert to feature Dove Award-nominated groups
Concert to feature Dove Award-nominated groupsTwo Dove Award-nominated Christian music groups will be on stage when Northwestern hosts the Live Life Loud Tour on Saturday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m. at the Rowenhorst Student Center.
APR5
Dancers in Company to perform April 29
Dancers in Company to perform April 29Dancers in Company, the touring repertory dance company from the University of Iowa, will perform at Northwestern on April 29.
APR1
Band to tour April 16-18
Band to tour April 16-18Northwestern's Symphonic Band will tour in Missouri and Nebraska April 16–18.
APR1
Minister to persecuted Christians to speak
Minister to persecuted Christians to speakDavid Witt, author and founder of Spirit of Martyrdom Ministries, will speak in chapel on April 12.
APR1
Juried Student Art Exhibition runs April 16-May 4
Juried Student Art Exhibition runs April 16-May 4Northwestern’s 42nd Juried Student Art Exhibition will be on display in Te Paske Gallery April 16 through May 4.
APR1
Student to present vocal recital
Student to present vocal recitalJunior Sarah Fisher of Aplington, Iowa, will present a vocal recital on Sunday, April 18.

March

MAR31NWC appoints new library directorTim Schlak, a Ph.D. candidate in library and information science at the University of Pittsburgh, has been named director of Ramaker Library.
MAR26
Steve Martin comedy to be staged
Steve Martin comedy to be staged"Picasso at the Lapin Agile," written by comedian and actor Steve Martin, will be presented by Northwestern College theatre April 15–17 and 22–24.
MAR26Award-winning violinist to perform at NWCAward-winning violinist Jessica Mathaes, granddaughter of longtime NWC staff member Paul Muyskens, will present a guest recital on April 16.
MAR25
Van Engen to speak at NWC
Van Engen to speak at NWCDr. Charles Van Engen, a professor at Fuller Theological Seminary, will speak in chapel services April 6-7.
MAR25Rawlins Piano Trio to present recitalThe Rawlins Piano Trio will present a recital on April 7 in Northwestern’s Christ Chapel.
MAR25
Vocalist to be featured at Noteables concert
Vocalist to be featured at Noteables concertKrista Joyce will be the featured vocalist when The Noteables, the jazz ensemble of the U.S. Air Force Heartland of America Band, performs at NWC on April 10.
MAR25
NWC and Dordt ensembles to perform April 9
NWC and Dordt ensembles to perform April 9The Women’s Choirs of Northwestern and Dordt colleges will present a concert with the Northwestern College Chamber Orchestra on April 9.
MAR22
The Noteables jazz ensemble to perform
The Noteables jazz ensemble to performThe Noteables, the jazz ensemble of the U.S. Air Force Heartland of America Band, will present a concert on April 10.
MAR22
Service project featured in Mississippi newspaper
Service project featured in Mississippi newspaperThe NWC service team that assisted Mendenhall Ministries over spring break installed what is believed to be the first working solar panel in Simpson County.
MAR22
Service team makes front page of Mississippi newspaper
Service team makes front page of Mississippi newspaperThe NWC service team that assisted Mendenhall Ministries over spring break made front-page news by installing what is believed to be the first working solar panel in Simpson County.
MAR18
NWC to host Ancient Hebrew Drama Festival
NWC to host Ancient Hebrew Drama FestivalNorthwestern's theatre department is hosting an Ancient Hebrew Drama Festival on Sunday, April 11.
MAR16B.S.N. program earns state board approvalNorthwestern’s nursing department has received full approval from the Iowa Board of Nursing following a site visit last fall.
MAR12
NWC playwrights to present original one-acts
NWC playwrights to present original one-actsNorthwestern students will present eight new plays during the 15th annual World Premiere Festival March 26-27.
MAR11Leadership conference to feature best-selling authorAuthor and Christian activist Shane Claiborne will be the keynote speaker at Northwestern’s College Leadership Conference April 9-10.
MAR10
VanDerWerff publishes article in Perspectives
VanDerWerff publishes article in PerspectivesDr. Jeff VanDerWerff, associate professor of political science, is the author of an article about evangelicals in politics published in a recent issue of Perspectives.
MAR10
NWC to host Ethnic Fair March 27
NWC to host Ethnic Fair March 27Members of Northwestern’s International Club will give area residents the opportunity to experience different cultures during the annual Ethnic Fair on March 27.
MAR10
NWC to host Ethnic Fair March 27
NWC to host Ethnic Fair March 27Members of Northwestern’s International Club will give area residents the opportunity to experience different cultures during the annual Ethnic Fair on March 27.
MAR10Tim Brown to speak in chapelThe Rev. Dr. Tim Brown, president and the Henry Bast Professor of Preaching at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Mich., will speak in chapel on March 31.
MAR10
Hielkema to perform student recital
Hielkema to perform student recitalJunior Katie Hielkema of Columbus, Ohio, will present a flute recital on March 28.
MAR10NWC hires director of capital givingJackie Davis, executive director of development at Dakota Wesleyan University, will begin her new role as Northwestern's director of capital giving on July 1.
MAR8
English department to sponsor poetry slam
English department to sponsor poetry slamNorthwestern's English department and the Orange City Arts Council will sponsor "El Gato Negro," a poetry slam, on March 20.
MAR8NWC to host Hawk Nelson's Live Life Loud TourNorthwestern will host the Live Life Loud Tour, featuring Hawk Nelson with Group 1 Crew and A Road Less Traveled, at the Rowenhorst Student Center on Saturday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m.
MAR4
Pianist to present guest recital
Pianist to present guest recitalDr. Ryan Fogg, director of keyboard studies at Carson-Newman College, will present a guest recital on March 17.
MAR4
Senior art majors to exhibit work
Senior art majors to exhibit workThree senior art majors will display their work March 19 through April 2 in Te Paske Gallery.
MAR4
Michael Kelly Blanchard to visit
Michael Kelly Blanchard to visitChristian singer, songwriter and storyteller Michael Kelly Blanchard will be a guest speaker and performer at NWC March 22-23.
MAR3
Choir to present home concert
Choir to present home concertFollowing a spring break tour in Eastern Europe, Northwestern's A cappella Choir will present its home concert on March 19.
MAR3Day of Learning to focus on Christianity and pop culturePreacher and pop culture commentator Dr. Jeffrey Keuss will keynote Northwestern’s Day of Learning in Community on March 24.
MAR1
Projects sought for NWC Day of Service
Projects sought for NWC Day of ServiceNorthwestern is currently soliciting local projects for its second annual Day of Service on April 17.

February

FEB25
Viewbook wins national award
Viewbook wins national awardNorthwestern’s new admissions viewbook has won a bronze award in the Higher Education Marketing Report’s advertising awards contest.
FEB25Bloemendaal named alumni directorNorthwestern’s director of admissions, Mark Bloemendaal '81, has been named the college’s new director of alumni relations. He will begin his new position around July 1.
FEB25
Gala Auction raises $35,000
Gala Auction raises $35,000Northwestern's 2010 Gala Auction raised $35,000 for student scholarships, academic excellence and student life programs.
FEB24
Missions expert to speak at Church Leaders Conference
Missions expert to speak at Church Leaders ConferenceDr. Charles Van Engen, a theologian, author, former missionary and seminary professor, will be the keynote speaker at Northwestern’s Church Leaders Conference on April 6.
FEB19Choir to begin European tour March 7The music has been rehearsed, money raised and itinerary finalized for the A cappella Choir's tour of the Czech Republic, Austria and Poland March 7–14.
FEB18Professor wins poetry awardWeston Cutter, assistant professor of English, received a $2,500 Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize in February.
FEB18Students to serve during spring breakMore than 200 students, faculty and staff will travel across the U.S. and around the world for Spring Service Projects March 6 through 15.
FEB17
NWC recognized in report on environmental initiatives
NWC recognized in report on environmental initiativesNorthwestern is among about 50 Christian colleges that are recognized for their environmental stewardship in “Green Awakenings Campus Report,” a new publication released by Renewal: Students Caring for Creation.
FEB17
Theatre company to tour
Theatre company to tourNorthwestern’s 10-member touring theatre company will perform “Faith & Folly: Old Testament Stories on Stage,” scripted verbatim from Scripture, in Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin during the college’s spring break, March 7–15.
FEB10
Symphonic Band to perform
Symphonic Band to performNorthwestern’s Symphonic Band will present a concert on Friday, Feb. 26, at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel.
FEB10
Senior art exhibit to feature ceramics
Senior art exhibit to feature ceramicsThrown ceramic tea bowls created by Ian Dudley, a senior majoring in art and writing, will be on display Feb. 22 through March 5 in Te Paske Gallery.
FEB10
Administrator to speak at international forum
Administrator to speak at international forumDr. Kim Case, associate dean for student development and student programs, will serve as a presenter for a session at the International Forum on Christian Higher Education.
FEB10
Senior art exhibit to feature ceramics
Senior art exhibit to feature ceramicsThrown ceramic tea bowls created by Ian Dudley, a senior majoring in art and writing, will be on display Feb. 22 through March 5 in Te Paske Gallery.
FEB8
NWC to honor former athletes
NWC to honor former athletesNorthwestern's Red Raider Club will induct three alumni into its Athletic Hall of Fame and recognize its 2009 coach of the year and Barnabas Award recipients on Feb. 20.
FEB5
James postpones campus visit
James postpones campus visitEarl James' planned visit to Northwestern College Feb. 8-10 has been postponed due to illness.
FEB4
Faculty featured in reading series
Faculty featured in reading seriesRichard Sowienski and Weston Cutter from Northwestern's English faculty will be featured in the next edition of the Deep Song Reading series on Feb. 15.
FEB3
Administrator completes doctoral degree
Administrator completes doctoral degreeKim Case, associate dean for student development and student programs, has earned a doctoral degree from Azusa Pacific University.
FEB3
Mission leader to speak at Northwestern
Mission leader to speak at NorthwesternChris Heuertz, author of “Simple Spirituality: Learning to See God in a Broken World,” will be a guest speaker in chapel services Feb. 15-16.

January

JAN29
Dancing with the Profs set for Feb. 6
Dancing with the Profs set for Feb. 6Ten faculty/student partnerships will compete for the coveted disco ball trophy when Northwestern's second annual Dancing with the Profs hits the Christ Chapel stage on Feb. 6.
JAN29
Denominational leader to speak on Belhar themes
Denominational leader to speak on Belhar themesEarl James, coordinator of multiracial initiatives and social justice for the Reformed Church in America, will speak on the Belhar Confession themes of unity and justice in chapel services Feb. 8-9 and host a discussion of the document on the evening of Feb. 8.
JAN28
Fairy-tale musical on stage
Fairy-tale musical on stage“Into the Woods,” a Tony Award-winning musical that weaves classic fairytales together, will be on stage Feb. 18–20 and 24, 25 and 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Northwestern's England Theatre.
JAN28
Senior to exhibit artwork
Senior to exhibit artworkMichelle McCullough, a senior art major, will display her work in Northwestern’s Te Paske Gallery Feb. 8–19.
JAN28
Jazz Band to perform Feb. 13
Jazz Band to perform Feb. 13Northwestern’s Jazz Band will present a concert on Saturday, Feb. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel.
JAN25
Programming team to compete in China
Programming team to compete in ChinaNorthwestern’s computer programming team will be among 103 teams competing in the Association for Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest’s world finals Feb. 1–6 in Harbin, China.
JAN21
Gala Auction set for Feb. 20
Gala Auction set for Feb. 20A Brett Favre jersey, Flip Video camcorder, and northern Minnesota vacation are among the items currently available for bid online and at the Northwestern College Alumni Association’s 27th annual Gala Auction on Saturday, Feb. 20.
JAN21
Theatre company to perform at worship symposium
Theatre company to perform at worship symposiumNorthwestern College theatre’s touring company will perform Old Testament stories, scripted verbatim from the Bible, at the Calvin Symposium on Worship in Grand Rapids, Mich., Jan. 28–30.
JAN14
Women's Choir to sing at Sioux City Mass
Women's Choir to sing at Sioux City MassThe 42-voice Northwestern College Women’s Choir, under the direction of Dr. Linell Gray Moss, will sing at the Cathedral of the Epiphany in Sioux City for 5 p.m. Mass on Sunday, Jan. 31.

Featured releases

APR22Board approves plans for suite-style residence hallThe Northwestern Board of Trustees has approved plans for a $3.5 million suite-style men’s residence hall, to be completed by early 2011.
FEB25NWC receives President's Honor Roll award for serviceNorthwestern has been named to the 2009 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction.

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