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Archived press releases from 2012

DEC21Sioux City artist to display workShannon Sargent, Sioux City, will display his artwork in Te Paske Gallery Jan. 10 through Feb. 7.
Public relations office wins awards
Public relations office wins awardsNWC’s public relations office won two awards in the Council for Advancement and Support of Education competition.
Latchaw receives Gilman Scholarship
Latchaw receives Gilman ScholarshipSenior Matt Latchaw has been awarded the Benjamin Gilman Scholarship to study in Oman next spring.
DEC12Student's play to present at KCACTF"Some Five Women" will be presented at the Region Five Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.
DEC5Christmas Vespers to air on KWITA recording of Northwestern’s 2012 Christmas Vespers service will be aired on public radio station KWIT, FM 90.3.
DEC3History prof elected to advisory boardDuane Jundt, lecturer in history, has been elected to the advisory board of the Theodore Roosevelt Association.


NOV28Northwestern's Heritage Singers to present madrigal dinnersThe dinners, representing a medieval feast, will be held Jan. 17–19 at 7 p.m.
NWC to present high school art exhibit
NWC to present high school art exhibitArtwork by high school students at MOC-Floyd Valley and Unity Christian will be on display in the Te Paske Gallery.
Directing students present one-acts
Directing students present one-actsNorthwestern College directing students will present nine short plays on Dec. 5 in the DeWitt Theatre Arts Center.
NOV21Northwestern's music department presents chamber ensembles concertThe free concert is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel.
Theatre students to stage play
Theatre students to stage playNorthwestern senior Shelby Vander Molen will present her original play Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 1 at 2 p.m.
NOV14Student presents at conferenceSenior art major Sarah Kugler spoke at the Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association’s conference.
NOV14NWC to present Christmas VespersA well-loved Christmas tradition, Northwestern's Christmas Vespers service will be presented Dec. 1 and 2.
NOV14Kang receives research fellowshipDr. Juyeon Kang, music, has been selected to receive Northwestern’s Endowed Research Fellowship.
Prof elected to state association board
Prof elected to state association boardProfessor Ann Vander Kooi Minnick has been elected to the executive board of the Iowa Communication Association.
Prof and student to present research
Prof and student to present researchEnglish professor Kim Van Es and senior Tanya Woodward will present at an annual conference in Las Vegas.
Truesdell and students present research at Chicago conference
Truesdell and students present research at Chicago conferenceTom Truesdell and five students gave presentations about peer tutoring.
NOV1Poet to read work at NorthwesternPoet Paul Dickey will read a selection of his work for Northwestern College’s Deep Song Reading Series on Nov. 13.


NWC to present student recital
NWC to present student recitalA vocal recital will be given by Northwestern student Kelby Robinson on Nov. 18 at 3 p.m. in Christ Chapel.
OCT24Five faculty awarded sabbaticalsFive Northwestern faculty members will spend all or part of the 2013–14 academic year on sabbatical leaves.
OCT24Jazz Ambassadors to perform at NWThe U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors will perform a free concert at Northwestern College on Tuesday, Nov. 6.
OCT24Symphonic Band to perform concertNorthwestern College's Symphonic Band will give a free concert on Friday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel.
OCT23Symphonic Band to tour CubaThe 54-member Northwestern ensemble will present a number of concerts in Cuba over spring break.
Music profs to perform recital
Music profs to perform recitalUniversity of Iowa music professors Stephen Swanson and Uriel Tsachor will perform a recital on Nov. 3.
Actuarial students earn high marks
Actuarial students earn high marksNorthwestern's actuary students have contributed to the program's 80 percent pass rate.
NWC theatre to present O'Neill play
NWC theatre to present O'Neill play“Ah, Wilderness!” by Eugene O’Neill will be presented by Northwestern's theatre department on Nov. 9, 10 and 14–17.
OCT17Stackhouse to speak in chapelDr. John Stackhouse, an award-winning author and commentator on religion and culture, will speak in chapel on Nov. 6.
OCT12Jazz Ambassadors to perform at NWCThe internationally acclaimed U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors will perform a free concert at Christ Chapel on Nov. 6.
OCT11Northwestern hosts mini-campNorthwestern College will host a Nursing Mini-Camp for high school juniors and seniors on Nov. 16.
Board approves master plan
Board approves master planNorthwestern’s Board of Trustees approved a new campus master plan at their fall meeting on Oct. 4 and 5.
OCT10NWC piano prof to perform recitalDr. Juyeon Kang will perform a faculty piano recital Saturday, Oct. 27, at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel.
OCT10Arizona artist displays work at NWCOlivia Timmons, a printmaker from Phoenix, will display her art in the Te Paske Gallery Oct. 26 through Nov. 30.
NWC hosts Theatre Preview Days
NWC hosts Theatre Preview DaysHigh school seniors interested in theatre are invited to Northwestern's Theatre Preview Days on Nov. 9 and 10.
OCT1Communications prof presents paperAnn Minnick presented a paper at the Iowa Communication Association conference in Ankeny.


Rosenboom and Lesage serve STEM
Rosenboom and Lesage serve STEMSharon Rosenboom and Jasper Lesage will serve on Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad’s STEM initiative.
NWC to present alumni awards
NWC to present alumni awardsNorthwestern College will present three of its alumni with awards recognizing their accomplishments on Oct. 6.
SEP19NWC hosts Morning on the GreenNorthwestern College’s annual Morning on the Green carnival will take place on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 9:30 a.m. to noon.
SEP19Author to speak during chapelDr. Paul Borgman, an author who specializes in biblical narrative, will speak in chapel services Oct. 8 and 9.
SEP19NWC to present Raider Days concertNorthwestern’s music department will perform its annual Raider Days concert on Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. in Christ Chapel.
SEP13Afro-Brazilian dance group to performContempo Physical Dance will teach and perform at Northwestern Sept. 30 and Oct. 1.
NWC presents American Indian stories
NWC presents American Indian stories“Trickster Tales,” a new play of American Indian stories, will be presented during Raider Days.
SEP12World-renowned musicians to performInternationally acclaimed musicians Wolfgang David and David Gompper will perform a guest recital at Northwestern.
NWC ranked seventh by U.S. News
NWC ranked seventh by U.S. NewsNorthwestern is again ranked seventh among 97 Midwestern regional colleges by U.S. News & World Report.
Presidential candidate to visit NWC
Presidential candidate to visit NWCRepublican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will hold a rally in Northwestern College’s Bultman Center on Sept. 7.
Theatre Patrons membership drive
Theatre Patrons membership driveNorthwestern's Theatre Patrons group is seeking membership donations to support the college’s theatre program.
SEP5NWC to exhibit works by Arizona artistNorthwestern College’s Te Paske Gallery will house an exhibit of artwork by Kathleen Scott.
SEP5NWC students prepare for RUSHNorthwestern College students are preparing to perform in the popular dance concert, RUSH.


AUG31Road Race set for October 6Northwestern College’s annual Red Raider Road Race will be held on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 8:30 a.m.
AUG30NWC to celebrate Raider DaysNorthwestern College will celebrate Raider Days, the college’s annual homecoming weekend, on Oct. 6.
AUG30Northwestern to host nursing campNorthwestern will host a Nursing Mini-Camp for high school juniors and seniors considering careers in nursing.
AUG30Author to speak in chapelJanell Anema, one of the authors of “Letters to a Future Church,” will speak during Northwestern's chapel services.
AUG30Enrollment increases by 30Northwestern’s fall enrollment is 1,241 and has set records for transfer students and diversity.
Northwestern to host debate
Northwestern to host debateCongressman Steve King and challenger Christie Vilsack will debate in Christ Chapel on Thursday, Sept. 27.
AUG29Northwestern to host Preview DaysNWC will host 10 Preview Days this year to provide high school students with an introduction to the college.
AUG27Washington Monthly ranks Northwestern among nation's bestNWC is again ranked among the nation’s top-10 baccalaureate colleges.
AUG23Communications prof presents paperNorthwestern communications instructor Dayne Logan presented a paper during a conference in Chicago.
NWC senior receives scholarship
NWC senior receives scholarshipCharlotte Richards, a senior religion major at Northwestern, has received a study-abroad scholarship worth $3,500.
AUG22Nursing prof earns M.S.N. degreeCarol Kleyer, an instructor of nursing at Northwestern College, has earned her master’s of science in nursing degree.
Five join Northwestern's faculty
Five join Northwestern's facultyDr. David Befus, Dayne Logan, Dr. Sam Martin, Katherine Meyers and Yun Koung Shin join Northwestern's faculty.
AUG20NWC named among Midwest's bestNorthwestern has again been named among the best colleges in the Midwest by the Princeton Review.
AUG17Reconciliation advocate to speakDr. Salim Munayer, an advocate for reconciliation in the Middle East, will be a guest speaker Aug. 28 and 29.
AUG16Cafeteria remodel completedAfter a three-month-long remodeling project, Northwestern’s cafeteria re-opened Aug. 13.
AUG13NWC to exhibit work by N.D. artistWork by North Dakota artist Ryan Stander will be on display in the Te Paske Gallery Aug. 21 through Sept. 14.
Residents encouraged to enroll
Residents encouraged to enrollArea residents are encouraged to consider taking a course at Northwestern College this fall.
AUG8Education prof earns doctorateDerek Brower, an instructor in education at Northwestern College, has earned his doctorate degree.
AUG6NWC ranked among nation's bestNorthwestern is again ranked among the nation’s best colleges and universities by
NWC exceeds million-dollar goal
NWC exceeds million-dollar goalOver $1 million dollars was raised for the Northwestern Fund during the 2011–12 fiscal year.


JUL30Healthcare grads pass examsAll of Northwestern’s 2012 athletic training and nursing graduates have passed their board exams on the first attempt.
JUL23Nursing professor earns doctorateMichelle Van Wyhe, instructor of nursing, has earned a doctorate degree in nursing practice from South Dakota State University.
JUL11Social work prof earns doctorateValerie Stokes has completed a doctorate in human development and educational psychology from the University of South Dakota.
JUL5NWC encourages visits during Iowa Private College WeekNorthwestern invites prospective students to visit during Iowa Private College Week, Aug. 6–10.


JUN14NWC adds Denver Urban SemesterNorthwestern will offer a new off-campus program, the Denver Urban Semester, beginning in the spring of 2013.


MAY17Northwestern to host conferenceNorthwestern will host the eighth annual Iowa Interpreters and Translators Association conference on June 2.
Psychology grads to present research
Psychology grads to present researchTwo 2012 psychology graduates will present at the Association for Psychological Science conference.
Two seniors receive Faculty Honors
Two seniors receive Faculty HonorsAnna Bartlett and Brian Brandau received Faculty Honors recognition during commencement exercises.
MAY12Social work professor receives NWC Teaching Excellence AwardValerie Stokes received Northwestern's Teaching Excellence Award on May 12.
Students perform summer research
Students perform summer researchThree Northwestern students will participate in competitive off-campus research projects this summer.
MAY7Organ instructor to performMaryLou Wielenga, Northwestern’s adjunct organ instructor, will give a performance on Friday, May 18.
MAY7Faculty awarded summer research grantsEleven professors will conduct research with funding from the Northwestern College Scholarship Grants program.
MAY4Northwestern adds Middle East minorNorthwestern College is adding a minor in Middle East studies to the academic programs it offers.
MAY3Kuhlmann continues successThe MVP of the national women's basketball tournament has returned to the softball diamond with a vengeance.
MAY1Vlieger wins staff service awardPrinting Services Manager Pam Vlieger is the recipient of the Staff Recognition for Inspirational Service Award.
Northwestern honors employees
Northwestern honors employeesNorthwestern College honored 48 employees at its annual Spring Recognition Banquet on April 30.


Psychology majors present research
Psychology majors present researchThirteen psychology majors gave presentations at the Siouxland Social Science Research Conference.
APR25Northwestern prepares for commencement ceremonyNorthwestern College will award 230 diplomas to its graduating class on Saturday, May 12.
APR25Northwestern students study abroadTwenty-nine Northwestern College students will travel to Austria, Ecuador and Great Britain this summer on month-long study abroad programs.
Northwestern to host pinning ceremony for nursing graduates
Northwestern to host pinning ceremony for nursing graduatesNineteen Northwestern College nursing seniors will participate in a pinning ceremony Thursday, May 10, at 6:30 p.m.
APR25Northwestern's online learning director earns doctorateRebecca Hoey, director of online learning, has earned a Doctor of Education degree.
APR25Northwestern students serve over summer breakTwenty-one students will spend at least six weeks volunteering as short-term missionaries as members of the college’s Summer of Service team.
Student presents research project
Student presents research projectNorthwestern student Heidi Postma presented her honors research project at the Upper Midwest Honors Conference on April 14.
Board approves strategic plan
Board approves strategic planThe Northwestern College Board of Trustees unanimously approved the institution’s new strategic plan during their spring meeting April 16-17.
APR23Religion professor voted Best EducatorDr. Jim Mead, professor of religion at Northwestern College, was voted Best Educator in the Northwest Iowa Review’s Reader’s Choice Awards.
Students and professors present research
Students and professors present researchTwo Northwestern students and professors presented their research projects at the Iowa Academy of Science’s annual meeting April 20-21.
Northwestern's Board of Trustees welcomes two new members
Northwestern's Board of Trustees welcomes two new membersThe Northwestern College Board of Trustees welcomed two new members, Albert Okine and Julie Hulstein, at its spring meeting April 16–17.
APR18Northwestern's Jazz Band and Percussion Ensemble to performNorthwestern's Jazz Band and Percussion Ensemble will perform a concert on May 4 at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel.
Northwestern students to present research
Northwestern students to present researchFour Northwestern athletic training majors will present their research at the 2012 CNOS Foundation Sports Medicine Symposium on April 27.
APR13Kensak appointed as new director of general educationDr. Michael Kensak, professor of English, has been selected to direct the college’s redesigned integrative general education curriculum.
Social work major to present at conference
Social work major to present at conferenceSenior social work major Nathan Kuik will present his honors research project at the National Association of Social Workers conference on April 19.
APR12Northwestern to show documentary on immigrationThe documentary "Welcome to Shelbyville" will be shown on April 24 at 7:30 p.m. in Northwestern’s Vermeer Dining Room.
APR11Northwestern's Chamber Orchestra and Women's Choir to performNorthwestern College’s Chamber Orchestra and Women’s Choir will perform a concert Friday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel.
Northwestern hosts 45th annual Juried Student Art Exhibition
Northwestern hosts 45th annual Juried Student Art ExhibitionNorthwestern College’s final art show of the academic year will feature work chosen as part of a juried exhibition. A public reception will be held April 27.
Sioux County Oratorio Chorus to present Elijah
Sioux County Oratorio Chorus to present ElijahDr. Thomas Holm, professor of music at Northwestern, will direct the Sioux County Oratorio Chorus' performance of Mendelssohn’s Elijah on April 28.
APR4Northwestern's Symphonic Band to perform concertNorthwestern College’s Symphonic Band will perform a concert on Saturday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel. The event is free and open to the public.
APR4Groundbreaking scheduled for new learning commonsNorthwestern College will break ground for its new learning commons during a 10:45 a.m. ceremony Monday, April 16. The public is invited to attend.
APR4Pianist May Phang to perform recital at NorthwesternNorthwestern College will host a recital by acclaimed pianist May Phang on Friday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Northwestern College to host joint vocal recital
Northwestern College to host joint vocal recitalNorthwestern students Rianna De Winkle and Brandon Lenderink will perform a recital on April 22 in Christ Chapel. The public is invited to attend.
Northwestern College to participate in Day of Service
Northwestern College to participate in Day of ServiceStudents, faculty and staff will show their appreciation for the Orange City community during the Day of Service on Saturday, April 14.


Northwestern nursing student and professor present research
Northwestern nursing student and professor present researchNursing student Sarah Kanoy and Professor Diane Smith presented their research projects at the annual Nursing Research Symposium in Sioux Falls.
Northwestern faculty awarded promotions and tenure
Northwestern faculty awarded promotions and tenureNorthwestern has announced promotion and tenuring decisions for the 2012-13 school year.
MAR29Northwestern hosts exhibit featuring work by Iowa Watercolor SocietyNorthwestern's DeWitt Theatre Arts Center will display the work of 26 watercolor artists as part of the Iowa Watercolor Society's traveling show.
MAR28Northwestern adds music ministry minorNorthwestern College’s music department has added a music ministry minor, which includes courses in music theory and the history, theology and practice of church music.
Northwestern alumnus is awarded Fulbright Fellowship
Northwestern alumnus is awarded Fulbright FellowshipJustin Pannkuk, a 2009 graduate of Northwestern, has received a Fulbright Fellowship to study the Dead Sea Scrolls at the University of Göttingen in Germany.
Northwestern art exhibit to feature work by three students
Northwestern art exhibit to feature work by three studentsThree senior art/graphic design majors will display their work April 13–19 in the college’s Te Paske Gallery. A public reception is scheduled for Friday, April 13, at 7 p.m.
MAR27Team's Bible study cited as top memory from championship journeyA Sioux City Journal article focuses on the difference a Sunday night Bible study made as the Northwestern women's basketball team prepared to play in the NAIA Div. II Final Four.
MAR23Northwestern's cafeteria to undergo renovationSodexo, Northwestern's food service provider, will largely fund a nearly $1 million cafeteria remodel this summer.
Northwestern theatre presents Mama D
Northwestern theatre presents Mama DNorthwestern's theatre department will present “Mama D” April 19–21 and 26–28 at 7:30 p.m. in the England Theatre.
MAR22Kinesiology department to offer new concentrationNorthwestern’s kinesiology department will offer a strength and conditioning career concentration next fall.
MAR20Northwestern College appears on President's Honor Roll Northwestern is included on the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
Mel Reeves to speak in Christ Chapel
Mel Reeves to speak in Christ ChapelSocial justice activist and Northwestern College alumnus Mel Reeves will speak in chapel services on Monday, March 26 and Tuesday, March 27, in Christ Chapel.
MAR15Symphonic Band to tourThe Northwestern College Symphonic Band will tour in Mitchell and Sioux Falls, S.D., March 30 to April 1, performing full or partial concerts in six venues.
Northwestern to host senior art exhibit
Northwestern to host senior art exhibitSenior art major Jordan Van Dyke will display her work March 27 through April 3 in the college’s Te Paske Gallery.
MAR8Spring Service Projects attract media coverageNorthwestern's Spring Service Projects, involving more than 200 students, faculty and staff, are attracting news coverage at some of the 13 service sites.
Playwrights to present original one-acts
Playwrights to present original one-actsNorthwestern students will present 16 new plays during the 16th annual World Premiere Festival March 23 and 24.
NWC and University of Minnesota offer engineering program
NWC and University of Minnesota offer engineering programAdministrators at Northwestern and the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering have initiated a dual-degree program.
MAR7Music professors and guests to present recitalNorthwestern's music department will present a Chamber Collaborative Recital on Saturday, March 24, at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel.
MAR7Church Leaders Conference set for April 10Biblical theology in the church is the topic of Northwestern’s annual Church Leaders Conference scheduled for Tuesday, April 10.
MAR5Recruiting publications win award in national contestA set of Northwestern recruiting publications has been selected as a winner in Higher Education Marketing Report’s national competition.


FEB29Organist to present guest recitalWyatt Smith, a student at the University of South Dakota, will perform an organ recital in Christ Chapel on Sunday, March 18, at 3 p.m.
Students to serve during spring break
Students to serve during spring breakMore than 200 Northwestern College students, faculty and staff will travel across the United States and around the world for the college’s annual Spring Service Projects (SSP) March 3–12.
Choir to tour
Choir to tourNorthwestern College’s A cappella Choir will tour in Iowa, Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin March 2–12, performing in churches and schools in 10 communities.
Guidebook recommends 18 NWC programs
Guidebook recommends 18 NWC programsEighteen of Northwestern College’s academic programs are listed in the 2012 edition of Rugg’s Recommendations on the Colleges, a national guidebook that recommends specific college departments to prospective students.
Northwestern wins PR awards
Northwestern wins PR awardsNorthwestern College’s public relations office has won two awards in the 2011 Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District Six awards competition.


JAN19Northwestern College hosts annual Gala AuctionThe Northwestern Alumni Association’s 29th annual Gala Auction will occur on Saturday, Feb. 11.
Northwestern actuary students exceed national test rates
Northwestern actuary students exceed national test ratesFour Northwestern actuary students took a total of seven actuarial exams and achieved a pass rate of 100 percent.
JAN11Northwestern College presents RUSHAround 220 students will perform 16 dances during Northwestern College’s popular student dance concert.
JAN6Guests to perform blues, gospel and jazzTom Hunter and friends will present an evening of blues, jazz and gospel in a concert at Christ Chapel on Friday, Jan. 20.


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