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Archived press releases from 2013

DEC20
Theatre to host interactive worship drama
Theatre to host interactive worship dramaJason Taylor, a youth director at Second Reformed Church, Pella, Iowa, will present “An Evening of Hymns and Scriptures” on Saturday, Jan. 11.
DEC19Briar Cliff professor to display artwork"Nature’s Gifts,” an exhibit of artwork by Jeff Baldus of Sioux City, will be on display in Te Paske Gallery Jan. 6–24.
DEC12NWC's Christmas Vespers to air on KWITA recording of Northwestern’s 2013 Christmas Vespers service will be aired on public radio station KWIT, FM 90.3 in Sioux City, Iowa.
DEC12
Northwestern wins public relations awards
Northwestern wins public relations awardsNWC’s public relations office has won two awards in the 2013 Council for Advancement and Support of Education District Six awards competition.
DEC9NWC faculty and staff contribute to bookA new book about the history of Orange City, developed by members of Northwestern's faculty and staff, will be published this spring.

November

NOV27Senior art exhibit on display at Old FactoryAn exhibit of artwork by Northwestern College senior Ann Calsbeek will be on display at the Old Factory Coffee Shop in Orange City Dec. 6–13.
NOV21
Northwestern/Dordt art exhibit on display
Northwestern/Dordt art exhibit on displayStudents from Northwestern and Dordt colleges will display their artwork in the Te Paske Gallery Dec. 2 to 13.
NOV21
NWC student directors present one-acts
NWC student directors present one-actsNorthwestern College directing students will present 14 short plays on Dec. 4, beginning at 6 p.m., in the DeWitt Theatre Arts Center.
NOV21Northwestern to present Christmas VespersThe Northwestern College music department will present its annual Christmas Vespers service on Dec. 7 and 8 in Christ Chapel.
NOV20Northwestern religion prof earns doctorateJohn Hubers, instructor in religion at NWC, has earned a Ph.D. in world Christianity and global missions from the Lutheran School of Theology.
NOV15NWC senior hosts typhoon benefit concertTec Sun, a Northwestern senior who grew up in the Philippines, is organizing a benefit concert to raise money for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan.
NOV15
NWC named among top colleges for vets
NWC named among top colleges for vetsThe U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges for Military Veterans ranking has Northwestern tied for first place among Midwestern regional colleges.
NOV13English prof nominated for literary awardA novel written by NWC English professor Samuel Martin has been long-listed for the 2014 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.
NOV11Music prof is honored for military supportNorthwestern College music professor Dr. Tim McGarvey received a Patriot Award from the Employer Support of Guards and Reserve.
NOV7Northwestern chamber ensembles to performNorthwestern College chamber ensembles will present a free concert on Monday, Nov. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel.
NOV6NWC to offer criminal justice major/minorBeginning fall of 2014, Northwestern will offer a criminal justice major and minor option to students interested in law enforcement.

October

OCT30Renovated fitness center now openNorthwestern students and members of the community are enjoying the college's newly renovated, state-of-the-art fitness center.
OCT30Jazz Band and Heritage Singers to performThe Northwestern College Jazz Band and Heritage Singers will present a free concert on Friday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel.
OCT30Author to present lecture at NorthwesternAuthor, editor and publisher Gregory Wolfe will present a lecture as part of Northwestern’s Deep Song Reading Series on Nov. 13 at 7 p.m.
OCT30English professor contributes to bookNorthwestern English professor Samuel Martin has contributed an excerpt from his novel, "A Blessed Snarl," to a newly published anthology.
OCT30Chicago pastor to speak in chapelThe Rev. Roger Nelson, senior pastor at Hope Christian Reformed Church in Oak Forest, Ill., will speak in Christ Chapel on Nov. 11 and 12.
OCT30Northwestern nursing prof earns doctorateDeb Bomgaars, instructor in nursing at Northwestern College, has earned a Ph.D. in nursing from South Dakota State University.
OCT25Northwestern business prof presents paperNorthwestern's associate professor of business Dr. David Befus presented a paper at the Christian Business Faculty Association conference.
OCT25New Orleans pastor to speak in chapelJohn Gerhardt, executive director of Urban Impact Ministries in New Orleans, will speak in Northwestern College’s Christ Chapel on Nov. 4.
OCT23Northwestern sociology prof publishes paperA paper written by sociology professor Dr. Scott Monsma was published in the Journal for the Sociological Integration of Religion and Society.
OCT23Northwestern's Symphonic Band to performNorthwestern College's Symphonic Band will present a concert on Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel. The event is free and open to the public.
OCT21Award-winning author to speak in chapelEnuma Okoro, an award-winning author of books on the call and challenge to the spiritual life, will speak in Christ Chapel on Oct. 28 and 29.
OCT21Fabric artist to display work at Northwestern“Tales from Heaven and Earth,” an exhibit of fabric artwork by Joanne Alberda, will be on display in the Te Paske Gallery Oct. 28 through Nov. 15.
OCT18
Two profs awarded sabbaticals
Two profs awarded sabbaticalsTwo Northwestern faculty members have been awarded sabbatical leaves for research projects.
OCT17
NWC to host Nursing Mini-Camp
NWC to host Nursing Mini-CampNorthwestern will host a Nursing Mini-Camp for high school juniors and seniors considering careers in nursing on Friday, Nov. 22.
OCT17
Sophocles Greek tragedy to be presented
Sophocles Greek tragedy to be presentedSophocles’ Greek tragedy “Antigone” will be presented by Northwestern College theatre Nov. 8, 9 and 14–16.
OCT17Guest to speak on Christian-Muslim relationsThe Rev. Doug Leonard, director of Northwestern’s Oman Semester, will give a guest lecture on Christian-Muslim relations on Oct. 29.
OCT11
English prof and students present research
English prof and students present researchKim Van Es, lecturer in English at Northwestern, and four students presented at the Iowa Council of Teachers of English annual fall conference.
OCT9
Academic support director to present research
Academic support director to present researchTom Truesdell, director of academic support at Northwestern, and six students will present at the Midwest Writing Centers Association Conference.
OCT9Kang to present faculty recital at NorthwesternDr. Juyeon Kang, associate professor of music at Northwestern College, will present a faculty recital in Christ Chapel on Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m.
OCT9
High school theatre artists invited to NWC
High school theatre artists invited to NWCHigh school seniors interested in theatre are invited to attend Northwestern College Theatre Preview Days on Nov. 15 and 16.
OCT8Northwestern music prof leads ensemble to NYCEnsemble: Périphérie, a chamber ensemble composed by associate professor of music Luke Dahn, will perform at Carnegie Hall on Oct. 26.
OCT7
Art department hosts life-drawing sessions
Art department hosts life-drawing sessionsThe Orange City Arts Council and Northwestern's art department will host several life-drawing sessions in the Korver Visual Arts Building.
OCT4NWC nursing instructor presents researchNursing instructor Diane Smith presented research at the 2013 Sanford Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice Conference Oct. 4.
OCT4Northwestern music professor edits bookMusic professor Dr. Heather Josselyn-Cranson served as editor for the second edition of “For All the Saints: A Calendar of Commemorations."
OCT2Students rave about new learning commonsThe $14 million Jack & Mary DeWitt Learning Commons is earning great reviews from NWC students.
OCT2
World-renowned musicians to perform
World-renowned musicians to performInternationally acclaimed musicians David Gompper and Michael Norsworthy will perform a recital in Christ Chapel on Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m.

September

SEP19Music prof to perform at Carnegie HallNorthwestern music professor Juyeon Kang will present a benefit concert for victims of Hurricane Sandy at Carnegie Hall in New York City Oct. 19.
SEP19Iraqi pastor and doctor to speak in chapelDr. Zuhair Fathallah, assistant professor of plastic surgery at Basrah Medical College, will speak in chapel on Monday, Sept. 30, at 10:05 a.m.
SEP13Music dept to present Raider Days ConcertNorthwestern College’s music department will present its annual Raider Days Concert on Saturday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m. in Christ Chapel.
SEP13Students to perform in RUSH concertNorthwestern’s popular RUSH student dance concert returns to the stage for seven performances on Oct. 3, 4 and 5.
SEP12Communications prof to present at conferenceAnn Vander Kooi Minnick, assistant professor of communications, will present a paper at the Iowa Communication Association conference Sept. 20.
SEP12Morning on the Green scheduled for Sept. 28Northwestern’s annual Morning on the Green will be held during Raider Days Homecoming and Family Weekend on Saturday, Sept. 28.
SEP12
CCNE seeks comments on nursing program
CCNE seeks comments on nursing programThe Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education is seeking comments about NWC's nursing program for a reaccreditation review.
SEP11
Northwestern names distinguished alumni
Northwestern names distinguished alumniEric McDonald, Kristie (De Boer) Mompremier and Dave and Shirley Van Wechel are the 2013 recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Awards.
SEP11Author to speak in chapel servicesFrancisco Stork, an acclaimed novelist and Boston attorney, will speak in Northwestern College’s chapel services on Sept. 24 and 25.
SEP11Local artist to display work at NorthwesternMargo Vanderhill, an artist from Alton, Iowa, will display her work in Northwestern College's Te Paske Gallery Sept. 23 through Oct. 18.
SEP11NWC plans for new athletic practice facilityNorthwestern is raising funds for a facility that will boast an indoor practice and training space for Red Raider student-athletes.
SEP11
NWC theatre to present "Still Life With Iris"
NWC theatre to present "Still Life With Iris"“Still Life With Iris,” by acclaimed playwright Steven Dietz, will be presented by Northwestern College's theatre department Sept. 27 and 28.
SEP10
NWC ranked sixth by U.S. News
NWC ranked sixth by U.S. NewsNorthwestern is tied for sixth among 99 Midwestern colleges in U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 guidebook.
SEP9Doreen's Jazz New Orleans to perform at NWCAcclaimed clarinetist Doreen Ketchens will perform with her jazz band, Doreen’s Jazz New Orleans, on the campus green Sept. 27.
SEP4NWC among Best Adoption-Friendly WorkplacesNorthwestern College earned a spot on the 2013 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces education list by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.
SEP4Theatre professor stars in solo showThe Northwestern College theatre season will open with a solo show by theatre professor Dr. Robert Hubbard on Saturday, Sept. 21.
SEP4
Northwestern to host Softball Community Night
Northwestern to host Softball Community NightNorthwestern College's Softball Community Night, hosted by the Raider softball players and coaches, is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 27.

August

AUG29World-renowned musicians to perform at NWCInternationally acclaimed musicians Wolfgang David and David Gompper will perform a recital on Friday, Sept. 13, in Christ Chapel.
AUG29Physics professor patents inventionA software invention by Northwestern physics professor Dr. Frank Bentrem was issued a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
AUG29Learning commons dedication Sept. 27Members of the public are invited to join students, faculty and staff for the dedication of the new Jack & Mary DeWitt Learning Commons on Sept. 27.
AUG29
Missionaries to speak in chapel
Missionaries to speak in chapelNathan and Brianna Martin, missionaries with OMF International in Cambodia, will speak in chapel services on Sept. 9 and 10.
AUG28
Preview Days set for 2013-14
Preview Days set for 2013-14Northwestern will host 11 Preview Days this school year to provide high school students with an introduction to the college.
AUG28NWC business students earn high marks2013 business graduates scored in the 94th percentile overall on the ETS Major Field Test.
AUG28Rev. Carl Boersma to speak in chapelThe Rev. Carl Boersma, 2013–14 president of the Reformed Church in America’s General Synod, will speak in chapel on Friday, Sept. 13.
AUG28Northwestern to host Nursing Mini-CampNorthwestern will host a Nursing Mini-Camp for high school juniors and seniors considering careers in nursing.
AUG26Northwestern ranked among nation's bestFor the second year in a row, Northwestern has been ranked sixth among the nation’s top baccalaureate colleges by Washington Monthly.
AUG23Northwestern to celebrate Raider DaysNorthwestern College will celebrate Raider Days, the college’s annual homecoming and family weekend, Sept. 27–28.
AUG23Theatre Patrons' membership drive under wayNorthwestern College Theatre Patrons is seeking membership donations by Sept. 9 to support the college’s theatre program and students.
AUG23Northwestern to host Red Raider Road RaceThe 20th annual Red Raider Road Race will take place Saturday, Sept. 28, during Northwestern College’s Raider Days.
AUG21Northwestern history prof contributes to bookDr. Michael Kugler, professor of history, contributed a chapter to “Frankenstein and Philosophy: The Shocking Truth.”
AUG19NWC senior published in online magazineAn article written by Michael Simmelink, a senior at Northwestern, was published on RELEVANTmagazine.com.
AUG19
Northwestern welcomes new faculty
Northwestern welcomes new facultyNorthwestern College has welcomed five new faculty members to campus.
AUG19Northwestern to screen award-winning filmThe Fourth World, produced by Mark Volkers, will be shown on the Northwestern College campus green Thursday, Aug. 29 at 8:30 p.m.
AUG14Students to benefit from campus improvementsCampus improvements include the new Jack and Mary DeWitt Learning Commons, a renovated dining hall and redesigned fitness center.
AUG14Northwestern business prof earns MBABrandon Woudstra, lecturer in business, earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of South Dakota.
AUG8Northwestern art professor to display work“Reconstructive-Memory Process,” an exhibit by Yun Shin, professor of art, will be on display in the Te Paske Gallery.
AUG8
Residents invited to consider courses at NWC
Residents invited to consider courses at NWCArea residents are invited to consider taking a course at Northwestern this fall, with classes offered both online and onsite.
AUG7Northwestern named among Midwest's bestThe Princeton Review has again named NWC as among the best colleges in the Midwest.
AUG2
Donors contribute record amount
Donors contribute record amountCollege supporters gifted a record $1.16 million to the Northwestern Fund.

July

JUL25
Forbes ranks Northwestern as one of America's top colleges
Forbes ranks Northwestern as one of America's top collegesNorthwestern is ranked as the eighth-best Iowa college and 417th overall in the 2013 “America’s Top Colleges” ranking by Forbes.
JUL24
Northwestern students to participate in Leadership Iowa University
Northwestern students to participate in Leadership Iowa UniversityTwo Northwestern students have been selected to participate in Leadership Iowa University Aug. 4-8.
JUL19NWC to hold ceremonial move-inA ceremonial “book brigade” to the DeWitt Learning Commons on Friday, Aug. 2, will commemorate a 1964 event.
JUL15Japanese handbell choir to performOne of Japan's leading handbell choirs will present a concert in Christ Chapel on July 26.
JUL15
NWC seeks host families for students of color
NWC seeks host families for students of colorNorthwestern is seeking area families who are willing to be a home away from home for U.S. students of color.

June

JUN26Education prof to present researchDr. Laurie Daily will present her research at the International Association of Special Education conference July 7–11.
JUN24Iowa Private College Week Aug. 5-9NWC invites prospective students and their parents to visit during Iowa Private College Week.
JUN21
RN to BSN info sessions to be offered
RN to BSN info sessions to be offeredNurses are invited to two information sessions about earning a BSN online through NWC.
JUN21
Faculty speak on intellectual virtues
Faculty speak on intellectual virtuesTwo Northwestern profs gave presentations at the Educating for the Intellectual Virtues conference.
JUN14Northwestern offers iPad yearbookStudents have developed an iPad application for Northwestern's 2012–2013 yearbook.
JUN14NWC named Groundwater Guardian Green SiteNorthwestern has been recognized for its groundwater and environmental stewardship by The Groundwater Foundation.
JUN7Stokes to attend seminar in AtlantaEmily Stokes, assistant professor of art, has been chosen to participate in a weeklong seminar in Atlanta.
JUN6
NWC students present research
NWC students present researchSix students presented their research at the annual Midwest Psychological Association conference in Chicago.
JUN5NWC history prof to present paperDr. Doug Anderson will present a paper at the Association for the Advancement of Dutch-American Studies conference.
JUN4NWC hires new dean of student lifeNorthwestern College has announced the hiring of Julie Vermeer Elliott, a 1997 NWC alumna, as dean of student life.

May

MAY11Clark receives NWC teaching awardRick Clark, instructor in Spanish, is the 2013 recipient of the Northwestern Teaching Excellence Award.
MAY11
Two students receive Faculty Honors
Two students receive Faculty HonorsSeniors Hannah Barker and Shelby Vander Molen received the Faculty Honors award at commencement.
MAY7Dewald earns award for staff serviceDr. Barb Dewald, associate dean of spiritual formation, is the recipient of the 2013 Staff Inspirational Service Award.
MAY7Van Es honored for faculty serviceKim Van Es, lecturer in English, is the recipient of the college’s first Faculty Inspirational Service Award.
MAY6
Northwestern honors employees
Northwestern honors employeesNorthwestern honored numerous employees on May 6 for their years of service and accomplishments.
MAY2
Faculty awarded grants for research
Faculty awarded grants for researchThirteen professors will conduct summer research with funding from Northwestern's grant program.

April

APR26Wiersma studies in NashvilleSenior Alexis Wiersma completed a semester of study at the Contemporary Music Center in Nashville, Tenn.
APR25
Northwestern to pin nursing grads
Northwestern to pin nursing gradsTwenty-two Northwestern College nursing seniors will participate in a pinning ceremony May 9 at 6:30 p.m.
APR25Vander Molen wins O'Neill scholarshipNorthwestern senior Shelby Vander Molen is the winner of the prestigious Eugene O’Neill Theatre Scholarship.
APR25English prof named Mullin ScholarEnglish professor Dr. Samuel Martin has been named a Mullin Scholar by the University of Southern California.
APR25
NWC students present research
NWC students present researchTwenty-four NWC students gave presentations at the Siouxland Social Science Research Conference.
APR24Students to serve over summerNorthwestern's Summer of Service team will spend summer break serving as short-term missionaries.
APR24Students to study in Czech RepublicNorthwestern students will travel to the Czech Republic through the college's summer study abroad program.
APR22
Students present original show
Students present original showNorthwestern theatre majors Hannah Barker and Abby Bierly will present their original show, "One," on May 1 and 2.
APR22
Students to perform recital
Students to perform recitalNorthwestern senior Meghan Schuster and junior Sarah Odom will perform a recital on Sunday, April 28.
APR19Ensemble to perform at Carnegie HallA chamber ensemble founded by Dr. Luke Dahn, associate professor of music, will perform at Carnegie Hall.
APR18Scorza to be awarded doctorateThe Rev. Dr. Syl Scorza will be awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree during commencement May 11.
APR18Board approves renovationsNorthwestern's Board of Trustees approved two renovation projects at its spring meeting.
APR17Northwestern's Percussion Ensemble and Jazz Band to perform concertThe Percussion Ensemble and Jazz Band will perform May 3 at 7:30 p.m.
APR17Diplomas to be awarded to 259Northwestern College will award 259 diplomas during commencement ceremonies on May 11 at 10 a.m.
APR11
Nursing students present research
Nursing students present researchSix Northwestern College nursing students presented their research at the Iowa Governor’s Conference in Ames.
APR10Old Factory to host Deep Song readingPoet Daniel Bowman Jr. will read from a selection of his work at The Old Factory Coffee Shop in Orange City.
APR10
Northwestern sends out call for art
Northwestern sends out call for artNWC is seeking art that might be donated, loaned or sold to the college for display in the learning commons.
APR10
NWC seniors to perform recital
NWC seniors to perform recitalSeniors Yukiko Higashino and Ashley Wielenga will perform a student recital on April 24 at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel.
APR10
Students and prof to present research
Students and prof to present researchThree NWC students and a professor will present their research at the Iowa Academy of Science’s annual meeting.
APR10Symphonic Band to perform concertNorthwestern College’s Symphonic Band will perform a concert on Friday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel.
APR10
Northwestern music students to perform recital
Northwestern music students to perform recitalJuniors Rebekah and Sarah Stofer and senior Coralyn Kutzner will perform a student recital on April 21.
APR3
Theatre major to compete at KCACTF
Theatre major to compete at KCACTFShelby Vander Molen will compete in the O’Neill Critics Institute at a national theatre festival.
APR3Orchestra and choir to performNorthwestern’s Chamber Orchestra and Women’s Choir will perform a concert on April 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel.

March

MAR28NWC to host play on immigration"Vang," a drama following eight immigrants' journeys to the U.S., will take the stage at NWC on Saturday, May 4.
MAR28NWC benefactor DeWitt dies at age 93Jerene DeWitt, one of the greatest benefactors in Northwestern College’s history, passed away on March 26.
MAR28
British drama on stage at NWC
British drama on stage at NWC“The Winslow Boy,” a British drama set in pre-World War I London, will be performed April 19, 20 and 24–27.
MAR27NWC senior to display installation artInstallation art by Northwestern senior Sarah Kugler, entitled “Bright Pink Lung Blood,” will be on display April 8–12.
MAR27Rev. David Bast to speak in chapelThe Rev. David Bast, president and broadcast minister of Words of Hope, will speak in chapel April 15 and 16.
MAR27
DME to perform "Zambia Home"
DME to perform "Zambia Home"Northwestern's Drama Ministries Ensemble will perform “Zambia Home” in four area venues in April.
MAR27A cappella Choir to perform concertThe A cappella Choir, which will perform in seven Iowa communities, will present their home concert on Friday, April 12.
MAR22
Writing student has work published
Writing student has work publishedKati Heng, a senior at Northwestern, has had her writing published on theNewerYork.com, an online journal.
MAR21Northwestern promotes facultySeveral Northwestern College faculty have been awarded tenure and promoted for the 2013–14 school year.
MAR20Communications prof elected business manager of Iowa journalAnn Minnick is the business manager for the Iowa Journal of Communication.
MAR20A cappella Choir to tour across IowaNorthwestern's A cappella Choir will perform in churches, schools, a senior care center and an opera house.
MAR15Bottom Line Duo to perform at NWCBottom Line Duo, a husband and wife music group out of Seattle, will perform April 9 at 7 p.m. in Christ Chapel.
MAR13
Oratorio Chorus to perform at NWC
Oratorio Chorus to perform at NWCThe Sioux County Oratorio Chorus will perform on Saturday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel.
MAR13Author to read works at NorthwesternAuthor Tricia Currans-Sheehan will read a selection of her works as part of the college's Deep Song Reading Series.
MAR7
NWC 21st in Christian college rankings
NWC 21st in Christian college rankingsNorthwestern is ranked in a tie for 21st out of 191 colleges in the first Faith on View Christian college rankings.
MAR6NWC included on service honor rollNorthwestern is included on the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
MAR6Jesse Baldwin to present exhibitSenior art major Jesse Baldwin will display his paintings in Te Paske Gallery March 18–22.
MAR6
Profs, students speak at conference
Profs, students speak at conferenceSeven Northwestern nursing students and two professors will present the results of their research.
MAR6NWC to host Ethnic FairNorthwestern's International Club will present the annual Ethnic Fair on March 23.
MAR6Martin honored by Image JournalEnglish professor Dr. Samuel Martin has been named the March 2013 Artist of the Month by Image Journal.

February

FEB28
NW marketing materials earn awards
NW marketing materials earn awardsTwo NW marketing projects won awards in the Higher Education Marketing Report’s advertising awards contest.
FEB28Symphonic Band to perform home concert in Christ Chapel March 15After touring Cuba over spring break, the Symphonic Band will perform at NWC.
FEB28
Student-authored play on stage at NWC
Student-authored play on stage at NWC“For Janna,” a play by NWC junior Alex Wendel, will perform during the college's 18th annual World Premiere Festival.
FEB27Northwestern College to host annual Church Leaders Conference April 2Area ministers, youth directors and worship leaders are invited to attend.
FEB27Heuertz to speak in chapelChris Heuertz, author and senior strategist for Word Made Flesh, will speak in chapel March 18 and 19.
FEB26
Fund established to aid NWC student
Fund established to aid NWC studentA fund for future education-related expenses has been established to assist sophomore Brittany Vollmer.
FEB21
NWC ranks fifth on list of best profs
NWC ranks fifth on list of best profsNorthwestern is ranked fifth on a list of the nation’s 25 colleges with the best professors.
FEB19
Northwestern College's annual Gala Auction raises support for students
Northwestern College's annual Gala Auction raises support for studentsProceeds from the auction on Feb. 16 will fund over 30 Alumni Scholarships.
FEB18Dahn premieres composition in NYCAn award-winning composition by Northwestern music professor Dr. Luke Dahn will premiere in New York City.
FEB18
NWC to offer online analytics program
NWC to offer online analytics programBeginning this summer, Northwestern will offer a six-course analytics certificate program online.
FEB18Symphonic Band to tour CubaMembers of Northwestern’s Symphonic Band will tour Cuba as guests of the National Band of Cuba March 2–12.
FEB15
NWC student to perform vocal recital
NWC student to perform vocal recitalSenior Rianna De Winkle will perform a vocal recital featuring art songs, operatic arias and musical theatre works.
FEB15
DME to tour over spring break
DME to tour over spring breakNorthwestern’s Drama Ministries Ensemble will perform a new worship drama, “Zambia Home,” March 1–11.
FEB13Students to serve over spring breakMore than 200 Northwestern students, faculty and staff will serve during the college’s Spring Service Projects.
FEB13Northwestern to host senior art exhibit“Bear Fruit,” an exhibit by NWC seniors Becca Ortner and Emily Mahlum, will be on display in the Te Paske Gallery.
FEB13
NWC student wins journalism award
NWC student wins journalism awardTom Westerholm, a writing/rhetoric major at Northwestern, was recognized by the Iowa College Media Association.
FEB11
NWC purchases adjoining property
NWC purchases adjoining propertyNorthwestern College has reached an agreement to purchase land just west of the Rowenhorst Student Center.
FEB6Senior art students to display workNorthwestern art students Corrine Muyskens and Leslie Stover will display their artwork in the Te Paske Gallery.
FEB6
Northwestern adds new minor
Northwestern adds new minorNorthwestern has added a minor in Christian community development to the academic programs it offers.
FEB4Northwestern to host art exhibitSponsored by the Orange City Arts Council and Northwestern, the exhibit will feature work by 15 regional artists.
FEB4Spring enrollment up at NorthwesternStrong retention and new online learning options resulted in the highest spring enrollment since 2008.

January

JAN29
Students excel at theatre festival
Students excel at theatre festivalNWC students received awards for their performance at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.
JAN28Northwestern named among best colleges to study the BibleNWC has been included on a list of “The 15 Best Colleges for Studying the Bible.”
JAN28Rugg's recommends NWC programsTwenty of Northwestern College’s academic programs are listed in Rugg’s Recommendations on the Colleges.
JAN24Northwestern grad to speak in chapelJessica (Regan) Knecht, a 2008 NWC graduate, will speak in the college’s chapel services on Feb. 5 and 6.
JAN24NWC hosts Deep Song Reading SeriesThe first event in Northwestern’s 2013 Deep Song Reading Series will be held in the Te Paske Gallery on January 30.
JAN23
NWC to present Shakespeare play
NWC to present Shakespeare play“The Comedy of Errors” will be presented by Northwestern's theatre department Feb. 15, 16 and 20–23.
JAN21NWC to honor former athletesNorthwestern College's Red Raider Club will induct two alumni into its Athletic Hall of Fame on Feb. 2.
JAN18Northwestern to offer online RN-to-BSN degree programThe program will allow registered nurses to earn a BSN degree online.
JAN16Northwestern to host Gala AuctionHundreds of items will be up for bid at Northwestern College's 30th annual Gala Scholarship Auction on Feb. 16.
JAN10NWC hosts Winter English CampSixteen high school seniors from Tokyo are participating in a Winter English Camp at Northwestern.
JAN8Students start Denver Urban SemesterThe first group of students to study in Northwestern College’s new Denver Urban Semester arrived Jan. 5.
JAN4
Madrigal dinner tickets still available
Madrigal dinner tickets still availableTickets are still available for the madrigal dinners being presented on Jan. 17-19.

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