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Archived press releases from 2014

JUL9
Participate in psychological research
Participate in psychological research Dr. Terry Chi, assistant professor of psychology, and students seek people to complete online surveys for a variety of research studies.
JUL2Student wins annual design contestA design by Northwestern student Elizabeth De Jong has been selected to promote Iowa’s Latino Heritage Festival next year.

June

JUN25Dean of enrollment management to presentKenton Pauls, dean of enrollment management, will present research at two conferences this summer.
JUN23Athletics website ties for first place nationallyNorthwestern's athletics website has tied for first place among sites produced in-house in the 2013-14 NAIA-SIDA awards competition.
JUN18Academic support director earns doctorateTom Truesdell, director of academic support, has earned a doctorate in composition and TESOL from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
JUN18Fitness center wins design awardNWC’s fitness center has been recognized as an outstanding design in the 2014 American School & University Educational Interiors Showcase.
JUN12NWC invites prospective students to campusNorthwestern College invites prospective students and their parents to visit campus during Iowa Private College Week Aug. 4–8.
JUN4Psychology professor presents researchDr. Laird Edman, professor of psychology, has recently presented his research at conferences in California and Georgia.
JUN3
Web programmer wins award for software
Web programmer wins award for softwareMichael Dykstra, administrative web programmer at Northwestern, won an award for software development at the Jenzabar annual meeting.

May

MAY23History prof to present at national park eventDuane Jundt, lecturer in history at NWC, will present at the Theodore Roosevelt Nature and History Association’s annual Birdwalk Celebration.
MAY21NWC honored for groundwater protectionFor the seventh year in a row, Northwestern has been recognized as a Groundwater Guardian Green Site for its environmental stewardship.
MAY13
Prof to conduct summer research on aging
Prof to conduct summer research on agingBiology prof Tyrone Genade will conduct research on the neurobiology of aging with a doctoral student from Italy.
MAY12
Psychology majors present at conference
Psychology majors present at conferenceThree Northwestern graduates and a senior will present at the Association for Psychological Science convention in San Francisco.
MAY10
Two seniors receive Faculty Honors
Two seniors receive Faculty HonorsGraduating seniors Olivia Holt and Samantha Kleinsasser were recognized as the 2014 Faculty Honors recipients at commencement on May 10.
MAY10Teaching Excellence Award goes to MonsmaDr. Scott Monsma, professor of sociology, is this year’s recipient of the Northwestern Teaching Excellence Award.
MAY9
International development certificate planned
International development certificate plannedNorthwestern professors voted to approve a new graduate-level certificate program in the management of international development.
MAY7NWC digital yearbook available in iTunesThe 2013–14 Northwestern College yearbook is now available to iPad users for free download in the Apple iTunes store.
MAY6Haverdink receives staff inspiration awardMarlon Haverdink, director of residence life, is the recipient of Northwestern's 2014 Staff Inspirational Service Award.
MAY6History prof receives faculty service awardDr. Doug Anderson, professor of history, is the recipient of the college’s 2014 Faculty Inspirational Service Award.
MAY5
Northwestern honors employees
Northwestern honors employeesNew retirees and longtime faculty and staff were recognized for their years of service and accomplishments during a banquet held May 5.
MAY2NWC faculty awarded scholarship grantsEight professors will conduct research this summer with funding from the Northwestern College Scholarship Grants program.

April

APR30Northwestern student wins logo contestA logo designed by junior art/graphic design major Claudia Bomgaars was selected as the winner of the Higher Learning Commission’s annual contest.
APR23
Northwestern to pin nursing graduates
Northwestern to pin nursing graduatesTwenty-five nursing seniors will participate in a pinning ceremony Thursday, May 8, at 6:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel.
APR23Bultmans to receive honorary degreesNorthwestern will award Dr. James Bultman, former NWC president, and his wife, Martie, with honorary doctoral degrees at commencement.
APR23Students to study abroadThirty-six Northwestern students will travel to Ecuador, Great Britain, Greece or Tanzania through the summer study abroad program.
APR23Students to serve over summerTwenty-one NWC students are members of the college's Summer of Service team and will serve as short-term missionaries this summer.
APR16
Student honored at research conference
Student honored at research conferenceNorthwestern senior Rachel Muilenburg won the most outstanding paper award at the Siouxland Social Research Conference April 15.
APR16Jazz Band & Percussion Ensemble to performNorthwestern College’s Jazz Band and Percussion Ensemble will perform a free concert on Friday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel.
APR16
Students to present at honors conference
Students to present at honors conferenceThree Northwestern students will present their research at the Upper Midwest Region Honors Conference April 24–26.
APR16
Sioux County Oratorio Chorus to perform at NWC
Sioux County Oratorio Chorus to perform at NWCThe Sioux County Oratorio Chorus will present a concert in conjunction with Northwestern’s A cappella Choir on Saturday, May 3, at 7:30 p.m.
APR11Author to speak in chapel April 28Glenn Van Ekeren, a 1974 Northwestern alumnus who is a prolific author and speaker, will speak in the chapel service on Monday, April 28.
APR11Northwestern filmmakers win Best in ShowA filmmaking team from Northwestern College placed Best in Show at the eighth annual Prairie Grass Film Challenge at Dordt College.
APR9Northwestern to host book launching eventA new book about the history of Orange City will be on sale during a book launch event at Northwestern College Wednesday, April 23.
APR9
Northwestern student to present recital
Northwestern student to present recitalNorthwestern College senior Rebekah Stofer will present an instrumental music recital on Sunday, April 27, at 3 p.m. in Christ Chapel.
APR9
Northwestern students present at conference
Northwestern students present at conferenceFour Northwestern College students presented at the Iowa Writing Center Consortium Conference on April 4 at Morningside College in Sioux City.
APR9NWC orchestra and choir to perform concertNorthwestern College’s Chamber Orchestra and Women’s Choir will perform a free concert on Friday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel.
APR9
Northwestern to host juried art exhibition
Northwestern to host juried art exhibitionNorthwestern College’s 47th annual Juried Student Art Exhibition will take place in the Te Paske Gallery April 23 through May 2.
APR7
Students and profs present at annual meeting
Students and profs present at annual meetingNorthwestern College students and professors will present their research at the Iowa Academy of Science’s 126th annual meeting April 11 and 12.
APR4
Professor and student present research
Professor and student present researchA Northwestern College professor and student presented their research projects at the Midwest Sociological Society’s 77th annual conference.
APR2Theatre students compete at Kennedy CenterTwo Northwestern theatre students will travel to Washington, D.C., to compete at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.
APR1NWC names new athletic directorAthletic Director Barry Brandt has announced his retirement, effective May 2015. Dr. Earl Woudstra will become AD this June 1.

March

MAR26NWC Symphonic Band to present concertThe Northwestern College Symphonic Band will perform a concert April 11 at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel. The event is free and open to the public.
MAR26
Northwestern students to present recital
Northwestern students to present recitalSeniors Sarah Odom and Sarah Stofer will present voice and instrumental music recitals on April 12 and 13 in Christ Chapel.
MAR24Cashore Marionettes to perform at NWCAward-winning puppeteer Joseph Cashore will present a performance of the Cashore Marionettes on April 8 in Christ Chapel.
MAR19Award-winning author to visit NorthwesternNovelist Jessie Van Eerden will speak in chapel services and read from a selection of her work as part of the Deep Song Reading Series at NWC.
MAR19
Northwestern students to present joint recital
Northwestern students to present joint recitalNorthwestern senior Megan Rustad and junior Matt Honken will perform a vocal and instrumental music recital on April 6 at 3 p.m. in Christ Chapel.
MAR19
Northwestern promotes members of faculty
Northwestern promotes members of facultySeveral Northwestern faculty have been awarded tenure and promoted for the 2014–15 school year.
MAR19Guest pianist Dr. Brian Lee to perform recitalNorthwestern will present a recital by pianist Dr. Brian Lee as part of its McGilvra Artist Piano Recital series on April 5 at 7:30 p.m.
MAR19Northwestern senior to present art exhibitLindsey Vander Velde will present her senior art exhibit in Northwestern's Te Paske Gallery March 31 through April 4.
MAR19NWC theatre presents African trilogy“Arlene: An African Trilogy,” the story of Sioux Center resident Arlene Schuiteman, will be performed April 11, 12 and 24–27 at NWC.
MAR13Northwestern to host Ethnic FairAn international buffet, fashion show and numerous dance routines will be presented during NWC's annual Ethnic Fair on March 29.
MAR12Symphonic Band to tourNorthwestern College’s Symphonic Band will perform in Worthington and Glencoe, Minn., and Brookings, S.D., March 27–30.
MAR12Senior art exhibit on display at NorthwesternNorthwestern College senior Kayla Vetter will display her artwork in the college’s Te Paske Gallery March 24–28.
MAR7Hoey to present at online education conferencesDr. Rebecca Hoey, director of online learning, will present new scholarship about how to adapt curriculum and teaching in online classrooms.
MAR7Art major Jeriah Dunk to exhibit worksJeriah Dunk, a senior art/graphic design major, will display his work in Te Paske Gallery March 17–21
MAR7
Playwrights to present original one acts
Playwrights to present original one actsNorthwestern students will present 13 new one-act plays during the 19th annual World Premiere Festival March 21 and 22.

February

FEB26Author and psychologist to speak in chapelDoug Johnson, author and psychologist from Yakima, Wash., will speak in Northwestern College’s chapel services on March 17 and 18.
FEB26Northwestern choir to perform home concertNorthwestern College’s A cappella Choir will perform their touring concert in Christ Chapel on Friday, March 14, at 7:30 p.m.
FEB21Northwestern's A cappella Choir to tourNorthwestern’s A cappella Choir will perform in 10 communities across Arizona, Colorado, Nebraska and New Mexico March 1–10.
FEB21Israeli ensemble to perform concert at NWCThe Israeli ensemble Baladino will perform a concert on Friday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel.
FEB21Northwestern to host LifeLight tourNorthwestern will welcome the LifeLight RESET Tour to campus for a concert at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 20, in Christ Chapel.
FEB19NWC students to serve over spring breakMore than 200 Northwestern students, faculty and staff will travel across the U.S. and overseas for the college’s annual Spring Service Projects.
FEB13Northwestern to screen 12 Years a SlaveThe acclaimed film “12 Years a Slave” will be shown for free on Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. and Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. in the England Theatre.
FEB13
Student journalists earn awards
Student journalists earn awardsJacob Christiansen and Lyric Morris, NWC students and Beacon contributors, earned awards at a statewide student newspaper competition.
FEB11Scholarship Auction raises over $35,000Northwestern's 31st annual Scholarship Auction raised more than $35,000, which will help fund scholarships for over 50 students next year.
FEB11
Orange City artist to offer classes at NWC
Orange City artist to offer classes at NWCJudy Thompson will offer a series of drawing and watercolor classes for adults at Northwestern on Monday and Thursday evenings in March.
FEB7District court judge to participate in Q/AU.S. District Court Judge Mark Bennett will attend the campus showing of "The House I Live In" on Feb. 12 and participate in a Q/A session afterward.
FEB3Art exhibit to run in conjunction with musicalFifteen regional artists will be featured in an art exhibit that will run in conjunction with Northwestern's production of "Man of La Mancha."

January

JAN29Award-winning poet to read works at NWCAward-winning poet Daniel Scott Tysdal will read from a selection of his work during Northwestern’s Deep Song Reading Series on Feb. 18 at 7 p.m.
JAN29Noordewier earns national honorDr. Byron Noordewier has been named the 2013 Wally Schwartz Faculty Athletics Representative of the Year by the NAIA.
JAN28NWC theatre students win top acting awardsTwo Northwestern theatre students won Irene Ryan acting awards at the Region V Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.
JAN27NWC names new Franken Institute directorNorthwestern has named Dr. Sandi Altena as the new full-time director of the Franken Leadership Institute.
JAN24Northwestern to host Day of LearningNorthwestern will host its sixth Day of Learning in Community, themed “Jesus and Justice: How Does the Good News Heal Our Broken World?”
JAN23
Musical comedy on stage at Northwestern
Musical comedy on stage at NorthwesternNorthwestern's theatre department will present “Man of La Mancha,” a musical comedy based on Cervantes’ classic novel “Don Quixote."
JAN22NWC Symphonic Band to perform concertThe Northwestern College Symphonic Band will perform a concert on Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel. The event is free and open to the public.
JAN22Omaha artist to display work at NorthwesternPortraits by Omaha artist Rachel Mindrup will be on display in Northwestern’s Te Paske Gallery Feb. 3–21. A public reception will be held Feb. 7.
JAN16Buffalo State prof to perform at NorthwesternVocalist Holly Bewlay, assistant professor of music at SUNY Buffalo State, will perform a guest recital on Feb. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel.
JAN15DME to present at Calvin Symposium on WorshipNorthwestern's Drama Ministries Ensemble will perform at the Calvin Symposium on Worship in Grand Rapids, Mich.
JAN15
Northwestern to host Theatre Preview Days
Northwestern to host Theatre Preview DaysHigh school seniors interested in theatre are invited to attend Northwestern College Theatre Preview Days on Feb. 14 and 15.
JAN15Northwestern art professor earns M.F.A. degreePhil Scorza, instructor in art at Northwestern, has earned a M.F.A. degree from the Lesley University College of Art and Design in Boston.
JAN10Playwright to perform one-man show at NWCAcclaimed playwright Timothy Mooney will perform “The Greatest Speech of All Time” in Northwestern’s Allen Theatre on Jan. 17.
JAN9Northwestern to honor former athletesThree 2008 Northwestern College graduates will be inducted into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, Jan. 25.
JAN9Northwestern to host Scholarship AuctionHundreds of items will be up for bid at the Northwestern College Alumni Association’s 31st annual Scholarship Auction on Feb. 8.
JAN9Guidebook recommends NWC programsTwenty-one of Northwestern’s academic programs are listed in the 2014 edition of Rugg’s Recommendations on the Colleges.
JAN8
Northwestern faculty members awarded Endowed Research Fellowship grants
Northwestern faculty members awarded Endowed Research Fellowship grantsNWC professors Laura Furlong and Jeff Barker will receive Endowed Research Fellowships.
JAN8Kensak speaks at assessment conferenceDr. Michael Kensak, director of integrative general education, presented a workshop at the 2013 Assessment Institute in Indianapolis.
JAN8Psychology professor presents researchDr. Laird Edman, professor of psychology at Northwestern, has recently presented his research at conferences in Massachusetts and Washington.
JAN5
Classes postponed until Wednesday, Jan. 8
Classes postponed until Wednesday, Jan. 8Because of the extreme cold, Northwestern is postponing the first day of classes until Wednesday, Jan. 8.

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