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Northwestern College is starting a Master of Science degree in physician assistant studies and expects to enroll the first cohort of up to 30 students in May 2020.

Members of the public are invited to join Northwestern College students, faculty and staff for the dedication of the Jack and Mary DeWitt Family Science Center. An open house will follow the 4 p.m. ceremony on Friday, Sept. 28.

Alison Schutt of Alton, a graduating senior at Northwestern College, received Faculty Honors during the college’s commencement exercises on May 12.

A Northwestern College student has been selected as an associate editor for UReCA, the official undergraduate research and creative activity journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council.

The scholarly work of 93 Northwestern College undergraduate and graduate students will be on display during the college’s Celebration of Research on Thursday, April 12, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Rowenhorst Student Center.

Twenty-four Northwestern College academic programs are listed in the 2018 edition of Rugg’s Recommendations on the Colleges, a national guidebook that recommends specific college departments to prospective students.

Northwestern College will grant sabbaticals to two of its professors during the 2018–19 academic year. Dr. Juyeon Kang, professor of music, was awarded a yearlong sabbatical; Dr. Sara Sybesma Tolsma, professor of biology, will spend the spring 2019 semester on sabbatical.

Northwestern College students taking the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) this year scored in the 77th percentile, on average, besting the national average, which is the 50th percentile.

Dr. Byron Noordewier, professor of biology at Northwestern College, presented at the Iowa Microscopy Society’s annual symposium in Iowa City on Sept. 27.

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Two seniors receive Faculty Honors
Laura Hurley of Canton, S.D., and Chris Sietstra of Boyden, Iowa, are this year's recipients of Faculty Honors for excelling in academics, Christian influence and campus involvement.

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