NWC in the news

Charting a New Course

The Sioux City Journal profiled Evonne Blankers, who received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree 35 years after she graduated from Northwestern the first time. (5/14/2017)

Strike Up the Band

KTIV TV talked with Steve Connell, longtime band director for MOC-Floyd Valley High School, who has been hired to launch an athletic band program at Northwestern College. (4/11/2017)

Construction to Begin

KMEG TV was there when Northwestern broke ground for a new health and natural sciences building. The $24.5 million facility, which will house the departments of biology, chemistry and nursing, is expected to be completed in August 2018. (4/7/2017)

New Parental Leave Policy

KCAU TV interviewed faculty member Daniel Den Boer and human resources director Deb Sandbulte about Northwestern's new parental leave policy, which allows mothers and fathers to take up to six weeks of paid leave following the birth of their baby. (1/25/2017)

Supporting Families

Northwestern is one of the first colleges in the tri-state region to offer paid parental leave for both new mothers and fathers. The Sioux City Journal talked with Deb Sandbulte, director of human resources, about the new benefit. (1/8/2017)

Drum Major for Justice

As Northwestern observes its annual Justice Week in conjunction with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, Tim Gallagher of the Sioux City Journal talked with Rahn Franklin, director of multicultural student development at NWC, about King's legacy. (1/15/2017)

A Special Student

Northwestern sophomore Ben Grev was featured in a story his hometown paper published about Northwestern's NEXT program, which serves students with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Grev is the roommate of Trey Poppema, a Northwestern student who has Down syndrome. (1/4/2017)

Win Streak

The Sioux City Journal examined the reasons for the Red Raiders' 14-game winning streak that has the Northwestern men's basketball team ranked No. 4 in the NAIA Division II national poll. (12/14/2016)

Ordinary Grace

Ordinary Grace is a New York Times best-seller and novel of the year chosen as the summer read for students in Northwestern's First-Year Seminar. When its Minnesota author, William Kent Krueger, visited NWC in November, the N'West Iowa Review interviewed him about his latest work. (11/9/2016)

Path Less Traveled

34-year-old senior Jeron Jache, a member of the Red Raiders football team, shared his life story with columnist Tim Gallagher of the Sioux City Journal. (11/7/2016)

Conversations About Race

Social work majors at Northwestern College hosted a panel discussion on racial reconciliation and policing as part of a class assignment for a course titled Community Theory and Practice. Reporter Mark Mahoney from the N'West Iowa Review was among those in attendance. (10/31/2016)

At Your Service

The N'West Iowa Review reported on how Northwestern College students participated in community service projects in five communities as part of their First-Year Seminar course. (9/20/2016)