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As part of a grassroots initiative inspired by TED, Northwestern College will host its second TEDxNWC event on Saturday, March 23, at 9:30 a.m. in Christ Chapel. The event will include presentations by members of the NWC community as well as two regional authors.

Elementary school kids are invited to participate in an after-school theatre club offered by Northwestern College every Wednesday in April.

Northwestern College students will present their annual dance concert, RUSH, in the DeWitt Theatre Arts Center for five performances in March. Shows are scheduled for Thursday, March 21, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, March 22, at 7:30 and 9 p.m.; and Saturday, March 23, at 2 and 7:30 p.m. in England Proscenium Theatre.

Northwestern College’s Drama Ministries Ensemble will perform in churches, senior living facilities and a high school during a spring break tour to three states March 2–10.

The Northwestern College A cappella Choir will present a concert Friday, March 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel, following its March 2–10 spring tour. The concert is free and open to the public.

Northwestern College will send 12 teams of students on service trips to seven states, Costa Rica and Mexico during spring break. More than 130 participants will travel for this year’s annual Spring Service Partnerships, scheduled for March 4–12.

Northwestern College’s Master of Education program tied for 73rd out of more than 300 schools in U.S. News & World Report’s 2024 Best Online Master’s in Education Programs ranking. Northwestern also tied for 90th in U.S. News' online bachelor’s degree program category—highest among institutions in Iowa.

Northwestern College’s theatre department will present “Even Though I Know,” featuring stories written with—and acted alongside—students with intellectual or developmental disabilities who are part of the Northwestern NEXT program.

For the fifth year in a row, Northwestern College has set a spring enrollment record. This year’s number is 1,603, up from 1,584 last spring.

Northwestern College senior Jack MacGregor, a theatre major from Denison, Iowa, received national recognition at the Region Five Kennedy Center College Theater Festival (KCACTF), which was held in Des Moines Jan. 16–21.