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Eleven Northwestern College professors are conducting research and pursuing further study this summer with funding from the Northwestern College Scholarship Grants program.

Seven presentations given by Northwestern College faculty and staff have been added to the TED video library on YouTube.

Dr. Micah Parker has resigned as Northwestern College’s vice president for athletics after three years in that role to return to his previous institution. He has been named vice president for athletics at NCAA Division I California Baptist University, where he served as athletic director from 2009 to 2020.

Dr. James Mead, professor of biblical and theological studies at Northwestern College, has been named the 2023 recipient of the Northwestern Teaching Excellence Award. He was honored during the college’s commencement ceremony on May 13.

Dr. Laird Edman, professor of psychology at Northwestern College, has been named the 2023 recipient of the college’s Faculty Excellence in Faith and Learning Award. He was honored during commencement exercises on May 13.

Sierra Tumbleson, a theatre major from Trimont, Minnesota, received Faculty Honors during Northwestern College’s commencement exercises on May 13.

Five Northwestern College seniors recently recorded a top score in the international Business Strategy Game, a dynamic online simulation in which participants are assigned the task of running an athletic footwear company.

Northwestern College has announced the hiring of Dr. Jill Swisher as dean of its Graduate School & Adult Learning division.

Brett Bastian, professor of practice in physician assistant studies, and Greta Grond, director of DeWitt Library, are the recipients of Northwestern College’s 2023 Inspirational Service Awards. Bastian was chosen as the faculty recipient, while Grond received the staff award during the college’s Celebration Banquet on May 8.

Northwestern College has hired a distinguished engineering educator with experience in administration, teaching and research on three continents to develop a new undergraduate engineering program that is set to launch, following accreditor approval, in the fall of 2024.