Psychology news

Rachel (Muilenburg) Kinsinger, a 2014 Northwestern College alumna who is a child life specialist for Seattle Children’s Hospital, is Northwestern’s nominee for the 2020 Council for Christian Colleges and Universities Young Alumni Award.

Northwestern College welcomed 10 new full-time faculty members with the start of classes this fall.

Two May graduates of Northwestern College and a senior are involved in competitive off-campus research programs this summer.

Emily Starr, a 2019 graduate of Northwestern College, received the only undergraduate student research award from the Association for Psychological Science at its annual conference.

Nine Northwestern College professors will conduct research and pursue further study this summer with funding from the Northwestern College Scholarship Grants program.

Two Northwestern professors, Dr. Jennifer Feenstra, psychology, and Dr. John Vonder Bruegge, biblical and theological studies, recently presented at the National Collegiate Honors Council’s annual conference in Boston.

Northwestern College senior psychology major Emily Starr of Firth, Neb., has received a $1,500 2017–18 Undergraduate Research Grant from Psi Chi, the international honor society in psychology.

Two 2018 Northwestern College graduates, Virginia Kjer and Osiris Ordaz, presented their psychology research at the annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science May 24–27 in San Francisco.

Three psychology professors from Northwestern College—Drs. Melanie Nyhof, Laird Edman and Jennifer Feenstra—presented their research at international conferences in May.

Northwestern College was the inspiration for a grant-funded project designed to encourage conversations about science and faith on college and university campuses.