English students take home top honors in writing contest
The Department of English & Literature is proud to announce that Brianna Tongen, junior, and Sarah Lysaker, senior, took top honors in the Conference on Christianity and Literature (CCL) Student Writing Contest. Brianna Tongen, First Place, Non-Fiction “The Ashes in the Air” From the opening sentence to the closing line, “The Ashes...
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EFCA President Bill Hamel to give address at Northwestern College Commencement
Northwestern welcomes spring commencement speaker, Dr. William Hamel. Hamel has served the Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA) as its president since 1997. While giving overall directional leadership to the EFCA, his responsibilities include leading the EFCA Directional Team and the Missional Integration Team at the EFCA national office. Hamel also works directly with the 18 EFCA district...
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Dr. Walter Schultz selected as Staley Distinguished Scholar
Honor granted by Thomas F. Staley Foundation in response to Schultz’s research on market economics and poverty Walter Schultz, Ph.D., Northwestern College Professor of Biblical & Theological Studies, was recently selected as a Staley Distinguished Scholar for his work on Christian responses to market economics and poverty. This honor was granted by the Thomas F....
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Aaron Kahl named women's basketball coach
Aaron Kahl was named the sixth women’s basketball coach in Northwestern College history, taking the reins from Linda Schuck, who retired after a 13-year coaching career following the 2009-10 season. Kahl, who will also take on assistant athletic director duties as part of his job, becomes a member of the Northwestern Athletics staff after a three-year head coaching stint at Dakota Wesleyan...
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Faculty Present Research at Scholarship Symposium
Northwestern faculty experts speak on more than 20 topics Northwestern College hosts the 2010 Faculty Scholarship Symposium on Friday, May 7 at the college’s St. Paul campus, presenting more than 20 faculty experts in a variety of fields ranging from Communications to Biblical & Theological Studies. Sessions begin at 9 a.m., are held on the second floor of...
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National Day of Prayer Event Features NWC President Alan Cureton
Northwestern College President  Alan Cureton, Ph.D., has been invited to be the guest speaker for a National Day of Prayer event on May 6 at Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie, Minn. In his remarks, Cureton will focus on the role that prayer plays in the life of our country, community, schools and homes. The program includes a hot buffet breakfast, Cureton’s message, a time...
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KTIS / Northwestern Media applauded at FCC hearings in Washington, D.C.
Harv Hendrickson, Vice President for Broadcast Operations, attended a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) hearing on noncommercial media in Washington, D.C. on Friday, April 30. Hendrickson has been working closely with National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) to attempt to bring about FCC policy changes regarding underwriting and fundraising for non-commercial media, and a number of KTIS /...
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NWC basketball players earn NCCAA All-American honors
Two Northwestern College basketball players were recently honored by the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA). Katie DeWitt, women’s basketball  DeWitt was recently named to the NCCAA All-American team, earning First Team NCCAA All-American honors. DeWitt was previously named the NCCAA North Central Region Player of the Year. In 29 games, DeWitt averaged 23.8...
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Nick Olson named recipient of prestigious UMAC Scholar-Athlete Leadership Award
April 22 – Northwestern College senior Nick Olson was one of two individuals to receive the 2010 Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) Scholar-Athlete Leadership Award. The award, which is given to one male and one female student-athlete from UMAC member-institutions, recognizes graduating seniors who demonstrate a healthy balance by achieving excellence in academics, leadership, and...
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Welcome to the new nwc.edu!
Today at Northwestern we unveil the much anticipated new nwc.edu! This is Northwestern’s new home on the Internet where we welcome visitors and invite them to explore all that Northwestern has to offer. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the new website, and to help we’ve created a simple overview with navigational direction. ...
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Five16 Film Festival presents student short films at Northwestern
The Five16 Film Festival, an event that began as a small showcase for electronic media communication students at Northwestern College, has grown out of its original venue and is looking forward to the talent that the festival will bring this year. The 2010 festival will be held April 19 at 7 p.m. in Maranatha Hall on the Northwestern College campus. Last year more than 300 students,...
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Northwestern celebrates 10 years of community service initiative
Northwestern’s Annual Day of Prayer & Service reaches out to Twin Cities metro area On Thursday, April 15, Northwestern College’s annual Day of Prayer & Service initiative will send students, faculty and staff out into the metro community to spend a day focused on prayer and serving local organizations. This year is especially significant as it...
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Varsity Men's Chorus Announces Northland Tour
Northwestern College in St. Paul, Minn., announces the Varsity Men’s Chorus Northland Tour under the direction of Timothy Sawyer, choir conductor. The chorus, 40 strong, presents a concert of rousing fraternal fun with sacred, folk music and spirituals, and a little surprise thrown in for good measure! In addition, the tour features two guest instrumentalists, Jordan and Colton Cox,...
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Northwestern College Choir presents Bon Voyage Concerts before tour of Baltic states
March 26 – The Northwestern College Choir presents two Bon Voyage concerts in the Twin Cities as part of their “Sacred Bridges” tour to the Baltic States of Estonia, Latvia and Finland. The concerts are free and open to the public. They will be held: Friday, May 7 at 7:30 p.m. Christ Presbyterian Church 6901 Normandale Road ...
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Linda Schuck steps down after 13 years as Northwestern women's basketball coach
A legacy has come to an end at Northwestern as head women’s basketball coach Linda Schuck announced on Monday that she would step down from her position, ending a 13-year tenure. Schuck, who is looking forward to spending more time with her family, will leave as the program’s most-winning coach, having amassed 216 career victories.  After wearing an Eagles uniform in the...
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Eagles win NCCAA National Championship
Northwestern College won its first National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) Division I Men's Basketball National Tournament on Saturday, March 20. After defeating the Nos. 2 and 3 seeds in the quarterfinal and semifinal rounds of the tournament, the Eagles defeated the King College Tornadoes, an NCAA Division II team, 58-54. Northwestern, who trailed by...
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Michael Wise, Ph.D., Served as Expert Advisor on the Science Museum's Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit
Michael Wise, Ph.D., Northwestern College professor of Hebrew Bible and ancient languages and chair of the Northwestern Department of Biblical & Theological Studies, served as expert advisor for the Science Museum of Minnesota’s exhibition The Dead Sea Scrolls: Words That Changed the World (which opened March 12 in St. Paul). Wise heavily influenced the creating...
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Students Spend Spring Break in Service
March 8, 2010 – For many Northwestern students, Spring Break means service. From March 4–14, these students and college leaders will be engaging the world on a deeper level and gaining a broader perspective of global and local missions. The teams are working with youth and families in urban communities in Alaska, San Diego, Minneapolis, Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador. In...
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Northwestern participates in Black History Month Collaboration Project
Northwestern College is participating in a two-day, multi-campus celebration of Black History Month. Special guest Ewuare X. Osayande, activist, poet and scholar, is scheduled to speak at a series of Black History Month events. Race, Religion, and Society: Strengthening Black Leadership Wednesday, February 3, 1 p.m. Luther Seminary Chapel African-American Leadership and Empowerment ...
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Janet Sommers named Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 25, 2010 – Janet Sommers, Ph.D., has joined the senior administration of Northwestern College as Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. She began her new role January 1, 2010.  Sommers has more than 20 years of teaching and leadership experience in higher education, including 18 years at Northwestern. Most recently, Sommers served as chair and professor...
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Electronic Media Communication students dominate NRB awards
January 15, 2010 – The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) announced the winners of the 2010 student production awards in the Intercollegiate National Religious Broadcasters (iNRB) competition. Northwestern College students in the Electronic Media Communication major have won 24 iNRB awards, including eight 1st Place Awards and the $2,500 Bob Dobbs Scholarship. Also, NWC’s...
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NWC Eagles take championship in weekend tournament
The Northwestern men’s basketball team won the Nicolet National Bank Holiday Tournament in DePere, Wis., last week, defeating Edgewood College for the championship. NWC’s Brian Lecheler was named the tournament MVP. Joining him on the all-tournament team were sophomore Gabe Jefferson and senior Stephen Hanson. On the way to their championship win, the Eagles stripped the Green...
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Northwestern College Child Development Center celebrates 15 years
The Northwestern College Child Development Center is holding a 15-year anniversary celebration on Saturday, August 8 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Center, 2945 Lincoln Drive in Roseville, Minn. Current and former students, families and staff will gather for a celebration of the fun and learning that takes place every day at the Center. The celebration will include food, games and family activities,...
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NWC hosts "Grand Canyon: Evolution or Creation?" debate
On Wednesday, May 13, the Northwestern College  Department of Science & Mathematics invites you to attend the debate, “Grand Canyon: Evolution or Creation.” Steve Austin, Ph.D., and author of Catastrophes in Earth History, Grand Canyon : Monument to Catastrophe, and Footprints in the Ash will debate local science teacher and evolutionist Steve Johnson. Austin and...
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April 30 is the Day of Prayer & Service
Every year the Northwestern College staff, faculty and students alike take a day off from regularly scheduled classes and activity to pause for a time of prayer and service in the community. The Day of Prayer & Service is Northwestern's way of looking past our gates and into the world beyond. Our commitment to God and His world forms the foundation of our community. On the Day of Prayer...
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