Launching Pad
Meet the Class of 2013 PILOT Spring 2013 Chase Donahue Major: Public Relations  Hometown: Pine Island, Minn. Most important thing you learned at Northwestern? The importance of recognizing how God has gifted you and using that to the best of your ability. We are all equipped to change the world; it’s time that we do. Plans after graduation? Strategic Planner...
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Heidi Anderson '13 nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year
WCF Courier and UNWeagles.com Anderson candidate for NCAA Woman of the Year Former Walnut Ridge (Waterloo Christian) standout Heidi Anderson of the University of Northwestern in St. Paul, Minn., has been chosen as the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference’s nominee for NCAA Woman of the Year. Anderson, who graduated in the spring, was a three-time all-conference performer on...
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An Interdisciplinary Quest
Seeing God in metaphysics PILOT Spring 2013 By Shelly Barsuhn Professor of Philosophy Walter Schultz, Ph.D., and Professor of Biology Lisanne Winslow, Ph.D., were deep in discussion, creating a sprawling and complex diagram on the whiteboard . “Theology, ontology, divine compositionalism…” The terms were clues to a groundbreaking research project...
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Preparing for a Life of Service
Nursing program focuses on servanthood PILOT Spring 2013 By Ben Bradbury '09 Northwestern’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program officially launched in May and has all the impressive features of a world-class academic program. Take, for example, the credentials of the department chair, Ginger Wolgemuth: an R.N. with a Ph.D., Wolgemuth has experience...
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University Tweet Chat with President Cureton
University Tweet Chat with President Cureton After announcing our new name, University of Northwestern – St. Paul, we held a Tweet Chat on May 9, 2013 to talk about becoming a university! We’ve created this summary of the chat, arranged by topic so you can easily jump to the answers you’re looking for. HOST Dr. Alan Cureton @prezcure (President) CO-HOSTS Drew...
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Northwestern College senior Anastasia Pederson awarded Fulbright Scholarship
Northwestern College senior Anastasia Pederson awarded Fulbright Scholarship Northwestern senior Anastasia Pederson '13 accepted the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Scholarship in April, appointment to teach high school students in Levice, Slovakia. The tenth awardee in Northwestern's Fulbright legacy, Pederson crowns a decade of excellence overseas. U.S. Fulbright scholars...
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Northwestern College presents 7th annual Five16 Film Festival
Northwestern College will roll out its red carpet for the seventh year this spring, showcasing student films at the Five16 Film Festival on Monday, April 15, 2013 at 7 p.m. in Maranatha Hall . After festival-goers enjoy a selection of comedy, drama, music video, documentary and animation film submissions, a panel of Northwestern faculty, alumni and film professionals from around the...
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Speechless no more: NWC team revives and thrives
Speechless no more: NWC team revives and thrives   Until last fall, Northwestern's student body , full of canny communicators, had no representing speech team — a speechless status junior Adam Saxton ’14 found unacceptable.  Saxton, an International Relations major, joined Professor John Arehart to captain a team of 15 students for Northwestern’s first year back in...
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Laurie Bolthouse talks trafficking
Lights, camera, and most importantly—ACTION! Laurie (LeGree’89) Bolthouse was on campus on March 5 to speak in chapel and participate in a special screening of Trade of Innocents , the feature film she co-produced with her husband. We connected with Laurie to learn more about what it takes to produce a feature film and learn about practical and positive actions...
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College Choir & Orchestra unite
The Northwestern College Choir & Orchestra will be performing a homecoming concert to conclude their Spring 2013 Tour on Friday, March 22, at 7:30 p.m at Calvary Church in Roseville. Orchestra repertoire includes masterworks by Johannes Brahms, Edvard Grieg, and Antonin Dvorak. The choir will perform hymns, gospel music and spirituals, featuring the Midwest premiere of Langston...
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Tom Gisler in Star Tribune
      Northwestern's Gisler doesn't let diabetes keep him off the court
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Lee Strobel visits Northwestern
Lee Strobel visits Northwestern Lee Strobel , author of The Case for Christ , The Case for Faith and The Case for a Creator was on campus February 6 and 7 speaking in chapel and at several other gatherings, sharing his story and encouraging leaders. We connected with him between events to learn more about his journey and thoughts on understanding the facts of the Christian faith. ...
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President's Report 2011–12
From the President When college admissions materials say that an institution is “academically excellent” does a reader dismiss it as hype? What does the term truly signify? What evidence supports the assertion? At Northwestern, we ask ourselves these questions often and each time the answers lead to confidence in this: We say we are...
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Alumni King brothers in the Pioneer Press
Alumni King brothers in the Pioneer Press King Brothers Clothiers partner with Don Shelby for new 'Shelby Knot' tie collection Alumni Kenny '10 and Danny King '10, in Pioneer Press and Haven Magazine Kenny told us why he's personally invested in this business: "Style is something we’ve been passionate about for a very long time. As many men our age have done, we grew...
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Student productions win big: National Radio Broadcasters competition
Student productions win big: National Radio Broadcasters competition February 1 Northwestern College students flexed major media muscle at the intercollegiate National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) 2013 Student Production Competition, winning eight awards in video and radio, including three first place awards. "We congratulate all of our students. They pursue Christ joyfully and...
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Chasing the Dream
Most of us appreciate that one funny ad on T.V. that leaves us laughing, but that’s about it; we’re always ready to get back to our show.Nobody advertising, right? Probably—but then there’s public relations Chase Donahue (pictured, right). "Advertising seems to mold all of my interests, gifts, and desires into one field. My work thrives when I can be creative,...
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Josh Swore in Champion Magazine
        Linebacker turns foes into Jelly
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Sundance Film Festival: A Northwestern first
Professor Ann Sorenson and six film students will be making a first ever Northwestern appearance at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah in January. For one week Laticia Mattson '15, David DeLeon '14 , Anna Carey '13 ,  Krista Koester '14, Chris Behnen '13 and Mike Niedermeyer '12 will be screening upcoming films and joining five other university groups every morning to...
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Sundance Festival: A Northwestern first
Dec. 17— Professor Ann Sorenson and six film students will be making a first ever Northwestern appearance at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah in January. For one week Laticia Mattson '15, David DeLeon '14 , Anna Carey '13 ,  Krista Koester '14, Chris Behnen '13 and Mike Niedermeyer '12 will be screening upcoming films and joining five other university groups...
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Off the Cuff with Jon Acuff
Jon Acuff, author of Quitter and Stuff Christians Like , spoke in chapel for a few days in November, talking about letting go of your boring view of God.  Since he was around, we thought we'd ask him a few questions: What was your biggest challenge growing up and how did it change you? How is support and responsibility different for someone who is single or starting a new...
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Off the Cuff with Jon Acuff
Jon Acuff, author of Quitter and Stuff Christians Like , spoke in chapel for a few days in November, talking about letting go of your boring view of God.  Since he was around, we thought we'd ask him a few questions: What was your biggest challenge growing up and how did it change you?  How is support and responsibility different for someone who is single or starting a new...
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Dr. Geston named 2012 Choral Director of the Year
Dec. 4— Dr. Mary Kay Geston was named Minnesota's 2012 Choral Director of the Year by the American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota in November. Geston returns to Northwestern after serving this past year as visiting associate professor of choral studies at University of Colorado Boulder. "Minnesota is renowned as 'choral country' and has a national and ...
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NWC's first Gilman Scholarship recipients
Juniors Mai Kia Thao and Yana Lenta, and senior Miriam Navamanie are Northwestern’s first recipients of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship , a $3,000 grant allowing them to join 16 other students on Wednesday for a two-month internship tour of Southeast Asia. Through the Gilman Scholarship Program, the U.S. Dept. of State offers funding "for students of limited...
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NWC President appointed to NCAA council
Nov. 20— President Alan Cureton, Ph.D. , has been appointed to the NCAA Division III Presidents Council, becoming its first member to represent the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference. "This is a great opportunity for Dr. Cureton to serve the over 450 NCAA Division III institutions in the United States," said Vice President for Student Life & Athletics Matt Hill '89,...
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MPR features NWC cellist Ben Osterhouse
Nov 16 – While many professional orchestra musicians are putting down their instruments for picket signs in the Twin Cities this week, Benjamin Osterhouse will take bow to cello on Sunday night, serenading Roseville locals with his solo in Édouard Lalo's Cello Concerto in D Minor , accompanied by the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra (MSO). In April, Osterhouse won the MSO's concerto...
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