Blog and News | University of Northwestern, St. Paul
UNW Response to Covid-19

Blog and News

Check out helpful insights and inspiration from the UNW community.



News Music, The Arts, UNW News

For UNW Music & Theatre Groups, the Show Goes On

Despite a global pandemic, University of Northwestern music and theatre groups have and are scheduled to continue producing well-attended events that both account for the safety of participants and spectators, and send...

Monday, November 16, 2020

Blog Parents


My son recently shared his belief that parents are more equipped to think about the future than their kids because they’ve had to be responsible for someone else’s future.

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Blog Parents

Defining a Generation

Our experiences in 2020 will undeniably mark our students’ generation. Generation Z includes those born between 1997 and 2012, which includes the age range for the majority of our current student population at UNW. The...

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Blog Academics, Community

The Purpose of a Place: Nazareth Hall

Get a glimpse of the Nazareth Hall of 100 years ago, and reflect on the purpose of the places where we live and learn.

Monday, September 28, 2020

Blog Parents

Are We Home Yet?

Whether we experience the familiar, or we learn to make friends with the unfamiliar, there’s still no place like home at Northwestern.

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Blog Parents

Preparing for Launch

Smart and hard sometimes go together. It is wise to save part of our income for the future. It’s also tough to make sacrifices that put preparation for the future ahead of present needs. It is good for us to eat healthy...

Friday, August 7, 2020

Blog Ministry & Missions, Students

Intercultural Studies in Asia

When Northwestern’s Intercultural Studies (ICS) Internship team left the country in January, they had no idea about the global events that would soon affect nearly every facet of life for everyday people. Thankfully,...

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Blog Alumni, Alumni Spotlight

Alumni Spotlight: Bob and Jane Hosman

Bob and Jane Hosman attended Northwestern from 1963 – 1966. The two met while taking classes, sharing their first date at the annual spring formal! From their time at Northwestern until now, Bob and Jane have been...

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Blog Parents

Respect and Responsibility

Our student survey results were crystal clear. UNW students can’t wait to be together again. Anticipating being on-campus, in-person, in the midst of the community they thrive in, feels like approaching an oasis in the...

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

News Community, Faith

President's Message to UNW Community

Over the past two weeks I have witnessed Northwestern students, alumni, faculty, staff, on-air radio hosts, and supporters react and respond with God-honoring leadership to the events surrounding the death of George...

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Blog Parents

The Last Frontier

May was National Mental Health Awareness Month. The goal was and is to take down the stigma associated with mental health challenges. We have a long way to go. In fact, in most churches communities, mental illness is...

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Blog Alumni, Alumni Spotlight

Beyond the Degree: Joann Pittman

Joann Pittman studied Social Science at Northwestern and graduated with her degree in 1982. Today, Joann lives in New Brighton, but for several years in between, she taught English and spread Christ’s light in China....

Wednesday, June 3, 2020


Message From Dr. Cureton Regarding Recent Events

My heart and soul are crushed with grief. What happened to George Floyd on Monday evening was unjust and evil, done in plain sight. It was shameful, disgusting, and disheartening. The video of the event was difficult to...

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Blog Parents

Parenting in a Pandemic

Parenting does not come with a handbook. If it did, we would have thrown out the book and ordered up a new one when everything we learned got turned upside down by each new kid in the family. Even without instructions,...

Monday, May 4, 2020

Blog Alumni, Alumni Spotlight

Alumni Spotlight: Stepping Into Levi's Hope

Kyle and Melissa Gagner found their home at Northwestern from fall of 2004-2006. Melissa (Springer) played Volleyball her freshman year while Kyle stayed active in intramurals. You also may have known Kyle back in the...

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Blog Parents

God's Part, Our Part

In the wake of a pandemic, steep stock market plunges, and seismic shifts in the delivery of education, it would be easy to say that God’s role—His part—is to protect us from contracting disease, facing devastation, and...

Monday, March 30, 2020

News Faculty

Tribute to Dr. Jeremy Kolwinska

On Friday, March 13, University of Northwestern – St. Paul received the sad news that Dr. Jeremy Kolwinska, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities, passed away...

Friday, March 20, 2020


In This Way, the World Can Recover

In difficult times such as these, it is important to remind ourselves that we are not the first Christians to walk the grim road through a devastating pandemic. Fellow believers throughout history, from diverse nations...

Monday, March 16, 2020

Blog Academics, Faculty

Write for Your Life

I don’t know about you, but I love a good story. Whether it’s binge-watching The Crown on Netflix, losing myself in Jeannette Walls’ memoir The Glass Castle, or sitting in a coffee shop while a friend recounts her life...

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Blog Alumni, Alumni Spotlight, Athletics

Alumni Spotlight: Beyond the Court

UNW Alumna, Kaia (Larson ‘14) Hill currently serves as the women’s head basketball coach at Legacy Christian Academy in Andover, Minnesota. Kaia has previously been involved as an asset to the women’s basketball team at...

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Showing 21-40 of 291 results