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Blog Community, Faith, Leadership, The Arts

Seeking Faithful Creativity

Is there a difference between being a Christian artist and a Christian who creates art? We look to Jesus's example as we explore faith's impact on creativity.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Blog Alumni, Leadership, The Arts

Angi Putney: Leading worship and people

When Angi Putney started earning her degree in Music Performance at Northwestern in 2013, she wasn’t sure she’d see graduation day... One day during her second semester, coordinator of vocal studies professor Carol...

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Blog Alumni, Parents, Students

Northwestern's sacred symbolism in architecture

The University of Northwestern campus is ranked as one of the most beautiful in the country...what most visitors might miss is the sacred symbolism that architects incorporated around campus.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Blog Community, The Arts, UNW News

Northwestern hosts largest Christian writers conference in the country

In just the first year for what will be an annual event, the Northwestern Christian Writers Conference sold out, and it became the largest Christian writers conference in the nation.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Blog College Preparation, Faith, Students, The Arts

Understanding your passion and calling

In this chapel talk, Daniel McLaughlin, alum and Northwestern theatre production manager, shared the entertaining and insightful story about how he discovered the passions and calling for his life.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Blog Career Development, College Preparation, Faculty, The Arts

The Risk of Excellence: Embracing Writing Critique

Writer and professor, Judith Hougen talks about the risk and reward of critique.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Blog Community, Students

7 things I loved about junior year

For many students, junior year is the sweet spot of their college careers. Graduating senior Ashley Chiappetta shares what she loved about her junior year.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Blog Academics, Faculty, Parents, Students, The Arts

I want to write. Am I doomed to be a barista?

As an instructor in the professional writing program at UNW, I see lots of talented students. But these students sometimes don't know how to push this writing life forward as a vocation. With some guidance and practice,...

Monday, April 24, 2017

Blog Alumni, College Preparation, The Arts

Don't be afraid of creative degrees

When I studied creative writing at Northwestern, well-meaning friends and family often joked about my future "career" as a starving artist.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Blog Faculty, Faith, The Arts

The power of gratitude

Have you ever stepped into the presence of someone who exudes joy?  How did you feel?  Did you leave wondering what you’re missing in your own spiritual journey and why that joy eludes you? 

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Blog Academics, Community, The Arts

Going Deeper Into the Woods

Follow a twisty tale through the woods, with a stop at Grandmother’s house, an escape in Cinderella’s slippers, and a climb up to Rapunzel’s tower. Northwestern’s theater production of Into the Woods entreats us to go...

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Blog Alumni, The Arts

Music in Motion

Have you ever listened to music playing behind movie or television scenes and wondered what goes through a composer’s mind as he/she looks at a scene and determines what music should be used to support the story?

Monday, October 3, 2016

Blog Community, Leadership, Ministry & Missions, Students

Getting Creative with Snow to Save Lives

Students build an 18-foot snow octopus that fights extreme poverty in developing communities around the world.

Monday, January 18, 2016