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Blog Parents

Life Choices—Served with Pie

Students face many important decisions in their first few years out of the home—especially related to college. The right "coaching" can make all the difference in helping them navigate this exciting time.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Blog Alumni, Business, College Preparation

UNW Grad Lands Job at Medtronic

Management Information Systems graduate Zack Swore used the social and technical skills he learned at UNW to get a job at Medtronic.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Blog Faculty, The Arts

The Poet Knows What the Copywriter Doesn’t. And Vice Versa.

In explaining his writing process, a poet once told my writing students, “I never think about the audience.” I think about audience constantly but that poet taught me something important.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Blog College Preparation, Leadership, Parents

Big Lessons from Small Mistakes

Parents hope their young adults have already learned major lessons in academic integrity, managing temptation, and setting priorities in the right order. The fact is they are no less human than when they were in middle...

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Blog Alumni, Alumni Spotlight, Leadership, Ministry & Missions

In Their Heart Language: An Interview with Steve Sheldon ‘61

Northwest Alumnus, Steve Sheldon tells of his fifty years of mission field experience translating the Bible in Brazil for Wycliffe Bible Translators USA.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Blog Alumni, Alumni Spotlight, Business

Encouraging Students to Stay Salty: An Interview with Jodi Richert ‘92

Jodi Richert ’92 is currently a Lead Program Manager at Target, a member of the UNW Alumni Council and President’s Advisory Council, and an actively engaged alumna.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Blog Students, The Arts, UNW News

Dance Minor Opens New Opportunities at UNW and Beyond

The Department of Music and Theater has added a ​dance minor​ to its academic program.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Blog Career Development

Don't Say "No" & Other Interviewing Tips

Ok, it's all good. You've answered the heavy questions during your job interview for what you believe may be your dream job. You've got this job in the bag. But then, a sudden pause. Your next moments are crucial.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Blog Academics, Alumni, Alumni Spotlight, Leadership

Teaching for the Journey: An Interview with Steve Gibbs '04

You will find Northwestern alumni in many different places and professions. We recently had the opportunity to catch up with Steve Gibbs, the principal of Stewartville High School and Middle School and a 2004 graduate...

Friday, January 5, 2018

Blog Academics, Leadership, Students

Northwestern student on science, music, and taking opportunities

With a trajectory towards clinical pharmacy and a love of music, junior Elizabeth Donaldson shares about science, sound, and seeking opportunities.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Blog Church, Faith, Ministry & Missions, Students

Northwestern travels: A global peacemaking experience

Fly more than 2,000 miles to another country with student leaders, faculty, and staff to learn about global peacemaking through the lens of immigration.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Blog Academics, Faculty

Faculty Highlight: Engineering Professor Carrie Francis

Carrie Francis, Ph.D. (Engineering) teaches her students that God and science are not mutually exclusive. Learn how her love for God and her interest in science intertwined.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Blog Alumni, Leadership, Students

Tips for women in leadership

What does it mean to be a woman in leadership? Northwestern representatives found key insights.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

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 Business, Parents, Students

Faculty Highlight: Philip Vierling

As Christians, we often avoid conflict. Philip Vierling, MBA, teaches his students that "strategic conflict'' can actually inspire creativity and lead to success.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Blog Leadership, Ministry & Missions

The crucial organizational role of stories

A college degree in my hand and a burning passion in my heart, I set out to start my career. But the Lord's timing is not my timing. I remain grateful for that blessing every day. I don't want to forget it. Storytelling...

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Blog Career Development, Students

20 must-know resume tips

Northwestern's Career Development office has put together a list of 20 tips to help you make a great first impression and land the interview.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Blog Leadership, Ministry & Missions

The most complex organizational relationship (and how to manage it)

I joined a dozen faith-based nonprofit leaders from across the country for a unique learning experience... we were asked to come with our response to one simple question: What is the most significant obstacle you are...

Monday, September 18, 2017

Blog Alumni, Church, Faith, Leadership, Ministry & Missions

Learning from NT missional leaders: Call and capacity

Jo Saxton, a featured speaker at the 2017 Fuel Leadership Conference, shares thoughts on calling and capacity in the lives of early church leaders.

Monday, September 11, 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

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