News Academics, UNW News
Northwestern's Nursing Program Returns to Top Spot in Minnesota
The nursing program at University of Northwestern — St. Paul (UNW) returned to the number-one spot in Minnesota, retaining its first-place ranking over the past four years among 45-plus schools in Minnesota, according to RegisteredNursing.org. NCLEX-RN pass rates were analyzed by...
Thursday, February 25, 2021
UNW Response to Covid-19
As you are aware, there are confirmed cases of coronavirus disease around the world as well as in the United States. On February 26, information from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) website stated, “…this virus is not currently spreading in the community in the United States.” Our utmost...
Thursday, February 11, 2021
Blog Alumni, Faculty
Q&A: Jon Nykanen
Jon Nykanen brings a wealth of data analytics experience to the Department of Computing, Data, and Mathematical Sciences. In addition to teaching, Nykanen serves as founder, president, and principal consultant of ProRes Group, Inc., an IBM partner that provides business analytics and performance...
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Once in a Lifetime
Despite the pandemic, which we all hope is once-in-a-lifetime, our students are also in their once-in-a-lifetime period of adult growth that cannot be reclaimed. UNW’s outstanding retention is testimony that while the world is on pause, our students are pressing on towards their goals and making...
Thursday, January 28, 2021
Q&A: Krystal Seeling
Krystal Seeling was an adult medical/surgical nurse, then a pediatric medical/surgery/cardiac nurse at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital and part-time adjunct professor at the U of M before joining the nursing faculty at University of Northwestern – St. Paul.
Friday, January 15, 2021
With every transition from December 31 to January 1, we hope for a fresh start. We anticipate something better ahead than what we are leaving behind. Considering the boatload of trouble that has quite literally plagued us in 2020, this year our expectations are especially high. We are universally...
Monday, January 4, 2021
UNW to Confer 222 Degrees in Virtual Commencement Ceremony
More than 220 University of Northwestern — St. Paul (UNW) students are set to receive their degrees this weekend as countless hours of study, research, collaboration, and application are celebrated at a virtual commencement ceremony on Friday, December 18.
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Blog Alumni, Faculty
Q&A: Brad Ruiter
Brad Ruiter, a 1990 alumnus of Northwestern, brings a wealth of experience in sports management to UNW, having worked in media relations with the University of Minnesota Gophers, in communications with the Minnesota Twins, and as an independent Media Consultant providing freelance statistical work...
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
2020 has been no laughing matter. However, one of the things I miss most is laughing more. The seriousness of what we have been up against has the potential to steal our sense of humor and the gravity of our circumstances has a way of quietly overshadowing our joy. When it feels like a battle to...
Thursday, December 3, 2020
Blog Alumni, Alumni Spotlight
Alumni Spotlight: Lowell and Tami Hochhalter
My name is Tami “Parker” Hochhalter and my husband Lowell and I attended and met at Northwestern in the 1980’s. It seems like a lifetime ago, and then again, like yesterday. Lowell represented the Eagles on the football field, he was a proud member of the “Fun Bunch”, and he also played a pretty...
Wednesday, December 2, 2020
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 attendees home with the lingering joy live performances can bring.
Monday, November 16, 2020
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 global pandemic, not to mention civil unrest, economic crisis, cataclysmic...
Thursday, October 1, 2020
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 food. It’s also rough to pass up chocolate chip cookies in favor of steamed...
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, COVID-19 did not significantly affect the students’ experience in Asia, as the...
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 involved with the University on a deep, heartfelt level.
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 Floyd.
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
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