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Highlights from the last several weeks and a look at what's ahead

Published on Oct 07, 2016.

The past...
Students had a blast during Week One. Get a glimpse of some of the activities here.
 
Freshman Retreat was a huge success! Freshman spent a weekend in Cascade with members of our faculty, staff and administration.  Joel Pearsall, our President and his lovely wife Nikki were able to spend the whole weekend with them. During this time they did team building activities and learned more about the culture at NNU. A survey taken after this retreat showed that they all think it is an extremely valuable time to bond as a class.
 
Class elections happened!  Across the board we had great participation. Our Freshman class had great participation to fill the 8 positions. Upper class positions are filled each spring.  
 
The Wellness Center has been doing their best to try to keep our campus healthy with the oncoming flu season. They gave over 150 flu shots at the Wellness Fair in early October. They also offered blood pressure checks, blood sugar checks, mammograms, and cholesterol screenings.
 
Every Tuesday night, dorms have wing meetings which we refer to as Family Time. Lots of information and wing bonding happens during these times.
 
Our Crusader Choir, Orchestra and Jazz Revival groups have been traveling a ton to perform at a variety of churches and venues.
 
Students participated in Serve Day. This is an opportunity for students to get involved in the community through various service projects.  
 
On October 1, SGA hosted the all-campus annual Fall Party followed by the flannel-clad crowd cheering the women’s volleyball team on to a victory over Saint Martins.
Speaking of athletics…you can keep up with all our teams by liking them on FB at “Northwest Nazarene Crusader Athletics” where you will get updates after each game as well as monthly editions of News, Nuggets & Updates.
 
Yet to come...
Fresheree is on October 14. This is our annual talent show where no talent is required. Pure silliness and fun.  
 
Midnight Madness will kick off our basketball season on Wednesday, October 19. Following our student led worship service, Time-Out on Wednesday night, students will gather in the gym to support both our men’s and women’s basketball teams. Competitions, games and fun will be had by all.  
 
In the weeks to come, students will be invited to attend an Active Shooter training, hosted by Campus Safety.   
 
The gals on campus have been working hard to secure their TWIRP dates for October 28-29. This is a two-day event where students run around the Treasure Valley to participate in a variety of events such as corn mazes, dinner at museums, Idaho Shakespeare performances, movie theaters rented out only for NNU, and so much more.   
Although not an officially organized or sponsored NNU event, No shave November is just around the corner. Don’t be surprised if your son comes home at Thanksgiving looking a little different than the person you said goodbye to in August.
 
Our communications department is preparing for the fall play, The M.R.S. Degree. Performances will be during Homecoming weekend, November 10th-14th.  
 
NNU Men’s Basketball will take on rival C of I on December 6 at Johnson Sport Center, where there is more than just the Mayor’s Cup at stake as other athletic teams compete in tug-o-war and dodge ball contests for bragging rights.
 
As you can see, campus life certainly has lots going on. You can keep up with other happenings by signing up for bi-monthly news updates at http://news.nnu.edu/ and clicking on the green subscribe box.
 


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