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Stories of Transformation at UNW from 2021 Graduates

The University of Northwestern—St. Paul is approaching an eventful and meaningful time of the year when seniors become alumni. This celebratory time is accompanied by deep reflection as our graduates’ transition from...

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Blog Parents

Steady Till Sunset

Are you sensing relief? Is this finally the beginning of the end? As I am writing this, finals week and commencement are just around the corner. This most unusual and unusually stressful academic year is coming to a...

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Blog Academics, UNW News

Leading Those Who Care for the Most Vulnerable

As an undergraduate at University of Northwestern – St. Paul, Gene Leistico ’95 had his sights set on entering full-time ministry. During college, he interned with a pastor at a small, local church to prepare for the...

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Blog Parents

Life is so Daily

How could it be that we’re approaching the last few weeks of the school year already or perhaps even the home stretch of your student’s UNW experience? And yet, life is lived one single day at a time. As we near the end...

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Blog Academics, UNW News

Providing Christ-like Care to Those Often Unseen

Imagine bringing someone you love to an emergency room and being asked by staff why you care about someone that can’t speak, walk, or function in mainstream society. University of Northwestern – St. Paul alumna Hannah...

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

News Academics, UNW News

Northwestern Nursing Students Pilot In-home Disability Care Program with Joni and Friends

The stress of navigating the COVID pandemic has been felt around the world. For families with disabilities, the demands of providing 24-hour care during ongoing quarantine restrictions are multiplied. This spring, 42...

Monday, March 15, 2021

Blog Alumni, Faculty

Q&A: Adina Kelley

University of Northwestern – St. Paul welcomed four new full-time faculty in 2020—three of whom are Northwestern alumni. Below is an excerpt of our interview with alumna Adina Kelly, instructor in the Department of...

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

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...

Thursday, February 25, 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...

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Blog Parents

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...

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Blog Faculty

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...

Friday, January 15, 2021

Blog Parents

Expecting Better

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...

Monday, January 4, 2021

News Academics

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...

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...

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Blog Parents

Recovering Joy

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...

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...

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...

Monday, November 16, 2020

Blog Parents

Un-Becoming

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

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