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5 things to do in (and near) the Boise Valley this winter

December 15, 2016

Make sure you don’t miss out on the unique activities Idaho’s winters have to offer. Check out these five fun things to do near NNU during this cold and snowy season.

A few of our favorite Nampa destinations

December 7, 2016

Check out our top five Nampa destinations that are just a few short blocks from campus. It won’t take you long to discover there are treasures that lie in the heart of our quaint downtown Nampa community.

Sunshine throughout the seasons

July 27, 2016

The Boise Valley has an average of 220 sunny days, low humidity, and 12.1 inches of precipitation per year according to the Boise Valley Economic Partnership. This combination allows Idahoans to spend the bulk of their spare time doing what they love under clear blue skies.

Alumni run riverside restaurant on the Payette

July 8, 2016

Whether you want a savory meal with an incredible riverside view or a quick snack for the road, Banks Store and Cafe is worth the stop. NNU alumni Mike and Stephanie Hammer have established a business with a gorgeous view, rustic vibe, tasty food and personable staff.

Five top places in the #6 top downtown

July 1, 2016

Rated #6 of Top 10 Downtowns in 2016 by Livability Magazine, it’s no secret Downtown Boise has much to offer. Checkout five great places to visit while in BoDo.

Embracing the cycling culture

June 27, 2016

Whether cyclists are craving a leisurely ride through city parks or an adrenaline-filled dash down mountain sides, both can be found in Idaho. NNU’s close proximity to bike trails and setting in a bike-friendly city has led to its growing cycling culture.

Experience the sights, tastes and sounds of rural Idaho at the Nampa Farmers’ Market

June 24, 2016

As a new Nampa Farmers’ Market vendor, Anna Lee, class of 2004, chatted with market manager and NNU alumnus David Zink about the benefits of the market to the local community.

Why Idaho for Hemingway?

June 24, 2016

Ernest Hemingway first visited Sun Valley, Idaho in 1939 seeking privacy. What he found was a remote hideaway, in equal parts wild and glamorous. Making a visit to Sun Valley brings Hemingway into focus in a new way. One can understand his priorities and get a glimpse beneath his larger-than-life persona.

Graphic design student inspired by location

June 22, 2016

“Idahoans take great pride in our state, and I wanted to captivate our pride through my Sawtooth Snapback Design,” said senior graphic design major Alex Kildow. Alex combined her love of art and the outdoors to create a location-inspired design that has sold over fifty hats.

Boise and the greater Treasure Valley often sit atop the list

June 19, 2016

If you spend much time online these days, you probably notice new lists frequently popping up, featuring everything from "Best Trends from the 90s" to "Top 5 Ways to Eat a Sandwich." Whenever a list features U.S. cities, you might notice a trend: Boise, and the greater Treasure Valley, often make the cut.

5 reasons to be an NNU athlete

October 22, 2015

Although collegiate sports are not for everyone, my experience as an athlete has been a worthwhile investment. Despite the year-round time, energy, and effort that collegiate sports require on top of an already jammed student schedule, many of my favorite college memories derive from my involvement on the Track & Field team.

5 lesser-known Idaho facts

June 24, 2015

Think your home-state is the best around? You’ll be thinking twice about that after you learn more about Idaho. Here are five quick facts that might surprise you about the Gem State.

4 ways the Boise Valley business scene benefits students

June 21, 2015

For NNU and its students, the Boise Valley is way more than a set of geographical boundaries. It’s a deep basin of support for future professionals, with an increasingly enticing business climate for both individuals and companies.

Why Pacific Northwest colleges are so unique

June 20, 2015

Within the laid-back haven of the Pacific Northwest is a rugged spirit of discovery. So many entrepreneurial minds in the Northwest have used learning at top-notch universities as a springboard to careers that shape the region, the country and sometimes the world.

Beyond the Idaho spud

June 16, 2015

Despite the stereotype of being a potato haven, Idaho offers so much more for young students. Not only can you find a killer baked potato in the Boise Valley, but you’ll also discover a prime launchpad for your career.

Never a dull moment in the Boise Valley

June 9, 2015

Class is out, homework is done, and laundry is folded. Now what? The answer to this question is both simple and complex. Simple because there is always something to do, so “I don’t know” is never an option. Complex because it’s so difficult to suggest just one activity!

Revealing an Idaho Giant

June 8, 2015

The Idaho Giant Salamander is a species endemic to the Northern Rocky Mountain Region. These secretive creatures found almost exclusively in Idaho mountain streams have gone relatively unstudied by scientists until now. Through this ongoing field study, the NNU Department of Biology has positioned itself on the cutting edge of research on this remarkable animal.

Adventure awaits

June 5, 2015

NNU's outdoors club—Journeys Outfitting Co.—is on a mission to encourage and create adventure for the students of Northwest Nazarene University.

Mongolia, the Arctic, Space and... Idaho?

June 6, 2014

Even if you aren’t at a place in your life where you are interested in “Best Cities to Raise a Family” or “Best Places to Retire” commendations, don’t overlook Idaho as an exciting place to visit and great place to spend your college years.

The Air I Breathe, by Dr. Burton Webb

May 29, 2014

Dr. Burton Webb, NNU's Vice President for Academic Affairs, has a deep love for Idaho's rugged outdoors. With an educational background in biology and zoology, he often ventures into the wilderness for backpacking and camping excursions for recreation, physical exercise and spiritual renewal.

NNU Outdoors Club helps students get the most out of a unique location

May 23, 2014

​Part of what makes Idaho an amazing location is its wealth of opportunity for outdoor pursuits. With a thriving Outdoors Club housed right in our student center, NNU students are able to avail themselves of all the awesome places to go and things to do within a short driving distance.