Incoming senior Vanessa Beane has spent the last year utilizing local and international research opportunities, from handling Idaho rattlesnakes to exploring the tropical cloud forest of Costa Rica.
The Boise Valley is a prime destination for those who love to be outside. If you’ve got a knack for the outdoors, but aren’t too crazy about driving a ways to get there, try exploring one of these top 5 outdoor activities that are within an hour of NNU.
As the leaves change and the evenings get cooler, fall is officially here and the cities of Nampa and Boise have plenty of fall activities to fill your free time. Current student Courtney Ritchey shares five of her favorite fall activities that are fun, close to campus and won’t break the bank.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
NNU's outdoors club—Journeys Outfitting Co.—is on a mission to encourage and create adventure for the students of Northwest Nazarene University.
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.
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.
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.