Nampa in Canyon County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
Northwest Nazarene University
Northwest Nazarene University continues to maintain its church relationship as reflected in its mission statement. "The basic mission of Northwest Nazarene University is the development of Christian character within the philosophy and framework of genuine scholarship."
Erected by Idaho Transportation Department. (Marker Number 415.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Education. In addition, it is included in the Idaho State Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1913.
Location. 43° 35.139′ N, 116° 32.696′ W. Marker is in Nampa, Idaho, in Canyon County. Marker is at the intersection of 16th Avenue and Garrity Boulevard, on the right when traveling south on 16th Avenue. This marker is a large wooden billboard style Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nampa ID 83651, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Little White Church (approx. half a mile away); The Ward Massacre (approx. 7.1 miles away); To the Memory of the Pioneers (approx. 7.1 miles away); Peaceful Trading Turns Hostile (approx. 7.1 miles away); Violence is Avenged (approx. 7.1 miles away); Hostility Erupts Into Violence (approx. 7.1 miles away); Initial Point (approx. 7.8 miles away); Idaho's First Heroine - Madame Marie Dorion (approx. 8.8 miles away).
Regarding Northwest Nazarene University. Established in 1913 in Nampa, Idaho, Northwest Nazarene University is one of eight liberal arts universities in the United States sponsored by the Church of the Nazarene, enjoying a close relationship with the city of Nampa as a cultural center. When first built, the campus was little more than a few buildings out in the Idaho desert. A history of the school's first fifty years was entitled From Sagebrush to Ivy by John E. Riley. The university now occupies a beautiful campus as the city of Nampa has grown up around it.
Now serviving as the alumni house with offices, lounge, library and guest rooms, the Wiley Alumni House was originally the home of Dr. H. Orton Wiley,
The college has maintained close ties with its sponsoring denomination, the International Church of the Nazarene, with a strong emphasis on preparing men and women for Christian service. For most of its history the school was known as Northwest Nazarene College, but achieved university status in 1999. NNU has consistently been ranked as one of the top universities in the northwest, with high academic standards and a reputation of excellence.
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