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Northwest Nazarene University

 
 
Northwest Nazarene University Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Wilson, August 17, 2007
1. Northwest Nazarene University Marker
Inscription. In 1913, Eugene Emerson started a Christian school that his church developed into an accredited college on a campus he donated. The college, located on a campus 2 mile southwest of here, moved to university status in 1999.

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.)
 
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. Touch for map. This marker is a large wooden billboard style mounted on wooden posts in the extreme northeast corner of Lakeview Park. Marker is in this post office area: Nampa ID 83651, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Ward Massacre (approx. 7.1 miles away); To the Memory of the Pioneers (approx. 7.1 miles away); Peaceful Trading Turns Hostile
Northwest Nazarene University - Wiley Alumni House image. Click for full size.
By Larry Wilson, August 16, 2007
2. Northwest Nazarene University - Wiley Alumni House
(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); The College of Idaho (approx. 8.2 miles away); Emigrant Crossing (approx. 10.1 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, first president of the school, teacher, preacher, author and theologian. The building is listed with the U.S. Park Service in the National Registry of Historical Places

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Northwest Nazarene University Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Wilson, August 17, 2007
3. Northwest Nazarene University Marker
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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Northwest Nazarene University - Little Theater image. Click for full size.
By Larry Wilson, August 17, 2007
4. Northwest Nazarene University - Little Theater
Northwest Nazarene University - Emerson Hall image. Click for full size.
By Larry Wilson, August 16, 2007
5. Northwest Nazarene University - Emerson Hall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 24, 2014, by Larry Wilson of Wareham, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 383 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 24, 2014, by Larry Wilson of Wareham, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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