Category Archives: Alumni

Recent graduate teaches high school students in Slovakia

After Pederson graduated in May of 2013 with a major in education (specializing in English as a second language) and a minor in intercultural studies, she set out to teach high school classes in Levice, Slovakia as a Fulbright scholar.

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UNW musician releasing pop and alternative rock EP ‘Going Somewhere’

Drew Stravers, a sophomore youth ministry major, is releasing a five-song EP titled “Going Somewhere EP” on March 13. The EP is a collaborative project with former Northwestern student Sam McCormick, engineer for the project, and Stravers’ younger brother Clay, who played drums on the EP.

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Alumni discuss the early years of Northwestern’s music program

In 1946, Northwestern had no choir, no orchestra and no music program of any kind, and Professor Berntsen (who later became President Berntsen) decided it was time for a change. Under his direction, Northwestern soon formed a very successful choir.

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UNW Board of Trustees approves phase one of new athletic complex

The first stage of the University of Northwestern – St. Paul’s new athletic complex is a go with groundbreaking expected in April or May.

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UNW participates in art tour with Bethel, MCAD

UNW students explored the way other local universities see and create art. “It definitely was different than I thought it would be,” said gallery assistant Riki Cummings, a sophomore art major at UNW.

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