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University of Northwestern – St. Paul is a private evangelical Christian
Christian
college located primarily in Roseville, Minnesota, United States, and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Established in 1902 as Northwestern Bible
Bible
and Missionary Training School by Dr. William Bell Riley, a pastor at First Baptist Church of Minneapolis. Prior to July 1, 2013 the school was called Northwestern College. Billy Graham
Billy Graham
served as the school's second president from 1948 to 1952.[2]

Contents

1 Mission statement 2 Undergraduate and graduate programs 3 Alternative education programs 4 Science and mathematics 5 Media 6 Music 7 Athletics 8 Associations 9 Presidents of University of Northwestern – St. Paul 10 Notable alumni 11 See also 12 References 13 External links

Mission statement[edit] " University of Northwestern – St. Paul exists to provide Christ-centered higher education equipping students to grow intellectually and spiritually, to serve effectively in their professions, and to give God-honoring leadership in the home, church, community, and world."[3] Undergraduate and graduate programs[edit] The University of Northwestern offers 70+ areas of study,[4] six of which are through its FOCUS Adult Undergraduate Program. Northwestern offers six master's degrees.[5] Areas of undergraduate study offered include elementary and secondary education, music, business, psychology, broadcasting/electronic media, art, English, mathematics, criminal justice, life sciences, Biblical studies, Christian ministries and others. Areas of graduate study include education, human services, business administration, organizational leadership and theological studies. In addition to a mandatory daily chapel program featuring local, national, and international speakers, traditional undergraduate students are required to earn a minor in Bible
Bible
by taking 30 credits of Bible
Bible
classes throughout their college career. Alternative education programs[edit] The FOCUS Adult Undergraduate Program offers an Associate of Arts degree as well as degree-completion programs in accounting, business, psychology, ministries, and communication studies. The Graduate Studies program offers the following graduate degrees:

Master of Organizational Leadership Master of Arts in Theological Studies Master of Divinity Master of Arts in Human Services Master of Arts in Education Master of Business
Business
Administration

Other non-traditional programs include:

Online Programs Early College Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO)

Science and mathematics[edit] The University of Northwestern offers accredited bachelor of science and arts degrees in traditional and applied mathematics, mathematics education, biology, biochemistry, criminal justice, psychology and engineering sciences.[6] Media[edit] The campus houses the KTIS-AM(Faith Network) and KTIS-FM(Life Network) radio stations, broadcasting contemporary Christian
Christian
music and programming to the Twin Cities area. In addition to KTIS, which began broadcasting in 1949, University of Northwestern – St. Paul owns and operates media outlets in 9 other cities: KFNW-AM(Faith) and KFNW-FM(Life) in Fargo, ND; KDNW-FM(Life) and KDNI-FM(Faith) in Duluth, MN; WNWC-FM(Life) and WNWC-AM(Faith) in Madison, WI; KNWS-FM(Life) and KNWS-AM(Faith) in Waterloo, IA; KNWI-FM(Life) and KNWM-FM(Life) in Des Moines, IA; KNWC-AM(Faith), and KNWC-FM(Life) in Sioux Falls, SD, KLBF-FM(Faith) in Bismarck, ND; WNWW-AM(Faith) in Hartford, CT; and KJNW-FM(Life) in Kansas City, MO. Until July 2010, University of Northwestern – St. Paul also owned WSMR in Sarasota, Florida; due to financial troubles, this station was closed down and sold to the University of South Florida, who reformatted the station with a classical music format. Also, in March 2012, the University of Northwestern sold KFNL in Fargo, North Dakota to Robert Ingstad's Mediactive, LCC, who would reformat the station with an active rock format. The mission statement for the University of Northwestern - St. Paul's media ministry is: "The purpose of Northwestern Media is to lead people to Christ and to nurture them in their spiritual growth through Christ Centered media!" In addition to KTIS, University of Northwestern – St. Paul operates a Campus radio station, The Remnant, and a Student television station. The Remnant is a station that broadcasts on KTIS HD4 as well as a live Internet stream. In 2011, The Remnant won its third straight College Radio Station of the Year award from the National Religious Broadcasters. Music[edit] Music
Music
at Northwestern has a long and proud heritage of serving the college and the greater Twin Cities area through its preparation of students to serve in their homes, churches, and communities through Christian
Christian
leadership. Ensembles include nationally renowned Northwestern Choir and Orchestra, as well as Jazz Band, Symphonic Band, Varsity Men's Chorus, Women's Chorale, and numerous chamber ensembles. The Music
Music
Department is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. Majors include Music
Music
Education, Music Performance, Music
Music
Composition and General Music. A music minor is available to those who want a concentration of coursework in music but have other educational goals. Athletics[edit] See also: List of Northwestern Eagles head football coaches The University of Northwestern - St. Paul's sponsors 20 varsity intercollegiate athletic sports, including football, women's volleyball, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's golf, men's and women's basketball, baseball, softball, men's and women's indoor and outdoor track, men's and women's tennis, and men's and women's lacrosse. Northwestern is a member of the NCAA Division III, a Division I member of the National Christian
Christian
College Athletic Association, and is one of nine full-time members of the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
(UMAC). Prior to its NCAA Division III
NCAA Division III
membership, which began on a full-time basis prior to the 2008-2009 academic year, the Eagles were a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
(NAIA). Since becoming a Division III member in 2006,the schools teams have been invited to 20 NCAA Tournaments. In 2015 two University of Northwestern - St. Paul teams advanced to NCAA Sweet 16 appearances in men's basketball and women's volleyball. The Eagles volleyball team has advanced to eight consecutive NCAA Tournaments, 2 Sweet 16's (2015 & 2017), a Final Four (2016), and was a recipient of the NCAA's Sportsmanship Award for all divisions in 2009. The men's basketball team has also advanced to seven straight NCAA national tournaments. The University of Northwestern - St. Paul became the first college football team in modern history to play two games on the same day. On October 8, 2005, under head coach Kirk Talley, the Eagles defeated Trinity Bible
Bible
College 59–0 in a 12 noon kickoff before defeating Macalester College
Macalester College
6.5 miles down Snelling Avenue at 7 p.m. that night, 47–14.[7] The UNW football team has won two NCCAA
NCCAA
Victory Bowls in 2000 and 2008. The University of Northwestern - St. Paul men's basketball team won the 2010 NCCAA
NCCAA
Division I Men's Basketball National Tournament, defeating King College (Tennessee), for its first ever Division I championship by a score of 58–54.[8] University of Northwestern - St. Paul athletic and recreation facilities [9] consist of the Ericksen Center (1996) (volleyball, men's and women's basketball) and the Reynolds Field complex (2014), which houses the Johnson Tennis Complex and 100 percent artificially turfed fields for baseball, softball, football, soccer and lacrosse. The outdoor facility also offers a running and jumping pit for track and field participants, a stadium, and four locker rooms. In addition to the Eagles' success on the court and field of play, the University of Northwestern - St. Paul's coaching staff has an average tenure of over 10 years, with five head coaches logging at least 15 years at UNW. Associations[edit] University of Northwestern – St. Paul is a member of the Council for Christian
Christian
Colleges and Universities. The FOCUS Adult Undergraduate program is a member of the Twin Cities Adult Education Alliance. The Music
Music
Department is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. Presidents of University of Northwestern – St. Paul[edit]

William Bell Riley 1902 to 1947 Billy Graham
Billy Graham
1948 to 1952 Dr. Richard Elvee 1953 to 1956 Dr. Curtis B. Akenson 1957 to 1966 Dr. William Berntsen 1966 to 1985 Dr. Donald Ericksen 1985 to 1997 Dr. Wesley Willis 1997 to 2000 Dr. Alan Cureton 2002 to Present

Notable alumni[edit]

Roger Youderian-missionary Benjamin Fernandes
Benjamin Fernandes
(B.A.'14)

See also[edit]

Northwestern University
Northwestern University
The large elite research university situated in Evanston, Illinois and commonly referred to as "Northwestern." Unaffiliated with the University of Northwestern - St. Paul

Minnesota
Minnesota
portal University portal

List of colleges and universities in Minnesota Higher education in Minnesota

References[edit]

^ Kennedy, Patrick. " Minnesota
Minnesota
Nonprofit 100". StarTribune News. Minneapolis StarTribune. Retrieved 16 December 2017.  ^ – University of Northwestern ^ http://unwsp.edu/web/about/mission-vision ^ https://unwsp.edu/web/undergraduate/majors ^ "Degrees". University of Northwestern–St. Paul website. Retrieved July 11, 2013.  ^ http://www.unwsp.edu/web/undergraduate/majors ^ Sports – Yahoo ^ Northwestern College Athletics – The slipper fits! Eagles win NCCAA
NCCAA
National Championship! ^ [1]

External links[edit]

Official website

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Colleges and universities in Minnesota

Public institutions

Bemidji State Metropolitan State Minnesota
Minnesota
State, Mankato MSU Moorhead St. Cloud State Southwest Minnesota
Minnesota
State UMC UMD UMM UMR University of Minnesota Winona State

Private institutions

Adler AFLBS Augsburg Bethany Lutheran Bethel Carleton Concordia (Moorhead) Concordia (St. Paul) Crossroads Crown Dunwoody Gustavus Adolphus Hamline Luther Seminary Macalester Minneapolis College of Art
Art
and Design Martin Luther North Central Northwestern Northwestern Health Sciences Oak Hills St. Benedict/St. John's St. Catherine Saint Mary's St. Olaf St. Scholastica St. Thomas

Community/technical colleges

Alexandria TC Anoka TC Anoka-Ramsey CC Central Lakes Century Dakota County TC Fond du Lac Tribal CC Hennepin TC Hibbing CC Inver Hills CC Itasca CC Lake Superior Leech Lake Tribal Mesabi Range Minneapolis CTC MSC-Southeast Technical Minnesota
Minnesota
State CTC Minnesota
Minnesota
West CTC Normandale CC North Hennepin CC Northland CTC Pine TC Rainy River CC Red Lake Nation CC Ridgewater Riverland CC Rochester CTC St. Cloud TCC Saint Paul CTC South Central Vermilion CC White Earth Tribal CC

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Upper Midwest Athletic Conference

Full members

Bethany Lutheran Crown Martin Luther Minnesota
Minnesota
Morris North Central Northland Northwestern-St. Paul St. Scholastica Wisconsin–Superior

Associate members

Greenville Iowa Wesleyan MacMurray Westminster

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NCCAA
NCCAA
Division I - North-Central

Bethel College Greenville College Judson University Lincoln Christian
Christian
University University of Northwestern – St. Paul Olivet Nazarene University Trinity Christian
Christian
College Trinity International University

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Members of the Council for Christian
Christian
Colleges and Universities (CCCU)

Abilene Christian Anderson (Indiana) Anderson (South Carolina) Asbury Azusa Pacific Belhaven Bethel College Bethel University Biola Bluefield California Baptist Calvin Campbellsville Carson–Newman Central Christian Charleston Southern Colorado Christian Ozarks Concordia–Irvine Corban Cornerstone Covenant Crown Dallas Baptist Dordt East Texas Baptist Eastern Nazarene Eastern Emmanuel Erskine Evangel Faulkner Fresno Pacific Geneva George Fox Gordon Grace Greenville Hannibal–LaGrange Hardin–Simmons Hope International Houghton Houston Baptist Howard Payne Huntington Indiana Wesleyan John Brown Judson (Alabama) Judson (Illinois) Kentucky Christian King King's Lee LeTourneau Lipscomb Louisiana Malone Messiah MidAmerica Nazarene Milligan Mississippi Missouri Baptist Montreat Mount Vernon Nazarene North Central North Greenville North Park Northwest Christian Northwest Nazarene Northwest Northwestern (Iowa) Nyack Oklahoma Baptist Oklahoma Christian Olivet Nazarene Oral Roberts Palm Beach Atlantic Point Loma Nazarene Redeemer Regent Roberts Wesleyan San Diego Christian Seattle Pacific Simpson Southeastern Southern Nazarene Southern Wesleyan Southwest Baptist Spring Arbor Sterling Tabor Taylor Toccoa Falls Trevecca Nazarene Trinity Christian Trinity International Trinity Western Mary Hardin–Baylor Mobile Northwestern – St. Paul (UNWSP) Sioux Falls (USF) Southwest Vanguard Warner Warner Pacific Westmont Wheaton Whitworth William Jessup Williams Bapti

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