Considering Peter Harrison: A Science Major Weighs In

March 2, 2016


Quoting Pope Francis, Freshman Hayden Holmlund examines a Catholic view of Genesis.


Civic Duty or Christian Duty?

February 24, 2016


Inspired by the NNU mission statement and her background in Political Science, Freshman Blogger Savannah Martin talks about the importance of voting in the coming elections. 

My Opinion on the Woman's Role

February 23, 2016


Taking as her starting point a quotation by Elisabeth Elliot, Honors College blogger Esther Frederick outlines her thinking after a classroom discussion about the views on women expressed in Carl Sagan's and Isaac Asimov's novels. 

To Believe or Not to Believe—That Is the Question

February 22, 2016


Sophomore blogger Nicole Geiger responds to fellow Honors College student Esther Frederick's previous blog post on homosexuality. 

Honors 2.0: What’s New, and What’s Not

February 17, 2016


". . . One professor spontaneously curled up in the fetal position in the center of this amoebic design . . . " and other oddities in Jessica Lund's first second-semester post.

Justice, Morality, Power, and Idealism in a World of Harsh Reality

January 21, 2016


The writers of the Western Canon are not always reasonable and clear, but it's the dialogue that results from tackling the literature that is the starting point for learning, asserts freshman blogger Jessica Lund. 

The Practicality of HNRS2560

January 21, 2016


Freshman Hayden Holmlund relects on Honors classes expectations as well as an in-class discussion of the campus shooting in Oregon that cited Jerry Falwell and Augustine's City of God

The Big Things

January 21, 2016


Savannah Martin, freshman Honors College blogger, writes about her first semester in the College and the always-challenging experience of looking at the the world through the point-of-view of others.

Challenging Thoughts Made Me Stronger

January 14, 2016


Sophomore Honors College blogger Esther Frederick talks about her experience in HNRS 3560—Being Human—a class that she shares tested the basis behind her beliefs on "God and evil, disability in the church, blind spots, homosexuality, and the meaning of my existence as a human, to name a few subjects."

Humor: Charming or Harming?

January 14, 2016


This past November, The Crusader's humorous advice column, “Dear Mama Mandy,” unintentionally provoked more than just the laughter at which it aimed when it responded to a woman’s letter about shaving. Sophomore Honors College blogger Nicole Geiger shares her thoughts on the situation.

Honors College

The Honors College offers a unique, interdisciplinary educational experience for students who meet the academic qualifications and who desire stimulating participation in small, challenging classes.

Quote from an Honors College student, Kirsten Jenson“Honors College has prompted me to grow and determine where I fit in the academic world.”

—Kirsten Jenson (class of 2017)