Biology news

Northwestern College’s master’s degree program in physician assistant studies has received the green light college officials were waiting for: accreditation-provisional, which is the initial accreditation status for new programs.

Two May graduates of Northwestern College and a senior are involved in competitive off-campus research programs this summer.

Dr. Sara Sybesma Tolsma and Dr. Cambria Kaltwasser have been selected to participate in a Howard Hughes Medical Institute workshop on science and religion.

Northwestern College is awarding its annual $10,000 Endowed Research Fellowship for 2019 to Dr. Sara Sybesma Tolsma, professor of biology.

Northwestern College junior Ali Almail has been selected to participate in the annual Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts Symposium to be held at Wheaton College May 28 to June 1.

Northwestern's Faculty Honors award, the highest honor bestowed by the faculty, was given to Nnenna Nwaelugo and Matt Scott during the commencement ceremony on May 11.

Northwestern College will award an honorary Doctor of Education degree to Professor Emeritus of Biology Virgil Muilenburg of Orange City during graduation on Saturday, May 11.

A University of Nebraska–Lincoln professor working on a vaccine for the Zika virus will discuss his research during a scientific symposium at Northwestern College.

Northwestern College has joined the University of Iowa and Iowa State as the only higher education institutions in the state with a gene sequencer.

Dr. Jenelle Dunkelberger of Lakeville, Minn., a 2011 Northwestern College alumna, is Northwestern’s nominee for the 2019 Council for Christian Colleges and Universities Young Alumni Award.

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