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Northwestern College has been certified as a Best Christian Workplace based on data from the 2023 Best Christian Workplaces Institute survey, which measures the health of workplace culture in Christian organizations.

Artwork by northwest Iowa artist Lissa Lane-Johnson is on display in Northwestern College’s Te Paske Gallery through Feb. 29. “Bridging Reality” features acrylic paintings that move from realism to the abstract, usually incorporating elements of both.

Dr. Rachael Wittern, assistant professor of psychology at Northwestern College, will spend the next year collecting data on the mental health states of Ukrainian refugees living in the United States, thanks to a $3,000 Early Career Global Psychology Grant from the American Psychological Association.

The Northwestern College social work department has been granted reaffirmation of accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

The Northwestern College music department will present its annual Christmas Vespers concerts Saturday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 3, at 3 p.m. in Christ Chapel. The events are free and open to the public.

For the 11th year, Northwestern College has been named to the Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces list compiled by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Northwestern was recognized as an adoption advocate and ranked fifth in the education industry for 2023—behind only Yale (first), Baylor University (second), Emory University (third) and the University of Notre Dame (fourth).

Dr. Robert Hubbard, professor of theatre at Northwestern College, is the author of a recently published book titled “Scenes With My Son: Love and Grief in the Wake of Suicide.”

The Northwestern College Symphonic Band will present a concert on Friday, Nov. 3, at 7:30 p.m. The following Friday, Nov. 10, Northwestern’s Heritage Singers will perform, also at 7:30 p.m. Both events will be held in Christ Chapel and are free and open to the public.

Northwestern College’s theatre department will present “Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical” Nov. 9, 11, and 16–18 in the DeWitt Theatre Arts Center’s England Theatre. The show will begin at 7:30 each of those evenings; there will also be a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, Nov. 11.

Kim Van Es, an adjunct instructor at Northwestern College, is this year’s recipient of the Iowa Council of Teachers of English (ICTE) Distinguished Service Award.