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Founded in 1905 as a Normal College with 212 students, Northwest has evolved into a University with nearly 6,600 students.
Northwest has been named a Military Friendly School for five consecutive years
Northwest has been using alternative fuels since 1982, and processes nearly 500 tons in recycled materials yearly
The Homecoming parade is always a highlight of the fall at Northwest. Celebrate the week-long festivities that also includes decorating contests, variety shows, tailgating and football game.
The Northwest Science Museum has an authentic Mosasaur skeleton, an 80-million-year-old aquatic dinosaur
The University's first academic building, the Administration Building, opened its doors on Oct. 3, 1910. Back then, the building was used for all University functions including classes, recreation, theatre performances and administrative operations. Through the years, the building has survived a tornado in 1919, fire in 1979, and now houses administrative and service offices. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2010.
Originally called Lamkin Lake, the pond quickly became known as Lamkin's Folly during the early days because it would not retain water. After the problem was resolved, it was stocked with fish and became a pleasant oasis for the campus community. The pond and the surrounding landscape was renovated during the late 1990s and remains a popular spot for students today.
The J.W. Jones Student Union is a three-level building that is home to student-centered offices such as Student Involvement, Multicultural Student Success, Residential Life, Student Affairs and Campus Dining, In 2013, the dining facilities underwent a complete remodel to add national brands such as Einstein Bros. Bagels and Chick-Fil-A as well as the all-you-care-to eat Bearcat Commons on the lower level.
Named after Northwest's fifth president, the Lamkin Activity Center includes Bearcat Arena, where basketball and volleyball games, commencement ceremonies and concerts take place. Lamkin is also home to the Student Recreation Center and the offices of the Bearcat athletics staff.
Standing in the middle of campus, the Memorial Bell Tower is a 100-foot structure that serves as a tribute to students, faculty and others who have served the country. Sing or hum with the music that plays from the Bell Tower daily, and make your walk to class a little more enjoyable.
The award winning Dean L. Hubbard Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship features more than $3 million invested in state-of-the-art research instruments that undergraduate students may access to gain profession-based experience.