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Students organize Empty Bowls event for hunger prevention

Northwestern students, motivated by a desire to raise funds and awareness for hunger-prevention efforts locally and worldwide, have organized the first Empty Bowls event on campus Oct. 16.

October 07, 2016
The healing touch needs a mentor's helping hand

Mentoring is vital to success in all professions. Northwestern's Massage Program Director Michele J. Renee recently wrote a story for Massage Magazine about the importance of mentors in her field.

September 28, 2016
Northwestern's Cassirer on list of top health care leaders

Northwestern President and CEO Chris Cassirer was named one of the 100 most influential health care leaders in the state by Minnesota Physician magazine.

September 06, 2016
Northwestern President named to world health leadership role

Northwestern President Chris Cassirer has been named Chair of the Public Health Committee of the World Federation of Chiropractic, which promotes global health and wellness.

August 31, 2016
Phelps, other Olympians draw world's attention to cupping

The technique is centuries old. But after swimmer Michael Phelps and other Olympians used cupping to enhance performance, the world was abuzz about a skill taught at Northwestern.

August 08, 2016
Northwestern's Sweere discusses 'tech neck' on radio program

What is "tech neck" and how can we avoid the pain that comes with it? Northwestern's Joseph Sweere discussed this modern malady on Twin Cities Wellness Radio.

August 05, 2016
Students hone skills at Leadership Boot Camp

Two dozen Northwestern students developed leadership skills as part of the university's Student Leadership Boot Camp. It's one way we help our students learn to lead in healthy ways.

August 04, 2016
Northwestern is represented at Summer Olympic Games

The Director of Northwestern’s Human Performance Center is in Rio de Janeiro to work with Olympic athletes on performance enhancement and injury issues through sports chiropractic.

July 27, 2016
Northwestern partnership helps Vixen reach championship game

An integrated health partnership between Northwestern and the Minnesota Vixen helped the Twin Cities-based women's tackle football team to its best season ever.

July 15, 2016
Northwestern welcomes Ethan Zohn and his hopeful message

The winner of "Survivor: Africa," who also is a two-time cancer survivor, shares an important message of hope and healing with students and prospective students.

July 07, 2016
Northwestern named a Top 10 school for acupuncture

The university's clinical training options were praised in the new independent ranking by TheBestSchools.org.

July 06, 2016
Northwestern volunteers set record for community service

A record number of students, faculty and staff donated a record number of volunteer hours during Northwestern's annual Service & Appreciation Day.

June 29, 2016
Science helps lab understand movement, prevent injuries

A scientific approach is helping Northwestern’s Sweere Center for Biomechanics & Applied Ergonomics understand why people struggle with movement and how they can prevent pain and injury.

June 27, 2016
Northwestern grad follows personal experience to professional expertise

A car accident as a teenager led Matt Thronson to his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree. Now he has achieved a higher level of expertise to help patients get better faster.

June 02, 2016
Northwestern celebrates 75th anniversary in style

Hundreds of members of Northwestern's extended family—including alumni, faculty, staff, students and community partners—came out to celebrate the university's 75th anniversary.

May 23, 2016
Northwestern supports measure for massage registration

Northwestern's Michele Maiers published a commentary piece in the Star Tribune explaining the university's support for a bill establishing voluntary registration for massage therapists.

May 03, 2016
Higher Health Symposium draws attendees, media coverage

Northwestern's Higher Health Symposium drew hundreds of participants as well as coverage from Twin Cities TV stations for coach Jerry Kill's speech.

April 23, 2016
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