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NCU Announces Graduation Date and On Campus Semester Start

NCU Announces Graduation Date and On Campus Semester Start

Northwest Christian University’s (NCU) Spring 2020 Commencement is Sat., June 6, 2020, at 10 AM via YouTube Premiere. All Spring 2020 graduates are also encouraged to participate in the Fall Commencement tentatively scheduled for the Morse Center on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020. “These unprecedented times require unique commencement opportunities for NCU’s graduating seniors and graduate students who deserve to be celebrated for their accomplishments with family, friends, ...


Supporting Mental Health

By Mindi Barta, clinic manager and instructor, CHMC Proud to be a Beacon NCU’s Mental Health Clinic helps distinguish our Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) graduate program apart from other similar programs. Not only does the Clinic provide mental health services to students and community members, the Clinic also provides our CMHC students field experience before entering the field. As many of our students intern in our community, ...


Spiritual Life Has No Walls or Boundaries

Spiritual Life Has No Walls or Boundaries

By Jennifer Little, coordinator of campus ministry & Troy Dean, campus pastor Campus Ministry teams have worked hard to provide opportunities for the core NCU priority or catalyzing spiritual engagement and personal transformation during this unique season. Multiple chapels are available online each week, with hopes to showcase guest speakers and student preachers. Chapel requirements for the remainder of the year were adjusted as soon ...


Campus Life in the COVID-19 Era

Campus Life in the COVID-19 Era

By Princess Fox, Director of Student Programs and Greg Brock, Dean of Students and Director of Residential Life Proximity, physical presence, and shared experiences are the core of community — the definitive pillar of Northwest Christian University.  The past few weeks have challenged every effort to foster community as our students scatter all over the nation, and even the world, since even international students have gone home).  To ...


NCU RN to BSN Program Named one of Oregon’s Best by nurse.org

NCU RN to BSN Program Named one of Oregon’s Best by nurse.org

Northwest Christian University’s (NCU) RN to BSN program was named one of the best in Oregon by nurse.org, a professional group dedicated to impact the lives of nurses and nursing students by publishing thought-provoking content and launching culture-changing initiatives. Linda Veltri “It means a great deal that nurses working in the ...


Career Development Goes Virtual

By Angela Doty, director of career development Whatever the COVID-19 crisis brings, NCU students are getting ready to answer God’s call in their lives. Our career development mission remains the same: to empower and equip individuals to embrace their vocational calling and to engage in opportunities to make meaningful career and life contributions. We will continue to develop purposeful graduates through our initiatives of values clarification, informed decision-making, ...


NCU Receives CIC Grant

NCU Receives CIC Grant

The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) has awarded Northwest Christian University (NCU) a grant from its fund for Humanities Research for the Public Good.  The $10,000 grant was awarded to NCU to conduct research to trace the history of Pacific Christian Hospital, founded in 1924 by NCU predecessor Eugene Bible University, now PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center – University ...


Piechowicz ‘19 Connects Bear Online to Faith & Family

Piechowicz ‘19 Connects Bear Online to Faith & Family

In partnership with the City of Eugene, Westside Christian Church began hosting a homeless intervention program on the church’s property in January. Through this program I have had the pleasure and honor to grow relationships with several of the homeless community that call the 18th & Chambers intersection (where the church sits) home. One of these is Chris Bear. Better known ...


Undergrads Elect 2020 ASBU Executive Council

Undergrads Elect 2020 ASBU Executive Council

The final ballot has been counted in this year’s election for the Association Students of Bushnell University (ASBU) executive council. Katia Burke, a junior, a communications major was re-elected ASBU President; Natalie Downes, junior, teacher education major was elected Vice President of Academics; Benjamin Womack, junior, interdisciplinary studies major was elected Vice President of Activities; and Meagan Mollahan, sophomore, psychology major was elected Vice President of ...


NCU Resumes Classes Monday, March 30

NCU Resumes Classes Monday, March 30

Northwest Christian University’s (NCU) students and faculty begin classes on Monday, March 30, 2020. All undergraduate and graduate classes will be taught online for the remainder of the semester, ending Friday, May 8, 2020. “After a challenging Spring Break, we are pleased to have everyone back in class,” said NCU President Joseph D. Womack. “The threat of the COVID-19, coronavirus ...