NCU NEWS Month: July 2012

Giving the Gift You Always Intended

Giving the Gift You Always Intended

Four of my five immediate family members have graduated from this University. My wife Ginny, in fact, graduated three times, earning her associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s. Three family members were in school at the same time (an impossible feat without considerable scholarship support, as one can imagine). The personal friendships, nurture and direction received while at NCU created a deep ...


Learning to Love My Enemies

Learning to Love My Enemies

Isaiah Blake, NCU Sophomore To traverse halfway across the world and experience a third-world country and return unaffected is what I would consider to be an impossible notion. What I witnessed in Cambodia, besides the obvious impoverished situation that the Khmer people live in, was a culture that harbors little respect for each other and focuses on the self.  In a culture ...


Does your librarian SWiVL!

Does your librarian SWiVL!

Like any other discipline or profession, librarianship has its own unique set of issues, questions, dreams, frustrations, and particular language. Topics as lofty as intellectual freedom and information literacy mix with subjects as mundane as overdue fine amounts and cataloging minutia in our conversations with one another. The challenge, often, is finding opportunities to have such conversations with our colleagues ...


July Fourth Celebration … very Eugene, very NCU!

July Fourth Celebration … very Eugene, very NCU!

All my life, July Fourth has meant celebrating America with fireworks, barbecues, and in some of the smaller towns where I've lived, even a little parade. Well, here in Eugene, we do the fireworks and the barbecue, but our parade goes zipping by. This morning, as the rest of the country turns up the air conditioning, I will take my cue ...