NCU NEWS Month: January 2016

NCU’s Music Department Announces Spring Schedule

NCU’s Music Department Announces Spring Schedule

The performance schedule for Northwest Christian University’s Grove Collective’s two worship bands: Evergreen and Bloom; Willow, an acapella group; and the University Choir & Orchestra, has a full bill through March. “NCU’s Music Department is thrilled and excited for the opportunity to bring music and ministry to the community and its surrounding churches,” said Karen De Young, associate professor of music ...


NCU Gears Up

NCU Gears Up

Tomorrow NCU hosts 20 or so high school guidance counselors from throughout the state participating in Oregon Gear Up, a strategic college access initiative to enroll more students in Oregon universities from challenging socio-economic backgrounds, first generation college students, and students of diverse ethnic-backgrounds. “We are incredibly excited to welcome the team from Oregon Gear Up to our beautiful campus,” said ...


Beacon to Shine on as Duck Pitching Coach

Beacon to Shine on as Duck Pitching Coach

NCU Alumnus Mitch Karraker, M.Ed. ’14, has been named the pitching coach for the University of Oregon baseball team. Karraker, a native of Clovis, Calif., attended Fresno Community College before joining the Ducks as a catcher during the 2009 through 2011 seasons. He has spent the past few years as the head coach of the Klamath Falls Gems in the West Coast ...


NCU Professor Johnny Lake Featured MLK Speaker

NCU Professor Johnny Lake Featured MLK Speaker

Northwest Christian University professor Johnny Lake will be the featured speaker Jan. 18 The Chehalem Cultural Center will host the fifth annual Chehalem Valley Community Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Jan. 18. The program will feature performances from local school choirs, the First United Methodist Church Choir, George Fox University violinist Simeon Brown and more. New this year is an hour-long social time ...