NCU NEWS Month: February 2016

Speech & Debate Wrap Up Season at OSU

Speech & Debate Wrap Up Season at OSU

The Northwest Christian University Forensics Team recently competed in a two-day speech and debate tournament at Oregon State University against experienced teams from throughout the Northwest. Two NCU orators received novice speaker awards from the tournament judges. Samantha Ross, freshman elementary education major form Benicia, California, received a 2nd place Novice Speaker Award, and Luke Janus, a freshman double majoring in ...


Alumna Calls NCU “A Turning Point”

Alumna Calls NCU “A Turning Point”

Northwest Christian University graduate Kristina Payne ’99,   was featured in the January edition of Blue Chip, the monthly business magazine of Eugene’s The Register-Guard newspaper. Payne is the executive director of the Lane Workforce Partnership, a Lane County NGO that manages the use of federal funds to meet job training and other workforce needs of employers and individuals through partnerships and ...


Mentorship: NCU Library Staff Publish Article About Working With Students

Mentorship: NCU Library Staff Publish Article About Working With Students

Northwest Christian University’s director of the Kellenberger Library Steve Silver, and Karen Head, the library’s public services supervisor, have co-authored: Mentor Where You Are: Informal Mentoring of Student Workers, an article published in OLA Quarterly, the official publication of the Oregon Library Association. In their article, Silver and Head wrote about their approach to mentoring student workers through an informal program ...


NCU Students Chosen For Prestigious Regional Theological Retreat

NCU Students Chosen For Prestigious Regional Theological Retreat

Three Northwest Christian University students have been selected to participate in The Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE) Regional Discernment Retreat for diverse students to explore how they can serve their church and ultimately the world. “FTE’s discernment retreat is for exceptional student leaders who are actively listening to God’s call to serve their churches and their communities,” said Dennis Lindsay, DR.Theol. ...


Gates Millennium Scholars: NCU’s Gene James to Evaluate Applications

Gates Millennium Scholars: NCU’s Gene James to Evaluate Applications

Former Gates Millennium Scholar (GMS) and Dean of Northwest Christian University’s Counseling and Education Department, Gene James, Ph.D., was selected by the American Indian Graduate Center Scholars at New Mexico State University to assist in selecting the 2016 GMS finalists. “It is an honor to be asked by the AIGCS to read and evaluate the applications submitted by many talented and ...


NCU Partners With Zipcar For Car-Sharing Programs

NCU Partners With Zipcar For Car-Sharing Programs

Northwest Christian University is partnering with Zipcar joining more than 100 other universities and colleges throughout the country in a car-sharing alternative that puts students, staff, and faculty in the driver seat to help control parking congestion and provide a solution to reduce the carbon footprint. Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, will bring its “wheels when you want them” membership service ...


NCU’s Speech & Debate Team Compete at Pacific University

NCU’s Speech & Debate Team Compete at Pacific University

Northwest Christian University’s Speech and Debate Team recently competed the 28-team Scheller Invitational forensics tournament hosted by Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. Luke Janus, a freshman double majoring in Biology and Bible/Theology from Jacksonville, Florida, and Stanton College Preparatory School, placed 5th in the event.  Other NCU competitors were:  Samantha Ross, a freshman majoring in Elementary Education from Benicia High ...


Renown Author & Journalist Andy Crouch Visiting NCU Community

Renown Author & Journalist Andy Crouch Visiting NCU Community

Renown author and journalist, Andy Crouch, will speak about Creating Culture with students, faculty, staff, and friends of Northwest Christian University (NCU) during a day-long series of on-campus meetings, discussions, symposia, a public reception, and a chapel service on Feb. 24, 2016. Crouch, the executive editor of Christianity Today (CT), is the author of the widely acclaimed book: Culture Making: Recovering ...


NCU teams shooting for national tourneys

NCU teams shooting for national tourneys

The Register-Guard article by Bob Clark There is another men’s college basketball team in Eugene leading its league. That would be Northwest Christian University, which hasn’t lost since Dec. 6, has risen to No. 8 in the latest NAIA Division II poll and has a coach who offers a familiar-sounding cautionary refrain. “We haven’t won anything yet” NCU coach Luke Jackson said. What the ...


NCU’s Javonte Byrd carries heavy heart through Beacons’ breakthrough season

NCU’s Javonte Byrd carries heavy heart through Beacons’ breakthrough season

The Register-Guard article by Austin Meek A picture hangs in the locker room at Northwest Christian, showing Javonte Byrd in a blissful moment before his world crashed down around him. Byrd’s teammates are holding him in their arms, celebrating a last-second win against rival Corban. It was a tradition the Beacons started, to hold up one player after a victory and let ...