NCU NEWS Month: May 2016

Final week in Cambodia

Final week in Cambodia

At the end of my third and final week in Cambodia, I've been trying to process everything that I have done and seen. Cambodia has been an incredible experience that has radically changed my view of the world. Everything here is so different, yet the problems that Cambodia is dealing with America also has. We are just better at covering ...


NCU Student Selected for National Community Summit

NCU Student Selected for National Community Summit

Joshua Higashi, a junior communications major from Eugene, Oregon, will join members of the Asian American and Pacific Islander Christian Community and other select student ambassadors from across the country at The Ninth  Annual National Lighting the Community Summit hosted by the Korean  Churches for Community Development at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., June 6-8. “I am honored to attend this ...


Original King James Bible Added To NCU’s  Bushnell Rare Book & Bible Collection

Original King James Bible Added To NCU’s Bushnell Rare Book & Bible Collection

Hong Kong architect and church builder Anthony S.O. Wong presented a genuine, original 1613/1614 King James Bible to Northwest Christian University’s President Joseph Womack, Ed.D. and the university trustees during a special pre-commencement breakfast on Sat., May 7, 2016. “NCU is a highly-regarded Christian academic institution where the Gospel is tightly woven into a student’s educational experience in the classroom and ...


Cambodia Reflection – Elephants

Cambodia Reflection – Elephants

Today I had an encounter with an elephant named Soka. The team had been giving him fruit and sugar cane to eat and we each had the chance to have him take food from our hands. I had run out of things to give him at this point and decided to reach out regardless and much to my surprise Soka ...


Cambodia Reflection – <br>Killing Fields</br>

Cambodia Reflection –
Killing Fields

I remember when I got my first gold coin - I was ecstatic and enamored by its weight and beauty. I wasn't going to spend that little guy even if the next Polly Pocket came out and I was out of allowance. I wasn't particularly into collecting money, but the uniqueness and intrinsic value of real gold captured me and ...


Cambodia Reflection – Elephants

Cambodia Reflection – Elephants

Today I had a encounter with an elephant named Soka. The team had been giving him fruit and sugar cane to eat and we each had the chance to have him take food from our hands. I had run out of things to give him at this point and decided to reach out regardless and much to my surprise Soka ...


Cambodia Reflection – <br>Be Still & Know</br>

Cambodia Reflection –
Be Still & Know

Before I left the US to come to Cambodia many people told me that they would pray for me because there are many dangers in foreign countries. Disease, heat stroke, malaria, and sex trafficking are a few things we could be faced with. But before I left, I went to my church and the sermon that day was about how ...


Mexico Reflection – Love

Mexico Reflection – Love

There is something so beautiful about love. Love is a language that has no barriers. It is the only language in the world that seems to be universal and understood across all cultures through actions rather than words. Today as I spent time with the children at Calandaria's feeding kitchen I realized something. I realized that even though I might ...


Mexico Reflections – <br>Tomás Carradero</br>

Mexico Reflections –
Tomás Carradero

Here is my "story" for the past two days. Yesterday we visited a men's rehab and it was great to see how the broken people have been restored by God's love. Some were killers, some were robbers, some were drug addicts, and some were all three. What was great to see was when we sang our song, they sang right along ...


NCU Faithful Service Awards

NCU Faithful Service Awards

Northwest Christian University’s All Employee Recognition Luncheon was held on Wed., May 11, 2016, in the Quad during lunchtime. Awards were presented by Dr. Joseph E. Womack, Ed.D. and members of the Cabinet for staff and faculty who have worked at NCU for one, five, 10, 15, 20, and 30 years. After an opening prayer by Dr. Keith Potter, D.D., vice ...


Halstead Recognized For Campus Leadership

Halstead Recognized For Campus Leadership

Stead Halstead, Northwest Christian University’s director of information technology, received the President’s Award for Exemplary Staff Performance and Campus Leadership during the 117th Commencement held in the Morse Events Center on Sat., May 7, 2016. “The President’s Award for Exemplary Staff Performance and Campus Leadership is awarded annually to the staff member who daily demonstrates the leadership qualities we expect our ...


Kaelin Receives President’s Award

Kaelin Receives President’s Award

Dr. Brian Kaelin, Ed.D. received the President’s Award for Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership during Northwest Christian University’s 117th Commencement on Sat., May 7, 2016, in the Morse Event Center on campus. “The President’s Award for Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership honors the faculty member who is not only an excellent teacher but also a teacher who models  the kind of ...


Kaelin & Coburn Receive Student Awards at Commencement

Kaelin & Coburn Receive Student Awards at Commencement

Seniors Emily Kaelin and Hans Coburn received Northwest Christian University’s highest student honors for academic achievement and leadership during the 117th Commencement on May 7, 2016, in the Morse Events Center on campus. Kaelin received the President’s Scholastic Award for the highest cumulative grade point average with at least 61 credit hours earn at NCU.  She graduated summa cum laude (3.90-4.0 ...


Mexico Mission Trip Day 1 Reflections

Mexico Mission Trip Day 1 Reflections

Here are two reflections from students currently on the Mexico mission trip: Today we visited Campo de Fe. This place was a men's rehab center that we went and did multiple things with them. We sang a couple of songs with them, we played a lot of bingo, and finally, we prayed over them. I heard the story of a man ...


Cambodia Day 1

Cambodia Day 1

Recently, our team of students, faculty, and staff left for Cambodia for our mission 2016 trip. Here's an update from our Professor of Speech and Communications, Dr. Doyle Srader: Cambodia, Day 1   My feet are on Cambodian soil. I've met several Cambodian people, nearly all women, and started the work of trying to tune my ear to their extremely different phoneme set. ...


Daughter, Father Prepare to Graduate Together at Northwest Christian University

Daughter, Father Prepare to Graduate Together at Northwest Christian University

HARRISBURG — When trying on your cap and gown and getting ready for one of the biggest moments of your young life, graduating from college, it’s always important to make sure dad’s cap and gown fits, too. Wait. What? Madison Reed, 21, laughed when asked her response four years ago when her father, William Reed, told her that he, too, ...


Baccalaureate Speakers Announced

Baccalaureate Speakers Announced

Northwest Christian University’s graduating seniors, their family, and friends as well as the entire campus community are invited to attend Baccalaureate on Friday, May 6, 2016, at 7:30 PM in the Ross Evans Chapel.  Tickets are not required to attend the service. Baccalaureate is a traditional service celebrating graduating seniors.  Scheduled a few days before graduation, the Baccalaureate program consists of ...


Global Mission Beacons: Follow Their Blog

Global Mission Beacons: Follow Their Blog

As soon as the semester ends Fri., May 7, many Northwest Christian University students are headed to the airport. On May 8, 12 NCU students and staff will travel to Cambodia for three weeks to join NCU alums Melissa and Matthew Stock and Agape International Missions in their work to combat human trafficking. There are 15 NCU students and staff are headed ...


Northwest Christian University’s 117th Commencement is Saturday

Northwest Christian University’s 117th Commencement is Saturday

Northwest Christian University ‘s 117th Commencement is Sat., May 7, 2016, at the Morse Event Center from 10 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.  The graduating class of 2016 is comprised, 157 students.  Bachelor’s degrees will be conferred for 88 undergraduates and 69 graduate students will receive master’s degrees. It is one of the largest graduating classes in the university’s storied history. “NCU ...


Anthony Wong, Honorary Doctor of Humanities

Anthony Wong, Honorary Doctor of Humanities

Anthony Wong, a renowned architect, and philanthropist living in Hong Kong, will receive an Honorary Doctor of Humanities during Northwest Christian University’s spring commencement on Sat., May 7, 2016, at 10 AM, in the Morse Events Center. “Anthony Wong translates faith into active engagement with the world and promotes the gospel through education and the support of indigenous Christian communities in ...