NCU NEWS Month: August 2016

Call for Third-Party Comments: <br>RN to BSN Program</br>

Call for Third-Party Comments:
RN to BSN Program

NCUs RN to BSN program has achieved applicant status with the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and anticipates an on-site visit Nov. 9 – 11, 2016.  As part of the accreditation process, CCNE is accepting 3rd party written comments concerning the program’s qualifications for accreditation. NCU is required to notify partners and other interested parties about the CCNE’s accreditation team’s on-site evaluation ...


The Region Will Be Alive With Music From NCU

The Region Will Be Alive With Music From NCU

The Performing Arts Department has announced its 2016 Fall performance schedule featuring The Grove Collective, University Choir & Orchestra, and Jazz Band. NCU students will perform annually at 20 different venues throughout the region. “Our students are talented and they are passionate about sharing their music with the community,” said Karen DeYoung, M.A.,  Assistant Professor of Music.  “We are happy to ...


Upperclassmen Offer Freshman Advice

Upperclassmen Offer Freshman Advice

For many freshmen and new students arriving on campus this weekend, a roommate, university-level classes, meeting new friends and being away from home for an extended period of time is as much new and exciting as it is challenging. There are many campus activities planned throughout the weekend and the semester for students to “break the ice” with each other and ...


President Womack Addresses Faculty & Staff

President Womack Addresses Faculty & Staff

Faculty and staff met Monday morning Aug. 22, for prayer and discussion as the NCU campus community will welcome new and returning students and parents to campus on Sat., Aug. 27, to begin the Fall 2016 Semester. The day began with an all employee Chapel Service led by Dennis Lindsay. Dr. Theol., Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the ...


Tech Team Helps Campus Go Farther, Quicker

Tech Team Helps Campus Go Farther, Quicker

When returning students, faculty and staff use a campus computer or log on to the internet, they will get to where they are going online faster than they did last semester. “The tech team has made significant upgrades to the university’s servers as well as replaced the wireless network across campus,” said Stead Halstead, MBA ’13, Northwest Christian University’s Director of ...


No Summer Break for Maintenance Team

No Summer Break for Maintenance Team

Have you been busy all summer? Try fitting this into your schedule---spread 105 yards of compost, plant more than 1,000 flowers, spread 24 yards of sand and put in a new lawn, mow and edge four to five acres of grass each week, trim dozens of trees and shrubs, weed flower beds throughout campus, install two new irrigation systems then throw ...


Beacons Shining Bright On Campus

Beacons Shining Bright On Campus

For some Beacons, summer vacation is over. Student leaders and student-athletes competing in fall sports have returned to campus to begin training and preparation for the 2016 Fall Semester. “We bring our resident assistants, student government officers, campus ministry leaders, orientation team members and peer mentors for new students, and student program assistants to campus a few weeks earlier than the ...


EducationUSA Team Meets NCU

EducationUSA Team Meets NCU

A delegation of international college admissions counselors from EducationUSA Advisors toured campus to learn more about the undergraduate and graduate programs Northwest Christian University offers traditional and online students. The EducationUSA representatives touring campus were from student advising centers in Argentina, Chile, India, Mexico, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Thailand, and Zimbabwe. “We were pleased to meet with the delegation from Education USA as ...


Ryan Carroll joins Teacher Education Department

Ryan Carroll joins Teacher Education Department

Ryan Carroll, M.A.T.S. and M.Ed., has joined Northwest Christian University’s Teacher Education Program as Placement Coordinator and Licensure Specialist. Carroll will assist undergraduate and graduate students to secure practicum opportunities and student-teaching experience.  In addition, he will guide and support students through the licensure process with Oregon’s Teacher Standards and Practices Commission so they can earn a teaching license, a benefit ...


Private College Week Camp Helps Rural, Low-Income Students “Find the Right Fit”

Private College Week Camp Helps Rural, Low-Income Students “Find the Right Fit”

OREGON GEAR UP AND THE ALLIANCE PARTNER BRING HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS FROM ACROSS THE STATE FOR 1-WEEK CAMP Portland, Ore. - In conjunction with Oregon Private College Week (www.oregonprivatecolleges.com), Oregon GEAR UP and The Alliance hosted a one-week summer program for rural, low-income students to explore opportunities available at private, nonprofit colleges across the state. 21 rising seniors from Taft High ...


Long-Time Educator Picked to Lead Teacher Education Program

Long-Time Educator Picked to Lead Teacher Education Program

EUGENE, Ore.---- Kathy Ditommaso Owen, M.A. is the new director of the undergraduate and graduate Teacher Education Program at Northwest Christian University. “Kathy Owen has extensive experience and a deep passion for teaching,” said Dennis Lindsay, Dr. Theol., and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty at NCU. “We are pleased she is leading NCU’s Teacher Education Program.” Since ...


NCU Signs Articulation Agreements with LCC & Samaritan Health Services

NCU Signs Articulation Agreements with LCC & Samaritan Health Services

EUGENE, Ore. --- Northwest Christian University has signed articulation agreements with Lane Community College’s registered nursing program and with Corvallis-based Samaritan Health Services, which operates five hospitals in the mid-Willamette Valley and central Oregon Coast. “NCU is pleased to have strong relationships with Samaritan Health Services and LCC,” said Joseph D. Womack, Ed.D., president of NCU.  “A commitment to rigorous education ...