NCU NEWS Month: September 2016

Dr. O’Casey to Speak at Christ & Cascadia Conference

Dr. O’Casey to Speak at Christ & Cascadia Conference

Dr. Terrence O’Casey, Associate Professor of Christian Ministry and Bible, is among the scholars, ministry leaders, and culture-makers from Oregon, Washington, Idaho and British Columbia who will present papers and lead discussion groups during the Christ & Cascadia Conference in Seattle, Oct. 14-16, 2016. “I am pleased to participate in this important conference that explores the challenges and opportunities that exist ...


New Beacons Shine – Jane Taimalie

New Beacons Shine – Jane Taimalie

Name: Jane Taimalie Year: Freshman Hometown: American Samoa High School: Catuna High School Major: Counseling Why did you choose NCU?  NCU is a church school.  It is good fit me academically and spiritually. What do you look forward to this first year on campus? I look forward to meeting other students and introducing them to American Samoa. What do you want to accomplish at NCU? I want ...


ASNCU Elects Officers

The Associated Students of Northwest Christian University have elected officers for the 2016-’17 school year.  With an objective to encourage students academically, spiritually and socially, ASNCU is the official student organization that represents undergraduates in University affairs involving administration, faculty, and staff. Austin Dame ’17,President Business Administration, Harrisburg, Ore. Katelin Downes’18, Controller Teacher Education, Pleasant Hill, Ore. Steven Ray ’17, VP for Environment Teacher Education, Harrisburg, ...


Dr. Lindsay Elected to European Evangelistic Society (EES) Board of Directors

Dr. Lindsay Elected to European Evangelistic Society (EES) Board of Directors

Dennis R. Lindsay, Dr. Theol., Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty at Northwest Christian University has been elected to the board of directors of the European Evangelistic Society (EES). Established in the years following WWII, the EES is actively involved in New Testament research at The Institute for the Study of Christian Origins, headquartered in Tübingen, Germany.  ...


New Beacons Shine – Gunnar Lassen

New Beacons Shine – Gunnar Lassen

Name: Gunnar Lassen Year: Freshman Hometown: Eugene, Ore. High School: Crow High School Major: Teacher Education Why did you choose NCU?  I choose NCU because my family went to school here. I am a third generation NCU student. I like the small university community. What do you look forward to this first year on campus?  I look forward to being able to focus on teacher education ...


New Beacons Shine – Guilherme Almeida

New Beacons Shine – Guilherme Almeida

Name: Guilherme Almeida Year: Freshman Hometown:  Sao Paulo, Brazil High School: Springfield High School (Oregon) Major: Business Why did you choose NCU?  I chose NCU because it is close to Springfield.  It is a small school and you get to know your professors.  I really like the soccer coach Bennie Flores. What do you look forward to this first year on campus?  I look forward to ...


NCU Embraces the Community

NCU Embraces the Community

More than 300 Northwest Christian University students, faculty and staff took time from their classes and campus duties to Embrace the Community, an annual event that brings the campus together to support the work of local nonprofits and churches in the area. “ETC’s aim is to ignite passion in our campus community to serve others throughout the year,”  said Jennifer Little, ...


New Beacons Shine – Devin Weise

New Beacons Shine – Devin Weise

Name: Devin Weise Year: Sophomore Hometown: Springfield, Ore. High School: Springfield High School Transfer: Lane Community College Major: Bible & Theology Why did you choose NCU?  I picked NCU because that is where my parents and grandmother went to college.  It felt like a great fit.  The Lord called me to NCU. What do you look forward to this first year on campus?  I look forward to meeting new ...


New Beacons Shine – Caitlyn Sims

New Beacons Shine – Caitlyn Sims

Name: Caitlyn Sims Year: Junior Hometown: Eugene High School: Lane Community College Major: Youth Ministry Why did you choose NCU? My dad is an Alum and was NCU’s registrar a few years ago. What do you look forward to this first year on campus?  I am excited about NCU’s positive environment. What do you want to accomplish at NCU?  I want to grow who I am in Christ ...


New Beacons Shine – Abby Spencer

New Beacons Shine – Abby Spencer

Name: Abby Spencer Year: Freshman Hometown:  Phoenix, Ariz. High School: Shadow Mountain High School Major: Communications   Why did you choose NCU?  I picked NCU because when I visited campus people were so friendly that I fell I love with the campus.  I like the Christian aspect of the education. What do you look forward to this first year on campus?  I look forward to meeting new ...


Community Swings for NCU at <br>Annual Golf Tournament</br>

Community Swings for NCU at
Annual Golf Tournament

Nearly 300 Northwest Christian University supporters took to the links for a day of golf and fellowship at the NCU Golf Classic, Dinner and Auction, Sept. 14 and 15, at Shadow Hills Country Club near Junction City, Oregon. Presented by Kendall Subaru and Chambers Construction, the annual event raises money to fund scholarships awarded to students attending NCU. “Nearly 98 percent of ...


New Beacons Shine

New Beacons Shine

Name: Andres Martinez Year: Freshman Hometown: Laredo, Texas. High School: John B. Alexander High School Major: Accounting Why did you choose NCU?  I saw NCU online and I liked it.  Cross Country Coach Heike McNeil recruited to me run on the team. What do you look forward to this first year on campus?  I look forward to meeting new people and having new experiences with new ...


Fair Brings Students & Churches Together

Fair Brings Students & Churches Together

After Chapel Service on Thurs., Sept. 8, students, faculty, and staff were invited to attend the annual Church Fair to learn more about Northwest Christian University’s Heritage Churches as well as about the many other opportunities for Worship throughout the area. “Rarely, do churches get an opportunity to work together for a common cause, yet, investing in the lives of young ...


Convocation Begins Fall ’16 Semester

Convocation Begins Fall ’16 Semester

Students, faculty, and staff gathered in the Morse Event Center for Northwest Christian University’s 121st Convocation on Weds., Aug. 31, 2016. After students and staff were seated, those gathered sang Great is Thy Faithfulness, while faculty and staff members processed onto the event center.  The music was performed by Addison Wong, NCU’s Musical Director, who played the piano, and  Jennifer Hartely, ...


New Beacons Arrive!

New Beacons Arrive!

New Beacons from across the state, the country and from across the Pacific Ocean arrived on campus Sat., Aug. 27, 2016, to begin orientation for the Fall Semester. Students and their families were greeted in the Quad by the admissions and residence life teams as well as by student orientation leaders.  They picked up identification cards and walked to various stations ...


Men’s Soccer Team Fenderbender

The Northwest Christian University Men’s Soccer Team was involved in a vehicle accident on Interstate 5 near the southbound Glenwood Exit near Eugene, Oregon, on Thurs., Sept. 1, 2016, at approximately 4:30 pm.  No one on the NCU team bus or occupants in the other vehicles involved in the accident were injured.  The NCU team bus driver and coaches cooperated ...