NCU NEWS Month: October 2016

New Beacons Shine – Toby Carter

New Beacons Shine – Toby Carter

Name: Toby Carter Year: Freshman Hometown: Grass Valley, Cailf. High School: Nevada Union High School Major: Music Why did you choose NCU?  I was at a Christian conference called MOVE.  God guided me to this school after I looked at the brochure.  I visited the campus and fell in love with NCU. What do you look forward to this first year on campus?  I look forward ...


New Beacons Shine – Salena Portillo Barrera

New Beacons Shine – Salena Portillo Barrera

Name: Salena Portillo Barrera Year: Freshman Hometown: San Salvador, El Salvador but grew up in Seoul, S. Korea\ High School: Yongsan International School of Seoul Transfer: Lane Community College Major: Psychology Why did you choose NCU?  I chose NCU because academics, as well as my faith, are important to me. NCU allows me the chance to grow in both areas. What do you look forward to this first ...


New Beacons Shine – Macy DuCoeur

New Beacons Shine – Macy DuCoeur

Name: Macy DuCoeur Year: Freshman Hometown: Coeur d’Alene, Idaho High School: Lake City High School Major: Biology Why did you choose NCU? When I came to campus to visit, I knew NCU was good fit for me. What do you look forward to this first year? I look forward to meeting a lot of people and growing through Christ. I want to excel in volleyball. What do ...


New Beacons Shine – Maci Beierle

New Beacons Shine – Maci Beierle

Name: Maci Beierle Year: Junior Hometown: Yakima, Wash. High School: East Valley High School Transfer: Blue Mountain Community College Major: Communications Why did you choose NCU?  I chose NCU because I fell in love with the campus; its proximity to the UO and the opportunity to attend a small school where you know your professors. What do you look forward to this first year?  I look forward ...


New Beacons Shine – Lucas Pauly

New Beacons Shine – Lucas Pauly

Name: Lucas Pauly Year: Freshman Hometown: Camas, Wash. High School: Camas High School Major: Undecided Why did you choose NCU? I have a lot of family connections to NCU.  It is a great option for me. What do you look forward to this first year on campus? I look forward to getting acquainted with university life and making new friends. What do you want to accomplish at ...


New Beacons Shine – Lauren Kogetkiewicz

New Beacons Shine – Lauren Kogetkiewicz

Name: Lauren Kogetkiewicz Year: Freshman Hometown: Eugene, Ore. High School: Sheldon High School Major: Undecided Why did you choose NCU?  I first heard about NCU from former NCU basketball coach Dave Lipp.  My sister goes to school at NCU.  The classes are small so you can have good relationships with professors and you can know everyone. What do you look forward to this first year on ...


New Beacons Shine – Kinkade Barreiro

New Beacons Shine – Kinkade Barreiro

Name: Kinkade Barreiro Year: Freshman Hometown: Puyallup, Wash. High School: Rogers High School Major: Undecided Why did you choose NCU?  I wanted to find a faith-based community that allows me to play soccer and pursue a university degree. What do you look forward to this first year on campus?  I want to become comfortable with university life and meet new people. It is a new season ...


Dr. Watson Weighs-In on Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize

Dr. James Watson, assistant professor of English, weighs-in on Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize. The Register Guard has the story here: http://registerguard.com/rg/news/local/34890794-75/oregon-music-literary-experts-say-bob-dylan-deserving-of-nobel-prize-for-literature.html.csp


Drs. Diffenderfer and Veach Present Case Study at IACBE Assembly

Drs. Diffenderfer and Veach Present Case Study at IACBE Assembly

  Business professors, Dr. Pete Diffenderfer and Dr. Tim Veach, will present: “Cultivating Global Leadership Skills Through Cultural Exchange: A Case Study on Northwest Christian University-University of Macau Summer Program” to the regional assembly of the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education on Oct. 14, 2016 in Spokane, Wash. “This is an exciting opportunity to present how a strong, multi-faceted program between ...


New Beacons Shine – Keri Schwarz

New Beacons Shine – Keri Schwarz

Name: Keri Schwarz Year: Junior Hometown: Twin Falls, Idaho High School: Canyon Ridge High School Transfer: Blue Mountain Community College Major: Exercise Science Why did you choose NCU?  I love the area.  Both my parents went to a private Christian university.  So coming to NCU was a big deal for my family. What do you look forward to this first year? I look forward to meeting life-long friends. What do you ...


NCU is One of Oregon’s Safest

In case you missed it, NCU is one of Oregon's safest universities! KEZI reports: http://www.kezi.com/news/New_Report_Ranks_Safest_Colleges_in_Oregon.html  


Prof. Srader Grades Presidential Debates

Professor and experienced speech and debate coach, Dr. Doyle Srader, gives recent Presidential debates a grade. Story from KVAL News: http://kval.com/news/local/local-experts-say-connecting-to-the-audience-and-camera-makes-a-difference-in-debates  


New Beacons Shine – Kayla Olson

New Beacons Shine – Kayla Olson

Name: Kayla Olson Year: Freshman Hometown: Springfield, Ore. High School: Thurston High School (Oregon) Major: Teacher Education Why did you choose NCU?  I chose NCU because it is close to home.  I have been around campus my whole life.  I feel like I grew up with NCU. What do you look forward to this first year on campus?  I look forward to taking classes in my major ...


New Beacons Shine – Kaleb Miles

New Beacons Shine – Kaleb Miles

Name: Kaleb Miles Year: Freshman Hometown: Puyallup, Wash. High School: Rogers High School Major: Biology   Why did you choose NCU?  I chose NCU because I have the opportunity to play soccer. The small university environment impressed me during my visit.  Everyone wanted to know me. People were genuine and cared.  It is a great Christian environment. What do you look forward to this first year on campus?  ...


New Beacons Shine – Justus Willis

New Beacons Shine – Justus Willis

Name:  Justus Willis Year: Freshman Hometown:  Mt. Juliet, Tennessee High School: Mt. Juliet Christian Academy Major: Business or Communications Why did you choose NCU?  It is cool to go to school where my dad went to college.  I like the small-feel, the community atmosphere, as oppose to what you might find on a much larger campus. What do you look forward to this first year on ...