NCU NEWS Month: November 2016

Health Professionals Offer Advice for Holiday Blues – Dr. Marilyn Montgomery

Health Professionals Offer Advice for Holiday Blues – Dr. Marilyn Montgomery

For many of us the holidays are a time to spend with friends and family, but mental health professionals said many others don't share that excitement. Watch Video Mental health professionals said they see an influx of people during the holiday season because it is a time when many people experience sadness, depression and anxiety. Mental health counselors at Northwest Christian University said ...


Looking at the Impact and Significance of Cyber Monday – Dr. Tim Veach

Looking at the Impact and Significance of Cyber Monday – Dr. Tim Veach

About half of Americans are expected to do some online shopping on Cyber Monday this year, and several local retailers are taking advantage of it. The National Retail Federation estimates 122 million Americans will be shopping online to score even more discounts after Thanksgiving weekend. But could Cyber Monday be losing its momentum? With all these other consumer holidays around, that ...


Winter Commencement is Dec. 16

Winter Commencement is Dec. 16

Northwest Christian University’s Winter Commencement is set for Fri., Dec. 16, 2016, in the Morse Events Center on campus beginning at 6 p.m. The commencement speaker is former pastor Randall Gross, who teaches in NCU’s RN to BSN program and currently is the system director for learning and development for PeaceHealth Hospital and Health Care in Vancouver, Washington. Eighty NCU students are ...


South Korea roiled by government scandal – Dr. Song Nai Rhee

South Korea roiled by government scandal – Dr. Song Nai Rhee

During the recent election campaigns a friend, depressed and disheartened, sighed, “What a mess we have in America!” “This is nothing,” I replied. “In South Korea, the president is in hiding. The cabinet is paralyzed. Political chaos is the order of the day. The whole nation is coming unglued.” After 32 years of harsh military dictatorship launched by Park Chung-hee, a general ...


Nick Askew Proves Large Families and Crazy Jobs Can Coexist

Nick Askew Proves Large Families and Crazy Jobs Can Coexist

Sports Information Director Nick Askew and his family were featured in the Fall 2016 issue of CoSIDA 360 magazine. Source: Northwest Christian University Athletics - SID Proves Large Families and Crazy Jobs Can Coexist


Beacons Take Second at NAIA Nationals

Beacons Take Second at NAIA Nationals

A repeat national title was not to be but the Northwest Christian University women's cross country team still had a remarkable morning on Saturday, claiming the runner-up position at the NAIA National Championship. Source: Northwest Christian University Athletics - Beacons Second at NAIA Nationals


NCU Named Military Friendly School

NCU Named Military Friendly School

Eugene, Ore. ---- Northwest Christian University has been named a Military Friendly School for 2017 by Military Friendly®, a Division of Victory Media, a nationally recognized organization that annually ranks universities and colleges as a service to members of the military, veterans and their families. “We are honored to be ranked among the nation’s top colleges and universities for veterans, active ...


Election Reminds Us of Importance of Listening

Election Reminds Us of Importance of Listening

Twenty years ago, I was at a fever pitch of excitement, because college debaters I helped coach had stormed through the national tournament all the way to the finals. If they won just once more, they would be crowned national champions. A few hours later, after they lost, we struggled to understand how such a promising setup fell apart. It took ...


Student Athletes Enhance Campus And Community

Student Athletes Enhance Campus And Community

There is valid controversy about spending on college athletics. There are unresolved problems with the monetization of big sports. Those issues aside, college athletics are entwined on campuses in multiple, positive ways. In the college application process, getting high schoolers to be aware of a school can start with sports. Jim Rawlins is The University of Oregon's Director of Admissions: Rawlins: “Football ...


Women’s Basketball Season Preview

Women’s Basketball Season Preview

When the 2016 NCU women's basketball season kicks off on Tuesday night it does so with some high expectations. Source: Northwest Christian University Athletics - Women's Basketball Season Preview


Men’s Basketball Season Preview

Men’s Basketball Season Preview

The 2016 NCU men's basketball team, ranked No. 12 in the NAIA, is embarking on their first ever season as the defending conference champions and the cupboard is stocked once again for a possible historic run. Source: Northwest Christian University Athletics - Men's Basketball Season Preview


America’s Best Christian Colleges: Northwest Christian University

America’s Best Christian Colleges: Northwest Christian University

Northwest Christian University is ranked among the America’s Best Christian Colleges as determined by the 26th Annual National College Survey administered by Institutional Research and Evaluation, Inc. “We are pleased to be included in this prestigious list of Christian institutions of higher education,” said Joseph D. Womack, Ed.D., President of Northwest Christian University. “Being ranked among America’s Best Christian Colleges is ...


New Beacons Shine – Zach Drach

New Beacons Shine – Zach Drach

Name: Zach Drach Year: Freshman Hometown: Eagle Point, Ore. High School: Eagle Point High School Major: Exercise Science Why did you choose NCU?  I asked God where I should go to school and he guided me to NCU, My brother goes here so that made it easy. What do you look forward to this first year on campus?  I look forward to meeting new friends and ...


New Beacons Shine – Victoria Cizek

New Beacons Shine – Victoria Cizek

Name: Victoria Cizek Year: Freshman Hometown: Soldotna, Alaska High School: Cook Inlet Academy Major: Music Industry and Worship Arts Why did you choose NCU?  We were on a college tour last summer, and when I walked on campus it was like God swung the doors open!  I had visited five other colleges, but this was the place for me! What do you look forward to this ...


Military Chaplain to Speak at NCU

Military Chaplain to Speak at NCU

On Nov. 10, 2016, the day before Veterans’ Day, the executive director of the Chaplaincy Endorsement Commission, Chaplain Kal McAlexander, will speak during Thursday Chapel at 11 a.m. in the Morse Event Center at the corner of Alder Street and 11th Avenue in Eugene. Chaplain McAlexander is a retired United States Navy Chaplain with more than 27 years of service. “As we ...


Speech and Debate Team Announces Schedule

Northwest Christian University’s Forensics Team has announced its tournament schedule for the academic school year, according to William Andersen, the University’s forensics coach. “We compete in the Northwest Forensics Conference with many of the top ranked programs in the nation,” said Andersen. “NCU has a strong team that is growing in participation and its competitiveness.”   November 18-20:  Mahaffey Tournament.  This tournament is ...


Experience Christmas With Northwest Christian University

14th Annual Christmas Concert is Dec. 3 & 4  EUGENE, Ore.---- Experience Christmas, Northwest Christian University’s annual concert to celebrate the Christmas Season with the community in song is Sat., Dec. 3, and Sun. Dec. 4, 2016, in the Morse Event Center on campus at the corner of Alder Street and 11th Avenue in Eugene. This year’s theme for Experience Christmas is ...


New Beacons Shine – Daniel Carter

New Beacons Shine – Daniel Carter

Name: Daniel Carter Year: Freshman Hometown: Grass Valley High School: Nevada Union High School Major: Math Why did you choose NCU?  I came on a visit with my twin brother Toby and liked the campus and school.  I am going to run on the Beacon track team. What do you look forward to this first year on campus?  It is a new chapter in my life. ...


Prof. Johnny Lake Participates in 4j Panel On Race

NCU's professor in the Teacher Education department, Dr. Johnny Lake, recently participated in a 4j disctrict panel on race. The Register Guard reports here: http://registerguard.com/rg/news/local/34921461-75/roosevelt-students-look-at-hot-topics-through-mathematical-lens.html.csp