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City Club of Eugene: Free Speech vs. Hate Speech

Freedom of speech is an integral part of the U.S.A’s national identity. It allows us to freely engage in civil discourse, openly critique powerful institutions, and promote new ideas to improve our society. However, freedom of speech is also used to justify hate speech. This has led to a series of questions that are increasingly being asked nationwide. Should free speech ...


New Garrison Belies Talk of Reduced U.S. Presence in S. Korea

As Published in The Register-Guard, July 15, 2018 Yongsan is a Korean place name that every American veteran who has served in Korea would remember. Since 1945 it has been the command center for the U.S. armed forces in Korea. Yongsan means “Dragon Hill.” According to legend, it formed the southern end of a twisting ridge resembling a dragon. It has long ...


South Koreans hope for peace but worry about the future – Dr. Song Nai Rhee

South Koreans hope for peace but worry about the future – Dr. Song Nai Rhee

As published in The Register Guard on June 23rd, 2018. “Surely this will go down in history as an epochal event,” Jeong Yeoung-su, the honorary chairman of the Korean Chamber of Commerce in Singapore stated, “if it succeeds.” Jeong was reminiscing about his personal witness to the events and the people associated with the June 12 meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump ...


NCU Students Welcome University of Macau Students

NCU Students Welcome University of Macau Students

Students from the University of Macau’s Shiu Pong College arrive on campus June 21, 2018, for the NCU American Culture and Language Program. “We are excited to welcome the students from the University of Macau to NCU,” said Timothy Veach, Ph.D., an associate professor of business and director of NCU’s American Culture & Language Program. “UM students will live in NCU ...


Students Elect ASNCU Officers

Students Elect ASNCU Officers

Undergraduates turned out to elect new officers to lead the Associated Students of Northwest Christian University for the 2018-’19 academic year. Taylor Irons, President, a junior interdisciplinary studies major Kevin Kaelin, Vice President for Academics, a junior math major Tomas Carradero, Vice President for Activities, a junior business administration major Jacob Pitts, Vice President for Environment, a junior business administration ...


NCU’s Library and Special Collections Honors the Protestant Reformation

NCU’s Library and Special Collections Honors the Protestant Reformation

The Kellenberger Library is honoring the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation by displaying several of its Reformation-era Bibles in a joint exhibit with the University of Oregon Libraries’ Special Collections. “The beginning of the Protestant Reformation is traditionally associated with Oct. 31, 1517, when Martin Luther tacked his 95 theses to a church door in Wittenberg, Germany,” said Steve Silver, ...


University of Macau Students Set To Arrive

University of Macau Students Set To Arrive

Eleven students from the University of Macau’s Shiu Pong College will arrive on campus June 21, 2017, for the NCU American Culture and Language Program. “This is the third year students from the University of Macau have come to NCU to study and experience American culture,” said Tim Veach, Ph.D., an associate professor of business and director of NCU’s American Culture ...


Governor Kate Brown Declares July 24-28 Oregon Private College Week

During Oregon Private College Week, twelve campuses will welcome hundreds of prospective students and their families. "It's important for prospective students to find the school that's the best fit for them, that best supports their college and career aspirations," said Kristen Grainger, President of the Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges and Universities (The Alliance). "Campus visits are the best way for ...


NCU Students Begin Summer Mission Trips

NCU Students Begin Summer Mission Trips

Thirty-two Beacons and eight staff members from campus will do mission work this summer in Central America and Asia. “My hope is that each student who participates in one of these trips will come away with a world that is both smaller and bigger,” said Jennifer Little, NCU’s Resident Director and Coordinator for Campus Ministry. “Smaller, through building relationships across language ...


NCU Hosts Model United Nations General Sessions

NCU Hosts Model United Nations General Sessions

Northwest Christian University President Joseph D. Womack, Ed.D. welcomed 1,100 students from 50 Oregon high schools during the Oregon Model United Nations’ opening general session held in the Morse Events Center on Thurs., April 13, 2017. The student delegates will also gather in the MEC for general sessions on Friday and Saturday. Model United Nations – Oregon’s oldest youth organization – ...


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 ...


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 ...


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