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NCU Embraces The Community

NCU Embraces The Community

Northwest Christian University students, faculty and staff will engage with 24 non-profit organizations during the annual Embrace The Community event on Tues., Sept. 18, 2018. “More than 300 NCU students and campus community members will participate in a variety of work assignments to support the many local non-profit organizations who do so much good for the community and our students,” said ...


Crichton and Owen Receive President’s Awards

Crichton and Owen Receive President’s Awards

Elyse Crichton ’12, MBA’14 , Instructional Technology Specialist, and Kathy Ditommaso Owen, M.S., Assistant Dean of Teacher Education and Assistant Professor of Teacher Education, received the President’s Award for Excellence and Campus Leadership during Northwest Christian University’s 119th Commencement on Sat., May 11, 2018, in the Morse Event Center on campus. “Elyse distinguished herself as a leader from the moment she ...


Summertime is Mission Time for NCU Students

Summertime is Mission Time for NCU Students

Four NCU Missions Teams, comprise of more than 40 students and staff, will leave to spend part of their summers in Cambodia, China, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. “NCU has long standing relationships with ministries and organizations in Cambodia and Mexico,” said Troy Dean M.A., NCU’s campus pastor and an assistant professor. “China and Puerto Rico are new missions for NCU this ...


NCU to Honor Ethical Business Leaders at Evening of Tribute

NCU to Honor Ethical Business Leaders at Evening of Tribute

Northwest Christian University’s Center for Leadership and Ethics (CLE) will honor Eugene business leaders Joe and Cathleen Karcher, Rexius, and Relief Nursery as the 2018 recipients of the Exemplary Ethical Leader Awards, the Center’s highest honor. “The Exemplary Ethical Leader Awards recognize individuals, businesses, and non-profit organizations for establishing a culture where honorable and ethical business practices are the foundation for ...


Missions Auction For Student Mission Trips is March 2

Missions Auction For Student Mission Trips is March 2

Tickets are available now for the annual Missions Auction to support student mission trips. The Missions Auction is Friday, March 2, at 7 pm in the Morse Event Center on campus. “The Missions Auction is an important opportunity for the community to learn about the mission work our students do around the globe and a way for NCU students to earn ...


Employees Shining in the Community

Employees Shining in the Community

Two Northwest Christian University employees have been named to leadership positions with organizations serving the local business and arts community. Kassia Galick, Assistant Director of Admissions, Bilingual, is the 2018 Co-Chair of the Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professional Summit. It is Galick’s third-year involved in the summit. In anticipation of 500 or more young professionals coming together, Galick and ...


NCU Hosts Annual International Thanksgiving Dinner

NCU Hosts Annual International Thanksgiving Dinner

More than 120 international students, representing 26 countries, celebrated Thanksgiving in the Banquet Room in Burke-Griffeth Hall on Sun., Nov 19. The international students attend Northwest Christian University, Lane Community College, and the University of Oregon. For many, it was their first American Thanksgiving. They were treated to turkey and all the trimmings before capping off the evening with square dancing. ...


Tickets on Sale Now For Northwest Christian University’s Experience Christmas Concert

Tickets on Sale Now For Northwest Christian University’s Experience Christmas Concert

EUGENE, Ore. ---- Classic Christmas melodies and variations on longtime favorites will fill the Morse Event Center with cheer during Northwest Christian University’s annual Experience Christmas production, a concert to celebrate the Christmas Season with the community. The popular event features performances from NCU Performing Arts including the University Choir & Orchestra, Jazz Band, Willow, and The Grove Collective. This year's theme, ...


NCU Embraces The Community

NCU Embraces The Community

More than 300 Northwest Christian University students, faculty and staff will engage with 24 non-profit organizations during the annual Embrace The Community event on Thurs., Sept. 14, 2017. “ETC participants will sign up for a variety of work assignments to provide needed assistance to the non-profit organizations who do so much good for the community and our students,” said Jennifer Little, ...


Teacher Education Program Endorsed For Special Education and Physical Education

Teacher Education Program Endorsed For Special Education and Physical Education

Students enrolled in Northwest Christian University’s teacher education undergraduate degree program can now earn endorsements in special education and physical education. “There is growing demand for teachers with special education and physical education endorsements,” said Dennis Lindsay, Dr. Theol., Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty. “It is a credit to our faculty and staff that NCU is ...


NCU Hosts Perinatal Rescue Training

NCU Hosts Perinatal Rescue Training

Northwest Christian University hosted the Perinatal Rescue Network’s (PRN) Helping Babies Breathe master training course on Aug. 2, 2017, in the Banquet Room. Dr. James Hulse taught the course to a dedicated group of volunteer healthcare professionals who want to improve the survival of mothers and babies in resource limited settings by creating more sustainable opportunities for access to newborn resuscitation ...


NCU and Sumner College’s Nursing Program Sign Articulation Agreement

NCU and Sumner College’s Nursing Program Sign Articulation Agreement

Northwest Christian University has signed an articulation agreement with Sumner College-Portland that creates an opportunity for graduates of the college’s Associate Degree Nursing program to enroll in NCU’s Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program ready to take classes in the major. “NCU is pleased to partner with Sumner College to provide its RNs and alumni with a pathway ...


NCU’s MA in Counseling Among Most Affordable

NCU’s MA in Counseling Among Most Affordable

Northwest Christian University’s Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling was named one of the most affordable in the West, according to Bestcounselingdegrees.net, whose mission is to share expert information about the top counseling degrees to help students achieve their goals. NCU ranked 14th out of 70 programs in 13 Western States that are accredited by the Council for Accreditation ...


Speers, GloryBee, & Eugene Mission Honored at An Evening of Tribute

Speers, GloryBee, & Eugene Mission Honored at An Evening of Tribute

More than 400 friends, community leaders, and University supporters gathered for dinner in the Morse Event Center to honor the 2017 Exemplary Ethical Leadership Award recipients during An Evening of Tribute presented by Northwest Christian University's Center for Leadership and Ethics and sponsored by Moss Adams LLP. The annual event was held on Thurs., May 11, 2017. This year's awards ...


Lewis and Mills Receive President’s Awards

Lewis and Mills Receive President’s Awards

Assistant Professor Stacey Lewis, MBA, and Brian Mills, M.A., director of assessment and assistant professor of humanities, received the President’s Award for Excellence and Campus Leadership during Northwest Christian University’s 118th Commencement on Sat., May 6, 2017, in the Morse Event Center on campus. “The President’s Award for Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership honors the faculty member who is not only ...


Eugene Mission, GloryBee Foods and Phil Speers honored by Northwest Christian University

Eugene Mission, GloryBee Foods and Phil Speers honored by Northwest Christian University

Eugene car dealer Phil Speers, GloryBee Foods and the Eugene Mission have been named as this year’s recipients of ethical leadership awards by Northwest Christian University’s Center for Leadership & Ethics. “Phil Speers, GloryBee and the Eugene Mission embody the very best of what we strive to teach our students in the classroom and through internships and missional work,” Keith Potter, ...


Doty Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Doty Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Angela Doty, M.A., GCDF, received the Esther Matthews Lifetime Achievement Award from the Oregon Career Development Association during the organization’s 14th Annual Spring Professional Development Institute recently held in Portland, Oregon. Doty is the Director of Academic Services and Career Development at Northwest Christian University where she leads and oversees the University’s Academic Services including the office of Academic Advising, Career ...


Dr. Keith Potter speaking at Turner marriage workshop Feb. 25

Dr. Keith Potter speaking at Turner marriage workshop Feb. 25

“Unshakable: the Building Blocks to an Enduring Marriage” is the theme of a 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, event at the Oregon Christian Convention, just southeast of Turner. Speaker is Keith Potter, vice president of advancement for Northwest Christian University in Eugene. He wrote a book with the same title and has presented more than 100 marriage workshops ...


Mission Dessert Auction set for March 3rd

Mission Dessert Auction set for March 3rd

The annual dessert auction to support student mission trips is scheduled for Fri., March 3, 2017, in the Banquet Room on campus. “The dessert auction is one way for NCU students to earn money to pay for their summer mission trips that are led by our faculty and staff,” said Jennifer Little, M.A., coordinator for campus ministry and resident director. “This ...


NCU is Collection Site for Winter Clothing Drive

NCU is Collection Site for Winter Clothing Drive

Catholic Community Services of Lane County has designated Northwest Christian University as a collection site for its annual winter clothing drive to support low-income households throughout the area. NCU faculty, staff, friends, and students can place warm clothing donations in the bin located in the lobby of the Pomajevich Faculty Building. During the past four years, Catholic Community Services has collected ...


Students Hold Shoe Cutting Party to Help People Living in Uganda

Students at Northwest Christian University are taking a break from finals this week, to help people living in Africa. Watch Video They held a shoe cutting party Sunday night for Sole Hope. It's an organization that helps people in Uganda who are struggling with poverty. It also works to prevent foot-related diseases. At the event, people cut patterns in old, donated jeans and then ...


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  


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, ...


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 ...


NCU Hosts Students from the University of Macau in China

NCU Hosts Students from the University of Macau in China

EUGENE, Ore. ---- Northwest Christian University is hosting 16 students from Shiu Pong College at China’s University of Macau from June 28, 2016, through July 12, 2016. “We are pleased to have the students from the University of Macau living and learning on the NCU campus,” said Joseph Womack, Ed.D., president of Northwest Christian University.  “This is an important opportunity for ...


Nicaragua Final Post – Background on Villa Esperanza

Nicaragua Final Post – Background on Villa Esperanza

Villa Esperanza or "Village of Hope" where our NCU team stayed for the past week: Villa Esperanza is not simply a beacon of light for the 29 Nicaraguan girls who reside there but it's a place of transformation for the hearts of team members who come as well. In 2007, Villa Esperanza opened their doors to girls living in La Chureca, one ...


Nicaragua Reflections – Last Day

Nicaragua Reflections – Last Day

Today was our last day in Nicaragua Managua. The week was full of laughter and joy, which touched my heart and the hearts of those on our team. I could not ask for a more incredible time here in Nicaragua. The people in Nicaragua are deeply filled with joy and love; and it’s so evident in their lives. Throughout the ...


Nicaragua Reflection – Maddi and Melz in Managua

Nicaragua Reflection – Maddi and Melz in Managua

Signing on, this is Maddi and Melz… Once again our alarms went off at 7am, which isn’t easy for us gals. After six straight nights of staying up way later than intended, due to Jessica’s endless cackle and Gianna’s puppet shows (that only Maddi attends), we dragged ourselves out of bed and to the front porch where Zoe led us in ...


Nicaraguan Reflection – Top 20 Adventures Today

Nicaraguan Reflection – Top 20 Adventures Today

Welcome from Hannah and Kirsten, Today was our excursion day! We are not great writers, so we decided to make a list of the Top 20 things we did! Hope you enjoy! Woke up to a beautiful devotion by Gianna (about language barriers) Ate a delicious breakfast at the Villa Traveled to Granada (a wealthier city about an hour away from ...


Nicaragua Reflections – Joy & Intrigue

Nicaragua Reflections – Joy & Intrigue

Today is the fourth day we have been in Nicaragua. So far, so incredible. For the first two days (Saturday and Sunday) we were blessed to have rain and overcast weather, a big contrast to the 95 degree, 75% Central American humidity that we have had for the last two days (Monday and Tuesday). The weather is a nice intro, ...


Nicaragua Reflection – Calling & Connection

Nicaragua Reflection – Calling & Connection

We find the Lord when we seek him with all of our heart. Sometimes life is a very scary and intimidating thing and we don’t always want to follow what the Lord is giving us or putting in front of our lives. Coming on this mission trip was a big step for me. It has pushed me in my walk ...


Nicaragua Reflections – Family Day

Nicaragua Reflections – Family Day

Today, in the grand land of Nicaragua, was family day! What an incredible experience that was. To begin the day, we welcomed the girls’ families into the villa and had a church service with them. It was super incredible to be able to worship along side the families because we were singing in Spanish. It hit me at that moment ...


Nicaragua Initial Reflections

Nicaragua Initial Reflections

It has been an incredible first day. We arrived at the Villa in the early afternoon and had a little bit of downtime to settle in as a heavy rainstorm came through. Later, we got to help set up a volleyball net and put together gift bags for tomorrow’s family carnival. My favorite part of the day came in the ...


Unexpected Happy Place

Unexpected Happy Place

I found my happy place unexpectedly this week. I was getting uneasy because I'm not great with kids, I'm not the best person for teaching others about the Bible and I'm not musically inclined enough to give lessons. These are all things that people on our team are so gifted with and I'm very thankful to be experiencing Cambodia with ...


Final week in Cambodia

Final week in Cambodia

At the end of my third and final week in Cambodia, I've been trying to process everything that I have done and seen. Cambodia has been an incredible experience that has radically changed my view of the world. Everything here is so different, yet the problems that Cambodia is dealing with America also has. We are just better at covering ...


Cambodia Reflection – Elephants

Cambodia Reflection – Elephants

Today I had an encounter with an elephant named Soka. The team had been giving him fruit and sugar cane to eat and we each had the chance to have him take food from our hands. I had run out of things to give him at this point and decided to reach out regardless and much to my surprise Soka ...


Cambodia Reflection – <br>Killing Fields</br>

Cambodia Reflection –
Killing Fields

I remember when I got my first gold coin - I was ecstatic and enamored by its weight and beauty. I wasn't going to spend that little guy even if the next Polly Pocket came out and I was out of allowance. I wasn't particularly into collecting money, but the uniqueness and intrinsic value of real gold captured me and ...


Cambodia Reflection – Elephants

Cambodia Reflection – Elephants

Today I had a encounter with an elephant named Soka. The team had been giving him fruit and sugar cane to eat and we each had the chance to have him take food from our hands. I had run out of things to give him at this point and decided to reach out regardless and much to my surprise Soka ...


Cambodia Reflection – <br>Be Still & Know</br>

Cambodia Reflection –
Be Still & Know

Before I left the US to come to Cambodia many people told me that they would pray for me because there are many dangers in foreign countries. Disease, heat stroke, malaria, and sex trafficking are a few things we could be faced with. But before I left, I went to my church and the sermon that day was about how ...


Mexico Reflection – Love

Mexico Reflection – Love

There is something so beautiful about love. Love is a language that has no barriers. It is the only language in the world that seems to be universal and understood across all cultures through actions rather than words. Today as I spent time with the children at Calandaria's feeding kitchen I realized something. I realized that even though I might ...


Mexico Reflections – <br>Tomás Carradero</br>

Mexico Reflections –
Tomás Carradero

Here is my "story" for the past two days. Yesterday we visited a men's rehab and it was great to see how the broken people have been restored by God's love. Some were killers, some were robbers, some were drug addicts, and some were all three. What was great to see was when we sang our song, they sang right along ...


NCU Faithful Service Awards

NCU Faithful Service Awards

Northwest Christian University’s All Employee Recognition Luncheon was held on Wed., May 11, 2016, in the Quad during lunchtime. Awards were presented by Dr. Joseph E. Womack, Ed.D. and members of the Cabinet for staff and faculty who have worked at NCU for one, five, 10, 15, 20, and 30 years. After an opening prayer by Dr. Keith Potter, D.D., vice ...


Halstead Recognized For Campus Leadership

Halstead Recognized For Campus Leadership

Stead Halstead, Northwest Christian University’s director of information technology, received the President’s Award for Exemplary Staff Performance and Campus Leadership during the 117th Commencement held in the Morse Events Center on Sat., May 7, 2016. “The President’s Award for Exemplary Staff Performance and Campus Leadership is awarded annually to the staff member who daily demonstrates the leadership qualities we expect our ...


Mexico Mission Trip Day 1 Reflections

Mexico Mission Trip Day 1 Reflections

Here are two reflections from students currently on the Mexico mission trip: Today we visited Campo de Fe. This place was a men's rehab center that we went and did multiple things with them. We sang a couple of songs with them, we played a lot of bingo, and finally, we prayed over them. I heard the story of a man ...


Cambodia Day 1

Cambodia Day 1

Recently, our team of students, faculty, and staff left for Cambodia for our mission 2016 trip. Here's an update from our Professor of Speech and Communications, Dr. Doyle Srader: Cambodia, Day 1   My feet are on Cambodian soil. I've met several Cambodian people, nearly all women, and started the work of trying to tune my ear to their extremely different phoneme set. ...


Global Mission Beacons: Follow Their Blog

Global Mission Beacons: Follow Their Blog

As soon as the semester ends Fri., May 7, many Northwest Christian University students are headed to the airport. On May 8, 12 NCU students and staff will travel to Cambodia for three weeks to join NCU alums Melissa and Matthew Stock and Agape International Missions in their work to combat human trafficking. There are 15 NCU students and staff are headed ...


NCU Student Crowned Miss Douglas County

NCU Student Crowned Miss Douglas County

Raechel Warren, a sophomore from Roseburg, Oregon, was recently crowned Miss Douglas County. “I am so honored and excited to be a recipient of such an esteemed titled,” sad Warren, a 2014 Roseburg High School graduate.  “I can’t wait to represent and serve the county and town where I grew up.” A past winner of the local Distinguished Young Scholarship pageant (formerly ...


NCU Fills Bins With Warmth

NCU Fills Bins With Warmth

Catholic Community Services of Lane County recognized Northwest Christian University students, faculty and staff for their generosity and work to fill collection bins on campus with new and gently used winter clothes and linens for community members experiencing poverty or homelessness. “I am proud how our campus comes together to support our neighbors in need through Catholic Community’s Services and other important ...


NCU Students Use Sandwiches to Break Down Stereotypes

NCU Students Use Sandwiches to Break Down Stereotypes

Northwest Christian University students will hit the streets on Saturday, April 2, 2016, armed with 150 sandwiches, open ears, and warm hearts when they serve lunch to homeless men, women, and families living in Eugene’s downtown. “Meeting homeless men and women where they are in their journey helps our students break down barriers and debunk stereotypes about some of our community’s ...


NCU Veterans Were Called Together

NCU Veterans Were Called Together

From traditional students in our undergraduate program to those studying online or in a graduate program to faculty and staff members, NCU veterans were called together today to be recognized and honored for their military service. The event opened with a flag ceremony and pledge of allegiance led by a troop of boy scouts. Michael Fuller, Vice President for Enrollment ...


NCU Students, Faculty and Staff serve during Embrace the Community Day

NCU Students, Faculty and Staff serve during Embrace the Community Day

  Today, more than 300 Northwest Christian University (NCU) students, faculty and staff will serve the community through various local service projects during the annual Embrace the Community (ETC) Day. “This is one of our favorite days of the academic year because it gives our students the opportunity to interact with and give back to the community. We want the people of Eugene ...


NCU Adds Fire Pit to Campus

NCU Adds Fire Pit to Campus

Just days before students return to campus for the fall semester, the campus fire pit project has officially been completed. The project was commissioned and funded this past spring at the request of the Associated Students of Northwest Christian University (ASNCU). “Students take advantage of small group meeting spaces” says Michael Fuller, vice president for enrolment and student development. “NCU is ...


Northwest Christian University to host delegates from the University of Macau

Northwest Christian University to host delegates from the University of Macau

Eugene, Ore. — Northwest Christian University (NCU) has been identified as a beacon of inspiration by one of the top academic institutions in East Asia. Leaders of the University of Macau (UM) are considering incorporating a Christian ethos into the value system of Shiu Pong College — one of eight residential colleges at the university. And later this summer, delegates of ...


NCU Students Lend a Hand at Project Hope

NCU Students Lend a Hand at Project Hope

For many college freshmen, new student orientation is loaded with information and activities to acquaint them with their new school and with each other. But here at NCU, we also provide an opportunity for students to experience, first-hand, what we are truly about. Early in the week, on the second day of orientation, new students had the opportunity to serve ...


Northwest Christian University’s School of Education Thanks Local Teachers

Northwest Christian University’s School of Education Thanks Local Teachers

Northwest Christian University’s School of Education would like to thank local teachers for choosing to be an educator. As a way of saying thanks, NCU has invited them to participate in a friendly competition among area elementary schools that could earn their school’s PTA/PTO a first-place prize of $500 or a second-place prize of $250. Each participating school has a unique ...


Be The Match!

Be The Match!

This Wednesday from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm NCU is hosting a “Be The Match” bone marrow drive to raise awareness about the national bone marrow registry and get people involved in the program. This event, being held in the lobby of the Morse Event Center, is hosted by NCU junior Danielle Schmidt. Danielle is a teacher education major and ...


Travel Plans

Travel Plans

Traveling during the holidays is chaotic. Extreme weather, clogged roadways, and overbooked hotels. It is enough to make you frustrated, mad and even a bit cynical. I know over the next few weeks the challenges of seeing family and finding a deal on the quota of necessary presents will take much of our attention. It must have been similar for the ...


NCU Student Teaching in Korea

NCU Student Teaching in Korea

Teaching over here in Korea has been an adventure. I came here knowing very little about the culture, language, and what I would be teaching. Once I got into my classroom I felt like a real teacher. I would have my own students and my own room for three weeks. (Ironically no Education majors came here to teach.) I got ...


Embrace The Community Culture

Embrace The Community Culture

Who knew that simply partaking of a few diverse cultural experiences could have such an impact on you?  Who knew that they could be so interesting, rewarding, educational and fun?  Who knew that as a result of experiencing different cultures, you could be a better person and a better American? It started with an idea to seek out culture and a ...


Mexico Mission Trip

Mexico Mission Trip

Seven students and three NCU staff leaders had the blessing of participating in a mission trip to Tijuana, Mexico spring break 2013. For many of our students this was their first time going on a mission trip. The verse for our trip was John 3:30, “He must increase and I must decrease.” While we were there we visited hospices, rehabs, orphanages, ...


NCU students to San Francisco over the spring break week

NCU students to San Francisco over the spring break week

Over spring break I had the pleasure of being one of the two staff members who accompanied seven NCU students to San Francisco, Calif., over the spring break week. We worked with a variety of organizations throughout the city. Together we prepared and packaged food at the San Francisco Food Bank & Project Open Hand, an organization that provides hot meals ...


Stock RePlugged

Stock RePlugged

A friendly, get-to-know you dinner to welcome NCU’s new Campus Pastor, that’s all it was intended to be. Little did Melissa and Matthew Stock ’92 know that this informal dinner with Troy Dean in August 2010 would be the opportunity God would use to knock on their hearts and place a new calling for their life. Melissa, an NCU adjunct professor ...


PAY IT FORWARD

PAY IT FORWARD

NCU Board of Trustee member and University donor Marvin Eckfeldt ’58 shares his thoughts as to why he, and others, find it important to donate to the NCU endowed scholarship fund at the 2013 Donor-Scholar Luncheon. Time changes things. As I stand on the NCU campus today I have to say, “Times have REALLY changed”!  When I first set foot on ...


Beacons Caring for Others

Beacons Caring for Others

200 people gathered together in a small elementary school gym to face one of the biggest issues in America – child hunger. 1 in 3 children will go hungry when their school is not in session.  In Lane County, the majority of the students in the public school system are on the national free and reduced lunch program.  With numbers ...


Unexpected meeting in Florida…..

Unexpected meeting in Florida…..

In July, I had the opportunity to travel to Orlando, Florida to attend the North American Christian Convention (NACC).  Now, let me remind you what I just said; Florida in July.  The combination of those two things means that the trip was going to be very hot and humid.  I am proud to live in Oregon and have fully embraced ...


Beacon Run to Raise Mission Trip Donations

Beacon Run to Raise Mission Trip Donations

On September 29th, Northwest Christian University’s office of Residence Life and Alumni Association held the 2nd annual Beacon Run, a 2.5 mile run/walk around the Willamette River near downtown Eugene. Several students, their families, faculty, and staff rose early on Saturday for the event aimed at raising money for NCU’s mission teams. The Beacon Run is scheduled as a part ...


Where’s the restroom…………

Where’s the restroom…………

For those of you that have attended NCU, you undoubtedly had a class in the Goodrich Administration Building, and most likely you, at sometime, had one on the third floor. My office is positioned on the second floor, so I see students going up and down the stairs on a daily basis. One of my favorite encounters with new students typically ...


“Things look so different…”

“Things look so different…”

Perspective. A few miles south of campus stands Spencer Butte. Visible from practically any building on campus, Spencer Butte looms 2055 feet high and is a distinctive part of the Eugene landscape, yet most students go to and fro everyday minding their own business without ever noticing the large precipice that dominates the city skyline. It is amazing how the day ...


Giving the Gift You Always Intended

Giving the Gift You Always Intended

Four of my five immediate family members have graduated from this University. My wife Ginny, in fact, graduated three times, earning her associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s. Three family members were in school at the same time (an impossible feat without considerable scholarship support, as one can imagine). The personal friendships, nurture and direction received while at NCU created a deep ...


Does your librarian SWiVL!

Does your librarian SWiVL!

Like any other discipline or profession, librarianship has its own unique set of issues, questions, dreams, frustrations, and particular language. Topics as lofty as intellectual freedom and information literacy mix with subjects as mundane as overdue fine amounts and cataloging minutia in our conversations with one another. The challenge, often, is finding opportunities to have such conversations with our colleagues ...


July Fourth Celebration … very Eugene, very NCU!

July Fourth Celebration … very Eugene, very NCU!

All my life, July Fourth has meant celebrating America with fireworks, barbecues, and in some of the smaller towns where I've lived, even a little parade. Well, here in Eugene, we do the fireworks and the barbecue, but our parade goes zipping by. This morning, as the rest of the country turns up the air conditioning, I will take my cue ...


NCU Landscaper Featured

NCU Landscaper Featured

Kent Willocks, NCU's landscaper, was recently featured in an article in the PeaceHealth Oregon Region newsletter: Thursday, May 17, 2012 - GOOD GARDENS MAKE GOOD NEIGHBORS Many of us who work at Sacred Heart, University District, have been feeling a good deal of gratitude this month toward next-door neighbor Northwest Christian University, whose campus is awash in lush and colorful spring plantings. ...