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Faculty Discuss Calling and Curriculum

Faculty Discuss Calling and Curriculum

Since 2009, Northwest Christian University has been a member of the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE), a network of colleges and universities focused on discussions of vocational exploration. NetVUE provides grants to help colleges and universities equip students with an understanding of their calling as it relates to their meaning, purpose, and direction ...


NCU Earns Military Friendly Status

NCU Earns Military Friendly Status

Northwest Christian University has again been designated Military Friendly® by Military Friendly®, a nationally recognized organization that annually ranks universities and colleges as a service to members of the military, veterans and their families. Military Friendly® schools represent the top tier of institutions nationally who provide the best higher education opportunities for military service members and spouses. Other colleges and universities ...


Melton receives SIPS certification from Yale

Melton receives SIPS certification from Yale

NCU’s Ryan Melton, Ph.D., LPC, ACS, director and assistant professor of clinical mental health counseling, is one of five mental health professionals in the world certified by Yale University’s PRIME Research Clinic to use and teach Structure Interview of Psychosis-risk Syndrome (SIPS) to diagnose a patient’s clinical high risk (CHR) for psychosis and cases of first-episode psychosis. “Dr. Melton is a ...


Fall 2018 ACE Day Winners Announced

Fall 2018 ACE Day Winners Announced

Northwest Christian University’s Academic Creativity and Excellence Day or ACE Day, a student research colloquium, is a tradition that marks the end of each academic semester when seniors and juniors present their final capstone or end-of-term projects. This semester’s ACE Day was Dec. 5. Student presenters provided a short overview of their project or research. Attendees were invited to ask students ...


Friday is Fall Graduation; Dr. Margaret Hamilton is Commencement Speaker

Friday is Fall Graduation; Dr. Margaret Hamilton is Commencement Speaker

On Fri., Dec. 14, Northwest Christian University’s Board of Trustees confer undergraduate and graduate degrees for 81 students during the University’s Fall Commencement Ceremony at 6 P.M. in the Morse Event Center located at the corner of West 11th Avenue and Alder Street in Eugene. “The students graduating on Friday have met the challenges posed by academic rigor while balancing family, ...


A new model of higher ed in Lane County

As published in The Register Guard on December 3, 2018. Students who attend Lane Community College will soon have new opportunities to earn a four-year degree and more, thanks to promising new agreements forged by their school with Northwest Christian University and Oregon State University. The partnerships, similar to programs in California, New York and other states, will open doors for Lane ...


Book Signing with Professor Emerita Anne Maggs on November 30.

Book Signing with Professor Emerita Anne Maggs on November 30.

NCU Professor Emerita of Business and Management Anne Maggs will sign copies of her new book, I Never Died Before, on Friday, Nov. 30, at 12:30 PM in the Kellenberger Library. Based on the belief that aging is a natural process and not a medical emergency, I Never Died Before prepares readers for the emotional and unpredictable journey of aging ...


All-American Brownell Leads Beacons to 17th

All-American Brownell Leads Beacons to 17th

The Northwest Christian University women's cross country team out-performed their national ranking on Friday, taking 17th-place at the NAIA National Championships. The Beacons were led by senior Cass Brownell who took 22nd place to earn All-American honors. Read the full article: All-American Brownell Leads Beacons to 17th


Dave Quirk Wins State Motorcycle Safety Award

Dave Quirk Wins State Motorcycle Safety Award

Team Oregon Motorcycle Safety Program recognized Dave Quirk of Veneta for its Rookie Instructor of the Year award Saturday, November 10 in Salem. The award honors a first-year instructor who has distinguished him or herself among peers outstanding energy, enthusiasm and excellence in teaching. Team Oregon Director Aria Minu-Sepehr points out, “Teaching with Mr. Quirk is certainly not like teaching with ...


Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Qualify for NAIA Championship

Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Qualify for NAIA Championship

The Northwest Christian University men's and women's cross country teams was among the 36 teams announced as qualifiers on Monday for the NAIA National Championship next week. Both teams earned at-large bids to the tournament, thanks to their standing as top-20 teams in this week's NAIA national coaches poll. The women earned the sixth at-large while the ...