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NCU Partners With Zipcar For Car-Sharing Programs

NCU Partners With Zipcar For Car-Sharing Programs

Northwest Christian University is partnering with Zipcar joining more than 100 other universities and colleges throughout the country in a car-sharing alternative that puts students, staff, and faculty in the driver seat to help control parking congestion and provide a solution to reduce the carbon footprint. Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, will bring its “wheels when you want them” membership service ...


NCU’s Speech & Debate Team Compete at Pacific University

NCU’s Speech & Debate Team Compete at Pacific University

Northwest Christian University’s Speech and Debate Team recently competed the 28-team Scheller Invitational forensics tournament hosted by Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. Luke Janus, a freshman double majoring in Biology and Bible/Theology from Jacksonville, Florida, and Stanton College Preparatory School, placed 5th in the event.  Other NCU competitors were:  Samantha Ross, a freshman majoring in Elementary Education from Benicia High ...


Renown Author & Journalist Andy Crouch Visiting NCU Community

Renown Author & Journalist Andy Crouch Visiting NCU Community

Renown author and journalist, Andy Crouch, will speak about Creating Culture with students, faculty, staff, and friends of Northwest Christian University (NCU) during a day-long series of on-campus meetings, discussions, symposia, a public reception, and a chapel service on Feb. 24, 2016. Crouch, the executive editor of Christianity Today (CT), is the author of the widely acclaimed book: Culture Making: Recovering ...


Northwest Christian University Athletics – Champs to Be Honored at TrackTown Tuesday

Northwest Christian University Athletics – Champs to Be Honored at TrackTown Tuesday

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NCU teams shooting for national tourneys

NCU teams shooting for national tourneys

The Register-Guard article by Bob Clark There is another men’s college basketball team in Eugene leading its league. That would be Northwest Christian University, which hasn’t lost since Dec. 6, has risen to No. 8 in the latest NAIA Division II poll and has a coach who offers a familiar-sounding cautionary refrain. “We haven’t won anything yet” NCU coach Luke Jackson said. What the ...


NCU’s Javonte Byrd carries heavy heart through Beacons’ breakthrough season

NCU’s Javonte Byrd carries heavy heart through Beacons’ breakthrough season

The Register-Guard article by Austin Meek A picture hangs in the locker room at Northwest Christian, showing Javonte Byrd in a blissful moment before his world crashed down around him. Byrd’s teammates are holding him in their arms, celebrating a last-second win against rival Corban. It was a tradition the Beacons started, to hold up one player after a victory and let ...


NCU’s Music Department Announces Spring Schedule

NCU’s Music Department Announces Spring Schedule

The performance schedule for Northwest Christian University’s Grove Collective’s two worship bands: Evergreen and Bloom; Willow, an acapella group; and the University Choir & Orchestra, has a full bill through March. “NCU’s Music Department is thrilled and excited for the opportunity to bring music and ministry to the community and its surrounding churches,” said Karen De Young, associate professor of music ...


NCU Gears Up

NCU Gears Up

Tomorrow NCU hosts 20 or so high school guidance counselors from throughout the state participating in Oregon Gear Up, a strategic college access initiative to enroll more students in Oregon universities from challenging socio-economic backgrounds, first generation college students, and students of diverse ethnic-backgrounds. “We are incredibly excited to welcome the team from Oregon Gear Up to our beautiful campus,” said ...


Beacon to Shine on as Duck Pitching Coach

Beacon to Shine on as Duck Pitching Coach

NCU Alumnus Mitch Karraker, M.Ed. ’14, has been named the pitching coach for the University of Oregon baseball team. Karraker, a native of Clovis, Calif., attended Fresno Community College before joining the Ducks as a catcher during the 2009 through 2011 seasons. He has spent the past few years as the head coach of the Klamath Falls Gems in the West Coast ...


NCU Professor Johnny Lake Featured MLK Speaker

NCU Professor Johnny Lake Featured MLK Speaker

Northwest Christian University professor Johnny Lake will be the featured speaker Jan. 18 The Chehalem Cultural Center will host the fifth annual Chehalem Valley Community Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Jan. 18. The program will feature performances from local school choirs, the First United Methodist Church Choir, George Fox University violinist Simeon Brown and more. New this year is an hour-long social time ...