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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 ...


How to Make New Year’s Resolutions Stick

How to Make New Year’s Resolutions Stick

Are you making New Year’s Resolutions? Are you looking forward to saving more money, living more healthfully, or working more productively? Do you want to make New Year’s Resolutions stick past January 15? Dr. Amanda A. Brookshear, Ph.D., an associate professor of counseling at Northwest Christian University, says research reveals that 45% of us will make New Year’s Resolutions, but only ...


The 12 Ways To Make Christmas More Meaningful:<br> Make This Year Different!</br>

The 12 Ways To Make Christmas More Meaningful:
Make This Year Different!

NCU Campus Pastor Troy J. Dean, shares text from a recent sermon he delivered: Looking for ways to make this Christmas season different? Where can you find simple ideas to recapture the deeper meaning of the season? What practical thing can you do that will bring joy back to the celebration of Christmas? How can you give in a time when giving seems ...


Don’t Let The Blues Play You This Holiday Season

Don’t Let The Blues Play You This Holiday Season

Coverage on KMTR Coverage on KEZI Register-Guard Article As many of us are preparing to deck the halls with boughs of holly, we may not feel so fa la la la la, la la la la as our friends and family may expect during the holiday season. “While the holidays are a time to celebrate, they can also heighten stress, anxiety, loneliness, ...


Northwest Christian University Celebrates 117th Commencement

Northwest Christian University Celebrates 117th Commencement

Northwest Christian University (NCU) welcomes the families and friends of graduates to annual fall commencement ceremony on Friday, December 11 at 6 p.m. in the Morse Event Center. Of this year’s 86 graduates, 47 are undergraduates, and 39 will receive a master’s degree. “On behalf of all the entire NCU community, it is an honor and privilege to usher these young men ...


Northwest Christian University Athletics – NCU to Celebrate Historic XC Season

Northwest Christian University Athletics – NCU to Celebrate Historic XC Season

On Wednesday, December 2, the Northwest Christian University community will hold a celebration for the Beacon men's and women's cross country teams, who made an historic run at the NAIA National Championships. Source: Northwest Christian University Athletics - NCU to Celebrate Historic XC Season


Academic Creativity & <br> Excellence Day </br>

Academic Creativity &
Excellence Day

More than 75 students will be participating in the sixth annual fall Academic Creativity and Excellence (ACE) Day on Tuesday, December 1, 2015. Daytime classes are cancelled so students can attend the presentations. There are 54 presentations scheduled throughout the day. Represented fields include accounting, biology, Bible & theology, business, Christian ministry, communication, math, psychology, study abroad, and teacher education. ACE ...


Experience Christmas Bliss with Northwest Christian University

Experience Christmas Bliss with Northwest Christian University

The Northwest Christian University Music Department invites you to join them on a journey of discovery and remembrance of holiday bliss. Experience Christmas with NCU with be performed at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm on both Saturday, December 5 and Sunday, December 6 at Ross B. Evans Chapel, located on campus.  Media are invited to attend the final dress rehearsal on ...


Year End Letter from President Joseph D. Womack

Year End Letter from President Joseph D. Womack

November 27, 2015 Dear Friends, As Thanksgiving comes to a close and Christmas approaches, it’s easy to get nostalgic. For me, family and church traditions stacked up year after year until, over time, the deep meaning of Christmas took hold—and carried me even farther back to the first Christmas. That powerful message 2000 years ago is as real today as it was in ...