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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 ...


The Best Thing

The Best Thing

George McDonald once said, “Man finds it hard to get what he wants, because he does not want the best; God finds it hard to give, because He would give the best, and man will not take it.” This summer I had the opportunity to tour across the Northwest with my band, ER. This was our 4th summer on the ...


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 ...


I hope you (students) . . . are ready for a great year.

I hope you (students) . . . are ready for a great year.

The campus is abuzz with new and returning students beginning NCU's 118th year. Wednesday, August 29 was the first day of classes and I thought I might share some of the thoughts surrounding the difference between "sight and vision" I conveyed to the campus community at Convocation Chapel: I hope you (students) . . . are ready for a great year, a ...


Time Capsule in the Chemistry and Cell Biology Multidisciplinary Laboratory

Time Capsule in the Chemistry and Cell Biology Multidisciplinary Laboratory

In some distant future there will be a construction worker or member of the NCU Family sifting through the rubble that once was the EC201 Chemistry and Cell Biology Multidisciplinary Laboratory within the 755 Building.  Perhaps intentionally, or no, they will stumble upon a simple plastic bag, whose contents and exact location I will leave as a mystery, to most, ...


18th Annual Golf Classic Raises $170,000 for Scholarships

18th Annual Golf Classic Raises $170,000 for Scholarships

Just days after, many of the volunteers are still recovering from the buzz and excitement of having completed yet another successful Golf Classic for NCU. It was an honor and a gift to serve as the 2012 Tournament Director – what a pleasure to work with so many great NCU staff and volunteers whose commitment to the students of NCU ...


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 ...


Fresh start to the school year……….

Fresh start to the school year……….

How did you spend the summer months? Whipping up lattes and mochas as a barista for Starbucks? Taking kids to the park while working as a nanny? Or maybe you were one of the few that returned to school with a golden tan, a byproduct of standing watch over the swimmers of your local pool. Here at NCU we spent the ...


“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 ...


Pencils Sharpened, a New Year Begins.

Pencils Sharpened, a New Year Begins.

As a kid I remember the excitement in preparing for a new school year. The purchase of a new pair of shoes (or two!), a new back pack, and dare I show my age by saying, a new Trapper Keeper. And though I no longer feel excitement over a bottle of Elmer’s glue or a box of 64 Crayons, I ...