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Practicum Experience From A Student Perspective

Practicum Experience From A Student Perspective

My junior practicum has been a blessing in many ways. It challenged me, it made me cry, it made me share laughter and it made me love. It made me love this profession, and it opened my heart to many children who have touched my life. It amazes me how as student teachers and teachers, we most often forget that ...


Helping High School Students Prepare Financially For College

Helping High School Students Prepare Financially For College

It should be no surprise that NCU is active in serving our community in a variety of ways. However, it might be a surprise to learn that the financial aid office makes it a goal each year to serve the greater Eugene area by helping high school students prepare financially for college. During the past academic year we made more than ...


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 ...


Greetings Ncuinains from the Stone of Yellow!

Greetings Ncuinains from the Stone of Yellow!

This summer I have been working with an organization called A Christian Ministry in The National Parks (ACMNP) in Yellowstone National Park. I have been working alongside two fellow dudes and together we provide two inter-denominational worship services each Sunday and bible studies for our many co-workers who work for secular concessionaires throughout the park. The core goal of our ...


Looking to the Future by Preserving the Past

Looking to the Future by Preserving the Past

There is no more exciting day on a university campus than commencement. This past May 11 and the graduation of the class of 2013 was no exception. The celebration of hard work and growth, and the anticipation of God’s future plans for each graduate filled the air, as it does every year. But during this recent graduation, I was also in ...


Reflection on Practicum by Maren Mansfield

Reflection on Practicum by Maren Mansfield

This past semester I did my practicum at Irvine Elementary in the Bethel School District.  My cooperating teacher’s name was Mary Loftin and she was extremely amazing to work with. As I started the semester, I really had no idea what I wanted to do with my life.  All I knew is that I wanted to do something in the ...


The Unity of the Trancendentals

The Unity of the Trancendentals

Throughout Christian history, the faithful have recognized that truth, goodness, and beauty, are inseparable.  Truth is both good and beautiful; goodness is beautiful and true; and beauty is both true and good.  This idea is called “The Unity of the Trancendentals”.  If we recognize this unity exists, then NCU should be a place where we learn about all three ideas.  ...


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 ...