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“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 ...


What’s New at NCU?

What’s New at NCU?

Not me!  I’m not necessarily new to NCU.  I hold two degrees from the University, and I was on staff for nine years prior to moving to the Portland area in 2009.  Now, I’m back!  And I’m excited to share with you the new career development things I’ve been working on this summer. You’ve probably already noticed the new look of ...


Camp Counseling for Christ

Camp Counseling for Christ

Being a camp representative for Northwest Christian University over the summer was never seen as a heavy burden to me. I viewed the position of NCU Camp Rep as an opportunity to encourage youth to pursue their Christian walk in a community filled with a future of ministry opportunities. (Of course, you can't forget the perk of being in the ...


Come On By and Say Hello!  We Love To Have Visitors in The Library!

Come On By and Say Hello! We Love To Have Visitors in The Library!

Welcome to all students! As you gear up for another academic year, we’d like to invite you to take a look at the library’s new web page and our collection of online research materials. You can see our website at nwcu.edu/library and the online research materials can be found in the left-hand column at “Search Library Resources.” Whatever your major, you ...


Giving the Gift You Always Intended

Giving the Gift You Always Intended

Four of my five immediate family members have graduated from this University. My wife Ginny, in fact, graduated three times, earning her associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s. Three family members were in school at the same time (an impossible feat without considerable scholarship support, as one can imagine). The personal friendships, nurture and direction received while at NCU created a deep ...


Learning to Love My Enemies

Learning to Love My Enemies

Isaiah Blake, NCU Sophomore To traverse halfway across the world and experience a third-world country and return unaffected is what I would consider to be an impossible notion. What I witnessed in Cambodia, besides the obvious impoverished situation that the Khmer people live in, was a culture that harbors little respect for each other and focuses on the self.  In a culture ...


Does your librarian SWiVL!

Does your librarian SWiVL!

Like any other discipline or profession, librarianship has its own unique set of issues, questions, dreams, frustrations, and particular language. Topics as lofty as intellectual freedom and information literacy mix with subjects as mundane as overdue fine amounts and cataloging minutia in our conversations with one another. The challenge, often, is finding opportunities to have such conversations with our colleagues ...


July Fourth Celebration … very Eugene, very NCU!

July Fourth Celebration … very Eugene, very NCU!

All my life, July Fourth has meant celebrating America with fireworks, barbecues, and in some of the smaller towns where I've lived, even a little parade. Well, here in Eugene, we do the fireworks and the barbecue, but our parade goes zipping by. This morning, as the rest of the country turns up the air conditioning, I will take my cue ...


I Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies

I Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies

Dr. Doyle Srader, associate professor of speech and communication We were always excited when Connie paid us a visit. We were the Baylor debate team, and Connie was our coach's wife. If she turned up, there was a possibility she had cookies. And oh, they would haunt your dreams: home-baked, melt-in-your-mouth good. When we asked for the recipe, she'd just smile. One ...