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Scholarship Season is Upon Us

Scholarship Season is Upon Us

One of the most common questions I receive from student is “are there scholarships I can apply for?” The answer is always yes, however if you end up sitting in my office with bill in hand asking this question it is usually too late to take advantage of scholarships. While there are scholarship deadlines year-round, the majority of them occur ...


These are a Few of My Favorite Things

These are a Few of My Favorite Things

[wpvideo 4KVGfGJb]Being called to work at a Christian University is an incredible opportunity and something that I do not take for granted.  I am reminded daily that I have been blessed with this opportunity.   On our campus when students complete their finals and the campus becomes a bit more quiet, which for me often means time to unbury my desk, ...


The Presence of God

The Presence of God

My first semester at NCU has been one of the best experiences of my life. Before attending I was asked to be the newest member of Virtue, and it has been a challenging and worth-while experience. I’m thankful to have the opportunity to worship and travel with a group of people that has the same passion and love for Christ. ...


Listen! Can You Hear That Music?

Listen! Can You Hear That Music?

It’s that time of year! … wait, don’t get the wrong idea. I don’t mean the time of year when everyone spends all their money shopping, when gifts are given to every “good” child, nor that time of year when the electric bill doubles because of all the newly placed lights around the house. I mean, the time when a ...


A Few Things I Learned: Personal Branding, Networking and Follow-Through.

A Few Things I Learned: Personal Branding, Networking and Follow-Through.

On November 1st, I attended the Junior Networking event sponsored by the NCU Career Development and Alumni Association. A bunch of friends and I signed up, and we had a blast at the event. Mindy Lockard was the guest presenter of the evening; she facilitated a lively and informative activity that taught us about networking in a way I had ...


First Impressions

First Impressions

The NCU Alumni Association is pleased to welcome alumna Mindy (Knight) Lockard ’98 as the guest presenter for the November 1, 2012 Jr. Networking event. Lockard’s presentation will provide tips to students on personal branding and professional networking. A study done by Harvard University states that 15% of the reason a person gets a job, keeps a job, or advances in a ...


Speakin’ Beacons off to a busy start

Speakin’ Beacons off to a busy start

Thirty years ago, the United States Army’s slogan was “We do more before 9 AM than most people do all day.” Well, this year I feel as though the Speakin’ Beacons have done more before we attend our first tournament than most teams do all season: we’ve taught the young, hosted our neighbors, and visited the imprisoned, all in the ...


History Club’s Marvelous Museum Adventure

History Club’s Marvelous Museum Adventure

NCU’s newly-minted History Club commemorated the sesquicentennial Eugene’s founding on October 17, 1862 with its first off-campus adventure.  Ten students and two faculty members began the celebration by participating in the dedication of the new public art installation at the entry to the University District, the Giant Blue Herron.   We noted that the bird appropriately sported NCU colors!  Lots of ...


Visiting Writers Series

Visiting Writers Series

One of the most significant parts of my education was the opportunity to attend events where authors read from their work.  When I first started college, literature seemed to exist in the past; all of the people I studied about in classes were dead or far away, and my only connection with them was through the text on the page.  ...


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 ...