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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 ...


Celebrating Book Publications

Celebrating Book Publications

Student; professor. Fiction; textbook. First timer; accomplished author. Two books, as different as can be, but both accomplishments worthy of celebrating. In December 2012, NCU student Heidi Gori self-published her first novel: “A Touch of Lightning.” It is the first of a planned series (“The Books of Eldingar”), and is available in paperback or ebook through Amazon.com. This fantasy novel is ...


PAY IT FORWARD

PAY IT FORWARD

NCU Board of Trustee member and University donor Marvin Eckfeldt ’58 shares his thoughts as to why he, and others, find it important to donate to the NCU endowed scholarship fund at the 2013 Donor-Scholar Luncheon. Time changes things. As I stand on the NCU campus today I have to say, “Times have REALLY changed”!  When I first set foot on ...


A Second Chance to a Better Life

A Second Chance to a Better Life

I’m not the traditional NCU undergraduate student. I didn’t have the privilege of attending college straight out of high school. Right after my 17th birthday, family circumstances forced me to move out on my own while I was still in high school. I ended up working three jobs so I could afford an apartment, barely surviving, all while finishing my senior ...


Beacons Caring for Others

Beacons Caring for Others

200 people gathered together in a small elementary school gym to face one of the biggest issues in America – child hunger. 1 in 3 children will go hungry when their school is not in session.  In Lane County, the majority of the students in the public school system are on the national free and reduced lunch program.  With numbers ...


Media Explodes over Luke Jackson

Media Explodes over Luke Jackson

The Northwest Christian University athletic department announced during a press conference Wednesday, February 20 at 12:15 pm in the lobby of the Morse Event Center. At that time NCU introduced former NBA and Oregon Duck basketball player Luke Jackson as the new Head Coach for the Northwest Christian University men’s basketball team. The local media and well as social media blew up ...


What’s Your Calling?

What’s Your Calling?

What’s your calling?  This question resonates deeply with me –both as a Christian called to share the love of Jesus and as a career development professional passionate about empowering others to use their gifts and talents to glorify God. What I have learned is that career is more than what I do for a living; it’s my calling – a ...


51-Year Tradition Exceeds Expectations

51-Year Tradition Exceeds Expectations

The fifty-first annual Bash-Whisler Bible reading contest overshot expectations on a number of counts. We had the largest entry in several years, and all six of the students who won awards were first-time contestants. Two of the three finalists were freshmen, which means the future looks bright! This year’s semi-finalists were Lars Coburn, Brandon McGinnis and Keegan Clark. Lars, an ...