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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 ...


Local Connections With Our History

Local Connections With Our History

We occasionally get people in the NCU Kellenberger library that have no connection with our school, but are researching some building, person, or event that does have some connection. Someone bought a house that used to be owned by the school and wanted its history. Somebody wanted pictures from the founding of Sacred Heart Hospital (which was begun by NCU’s ...


Seeking Purpose, Brittany Petersen ’12

Seeking Purpose, Brittany Petersen ’12

People come to college searching for a lot of things. You would hope that on the top of that list of things that people search for is an education. That's up for discretion. Most certainly some incoming college students are seeking gained knowledge. Some are seeking experiences. Some are seeking opportunities. Some are seeking relationships. Some are seeking freedom. As ...


NCU Landscaper Featured

NCU Landscaper Featured

Kent Willocks, NCU's landscaper, was recently featured in an article in the PeaceHealth Oregon Region newsletter: Thursday, May 17, 2012 - GOOD GARDENS MAKE GOOD NEIGHBORS Many of us who work at Sacred Heart, University District, have been feeling a good deal of gratitude this month toward next-door neighbor Northwest Christian University, whose campus is awash in lush and colorful spring plantings. ...


Seek Truth in the person of Jesus Christ

Seek Truth in the person of Jesus Christ

Years ago I had the opportunity to hear Kelly Monroe-Kullberg speak about the motivations that led her to found The VERITAS Forum at Harvard in 1992.  I was profoundly stuck by what she proposed as the highest mission for higher education: “the search for truth in response to the most important questions of life.” She proposed that an education that ...