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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 ...


The Best Thing

The Best Thing

George McDonald once said, “Man finds it hard to get what he wants, because he does not want the best; God finds it hard to give, because He would give the best, and man will not take it.” This summer I had the opportunity to tour across the Northwest with my band, ER. This was our 4th summer on the ...


Beacon Run to Raise Mission Trip Donations

Beacon Run to Raise Mission Trip Donations

On September 29th, Northwest Christian University’s office of Residence Life and Alumni Association held the 2nd annual Beacon Run, a 2.5 mile run/walk around the Willamette River near downtown Eugene. Several students, their families, faculty, and staff rose early on Saturday for the event aimed at raising money for NCU’s mission teams. The Beacon Run is scheduled as a part ...


I hope you (students) . . . are ready for a great year.

I hope you (students) . . . are ready for a great year.

The campus is abuzz with new and returning students beginning NCU's 118th year. Wednesday, August 29 was the first day of classes and I thought I might share some of the thoughts surrounding the difference between "sight and vision" I conveyed to the campus community at Convocation Chapel: I hope you (students) . . . are ready for a great year, a ...


Time Capsule in the Chemistry and Cell Biology Multidisciplinary Laboratory

Time Capsule in the Chemistry and Cell Biology Multidisciplinary Laboratory

In some distant future there will be a construction worker or member of the NCU Family sifting through the rubble that once was the EC201 Chemistry and Cell Biology Multidisciplinary Laboratory within the 755 Building.  Perhaps intentionally, or no, they will stumble upon a simple plastic bag, whose contents and exact location I will leave as a mystery, to most, ...


18th Annual Golf Classic Raises $170,000 for Scholarships

18th Annual Golf Classic Raises $170,000 for Scholarships

Just days after, many of the volunteers are still recovering from the buzz and excitement of having completed yet another successful Golf Classic for NCU. It was an honor and a gift to serve as the 2012 Tournament Director – what a pleasure to work with so many great NCU staff and volunteers whose commitment to the students of NCU ...