NCU News

A Message from Dr. Womack

Dear Beacons, As many of you know, Oregon Governor Kate Brown issued an Executive Order Monday morning telling Oregonians to stay home, stay safe. This Order prohibits group activities, reinforces social distancing in all things and directs employers to instruct most employees to work from home. The Governor’s Executive Order is attached to this message.  It is important for all to ...


Spring Performances Cancelled

Northwest Christian University has cancelled all Spring performances including the Night of Jazz, on April 14th and Godspell on April 24th and April 25th, based on the guidance about the coronavirus provided by the Centers for Disease Control, the Oregon Health Authority, and Oregon Governor Kate Brown concerning events . Please know how much we regret making this decision in light of all of the very fine work ...


Update on COVID-19

We continue to monitor activities concerning COVID-19, known as the coronavirus. There are currently no coronavirus cases reported in Lane County. The Oregon Health Authority recommends against closing schools where there are no cases of coronavirus reported. After careful consideration, the NCU administration has made the following decisions to keep our NCU community healthy and safe based on the best ...


Northwest Christian University Transitions to Bushnell University

Northwest Christian University Transitions to Bushnell University

Northwest Christian University’s Board of Trustees have announced the University will officially change its name to Bushnell University on July 1, 2020. “Over the years the University has progressed from one solely focused on ministry preparation to one offering a healthy liberal arts and professional studies curriculum that includes our long-standing ministerial education and training,” said Joseph D. Womack, Ed.D., the University’s President and an alumnus of ...


Update on NCU Summer 2020 Mission Trips:

As you can probably guess, we have been processing our annual mission teams and the current outbreak of the coronavirus (Covid-19) both nationally and internationally. The epidemic and its spread have caused us to reconsider sending our mission teams. The concern is heavy on us as we feel passionately about the commitment to serve Christ’s mission to the world, our amazing ...


Ogden’s BlueChip Column Features SHINE

Creating space for reflection and connection. As published in The Register Guard on March 3, 2020. One year ago, early on a Friday morning, fifty women of all ages, experiences and industries gathered to have a slow cup of coffee, a complimentary açaÍ bowl, and honest conversation about professional and personal development. It was magic. Why? Because it created space for reflection and ...


How NCU is Responding to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

NCU Community, By now, you no doubt have heard news about the coronavirus called COVID-19.  I wanted to pass along some information about what COVID-19 is and how NCU is preparing for it. Broadly speaking, Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that usually cause mild respiratory illnesses such as the common cold. COVID-19 is a new and has not been seen in humans before. At this ...


NCU Teacher Education Programs Reaccredited and Receive Commendations

NCU Teacher Education Programs Reaccredited and Receive Commendations

Northwest Christian University successfully completed the rigorous process through TSPC (Teacher Standards and Practices Commission) to renew their accreditation through Spring of 2024.  This renewal includes the accreditation of the following programs: Traditional Undergraduate Teacher EducationAdult Degree Program for Teacher EducationMaster of Arts in TeachingMaster of Education, including the specialty endorsements in ESOL, PE and Special EducationMaster of Arts in School Counseling In addition, NCU was commended by TSPC for their: Partnerships with ...


Henton Wins Bash-Whisler Bible Reading Contest

Henton Wins Bash-Whisler Bible Reading Contest

Ariana Henton, a senior majoring in Christian Worship with a music focus won the 2020 Bash-Whisler Bible Reading Contest on Thurs., Feb. 20, 2020. Henton will read or recite her Bash-Whisler passage at Baccalaureate in May. All competitors received a cash award for their work and participation in the contest. Students from all majors are encouraged to enter the annual contest. Established ...


It is the Wonderful World of Disney for NCU Student

It is the Wonderful World of Disney for NCU Student

NCU senior Kaylin Salladay is going to find out what it is like to work at the “happiest place on earth” when she begins an internship through the Disney College Program this summer at Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. “I have been a big Disney fan my entire life,” said Salladay, a senior biology major from Springfield, Oregon. ...


BLUECHIP: Workforce training in higher ed increasingly aligns with local industry needs

As published in The Register Guard on January 7, 2020. Pathways to employment and advancement The state’s Higher Education Coordinating Commission embeds in its mission the promise of “ensuring an accessible, affordable, equitable, and coordinated network of college and career training programs” for all Oregonians. So the vision for workforce training in Oregon starts at the top. Four-year universities and colleges, community colleges, trade schools, ...


NCU Business Dean Dave Walsh gives his take on a Guendelberger’s “On the Clock: What Low-Wage Work Did to Me and How It Drives America Insane” in Blue Chip’s On the Book Shelf

As published in The Register Guard on December 3, 2019. What you read affects you... What you read affects you: all those words and ideas, the people both behind the books and in the books, all those successes, passions, challenges, failures, and philosophies. How do the books you read influence your life and your business? If you want to share a recent ...


Dawson, Downes, and Holmberg Captures ACE Day Wins

Dawson, Downes, and Holmberg Captures ACE Day Wins

It was a three way tie for first place in the Fall’19 Academic Creativity and Excellence Day Academic Creativity and Excellence Day or ACE Day, a student research colloquium, that marks the end of each academic semester when seniors and juniors present their final capstone or end-of-term projects. This semester’s ACE Day was Dec. 4 First Place: Grace Dawson (Junior), ...


NCU Winter Commencement is Dec. 13; Former Eugene City Manager is Commencement Speaker

NCU Winter Commencement is Dec. 13; Former Eugene City Manager is Commencement Speaker

Northwest Christian University’s (NCU) Board of Trustees will confer degrees for 92 students who have successfully met the graduation requirements to earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree during commencement ceremonies on Fri., Dec. 13, 2019, at 6 PM, in the Morse Event Center located at the corner of West 11th Avenue and Alder Street in Eugene. “We are proud of these ...


Dennis Lindsay Assumes Chair of the European Evangelistic Society

Dennis Lindsay Assumes Chair of the European Evangelistic Society

Dr. Dennis R. Lindsay, vice president of academic affairs at NCU, was elected to the role of Board Chair for the European Evangelistic Society (EES) at their annual meeting in Johnson City, TN this past July. The EES, a mission initiative that engages all streams of the Stone-Campbell heritage, was established in the years following World War II as ...


Former NFL QB Chris Miller Calls Winning Play For Degree

Former NFL QB Chris Miller Calls Winning Play For Degree

Chris Miller'18, a former first round draft pick of the NFL's Atlanta Falcons and a University of Oregon legend, returned to school to earn a bachelor's degree from Northwest Christian University. Chris is a successful high school football coach at West Linn High School near Portland. In this video, he shares his thoughts on the value of education and ...


ACLP Brings NCU and University of Macau Students Together

ACLP Brings NCU and University of Macau Students Together

Students from University of Macau were on the NCU campus for the Fifth Annual American Culture & Language Program (ACLP) from June 18 through July 5, under the theme of “Fostering Global Leadership Skills.” Eight visiting University of Macau students engaged in classes in English language and American culture, workshops relating to global leadership skills, educational recreation activities, and tours around ...


Garhofer to Compete for National Sweetheart

Garhofer to Compete for National Sweetheart

Hannah Garhofer, a former NCU soccer play from Seaside, Oregon, has traded her corner kicks and the pitch for the runway and the talent competition. The 2019-second runner up in the Miss Oregon Pageant will compete with women from the other 49 States for the title of National Sweetheart in the annual pageant held in Hoopeston, Illinois. “I am proud to ...


Fritz and Srader Join CCCU Team at  Uganda Christian University

Fritz and Srader Join CCCU Team at Uganda Christian University

Drs. Bill Fritz (Education) and Doyle Srader (Communication) spent the last week of May in Uganda. The two NCU professors were invited by Uganda Christian University to take part in a site visit in support of a study abroad program sponsored by the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities. Since 2004, the Uganda Studies Program has welcomed students from Christian ...


Governor Kate Brown Declares July 29-August 2 Oregon Private College Week

Governor Kate Brown Declares July 29-August 2 Oregon Private College Week

As Part of the Statewide Celebration of Private Higher Education, Northwest Christian University Will Host a Series of Campus Tours and Information Sessions Oregon Governor Kate Brown has declared July 29-August 2, 2019 Oregon Private College Week, proclaiming that “Oregon’s private, nonprofit, independent college and universities are vital to Oregon’s goal for a more educated and skilled workforce, enriching local communities, ...


Teachers of Mathematics Honor Fritz

Teachers of Mathematics Honor Fritz

William Fritz, Ph.D., an associate professor of teacher education at Northwest Christian University, has been awarded the Oregon Council of Teachers of Mathematics (OCTM) Area Recognition Award for his leadership and service in the mathematics education community. “It is an honor to receive this award,” said Fritz. “OCTM is a top tier organization designed to support quality math instruction. Our NCU ...