NCU News

Undergrads Elect 2020 ASBU Executive Council

Undergrads Elect 2020 ASBU Executive Council

The final ballot has been counted in this year’s election for the Association Students of Bushnell University (ASBU) executive council. Katia Burke, a junior, a communications major was re-elected ASBU President; Natalie Downes, junior, teacher education major was elected Vice President of Academics; Benjamin Womack, junior, interdisciplinary studies major was elected Vice President of Activities; and Meagan Mollahan, sophomore, psychology major was elected Vice President of ...


NCU Resumes Classes Monday, March 30

NCU Resumes Classes Monday, March 30

Northwest Christian University’s (NCU) students and faculty begin classes on Monday, March 30, 2020. All undergraduate and graduate classes will be taught online for the remainder of the semester, ending Friday, May 8, 2020. “After a challenging Spring Break, we are pleased to have everyone back in class,” said NCU President Joseph D. Womack. “The threat of the COVID-19, coronavirus ...


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 ...