Beacons Receive Congratulations from Mayor’s Office

NCU HONORED AS A COLLEGE OF DISTINCTION

          National college guide highlights colleges that excel in student-focused education Northwest Christian University has been honored as a College of Distinction for the 2014-2015 school year.  NCU is one… Continue reading

Jesus U

Northwest Christian University talks faith, tolerance and higher purpose in a recent article published in the Eugene Weekly by Rick Levin NCU President Joseph Womack. Photo by Todd Cooper.  

NCU Students, Faculty and Staff Will Hit the Streets to Serve the Community

Students, faculty and staff at Northwest Christian University will take time from their books and laptops to work as volunteers with community nonprofit organizations during the University’s annual Embrace the Community (ETC) Day… Continue reading

Jackson Inducted Into UO Hall of Fame

Northwest Christian University head men’s basketball coach Luke Jackson was inducted into the University of Oregon Athletics Hall of Fame this month. Jackson was joined by teammates Freddie Jones and Luke Ridinour, along with… Continue reading

NCU Announces 2nd Security Forum

CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROGRAM Hosts Security Forum “Homeland Defense and Security: Our Progressive Protection” The Northwest Christian University (NCU) Criminal Justice Department, in partnership with Chemeketa Community College, Lane Community College and Linn-Benton Community… Continue reading

NCU Professors Ranked Among The Best of The Best

Two professors from Northwest Christian University were named two of the area’s best university professors according to an article in the current edition of Eugene Magazine. Based on criteria set by RateMyProfessors.com (RMP),… Continue reading

NCU Students Lend a Hand at Project Hope

For many college freshmen, new student orientation is loaded with information and activities to acquaint them with their new school and with each other. But here at NCU, we also provide an opportunity… Continue reading

Annual Convocation Chapel

Wednesday, August 27 began the new academic year. In tradition, faculty, staff and students gathered for the annual Convocation Chapel. Following is an excerpt from Dr. Joseph Womack’s remarks to the students. Now… Continue reading

Northwest Christian University Students Arrive On Campus For Week of Welcome

Northwest Christian University is excited to welcome students both new and old to campus for the start of the 2014-2015 school year. New students arrive on Saturday, Aug. 23 for the first of… Continue reading

Northwest Christian University Athletics – Anderson Named CCC Athletic Director of the Year

Northwest Christian University Athletics – Anderson Named CCC Athletic Director of the Year. 6/12/2014 8:55:00 AM LA GRANDE, Ore. – After leading Northwest Christian University to one of the top athletic years in… Continue reading

NCU to Host 115th Commencement Ceremony

With the conclusion of studies and finals, Northwest Christian University’s seniors are preparing for two days of celebration and recognition of their accomplishments in a procession of ceremony progressing to their graduation. The… Continue reading

Northwest Christian University Athletics – Athletes Honored at Champions of Character Ceremony

Northwest Christian University Athletics – Athletes Honored at Champions of Character Ceremony. The eighth annual NCU Champions of Character Awards Dessert took place on Sunday night, combined with the Hall of Fame Induction… Continue reading

Academic Creativity and Excellence Day

A total of 99 students participated in the sixth annual spring Academic Creativity and Excellence (ACE) Day on Wednesday, April 30, 204. Daytime classes were cancelled to accommodate a day of presentations; including… Continue reading

Academic Creativity and Excellence Day

Almost 100 students will be participating in the sixth annual spring Academic Creativity and Excellence (ACE) Day on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Daytime classes are cancelled so students can attend the presentations.  There… Continue reading

NCU Says Thank You with PTO Donations

Northwest Christian University (NCU) launched a fun and creative way of thanking several local-area grade schools with a friendly competition that ended with donations to the first and second place schools’ Parent Teacher… Continue reading

Words of Wisdom for Graduating Seniors

By Angela J. Doty, M.A., GCDF If I could write a letter to graduating seniors with advice about preparing for the job market, it would go something like this: Dear Graduating Senior, Looking… Continue reading

Music Department Releases Inaugural Music EP, Dusk to Dawn

Northwest Christian University (NCU) music department released their inaugural music EP, Dusk to Dawn. This ground-breaking project provided a learning opportunity like none other for NCU students as they gained insight into the… Continue reading

Northwest Christian University Announces 2014 Center For Leadership And Ethics Award Recipients

Community leaders Sid Voorhees and Bi-Mart Corporation will be honored at the “An Evening of Tribute” benefit on May 8, 2014 Northwest Christian University (NCU) announced the 2014 Center for Leadership and Ethics (CLE)… Continue reading

Northwest Christian University’s School of Education Thanks Local Teachers

Northwest Christian University’s School of Education would like to thank local teachers for choosing to be an educator. As a way of saying thanks, NCU has invited them to participate in a friendly… Continue reading

Dean of the School of Education and Counseling received an invitation to study at Harvard University

Jim Howard, Ed.D. spent December 4-7, 2013 in Cambridge, Mass., attending a post-doctoral training program, Inner Strengths of Successful Leaders, at Harvard University. Dr. Howard, one of 75 participants in this invitation-only program,… Continue reading

The Secret Life of Dr. Tim Bergquist

To students, alumni and staff at NCU, Tim Bergquist is known as the statistics professor, ACE Day Coordinator, and head of Quantitative Analysis. Yet there is a side to Dr. Bergquist that many… Continue reading

NORTHWEST CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROGRAM HOSTS SECURITY FORUM

“School Safety and Dangerous Acts of Violence” The Northwest Christian University (NCU) Criminal Justice Program, in partnership with Chemeketa Community College, Lane Community College and Linn-Benton Community College as well as local, state… Continue reading

Be The Match!

This Wednesday from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm NCU is hosting a “Be The Match” bone marrow drive to raise awareness about the national bone marrow registry and get people involved in the… Continue reading

KEZI Game of the Week: NCU vs. Oregon Tech

Northwest Christian University Athletics – KEZI Game of the Week: NCU vs. Oregon Tech. EUGENE, Ore.  – Local ABC affiliate KEZI announced this week that the Northwest Christian University and Oregon Tech men’s… Continue reading

Beautiful as the Rainbow

Dr. Song Nai Rhee, NCU professor and academic dean emeritus, publishes an inspirational romance novel, Beautiful as the Rainbow, by Inspiring Voices, a service of Guidepost. Moved after learning about the extraordinary life… Continue reading

Northwest Christian University Athletics – Vote For Mr. Beacon In The Quarterfinals

Northwest Christian University Athletics – Vote For Mr. Beacon In The Quarterfinals. EUGENE, Ore. – After qualifying as the top team in their bracket during the opening round, NCU’s Mr. Beacon has moved… Continue reading

NCU NAMED A COLLEGE OF DISTINCTION

Northwest Christian University (NCU) has been honored as a College of Distinction for the 2013-2014 school year. The College of Distinction designation is given to select schools to honor their excellence in student-focused higher… Continue reading

Walking Across America – Inviting Jesus to Live in Every Home

Just a week short of Dr. Jim Buckley’s 67th birthday and roughly 2,200 miles into his walk across America, he experienced a ‘first’: Virginia storms stopped him in his tracks, forcing him to… Continue reading

Our Hope in Advent

By Loren Crow For liturgical Christians, the season of Advent is the beginning of the Church year. We start the year in expectation. At one level, Advent is the season in which we… Continue reading

12 Days of Christmas…for NCU

  In this time of giving and as we near the completion of 2013, many individuals are looking for ways to minimize their taxes and maximize their gifts? Here’s a list of 12… Continue reading

SAR SHALOM

Twas a mountain-chilled Christmas morn. Gifts had been opened; hot sugar-glazed cinnamon rolls were overeaten. I loaded our young daughter Elizabeth into a chest pack, left our cabin and started up the road,… Continue reading

A Christmas Message From President Womack

Making the drive home from my campus office these recent evenings, I pass beautifully decorated houses. Christmas lights adorn their eaves and I can nearly smell the inviting fragrance of the Christmas trees that brightly… Continue reading

Waiting on the Lord

Yesterday I received another one of my routine junk emails from Redbox with the subject line: “Instant Gratification”.  I instantly deleted it, taking some gratification from that act!  But Redbox’s empty promise of… Continue reading

Northwest Christian University Confers 89 Degrees

Northwest Christian University will host the winter commencement ceremony on Friday, December 13, 2013. Amongst the 89, winter semester graduates, NCU will confer 40 bachelor of arts, 3 bachelor of science, 2 master… Continue reading

A joyful chorus

As the director of community music at NCU prepares to put on her first holiday concert, she relishes most connecting with people. With such an extroverted personality, it’s hard to imagine Karen DeYoung… Continue reading

What would it mean for Jesus to come “in this flesh of mine”?

Advent is a Latin word meaning “coming” or “presence”.  We use the word of the season approaching Christmas because we are celebrating the coming of Christ to redeem the world.  We spend a… Continue reading

Father and Son-in-Law Face Off in Men’s Basketball

During last year’s Super Bowl, Jack and Jackie Harbaugh sat in the stands and watched their two sons go head-to-head in hopes of winning the coveted Lombardi Trophy. This Friday, Debbie Masten and… Continue reading

Academic Creativity and Excellence Day

More than 80 students will be participating in the fifth annual fall Academic Creativity and Excellence (ACE) Day on Wednesday, December 4, 2013. Daytime classes are cancelled so students can attend the presentations. … Continue reading

Travel Plans

Traveling during the holidays is chaotic. Extreme weather, clogged roadways, and overbooked hotels. It is enough to make you frustrated, mad and even a bit cynical. I know over the next few weeks… Continue reading

Northwest Christian University Voluntary Education Partnership MOU Approved by the Department of Defense

Northwest Christian University has received approval for the Department of Defense Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding. Northwest Christian University (NCU) is pleased to announce that approval was received in November 2013 from… Continue reading

Beacons Take Ninth at NAIA Championships

For the second time in three seasons, the Northwest Christian University women’s cross country team has landed in the top-ten at the NAIA National Championships. The Beacons took ninth-place on Saturday at Rim… Continue reading

A Reflection on the Marriage Café

As a staff member of NCU and an attendee of Northwood Christian Church, my husband and I had the opportunity to attend Dr. Keith Potter’s Marriage Café. I must say, both my husband… Continue reading

Championship Teams Tabbed for Hall of Fame

Northwest Christian University Athletics – Two Championship Teams Tabbed for Hall of Fame.

Northwest Christian University Athletics – Beacons Take Second at CCC Championship

The Northwest Christian University women’s cross country team did what they came to do on Saturday, completing their first ever top-two finish at the Cascade Collegiate Conference Championship.The Beacons, ranked no. 9 in… Continue reading

Northwest Christian University Welcomes the Holidays With ‘Experience Christmas with NCU’

Free concert for community kicks off Christmas season Tis the season and Northwest Christian University (NCU) is celebrating with the 11th annual community Christmas concert, “Experience Christmas with NCU” on Sunday, December 8… Continue reading

The NCU Idea: WISDOM inspired by FAITH bearing fruit in lives of SERVICE

I have entered into my fourth, you might say my senior year, as President with a great sense of appreciation for the history and tradition of NCU and a deep gratitude for the… Continue reading

Northwest Christian University Athletics – Fetters Named CCC Finalist for Walker Award

Northwest Christian University Athletics – Fetters Named CCC Finalist for Walker Award. Nick Askew, Sports Information Director 10/30/2013 8:29:00 AM         LA GRANDE, Ore. – The Cascade Collegiate Conference offices… Continue reading

Reflections on church, family and NCU

On Saturday, October 5, the NCU Alumni Association presented Richard (Dick)  Busic ’62 with the 2013 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award. Upon receiving the award, Busic provided remarks, highlighting those who have impacted his… Continue reading

Dankook University Student Exchange

Introduction: A study abroad? Have you ever had the desire to study abroad? To go to new exotic places and meet people from all over the world? If any of that interests you,… Continue reading