Service

PAY IT FORWARD

NCU Board of Trustee member and University donor Marvin Eckfeldt ’58 shares his thoughts as to why he, and others, find it important to donate to the NCU endowed scholarship fund at the 2013 Donor-Scholar Luncheon. Time changes things. As I stand on the NCU campus today I have to say, “Times have REALLY changed”! …

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Beacons Caring for Others

200 people gathered together in a small elementary school gym to face one of the biggest issues in America – child hunger. 1 in 3 children will go hungry when their school is not in session.  In Lane County, the majority of the students in the public school system are on the national free and…

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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…

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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…

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Where’s the restroom…………

For those of you that have attended NCU, you undoubtedly had a class in the Goodrich Administration Building, and most likely you, at sometime, had one on the third floor. My office is positioned on the second floor, so I see students going up and down the stairs on a daily basis. One of my favorite…

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“Things look so different…”

Perspective. A few miles south of campus stands Spencer Butte. Visible from practically any building on campus, Spencer Butte looms 2055 feet high and is a distinctive part of the Eugene landscape, yet most students go to and fro everyday minding their own business without ever noticing the large precipice that dominates the city skyline….

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Giving the Gift You Always Intended

Four of my five immediate family members have graduated from this University. My wife Ginny, in fact, graduated three times, earning her associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s. Three family members were in school at the same time (an impossible feat without considerable scholarship support, as one can imagine). The personal friendships, nurture and direction received while…

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Does your librarian SWiVL!

Like any other discipline or profession, librarianship has its own unique set of issues, questions, dreams, frustrations, and particular language. Topics as lofty as intellectual freedom and information literacy mix with subjects as mundane as overdue fine amounts and cataloging minutia in our conversations with one another. The challenge, often, is finding opportunities to have…

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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…

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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…

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