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“If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.”

“If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.”  1 Corinthians 12:26 NIV In the week we prepare to celebrate our most recent class of graduates, we are profoundly aware that we send them into a world of deep wounds and grave suffering.  At this…

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NCU Announces Graduation Date and On Campus Semester Start

Northwest Christian University’s (NCU) Spring 2020 Commencement is Sat., June 6, 2020, at 10 AM via YouTube Premiere. All Spring 2020 graduates are also encouraged to participate in the Fall Commencement tentatively scheduled for the Morse Center on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020. “These unprecedented times require unique commencement opportunities for NCU’s graduating seniors and graduate students…

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Supporting Mental Health

By Mindi Barta, clinic manager and instructor, CHMC Proud to be a Beacon NCU’s Mental Health Clinic helps distinguish our Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) graduate program apart from other similar programs. Not only does the Clinic provide mental health services to students and community members, the Clinic also provides our CMHC students field experience…

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Career Development Goes Virtual

By Angela Doty, director of career development Whatever the COVID-19 crisis brings, NCU students are getting ready to answer God’s call in their lives. Our career development mission remains the same: to empower and equip individuals to embrace their vocational calling and to engage in opportunities to make meaningful career and life contributions. We will…

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Piechowicz ‘19 Connects Bear Online to Faith & Family

In partnership with the City of Eugene, Westside Christian Church began hosting a homeless intervention program on the church’s property in January. Through this program I have had the pleasure and honor to grow relationships with several of the homeless community that call the 18th & Chambers intersection (where the church sits) home. One of these…

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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. …

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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…

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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…

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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,”…

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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…

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