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Christian Game Developers Conference brings industry leaders to Multnomah

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Categories: Events, Feature

PORTLAND, Ore. —Christian game developers will worship together, network and explore best practices in the video game industry July 20-22 at Multnomah University. The Christian Game Developers Conference is an annual event that fosters community between Christians across the entire game-development world. Read the rest of this entry »

Multnomah University accepted into SARA initiative to serve online students

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Categories: Press Releases

PORTLAND, Ore. — On July 10, 2017, Multnomah University became an official participant in SARA, the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement, which helps provide access to students taking postsecondary, online courses across state-lines. By participating in SARA, Multnomah drastically expands its ability to serve online students all over the country.

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MU adds exercise science, environmental science programs

Comments Off on MU adds exercise science, environmental science programs Written on May 18th, 2017 by
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PORTLAND, Ore. — Two new majors at Multnomah reflect the care and concern our students have not only for humanity, but also for the environment. Beginning in fall 2017, students will have the opportunity to major in exercise science and environmental science for the first time in school history.

Dr. Daniel Scalberg, dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, says environmental science is a natural fit for a school that’s deeply committed to maintaining the quality of life we enjoy in the Pacific Northwest. “As stewards, we seek to be responsible keepers of God’s earth,” says Scalberg. “We have a Genesis mandate to take proper care of the world we live in.”

Scalberg added that exercise science is a great option for students who want to pursue careers in a variety of fields, including sports medicine. “We deeply care about humanity, because it’s the humanity Christ cares for,” he says. “These sciences are ways to invest in eternal purposes.”

For more information, visit our environmental science and exercise science pages.

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About Multnomah University

Multnomah University is a fully accredited, private, non-denominational, Christian institution of higher education located in Portland, Oregon, with a teaching site in Reno, Nevada. Composed of a college, seminary, graduate school, degree completion program and online distance-learning program, Multnomah issues bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees, as well as professional certifications and endorsements. For more information, visit multnomah.edu.

Students excited to perform in recital and choir concert

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PORTLAND, Ore. — The Multnomah University Music Department is presenting the Spring 2017 Student Recital and Chamber Choir Concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, in the Bradley Hall recital space. Read the rest of this entry »

The Trauma and Resilience Conference: 8:55 to 11:47 a.m.

Comments Off on The Trauma and Resilience Conference: 8:55 to 11:47 a.m. Written on April 3rd, 2017 by
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I received an email the day before stating that over three hundred people registered for the conference. Theoretically, this means that the dining hall’s multitude of attendees shouldn’t surprise me. It still does.  In the room are graduate students from George Fox, at least one Concordia alumnus, people who work at churches and non-profits, and peppered clusters of MU students, staff and faculty. Apparently someone even flew in from Ohio to attend. I find my seat, and Dr. Paul Metzger, a Multnomah University professor, is introduced. Applause peals against the quietude for exactly four seconds, and Metzger opens the conference with the American Psychological Association’s definitions of both “trauma” and “resilience.” Everyone around me takes feverish notes. The projector screen’s words are black on a clean, white background.

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Two Hebrew students selected for research trip in Israel

Comments Off on Two Hebrew students selected for research trip in Israel Written on March 28th, 2017 by
Categories: Faculty, General, Press Releases, Programs, Seminary, Students, Theology

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Multnomah seminary students Chad Woodward and Alyssa Schmid will embark on a one-of-a-kind research excursion this summer in Israel. The two Hebrew students will partake in several archaeological digs, take various tours of the Holy Land and learn about Israel’s history from the Bronze and Iron Ages up through the modern day.

Woodward views the trip as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. “It’s always been my desire to experience the Holy Land and see the places mentioned in Scripture,” he says. “I think this trip has a great mix of work and sight-seeing.”

The month-long expedition is made possible by the Scholars Initiative, the research arm of the Museum of the Bible, one of the world’s largest private collections of rare biblical texts and artifacts. Multnomah has been connected with the Scholars Initiative since 2013, when Biblical Languages Chair Dr. Karl Kutz was chosen to translate a fragment of the Dead Sea Scrolls with four of his students.

Since then, MU has been trusted with even more research projects, which opened the door for students to apply for trips sponsored by the Scholars Initiative. Over the past three years, seven Hebrew students have been selected to attend the Logos Conference, a two-week internship at Oxford. Similar to the Oxford internship, the Israel trip is limited to students working on Scholars Initiative projects.

Kutz couldn’t be more proud of his students. He views the trip as a great addition to Woodward and Schmid’s academic experience.  “The chance to work on a dig is a tremendous opportunity,” he says. “The students will get to see firsthand how the archaeological process works and learn from scholars who have devoted their lives to this area of study.”

The trip, which starts in Jerusalem in mid-June and ends in Bethlehem in mid-July, will be an immense privilege for Woodward and Schmid, who are already so familiar with the ancient Near East. As the two students travel, they will take with them all the passions and skills gained during their time at Multnomah.

“I’m honestly humbled by this,” says Woodward. “I think the Hebrew program really supports their students well and creates amazing opportunities.”

New Wine conference examines trauma and resilience from every angle

Comments Off on New Wine conference examines trauma and resilience from every angle Written on February 27th, 2017 by
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Bad things happen. It’s a fact we all have to deal with, and there are better and worse ways to deal with it. However, even though we all have our own thoughts about trauma, we may rarely get to articulate them, sit with them or address them in any way. That’s where MU comes in. The Institute for Theology and Culture: New Wine, New Wineskins (New Wine), in partnership with Multnomah University and Multnomah Biblical Seminary, is hosting the Trauma and Resilience Conference from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 18. Read the rest of this entry »

Global Ministries Conference to make creation care a priority

Comments Off on Global Ministries Conference to make creation care a priority Written on February 8th, 2017 by
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PORTLAND, Ore. — From February 21 to 23, Multnomah University will host the 77th annual Global Ministries Conference (GMC) on campus. The title of this year’s conference is “Cultivating Renewal: Back to the Beginning.” The seminars, plenary talks and activities will revolve around creation care in its many aspects. Read the rest of this entry »

Dr. Kristen White to join MU as director of MAC program

Comments Off on Dr. Kristen White to join MU as director of MAC program Written on January 31st, 2017 by
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PORTLAND, Ore. — Dr. Kristen M. White has been selected as director of Multnomah University’s Master of Arts in Counseling program. She will begin serving in her new role in April. Read the rest of this entry »

Forum shines a light on anxiety and depression

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A forum on anxiety and depression, “Bridging Troubled Waters,” will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, at Gateway Church. The event is being presented by The Institute for Theology and Culture: New Wine, New Wineskins. Read the rest of this entry »