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 »
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.
Categories: Faculty, General, Press Releases, Programs, Seminary, Students, Theology
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.”
In honor of today’s holiday, History Department Chair Dr. Daniel Scalberg shares some little known history behind Saint Patrick.
Americans are famous for secularizing and refitting for commercial purposes religious holidays. Christmas and Easter immediately come to mind as days that carry little resemblance to their former Christian penitential and sacred associations and are now more suited as materialistic seasons during which we are encouraged to purchase items for personal pleasure. Read the rest of this entry »
Categories: General, Press Releases, Programs, Students
PORTLAND, Ore. – The path to a career in medicine just became a little less daunting for biology majors at Multnomah University.
MU is teaming up with University of Western States to offer an accelerated program that allows students to earn a Doctor of Chiropractic degree in six years. The program involves three years of biology at Multnomah and three years of study at UWS, saving students an entire year of academic work and tuition compared to the traditional DC route.
“This is a first for us – this is a new day,” said Dr. Daniel Scalberg, dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Multnomah. “It means that we’re now in the same league as Portland State and Oregon State, who have the same agreement. For students who are motivated, they can be a fully certified DC six years from the time they arrive at MU.”
Under the agreement, MU students will be admitted to UWS when they complete the pre-chiropractic program with a minimum 3.25 GPA. They’ll finish their fourth year of undergraduate work at UWS to earn their biology degree, and then they’ll be poised to wrap up the DC program two years later.
Multnomah students will have access to state-of-the-art lab facilities and equipment at UWS, which offers numerous degree options for aspiring allied health professionals. Students also will have access to the admissions staff at UWS to ensure a smooth transition between schools.
“Our students will be able to call their Admissions office anytime, and their folks will be excited,” Scalberg said. “They will welcome our students as their own.”
For more information, visit the Doctor of Chiropractic page.
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.
About University of Western States
University of Western States, located in Portland, Oregon, offers a Doctor of Chiropractic degree program; master’s programs in Exercise and Sports Science; Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine; and Sports Medicine; master’s and doctoral programs in Sport and Performance Psychology; and a Massage Therapy certificate program. The university also provides health services in four Portland locations through the Health Centers of UWS clinic system.
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 »
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 »
The Den is a new space on Multnomah’s campus designed with commuters in mind. Read the rest of this entry »
Amid a country deeply divided over the upcoming inauguration of America’s 45th president, we as believers in the King of Kings can find some much-needed encouragement from Isaiah 9:6.
“For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us;
And the government will rest on His shoulders;
And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor,
Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.”
As we embrace the Advent season and celebrate the birth of the Prince of Peace, this truth remains constant: After more than 80 years, the men and women at Multnomah University continue to be transformed in their faith as they trust God rather than allow the ways of the world to sway them.
Our commitment to Multnomah’s core values and goals remains undaunted. Our mission of equipping Christian students to be biblically competent, academically proficient, spiritually formed, and culturally engaged servant leaders, shaped to be a transforming force in their community and world remains stronger than ever.
I want to share just a few ways God continues to bless Multnomah. Our undergraduate enrollment is up by 11 percent. Our new biology program is drawing more students. Giving continues to increase. Our donor base is expanding. More alumni around the country are engaging us through our new smart phone app. Our annual audit was clear and positive, reflecting wise management and stewardship of the resources God entrusted us with.
It’s because of faithful givers like you who give so sacrificially and generously with what God has entrusted to you that we can fulfill the mission of Multnomah. I am deeply grateful for your gifts to assist our students so they can afford to attend Multnomah.
Thank you for remembering Multnomah in your year-end giving. On behalf of our students, faculty and staff, may you be richly blessed this Christmas season!
Growing in generosity,
Rev. G. Craig Williford, Ph.D.
Categories: Alumni, General
Walking into the offices of Circle Media Inc. is a little like stepping through a portal into another, more fantastic world. Read the rest of this entry »