Press Releases

Master of Arts in Counseling – Now Enrolling!

000130322In case you missed our press release about the new Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC) program, or the one about Dr. Elizabeth List, the Psychology department chair and faculty member directing the MAC program - we have the whole scoop here.

The long awaited Master of Arts in Counseling program is accepting applicants into the upcoming Fall Semester - and the response has been very positive!

4 Facts You Should Know:

  1. Fully Accredited:  Multnomah's MAC program is accredited by ABHE and NWCCU.
  2. Licensure:  Multnomah's MAC program meets the educational requirements for licensure and is approved by the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists based on the fact that Multnomah is a regionally accredited institution.
  3. Stronger Bible:  There are many MAC programs out there, but what makes the MU program unique is that Bible and theology is the foundation on which it is built. We are committed to Biblically-grounded counseling as a ministry - not just a profession.
  4. Accessible:  With classes taking place one night per week and small cohort-style groups forming throughout the year, it is an ideal program for busy professionals looking to get qualified for a career in counseling - especially Christian counseling.

Any Questions?

We are looking to build an FAQ page to answer questions, so let us know what we should put on it! Also, I will be interviewing Dr. List in the coming weeks, so I will be sure to ask her your questions for you!

In the meantime, I hear that there are many applicants already - so if you want in, you probably should contact Admissions right away to find out how!


Dr. Joe Aldrich Updates

Comments Off Written on February 19th, 2009 by
Categories: Joe Aldrich, Media, Press Releases


There has been such a fantastic outpouring of prayer and remembrance thus far - thank you for taking the time! Since we posted our original blog post called "Dr. Joe Aldrich, You Will Be Missed", there have been some further news items and blog posts.

Web Highlights (not an exhaustive list)

Don't Forget

  • Stay Tuned for the "Joe Aldrich Photo-Retrospective" blog post we're putting together.
  • Please continue to leave your comments so that we can give them to Ruthe Aldrich.
  • The Joe Aldrich Funeral on Friday (Tomorrow) 2/20 @ 2pm

Bible Across America

1 Comment » Written on January 20th, 2009 by
Categories: Media, Press Releases

Well-known fact: The NIV Bible translation is celebrating its 30th anniversary
Only slightly less well-known fact: Multnomah University will play a part in the festivities

Even as you read this, a four-person team is touring 90 U.S. cities in a custom RV, inviting people to hand-write a single verse of the Bible. 31,173 verses (and people) later, they will have compiled what Zondervan Bible Publishers is calling "America's NIV," a handwritten Bible which will be reproduced and sold, complete with an index of everyone who participated in the project. The original copy will be donated to the Smithsonian Institute.

Would you like your scrivenery added to the 31, 172 others' featured in America's NIV? What are you waiting for? Grab your pen and come on down...

  • Where: Multnomah University at 8435 Northeast Glisan Street, Portland, Oregon 97220
  • When: Friday, January 30, 2009 from 10am to 4pm
  • How Much: Admission is free

See you there.

Bible Across America Bus

Visit Bible Across America's website for a list of locations, real-time GPS tracking of the team's current location, and more.
93.9 KPDQ fm radio is a co-sponsor of the Portland tour stop here on campus, and huge supporter of Multnomah University, frequently featuring our faculty members as guests and substitute hosts.

If you would like more information about Bible Across America's stop at Multnomah University, leave a comment and we will reply to you as soon as we can.


Multnomah University Men’s Residence Hall Sustains Significant Water Damage

1 Comment » Written on December 29th, 2008 by
Categories: General, Media, Press Releases, Students
The South Aldrich Men's Residence Hall at Multnomah University is closed due to significant water damage sustained when a fire sprinkler valve located in the west wing of the second floor malfunctioned during the Christmas break on Saturday, December 27, 2008. It is unknown whether this malfunction is related in anyway to the unusually cold, snowy weather during this time.

Read the full news release››

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Multnomah Cares
Multnomah, in keeping with her mission, is committed to caring for the needs of affected students during this inconvenient process. We pledge to care for the safe-keeping of students' personal belongings and to efficiently reimburse any losses incurred. We also pledge to keep students and their families informed with accurate information and ask that students have patience with us while we navigate this very complicated process. We are committed to doing everything possible to make this transition go well.

Dr. Norm Cook: Alumnus of the Year 2008

Comments Off Written on October 6th, 2008 by
Categories: Alumni, Press Releases

This year, Multnomah University awarded Dr. Norm Cook as the Honored Alumnus of the year, recognizing him as an alumnus who exemplifies Christ and the mission of Multnomah as demonstrated by his life.

On September 23, a special chapel event was held in his honor, with Dr. Cook's long-time friend, Bud Schaeffer, making a surprise guest appearance.

Dr. Cook: a missionary to Taiwan for 16 years, to Multnomah Seminarian graduate, to chairman of Multnomah's Intercultural Studies department for 23 years.

In 2003, Dr. Cook retired. However, he continues counseling, teaching weekend seminars, and speaking at various churches with Mrs. Cook.

"The Alumnus of the Year award is one of the highest honors Multnomah can bestow on an alum, and Dr. Cook is certainly one worthy of such recognition," Michelle Peel, Multnomah's director of alumni relations said.

To view more pictures of the event, go to the Alumni Photo Journal.

To read more about Dr. Cook, go here or catch it in the Winter Issue of the Multnomah Magazine.

Listen to our Alumnus of the Year Chapel.

Two Weeks and Counting…

Comments Off Written on June 16th, 2008 by
Categories: Press Releases

With only two more weeks until the official launch of our new "umbrella" title, Multnomah University, I thought I'd take this opportunity to make sure everyone is up-to-date on the details of this name change.

Here is the brand new news release, hot off the press and in the process of dissemination to various news agencies. Read on for some informative tidbits on the benefits of the "university" title, specifics on what the name change doesn't mean, and President Lockwood's insightful thoughts on the matter.

On another note, this release is laid out in a new, list-oriented, easy to scan format. No one likes to read huge blocks of text, looking for the morsel of information that interests them. For that reason, I wrote this press release with you in mind.

Just in case you didn't catch that link the first three times, here it is again.


Multnomah Moves Toward University Status

2 comments Written on November 13th, 2007 by
Categories: Press Releases

Below is the full-text of the official Press Release regarding Multnomah's move to the name "Multnomah University" - it is worth the read to get the official word on what a name change is and is not.


Multnomah Moves Toward University Status 

Multnomah Bible College and Biblical Seminary will soon exist under the institutional name Multnomah University. In a unanimous vote, Multnomah's board of trustees resolved to take the necessary steps to become a university by July 1, 2008. The college and seminary names, missions, and curriculum emphasis will remain unchanged, but they will be included under the broader institutional name Multnomah University. Multnomah's faculty, president, and board of trustees were motivated by key strategic reasons to pursue university status.

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