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Different dreams, one purpose: Students from all over the world join MU

Students with different dreams and goals arrived on campus last week. Some had included MU in their plans for years, while others made last-minute decisions to attend. But regardless of their backgrounds, all of our new students desire a higher purpose in their careers. They look to their faith to infuse meaning in all they do.

Student2015aMiguel Ruiz traveled all the way from his hometown in Mexico to experience MU. “I basically came to follow my dream,” he says. “I want to have a sports ministry. I have played soccer my whole life, and I want to go back to Mexico and share the gospel there through soccer.” The youth ministry major is convinced MU is the perfect place to pursue his ambitions. He says he wants to learn everything he can while he’s here.

Student2015cAzaria Coakley is eager to interact with people on campus and learn their stories. “I think we have a small enough school where I can learn about everyone I graduate with,” she says.  The business major from Vancouver, Wash., wasn’t sold on MU at first, but she quickly changed her mind when she took a second look. “I love Multnomah already, and I’ve only been here two days,” she says. “I want to learn what my place is, and I feel this is the best place to do that.”

Student2015bIn terms of the campus environment, Monica Paterson found exactly what she was looking for at Multnomah. “I wanted to be submerged in a Christian atmosphere,” she says. “No matter where I am on campus, I want to be able to talk to someone about Jesus or ask, ‘Do you mind praying for me?’ I wanted to be in a place where these conversations were common.” The global studies major from Vinton City, Ohio, visited several other Christian colleges, but they weren’t quite right. “I loved the opportunities they offered, but I knew they weren’t my blessing – Multnomah was,” she says.

We welcome you, new students. Our prayerful desire is that you will become equipped to engage our culture with courage and compassion while committing yourself to serving Jesus with your career. Have a great school year!

Is Multnomah U Still Stuck In The 1950′s?

Comments Off Written on August 27th, 2012 by
Categories: General, Media, Students
Is Multnomah U Still Stuck In The 1950′s?

New Student Orientation Video

Our students are hilarious. What better way to welcome new students but with a stereotypical "how-to" informational video that might be straight from the 1950's? What's more - it was 100% produced by current students. We just couldn't stop laughing. Enjoy!

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It’s True. God Brings The Students.

Comments Off Written on May 25th, 2011 by
Categories: General, Pray For MU, Programs, Students
It’s True. God Brings The Students.

"I’ve said it once, I’ll say it a million times. We have to be faithful in our jobs, but it’s the Lord who recruits for us."

With the words above as her admonishment,  Admissions Counselor Lisa Hezmalhalch sent us an email with a word of encouragement via a blog post from a student who will be starting at Multnomah in the TESOL program this Fall semester.

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Discrimination Against Christians In Academia?

Comments Off Written on July 30th, 2010 by
Categories: General, Students

In a recent Inside Higher Ed article by Wheaton College professor Timothy Larsen, the case is made that discrimination against Christians (especially evangelicals) in colleges and universities might be seen by academics as an acceptable blind spot. Read the rest of this entry »