"Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done, and proclaim that his name is exalted. Sing to the Lord, for he has done glorious things; let this be known to all the world." Isaiah 12:4-5
Why are we praising God and proclaiming his glory over the whole earth? Why are we rejoicing at Multnomah? There are a host of reasons! God has had his hand of blessing upon us this year, and I want to share some highlights with you. You can also get more details at multnomah.edu/new.
In fall 2015, MU will launch an accounting concentration under its business program that will prepare students for employment in the field of accounting as well as ready them for the Certified Management Accountant Exam and the Certified Fraud Examiner Exam.
Business & Organizational Psychology degree
MU will launch a business & organizational psychology degree in fall 2015. Graduates will utilize their training to create business policies and methodologies with the goal of improving an organization’s ability to better meet the expectations of its customers and stakeholders.
MU plans to offer a biology degree in fall 2016. More details to come.
Global Studies degree
MU’s intercultural studies program was recently renamed the global studies program. Students will specialize in one of four new concentrations:
- Applied Linguistics
- Children at Risk
- Culture & Diversity
- Global Ministry
Summit (a five-year B.A./M.Div. program)
Multnomah is launching Summit, a five-year Bachelor of Arts/Master of Divinity program. Summit students will save more than $41,000 in tuition, cut their time in school by two years and receive a Summit Scholarship.
Fully online undergraduate and seminary degrees
Starting in fall 2015, MU will be offering the following programs fully online:
- Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Theology
- Master of Arts in Biblical Studies
- Master of Arts in Theological Studies
The Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree now satisfies all MU freshman and sophomore general education requirements.
The Lions have joined the Cascade Collegiate Conference (CCC), which is considered to be one of the top small-college athletic associations in the country. The CCC is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Each year, more than 60,000 student-athletes in the NAIA compete in 13 sports and 23 national championships.
Track and field
Multnomah will launch a track and field program in spring of 2016. More details to come.
We couldn’t have done any of these things without you. I want to personally thank you for your generous support. Your prayers, service and offerings strengthen Multnomah’s impact every day.
Multnomah was blessed by an anonymous friend wanting to broaden our support base by matching $2 for every $1 given by first-time givers or lapsed givers (those who have not given in over a year). Our friend will donate up to $400,000.
We’ve almost met our match
Today we are shy of this goal by just $41,896. We are calling everyone to pray and seek God’s will for what their gift of participation could be. Will you join us?
A gift of any size, according to your ability, is all God asks of you. Every gift matters. We invite you to share in this joy of giving to God’s exciting work at Multnomah!
I hope you have a blessed summer.
Rev. G. Craig Williford, Ph.D.