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Seminary Events: Free & Open To Public

Comments Off Written on October 30th, 2009 by
Categories: Alumni, Chapel, Faculty, General, Seminary, Students

If you don't get the regular Seminary Update email that circulates amongst students, faculty and staff, then you might be interested to know how you can stay up on the weekly happenings. I've highlighted a couple of items for you below.

SemUpdate

Seminary News Highlights

  • Seminary Chapel Panel: Join us for a ministry panel sponsored by the Master's Cabinet on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 10:00-11:00 AM in T111/T112. The theme of the panel is “Seminary Education in Action: An Examination of Real-World Applications in Portland.” The panel will involve 3 guest speakers (prominent Christian figures in Portland) that represent many different angles of ministry (church pastors, church planters, academia, government, and non-profit organizations.)  There will be a time to ask questions that are relevant to both our student body and the panelist’s individual experience/expertise.  Light breakfast provided!  Please invite your families, neighbors, and friends!
  • Chaplain to Chaplain: Come join us for the second of the ‘Chaplain to Chaplain’ round table meetings. We would encourage anyone who is interested in chaplaincy, anyone who would just like to learn more about chaplaincy & how it works, or those who may want to do it as an internship, to join us. CPE supervisor, Kent Schaufelberger will be on campus Tuesday, November 10th to speak with chaplaincy students or anyone interested in chaplaincy. He will be sharing his valuable experiences as well as allow you a chance to ask some questions. If you would like to be a part of this informative meeting please sign up with Amber Kersey, akersey@multnomah.edu, 503.251.6744. As this is taking place during lunch time (11:30-12:30) in the President’s Dining Room (next to the cafeteria) we encourage you to bring your own lunch (brown bag) or if you buy your lunch at the cafeteria – come in immediately with your food & join the meeting.

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Oregon Independent Colleges Keeping Costs Down

Comments Off Written on June 27th, 2009 by
Categories: General, Media, Press Releases, Programs, Students

In this day and age, every penny saved counts. One story that I've wanted to talk about for some while is that of how there is increased public scrutiny over college costs - and what colleges are doing to keep them down. Let's face it, it's expensive to run an institution of higher education - even one like Multnomah which operates with minimal staffing and even less physical overhead.

One Big Difference Between Publics & Privates

Recently, almost all public institutions (including community colleges) have announced sizeable increases in their tuition and operating expenses - and have lobbied for more taxpayer support (And why not? It's even more expensive to run a major public research institution).

As you may know, private independent institutions are not subsidized by public money. The good part about this is that it forces us to tighten our belts when the times get tough and endowments take dives with the stock market. This can be a very healthy thing, forcing us to focus more on achieving our mission efficiently.

The Charge of Stewardship

Instead of passing all the costs on to students and their families or asking donors to throw more money at the operation (although, we'll gladly talk to any donor willing to contribute!) we have to trim expenses and make wise moves to demonstrate good stewardship with an eye toward future health. At Multnomah, this stewardship principle takes on a whole new meaning, because we know it is not "our" operation to begin with - we are only taking care of what God has charged to us.

But Not Just Multnomah

Multnomah belongs to an organization called the Oregon Independent Colleges Association (OICA). As a collective, it has become a mantra to show a commitment to keeping cost increases to an absolute minimum. Recently, OICA sent out a news release that gave a brief overview of what these institutions are doing.

OICA College Cost Containment Press Release

Also, don't forget about our new Tuition Relief Scholarship we announced after this press release went out.