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A Fresh Look For A University Website

4 comments Written on October 26th, 2011 by
Categories: 75th Anniversary, General
A Fresh Look For A University Website

Diamond Anniversary Web Update

As you know, Multnomah is in the midst of her 75th Anniversary and we have many exciting things in the works during this season. One of these has just come to fruition - a refresh of www.multnomah.edu. Some of you may have noticed that we rolled it out last Friday evening and let the bugs come out all weekend - well now we're ready to announce it formally and welcome visitors to check it out.

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A Poem For New Sites

1 Comment » Written on June 3rd, 2010 by
Categories: Alumni, General

Recently we posted about our "Beta" site to generate some buzz for our real New site.

Then, we got a few comments - but our favorite one came in yesterday:

Carol Wengel
June 2nd, 2010 at 10:54 pm 

I clicked on Beta just to see
What all the buzz was for.
But all I saw were busy bees
And flashing lights and more.

But if you want to be aware
Of something really sweet,
Check out MU’s newest fare
And you will find it’s neat!

Quite possibly the first poem ever written for our Website! And what a good one it is. Thanks, Carol!

Brand New Website (This Time, It’s Real)!

9 comments Written on May 12th, 2010 by
Categories: Alumni, General, Media

Ok, after all the buzz created by the horrible "beta" site, we've actually launched the real, brand new site!

www.multnomah.edu

There are still some items that we're hammering out (isn't that always the thing about websites?) - but we're now live.

Take a minute to browse (and then breath a sigh of relief that the fake site we put up for fun was not true if you were taken in by it!).

Something Wrong?

We will be re-launching some key items over the coming weeks and months (like some Alumni features and the Blogosphere, etc), but if you see a fatal error, please let us know at procom@multnomah.edu

(Also, we're already aware of some strange issues with Internet Explorer 7 - but those should be repaired within a day of this posting)

(Finally, we are not averse to criticism at Multnomah - and believe it, we get a LOT - but please just be civil!)

Where's The Intranet?!

Don't worry, it's there in the footer at the bottom of the page. We recommend that frequent users of the Intranet bookmark it for their ease in the future.

Saturday, 3/20 System-Wide Network Outage

Comments Off Written on March 19th, 2010 by
Categories: General, Pray For MU

An excerpt from an email sent by our IT Director Brenda Gibson.
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Please note, there will be a system wide outage of the Multnomah network as the IT Department performs a critical network upgrade.

  • Saturday, 3/20
  • Beginning @ 9:00 AM
  • May last as long as 5 hours

There will be no access to any Multnomah computer resources including:

  • www.multnomah.edu
  • This Blog you're reading right now
  • WiFi
  • Internet
  • Email
  • Self Service
  • The Y: and Z: drives 
  • Outlook Web Access
  • Multnomah Connect
  • Reno and Anchorage are affected as well
  • Any other MU hosted websites

We are hoping the outage will last no more than 5 hours and ask that you please plan accordingly.

We apologize for the inconvenience and ask that you join with us in prayer for a successful upgrade.

Thank you,

Brenda L. Gibson
Director of IT

A Letter from Dr. Dan – March 2010

March 15, 2010 - Dr. Lockwood, President of Multnomah University frequently writes letters to alumni, donors and friends of the school. Here's his latest.
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The “new year” is not simply upon us; it’s in the middle of its third month!  As we in Portland are grateful for a fairly mild winter, we at Multnomah are encouraged by the things God is doing during the first two and one-half months of our spring semester.  Let me give a few updates.

Enrollment

Our total enrollment for the spring semester stood at 844 students (headcount) when registration was complete.  We have 629 students in the college and 215 in the seminary, just two off from last spring.  Our two Portland campus programs are about on pace from last spring, but our university master’s programs show a significant increase (61).  At our off-site locations, we have 17 collegians and five seminarians taking classes in Reno, and five seminarians registered in Anchorage.  We praise the Lord for these students; Multnomah continues to impact students with God’s Word.  These numbers also represent a stability in tuition revenues—an encouraging sign in a continuing tight economy.

New Seminary Faculty

At the seminary, under Dr. Redman’s leadership, we have developed a new paradigm to fill faculty vacancies.  Three faculty members have been appointed as “regular part-time” faculty in pastoral ministry.  This means they will continue to lead their local churches while teaching a half-time load at the seminary.  What is unique is this: they will be active participants in faculty discussions with full “voice and vote.”  In this way, they will provide valuable expertise for fashioning a pastoral ministry curriculum for the next generation.  Our regular full time faculty members can anticipate a multi-dimensional team of colleagues with a hearty esprit d’corps.  Our three appointees for the next academic year are:

  • Dr. Gene Curtis, D.Min, pastor of Meadow Springs Community Church, Multnomah Biblical Seminary graduate.  He will teach homiletics.
  • Dr. Rick McKinley, D.Min, founding pastor of Portland’s Imago Dei, a Multnomah Bible College graduate.  He will teach in the area of biblical leadership.
  • Prof. Tom Schiave, D.Min (cand.), pastor of Gateway Baptist Church.  He will teach in the areas of spiritual formation and communication.

Global Ministries Conference

Multnomah held its annual Global Ministries Conference the last week of this month.  With its “Harvesting the Desert” theme, this year’s emphasis was God’s work in the Middle East.  Twenty-five mission agencies and 68 missionaries were on Multnomah’s campus.  [Name Witheld], who works with Arab believers through [Ministry Organization Name Witheld], and Sarah Perlman, who works with Jews for Jesus, served as plenary speakers.  They provided complementary—and controversial—perspectives on Middle Eastern ministry.  Multnomah continues to send a significant number of students into global ministry opportunities each year, and this conference again was a catalyst for God’s Spirit to nudge open hearts.

[Names witheld above for security reasons]

Regional accreditation (NWCCU)

Accreditation is always on our horizon, but now more than ever.  Last summer, we were informed that NWCCU was revising its accrediting standards, and that Multnomah University would be up for a full self-study visit in April 2011.  That’s just a little over a year from now!  Dr. Wayne Strickland, who will lead this effort, is already hard at work in responding to these new standards.  We are being asked to evaluate our institution according to basic themes, such as knowing God’s Word, thinking critically, growing in Christ-likeness, and engaging our culture.  Please pray for us as we embark on this important self-assessment.

Online technology

Technology supports Multnomah’s mission more than ever before, and we are grateful for our professional IT staff.  Several new things are happening.  First, our Promotions & Communications department is in the process of thoroughly redesigning our website.  This is extremely important since more and more students learn about—and apply to—Multnomah through this online portal.  In fact, January saw an unprecedented spike in online applications for this coming fall.  Working for over a year, we anticipate the official launch this spring. 

Second, our Career Development Department, which now serves the entire university under Jim Saemenes’ direction, uses the Ministry Web Directory.  This amazing tool connects students with ministries and marketplace opportunities.  Already, prospective students are drawn to Multnomah because of such vocational opportunities when they graduate.

Financial support

The Lord has favored our advancement department, under Paul’s Griffin’s oversight, with wonderful success.  Of course, the development staff has worked extremely hard during this economic recession, too.  For example, the team is on track to hit its financial targets for the last eight months, largely, I believe, by cultivating personal relationships with people like you.  They also did a terrific job in planning, organizing, and pulling off our largest Student Aid Banquet event on the Saturday of March 6th.  Over 450 attended to hear wonderful testimonies from students and alumni of what God is doing in them because of Multnomah.  Many, many people gave.  They remembered what Jesus said, “I tell you, use worldly wealth to gain friends for yourselves, so that when it is gone, you will be welcomed into eternal dwellings” (Luke 16:9).

Thank You

Thanks you so much for your faithful prayer support of Multnomah’s vital ministry.  I cannot tell you what this means to our faculty, staff, and students. Your prayers have a way of saying to faculty and staff, “You’re not alone in this ministry.  The Lord is confirming the work you do.”  Your support speaks clearly to students that the Lord will provide in many ways—including through gifts from supporters they may never meet.  These serious-minded men and women are empowered to study deeply the Word of God at Multnomah and to pursue wholeheartedly their dreams of being equipped for the vocation God has chosen for them. 

Longing for the eternal dwellings, 

Daniel R. Lockwood
President

Hey Students! Want A Job?

Comments Off Written on July 9th, 2009 by
Categories: General, Students

As the Fall Semester approaches at Multnomah, there will be departments with student positions that need filling. So if you need a job, and you want to work on-campus or get off-campus work-study, then get that resume dusted off and contact us! There are even open jobs this summer, as in, right now!

Finding Your Job

  • Go to the Student Employment Webpage to get started - the rest is pretty self-explanatory
  • Remember, like finding any other job, it never hurts to contact a hiring manager even if you're not sure they have an open position - if they like you, they'll remember you.

Position Open Now!

Some jobs are available to students right now!
Check out our Student Web Developer position (PDF) that we're looking for as an example...

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Downloads Page Now Live!

Comments Off Written on June 7th, 2009 by
Categories: Alumni, General, Media, Students

Last month we gave you a sneak peek of our Downloads page, offering two free wallpaper designs. Now, the real thing is out, with a vast selection of designs to choose from!

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Free wallpaper, free banners, free buttons, free avatars.

If it's Multnomah virtual merchandise you want, then you want our newly created Downloads Page!

Online Application

2 comments Written on May 12th, 2009 by
Categories: General, Students

If you have been following us on twitter you may have caught the announcement of our new Online Application.

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Now for a bit of an explanation

At some point in the distant past, MU released its first "online" app. It was awesome. You could pull all the necessary documents into your own home using only the power of the internet. In reality, we were providing what amounted to nothing more than a link to a PDF. But it was so cutting edge, so cool, that we rode that wave of technological magnificence up until yesterday.

On Monday, May 11, 2009 Multnomah University launched a real online application.

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You are now able to do the entire process online - application, references, application fee - all real, all online, hence a "real online" application. Bottom line, we want to save you money on stamps. I mean, the price of stamps is a moving target now-a-days and we really don't want the stress of that financial uncertainty to be the deciding factor that comes between you and a MU Bible education. This is just part of how we here at Multnomah are working hard to make the admissions process faster, easier, and more convenient.

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Don't even get me started on printer ink.

http://www.multnomah.edu/goto/Apply

MU Athletics Website Gets Some Love

Comments Off Written on January 9th, 2009 by
Categories: Athletics, Media

Apparently some of the folks associated with the NCCAA thinks that MU has one of the "5 best sports websites" out there.

Read it for yourself

Our Web Developer (LeRoy Lee) and Digital Designer (Amanda May) and Promotions Coordinator (Dave Hardy) have worked very hard with our Athletics department to make this a great site.

www.multnomah.edu/athletics

Just in time for Homecoming

Comments Off Written on October 3rd, 2008 by
Categories: Alumni, Athletics, General

Gone today Home tomorrow

The Multnomah University homecoming is this Saturday (10/4/08) and we have lots of exciting things planned. The Current men's basketball and women's volleyball teams will get an opportunity to take on our legendary alumni. There will also be soccer, a 3-3 basketball tourney, a pep rally, prizes, and much, much more.

MU Athletics

A Web Response - www.multnomah.edu/athletics

Lately, we have been pretty excited about our MU Lions and now our website reflects that. This week, in fact, we rolled out our new and improved athletics site. It was time to pump up the design and add a slew of features to allow our faithful (and even reach out to those not so faithful) MU sports fans to get their fill of Lion sports action.

Among the changes you will find:

  • A new graphical layout
  • New photos everywhere
  • Intramural games schedule, score, and standings now have a home
  • Each sport home page includes - upcoming games, recent scores, and team record
  • The Game Log now brings you summaries of all MU games as well as Player of the Game
  • You can now sign up to email or rss updates of The Game Log so you always have the latest news

You should definitely check it out, kick the tires a bit, come back and tell us what you think...

And by all means subscribe! RSS - Email