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Apply for Performing Arts & Leadership Scholarships

Warner Pacific Scholarship CompetitionsWarner Pacific’s Scholarship Competition (for performing arts and leadership scholarships) is accepting applications from our new, incoming students (freshmen or transfer).

Scholarship competition awards require a separate application, interview, and attendance at WPC Scholarship Days on February 19-20, 2016.

Applicants must be admitted students and submit scholarship application by February 1, 2016.

Graduates Honored at the 2015 Winter Commencement

“Know also that wisdom is sweet to your soul; if you find it, there is a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.”  Proverbs 24:14

For Warner Pacific’s 160 new graduates, we know they will flourish in whatever God has planned for them.

Warner Pacific Winter CommencementAt the December 19, 2015, Winter Commencement, several graduates were honored with awards of distinction:

Adult Degree Program Outstanding Student Award for Excellence in “Urban”: Kamille LeAnne Irwin-Cordero

This award honors a student who is also a change agent in their community; someone who is actively involved in an organization (volunteer or professional) where he or she is making a difference in our community.

Adult Degree Program Outstanding Student Award for Excellence in “Diversity”: Julie Connors

This award is presented to a student who is recognized for being a positive influence in their Learning Team and cohort. One who is a creative leader and able to collaborate. Someone who embodies this quote from Margaret Meade: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committee people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

Adult Degree Program Outstanding Student Award for Excellence in “Christ-Centered” Leadership and Service: Edith Taibo Duku

This award will be given to a student who is nominated by a faculty or staff member for their positive interactions with classmates, faculty, and staff, and with course content. The  recipient of this award will be a living expression of the Fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23) and known for striving to do their best in every situation.

Adult Degree Program Outstanding Student Award for Excellence in “Liberal Arts”: Shannon Cummings

This award is to acknowledge a student whose academic skills are recognized by faculty members for a high grade point average, strong attendance record, evidence of critical thinking skills, and active participation in the classroom.

Congratulations to all our graduates.

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

From the WPC Kitchen – homemade Christmas ornaments

Have fun with the family this Christmas making ornaments for your Tree. Warner Pacific’s Executive Chef, Tim Bartunek, shares this easy Cinnamon Ornament recipe from the Warner Pacific Kitchen:

Ingredients/Items Needed:

  • 3/4 cup applesauce
  • 1 cup + 2 tbs ground cinnamon (2 – 2.37 oz bottles)*
  • A bit of nutmeg and ground cloves
  • Christmas cookie cutters
  • 1 drinking straw
  • Color ribbon

Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 200°F.
  • Mix applesauce with cinnamon and other spices in a small bowl until a smooth ball of dough is formed. It is okay to use your hands to mix the cinnamon thoroughly.
  • Cut dough into quarters.
  • Roll each quarter to 1/3-inch thickness (TIP: place dough between two sheets of plastic wrap).
  • Peel off wrap and cut dough into shapes with the cookie cutters.
  • Press straw into top of ornament to make hole.
  • Place on baking sheet.
  • Bake 2 1/2 hours.
  • Cool on wire rack for 1 – 2 days or until thoroughly dry. Turn occasionally.
  • Insert ribbon into hole; tie into loop; and hang on tree.
  • OPTIONAL: decorate with opaque paint markers.

These reusable ornaments will be fragrant for many years. Store in moisture proof container.

These ornaments should not be eaten.

*Chef Tim suggests purchasing the cinnamon in bulk to save packaging waste as well as money.

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Congratulations Knights’ Coach Valentine on 100 Wins!

WPC Coach Jared ValentineWith the Knights’ win over the Evergreen Geoducks on Sunday, December 6, Warner Pacific Coach Jared Valentine logs his 100th win as head basketball coach!

This is Coach Valentine’s first post as a head coach. However, he has a long history with Warner Pacific basketball. He played for his father for two seasons (1999-01), and led the Knights to the NCCAA National Tournament in 2000. Despite suffering a season-ending knee injury his senior year, Valentine still ranks sixth all-time in assists at the college with 371.

In addition to his coaching duties, Coach Valentine worked in financial aid and student affairs at Warner Pacific since 2003. He continues to serve in his current role as the Compliance Director in the student affairs department.

You are invited to the FYLC Fall 2015 Final Events

Warner Pacific First-Year Learning Communities Fall 2015 end of semster events (image)The First-Year Learning Communities (FYLCs) at Warner Pacific invite you to share in their first-semester experiences through a series of community events.

At these events, our freshmen will engage with fellow students, local service partners, and members of the Warner Pacific community through the shared exploration of the four FYLC values: City, Curiosity, Community, and Connection.

Each FYLC uses their chosen topic as a lens through which students are invited to examine their personal experiences with questions like, “who am I?”,  “why am I here?”, and “how can I learn from the city I call home?”

Fall Event Schedule
Date FYLC / Event
Location on Campus
Thursday, December 3
6:00 – 7:30 pm
HUM 164- LC 3: Fish, Forests, and Faith: Environmental History and Justice in PDX Center for Teaching & Learning
EVENT: Student projects about social justice issues related to the environment in Portland. Dessert and refreshments provided.
Monday, December  7
1:30 – 3:00 pm
HHK 160-LC8: Live Long and Prosper: Building Bridges to Wellness in PDX Egtvedt Hall Room 203
Monday, December 7
6:00 – 7:30 pm
HUM 160-LC1: Boyz n Girlz in the Hood: Justice and Neighborhood Change in PDX Egtvedt Hall Room 203
Tuesday, December 8
6:00 – 7:30 pm
MUS160-LC4: What’s on Your Playlist?: Music and Justice in PDX McGuire Theatre
Wednesday, December 9
1:30 – 3:00 pm
HUM 161-LC7:  Image and Word: InDesign and Print Culture in PDX Center for Teaching & Learning
EVENT: Students will showcase the marketing and promotional pieces they created for Saint Andre Bessette Catholic Church.
Wednesday, December 9
6:00 – 7:30 pm
HUM 165-LC5: Food Carts, Farms, and Freddy’s: Thinking About Eating in PDX Kardatzke Hall
Monday, December 14
1:30 – 3:00 pm
HUM 162-LC2: Bicycles, Equity, and Gentrification: Urban Mobility in PDX Egtvedt Hall Room 203
Monday, December 14
6:00 – 7:30 pm
HUM 163-LC6: UrbanRez: Voices of Oppression & Strength in PDX Egtvedt Hall Room 203

 

A “Best Online College” in Oregon

WPC a best online college in OregonWarner Pacific has been recognized by OnlineColleges.net as a top choice for online education in Oregon – placing in the top 10 of their online list!

They carefully reviewed every college offering fully online degree programs in Oregon, and Warner Pacific College is one of the best choices for students in 2016.

They evaluate online offering using a complex methodology that compares academics, student experience, and online programs, resulting in a clear picture of the best online colleges in each state.

“Since online education began in the 1990s and really took off in the 2000s, it has evolved from a rarely-used educational supplement to a viable option not only for adult learners and full-time professionals, but also for first-time students.” Since 2009, Online Colleges has been a free resource for online education and obtains their information about listed institutions from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (maintained by the National Center for Education Statistics).

Named a 2016 Military Friendly® School

WPC a Military Friendly School 2016Warner Pacific College’s commitment to providing a supportive educational environment for military students was acknowledged nationally as the College was named to the prestigious Military Friendly® Schools list for a 6th year.

The 2016 Military Friendly® Schools list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities, and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students, ensuring their success on campus. Institutions competed for the elite Military Friendly® School title by completing a survey of over 100 questions covering ten categories, including military support on campus, graduation and employment outcomes, and military spouse policies.

As military personnel seek to expand their education after retirement, or while still on active duty, the convenience presented through the Warner Pacific Adult Degree Program’s once-a-week class schedule and online courses is the best path to completing a degree that will be beneficial in civilian life or in furtherance of an Armed Forces career.

For over 25 years, Warner Pacific’s Adult Degree Program (ADP) has offered flexibility for adult and working students. Meeting just one evening a week and providing a high quality education in a cohort setting, adult learners flourish with one of Warner Pacific’s five undergraduate and three graduate level programs through the ADP offered at six locations across the Portland area and online.

About Military Friendly® Schools: The Military Friendly® Schools designation process includes extensive research and a data-driven survey of schools nationwide approved for Post-9/11 GI Bill funding. The school survey, methodology, criteria and weightings are developed with the assistance of an independent Academic Advisory Board comprised of educators from schools across the country. The survey is administered for free and open to all post-secondary schools who wish to participate. Criteria for consideration can be found on our website, militaryfriendly.com, and a complete list of schools can be found through our Schools Matchmaker tool on http://www.gijobs.com.

About Victory Media: Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned business serving the military community since 2001. Our data-driven lists are published in G.I. Jobs®, Military Spouse, and Vetrepreneur® media channels, republished in periodicals such as USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Bloomberg BW, and frequently cited on national TV by NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and others.

Knights named to the all-Cascade Collegiate Conference men’s soccer team

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Congratulations to our men’s soccer team on their successful 2015 season. The Knights finished sixth in the 14-team league with an 8-4-1 Cascade Collegiate Conference record.

  • Knight Mario Guizar, a senior midfielder, was named to the all-Cascade Collegiate Conference men’s soccer team for 2015
  • Goalkeeper Joe White, sophomore, made the all-CCC second team, along with teammate Cesar Esquivel, a senior
  • Honorable mention went to senior defender Edgar Zapeda

Lady Knights women’s soccer players Carley Turner, Brittney Yoshimura, and Mariah Liebert were named All-Cascade Conference as well.

Students Present Research at Murdock College Science Research Conference

At the recent Murdock College Science Research Conference (November 6-7) hosted in Vancouver, two Warner Pacific science students presented research posters. Science posters are a key component of communicating a snapshot of research and are intended to invite conversation about the work.

The Conference focuses on sharing and advancing new knowledge in the natural sciences that were created or discovered through collaborative faculty-student research at the eleven MCSRP funded colleges and universities in the Pacific Northwest.

Warner Pacific College was one of 31 schools in attendance. Both students presenting at this Conference assisted Chair of the Natural Sciences & Health Department, Dr. Elizabeth DuPriest, with research over the summer break.

Warner Pacific science student Anh Ngo's Murdock Conference poster 2015Anh Ngo, who will be graduating in December, presented a poster about Mechanisms of Hepatic Hypersensitivity to Growth Hormone in Nutritionally Programmed Microswine Offspring. Anh will also be presenting her research poster at the Sigma Xi Columbia-Willamette Chapter Student Poster Presentations session at Portland State University later in November.

Natasha McDougal’s poster was about Adipose Tissue Transcription Factor Expression in Nutritionally-Programmed Offspring. Natasha is graduating in May 2016.

Warner Pacific science student Natash McDougal Murdock conference poster 2015After graduation, Anh is proceeding to graduate school at Oregon Health Sciences University in their Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. program. Natasha is advancing to a doctoral level program in Naturopathic Medicine.