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Why We Do What We Do at Warner Press

Scroll through a few websites, watch a news program, or talk to someone in line at the grocery, and you will soon discover that our world is far from God. The harsh realities of life leave many people searching for hope. At Warner Press, we know that our hope for living can only be found through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. That is why we have been in publishing for over a century. Continue reading

A Place for Kids: Convention 2019 is for Children, Too!

By Carl Stagner

Children’s ministry is set to make a big splash at this year’s Church of God Convention, and not just in the expansive swimming pools, water slides, and splash zone. Kid’s ministry programming has returned to the Convention, and it’s slated to be better-than-ever this summer at the World Center Marriott in Orlando, Florida, a city home to Walt Disney World and other attractions families will love. Warner Press and Church of God Ministries have partnered together to create KidzLIVE!, an original VBS-like experience in the mornings and structured childcare in the evenings. Pastors and laypersons with children will be excited—and perhaps relieved—to know their kids will have a place of their own while they take in all that Convention 2019 and General Assembly has to offer. Continue reading

State Representative Battling ALS Honored by Warner Pacific

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Photo: Rep. Gilliam honored by Warner Pacific leadership.

During Warner Pacific College’s spring graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 14, 2016, the college bestowed on Victor “Vic” S. Gilliam ’75, the honorary doctor of laws. As an alumnus of Warner Pacific, Vic Gilliam embodies the mission of the college through his strong gift of leadership and his deep commitment to civic engagement and service. Continue reading

Warner Pacific College President Named ‘Woman of Influence’

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Photo: Dr. Andrea Cook

Warner Pacific College President Dr. Andrea Cook was recently named a 2015 Orchid Award Winner by the Portland Business Journal, which will honor her during their “Women of Influence” awards ceremony on Thursday, April 16.

The Orchid Award honors and recognizes the region’s most influential women professionals with strong records of innovation, outstanding performance in their respective fields, and meaningful contributions to their communities. Nominations for the award were judged on three criteria: professional accomplishments, community leadership, and awards and milestones. Continue reading

Warner Pacific Student Wins Video Contest on Copyright Awareness

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Warner Pacific student Sean Musaeus wins video scholarshipCopyright: the legal right to be the only one to reproduce, publish, or sell the contents and form of a literary, musical, or artistic work (Merriam-Webster).

When it comes to music copyrighting, most of us are confused about its importance or necessity – that is except for Sean Musaeus. This Warner Pacific sophomore entered an original video in the National Music Council and Music Publishers Association 2014 Copyright Awareness Scholarship contest and took first place. Continue reading

Strege to Speak about Otto F. Linn at Warner Pacific

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Photo: Otto F. Linn

 

For more than twenty years Dr. Otto F. Linn served Warner Pacific College as professor and academic dean. His path-breaking career spanned the Great Depression and the Space Age.

He introduced his church to the academic study of the Bible, inviting criticism from powerful traditionalists. But Linn was convinced that the church’s ministers should not let others do their thinking for them. His personal faith merged scholarship with warm-hearted piety, providing for his students and church ministers alike, a splendid example of the blend of academy and church.

On Thursday, September 18, at 7 PM, learn more about this monumental figure in the Church of God and Warner Pacific College at a free evening lecture with Dr. Merle Strege, president of the Church of God Historical Society. Continue reading

Warner Pacific: Making College Affordable and Accessible

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Photo: Warner Pacific is working hard to make education affordable and accessible.

By Dale Seipp, Jr.

I was pleased to see the [Oregonian] editorial staff clearly lay out the benefits of investing in a college education. Having worked in Oregon higher education for 25 years, I have witnessed its changing landscape and have walked alongside students experiencing the trials and triumphs of earning their degree.

One important area that the editorial board did not touch upon, is the need to increase graduation rates among students from diverse backgrounds and those who will be the first in their families to earn a degree. With our state’s rapidly changing demographics, the fastest growing population segments; low-income, first-generation, and minority youth are the least likely to earn college degrees.

At Warner Pacific College (SE Portland), we have established a track record for making college affordable and accessible to all students:

  • We reduced tuition by 23% in 2008, and have worked to keep our tuition increases lower than the average increase level nationally each year.
  • Our tuition and fees are 33% lower than other private colleges in the Northwest.
  • The College provides 10 full-need scholarships each year to emerging urban leaders through the Urban Service Track of the Act Six Leadership and Scholarship Initiative.
  • We are improving persistence and achievement through academic, spiritual, vocational, and mentoring support so that students not only enroll, but succeed in graduating.
  • Our faculty is exploring innovative teaching strategies to address the specific needs of students coming from generational, working class, situational, and immigrant poverty.

This multi-dimensional approach is working. In 2013, 53% of our first-year traditional undergraduate students identified as persons of color. As our institutions WarnerPacific_Science-classroom-2014_FORWEBcontinue to serve a student body that includes many who are the first in their family to go to college, who demonstrate high financial need, and who are from diverse backgrounds, it is important that we provide students with the tools they need to confidently manage the financial realities of completing a college degree.

We also need to recognize that it often takes graduates some time to build their income capacity after completing college, which is why Warner Pacific launched “Freedom to Flourish,” a groundbreaking loan repayment assistance program for incoming, first-time freshmen who enroll in the traditional undergraduate program beginning in the fall of 2014. The first program of its kind in the Portland Metro area, “Freedom to Flourish” provides assistance for all federal, private, and parent PLUS loans to students who earn less than $37,000 a year after graduation.

Commitment to diversity in higher education cannot stop at enrollment. Institutions must take the time to work closely with students and their families, ensuring that their needs are being met financially, academically, socially, and spiritually.

Dale Seipp, Jr. serves as vice president for enrollment and marketing at Warner Pacific College. Founded in 1937, Warner Pacific is a Christ-centered, urban, liberal arts college dedicated to providing students from diverse backgrounds an education that prepares them to engage actively in a constantly changing world. Learn more at www.warnerpacific.edu.

Warner Pacific Named a College of Distinction

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Warner Pacific was honored as a College of Distinction for the 2013-2014 school year. The College of Distinction designation is given to select schools to honor their excellence in student-focused higher education. Warner Pacific was found to excel in all Four Distinctions. Continue reading

Warner Pacific Now Offers Loan Repayment Assistance

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Incoming first time freshmen who enroll in the traditional undergraduate program at Warner Pacific College beginning in the fall of 2014 will no longer have to worry about how they will pay back their student loans once they graduate. Freedom to Flourish, a loan repayment assistance program, empowers graduates to secure a well-paying job after graduation or ensures their ability to repay their loans while following their dreams. Continue reading

Warner Pacific Drafts 10-Year-Old to Women’s Basketball Team

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Warner Pacific College has chosen 10-year-old Lexy delos Reyes as the newest member of the Knights’ Women’s Basketball Team. Lexy has been battling cancer since she was 14 months old and was drafted through a partnership with Team IMPACT, a nonprofit organization that matches children who are facing serious illnesses with college athletic teams in order to “inspire, motivate, and play against challenges together.” Continue reading

Warner Pacific’s Andrea Cook Honored as Hero for Service to Community

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Dr. Andrea P. Cook, president of Warner Pacific College, has been recognized as one of Adventist Health Foundation’s “Heroes of the Heart,” a distinction awarded to local community members who are making a difference in Portland through their service to others. Continue reading

Zipcars Come to Warner Pacific

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Need a car? No problem. Warner Pacific College is now hosting two Zipcars on campus.

Residents of outer Southeast Portland have a new neighborhood transportation resource from Zipcar, Inc., the world’s leading car sharing network. The vehicles are parked in the 68th Avenue parking lot on the Mt. Tabor campus of Warner Pacific College at 2219 SE 68th Avenue. Continue reading

Warner Pacific Author in Residence Named Contributor to ‘Leadership Journal’

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Warner Pacific College Author in Residence, Tony Kriz, has been named a regular contributor to Leadership Journal, the premiere publication for today’s church leaders.

Tony Kriz, who infamously appeared in Donald Miller’s books under the name “Tony the Beat Poet,” has discovered the abiding presence of Jesus in the lives and words of people from diverse and often radically ‘unchristian’ sources. He is the author of Welcome to the Table: Post-Christian Culture Saves a Seat for Ancient Liturgy and his most recent book, Neighbors and Wise Men: Sacred Encounters in a Portland Pub and Other Unexpected Places. Continue reading

Warner Pacific Sponsors Local Christian Music Festival

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Warner Pacific College is pleased to sponsor Fish Fest 2013, Portland’s largest music festival, held on Saturday, August 17, at Hillsboro Stadium. Continue reading

Warner Pacific Adds Sixth Campus

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The Warner Pacific College Adult Degree Program continues to grow with the addition of their sixth Portland-area campus, located at 8200 SW Pfaffle Street in Tigard. This new location, created in partnership with Westside Christian High School, is conveniently located at the intersection of Hwy 217 and Hwy 99. Continue reading