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NORTH CENTRAL UNIVERSITY • NCUNORTHERNER.COM • OCTOBER 30, 2018 • VOLUME 60 ISSUE 1

The Voice Heard Round the World


Election day is coming but do you know what’s going on or what to do?
By: Weston Cregut the House seat races. The your local elections the person nally, you do get to do that ac- ter? According to CNN only Elliott Park, but if you don’t
Governorship is up for grabs who is elected dog catcher tivity.” Said Resident Director about a quarter of Ameri- think you can make it or you’re
November holds one of the as well between Jeff Johnson usually ends up being your city of Carlson Hall Chris Woelfle. ca voted for Donald Trump more vested in voting in your
most important times of the (Republican) and Tim Walz council member, your con- Minnesota had the high- during the last presidential own home state elections,
year. While Veteran’s Day (DFL). Plenty of other state gress member, and if they have est voter turnout for the 2016 election in their article “How there are options. Most states
and Thanksgiving are ex- and local level races are oc- a hit reality show then they election according to the Star many Americans actually have some form of absentee
citing to think about, elec- curring as well. The ballot end up being your president.” Tribune. However young support Trump?” where they voting. In Minnesota absentee
tion day should also have also has a legal issue on it of Said Associate Professor of adults continue to be one of go in depth on how much of voting is underway, according
you giddy with excitement whether restaurants in Minne- Digital Media Aaron McKain. the least likely demographics America votes and why that to the Secretary of State’s site.
and ready to notch anoth- apolis will be able to get full In our Republic we are to be represented in voting. matters. The midterm election Minnesota also makes it
er milestone in adulthood. liquor licenses and be able to given the right at the age of “I think students today are turnout is around the mid-30s very easy to see a sample bal-
On Nov. 6 Minnesotans will have bars in their places of 18 to vote for our officials. tired because they are facing per the article. In Elliot Park lot and to find out where can-
approach the polls with a larg- business now instead of just This bears a lot of responsi- very uncertain economic fu- the population of our precinct didates stand on issues. Sim-
er than usual midterm election. a beer tap and wine selection. bility on the nation as it re- tures,” said McKain, “they is just shy of 6,500 people ply go to the Secretary of State
Both Minnesota Senate seats While these smaller offices quires a fundamental under- have to work multiple jobs as stated by the 2000 U.S. website and go to the “Elec-
are being voted on because may not seem to be the most standing of who, what, and while they go to college and census. North Central alone tions & Voting” section in
of Sen. Al Franken’s resigna- exciting things to research why we are voting for or on. there may not be the Amer- makes up 1,200 of that. Your the drop-down menu. To find
tion due to sexual harassment and vote on they are still very “I think anything you can’t ican Dream at the end of it vote, whatever it is, has a say. were you might personally
claims earlier this year. Also important to pay attention to. do until reach a certain age has and they get disenchanted.” While you are here at North land on the political spectrum,
on the national level will be “Even if you don’t care about a certain allure to it when fi- So why does your vote mat- Central, you can vote here in take a quiz at isidewith.com.

Board of Regents
It consisted of one pastor, the to have a broader, more var- Lakes region, said Bontrager. people speak to issues if
district superintendent, the ied range of representation. “The distinctives of the you have too many in the

gets a Revamp
district youth director, and “I think it’s critical to school, its philosophy, who room,” Bontrager said. “We
one “lay representative” from get [women] on the board we are, the ethos – that’s feel like this change will
each of these regions. The “at …,” said Bontrager. “I not going to change,” said certainly be better for that.”
Changes in Board of Regents’ may increase large” category included lay think females bring a per- Bontrager. “But we want to Bontrager explained in late
NCU’s diversity and university enrollment people – typically business- spective to leadership that get more people to the table September that invitations
people – and church leaders. is very much needed….” that can help us attract stu- were being sent and, essen-
By: Roger Busse “big picture” decision-mak- However, the Board vot- Beyond a lack of diver- dents from a larger base.” tially, a definite number could
ing processes of North Cen- ed in May to reorganize and sity, the Board faced finan- Updating the Board meant not be placed on the size of the
The North Central Board of tral, such as tuition, building cut the number of members. cial trials in recent years reducing the number of re- new Board. It may consist of
Regents will be overhauled projects, and school mission. North Central’s Board was when North Central experi- siding district youth direc- about 30 members and may in-
after a vote in May when its Moreover, they work closely large in comparison to Uni- enced enrollment challenges. tors. However, this is not to clude one person from each of
members voted for change with President Scott Hagan and versity of Northwestern St. North Central seeks to install say that they will be left out the eleven districts (with invi-
and will next meet on Oct. play a role in the development Paul’s 15 Board of Trustees Board members commit- entirely – in their case, the tations first extended to the su-
25 with reduced membership. of new academic programs. members and Bethel Uni- ted to its financial success. eleven district youth directors perintended of each district),
The Board formerly consisted The Board was previous- versity’s 30. Moreover, the Updating the board may will meet apart from the Board 16 “at large” members, and one
of 44 members according to ly comprised of four church old Board lacked diversity. influence North Central’s for several days one time per or two district youth directors.
a document from Chairman leaders from each of the 11 Bontrager hopes the restruc- enrollment. By diversifying year, allowing their voice to be “It wasn’t that the past
Ron Bontrager; however, Midwest Assemblies God’s tured board will include more Board membership, North heard even more clearly than wasn’t good or that it didn’t
their next meeting will only districts plus several “at large” women, expanded diversity, Central may discover it at- previously, said Bontrager. work – we just want to make
see about 30 members attend. members, Bontrager ex- and be more efficient. The tracts new students from “It’s difficult to have con- it work better.” Bontrager said.
The Board plays a role in the plained in a phone interview. changes may help the Board areas outside of the Great versation and to have many
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News The Northerner


Tuesday, October 30, 2018

NCU’s New Behind-The-Scenes Helper


Ellucian Software Introduced to NCU to Improve Class Registration Process
By: Kyle Crowell stitution to keep students, faculty,
and staff productive and engaged.”
In December of 2017 Faculty at Students can expect to see notice-
North Central University started in- able changes when they use Col-
vestigating what Ellucian integration league® to sign up for fall 2019
software could do for the university, classes this coming spring. After
determining whether or not to imple- that, students can expect to be using
ment Ellucian’s “enterprise resource Colleague® for nearly all of their
planning system” or (ERP). Ellucian online school needs. This includes
is a company that makes various ordering textbooks, checking grades
forms of software for Higher educa- and getting financial aid notifica-
tion use, helping combine different tions. It also includes paying school
college campus departments online, bills online, admission for incoming
as well as making students online students, and registering for future
school functions more streamlined. semester’s class as previously men-
Since March of this year, NCU has tioned. One of biggest face-lifts that
been embarking on an 18 – 20 month this will bring will be a complete
journey behind the scenes as Ellucian overhaul of students’ transcripts. This
is slowly being integrated into sever- is something that students and faculty
al major departments around campus. alike have requested for some time.
For over 45 years, Ellucian has ben- Students will gain access to all
efited over 18 million students across of these features via a self-service
2,400 Institutions in different 40 coun- page on a mobile or online after Taken from Ellucian’s website
tries. Some of the companies partners the ERP system is installed. Moo- projected to save NCU money, “elim- on Ellucian’s “Student Informa- director of operations, Steve Tebbs
include Microsoft, Amazon and IBM. dle will still remain the portal that inating redundancies and streamline tion Systems” or “SIS” package. wanted to “Stress patience” from the
“It’s a one-stop-shop”, said the vice students use to access and turn in interdepartmental-communications.” Comparatively, a competi- students during the transitioning peri-
president of business and finance, Os- classwork from professors however. According to Mendoza, who also tor to Ellucian called “Ferril- od. Tebbs is also the Ellucian project
car Mendoza, who has a key role in es- Along with the students’ new sim- stressed that, “Efficiency is a key li” cost Yosemite Community manager. “[Colleague®] is a great
tablishing Ellucian Software at NCU, plified accessibility to their accounts, Component.” to this whole process. College District over $800,000 need for NCU and it will enhance
“one [component] for accessing ev- Colleague® will be implemented into While the exact numbers on how into a similar package in 2016. the ability to communicate across
erything in your student account.” many other departments of the uni- much Colleague® is going to cost This 18 – 20 month process is campus.” Tebbs told Faith Siem in
The (ERP) package that NCU is versity. Specifically, the new software NCU haven’t been released, oth- roughly six months in. When inter- another interview earlier this year.
in the process of implementing is will be integrated into the Registrars, er colleges have made some large viewed about this huge undertaking, The transitioning period is ex-
called “Colleague® by Ellucian”. Student accounts, financial aid, ad- investments in similar software. Mendoza and other faculty members pected to be complete, with Col-
Its goal as described by the Ellucian missions, and accounting office’s North Arkansas College has re- involved in the implementing of league® fully integrated across
website is to “[unite] your entire in- respectively. In the long term, this is cently spent over $1.2 Million Colleague® including the executive campus by the fall of 2019.

Promotions, New Hires and Departures


Professors, Libengood and Tibbets, promoted to Deans.
By: Rebekah Winkel For now she does not plan to change but I always wish people well in their The College of Business and tles of any kind. That is rooted from
anything in the department. Instead, next endeavor and see it as an oppor- Technology found themselves in a early in my twenties, [when I was]
Over the summer, two faculty she wants to keep an atmosphere of tunity to open our doors to see who similar spot when Professor Sheri building a strong identity in Christ.”
members were promoted to dean of “continued growth.” This continued God has next for us.” Said Libengood. Hutchinson left just before class- The Business and Technology de-
their department. On June 1, 2018 growth is something she had to im- The professors may have left NCU es began. William Tibbetts, who partment has decided to dissolve
Desiree Libengood took the posi- plement early on as four staff mem- but most continue to teach elsewhere. was promoted to the Dean of the the Computer Information Systems
tion of Dean of Arts and Sciences bers resigned. Science Professor Sam Professor Currier is now teaching at newly founded College of Busi- degree and replace it with the Man-
after Ronald Jewett retired. Liben- Currier, Youth Development Profes- Minnesota State University. Profes- ness and Technology, took action. agement Information Systems de-
good was approached by a few of sor Anna Young, ASL Professor Bill sor Gayle took an Executive Director He hired former adjunct Professor gree. According to Tibbetts, adding
her closest colleagues to apply for Ross, Education Professor Connie position at Aspen Academy. Profes- Jack Pope to fill in this fall and has this degree sets NCU apart from
the position. “I felt the Lord nudging Gayle, and Psychology Professor sor Ross now teaches ASL for Deaf a posting out for a full-time position. other Christian Colleges such as
me in that direction, so I decided; Chaka Ward-Hatcher. Libengood Bible Society located in Texas. Pro- Tibbetts has been an employee with Bethel and Northwestern, because
well lets see where this takes me?” hired ASL-Interpreter adjunct Profes- fessor Young left NCU, because the NCU for 11 years. He was the Direc- NCU is one of the first to offer it.
Said Libengood. For the last eight sor Sydney Groven to cover for Bill Youth Development major was dis- tor of the School of Business depart- It also is a benefit to NCU because
years, Libengood has been an assis- Ross but she is still in the process to solved due to low enrollment, accord- ment prior to accepting the role. “It is more companies are looking for MIS
tant English professor in the Social hire and replace the other positions. ing to Mekeyah Martin Admin for the an incredible honor,” said Tibbetts,“ degrees rather than CIS degrees.
and Behavioral Science department. “It’s always sad to lose great faculty, College of Church and Leadership. Personally I have never pursued ti-

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018 Variety
NCU’s 3rd annual Homecoming
The ‘Week’ in Review
By Gabrielle Carik said Durden, “Honestly, I didn’t ex-
pect it, I did it out of the fun of it,
The week of October 12th brought these were the words that God gave
an array of festivities and school me and I just wanted to share it with
spirit as Homecoming 2018 came everyone so winning wasn’t really
to North Central University. Home- a thing I was thinking about ever”.
coming is only a three-year-old Immediately following NCU’s
event at North Central University. Got Talent, NCU hosted “The So-
The annual NCU’s Got Talent was cial” a party packed with alumni,
hosted friday night in the Lindquist students, and their families. The so-
Sanctuary. With a total of 8 acts in- cial has already improved greatly
cluding spoken word, and an original since last year. “This year feels like
monologue. This year all the contes- more” said Aimee Robertson, who
tants were current students rather than coordinated The Social. The “more”
the long tradition of having alumni she commented on was not only peo-
compete as well. Arianna Durden ple, but the variety of vendors, food,
wowed the judges with her origi- and games which were doubled this
nal spoken word, taking first place. year including: coffee, pretzels, mini
“My dad is the one that pushed doughnuts, photo booths, and carni-
me to do it” said Durden. Her dad val games. “We didn’t have [home-
wasn’t the only one who was push- coming] for years,” said Robertson,
ing her and cheering her on, “My “we are trying to retrain both our
best friend Taylor actually started alumni to come back … and teach- Students and alumn cheer on the NCU Ram’s mens and womens soccer team on Saturday of Homecoming weekend.

to write my name down on the sig- ing the current students to come Saturday brought even more events were crowned victors, commented and alumni gathered to cheer on the
nup list because I wasn’t going to”. back to homecoming as alumni”. as everyone cheered on the soccer “[we] did not expect that whatsoev- soccer teams in their games against
and volleyball teams after enjoying a er but we had a lot of fun doing it”. crown. They cheered for the men’s
tailgate party including classic cars, Through the cold wind, generations team through the loss, and celebrated
walking tacos, hot dogs, and more. of North Central University’s students with the women through the victory.
This year was also the second year
that the Student Activities Commit-

Awakening Pure Worship


tee held the royal court competition.
Each bro-sis floor nominated a can-
didate team for king and queen who
were tasked with bringing the most
school spirit in 90 seconds. Through Worship Arts Specialist Jeff
the chilly wind, every team brought
laughs, energy, and originality into Deyo Releases New Book
their skits. Freshman Josh Loomis
from Carlson 3 East and Freshman an obligation.” The book explores
By Jordan Aker
Raegan Vegh from Philipps 4 West Deyo’s personal endeavors of wor-
were crowned homecoming king ship and encourages readers to in-
and queen. Their skit was based dulge in pure worship in order to
on an Saturday Night Live short Jeff Deyo, Worship Arts Specialist develop a next-level relationship and
Josh had seen earlier this year “He at North Central University, released friendship with the heavenly Father.
saw [it and thought that it] would his first book, “Awakening Pure “Awakening Pure Worship” di-
be perfect so I was just along for Worship,” on September 18, 2018. rectly confronts the motives of the
the ride” said Vegh. Both Josh and Aside from being a newfound author, devil, which are restricting believ-
Students and alumn gathered in the Lindquist Sanctuary for the annual NCU’s Got Talent Regan were surprised that they Deyo is a worship pastor at Cele- ers from awakened worship. Ac-
on friday night of Homecoming weekend.
bration Church in Lakeville, Min- cording to Deyo, “There are some

ASA Hosts Boba Tea Night


nesota. He is also a recording artist, incredibly deep and difficult things
songwriter, and speaker. He is most to digest, but the way it is present-
renowned for being the former lead ed is very conversational and down
singer of the award-winning, Chris- to earth.” Deyo challenges readers,
By Isaiah Ballinger and a student ran to the nearest store Japanese students coming to the Uni- tian band Sonicflood and for his lead- “How will you respond to the in-
to grab more. All the drinks were versity of Minnesota and the Asia ing role in the movie ‘The Imposter.’ vitation that God has given us?”
The Asian Student Alliance (ASA) mixed and handed out for free based Pacific Student Abroad Initiative to The overall concept of the book “Awaking Pure Worship” is avail-
was bringing in equipment and in- on the individual visitor’s order. bring students to Thailand within stemmed from Jeff Deyo’s phrase, able for purchase through Am-
gredients for a Boba tea meet and “As a Hmong American, I strug- the month. The Japanese group was “We are called to an everlasting pre- azon, Barnes and Noble, and a
greet on Wednesday, September 26, gled a lot to find friends, to find a looking for at least two volunteers, occupation with God.” said Deyo, select number of copies are also
at 6pm in the Deli. Boba tea is a home here,” said Xiong, “I feel like APSAI is looking for students who “Imagine if we were so preoccupied being sold at the campus bookstore.
mix of powder and milk with tapio- with these groups we can find a com- wanted to study abroad in Thailand. with our relationship with God that
ca pearls suspended in it. By the end munity that doesn’t just preach it, that People can look forward to the we forgot to be worried, stressed, or
of the event ASA ran out of tapioca doesn’t just pray about, but we live it.” next community night on Oc- forgot to fear….” This completely al-
pearls and milk due to the unexpected Yet, even before this time there tober 29 as well as the Asian tered Deyo’s perspective. He realized
large surge of people that turned up. were meetings about reaching the Chapel held on January 24. that worship is more about our rela-
Sophomore Elementary Educaton tionship with God than solely music.
major Nkau Xiong is the director “Awakening Pure Worship” also re-
of ASA. The ASA originated from volves around Psalm 27:8, “My heart
Mosaic, another student organiza- has heard you say, ‘Come and talk
tion. Director Xiong hopes to show- with me.’ And my heart responds,
case other Asian ethnicities to show ‘Lord I am coming’” (New Living
the diversity within Asian culture. Translation). According to Deyo,
Sophomore Yeng Hawj, the Fi- this is the key that unlocks the book.
nancial Manager for ASA, supports Growing up, Deyo held the men-
the main goal of the organization of tality that religious activities were
interacting with the community be- his ticket to heaven. He saw them
cause “we’re all God’s children”. as an obligation. However, Deyo’s
Two lines had formed due to the perspective shifted when he real- Awakening Pure Worship is available for
purchase at www.JeffDeyo.com as well
amount of people. There was a de- Members of the ASA (Asian Student Alliance) gather in Carlson Hall Deli where the Boba ized that “Worship and relation- through Amazon, Barnes and Noble and
lay of 20 minutes as the milk ran out Tea Night was held. Photo by Isaiah Ballinger. ship with God is an invitation, not NCU’s campus bookstore.
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Variety The Northerner


Tuesday, October 30, 2018

New Businesses Join the Elliot Park Neighborhood


After years of vacancy four businesses settle near NCU

By Zach Lemmon 7pm and Saturday 10am to 5pm. the variety of cashmere accessories. tions and as a guest in some of the love their tattoos and feel taken care of
Longtime friend of Kristi Ab- Bee Ink and Rose salon are each most renowned shops in the country. when they visit Bee Ink,” said Lind-
The Gamut and Fades of Glory wel- bott is Terralee Armbruster, the owned by twin sisters, Kayla Boyer Lindsee specializes in bold color work see. Like Rose Salon, Bee Ink is also
come four new neighbors: Punchy owner of Punchy Magnolia. who is the owner of Rose Salon and and is primarily inspired by nature. by appointment only which you can
Magnolia, Rose Salon, Kristi Abbott “Punchy Magnolia finds a new Lindsee Boyer the owner of Bee Ink. “It’s important for me to have clients make on their website BeeInk.com.
Gallery, and Bee Ink Tattoo Parlor. sustainable purpose in the most “We wanted to collide our crafts
After years of empty store fronts, what loved and worn cashmere sweat- into one and we found the perfect
sparked the new business stampede? ers.” Armbruster said. “The outcome opportunity here in Elliot Park,”
For Kristi Abbott, owner of Kristi is a timelessly beautifully, func- said Kayla. Rose Salon special-
Abbott Gallery Studios, it all started tionally cozy with a sophisticated izes in hair coloring. Current-
in winter of 2017 when she hosted playfulness in the creation of luxu- ly Kayla is a platform artist for a
a sold-out art show at The Gamut. ry outdoor wear and accessories.”. professional hair color company.
“As soon as my art show sold out, Terralee started making hats, scarfs “I get to travel around the coun-
I found out the space next door to and other accessories because of a try representing them and teaching
the Gamut was vacant and I knew long-standing family tradition of my techniques at hair trade shows,
it would be a great studio.” Said making homemade Christmas gifts. classrooms, and social media out-
Kristi. Kristi Abbott Gallery has a “I realized this could be more lets,” said Kayla. Currently Rose
mixture of local, fashion, film, and than a hobby when a boutique store Salon doesn’t have set hours and is
culture inspired art. Kristi is con- asked where my daughter bought based by appointments only. You
tinuing a new series called Seven her touque [a knit hat],” said Ter- can reach Kayla by email at hair.
World Warriors which was inspired ralee. “I told them that I made it makeupbykaylaboyer@gmail.com to
by her Seven Woman Warrior series. and they wanted to place an order.” make a hair or makeup appointment.
“I try and capture the beauty, In 2015 Terralee officially left the Lindsee Boyer like her sister is also
strength, and power each conti- corporate world and started making known for her profession. Her talent
nent offers in the form of a war- cashmere accessories full time. Then has been noticed by thousands of
rior.” Said Kristi. The Gallery is in the spring of 2018 she opened people around the world and because
open to the public Wednesday, up shop. You can go online at Pun- of that, she has traveled all over the
Thursday or Friday from 1pm to chyMagnolia.com to shop through country to tattoo clients at conven-

Coming soon to North Central University:


The Miracle Worker
Additional Members Creates Unique Cast
By Kayla Horn the character of Helen is played by missed by society and thought to be
a nine-year-old from a homeschool less than. But in fact, they are so in-
Each fall semester, the North Cen- group instead of a college student. credibly valuable and have so much
tral University Fine Arts department Through this partnership, the cast incredible potential”. This show en-
puts on a fall play. This year, the is able to mentor and lift up new and compasses those belief and values.
department has chosen The Mira- coming stars. As Professor Matthews According to the editors of the En-
cle worker. The play was chosen by said in an interview, “[the cast] is cyclopedia Britannica, the play was
the Assistant Professor in the Col- not interested in theater for theaters originally written by William Gibson
lege of Fine Arts, Wayne Matthews. sake and they have a desire to bring in 1959. The original script was writ-
This play follows the sto- up others around them. They want ten for the teleplay was changed sig-
ry of Helen Keller and will be to help people see the world in a nificantly for the theater. The show
playing in the Anderson Chap- new way.” The play The Miracle opened on Broadway on October
el November 9- November 18. Worker does this so well and digs 19th, 1959 and ran 719 performanc-
The cast this year is unique because into what the theater program here es. It also received 4 Tony Awards.
it isn’t solely comprised of NCU at North Central University values. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10
students. There is a co-op of home- In an interview with Professor Mat- for seniors and children under the age
schooled students who are also par- thews, he stated the story is one “of of 12. Tickets can be purchased online.
ticipating in the production. To find hope and the resilience of the human
actors, a board of casting members spirit, of potential… of not dismiss-
decides if the student matches the ing people because of something we
The Miracle Worker will be held in the Anderson Chapel November 9-November 18. role not only in ability, but also in would consider a disability on their
appearance and height. For example, part where often they could be dis-
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