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NCU Awarded Lilly Grant to Establish Preaching Institute for City Transformation

Minneapolis, MN – North Central University is thrilled to announce that it has been awarded a grant of $1.25 million over the next five years from Lilly Endowment Inc. to establish the Preaching Institute for City Transformation. This grant is part of Lilly Endowment's Compelling Preaching Initiative, which aims to foster preaching that inspires, encourages, and guides individuals in their…

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Journey of Faith: John and Anita Koeshall's Missionary Legacy

In the heart of every great mission lies a story of faith, perseverance, and divine guidance. Such is the tale of John Koeshall '69 and his wife, Anita, a couple whose life work in missions since the 1970s has been a testament to the power of answering God's call. From a spiritually dry university town in Wisconsin to the historic…

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Embracing Change: Honoring Departures and Welcoming New Opportunities on Campus

As we navigate the ever-evolving landscape of academia, we often find ourselves bidding farewell to cherished colleagues who have contributed immensely to our community. While their departure may leave a void, we're filled with gratitude for the time, dedication, and passion they've invested in shaping our institution. With a mix of sadness and excitement, we announce three significant employee transitions…

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Creating a lasting legacy through endowed scholarships

When Rev. Ortwin Hanson passed away in 2001, his family wanted to find a way to continue the impact he had created in his 88 years on Earth. He was a 1937 graduate of North Central Bible Institute (now North Central University), and his children—most of whom had also attended or graduated from North Central—saw creating a scholarship in his…

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