What the School of Communications Wants you to Know!

August 26, 2022

Dr. Aaron McKain is the Director of the School of Communications and Journalism, within the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) at North Central University. “The arts and sciences are the lifeblood of any college or university, and without the arts and sciences we would not be a university,” said Dr. Aaron McKain, director of communication. “We would be a vocational tech school or a Bible college, the strength of the university is 100% dependent on the strength of the CAS.” McKain has worked at several universities in different positions and NCU is doing a lot of things better than the universities he has been employed at.

McKain wants students to know a few key things about the School of Communication, “The communications program, because of the Institute for Digital Humanity (IDH), is one of the only student-run, nationally recognized, digital ethics advocacy organizations. This gives students a resume builder that will out beat a lot of others.” The IDH is an NCU group that any students attending NCU can be a part of. The IDH has a mission to keep Christians in the conversation about what the country, and world, will look like in the next hundred years. And the communication program is leading NCU in designing classes focusing on experiential learning.

McKain summarized, “We always try to connect students to real-world experiences so they are prepared and can leave NCU with a resume built up, to have a good shot in the marketplace.” The School of Communication also has its online newspaper called The Northerner, NCU’s official newspaper. This is another great experiential learning opportunity for Communication students or any NCU students who love to write or would like to have their story published in The Northerner. You can either take the Northerner Staff 1 credit course or submit a piece to The Northerners email and they may publish your story! For information email ncunortherner@gmail.com or DM them on Instagram.

For the School of Communications, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Libengood, says, “One of the things that stands out to me in that program is a sharp understanding of the world around you, and how to mitigate and mediate that around you through communication. It prepares students to know how to understand what’s going on in the world around them and then knows to speak about and engage people in it. And provide opportunities to sharpen those skills.” 

The College of Arts and Sciences at North Central University is worthy of boasting about and being proud to be a part of. CAS is the stepping stone to your future, they will refine your talent and take you to the next level. You can expect your department heads/Professors to be with you every step of the way. Every CAS student should be proud to be a part of CAS and their school within it. 

At NCU you can get education degrees while being in a Pentecostal University environment, it is a great opportunity for faith-driven students to pursue their careers. Be sure to follow the College of Arts and Sciences on social media: Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn for more information and real-life student highlights. Use hashtag #NCUCAS on school-related posts so we can share your content!


College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) at North Central University in Minneapolis, Minnesota provides a world-class, liberal arts education. The College of Arts and Sciences is the stepping stone to your future, refining your talent and taking you to the next level. Components you can expect to see as a CAS student include experiential learning, 1-on-1 experiences, hands-on work and job placement/ opportunities. For more information regarding our programs: Education, Psychology, Social Work, Communication, Journalism, English, Math, Biology and American Sign Language (ASL), click here


Love Your Neighbor Initiative

Love Your Neighbor (LYN) is an Initiative based out of North Central University’s College of Arts and Sciences, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Love Your Neighbor website is a student-led, student-organized and student-developed site designed to showcase student accomplishments, opportunities and achievements within CAS. The development of students goes far beyond the classroom. NCU provides an urban environment in which experiential learning and faith coexist to shape students into real difference-makers. For more information on LYN click here.

"The arts and sciences are the lifeblood of any college or university." - Dr. Aaron McKain