My Experience: C.S. Lewis Scholar Speaks on Campus

Hannah SmithBy Hannah Smith (Class of 2016)

Although students, myself included, encounter many distractions during their time in college, the central theme of a university is undoubtedly learning. Students are challenged to learn in classrooms, study groups, libraries and their own places of residence. That being said, it stands to reason that for many, this is the most opportune time to take advantage of academic resources, including extracurricular lectures. Just as a student may borrow a book from a library, or use university connections to gain access to resources, they also have numerous opportunities to learn from intellectuals outside of their academic sphere.

Recently, I was thankful that George Fox provided me with an opportunity to listen to a wise and intelligent man speak about his passion. Doctor Michael Ward, a C.S. Lewis scholar, visited campus several weeks ago to speak about his groundbreaking insight into The Chronicles of Narnia. Ward discovered that the seven books in the series, which had long been considered to be thematically unconnected, were really based upon medieval astronomy. With great interest, I listened as the speaker explained how each book correlated to a different planet and the ancient ideas associated with it. I found that this lecture was not only intellectually valuable, but also gave me a deeper understanding of C.S. Lewis and the Chronicles of Narnia.

Dr. Ward’s lecture completely challenged me to think deeper than just what was on the surface. He inspired me to take something that I am passionate about and explore it wholeheartedly. The greatest things in life are difficult and challenging, but sometimes they are truly worth the struggle. I am grateful that I got to hear from an inspiring man talking about his passion in life.

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To Be Known and Be Heard

By Keri Potter (’15)

‘Be Known’ is a George Fox slogan that is thrown around in casual conversation on campus all the time. Yes, George Fox is a place to be known. With an emphasis on small class sizes, different clubs and service projects, it is easy to be plugged in and known in the George Fox Community. But, what about being heard? (more…)

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Dalton Lecture Series: Visiting professor asks tough questions

By Heather DeRosa, Class of 2014

On Feb. 20, George Fox held its annual Dalton Lecture Series, sponsored by the biology and chemistry departments. There was an overwhelming turnout, as a standing room only crowd packed Bauman Auditorium. This year’s lecture series was given by Dr. Henry F. Schaefer III, Graham Purdue professor of chemistry and the director for the Center of Computational Quantum Chemistry at the University of Georgia. In his lecture, titled “The Big Bang, Stephen Hawking, and God,” Dr. Schaefer explored a wide range of research related to this topic. The night was a mixture of science, laughs, and the comparing and contrasting of big ideas.
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Get Hired! An Evening with Career Services

Students participated in mock interviews during the Get Hired! event.
By Heather DeRosa, Class of 2014

Landing your dream job, or any job in this economy, is a daunting task. After four-plus years of homework, studying, exams, student employment and fostering relationships with mentors, college eventually comes to an end. But with the end comes a new beginning – a career that matches up with your four years of hard work. Hopefully this career isn’t just a job to help pay off those hefty student loans, but one that is fulfilling and makes those late nights and early mornings spent studying worth it.
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Aaron Strumpel Live

Aaron Strumpel was in town leading worship at the Fall Retreat. We caught up with him and were able to record a few live songs with him. He played two songs off of his new album “Birds” plus an old favorite. Check them out below!


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Food Meet 2011

On Sept. 26, the George Fox community was invited to Food Meet 2011 at Bauman Auditorium. Dozens of tables were set up where people could meet local farmers and chefs and sample their wares. The event featured inspiring talks by local experts, as well as an exhibition of the film Food Inc. See some photos from the event below.

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Shane Claiborne

I had the pleasure of listening to Shane Claiborne and Chris Lahr speak this morning in chapel. Shane Claiborne is a well known author and the co-founder of The Simple Way, a faith-based community in Philadelphia. Last March I had an opportunity to film a lighthearted interview with Shane during his visit to George Fox. Check it out below. Note: He’s no longer single! According to chapel this morning he’ll be getting married this May.

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