Beyond the Games

Recently I had the pleasure of meeting up with and interviewing several former and current student athletes. Take a look at the above video to hear them share their stories, memories and experiences with the athletics department here at George Fox.

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Cultural Fair 2011

The sights, sounds and flavors of several different countries were on full display at the 2011 Cultural Fair, part of this year’s Cultural Celebration Week. International students created displays with information about their home countries, offered up samples of their favorite foods and even dressed in traditional attire.

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Medallion Search 2011

From left to right: Tracy Berg, Dan Kephart and Spencer Eager with the medallion
College students aren’t known for having a lot of money. In fact, I would say that we’re known for doing just about anything for money, including digging through bushes and spending our free time researching our school’s history. At least that’s what many George Fox students do to win money during our annual Medallion Search.

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Tracy enjoys an Otter Pop outside her apartment

Coming Home to Fox

Tracy enjoys an Otter Pop outside her apartment

For me, moving back to school changes each year. There’s always the same goodbye dinner at home, the same bittersweet farewells to friends, the same drive up Highway 99 to Newberg. However, coming onto campus always feels different each September. I’m in an apartment instead of a dorm this year, and I feel much, much older. Okay, I feel a little bit older. I mean, my roommates and I did watch “Horton Hears a Who” together last night, but I am cooking a couple meals for myself, so that’s different.

It usually takes me a few weeks to adjust to being back in school. I forget that I have homework to do or classes to go to, and I just want to sit in the sun and eat Otter Pops all afternoon. I have found, however, that if you manage your time really well and work hard at getting your homework done early, a red cherry Otter Pop on the bench out front will taste even better.

I love coming back and meeting new people, as well as seeing old friends. My four roommates and I are already planning a trip to the coast this weekend, and I can’t wait for our first trip of the year into Portland. Voodoo Doughnuts here we come!

I have discovered one thing that never changes – your college experience is always going to be what you make it. I came to George Fox University hoping to push myself, to learn, to grow, and to make lifelong friends and lifelong memories. So far, I’ve done that every single year. I can’t wait to see what’s going to happen in the next nine months!

What are you going to do with your college experience?

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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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