Theatre Preview: The Servant of Two Masters

By Heather DeRosa (’14), photos by Shekinah Davis (’15)

What: The Servant of Two Masters, performed by the George Fox University Theatre Department
When: Oct. 25-27 & Nov. 1-3 at 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 28 & Nov. 4 at 2 p.m.
Tickets: University Box Office

The Servant of Two Masters is set to open in Wood-Mar Auditorium tonight. Originally written in 1743 by playwright Carlo Goldoni, the production offers audiences a classic comedy written in the Italian tradition of Commedia Dell’ Arte.

“This play is about a servant who happens upon two different masters and just the chaos that is involved in that because the masters do not know he is serving them both at the same time,” explained stage manager Kimberly Russell, who was careful to not give too much of the story away for those who aren’t familiar with the play. “They are both staying at the same inn in two different rooms. He’s going back and forth between the two. At the same time the two masters are lovers; one is a woman dressed up as a man. There’s just a lot of comedy involved.” (more…)

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What are you doing this weekend?

By Heather DeRosa (’14)

Today I set out to to hear all about what George Fox students have planned for the Mid-Semester Holiday. Granted, it’s only a three-day weekend, but it’s still our first break of the school year! I caught up with several students who were hanging out in the Bruin Den, getting some last minute studying and work done before the weekend officially starts. Their plans ranged from retreats and road trips to just sticking around the area and taking time to catch up on some much-needed sleep after a crazy week filled with mid-term exams.

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Alumni Update: Paige Copenhaver (’11)

Yale and Dartmouth had both offered her a full ride scholarship, but for Paige Copenhaver the choice was clear. “I chose to come to George Fox instead of the Ivy Leagues,” she says, “and I’m really happy with that decision.”

A biology major who graduated in December of 2011 after just two and a half years of undergraduate work, Copenhaver’s 2180 SAT score and impressive high school resume allowed her the freedom to attend just about any college in the country. But in the end Paige chose to accept presidential merit and science scholarships from George Fox, which allowed her to learn about the world around her from a Christian perspective – a rare luxury in her field.

“That’s a pretty secular world,” she explains,” and I wanted to have a foundation in a Christian education before I moved off into that.”

Today, she is pursuing a graduate degree at the University of Wyoming. Read on for an update from Paige on her latest adventures in field research, and her continued commitment to bring glory to God through her work.

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Professor Kenn Willson Performs on the Bösendorfer Imperial Grand Piano

Kenn Willson performs German Dance # 1 in C-major by Ludwig van Beethoven

Imported from Vienna, Austria, the Bösendorfer “Imperial” grand piano has been called the “Rolls-Royce of pianos,” and for good reason – it costs about as much as a small house. Since September of 2005, its permanent home has been Bauman Auditorium on the George Fox University campus. It is the only concert grand piano in the world with 97 keys – including nine extra sub-bass notes – and the extra strings and length give the instrument additional resonance and richness. To put it simply, the Bösendorfer is far from your average piano.

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On Campus Worship Experiences

Students worship together before heading out for Serve Day.

By Heather DeRosa, Class of 2014

George Fox provides students with several opportunities to experience worship styles that are different than what they are used to, not to mention multiple ways to earn chapel credit. If you’re a new student and aren’t quite sure what’s available, or if you’re interested in trying something new, read on – you just might find the worship experience that’s perfect for you!


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