What to Expect from Bruin Preview

By Heather DeRosa (’14)

Bruin Preview is a time here at George Fox when we literally open up campus to prospective students to show them just how great GFU really is. Prospective students get the chance to meet professors, hang out with current students, spend the night in the dorms, attend classes and in general get an idea of what university life is all about.
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George Fox Has Talent

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

George Fox students recently got a chance to showcase the best of their talents at the World’s Got Talent show. Sophomore Onjalai Flake hosted the event. Not only did World’s Got Talent provide an evening of fun and laughter for students, it was also used as a fundraiser for SCORR, an annual conference to equip student leaders with tools needed to start racial reconciliation.

World’s Got Talent was one of many events that were part of GFU’s Cultural Celebration Week. This event in particular focused on students from other cultures and other parts of the world showing off their talent.
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Students Put on a Show at Annual Lip Sync Competition

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

Recently George Fox ASC hosted its annual Lip Sync competition. This year the inspiration for skits came from Saturday Night Live, “Gangnam Style,” PBS, Batman and even University President Robin Baker.

This year, MCs Chris Benjamin and Tashawna Gordon relied heavily on audience participation to make the evening even more hysterical. In between every lip sync act, Chris and Tashawna would ask for audience volunteers to come up to compete in activities like coming up with the best Bruin cheer, who can imitate Chris the best, who can come up with the best pick up line, and lastly a dance off. The winners of each game got to sit at the winners table to be waited on while enjoying a fried chicken, corn bread, spaghetti and Kool-Aid dinner.
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Mikaela Alexander’s Semester Abroad Experience in Rwanda

By Heather DeRosa (’14)

Mikaela Alexander is a senior Christian ministries major with an emphasis in missions. Mikaela is one of those people who constantly bring joy and love to those around her; her contagious laughter and energetic personality make her someone worth getting to know. She spent time studying abroad this spring in Rwanda, and recently shared about her time abroad and how it has impacted and changed her.
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My Internship Experience

Bailey at work with Carpe Viam Group
When senior Bailey Dekker needed to hone her public relations skills, she turned to Bruin Boards, where she landed an internship with Portland-based marketing company Carpe Viam Group. Bailey recently wrote the following blog post about the invaluable experience she’s getting with the company, and like a true marketer, gave a plug for one of her company’s charity events at the end. You’re a PR pro already, Bailey!

The hunt for an internship can be rough at any time, so when I was in Costa Rica on a study abroad semester and trying to find an internship in the Portland area to fulfill my graduation requirements, I thought I was doomed. Luckily, Cindy Aggson, founder and managing partner of Carpe Viam Group, came through for me. Carpe Viam Group is a small marketing firm based in the Portland area.
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Students get a taste of the real world at Internship Spotlight event

Students network with local business leaders following the Internship Spotlight event.
In today’s competitive job market, making connections with local business owners and gaining on-the-job experience are more important than ever. That’s where Jeff VandenHoek comes in.

The newly-appointed director of business relations for the George Fox School of Business, Jeff recently hosted an Internship Spotlight event in front of a packed classroom filled with eager students. Current students who are already in internships shared their experiences, while local business owners talked about the importance of interns from their perspective.
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Meet Your Homecoming King and Queen

By Heather DeRosa (’14), photo by Emily Jackson (’16)

Meet Joe Djanga and Tracy Berg, this year’s Homecoming king and queen. Joe is from Beaverton, Ore., and is an athletic training major. Tracy is a business major from Corvallis, Ore. Tracy will graduate this spring, and Joe will graduate once he finishes the athletic training program in a few years. Interesting fact: Tracy was a Homecoming princess her freshman year, and now homecoming queen her senior year. Tracy’s roommate described her experiences on homecoming court as bookends to her time at George Fox.
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Alumni Return to Old Stomping Grounds

By Heather DeRosa (’14)

This past weekend George Fox combined Homecoming and Family Weekend into one big event. Hundreds of alumni returned to the place they once called home, and current students got to show their families the campus that they have come to love. Here are two of their stories.
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