Archive for February, 2017

Viewing party set up for women’s basketball in NCAA Tournament

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Our women’s basketball team earned a bid to the NCAA Tournament for a fourth consecutive year and will travel to the host site, the University of Puget Sound, to play Whitman College in the first round. If the Bruins win, they’ll play again on Saturday.

We’re hosting viewing parties in Canyon Commons Room 101. Come join us for fun, big-screen basketball – and free snacks!

  • NCAA First Round: Friday, March 3, at 5 p.m. – George Fox vs. Whitman
  • NCAA Second Round: Saturday, March 4, at 7 p.m. – George Fox vs. TBD (only if the Bruins win Friday)

Encourage students to come hear tips from business grads Monday

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Recent business graduates working at Adidas, Pivot Group, Intel and Deloitte will be on campus this Monday, March 6, at 3:30 p.m. in Hoover 105. Encourage your students to come hear about these graduates’ current positions and companies, and what they did in college to be competitive candidates in the marketplace.

Our guests will provide tips and advice that students can put into practice right away to help pave the way to a successful career. This panel presentation is open to all majors and will run from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., with chances to network from 4:30 to 5 p.m.

Contact the IDEA Center with questions. Faculty, please encourage your students to attend.

Get tips and advice from recent business grads at Monday panel

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Recent business graduates working at Adidas, Pivot Group, Intel and Deloitte will be on campus this Monday, March 6, at 3:30 p.m. in Hoover 105. Come hear about their current positions and companies, and what they did in college to be competitive candidates in the marketplace.

You’ll get tips and advice that you can put into practice right away to help pave your way to a successful career. This panel presentation is open to all majors and will run from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., with chances to network from 4:30 to 5 p.m.

Contact the IDEA Center with questions. Faculty, encourage your students to attend.

Support athletic trainers: Eat at Burgerville tonight

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Come enjoy some dinner at Burgerville in Newberg today (Wednesday) between 5 and 8 p.m. and support the Athletic Training Club! Proceeds from sales will go toward travel expenses for club members to attend an upcoming Northwest Athletic Trainers Association event.

Questions? Contact Paige Knight (

Graduating seniors: Pick up your cap and gown Thursday or Friday

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Attention graduating seniors: Stop by the Stevens Atrium on Thursday or Friday, March 2-3, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. to pick up your cap and gown.

Questions? Contact Diana Koba (

Student musicians perform in series of concerts in coming weeks

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

The university’s music department has scheduled a series of concerts in the next two weeks highlighting student musicians in both vocal and symphonic performances. All events are free and open to the public, and each will take place in Bauman Auditorium.

Winter Choir Concert

This Saturday, March 4, the school’s Chamber Choir, Concert Choir, and Women’s Chorale will perform at 7:30 p.m. The Chamber Choir will perform Brahms’ O Schöne Nacht Op. 92 No. 1 and Neckereien Op. 31 No. 2, as well as Richard Hundley’s Come Ready and See Me and Kirke Mechem’s The Lighthearted Lovers.

The Women’s Chorale, meanwhile, will perform I will Be Earth by Gwyneth Walker, Dance on My Heart by Allen Koepke, and Heart, We Will Forget Him! by James Mulholland. The final piece features Everett Isabell on French horn.

Concert Choir pieces will include With a Lily in Your Hand by Eric Whitacre, Afternoon on a Hill by Eric Barnum, and Les Chansons des Roses and O Magnum Mysterium by Morten Lauridsen.

Symphony Orchestra Concert

On Tuesday, March 7, a Symphony Orchestra Concert is set for 7:30 p.m. The itinerary includes Poem Symphonique for Flute and Orchestra, Op. 43a by Peter Benoit; Movement 1 Will-o’-the-Wisps, featuring Lauren Timmons on flute; La Traviata from Addio del Passato by Giuseppe Verdi, featuring soprano Malia Hansen; and Scheherazade by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, featuring Simeon Brown on violin. Timmons and Hansen were winners of the 2017 George Fox University Concerto Competition.

Symphonic Band Concert

Finally, a Symphonic Band Concert is set for a 7:30 p.m. start on Tuesday, March 14. Pieces to be performed include Dedication Overture by Vittorio Giannini, Saxophone Concertino by Satoshi Yagisawa (featuring Nathanael Ankeny on alto/soprano saxophone), Grace by Brian Balmages, Firefly by Ryan George, Nitro by Frank Ticheli, and Inglesina “The Little English Girl” by Davide Delle Cese.

More information on the concerts is available by calling 503-554-2620.

Two Ash Wednesday services meet today in Bauman Auditorium

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Join us for Ash Wednesday services today. The first will be at 4 p.m. in Bauman Auditorium, a short 30-minute service for the entire community which will include the disposition of ashes (chapel credit is NOT offered for this).

Then, at 7 p.m. we will have a one-hour service including more worship in addition to the disposition of ashes (chapel credit IS offered).

See you there!

Support PT’s medical missions trip to Africa at banquet fundraiser

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

A group of George Fox physical therapy students will be going on a medical missions trip to Africa May 30 to June 13, and we are organizing a banquet/silent auction to help raise money for the trip!

The university community is welcome to attend the banquet and auction at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 12, in Canyon Commons. Tickets are $25 and cover the cost of dinner and one entry into a random drawing for a gift basket. All proceeds go directly to our trip.

At the dinner, we will auction off various gift baskets and gift certificates generously donated by community members and businesses. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by contacting Jessica Dinielli ( Can’t make it to the banquet but would like to donate? You can do so at this link.

Thank you!
– Jessica Dinielli

Attention sophomores: Juniors Abroad info meeting is March 8

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

There will be a Juniors Abroad information meeting for all sophomores interested in going on a Juniors Abroad trip in the spring of 2018. Come for more details on the trips, locations, tent city, and the application process.

The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 8, in Wood-Mar Auditorium. Questions? Please email Lynn Scott at

Interested in studying in Thailand or Rwanda?

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Are you interested in studying abroad in Thailand or Rwanda? Come visit the GoEd program representative from these programs on Monday, March 6, at 5 p.m. in Hoover 104 for more information about each and the application process.

Questions? Email Lynn Scott at

Join in Contemplative Worship tomorrow morning

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Contemplative Worship meets tomorrow (Thursday) at 10:50 a.m. in the Prayer Chapel! All are welcome to join us in a time of silent worship and prayer.

Come see University Players perform this Friday

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Join the George Fox University Players for a free 55-minute performance involving music and theatre beginning at 7:30 p.m. this Friday, March 3, in Wood-Mar Auditorium.

We’ll be exploring the theme “Ready or Not,” stories where life comes pouring in around us and we realize we are not in control. The performance will then be followed by Playback Theatre, a time for communal storytelling and sharing.

See you there! Questions? Contact JeanneAnn Faris (

Enter your team in the first Corporate Games March 17

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Are you and your work buddies looking for a way to have some fun? If so, then consider the Health and Wellness Week Corporate Games!

Teams of four from various businesses and from George Fox University departments will challenge each other in various games and relays to see who can be the best. The School of Physical Therapy has a team, and we challenge all comers to have a great time and build some team spirit.

Interested? Sign up at this link. The event will take place at Stoffer Family Stadium on Friday, March 17, beginning at 6 p.m.

Let the games begin! Contact Marcey Keefer Hutchison ( with any questions.

Come hear Craig Johnson speak on leadership March 7

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

All are invited to the 2017 Spring Faculty Lecture on Tuesday, March 7, featuring Craig Johnson, professor emeritus of leadership studies and recipient of the 2015-16 Faculty Achievement Award for Graduate Research & Scholarship.

Craig’s lecture, “A Walk on the Shadow Side of Leadership,” will begin at 6 p.m. in Hoover 105. Following is a synopsis:

“We will focus on the power leaders have to cast light or shadow over followers. They must take special care, ‘lest the act of leadership create more harm than good.’ Refusing to face the dark side of leadership makes abuse more likely. Exploring the destructive dimension of leadership highlights the ethical challenges facing leaders and equips us to illumine rather than darken the lives of others.”

Come early and enjoy the 2017 Spring Richter Student Scholars Symposium! It is scheduled from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Hoover lobby. George Fox student scholars, from both undergraduate and graduate programs, will present their research in a conversational poster format.

The event is sponsored by the Faculty Development Committee. Refreshments will be served.

Questions? Contact Laurie Fair at

Visit webpage to get all info on spring commencement

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Graduating this spring? Visit the undergraduate commencement information webpage for complete information about events, tickets, ordering announcements, and providing the best information for your guests visiting campus.

Commencement is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 29, in Stoffer Family Stadium.

Come hear ‘Surviving and Thriving Through Deep Difference’ lecture tomorrow

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

The university community is invited to a special lecture, “Pluralism: Surviving and Thriving Through Deep Difference,” this Thursday, March 2, at 6:30 p.m. in Hoover 105.

Presenting the lecture will be John Inazu, the Sally D. Danforth Distinguished Professor of Law and Religion and Professor of Political Science at Washington University in St. Louis. He teaches criminal law, law and religion, and various First Amendment seminars. His scholarship focuses on the First Amendment freedoms of speech, assembly and religion, and related questions of legal and political theory.

Inazu is author of the books Liberty’s Refuge: The Forgotten Freedom of Assembly (2012) and Confident Pluralism: Surviving and Thriving Through Deep Difference (2016).

The free presentation is sponsored by the university’s politics program and William Penn Honors Program. Contact Mark David Hall at with any questions.

‘Charting Your Academic Path’ workshop is tomorrow in Hoover 105

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Need help charting your academic path? Attend a workshop, “Charting Your Academic Path: MyGFU, Course Selection & Effective Planning,” tomorrow (Thursday) from 10:50 to 11:40 a.m. in Hoover 105.

Kristie DeHaven, a senior CAP Coach in the IDEA Center, will lead a discussion on how to use the degree audit, online catalog, class schedule and other resources. She will also discuss options if you are concerned about your midterm grades.

Questions? Contact Rick Muthiah at

Free ‘Nutrition Matters’ classes begin tomorrow night

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Interested in learning to prepare healthy breakfasts, soups, vegetable dishes and desserts? You are invited to a series of “Cooking 101” Nutrition Matters classes taught by Love and Plants’ Emily Forbes in the coming weeks. All are free!

Here is the schedule:

  • Whole Grain Breakfast – Come learn how to make whole grains first thing in the morning (7 p.m. Thursday, March 2, Canyon Commons 101)
  • Lentil Love – Learn to make lots of foods featuring lentils (8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, Canyon Commons 101)
  • Soup-sational – Learn how to make healthy soups (7 p.m. Thursday, March 16, Canyon Commons 101)
  • Glorious Greens – Learn how to make the most of healthy vegetables (7 p.m. Monday, March 20, Canyon Commons 101)
  • Delectable Desserts – Learn how to make the most healthy desserts (7 p.m. Thursday, March 23, Hoover 101)

Please join us for as many of these sessions as you can attend. If you have questions, contact Kelsey Herschberger at

Bridge Café offers ‘Make Your Own Salad’ deal

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

The Bridge Café, in the Canyon Commons, is offering a “Make Your Own Salad” deal. Pick up your large salad box for $6.50 per box and take it into the Café to make your own salad. Remember to add the 25 points to your “Wellness Challenge” weekly total for replacing one meal with a salad.

This week’s weekly challenge …

Use this link to sign up for a BOD POD reading and collect 250 points for yourself. This is a one-time-only offer; offer ends when the challenge ends.

Important Details

  • The BOD POD is located in the back hallway, downstairs in the Wheeler Center.
  • Women: Women will need to be in spandex or Lycra shorts (above the knee) and spandex or Lycra sports bra. Neither can have padding and both must be form fitting. Also, there must be at least two hours since working out.
  • Men: Men will need to wear spandex shorts, no top. Spandex shorts cannot have padding and must be form fitting. Also, there must be at least two hours since working out.

What is a BOD POD? The BOD POD is an Air Displacement Plethysmograph (ADP) that determines body composition (fat vs. lean). Similar in principle to underwater weighing, the BOD POD measures body mass (weight) using a very precise scale, and volume by sitting inside the BOD POD.

– Brought to you by the Staff Development Committee

Fitness Center hiring a student manager

Monday, February 27th, 2017

The Wheeler Fitness Center is looking to hire a student for its student manager position. If you’re interested in managing and improving the Fitness Center in a leadership role, go to the Handshake website to apply and submit the needed documents! A more detailed job description and the application requirements are posted there.

The job will start this summer and continue through the 2017-18 school year (and longer so long as you are attending George Fox). Applications will close March 10, so apply quickly!

Contact Cory Hand ( with any questions!