Archive for September, 2017

Service of remembrance for John Bennett will be Tuesday

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

This summer the university mourned the loss of beloved photography professor John Bennett, who died in a tragic accident on May 23.

The Office of Spiritual & Intercultural Life and the Department of Art and Design invite you to join us for a service of remembrance celebrating the life and legacy of John Bennett. The service will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 3:30 p.m. in Canyon Commons 101.

All are welcome.

Make plans to attend Homecoming celebration this weekend

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

The university’s Homecoming celebration is this Friday through Sunday, Sept. 22-24, so take advantage of this special time to reconnect with former students. Also, be sure to encourage alumni to return to campus.

Free T-shirt and football entrance for alumni
For the first time, all alumni and their families will get free entrance into the football game. They will also get a complimentary alumni T-shirt that will serve as their ticket. The Friday night volleyball match is also free. If you know any former students, tell them about this perk and encourage them to spread the word.

Schedule of activities
As always, we will have a jam-packed weekend of activities for alumni and their families. You can find the full schedule here.

Here are just a few of the many planned events …

  • Class reunions and campus tours
  • An Alumni of Color reception Friday afternoon
  • Multiple athletic events, including a football game against Wisconsin-Eau Claire Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
  • A tailgate gathering before the game, which will include a Hit Machine concert
  • The Alumni and Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony

Got questions? Contact Sarah Reid at

Make plans to attend all-employee meeting tomorrow afternoon

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Make plans to attend an all-employee meeting this Thursday, Sept. 21, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Canyon Commons. The event will also be live-streamed in Room 160 at the Portland Center.

If you have any questions you’d like to be addressed at the meeting, send them to Rob Westervelt (

Thank you!

Come support Bruin teams during Homecoming week

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Homecoming week brings a number of opportunities to see your favorite Bruin athletes in action. Here’s the schedule …

Friday, Sept. 22
Men’s Soccer | 6 p.m. vs Linfield
Volleyball | 7 p.m. vs. Puget Sound

Saturday, Sept. 23
Women’s Soccer | 11 a.m. vs. Whitworth
Football | 1:30 p.m. vs. Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Sunday, Sept. 24
Women’s Soccer | Noon vs. Whitman

For more information, contact the sports information office at ext. 2926 or visit the sports website at

Writing assistance offered for LIBA students this semester

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

During the fall semester, LIBA 100 students are invited to come to the Writing Studio at the ARC on the first floor of the Murdock Learning Resource Center (the library, same room as ARC) to meet with a writing studio instructor for advice on essay assignments, drafting and revising, portfolio preparation, timed writing assessment strategies, and so on. Students can also make appointments with their writing studio instructor through email.

The Writing Studio at the ARC is open in the fall semester (weeks 3-13) each Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon.

Kenn Willson reschedules his ‘Encounters with Bach’ piano concert

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Kenn Willson was scheduled to perform his piano concert “Encounters with Bach” on Thursday, Sept. 21. This event has been postponed; a new date will be announced.

University women are invited to salad luncheon on Oct. 2

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

The Fall Women’s Salad Luncheon is just around the corner! It will be held Monday, Oct. 2, in Canyon Commons 101-102 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Ruth Baker invites all women of the George Fox community (staff, faculty and administrators), as well as female spouses, to join us. Please come and meet the women who are new to our community and catch up with others you might not often see.

It is a come-and-go event, and Bon Appetit will be providing a lovely spread for your enjoyment. Take advantage of this time to connect and enjoy a delicious meal. There is no charge to attend.

Contact Missy Terry ( with any questions.

Educator and designer Silas Munro speaks at Art Talk this Monday

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

This Monday, Sept. 25, the university community is invited to a free presentation by educator and designer Silas Munro at Art Talk, a regularly scheduled gathering that showcases artists from all over the country. Join us from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Chehalem Cultural Center (415 E. Sheridan St.).

Munro engages multi-modal practices that inspire people to be the best versions of themselves in order to effect positive change on society as a whole. His design studio, Poly-Mode, primarily works with cultural institutions and community-based organizations. These collaborations have led to everything from information design of NYC Public City Schools, graphics for protesting activists at Housing Works, publication design for Jacob Lawrence, and the identity of an entire formerly predominately Puerto Rican neighborhood.

A seasoned and dedicated educator, Munro’s pedagogy focuses on image making and typographic systems, expanded and inclusive design studies, our present experience ecology, and novel formats of design pedagogy. He serves as assistant professor of communication arts/graduate graphic design at Otis College of Art and Design, and as guest advisor in the MFA Program in Graphic Design at Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Contact Elizabeth Herrera ( with any questions.

Free food served at Fox Film Festival meeting tonight in Lemmons 4

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Come to our first Fox Film Festival meeting of the semester tonight (Wednesday) at 9:30 p.m. in Lemmons 4! Come meet the committee and help us get started. We will have food!

Contact Maggie Allen ( with any questions.

Social work majors: Come get some free tacos in the FoxHole tonight

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Hey all social work majors! Our annual taco night is today (Wednesday) in the FoxHole from 5 to 6:30 p.m.! Come join us in this bonding event. Lastly, don’t miss out on free yummy tacos.

Questions? Contact Christina Liu (

Bruin Store hosts sale on apparel and supplies

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Today (Wednesday) is the last day of the Bruin Store’s two-day sale! The sale includes:

  • 25 percent off League items
  • 25 percent off Champion items
  • 25 percent off school supplies, including folders and binders
  • Extra 50 percent off clearance

Shop in store or online at

Be sure to go online this week to vote on Homecoming Court

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Vote for who you want to be on the Homecoming court this year! Voting will only take a few minutes.

Click on the link below and vote by Friday, Sept. 22, at 5 p.m.!

Homecoming Court Ballot

– Morgan Coursey (

‘The Student Collective’ is now hiring

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

George Fox University’s yearbook publication is currently seeking passionate, collaborative and creatively minded photographers and writers to help make this year’s edition of The Student Collective.

If you are interested in joining the team, please take a few minutes to complete the application available on this website. The deadline to apply is Sunday, Sept. 24.

Questions? Contact Tyler Sloan (

Like playing Spikeball? Register for tournament coming to campus Oct. 7

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Do you enjoy playing Spikeball? Are you interested in playing in a fun, competitive competition? The collegiate regional tournament is coming to George Fox on Saturday, Oct. 7!

Registration is online at this link. The cost is $10 a person, which covers snacks, drinks and prizes for high-placing teams. Prizes include new Spikeball pro sets ($120 value), to Spikeball merchandise like T-shirts and glow-in-the-dark clips! The event will kick off at 9 a.m. and go to about 4 p.m.

If you have any questions, email Murray at

Come to Lemmons 14 tomorrow for free crêpes

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Come swing by Lemmons 14 tomorrow (Thursday) anytime between 5:45 and 7 p.m. to grab a free crêpe from the French Club! No French experience necessary, just a love for delicious pastries covered in Nutella, bananas and strawberries. We’ll see you there!

Contact Kristina Peterson ( with questions.

Make plans to attend ‘Peace and the Environment’ presentation Monday

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

The university community is invited to a special presentation, “Peace and the Environment: Theology,” at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 25, in Hoover 105 (note location change). Join us for good conversation centered around the topic of living out a vibrant faith as a part of an environmentally challenged world with speaker Cherice Bock.

The hope is to be able think deeply together about how our vocation and daily practices can integrate an awareness of current environmental problems and work toward solutions with the love of neighbor and nature in mind. The main goal is to inspire creative thinking through emphasizing the beauty and wonder of God’s creation within a biblical framework of hope and neighborly love. Elective chapel credit is available for students.

Contact Elizah Stephens ( with any questions.

Join social work faculty at Freedom Calling run this Saturday

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Looking for something to do this Saturday? Come join some of the social work faculty as we we participate in the Heel2Heal Freedom Calling run at Cook Park in Tigard. Proceeds go to Freedom Calling, a local Christian organization that will use the funds to raise awareness of sexual exploitation in Portland and to assist survivors of human trafficking with trauma informed counseling services.

To register, go to this link. More information about Freedom Calling can be found on the organization’s website here.

Some Thursday Life Groups are still open; sign up today

Monday, September 18th, 2017

Students interested in signing up for Life Groups have one more opportunity left! The following Life Groups are open until 5 p.m. today (Tuesday) and are accepting interested participants:

  • (Women Only), Abigail Hortegas, Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., off campus
  • (Women Only), Megan Fisher, Thursdays at 10:30 a.m., Hoover Lounge
  • (Women Only), Kaitlyn Ragan, Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m., on campus
  • (Senior Women), Trisha Welstad, Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., leader’s home

Interested participants may use this link to sign up. Contact with questions.

Fall Staff Conference features author and educator Cynthia Ulrich Tobias

Monday, September 18th, 2017

The Fall Staff Conference is set for Thursday, Oct. 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Bauman Auditorium. Our speaker this year is Cynthia Ulrich Tobias. Cynthia’s successful career of 30-plus years has included work as an educator, a police officer and a business owner.

She is a bestselling author of 13 books, a featured guest on radio and television, and a popular presenter for businesses, government agencies, churches and schools throughout the U.S. and the world. She is the mother of twin sons, now young adults, and she lives with her husband Jack in the Seattle area.

“The Way We Work” participants will learn how to recognize their personal learning styles and how to develop effective strategies for communicating with virtually anyone.

Required staff attendance unless you have VP approval; direct absence approval requests to Peg Hutton at

– Brought to you by your Staff Development Committee

Go online this week to vote on Homecoming Court

Monday, September 18th, 2017

Vote for who you want to be on the Homecoming court this year! Voting will only take a few minutes.

Click on the link below and vote by Friday, Sept. 22, at 5 p.m.!

Homecoming Court Ballot

– Morgan Coursey (