Archive for October, 2017

Make plans to attend Fall Retreat Nov. 10-12 on the Oregon Coast

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

The theme for this year’s Fall Retreat is “Filled to the Measure,” inspired by Ephesians 3:19, where Paul says, “and to know this love that surpasses knowledge – that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” We’ll spend the weekend learning from one another various ways to encounter the character of God and engage in spiritual growth. Many of your peers will be leading these sessions and are so excited to share with you.

We are so excited to be featuring artist Hannah Glaver as our guest musician to lead us in worship this weekend. Hannah is the worship pastor at Imago Dei Church and has recorded with music artist Liz Vice.

Fall Retreat is Nov. 10-12. What better time to escape from your ordinary, busy life and spend some time at Twin Rocks on the beautiful Oregon Coast with your friends? Registration is a non-refundable fee of $30.

Sign-ups will be in various locations around campus over the next two weeks. Look for us in the Bruin Den, Canyon Commons and after Chapel/Vespers. You can also register (paying by card) by visiting this link.

Contact Jamie Barrett (jbarrett14@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

New Phone System Information

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Over the last year, the university has moved to a new Cisco phone system. Please refer to this documentation for operating your new phone. The guide includes instruction on voicemail, transferring, call forwarding and conference calling.

Some general highlights:

  • You now need to dial “8” to get an outside line.
  • Long-distance codes are no longer needed except for international dialing.
  • Voicemail is now sent to your email as an audio recording.
  • Fax machines are still in transition and will continue to require “9” for an outside line and a long-distance code. As machines are converted over, a sign will be placed on the machine with instructions.

Please email questions to servicedesk@georgefox.edu or call us at 503-554-2569.

‘The Wineskin’ is now accepting submissions

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

The Wineskin is now open for submissions! As the literary and art magazine at George Fox University, we accept poetry, prose, photography and any 2D artwork. The Wineskin is a great way to get your art and writing published, as well as influence the George Fox community. This year, the best piece in each category will be awarded with an Amazon gift card.

The theme of this publication is “Seasons of Change.” There is no limit to the number of submissions. All prose should be 1,000 words or less. Go to this link to submit now!

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for new information and fun competitions!

Contact Kiale Palpant at kpalpant16@georgefox.edu for more information or to ask any questions.

Support PT’s trip to Africa by eating at Sandwich Express tomorrow

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Come show your support for George Fox’s physical therapy program by grabbing some dinner at Sandwich Express in Newberg (next to Fred Meyer, at 901 Brutscher St., #B) tomorrow (Thursday). Proceeds will go toward our medical service trip to Ghana and Uganda next summer. Drop by Sandwich Express between 3 and 7:30 p.m. to participate.

Questions? Contact Nick Gammie (ngammie16@georgefox.edu).

Make plans to attend a concert or two (or three) this week

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Looking for a fun evening of entertainment? Come out to any one of three concerts being held in Bauman Auditorium this week!

On Thursday, Nov. 2, the school’s Symphonic Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. under the direction of Dick Elliott. Selections include pieces by Robert Shelton (Velocity), Gary Gilroy (Four Dance Episodes), John Williams (For the President’s Own) and Julie Giroux (Hymn for the Innocent). Admission is free.

Two days later, on Saturday, Nov. 4, a free Fall Choir Concert will take place at 7:30 p.m., featuring a selection of the school’s choirs.

The following evening, on Sunday, Nov. 5, a special Organ Hymn Festival Concert, featuring internationally known organist Dan Miller in addition to the university’s Brass Ensemble and Concert Choir, is scheduled for a 6 p.m. start. Pieces scheduled to be performed include Holy, Holy, HolyGreat is Thy FaithfulnessO God Our Help in Ages PastThe Battle Hymn of the RepublicBe Thou My Vision, and I Have Decided to Follow Jesus.

Tickets for the Organ Hymn Festival are $5, with all proceeds going toward supporting the George Fox Auxiliary’s Student Scholarship Fund. Tickets may be purchased online at georgefox.edu/concerts.

Contact Debbie Hawblitzel (dhawblit@georgefox.edu) if you have any questions.

Survey: iGFU

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Ever heard of iGFU? Yes? No? Maybe? Tell us what you think of it.

iGFU Survey

Thanks for your feedback!
– Patrick Frederick (pfrederick14@georgefox.edu)

Disclaimer:
These surveys are student generated and are not to be associated with any official research conducted by faculty and staff at George Fox University. Any views or opinions presented in these surveys are solely those of the students and do not represent those of George Fox University. The distribution of these surveys is a service provided to George Fox University students as they prepare their research required by the curriculum. Students are required to have department approval. Any questions about these surveys should be directed to the students associated with the survey in question.

Important info for home football game Saturday

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Our last regular-season home football game is this Saturday against Pacific Lutheran! Join us at 1:15 p.m. for a pre-game ceremony to honor our senior football players, and then for the game at 2 p.m.

Bauman Parking Lot
Be sure to move your cars out of the Bauman parking lot and the tennis court parking lot on Friday evening. This space will be dedicated to football fan parking, activities and vendors on Saturday.

Entrances to the Game
There will be two entrances into the game and both are located in the Bauman parking lot, directly behind the stadium.

Wheeler Sports Center Closed
The Wheeler Sports Center will be closed from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. This means the basketball gym, racquetball courts and locker rooms will be closed. The Fitness Center will remain open for normal business hours, but you will need to enter through the hallway entrance located on the field level, toward the end of the building near the tennis courts. There will be security officers who will ask you where you are headed; just let them know that you are going to work out.

Bauman Walkway
The sidewalk located between the football stadium and Bauman will be closed. Please walk around the building and do not move the barricade.

Circle Parking Lot
The circle parking lot near Wheeler will be closed for the day. This space is reserved for officials to park in. Officials will arrive as early as 10 a.m.

Sideline Passes
No one will be granted field access without a sideline pass. Sideline passes are issued to those who are required to work and/or have official business during the game.

Tickets
Students and staff can show their ID cards at the gate to get into the game free of charge. Additional tickets can be purchased online or at the gate by visiting this page.

Check out home athletic events this week

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

This week, some of our senior athletes play in their final home games at George Fox. Be sure and catch these matchups and honor our senior athletes for their commitment and dedication to athletics!

  • Volleyball: Friday, Nov. 3, 7 p.m. vs. Pacific Lutheran
  • Women’s Soccer: Saturday, Nov. 4, 11 a.m. vs. Pacific Lutheran
  • Men’s Soccer: Saturday, Nov. 4, 1:30 p.m. vs. Pacific
  • Football: Saturday, Nov. 4, 2 p.m. vs. Pacific Lutheran

Visit athletics.georgefox.edu for more information.

Entrance to financial aid office in Newberg has moved

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

If you’re on the Newberg campus, please take note of the fact the financial aid office entrance has moved! Financial aid drop-ins and appointments will now need to check in at the undergraduate admissions front desk, located on the second floor of the Stevens Center.

Contact Jordan Nelson (jnelson@georgefox.edu) if you have any questions.

Entrance to financial aid office has moved

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

The financial aid office entrance has moved! Financial aid drop-ins and appointments will now need to check in at the undergraduate admissions front desk, located on the second floor of the Stevens Center.

Contact Jordan Nelson (jnelson@georgefox.edu) if you have any questions.

Take a five-minute survey for chance to win free coffee

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Please take five minutes to fill out the following survey for our Marketing Research class. Your opinion is very valuable to us. Thank you!

This survey aims to learn more about the grains that you currently consume. If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Rikki Kazmierowicz (rkazmierowicz16@georgefox.edu).

Grain Consumption Survey

Disclaimer:
These surveys are student generated and are not to be associated with any official research conducted by faculty and staff at George Fox University. Any views or opinions presented in these surveys are solely those of the students and do not represent those of George Fox University. The distribution of these surveys is a service provided to George Fox University students as they prepare their research required by the curriculum. Students are required to have department approval. Any questions about these surveys should be directed to the students associated with the survey in question.

Don’t forget tonight’s Mu Kappa meeting in International House

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Hello! Mu Kappa (a club for missionary kids, international kids, people who have traveled overseas, or anyone interested in any of these things) is meeting tonight (Wednesday) from 8 to 9 p.m. We will be meeting at the International House with warm drinks, food and games! We would love to see you there.

Contact Cayla Smith (smithc15@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Post-occupancy survey for Canyon Commons

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

In the fall of 2016, we moved into Canyon Commons and would like your feedback as we evaluate future building projects! George Fox University and the architects for Canyon Commons (Hacker Architects) are requesting that you complete this 15-minute post-occupancy survey.

By participating, you will be entered into a drawing to win one of two $100 Amazon gift cards. Please enter your name and email at the end of the survey if you wish to participate.

We greatly value your comment and feedback, so thanks for taking the time to complete the survey!

Canyon Commons Survey

The deadline to complete this survey is Friday, Nov. 17. If you have questions, please email studentlife@georgefox.edu.

Ephesians study continues tonight at Vespers

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Happy November, Bruins! Can you believe it’s week 10 of the semester? Neither can we!

We are still in the book of Ephesians in Vespers and will be going through the second half of Chapter 5 this week. Come enjoy a sweet time of fellowship and worship with your fellow classmates and coworkers. We encourage you to use time to slow down from your busy schedules and to lean into a space of rest.

We’ll meet at 7 p.m. tonight (Wednesday) in Bauman Auditorium.

Hope to see you there! Blessings.

Training held this Sunday for Foster Parents Night Out volunteers

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Interested in volunteering on a monthly basis mentoring kids and teens in foster care? Want to help give their foster parents a night off? Volunteer with Foster Parents Night Out (FPNO).

These events happen on a monthly basis from 4 to 8 p.m. at Church on the Hill in McMinnville. Training is coming up this Sunday, Nov. 4, at Columbia River Foursquare Church in St. Helens from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Email Jamie Kitchen at embracegfu@gmail.com if you are interested!

Please take time for short majors survey

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

The Crescent is doing a short survey on majors for an article. It would be wonderful and much appreciated if you took the 27.24 seconds (that’s my record; can you beat it?) to fill this out!

Majors Survey

There are no gift cards or candy, but I can give you a hug if you find me.

In eager expectation of your responses,
– Satoshi Seth (sseth16@georgefox.edu)

Disclaimer:
These surveys are student generated and are not to be associated with any official research conducted by faculty and staff at George Fox University. Any views or opinions presented in these surveys are solely those of the students and do not represent those of George Fox University. The distribution of these surveys is a service provided to George Fox University students as they prepare their research required by the curriculum. Students are required to have department approval. Any questions about these surveys should be directed to the students associated with the survey in question.

Make plans to come to Lip Sync event Friday night

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

It is Lip Sync season again! Come out to the biggest event on campus because this year’s theme is the “GFU Music Awards.” Sit back, relax and watch the amazing acts we have this year. See which group will win the $500! Also, there will be dessert for all who come.

Lip Sync will begin at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, in Bauman Auditorium. Contact Morgan Coursey (mcoursey16@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Interested in Chinese culture? Consider joining study tour

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Are you interested in China and Chinese culture?

The Internationalization Consortium invites you to participate in the Winter 2018 Rising Star Study Tour from Jan. 7-20, 2018, in Beijing, China. Forty American students, along with students and faculty members from Chinese higher vocational colleges, will participate. Activities will include workshops on student artistic creation and design, site visits and cultural experiences.

The application deadline for this winter study tour is Friday, Nov. 10, 2017.

Please contact Lynn Scott (lscott@georgefox.edu) for the application and financial aid information.

Short comedy film hosts auditions this week

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Casting call! We are doing a short comedy film and seeking college-aged guys to audition for the lead character. Auditions will be Wednesday and Thursday of this week, Nov. 1-2, between 6 and 8 p.m. in the Cinematic Arts building.

Email Maggie Allen at mallen14@georgefox.edu with any questions or to set up an audition time.

Howard Macy hosts ‘Saint John’s Bible’ presentation this Friday

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Come join Howard Macy as he hosts a “Turning the Page” session with The Saint John’s Bible this Friday, Nov. 3, at 4 p.m. in the Special Collections Room in the upstairs of the Murdock Learning Resource Center. All are welcome!