Archive for November, 2017

Special Thanksgiving chapel service set for this morning

Monday, November 20th, 2017

Join us today (Tuesday) for a Thanksgiving chapel! We’ll have a wonderful time of communion together and a time of reflection for all that you are thankful for. We hope to see you there, at 10:50 a.m. in Bauman Auditorium!

Commuter Life T-shirt ordering deadline tomorrow

Monday, November 20th, 2017

Tomorrow (Wednesday) is the last day for ordering your 2017-2018 Commuter Life T-shirt. Fill out this form to place your order. Orders will be accepted until noon tomorrow. Shirts are $10 and must be paid in cash upon pick up. Shirts are expected to arrive during finals week.

Questions? Contact Kristi Welker (

Courier delivery schedule changes this week

Monday, November 20th, 2017

Due to Thanksgiving, the courier will make a second run on Wednesday of this week, then resume the regular schedule next week.

Questions? Contact Richard Silver at

All invited to PT’s research symposium on Dec. 5

Monday, November 20th, 2017

The Graduate School of Physical Therapy is excited to present its fourth annual research symposium on Tuesday, Dec. 5, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Canyon Commons 101 and 102. Physical therapy doctoral faculty and students will showcase eight rehabilitation research topics. Light refreshments will be served.

Please contact Linda Dallof at 503-554-2451 or with any questions.

New museum exhibit of George Fox artifacts on display in Canyon Commons

Monday, November 20th, 2017

There is a new exhibit of artifacts from the George Fox University museum collection in the Canyon Commons display cases. This exhibit focuses on what students and employees did during their leisure time in the early 20th century.

If you have any questions about this exhibit, please contact Caitlin Corning (

Students for Life Club hosts diaper drive in December

Monday, November 20th, 2017

Help parents in need in our community this Christmas by being a part of a December diaper drive hosted by the Students for Life Club! Bring some diapers back from Thanksgiving break to donate. We will have boxes set out for the donations in the Bruin Den and Bridge Café starting Friday, Dec. 1, until the beginning of finals week.

All donations will be given to the Pregnancy Counseling and Information Center right here in Newberg. Newberg PCIC is in need of bigger diaper sizes (sizes 3-5), but any diapers will be a blessing.

Questions? Contact Hannah Thom (

Do you have hip, knee or ankle pain? PT needs volunteers.

Monday, November 20th, 2017

The physical therapy department is looking for volunteers to participate in a lab session on the lower extremities. If you have a problem with your hip, knee, ankle or foot, our lab is the place to be! Our doctor of physical therapy second-year students, along with faculty members, will be performing examinations and giving you direction on how to take care of your condition. Volunteers are needed for either a one- or two-hour session from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 28 at the Roberts Center.

Contact Linda Dallof at or 503-554-2451 to sign up. We hope you can join us!

Attend RA information meeting Nov. 29

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

Interested in being an RA for the 2018-2019 school year? Come to the RA info meeting in Hoover 105 on Nov. 29 from 9 to 10 p.m.

Residence Life is looking for students that exhibit Christian maturity, humility, and leadership skills for our 2018-19 leadership teams. Presently, 66 students serve as Resident Assistants and Assistant Area Coordinators. We are looking for students who (a) seek to be stretched and transformed in their leadership roles, (b) value the diversity of our faith community, and (c) desire to invest deeply in the growth of the community.

On-campus and commuting students are welcome to come and learn about this leadership opportunity. Attendance is not required in order to become an RA, but we encourage those who are interested to come and find out more about the role.

Questions? Contact Dexter Ballard (

Wineskin submission deadline extended

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

The Wineskin is now extending the deadline 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 through creativity. This year, the best piece in each category will be awarded 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 1000 words or less. Use this link or email to submit now!

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for new information and fun competitions! Contact Kiale Palpant at for more information or to ask any questions.

Observe these personal safety tips during the holidays

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

The holidays are just around the corner, and it’s a good time to review some personal safety tips. With finals and term papers looming, it is easy to get distracted and not pay attention to your surroundings, so keep these things in mind:

  1. Never walk with earbuds in or headphones on as you need to be aware of your surroundings and those around you.
  2. Walk with somebody, especially after dark.
  3. Call Security for an escort if you don’t have a friend or classmate to walk with after dark.
  4. Have your keys in your hand before leaving the building, and after checking the backseat of your vehicle, get right in and lock the doors.
  5. When approaching your vehicle, look to see if there are people loitering around it. If so, return to the building or store and ask Security officers to walk you to your vehicle.
  6. Try to avoid leaving any valuables in your car or trunk. Before depositing packages in your trunk, check to see if anybody is watching, and if so, keep walking until you can place them in there unnoticed.
  7. If someone approaches you while you are in your locked vehicle and preparing to leave, just go ahead and leave and do not engage them in conversation as it can be a ploy to attempt to get into your car.
  8. If somebody is following you in your vehicle, call 911, describe the vehicle and where you are, and tell them where you are heading and ask them to meet you there. Do not drive to your residence if somebody is following you! The same applies if you are walking on foot.
  9. When leaving your apartment or house for the holidays, arrange to have the mail either picked up by a friend, or stopped by the Post Office. Leave different lights on with timers, and have neighbors put away your garbage cans and pick up newspapers. Have all packages sent to your George Fox PO box for safekeeping.

These are just a few tips. We have many other informative handouts in the Security office on subjects like preventing identity theft, apartment safety, package and car theft prevention, and more. Stop by and check them out!

Questions? Contact Nadine Kincaid (

Meal Plan information for spring 2018

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

Meal plans have been rolled over for the spring semester and charges have been applied to your bill. Students who are eligible to change their meal plan for the spring semester will be able to do so starting Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. After this date, please log into your Housing & Meal Plan Intent Form to make this change. Keep in mind that students living on campus are eligible for meal plans based on the number of completed credits earned.

If you are expecting to change your meal plan for the spring semester and you don’t have the options you were hoping to find, you may need to wait until all your grades have been entered to complete this change. Grades are generally due by Dec. 25, 2017. Changes made after Jan. 8, 2018, may be subject to our refund policy. The final deadline for all declining meal plan changes will be Friday, Jan. 19, 2018.

Please refer to our policies and procedures on the Meal Plan Policies & Procedure page. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Jere Witherspoon ( or 503-554-2316) in the Student Life office. When inquiring about your meal plan via email, please include your student ID number.

Honors program director Joseph Clair gives public lecture

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

Want to know why your higher education matters? William Penn Honors Program Director Joseph Clair tackles the question head-on in his upcoming lecture, “The Lost Purpose of Learning” on Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in Hoover 105. Signed copies of Dr. Clair’s most recent book, “On Education, Formation, Citizenship, and the Lost Purpose of Learning,” will be available for purchase at the event.

For questions regarding this lecture, contact Jocelyn Stein at

Airport transportation shuttle available during Thanksgiving break

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

George Fox is once again partnering with Hillsboro Airporter to provide shuttle service to Portland International Airport for Thanksgiving break. Students will be expected to work directly with Hillsboro Airporter to reserve their spot.

Here are the details:

  • The cost for one passenger is $65, plus a tip. Each additional passenger is $3.
  • Each shuttle can fit five to six passengers. The cost per student is based on the total number of passengers during the scheduled times, so if you can fill one shuttle, the cost per student could be as low as $15 (if you have a total of six passengers).
  • Make your reservations more than 24 hours in advance and Hillsboro Airporter can group you together. To reserve your spot, go online to Hillsboro Airporter & Car Service LLC.
  • Hillsboro Airporter accepts cash or credit card for payment. Parents can call Hillsboro Airporter with a credit card to pay for their student’s fare.
  • Hillsboro Airporter has 24/7 service. It will work with students and their families, putting students together to lower the cost of the fare.

Questions? Contact the Office of Student Life ( or 503-554-2316).

Study Abroad applications due in January

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

If you’re interested in studying abroad during the 2018-2019 school year, applications are due on Jan. 12, 2018. Note that faculty recommendations and a medical form are needed — which may take some time to obtain! Get started soon to get a head start on the process. More information, as well as the application, can be found on the Study Abroad web page.

If you have any questions or need help with any part of the process, email Lynn Scott ( or Paul Chamberlain ( or stop by the office in the Intercultural Life/Study Abroad house.

Sign up for DPT’s Health Screening Clinic

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

George Fox University’s School of Physical Therapy will be offering its second annual Health Screening Clinic on Thursday, Nov. 30, between 3 and 6 p.m. in the Roberts Center. Blood pressure, ECG measures, vital signs, flexibility and strength will be assessed, among other tests.

Participants should expect 20 to 25 minutes to complete the session. To sign up, click on this link. Questions can be addressed to Jason Brumitt (

Michael Howells speaks at Chehalem Cultural Center tonight

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

In 2008, Michael Howells started Howells Architecture + Design in Portland, Ore., with a desire to make beautiful, livable spaces that express the west but also benefit from a global sophistication. He will speak tonight (Monday) from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Chehalem Cultural Center about his business and how he transitioned into the professional world.

Contact Elizabeth Herrera ( with questions.

Help Social Work Club by donating personal hygiene products

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

The Social Work Club is making personal hygiene kits to distribute to the homeless population in Portland. Let’s help!

Drop off any of the following items at the Social Work House (corner of Meridian Street and 99W) now through Nov. 30:

  • Shampoos/conditioners (sample size)
  • Bars of soap
  • Water bottles
  • Socks
  • Granola gars/small snacks
  • Packs of Kleenex
  • Nail clippers
  • Band-Aids
  • Chapstick
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste/floss
  • Combs/brushes
  • Ziplock bags
  • Hand wipes
  • Toilet paper

Contact Christina Liu ( with questions.

Fitness Center announces Thanksgiving week hours

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

The Wheeler Fitness Center will be taking a break for turkey, just like you! Below are the hours of operation for the week of Nov. 19 to 25:

SundayTuesday: Normal Hours
Wednesday6 a.m – 8 p.m.
ThursdayFriday: CLOSED
Saturday: Resume Normal Hours

We hope you have a great Thanksgiving break with family and friends!

Roger Newell hosts book signing at public library

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

Join professor emeritus Roger Newell on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m., when he will be signing copies of his new book, “Keine Gewalt! No Violence!” at the Newberg Public Library. The event will include refreshments and an opportunity to chat with the author.

The book tells the backstory of the theological debates and personal acts of faith and courage leading to the moment when the church became the cradle for the German revolution. The book’s first chapter explores the ambivalence of renowned theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer to stand up to the Nazis. As Newell writes, “With remarkable political savvy, Hitler turned his full attention toward the Protestants, enticing and intimidating the children of Luther to join his revival of national honor and military-industrial strength.” Subsequent chapters discuss how other prominent theologians such as Karl Barth and Martin Niemöller responded to the Nazis, as well how the church dealt with the cold war. The themes that emerge from “Keine Gewalt! No violence!” remain relevant for our own era of seemingly endless conflict. One reviewer called the book “a fascinating look at how the power of prayer can transform individuals and governments.”

Survey: Co-curricular activities

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

Commuters, please take this short 10-question survey to let marketing communication students evaluate the effectiveness of co-curricular activities on campus and how we can improve the quality of activities we have.

Questions? Contact Brittany Allen (