Archive for November, 2017

Join in fun of Fox and Friendsview this Monday night

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Hey everyone! Fox and Friendsview is happening this Monday, Dec. 4! This is a great opportunity to make an elderly person’s day and is a ton of fun. We’ll meet in the Bauman lobby at 6:15 p.m. and will walk over together.

If you have any questions, please email Kyla Norell at Hope to see you there!

‘Crush Your Internship’ session meets Monday in Canyon Commons

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

So you landed a great internship or job. Now what do you do to really CRUSH IT so that you get a job offer or fantastic recommendation?

On Monday, Dec. 4, at noon in Canyon Commons 101, come hear insider tips on how to be a rock star intern or employee from a special guest whose passion is helping students thrive in their internships and new careers. The session will run until 12:50 p.m.

Contact Colleen Sump ( for more information.

Consider giving to gift card drive for hungry children in Newberg

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

The Office for Spiritual Life has become aware of a need in the Newberg School District with regard to the upcoming holiday break. Forty-eight percent of students in the Newberg School District participate in the free lunch program, and 168 of the students experience homelessness.

Over the winter break, these children and families will have difficulty getting the meals that they need. The spiritual life office is collecting monetary donations and gift cards to local grocery stores and restaurants to aid our neighbors during the Christmas holiday. Please direct gift cards and/or donations to the Office for Spiritual Life before Dec. 15. Thank you!

Contact Jamie Noling-Auth ( with any questions.

Free Advent readings available

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Barclay Press and College of Christian Studies faculty Anderson Campbell and Steve Sherwood are offering free Advent readings to aid in your waiting and worship this season. Readings are excerpted from Praying for Justice (Barclay Press, 2017), a four-year lectionary of verses that address God’s call for us to turn our attention always to the poor, the oppressed and the marginalized. It is an invitation to entreat God daily to address the pain and brokenness that is all around us. But it is also an invitation to hope.

As we move toward Christmas this year, we hope these Advent selections will help you navigate the darkness as we wait for the Light. If you find this resource useful, please pass it along to others. It is our gift to you and is meant to be shared. You might also consider purchasing the full Praying for Justice lectionary through Barclay Press or wherever books are sold. It contains more than 200 weeks of daily readings from more than 1,400 biblical passages about justice.

The free Advent readings are available for download at this link.

Volunteers still needed to usher at midyear commencement Dec. 16

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

The Academic Affairs office is still looking for volunteers to usher at midyear commencement on Saturday, Dec. 16, at 11 a.m. We’d love to have you join us as we celebrate our graduates on their big day! If you choose to help, the time commitment will be from 9:30 a.m. to around 12:30 p.m. All George Fox employees who serve as ushers will have the option to receive $50 through payroll or take three hours off in lieu of payment.

Please contact Laurie Fair at or call ext. 2140. Thank you, in advance, for your help!

Women’s lacrosse team hosts online sale

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

To all family, friends and fans of Bruin lacrosse: Christmas is right around the corner, and what better way to spread holiday cheer than with new Bruin lacrosse gear?

Our team store is open from now through Tuesday, Dec. 12. Part of the proceeds from sales will go back benefit the team! Thank you for all of your support. We cannot wait to see you at the Austin Sports Complex this spring in your new gear.

Bruin Lacrosse Team Store (team code: OFTSGFWL)

Happy Holidays!
Coach Katie Mastropaolo (

Mail Services has unknown freight shipments

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Mail Services has been receiving more freight shipments with no recipient’s name on the pallets or packing slips. To minimize delay and avoid shipment to the wrong department, please email Richard Silver ( and Jered McConaughey ( immediately if you are expecting a freight shipment so we can watch for your item.

If you have any questions, email Richard at the above email address.

Check out the summer internships offered through Emerging Leaders program

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

More than 120 summer internships at leading Portland companies and organizations are being made available to students of color through the Emerging Leaders Internship Program (ELI). The goal is to increase the number of diverse people who are in leadership throughout the Portland area, and you could be one of them!

Businesses including Salt & Straw, Yahoo, Dave’s Killer Bread, Wieden & Kennedy, and the Black United Fund look forward to seeing your applications and are offering positions for all types of majors. Applications are due Jan. 31, but don’t wait until then to take advantage of this incredible opportunity!

If you have any questions, please contact Jenny Elsey ( or Joe Thouvenel (

For resume help, feel free to swing by the IDEA Center’s front desk to schedule an appointment or call 503-554-2330.

Let us help you file your FAFSA

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Want a merry and peaceful Christmas break? Complete your 2018-19 FAFSA! You are invited to a FAFSA workshop hosted by the George Fox financial aid counselors – our gift to you.


  • Wednesday, Dec. 6 from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Monday, Dec. 11 (Dead Day) from 2 to 4:30 p.m.

Where: MLRC 20 (library basement computer lab)

What to bring:

  • Your FSA ID (Don’t remember it? Find it at
  • Your 2016 W-2s and federal tax return

Sign up here so we know how many snacks to bring. Questions? Contact the Financial Aid Office at or 503-554-2302.

Thank Someone Today

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

As the end of the year approaches, take some time to send a note of thanks to someone who made a difference in your life this year: a professor, supervisor, tutor, RA, classmate, etc.

Express your gratitude as an email, or stop by the ARC to pick up a free notecard and envelope for a handwritten touch. You can also find these notecards around campus anywhere you see a “Thank Someone Today” sign.

Come hear Phil Smith discuss future of A.I. this Monday

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Join us at our next Science and Religion Club meeting as professor Phil Smith raises important philosophical questions for artificial intelligence researchers and continues the conversation about the future of A.I. We’ll meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 4, in Canyon Commons 103.

We’ll have plenty of pizza and give you the opportunity to become an official Science and Religion Club member! If possible, please RSVP to Elizah Stephens at

Survey: Senior Involvement

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

If you are an upperclassman at George Fox University, please fill out this “Senior Involvement” survey.

Senior Involvement Survey

Thank you!
– Jesse Cetz (

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.

Check out BSU Club’s White Elephant gift exchange Sunday night

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

The BSU Club is hosting its annual White Elephant gift exchange at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 3, in the Intercultural Resource Center. Every year people leave in tears of laughter. Everyone is welcome to come. Wear your ugliest sweater and win a cool prize. Bring a $5 gift to participate in the gift exchange.

See you there!

Contact Dominque Thibault ( with any questions.

Chapel forum set for this Tuesday in Lemmons 2

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

The Office of Spiritual Life is hosting a chapel forum this Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 1:30 p.m. in Lemmons 2. We want to hear from you about your experience in chapel this semester and learn from you about ways to make your chapel experience better.

We hope to see you there! Contact Jamie Johnson ( with any questions.

Join nursing department in collecting socks for kids at children’s hospital

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

As we head into the Christmas season, Legacy Randall Children’s Hospital is hosting a sock drive for the Portland community. They are asking for new socks for all ages, with the goal of giving out 26,000 pairs of socks. We’d like to help them with that goal!

The nursing class of 2018 invites you to join us in this cause. If you would like to donate a new pair of socks, please visit the nursing department office on the second floor of Hoover.

Contact Anna Lampman ( with any questions.

Last call for funny Christmas stories

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

The Crescent wants to feature some of your funny/embarrassing/crazy Christmas/holiday stories in our next issue! These stories can be from George Fox, from home or just something that’s happened to you or a friend.

Selected stories will be included in a fun feature (think Jimmy Fallon’s “Hashtag” segment). Participants will be entered in a drawing for a $5 Dutch Bros gift card! Submit your stories by clicking the link below.

Christmas Stories

Thank you!
– Emma Lindberg (

Swing by Canyon Commons for kit-packing party tonight

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

SpIL and ASC would love to have you participate in a kit-packing party during “Holiday Hangout,” scheduled tonight (Friday) from 8 to 10 p.m. in Canyon Commons.

Employees and students alike are invited to participate, and each housing area is asked to bring the following items:

  • EDG: Combs and brushes
  • RAE: Toothbrushes
  • HAN: Washcloths
  • HMS: Toothpaste and floss
  • PCWB: Bars of soap
  • HAW: Coloring books/crayons
  • Commuters: Toys (stuffed animals, Legos, cars, dolls, etc.)

The boxes will be packed for children transitioning into foster care through the Department of Human Services and refugee kits through Medical Teams International.

Contact Alaina Hill at with any questions.

Swing by Stevens Center Monday to wish Lynn Andrews well

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

The university community is invited to a farewell reception for Lynn Andrews, vice president for advancement, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. this Monday, Dec. 4, in the Stevens Center’s Duke Atrium.

Lynn is leaving the university to start a new position as the leader of development for her parish, as well as to establish a new foundation for Catholic education in the Archdiocese of Portland. Swing by to wish her well!

Professors sell pottery, textile pieces at today’s First Friday event

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

At today’s First Friday event, adjunct professors Jennifer Loop and Breanne Sherwood are teaming up to sell their work in downtown Newberg. The pieces include ceramic work by Jennifer and hand-printed work (cards, bags, fabric) by Breanne.

Find us in Jennifer’s pink trailer pop-up shop in its usual First Friday location, between Pulp & Circumstance and the Blue Trout Gallery. Our special Christmas hours will be from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Jennifer is offering 10 percent off her ceramic work this month when you present your Bruin Card!

Come visit! Contact Jennifer ( with questions.

Don’t forget tonight’s ‘Holiday Hangout’ event

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

All are invited to come join the holiday festivities and be a part of some Christmas cheer! ASC and SpIL are hosting a number of activities at our “Holiday Hangout” from 8 to 10 p.m. tonight (Friday) in Canyon Commons.

Activities will include photos with Santa, hot drinks, live music, Christmas tree decorating, and packing presents for a local organization. SpIL and ASC are excited to announce this partnered event!

Questions? Contact Alaina Hill at