French Club Meeting

Friday, September 19th, 2014

Do you speak French? Are you learning French? Do you love French culture? If you answered “oui” to any of these questions, then join the French Club! We will be meeting Monday, Sept. 22, at 8:15 p.m. in the Minthorne Basement. This is our first meeting of the year, so we will be appointing officers and discussing our vision for the year.

Questions? Please contact Casey Hastings at chstings13@georgefox.edu.

C.S. Lewis expert speaks on campus Sept. 26

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Join us next Friday, Sept. 26, when Michael Ward, PhD, professor of apologetics at Houston Baptist University and director of the C.S. Lewis Centre in Oxford, England, presents the lecture, “The Heavens are Telling the Glory of God: C.S. Lewis, Narnia and the Planets,” at 7:30 p.m. in Bauman Auditorium. There is no charge to attend.

Ward is a leading expert on the works of C.S. Lewis and the author of Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis. He is senior research fellow at Blackfriars Hall in the University of Oxford and co-editor of The Cambridge Companion to C.S. Lewis. He presented the BBC television documentary, The Narnia Code (2009). As an Anglican clergyman, he served as chaplain of St Peter’s College at the University of Oxford from 2009 to 2012 and as chaplain of Peterhouse at the University of Cambridge from 2004 to 2007.

The lecture is sponsored by the William Penn Honors Program. A reception immediately following the lecture will be held for those interested in learning more about the honors program.

Please contact Jane Sweet at jsweet@georgefox.edu if you have any questions.

’80s Dance is tonight

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Show off your moonwalk and electric slide at the Back to the Future ’80s Dance in the EHS Atrium tonight (Friday) from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m.!

Wear your neon clothes and post pictures to Instagram with #GFU80s to be entered in a competition for a customized pack of Jones sodas with the winning picture on each bottle!

The first 100 in line for the dance, along with the first 50 at the volleyball game at 7 p.m., will receive a free tank top!

Questions? Contact Moriah Kimmer at mkimmer11@georgefox.edu.

Fox & Friends ‘speed-friending’ event is Sept. 25

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

The first Fox & Friends event of the year is Thursday, Sept. 25. We will meet in the Bruin Den at 6:10 p.m. and the event will last until 8 p.m. Fox & Friends consists of monthly parties at Friendsview Retirement Center. This month we are “speed-friending,” and the goal is to encourage friendships with the elderly community at Friendsview.

Come and enjoy a night of silly questions, Italian sodas, and free food, as well as the company of elders in our community!

Questions? Please contact Rebekah Harding at rharding12@georefox.edu.

 

Homecoming Court Nominations

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Join in this George Fox University tradition of Homecoming Court Coronation dating more than 60 years! Stop by our table in the Bruin Den today, Sept.19, and Monday, Sept. 22, from 10:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. to nominate one guy and one girl from each class to be prince and princess.

Voting for court will take place online starting Wednesday, Sept. 24, through Friday, Sept. 26.

The senior king and queen will be announced, along with the rest of the court, at the Homecoming Coronation Dessert Reception. The reception will be Monday, Oct. 13, in the Stevens Center Atrium at 7 p.m. So mark your calendars!

Questions? Please contact Ruthanne Condie at rcondie10@georgefox.edu.

Join us for Spanish Chapel this morning

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Don’t forget to join us for Spanish Chapel today (Friday) from 10 to 10:50 a.m. in Ross 208 (note new location) for a time of worship and message presented by guest speaker Mauricio Rivas, the pastor of Hispanic Ministries at Village Baptist Church. The service is in Spanish for George Fox Spanish speakers and Spanish language learners, but all are welcome to this time of worship and reflection.

Direct any questions to the student Spanish Chapel coordinator at klowen11@georgefox.edu.

Please follow fire safety protocol on campus

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

In light of the fire drills earlier this week, and the few incidents whereby some residents chose not to evacuate when the alarms sounded, we want to remind the community about the campus fire-safety protocol and policies.

Please note that failure to comply with alarms and authorized personnel is taken very seriously by the university. For more information, please read the info at this link.

Forward Edge ministry hosts fall banquet

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Forward Edge International is hosting a dinner in Portland at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18! Forward Edge is an organization that sends short-term mission teams around the world. George Fox has sent teams to Nicaragua and Colorado with this organization and will continue to partner with Forward Edge, particularly with Winter Serve and Summer Serve coming up.

If you’ve gone on trips with Forward Edge, or have an interest in what Forward Edge is doing, this will be a great time. You’ll get to hear about the different projects going on and from speakers from their different locations, including New Orleans and Nicaragua.

To RSVP or if you have any questions or interest, email Erika Lopez at elopez12@georgefox.edu.

Islamic, Christian views of Mary discussed Monday

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

The campus community is invited to the next installment of the “Islam and the West” Liberal Arts and Critical Issues series this Monday, Sept. 22, in Hoover 105.

The session runs from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. and features Mariam Ali, from the Islamic Center of Portland, and Nathan Lewis, pastor at Evergreen Presbyterian Church. They will discuss “The Islamic and Christian Views of Mary, the Mother of Jesus.”

The same session is presented from 5 to 6 p.m.; however, it is recommended that the general public attend the evening session, if possible.

Questions? Contact Paul Otto at ext. 2676 or potto@georgefox.edu.

23 Work Study positions

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

The Custodial Department still has 23 openings across. You must be able to work 2 hours per day Monday through Friday between the hours of 6 am to 4:30 pm in most of the positions. The hourly wage is $9.10. You will receive individual training from your supervisor for your particular assigned area.

If interested, follow this link to the Placement Questionnaire. Fill out the form completely, then print it off and either mail or deliver it to Plant Services Box #6446. Please also include a completed Student Application.

If you have any questions please contact Dwayne Astleford at dastlefo@georgefox.edu.

World’s Got Talent Auditions

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

World’s Got Talent is coming and were are looking for students, employee and alumni who want to showcase their ethnic or cultural talents.

Auditions are on Wednesday, Sept. 24 from 9:30 to 11 p.m. and Thursday, Sept. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Wheeler Dance Studio. To sign up for an audition time click here.

If you have any questions, please contact Rebekah Halstead at rhalstead12@georgefox.edu.

Farewell reception for Claudia Hirsch is today

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Join us as we celebrate Claudia Hirsch and her 16 wonderful years in the university’s social work program. We are hosting a farewell reception from 10:45 a.m. to noon today (Thursday) in the Meridian Street House.

Let’s bless her as we send her off into retirement!

Professor of church history Charlie Self speaks on campus Tuesday

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

The university community is invited to free presentations featuring Charlie Self, professor of church history at the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary in Springfield, Mo., on Tuesday, Sept. 23.

Self will speak twice on the Newberg campus. In the morning, he will present “Liberated for the Life in the World” in the 10:40 a.m. chapel service in Bauman Auditorium. In the evening, he will speak on “Flourishing Communities: New Synergies” at 6:30 p.m. in Hoover 105.

In the morning session, Self will address the question, “What is our salvation for?” He argues it is indeed for our eternal joy in Christ, but that it is also to bring God’s kingdom to our world as we share the words and works of Jesus. In the evening, he’ll discuss the question, “What happens when the church partners with business, charities, education, public agencies and cultural communities for the common good?” He will explore ways to connect our faith and work, our churches and communities, and our mission and the common good.

Self helps oversee major grants for the integration of faith, work and economics for the Kern Family Foundation. He is the author or coauthor of three books: The Divine Dance (2003), The Power of Faithful Focus (2004), and Flourishing Churches and Communities: A Pentecostal Primer on Faith, Work, and Economics (2013).

An ordained minister with the Assemblies of God, Self has spoken widely on the integration of faith, work and human flourishing. He is a senior advisor for the Acton Institute for Religion and Liberty.

More information on his visit is available by contacting Mark David Hall at 503-554-2674.

Notre Dame professor speaks on campus this Monday

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Don’t forget to join us this Monday, Sept. 22, for a presentation by Mark A. Noll, PhD, the Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame. He will present the lecture “The Challenges for Christian Learning: Looking Back, Looking Ahead” at 7:30 p.m. in Wood-Mar Auditorium on the Newberg campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Noll is the author of numerous books, including The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind and The Civil War as a Theological Crisis. During his years at Wheaton College, he was a co-founder of the Institute for the Study of American Evangelicals. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and, in 2006, received the National Endowment for the Humanities medal at a White House ceremony.

The lecture is sponsored by the William Penn Honors Program. A reception immediately following the lecture will be held for those interested in learning more about the honors program. Please contact Jane Sweet at jsweet@georgefox.edu if you have any questions.

Greenroom musicians wanted

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

If you or someone you know would like to lead worship in a smaller setting, this is the chance! Greenroom is a non-credit elective held Sunday nights from 9 to 10 p.m. in the Bauman Greenroom. The time is spent entirely on worshiping through music. It will start this Sunday, Sept. 21, and we need committed musicians to lead worship.

Interested? Please contact Amanda Kitz at akitz13@georgefox.edu.

80′s Dance this Friday

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Get your neon and dance on this Friday, Sept. 19 at 8:30 p.m. in EHS! Free tank tops will be given to the first 100 lined up at the door and the first 50 that attend the volleyball game before. The best Instagram picture from the night will win their photo on a customized package of Jones soda. Be watching for the released hash tag on ASC social media!

Questions? Please contact Sarah MacKenzie at smackenzie11@georgefox.edu.

Contemplative Worship

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Contemplative Worship is a time to sit in prayer and reflection. This opportunity will be held every Thursday in the Prayer Chapel from 10:50 to 11:40 a.m..

Questions? Please contact spirituallife@georgefox,edu.

Homecoming Court Nominations

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Join in this George Fox University tradition of Homecoming Court Coronation dating over 60 years! Stop by our table in the Bruins Den Friday Sept. 19, and Monday Sept. 22, from 10:45 a.m.- 1 p.m. to nominate 1 guy and 1 girl for each class to be Prince and Princess.

Voting for Court will take place online starting Wednesday Sept. 24 thru Sept. 26.

The senior Queen and King will be announced, along with the rest of the court at the Homecoming Coronation Dessert Reception, October 13 in Stevens Atrium at 7 p.m.. So mark your calendars!

Questions? Please contact Ruthanne Condie at rcondie10@georgefox.edu.

Urban Outreach begins tonight!

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Urban Outreach is launching tonight (Thursday)! It is similar to last year in that we provide students with an opportunity to engage in outreach to the larger urban centers in our area (i.e., Salem and Portland).

For this school year, through collaboration with Bridgetown Night Strike (Portland), Salem Leadership Foundation (Salem) and Dave’s Table (Portland), we are committed to allow students to serve and learn from the oppressed and marginalized. We hope students establish lasting relationships and encourage lasting change.

Brief overview

  • When? Beginning tonight (Sept. 18), weekly Thursday nights for fall and spring semester (Dave’s Table will begin on Sept. 26 and continue each Friday night)
  • Where?

    • For Thursday Portland location: Meet outside ASC offices at 5:30 p.m., back by 11 p.m.
    • For Thursday Salem location: Meet outside ASC offices at 5 p.m., back by 8 p.m.
    • For Friday night Portland location: Meet outside ASC offices at 5:30 p.m., back at 8:30 p.m.

Please go to this link and fill out the attached form to indicate whether you would like to be involved in Urban Outreach this semester so we can make sure we reserve an adequate amount of transportation. Faculty and staff, please be sure to tell your students about these outreach opportunities.

Please contact Mikayla Greenwell (mgreenwell12@georgefox.edu) or Yasharet Lopez (ylopez13@georgefox.edu) with any questions!

80′s Dance this Friday

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Get your neon and dance on this Friday, Sept. 19 at 8:30 p.m. in EHS! Free tank tops will be given to the first 100 lined up at the door and the first 50 that attend the volleyball game before. The best Instagram picture from the night will win their photo on a customized package of Jones soda. Be watching for the released hash tag on ASC social media!

Questions? Please contact Sarah MacKenzie at smackenzie11@georgefox.edu