All invited to swing dance in FoxHole tonight

Friday, January 20th, 2017

Hello Everyone! This week the Coast to Coast Swing Club will host swing dancing in the FoxHole tonight (Saturday). The beginner lesson is at 6:30 p.m., the intermediate lesson at 7 p.m., and free dance from 7:30 p.m. on. Hope to see you all there!

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Michael Rooney (mrooney14@georgefox.edu).

Sign-ups for the Dating Game are now open

Friday, January 20th, 2017

Ever wanted to find true love? Ever thought it would be in front of an audience? Sign up for the Dating Game to potentially find your soul mate. You can sign up to be a bachelor, bachelorette, host or compete in the couples competition.

Sign-ups can be done at this link and are due on Thursday, Feb. 2. The event itself is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, in Bauman Auditorium. (Auditions will be held for hosts. That information will be sent to you by email once you’ve applied.)

Good luck!

Questions? Contact Ty Ward at tward14@georgefox.edu.

Check out smoothie bar and kitchen equipment demos in dorms

Friday, January 20th, 2017

Join the Office of Student Life and Nutrition Matters as we kick off the new semester by unveiling our Kitchen Equipment Sharing Program with a smoothie bar and demonstration!

We’ll be in Pennington (Jan. 23), Edwards (Jan. 24), Sutton Cafe (Jan. 25) and Brandt (Jan. 26) this coming week so that everyone has a chance to see the equipment that students can check out through their RA. The demonstration will be from 9 to 9:30 p.m. each night.

Questions? Contact Kelsey Herschberger (herschberger.kl@gmail.com).

Help out foster parents in our community

Friday, January 20th, 2017

Want to help out parents in our community? Foster Parents’ Night Out gives parents one night off a month by providing a fun and safe place for their children to play. Dates planned are Feb. 4, March 4 and April 8, from 4 to 8 p.m. each of those days.

George Fox Embrace needs volunteers to be buddies for the kids who come, aged newborn through teenager, and people to coordinate games, activities and possible open gyms. One training is required.

Interested? Email embracegfu@gmail.com.

Learn about Kaiser summer internships at Jan. 25 session

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Kaiser Permanente has an excellent summer internship program in Oregon and Washington that offers paid positions for students in accounting/finance, mental health, IT, marketing, engineering and more!

LaTasha Brumfield, a recruiter for this program, will host an info session to share information about it and to meet interested students. Join us in Canyon Commons 101 from noon to 12:50 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25, to take advantage of this opportunity!

A George Fox student who attended this info session last year and landed an internship over the summer of 2016 will be there to share about her experience as well.

Contact the IDEA Center with questions.

Friday basketball games moved to Sunday afternoon

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Due to travel conditions for Whitman College, the Friday evening basketball games have been moved to Sunday afternoon. The women will tip off at 2 p.m. and the men will follow at 4 p.m.

The living area competition scheduled for Friday has been canceled. Instead, come on Saturday at 4 and 6 p.m. when the Bruins face Whitworth. Get some face paint from your area coordinator, wear blue and gold, and enjoy some free pizza at dinner time.

NASA astrophysicist speaks at annual Dalton Lecture Feb. 9

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

The university’s Department of Biology and Chemistry invites you to join us for the seventh annual Dalton Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, in Bauman Auditorium.

Dr. Jennifer Wiseman, a senior astrophysicist at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, will speak on the topic “Universe of Wonder: Galaxies, Stars, Planets and Life.” Admission is free, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

In the presentation, Wiseman will investigate what new discoveries are revealing about the cosmos and the significance of life in a dynamic universe. She will also give a scientific talk at 3 p.m. on Feb. 9 in Wood-Mar Auditorium entitled, “Frontiers of Astronomical Discovery: Galaxies, Dark Energy, Planets and Life.”

Wiseman received her BS in physics from MIT, discovering comet Wiseman-Skiff in 1987, and continued her studies at Harvard, earning a PhD in astronomy in 1995. She is a Fellow of the American Scientific Affiliation, a network of Christians in Science. She has authored several essays addressing the relationship of astronomy and the Christian faith.

A dessert reception and Student Research Poster session follows the lecture.

For more information on Wiseman and the Dalton Lecture Series in general, visit this link. Questions? Call the Department of Biology and Chemistry at 503-554-2710.

Interested in volunteering for ‘Night to Shine’ prom?

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

George Fox students and employees are again playing a key role in making “Night to Shine,” a prom for those with special needs, happen. It’s scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, at Newberg Christian Church (2315 Villa Road).

The Newberg community will host this special night for the third year in a row, along with other churches across the nation. Come join us for a night of fun, complete with a dinner, dancing, laser tag, limo rides, hair, makeup, shoe shining, karaoke and more!

We are looking for buddies for our guests as well as many other volunteers. Email Katlyn Kronschnabl (katlyn@newbergcc.org) if interested!

Anderson hosts ‘Saint John’s Bible’ session today in MLRC

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Paul Anderson will conduct a turning of the page session today (Friday) on The Saint John’s Bible. Come and “see the Word” as the biblical message comes to life in this historic illuminated Bible.

The session begins at 4:05 p.m. in the MLRC.

Come swing dance in FoxHole tomorrow night

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Hello Everyone! This week the Coast to Coast Swing Club will host swing dancing in the FoxHole Saturday evening. The beginner lesson is at 6:30 p.m., the intermediate lesson at 7 p.m., and free dance from 7:30 p.m. on. Hope to see you all there!

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Michael Rooney (mrooney14@georgefox.edu).

Join in Inauguration Day prayer time today in Prayer Chapel

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

You are invited to join the campus pastors for a time of prayer on Inauguration Day today (Friday) in the Prayer Chapel from 9:30 to 10 a.m.

All invited to Lifted Hands prayer time today in Prayer Chapel

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

All are invited to join us for Lifted Hands prayer time today (Friday) in the Prayer Chapel. Lifted Hands is an effort to bring George Fox students together every week to pray over our campus, our world and each other.

Join us each Friday at 2 p.m.

Want to help out parents in our community?

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Want to help out parents in our community? Foster Parents’ Night Out gives parents one night off a month by providing a fun and safe place for their children to play. Dates planned are Feb. 4, March 4 and April 8, from 4 to 8 p.m. each of those days.

George Fox Embrace needs volunteers to be buddies for the kids who come, aged newborn through teenager, and people to coordinate games, activities and possible open gyms. One training is required.

Interested? Email embracegfu@gmail.com.

Play ‘Sunday in the Park with George’ opens next week

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Greetings from the George Fox theatre department! Our second show of the season, Sunday in the Park with George, is set to open on Thursday, Jan. 26! Come join us for this musical about art, artists and the people who love them.

The show runs Jan. 26-29 and again Feb. 2-5, with all performances taking place in Wood-Mar Auditorium. Shows start at 7:30 p.m. with the exception of the two Sunday matinees, which begin at 2 p.m.

Student tickets are free both Thursdays, Jan. 26 and Feb. 2. It’s recommended you pick up your free ticket in advance online (select “GFU Student” in the drop-down ticket menu). You may also bring your student ID to the door to gain admission, but be aware Thursday nights typically fill up quickly.

Employees are entitled to one complimentary ticket. You may pick up that ticket (select “GFU Employee” in drop-down menu), purchase additional tickets and read a synopsis of the play at theatre.georgefox.edu.

Contact Kathy Harris (kharris@georgefox.edu) if you have any questions.

Special guest presents on ‘Saint John’s Bible’ tonight in Hoover 105

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Join us tonight (Thursday), as Bill Cahoy, former dean of the Saint John’s Seminary and School of Theology, makes a colorful presentation on the artistic character and spiritual impact of The Saint John’s Bible. The event, titled “The Theology, Art and Imagination of The Saint John’s Bible,” runs from 7:30 to 8:50 p.m. in Hoover 105.

Cahoy presided over the project’s conception and development, and this is the premier event in the university’s second year with The Saint John’s Bible. It is also a part of the school’s 125th anniversary celebration. Chapel credit is available, and refreshments will be provided.

Contact Paul Anderson at panderso@georgefox.edu with any questions.

Join in Inauguration Day prayer time tomorrow in Prayer Chapel

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

You are invited to join the campus pastors for a time of prayer on Inauguration Day tomorrow (Friday) in the Prayer Chapel from 9:30 to 10 a.m.

Today’s ARC workshop provides tips on starting the semester well

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Need some help as a new semester gets underway? In an Academic Resource Center-sponsored workshop, “Starting the Semester Well,” Rick Muthiah, director of learning support services, will cover topics that include how to manage your time, building relationships with professors and developing study strategies.

The workshop is scheduled for today (Thursday) from 10:50 to 11:40 a.m. in Hoover 105.

Questions? Contact Muthiah at rmuthiah@georgefox.edu.

Volunteers needed for ‘Night to Shine’ event on Feb. 10

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

George Fox students and employees are again playing a key role in making “Night to Shine,” a prom for those with special needs, happen. It’s scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, at Newberg Christian Church (2315 Villa Road).

The Newberg community will host this special night for the third year in a row, along with other churches across the nation. Come join us for a night of fun, complete with a dinner, dancing, laser tag, limo rides, hair, makeup, shoe shining, karaoke and more!

We are looking for buddies for our guests as well as many other volunteers. Email Katlyn Kronschnabl (katlyn@newbergcc.org) if interested!

Donate blood today in Roberts Center

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Help save a life by donating blood through the Red Cross today (Thursday). The blood drive will be held from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Roberts Center.

Sign up for an appointment online at redcrossblood.org. Walk-in appointments also will be available. Contact Jessica Roy (jroy13@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Christian Camp Job Fair is today in Canyon Commons

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Do you have a job lined up for this summer? Do you like the idea of working with kids in the outdoors? We have reps from almost 25 camps coming to campus today (Thursday) to talk to students about hundreds of summer job opportunities.

There will be Christian camps from near and far represented in Canyon Commons from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stop by during that time frame to talk to camps like Tadmor, Twin Rocks, Tilikum, Dunes, Yosemite Sierra, Black Lake and many more!

Faculty, please let your students know about this opportunity. More information is available by contacting the IDEA Center at idea@georgefox.edu.