Please avoid parking in Hoover and Stevens lots this afternoon, tomorrow

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

The William Penn Honors Program and the undergraduate admissions office are welcoming prospective students to campus for the William Penn Fellowship Day, a chance for these students to compete for honors scholarships.

Please be considerate of our guests by avoiding the Stevens and Hoover parking lots today (Thursday) after noon and all day Friday, Dec. 9. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kelly Friesen at ext. 2248 or

Thank you

All invited to Catholic Mass today in Stevens 101

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Fr. Iván Pertiné will celebrate Mass in Stevens 101 at 11:30 a.m. today (Thursday) and stay for a time of conversation and questions.

Fr. Iván is director of the Saint John Society, an international apostolate focused on engaging college students and young adults and energizing their faith in Christ.

All are welcome to attend. This is a chapel elective for students. Contact Rob Bohall ( with any questions.

Last Lifted Hands prayer time of semester set for tomorrow

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Join us tomorrow (Friday) at 2 p.m. in the Prayer Chapel for our last Lifted Hands meeting of the semester! We’ll be praying over our community, our world and each other as the semester closes.

Burnt Offerings prayer time set for this Sunday night

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

If you’ve been to the Prayer Chapel frequently, you’ve likely noticed the prayer request board. This Sunday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m., an open prayer meeting called Burnt Offerings will be held at the Fire Pit Pavilion to clear out the request board to prepare for next semester. We will pray over each prayer individually, and then offer them to God in the fire.

All are welcome to join!

Contact Zack Tewksbury ( with any questions.

Swing by MLRC today for ‘Saint John’s Bible’ session

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Carmen Imes, adjunct professor of biblical studies, will conduct a “Turning of the Page” session today (Thursday) 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 1 p.m. in the MLRC.

Come see HHP seniors present tomorrow in Wheeler lobby

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Come see the seminar poster presentations of health and human performance seniors tomorrow (Friday) from 10 to 10:50 a.m. in the Wheeler Sports Center’s upper lobby. Our students will present and discuss the outstanding research they’ve been conducting.

Support musical theatre students at showcase Tuesday

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Please come support students of the fall 2016 Musical Theater Performance Class at their final showcase on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 6  p.m. in Wood-Mar Auditorium!

Group songs, duets and solos will be performed from well-known musicals such as Jekyll and Hyde, Hairspray, Phantom of the Opera, The Secret Garden and several more. Gary Skye is our talented accompanist.

The event is free to attend. If you have questions, please contact Jennifer Davies at

Today is last day of Christmas sale at Bruin Store

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Christmas is only a few weeks away! Come into the Bruin Store today (Thursday) to save on all our gifts and apparel. No exclusions, including Nike!


  • One item: 20 percent off
  • Two items: 25 percent off
  • Three items: 30 percent off

Shop in store or online to save. Store hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Go Bruins!

Swing lessons held in FoxHole tonight and tomorrow

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

If you want to learn or brush up on your swing dancing skills, the Coast to Coast Swing Club will be hosting lessons tonight and tomorrow.

Both lessons will be held in the FoxHole. We’ll meet tonight (Thursday) from 6 to 7 p.m., and Friday from 5 to 6 p.m. Bring your partner or just yourself; all will learn!

Hope to see you there to get ready for Winter Formal! Questions? Contact Andrea Roberts at

Important information about meal plans for the spring 2017 semester

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Students who are eligible to change their meal plan may do so starting Wednesday, Dec. 28. Please note: All your grades must be entered in MyGFU in order for your eligibility to be registered in the Meal Plan Form.

The final deadline for ALL meal plan changes is Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. Students eligible to do so can make changes in their MyGFU account through Friday, Jan. 13, 2017. After Jan. 13, students will need to contact the student life office to make any changes through Jan. 20.

Please contact Jere Witherspoon ( or 503-554-2316) in the student life office if you have any questions regarding the meal plan. Please include your student ID number when making an inquiry about your plan.

Don’t forget library’s Wassail Party this Monday

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Join the Christmas celebration at the library’s annual Wassail Party on Monday, Dec. 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please take a break on Dead Day and join us in the MLRC multi-purpose room for snacks, wassail and coffee. It’s our treat to you!

Questions? Contact Susan Richie (

Please be considerate of guests when parking Thursday and Friday

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

The William Penn Honors Program and the undergraduate admissions office are preparing to welcome prospective students to campus for the William Penn Fellowship Day, a chance for these students to compete for honors scholarships.

Please be considerate of our guests by avoiding the Stevens and Hoover parking lots on Thursday, Dec. 8, after noon and all day Friday, Dec. 9. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kelly Friesen at ext. 2248 or

Thank you

Students entitled to free ticket to Friday’s Christmas Concert

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Students are invited to support their peers at this year’s Christmas Concert, scheduled Dec. 9-11 in Bauman Auditorium. Students who attend Friday night’s 7:30 p.m. performance are entitled to one free ticket.

You can select your free concert ticket online at this link. Be sure to select “GFU Student” in the drop-down menu if attending Friday’s concert. If you wish to purchase additional tickets or elect to attend one of the other performances, you may buy tickets at the same link.

Questions? Contact Debbie Hawblitzel at

Check out engineering’s air engine displays and Wobble-off event

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Join us today (Wednesday) to see engineering’s air engine displays in the Engineering Innovation Center (in Klages Center) between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. After that, swing by Wood-Mar Auditorium for the Wobble-off competition from 7 to 8:30 p.m.!

See you there!

Contact Adina McConaughey ( with questions.

Don’t forget to submit your yearbook portrait by Dec. 16

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

We want to see all your faces in this year’s edition of The Student Collective! Email your favorite picture of yourself to by Friday, Dec. 16. The only rule is that it’s a high-quality image file. Feel free to get creative and show off your unique personality!

Questions? Contact us at the email above.

Study Abroad Application Reminder

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Are you applying to study abroad in the 2017-18 school year?

The deadline for the application is Friday, Jan. 13, 2017; however, remember to start the process before Christmas break! The signature form and the medical form alone can take a few days to complete, so we recommend starting now. Also be aware that the faculty reference form needs to be done by Jan. 13, so be sure to get that to the faculty member as soon as possible.

These last few weeks can be crazy, but get started now! Feel free to stop by the Center for Study Abroad (in Lemmons 9) if you have any questions.

University hosts midyear commencement ceremony Dec. 17

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Nearly 250 students will receive undergraduate and graduate diplomas at the university’s midyear commencement ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 17, in the Wheeler Sports Center. Seating begins at 10 a.m., and the ceremony will start at 11 a.m.

Tickets are not required; however, seating is limited to 10 guests per graduate. At 10:45 a.m., a live broadcast of the ceremony will be available to watch at this link.

Alumna Juli Morse, a mechanical engineer, entrepreneur and technology commercialization enthusiast, will serve as commencement speaker. Morse has 16 years experience working in the high-tech and consumer goods industries, including with Hewlett-Packard, The Clorox Company and several startups. She is also the founder of River Parkway Labs, a technology commercialization and product-marketing consultancy in Portland. The title of her address is “A World Waiting to Be Known.”

Vespers moved back to Bauman Auditorium tonight

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Vespers will be in Bauman Auditorium as usual this week. A previous announcement stated the final Christmas chapels would be in various locations, but we are switching it back to Bauman. This will be the final chapel offered this semester!

See you tonight (Wednesday) at 7 p.m. in Bauman!

Student-directed plays take Wood-Mar stage tonight, tomorrow

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Need a break from studying? Join us tonight (Wednesday) and tomorrow at 10:10 p.m. in Wood-Mar Auditorium as we present a series of student-directed, one-act plays in our “Ten! Ten! Ten!” production.

Admission is only $2. See you there!

Don’t forget to get your LinkedIn photo taken at IDEA Center

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Students: Do you know what employers first look at when they see your LinkedIn profile? Bingo: your picture.

Come in and get a professional LinkedIn photo taken in the IDEA Center this week! It’s the perfect time to get your LinkedIn profile ready as you prepare to reach out to employers over Christmas break!

Get a quality photo at no cost to you except for a few minutes out of your morning. This is the last week to do it, so swing by our office on the first floor of the Stevens Center anytime between 9:30 and 11 a.m. through tomorrow (Thursday). You can take your photo wherever you want, either inside or outside.

Take advantage of this opportunity; the time spent will be well worth it! Email the IDEA Center at with any questions.