Bon Appetit serving up all-American barbecue for lunch today

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

We are grilling up hamburgers, garden burgers and chicken burgers today (Wednesday), and serving them with tossed green salad, summer stone fruit salad, chips, mini hand pies and a beverage for $6.75. Come on over to the quad for lunch! Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Bruin Den and Villa Café closed Friday

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

The Bruin Den and Villa Café will be closed this Friday, July 3, in observance of the July 4 holiday. Have a safe, happy holiday, and we will see you on Monday when we resume our summer hours of operation (8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the Bruin Den and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the Villa Café).

University closes Friday to observe Independence Day holiday

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

All university offices will be closed this Friday, July 3, in observance of the Independence Day holiday. The University Store will also be closed, as will libraries in Newberg and the Portland Center.

First Aid/CPR/AED class has openings

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

If your department doesn’t yet have somebody certified in basic First Aid/CPR/AED, please consider signing up for training on Tuesday, Aug. 4, and Wednesday, Aug. 5. Class is held in Hoover 203 from noon to 5 p.m. both days, with the First Aid portion being on one day and the CPR/AED portion on the other day.

Sign-ups and payment are online on the security services site, and classes are capped at eight students. If these dates don’t work, please contact Mark Stone at to consider scheduling the class at another time that works better for your department.

Space also remains in the Friday, Aug. 21, Basic Life Support (BLS) classes for health care professionals, and it is required for all nursing, PT and PsyD students, so sign up soon to reserve one of the eight spots!

Show courtesy to Summer Visit Day guests when parking Friday

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

Please help us welcome our summer visitors at Summer Visit Day on Friday, June 26, by showing courtesy and parking somewhere other than the Hoover or Stevens parking lots.

Thank you,
– Undergraduate Admissions

University Store has openings for part-time customer service workers

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

The University Store is now hiring temporary customer service workers, with the potential to go long-term. Here are the details:

  • Start immediately
  • No experience is necessary, but you must enjoy serving customers and have the ability to learn our sales system.
  • Job is part time, with more hours during busy times (start of classes, campus events, etc.). Great for students and employee spouses who want part-time work (students do not have to qualify for financial aid).

To apply, visit, plug in the state/city names, click “Search Jobs” and select the temporary position for Newberg. Questions? Email Sandy Gidding at or

Fellowship at Fox meets tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the quad

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

Join us in the quad at 6:30 p.m. tonight (Thursday) for Fellowship at Fox! We will talk through what faith in college looks like while we eat snacks and enjoy the sunshine. All are welcome!

Check out our new Facebook page for upcoming events and updates, or to get more information!

For more information, contact Heather McDonald at

Who’s on campus this week …

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

John Bates and Ken Ingram are hosting Gridiron Football Team Camp this week. About 170 high school students and coaches are here to experience coaching at the collegiate level and learn about George Fox.

NBC Basketball Camps are back for another fun-filled summer of sports camps. Camps run Sunday through Thursday, June 28 to July 2. Registrations are still being accepted for the camps starting on July 5 and July 12.

The Oregon Suzuki Institute begins this Saturday. The Oregon Suzuki Institute is a one-week summer institute for young musicians trained in the Suzuki method, a practice of music instruction developed more than 50 years ago by Dr. Shinichi Suzuki of Japan. The method is based on the concept that every child’s innate musical talent can be nurtured.

Please contact the Conference and Event Office at 503-554-2027 if you have questions or would like to register.

This week’s specials in Bruin Den, Villa Cafe

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

We are having some great lunch specials in the Bruin Den and Villa Café this week! Tuesday we are serving Mexican food out of the Groovy Bruin on the quad, Wednesday is our weekly barbecue outside the Bruin Den, and Thursday we are celebrating the roots of barbecue, Carolina style.

Check out the full menus on our website and join us for lunch!

Remove belongings from women’s locker room before remodel

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Plant Services will begin remodeling the women’s locker room next week, and they need anyone who has a locker in the general changing area to remove all items from their locker by tomorrow (Friday).

If personal items are not moved in time, we will have to cut off locks and store all items in plastic bags until claimed by owners.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Spots still open for First Aid/CPR/AED/BLS training classes

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Summer is a great time to do advance preparation for the upcoming academic year, and if you haven’t been trained in basic first aid, CPR or AED (automated external defibrillator), now is the time to sign up! Basic Life Support classes for health professionals are also scheduled during the summer months and are required for nursing, physical therapy and PsyD students. These are the already-scheduled classes that still have openings:

  • First Aid/CPR/AED: July 15 and 16 (seven spots)
  • BLS: Aug. 10 (three spots)

Sign-up and payment is done online on this security services page. If these dates do not work for you, please contact Mark Stone at or 503-554-2090 to discuss scheduling other dates. Classes are limited to eight and must have a minimum of four people to be held.

Learning these important skills can help you save a life! Just last weekend, citizens helped save two people from drowning in the Portland metro area using their CPR skills.

Who’s on campus this week …

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

The Northwest Pacific Lace Society is holding its regional conference on campus this week. Established in 1971, the Portland Lace Society is a chartered member of the International Organization of Lace, Inc. and is dedicated to both the study and art of handmade lacemaking, including tatting, knitted lace, point lace and needle lace. Stop by the EHS Atrium Saturday, June 20, to see demonstrations and meet vendors.

The Friends Association of Higher Education Conference is here June 18-21. The theme this year is “Truth and Transformation.” The conference aims to deepen our practice and sharpen our skills as we seek to pursue, discern and honor the truth in our Quaker heritage.

A special feature this year is a one-act play, First Lady Lou, which features the historic contributions made by Lou Hoover before, during and after the presidency of her husband, Herbert Hoover, who attended Pacific Friends Academy (the forerunner of George Fox University). Tickets are $15 (general admission), $10 (seniors/George Fox community members) and $5 (students) and can be purchased at the door of Wood-Mar Auditorium on Friday, June 19, at 6:30 p.m. (cash or check only). The show begins that night at 7:30 p.m.

George Fox’s own Gridiron Football Team Camp is here June 21-24. High school teams will be here to sharpen skills and experience college-level coaching. Camp format allows teams to practice together, scrimmage other teams, and compete in 7-on-7 and Pass pro/Pass rush (pro rush).

Questions or comments? Contact Lisa Leslie or Peg Hutton at 503-554-2027.

Fellowship at Fox: Join us on the quad this Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

They are cleaning out the Foxhole, so Fellowship at Fox will be outside this Thursday, June 18, beginning at 6:30 p.m. on the beautiful sun-soaked quad! We’ll have cookies and refreshments, games, and talk about what it looks like to live out our faith in college.

This is a new series we are starting, and we’re excited about it! It’s a great time to swing by and join us if you haven’t already. The mission of our small group is to bring people together on campus this summer, in a Christ-centered environment, where we can just be ourselves and have fun. So come, bring yourself, bring a friend, and enjoy the warm summer evening with us!

Questions? Suggestions? Contact Heather McDonald ( or Joshua Rockwell (

Play ‘First Lady Lou’ presented in Wood-Mar this Friday

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

The campus community is invited to a presentation of the play First Lady Lou, a one-woman dramatization of the life of Lou Hoover, wife of President Herbert Hoover, at 7:30 p.m. this Friday, June 19, in Wood-Mar Auditorium.

The play features professional actress Jane Fellows in the title role. Tickets, available at the door, are $15 for general admission, $10 for seniors and university employees, and $5 for students.

After the play, a “talk-back” session with Fellows and Leslie Hoover-Lauble, great-granddaughter of Herbert and Lou Hoover, will be moderated by the university’s archivist Rachel Thomas. Herbert Hoover, the 31st president of the United States, attended the precursor to George Fox, Friends Pacific Academy, in the 1880s.

The presentation is among the events planned during the Friends Association for Higher Education Conference, scheduled on the George Fox campus Thursday through Sunday, June 18-21. The event will draw Friends educators from colleges, universities and study centers from around the world.

More information on the conference and/or play is available by visiting or writing Paul Anderson at

Dyments invite students to check out Countryside college group

Monday, June 15th, 2015

Interested in getting involved in a college group this summer? Matt Dyment, an area coordinator at George Fox, and his wife Carla are serving as youth pastors at Countryside Community Church in Sherwood, and they will be kicking off their weekly meetings this Wednesday, June 17, at 7 p.m.

During this first gathering, we will have a barbecue going with burgers and hot dogs. We will also hang out, meet new people and sing some worship songs together.

Interested? Come to Countryside Community Church at 18810 S.W. Kruger Road, Sherwood, on Wednesday! Hope to see you there!

Questions? Contact Mason Kriz at

Please be considerate of Genesis guests when parking

Monday, June 15th, 2015

Please help us welcome our incoming class of students at Genesis this Wednesday through Friday, June 17-19, by showing courtesy and parking somewhere other than the Hoover or Stevens parking lots.

Bookstore is closed today

Monday, June 15th, 2015

The bookstore will be closed today (Tuesday, June 16) to facilitate inventory counts and the physical transition between Follett and Neebo. Follett will be open for business on June 17 for Genesis guests.

Please contact Matt Hammar at ext. 2162 or for any questions.

Women’s locker room remodel set for next week

Monday, June 15th, 2015

Plant Services will begin remodeling the women’s locker room next week, and they need anyone who has a locker in the general changing area to remove all items from their locker by Friday, June 19.

If personal items are not moved in time, we will have to cut off locks and store all items in plastic bags until claimed by owners.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Fellowship at Fox – Thurs. June 11 – 6:30 pm

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Fellowship at Fox is hosting a Nertz/board game night! Tonight! 6:30pm in the Foxhole! Come hang out, relax, and eat food with friends.

Feel free to bring any games that you enjoy. And if you love Nertz or want to give it a try.. bring a deck of cards and meet us there!

See you in the Foxhole!

Art reception for Amy LeFever is tonight

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

A reception for the art exhibition “PHOENIX: A Northwest Journey, Works by Amy LeFever, George Fox University Artist-in-Residence,” is set for tonight (Thursday) from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Hoover Academic Building.

The exhibition represents the culmination of Amy’s two-year artist-in-residence position at George Fox. All of the works on display were produced during the residency and include wood-fired pottery, deconstructed ceramic sculptures, and documentation of the making process of her tile installation on Lemmons Center.