Please use the north entrance to Canyon Commons for dinner tonight

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

The south entrance (by the bridge) to Canyon Commons will be closed during dinner tonight (Saturday). Please access the building via the north entrance for dinner that evening.

Come hear string chamber music ensemble Tuesday morning

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Stop by Canyon Commons this Tuesday morning, Sept. 26, to hear a short pop up concert. Bring your lunch, enjoy the sun and get serenaded by two exciting tangos, performed by our string chamber music ensemble.

The performance will be from 11:45 a.m. to noon.

Reminder: Fitness Center remains open during football games

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

The Wheeler Fitness Center will remain open during all home football games even though the rest of the building is closed. Please use the upstairs hallway entrance on the field level near the tennis courts.

Want to brush up on your Spanish?

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Do you want to practice Spanish conversation? Bring your lunch to the Spanish table and practice speaking with Erick Torres. Erick will be the one at the table with the Maya calendar. This is casual and fun conversation without any pressure!

The table will be open between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. in Canyon Commons each Friday in September, as well as on Oct. 13, 20 and 27, Nov. 3, 10 and 17, and Dec. 1 and 8.

Contact Viki Defferding (vdefferding@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Study Abroad Fair set for Oct. 4 in Canyon Commons

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Before you can change the world, let the world change you! Study abroad for a semester.

Want to learn more? Join us for a Study Abroad Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 4, in Canyon Commons. Come learn about your opportunities to study abroad for a semester through George Fox! Representatives from more than 10 different programs in almost 40 countries will be available for questions and information. There will also be a drawing for $500 toward study abroad fees. Everyone is welcome! The fair will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Questions? Contact Lynn Scott in the Center for Study Abroad, at lscott@georgefox.edu or ext. 2150.

Faculty, please let your students know about this opportunity.

Come hear Alumni Jazz Ensemble in Bauman Auditorium tonight

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

The university community is invited to Bauman Auditorium tonight (Friday) for a Homecoming Concert featuring solo performances by alumni and an Alumni Jazz Ensemble. Join us at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free!

Soloists include Katie Craighead (2016), Jennifer Davies (2007), Shayna Martin (2015) and Malia Hansen (2017).

The Alumni Jazz Ensemble will perform Count Basie’s One O’Clock Jump, Neal Hefti’s Lil’ Darlin’ and Sammy Nestico’s arrangement of On the Sunny Side of the Street.

Contact Nathanael Ankeny (nankeny@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Important info for tomorrow’s Homecoming football game

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Our Homecoming football game against Wisconsin Eau-Claire is tomorrow (Saturday), so please take note of the important information below. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. We’ve got plenty of fun Homecoming activities planned for the game – including a free concert by Hit Machine at the tailgate area prior to the game – and we will be announcing our Homecoming King and Queen at halftime, so make your plans now to join in the fun!

Be sure to move your cars out of the Bauman parking lot and the tennis court parking lot on Friday evening. This space will be dedicated to football fan parking, activities and vendors on Saturday. No parking will be permitted in these lots. 

Homecoming Tailgate Activities
Join us in the Bauman parking lot at 11:30 a.m. for a free concert by Hit Machine and plenty of other activities before the game kicks off.

Entrances to the Football Game
There will be two entrances into the game, and both are located in the Bauman parking lot directly behind the stadium.

Wheeler Sports Center Closed
The Wheeler Sports Center will be closed from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. This means the basketball gym, racquetball courts and locker rooms will be closed. The Fitness Center will remain open for normal business hours, but you will need to enter through the hallway entrance located on the field level, toward the end of the building near the tennis courts. There will be security officers who will ask you where you are headed; just let them know that you are going to work out.

Bauman Walkway
The sidewalk located between the football stadium and Bauman will be closed. Please walk around the building and do not move the barricade.

Circle Parking Lot
The circle parking lot near Wheeler will be closed for the day. This space is reserved for officials to park in. Officials will arrive as early as 10 a.m.

Sideline Passes
No one will be granted field access without a sideline pass. Sideline passes are issued to those who are required to work and/or have official business during the game.

Tickets
Students and staff can show their ID cards at the gate to get into the game free of charge. In addition, all George Fox alumni who check in at the Information Table will receive free admission to the game.

Additional tickets can be purchased online or at the gate. Or, visit the athletics ticket website.

We hope to see you at the game at 1:30 p.m. and the Homecoming tailgates prior to that!

All invited to hear Paige Parry speak at Sigma Zeta Club Tuesday

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

All students are welcome to attend the first meeting of the Sigma Zeta Journal Club! Dr. Paige Parry will guide a discussion on the impact the recent forest fires made on the northern spotted owl, one of the most critically endangered and well-known species in the Pacific Northwest!

We’ll meet from 5 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26, in EHS 217.

If you are interested in expanding your comprehension of professional journal articles, this is the club for you. Pizza will be provided!

Please email Heidi Lee Funderburgh (hfunderburgh15@georgefox.edu) if you are interested in attending.

Save the date for Alan Kluge’s retirement reception

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

The university community is invited to the retirement reception for College of Business professor Alan Kluge from 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 29, in the Hoover Academic Building’s lower lobby. Alan has worked at George Fox for 21 years.

Come wish Alan well as he retires after more than two decades of service to the university!

Please use the north entrance to Canyon Commons for Saturday dinner

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

The south entrance (by the bridge) to Canyon Commons will be closed during dinner tomorrow (Saturday). Please access the building via the north entrance for dinner that evening.

All are welcome to BSU meeting this Sunday in IRC

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

The Black Student Union club (BSU) is meeting this Sunday, Sept. 24, at 5:30 p.m. in the Intercultural Resource Center (Moore House, across from Pennington). We will have snacks, games and some special guests. Hope to see you there!

A couple reminders …

  • We will be buying T shirts on Monday, so please email us if you want one!
  • The Alumni of Color Reception will be today (Friday) from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Cannon Commons.

Questions? Contact Khadija Bruce (kbruce15@georgefox.edu).

Apply to ‘The Student Collective’ by Sunday

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

George Fox University’s yearbook publication is currently seeking passionate, collaborative and creatively minded photographers and writers to help make this year’s edition of The Student Collective.

If you are interested in joining the team, please take a few minutes to complete the application available on this website. The deadline to apply is Sunday, Sept. 24.

Questions? Contact Tyler Sloan (ascstudentcollective@georgefox.edu).

Reminder: ‘Peace and the Environment’ presented Monday

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

The university community is invited to a special presentation, “Peace and the Environment: Theology,” at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 25, in Hoover 105. Join us for good conversation centered around the topic of living out a vibrant faith as a part of an environmentally challenged world with speaker Cherice Bock.

The hope is to be able think deeply together about how our vocation and daily practices can integrate an awareness of current environmental problems and work toward solutions with the love of neighbor and nature in mind. The main goal is to inspire creative thinking through emphasizing the beauty and wonder of God’s creation within a biblical framework of hope and neighborly love. Elective chapel credit is available for students.

Contact Elizah Stephens (elizah.stephens@gmail.com) with any questions.

Join social work faculty at tomorrow’s Freedom Calling run

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Looking for something to do tomorrow (Saturday)? Come join some of the social work faculty as we we participate in the Heel2Heal Freedom Calling run at Cook Park in Tigard. Proceeds go to Freedom Calling, a local Christian organization that will use the funds to raise awareness of sexual exploitation in Portland and to assist survivors of human trafficking with trauma informed counseling services.

To register, go to this link. More information about Freedom Calling can be found on the organization’s website here.

Wheeler Fitness Center remains open during football games

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

The Wheeler Fitness Center will remain open during all home football games even though the rest of the building is closed. Please use the upstairs hallway entrance on the field level near the tennis courts.

Used tennis balls available for free in Wheeler 205

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Some gently (some not so gently) used tennis balls are available in Wheeler 205. Bring your own bag and fill it up. Great for your favorite dog or beginner tennis player.

Phil Smith discusses ‘St. John’s Bible’ this afternoon in MLRC

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Join in today (Friday) as professor Phil Smith provides commentary on the amazing artwork of The Saint John’s Bible, Vol. 1, Pentateuch. The session will run from 4 to 4:30 p.m. in the MLRC. All are welcome!

Contact Paul Anderson (panderso@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Bruin Cards are on their way

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Bruin Cards, formerly the Serve Day Discount Card, are available in both print and digital format! The printed card will be arriving in campus mailboxes this week for all Newberg students (undergraduate and graduate) and employees (staff, administrators, faculty and adjuncts).

Bruin Card discounts are now digital as well. By going to bruinboards.georgefox.edu, logging in with your MyGFU information, and clicking on “Special Deals,” you can reach the same discounts on the printed card and more!

The Bruin Card offers great discounts at 15 local businesses. You can use the card as many times as you’d like until it expires on Aug. 31, 2018. Not only will you receive great savings on your purchases, you’ll support local businesses. You must show your card or the ad on your electronic device at time of purchase.

Don’t have a campus box? Pick up a card at the Information Desk on the first floor of the Stevens Center starting this Monday.

BSU club meets this Sunday: Come join us!

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

The Black Student Union club (BSU) is meeting this Sunday, Sept. 24, at 5:30 p.m. in the Intercultural Resource Center (Moore House, across from Pennington). We will have snacks, games and some special guests. Hope to see you there!

A couple reminders …

  • We will be buying T shirts on Monday, so please email us if you want one!
  • The Alumni of Color Reception will be Friday, Sept. 22, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Cannon Commons.

Questions? Contact Khadija Bruce (kbruce15@georgefox.edu).

Married, parent and commuter students invited to picnic in park Sept. 24

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Commuter Life invites our married, parent and veteran George Fox students and their families to a picnic in the park. Spouses and children are encouraged to attend.

The picnic will be in the large shelter at Newberg’s Jaquith Park near the playground equipment on Sunday, Sept. 24, from 5 to 7 p.m. The park is located at 1215 N. College St. We ask each family bring a dish to share.

Please use this form to RSVP. Commuter Life will provide paper products and drinks. Email Kristi Welker with any questions at kwelker@georgefox.edu.