Come see St. John’s Bible in Stevens atrium this Friday

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

St. John's BibleThe university community is invited to explore portions of the St. John’s Bible at a special presentation from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, in the Stevens Center’s Duke Atrium. The project began in 1998 at Saint John’s Abbey and St. John’s University, which commissioned renowned calligrapher Donald Jackson to produce a hand-written, hand-illuminated Bible.

Come see a work of art that unites an ancient Benedictine tradition with the technology and vision of today, illuminating the Word of God for a new millennium. The Gospels and Acts will be on display, along with several individual art pieces from the series.

In addition, Brad Neary, representative for the project, and Paul Anderson, professor of biblical studies at George Fox, will present short talks on topics related to the Bible and its artwork.

Stop by the atrium and enjoy the St. John’s Bible!

Today and tomorrow are busy with homecoming events

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Don’t forget to join us for activities during homecoming weekend today (Friday) and tomorrow. Registration and information will be set up in the Stevens Center (Duke) Atrium from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 18. Registration is also available online at homecoming.georgefox.edu.

Here is a rundown of homecoming events Oct. 17-18 …

On Friday, we will host a Classic Bruins Supper (5-7 p.m. in Cap and Gown Room); a reunion for Dayspring members (6-8 p.m. at Friendsview); a men’s soccer game against Willamette (6 p.m.); and a jazz concert featuring New York-based drummer Matt Wilson (7:30 p.m. in Bauman Auditorium).

On Saturday, morning events include a Dayspring reunion breakfast (9-10 a.m.) and concert (10 a.m.), a department open house and networking gathering (9:30 a.m.), and class reunions (for the classes of 1974, 1984, 1994 and 2004) from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The afternoon/evening schedule includes a women’s soccer game against Lewis & Clark (noon), a football game against Puget Sound (1:30 p.m.), an Alumni and Sports Hall of Fame Awards event (5-8 p.m.), and a “World’s Got Talent” variety show (8 p.m.).

Questions? Visit the above homecoming link for the complete schedule and registration information. You may also call Alumni and Parent Relations at 503-554-2134.

Mark your calendar: ‘Passport Day’ returns Nov. 5-6

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

“Passport Day” is just around the corner. Mark your calendars. The USPS will be on the Newberg campus Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 5-6, to process passport applications – both new applications and renewals. It will be offered in Cap and Gown A from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday.

This service is open to all George Fox University students and employees as well as their families and friends. Details will be posted closer to the event.

St. John’s Bible on display on Newberg campus Oct. 24

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

The university community is invited to explore portions of the St. John’s Bible at a special presentation from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, in the Stevens Center’s Duke Atrium. The project began in 1998 at Saint John’s Abbey and St. John’s University, which commissioned renowned calligrapher Donald Jackson to produce a hand-written, hand-illuminated Bible.

Come see a work of art that unites an ancient Benedictine tradition with the technology and vision of today, illuminating the Word of God for a new millennium. The Gospels and Acts will be on display, along with several individual art pieces from the series. In addition, Brad Neary, representative for the project, and Paul Anderson, professor of biblical studies at George Fox, will present short talks on topics related to the Bible and its artwork.

Stop by the atrium and enjoy the St. John’s Bible!

Former PGE CEO Peggy Fowler visits Newberg campus Oct. 22

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Peggy Fowler, former CEO of Portland General Electric Co. (PGE), will be on the university’s Newberg campus as part of the College of Business’ Executive in Residence Program. All are welcome to attend her presentation from 11 to 11:50 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 22, in Hoover 105.

Fowler will give a public interview and allow time for Q&A. For more information, contact Jeff VandenHoek at jvandenh@georgefox.edu.

Join us for homecoming festivities this Friday & Saturday

Monday, October 13th, 2014

Join us for activities during homecoming weekend this Friday and Saturday, Oct. 17-18! Registration and information will be set up in the Stevens Center (Duke) Atrium from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 18. Registration is also available online at homecoming.georgefox.edu.

This year, we are celebrating homecoming and Family Weekend on back-to-back weekends. Stay tuned for information on Family Weekend Oct. 24-25.

Here is a rundown of homecoming events Oct. 17-18 …

On Friday, we will host a Classic Bruins Supper (5-7 p.m. in Cap and Gown Room); a reunion for Dayspring members (6-8 p.m. at Friendsview); a men’s soccer game against Willamette (6 p.m.); and a jazz concert featuring New York-based drummer Matt Wilson (7:30 p.m. in Bauman Auditorium).

On Saturday, morning events include a Dayspring reunion breakfast (9-10 a.m.) and concert (10 a.m.), a department open house and networking gathering (9:30 a.m.), and class reunions (for the classes of 1974, 1984, 1994 and 2004) from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The afternoon/evening schedule includes a women’s soccer game against Lewis & Clark (noon), a football game against Puget Sound (1:30 p.m.), an Alumni and Sports Hall of Fame Awards event (5-8 p.m.), and a “World’s Got Talent” variety show (8 p.m.).

Questions? Visit the above homecoming link for the complete schedule and registration information. You may also call Alumni and Parent Relations at 503-554-2134.

FoxTALE maintenance scheduled for Monday, Oct. 13

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

FoxTALE will be unavailable from 6 to 8 a.m. (Pacific Time) on Monday, Oct. 13, for scheduled maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Questions? Contact the IT Service Desk (servicedesk@georgefox.edu)

Newberg campus closes Friday for mid-semester holiday

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

The Newberg campus will be closed Friday, Oct. 10, for the mid-semester holiday. All offices, the BlueZone Store, Mail Services and the library will be closed.

Flu shots are available at Health and Counseling Center

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Flu shots are now available! Please call 503-554-2340 to schedule an appointment at the Health and Counseling Center. The shot is free if you have the GFU United Healthcare student insurance or $20 if you have any other insurance.

Interested in becoming a counselor?

Sunday, October 5th, 2014

Are you interested in a career as a clinical mental health counselor, couple and family systems counselor, school counselor or school psychologist? If so, then join an upcoming Graduate School of Counseling information meeting to learn about masters-level counseling programs offered at George Fox. Prerequisite classes are not required and your bachelor’s degree does not need to be in psychology to apply.

An info meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. this Wednesday, Oct. 8, at the Portland Center. Register online here.

Contact Joel Moore at jmoore@georgefox.edu or 503-554-6166 if you have questions or to schedule a one-on-one appointment.

Ticket info for upcoming football games

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

The George Fox football team has its first two away games of the season scheduled on Friday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m. against Willamette University and on Saturday, Oct. 11, at 1:30 p.m. against Linfield College.

Willamette University does not sell general admission tickets in advance, so you will need to purchase your tickets at the gate the day of the game. To purchase tickets in advance for the Linfield game, please visit this link.

Our next home football game is Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 18, at 1:30 p.m. against the University of Puget Sound. Employees and students will be admitted with their ID cards; other fans can purchase tickets in advance here.

Thanks!
The Sports Marketing Team

Annual Security Report now available

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

The university’s Annual Security Report is now available. This report is required by federal law and contains policy statements and crime statistics for the school. The policy statements address the school’s policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security (for example, policies for responding to emergency situations).

Three years’ worth of statistics are included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on campus, in or on off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the school and on public property within or immediately adjacent to the campus. This report is available online at this link. You may also request a paper copy from the security services office.

Interested in becoming a counselor?

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

Are you interested in a career as a clinical mental health counselor, couple and family systems counselor, school counselor or school psychologist? If so, then join an upcoming Graduate School of Counseling information meeting to learn about masters-level counseling programs offered at George Fox. Prerequisite classes are not required and your bachelor’s degree does not need to be in psychology to apply.

An info meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at the Portland Center. Register online here.

Contact Joel Moore at jmoore@georgefox.edu or 503-554-6166 if you have questions or to schedule a one-on-one appointment.

Reminder: C.S. Lewis expert speaks on campus Friday

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Michael Ward, PhD, professor of apologetics at Houston Baptist University and director of the C.S. Lewis Centre in Oxford, England, will visit the Newberg campus to present a lecture, “The Heavens are Telling the Glory of God: C.S. Lewis, Narnia and the Planets,” at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow (Friday), 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.

IDEA Center launches a new website

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Be sure to check out the IDEA Center’s new website! There are a variety of resources for students to support both academic and career success. Thinking of changing your major or adding a minor? Check out your CAP Coach pages or set up an appointment. Learn about upcoming events like building a professional network with alumni during homecoming. Explore popular trends and tools like StrengthsQuest or WooFound.

Need to start looking for a job or internship for the summer? There are resources for getting connected with employers and interview prep tools. Visit our new site here and set yourself up for career and academic success!

Faculty, please encourage your students to use the IDEA Center as a resource.

Questions? Contact Deb Mumm-Hill at dmummhill@georgefox.edu.

Reminder: Notre Dame professor Mark A. Noll speaks tonight

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Join us tonight (Monday) as Mark A. Noll, PhD, the Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame, presents the lecture “The Challenges for Christian Learning: Looking Back, Looking Ahead” at 7:30 p.m. in Wood-Mar Auditorium. 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.

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.

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.

Check out Social Justice League newsletter online

Monday, September 15th, 2014

The Social Justice League (of George Fox seminarians) recently released its first newsletter. Please check it out to see who we are and what we’re about. You can read the first issue here.

Reminder about tomorrow’s home football game

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Bruin football fans! Tomorrow night (Saturday) the Bruins will host the University of La Verne at 7 p.m. The gates will open at 5:30 p.m. Please make sure to bring your student or employee ID, as your ID card will be your ticket in.

If you need to purchase additional tickets, you can do so at this link. To check out photos from the first game, go here. To watch a video about the program, visit this site.

Interested in becoming a counselor?

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Are you interested in a career as a clinical mental health counselor, couple and family systems counselor, school counselor or school psychologist? If so, then join an upcoming Graduate School of Counseling information meeting to learn about masters-level counseling programs offered at George Fox. Prerequisite classes are not required and your bachelor’s degree does not need to be in psychology to apply.

Info meetings are scheduled for 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 15, and Wednesday, Oct. 8, at the Portland Center. Register online here.

Contact Joel Moore at jmoore@georgefox.edu or 503-554-6166 if you have questions or to schedule a one-on-one appointment.