Don’t forget to register now for Richard Foster conference

Friday, February 16th, 2018

George Fox will serve as host for the final Richard Foster conference: “Empowering Spiritual Transformation in the Local Church: Celebrating 40 Years of Celebration of Discipline.” The event is scheduled for June 10-13. The $40 early registration break expires March 1, and 50 $100 scholarships have been offered to George Fox students, faculty and staff registering before May 1.

You can learn more about the conference here. Contact Paul Anderson (panderso@georgefox.edu) if you have questions.

Housing rental available immediately

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

University Housing has a temporary rental available for graduate students or staff members looking for a short-term housing solution. It’s a two-bedroom, two-bath house near the Newberg campus available immediately through the end of July.

Please contact University Housing for more details: housing@georgefox.edu.

University of Cambridge professor speaks at annual Dalton Lecture next week

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

The university’s Department of Biology and Chemistry invites you to join us for the eighth annual Dalton Lecture on Thursday, Feb. 22, at 6:30 p.m. in Bauman Auditorium.

Dr. Simon Conway Morris, a professor at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of St. John’s College, will speak on the topic of evolutionary palaeobiology along with the question of “Inevitable Humans in a Lonely Universe?” Admission is free.

In the presentation, Morris will discuss the implication of all species (including humans) are historical accidents that will find no direct counterpart whilst pointing to the Fermi Paradox and how this raises alarming possibilities. He will also give a scientific talk at 3 p.m. on Feb. 22 in Wood-Mar Auditorium entitled, “Our earliest ancestors: Cambrian deuterostomes or just weird wonders?”

Morris was elected to the Royal Society in 1990, and his principal academic interests are in the Cambrian “explosion.” He has traveled widely and received many awards. He is active in public outreach and delivered the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures in 1996, as well as the Second Boyle Lecture.

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

More information is available on the Dalton Lecture Series webpage. Questions? Call the Department of Biology and Chemistry at 503-554-2710.

Survey: Smart Speakers

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Hello! We are a group of George Fox MBA students looking for smart-speaker users to participate in a questionnaire. This survey will only take about 1.06 minutes of your time and may result in free pizza and ice cream!

Please note that a smart speaker is like the Amazon Echo or a Google Home, so if you don’t use something like that feel free to avoid this survey! To participate, click on the below link.

Smart Speaker Survey 

Thanks for your feedback!
– Codi Morton (cmorton13@georgefox.edu)

Disclaimer:
These surveys are student generated and are not to be associated with any official research conducted by faculty and staff at George Fox University. Any views or opinions presented in these surveys are solely those of the students and do not represent those of George Fox University. The distribution of these surveys is a service provided to George Fox University students as they prepare their research required by the curriculum. Students are required to have department approval. Any questions about these surveys should be directed to the students associated with the survey in question.

Register early for Richard Foster conference coming to campus

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

George Fox will serve as host for the final Richard Foster conference: “Empowering Spiritual Transformation in the Local Church: Celebrating 40 Years of Celebration of Discipline.” The event is scheduled for June 10-13. The $40 early registration break expires March 1, and 50 $100 scholarships have been offered to George Fox students, faculty and staff registering before May 1.

You can learn more about the conference here. Contact Paul Anderson (panderso@georgefox.edu) if you have questions.

All invited to first ‘Fox @ the Fireside’ event tomorrow in MLRC

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

Please join us for the university libraries’ inaugural ​​”Fox @ the Fireside” event on Thursday, Feb. 15, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Murdock Learning Resource Center.

Gather around the fireplace with coffee and light refreshments to hear artist Jennifer Lichtenberg discuss her process and answer questions about her “I am afraid​” ​art ​exhibit on display for Black History Month beginning Feb. 9.

About the exhibit
During the 2016-17 academic year, the Graduate School of Counseling staff and faculty committed​ ​themselves​ ​to a book group, reading through and processing the work of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me. In the book, Coates addresses what it means to inhabit an African American body in today’s America. Jennifer created “I am afraid” in response to Coates’ work.

Check out additional resources on Black History Month and Dr. Clayborne Carson’s lecture on the “Fox @ the Fireside” LibGuide.

Questions? Email library@georgefox.edu.

Survey: Smart Speakers

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

Hello! We are a group of George Fox MBA students looking for smart-speaker users to participate in a questionnaire. This survey will only take about 1.06 minutes of your time and may result in free pizza and ice cream!

Please note that a smart speaker is like the Amazon Echo or a Google Home, so if you don’t use something like that feel free to avoid this survey! To participate, click on the below link.

Smart Speaker Survey 

Thanks for your feedback!
– Codi Morton (cmorton13@georgefox.edu)

Disclaimer:
These surveys are student generated and are not to be associated with any official research conducted by faculty and staff at George Fox University. Any views or opinions presented in these surveys are solely those of the students and do not represent those of George Fox University. The distribution of these surveys is a service provided to George Fox University students as they prepare their research required by the curriculum. Students are required to have department approval. Any questions about these surveys should be directed to the students associated with the survey in question.

Notre Dame professor speaks on ‘The Humanities and the Future of Medicine’ March 8

Monday, February 12th, 2018

The William Penn Honors Program invites you to come hear Donald L. Drakeman, a distinguished research professor in the Constitutional Studies Program at Notre Dame, a fellow in health management at Cambridge University, and a venture partner with Advent Venture Partners.

He will be speaking on the Newberg campus at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, in the Edwards-Holman Science Center. The topic of his presentation is “Death Sentence for the Life Sciences? The Humanities and the Future of Medicine.”

Drakeman is the cofounder of two biotechnology companies that have created new treatments for cancer. His most recent book is Why We Need the Humanities: Life Science, Law and the Common Good.

For more information, contact Jocelyn Stein at jstein@georgefox.edu.

All invited to hear guest speaker from Amazon on Feb. 27

Monday, February 12th, 2018

We’re excited to introduce our upcoming event hosted by the George Fox College of Business and the Business Leadership Society!

Join us for …

Designing at Speed
Featuring Ryan Russell, Director of Human-Centered Design at Amazon

Tuesday, Feb. 27, 7 p.m.
Portland Center’s Room 155

Admission is free, but please register. Coffee and dessert will be served.

Ryan is currently the director of human-centered design at Amazon. He is responsible for design and branding across Amazon Operations, including Prime Now, Amazon Flex, Hub by Amazon, Amazon Locker, Transportation, Global Fulfillment and more. His group has studios in Seattle; Sunnyvale, California; Minneapolis, Austin, Texas; and Portland. He loves creating something from nothing and bringing talented people together around a shared vision.

To register, visit this link. Contact Allie Duncan at aduncan@georgefox.edu.

Memorial service for Bob Gilmore will be Feb. 24 at Newberg Friends

Monday, February 12th, 2018

Bob Gilmore, who began as a professor at George Fox in 1964 and who, in recent years, was known as a Spanish tutor and the man who would sing Happy Birthday to You to employees over the phone, died on Sunday, Feb. 4. A memorial service for Bob will be held on Saturday, Feb. 24, at 11 a.m. at Newberg Friends Church, 307 S. College St.

The university community is invited to attend.

Tickets still available for this Thursday’s Monster Piano Concert

Monday, February 12th, 2018

The music of Star Wars, Bach and Scott Joplin will fill the university’s Bauman Auditorium when a Monster Piano Concert takes the stage for the 12th annual Bösendorfer Concert Series at 7:30 p.m. this Thursday, Feb. 15.

The evening will feature 16 performers playing eight pianos, on many occasions simultaneously. Among those performing will be local organist Dan Miller, the piano duet team of Eduard Gavril and Sorin Frisan, the university’s String Ensemble and Keyboard Ensemble, George Fox alumni, and members of George Fox music professor Kenn Willson’s recruiting studio.

The program will feature pieces by John Williams, from the Star Wars films; Joplin’s ragtime classic The Entertainer; a Bach Concerto; the music of Dave Brubeck; Beethoven’s Für Elise, with a jazz arrangement for four pianos; and Bach’s Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, featuring four pianos.

All employees and students are entitled to one free ticket. All tickets are reserved seating and are available at this link or at the University Box Office by calling 503-554-3844. To get your free ticket online, click “Okay” after making your seat selection, select “GFU Employee” or “GFU Student” in the drop-down menu on the ticket selection screen, and proceed to checkout.

Additional tickets are $12 for general admission, $8 for seniors and alumni, and $6 for students and children under 12.

More information about the evening and the concert series is available at this link.

FoxTALE will be unavailable early Wednesday morning

Sunday, February 11th, 2018

FoxTALE will be unavailable from 6 to 8 a.m. (Pacific Time) on Wednesday, Feb. 14, for scheduled maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Questions? Email servicedesk@georgefox.edu or call 503-554-2569.

Survey: Smart Speakers

Sunday, February 11th, 2018

Hello! We are a group of George Fox MBA students looking for smart-speaker users to participate in a questionnaire. This survey will only take about 1.06 minutes of your time and may result in free pizza and ice cream!

Please note that a smart speaker is like the Amazon Echo or a Google Home, so if you don’t use something like that feel free to avoid this survey! To participate, click on the below link.

Smart Speaker Survey 

Thanks for your feedback!
– Codi Morton (cmorton13@georgefox.edu)

Disclaimer:
These surveys are student generated and are not to be associated with any official research conducted by faculty and staff at George Fox University. Any views or opinions presented in these surveys are solely those of the students and do not represent those of George Fox University. The distribution of these surveys is a service provided to George Fox University students as they prepare their research required by the curriculum. Students are required to have department approval. Any questions about these surveys should be directed to the students associated with the survey in question.

Register now for Richard Foster conference coming to campus

Friday, February 9th, 2018

George Fox will serve as host for the final Richard Foster conference: “Empowering Spiritual Transformation in the Local Church: Celebrating 40 Years of Celebration of Discipline.” The event is scheduled for June 10-13. The $40 early registration break expires March 1, and 50 $100 scholarships have been offered to George Fox students, faculty and staff registering before May 1.

You can learn more about the conference here. Contact Paul Anderson (panderso@georgefox.edu) if you have questions.

FoxTALE will be unavailable early Wednesday morning

Friday, February 9th, 2018

FoxTALE will be unavailable from 6 to 8 a.m. (Pacific Time) on Wednesday, Feb. 14, for scheduled maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Questions? Email servicedesk@georgefox.edu or call 503-554-2569.

Make plans to attend next week’s Monster Piano Concert

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

The music of Star Wars, Bach and Scott Joplin will fill the university’s Bauman Auditorium when a Monster Piano Concert takes the stage for the 12th annual Bösendorfer Concert Series at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15.

The evening will feature 16 performers playing eight pianos, on many occasions simultaneously. Among those performing will be local organist Dan Miller, the piano duet team of Eduard Gavril and Sorin Frisan, the university’s String Ensemble and Keyboard Ensemble, George Fox alumni, and members of George Fox music professor Kenn Willson’s recruiting studio.

The program will feature pieces by John Williams, from the Star Wars films; Joplin’s ragtime classic The Entertainer; a Bach Concerto; the music of Dave Brubeck; Beethoven’s Für Elise, with a jazz arrangement for four pianos; and Bach’s Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, featuring four pianos.

All employees and students are entitled to one free ticket. All tickets are reserved seating and are available at this link or at the University Box Office by calling 503-554-3844. To get your free ticket online, click “Okay” after making your seat selection, select “GFU Employee” or “GFU Student” in the drop-down menu on the ticket selection screen, and proceed to checkout.

Additional tickets are $12 for general admission, $8 for seniors and alumni, and $6 for students and children under 12.

More information about the evening and the concert series is available at this link.

‘Fox @ the Fireside’ event Feb. 15 discusses ‘I am afraid’ exhibit

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

Please join us for the university libraries’ inaugural ​​”Fox @ the Fireside” event on Thursday, Feb. 15, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Murdock Learning Resource Center.

Gather around the fireplace with coffee and light refreshments to hear artist Jennifer Lichtenberg discuss her process and answer questions about her “I am afraid​” ​art ​exhibit on display for Black History Month beginning Feb. 9.

About the exhibit
During the 2016-17 academic year, the Graduate School of Counseling staff and faculty committed​ ​themselves​ ​to a book group, reading through and processing the work of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me. In the book, Coates addresses what it means to inhabit an African American body in today’s America. Jennifer created “I am afraid” in response to Coates’ work.

Check out additional resources on Black History Month and Dr. Clayborne Carson’s lecture on the “Fox @ the Fireside” LibGuide.

Questions? Email library@georgefox.edu.

Simon Conway Morris, University of Cambridge professor, speaks at Dalton Lecture Feb. 22

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

The university’s Department of Biology and Chemistry invites you to join us for the eighth annual Dalton Lecture at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 22, in Bauman Auditorium. Come hear Dr. Simon Conway Morris, professor of evolutionary palaeobiology from the University of Cambridge, speak on the topic “Inevitable Humans in a Lonely Universe?”

Visit the Dalton Lecture webpage or contact Vetta Berokoff (vberokof@georgefox.edu) for more information.

Memorial service for Bob Gilmore set for Feb. 24 at Newberg Friends Church

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

Bob Gilmore, who began as a professor at George Fox in 1964 and who, in recent years, was known as a Spanish tutor and the man who would sing Happy Birthday to You to employees over the phone, died on Sunday, Feb. 4. A memorial service for Bob will be held on Saturday, Feb. 24, at 11 a.m. at Newberg Friends Church, 307 S. College St.

The university community is invited to attend.

University hosts MLK scholar tonight for special presentation

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

Make plans to attend a special presentation, “Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Inner Life and Global Vision,” featuring Clayborne Carson, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. tonight (Thursday) in Room 101 of the Canyon Commons dining hall.

Carson is the Martin Luther King, Jr., Centennial Professor of History and the Ronnie Lott Founding Director of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute. He has devoted most of his professional life to the study of King and the movements King inspired. Carson’s scholarly publications have focused on African-American protest movements and political thought of the period after World War II.

Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call or email Laurie Fair at lfair@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2140.