Final call for tonight’s REAL Women of Tech event

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Calling all ladies of tech! This is the final call to sign up for today’s (Thursday’s) REAL Women of Tech event at OMSI in Portland. The IDEA Center will provide transportation for you to attend the Technology Association of Oregon-sponsored event, scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m. The panel will discuss success stories of women in the tech world, followed by a screening of the film Big Dream.

To attend you must register at this link and with the IDEA Center. Questions? Contact Deb Mumm-Hill at dmummhill@georgefox.edu.

Forum addresses human rights from diverse faith perspectives

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

What do Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Baha’ism teach us about human rights? Join us for a panel discussion on the role of human rights within diverse faith traditions, at 7 p.m. Monday, March 9, in the Cap and Gown Room on the Newberg campus. There is no charge to attend.

Hosted by Sarita Gallagher (Christian studies), the panel includes George Fox professor Paul Anderson (biblical and Quaker studies); Rabbi Joseph Wolf of Huvurah Shalom; Arif Humayun, founder of Circle of Peace and member of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy; and Fridoon Rahimi, retired pediatrician and member of the Baha’i faith.

The meeting, the fourth annual Circle of Peace Seminar, is co-sponsored by George Fox University and Circle of Peace. For more information, contact Paula Hampton in the College of Christian Studies at 503-554-2650.

REAL Women of Tech event is Thursday

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Calling all ladies of tech! Don’t forget to sign up for Thursday’s REAL Women of Tech event at OMSI in Portland. The IDEA Center will provide transportation for you to attend the Technology Association of Oregon-sponsored event, scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m. The panel will discuss success stories of women in the tech world, followed by a screening of the film Big Dream.

To attend you must register at this link and with the IDEA Center. Questions? Contact Deb Mumm-Hill at dmummhill@georgefox.edu.

Calling all women interested in technology

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Calling all ladies of tech! The IDEA Center will provide transportation for you to attend The REAL Women of Tech event hosted by the Technology Association of Oregon. It is scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m. this Thursday, Feb. 26, at OMSI in Portland. The panel will discuss success stories of women in the tech world, followed by a screening of the film Big Dream.

To attend you must register at this link and with the IDEA Center. Questions? Contact Deb Mumm-Hill at dmummhill@georgefox.edu.

Movie, panel discussion hosted tonight in Hoover 105

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Join us tonight (Tuesday) for a showing of the movie Son of God and panel discussion in Hoover 105.

The movie will be shown from 6 to 8:20 p.m. Afterwards, we’ll host a panel discussion (8:30-9:30 p.m.), as well as time for questions/engagement with the panelists. Panelists will include Melanie Springer Mock, Sarah Gibson, Paul Anderson, Josh Sweeden and Jesse Richards.

This event, hosted by the BIBL 102B, 102C, 260A and 260B classes, qualifies for elective chapel credit. We’ll also have snacks.

Questions? Contact Mary Schmitt at mschmitt@georgefox.edu.

Reminder: ‘Son of God’ shows Tuesday in Hoover 105

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Join us this Tuesday, Feb. 24, for a showing of the movie Son of God, followed by a panel discussion, in Hoover 105.

The movie will be shown from 6 to 8:20 p.m. Afterwards, we’ll host a panel discussion (8:30-9:30 p.m.), as well as time for questions/engagement with the panelists. Panelists will include Melanie Springer Mock, Sarah Gibson, Paul Anderson, Josh Sweeden and Jesse Richards.

This event, hosted by the BIBL 102B, 102C, 260A and 260B classes, qualifies for elective chapel credit. We’ll also have snacks.

Questions? Contact Mary Schmitt at mschmitt@georgefox.edu.

Tech women gather for spring event at Portland Center March 7

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

“Twitter for Professional Development, Teaching and Learning​” is the topic of the EdTechWomen-Portland Spring Event, scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 7, at the Portland Center (Room 155).

EdTechWomen-Portland is the Oregon chapter of ​the national ETW,​ whose purpose is to support women’s use of technology in education and business. The event is open to all supporters of this mission.

Presenters​ this year will be Melissa Lim and Robin Ashford​. There is a $3 refreshment donation for those who attend. To RSVP via email, send your name and email contact information to Jessi Huffman, administrative assistant of the Trauma Response Institute, at tri@georgefox.edu.

To learn more, chapter information ​(ETW-Portland) is hosted on MeetUp. You don’t need to create an account to stay in touch with our events. For more information, location, directions to our next event, and online RSVP info, visit this site.

Each season we sponsor one large gathering, hosted by various group members. If you are interested in hosting​ or want more chapter information​, please contact one of our chapter coordinators.

​Looking forward to seeing you on March 7.

Seminary symposium on ecology is tomorrow night

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

How should evangelical Christians process the issue of climate change? Will God break into time and space to act on behalf of creation? If it is all going to burn up in the end does it really matter?

Join coauthors Daniel Brunner, A.J. Swoboda and Jennifer Butler tomorrow (Thursday) for an interactive panel and discussion about how our ecotheology influences what we think about stewardship, eschatology and God’s intervention in the world.

The event is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Lucky Labrador Public House, 7675 S.W. Capitol Hwy., in Portland.

For more details, visit this link.

Movie and panel discussion on ‘Son of God’ set for Feb. 24

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

On Tuesday, Feb. 24, the university community is invited to a showing of the movie Son of God (2014), produced by Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, in Hoover 105.

The movie will be shown from 6 to 8:20 p.m. Afterwards, we’ll host a panel discussion (8:30-9:30 p.m.), as well as time for questions/engagement with the panelists. Panelists will include Melanie Springer Mock, Sarah Gibson, Paul Anderson, Josh Sweeden and Jesse Richards.

This event, hosted by the BIBL 102B, 102C, 260A and 260B classes, qualifies for elective chapel credit. We’ll also have snacks.

Questions? Contact Mary Schmitt at mschmitt@georgefox.edu.

Make plans to attend Woolman Peacemaking Forum Feb. 24

Monday, February 16th, 2015

The university’s 2015 Woolman Peacemaking Forum is set for next Tuesday, Feb. 24.

The theme of this year’s forum, “Past, Present & Future: Promoting Peace and Justice at George Fox University and Beyond,” will include a number of events throughout the day. Our guest speaker will be Jason Fileta, director of Micah Challenge USA.

Schedule of Events:

  • 10:50-11:40 a.m. – Woolman Peacemaking Forum: Main morning session at chapel, “Something about Mary,” delivered by Fileta. Bauman Auditorium.
  • Noon – 1 p.m. – Faculty and Staff Lunch: Faculty and staff are invited to share lunch with guest Fileta, who will talk about his new book Live Justly, a guide to help people live justly in six key areas of life. Cost is only $3. Cap and Gown Room.
  • 3-5 p.m. – “Connections Expo,” a networking event co-sponsored by the IDEA Center, is an opportunity for all majors seeking a vocation in peace and justice to attend. Meet academic programs and external organizations offering projects and internship opportunities in the areas of work related to peace and justice. Cap and Gown Room.
  • 5-6 p.m. – Woolman Reception: Campus community is invited to join this reception and meet others in our community interested in peace and justice at George Fox. Free. EHS atrium.
  • 6:15-7:30 p.m. – Woolman Peacemaking Forum: Main evening lecture featuring Fileta on “Living Justly.” Chapel credit available. EHS 102. Free.

Questions? Contact Jennifer Kepler at jkepler@georgefox.edu or visit this page.

Seminary hosts symposium: ‘Is God Going to Save Us from this Ecological Mess?’

Monday, February 16th, 2015

How should evangelical Christians process the issue of climate change? Will God break into time and space to act on behalf of creation? If it is all going to burn up in the end does it really matter?

Join coauthors Daniel Brunner, A.J. Swoboda and Jennifer Butler for an interactive panel and discussion about how our ecotheology influences what we think about stewardship, eschatology and God’s intervention in the world.

The event is scheduled for 6 p.m. this Thursday, Feb. 19, at Lucky Labrador Public House, 7675 S.W. Capitol Hwy., in Portland.

For more details, visit this link.

College of Business invites all to hear guest CEO Martin Daum Thursday

Monday, February 16th, 2015

Don’t forget to join the College of Business’ Executive in Residence presentation this Thursday, Feb. 19, as Martin Daum, president and CEO of Daimler Trucks North America, speaks at 7 p.m. in Hoover 105. There is no charge to attend, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Daum will speak on the topic “How Does Christian Faith Help Me in My Business?” He was appointed to his current position at Daimler Trucks North America in June 2009 and is in charge of visionary responsibilities for the company and its affiliated companies.

To learn more about Daum and the Executive in Residence program, visit this page.

BlueZone Store hosts inventory clearance sale

Sunday, February 15th, 2015

The BlueZone Store is having an inventory clearance sale through the end of March. All art supplies, selected gift items, greeting cards, cosmetics, jewelry, selected electronics and selected clothing are being discounted 50 to 60 percent. Come in and enjoy the savings.

Questions? Contact John Stewart at jstewart@georgefox.edu.

Nobel Prize winner speaks on campus twice today

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Don’t forget to join us for the university’s fifth annual Dalton Lecture tonight (Thursday) as Dr. William Phillips, a 1997 Nobel Prize winner in physics, presents at 7:30 p.m. in Bauman Auditorium. The free presentation is entitled “Ordinary Faith, Ordinary Science,” in which he will speak on the common ground shared between faith and science. A George Fox student research poster session and dessert reception will follow Phillips’ lecture.

Among the questions Phillips will address are queries that can be particularly troublesome for a Christian: “Why is there suffering if God is good?” “What about all the terrible things done in the name of religion?” and “What about all the good people who are on a different path of faith than Christianity?”

Phillips will also speak this afternoon at 3:30 p.m. on the topic “Time, Einstein and the Coolest Stuff in the Universe” in Wood-Mar Auditorium (please note location update from Wednesday’s announcement).

The Dalton Lecture Series is sponsored by the Department of Biology and Chemistry. More information can be found on the Dalton Lecture page.

A Valentine’s Day ‘present’ from HR

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Due to a bank holiday on your regular payday of Monday, Feb. 16, payday for student employees has been moved up to Friday, Feb. 13.

Happy Valentine’s Day from HR!

Daimler Trucks North America CEO Martin Daum visits campus Feb. 19

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Make plans to join the College of Business’ Executive in Residence presentation next Thursday, Feb. 19, as Martin Daum, president and CEO of Daimler Trucks North America, speaks at 7 p.m. in Hoover 105. There is no charge to attend, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Daum will speak on the topic “How Does Christian Faith Help Me in My Business?” He was appointed to his current position at Daimler Trucks North America in June 2009 and is in charge of visionary responsibilities for the company and its affiliated companies.

To learn more about Daum and the Executive in Residence program, visit this page.

Nobel Prize winner speaks in Bauman tomorrow night

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Don’t forget to join us for the university’s fifth annual Dalton Lecture tomorrow (Thursday) as Dr. William Phillips, a 1997 Nobel Prize winner in physics, presents at 7:30 p.m. in Bauman Auditorium. The free presentation is entitled “Ordinary Faith, Ordinary Science,” in which he speak on the common ground shared between faith and science. A George Fox student research poster session and dessert reception will follow Phillips’ lecture.

Among the questions Phillips will address are queries that can be particularly troublesome for a Christian: “Why is there suffering if God is good?” “What about all the terrible things done in the name of religion?” and “What about all the good people who are on a different path of faith than Christianity?”

Phillips will also speak Thursday afternoon, Feb. 12, at 3:30 p.m. on the topic “Time, Einstein and the Coolest Stuff in the Universe” in Bauman Auditorium.

The Dalton Lecture Series is sponsored by the Department of Biology and Chemistry. More information can be found on the Dalton Lecture page.

Nobel Prize-winning physicist speaks on campus Feb. 12

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

Join us for the university’s fifth annual Dalton Lecture on Thursday, Feb. 12, as Dr. William Phillips, a 1997 Nobel Prize winner in physics, presents at 7:30 p.m. in Bauman Auditorium. The free presentation is entitled “Ordinary Faith, Ordinary Science,” in which he speak on the common ground shared between faith and science. A George Fox student research poster session and dessert reception will follow Phillips’ lecture.

Among the questions Phillips will address are queries that can be particularly troublesome for a Christian: “Why is there suffering if God is good?” “What about all the terrible things done in the name of religion?” and “What about all the good people who are on a different path of faith than Christianity?”

About Dr. Phillips
In 1997, Phillips was jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for development of methods to cool and trap atoms with laser light, along with Steven Chu and Claude Cohen-Tannoudji. One result of the development of laser-cooling techniques was the first observation, in 1995, of the Bose-Einstein condensate, a new state of matter originally predicted 70 years earlier by Albert Einstein and the Indian physicist Satyendra Nath Bose.

Phillips will also speak Thursday afternoon, Feb. 12, at 3:30 p.m. on the topic “Time, Einstein and the Coolest Stuff in the Universe” in Bauman Auditorium.

The Dalton Lecture Series is sponsored by the Department of Biology and Chemistry. More information can be found on the Dalton Lecture page.

Reminder: ‘Christianity Today’s’ Andy Crouch speaks Feb. 9

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Andy Crouch, executive editor of Christianity Today, will present a free lecture titled “True Power in a World of False Images” on Monday, Feb. 9, at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in Hoover 105. The university community is invited to attend.

Crouch is the author of Playing God: Redeeming the Gift of Power, published in October 2013. His book Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling won Christianity Today’s 2009 Book Award for Christianity and Culture and was named one of the best books of 2008 by Publishers WeeklyRelevantOutreach and Leadership. Crouch serves on the governing boards of Fuller Theological Seminary and Equitas Group, a philanthropic organization focused on ending child exploitation in Haiti and Southeast Asia.

He is also a senior fellow of the International Justice Mission’s IJM Institute. His writing has appeared in TimeThe Wall Street Journal and several editions of Best Christian Writing and Best Spiritual Writing. He studied classics at Cornell University and received an MDiv (summa cum laude) from Boston University School of Theology.

This lecture is co-sponsored by the Liberal Arts and Critical Issues program and the William Penn Honors Program. A reception for those interested in learning more about the William Penn Honors Program will immediately follow the 7:30 p.m. lecture. Please contact Paul Otto (potto@georgefox.edu) or Jane Sweet (jsweet@georgefox.edu) if you have questions.

Pursuing a career in counseling? Apply ASAP

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

If you’re a graduating senior pursuing a career as a professional counselor, family therapist, school counselor, school psychologist, or play therapist, then consider applying to the Graduate School of Counseling at George Fox University by the early fall semester application deadline on Friday, Feb. 6. You’ll find details about the application process at counseling.georgefox.edu.

Questions? Contact Joel Moore at jmoore@georgefox.edu or 503.554.6166.