Victoria (left) and friends get ready for the holidays.
Walking through the quad, I can’t help but feel a wave of peace wash over me. My last class over and done with, I trek through the frosty grass, leaving ephemeral footprints as reminders of my presence. My breath forms little wispy clouds as it leaves my mouth. The clock tower serenades me with a tune of Christmas cheer, and all the lights on the buildings seem to sing along with a rhythmic twinkling. Continue reading →
As school draws to a close the air grows crisper and the days shorter, students are overwhelmed by the feelings of elation that only Christmas can bring. Dorms are filled with the smells of fresh pine, warm sugar cookies, and hot chocolate. Carols are heard echoing down the halls accompanied by the tinkling of bells. Chapel services are filled with the stories of Jesus’ birth and classic Christmas songs. Our school’s president can be seen reading The Night Before Christmas to a group of students sitting anxiously at his feet, their eyes are filled with wonder as they reminisce about Christmases past. Continue reading →
By Heather DeRosa, Class of 2014
Photos by Shekinah Davis, Class of 2015
Sit anywhere in the Stevens Center and you will be able to hear a calming voice relentlessly answering the phone saying, “George Fox University,” and then proceeding to direct the caller to the right place.
Barbi Doran, information services coordinator and switchboard operator extraordinaire, is that calming voice. While she gets a never-ending supply of phone calls each day, she manages to answer the phone in the typical cheerful Barbi fashion every time. Continue reading →
Students pose for a quick photo before heading out to a James Project location.
By Heather DeRosa, Class of 2014
One of the great things about George Fox is the university has several different ways students can serve right here in the local community. There’s something for everyone, whether you can commit to an hour a week or a few hours on the occasional weekend, and whether you prefer working with the elderly, children, the homeless or just contributing some manual labor. Continue reading →
By Heather DeRosa (’14), Photo by Shekinah Davis (’15)
The George Fox theatre department is at it again. This time they will perform Emily Mann’s play Mrs. Packard under the direction of Rhett Luedtke. The production, which is based on historical events, follows the life of Elizabeth Packard in 1860s Illinois. Continue reading →
Bruin Preview is a time here at George Fox when we literally open up campus to prospective students to show them just how great GFU really is. Prospective students get the chance to meet professors, hang out with current students, spend the night in the dorms, attend classes and in general get an idea of what university life is all about. Continue reading →
By Heather DeRosa (’14), photos by Shekinah Davis (’15)
What:The Servant of Two Masters, performed by the George Fox University Theatre Department When: Oct. 25-27 & Nov. 1-3 at 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 28 & Nov. 4 at 2 p.m. Tickets:University Box Office
The Servant of Two Masters is set to open in Wood-Mar Auditorium tonight. Originally written in 1743 by playwright Carlo Goldoni, the production offers audiences a classic comedy written in the Italian tradition of Commedia Dell’ Arte.
“This play is about a servant who happens upon two different masters and just the chaos that is involved in that because the masters do not know he is serving them both at the same time,” explained stage manager Kimberly Russell, who was careful to not give too much of the story away for those who aren’t familiar with the play. “They are both staying at the same inn in two different rooms. He’s going back and forth between the two. At the same time the two masters are lovers; one is a woman dressed up as a man. There’s just a lot of comedy involved.” Continue reading →
Heather (center with green headband) and friends show off their ’80s style
By Heather DeRosa
The ’80s Dance is the first dance that George Fox holds every school year, and is in my opinion the greatest event of the year. As with most dances, most of the fun is getting ready for the event.
In years past, my friends and I have headed to the Value Village in Tigard to find some ridiculous 1980s garb. Last year, I found the perfect ensemble of fake snakeskin pants, a snake print T-shirt and a cheesy leather vest to round out the look for the night. This year, being on a budget, I decided to forgo the quest for a new outfit and resorted to combining my favorite ’80s gear from past years, with a few additional items borrowed from friends to achieve the perfect ’80s outfit. After piling on layers of eye shadow and blush, and using half a can of hair spray, we were finally ready for the night. Continue reading →
November 4-6 was Family Weekend. Parents got a chance to see what life on campus is all about and participate in events like Family Bingo Night, the Willamette Valley Trolley Tour, A Taste of George Fox & more.
As a freshman in college I lived solely off of adrenaline. Adrenaline from finishing a 10 page Spanish essay just in the nick of time or adrenaline from leaving for a road trip at 11:00 p.m. and getting home with barely enough time to take a shower and head to class. However, as a junior I am noticing that those crazy, adrenaline seeking events are fewer and a little farther between. Life in an apartment is far different than dorm life. But, it makes those exciting times so much sweeter. Continue reading →