‘Be Known’ is a George Fox slogan that is thrown around in casual conversation on campus all the time. Yes, George Fox is a place to be known. With an emphasis on small class sizes, different clubs and service projects, it is easy to be plugged in and known in the George Fox Community. But, what about being heard? Continue reading
Category Archives: Spiritual Life
October 29, 2013
March 28, 2013
We were standing in the middle of the gym during halftime of the basketball game. I had my tiara on and was grinning nervously at the crowd. Next to me was the freshman homecoming prince, and past him was the rest of the court. I remember very clearly watching the senior homecoming king and queen get crowned, and thinking to myself, “Wow, seniors in college – I won’t ever be that old!” Wishful thinking that most of us do at one point or another in our lives, I suppose.
March 14, 2013
This spring retreat was held at Trout Creek Bible Camp in Corbett, Oregon. We arrived around 7 p.m. on Friday night and were greeted by a beautiful starry sky and tall pine tress all around. I went up with a small group of four friends and we arrived before everyone else.
February 13, 2013
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.
January 24, 2013
George Fox students recently returned to the daily grind of classes, homework and studying after a long winter break. Here are a few students’ stories of what they did with their month off from classes. While most of us spent our breaks getting caught up with family and friends, and enjoying home cooking a bit too much, these students got out and made the most of their time off.
December 18, 2012
By Heather DeRosa, Class of 2014
Starting December 27 and lasting until New Year’s Eve, a group of George Fox students will head to St. Louis, Miss. to partake in Urbana 2012, a missions conference for college students. I caught up with Nick Largusa, who just graduated on Saturday, to hear about his expectations for the conference.
“Urbana is a missions conference that happens every three years,” Nick explained. “It is run by Intervarsity. It’s a Christian fellowship. There are hundreds, maybe even thousands of different mission organizations. There’s different missionaries that come to speak – the big names in the missions field – all to get people fired up.”
Nick also shared what he hopes will come from Urbana and how it will impact his future. “I’d like to explore all of the different missions opportunities there are. I have a pretty good understanding, but I only know the tip of the iceberg. Urbana makes it so easy to get to know all these different organizations. I am trusting that God has something to show me. It’s going to be interesting because we will be representing Fox.”
October 2, 2012
By Heather DeRosa, Class of 2014
George Fox provides students with several opportunities to experience worship styles that are different than what they are used to, not to mention multiple ways to earn chapel credit. If you’re a new student and aren’t quite sure what’s available, or if you’re interested in trying something new, read on – you just might find the worship experience that’s perfect for you!
September 7, 2012
George Fox University closed its doors on Wednesday, Sept. 5 to allow students, staff and faculty to assist nonprofits, public agencies, churches, retirement homes and individual citizens during the school’s 14th annual day of service.
More than 1,500 students and employees participated in Serve Day, performing a variety of projects – including construction, painting, weeding, cleaning and visiting with seniors – for 83 sites in Yamhill, Washington, Marion, Multnomah and Clackamas counties.
Scroll down for a photo gallery, video highlights and a recap of one student’s experience.
November 21, 2011
The Operation Christmas Child packing party was a big success Sunday, as over 900 shoeboxes were packed in two hours, bringing the grand total to 1,274 this year.
Items like toothbrushes and toothpaste, school supplies and toys were gathered, sorted and packed for children in need.
To learn more about Operation Christmas Child at George Fox, visit their Facebook page.
November 17, 2011
George Fox students are making a difference in the world today. With guidance from university mentors, they enjoy many opportunities to make Jesus known throughout all walks of society.
In our latest video, “Be Thou My Vision,” students express their desire for Christ’s guidance as they serve.