Freshman Andrew Janzen has a unique living situation. He resides in Pennington Room 205, which happens to be the exact same room his father, Tim Janzen, lived in for two years (1979-80).
“Dad and I didn’t figure out that we had stayed in the same dorm until a couple of weeks after school started,” Andrew said. “It shows that each room has a lot of history behind it. The funny thing is that I was assigned the other side of the room from where dad was. I guess we have taken over both sides of the dorm room now.”
Tim Goodfellow, the Director of Housing, said Andrew’s room assignment was pure coincidence. Interesting circumstances like this happen occasionally, he said, but never on purpose. “If we actually tried to do things like that, we’d never succeed,” he said.
Today I joined the Event Video class as they worked on an in-class project. When I arrived at the media center, the Cinema and Media Communications majors had already built a set, arranged props, and were rehearsing for a sitcom taping. The story was written by a member of the class and the plot centered around two college roommates. Each person in the class played an important role in the production. There were students in the control room directing the production and mixing sound. Out on the studio floor was a director, three camera operators, a floor manager, and a boom operator. Professor Matt Meyer helped solve technical issues and was a guiding force throughout the studio. The filming process seemed to go very smoothly, and they were able to get four or five great takes of the whole scene. After the production wrapped the director had the whole crew assemble on the set for a group photo. Photos by: Natalie Daly
The International Student Service Office is sponsoring a photo contest allowing students to submit photos they have taken while abroad. SO COOL!
Last year I spent a semester abroad (in Cuernavaca, Mexico) and also participated in Juniors Abroad, traveling to Tunisia, Italy, England and Spain. So, although I am by no means a photographer, I do have a plethora of international photos taken with my 7.1 megapixel Cannon Powershot. Yes I bought that camera because of the Maria Sharapova Powershot commercials.
The competition rules state that students can upload up to five photos in three different categories: People, Landscape and Architecture, and Culture. Continue reading →
I chose to come to George Fox because after I visited the school my junior year of high school, every time I’d say the word “college” I would picture myself walking across the quad here. It just felt right.
Random fact: The only item on my bucket list is to visit every continent. So far I’ve crossed off North America, Europe, and Africa.
Major/Year in school: Pre-Nursing, Business Management Minor/ Sophomore
Favorite place in Newberg: Chapters, I didn’t want to be just another Fox student that went to Chapters coffee place…but it happened. It’s a great place to chill.
Why you chose George Fox: One of the most frequent questions I am asked is “What in the world are you doing in Newberg?” because being from Los Angeles I usually meet people that leave to go to school in California. On the other hand, I did just the opposite and decided that I needed a break from the big city of L.A. I found out about George Fox University through a scholarship program, and then when was given the chance to fly to the school and tour the campus. I fell in love with it. I had never seen so much green in my life, but aside from campus, I enjoyed the idea of going to a smaller institution. I must admit that it has been a real transition, in terms of academic rigor, culturally, and the weather! Nonetheless, despite sometimes feeling that I am very different, I happen to make a place for myself at Fox. I enjoy the slower-paced feeling I get from the small town of Newberg as opposed to Los Angeles. I get the chance to focus on my studies and George Fox has really given me a chance to gain much self-insight.