Where can ASC Funding take you? All the way to San Francisco

Heather (second from left) and members of the Crescent staff enjoy the sights in San Francisco.
By Heather DeRosa, Class of 2014

Big things are happening for the George Fox Crescent. We recently launched our own website, gfucrescent.com, back in January, and even more recently got the chance to head to the Association of Collegiate Press Mid-Winter conference in San Francisco to learn about the latest things happening in the field of journalism.
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Alumna, student collaborate on poetry book

By Heather DeRosa, Class of 2014

Junior Erin Kays, a double major in studio art and graphic design, got the opportunity some artists only dream of this past summer – she became a published illustrator. And not just any published illustrator, but the illustrator for alumna Sarah Katreen Hoggatt’s book of poetry titled In The Wild Places. Hoggatt graduated from George Fox Evangelical Seminary with a master’s degree in 2006 and finished a certificate in spiritual formation and discipleship in 2007.
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Dalton Lecture Series: Visiting professor asks tough questions

By Heather DeRosa, Class of 2014

On Feb. 20, George Fox held its annual Dalton Lecture Series, sponsored by the biology and chemistry departments. There was an overwhelming turnout, as a standing room only crowd packed Bauman Auditorium. This year’s lecture series was given by Dr. Henry F. Schaefer III, Graham Purdue professor of chemistry and the director for the Center of Computational Quantum Chemistry at the University of Georgia. In his lecture, titled “The Big Bang, Stephen Hawking, and God,” Dr. Schaefer explored a wide range of research related to this topic. The night was a mixture of science, laughs, and the comparing and contrasting of big ideas.
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Get Hired! An Evening with Career Services

Students participated in mock interviews during the Get Hired! event.
By Heather DeRosa, Class of 2014

Landing your dream job, or any job in this economy, is a daunting task. After four-plus years of homework, studying, exams, student employment and fostering relationships with mentors, college eventually comes to an end. But with the end comes a new beginning – a career that matches up with your four years of hard work. Hopefully this career isn’t just a job to help pay off those hefty student loans, but one that is fulfilling and makes those late nights and early mornings spent studying worth it.
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Ministry Opportunities at George Fox

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.
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A Taste of the Intellectual Feast

Professor Paul Anderson presents “A Bi-Optic Hypothesis” at the most recent Intellectual Feast.
By Heather DeRosa, Class of 2014

Intellectual Feasts happen about twice a month at George Fox’s Newberg campus. Typically, an Intellectual Feast is an event where a faculty member from the Religious Studies Department – or occasionally a guest speaker – gets the opportunity to share their research or hypothesis with their colleagues, students, and anyone else who wants to join in and feast on new knowledge and theory.
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What I did over winter break

Lexie Christopherson interned in Dhaka, Bangladesh during winter break.
By Heather DeRosa, Class of 2014

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.
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George Fox Students Take Part in Urbana 2012 Missions Conference

By Heather DeRosa, Class of 2014

Recent grad Nick Largusa will join a group of George Fox students at the Urbana 2012 missions conference later this month (but his long hair will not – it’s been cut since this picture was taken).

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.”

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