Students Put on a Show at Annual Lip Sync Competition

By Heather DeRosa (’14), Photos by Shekinah Davis (’15)

Recently George Fox ASC hosted its annual Lip Sync competition. This year the inspiration for skits came from Saturday Night Live, “Gangnam Style,” PBS, Batman and even University President Robin Baker.

This year, MCs Chris Benjamin and Tashawna Gordon relied heavily on audience participation to make the evening even more hysterical. In between every lip sync act, Chris and Tashawna would ask for audience volunteers to come up to compete in activities like coming up with the best Bruin cheer, who can imitate Chris the best, who can come up with the best pick up line, and lastly a dance off. The winners of each game got to sit at the winners table to be waited on while enjoying a fried chicken, corn bread, spaghetti and Kool-Aid dinner.
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Mikaela Alexander’s Semester Abroad Experience in Rwanda

By Heather DeRosa (’14)

Mikaela Alexander is a senior Christian ministries major with an emphasis in missions. Mikaela is one of those people who constantly bring joy and love to those around her; her contagious laughter and energetic personality make her someone worth getting to know. She spent time studying abroad this spring in Rwanda, and recently shared about her time abroad and how it has impacted and changed her.
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My Internship Experience

Bailey at work with Carpe Viam Group
When senior Bailey Dekker needed to hone her public relations skills, she turned to Bruin Boards, where she landed an internship with Portland-based marketing company Carpe Viam Group. Bailey recently wrote the following blog post about the invaluable experience she’s getting with the company, and like a true marketer, gave a plug for one of her company’s charity events at the end. You’re a PR pro already, Bailey!

The hunt for an internship can be rough at any time, so when I was in Costa Rica on a study abroad semester and trying to find an internship in the Portland area to fulfill my graduation requirements, I thought I was doomed. Luckily, Cindy Aggson, founder and managing partner of Carpe Viam Group, came through for me. Carpe Viam Group is a small marketing firm based in the Portland area.
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Students get a taste of the real world at Internship Spotlight event

Students network with local business leaders following the Internship Spotlight event.
In today’s competitive job market, making connections with local business owners and gaining on-the-job experience are more important than ever. That’s where Jeff VandenHoek comes in.

The newly-appointed director of business relations for the George Fox School of Business, Jeff recently hosted an Internship Spotlight event in front of a packed classroom filled with eager students. Current students who are already in internships shared their experiences, while local business owners talked about the importance of interns from their perspective.
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Meet Your Homecoming King and Queen

By Heather DeRosa (’14), photo by Emily Jackson (’16)

Meet Joe Djanga and Tracy Berg, this year’s Homecoming king and queen. Joe is from Beaverton, Ore., and is an athletic training major. Tracy is a business major from Corvallis, Ore. Tracy will graduate this spring, and Joe will graduate once he finishes the athletic training program in a few years. Interesting fact: Tracy was a Homecoming princess her freshman year, and now homecoming queen her senior year. Tracy’s roommate described her experiences on homecoming court as bookends to her time at George Fox.
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Theatre Preview: The Servant of Two Masters

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.” Read More

What are you doing this weekend?

By Heather DeRosa (’14)

Today I set out to to hear all about what George Fox students have planned for the Mid-Semester Holiday. Granted, it’s only a three-day weekend, but it’s still our first break of the school year! I caught up with several students who were hanging out in the Bruin Den, getting some last minute studying and work done before the weekend officially starts. Their plans ranged from retreats and road trips to just sticking around the area and taking time to catch up on some much-needed sleep after a crazy week filled with mid-term exams.
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Alumni Update: Paige Copenhaver (’11)

Yale and Dartmouth had both offered her a full ride scholarship, but for Paige Copenhaver the choice was clear. “I chose to come to George Fox instead of the Ivy Leagues,” she says, “and I’m really happy with that decision.”

A biology major who graduated in December of 2011 after just two and a half years of undergraduate work, Copenhaver’s 2180 SAT score and impressive high school resume allowed her the freedom to attend just about any college in the country. But in the end Paige chose to accept presidential merit and science scholarships from George Fox, which allowed her to learn about the world around her from a Christian perspective – a rare luxury in her field.

“That’s a pretty secular world,” she explains,” and I wanted to have a foundation in a Christian education before I moved off into that.”

Today, she is pursuing a graduate degree at the University of Wyoming. Read on for an update from Paige on her latest adventures in field research, and her continued commitment to bring glory to God through her work.
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Professor Kenn Willson Performs on the Bösendorfer Imperial Grand Piano

Kenn Willson performs German Dance # 1 in C-major by Ludwig van Beethoven

Imported from Vienna, Austria, the Bösendorfer “Imperial” grand piano has been called the “Rolls-Royce of pianos,” and for good reason – it costs about as much as a small house. Since September of 2005, its permanent home has been Bauman Auditorium on the George Fox University campus. It is the only concert grand piano in the world with 97 keys – including nine extra sub-bass notes – and the extra strings and length give the instrument additional resonance and richness. To put it simply, the Bösendorfer is far from your average piano.
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