Cultural Fair 2011

The sights, sounds and flavors of several different countries were on full display at the 2011 Cultural Fair, part of this year’s Cultural Celebration Week. International students created displays with information about their home countries, offered up samples of their favorite foods and even dressed in traditional attire.

Photo & Video from the Choir’s Trip to New York to Sing at 9/11 Memorial

Last weekend the George Fox University Concert Choir traveled to New York City to sing at “A Concert of Commemoration,” a memorial event commemorating the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

The choir received an invitation to participate after event organizers saw a video of the choir singing Kyrie, a portion of Rene Clausen’s Memorial, on YouTube. While photography or video wasn’t allowed at the concert, which took place Sunday at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts’ Avery Fisher Hall, we were able to capture a few of the sights and sounds from the weekend.

The GFU Concert Choir poses in front of the Lincoln Center

An impromptu performance of Kyrie, sung on 9/10/11 at St. John the Devine Cathedral

Serve Day Photos & Video

Nearly 1700 students and staff provided about 10,000 hours of volunteer service Sept. 7 at the university’s annual Serve Day. This year’s theme, “Be Known by Love,” was based on John 13:34-35: “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” Here are a few photos of that love in action.

Team leader Clint Baldwin and the women of Coffin 3 West spent their Serve Day at Medical Teams International. While there, they had the opportunity to explore the Real Life Exhibit. Sophomore Meghan Timmons talks about the powerful impact of her experience.

Serve Day 2011: Medical Teams International from George Fox University on Vimeo.

Who Is Your Favorite Professor?

We recently asked our Facebook followers to name their favorite George Fox professor. The responses poured in from current students and alums alike, and after tallying the results there was a clear cut winner: all of them! That’s right, 63 different GFU professors, both past and present, were given the ultimate compliment by their students. What does that say about the quality of the educators here at George Fox University? Simple. Pick a class, any class – you can’t go wrong!

Weigh in and name your favorite professor on our Facebook page.

Target Commercials Feature George Fox Campus

Target recently filmed a series of commercials on and nearby the George Fox University campus, and the first five just hit YouTube. Two of the quick-hitting and humorous spots feature Pennington Residence Hall, while one was shot in Le Shana Residence Hall and another in Winters Apartments. A fifth and final spot takes place on nearby 2nd Street.

Each of the Wieden+Kennedy-produced commercials closes with the tagline “everything you need for college.” After watching the ads, however, more than a few GFU students and alums might have found themselves a bit confused thanks to some pretty major changes that were made to the dorm rooms. In one commercial Pennington’s trademark pullout beds have been replaced, while in another Pennington room sheet rock was used to cover the concrete walls. And, in perhaps the most confusing addition, a kitchen sink and counter was placed in the middle of a Winters Apartments room. Seven additional commercials were shot, but there’s no word yet on how many will be released.

View all five videos on our Facebook page.