What to Expect from Bruin Preview

By Heather DeRosa (’14)

Bruin Preview is a time here at George Fox when we literally open up campus to prospective students to show them just how great GFU really is. Prospective students get the chance to meet professors, hang out with current students, spend the night in the dorms, attend classes and in general get an idea of what university life is all about.
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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

Blast from the Past


Heather (center with green headband) and friends show off their ’80s style

By Heather DeRosa

The ’80s Dance is the first dance that George Fox holds every school year, and is in my opinion the greatest event of the year. As with most dances, most of the fun is getting ready for the event.

In years past, my friends and I have headed to the Value Village in Tigard to find some ridiculous 1980s garb. Last year, I found the perfect ensemble of fake snakeskin pants, a snake print T-shirt and a cheesy leather vest to round out the look for the night. This year, being on a budget, I decided to forgo the quest for a new outfit and resorted to combining my favorite ’80s gear from past years, with a few additional items borrowed from friends to achieve the perfect ’80s outfit. After piling on layers of eye shadow and blush, and using half a can of hair spray, we were finally ready for the night.
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George Fox, a.k.a. Home

As a freshman in college I lived solely off of adrenaline. Adrenaline from finishing a 10 page Spanish essay just in the nick of time or adrenaline from leaving for a road trip at 11:00 p.m. and getting home with barely enough time to take a shower and head to class. However, as a junior I am noticing that those crazy, adrenaline seeking events are fewer and a little farther between. Life in an apartment is far different than dorm life. But, it makes those exciting times so much sweeter. Read More

Medallion Search 2011

From left to right: Tracy Berg, Dan Kephart and Spencer Eager with the medallion
College students aren’t known for having a lot of money. In fact, I would say that we’re known for doing just about anything for money, including digging through bushes and spending our free time researching our school’s history. At least that’s what many George Fox students do to win money during our annual Medallion Search.

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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.