Archive for November, 2017

Submit your spring class syllabus to Print Services

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Spring semester is just around the corner, so don’t delay in submitting your class syllabus to Print Services. To avoid delays, wait time, panic, rush fees and stress, please submit your syllabus to Print Services by Tuesday, Jan. 2!

If you have any questions, contact Dylan Harris or Terri Beecroft in Print Services, at ext. 2550.

Let students of color know about summer internship program

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

More than 120 summer internships at leading Portland companies and organizations are being made available to students of color through the Emerging Leaders Internship Program (ELI). The goal is to increase the number of diverse people who are in leadership throughout the Portland area. Faculty, be sure to tell our students about this opportunity!

Businesses including Salt & Straw, Yahoo, Dave’s Killer Bread, Wieden & Kennedy, and the Black United Fund look forward to seeing our students’ applications and are offering positions for all types of majors. Applications are due Jan. 31.

To learn more, contact Jenny Elsey ( or Joe Thouvenel (

College of Business hosts portrait shoot this Tuesday

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

All undergraduate business majors and undergraduate business faculty are encouraged to attend our business and economics department portrait shoot. You will receive an electronic copy of your portrait to use on LinkedIn and with your resume materials.

The portrait shoot is free. It is scheduled between 9 and 11:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 5, on the first floor of the Hoover Academic Building. Your portrait will be added to the portrait walls in the College of Business. Please sign up here.

Contact Kelly Borror ( with any questions.

Enjoy rich discussion, delicious food at Koinonia tonight in Canyon Commons

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

The next Koinonia is tonight (Thursday)! At Koinonia, we learn about and celebrate the many cultures represented in our student body. This month we will gather for rich discussions, delicious food and awesome activities in partnership with the Fusion Asian American Club!

Fusion aims to cultivate an inclusive and authentic environment where students of diverse multicultural and multi-ethnic backgrounds can develop, embrace and express cultural identity in order to affirmatively impact the greater George Fox community.

Please join us tonight in Canyon Commons 103 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Together, we can bring the culture and learn the culture!

Contact Kevin Tshilombo ( for more information.

Join colleagues at all-employee meeting this afternoon

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

Make plans to attend the all-employee meeting this afternoon (Thursday) from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Canyon Commons. The event will also be live-streamed in Room 160 at the Portland Center.

Women invited to take part in free self-defense class on Dec. 6

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

On Wednesday, Dec. 6, residence life will offer a women’s self-defense class from 7 to 9:30 p.m. for George Fox students and employees (location TBA). Teaching it will be an officer in the Newberg-Dundee Police Department who has offered these classes in the local community for the last decade.

The class size will be limited. Female students can sign up (free of charge) in the student life office on the third floor of the Stevens Center. Participants will also be required to to sign a waiver form in order to participate. All participants need to be 18 years or older as of Dec. 6.

The class will involve a mixture of listening and practice. The instructor is able to modify and adapt techniques to match most physical limitations, so please do not self-select out of this training due to physical limitations.

If you have any questions, please contact David Johnstone at

Phil Smith discusses artificial intelligence this Monday night

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

Join us at our next Science and Religion Club meeting as professor Phil Smith raises important philosophical questions for artificial intelligence researchers and continues the conversation about the future of A.I. We’ll meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 4, in Canyon Commons 103.

We’ll have plenty of pizza and give you the opportunity to become an official Science and Religion Club member! If possible, please RSVP to Elizah Stephens at

‘Holiday Hangout’ takes over Canyon Commons tomorrow night

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

All are invited to come join the holiday festivities and be a part of some Christmas cheer! ASC and SpIL are hosting a number of activities at our “Holiday Hangout” from 8 to 10 p.m. tomorrow (Friday) in Canyon Commons.

Activities will include photos with Santa, hot drinks, live music, Christmas tree decorating, and packing presents for a local organization. SpIL and ASC are excited to announce this partnered event!

Questions? Contact Alaina Hill at

All are invited to BSU Club’s White Elephant gift exchange Sunday

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

The BSU Club is hosting its annual White Elephant gift exchange at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 3, in the Intercultural Resource Center. Every year people leave in tears of laughter. Everyone is welcome to come. Wear your ugliest sweater and win a cool prize. Bring a $5 gift to participate in the gift exchange.

See you there!

Contact Dominque Thibault ( with any questions.

Come wish Lynn Andrews well at farewell reception this Monday

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

The university community is invited to a farewell reception for Lynn Andrews, vice president for advancement, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. this Monday, Dec. 4, in the Stevens Center’s Duke Atrium.

Lynn is leaving the university to start a new position as the leader of development for her parish, as well as to establish a new foundation for Catholic education in the Archdiocese of Portland. Swing by to wish her well!

John Brown professor speaks on campus Dec. 7

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

The university community is invited to a special presentation, “Defending Faith: The Politics of the Christian Conservative Legal Movement,” at 6:45 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 7, in Hoover 102.

Daniel Bennett, an assistant professor of political science at John Brown University, will make the presentation. Bennett’s research is focused on the intersection of American politics, law and religion. He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from George Fox, then worked for a year in the audit and inventory management industry before starting work on his doctorate. His PhD is in political science from Southern Illinois University. He recently published his first book, Defending Faith: The Politics of the Christian Conservative Legal Movement.

For more information, contact Mark David Hall at

Students for Life Club hosts diaper drive this month

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

Help parents in need in our community this Christmas by being a part of a diaper drive hosted by the Students for Life Club! We will have boxes set out for the donations in the Bruin Den and Bridge Café starting Friday, Dec. 1, until the Tuesday of finals week.

All donations will be given to the Pregnancy Counseling and Information Center right here in Newberg. Newberg PCIC is in need of bigger diaper sizes (sizes 3-5), but any diapers will be a blessing.

Questions? Contact Hannah Thom (

Plan to join in kit-packing party at ‘Holiday Hangout’ tomorrow night

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

SpIL and ASC would love to have you participate in a kit-packing party during “Holiday Hangout,” scheduled tomorrow (Friday) from 8 to 10 p.m. in Canyon Commons.

Employees and students alike are invited to participate, and each housing area is asked to bring the following items:

  • EDG: Combs and brushes
  • RAE: Toothbrushes
  • HAN: Washcloths
  • HMS: Toothpaste and floss
  • PCWB: Bars of soap
  • HAW: Coloring books/crayons
  • Commuters: Toys (stuffed animals, Legos, cars, dolls, etc.)

The boxes will be packed for children transitioning into foster care through the Department of Human Services and refugee kits through Medical Teams International.

Contact Alaina Hill at with any questions.

Thank you!

Worship night is open to all tonight in Klages 232

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

Come encounter the intimate presence of God in a night of spontaneous worship tonight (Thursday) between 7 and 9 p.m. in Klages 232.

All are welcome! Feel free to come and go at any time.

Contact Cayla Bleoaja ( with any questions.

Nursing department collects socks for kids at children’s hospital

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

As we head into the Christmas season, Legacy Randall Children’s Hospital is hosting a sock drive for the Portland community. They are asking for new socks for all ages, with the goal of giving out 26,000 pairs of socks. We’d like to help them with that goal!

The nursing class of 2018 invites you to join us in this cause. If you would like to donate a new pair of socks, please visit the nursing department office on the second floor of Hoover.

Contact Anna Lampman ( with any questions.

Veterans: Deadline is today to apply for midyear commencement honor cords

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

If you are a veteran who will be graduating December 2017, congratulations!

If you would like to wear a Veterans Honor Cord during graduation, please email and request the application. Honor cords cannot be issued to students who do not complete and submit the form. The deadline to submit the form is Thursday, Nov. 30.

Honor cords are sponsored by the Veterans United Association Club. Please direct all questions to

Honors program director Joseph Clair gives lecture tonight

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

Want to know why your higher education matters? William Penn Honors Program Director Joseph Clair tackles the question head-on in his lecture, “The Lost Purpose of Learning,” tonight (Thursday) at 7:30 p.m. in Hoover 105. Signed copies of Clair’s most recent book, On Education, Formation, Citizenship, and the Lost Purpose of Learning, will be available for purchase at the event.

If you have questions regarding this lecture, contact Jocelyn Stein at

Interested in helping with Kid’s Day Out? Sign up now

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

We are looking for 10 enthusiastic volunteers to help out with Kid’s Day Out. This is an event put on by Faith In Action and Providence Medical Center for kids with disabilities to come have fun for an afternoon while their families have some rest.

If you have any questions, contact Lydia Taw ( or Jamie Kitchen ( Applications will close Saturday, Dec. 2, or when 10 students sign up.

Sign up at this link.

Swing dancing is on this Saturday in the FoxHole

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

The Coast to Coast swing dance is on for this week! Bring your friends, bring your dancing shoes (as all levels of dancing are allowed) and join us Saturday from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the FoxHole. You are free to swing by anytime you like.

We hope to see you for another night of fun!

Contact Justin Chang ( with any questions.

Survey: Free Tuition at George Fox University

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

A journalism student in the Intro to Journalism class is writing an article on how the policy of free tuition for students whose parents work at the school is affecting the on-campus culture of George Fox and the relationships between students with different economic backgrounds.

If you would like to have your voice heard on this matter, please fill out the survey by clicking the link below. Responses will be recorded anonymously, and quotes will be used anonymously in the article.

Free Tuition Survey

Thank you,
– Sam North (

These surveys are student generated and are not to be associated with any official research conducted by faculty and staff at George Fox University. Any views or opinions presented in these surveys are solely those of the students and do not represent those of George Fox University. The distribution of these surveys is a service provided to George Fox University students as they prepare their research required by the curriculum. Students are required to have department approval. Any questions about these surveys should be directed to the students associated with the survey in question.