Archive for February, 2018

Housing rental available immediately

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

University Housing has a temporary rental available for graduate students or staff members looking for a short-term housing solution. It’s a two-bedroom, two-bath house near the Newberg campus available immediately through the end of July.

Please contact University Housing for more details:

Survey: ‘Best of the Berg’

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

Vote for your favorite shops, restaurants, and more in the 2018 “Best of the Berg” survey! Results will be published in the next issue of The Crescent.

If you have a minute, we’d love your opinion! Vote by clicking the survey link below.

Best of the Berg Survey

Thank you,
– Bethany Woods (

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.

New parental leave policy takes effect tomorrow

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

On March 1, a new parental leave policy will go into effect for eligible George Fox University employees. The new parental leave policy provides paid leave for both the primary and secondary caregiver for a newborn or newly placed adopted child.

Here is a brief overview:

Primary Caregiver

  • Eight weeks 100 percent paid leave
  • Four-week phase back (upon return)

Secondary Caregiver

  • Two weeks 100 percent paid
  • Two-week phase back (upon return)

The policy and procedure for requesting paid leave will be published to our Employee Handbook on March 1, 2018.

Please review the full policy carefully for detailed information about eligibility and procedures. Please contact Nichole Drew ( or Darby Thiessen ( with any questions.

Special show, ‘Of Ebony Embers,’ performed on Wood-Mar stage Saturday

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

George Fox  will serve as the venue for a special musical theatre presentation, Of Ebony Embers: Vignettes of the Harlem Renaissance, presented by guest Core Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, in Wood-Mar Auditorium. The show is free and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Celebrating the music and poetry of the Harlem Renaissance era in New York City, Of Ebony Embers examines the lives of three outstanding but very different African American poets – Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen and Claude McKay – as seen through the eyes of the great painter and muralist Aaron Douglas.

Chamber music theatre is a unique performance format created by the Core Ensemble, featuring a marriage of theatrical narrative to chamber music performance. Dracyn Blount portrays multiple characters while interacting with Mikael Darmanie on piano. The script was written by Akin Babatunde, who also serves as the show’s director.

The production is being hosted by George Fox’s music and theatre departments, in partnership with the offices of diversity and intercultural life.

Contact Jenny Elsey ( for more information.

Student Mixtape Project still looking for artists who want to ‘Be Heard’

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

Calling all singers, bands, spoken word artists, and podcasters: The Student Mixtape Project is back, and we are passionate about giving George Fox students a chance to “Be Heard.”

Being a part of the mixtape only takes two simple steps:

  1. Fill out this survey so we can learn about who you are.
  2. If you would like a free hour of studio recording time, after the survey, we will send you an Excel sheet to sign up for your session. If your audio track is already mixed, please send it directly to Paige Patterson at

Who are we?
The George Fox Student Mixtape Project is a collaborative student project that started back in the early 2000s. It was revamped last year through KFOX Radio to produce 400 student mixtapes that were given away on Dead Day. With the help of ASC, we plan to produce 800 free mixtapes for the student body featuring selected works and release the entirety of all submissions online.

Be a part of George Fox history, and “Be Heard.”

Don’t forget tomorrow’s Crêpe Night in the Bruin Den

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

Join the French Club for Crêpe Night tomorrow (Thursday)! We’ll have delicious crêpes with plenty of toppings for you to choose from. It will be in the Bruin Den from 5:45 to 7 p.m. this time, and you can drop in whenever you have time. Bring your friends!

Contact with questions.

Cheer on women’s basketball team in NCAA Tournament Friday afternoon

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

The women’s basketball team is in the NCAA Division III National Tournament! The Bruins travel to Iowa to play Saint Benedict in the first round, but you can still catch the action right here on campus. The game will be streamed in Canyon Commons 101 beginning at 3:30 p.m. this Friday, March 2. Snacks will be provided!

If the team wins Friday, join us for a livestream and snacks in the same spot on Saturday, March 3, at 5 p.m. for the next round of the tournament!

Questions? Contact the sports marketing office at

Study in Daniel continues tonight in Vespers

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

We are still in the book of Daniel in Vespers and would love for you to join us for some worship and teaching tonight (Wednesday). Use this time as a much-needed study break and to relax and worship the God who created you.

We will be in Bauman Auditorium, like always, at 7 p.m. We hope to see you there!

PT’s Brumitt presents on his research at Spring Faculty Lecture next week

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

All are invited to the 2018 Spring Faculty Lecture on Tuesday, March 6, at 6 p.m. in Hoover 105. Our featured speaker, and recipient of the 2016-17 Faculty Achievement Award for Graduate Research and Scholarship, is Jason Brumitt, assistant professor of physical therapy.

Brumitt’s lecture, “Can Preseason Performance and Fitness Testing Identify Athletes at Risk for Injury?,” will focus on a recent trend in sports science research to identify athletes at risk for injury based on measures of preseason fitness. His research has entailed collecting measures of preseason fitness and functional performance in collegiate athletes to identify associations between sport readiness and future injury.

Come early, between 5 and 6 p.m., and check out the work of our Richter Student Scholars and Steinfeldt Peace Scholars at a symposium in the Hoover lobby. George Fox students will present their research and peace projects in a conversational poster format.

Both events are sponsored by the Faculty Development Committee. Refreshments will be served.

Contact Laurie Fair ( for more information.

IDEA Center looking for summer student worker

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

Are you looking for an on-campus summer position? The IDEA Center is looking for a student worker to work full time from May through August at our front desk.

If interested in learning more about the position, or if you would like to apply, check out our post on Handshake.

If you have questions, please contact Grace Packer at

Missions is focus of Mu Kappa meeting tonight in Hoover 250

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

Mu Kappa – a club for missionary kids, people interested in missions, or people interested in travel – is hosting a missionary panel from 8 to 9 p.m. tonight (Wednesday) in Hoover 250.

There will be snacks, great discussion, and a time for questions afterwards. This is also worth chapel credit (yay!), so please join us. We would love to see you there!

Contact Cayla Smith ( for more information.

Guest lecturer speaks on Frederick Douglass on March 7

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

The university community is invited to a special lecture by Nicholas Buccola, a political scientist from Linfield College, on Wednesday, March 7. Buccola will present “Frederick Douglass: In Pursuit of American Liberty” at 6:30 p.m. in Hoover 105. The presentation is free and open to all.

Buccola is the author of The Political Thought of Frederick Douglass: In Pursuit of American Liberty (NYU, 2013). The lecture is sponsored by the John Dickinson Forum.

Questions? Contact Mark David Hall at

Commuters: Come to lunch today in Canyon Commons

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

Commuters: Join us for a commuter lunch in Canyon Commons today (Thursday) from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. We will be serving breakfast for lunch. See you there!

If you have any questions, contact Kristi Welker at

ARC accepting applications for 2018-19 consultants

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

Applications are now being accepted for 2018-19 ARC consultants.  If you know students who write well, are thoughtful learners, and desire to support peers in their academic success, please encourage them to apply.

Students from all disciplines are welcome to apply; representation from multiple disciplines strengthens the ARC’s ability to support a wide range of students. Completed materials are due by Friday, March 9.

Send names of promising candidates to Maddie Lowen (; she will notify students that they were recommended as a candidate and will invite them to apply.

Application instructions are available at the ARC Application page.

ARC accepting applications for 2018-19 consultants

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

Do you like showing others ways to be a more effective and efficient student?  Do your friends always come to you to look over their papers before they turn them in?  Do you have a GPA above 3.0?

If you answered yes to these questions, you might have a future as an ARC consultant in the Academic Resource Center. We are interested in students from any major, not just English.

Applications for the 2018-19 academic year are due by Friday, March 9. Application instructions and additional information are available at the ARC Application page. Contact Maddie Lowen ( if you have questions.

Honor cords available for veterans at commencement

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

The Veterans United Association is sponsoring honor cords for our graduating veterans. If you are a veteran graduating or walking in the spring semester of 2018 and are interested in wearing a cord at commencement to honor you as a veteran, please email the veterans office for an application.

Applications are due soon, so please respond today at

Due Dates
Traditional undergraduates: Thursday, March 15 (prior to Exodus)
Graduates/ADP students: Friday, March 23 (prior to Grad Night)

Contact Sherri Moore ( for more information.

Purchase a TV in last five years? Fill out our survey on how it went

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

We are a group of MBA students seeking people who have purchased a flat screen TV in the past five years. We want to research a little bit about the buying process and to understand why people bought a flat screen.

Please fill out our survey by clicking the link below.

TV Survey 

Thank you! If you have any questions, please contact Brandon Nguyen at

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.

Students and employees: Sign up for intramurals by Saturday

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

Intramural signups are available online at, or the IMLeagues app.

Sports include:

  • 5-on-5 Basketball (Monday and Wednesday nights)
  • Ultimate Frisbee (Tuesday and Thursday nights)
  • Floor Hockey (Tuesday and Thursday nights)
  • Flag Football (Saturday mornings)

Registration is open until Saturday, March 3, at midnight. If you have any questions, please email Mark Nathlich at

All sports are open to both active students and employees!

Sign up today for free stress management class

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

Learn strategies to manage and overcome your stress and anxiety! Develop the skills to be free from unnecessary worry and fear. Beginning Thursday, March 1, the Health and Counseling Center will host a free stress management class that will meet weekly each Thursday for four weeks. Each session will last from 5 to 6 p.m. and meet in the Health and Counseling Center’s classroom.

Call 503-554-2340 to sign up or if you have questions. Space is limited to 15, so call now! This will be the last chance for this class this year.

Housing Application Fee information for fall 2018

Monday, February 26th, 2018

Students need to pay a $150 non-refundable housing application fee to participate in housing selection for the 2018-19 academic year. The $150 returning student housing application fee is a one-time fee for each student. Once paid, students do not need to pay again for subsequent years in campus housing. The application fee is held and returned to each student upon graduation. (Please note that this is different than the enrollment deposit paid upon acceptance.)

The housing application fee can be paid through CashNet or in person at Student Financial Services (SFS) on the first floor of Stevens Center through Friday, March 23.

Before you pay you should be aware of the following:

  1. Your student account must be paid in full. If on a payment plan, your February payment (or March payment if after March 1) must be received and any amount not covered by your payment plan must be paid.
  2. The housing application fee is a one-time fee. Once you’ve paid the application fee, you no longer need to pay it again for subsequent years in housing.
  3. A payment received in any other way won’t be processed as a housing application fee, but instead will overpay the account or be applied toward the next monthly payment. SFS routinely refunds over-payments, so if you get a refund check you are not expecting please stop by to confirm the status of your application fee.

For additional details about the selection process or the housing application fee, please visit the Housing and Residence Life website or email with questions.