Archive for February, 2019

Don’t forget to submit your International Photo Contest entries

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

All are invited to participate in the university’s eighth annual International Photo Contest!

The contest, sponsored by the Office of International Student Development and Intercultural Resource Center, is open to all George Fox students and employees. Photos will be judged in three categories: people, landscape, and architecture and culture. All photos must be taken outside the U.S.

The prizes will be $50, $25 and $15 cash (for first-, second- and third-place winners) in each category. Participants may submit up to five photos total, with a maximum of three photos in the same category.

The top-10 finalists for each of the three categories will be hung in the Steven Center’s atrium for voting. Please send your JPG format photos to this link by Wednesday, March 6. Photo contest guidelines can be found here.

For more details, write wangz17@georgefox.edu.

Plan to attend climate change lecture on March 11

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

All are invited to the university’s annual Dalton Lecture at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 11, in Bauman Auditorium.

This year’s lecture, “Two Degrees of Separation: Climate Change and the Pursuit of Truth in a Post-truth World” will be presented by Richard L. Lindroth, the Vilas Distinguished Achievement professor of ecology and recent associate dean of research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Lindroth’s presentation will explore the fundamental premises of science, how humans engage with facts, and how to improve science communication across ideological, cultural and tribal divisions for the betterment of humanity and the sake of the world.

Following his presentation, a George Fox student research poster session and dessert reception will take place in the Bauman lobby.

Lindroth will also speak in a class in Wood-Mar Auditorium at 3 p.m. on Monday, March 11, presenting a lecture entitled “What Can Chemistry Tell Us about Ecology? Insights into the Ecological and Evolutionary Success of an Iconic Forest Tree Species.” All are welcome to this event as well.

For more on the presentation and the Dalton Lecture Series, visit this link.

Questions? Contact Vetta Berokoff at vberokof@georgefox.edu.

Gather for faculty lecture on Christians as ‘believers’ this Tuesday

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

All are invited to the 2019 Spring Faculty Lecture on Tuesday, March 5, at 6 p.m. in Hoover 105. 

Nijay K.Gupta’s lecture, “People of Faith: Why the First Christians Called Themselves ‘Believers,'” will focus on why followers of Jesus adopted the label “believers” in reference to their identity, and even referred to their religion as “the faith.” What significance did this pose for them? Was it primarily about “beliefs,” or something more? Gupta will explore these important historical questions and also address the relevance this discussion has for Christian identity today.

Gupta is the recipient of the 2017-18 Faculty Achievement Award for Graduate Research and Scholarship and the Associate Professor of New Testament at Portland Seminary. 

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. Students will present their research and peace projects in a conversational poster format. Refreshments will be served.

Questions? Contact Laurie Fair at lfair@georgefox.edu.

Apply for national leadership club’s board positions

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

The National Society for Leadership and Success is looking for more board members. If you are interested in building your professional skill set and volunteering your time to make NSLS great, we would love for you to apply online. 

The current open positions are vice president, secretary, success networking team coordinator, publicity chair, community service chair, member outreach chair, and IT coordinator.

If you have questions regarding these positions, contact the current NSLS board members by emailing NSLS@georgefox.edu or Chapter Advisor Kristi Welker at kwelker@georgefox.edu

Plan to attend emergency preparedness event Monday

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

Would you like to be better prepared to deal with a natural disaster? Are you ready if and when the “Big One” strikes? Come hear Steven Eberlein, disaster preparedness expert, talk about emergency preparedness at 4 p.m. this Monday, March 4, in Bauman Auditorium. 

Eberlein was living in Sri Lanka in 2004 when a 9.1 subduction zone earthquake off the coast of Indonesia triggered a massive tsunami that took 230,000 lives in more than a dozen countries circling the Indian Ocean. As an aid worker, he was active witnesses to one of the largest multi-national relief efforts in history, starting from its earliest hours. Steven now works full time to educate audiences on the power of earthquakes and what can be done to be prepared for them.

For more information on the presentation, contact Brett Meyers, coordinator of student programs, at bmeyers@georgefox.edu.

Volunteer to play Dungeons and Dragons with local kids

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

Do you love playing Dungeons and Dragons? We are looking for volunteers to help run a Dungeons and Dragons adventure for kids at the Newberg Public Library on Tuesday, March 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, March 16, from 1 to 4 p.m.

If you’re interested in helping one or both days, contact Julia Sutter at jsutter16@georgefox.edu.

Cycle for Compassion First to support a good cause

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

A group of Master of Social Work students are teaming up with CycleBar to host a cycling class to raise money for Compassion First, a Beaverton-based organization that helps victims of sex trafficking in Indonesia by funding rescues, offering safe aftercare, and empowering the women and children in their future endeavors.

Come party with us at the CycleBar Tanasbourne (2110 NE Allie Ave., Unit 608 in Hillsboro) on Saturday, March 9, at 1 p.m., as we cycle to upbeat music and support a good cause at the same time. The class costs $25, and all of the proceeds go to Compassion First. Towels and shoes will be provided, as well as post-ride snacks!

Cyclists new to CycleBar need to first register here. Then log out and register for a bike and donate here.

Questions? Contact Mickina Biagi at mbiagi14@georgefox.edu.

Swing by Hadlock today for basketball viewing party

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

Come cheer on our women’s basketball team, ranked No. 8 in the nation, as we take on Greenville in the first round of the NCAA Division III Tournament! The Bruins tip off at 3 p.m. today (Friday) on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

We will host a viewing party in the Hadlock Student Center lobby for those who wish to cheer on the Bruins together. It begins at 2:45 p.m. and lasts until about 5 p.m. A popcorn bar is included.

If George Fox wins today, the Bruins will play again tomorrow at 5 p.m. against the winner of today’s Washington University/UW-Whitewater game. In that event, a viewing party will take place in the same Hadlock location from 4:45 to 7 p.m. A nacho bar will be included for that game.

You can read the preview story here. Students, employees and community members are all welcome! Questions? Contact sportsmarketing@georgefox.edu.

PT volunteer screenings are rescheduled for Wednesday

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

The School of Physical Therapy is looking for volunteers with a complicated medical history to participate in a practice screening session on Wednesday, March 6, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Roberts Center.

In this session, our second-year DPT students will practice interviewing volunteers on their medical history paperwork and medication list.

To sign up or for questions contact Linda Dallof at ldallof@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2451.

Come to David Rawson’s book signing tonight

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

Join the College of Business’ visiting scholar, David Rawson, tonight (Friday) from 5 to 9 p.m., when he will be signing copies of his new book, Prelude to Genocide, at Chapters Books and Coffee (701 E. 1st St.).

In Prelude to Genocide, Rawson draws on declassified documents and his own experiences as a United States ambassador to Mali and Rwanda to seek out what went wrong in the events leading up to the 1994 Rwandan genocide, in which 800,000 lives were lost. It poses the question, “What lessons might be learned from the failure of diplomacy in this historic tragedy?” 

Questions? Contact David Rawson at drawson@georgefox.edu.

Gather for ‘Promised Land’ film screening

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

The Center for Peace and Justice presents Promised Land, an indigenous film, on Tuesday, March 12, from 6 to 9 p.m. in Hoover 104.

Chinook Tribal Chairman, Tony Johnson, and the producers, Vasant and Sarah Salcedo, will be there for a Q&A following the film. Admission is free and the public is welcome.

Promised Land is an award-winning social justice documentary that follows two tribes in the Pacific Northwest, the Duwamish and the Chinook, as they fight for the restoration of treaty rights they have long been denied. In following their story, the film examines a larger problem in the way that the government and society still look at tribal sovereignty.

Students and faculty are welcome to come early, from 3 to 4 p.m., to meet Chinook Tribal Chairman Tony Johnson in Hoover 211 or the film producers, Vasant and Sarah Salcedo, in Hoover 250.

Questions? Contact Tricia Hornback at thornback@georgefox.edu or Laurie Fair at Lfair@georgefox.edu.

Let students know about summer online courses

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

Faculty advisors: Registration for summer online courses is now open! For nearly a decade, these courses have proven to be a good way to help your advisees make progress toward graduation. Please let them know the following.

Registration is now open. Class sections are limited to 20 students each, and they fill up fast. Excellent general education options in BIBL, CHEM, RELI, MATH, HUMA, MUSI, PHYS, ACCT, and more are available.

The courses run for eight weeks for full credit, and the fee is 50 percent off normal tuition. In some cases, a student’s financial aid package can be used to cover the cost; they should check with Financial Aid for details.

The courses are all taught by experienced, devoted faculty members with a track record of success in online teaching. If students have questions about the applicability of a particular class to their degree requirements, they should contact their CAP Coach for more information.

Our website has the course list and instructions for registration.

Questions? Contact Brian Doak, director of the summer online program, at bdoak@georgefox.edu

Registration is now open for summer online courses

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

If you’re interested in catching up or getting ahead on your general education requirements, taking an online course at Fox this summer is an excellent strategy!

Registration is now open. Class sections are limited to 20 students each, and they fill up fast. Excellent general education options in BIBL, CHEM, RELI, MATH, HUMA, MUSI, PHYS, ACCT, and more are available.

The courses run for eight weeks for full credit, and the fee is 50 percent off normal tuition. In some cases, your financial aid package can be used to cover the cost; check with Financial Aid for details.

The courses are all taught by experienced, devoted faculty members with a track record of success in online teaching. If you have questions about the applicability of a particular class to your degree requirements, contact your CAP Coach for more information.

Visit our website for the course list and instructions for registration.

Questions? Contact Brian Doak, director of the summer online program, at bdoak@georgefox.edu

Learn the triple step at Swing Dance Club tomorrow night

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

Do you love dancing? Then come join the Swing Dance Club tomorrow night (Saturday) in the Foxhole. Beginner lessons start at 6:30 p.m., intermediate lessons at 7 p.m., and open dance at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome to join us!

Questions? Contact Andrea Alsager at aalsager17@georgefox.edu.

Join Comic Book Club on March 11

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

Come to Comic Book Club on Monday, March 11, from 6 to 7 p.m. in Hoover 208. Comic Book Club is for already-established comic aficionados and those who have never read a comic in their life but want to start!

We are a fun group dedicated to bringing people together over comic books and hosting enthusiastic discussions about any comic-related topics. We would love to see you there.

Questions? Contact Samantha Scampone at sscampone17@georgefox.edu.

Remind students to schedule ARC appointments before they fill up

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

Are you requiring students to go to the Academic Resource Center (ARC) for midterm papers or projects? Do you have students who would benefit from an ARC appointment for writing, study tips, or general academic support?

Please encourage these students to schedule appointments now because slots fill up quickly this time of year.

If you require an ARC visit for any of your classes, please email Julia James at jjames@georgefox.edu to make sure the ARC schedule and consultants are prepared to meet your students’ needs.

Schedule your ARC appointment before they fill up

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

Would you like help with a paper? Are you looking for support on how to stay organized and study for midterms?

Be sure to book an appointment with the Academic Resource Center (ARC) now because slots fill up fast this time of year! You can schedule an appointment at arcschedule.georgefox.edu or email the_arc@gerogefox.edu.

Questions? Contact Julia James at jjames@georgefox.edu.

Commuter Life student leader applications are due today

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

Applications for the commuter assistant role are due today (Friday). The position posting is on Handshake. Please note that a complete application includes two references. 

The Commuter Life student team is committed to improving the commuter experience and helping commuters feel known. If you have a heart for this ministry, we would love for you to apply.

If you have questions, reach out to Kristi Welker at kwelker@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2308.

Take a stress management class at the Health and Counseling Center

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

Learn strategies to manage and overcome your stress and anxiety. Develop the skills to be free from unnecessary worry and fear.

The Health and Counseling Center is now offering stress management classes on Thursdays from 5 to 6:15 p.m. on the following dates:

  • March 7, 2019
  • March 14, 2019
  • March 21, 2019

Please call the Health and Counseling Center at 503-554-2340 to sign up for a class.

Go on Ecology Club’s birding trip tomorrow

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

Join the Ecology Club for a birding trip to Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge tomorrow (Saturday). We will meet in the Stevens parking lot and leave at 7 a.m.

All are welcome and no birding experience is necessary. We will be walking a short one-mile loop around the refuge. Please RSVP here.

Contact Shelby Byerly at sbyerly15@georgefox.edu with any questions.