Archive for September, 2019

Come to information session on social work

Monday, September 30th, 2019

If you are interested in helping people as a profession, come to an informational session on getting your bachelors in social work at George Fox. Join us this Thursday, Oct. 3, from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. in Stevens 109. Donuts will be provided.

Questions? Contact Kim Rapp at

Attend information meeting on hosting prospective students

Monday, September 30th, 2019

Are you interested in hosting prospective students overnight for big events like Bruin Preview and Scholarship Competition? 

The undergraduate admissions team will be holding an informational meeting on this topic next Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. in Hoover 105. Find out what to expect when hosting students overnight and get answers to your questions.

Questions? Contact Evan Teter at

Information on nighttime campus safety

Monday, September 30th, 2019

While crimes can occur at all times of the day, nights add an extra degree of risk that requires added precautions. Use the following night safety tips to protect yourself when you are on campus.

Program Campus Public Safety’s phone number into your cell phone now, before you need it, so that you will have it in case of emergencies: 503.554.2090.

Call Campus Public Safety to escort or shuttle you to your car or dorm at night.

Always let someone know where you are going, your expected travel time, and how long you plan on being in that location.

If you know you will be out late, try to wear reflective or bright clothing to make yourself more visible to drivers and to help someone spot you faster in case of an emergency.

Carry yourself with confidence. Assailants target those that appear weak or distracted. Plan your travel route ahead of time before you leave. By knowing exactly where you are going, you will appear more confident and you will reduce your travel time, which lowers your chance of becoming a crime victim.

Invest in pepper spray and carry it with you at all times. Also add a small flashlight to your keychain to use in case of an emergency. Always have your keys in your hand to allow quick entry into your dorm or car.

Always walk with someone or a group of people that you trust to travel with at night. Walk in well-lit, highly visible areas. Stay in familiar areas and avoid shortcuts.

Never leave valuable items in your car in open view. Park in well-lit areas where it will be safe for you to return to at night. Always take note of where you park so that you can easily locate your car.

Be aware of your surroundings. Avoid the biggest distraction: using your cell phone while walking. Using electronics diminishes awareness, making you more vulnerable. Wear only one earbud while you walk, and keep your volume low. Before traveling, always be sure that your phone is charged so that you can easily contact Campus Public Safety if an emergency occurs.

Remember, it is your personal responsibility to do everything in your power to keep yourself safe. The George Fox University campus is a safe place for students, but you must still take the proper precautions to protect yourself.

Questions? Call the Campus Public Safety office at 503.554.2090. We have officers available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

STRONG club gathers tomorrow to support student with health challenges

Monday, September 30th, 2019

Gather for STRONG’s first meeting of the year tomorrow (Wednesday) in Murdock Library Room 102 at 8 p.m. We would love to see you there!

STRONG is a club that functions as a supportive community for students with health challenges – such as chronic pain, disabilities, or chronic illness – that interrupt daily life. We exist to encourage, empower, and advocate for better resources on campus.

For more information, contact Dani Hillenbrand at

Join Saturday disc golf tournament

Monday, September 30th, 2019

George Fox Intramurals will be hosting a one-day disc golf tournament this Saturday, Oct. 5, at Herbert Hoover Park. We will play an 18-hole round with a shotgun start at 10 a.m.

Sign up on Registration closes this Friday, Oct. 4, at 5 p.m.

Questions? Contact Ryan Lacey at

Join HSC’s Bingo challenge

Monday, September 30th, 2019

The Hadlock Student Center is hosting a Wellness Bingo Challenge during the month of October. Drop by the welcome desk in HSC to pick up a Bingo card and win some cool prizes!

Questions? Contact Rob Simpson at

Fill out interest form about health careers

Monday, September 30th, 2019

If you are interested in a career where you can help people or animals while pursuing your passion for the sciences, fill out our pre-professional health interest form!

The form addresses these career interests: dentistry, dental hygiene, medicine, nursing, nutrition and diabetics, optometry, occupational therapy, physician’s assistant, physical therapy, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine.

After signing up, you will be added to an email group to receive information and event notices to jumpstart your career toward a health profession. It will include information about job openings, internship opportunities, and on-campus events from visiting schools.

Questions? Contact Vetta Berokoff at

Gather for Fall Ladies’ Luncheon tomorrow

Monday, September 30th, 2019

The women of the George Fox community (staff, faculty and administrators, as well as female spouses) are invited to the Fall Ladies’ Luncheon tomorrow (Wednesday). Ruth Baker will be hosting this come-and-go event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Canyon Commons 101-103.

A short devotional and prayer will be held at noon. Come and connect with other women in our community over a delicious meal. There is no cost to attend.

Contact Michelle Dawson at with questions.

Plan to attend lecture on ACL injury and rehabilitation

Monday, September 30th, 2019

The School of Physical Therapy is excited to host Christopher M. Powers to lecture on the topic: “Mechanisms of ACL Injury: Implications for Evidence Based Rehabilitation, Injury Prevention and Return to Sport Decisions.”

The lecture will be given on Thursday, Nov. 7, in Hoover 105 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

Powers’ lecture will focus on recent insights into the pathomechanics of ACL injury, in particular those related to female athletes. Implications of research and application for athletes, coaches and rehab clinicians will be highlighted.

Powers, a national leader in this area of sports injury, is a professor in the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy as well as co-director of the Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Laboratory at the University of Southern California.

Visit our website for more information about this lecture. Questions? Contact Linda Dallof at

The library announces new access to newspapers

Monday, September 30th, 2019

George Fox University Libraries is pleased to announce that it now provides access to The Chronicle of Higher Education and The New York Times online.

To access The Chronicle of Higher Education, click here. If you are off campus, you will be prompted to enter your George Fox username and password to enter the site.

To access The New York Times, visit this site and create an account using your George Fox email address.

Visit the library’s blog to find out more information about The New York Times access and The Chronicle of Higher Education access. Questions? Contact a librarian here.

Bruin Community Pantry announces new drop-off location

Monday, September 30th, 2019

Don’t know where to drop off food for the Bruin Community Pantry? Don’t worry, the Bruin Store is now open as a drop-off location!

You can leave any non-perishable food items in the Bruin Store at the front desk. The drop-off hours are during the store’s business hours: Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Questions? Contact Paige Jacobs at

Join Super Smash Bros. tournaments on Wednesdays

Monday, September 30th, 2019

Every Wednesday night a group of students is hosting a Super Smash Bros. tournament for anyone who wants to compete. There is a $1 entry fee and the winner takes the pot. Come join the fun in Lemmons 13 from 7 to 9 p.m.!

Questions? Contact Cameron Lax at

Register for scholarship resource center workshop

Sunday, September 29th, 2019

Don’t forget to register for the upcoming scholarship resource center workshop! Gather in Hoover 105 on Thursday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, Oct. 3, 8, or 9, for scholarship information, snacks, and a chance to win an awesome raffle prize.

Click here more information and to register. Contact Jordan Nelson at or 503-554-2297 with questions.

Check out this week’s home games

Sunday, September 29th, 2019

Check out this week’s George Fox athletics home games:

  • Men’s soccer vs. Whitman College – Friday, Oct. 4, 6 p.m., Austin Sports Complex
  • Women’s soccer vs. Pacific Lutheran University – Saturday, Oct. 5, noon, Austin Sports Complex
  • Women’s volleyball vs. University of Puget Sound – Saturday, Oct. 5, 6 p.m., Wheeler Sports Center
  • Women’s soccer vs. University of Puget Sound – Sunday, Oct. 6, noon, Austin Sports Complex
  • Men’s soccer vs. Whitworth University – Sunday, Oct. 6, 2:30 p.m., Austin Sports Complex

Questions? Visit the athletics website.

Gather for Spiritual Life’s house blessing today

Sunday, September 29th, 2019

The Office for Spiritual Life will be hosting an open house today (Monday) from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in our new office space over in Barclay House (next to Canyon Commons and Gulley Hall). 

Come see the new space and enjoy some refreshments. From 3 to 3:30 p.m. there will be a house blessing, offering prayers for this space, the students who walk through our doors, and for the work of the office. Come and go as you like, join us for prayer, or swing by another time. You are always welcome!

Questions? Contact Jamie Noling-Auth at

Gather for faculty concert tonight

Sunday, September 29th, 2019

The music department is thrilled to announce that the homecoming concert that was cancelled because of the campus power outage has been rescheduled for tonight (Monday).

Join us at 7:30 p.m. in Bauman Auditorium. This thrilling concert will feature faculty in collaborative jazz and classical projects. Admission is free.

Questions? Contact Dwayne Corbin at

Want to win a coffee card? Fill out your FAFSA today!

Sunday, September 29th, 2019

How can it be October already? It’s the season of pumpkin spices lattes, sweater weather and FAFSA. That’s right! It’s FAFSA time yet again.

Complete the 2020-21 FAFSA now at and be entered into a drawing for your chance to win one of two coffee cards. We will hold a drawing each Monday through the month of October, and the winners will be notified by the Financial Aid office by the end of the day Tuesday.

For questions, contact our office at

The yearbook is now hiring

Sunday, September 29th, 2019

Interested in using your skills in writing, communications, graphic design, social media, or photography for a publication? The Student Collective, George Fox’s yearbook, is now hiring!

Apply using this form or at Email Emma Hodges at for more information.

Make-up NSLS Leadership Training today

Sunday, September 29th, 2019

If you joined the National Society of Leadership and Success and missed the Leadership Training Day on Saturday, there is an additional Leadership Training Day today (Monday) from 6-9 p.m. in Hoover 105. 

If you have questions, contact Kristi Welker by emailing

Swing by Friendsview’s sale this Friday or Saturday

Sunday, September 29th, 2019

Friendsview Retirement Community is hosting a garage sale this Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 4-5, with proceeds to benefit the Friendsview Resident Council.

The sale will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. It will be located at 1301 Fulton St. (lower level).

Students get everything half price until Saturday after noon, when everything will be free! If you have extra furniture or other items you want to donate, donations will be accepted through today (Monday).

Questions? Contact Tiffany Moore at