Archive for October, 2019

Sign up for January snowshoe trip

Thursday, October 31st, 2019

Outdoor Rec (OREC) is offering an overnight snowshoe trip that will head to the Mountain View Shelter near Santiam Pass on Jan. 9-10.

This is a fantastic opportunity to spend time outside with others while learning about backcountry travel and camping in a winter environment. The best part is that we will have access to the shelter to stay warm and play games. 

The trip is open to students of all ability levels. The trip costs $40 and includes food, transportation and equipment rental. Sign up on or stop by the Hadlock Student Center for more information.

Questions? Contact Keith Schneider at or Rob Simpson at

Celebrate generosity during next week’s Employee Giving Campaign

Thursday, October 31st, 2019

Don’t forget, next week we will be celebrating giving on our campus through our Employee Giving Campaign! Each day we will be highlighting an area of philanthropy:

  • Monday Fund-day: Learn about all the different funds you can support while enjoying a sundae at our ice cream social. Drop in any time between 2:30 and 4 p.m. in Canyon Commons 103. All employees are invited! RSVP here.
  • Tuesday Choose-Day: Choose the fund you’re most passionate about! Learn more about our highlighted student success funds here.
  • Wednesday Friends-Day: Tell a friend about all you’ve learned. Share with others about how they can help support students through their giving. 
  • Thankful Thursday: Take the opportunity to share with your coworkers about what you are thankful for here at George Fox.
  • Finish Strong Friday: This will be the last day of our campaign. Please consider giving as we finish strong. Join us for our closing ceremonies with some fall treats in the Stevens Center atrium from 3 to 4 p.m. We will have a short program at 3:15 p.m., sharing what we have accomplished. Everyone is invited!

If you would like to start your employee giving now, you can complete this form. Questions? Contact Lindsey Coates at

25Live was upgraded this morning

Thursday, October 31st, 2019

This morning (Friday) 25Live was upgraded to 25Live Pro. Please set your bookmarks to the new URL. The old URL will redirect to 25Live Pro for a limited amount of time. You can also use the streamlined navigation on your mobile device or computer.

If you have any questions about 25Live Pro, contact Event Services at or 503-554-2027.

Join Harry Potter Club tonight

Thursday, October 31st, 2019

Join the Harry Potter Club tonight (Friday) to watch the first Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, at 7 p.m. in the FoxHole. We will be discussing the end of the first book at 6:30 p.m. for those interested. See you there!

Questions? Contact Julia Sutter at

Do Catholics worship Mary? Find out tonight

Thursday, October 31st, 2019

Why do Catholics place such an emphasis on the Virgin Mary? Come learn and discuss what Catholics think of Christ’s mother in Stevens 101 at 8 p.m. tonight (Friday). Snacks will be provided.

Questions? Contact Claire Pierce at

Schedule a financial planning meeting with TIAA representative

Thursday, October 31st, 2019

No matter where you are in life – just getting started or planning for retirement – a session with TIAA representative Eric Proctor can help you create a plan for your goals. It’s at no additional cost as a part of your retirement plan.

You will get answers to these questions and more:

  • Am I invested in the right mix of investments to help meet my goals?
  • Am I saving enough to create the retirement income I need?
  • How do I take income from my retirement account once I stop working?

Eric will be on campus from Tuesday, Nov. 12, through Thursday, Nov. 14, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. each day, with sessions scheduled in Roberts 177 and Murdock 118.

RSVP today, as space is limited. Register here or call 800-732-8353 on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

Contact Kara Holcombe ( with any questions.

Attend October event? Tell us about it to win gift card

Thursday, October 31st, 2019

Did you attend a university event in the month of October? Share a photo or some writing with The Student Collective for a chance to win a $15 gift card of your choice. Halloween content is welcome!

Questions? Contact

Application deadline for Christmas break SpiL trip is today

Thursday, October 31st, 2019

This Christmas break, Jan. 4-11, join a SpiL trip headed to Yosemite to work with World Renew on fire recovery from the 2015 fires. We will serve by doing creation care alongside the Forest Service, learn from those affected by the fires, and connect with God through his beautiful creation!

Applications close today (Friday). For more information on SpIL trips and to sign up, click here. Questions? Contact

Hear special lecture in honor of National Native American Heritage Month

Thursday, October 31st, 2019

In celebration of National Native American Heritage Month, the Center for Peace and Justice and the Department of History, Sociology and Politics welcome Jace Weaver for a special lecture Monday, Nov. 4, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Hoover 105. The event is free and open to the community.

Weaver is director of the Institute of Native American Studies, the Franklin Professor of Native American Studies and Religion, and an adjunct professor of law at the University of Georgia. Join us to hear him speak about the “Bonds of Alliance: The Surprising Story of American Indians and Socialists United to Combat the KKK.”

Questions? Contact Laurie Fair at

November’s all-employee meeting has been canceled

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

The all-employee meeting originally scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 21, has been canceled. Join us for the next scheduled meeting on Thursday, Dec. 12, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Canyon Commons (with live streaming in PDS155B).

Come to Halloween dance tonight

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

Strange things are happening, and the spookiest place on campus will be the Halloween Dance! Gather for the dance tonight (Thursday) at 7 p.m. in the Hadlock Student Center.

The best costume will win an epic prize! To learn more about the costume contest, go on our Instagram (@gfuactivities) for more details! Questions? Contact

Swing by Bruin Store’s Halloween sale

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

Come celebrate Halloween at the Bruin Store with a flash sale! Get 25 percent off men’s and women’s apparel from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today (Thursday) in-store only.

If you aren’t a fan of dressing up but still want to celebrate, there are limited-edition Star Wars books just for you. We have children’s books for our elementary education majors, Galactic Survival Skills guides for those of you who fear getting eaten by ewoks, and several Star Wars-inspired business texts if you want to learn how to get what you want and look good doing it.

Questions? Contact Paige Jacobs at

Join James Project this Saturday for chapel credit

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

Each Saturday morning, a student-led ministry called James Project meets to partner with various organizations in Newberg to do community service. This Saturday, Nov. 2, we will be serving from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. by doing some yard and housework for some folks in our community.

James Project is a fantastic way to form community with fellow Fox students, practice worship through loving our neighbors, and earn some elective chapel credit! To learn more about it or sign up for this Saturday or any of the following weeks, click here.

Questions? Contact the Office of Spiritual Life at

Game Night Club meets this Sunday

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

Come down to the FoxHole this Sunday, Nov. 3, from 2 to 5 p.m. for board games and party games. We have Betrayal at House on the Hill, Mysterium, Disney Villanous, Above and Below, Exploding Kittens, Cards Against Humanity, and many others!

Feeling intimidated by all these games? Don’t worry, Game Night Club makes sure there is always a member available to teach players new games.

If you have questions or would like to be added to the club’s weekly email list, contact Sadie Lapiers at

Get the shot, not the flu

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

Protect yourself and those around you by going to the flu shot clinic tomorrow (Friday) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Canyon Commons 101. will bill both Regence and Kaiser directly for the flu shots they administer. Members will need their ID card/insurance information when filling out the form prior to receiving the shot.

Questions? Contact Kara Holcombe at

Dr. King’s legacy discussed today in special lecture

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

All are invited to a special presentation, “Reflections on Dr. King and the Beloved Community,” today (Thursday) at 4:15 p.m. in Canyon Commons. This lecture on the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. will be given by Scott Finnie, a professor at Eastern Washington University.

Finnie has been a faculty member in EWU’s Africana Education Program and history department since 1992 and currently serves as director of Africana studies and as director of race and cultural studies.

For more information, contact Missy Terry at 503-554-2101.

New art exhibition coming to Minthorne Gallery

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

A new art exhibition, titled “Turnabout”, is coming to Minthorne Gallery! This exhibition, featuring work from Iranian artist Soheila Azadi, will begin with an artist talk at the Chehalem Art Center on Monday, Nov. 4, at 6 p.m., followed by a reception in the Minthorne Gallery at 7 p.m.

The exhibition will be available for viewing until Thursday, Dec. 5.

“Turnabout”, inspired by the artist’s experience growing up Muslim in Iran, aims to blur gender binaries. Azadi uses different media to challenge ways in which gender and religion intersect.

Azadi is an interdisciplinary visual artist, writer, educator, and a mother based in Portland and Iran. Her use of fabric in her works is deployed critically and sensually to amplify customs that serve to classify, separate, oppress, and potentially / unknowingly liberates those obfuscated by such a tradition.

Questions? Contact Jennifer Salzman at

Trick-or-treat at Houses and Apartments West

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

Come to “HAWlloween” trick-or-treat in Houses and Apartments West tonight (Thursday) between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.! There will be candy at the houses and apartments marked with glowing balloons for trick-or-treating students and community members.

Questions? Contact Cara Vincent at

IDEA Center offers free headshots

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

The IDEA Center offers LinkedIn headshots every Wednesday from noon to 2 p.m. All the photos are free, and you can take as many photos as you need.

Employees are invited to take advantage of this service as well.

Questions? Contact Michael Mercado-Smith at

Photography Club meets next week

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

The Photography Club is meeting next Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 11 to 11:45 a.m. in Lemmons 4. Come learn what the club is about and what we hope to accomplish! There will be pizza for everyone to enjoy.

Questions? Contact Xylia Rehling at