Archive for January, 2020

Apply to work for student newspaper

Thursday, January 30th, 2020

Do you have a knack for writing or photography and want to get paid for it?

The student newspaper, The Crescent, is seeking writers and photographers to join the team this semester! We accept a variety of content, ranging anywhere from classic news stories and creative writing to comics and opinion pieces.

The deadline to apply is this Saturday, Feb. 1, at 11:59 p.m. If you’re interested, email us a short bio and any prior experience you’ve had at We’ll get back to you to set up an interview.

New art exhibit opens next week

Thursday, January 30th, 2020

All are invited to a free art exhibition featuring Portland artist Erika Rier in the Lindgren Gallery, open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. The show, titled “A Fork in the Road,” will be on display Monday, Feb. 3, through Friday, Feb. 28.

Rier will give an artist talk at the Chehalem Cultural Center at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 10, followed by a reception in the gallery from 7 to 8 p.m.

Questions? Contact Jennifer Salzman at 503-554-2634.

Please avoid dumping garbage in recycling bins

Thursday, January 30th, 2020

Have you noticed the bright sunny yellow lids on the bins in the outside enclosures? Those are our recycling bins. Please avoid dumping garbage in the recycling bins because it contaminates the entire bin.

What can be recycled? So many things! And it’s a commingled service, so recyclables can be mixed together. Check out the full list of recyclable materials here.

Recycling not only reduces the use of raw resources, it also reduces what is taken to landfills and saves the university money in garbage fees. Thank you for making a positive impact on our world!

Questions? Contact Dixie Downey at

Get free tax preparation assistance

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

The accounting department is offering free tax preparation and e-filing assistance to the George Fox community. Six sessions will be offered – two each month in February, March and April:

  • Thursday, Feb. 6 – 4:30 to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 22 – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 7 – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m
  • Thursday, March 19 – 4:30 to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 4 – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 9 – 4:30 to 9 p.m.

All sessions will meet in Hoover 210 and are on a first-come, first-served basis. To e-file a joint return, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms.

Those seeking assistance are to bring photo identification, Social Security cards or individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers, birthdates for family members, the current year’s tax package (if you received one), and all appropriate tax forms.

If applicable, it is also advised that you bring a list of medical, taxes, interest, contributions and miscellaneous expenses; child and disabled dependent care information; bank routing and account numbers; health insurance coverage documentation; and a copy of their 2018 federal and state returns.

To find out more, contact Seth Sikkema at 503-554-2813.

Gather tonight for lecture on America’s founding

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

Jeffrey Polet, a political scientist at Hope College, will give a talk tonight (Thursday) entitled, “Did America Have a Founding? Reflections on When America Began and Who Founded It.” Among others, he will consider the possibility of an America founded in 1619, 1620, 1776, and 1789.

This talk will be in Hoover 103 at 7 p.m. Questions? Contact Mark Hall at

Fire systems in Roberts Center will be tested Feb. 4-6

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

Plant Services will be doing fire system testing Tuesday through Thursday, Feb. 4-6, in the Roberts Center.

The testing will start at 9 a.m., and every detector will be tested (hallways, offices and classrooms). This is why the testing is over a three-day period. The strobes and horns will be silenced during the testing, but the control panel will beep a notification.

What is the test? A Plant Services technician will be spraying simulated smoke by every detector head. When the detector notices the smoke, the panel will beep. There is no way to silence the panel.

On Tuesday, Feb. 11, Plant Services will return after 5 p.m. to test the strobes and horns. During this test, the horns will sound for 30 minutes and will be very unpleasant. The testing will be over by 6:30 p.m. that evening.

Thank you for your patience as we ensure your safety! Questions? Contact Dixie Downey at

Stewards of Sustainability hold first meeting of semester

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

Join the Stewards of Sustainability for their first club meeting of the semester tonight (Thursday) at 6 p.m. in Stevens 208. Questions? Contact Vanessa Carrillo at

Schedule a financial planning meeting with TIAA representative

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

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?

Proctor will be on campus from Tuesday, Feb. 4, through Thursday, Feb. 6, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. each day, with sessions scheduled in Hoover 250, Stevens 202, and Wood-Mar 21.

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.

Calling actors of all identities and backgrounds

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

Get ready for these auditions!

Passage, a main-stage production by Christopher Chen, will be directed by Jennifer Wallenfels, and All That’s Left, a one-act play by Liam Salmon, will be directed by Trevor Braskamp. General auditions for both plays will be on Monday, Feb. 10, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. in Wood-Mar Auditorium.

Callbacks for Passage will be on Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 11 and 12, from 7 to 10 p.m. Callbacks for All That’s Left will be on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 24 and Feb. 25, from 7 to 10 p.m.

Theatre majors and minors: Prepare a fully memorized and rehearsed 90-second dramatic monologue for the audition. Non-majors: No previous experience required! We will provide monologue sheets at the audition for cold readings.

Sign up for an audition time slot on the theatre call board in Lemmons. Contact Rhett Luedtke ( if you have any questions.

Get henna to support nursing service trip to Africa

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

The university’s nursing service trip to Africa is hosting a henna fundraiser on the quad from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow (Friday).

We will have an assortment of options to choose from, including but not limited to the Super Bowl team logos. If you’d like to get some henna and help us raise money for our trip, come and find us!

The funds collected will support a trip to Kenya to provide medical care to people in the Lugulu Mission Hospital and surrounding rural communities. Any and all donations are appreciated. We will be accepting cash and Venmo as payment.

If you have any questions, contact Lauren Berky at

Water to be shut off in Stevens

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

The water will be shut off in the Stevens Center from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 5, as repairs are made to a device on the water main. No other buildings should be affected. Restrooms will be available in Hoover during this time.

Questions? Contact Dixie Downey at

Plan to attend lecture on hate crimes

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

Join us for a special presentation given by Randy Blazak titled “Trauma and Hate: From Micro-Aggression to Genocide.” Don’t miss this opportunity to do one thing for diversity and inclusion on Thursday, March 5, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Hoover 105.

The BSW program and the School of Social Work present our Diversity Dialogue. We invite members of our George Fox community to participate as a network of individuals committed to supporting diversity and increasing awareness about hate crimes and their impact.

Blazak’s scholarship on hate crime and hate groups has made him a regular commentator in media outlets from NPR and CNN to BBC and Al Jazeera. He works with the National Institute of Justice and the Southern Poverty Law Center on hate crime research issues. He is currently vice-chair of the steering committee charged with implementing Oregon’s new bias crime law.

Questions? Contact Kim Rapp at

Learn about available tutoring labs

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

Did you know that there are tutoring labs on campus throughout the week? Visit the ARC webpage for information on which classes have corresponding tutoring labs this semester and their times and locations.

Tutors are also available for drop-in assistance at Open Study Table. Check out their specialties and availability on our webpage as well!

Printed copies of this information is available at the ARC, located on the first floor of Murdock Library. Questions? Contact Julia James at

It’s karaoke night at Hadlock tonight

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

If you have some extra time tonight (Thursday), come and hang out with prospective students in the Hadlock lounge around 7 p.m. Karaoke, games and snacks will be provided. We’d love to see you there!

Questions? Contact

Get ready for Trivia Night and Bruin Brawl

Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

Student Activities is hosting another Trivia Night this Friday, Jan. 31, at 7:30 p.m. Sign up your group for a chance to prove your knowledge about anything and everything. Prizes will be available for the winners, and tacos will be provided for all!

Also, we will be having our Bruin Brawl next Friday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m. on the quad. Compete for the honor of your living area by participating in the ultimate test of champions.

Questions? Contact

Support Bruin Community Pantry through local businesses

Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

Please support participating Yamhill County restaurants during the month of February in The Melt Down.

Each participating location has agreed to donate $2 per sandwich or a percentage of the sales of their cheese-related items to the YCAP Food Bank. The Bruin Community Pantry is a partner with YCAP.

Local restaurants participating include:

  • Newberg Bakery
  • Jem 100
  • J’s Family Restaurant
  • Trellis
  • Dundee Bistro
  • Social Goods
  • Ruddick Wood
  • Pulp & Circumstance
  • Hunny Beez

For more information, contact

RSVP for Spring Staff Conference

Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

The Staff Development Committee would like to invite all hourly staff to the Spring Staff Conference on Thursday, Feb. 27, from noon to 4:15 p.m. for lunch, worship and a variety of educational sessions.

RSVP here by Thursday, Feb. 13. Questions? Contact

Avoid Hoover building’s south entrance today

Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

Contractors will be conducting leak testing on the windows above the south entry of Hoover starting at 8 a.m. today (Wednesday). This involves water spraying and will partially block access. Please use other entries if possible.

Questions? Contact John Heitz at

Come to themed swing dance on Saturday

Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

The Swing Dance Club’s theme for Saturday, Feb. 1, is red vs. blue. Wear either red or blue and see what side is the winning team with the most of the same color!

Beginner lessons start at 6:30 p.m., followed by the, intermediate dance at 7 p.m. and open dance at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome to join us Saturday night!

Questions? Contact Andrea Alsager at

Avoid parking in Hoover and Stevens lots tomorrow

Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

The undergraduate admissions office is thrilled to welcome over 200 students and their families to our annual Scholarship Competition on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 30 and 31.

Each of you, as you interact with families and students, play an incredible role in helping to determine whether they choose George Fox. Thank you for the part you play in ensuring our families and students feel welcomed and cared for by our community.

In the spirit of hospitality, if you could please avoid parking in the Hoover and Stevens parking lots on Thursday afternoon and Friday to ensure close parking for our guests, that would be great.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to Kelly Friesen at ext. 2248.