Archive for January, 2020

Apply for peace studies scholarship

Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

The universal scholarship application deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 19! The AAO and the Center for Peace and Justice encourage students who are interested in peace studies or social justice to complete the Steinfeldt Peace Studies Scholarship application.

The Steinfeldt Peace Studies Scholarship goes to George Fox upperclass undergraduate students each year who demonstrate a commitment to peace studies with a clear peacemaking vocation. There are a maximum of four awards available, which range from $2,000 to $4,000.

Students can apply for the 2020-21 Steinfeldt Peace Studies Scholarship through the scholarship manager on their account.  Under “Student Resources” click on “Newberg UG Scholarships.” The scholarship manager closes at 5 p.m. in Wednesday, Feb. 19.

Students are to submit a personal statement essay (150 to 600 words) that describes themselves and how George Fox is helping them fulfill their career plans, as well as a Steinfeldt Peace Studies Scholarship essay (300 to 1,200 words).

Applicants are also to include a research idea or project to promote peace and justice that could be completed during the scholarship year. Awardees will present results of their project to a campus forum at the end of year and are required to select and work with a mentor on the required project and to meet with mentors and participate in sponsored events.

Faculty, please encourage students to apply!

Questions? Contact Laurie Fair at

Watch film about mountaineers climbing Denali

Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

On Friday, Feb. 7, at 6 p.m. the Intercultural Resource Center will host a screening of the award-winning film An American Ascent

This film follows the first African-American expedition to tackle North America’s highest peak, Denali. Through the expedition, these mountaineers challenge themselves and confront outdated notions of what adventure looks like.

Food and beverages will be provided and discussion will follow the film. Questions? Contact Keith Schneider at or Grant Burns at

Help plan events for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and there will be several important events happening on our campus to promote awareness and education. A team of Title IX Deputy Coordinators and students are planning the events for the month.

If you are interested in joining the planning team or would like to receive more information, contact Mark Pothoff ( in the Office of Student Life.

Get Chipotle to support women’s lacrosse team

Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

Need catering? Or maybe a burrito or two in between the basketball games? Come to the Chipotle in Sherwood between 4 and 8 p.m. this Saturday, Feb. 1, and help support the George Fox women’s lacrosse team. The Sherwood Chipotle is located at 21332 S.W. Langer Farms Pkwy., Suite 118.

Be sure to tell the cashier at checkout that you are there for the fundraiser before you pay. For more information, contact Katie Brand (

Watch fourth movie with Harry Potter Club

Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

Join the Harry Potter Club this Friday, Jan. 31, as we watch the fourth Harry Potter movie: The Goblet of Fire! The movie will start at 7:30 p.m. in the Foxhole. Snacks will be provided.

The Harry Potter Club meets every Friday at 4 p.m. in Stevens 101 except on movie-watching days. For more information, email Julia Sutter at

Assemble a team to compete in Trivia Night Friday

Monday, January 27th, 2020

This Friday, Jan. 31, we’re hosting another Trivia Night at 7 p.m. in Canyon Commons. Assemble a team and play with a chance to win a big prize. You can sign up at this link.

Questions? Contact

‘Shakers of Mount Lebanon’ play opens this week

Monday, January 27th, 2020

The George Fox theatre department opens its winter production The Shakers of Mount Lebanon Will Hold a Peace Conference This Month this week. Come join us for this Big Bridge Theatre Consortium play that tells the story of a Shaker community in crisis in the early 20th century.

The show runs in Wood-Mar Auditorium Jan. 30 through Feb. 1 and Feb. 6-8 at 7:30 p.m., and will also include 2 p.m. matinee performances on Sunday, Feb. 2, and Sunday, Feb. 9. Open captioning will be available for select shows.

Students get their own tickets free on both Thursdays, Jan. 30 and Feb. 6. Each student must purchase his or her own ticket using their George Fox email address, and they must bring their ID with them to the door.

Employees are provided with one complimentary ticket for any of the shows. Like students, employees need to order tickets using their George Fox email address and bring their ID to the door.

Reserve your seat online or pick them up at the box office in the Bruin Store (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.). See you at the show!

Yang speaks on ‘Preaching Reconciliation’ on Feb. 20

Monday, January 27th, 2020

The university community is invited to a special presentation, “King’s Speech: Preaching Reconciliation in a World of Violence and Chasm,” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20, in Hoover 105.

Presenting will be George Fox’s own Sunggu Yang, an assistant professor of Christian ministries. He is the author of two books, King’s Speech: Preaching Reconciliation in a World of Violence and Chasm (2019) and Evangelical Pilgrims from the East: Faith Fundamentals of Korean American Protestant Diasporas (2016), and two books that are in progress, Picasso and Preaching: An Aesthetic Homiletic for the 21st Century and Sacred Waters: Pastoral Essays for Aspiring Preachers.

To learn more about Yang, visit this page. For more information on the event, part of the President’s Speaker Series, contact Missy Terry at

Come to Thursday’s talk on America’s founding

Monday, January 27th, 2020

On Thursday, Jan. 30, Jeffrey Polet, a political scientist at Hope College, will give a talk entitled “Did America Have a Founding? Reflections on When America Began and Who Founded It.” Join us at 7 p.m. in Hoover 103.

Among others, he will consider the possibility of an America founded in 1619, 1620, 1776, and 1789.

Questions? Contact Mark Hall at

Learn about studying abroad in Ecuador

Monday, January 27th, 2020

Interested in studying abroad? Ever dream of traveling to Machu Picchu or sailing through the Galapagos Islands? Come to Canyon Commons between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. this Thursday, Jan. 30, to talk with a representative, Ashleigh Dellos, about the possibility of studying abroad in Ecuador!

Questions? Contact Gabrielle Hartman at

Lecture on Frederick Douglass presented for Black History Month

Monday, January 27th, 2020

In celebration of Black History Month, Verdis Robinson, director for community college engagement at Campus Compact and advocate for civic education, will speak in Hoover 105 on Monday, Feb. 10. Join us at 7 p.m. as Robinson discusses the activism of American abolitionist Frederick Douglass and his journey in search of democracy and equality. 

Refreshments will be provided. Admission is free and the public is welcome. Contact Paul Otto at with questions about the event.

USPS increases flat-rate package prices

Monday, January 27th, 2020

The U.S. Postal Service has increased flat-rate package prices, effective Sunday, Jan. 26. The price increase does not affect stamp prices.

To get specifics on the rate changes, visit this page. If you have questions, contact Richard Silver at

New art exhibition opens in Lindgren Gallery

Monday, January 27th, 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.

Rier is a self-taught artist working mostly in inks and paints on paper in a style she calls “folk surrealism.” After many years of oil painting and designing clothes, she shifted her focus to works on paper. She creates pieces that draw viewers in with their bright colors and delicate line work, but as the viewer delves deeper into the piece they find themselves immersed in a complex narrative.

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

Schedule a financial planning meeting with TIAA representative

Monday, January 27th, 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.

Donate coins and cans to nursing’s service trip

Monday, January 27th, 2020

The university’s nursing service trip to Africa is hosting a can and coin drive from 6 to 8 p.m. this Monday, Feb. 3, so if you’re having a Super Bowl viewing party, save your empty cans!

Just leave any empty soda cans and/or loose change in the lobby of your dorm with a note, “For the nursing serve trip,” or in a bag on your porch. We will come by to pick them up!

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.

If you are a faculty or employee and aren’t on campus in the evening, please contact Hannah Thom at or 406-591-1311 to arrange for a student to come by your office during the day to pick up your cans and/or coins.

Questions? Contact Hannah Thom at

FoxTALE maintenance information

Monday, January 27th, 2020

Early in each semester, IT hides courses from the previous semester. IT will complete this work tomorrow (Wednesday). We anticipate circumstances in which students might need to keep access to 2019 fall course sites.

The teacher enrolled in a course site can choose to give enrolled students access to the course. The guide, Making the Course Visible, demonstrates how to do this.

We invite you to join us for 30-minute web conferences throughout the semester. You will find the listing for these events here and the faculty development sign-up form here.

You will find additional guides at this webpage. You can contact for support.

Avoid Hoover building’s south entrance tomorrow

Monday, January 27th, 2020

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

Questions? Contact John Heitz at

Have asthma? Participate in research study

Monday, January 27th, 2020

A research study is being performed to determine asthma’s effects on the body and how to create exercise programs that best benefit those suffering from asthma. Participants will complete a short exercise test on a treadmill.

If you would like to help, follow this link. Questions? Contact Kelsey Kammerzell at

Friday’s Asian American Leadership Forum has new location

Monday, January 27th, 2020

The Asian American Leadership Forum scheduled for this Friday, Jan. 31, has changed its location to the Stevens atrium at 7 p.m. Jenny Elsey, Insil Kang, Tony Huynh, Loveleen Brar and Satoshi Seth will grapple with questions about the Asian American experience, with Q&A afterward.

Direct any questions to Rachel Leong at

Come to research seminar on algebraic topology

Monday, January 27th, 2020

Join us as a mathematics faculty candidate presents her research topic on topology and its applications. This event will be today (Tuesday) at 3 p.m. in EHS 125.

Algebraic topology is a field of mathematics that describes and characterizes spaces by assigning algebraic invariants to each space, something that will not change if one deforms the space (e.g. by stretching or shrinking) without tearing or cutting. Building on a minimal knowledge of linear algebra, we will discuss applications of algebraic topology in the form of topological data analysis and see some examples of applications in image processing and neuroscience.

Questions? Contact Adina McConaughey (