Archive for January, 2020

Audition for short film

Monday, January 27th, 2020

A student is holding auditions for a short film. Golden Seahorse is a film about siblings, Zane and Chloe, who attend college together and struggle with their independence. With Zane’s over-protective tendencies, he pushes his sister away and has to decide whether to tell his sister the truth about their family or continue letting her live a lie.

The roles are as follows:

  • Zane (Male, 26-35)
  • Chloe (Female, 18-25)
  • Carson (Male, 18-25)
  • Emily (Female, 18-25)
  • Katie (Female, 35-45)
  • Linda (Female, 45-55)

Audition by appointment. For more information, contact Austin Carrero at

Swing by Christian Camp Fair in EHS today

Monday, January 27th, 2020

Students, interested in working at a Christian camp this summer? Faculty, do you know students who may be looking for work in this arena?

Today (Tuesday), we’re hosting reps from 20 camps in the local area and beyond to share paid opportunities with students for the upcoming summer. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the EHS Atrium.

Working at a camp is a great way to get work experience while doing something meaningful that impacts others. Camps hire students of all school years, in all majors. Drop by anytime during the fair to learn about the different positions available.

Questions? Contact Kaitlyn Peitz in the IDEA Center (

Make plans to attend Dalton Lecture tonight

Sunday, January 26th, 2020

The university’s Department of Biology and Chemistry invites you to join us for the 10th annual Dalton Lecture at 7:30 p.m. tonight (Monday) in Bauman Auditorium. Admission is free.

The presentation, titled “The True Story of Science and Faith,” will be delivered by Ian Hutchinson, a professor of nuclear science and engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He will discuss how the widely presumed “warfare myth” that science and religion are at odds is a distortion of both science and faith.

In truth, Hutchinson argues, their relationship is a complex story that ultimately leads to the affirmation that God is revealed both in the “Book of His Word” (the Bible) and the “Book of His Works” (nature).

The lecture is one of two Hutchinson will present on campus. He will also speak at 3 p.m. today on “Star Power! Scientific Frontiers of Fusion Energy” in Bauman Auditorium.

More information is available on the Dalton Lecture Series webpage. Questions? Call Vetta Berokoff at 503-554-2710.

Asian American Heritage Week begins today

Sunday, January 26th, 2020

Join the Fusion Asian American Club and celebrate Asian American Heritage Week this week!

We are putting on a series of fun and educational events about Asian America from Jan. 27-31. Here is the schedule:

  • Monday, Jan. 27: History Art Installation
  • Tuesday, Jan. 28: Information Table on Quad, noon to 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 29: Game Night in IRC, 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, Jan. 30: Movie Night/Discussion (The Farewell) in IRC, 7 p.m.
  • Friday, Jan. 31: Asian American Leadership Forum in Canyon Commons, 7 p.m.

Email or Fusion President Rachel Leong with any questions or follow @gfu.fusion for updates.

Please avoid dumping trash in recycling bins

Sunday, January 26th, 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

Sign up for web editor training session Feb. 5

Sunday, January 26th, 2020

A training session for Cascade Server, the system used to edit the university website, will be offered on Wednesday, Feb. 5, from 2 to 4 p.m.

This basic-level session is tailored for editors who have either not edited the website before or need a refresher on using the software. The session will be held in the library basement computer lab (MLRC 020). Sign up here

Questions? Contact Peter Crackenberg at or 503-554-2138.

PA program in need of health care partners for clerkships

Sunday, January 26th, 2020

We are excited to expand our medical education programs with the launch of a physician assistant (PA) program in 2021. Currently, we are seeking health care partners to do PA clerkships for our students, which need to be identified by March to meet national program accreditation requirements. You have a chance to be a part of this wonderful initiative!

If you would like more information, or if you know of physicians, PAs, or NPs who might be willing to take student clerkships, reach out to our PA team at

PAs offer valuable and versatile medical skills and serve in a wide variety of roles, from primary care to emergency medicine to behavioral health. Our PA program will give students critical hands-on training through clerkships at hospitals and clinics across Oregon and beyond.   

Office supplies available from Plant Services

Sunday, January 26th, 2020

Do you want some more organizational items or decor? The Thomas Center excess furniture inventory has some ideas for you!

Come “shop” our desk organizers, tape dispensers, staplers, three-ring binders, filing cabinets, sorting and display racks, bulletin boards, desk lamps and more! For large items, choose the item you like and we will even deliver it.

 Questions? Contact Dixie Downey at

Celebrate Jim Steele at retirement reception Feb. 6

Sunday, January 26th, 2020

The MBA program invites the George Fox community to attend MBA professor Jim Steele’s retirement reception on Thursday, Feb. 6. Please join us to celebrate Jim’s teaching legacy and amazing contribution to the MBA programs.

The reception will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Portland Center Room 155 and lobby area. Light refreshments and a celebration cake will be served.

If you will be attending, please RSVP here. Questions? Contact Allie Duncan at

Check out this week’s home games

Sunday, January 26th, 2020

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

  • Women’s basketball vs. Linfield College – Friday, Jan. 31, 6 p.m., Wheeler Sports Center
  • Men’s basketball vs. Linfield College – Friday, Jan. 31, 8 p.m., Wheeler Sports Center
  • Baseball vs. St. Martin’s University – Saturday, Feb. 1, 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Morse Athletic Fields

Questions? Visit the athletics website.

Stop by the Club Fair today

Sunday, January 26th, 2020

Looking for involvement opportunities? Want to get the lowdown on upcoming club events for this semester? Swing by the Club Fair in the Canyon Commons dining room today (Monday) between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to check out our clubs on campus and make some new friends!

Each of our exciting clubs will be represented, so you can join them or talk to current members. There will also be information available on how to start a club of your own. Note: No food plan is necessary to visit the fair.

Questions? Contact Anna Sovereign at

Lead a spring semester Life Group

Sunday, January 26th, 2020

The Office for Spiritual Life is looking for post-college Life Group leaders for our six-week spring Life Groups (the weeks of Feb. 10 through March 20). Life Groups are small groups of undergraduate students who meet together for prayer, Bible study and fellowship.

Life Groups meet weekly for 60 to 90 minutes at the time and location of your choosing. We can assist you with finding a great location if you would like. Participants will select the group they wish to participate in based on the details that leaders provide.

Groups are encouraged to use one of three curriculum options recommended by the Office for Spiritual Life which parallel other themes that are being explored in chapel.

We welcome our employees, alumni, George Fox family members, and participants of our wonderful local churches to consider leading a group. Our fall leader meeting will take place on Thursday, Feb. 6 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at a location to be determined. Lunch will be provided.

For more information and to sign up, visit this webpage or contact the Office for Spiritual Life at

Send a Valentine’s Day note to your family

Sunday, January 26th, 2020

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and we want to give you a chance to send a “love” note home to your family! Stop by Information Services between now and Saturday, Feb. 1, to fill out a postcard with a message to home.

Parent and Family Programs will pay for the postage and make sure they get in the mail by Feb. 1. There will also be an opportunity to grab one in the Bruin Den on Wednesday, Jan. 29, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Questions? Contact Megan Fisher at

Bruin Community Pantry announces spring hours

Sunday, January 26th, 2020

The Bruin Community Pantry‘s food bank is now open. All George Fox community members have access to the pantry, located in Roberts Center 110.

Please note that the entry to the food bank during the kitchen remodel will be through the student lounge. Check out the hours below:

  • Mondays: 8 to 10 a.m., 1 to 2:30 p.m., 4 to 5 p.m.
  • Tuesdays: 9:30 a.m. to noon, 4 to 5 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
  • Thursdays: 2 to 5 p.m.
  • Fridays: Noon to 2:30 p.m.

For more information, contact the student life office at

Award-winning Hollywood producer speaks on campus

Sunday, January 26th, 2020

All are invited to see award-winning Hollywood producer Nancy de los Santos-Reza present and discuss her new HBO documentary, The Bronze Screen: 100 Years of the Latino Image in Hollywood, at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18, in Hoover 105.

De los Santos-Reza’s film provides an overview of how Latinos have been portrayed in Hollywood in each decade of the twentieth century. The screening will be followed by a question-and-answer time with de los Santos-Reza.

To learn more, contact Debbie Berhó at 503-554-2644.

New climbing classes begin tomorrow

Sunday, January 26th, 2020

The Hadlock Student Center is offering two courses: Lead Climbing and an intro to movement course, titled “School of Rock,” starting tomorrow (Tuesday). These are four-week classes that will each meet for one hour. Lead Climbing starts at 5 p.m., and School of Rock at 4 p.m. 

Additional class details and sign-up information can be found on Questions? Contact Keith Schneider at

Faculty development opportunity: Elevating learning outcomes

Sunday, January 26th, 2020

Join Rick Muthiah and the Disability Services Office in welcoming Martha Smith, director of the Oregon State University Disability Access Office. She will present a session titled “Universal Design in Instruction: Elevating Outcomes for All Our Students,” on Wednesday, Jan. 29, at 11 a.m. in PDS 280 and at 3 p.m. in Stevens 207.

The concept of Universal Design involves creating environments that maximize benefit for the broadest possible audience. After an introduction to Universal Design, Smith will lead participants in considering how we might elevate learning outcomes for an increasingly anxious and depressed student population.

Faculty may participate by video streaming. This session fulfills two PD hours for faculty. Please RSVP and contact Rick Muthiah at if you have any questions.

Learn more about Disability Services

Sunday, January 26th, 2020

The Disability Services Office is here to help you get the most out of your education. We have worked with students living with learning disabilities, ADHD, mobility limitations, chronic illness, mental health concerns, autism spectrum, PTSD, and others.

Click here or come to our office in Lemmons 9 to learn more. Questions? Contact Andrea Byerley at

Delight women’s ministry begins tonight

Saturday, January 25th, 2020

Are you a woman craving some quality time with the Word and with friends? Do find yourself desiring more community in 2020? Are you a gal who likes doughnuts?

If you answered yes to these questions, you should come check out Delight! Delight is a national women’s ministry focused on digging deep into God’s Word and building intentional relationships. We love to worship together and cultivate space for meaningful conversation.

This semester we will be starting a study of the Book of John and we would love for you to be a part of it. The kickoff is tonight (Sunday) at 7 p.m. in the FoxHole. Come as you are; we can’t wait to meet you!

Questions? Contact Hannah Mason at

Sign up now for Trivia Night

Saturday, January 25th, 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!

Questions? Contact Student Activities at