Archive for February, 2020

Plan to attend Diversity Dialogue on April 9

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

The BSW program and the School of Social Work invite you to our spring Diversity Dialogue, “Trauma and Hate: From Micro-Aggression to Genocide,” on Thursday, April 9, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the grand ballroom of the Chehalem Cultural Center.

Joining us will be Randy Blazak, whose 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.

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.

Questions? Contact Kimberley Rapp at

Come to women’s basketball game tonight

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

Come hop on the fan bus and cheer on our women’s basketball team as they play a big game in the NWC tournament at Pacific University today (Thursday) at 7 p.m.

We will provide free dinner, a “True Blue” T-shirt, and transport to the game. The bus will leave from the Stevens Center parking lot at 6 p.m. Sign up here to reserve your spot on the bus. 

Questions? Contact

Volunteer for PT practice screening

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

The School of Physical Therapy is looking for volunteers with a complicated medical history to participate in a practice screening session on Monday, March 2, from 9 to 9:45 a.m. in the auditorium at Friendsview.

In this session, our second-year DPT students will practice interviewing volunteers on their medical history paperwork and medication list.

To sign up or if you have questions, contact Linda Dallof at or 503-554-2451.

Encourage students to register for summer online courses

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

Do you know of students who are interested in catching up or getting ahead on their general education requirements? Encourage them to take online course at George Fox this summer! Registration is now open.

Classes are limited to 20 students each, and they fill up fast. Basic general education options such as HUMA 205 and 290, BIBL/RELI 215, CHEM 110, many MATH options, and so much more are available.

The courses run for eight weeks during June and July, and the fee is 50 percent off normal tuition. The courses are all taught by experienced, devoted George Fox faculty members with a track record of success in online teaching.

Students can visit the summer online website for a course list and instructions for registration.

Questions? Email Brian Doak (, director of the summer online program.

Civil rights activist Dolores Huerta speaks on March 8

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

Join us for a special guest appearance by Dolores Huerta, the woman who cofounded the National Farm Workers Association with César Chávez in the early 1960s and who received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama in 2012.

Huerta will give a presentation on Sunday, March 8, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Bauman Auditorium. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, and the doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Huerta has worked for labor rights and social justice for more than 50 years. This lecture will provide an inside look at the farm worker movement and its historical ramifications for today. She will speak to what the movement was all about and her role in it, and address what activism is and how it can effect change.

Questions? Contact Rebecca Hernandez at

Accounting department offers tax preparation help

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

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

  • 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.

Join in on Ash Wednesday services today

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

The Office for Spiritual Life invites you to participate in one of our two Ash Wednesday services today. We will have a simple and short service at noon in the prayer chapel, then a full hour-long service in Vespers at 7 p.m. in Bauman Auditorium. All community members are welcome!

Questions? Contact the Office for Spiritual Life at

Hop on fan bus to women’s basketball game Thursday

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

Come hop on the fan bus and cheer on our women’s basketball team as they play a big game in the Northwest Conference tournament at Pacific University tomorrow (Thursday) at 7 p.m.

We will provide a free dinner, a “True Blue” T-shirt, and transport to the game. The bus will leave from the Stevens Center parking lot at 6 p.m. Sign up here to reserve your spot on the bus. 

Questions? Contact

Student Accounts has office hours today

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

The Student Accounts Office will have a representative available on the Portland campus today (Wednesday) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

If you need assistance with your current account balance, planning for future semesters, or are a veteran who needs assistance, feel free to drop by our office or email Sherri Moore at if you would like an appointment.

Apply to be an ARC consultant

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

Do you like showing others ways to be a more effective and efficient student? Do your friends always come to you to look over their papers before they turn them in? Do you have a GPA above 3.0?

If you answered “yes” to these questions, you might have a future as a consultant in the Academic Resource Center. We are interested in students from any major, not just English.

Applications for the 2020-21 academic year are due by Friday, March 13, at 5 p.m. Application instructions and additional information are available on this webpage. Contact Julia James ( if you have questions.

Attend seminar on the mammalian visual system

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

Join the biology department for a guest research seminar on “Linking Neuronal Physiology and Behavioral Function” on Thursday, March 5, from 3 to 4 p.m. in EHS 102.

How does coordinated cellular activity in the brain control behavior? To address this, researchers use physiological measures of cellular function and behavioral tests of performance, but establishing causal connections has remained a significant challenge. As a result, the relationship between brain function and the underlying physiology of the cells and circuits that support it is not well understood.

Our lab studies the mammalian visual system in the mouse model organism. We use both electrophysiological recordings and behavioral measurements of visual function and attempt to establish causal relationships by employing perceptual learning techniques. 

Questions? Contact Adina McConaughey at

Register for bouldering competition

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

Join the George Fox climbing community on Friday, March 6, from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. for the second annual Bruin Boulder Bash. This is going to be a night of fun and friendly competition featuring a raffle throughout the evening for participants. 

The event is open to students, staff and faculty. There will be two sessions running from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sign up for beginner (V0-V3) or advanced (V4+) divisions for men and women. Register through

Questions? Contact Keith Schneider at

What is Lent? Join discussion on Friday

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

Join the Catholic Campus Fellowship in Stevens 109 this Friday, Feb 28, at 5 p.m., to learn about and discuss the history and purpose of the season of Lent. Chapel credit is available.

Questions? Contact Claire Pierce at

Join Young Life meeting tonight

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

The Young Life club invites everyone to join us with Linfield College Young Life today (Wednesday) at 8:01 p.m. in the FoxHole for a night of fellowship and to conclude our month-long series on relationships.

There will be food, games, prizes, lots of friends, and great discussions on how to pursue healthy, Christ-centered relationships.

Follow us on Instagram @georgefoxyounglife to stay updated on upcoming events. Questions? Contact Riley Remoket at

Swing by Lacrosse Fan Day Saturday

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

Lacrosse season is right around the corner. The Bruins are working hard and are excited to see you all at the field this spring!

Before the games start, join us for the third annual Bruin Lacrosse Fan Day this Saturday, Feb. 29, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Austin Sports Complex. Meet the 2020 Bruin team, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, challenge a player in the fastest shot contest, and learn more about the game.

Contact Katie Brand at for more information.

Library’s 24-hour space will close for two hours Friday evening

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

The Murdock Library will be having a student employee training event on Friday, Feb. 28, so the 24-hour space will not be available from 5 to 7 p.m. It will reopen for the night at 7 p.m.

Questions? Contact Patty Vanier at

Join paint night fundraiser to support nursing serve trip

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

Come enjoy a fun, step-by-step paint night fundraiser for the July 2020 nursing serve trip to Kenya. Join us on Thursday, March 12, at 6 p.m. at Newberg Friends Church.

The cost is $35 per person ($30 student rate). All supplies are provided and all proceeds will go to support the trip. Pre-registration is required; email Hannah Thom ( to register.

Athletics wins food and clothing drive competition

Monday, February 24th, 2020

The Bruin Community Pantry’s food and clothing drive competition was a huge success. Eight teams participated in the competition, and 2,436.7 pounds of food and 1,055 pieces of clothing were donated. Here are the totals:

Athletics won the Mac Daddy Donuts party! Thank you to everyone who participated in this event.

Here are the results!

  • Academic Affairs: 112.3 pounds of food
  • Athletics: 1,501.2 pounds of food and 795 pieces of clothing
  • Communications and Cinematic Arts: 245.7 pounds of food and 29 pieces of clothing
  • Events Services: 156 pounds of food
  • Nursing Department: 41.4 pounds of food
  • Plant Services: 179.6 pounds of food and 20 pieces of clothing
  • Registrar’s Office: 201 pieces of clothing
  • Student Life and President’s Office: 200.5 pounds of food and 10 pieces of clothing

Want to get involved in the Bruin Community Pantry? Contact Jere Witherspoon at

Come to biology lecture on hummingbirds Thursday

Monday, February 24th, 2020

Join the biology department for a seminar presentation by Bret Tobalske on Thursday, Feb. 27, at 4:30 p.m. in Hoover 105. His presentation is titled “Nature’s Ultimate Flying Animals: The Biomechanics and Aerodynamics of Hummingbirds.”

Tobalske is known worldwide for his work on flight biomechanics in birds.  In his work, he uses methods including high-speed video to make kinematic measurements, particle image velocimetry to measure airflow characteristics, and sonomicrometry to measure muscle activity. 

Tobalske has constructed a large wind tunnel that he uses for studies of forward flight in birds and convective heat transfer in stationary structures (e.g. nests), and also uses preserved wings attached to a motor to study how airflow across the the wing changes with wing design. 

For more information, contact Vetta Berokoff at

Bon Appetit has new office hours

Monday, February 24th, 2020

Bon Appetit is adjusting its office hours for the remainder of the academic year. We will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Questions before or after hours should be directed to a member of management in the main dining hall.

Questions? Contact Jason Rosvall at