Archive for August, 2021

All invited to Convocation Chapel this morning

Monday, August 30th, 2021

Today is the day! Join us this morning at 10:50 a.m. for Fall Academic Convocation Chapel in Bauman Auditorium. Provost Andrea Scott will address the community, and president Robin Baker and ASC president Micah Mensing will lead the Community Charge.

Come start the year off blessed as we worship together and welcome students to campus. See you tomorrow!

Contact Laurie Fair ( with any questions.

Come make some music!

Monday, August 30th, 2021

Come make music with us! The music department offers many ways to get involved in groups and lessons. We are open and would love to have you!

Find out more information here. If you have questions, contact Danielle Warner (

Audition for student-led worship bands Thursday

Monday, August 30th, 2021

Are you a musician interested in being in one of our two student-led worship bands this semester? We are hosting auditions on Thursday, Sept. 2, and you are invited!

Please fill out this form and we will assign you an audition time. Questions? Email Pastor Jamie Johnson (

Check out art and design’s porch pop-up sale Friday

Monday, August 30th, 2021

Come stop by art and design’s porch pop-up sale this Friday, Sept. 3, from 5 to 8 p.m.  It will be on the porch of Jillian Sokso’s house at 700 E. Sheridan St. and featuring artists Tim Timmerman, Jennifer Loop and Jillian Sokso.

If you have any questions, please email Jillian at Hope to see you there!

Trauma group available as a resource

Monday, August 30th, 2021

Interested in finding solidarity and learning about helpful resources for students with trauma backgrounds? Disability and Accessibility Services is sponsoring a group for you!

The group will meet in person on months’ first Thursdays at noon and third Tuesdays at 7 p.m. The first meeting will be held on Thursday, Sept. 2, at noon.

Email for location and further information.

All invited to Maker Hub’s game night Thursday

Monday, August 30th, 2021

The Maker Hub would like to welcome back the whole Fox community with a fun game night this Thursday, Sept. 2, from 4 to 7 p.m. This will include vintage Atari video games and boardgames.

We are also encouraging folks to bring their own gaming consoles and hook them up to the flat-screen TVs in the meeting rooms. LAN party in the computer lab, anyone? No need to RSVP, just show up!

This event will also double as a Quiz Party. You may be aware that you need to pass a Canvas quiz to gain access to the Maker Hub (link found on the Maker Hub wiki page). But don’t worry, the quiz is not a requirement for the game night; the doors will be propped open.

We are treating it like an open-house event, so bring your friends, have fun, look around, ask questions, and take the quiz if you would like to get connected with the Maker Hub.

Please contact Nick Sullivan ( if you have questions.

Join Premedical Club’s first event of year tomorrow

Monday, August 30th, 2021

Join the Premedical Club for our first event of the year! We’re meeting at 5 p.m. tomorrow (Wednesday) in Hoover 105. We will have an intro to the club, get-to-know-you activities, and snacks!

Hope to see you there! Contact Catharina Snedecor ( with any questions.

Church shuttles available throughout September

Monday, August 30th, 2021

Hoping to attend a local church on Sundays? Every Sunday in September, local churches are providing transportation for students to and from their services. For a list of churches and their pick-up times and locations, see this website.

See the local church list to find links to livestream services as well.

If you have any questions, please contact us at

Show your support for Pre-Veterinary Club

Monday, August 30th, 2021

Please support the start of the Pre-Veterinary Club by signing this Google Form! It only requires the name of the club, your name, and the date!

Questions? Contact Jaiden Biscay (

Join club in harvesting community garden tonight

Monday, August 30th, 2021

The Stewards of Sustainability Club is excited for another year of fun and educational activities to share with the George Fox community!

Please follow this link to take our activities survey. We’d love to hear what activities you are most excited about!

In our community garden, we will be harvesting pears, grapes, a few tomatoes, and preparing the garden for fall seed planting today (Tuesday) from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Please meet outside Bauman Auditorium at 6:30 p.m., and we will walk to the garden together. 

Please visit our website or Instagram (@gfu_stewards_of_sustainability) to keep up-to-date with our events and meetings. If you would like to become a club member and get added to our emailing list or get more involved and become a club officer, email Sydney Schroeder at

Meridian Street closed Wednesday and Thursday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday, August 29th, 2021

Meridian Street will be closed on Wednesday, Sept. 1, and on Thursday, Sept. 2, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. while the city of Newberg seals the street surface.

Traffic will not be allowed across the surface, so please find alternate routes. The closure extends 430 feet north of the railroad tracks to East 4th Street (South of Hwy. 99W). Thank you!

Auditions for ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ set for tomorrow night

Sunday, August 29th, 2021

The George Fox student community is welcome to audition for the university theatre’s fall play, William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. General auditions will be tomorrow (Tuesday) from 7:30 to 10 p.m. in Wood-Mar Auditorium.

Theatre students are instructed to prepare a 90-second Shakespearean monologue for the audition. If you are not a theatre student you don’t need to memorize a monologue. However, please bring your favorite Shakespearean monologue to the audition and be ready to perform/read it for the director. You can sign up for an audition time slot at this link.

Callbacks will be on Wednesday and ThursdaySept. 1-2, from 7:30 to 10 p.m.

Contact Rhett Luedtke at with any questions.

Art exhibits on campus showcase work of professors

Sunday, August 29th, 2021

Introducing our new faculty members in the School of Communication and Design! To mark their arrival, we’re hosting a  New Faculty Exhibition in the Minthorne Gallery starting today (Monday) and running through Friday, Sept. 24.

Come see works by Marvin Eans, Casey Martin, Amy Williams and Chandler Brutscher, who will be serving the university as professors in graphic design, interior design, ceramics, and foundations, respectively.

Meanwhile, in the Lindgren Gallery, located between Bauman Auditorium and the Ross Center, we are hosting the Frogman’s 38th Print Workshop Portfolio, in which our own Jillian Sokso is a featured participant. That show will also run Aug. 30 through Sept. 24.

The Minthorne and Lindgren galleries are open to the public  Monday through Saturday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. In addition to the galleries, the exhibits will be open to the public during Newberg’s First Friday Art Walk on Friday, Sept. 3, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Contact Chandler Brutscher ( with any questions.

Reminder: Convocation Chapel is tomorrow

Sunday, August 29th, 2021

Join us tomorrow (Tuesday) at 10:50 a.m. for Fall Academic Convocation Chapel in Bauman Auditorium. Provost Andrea Scott will address the community, and president Robin Baker and ASC president Micah Mensing will lead the Community Charge.

Come start the year off blessed as we worship together and welcome students to campus. See you tomorrow!

Contact Laurie Fair ( with any questions.

IDEA Center’s drop-in appointments available through Sept. 3

Sunday, August 29th, 2021

Welcome everyone! We are so happy to see everyone back on campus!

As we prepare to welcome all our new and returning students, the IDEA Center will be offering drop-in appointments only throughout the first week of classes. Students are encouraged to simply come by the IDEA Center to connect with a CAP Coach now through Friday, Sept. 3. Individual appointments will not be available during this time.

We are excited to have our full community back together! Thank you in advance for your understanding as we anticipate a very busy start to the semester!

Questions? Contact Sherri Moore at

Download the new George Fox Mobile app

Sunday, August 29th, 2021

Get the info and tools you need for your life on campus by downloading the George Fox Mobile app! Through the app, you’ll be able to:

  • Check your grades
  • Link to Canvas
  • See the menu and make dining reservations
  • Make library room reservations
  • Check university calendars
  • Find maps
  • Access the IDEA Center
  • Check and connect with Financial Aid
  • See what’s happening with athletics
  • Much more!

The app is available on IOS and Android.

Important vehicle registration information

Sunday, August 29th, 2021

All students who plan to bring a vehicle to campus must register their vehicles for parking permits!

The university parking registration fee has been incorporated into the Student Fee, so students will no longer need to pay an additional out-of-pocket fee to register their vehicle. Students bringing a vehicle to campus must register their vehicle and obtain a parking permit.

There have been significant changes in parking areas this year, so be sure to look over your new parking map to ensure you are parking in the right place.

Here is some more info:

  • All students may order a permit this year.
  • All residents may order a resident parking permit.
  • All commuters may order a commuter parking permit.
  • Graduate students may order a graduate permit.
  • Vehicles must be parked in the lots assigned to their permit designation.

Register here and be sure to have your DMV registration slip in front of you.

If you have any trouble registering your vehicle, please call our office at 503-554-2090 so that we may assist you.

Questions? Call the Campus Public Safety office at the above number, or email Elrike Shaw at

Remember to utilize the online class schedule

Sunday, August 29th, 2021 is a great resource for anyone needing to look up details on a class, including meeting times and location, teaching modality, enrollment limit and waitlist numbers, course description, instructor info, and often textbook listings, too (click the book icon after clicking on a course to expand its info).

Questions? Contact the registrar’s office (

RecFest is today! Come play together!

Saturday, August 28th, 2021

Today is full of recreational activities and events for you to enjoy! Come connect with other students while playing fun games and trying new things!

We have come-and-go-style opportunities happening all afternoon (12:30 to 5:30 p.m.) and a high-energy festival-style event at night at the Hadlock Student Center (8 to 10 p.m.). A couple of highlights to note is the new sport of arrow tag at Hadlock and the waterfront activities that will be happening on the Willamette River, which include paddleboarding, kayaking, and tubing!

Everything is FREE and open to ALL students! Go here for the full schedule and to see what is happening. Have questions? Please contact AJ Heil at

Mail Services open today from 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Friday, August 27th, 2021

Mail Services is open today (Saturday) for packages to be picked up. We will be open between 1 and 4:30 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact Richard Silver at