Archive for September, 2021

Plan to attend Tuesday’s conversation with the Braver Angels

Thursday, September 30th, 2021

Oregon’s co-coordinators for Braver Angels, a national group promoting civil conversation and cooperation across political divides, will describe their work in a special presentation on campus Tuesday, Oct. 5.

The free event is open to the public and is set from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Hoover 105. The evening will feature Elise Keith and Ben Nanke, who co-coordinate the Oregon chapter’s work, Elise as a “Blue” and Ben as a “Red.”

More information on the Oct. 5 event and the George Fox Civility Project is available at this link, or by contacting Civility Project Director Ron Mock at You can also read about the Braver Angels at this link.

Use this link to register to attend via Zoom. For those who attend in person, masks are required.

Braver Angels (BA) is one of the leading national organizations working to overcome America’s historically high levels of political polarization and alienation. Their events allow conservatives and liberals to get past destructive stereotypes so “we can have civil conversations about real issues that lead to productive problem-solving,” according to the BA website.

Maker Hub’s ‘Tool Tip Friday’: Metal Laser Cutter

Thursday, September 30th, 2021

Did you know that the Maker Hub has a metal laser cutter? This machine can cut and engrave sheet metal; it even can cut square or round stock. Check out this video that shows some features of the Fablight metal laser cutter we have in the Maker Hub.

The Maker Hub exists as a resource and creative outlet for the entire George Fox community (Yes, including non-engineers!). We are looking for student aces. A student ace is simply an expert on a piece of equipment who helps train other students on the usage of that equipment and gains extra privileges within the Maker Hub.

Please email if you would like to get connected or have any questions.

Join today’s session, ‘Where Does the Time Go?’

Thursday, September 30th, 2021

Ever feel like you’re at the end of the day and need to add a couple more hours to get everything done? We can’t slow down time, but we can provide tools and techniques for getting a better handle on your schedule.

Manage your time instead of letting time control you! Join us today (Friday) from 11 to 11:50 a.m. in Bauman Auditorium for a special Bruin Adventure session, “Where Does the Time Go?”

Contact Rick Muthiah ( with questions.

PsyD program seeking adults age 65+ for Richter study

Thursday, September 30th, 2021

Graduate research students in the PsyD program are looking for adult participants age 65+ to complete a short interview and some cognitive assessments over Zoom.

Participation takes less than two hours, can be completed from the comfort of home, and all participants will receive a $20 Amazon gift card. The study is being funded by the Richter Scholars Foundation.

If you are interested or know someone who might be, or if you want more information, email Robert Kessler at

Register for course ‘Companioning Our Shadow: Emotions & Relationships’

Thursday, September 30th, 2021

Psychologist Carl Jung coined the term “shadow” to refer to the parts of ourselves we hide, repress or deny. Robert Bly called the shadow “the long bag we drag behind us.” We place all that would cause us pain and conflict into the bag, but it holds incredible power to transform our lives, relationships, and communities.

On Friday, Oct. 15, Join Michael Simmons as he explores practices and tools for companioning our shadow, particularly around our emotions and relationships. This course will be a space to invite Christ to meet our hidden parts and deepen that process of healing.

Michael is a spiritual director, retreat facilitator, and serves on the leadership team with Companioning Center on the board of Deep Water, a local community that provides tools, processes and sacred space for women and men to heal.

Michael is a doctoral student at Portland Seminary and is an ordained elder in the Free Methodist Church. The course will be offered via Zoom from 9 to 11 a.m. The cost is $39, and the Zoom link will be provided. You can register here if you’re interested.

If you have any questions, contact Jessica Anders (

Come see Fox Got Talent tonight!

Thursday, September 30th, 2021

Come encourage your fellow Bruins as they show off their unique talents at Fox Got Talent tonight (Friday)!

The audience will be voting for our winner, so be there to cast your vote. The show will take place from 7 to 9:30 p.m. in Bauman Auditorium.

If you have questions, contact Student Activites (

Come to the Stu’Tea’ and SWE movie night

Thursday, September 30th, 2021

The Society of Women Engineers will be partnering with Stu’Tea’ time for a movie event in the Maker Hub on Sunday, Oct. 10, from 7 to 9 p.m.

We will be watching Enola Holmes and drinking Sherlock-inspired teas. It will be a great time with tea, friends, and entertainment. Community building at its finest!

If you have questions, contact Tiana Ringer at

Please be considerate of Friday @ Fox guests while parking today

Thursday, September 30th, 2021

Today (Friday) is Friday @ Fox, so please be mindful of our guests and avoid parking in the Stevens lot in order to provide them with plenty of spaces to park.

If you have questions, contact Lauren Hill ( in the undergraduate admissions office.

Richter Scholars proposal deadline is Oct. 18

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021

If you missed the recent 2021 Richter Scholars kickoff event with all the changes to the program, the recording has been posted on the Richters Scholars webpage.

The page has been updated to reflect all the changes. It is also where you will find the link for the new method of applying electronically. Before preparing a proposal, please read through the full proposal guidelines, eligibility requirements, and review criteria, available at the above link. The proposal deadline is Monday, Oct. 18.

Students, upload your application documents using this link. Faculty, upload your letter of recommendation using this link.

The Richter Scholars program distributes funds to support student research activities that are devised, initiated and carried out by individual student researchers, with mentorship, guidance and expertise provided by a faculty mentor. The purpose of these funds is to support educational research opportunities that encourage the practice of independent thought, leading to independent achievement and personal responsibility.

For the purpose of this program, research is defined as a knowledge-generating activity that is designed to provide new information on a topic, tool or process, and that proceeds according to established and accepted research methods.

*Faculty mentors: Please note that several important proposal elements and eligibility requirements have been recently updated. Please thoroughly read through all posted documentation as you work with your student mentee to prepare a proposal.

For more information, contact Vetta Berokoff at

Student-athletes: Participate in senior research study

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021

Are you a student-athlete? Do you want to understand how best to fuel before your next meet, game, match, or competition?

Participate in our senior research study examining the effects of pre-workout fueling on aerobic exercise. Participants will be required to attend two separate trial sessions lasting no longer than one hour and 15 minutes. We will meet at 7:45 a.m. in Hadlock weekday mornings through the month of October, beginning Wednesday, Oct. 6.

For further inquiries  and/or to sign up, please contact any of the following researchers:, or

Interested in studying abroad? Check out fair on Oct. 13

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021

Are you interested in studying abroad? The Center for Study Abroad is hosting a Study Abroad Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 13, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Canyon Commons.

Many of our off-campus programs will have representatives present, so come by to get information about different programs, countries, and their requirements. We will also be passing out information about the Center for Study Abroad application requirements and due dates.

There will also be a prize drawing of $500 toward a study abroad program of your choice for those who attend and participate.

Questions? Email Lynn Scott ( or David Martinez (, or stop by the Center for Study Abroad (moved to Minthorn 103).

Be sure to check out tomorrow’s ‘Gearage Sale’ at Hadlock

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021

Hadlock’s “Gearage Sale” is happening tomorrow (Friday)! Please note that the sale is cash only, so please plan appropriately.

New this year: All students, employees, family members, and the public are allowed to shop the sale, scheduled to run from 3 to 9 p.m. at the Hadlock Student Center.

Also, anyone can donate or sell their items. Go here for more information on how to sell on consignment. Anyone interested in selling or donating must fill out this form in advance.

Allowable items include exercise/fitness equipment, outdoor recreation equipment, or sporting goods. Items for sale or donation must be dropped off today (Thursday) before 11 p.m. or from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 1, the day of the sale. Proceeds from donations and consignment go to a new scholarship fund.

Questions? Please contact AJ Heil at

Come see alumni and faculty artwork at exhibition that opens tomorrow

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021

Join the School of Communication and Design tomorrow (Friday) as we debut the next art exhibition featuring alumni and faculty artwork.

Stop by the Minthorne and Lindgren galleries to start your First Friday Art Walk (5-8 p.m.), and peruse the exhibition that doubles as an auction benefitting the department’s Chroma Award. Light refreshments will be provided.

See you there! Contact Chandler Brutscher ( for more information.

‘The Crescent’ seeks your feedback with surveys

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021

My name is Jonathon, and I am a reporter with The Crescent. I am fielding community attitudes regarding a couple of hot-topic issues we are hoping to cover in this fall’s second issue.

The surveys and their topics are as follows:

Thank you for your time and consideration. We look forward to providing a better sense of our Fox community’s sentiments toward these controversial issues. If you haven’t already, check out our first 2021 fall issue stories at our website.

Questions? Contact Jonathon Cavada (

These surveys are student generated and are not to be associated with any official research conducted by faculty and staff at George Fox University. Any views or opinions presented in these surveys are solely those of the students and do not represent those of George Fox University. The distribution of these surveys is a service provided to George Fox University students as they prepare their research required by the curriculum. Students are required to have department approval. Any questions about these surveys should be directed to the students associated with the survey in question.

Come to Contemplative Worship this morning at 11 a.m.

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021

All are invited to Contemplative Worship today (Thursday) in Hoover 104.

Today’s worship will be from 11:05 to 11:35 a.m., and will be hosted by Nathanael Ankeny. SpIL credit is offered for student attendees.

Questions? Contact Paul Anderson (

Join Sigma Zeta in EHS for free homemade boba tomorrow

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021

Sigma Zeta, George Fox’s chapter of the national science and math society, is hosting our first event in the EHS atrium tomorrow (Friday) from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. We will be serving free homemade boba, as well as hot drinks, and is open to everyone on campus!

Sigma Zeta membership is specifically for biology, chemistry, computer science, exercise science, and math majors, but we would love to meet all of you and enjoy time in community. Please stop by for a drink, and come learn what we’re all about.

Hope to see you there!

If you have any questions, contact Tori Lopez at

Join colleagues at all-employee meeting this afternoon

Tuesday, September 28th, 2021

Join your colleagues at an in-person all-employee meeting in Canyon Commons 101-103 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. this afternoon (Wednesday). For those unable to attend in person, a livestream will be available at this link.

See you there!

Wellness Wednesdays: Emergency Preparedness, Part IV

Tuesday, September 28th, 2021

Today we share our last message from the Emergency Preparedness series. Find out what to have in your First Aid kit, where to sign up for First Aid/CPR training in the area, and what our AED defibrillator resources are on the Newberg campus.

We hope you have had a safe September!

Questions? contact HR at

Women invited to connect at Fall Ladies’ Luncheon on Tuesday

Tuesday, September 28th, 2021

The women of the George Fox community (staff, faculty and administrators, as well as female spouses) are invited to the Fall Ladies’ Luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 5. Ruth Baker will be hosting this come-and-go event from 11:30  a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Canyon Commons 101-103.

A short devotional and prayer will be held at noon. Come and connect with other women in our community over a delicious meal. There is no cost to attend.

Contact Michelle Dawson at with questions.

Join a hiking trip to Cape Lookout and the Coast this Sunday

Tuesday, September 28th, 2021

Join University Recreation for a fun day trip to the coast this Sunday, Oct. 3! We will be hiking Cape Lookout, which is a scenic five-mile hike through lush old-growth forest that climaxes with views of the ocean from a popular whale-watching spot. The trip lasts from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

After our hike at Cape Lookout, we will walk along and hang out on the beach at Sand Lake and explore the Oregon coastline. This day promises to be one to remember, full of quintessential Oregon landscape views and experiences! Go here to register.

Have questions? Contact AJ Heil at