Archive for October, 2021

Interested in studying in Tokyo? Join Zoom call this Thursday

Monday, October 25th, 2021

Tokyo Christian University is hosting an informational Zoom call on Thursday, Oct. 28, from 6 to 7 p.m. for those interested in studying abroad in Tokyo.

If you have any questions, contact Lynn Scott ( or David Martinez (

HR: Workplace Safety Reminder

Monday, October 25th, 2021

You play a vital role in creating a safe work environment at George Fox. Reporting workplace hazards, incidents or injuries is a crucial occupational safety requirement. If you are injured on the job or observe a workplace hazard, please contact your supervisor immediately. Your supervisor will provide necessary assistance and documentation.

All workplace incidents and related documentation must be turned into Human Resources within 24 hours. Please refer to our safety resources online, and if you have any questions or concerns please reach out to Aga Luptak at and Kim Knoernschild at We are here to provide support.

New outdoor recreation trips are open for registration

Monday, October 25th, 2021

New outdoor recreation (OREC) trips are now available for registration. This includes trips and workshops through the rest of the semester. Activities feature slacklining, mountain biking, hiking, longboarding, adventure travel, and other fun workshops!

These trips are planned and facilitated by a highly trained and certified group of student instructors. OREC trips and activities are open to any and all George Fox students. You do not need to be a member of any club or organization, nor do you have to have any prior outdoor recreation experience.

These are great opportunities to learn new skills, try new things, and meet other students. We highly encourage you to register and be a part of any of these outings and workshops that work for your schedule.

Details and registration can be found here. Have questions? Contact AJ Heil at

Join BIPOC climb event tonight in Hadlock

Monday, October 25th, 2021

University Recreation is hosting BIPOC climb nights and women’s climb nights at the Hadlock Student Center throughout the fall semester. The next BIPOC climb night is tonight (Tuesday) from 7 to 10 p.m.

The BIPOC climb nights are for any members of the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) community and allies! Join us for climbing, community, conversation, and fun. Everyone is invited! After tonight, our next climb night will be Tuesday, Nov. 16, from 7 to 10 p.m.

If you have questions about the BIPOC Climb Nights, please email Austin Shirazi at

Join fun of Maker Hub’s ‘Spooky Soiree’ this Saturday

Monday, October 25th, 2021

Join us for our “Spooky Soiree” in the Maker Hub from 7 to 10 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 30! It will be a fun evening of activities, including pumpkin laser cutting, pumpkin painting, festival games, and a photo booth!

Come dressed in your best costume to compete in a costume competition with a university-renowned panel of judges that you all know and love. Costume contest judging is from 8 to 9 p.m., followed by a dance party.

Doors open at 7 p.m. Students, employees and families are welcome.

Questions? Contact Emily Erickson at

Come to our Self-Care Night this Friday

Monday, October 25th, 2021

Psychology Club and Sources of Strength are teaming up to throw a Self-Care Night this Friday, Oct. 29! Come from 6 to 8 p.m. in Roberts 117 for tea, snacks, coloring, painting, yoga and movies! Come and go as you please. All are welcome.

Questions? Contact Grace Emhoff at

Information about Halloween Costumes

Monday, October 25th, 2021

In order to promote a fun and positive environment around the Halloween and harvest party season, the Office of Student Life has a few tips on avoiding cultural appropriation in your costume choice:

  • Avoid clothing that belongs to the traditions of a people group other than your own.
  • Avoid anything that involves blackface, Native/Indigenous, Asian, Pacific Islander, Hispanic, or Latinx representation, etc.
  • Ask yourself: Why do I want to wear this costume? Could my costume be misunderstood if I don’t understand its origin or cultural context?

Not sure what cultural appropriation is? Stop by the Intercultural Resource Center (IRC) and ask D’metri, Jesse, or Katrina about it.

If you have any questions, please contact the student life office or the Intercultural Resource Center.

Join in chapel services this week

Monday, October 25th, 2021

Please join us in Bauman Auditorium this week for a time of worship in chapel! Today (Tuesday) at 10:50 a.m., President Robin Baker will be preaching on discipleship. Tomorrow (Wednesday) at 7 p.m., we are hosting Worship Artist Jahana McCoy and her band as we spend the entire chapel time in musical worship.

We hope to see you there!

Questions? Contact Jamie Johnson at

Come to the Third Culture Club panel discussion this Friday

Monday, October 25th, 2021

What’s a TCK? “Third Culture Kids” are individuals with a mixed cultural identity influenced by their parents’ culture and the culture(s) in which they were raised. Some specific examples include: minoritized individuals, bicultural/biracial, first- and second-generation immigrants, someone who lived outside their parents’ passport country, or anyone that’s culturally confused.

We are hosting a panel to highlight the differences in life experiences that exist here on campus, and to talk about navigating cultural nuances in one’s identity.

This event is open to all students and employees, so please join us at 7 p.m. this Friday, Oct. 29, in Hoover 105!

Questions? Contact Joshua Zimmer at

‘Companioning Our Shadow: Emotions & Relationships’ available via Zoom on Nov. 12

Monday, October 25th, 2021

Did you miss the last “Companioning Our Shadow: Emotions & Relationships” course? If so, Michael Simmons is offering this course again via Zoom on Friday, Nov. 12, from 9 to 11 a.m. PST (noon to 2 p.m. EST).

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 spaces for women and men to heal. He is a doctoral student at Portland Seminary and is an ordained elder in the Free Methodist Church.

Course info: 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 still holds incredible power to transform our lives, relationships and communities.

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

The cost for attending the course is $39, and participants can register here.

If you have any questions, email Jessica Anders at

Plant Services: Food and Pest Reminder

Sunday, October 24th, 2021

As the weather gets cooler, squirrels, mice, and beetles will want to enter your space to set up their winter home. To discourage pests, please do the following:

1. If you leave windows open, make sure that the window screen is in excellent shape with no holes, tears, or bent frames. If you have a damaged window screen, report it to your RA for Plant Services to repair the screen. Otherwise, keep doors and windows closed.

2. Store all food in glass or metal containers with tight lids. Do not leave food out.

3. Dispose of food waste. Tie off the trash bag and place in the outside trash bin rather than leaving it in your room.

4. Report any rodent sightings to your RA for Plant Services to investigate. Be specific in your description of the location.

If a food source is available, pests will continue to check that space even after the food is gone. Seal up the food sources now before a pest makes it a habit to come visit. Beetles will naturally congregate this time of year and can be annoying. Please read the FAQ page on the Plant Services website for more information about pest control.

Contact Dixie Downey ( if you have any questions.

Love helping people? Come to MSW info session Tuesday

Sunday, October 24th, 2021

Do you enjoy helping people? Are you good at maneuvering through complex situations? If so, then social work might be the career for you.

Come learn more about George Fox’s Master of Social Work program with admissions counselor Kristie DeHaven. It’s never too early to start planning!

This drop-in event will take place in Canyon Commons tomorrow (Tuesday) from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., with a short presentation by Kristie at noon. All students are welcome. Bring your lunch and learn more about this wonderful opportunity!

Questions? Email Kim Rapp (

Falling behind? Check out ‘Night Against Procrastination’ tomorrow

Sunday, October 24th, 2021

Want to procrastinate but also get stuff done? Ever procrastinated “with” ARC consultants and librarians?

The ARC is partnering with the librarians to host a “Night Against Procrastination” tomorrow (Tuesday) from 6 to 10 p.m. There will be stations for research, self-care, citation styles, and much more! Bring your homework! Tea will be provided courtesy of the Stu’tea Club.

Questions? Contact Hannah Jackson at

Audition tonight for upcoming Ten! Ten! Ten! plays

Sunday, October 24th, 2021

This fall’s Directing Class (THEA 370) is looking for student actors for our 10-minute play festival featuring 13 10-minute plays in December. We need at least 26 actors, so please come audition for us. All are welcome!

If you are cast in a 10-minute play your total time commitment will be anywhere from 15 to 20 hours. Individual rehearsals will last one to two and a half hours. Directing students will work around your schedule to find appropriate rehearsal times.

Audition Info

General Auditions: Monday, Oct. 25, 9:30-11 p.m.


  • Monday, Nov. 1: 5-6:30 p.m. (first four plays)
  • Tuesday, Nov. 2: 5-6:30 p.m. (second four plays)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 3: 5-6 p.m. (last five plays)

Where: Wood-Mar Auditorium
Who: Open to any students interested in acting on the stage!
Audition sign-up: Follow this Google link to sign up for an audition time slot
Show dates: Dec. 8 & 9 at 10:10 p.m.

Audition Format

General auditions (Oct. 25): It’s recommended that theatre majors, minors and scholarship students prepare a fully rehearsed and memorized 90-second monologue for the audition process. Everybody else can prepare a monologue if you wish. However, if you don’t have time to find a monologue, come anyway! You can always do a cold reading from one of the monologues available at the audition sign-in table.

Call-backs (Nov. 1-3): Call-back lists for each show will be sent to all auditionees after the general audition on Oct. 26. Actors might be called back to read for one play or for many. Call-back auditions will feature cold readings from each of the plays. We will make sure that you have ample time to work with each of the directors who are interested in having you audition for their show.

Contact Rhett Luedtke with any questions at

Sign up for a discounted massage from a DPT student on Nov. 5

Sunday, October 24th, 2021

Do you have stress, aches, pains, or just want to feel relaxed? Come by to get a massage from a doctor of physical therapy student and receive free stress management advice!

Our mission is to improve our community’s health by offering discounted massages to students ($15), employees and community members ($20). We are offering a 25-minute massage on Friday, Nov. 5, from 8 to 11 a.m. in the new Medical Sciences Building (448 Werth Blvd., in Newberg).

We will be taking all the current precautions related to the delivery of healthcare during COVID-19. All proceeds will help fund our medical service trip to Uganda. Donations are also welcome. You can register here.

Questions? Contact Desiray Anderson (

Sign up for ‘Glow Climb Night’ at Hadlock Oct. 30

Friday, October 22nd, 2021

Join University Recreation for a glow-in-the-dark, after-hours rock-climbing night on Saturday, Oct. 30, to try out all the new competition routes that debuted on Friday, the day before. We’ll be going from 9 to 11 p.m.

We’ll have glow sticks, black lights, and offer a fun lounge where you can hang out and play games with friends and the George Fox Climbing Club. All George Fox students and employees are invited to attend!

Be sure to wear your “Rocktoberfest” competition T-shirt if you want to glow! Sign up for a one-hour session to climb and/or just hang out with us at the climbing wall.

Details and registration can be found here. Have questions? Contact Julia Bedell at

Communication students: Please fill out two-minute survey

Friday, October 22nd, 2021

Calling all current and prospective communication major and minor students! We have a two-minute survey for you to fill out!

Have you ever heard of Lambda Pi Eta (LPH), the communications honor society that we have on campus? This is a group, affiliated with the National Communications Association, that meets periodically throughout the semester, creating opportunities for students to further their relationships with one another and grow academically.

This is a perfect opportunity for students to build community and meet other students within the communications department. LPH can also be a great addition to your resume! Whether or not you are currently eligible to apply for Lambda Pi Eta, there will be events open for all communication students this semester and in the spring. One to look out for will be the December Christmas party (more details coming soon).

If you have questions, you can email Karis Lee, president of Lambda Pi Eta, at, or contact professor Kevin Jones at

Fill out survey about vegetarian/vegan options at the Bon

Friday, October 22nd, 2021

I am doing a review of the vegetarian/vegan food at the Bon for my Professional Writing class. If you are a vegetarian or vegan, please fill out this short survey!

Send any questions to Emmalee Johnson at

Thank you!

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.

Join the fun of Fall Fest tomorrow before football game

Thursday, October 21st, 2021

Come on out to tomorrow’s home football game to get in the spooky spirit! Activities at the game will include a pre-game “trunk-or-treat” tailgate (trick-or-treating car to car), a crowd-wide costume contest, a spooky photo booth, and the opportunity to participate in the halftime field goal contest.

Wear your best costume and come get some candy and cheer on our Bruins! Kickoff is at 1 p.m., but be sure to come early to participate in our parking lot activities!

Questions? Email

Apply to become an outdoor recreation trip leader

Thursday, October 21st, 2021

University Recreation is seeking applicants to become outdoor recreation trip leader apprentices. This is a volunteer trip leader position for spring 2022 that allows students to learn and be mentored before starting as a paid trip leader for fall 2022. No prior outdoor leadership experience is necessary.

Students will learn significant leadership and outdoor recreation skills while helping facilitate activities like snowshoeing, camping, backpacking, paddle boarding, kayaking, biking and hiking. Please share this opportunity with any students whom you think might be interested!

Click here for more details and the application. Have questions? Please email AJ Heil at