Archive for March, 2022

Liberty University’s Jason Ross presents guest lecture this Monday

Thursday, March 31st, 2022

The university community is invited to a special guest lecture this Monday, April 4, when Jason Ross, associate professor and associate dean in the School of Government at Liberty University, presents “William Lloyd Garrison and the Legend of the Proslavery Constitution.”

The talk is open to the general public and will be in Hoover 105 at 6:30 p.m. Contact Mark Hall at for more information.

Tickets still available for theatre’s ‘The Hijabis’ production in Wood-Mar

Thursday, March 31st, 2022

George Fox University Theatre welcomes the university community to its production of The Hijabis. Performances in Wood-Mar Auditorium are scheduled as follows:

  • Friday, April 1, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday, April 2-3, and April 9-10, at 2 p.m.
  • Friday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m.

Maya, Nadia and Leen, three best friends from college, are now living their mid-20s dreams in suburban Chicago. Leen is a fashion designer who owns a fashion boutique. Maya works as an office assistant in a dental office, and Nadia is a teacher at a local Montessori school.

Life after college isn’t what any of the women expected, but what unites them in their struggles is their love for ice cream, their penchant for laughter, and their commitment to wearing their hijabs as a reflection of their faithfulness to God. Unfortunately, their lives are upended when their mosque is desecrated by locals from the community. Their responses to this event change the course of their lives.

Special Ticket Options for Students, Faculty and Staff
Students may acquire free tickets for our 2 p.m. Saturday, April 9, performance in Wood-Mar Auditorium.

George Fox faculty and staff are entitled to one free ticket for the run of the show. Both options may be selected when you purchase or select your tickets in our online ticketing system. Please use your George Fox email address when ordering.

You may purchase tickets here. For details or assistance, email Kathy Harris at or call 503-554-2670.

Biochemistry faculty candidate shares her research this Monday

Thursday, March 31st, 2022

All are invited to listen to our biochemistry faculty candidate, Pam Beilby, present her research at 2 p.m. this Monday, April 4, in Hoover 105. Her talk is titled “Glutathione and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).”

Glutathione is the primary non-enzymatic antioxidant in mitochondria. Mitochondrial function, as well as the mitochondrial pool of glutathione, diminishes significantly with age and in many disease states, including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Traditional efforts to elevate cellular glutathione levels typically raise cytosolic levels, but fail to impact the mitochondrial pool of glutathione. To address this limitation, we have designed glutathione derivatives conjugated to a triphenylphosphonium moiety to enhance delivery directly to mitochondria.

Direct any questions to Vetta Berokoff at

Swing by IRC this afternoon to see baby goats

Thursday, March 31st, 2022

Goats on campus? Are you kidding me? The Sources of Strength Club would love to invite you to the Intercultural Resource Center’s backyard for baby goats, games, snacks and more. Come stop by any time between 4 and 6 p.m. today (Friday).

Sources of Strength is organizing this GOAT (Growing Optimism All Together) spring semester event for all George Fox students and staff!

Questions? Contact Grace Emhoff at or Kelly Chang at

Important note about digital chapel access

Thursday, March 31st, 2022

Have you been able to access our digital chapels in the iAttended app? If not, please enter the code 7UJV into your app in order to download all available digital chapels for this semester. This semester you can earn up to 10 of your required 15 credits through viewing digital chapels.

Questions? Contact

Maker Hub’s ‘Tool Tip Friday’: Janome Serger

Thursday, March 31st, 2022

Is that small sewing kit your parents sent you to college with not cutting in anymore? Have no fear, the Maker Hub has multiple machines to solve your sewing needs, including the Janome Serger.

The Janome Serger performs a type of stitch known as the overlock stitch, a type of stitching that sews over the edge of one or more pieces of fabric. Sergers also have the ability to cut off the excess edge as it is fed through the machine. This type of stitching is useful for edging, hemming and seaming. This process will create a clean edge of your fabric that will not fray.

The Janome MyLock 634D allows you to easily switch from overlock stitching to rolled hemming without needing to change the needle plate. Some of the key features include a tension release device, easily accessible lower looper guides, a changeable thread guide, easily retractable upper knife, adjustable foot pressure, and more.

Check out this video to see how it works. For more information, check out the Maker Hub’s Wiki Page.

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.

Survey: Concussions and Mental Health Correlation

Thursday, March 31st, 2022

Hello! We are a group of students conducting research on the correlation between various concussion symptoms and mental health among athletes. We are asking student-athletes to complete a brief five- to 10-minute survey regarding concussions.

The only criteria is that you be a current student-athlete, between the ages of 18 and 24, and have sustained a concussion at some point in your life. If you currently have a concussion, please wait to complete the survey until you have been cleared to return to play.

Please feel free to share this survey with other student-athletes outside of George Fox.

Participation in this survey is completely voluntary and anonymous. Any questions or concerns can be directed to Maddie O’Hare at or Franklin Leonard at

Disclaimer: 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.

All invited to Alone and Together’s single-parent support event on Sunday

Thursday, March 31st, 2022

This Sunday, April 3, a group of students will host an event in the Canyon Commons banquet rooms for their final project in Business Communications. They’ve created the mock-up organization “Alone and Together” to better support the single-parent community.

Food, drinks and activities (raffles and guest speaker) are included. RSVP here if you’re interested in attending, and contact Karena Stephens at if you have any questions.

Come to Lip Sync tonight in Bauman Auditorium

Thursday, March 31st, 2022

Join us tonight (Friday) for the return of a beloved George Fox tradition!

Come to Bauman Auditorium at 7 p.m. to cheer on your friends and students as they compete in a Lip Sync battle to try winning a $500 grand prize. Students and employees are welcome to attend!

Questions? Contact Kara Holcombe at

Swing by Canyon Commons Tuesday for ‘Be the Match’ donor drive

Thursday, March 31st, 2022

We in athletics are hosting a “Be The Match” donor drive on Tuesday, April 5, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Marin Isaak, wife of Dale Isaak, longtime head athletic trainer at George Fox, is in need of a marrow transplant. You could be her match!

If you are between the ages of 18 and 40, stop by our tables in Canyon Commons to get your cheek swabbed to see if your tissue type matches Marin or anyone in the database. The most common type of donation is non-surgical.

Participants must be serious and willing to donate to anyone they match. Reach out to Adam Puckett at with any questions.

Apply for admissions intern position before application closes on Monday

Wednesday, March 30th, 2022

The undergraduate admissions office is seeking qualified intern candidates to work part time next year! Areas of work include: admissions counseling, visit coordinating, and student engagement during the 2022-23 academic year (August through April).

This will be an exciting, collaborative and professional internship. It is highly sought after, so take this resume-building opportunity and apply here before it closes on Monday, April 4!

If you have any questions, please contact Madi Bradley at

Hang out with goats tomorrow at Intercultural Resource Center

Wednesday, March 30th, 2022

Goats on campus? Are you kidding me? The Sources of Strength Club would love to invite you to the Intercultural Resource Center’s backyard for baby goats, games, snacks and more. Come stop by any time between 4 and 6 p.m. tomorrow (Friday).

Sources of Strength is organizing this GOAT (Growing Optimism All Together) spring semester event for all George Fox students and staff!

Questions? Contact Grace Emhoff at or Kelly Chang at

New engineering course about Maker Hub available to all students next fall and spring

Wednesday, March 30th, 2022

Did you know that the engineering department is offering a brand new course next fall and spring to all students? The ENGR285 (Introduction to the Maker Hub) course is designed to introduce students to the software and equipment available in the Maker Hub.

Topics include 3D modeling (used in 3D printing, waterjet machines), vector graphics (used by our laser-cutting and vinyl-cutting machines), introductory electronics (soldering and simple circuits with actuators and sensors), and basic programming and embedded control systems (implemented with Arduino).

The course will consist of several small projects and introduce students to our prototyping facilities, leather making, sewing, laser cutters, 3D printers, vinyl cutters, wood shop, machine shop, and welding equipment.

Sign up for this class on MyGFU today! Contact the Career and Academic Planning Center at for more information.

Learn about scholarship opportunities at ‘Ignored Award’ workshop tomorrow

Wednesday, March 30th, 2022

Attend a student-led “Ignored Award” scholarship workshop tomorrow (Friday) from noon to 1 p.m. in Canyon Commons 101!

We are a group of students serving students who want to empower applicants with knowledge of scholarship opportunities. We created a simple, easy-to-use resource that saves busy students significant time and effort.

We call this resource “Ignored Award,” a curated website listing smaller scholarships with limiting criteria that you are more likely to win. Come to this short workshop to learn more!

Please email Elizabeth Hoyt at with any questions about this event. Thank you!

Swing by the bookstore to pick up your faculty regalia

Wednesday, March 30th, 2022

Faculty rental regalia has arrived at the bookstore! Pick it up any time we are open (between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays).

Contact Laura King at with any questions.

Help chop and stack wood for vets and the elderly on Saturday morning

Wednesday, March 30th, 2022

Hey, all George Fox students! Volunteer to chop and stack wood for veterans, the elderly and disabled persons this Saturday, April 2, at Friends Community Cemetery between 9 and 11 a.m. We’ll meet in the back of the cemetery (white barn).

If you have any questions, email Aric Bergers at

Learn about immunity and brain-boosting foods in free webinar tomorrow

Wednesday, March 30th, 2022

Join Colleen Kuhn, a Providence health coach and registered dietitian, as she breaks down the connection between food and immunity in a webinar tomorrow (Friday) from noon to 1 p.m. You’ll learn about nutrients that help boost your brain power and strengthen your immune system.

Colleen will also share tips on how to add more nutrient-packed foods into your weekly meal plan. You can register here.

Contact Aga Luptak at with any questions.

Join Contemplative Worship this morning in Hoover 250

Wednesday, March 30th, 2022

Come join us for Contemplative Worship “After the Manner of Friends” today (Thursday) from 11 to 11:30 a.m. in Hoover 250. Spiritual life credit is available for students, and Paul Anderson and Nathanael Ankeny will be leading. All are welcome!

Contact Paul Anderson at for more information.

Engage in student-athlete forum discussions tonight in Canyon Commons

Wednesday, March 30th, 2022

Join Bruin student-athletes for an evening of roundtable discussions tonight (Thursday) from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Canyon Commons 101-103. Our hope is that students can have peer-to-peer conversations about topics that are important to the athletics mission.

Come bounce ideas off one another and get to know what each of our programs are doing to achieve athletic excellence, academic success, and Christlike character. Topics will include:

  • What are national championship teams doing differently?
  • How do you intentionally build community outside of athletic activities?
  • How can we tie our worth to Jesus rather than our performance?
  • How can we take what we have learned being student-athletes and apply it into jobs/internships?

We hope to see you there! Contact Elise Trask at with any questions.

Check out B&H’s table in Lemmons lobby on April 6

Wednesday, March 30th, 2022

B&H, a retailer of all things photo-, video- and audio-related, will be in the Lemmons Center lobby on Wednesday, April 6, between 9 a.m. and noon. Stop by their table to sign up for their free student discount program, demo the latest gear, and pick up some free swag!

Contact Rachel Davis at with any questions.