Archive for February, 2023

ARC accepting applications for 2023-24 consultants

Tuesday, February 28th, 2023

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 an ARC consultant in the Academic Resource Center. We are interested in students from any major, not just English!

Applications for the 2023-24 academic year are due by Wednesday, March 15. Application instructions and additional information are available at this Handshake job posting. Contact Rick Muthiah at if you have questions.

Listen to Dr. Lorenzini’s talk on ‘The Abolition of Man’ on March 13

Tuesday, February 28th, 2023

The Apologetics Initiative and the C. S. Lewis Initiative invite you to a special presentation by Dr. Paul Lorenzini’s, “C.S. Lewis’s The Abolition of Man Eighty Years Later: An Engineer’s Perspective,” at 5 p.m. on Monday, March 13, in Hoover 103.

Eighty years ago, Lewis published his most highly regarded book, The Abolition of Man, in which he critiques the secularization of Western cultures and warns that, unchecked, the consequences for modern humanity are significant and destructive.

By comparing Lewis’s projections with modern cultural critiques, Dr. Lorenzini asks how a revived view of Lewis’s analysis might inform a modern apologetic. All are welcome to join us for this thought-provoking presentation.

Please reach out to Emma Rieth at with any questions.

Are you considering a profession in healthcare?

Tuesday, February 28th, 2023

If you’re thinking about applying to the physician assistant (PA) or physical therapy (DPT) programs at Fox, we can help you ensure that you’re taking the right classes now.

Complete this form and the courses that meet the program’s prerequisite requirements will be listed for both you and your advisor/CAP coach to see on your degree audit in MyGeorgeFox. This is of great help when registering for classes.

Reach out to your graduate admissions counselor with questions about other admissions requirements, tour the medical sciences building, or sit in on a class.

Know any students who would make good ARC consultants?

Tuesday, February 28th, 2023

Applications are now being accepted for 2023-24 ARC consultants. If you know students who write well, are thoughtful learners, and desire to support peers in their academic success, please encourage them to apply.

Students from all disciplines are welcome to apply; representation from multiple disciplines strengthens the ARC’s ability to support a wide range of students. Completed materials are due by Wednesday, March 15.

You are welcome to send names of promising candidates to Rick Muthiah at He will then reach out to invite them to apply. Students can apply by going to this Handshake job posting.

Get a behind-the-scenes look at Nike advertising campaigns tonight in Hoover 102

Tuesday, February 28th, 2023

Join students from the College of Business and the Art and Design program to get a behind-the-scenes look at some of the most iconic advertising campaigns from Portland-based Wieden + Kennedy, including Nike and Old Spice. We’ll meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. tonight (Wednesday) in Hoover 102.

Guest speaker Alex Dobson, a former media and communications planning director with Wieden + Kennedy (and a George Fox alumnus), will share his experience working in the advertising business for some of the world’s most recognized brands.

In addition, come learn about the new “Marketing + Design” (MKTG 485/ARTD 485) course to be offered in the spring of 2024. This course will provide students with the opportunity to collaborate across disciplines in the National Advertising Student Competition, a case competition that challenges students to create and present a marketing campaign for a real-world client while competing against other colleges and universities across the region and nationally (3 credits).

Contact Jim Simmons at with any questions.

Have fun watching a movie tonight with the Kindness Club

Tuesday, February 28th, 2023

Join the Kindness Club tonight (Wednesday) at 7 p.m. for a movie night in the FoxHole! We’ll be watching The Peanut Butter Falcon.

It will be a fun and relaxing time together with snacks and drinks, so please come and bring friends if you are in the mood to watch a heart-warming and funny movie with us!

If you have questions, feel free to reach out to Tallie Sawatsky at

Subscribe to ‘The Bruin Blog’

Tuesday, February 28th, 2023

Did you know we have a blog? The Bruin Blog provides updates, stories and information about George Fox. It’s a great resource for current students and the community, so be sure to subscribe to the blog to receive tips and tricks, learn about programs, and hear campus stories!

Have a story to share? Provide us your blog content

Tuesday, February 28th, 2023

Did you know we have a blog? The Bruin Blog provides updates, stories and information about George Fox to prospective students and their families. It’s also a great resource for current students as well.

The blog is a great way to share more about your program or department. If you have a blog you would like to submit, please contact Amanda Howard at

Join Contemplative Worship this afternoon in Hoover 250

Tuesday, February 28th, 2023

Join us if you can for Contemplative Worship (or, attentive waiting on the present Christ) today (Wednesday) from 2:15 to 2:45 p.m. in Hoover 250. Spiritual life credit is available for students. We’ll spend time praying for one another as well.

Contact Paul Anderson at for more information.

Final call for Code Jam 3.0 sign-ups

Tuesday, February 28th, 2023

Now is your last chance to sign up for Code Jam 3.0!

Code Jam 3.0 is a premier hackathon, a weekend-long event where students work collaboratively on a team to build a tech-related project in 30 hours the weekend of Friday, March 10, to Sunday, March 12.

This Code Jam is focused on students turning solutions-oriented and/or creative ideas into real-life, practical projects while working in a welcoming and supportive atmosphere. This is the place to showcase your creativity and innovation, as well as create something super cool outside of the classroom.

The goals of the Code Jam are to:

  • Provide student networking opportunities with industry professionals
  • Help build a resume
  • Encourage learning and improvement
  • Practice public speaking and presentation skills, and
  • Have fun and get to know others in the department of computer science

Sign up on our in-house-developed website and keep a keen eye on us here.

Swing by social work department tomorrow to celebrate Social Work Month

Tuesday, February 28th, 2023

Did you know that March is Social Work Month? Come visit the social work department for our open house as we celebrate!

Pop in anytime between noon and 1 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday) in Roberts 215. We will be serving cinnamon rolls and highlighting social work’s valuable work in society.

Please join us! All are welcome! Contact Kim Rapp at with any questions.

Play dodgeball, enjoy free snacks tonight in Hadlock

Monday, February 27th, 2023

Join the Social Work Club tonight (Tuesday) at 7:30 p.m. in Hadlock for the ultimate dodgeball game! We’ll be providing all the snacks and drinks you need to replenish your energy while you go hard at dodgeball.

Can’t wait to see all of George Fox out there! Contact Kristen Anderson at if you have any questions.

Looking for a housing option in 2023-24? Consider the Friendship House

Monday, February 27th, 2023

The Friendship House is currently accepting applications for the 2023-24 academic year. Our housing is open to graduate-level students as well as undergraduates and post-grads. At this time, our housing opportunities are for women.

The house offers the opportunity for George Fox students to live alongside two individuals experiencing intellectual or developmental disabilities. The only role that a student plays in the life of individuals experiencing disabilities is that of a friend.

You can learn more about us here. (There’s a short video that gives an overview of life at Friendship House). You can also find us on the university’s Living Off Campus page.

Reach out to the Friendship House to request an application or seek more information at or 503-250-0113.

Here are a few details about living at the Friendship House:

Rent: $600/month
Includes: Private bedroom and private half bathroom; shared full bathroom with two students; all utilities provided, including Wi-Fi, water/sewer and garbage.

The Friendship House also supplies basic supplies such as cleaning products and paper products (TP, paper towels, spray cleaner, dishwasher detergent, and dish soap). The house is furnished, and bedrooms have a twin bed and dresser furnished.

Located just a few blocks from George Fox’s main campus in Newberg, it is within walking distance to downtown and the university.

Come hear Randy Woodley speak at Spring Faculty Lecture on March 7

Monday, February 27th, 2023

All are invited to the spring 2023 Faculty Lecture at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7, in Hoover 105.

Our featured speaker, and recipient of the 2021-22 Faculty Achievement Award for Graduate Research and Scholarship, is Dr. Randy Woodley, distinguished professor of faith and culture.

Randy fills an important niche with his expertise in Indigenous religions and American Indian culture. Join us as he explores “The Necessity of Converting to an Indigenous Worldview,” and how it might help sustain us through the coming generations.

The lecture is sponsored by the Faculty Development Committee, and refreshments are provided.

For additional information, contact Dawn Ford at

New toiletries vending machine installed in Sutton lobby

Monday, February 27th, 2023

Need essential items but don’t have a ride to the store? Rest assured, there is a new vending machine in the Sutton lobby that offers deodorant, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, makeup remover, feminine products, first aid supplies, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, and many other necessities! This machine also accepts both cash and card and is open to students 24/7.

Questions? Email Serena Draper at

Registration for Friday’s ‘The Great Escape’ is open

Monday, February 27th, 2023

Come race against the clock and solve puzzles to find your way out of our four escape rooms across campus this Friday, March 3.

The Great Escape rooms are all medieval-themed, so save the princess or slay the dragon to win some prizes. Sign your team up here to make sure you get your first pick of escape rooms. Teams and individuals can all sign up. You won’t want to miss this highly requested fun night!

Here are some more events coming up soon:

  • Tent City (Juniors Abroad): Thursday, March 9, in the quad
  • Cultural Celebration: Friday, March 17, at 7 p.m. in the quad (back-up location to be announced if rainy)
  • Fox Got Talent: Friday, April 7, at 7 p.m. in Bauman

Contact with any questions.

Head over to the bookstore: Champion apparel on sale

Monday, February 27th, 2023

All Champion brand apparel is 20% off March 1-7 in the Bruin Bookstore, including iconic zip-front hoodies and sweatpants.

Come grab a new look for the chilly weather!

The Bruin Bookstore is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays. Contact Laura King at with any questions.

Apply now to host a visiting student for Bruin Preview

Monday, February 27th, 2023

Hey Bruins! The admissions office needs your help to make our upcoming Bruin Preview in April a success.

If you live on campus and are willing to host a visiting student overnight the evening of Thursday, April 6, please let us know by filling out this form. Information about training and hosting details are listed on the form. We would love to have you apply!

Questions? Email Miranda Davidson at

Join the Safety in Motion class this afternoon in Roberts 101

Monday, February 27th, 2023

Join us today (Tuesday) for the Safety In Motion training class hosted by the People & Culture and Environmental Health and Safety departments.

Do you have stiffness after working all day at your desk? Then this class is for you. Safety in Motion is a leader in preventing strains, sprains and body motion injuries. In this class, we will be providing resources for how to sit and work at your desk. We’ll meet in Roberts 101 from 3 to 4 p.m.

If you have any questions, reach out to Kim Knoernschild at

Register now for ‘Strengthening Teams’ Zoom event on April 10

Monday, February 27th, 2023

You are invited to attend a Zoom session, “Strengthening Teams™: Systematic Inclusion Protects Workers from Healthcare Occupation-Related Moral Injury,” hosted by the Interprofessional Primary Care Institute.

We will discuss systemic inclusion in the workplace, explore belonging and how it is related to burnout in the workplace, moral injuries in healthcare work, and how to outline a plan in small and large groups for creating inclusive organizations that protect from moral injury.

The session is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on Monday, April 10. Please visit our website for more information and to register.

You can also contact Tammy O’Doherty at with any registration questions.