Archive for November, 2023

Help out the Stewards of Sustainability Club by competing in the Garden Olympics

Thursday, November 30th, 2023

Get ready for the Garden Olympics! These games will be hosted by the Stewards of Sustainability Club in their garden on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 2 to 3 p.m.

Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or simply enjoy the thrill of leaping into piles of leaves and playing in the mud, all are invited to participate! Compete in a series of fun activities designed to prepare the club’s garden for the winter season. Victors will walk away with fabulous prizes! Mark your calendar and be part of the Stewards of Sustainability Club’s grand finale for the semester.

Reach out to Lilly at if you have questions.

Contribute your thoughts to upcoming ‘Crescent’ article through survey

Thursday, November 30th, 2023

We want your thoughts about the inflatable burger that rolled across the 99W a few weeks ago! Students are encouraged to participate, and quotes may be used anonymously in the upcoming issue of The Crescent. The article will be published in Issue 6, out Dec. 13 on Please fill out this short survey.

You can email any questions to Benny at

View your spring semester tuition statements

Thursday, November 30th, 2023

Spring semester tuition statements are in your George Fox University inbox today (Friday). Please forward e-bills to the person(s) paying or assisting you with your student account.

Questions can be sent to

View your spring semester tuition statements

Thursday, November 30th, 2023

Spring semester tuition statements are in your George Fox University inbox today (Friday). Please forward e-bills to the person(s) paying or assisting you with your student account. A printed bill will be mailed in December, but please note there will not be a paper bill mailed in January.

Questions can be sent to

Sign up for a fun holiday indoor cycling and pilates session

Thursday, November 30th, 2023

Join us on Saturday, Dec. 9, at 9:30 a.m. for a merry and energizing holiday fitness experience that combines the best of two worlds, pilates and indoor cycling! Embrace the festive spirit as we blend strength, flexibility and cardiovascular endurance in a dynamic 40-minute session sprinkled with Christmas cheer. Sign up here!

Contact Eden at if you have questions.

Answer the call for papers for The Undiscovered C.S. Lewis Conference

Thursday, November 30th, 2023

The C.S. Lewis Initiative at George Fox is accepting papers for The Undiscovered C.S. Lewis Conference happening Sept. 5-8, 2024! Submissions are welcome from scholars at every career stage, and limited scholarships are available for students and independent scholars.

For topics, guidelines and submission details, visit The Undiscovered C.S. Lewis Conference website. The deadline for short papers is March 31, 2024.

Questions or inquiries prior to submission may be directed to Dr. Jason Lepojärvi at

If you are not interested in submitting a paper but would like to attend the conference, register for the conference at on the website linked above. Registration is free for George Fox University students, staff and faculty!

Learn folk dancing with Swing Dance Club this Sunday

Thursday, November 30th, 2023

Looking for a fun Christmas activity where you can meet new people, get active, and learn a new skill? Look no further! The Swing Dance Club is hosting a folk dancing event this Sunday, Dec. 3, from 1 to 5 p.m. in the Stevens Center lobby!

We’ll be teaching several different pattern dances, each taught and walked through slowly to include everyone. This style of dancing is lively and fun while being structured and controlled so that people with little to no dance experience of all ages can learn and have a good time! This style of dancing is very active, so lean more toward tennis shoes than dance heels.

If you have questions, reach out to Rowan at

Be entered to win a free dinner by visiting student employment table Monday

Thursday, November 30th, 2023

Come by the student employment table in Canyon Commons on Monday, Dec. 4, from noon to 2 p.m. for information about on-campus jobs, to sign up for direct deposit, and win dinner for you and your friends!

Reach out to Kelly Peterson at if you have questions.

Fill out a short survey for a chance to win a Dutch Bros gift card

Thursday, November 30th, 2023

Hello everyone! We are currently conducting a survey of George Fox students to get data for a statistics project and would greatly appreciate your help. Linked here is a short Google Form of multiple choice questions.

We are also giving away a $10 Dutch Bros gift card to a random participant who responds to the form by midnight tonight (Friday).

Feel free to send this form to your friends, and thanks for your time!

Contact Jack at with questions.

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.

Come to the community gaming event hosted by Esports tomorrow

Wednesday, November 29th, 2023

What a pleasure it is to open our doors tomorrow night (Friday) at 7 p.m. to the community here at George Fox University. We invite students and staff to come on down to the Esports arena in Wheeler 204 to enjoy some video games, ask questions, and engage with our athletes. The games we have available include Among Us, Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros., and many more.

Please contact Esports Coordinator Jerry Sanchez at if you have questions.

Get breakfast burritos tomorrow morning at Climbing Club fundraiser

Wednesday, November 29th, 2023

Students, faculty and guests are welcome and encouraged to come enjoy a breakfast burrito on the quad tomorrow (Friday) morning, anytime between 7:30 and 10 a.m.

The Climbing Club is hosting this fundraiser, selling delicious breakfast burritos for a “pay what you feel” donation! Bring some friends and have fun!

Learn about our Doctor of Medical Science students’ graduate research on Dec. 7

Wednesday, November 29th, 2023

Come to a graduate research symposium hosted in Canyon Commons on Thursday, Dec. 7, from 5 to 7 p.m.

The DMSc (Doctor of Medical Science) program was created in response to an ever-growing demand for healthcare leaders, particularly in rural, traditionally underserved, and international locations. Our DMSc students are excited to present their research to you in a symposium-format doctoral defense.

The focus of our students’ research emphasizes global health and humanitarian service and leadership. As a part of their coursework, our DMSc students participated in a service trip to Africa and the greater Pacific Northwest.

Come to the Symposium on Dec. 7 to hear about the exciting research our DMSc students have been doing. You will not only have the opportunity to hear about their research but are also encouraged to ask questions and interact with our students.

For more information or to donate to a future DMSc service trip, contact us at

Visit Santa’s Workshop in the Maker Hub today to make gifts and decorations

Wednesday, November 29th, 2023

In partnership with the campus-wide Christmas Extravaganza happening today (Thursday), the Maker Hub is excited to host our third annual Santa’s Workshop!

Between your caroling, cookie decorating, and goat petting, come to the Maker Hub any time between 4 and 8 p.m. to make Christmas gifts and decorations for your friends and family. There will also be some kid-friendly crafts.

Here’s what you can make at this year’s Santa’s Workshop:

  • Custom Christmas-themed T-shirts, aprons or socks
  • Paper or fabric Christmas trees
  • Painted wood or laser-cut Christmas ornaments
  • Custom leather goods and jewelry
  • Paper garlands
  • Paper plate crafts
  • Coloring pages

All tools and materials are provided free of charge by the Maker Hub! We hope to see you there!

Feel free to contact Nick Sullivan at if you have any questions.

Submit to the ‘It’s All About the Light’ photography contest by the end of the day

Wednesday, November 29th, 2023

Today (Thursday), is the final day to submit to the Department of Art and Design’s third photography contest to remember John Bennett. John impacted our community for nearly 15 years until his untimely death in 2017.

If you are a current or former student of George Fox, submit your best “It’s All About the Light” photograph via this entry form link. The contest winner will receive a Think Tank bag for their photo gear.

Contact Adam Long at if you have any questions.

Support our winter sports teams at home this weekend

Wednesday, November 29th, 2023

Get ready for an action-packed weekend featuring Bruin basketball and swimming!

The women’s and men’s basketball teams kick off Northwest Conference action with a doubleheader on Saturday against Puget Sound in Miller Gymnasium at 4 and 6 p.m., respectively.

Meanwhile, our swimmers will be in action for their largest meet of the season on both Saturday and Sunday at the Chehalem Aquatic Center. Morning sessions start at 10 a.m., with finals at 5 p.m. The swim team is also running a food drive, so bring a non-perishable food item if you can!

We’ll see you out there!

Enjoy s’mores and a campfire tomorrow night

Wednesday, November 29th, 2023

Stop by Hadlock’s front lawn (across from the entrance) for a s’more anytime tomorrow night (Friday) from 7 to 9 p.m. Hang out around the campfire to tell stories and meet other people!

Please RSVP at this link so that we know how many s’mores to plan for.

If you have questions, please contact Megan Tollisen at

Join UREC for snowshoeing and sledding on Mt. Hood this Sunday

Wednesday, November 29th, 2023

This Sunday, Dec. 3, University Recreation will be heading up to Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood to snowshoe on some of the first significant snow of the season!

This snowshoeing will be easy-going at a relaxed pace, allowing for people to meet and talk to each other as we go down the trail. After that, if the weather cooperates, we will go sledding at the White River Sno-Park before heading back to George Fox!

Go here to register! If you have questions, please contact Megan Tollisen at

Donate clothing to those in need and earn a chance to win prizes

Wednesday, November 29th, 2023

The Nursing Club is partnering with nursing students to provide donations to the Legacy Unity Psychiatric Treatment Center in Portland. We are asking for donations of washed clothing items that you no longer need or want (especially warm clothing items!)

Each donation provides essential warmth and protection to those in need, and also enters you into a drawing for exciting prizes! The second place winner will receive a $50 Cabela’s gift card, and one lucky top-prize winner will collect a $100 Amazon gift card.

You will also receive pictures to see the impact you have made! The donation box will be sitting outside of Roberts 139.

Contact Avery Kwirant at, Noah Terando at, or Payton Walker at with any questions.

Extend the Be Known promise to honors visitors on campus tomorrow

Wednesday, November 29th, 2023

The George Fox Honors Program is hosting our Fellowship Day scholarship competition tomorrow (Friday). In addition to Friday at Fox, there will be 70 prospective honors students and their families on campus.

We are asking George Fox students and employees to help extend the Be Known promise throughout the day by doing the following …

  • Please avoid parking in the Hoover and Stevens parking lots. Guests will be arriving on campus Friday morning between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m.
  • Offer a smile and a helping hand with directions to students and their families!

Thank you! If you have questions, email or call Helen Morse at 503-554-2152.

Perform your original song at a Songwriter’s Showcase in January

Wednesday, November 29th, 2023

Calling all songwriters! Would you like to showcase your song and perform it live? The performing arts department is seeking talented singer-songwriters to be part of our first-ever Songwriters Showcase this January.

All students are welcome to submit! Email Aaron Barnhart at for more information.