Villa Cafe closed July 30-Aug. 27

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Just a reminder that the Villa Cafe will be closed starting next Monday (July 30) and will re-open on August 27 when classes resume.

Thank you for a great summer and all your support.

Denny Lawrence

Nonprofit Career Fair

Friday, October 28th, 2011

GFU Career Services highly recommends and supports this fair for GFU students.  We are welcome to attend by special invitation. There will be a record number of 67 employers there.
Nonprofit Career Fair — Tuesday, November.1, 2011

The Nonprofit Career Fair is sponsored by the PSU Career Center. Employers will provide information on career positions, internships, and volunteer opportunities in the nonprofit sector. It will be held 11a.m.-3p.m. in the SMSU Ballroom, 3rd Floor, 1825 SW Broadway. For a list of employers attending click here.

If you can offer a carpool for the Newberg campus, please contact our office asap-x2330,  Thank you.

Semester Dates 2011-2016

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

In October of 2010 the Provost’s Council approved a set of assumptions by which semester start and end dates will be consistently set, effective fall 2011.  These calendar assumptions are as follows:

Semester Start and End Dates
Mid-Year Commencement – on the Saturday on or between December 15-21
End of Fall Semester – Friday preceding Mid-Year Commencement
Start of Fall Semester – Monday 16 weeks prior to the End of Fall Semester (may be Labor Day)
Start of Spring Semester – Second Monday in January
End of Spring Semester – Friday 16 weeks following Start of Spring Semester
Start of Summer Semester/May Term – Monday following End of Spring Semester
End of May Term – Friday three weeks after start of May Term
End of Summer Semester – Friday 16 weeks following Start of Summer Semester

Spring Break Dates are scheduled as follows:
Oregon – Week that ends with the last Friday in March
Idaho – Week that begins with the last Monday in March

5 Year Semester Dates Based on the Above Assumptions:

Fall Semester: 8/29/2011 – 12/16/2011
Spring Semester: 1/9/2012 – 4/27/2012
Summer Semester: 4/30/2012 – 8/17/2012

Fall Semester: 8/27/2012 – 12/14/2012
Spring Semester: 1/14/2013 – 5/3/2013
Summer Semester: 5/6/2013 – 8/23/2013

Fall Semester: 9/2/2013 – 12/20/2013
Spring Semester: 1/13/2014 – 5/2/2014
Summer Semester: 5/5/2014 – 8/22/2014

Fall Semester: 9/1/2014 – 12/19/2014
Spring Semester: 1/12/2015 – 5/1/2015
Summer Semester: 5/4/2015 – 8/21/2015

Fall Semester: 8/31/2015 – 12/18/2015
Spring Semester: 1/11/2016 – 4/29/2016
Summer Semester: 5/2/2016 – 8/19/2016

Provided by Melissa Thomas, Registrar

Graduating or withdrawing? Return your mail key!

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Graduating seniors and students withdrawing: Remember to return your mailbox key to avoid a $15 key fine.

Return key envelopes are available at Beebe, SUB, and the main Mail Center.

Clearly write your name and box number on the key envelope and drop in Campus Mail or take directly to Mail Services.


Audio Recorder found

Monday, April 18th, 2011

We found an audio recorder in Bauman after the Fox Film Festival on Saturday. If you are missing one, contact Sarah Tremayne at

Spanish Chapel – Friday, March 11 in Hoover 105

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Spanish Chapel tomorrow, Friday March 11 from 10:40-11:30am in Hoover 105.

Chapel credit will be provided if you slide your card.

We will start the service singing worship songs in Spanish and proceeded by a sermon by Josue Legaspi.

Anyone is welcome to come so spread the word!

For more information contact Michelle Gonzalez-Ramos –

Webinars for Students on Public Service Jobs and Internships!

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Internships – Tuesday, February 8 at 2:00 PM
This webinar is for students interested in finding and applying for internships in the federal government.There are new changes to student programs, and during this webinar, we will highlight a number of internships across government, and show students how to research, find and apply for an internship.

Full-time jobs in the Federal Government – Wednesday, February 16 at 2:00 PM
This webinar is for students interested in finding and applying for full-time jobs within the federal government. During this session, we will highlight a number of agencies and positions across government, and show students how to research, find and apply for an opening that is right for them.

Contact Career Services for more information!

Ask Student Life

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Do you have a question about George Fox University’s community life programs that you would like answered? From health and counseling services to meal plans….we will get the answer to your questions.

The editors of BruinLife are now accepting questions for their monthly online newsletter.

Each month we will feature a question from one of our undergraduate students.

Send your questions to:

The deadline for the February edition is: Friday, Feb. 11, 2011.

Mission Year Representative at GFU

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Next Thursday, Feb 3rd  we have the honor of having a  Mission Year representative (a recent alumni Sara Mendoza) with us for the day. We would like to invite any of you who are interested at all in Mission Year to join us Thursday, Feb. 3rd  at 3:30pm in the Spiritual Life House to ask questions and hear some of Sara’s stories.

Refreshments and snacks will be provided. An RSVP to would be helpful in knowing how much food to prepare.

Mission Year is a yearlong urban ministry program focused on Christian service and discipleship. Their mission is to take teams of people, place them in an area of need, and help them to serve people and create community. They are committed to the command of Jesus to “love God and love people,” by placing the needs of their neighbors first and developing committed disciples of Christ with a heart for the poor. View their website at:

Business Lab

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

This semester at George Fox University, the business department is implementing a study lab for all business students. This Business Lab will lead by two tutors at every session twice a week to meet the needs of struggling students with business majors. Additional study sessions will be announced to accommodate for class exams and possibly large projects. Students are invited to come and receive aid with homework, assignments, and group projects. Recommended to students in the following courses: ACCT 271, ACCT 272, BUSN 240, FINC 260, ECON 201, ECON 202

Starting Tuesday, January 18th

Business labs will be on Mondays and Tuesdays nights located in Hoover 104 Exam Sessions will be announced as needed.

Monday 6:00PM-9:00PM

Tuesday 7:00PM-10:00PM

Students are invited to come and receive help on any business related schoolwork.

Questions?  Contact Cy Senestraro at

Meal Plan Selection for Spring 2011

Monday, December 6th, 2010

The Meal Plan form is now activated on MYGFU under University Forms.

There are two things that you need to know before proceeding:

1 ) If you plan to complete enough credits to move into a lower meal plan you will need to wait till grades are posted to your academic record before making the change.

For example – for students on the 21 meal plan: If you have 25 credits completed now and took 15 credits this fall, then 6 of those credits will need to post before you can choose the 14 meal plan.

The absolute deadline for making changes to your meal plan is Friday, January 21, 2011. If there are extenuating circumstances pertaining to getting your grades posted by this deadline, please contact Jere Witherspoon immediately.

2) The system rolls all meal plans over, EXCEPT for the 35 block plan and the All Flex Plan since the meals/points on these two plans carry over from Fall to Spring. If you want to add these additional plans to your account you will need to re-select them in MYGFU in University forms.

Details about Meal Plans can be found on the Student Life website: Meal Plan Options

Students are responsible to confirm their meal plans each semester and make any changes prior to the 2nd Friday of each semester – January 21, 2010.

Students who fail to confirm their meal plans, and if eligible, make any changes, will be charged for the meal plan applied to their account even if they did not use the meal plan.

To select your meal plans on MyGFU:

· Log in to your account.

· Click on SELF SERVICE.

· Under GFU Resources click on UNIVERSITY FORMS.

Please address your questions to:

Jere Witherspoon

Student Life Office


Experiential Ministries Day Hike

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Experiential Ministries is hosting its first event of the year- a day hike at Silver Falls State Park! Bring your own lunch and meet at the Bruin’s Den at 9:00 on Sunday, October 3rd. We will be back no later than 5:00. Drivers and vehicles are needed. Liability forms are located outside the ASC offices.
Contact Paige Copenhaver at

Meal Plan Selection – Fall 2010 – Deadline on Friday

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

All undergraduate students are required to select a meal plan through their MYGFU account.

The meal plan selection form is found in UNIVERSITY FORMS.

More information about meal plans can be found on the Meal Plan Options website:

Students are required to select a meal plan by Wednesday, August 25, 2010.

The deadline for making any changes to your meal plan is Friday, September 10, 2010 at 5 p.m. This is the last day to add or drop classes as well.

No reduction in meal plan selections will be allowed after this date, however, you may be able to add a meal plan.

Please contact Jere Witherspoon ( in the student life office if you have any questions.

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) is taking appointments

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Whether you want to improve your writing, brainstorm for an upcoming assignment, or meet regularly for academic coaching, ARC consultants are available to support you in your academic pursuits.

The ARC is open Monday through Thursday from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. and from noon to 4 p.m. on Fridays.  To schedule an appointment, email, call 503-554-2327, or stop by the ARC in the Special Collections room on the second floor of the library.

Symphonic Band

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

This is an open invitation to all wind instrument players who have prior band experience.  We would love to have you come and join us in the George Fox Symphonic Band.  This is a wonderful ensemble. Please come and check us out. We especially have a need for clarinetists. If you have an interest, please contact me via e-mail at

New section of Bible Survey added

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Attention incoming freshmen! We have a new section of Bible 100 (Bible Survey) that just opened MWF from 1:40-2:45 p.m. This is a great option taught by Brian Bews, a George Fox Evangelical Seminary graduate. If you still need to find a Bible section, check it out! First session meets Wednesday, Sept. 1.

Art Class Opportunities

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

There are still openings available for two art classes which require no prerequisites.  Sculpture ARTS 221A and Printmaking ARTS 231A each meet TU/TH 1:20-4:00pm.  Register now for a fun and rewarding experience!

Career Courses

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

“Engage in Career Services, Envision Your Best Future.”  We have plenty of space remaining for those of you needing a credit in your schedule fall or spring in order to focus on managing your career plan while in college.  GEED 214 will help you select a major, GEED 216 will help you locate an internship and GEED 218 will help you find employment in a competitive market.  Register under General Education in Mygfu.  Don’t leave college without this important training.  Check for more information or contact us at or x. 2330.

Returning Students: Mail Services has stopped Summer Forwarding

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Returning Students:  Mail Services has stopped Summer Forwarding.  Your mail is going into your campus mailboxes – and we will hold your packages until you arrive on Campus.  Please be prompt in picking them up. Mail Services will be open for Package pick-up on Saturday, August 28th; 10:00am – 4:00 pm  Thank You and Welcome back!!!  Mail Services