Order ‘George Fox Night’ Blazer tickets now

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

The university has secured group-rate tickets to a Portland Trail Blazers game, and you are invited!

Join in on “George Fox Night at the Moda Center” when the Blazers take on the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday, March 12. This is a great opportunity to share a fun night with friends, family and fellow George Fox Bruins.

Ticket prices start at $19 apiece. All participants will receive special savings and a chance to shoot a free throw after the game. Visit this link and use the promo code “GFU.” The order deadline is Friday, Feb. 7.

Questions? Contact Nichole Drew at ndrew@georgefox.edu.

The Closet Project launches tomorrow

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

The Closet Project will be open for shopping tomorrow (Friday). All items will be sold for $1 apiece and 100 percent of the funds go directly to the Bruin Community Pantry. Stop by the FoxHole between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and see what this is all about!

There are professional, semi-professional and casual attire, as well as shoes, jackets, dresses and accessories. Please pass the word to the students you see and encounter and help us spread the word. We never know which students could benefit from this event.

Questions? Contact Paige Jacobs at pjacobs@georgefox.edu.

Collect your water bottle from lost and found

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

Thirsty? We might have your lost water bottle in the Campus Public Safety office.

The current selection of water bottles and mugs that we are getting ready to donate are pictured on the CPS Facebook page. Do you see one that belongs to you? Please come see us at the CPS office as soon as possible to collect your water bottle!

Questions? Contact Campus Public Safety at 503-554-2090 or email Elrike Shaw at eshaw@georgefox.edu.

Plan to attend all-employee meeting this afternoon

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

Make plans to join your colleagues at the all-employee meeting today (Thursday). We’ll be meeting in Canyon Commons from 3:30 to 5 p.m. (with live streaming in PDS 155B).

Organizers ask that you please bring your cell phone or iPad, as we will be doing a poll.

Volunteer for Night to Shine

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

Night to Shine, a prom for teens and adults with special needs, is almost here! The event is happening at Northwest Christian Church from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7, and we need volunteers to make it happen.

Every guest of Night to Shine enters the event on a red carpet, complete with a warm welcome from a friendly crowd and paparazzi. Once inside, guests receive the royal treatment, including hair and makeup stations, limousine rides, crowns and tiaras, a karaoke room, a catered dinner and dancing.

We cannot make Night to Shine happen without our hundreds of volunteers. If you would like to be a part of Night to Shine 2020, register here.

Questions? Contact Katlyn Kronschnabl at katlyn.kronschnabl@gmail.com.

Music of eight pianos will fill Bauman stage Feb. 6

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

Both classical and familiar tunes will fill Bauman Auditorium when a Monster Piano Concert takes the stage for the 14th annual Bösendorfer Concert Series at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6.

The evening will feature 18 performers playing eight pianos, on many occasions simultaneously, and the university’s Rodgers organ. Those performing include the University Keyboard Ensemble, alumni, and students from professor Kenn Willson’s piano studio. Some selections will feature as many as 16 pianists playing at one time.

The program will feature Bach’s Concerto for 3 Pianos, Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, and Beethoven’s 3 Marches as a tribute to the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth. Also included will be Beethoven’s Rondo Capriccioso, featuring three performers at each piano.

The evening will also feature well-known tunes such as Skip to My Lou, Stars Stripes Forever, two modern praise songs, and a hymn in which the audience will be encouraged to join in singing, accompanied by eight pianos and the organ.

Students and employees are entitled to one complimentary ticket. Additional tickets may be purchased for $12 (general admission), $8 (seniors and alumni) and $6 (students and children under 12). They may be purchased online at this link or by calling 503-554-3844.

MIT professor speaks on campus next week

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

The university’s Department of Biology and Chemistry invites you to join us for the 10th annual Dalton Lecture at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 27, in Bauman Auditorium. Admission is free.

The presentation, titled “The True Story of Science and Faith,” will be delivered by Ian Hutchinson, a professor of nuclear science and engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He will discuss how the widely presumed “warfare myth” that science and religion are at odds is a distortion of both science and faith.

In truth, Hutchinson argues, their relationship is a complex story that ultimately leads to the affirmation that God is revealed both in the “Book of His Word” (the Bible) and the “Book of His Works” (nature).

The lecture is one of two Hutchinson will present on campus. He will also speak at 3 p.m. that Monday afternoon on “Star Power! Scientific Frontiers of Fusion Energy” in Bauman Auditorium.

More information is available on the Dalton Lecture Series webpage. Questions? Call Vetta Berokoff at 503-554-2710.

Come to ‘An Evening of Jazz’ featuring Katie Thiroux Saturday

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

The university community is invited to Bauman Auditorium for “An Evening of Jazz” featuring vocalist and bassist Katie Thiroux at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25.

Thiroux will perform with the university’s jazz ensemble and faculty jazz quintet. She is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music and has performed with jazz luminaries Geri Allen, Terell Stafford, Ken Peplowski, Jeff Hamilton, Tierney Sutton, and many more.

Students and employees are entitled to one complimentary ticket. Additional tickets can be purchased at georgefox.edu/concerts.

In addition to the concert, Thiroux is doing a masterclass on Friday, Jan. 24, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Ross 208. School-age students who come (elementary, middle schoolers and high schoolers) can get a voucher for a free ticket to the concert.

Questions? Contact Nathanael Ankeny at nankeny@georgefox.edu.

Donate to nursing’s service trip to Africa

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

The nursing program’s service trip to Africa is hosting a can and coin drive from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 3, so if you’re having a Super Bowl viewing party, save your empty cans!

You can help by collecting any empty soda cans and/or loose change to donate to our group and leaving them in the lobby of your dorm with a note, “For the nursing serve trip,” or in a bag on your porch. We will come by to pick them up, so that is all you need to do!

This service trip will be to Kenya to provide medical care to people in the Lugulu Mission Hospital and surrounding rural communities. Any and all donations are appreciated.

If you are a faculty or employee and aren’t on campus in the evening, please contact Hannah Thom at hthom16@georgefox.edu or 406-591-1311 to arrange for a student to come by your office during the day to pick up your cans and/or coins.

Questions? Contact Hannah Thom at hthom16@georgefox.edu.

Encourage students to attend APA workshop

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

Encourage your students to join the Academic Resource Center for an APA workshop tomorrow (Thursday) from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in Hoover 105.

Students will learn the details of the updated seventh edition APA style, including formatting, citations, references, writing style and more. Questions? Contact Julia James at jjames@georgefox.edu.

Wheaton professor speaks on campus tomorrow night

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

The university community is invited to a special guest lecture, “The Gardeners’ Dirty Hands: Environmental Politics & Christian Ethics,” tomorrow (Thursday) at 7 p.m. in Canyon Commons.

Presenting will be Noah Toly, professor of urban studies and politics & international relations at Wheaton College, where he directs the Center for Urban Engagement. In his lecture, Toly will offer an interpretation of environmental governance that draws upon insights into the tragic – the need to forego, give up, undermine, or destroy one or more goods in order to possess or secure one or more other goods.

Toly will engage Christian and classical Greek ideas of the tragic to illuminate the enduring challenges of environmental politics. He’ll suggest that Christians have unique resources for responsible engagement with global environmental politics while acknowledging the need for mutually agreed, and ultimately normative, restraints.

Toly is being hosted by the William Penn Honors Program. To learn more about his visit, visit this link.

Recommend the ARC to your students

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) is here to help students with writing, study skills, test-taking strategies, time management, and more. Here is what you can do to help your students get off to a strong start:

  • Talk about the ARC during your classes before major papers are due.
  • Recommend academic coaching as a way to get support with accountability, time management, study skills, and more.
  • Consider requiring a visit to the ARC for one of your papers. If you are requiring a visit, please email Julia James (jjames@georgefox.edu) to make sure the ARC schedule and consultants are prepared to meet your students’ needs.

If you have any questions, contact Julia James (jjames@georgefox.edu).

Join in celebrating Asian American Heritage Week Jan. 27-31

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

Join the Fusion Asian American Club and celebrate Asian American Heritage Week!

We will be putting on a series of fun and educational events about Asian America from Jan. 27-31 after the lunar new year celebration with the global village on Jan. 25.

  • Monday, Jan. 27: History Art Installation
  • Tuesday, Jan. 28: Information Table on Quad, noon to 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 29: Game Night in IRC, 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, Jan. 30: Movie Night/Discussion (The Farewell) in IRC, 7 p.m.
  • Friday, Jan. 31: Asian American Leadership Forum in Canyon Commons, 7 p.m.

Email fusion.gfu@gmail.com or Fusion President Rachel Leong rleong16@georgefox.edu with any questions or follow @gfu.fusion for updates.

Join colleagues at Thursday’s all-employee meeting

Monday, January 20th, 2020

Make plans to join your colleagues at the all-employee meeting this Thursday, Jan. 23. We’ll be meeting in Canyon Commons from 3:30 to 5 p.m. (with live streaming in PDS 155B).

Have a shout-out you’d like to give to a colleague for recent work they’ve done? Share it at this link!

Celebrate Chinese lunar new year this Saturday

Monday, January 20th, 2020

The Chinese lunar new year celebration is one of George Fox’s biggest cultural events on campus! We share authentic Chinese food such as Kung Pao beef, black pepper beef, and sweet and sour chicken from the popular restaurant Taste of Sichuan and Bon Appetit. Join us this Saturday, Jan. 25, from 5 to 7 p.m. in Canyon Commons 101.

This year we are offering dumpling creation and Chinese character writing stations. Our program will include a presentation about Chinese traditions. Space is limited, so please reserve your seat here.

Questions? Contact Jessie Li at lij18@georgefox.edu.

Support your Bruins at these home games

Monday, January 20th, 2020

Check out this week’s George Fox athletics home games:

  • Swimming vs. University of Puget Sound Friday, Jan. 24, 6 p.m., Chehalem Parks and Recreation Aquatic Center
  • Women’s basketball vs. University of Puget Sound – Friday, Jan. 24, 6 p.m., Wheeler Sports Center
  • Men’s basketball vs. University of Puget Sound – Friday, Jan. 24, 8 p.m., Wheeler Sports Center

Questions? Visit the athletics website.

Lead a spring semester Life Group

Monday, January 20th, 2020

The Office for Spiritual Life is looking for post-college Life Group leaders for our six-week spring Life Groups (the weeks of Feb. 10 through March 20). Life Groups are small groups of undergraduate students who meet together for prayer, Bible study and fellowship.

Life Groups meet weekly for 60 to 90 minutes at the time and location of your choosing. We can assist you with finding a great location if you would like. Participants will select the group they wish to participate in based on the details that leaders provide.

Groups are encouraged to use one of three curriculum options recommended by the Office for Spiritual Life which parallel other themes that are being explored in chapel.

We welcome our employees, alumni, George Fox family members, and participants of our wonderful local churches to consider leading a group. Our fall leader meeting will take place on Thursday, Feb. 6, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at a location to be determined. Lunch will be provided.

For more information and to sign up, visit this webpage or contact the Office for Spiritual Life at spirituallife@georgefox.edu.

Come to lecture on gamification this afternoon

Monday, January 20th, 2020

Join us for a research seminar, “Gamification of STEM Courses in Higher Education,” presented by a math faculty candidate, today (Tuesday) from 3 to 4 p.m. in EHS 125.

While the word “gamification” may sound like it means playing games in class, it means something entirely different: the infusion of game principles into an otherwise non-game situation.

Gamification is the addition of game elements, mechanics, and principles to non-game contexts – the classroom, for example. Gamified settings are becoming more and more popular in non-classroom contexts, and this research specifically looks at what it might take to gamify an undergraduate STEM course, including advantages, disadvantages and challenges.

Questions? Contact Adina McConaughey (amcconaughey@georgefox.edu).

Bruin Community Pantry announces spring hours

Monday, January 20th, 2020

The Bruin Community Pantry‘s food bank opens today (Tuesday). All George Fox community members have access to the pantry, located in Roberts Center 110.

Please note that the entry to the food bank during the kitchen remodel will be through the student lounge. Check out the hours below:

  • Mondays: 8 to 10 a.m., 1 to 2:30 p.m., 4 to 5 p.m.
  • Tuesdays: 9:30 a.m. to noon, 4 to 5 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
  • Thursdays: 2 to 5 p.m.
  • Fridays: Noon to 2:30 p.m.

For more information, contact the student life office at studentlife@georgefox.edu.

Encourage students to join APA workshop

Monday, January 20th, 2020

Encourage your students to join the Academic Resource Center for an APA workshop on Thursday, Jan. 23, from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in Hoover 105.

Students will learn the details of the updated seventh edition APA style, including formatting, citations, references, writing style and more. Questions? Contact Julia James at jjames@georgefox.edu.