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.

Swing by the Closet Project launch tomorrow

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

The Closet Project will be open for shopping tomorrow (Friday). All items will be sold at $1 per piece and 100 percent of the funds go to the Bruin Community Pantry. Stop by the FoxHole between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and bring cash!

There is professional, semi-professional and casual attire, as well as shoes, jackets, dresses and accessories. Follow us on Instagram @the_bruin_store for more details and to get a sneak peek of the inventory!

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.

Come to workshop on new APA edition

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

Join the Academic Resource Center for an APA workshop today (Thursday) from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in Hoover 105. 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.

Graduate students and commuters: Sign parking waiver

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

Graduate students and commuters: Just a reminder that if you are not bringing a vehicle to campus for the spring semester, you must sign the parking waiver form by the add/drop date of Sunday, Jan. 26, in order to have your permit fee waived.

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

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.

Sign up for online 1098-T form

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

Tax time is nearly here! Student Accounts is preparing to have 1098-T tuition tax statements available by Friday, Jan. 31, for students who qualify. We ask that you please sign up for electronic access. Granting consent only takes a minute and you will get the following benefits:

  • Earliest access to the form
  • Access to a PDF copy that can be sent to parents/third parties
  • Avoid mail delays and theft
  • Help us save paper

You can sign up in the “Account Services” menu of the “Financial Account” tile on MyGeorgeFox. See this page for specific instructions.

Questions? Email studentaccounts@georgefox.edu or call us at 503-554-2301.

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.

Learn more about Disability Services

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

The Disability Services Office is here to help you get the most out of your education. We have worked with students living with learning disabilities, ADHD, mobility limitations, chronic illness, mental health concerns, autism spectrum, PTSD, and others.

Click here or come to our office in Lemmons 9 to learn more. Questions? Contact Andrea Byerley at abyerley@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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Volunteers still needed for Night to Shine

Monday, January 20th, 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 this 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, click this link to register.

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

‘Shakers of Mount Lebanon’ play opens next week

Monday, January 20th, 2020

The George Fox theatre department opens its winter production The Shakers of Mount Lebanon Will Hold a Peace Conference This Month next week. Come join us for this Big Bridge Theatre Consortium play that tells the story of a Shaker community in crisis in the early 20th century.

The show runs in Wood-Mar Auditorium Jan. 30 through Feb. 1 and Feb. 6-8 at 7:30 p.m., and will also include 2 p.m. matinee performances on Sunday, Feb. 2, and Sunday, Feb. 9. Open captioning will be available for select shows.

Students get their own tickets free on both Thursdays, Jan. 30 and Feb. 6. Each student must purchase his or her own ticket using their George Fox email address, and they must bring their ID with them to the door.

Employees are provided with one complimentary ticket for any of the shows. Like students, employees need to order tickets using their George Fox email address and bring their ID to the door.

Reserve your seat online or pick them up at the box office in the Bruin Store (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.). See you at the show!