Join in the fun of Bruin FanFest this Saturday

Monday, January 21st, 2019

Come support men’s and women’s basketball at Bruin FanFest on Saturday, Jan. 26, in Wheeler Gymnasium. The event begins at 3:30 p.m., just prior to the 4 p.m. tip-off of the women’s basketball game against Lewis & Clark. The men will tip off at 6 p.m.

The activities will include:

  • A Polaroid photo booth
  • A bounce house
  • A raffle and prizes  (show a picture with “Mama Bear” and get some free Stand Tall swag!)
  • Crafts
  • A henna tattoo artist
  • Face painting
  • A basketball shootout
  • Cotton candy
  • Exclusive Bruin FanFest T-shirt for sale ($6)
  • And more!

All activities are free, and everyone who wears Bruin gear will get free admission to the basketball games!

Finally, the evening will also include a teddy bear toss, “Bruins and Bears,” during halftime of the women’s game, for which the school is collecting new teddy bears as a donation to sick children in hospitals. Teddy bears can be purchased beforehand and brought to the game, or at the ticket tables at the game.

Questions? Contact Mckenna Tillotson (mtillotson@georgefox.edu).

Juilliard grad saxophonist performs at ‘Evening of Jazz’ this Saturday

Monday, January 21st, 2019

The university community is invited to Bauman Auditorium for “An Evening of Jazz” featuring saxophonist and flutist Erica von Kleist at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26.

Von Kleist will play with the university’s Jazz Ensemble and Faculty Jazz Quartet. She is a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music and established herself early on in her career on the New York jazz scene.

She has performed, toured and made Grammy-Nominated recordings with various artists, including the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, Chris Potter, Sean Jones, Seth MacFarlane, and Rufus Reid.

Students and employees are entitled to one complimentary ticket. Additional tickets can be purchased here.

In addition to the concert, von Kleist is doing a masterclass on Friday, Jan. 25, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Ross 208. School-age students who come (middle schoolers and high schoolers) can get a voucher for a free ticket to the concert.

Biomechanics and volleyball discussed in presentation on Thursday

Monday, January 21st, 2019

Volleyball’s rise in popularity over the past 30 years has created a growing need to better understand the biomechanical causes for shoulder injuries, particularly in youth volleyball players.

The biomedical engineering program is inviting a candidate to speak to how their research lab uses motion capture to analyze the mechanics of hitting a volleyball with the goal of creating better best-practices guidelines for strength and conditioning and repetition counts.

Join us from 3 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24, in EHS 102 to hear about several ongoing experiments in the lab, including using impulse and momentum techniques to estimate the forces on the body during a hit and ways to compare variation in types of motions. The presentation will highlight connections between the undergraduate engineering curriculum and the research techniques.

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

‘Will America Ban Hate Speech?’ presented in Hoover 105 tonight

Monday, January 21st, 2019

The politics department invites the university community to a special guest lecture, “Will America Ban Hate Speech?,” at 7 p.m. tonight (Tuesday) in Hoover 105.

Presenting will be Arthur Milikh, associate director and research fellow at the Heritage Foundation’s B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics. Milikh conducts research on America’s founding principles, oversees the center’s research portfolio, and gives talks on the tenets of the American political tradition to policymakers, political leaders and the public.

Contact Angela Umfleet at 503-554-2678 for more information.

Sign up now to volunteer at Night to Shine on Feb. 8

Monday, January 21st, 2019

Night to Shine is back on Friday, Feb. 8! Night to Shine is a special-needs prom sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, complete with a red-carpet entrance, limos, dinner, professional hair and makeup, karaoke and lots of dancing!

We are looking for volunteers to be buddies to our special guests. We also have many other volunteer opportunities. To sign up to volunteer, go to newbergcc.org/ntsvolunteer. Have questions? Contact Katlyn Kronschnabl at katlyn@newbergcc.org.

Theatre department’s winter musical ‘Jane Eyre’ opens next week

Monday, January 21st, 2019

The George Fox theatre department opens its winter musical Jane Eyre this month. Come join us for a compelling and powerful musical adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s masterpiece.

The show runs in Wood-Mar Auditorium Jan. 31 through Feb. 2 and Feb. 7-9 at 7:30 p.m., and will also include 2 p.m. matinee performances on Sunday, Feb. 3, and Sunday, Feb. 10. Open captioning will be available for the shows on Feb. 3 and Feb. 7.

Student tickets are free both Thursdays, Jan. 31 and Feb. 7. Bring your student ID to the door. Employees are provided with one complimentary ticket for any of the shows.

Reserve your seat online and bring your George Fox ID with you to show at the door. You may also purchase additional tickets online. Tickets are also available for pick-up at the box office in the Bruin Store (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.).

For more information, visit this page. See you at the show!

Register now for the Job & Internship Fair

Sunday, January 20th, 2019

On Tuesday, Feb. 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the IDEA Center is hosting its third annual Job & Internship Fair. Employers from the Portland area and beyond will be on campus to talk with students from all majors, looking to recruit for various jobs and internships.

This is an amazing opportunity to connect with industry-leading companies right here on the George Fox campus. Stay tuned for updates in the coming weeks!

Students are strongly encouraged to register for this event. To register, visit our web page on Handshake.

Questions? Contact Grace Tissell at gtissell@georgefox.edu.

Sign up for intramural volleyball before midnight

Sunday, January 20th, 2019

There is still time to put together an intramural volleyball team. Sign-ups are on IM Leagues, and they close today (Monday) at midnight. Games begin tomorrow in the Hadlock Student Center.

If you have any questions, email intramurals@georgefox.edu.

Make plans to attend today’s MLK event at cultural center

Sunday, January 20th, 2019

The university community is invited to the Chehalem Cultural Center to commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., today (Monday). This year’s theme is “A Message of Hope.”

In addition to spoken word, musical and vocal performances, we are excited to welcome our guest speaker, Miles K. Davis, president of Linfield College. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; the program begins at 6 p.m., followed by a reception and resource fair. The center is located at 415 E. Sheridan St.

Contact Rick Muthiah at rmuthiah@georgefox.edu for more information.

Retail cafes closed Monday in observance of MLK holiday

Friday, January 18th, 2019

The Bruin Den, Bruin Bites and Bridge Cafe will all be closed on Monday, Jan. 21, in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

All three cafes will resume normal hours of operation on Tuesday. We would also like to thank you for your patience and understanding this past week while the Bruin Bites was closed. It will be open again starting Tuesday, Jan. 22!

Deadline to organize intramural volleyball team is this Monday

Friday, January 18th, 2019

There is still time to put together an intramural volleyball team. Sign-ups are on IM Leagues, and they close this Monday, Jan. 21, at midnight. Games begin on Tuesday, Jan. 22, in the Hadlock Student Center.

If you have any questions, email intramurals@georgefox.edu.

University closes Monday to observe MLK holiday

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

The university’s offices and libraries will be closed Monday, Jan. 21, to observe the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

On the Newberg campus, the Hadlock Student Center will be open from noon to 11 p.m. that day, and the Bruin Store will be open from noon to 2 p.m. In-store pick-up orders can be retrieved during those hours in the store (no longer in the FoxHole).

‘Will America Ban Hate Speech?’ presented this Tuesday in Hoover 105

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

The politics department invites the university community to a special guest lecture, “Will America Ban Hate Speech?,” at 7 p.m. this Tuesday, Jan. 22, in Hoover 105.

Presenting will be Arthur Milikh, associate director and research fellow at the Heritage Foundation’s B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics. Milikh conducts research on America’s founding principles, oversees the center’s research portfolio, and gives talks on the tenets of the American political tradition to policymakers, political leaders and the public.

Contact Angela Umfleet at 503-554-2678 for more information.

Join the Swing Dance Club Saturday night

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

Love dancing? Then come join the Swing Dance Club tomorrow night (Saturday) in the FoxHole. Beginner lessons start at 6:30 p.m., followed by the intermediate dance at 7 p.m. and the open dance at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome to join us!

Questions? Contact Andrea Alsager (aalsager17@georgefox.edu).

Volunteers still needed for Night to Shine prom on Feb. 8

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

Night to Shine is back on Friday, Feb. 8! Night to Shine is a special-needs prom sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, complete with a red-carpet entrance, limos, dinner, professional hair and makeup, karaoke and lots of dancing!

We are looking for volunteers to be buddies to our special guests. We also have many other volunteer opportunities. To sign up to volunteer, go to newbergcc.org/ntsvolunteer. Have questions? Contact Katlyn Kronschnabl at katlyn@newbergcc.org.

All invited to special MLK event Monday at cultural center

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

The university community is invited to the Chehalem Cultural Center to commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on Monday, Jan. 21. This year’s theme is “A Message of Hope.”

In addition to spoken word, musical and vocal performances, we are excited to welcome our guest speaker, Miles K. Davis, president of Linfield College. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; the program begins at 6 p.m., followed by a reception and resource fair. The center is located at 415 E. Sheridan St.

Contact Rick Muthiah at rmuthiah@georgefox.edu for more information.

Register for the Job & Internship Fair

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

On Tuesday, Feb. 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the IDEA Center is hosting its third annual Job & Internship Fair. Employers from the Portland area and beyond will be on campus to talk with students from all majors, looking to recruit for various jobs and internships.

This is an amazing opportunity to connect with industry-leading companies right here on the George Fox campus. Stay tuned for updates in the coming weeks!

Students are strongly encouraged to register for this event. To register, visit our web page on Handshake.

Questions? Contact Grace Tissell at gtissell@georgefox.edu.

Come to Murdock Library’s fireplace today for conversation with Melanie Springer Mock

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

All are invited to Fox @ the Fireside in the Murdock Library from 3 to 4 p.m. today (Thursday)!

Gather around the library fireplace for coffee, refreshments and conversation with Melanie Springer Mock as she shares about her recently published book, Worthy: Finding Yourself in a World Expecting Someone Else. We hope to see you there!

Questions? Email library@georgefox.edu.

PT announces new Twitter page devoted to health promotion

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

The School of Physical Therapy has launched a Twitter page (@GFUDPT) devoted to health promotion. The goal of this page is to present new and updated information for the public, including information about exercise, videos presenting exercise techniques, dietary recommendations, and cooking videos demonstrating healthy options.

Faculty candidate research presentation: Biomechanics and Volleyball

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

Volleyball’s rise in popularity over the past 30 years has created a growing need to better understand the biomechanical causes for shoulder injuries, particularly in youth volleyball players.

The biomedical engineering program is inviting a candidate to speak to how their research lab uses motion capture to analyze the mechanics of hitting a volleyball with the goal of creating better best-practices guidelines for strength and conditioning and repetition counts.

Join us from 3 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24, in EHS 102 to hear about several ongoing experiments in the lab, including using impulse and momentum techniques to estimate the forces on the body during a hit and ways to compare variation in types of motions. The presentation will highlight connections between the undergraduate engineering curriculum and the research techniques.

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