University community invited to Christmas celebration tomorrow

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

The entire George Fox community is invited to join together to sing Christmas carols and enjoy cookies and hot cocoa tomorrow (Friday) from 5 to 6 p.m. in Pennington Plaza, located between the Pennington residence hall and the Stevens Center on the Newberg campus.

Join us as we celebrate the start of the holiday season with a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony. Contact Hannah Butler (hbutler@georgefox.edu) or Michelle Dawson (mdawson@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Reminder: Canyon Commons closed at night for foreseeable future

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

This is a reminder that, for the next few months, the Canyon Commons building will be closed from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. every night unless there is a previously scheduled event (through Event Services). The venue is undergoing some maintenance work, and crews need this time to get the job done.

If you have questions, feel free to contact Jere Witherspoon in the Office of Student Life (503-554-2316).

The 2018 Advent Project: A Daily Devotional written by George Fox students

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

This 2018 daily Advent devotional is a gift to the George Fox community, prayerfully written by George Fox undergraduate students to encourage our community to enjoy the presence of God in the weeks leading up to Christmas. The season of Advent begins this Sunday, Dec. 2.

Electronic copies of the devotional are available here, or you may stop by the Office for Spiritual Life to pick up a hard copy.

Contact the Office for Spiritual Life with any additional questions at 503-554-2320.

Entire George Fox community invited to annual Christmas Chapel Dec. 4

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

It is with joy that the Office for Spiritual Life invites the George Fox community to celebrate Christmas together at our annual Christmas Chapel on Tuesday, Dec. 4, from 10:40 to 11:50 a.m. in Bauman Auditorium.

The university choir and orchestra will lead us in worship through Christmas music, and President Robin Baker will share a reflection on Scripture. Join us for this festive community celebration of the birth of Jesus, the incarnation of the Living God.

All are welcome!

Learn how to swing dance tonight for Winter Formal

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

Winter Formal is tomorrow night (Friday), so come to the Hadlock Student Center’s dance room from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight (Thursday) with your friends or your date to learn how to swing dance.

If you haven’t already, tickets for Winter Formal can be purchased at the Bruin Store for $10, cash only.

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

Veterans: Order your honor cords for midyear commencement

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

If you are a veteran who will be graduating this fall, congratulations! If you would like to show your status as a veteran by wearing a red, white and blue cord at midyear commencement, please sign up using this link.

You must complete the form to be issued a cord. The deadline to submit the application is Friday, Nov. 30.

If you have questions, please email veterans@georgefox.edu.

George Fox student among those doing poetry reading Dec. 7

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

Local poets, including a George Fox student, will be taking part in a poetry reading at the Coffee Cat coffeehouse on Friday, Dec. 7, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Come by to hear local poets read their published work. Ask for advice, purchase their books, or just drink delicious coffee and listen to good poetry! The event is being hosted by Barclay Press.

For more information, contact Elliot Coulter at ecoulter14@georgefox.edu or 503-812-7056.

Going to the Christmas Concert? Get your tickets online ahead of time

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

Making plans to attend the university’s Christmas Concert Dec. 7, 8 or 9? If so, we strongly urge you to get your tickets in advance if you haven’t done so already. We are expecting long lines, particularly on Friday night (“Student Night”).

The event begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday in Bauman Auditorium. You can select your concert tickets online at this link. Students are entitled to a complimentary ticket for Friday night, while employees are allotted two free tickets for Sunday’s matinee performance or one free ticket for Friday or Saturday night.

Questions? Contact Debbie Hawblitzel at dhawblit@georgefox.edu.

Survey: Native American culture at George Fox

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

A team of students from Stephen Winterberg’s Social Change class is asking for your input about Native American culture, events and experiences at George Fox.

Please take a few minutes to fill out this survey. All George Fox students, faculty and staff are welcome to participate. We appreciate your insights and look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks!
– Sally Martin (smartin16@georgefox.edu)

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.

Join ‘The Mental Game with Cleveland Cavaliers’ Kevin Love’ watch party tomorrow

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

George Fox’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is hosting a watch party for a New York Times college event with NBA star Kevin Love tomorrow (Thursday) at 3:30 p.m. in Hoover 105.

Cleveland Cavaliers power forward/center Love has been a passionate advocate for promoting mental health awareness. You may have read his article in the Player’s Tribune called “Everyone Is Going Through Something.” The article details his experience with a panic attack.

The watch party will end with a Q&A session with Bill Buhrow, dean of student services and director of health and counseling services, and Lori Napier, a doctor of clinical psychological student with a clinical rotation within athletics.

The Center for Collegiate Mental Health shows that nearly 1 in 5 college students are affected by anxiety or depression. You are not alone!

Elective chapel credit is available for this event. Everyone is welcome to join!

Need relaxation? Get a massage and stress management advice

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

Got stress, aches, and pains or do you just want to feel relaxed? We want to help! Come by Roberts 204 today (Wednesday) between 3 and 6 p.m. to get a 30-minute massage performed by a doctor of physical therapy student and receive free stress management advice!

Our mission is to improve our community’s health by offering discounted massages to students ($15) and employees ($20). All proceeds will be donated to help fund our medical service trip to Uganda and Ghana. Donations are also welcome!

Preregister here. Questions? Contact Kayla Winter (kwinter17@georgefox.edu).

Bruin Store’s cyber sale extended to Friday

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

The more you buy the more you save at the Bruin Store cyber sale! And here’s the good news: The sale has been extended to this Friday, Nov. 30! Check out the discounts at our online store!

Receive 20 percent off one item, 25 percent off two items, and 30 percent off three or more items (gifts and apparel only). Just go online and shop until you drop from the comfort of your couch!

Choose in-store pick-up for free shipping.

Thank you and go Bruins!

Students and recent grads invited to Emerging Leaders Internship info session today

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

The Emerging Leader Internship (ELI) is designed to connect talented students of color with leadership-track, paid internships at top companies throughout the greater Portland area. It’s open to first-year students, sophomores, juniors, seniors and recent grads.

Come to an info session today (Wednesday) at noon in Canyon Commons 103. Lunch is provided!

For more information, contact Mitzi Martinez (mmartinez@georgefox.edu).

Donate diapers and support local pregnancy resource and counseling center

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

Support low-income parents this Christmas season by donating diapers. All donations will be collected by the Students For Life Club in the Bruin Den through this Friday, Nov. 30, and will go to our local pregnancy resource and counseling center right here in Newberg.

Please contact Hannah Thom (hthom16@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Take time to fill out a survey on students’ safety

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

A group of social work seniors is conducting a study on students’ opinions of their personal safety on campus. If you are a student who attends classes at the Newberg campus, we would appreciate if you took a few minutes to fill out the survey. Students of any age and program are invited to participate.

Thank you for taking the time to participate; we are grateful for the feedback.

– KariAnna Kuklinski, Michelle Connolly, Yesenia Hernandez, and Pablo Gaspar-Lopez

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.

Are you or someone you know interested in coaching lacrosse?

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

Do you want to be involved in coaching lacrosse? Newberg schools are looking for potential lacrosse coaches to assist the girls high school program and boys youth program.

If anyone is interested in helping with either program, has lacrosse experience and wants to be a part of expanding the game in our community, please contact Patrick Verdun at patrick.verdun@dayton.k12.or.us.

Be sure to take advantage of Bruin Store’s cyber sale

Sunday, November 25th, 2018

The more you buy, the more you save at the Bruin Store’s cyber sale! From now through Wednesday, Nov. 28, receive discounts at our online store.

Receive 20 percent off one item, 25 percent off two items, and 30 percent off three or more items (gifts and apparel only). Just go online and shop until you drop from the comfort of your couch!

Choose in-store pick-up for free shipping.

Thank you and go Bruins!

Join in discussion and watch documentary on refugees

Sunday, November 25th, 2018

Join us at 6 p.m. tomorrow (Tuesday) in Hoover 105 to watch a showing of the documentary film Soufra, the inspirational story of intrepid social entrepreneur Mariam Shaar, a refugee who has spent her entire life in the 69-year-old Burl El Barajneh refugee camp south of Beirut, Lebanon.

This gathering reflects and enhances our understanding of the refugee population and is a wonderful opportunity to engage in this important topic. Join us as we raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming our neighbors and practicing radical hospitality.

Refreshments will be provided. We hope to see you there! Contact Regan Hill (rhill15@georgefox.edu) for more information.

Canyon Commons closed from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. for foreseeable future

Sunday, November 25th, 2018

Please note that, for the next few months, the Canyon Commons building will be closed from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. every night unless there is a previously scheduled event (through Event Services). The venue is undergoing some maintenance work, and crews need this time to get the job done.

If you have questions, feel free to contact Jere Witherspoon in the Office of Student Life (503-554-2316).

Please participate in a survey on students’ safety on campus

Sunday, November 25th, 2018

A group of social work seniors is conducting a study on students’ opinions of their personal safety on campus. If you are a student who attends classes at the Newberg campus, we would appreciate if you took a few minutes to fill out the survey. Students of any age and program are invited to participate.

Thank you for taking the time to participate; we are grateful for the feedback.

– KariAnna Kuklinski, Michelle Connolly, Yesenia Hernandez, and Pablo Gaspar-Lopez

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.