Donate hats and gloves at volleyball match Friday

Tuesday, October 26th, 2021

Help the volleyball team assist our community by donating new or gently used hats and gloves at our home match at 7 p.m. this Friday, Oct. 29, against Willamette.

We are seeking donations for ages 0-18. The drive is being done in partnership with Safe Families for Children, a faith-based community services movement that serves vulnerable, isolated families in crisis.

Email Kassandra Staton at if you have any questions.

Communication students: Please fill out two-minute survey

Tuesday, October 26th, 2021

Calling all current and prospective communication major and minor students! We have a two-minute survey for you to fill out!

Have you ever heard of Lambda Pi Eta (LPH), the communications honor society that we have on campus? This is a group, affiliated with the National Communications Association, that meets periodically throughout the semester, creating opportunities for students to further their relationships with one another and grow academically.

This is a perfect opportunity for students to build community and meet other students within the communications department. LPH can also be a great addition to your resume! Whether or not you are currently eligible to apply for Lambda Pi Eta, there will be events open for all communication students this semester and in the spring. One to look out for will be the December Christmas party (more details coming soon).

If you have questions, you can email Karis Lee, president of Lambda Pi Eta, at, or contact professor Kevin Jones at

Join Contemplative Worship tomorrow morning

Tuesday, October 26th, 2021

Join us for Contemplative Worship after the manner of Friends tomorrow (Thursday) from 11 to 11:30 a.m. in Hoover 104. Spiritual life credit is available for students, and all are welcome.

For more information, contact Paul Anderson (

‘Wood Ministry’ service opportunity at Friends Community Cemetery

Tuesday, October 26th, 2021

Come volunteer to chop/stack wood for veterans, the elderly, and disabled persons on Saturdays at Friends Community Cemetery! We will be meeting in the back of the cemetery (look for the white barn), and working from 9 to 11 a.m.

If you’re interested in serving, you can sign up here.

If you have any questions, email

Join adventure road trips to Arizona, Utah over spring break

Tuesday, October 26th, 2021

University Recreation is offering two spring break trips for students this coming March! The Arizona Adventure Road Trip will visit iconic locations such as the Grand Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, Antelope Canyon, and Sedona.

The “Mighty Five” Road Trip will be touring the five National Parks in Utah: Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon, and Zion.

Both trip groups will be camping and hiking along their route. These spring break experiences promise to be the adventure of a lifetime! Interested in learning more? Go to this link for details on the trip and to register for an information session.

Have questions? Please email AJ Heil at

Join hiking trip to Kings Mountain this weekend

Tuesday, October 26th, 2021

The weather looks to be clear and sunny for most of the weekend! Join University Recreation for a hike on Kings Mountain in the coastal range of Oregon!

At only an hour from campus, Kings Mountain is also an amazing place to get away and experience nature on an afternoon or weekend. The views will be well worth the challenge, and this hike is a wonderful chance to explore Oregon and meet other students! The hike will be on Sunday, Oct. 31, from 12:30 to 6 p.m.

Register by going here.

Questions? Email AJ Heil (

More than $2,000 in prizes up for grabs at ‘Rocktoberfest’ Friday

Tuesday, October 26th, 2021

We are giving away more than $2,000 worth of door prizes and awards at the Rocktoberfest Climbing Competition this Friday, Oct. 29! All students and employees are welcome to participate, and many of these prizes are randomly chosen as door prizes from among all the competitors (not just awards for the top climbers).

The cost of the competition is $10, which covers the cost of a T-shirt for each competitor. However, there are five spots available for students that need financial assistance. Please register for a time slot by going here. If you would like to request one of the sponsored slots, please contact Moriah Clock at

We are thankful for our many generous donors and sponsors, including the following: Black Diamond, Metolius, The Circuit Bouldering Gym, Planet Granite, Deuter, Friction Labs, College Outside, Entre Prises USA, Chapters Coffee, Miss Hannah’s Gourmet Popcorn, and the Grocery Outlet.

If you have any questions, contact AJ Heil at

Transportation shuttle available for holidays and semester break

Tuesday, October 26th, 2021

George Fox is once again partnering with Hillsboro Airporter to provide a shuttle service to Portland International Airport for the semester break.

Students will be expected to work directly with Hillsboro Airporter to reserve their spot. If you make your reservations with others more than 24 hours in advance, Hillsboro Airporter can group you together. Go here to reserve your spot.

Hillsboro Airporter accepts cash or credit card for payment. Parents can call Hillsboro Airporter with their credit card information to pay for their student’s fare. The company offers 24/7 service.

Questions? Contact the Office of Student Life ( or call 503-554-2316).

Help marketing students by taking our survey

Tuesday, October 26th, 2021

Please take our survey on customizable backpacks to help us with a marketing project!

If you have questions, contact Anna Parrott at Thank you!

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.

Interested in studying in Tokyo? Join Zoom call this Thursday

Monday, October 25th, 2021

Tokyo Christian University is hosting an informational Zoom call on Thursday, Oct. 28, from 6 to 7 p.m. for those interested in studying abroad in Tokyo.

If you have any questions, contact Lynn Scott ( or David Martinez (

Don’t forget to sign up for this Saturday’s ‘Glow Climb Night’

Monday, October 25th, 2021

Join University Recreation for a glow-in-the-dark, after-hours rock-climbing night on Saturday, Oct. 30, to try out all the new competition routes that debuted on Friday, the day before. We’ll be going from 9 to 11 p.m.

We’ll have glow sticks, black lights, and offer a fun lounge where you can hang out and play games with friends and the George Fox Climbing Club. All George Fox students and employees are invited to attend. The event is free for all.

Be sure to wear your “Rocktoberfest” competition T-shirt if you want to glow! Sign up for a one-hour session to climb and/or just hang out with us at the climbing wall.

Details and registration can be found here. Have questions? Contact Julia Bedell at

Check out ‘Night of Fright’ this Friday in HMS

Monday, October 25th, 2021

This Friday, Oct. 29, stop by HMS (Hobson-Macy-Sutton) for a “Night of Fright” starting at 7 p.m. You’ll have so much “skele-fun” walking through the haunted house and eating fall treats!

You (and a team of friends) also have the chance to complete our spooky escape room, for which you must sign up here to participate. Entrants will have the chance to compete for our grand prize!

Coming up in November:

  • Trivia Night: Friday, Nov. 5, 8-10 p.m., Canyon Commons
  • Spies & Pies Movie Night: Friday, Nov. 12, 8-10 p.m., Hoover 105
  • Bailemos: Friday, Nov. 19, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Canyon Commons

Questions? Write student activities at

New outdoor recreation trips are open for registration

Monday, October 25th, 2021

New outdoor recreation (OREC) trips are now available for registration. This includes trips and workshops through the rest of the semester. Activities feature slacklining, mountain biking, hiking, longboarding, adventure travel, and other fun workshops!

These trips are planned and facilitated by a highly trained and certified group of student instructors. OREC trips and activities are open to any and all George Fox students. You do not need to be a member of any club or organization, nor do you have to have any prior outdoor recreation experience.

These are great opportunities to learn new skills, try new things, and meet other students. We highly encourage you to register and be a part of any of these outings and workshops that work for your schedule.

Details and registration can be found here. Have questions? Contact AJ Heil at

Join BIPOC climb event tonight in Hadlock

Monday, October 25th, 2021

University Recreation is hosting BIPOC climb nights and women’s climb nights at the Hadlock Student Center throughout the fall semester. The next BIPOC climb night is tonight (Tuesday) from 7 to 10 p.m.

The BIPOC climb nights are for any members of the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) community and allies! Join us for climbing, community, conversation, and fun. Everyone is invited! After tonight, our next climb night will be Tuesday, Nov. 16, from 7 to 10 p.m.

If you have questions about the BIPOC Climb Nights, please email Austin Shirazi at

Join fun of Maker Hub’s ‘Spooky Soiree’ this Saturday

Monday, October 25th, 2021

Join us for our “Spooky Soiree” in the Maker Hub from 7 to 10 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 30! It will be a fun evening of activities, including pumpkin laser cutting, pumpkin painting, festival games, and a photo booth!

Come dressed in your best costume to compete in a costume competition with a university-renowned panel of judges that you all know and love. Costume contest judging is from 8 to 9 p.m., followed by a dance party.

Doors open at 7 p.m. Students, employees and families are welcome.

Questions? Contact Emily Erickson at

Come to our Self-Care Night this Friday

Monday, October 25th, 2021

Psychology Club and Sources of Strength are teaming up to throw a Self-Care Night this Friday, Oct. 29! Come from 6 to 8 p.m. in Roberts 117 for tea, snacks, coloring, painting, yoga and movies! Come and go as you please. All are welcome.

Questions? Contact Grace Emhoff at

Information about Halloween Costumes

Monday, October 25th, 2021

In order to promote a fun and positive environment around the Halloween and harvest party season, the Office of Student Life has a few tips on avoiding cultural appropriation in your costume choice:

  • Avoid clothing that belongs to the traditions of a people group other than your own.
  • Avoid anything that involves blackface, Native/Indigenous, Asian, Pacific Islander, Hispanic, or Latinx representation, etc.
  • Ask yourself: Why do I want to wear this costume? Could my costume be misunderstood if I don’t understand its origin or cultural context?

Not sure what cultural appropriation is? Stop by the Intercultural Resource Center (IRC) and ask D’metri, Jesse, or Katrina about it.

If you have any questions, please contact the student life office or the Intercultural Resource Center.

Join in chapel services this week

Monday, October 25th, 2021

Please join us in Bauman Auditorium this week for a time of worship in chapel! Today (Tuesday) at 10:50 a.m., President Robin Baker will be preaching on discipleship. Tomorrow (Wednesday) at 7 p.m., we are hosting Worship Artist Jahana McCoy and her band as we spend the entire chapel time in musical worship.

We hope to see you there!

Questions? Contact Jamie Johnson at

Come to the Third Culture Club panel discussion this Friday

Monday, October 25th, 2021

What’s a TCK? “Third Culture Kids” are individuals with a mixed cultural identity influenced by their parents’ culture and the culture(s) in which they were raised. Some specific examples include: minoritized individuals, bicultural/biracial, first- and second-generation immigrants, someone who lived outside their parents’ passport country, or anyone that’s culturally confused.

We are hosting a panel to highlight the differences in life experiences that exist here on campus, and to talk about navigating cultural nuances in one’s identity.

This event is open to all students and employees, so please join us at 7 p.m. this Friday, Oct. 29, in Hoover 105!

Questions? Contact Joshua Zimmer at

Plant Services: Food and Pest Reminder

Sunday, October 24th, 2021

As the weather gets cooler, squirrels, mice, and beetles will want to enter your space to set up their winter home. To discourage pests, please do the following:

1. If you leave windows open, make sure that the window screen is in excellent shape with no holes, tears, or bent frames. If you have a damaged window screen, report it to your RA for Plant Services to repair the screen. Otherwise, keep doors and windows closed.

2. Store all food in glass or metal containers with tight lids. Do not leave food out.

3. Dispose of food waste. Tie off the trash bag and place in the outside trash bin rather than leaving it in your room.

4. Report any rodent sightings to your RA for Plant Services to investigate. Be specific in your description of the location.

If a food source is available, pests will continue to check that space even after the food is gone. Seal up the food sources now before a pest makes it a habit to come visit. Beetles will naturally congregate this time of year and can be annoying. Please read the FAQ page on the Plant Services website for more information about pest control.

Contact Dixie Downey ( if you have any questions.