Assemble a team to compete in Trivia Night Friday

Monday, January 27th, 2020

This Friday, Jan. 31, we’re hosting another Trivia Night at 7 p.m. in Canyon Commons. Assemble a team and play with a chance to win a big prize. You can sign up at this link.

Questions? Contact activities@georgefox.edu.

‘Shakers of Mount Lebanon’ play opens this week

Monday, January 27th, 2020

The George Fox theatre department opens its winter production The Shakers of Mount Lebanon Will Hold a Peace Conference This Month this 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!

Yang speaks on ‘Preaching Reconciliation’ on Feb. 20

Monday, January 27th, 2020

The university community is invited to a special presentation, “King’s Speech: Preaching Reconciliation in a World of Violence and Chasm,” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20, in Hoover 105.

Presenting will be George Fox’s own Sunggu Yang, an assistant professor of Christian ministries. He is the author of two books, King’s Speech: Preaching Reconciliation in a World of Violence and Chasm (2019) and Evangelical Pilgrims from the East: Faith Fundamentals of Korean American Protestant Diasporas (2016), and two books that are in progress, Picasso and Preaching: An Aesthetic Homiletic for the 21st Century and Sacred Waters: Pastoral Essays for Aspiring Preachers.

To learn more about Yang, visit this page. For more information on the event, part of the President’s Speaker Series, contact Missy Terry at terrym@georgefox.edu.

Come to Thursday’s talk on America’s founding

Monday, January 27th, 2020

On Thursday, Jan. 30, Jeffrey Polet, a political scientist at Hope College, will give a talk entitled “Did America Have a Founding? Reflections on When America Began and Who Founded It.” Join us at 7 p.m. in Hoover 103.

Among others, he will consider the possibility of an America founded in 1619, 1620, 1776, and 1789.

Questions? Contact Mark Hall at mhall@georgefox.edu.

Learn about studying abroad in Ecuador

Monday, January 27th, 2020

Interested in studying abroad? Ever dream of traveling to Machu Picchu or sailing through the Galapagos Islands? Come to Canyon Commons between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. this Thursday, Jan. 30, to talk with a representative, Ashleigh Dellos, about the possibility of studying abroad in Ecuador!

Questions? Contact Gabrielle Hartman at ghartman18@georgefox.edu.

Lecture on Frederick Douglass presented for Black History Month

Monday, January 27th, 2020

In celebration of Black History Month, Verdis Robinson, director for community college engagement at Campus Compact and advocate for civic education, will speak in Hoover 105 on Monday, Feb. 10. Join us at 7 p.m. as Robinson discusses the activism of American abolitionist Frederick Douglass and his journey in search of democracy and equality. 

Refreshments will be provided. Admission is free and the public is welcome. Contact Paul Otto at potto@georgefox.edu with questions about the event.

USPS increases flat-rate package prices

Monday, January 27th, 2020

The U.S. Postal Service has increased flat-rate package prices, effective Sunday, Jan. 26. The price increase does not affect stamp prices.

To get specifics on the rate changes, visit this page. If you have questions, contact Richard Silver at rsilver@georgefox.edu.

New art exhibition opens in Lindgren Gallery

Monday, January 27th, 2020

All are invited to a free art exhibition featuring Portland artist Erika Rier in the Lindgren Gallery, open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. The show, titled “A Fork in the Road,” will be on display Monday, Feb. 3, through Friday, Feb. 28.

Rier will give an artist talk at the Chehalem Cultural Center at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 10, followed by a reception in the gallery from 7 to 8 p.m.

Rier is a self-taught artist working mostly in inks and paints on paper in a style she calls “folk surrealism.” After many years of oil painting and designing clothes, she shifted her focus to works on paper. She creates pieces that draw viewers in with their bright colors and delicate line work, but as the viewer delves deeper into the piece they find themselves immersed in a complex narrative.

Questions? Contact Jennifer Salzman at 503-554-2634.

Donate coins and cans to nursing’s service trip

Monday, January 27th, 2020

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

Just leave any empty soda cans and/or loose change 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!

Funds collected will support a trip 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.

Avoid Hoover building’s south entrance tomorrow

Monday, January 27th, 2020

Contractors will be conducting leak testing on the windows above the south entry of Hoover starting at 8 a.m. tomorrow (Wednesday). This involves water spraying and will partially block access. Please use other entries if possible.

Questions? Contact John Heitz at jheitz@georgefox.edu.

Have asthma? Participate in research study

Monday, January 27th, 2020

A research study is being performed to determine asthma’s effects on the body and how to create exercise programs that best benefit those suffering from asthma. Participants will complete a short exercise test on a treadmill.

If you would like to help, follow this link. Questions? Contact Kelsey Kammerzell at kkammerzell15@georgefox.edu.

Friday’s Asian American Leadership Forum has new location

Monday, January 27th, 2020

The Asian American Leadership Forum scheduled for this Friday, Jan. 31, has changed its location to the Stevens atrium at 7 p.m. Jenny Elsey, Insil Kang, Tony Huynh, Loveleen Brar and Satoshi Seth will grapple with questions about the Asian American experience, with Q&A afterward.

Direct any questions to Rachel Leong at rleong16@georgefox.edu.

Come to research seminar on algebraic topology

Monday, January 27th, 2020

Join us as a mathematics faculty candidate presents her research topic on topology and its applications. This event will be today (Tuesday) at 3 p.m. in EHS 125.

Algebraic topology is a field of mathematics that describes and characterizes spaces by assigning algebraic invariants to each space, something that will not change if one deforms the space (e.g. by stretching or shrinking) without tearing or cutting. Building on a minimal knowledge of linear algebra, we will discuss applications of algebraic topology in the form of topological data analysis and see some examples of applications in image processing and neuroscience.

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

Audition for short film

Monday, January 27th, 2020

A student is holding auditions for a short film. Golden Seahorse is a film about siblings, Zane and Chloe, who attend college together and struggle with their independence. With Zane’s over-protective tendencies, he pushes his sister away and has to decide whether to tell his sister the truth about their family or continue letting her live a lie.

The roles are as follows:

  • Zane (Male, 26-35)
  • Chloe (Female, 18-25)
  • Carson (Male, 18-25)
  • Emily (Female, 18-25)
  • Katie (Female, 35-45)
  • Linda (Female, 45-55)

Audition by appointment. For more information, contact Austin Carrero at acarrero16@georgefox.edu.

Swing by Christian Camp Fair in EHS today

Monday, January 27th, 2020

Students, interested in working at a Christian camp this summer? Faculty, do you know students who may be looking for work in this arena?

Today (Tuesday), we’re hosting reps from 20 camps in the local area and beyond to share paid opportunities with students for the upcoming summer. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the EHS Atrium.

Working at a camp is a great way to get work experience while doing something meaningful that impacts others. Camps hire students of all school years, in all majors. Drop by anytime during the fair to learn about the different positions available.

Questions? Contact Kaitlyn Peitz in the IDEA Center (kragan@georgefox.edu).

Make plans to attend Dalton Lecture tonight

Sunday, January 26th, 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. tonight (Monday) 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. today 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.

Asian American Heritage Week begins today

Sunday, January 26th, 2020

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

We are putting on a series of fun and educational events about Asian America from Jan. 27-31. Here is the schedule:

  • 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.

Please avoid dumping trash in recycling bins

Sunday, January 26th, 2020

Have you noticed the bright sunny-yellow lids on the bins in the outside enclosures? Those are our recycling bins. Please avoid dumping garbage in the recycling bins because it contaminates the entire bin.

What can be recycled? So many things! And it’s a commingled service, so recyclables can be mixed together. Check out the full list of recyclable materials here.

Recycling not only reduces the use of raw resources, it also reduces what is taken to landfills and saves the university money in garbage fees. Thank you for making a positive impact on our world!

Questions? Contact Dixie Downey at ddowney@georgefox.edu.

PA program in need of health care partners for clerkships

Sunday, January 26th, 2020

We are excited to expand our medical education programs with the launch of a physician assistant (PA) program in 2021. Currently, we are seeking health care partners to do PA clerkships for our students, which need to be identified by March to meet national program accreditation requirements. You have a chance to be a part of this wonderful initiative!

If you would like more information, or if you know of physicians, PAs, or NPs who might be willing to take student clerkships, reach out to our PA team at pa@georgefox.edu.

PAs offer valuable and versatile medical skills and serve in a wide variety of roles, from primary care to emergency medicine to behavioral health. Our PA program will give students critical hands-on training through clerkships at hospitals and clinics across Oregon and beyond.   

Check out this week’s home games

Sunday, January 26th, 2020

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

  • Women’s basketball vs. Linfield College – Friday, Jan. 31, 6 p.m., Wheeler Sports Center
  • Men’s basketball vs. Linfield College – Friday, Jan. 31, 8 p.m., Wheeler Sports Center
  • Baseball vs. St. Martin’s University – Saturday, Feb. 1, 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Morse Athletic Fields

Questions? Visit the athletics website.