Celebrate the new year with Young Life Club tonight

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

Young Life Club is ringing in the new year (a little late) tonight (Wednesday) at 8:01 p.m. in the FoxHole, and you are invited!

Catch up with old friends and meet new ones as we reflect on 2019 and prayerfully look forward to 2020. Enjoy some snacks, win raffle prizes, and take pictures at our photo booth as we “count down” into the new year.

Young Life Club is a Christian outreach group that gathers weekly (every Wednesday at 8:01 p.m. in the FoxHole) with college students of all walks of life, creed, beliefs, and backgrounds simply to build community and love our student body as Christ did and does. The meetings revolve around fun activities, snacks, and discussions focused on finding out more about ourselves and what a relationship with God looks like.

Questions? Contact Riley Remoket at rremoket18@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.

Commuters: Come to focus group today

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

We are looking to talk to a group of commuter students about their thoughts on student activities. Come to the FoxHole today (Wednesday) at 12:45 p.m. for a commuter lunch focus group. There will be free pizza and great discussion for commuter students!

Questions? Contact Ross Renfroe at rrenfroe17@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.

Join Little Bruins program to mentor kids

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

Do you enjoy mentorship and building relationships? Consider joining Little Bruins this semester, where you will have the opportunity to mentor students in the Newberg School District!

A mandatory training session will be held tomorrow (Thursday) at 4:30 p.m. in Stevens 101. Questions? Contact Makenna Coffee at mcoffee16@georgefox.edu.

Come to tonight’s info meeting on speech and debate team

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

Interested in joining the speech and debate team at their first competition in Hawaii? To learn more, join us at an informational meeting tonight (Wednesday) at 6 p.m. in Minthorn 200. Don’t worry, food and drinks will be provided!

Have questions? Contact the president, Miranda Davidson, at mdavidson16@georgefox.edu or the coach, Shannon Scott, at sscott@georgefox.edu.

Join The Burn worship event on Friday

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

Join us for The Burn, an evening of prayer and worship to warm up after the Polar Plunge with hot drinks, fellowship, and the presence of God (featuring student and community worship artists).

We will gather in Canyon Commons this Friday, Jan. 24, from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Come and go as you please.

Questions? Contact spirituallife@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.

ARC is now open for appointments

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

Need help writing a paper, staying on top of your assignments, or preparing for tests? Come to the Academic Resource Center (ARC), where you will find students helping students. Through one-on-one and group consultations, trained peer consultants can help you become a better reader, writer, and learner.

We are open for appointments. You can see our availability and schedule an appointment online at arcschedule.georgefox.edu. Questions? Contact Julia James (jjames@georgefox.edu).

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.

Get FAFSA help this week

Monday, January 20th, 2020

Need assistance filing your 2020-21 FAFSA? Stuck in the process or need assistance retrieving your username and password? We can help! Feel free to stop by Murdock Library 103 during these times:

  • Tuesday, Jan. 21, 3 to 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, Jan. 23, 2 to 4 p.m.
  • Friday, Jan. 24, 9 to 11 a.m.

Questions? Contact finaid@georgefox.edu.

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.

Plan to attend talk on institutional cook stoves

Monday, January 20th, 2020

Join us for an exciting talk by the founders of InStove, Fred Colgan and Damon Ogle, who have dedicated their lives to improving indoor air quality and minimizing burn accidents in refugee camps, hospitals, schools, and orphanages in low-resource countries. They will be speaking in the Klages Maker Hub from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28.

Their talk will include how they started InStove, experiences, lessons learned, and progress over the years, and what they hope to see in the future for institutional cook stove programs.

Questions? Contact Adina McConaughey at amcconaughey@georgefox.edu.

Enjoy Spanish program’s welcome back party tonight

Monday, January 20th, 2020

Interested in learning or improving your Spanish? Join the Spanish program for a welcome back party in the FoxHole tonight (Tuesday) from 7 to 9 p.m.!

We will be hearing from students who have studied abroad, and you will get a chance to socialize with your fellow majors and minors. This event is open to everyone, but please note that it is held entirely in Spanish.

Questions? Contact Sally Martin at smartin16@georgefox.edu.

Christian Camp Fair comes to campus next week

Monday, January 20th, 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?

On Tuesday, Jan. 28, 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 Ragan in the IDEA Center (kragan@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!