All invited to engineering faculty candidate’s presentation on Tuesday

Thursday, June 2nd, 2022

All are welcome to hear from our civil engineering faculty candidate, Dr. Moochul Shin, this Tuesday, June 7, from 10:15 to 11:05 a.m. in Hoover 102.

Our guest’s research presentation focuses on the development of sustainable infrastructure systems using smart/innovative materials. This study discusses the feasibility of the use of shape memory alloy (SMA) spirals in lifeline structural components (e.g., reinforced concrete bridge columns).

Contact Adina McConaughey at amcconaughey@georgefox.edu with any questions.

Subscribe to George Fox’s YouTube channel

Wednesday, June 1st, 2022

Did you know George Fox posts new content on YouTube each week? Check out the new videos highlighting the most fun events, cool projects and your Fox community.

If you haven’t already, subscribe to our channel and leave a comment on your favorite video!

Questions? Contact Amanda Howard at ahoward@georgefox.edu.

Swing by Murdock Library tomorrow to say farewell to Rachel Thomas and Jenny Bruxvoort

Tuesday, May 31st, 2022

Please stop by Murdock Library tomorrow (Thursday) between 2:30 and 4 p.m. to join us in saying goodbye to two of our faculty members.

Rachel Thomas has served as the university archivist for the past eight years, growing our collections and working diligently to engage with our alumni and local community.

Jenny Bruxvoort has been a research and instruction librarian for three years, supporting many undergraduate programs and the new Cornerstone Core.

Refreshments will be served, and a time of sharing will happen around 3 p.m. We hope you’ll come help us celebrate their time with us and wish them well on their new adventures.

Questions? Contact Kate Wimer at kwimer@georgefox.edu.

Dance team is recruiting for 2022-23 season

Tuesday, May 31st, 2022

Are you looking to join a team founded on collaboration and skill? You may be a perfect candidate for the university’s dance team!

We are currently looking for more members to join and grow our team. There are two teams you can take part in: the performance team and the competition team. Our performance team appears at football and basketball games, tailgates, and other university or community events. Our competition team showcases its talents in virtual and live competitions.

If you are interested in joining us, you can access our team page or read our frequently asked questions. If you’d like further information or your questions are not answered by the FAQs, please reach out to us at gfudanceteam@gmail.com.

Come listen to world-class drum & bugle corps group tonight

Monday, May 30th, 2022

The Santa Clara Vanguard Drum & Bugle Corps, a world-class performing ensemble, is spending two weeks on the George Fox campus rehearsing for its upcoming summer performance season.

The ensemble is offering our community a free opportunity to come listen from 7 to 8:45 p.m. tonight (Tuesday) at Stoffer Family Stadium. The group will rehearse and perform during that time. All are welcome to attend. Photographs or video recording is not permitted.

Members of the Vanguard come from many states and countries and are between 18 and 22. The corps travel between 10 and 12 weeks each summer throughout the U.S. to perform in competitive field shows and parades.

The ensemble is one of the founding groups of Drum Corps International (DCI). Vanguard has won seven DCI World Class Championship titles and holds the distinction of being the only drum corps to make finals every year since DCI was formed in 1972.

Join farewell reception for Jillian Sokso on June 15

Monday, May 30th, 2022

Please join the School of Communication and Design on Wednesday, June 15, for a farewell reception for Jillian Sokso in Brougher 1. Feel free to drop by anytime between 1:30 and 3 p.m.

Jillian has served at George Fox for eight years, first as a professor and chair of art and design, and most recently as the director of the School of Communication and Design. She will be greatly missed.

Please stop by to say goodbye and honor Jillian for her service to the university. Refreshments will be provided. Please contact Penny Martin at pmartin@georgefox.edu if you have any questions.

World-class drum & bugle corps group plays free performance on campus Tuesday night

Friday, May 27th, 2022

The Santa Clara Vanguard Drum & Bugle Corps, a world-class performing ensemble, is spending two weeks on the George Fox campus rehearsing for its upcoming summer performance season.

The ensemble is offering our community a free opportunity to come listen from 7 to 8:45 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31, at Stoffer Family Stadium. The group will rehearse and perform during that time. All are welcome to attend. Photographs or video recording is not permitted.

Members of the Vanguard come from many states and countries and are between 18 and 22. The corps travel between 10 and 12 weeks each summer throughout the U.S. to perform in competitive field shows and parades.

The ensemble is one of the founding groups of Drum Corps International (DCI). Vanguard has won seven DCI World Class Championship titles and holds the distinction of being the only drum corps to make finals every year since DCI was formed in 1972.

University closes Monday for Memorial Day holiday

Wednesday, May 25th, 2022

All university offices in Newberg and at regional sites will be closed this Monday, May 30, to observe the Memorial Day holiday.

Portland Writing Center is open for summer appointments

Monday, May 23rd, 2022

The Portland Writing Center is open to meet with undergraduate, graduate and adult degree students this summer!

Read our newsletter for our latest updates, and email us at wc@georgefox.edu with any questions.

All invited to civil engineering faculty candidate’s presentation tomorrow in EHS 102

Sunday, May 22nd, 2022

All are invited to hear from civil engineering faculty candidate Jared Jones as he presents his research on experimental and analytical studies of a two-span bridge system tomorrow (Tuesday) from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. in EHS 102.

All are welcome! Contact Adina McConaughey at amccaunaughey@georgefox.edu with any questions.

Support PT students’ trip to Uganda at garage sale tomorrow

Friday, May 20th, 2022

Swing by the Medical Sciences Building (448 N. Werth Bvld.) tomorrow (Sunday) to find a treasure for your home while helping students raise funds to travel to Uganda to provide physical therapy!

We will be set up from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and accept cash, Venmo and credit card. All proceeds will go toward funding our next Uganda trip.

Questions? Contact Emma Powley at epowley20@georgefox.edu.

Burnout prevention and treatment workshop available for Christian women

Thursday, May 19th, 2022

For my PsyD dissertation at George Fox, I have created a workshop to prevent and treat burnout in Christian women. There is not currently any published program for burnout specifically for women in ministry, and I am passionate about creating one.

The workshop is free for women to join, and they will receive evidence-based treatment that may otherwise be expensive (approximately a $350 value). The time commitment is one hour weekly over Zoom for six weeks, between May 25 and July 2. The study is open to all women who are part of formal and informal ministries such helping professionals, teachers, medical professionals, caretakers, wives, mothers, social workers, etc.

I am finishing up the first series of this workshop now and have initial evidence that it is effective in reducing symptoms of burnout in Christian women. I am running the workshop again to reach more women and am needing a larger group of participants to meet the research goals of the project.

More information about the study can be found at ministryburnout.com. I also made a short video that introduces the workshop and my heart behind it. Please consider participating or sharing with anyone you think may be interested. I am needing more participants and will be thankful for any help!

Please call me at 971-221-0940 if you have any questions!

– Lydia Marvin, Doctoral Student of Clinical Psychology, George Fox University

Last chance to register for Summer Online!

Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

Summer is quickly approaching, and so is your chance to sign up for Summer Online!

Summer Online courses are less than half the price of regular tuition – and run for eight weeks, starting June 6. It’s a great way to create space in your fall schedule, while saving time and money! Plus, courses are flexible and taught by George Fox professors that you know and love.

You can see a full list of courses offered at class.georgefox.edu, under 2022 Summer Term. Register on MyGeorgeFox this week to save your spot!

Drop by Thomas Center this morning to help make hanging baskets

Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

The hanging basket event is back! Learn to make those gorgeous hanging baskets that grace our George Fox quad area. You will learn this valuable lesson on how these beauties are assembled and help us in plant services in the process.

Please join us at the Thomas Center this morning (Wednesday) starting at 9 a.m. and lasting approximately three hours. You are welcome to join in the class at any time. See you then!

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

Gather for prayer today, tomorrow for victims of violence

Monday, May 16th, 2022

George Fox is a Christ-centered university in the tradition of the Evangelical Friends (Quakers). As such, we believe that a diverse community is a gift of God and its flourishing is a theological imperative for the people of God.

We denounce racism and systems of oppression, and proactively work with the Holy Spirit to eradicate those evils from our institution and society. To that end, we offer this prayer for the victims of violence.

As members of our Christ-centered community, we lament the senseless racially and ethnically motivated slayings that took place in Buffalo, New York, on May 14, and Laguna Woods, California, on May 15. Please join us for a special time of prayer today (Tuesday) at 10:30 a.m. in the Barclay House, as we partner with spiritual life pastors to lament the precious lives lost and pray for their families.

An additional opportunity for prayer and reflection will be offered via Zoom tomorrow (Wednesday) at 2 p.m.

If you are interested in resources and support, or ways to become a source of strength for others during this difficult time, please contact Katrina Johnson, dean of student belonging and equity, at katrinaj@georgefox.edu; D’Metri Mattocks, director of intercultural life, at dmattocks@georgefox.edu; or a spiritual life pastor at spirituallife@georgefox.edu.

Last call to sign up for PT’s Zumba, yoga classes tomorrow night

Monday, May 16th, 2022

This is your last chance to sign up for two fitness classes that the College of Physical Therapy is offering as part of our Health and Wellness Week.

A Zumba Class will be at 6 p.m. tomorrow (Wednesday), and a yoga class will start at 7 p.m. To sign up, email Jason Brumitt at jbrumitt@georgefox.edu.

Details about Health and Wellness Week events can be found here.

Learn to make hanging baskets tomorrow in the Thomas Center

Monday, May 16th, 2022

The hanging basket event is back! Learn to make those gorgeous hanging baskets that grace our George Fox quad area. You will learn this valuable lesson on how these beauties are assembled and help us in plant services in the process.

Please join us at the Thomas Center tomorrow (Wednesday) starting at 9 a.m. and lasting approximately three hours. You are welcome to join in the class at any time. See you then!

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

Free Zumba class is part of PT’s Health and Wellness Week

Wednesday, May 11th, 2022

Most people do not meet the CDC’s recommended minimum weekly aerobic fitness guidelines for maintaining or improving health. A strategy to increase your aerobic fitness is to find activities that are fun while providing a workout.

Zumba is one way to do this. Zumba is a fitness class that consists of different dance moves. If you would like to try this free class, scheduled for 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18, email Jason Brumitt at jbrumitt@georgefox.edu.

The class is part of the College of Physical Therapy’s Health and Wellness Week (May 16-21). Learn about this Zumba class and more on the event website.

Sign up for free yoga course during PT’s Health and Wellness Week

Wednesday, May 11th, 2022

Yoga can be a great way to increase strength and improve flexibility. Research has also demonstrated positive improvements in lowering blood pressure.

The College of Physical Therapy will be providing a yoga course as part of its Health and Wellness Week at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18, in the Medical Sciences Building (448 N. Werth Blvd., in Newberg). In this class you will perform a variety of yoga exercises and learn how easy it is to do at home.

To sign up, email Jason Brumitt at jbrumitt@georgefox.edu.

Learn how to strength train at home

Tuesday, May 10th, 2022

Performing strength training exercises helps to maintain function and reduce the risk of injury. It is recommended that we strength train at least two days a week. However, only about 20% of people meet this recommendation.

In a free 30-minute course offered through the College of Physical Therapy, you can learn how to strength train at home without owning specific gym equipment. Get all the details here.

Interested? Email Jason Brumitt at jbrumitt@georgefox.edu to participate.