No swing dance this Saturday

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

There will be no swing dance this Saturday, Jan. 26, due to contradictions with the live Jazz Band performance.

Students: Earn $20 for something you’re already doing

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

Hey George Fox students …

If you grab an amazing photo or video of something fun happening around campus, send it to content@georgefox.edu for a chance to be featured on social media and earn a $20 Visa gift card!

Something fun happening in your dorm? Send it our way! Something awesome happening at an ASC event? We want to see! Something crazy happening in science lab? Yep, send that too!

In short, if it’s awesome and if it’s happening at George Fox, we’d love to see it. Send your photo/video and a brief caption. If we decide to purchase your content, you’ll receive a Visa card shortly afterward.

Questions? Contact Sarah Reid (sreid@georgefox.edu).

Don’t forget to register for the Job & Internship Fair

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

On Tuesday, Feb. 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the IDEA Center is hosting its third annual Job & Internship Fair. Employers from the Portland area and beyond will be on campus to talk with students from all majors, looking to recruit for various jobs and internships.

This is an amazing opportunity to connect with industry-leading companies right here on the George Fox campus. Stay tuned for updates in the coming weeks!

Students are strongly encouraged to register for this event. To register, visit our web page on Handshake.

Questions? Contact Grace Tissell at gtissell@georgefox.edu.

All invited to dinner and State of the Union viewing on Jan. 29

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

You are invited to join the American Enterprise Institute for a free dinner and viewing of the president’s State of the Union address in Canyon Commons 103 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29.

Please join us to listen and discuss the president’s address. Please RSVP here. Questions? Contact amarshall17@georgefox.edu.

Let your voice be heard at BSU’s spoken word event Feb. 8

Monday, January 21st, 2019

The Black Student Union is hosting a spoken word event at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8, in Lemmons 8!

The theme is “Know the past, shape the future.” If anyone is interested in performing, please contact Ellie Watts at ewatts16@georgefox.edu to get involved. Your voice needs to be heard!

Fox Film Club discusses Capra film Thursday night

Monday, January 21st, 2019

Want to learn more about film history? Come to the Fox Film Club at 7:30 p.m. this Thursday, Jan. 24, in Lemmons 4. We will be watching and discussing the 1934 film It Happened One Night, directed by Frank Capra. All are welcome!

Questions? Contact Sean McNeil (smcneil17@georgefox.edu).

 

Join in the fun of Bruin FanFest this Saturday

Monday, January 21st, 2019

Come support men’s and women’s basketball at Bruin FanFest on Saturday, Jan. 26, in Wheeler Gymnasium. The event begins at 3:30 p.m., just prior to the 4 p.m. tip-off of the women’s basketball game against Lewis & Clark. The men will tip off at 6 p.m.

The activities will include:

  • A Polaroid photo booth
  • A bounce house
  • A raffle and prizes  (show a picture with “Mama Bear” and get some free Stand Tall swag!)
  • Crafts
  • A henna tattoo artist
  • Face painting
  • A basketball shootout
  • Cotton candy
  • Exclusive Bruin FanFest T-shirt for sale ($6)
  • And more!

All activities are free, and everyone who wears Bruin gear will get free admission to the basketball games!

Finally, the evening will also include a teddy bear toss, “Bruins and Bears,” during halftime of the women’s game, for which the school is collecting new teddy bears as a donation to sick children in hospitals. Teddy bears can be purchased beforehand and brought to the game, or at the ticket tables at the game.

Questions? Contact Mckenna Tillotson (mtillotson@georgefox.edu).

Interested in social work? Come to an info session this week

Monday, January 21st, 2019

Are you interested in helping people? Have you ever considered a degree in social work? Social work is a profession for those with a desire to help people improve their lives.

If this sounds exciting to you, please plan to attend one of our info sessions to find out more about the major and about the many opportunities a degree in social work can provide!

We’ll be hosting two sessions in Stevens 109. Pizza will be provided in the evening session (Wednesday, Jan. 23, from 5 to 6 p.m.), and donuts will be provided in the morning session (Thursday, Jan 24, from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m.).

Please plan to join us if you’d like to know more. Contact Kim Rapp (rappk@georgefox.edu) if you have any questions.

STRONG group is available for students with chronic illness or pain

Monday, January 21st, 2019

STRONG, a group created to provide support to students dealing with chronic illness or pain that affects daily life (fibromyalgia, PTSD, ME/CFS, etc.), is getting started on campus.

These things are often invisible to the healthy population and can be isolating, especially as a college student. We want you to feel supported and heard in your community!

STRONG will have its first meeting of the semester this Thursday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. (location TBD). If you’re interested and would like more information or have questions, please contact Dani Hillenbrand at dhillenbrand17@georgefox.edu.

Juilliard grad saxophonist performs at ‘Evening of Jazz’ this Saturday

Monday, January 21st, 2019

The university community is invited to Bauman Auditorium for “An Evening of Jazz” featuring saxophonist and flutist Erica von Kleist at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26.

Von Kleist will play with the university’s Jazz Ensemble and Faculty Jazz Quartet. She is a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music and established herself early on in her career on the New York jazz scene.

She has performed, toured and made Grammy-Nominated recordings with various artists, including the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, Chris Potter, Sean Jones, Seth MacFarlane, and Rufus Reid.

Students and employees are entitled to one complimentary ticket. Additional tickets can be purchased here.

In addition to the concert, von Kleist is doing a masterclass on Friday, Jan. 25, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Ross 208. School-age students who come (middle schoolers and high schoolers) can get a voucher for a free ticket to the concert.

Biomechanics and volleyball discussed in presentation on Thursday

Monday, January 21st, 2019

Volleyball’s rise in popularity over the past 30 years has created a growing need to better understand the biomechanical causes for shoulder injuries, particularly in youth volleyball players.

The biomedical engineering program is inviting a candidate to speak to how their research lab uses motion capture to analyze the mechanics of hitting a volleyball with the goal of creating better best-practices guidelines for strength and conditioning and repetition counts.

Join us from 3 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24, in EHS 102 to hear about several ongoing experiments in the lab, including using impulse and momentum techniques to estimate the forces on the body during a hit and ways to compare variation in types of motions. The presentation will highlight connections between the undergraduate engineering curriculum and the research techniques.

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

Undergraduate commuters: Check out this semester’s lunch schedule

Monday, January 21st, 2019

Undergrad commuters: We invite you to join the Commuter Life team for lunch. All lunches will be held from 11:30 a.m. to  1 p.m. Please see the schedule below for the dates and location of these lunches.

The lunches are highly social and all about building community among undergraduate commuters.

  • Thursday, Jan. 24 – Canyon Commons
  • Wednesday, Feb. 20 – FoxHole
  • Thursday, March 7 – Canyon Commons
  • Monday, April 8 – FoxHole

Any questions should be directed to Kristi Welker, director of Commuter Life, by emailing kwelker@georgefox.edu or calling 503-554-2308.

‘Will America Ban Hate Speech?’ presented in Hoover 105 tonight

Monday, January 21st, 2019

The politics department invites the university community to a special guest lecture, “Will America Ban Hate Speech?,” at 7 p.m. tonight (Tuesday) in Hoover 105.

Presenting will be Arthur Milikh, associate director and research fellow at the Heritage Foundation’s B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics. Milikh conducts research on America’s founding principles, oversees the center’s research portfolio, and gives talks on the tenets of the American political tradition to policymakers, political leaders and the public.

Contact Angela Umfleet at 503-554-2678 for more information.

Check out Christian Summer Camp Job Fair next week

Monday, January 21st, 2019

Tired of working retail for the third summer in a row? Looking for a summer job with a purpose? Come check out the Christian Summer Camp Job Fair on Tuesday, Jan. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the EHS Atrium.

There are many ministries from all over the Northwest coming to meet you! Positions are available in youth counseling, adventure camping, horse camping, challenge course facilitating, kitchen staff, life guarding, housekeeping, and more!

Contact Grace Tissell (gtissell@georgefox.edu) if you have any questions.

Interested in BSW program? Late application deadline is this Friday

Monday, January 21st, 2019

If you are a social work sophomore (or social work freshman who is planning on studying abroad) and are planning to apply to the BSW program, this is a reminder that the late application deadline is Friday, Jan. 25, by 5 p.m., when all application materials need to be turned in to the Meridian Street House (social work office).

Sign up for Thursday’s Foster Parents’ Night Out training session

Monday, January 21st, 2019

Interested in mentoring children in foster care? Come to a training and get certified to serve with Foster Parents’ Night Out. Sign up using this link. The training is scheduled from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24, in Lemmons 5.

Contact Cana Buckley (cbuckley17@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Sign up now to volunteer at Night to Shine on Feb. 8

Monday, January 21st, 2019

Night to Shine is back on Friday, Feb. 8! Night to Shine is a special-needs prom sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, complete with a red-carpet entrance, limos, dinner, professional hair and makeup, karaoke and lots of dancing!

We are looking for volunteers to be buddies to our special guests. We also have many other volunteer opportunities. To sign up to volunteer, go to newbergcc.org/ntsvolunteer. Have questions? Contact Katlyn Kronschnabl at katlyn@newbergcc.org.

Theatre department’s winter musical ‘Jane Eyre’ opens next week

Monday, January 21st, 2019

The George Fox theatre department opens its winter musical Jane Eyre this month. Come join us for a compelling and powerful musical adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s masterpiece.

The show runs in Wood-Mar Auditorium Jan. 31 through Feb. 2 and Feb. 7-9 at 7:30 p.m., and will also include 2 p.m. matinee performances on Sunday, Feb. 3, and Sunday, Feb. 10. Open captioning will be available for the shows on Feb. 3 and Feb. 7.

Student tickets are free both Thursdays, Jan. 31 and Feb. 7. Bring your student ID to the door. Employees are provided with one complimentary ticket for any of the shows.

Reserve your seat online and bring your George Fox ID with you to show at the door. You may also purchase additional tickets online. Tickets are also available for pick-up at the box office in the Bruin Store (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.).

For more information, visit this page. See you at the show!

Sign up now for Relationship Retreat at the coast Feb. 8-10

Sunday, January 20th, 2019

The Office of Commuter Life is hosting a Relationship Retreat Feb. 8-10 on the Oregon Coast. It is open to undergraduate married, engaged or seriously dating couples (one person per couple must be an undergraduate George Fox student). There are still spots available, so sign up today!

The cost for those who register between now and Friday, Jan. 25, is $65 per couple, which covers meals and an amazing speaker. Spots are limited to 15 couples, so please fill out this form to sign up. Only one person from the couple needs to complete the form.

Please note: The second part of the retreat is a Great Date Night scheduled for Sunday, March 10, from 5 to 8 p.m. Mark your calendar now for both events, and save the date if you hope to attend. More information will be sent to you once the application is completed.

Any questions should be directed to Kristi Welker, director of Commuter Life, at kwelker@georgefox.edu, or Tyler Welker, assistant professor of cinematic arts, at twelker@georgefox.edu.

Register now for the Job & Internship Fair

Sunday, January 20th, 2019

On Tuesday, Feb. 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the IDEA Center is hosting its third annual Job & Internship Fair. Employers from the Portland area and beyond will be on campus to talk with students from all majors, looking to recruit for various jobs and internships.

This is an amazing opportunity to connect with industry-leading companies right here on the George Fox campus. Stay tuned for updates in the coming weeks!

Students are strongly encouraged to register for this event. To register, visit our web page on Handshake.

Questions? Contact Grace Tissell at gtissell@georgefox.edu.