Save your spot for RESONATE 2024 concert tomorrow night

Wednesday, February 21st, 2024

Please join us for our RESONATE 2024 concert with Jon and Valerie Guerra tomorrow (Friday) at 6:30 p.m. in Canyon Commons 101.

The Guerras are singer-songwriters based out of Austin, Texas. Jon describes his style as “devotional music,” a term he coined to refer to his musical style, as “less Sunday morning worship music, and more Monday morning prayer music.” His 2023 album, Ordinary Ways, was critically acclaimed and won Best Album of The Year at the Gospel Coalition’s yearly round-up.

We are so thrilled to host the Guerras at our event, and we hope you can make it. Save your spot here!

Please reach out to Emma Ray at erieth@georgefox.edu with any questions.

Consider supporting DPT’s service trip to Uganda

Wednesday, February 21st, 2024

This year, the university’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program will be traveling to Uganda to serve their communities in need. While there, we will partner with local leaders and advocacy groups to provide training and collaborate in the treatment and management of people with disabilities.

Our time will be spent at two boarding schools for children with disabilities, as well as with local physicians and nurses helping run free primary care clinics. The DPT program cannot wait to see how God works through this trip for our students and those whom they will be serving.

With your support, we will be able to not only serve the people in the rural areas of Uganda, but also utilize the physical therapy and differential diagnosis skills we have learned in the program. Would you prayerfully consider supporting us with a gift today?

Give online through this link.

From all of Cohort 11, thank you for partnering with us!

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Garrett Cassio at gcassio22@georgefox.edu.

Attend tonight’s lecture on W.E.B. Du Bois in Hoover 105

Wednesday, February 21st, 2024

The university community is welcome to a special guest lecture by Warner Pacific University President Brian Johnson at 7 p.m. tonight (Thursday) in Hoover 105. He will present “W.E.B. Du Bois in African American Intellectual and Christian History.”

William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, commonly known as W.E.B. Du Bois, was an intellectual, sociologist and civil rights activist whose contributions significantly impacted the African American struggle for equality and justice.

Dr. Johnson authored the biography W.E.B. Du Bois: Toward Agnosticism, 1868-1934. In the book, he describes the evolution of religious views from Du Bois’s birth until his resignation as editor of Crisis magazine in 1934.

Dr. Johnson is a sought-after speaker, accomplished professor, scholar and academic administrator. He serves as the first minority president in Warner Pacific University’s 83-year history. To learn more, visit this page.

Apply now to be hospitality specialist at the Portland Center

Tuesday, February 20th, 2024

Looking for a part-time job? Event Services is looking for a hospitality specialist. The hospitality specialist works onsite during daytime hours to welcome guests and answer any questions. Other responsibilities include:

  • Resolve or report building issues
  • Monitor doors during locked hours
  • Assist guest groups with room arrangements
  • Maintain a steady communication link to the Newberg campus

Starting as early as Friday, March 15, available hours will be Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. with occasional evening and weekend opportunities. Grad students can work up to 28 hours per week.

Send your resume or any questions to Lisa Leslie at lleslie@georgefox.edu.

All invited to hear Warner Pacific president speak on W.E.B. Du Bois on Thursday

Monday, February 19th, 2024

The university community is welcome to a special guest lecture by Warner Pacific University President Brian Johnson at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 22, in Hoover 105. He will present “W.E.B. Du Bois in African American Intellectual and Christian History.”

William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, commonly known as W.E.B. Du Bois, was an intellectual, sociologist and civil rights activist whose contributions significantly impacted the African American struggle for equality and justice. Born in 1868, he became the first African American to earn a doctorate from Harvard University. He cofounded the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and played a crucial role in advocating for civil rights, racial equality, and education.

Dr. Johnson has received a number of fellowships, including a 2004-2005 non-resident fellowship within the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Studies at Harvard University. That led him to author the biography, W.E.B. Du Bois: Toward Agnosticism, 1868-1934. In the book, Johnson describes the evolution of religious views from Du Bois’s birth until his resignation as editor of Crisis magazine in 1934.

Dr. Johnson is a sought-after speaker, accomplished professor, scholar and academic administrator. He serves as the first minority president in Warner Pacific University’s 83-year history. To learn more, visit this page.

Learn about healthcare worker well-being at Relational Cafe

Monday, February 19th, 2024

The nursing department warmly invites you to attend Relational Cafe. This three-part event takes a cafe learning style approach to create an engaging and educational atmosphere. Our goal is to empower healthcare students and professionals by strengthening worker well-being. Join us in Canyon Commons for the following events:

  • Daily Spiritual Practice for Healthcare Worker Well-being: Friday, March 15, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. 
  • Focused Acceptance & Commitment Therapy for Healthcare Worker Well-being: Friday, April 12, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. 
  • Focused Acceptance & Commitment Therapy for Healthcare Worker Well-being: Friday, April 26, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. 

Our first event will be presented by Dr. Laye Wilson-Anderson while Dr. Patti Robinson presents on Friday, April 12 and 16. Please note that dinner will cost $12 if you are not on a George Fox meal plan. Be sure to prepare for the event by completing the Values in Action Survey. See additional event details here.

Contact Julie Oyemaja at joyemaja@georgefox.edu to reserve your spot.

Get a discounted massage on Feb. 23 and help fund a service trip to Uganda

Monday, February 12th, 2024

Do you have stress, aches, pains, or just want to feel relaxed? Come by to get a massage from a Doctor of Physical Therapy student!

Our mission is to improve our community’s health by offering 25-minute discounted massages to students, employees and community members for $25. Massages will take place on Friday, Feb. 23, from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Medical Sciences Building (448 Werth Blvd., in Newberg).

Your contribution will help fund our medical service trip to Uganda. Donations are also welcome; there will be a tip jar on site! You can register for a massage using this Google Form. Thank you for your generosity in supporting our trip!

If you have any questions, reach out to Karlie Stewart at kstewart19@georgefox.edu.

Order donuts to support nursing’s service trip to Costa Rica

Monday, February 12th, 2024

Love donuts? Want to support a medical service trip to Costa Rica?

Take a dozen to your next meeting or make a special someone’s day. Fifty-percent of proceeds will support nursing students on their service trip to Costa Rica this May.

Simply click on this link, order your donuts, and pick them up at your local Krispy Kreme store. The link is valid Feb. 8 through March 9.

Got questions? Contact Kira Sandau at ksandau@georgefox.edu.

Enjoy lunch, hear from Wake Forest professor tomorrow

Sunday, February 11th, 2024

The campus community is invited to a complimentary lunch with guest Dr. Michael Lamb tomorrow (Tuesday).

The lunch event, titled “What’s Hope Got to Do with It: Politics in a Time of Presumption and Despair,” runs from noon to 1:20 p.m. in Canyon Commons 101 (please note room change). During the session, our very own Dr. Joseph Clair will interview Lamb about his most recent book, A Commonwealth of Hope: Augustine’s Political Thought, which offers a novel interpretation of Augustine’s political thought and recovers his virtue of hope to inform contemporary politics. Lamb’s research focuses on the ethics of citizenship and the role of virtues in public life.

Guests are invited to go through the cafeteria line and join us for the talk, which will begin shortly after noon.

In addition, faculty are also invited and encouraged to join Lamb at 3 p.m. in Canyon Commons 101 (note room change) that afternoon for a discussion, “Character Formation in the University: Ten Lessons from the Front Lines.”

Lamb is the F. M. Kirby Foundation Chair of Leadership and Character, executive director of the Program for Leadership and Character, and associate professor of interdisciplinary humanities at Wake Forest University. He is also an associate fellow of the Oxford Character Project.

Contact Sarah Taylor at taylors@georgefox.edu with any questions.

Register now for RESONATE 2024

Sunday, February 11th, 2024

Participate in RESONATE 2024, a two-day gathering. Swing by Friday, Feb. 23, at 6:30 p.m. for a concert with Jon and Valerie Guerra. Then on Saturday, Feb. 24, at 9 a.m. hear from our brilliant speakers: Joseph Clair, Mary Jo Sharp and Tim Pickavance.

This two-day gathering showcases the truth, goodness and beauty of Christianity through theology, philosophy, science and the arts. Featuring musical performances, guest speakers, discussion groups, Q&A sessions, and ministry sponsors, RESONATE inspires a confident Christian faith for people from all backgrounds.

Click this link to register for RESONATE 2024: Knowledge, Desire, and the Heart.

Reach out to Emma Ray at erieth@georgefox.edu for more information.

Don’t miss Tuesday’s Woolman Forum events

Thursday, February 8th, 2024

Don’t miss the Woolman Forum events this Tuesday, Feb. 13, in Hoover 105.

Chapel credit is available for students!

  • Afternoon Panel (3:30 to 5 p.m.): Features three peacemakers, each working in different ways to bring about the mutual flourishing of Palestinians and Israelis while partnering with American Christians to advocate for nonviolence and shalom both in their own communities and abroad.
  • Evening Lecture (6 p.m.): Guest Jonathan Kuttab will speak on the topic “Is there a Balm in Gilead? Prospects for a Palestinian / Israeli Peace.” Kuttab is a well-known human rights attorney who was the head of the legal committee negotiating the Cairo Agreement of 1994 between Israel and the PLO, and who has founded peacemaking and human rights organizations in Palestine / Israel, Canada and the U.S. He is the author of Beyond the Two-State Solution.

Please join us! Feel free to contact Tamara Wytsma at twytsma@georgefox.edu with any questions.

Order donuts to support nursing’s service trip to Costa Rica

Wednesday, February 7th, 2024

Love donuts? Want to support a medical service trip to Costa Rica?

Take a dozen to your next meeting or make a special someone’s day. Fifty-percent of proceeds will support nursing students on their service trip to Costa Rica this May.

Simply click on this link, order your donuts, and pick them up at your local Krispy Kreme store. The link is valid Feb. 8 through March 9.

Got questions? Contact Kira Sandau at ksandau@georgefox.edu.

Plan to attend Woolman Peacemaking Forum events next week

Wednesday, February 7th, 2024

Is peace possible in Israel/Palestine? It’s a question that will be discussed at the Center for Peace and Justice’s Woolman Peacemaking Forum featuring guest lecturer and panelist Jonathan Kuttab, a Christian Palestinian human rights attorney, peacemaker and educator.

Two events are scheduled as part of the forum. The first is a panel event set from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 13, in Hoover 105. The entire university community is invited to hear from those who have dedicated their lives to nonviolent activism in the pursuit of the mutual flourishing of all. The panel discussion topic will be “The Israel/Palestine Conflict and Prospects for Peace.”

You can submit your questions via this panel event registration form. Panelists will include Kuttab, executive director of Friends of Sabeel North America; Todd Deatherage, executive director and cofounder of The Telos Group and former chief of staff for the State Department; and Mark Braverman, executive director of Kairos USA and advisory board member for Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions USA.

That evening, Kuttab will present a lecture, “Is There a Balm in Gilead? Prospects for a Palestinian / Israeli Peace,” at 6 p.m. in Hoover 105. The lecture will be followed by a Q&A and reception. There is also a livestream link to the lecture here.

Chapel credit is available for evening lecture attendance.

Kuttab was the head of the legal committee negotiating the Cairo Agreement of 1994 between Israel and the PLO. He is co-founder of Nonviolence International as well as the Palestinian human rights group Al-Haq. He serves on the board of Bethlehem Bible College and is president of the Board of Holy Land Trust.

Questions? Contact Tamara Wytsma at twytsma@georgefox.edu.

All invited to complimentary lunch with special guest Dr. Michael Lamb on Feb. 13

Monday, February 5th, 2024

The campus community is invited to a complimentary lunch with guest Dr. Michael Lamb on Tuesday, Feb. 13.

The lunch event, titled “What’s Hope Got to Do with It: Politics in a Time of Presumption and Despair,” runs from noon to 1:20 p.m. in Canyon Commons 103. During the session, our very own Dr. Joseph Clair will interview Lamb about his most recent book, A Commonwealth of Hope: Augustine’s Political Thought, which offers a novel interpretation of Augustine’s political thought and recovers his virtue of hope to inform contemporary politics. Lamb’s research focuses on the ethics of citizenship and the role of virtues in public life.

Guests are invited to go through the cafeteria line and join us for the talk, which will begin shortly after noon.

In addition, faculty are also invited and encouraged to join Lamb at 3 p.m. in Canyon Commons 103 that afternoon for a discussion, “Character Formation in the University: Ten Lessons from the Front Lines.”

Lamb is the F. M. Kirby Foundation Chair of Leadership and Character, executive director of the Program for Leadership and Character, and associate professor of interdisciplinary humanities at Wake Forest University. He is also an associate fellow of the Oxford Character Project.

He holds a PhD in politics from Princeton University, a BA in political science from Rhodes College, and a second BA in philosophy and theology from the University of Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar.

Contact Sarah Taylor at taylors@georgefox.edu with any questions.

All are invited to Leah Payne’s book release party on Feb. 22

Monday, February 5th, 2024

Portland Seminary would like to invite you to a book release party for Dr. Leah Payne’s new book, God Gave Rock & Roll to You: A History of Contemporary Christian Music (Oxford University Press, 2024).

The celebration will be at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 22, at Portland Seminary (Room 155). Tickets are free, but please RSVP for a headcount.

2024-25 FAFSA processing has been delayed; here are some next steps

Sunday, February 4th, 2024

Due to continuing maintenance on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the Department of Education has announced that schools will not receive applicant FAFSA data until the first half of March.

What this means for students:

  • Aid packages will be delayed. The financial aid office will provide detailed timelines for financial aid offers closer to March, when FAFSA data is expected to come in.
  • Continuing students will receive the same institutional aid next year, but federal and state aid will be determined by your new FAFSA information.
  • If you made a mistake on your FAFSA, you will not be able to make corrections until it is processed.

Next steps:

  • Check your emails for updates from George Fox’s financial aid office and the Department of Education. You will be notified via email when your FAFSA is sent to George Fox.
  • Processes such as Verification and Professional Judgments will move quickly after George Fox receives your information, so complete your FAFSA as soon as possible!
  • Don’t forget to apply for scholarships while you are waiting on your FAFSA to process.

If you have any questions, you can view our website for more information about FAFSA Simplification, reach out to the university’s financial aid office at finaid@georgefox.edu, or schedule an appointment with your financial aid counselor.

Mid-semester holiday clarification

Thursday, February 1st, 2024

The university will observe a mid-semester holiday on Friday, Feb. 16. Offices and departments will be closed. Graduate students should check with their program director about their class schedules on Thursday and Friday (Feb. 15-16).

Spring Career Fair brings 30-plus vendors to campus Feb. 12

Thursday, February 1st, 2024

The George Fox Spring Career Fair will be held on Monday, Feb. 12, in Canyon Commons (Rooms 101-103) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This is a great way for our students to gain hands-on, real-life experience that will benefit their professional development. We appreciate the support of the faculty and staff in helping the students understand the importance of these experiences. Whether you require attendance, make it a class assignment, or just strongly encourage them to attend, your efforts will go a long way in helping the career fair to be a success.

There will be 30 to 35 vendors from a variety of professions all looking for students who need internship and employment opportunities. Thank you again for your support.

Contact Wade Witherspoon at wwitherspoon@georgefox.edu for more info.

Discover ways to celebrate Black History Month, compliments of the George Fox community

Wednesday, January 31st, 2024

In celebration of Black History Month (Feb. 1-29), the Intercultural Resource Center has compiled recommendations for engagement, crowdsourced from the George Fox community for the George Fox community. Check them out here.

This resource lists events at George Fox and in Portland, a playlist to listen to, art exhibitions to visit – including one from George Fox’s own Marvin Eans – and more. Be sure to check it out as you engage and celebrate this month.

Note: First on the event list, as a kickoff to Black History Month, is a cookout hosted by Student Activities and the Black Student Union in Klages at 7 p.m. tomorrow night (Friday). Come join us!

Happy Black History Month, George Fox!

All invited to chapel and lunch to hear from author Kaitlyn Schiess on Thursday

Monday, January 29th, 2024

We are excited to host author Kaitlyn Schiess in chapel this Thursday, Feb. 1, at 10:50 a.m. in Bauman Auditorium. Her sermon will be based on her most recent book, The Ballot and the Bible: How Scripture Has Been Used and Abused in American Politics and Where We Go from Here.

All are welcome as we explore what it means to follow Christ in this upcoming election season.

Employees and students are also invited to a complimentary lunch following Kaitlyn’s chapel address, hosted by the Cultural Enterprise and the Department of History and Politics. Join us at noon that Thursday in Canyon Commons 103.

During lunch, Kaitlyn will speak on the topic of the Bible and the American presidency. Guests are invited to go through the cafeteria line and join us for the talk, which will begin shortly after noon.

Schiess is the author of The Liturgy of Politics: Spiritual Formation for the Sake of Our Neighbor. To read more about her, visit this President’s Speaker Series page.