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.

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.

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.

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.   

Celebrate Jim Steele at retirement reception Feb. 6

Sunday, January 26th, 2020

The MBA program invites the George Fox community to attend MBA professor Jim Steele’s retirement reception on Thursday, Feb. 6. Please join us to celebrate Jim’s teaching legacy and amazing contribution to the MBA programs.

The reception will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Portland Center Room 155 and lobby area. Light refreshments and a celebration cake will be served.

If you will be attending, please RSVP here. Questions? Contact Allie Duncan at aduncan@georgefox.edu.

Learn more about Disability Services

Sunday, January 26th, 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.

Order ‘George Fox Night’ Blazer tickets now

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

The university has secured group-rate tickets to a Portland Trail Blazers game, and you are invited!

Join in on “George Fox Night at the Moda Center” when the Blazers take on the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday, March 12. This is a great opportunity to share a fun night with friends, family and fellow George Fox Bruins.

Ticket prices start at $19 apiece. All participants will receive special savings and a chance to shoot a free throw after the game. Visit this link and use the promo code “GFU.” The order deadline is Friday, Feb. 7.

Questions? Contact Nichole Drew at ndrew@georgefox.edu.

Music of eight pianos will fill Bauman stage Feb. 6

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

Both classical and familiar tunes will fill Bauman Auditorium when a Monster Piano Concert takes the stage for the 14th annual Bösendorfer Concert Series at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6.

The evening will feature 18 performers playing eight pianos, on many occasions simultaneously, and the university’s Rodgers organ. Those performing include the University Keyboard Ensemble, alumni, and students from professor Kenn Willson’s piano studio. Some selections will feature as many as 16 pianists playing at one time.

The program will feature Bach’s Concerto for 3 Pianos, Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, and Beethoven’s 3 Marches as a tribute to the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth. Also included will be Beethoven’s Rondo Capriccioso, featuring three performers at each piano.

The evening will also feature well-known tunes such as Skip to My Lou, Stars Stripes Forever, two modern praise songs, and a hymn in which the audience will be encouraged to join in singing, accompanied by eight pianos and the organ.

Students and employees are entitled to one complimentary ticket. Additional tickets may be purchased for $12 (general admission), $8 (seniors and alumni) and $6 (students and children under 12). They may be purchased online at this link or by calling 503-554-3844.

MIT professor speaks on campus next week

Tuesday, January 21st, 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. on Monday, Jan. 27, 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. that Monday afternoon 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.

Sign up for online 1098-T form

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

Tax time is nearly here! Student Accounts is preparing to have 1098-T tuition tax statements available by Friday, Jan. 31, for students who qualify. We ask that you please sign up for electronic access. Granting consent only takes a minute and you will get the following benefits:

  • Earliest access to the form
  • Access to a PDF copy that can be sent to parents/third parties
  • Avoid mail delays and theft
  • Help us save paper

You can sign up in the “Account Services” menu of the “Financial Account” tile on MyGeorgeFox. See this page for specific instructions.

Questions? Email studentaccounts@georgefox.edu or call us at 503-554-2301.

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.

Sign up for electronic 1098-T form

Thursday, January 16th, 2020

Tax time is nearly here! Student Accounts is preparing to have 1098-T tuition tax statements available by Friday, Jan. 31, for students who qualify. We ask that you please sign up for electronic access. Granting consent only takes a minute and you will get the following benefits:

  • Earliest access to the form
  • Access to a PDF copy that can be sent to parents/third parties
  • Avoid mail delays and theft
  • Help us save paper

You can sign up in the “Account Services” menu of the “Financial Account” tile on MyGeorgeFox. See this page for specific instructions.

Questions? Email studentaccounts@georgefox.edu or call us at 503-554-2301.

Shop at Columbia Employee Store through Feb. 2

Thursday, January 16th, 2020

George Fox University students and staff are exclusively invited to access the Columbia Employee Store through Sunday, Feb. 2!

The employee store offers an employee discount (40 to 50 percent off regular retail pricing). To access the store, bring this invite, your George Fox ID card, and a personal photo ID.

The invite is valid for you and four guests; you must be present. The invite grants store access only; the offer is not valid online. The store is open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and is located at 14100 N.W. Science Park Dr., in Portland.

Questions? Contact Nichole Drew at ndrew@georgefox.edu.

University closes Monday to observe MLK Day

Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

The university’s offices, libraries and bookstores will be closed Monday, Jan. 20, to observe the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. The Hadlock Student Center will be open that day from noon to 11 p.m.

While the Murdock Library will be closed, the 24/7 space in the facility will remain open.

Sign up for Blazers’ ‘George Fox Night at the Moda Center’

Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

The university has secured group-rate tickets to a Portland Trail Blazers game, and you are invited!

Join in on “George Fox Night at the Moda Center” when the Blazers take on the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday, March 12. This is a great opportunity to share a fun night with friends, family and fellow George Fox Bruins.

Ticket prices start at $19 apiece. All participants will receive special savings and a chance to shoot a free throw after the game. Visit this link and use the promo code “GFU.” The order deadline is Friday, Feb. 7.

Questions? Contact Nichole Drew at ndrew@georgefox.edu.

Tickets now available for Monster Piano Concert Feb. 6

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

Both classical and familiar tunes will fill Bauman Auditorium when a Monster Piano Concert takes the stage for the 14th annual Bösendorfer Concert Series at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6.

The evening will feature 18 performers playing eight pianos, on many occasions simultaneously, and the university’s Rodgers organ. Those performing include the University Keyboard Ensemble, alumni and students from professor Kenn Willson’s piano studio. Some selections will feature as many as 16 pianists playing at one time.

The program will feature Bach’s Concerto for 3 Pianos, Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, and Beethoven’s 3 Marches as a tribute to the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth. Also included will be Beethoven’s Rondo Capriccioso, featuring three performers at each piano.

The evening will also feature well-known tunes such as Skip to My Lou, Stars Stripes Forever, two modern praise songs, and a hymn in which the audience will be encouraged to join in singing, accompanied by eight pianos and the organ.

Students and employees are entitled to one complimentary ticket. Additional tickets may be purchased for $12 (general admission), $8 (seniors and alumni) and $6 (students and children under 12). They may be purchased online at this link or by calling 503-554-3844.

MIT professor presents Dalton Lecture on Jan. 27

Monday, January 13th, 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. on Monday, Jan. 27, 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. that Monday afternoon 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.

Yang presents on ‘Preaching Reconciliation’ Feb. 20

Monday, January 13th, 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.

Critical security update info for Firefox

Monday, January 13th, 2020

We have been made aware that Mozilla has released a critical security update to address a security vulnerability in Firefox. It is important that you verify you are on the newest version and update as soon as you can, whether or not you use Firefox regularly. We are providing a link to information that will help you check and update your browser.

You will need to use your George Fox email address to be able to access this link. If you have questions or would like help, please contact the IT Service Desk at 503-554-2569 or servicedesk@georgefox.edu.

Disability Services Office is available to assist students

Monday, January 13th, 2020

Do you have a chronic illness? Learning disability? Mental health difficulty? If any of these interfere with your ability to learn and succeed in school, you may be eligible for academic accommodations through the Disability Services Office.

Check out ds.georgefox.edu or come to our office in Lemmons 9 for more information.