RSVP for Richter Scholars kickoff event and info workshop on Sept. 21

Wednesday, September 8th, 2021

The Richter Scholars Program is hosting an engaging informational workshop to explain the research program to faculty and students and also to introduce the new two-year Richter funding option.

We encourage faculty and students across all disciplines to attend and learn how to apply for this research opportunity. The program is available to both graduate and undergraduate students. We are excited to share the changes coming to the Richter Scholars Program!

  • Date: Tuesday, Sept. 21
  • Time: 5-6 p.m.
  • Place: Hoover 105
  • Snacks and beverages will be provided.

Please use this link to RSVP to attend in person, or watch this live stream.

At this event we will provide the link to the online application and review the important criteria in scholar selection. While limited, we anticipate larger scholarship awards and a special fund for faculty mentors to assist. Attend in person or via live stream to learn more.

The proposal deadline is Monday, Oct. 18. All submittals will be electronic. For more information, contact Vetta Berokoff at vberokof@georgefox.edu.

Several connection opportunities available

Wednesday, September 8th, 2021

Disability & Accessibility Services, the Academic Resource Center, faculty, staff, and student leaders are joining together to offer a whole slate of connection opportunities this fall. Click here to indicate your interest in receiving information about one or more of these options! We’d love to have you join us!

  • Academic Coaching (all students)
  • ADHD Group (all students)
  • Autism/Aspergers Group (Newberg campus)
  • Becoming a Tutor (all students)
  • Celiac/Gluten Free Group (Newberg campus)
  • Chronic Illness Group (all students)
  • Learning Disability Group (all students)
  • Trauma Group (Newberg campus)

Contact Andrea Byerley (abyerley@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Fill out financial aid survey for chance to win $10 coffee card

Tuesday, September 7th, 2021

Please complete this survey to help us make sure you have the best financial aid experience possible!

Five lucky people will win a $10 gift card to a coffee shop of their choice! Winners will be drawn on Friday, Sept. 10, at 9:24 a.m.!

Questions? Contact Soren Sweet (ssweet@georgefox.edu).

All invited to debate: ‘Was the American War for Independence a Biblical and Just War?’

Monday, September 6th, 2021

The university community is invited to a special debate centering on the question, “Was the American War for Independence a Biblical and Just War?,” on Monday, Sept. 13, at 6:30 p.m. in Hoover 105.

George Fox’s Mark David Hall will debate the topic with U.S. Air Force Academy’s John D. Roche. The event is cosponsored by the John Dickinson Forum and the Civility Project.

The general public is invited to attend in person, and it will also be streamed here. The debate is possible thanks to the Jack Miller Center through a grant from M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust.

Questions? Contact Mark David Hall at mhall@georgefox.edu.

Richter Scholars Program: Call for proposal deadline is Oct. 18

Monday, September 6th, 2021

If you are interested in doing research with a faculty mentor, attend the 2021 George Fox Richter Scholars Kickoff and Information Workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 21, at 5 p.m. in Hoover 105 to learn more about the program. Graduate and undergraduate students are eligible.

The Richter Scholars program at George Fox distributes funds to support student research activities that are devised, initiated, and carried out by individual student researchers, with mentorship, guidance, and expertise provided by a faculty mentor.

The purpose of these funds is to support educational research opportunities that encourage the practices of independent thought leading to independent achievement and personal responsibility. For the purpose of this program, research is defined as a knowledge-generating activity that is designed to provide new information on a topic, tool, or process, and that proceeds according to established and accepted research methods.

Before preparing a proposal, please read through the full proposal guidelines, eligibility requirements, and review criteria at this link.

Call for proposal deadline is Monday, Oct. 18.

*Faculty mentors: Please note that several important proposal elements and eligibility requirements have been recently updated. Please thoroughly read through all posted documentation as you work with your student mentee to prepare a proposal. All submittals will be electronic.

For more information, contact Vetta Berokoff at vberokof@georgefox.edu.

Dr. Tupamahu speaks at University of Portland Sept. 16

Monday, September 6th, 2021

Portland Seminary’s Dr. Ekaputra Tupamahu will be joining the University of Portland’s Theology Thursday lecture series on Thursday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. in Franz Hall 120.

He will be discussing the 18th-century German philosopher Johann Gottfried Herder and how the scholarship of Germany has shaped today’s biblical scholarship.⠀

Questions? Contact Jessica Anders (janders@georgefox.edu).

Interested in being a tutor? Attend an upcoming info session

Monday, September 6th, 2021

Would you like to help other students learn through one-on-one tutoring? Consider becoming a tutor in the fall 2021 semester!

As an independent tutor, you can help other George Fox students while earning a little extra money! Learning Support Services is hosting four information sessions about Tutor Matching Service, a marketplace that facilitates connections between tutors and those seeking tutoring!

Join us on one of the following dates:

  • Thursday, Sept. 9, at 3:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Sept. 12 at 1 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 9 a.m., or
  • Wednesday, Sept. 15 at 6 p.m. All sessions will be held via Zoom

We’ll discuss how to sign up, participate in training to earn approval badges, and so much more! Questions? Contact Learning Support Services (lss@georgefox.edu).

Free COVID-19 vaccination clinic available Sept. 15

Sunday, September 5th, 2021

George Fox University has received a grant from Interfaith Youth Corp, in cooperation with the CCCU (Council for Christian Colleges & Universities) for a vaccine initiative.

Our efforts have focused on providing information and encouragement to people who are undecided about the effectiveness and safety of the COVID-19 vaccine.

A free COVID-19 vaccination clinic is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 15, from noon to 5 p.m. in the Klages Center (Bruin Den). You can register here.

Fill out this survey for chance to win $10 coffee card

Friday, September 3rd, 2021

Please complete this survey to help us make sure you have the best financial aid experience possible!

Five lucky people will win a $10 gift card to a coffee shop of their choice! Winners will be drawn on Friday, Sept. 10, at 9:24 a.m.!

Questions? Contact Soren Sweet (ssweet@georgefox.edu).

Have a chronic illness? Join group via Zoom today

Thursday, September 2nd, 2021

Do you have a chronic illness? Would you like to connect with other students who have a chronic illness? if so, join us today (Friday) from 5 to 6 p.m. on Zoom for our first gathering.

We’ll have a time to share (or not, if you don’t feel comfortable!), get to know each other and talk about ways we can connect this semester. Contact das@georgefox.edu for more information!

Free vaccines available at Health & Counseling Center

Wednesday, September 1st, 2021

Free Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer COVID vaccines are available at the Health & Counseling Center!

We will be scheduling in groups of five to six, as an open vial must be used within a few hours. Call the Health Center today to schedule an appointment at 503-554-2340.

Several connection opportunities available

Wednesday, September 1st, 2021

Disability & Accessibility Services, the Academic Resource Center, faculty, staff, and student leaders are joining together to offer a whole slate of connection opportunities this fall. Click here to indicate your interest in receiving information about one or more of these options! We’d love to have you join us!

  • Academic Coaching (all students)
  • ADHD Group (all students)
  • Autism/Aspergers Group (Newberg campus)
  • Becoming a Tutor (all students)
  • Celiac/Gluten Free Group (Newberg campus)
  • Chronic Illness Group (all students)
  • Learning Disability Group (all students)
  • Trauma Group (Newberg campus)

Contact Andrea Byerley (abyerley@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Support group available for those with chronic illness

Tuesday, August 31st, 2021

Do you have a chronic illness? Would you like to connect with other students who have a chronic illness? if so, join us on Friday, Sept. 3, from 5 to 6 p.m. on Zoom for our first gathering.

We’ll have a time to share (or not, if you don’t feel comfortable!), get to know each other and talk about ways we can connect this semester. Contact das@georgefox.edu for more information!

Interested in leading a Life Group this fall?

Monday, August 30th, 2021

The Office for Spiritual Life is looking for Life Group leaders for our fall 2021 Life Groups series (the weeks of Sept. 10 through Nov. 12).

Life Groups are small groups of undergraduate students who meet together for prayer, Bible study and fellowship. Groups meet weekly for 60 to 90 minutes. This fall our groups will be either in person or completely via Zoom (this provides access for our George Fox Digital students).

Life Groups through the Office for Spiritual Life will also be SPIL-credit-eligible in order to encourage students to engage in high-quality spiritual formation experiences that are participatory and offer ongoing community. To sign up, please fill out this form.

We welcome our employees, current seniors, alumni, family members of George Fox employees and students, and members of our wonderful local churches to consider leading a group. For more information and to sign up, visit this webpage or contact the Office for Spiritual Life at spirituallife@georgefox.edu.

Important info to know about COVID and campus life

Monday, August 30th, 2021

Three things you need to know about COVID-19 and campus life:

  1. Wear your face masks where required. By state mandate, masks are required in indoor public spaces and at outdoor public settings where six feet of physical distancing is not possible.

  2. Let us know if you have symptoms. Students and employees who experience COVID-19 or cold symptoms should quarantine and let the university know by completing the COVID Care Form. We can help you – and protect our community – if you let us know.

  3. Free COVID testing and vaccinations are available on the Newberg campus. Contact the Health and Counseling Center to make an appointment (503-554-2340).

Trauma group available as a resource

Monday, August 30th, 2021

Interested in finding solidarity and learning about helpful resources for students with trauma backgrounds? Disability and Accessibility Services is sponsoring a group for you!

The group will meet in person on months’ first Thursdays at noon and third Tuesdays at 7 p.m. The first meeting will be held on Thursday, Sept. 2, at noon.

Email acard18@georgefox.edu for location and further information.

Art exhibits on campus showcase work of professors

Sunday, August 29th, 2021

Introducing our new faculty members in the School of Communication and Design! To mark their arrival, we’re hosting a  New Faculty Exhibition in the Minthorne Gallery starting today (Monday) and running through Friday, Sept. 24.

Come see works by Marvin Eans, Casey Martin, Amy Williams and Chandler Brutscher, who will be serving the university as professors in graphic design, interior design, ceramics, and foundations, respectively.

Meanwhile, in the Lindgren Gallery, located between Bauman Auditorium and the Ross Center, we are hosting the Frogman’s 38th Print Workshop Portfolio, in which our own Jillian Sokso is a featured participant. That show will also run Aug. 30 through Sept. 24.

The Minthorne and Lindgren galleries are open to the public  Monday through Saturday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. In addition to the galleries, the exhibits will be open to the public during Newberg’s First Friday Art Walk on Friday, Sept. 3, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Contact Chandler Brutscher (cbrutscher@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Remember to utilize the online class schedule

Sunday, August 29th, 2021

Class.georgefox.edu is a great resource for anyone needing to look up details on a class, including meeting times and location, teaching modality, enrollment limit and waitlist numbers, course description, instructor info, and often textbook listings, too (click the book icon after clicking on a course to expand its info).

Questions? Contact the registrar’s office (registrar@georgefox.edu).

Important info to know regarding COVID and campus life

Friday, August 27th, 2021

Three things you need to know about COVID-19 and campus life:

  1. Wear your face masks where required. By state mandate, masks are required in indoor public spaces and at outdoor public settings where six feet of physical distancing is not possible.

  2. Let us know if you have symptoms. Students and employees who experience COVID-19 or cold symptoms should quarantine and let the university know by completing the COVID Care Form. We can help you – and protect our community – if you let us know.

  3. Free COVID testing and vaccinations are available on the Newberg campus. Contact the Health and Counseling Center to make an appointment (503-554-2340).

Several connection opportunities are available

Thursday, August 26th, 2021

Disability & Accessibility Services, the Academic Resource Center, faculty, staff, and student leaders are joining together to offer a whole slate of connection opportunities this fall. Click here to indicate your interest in receiving information about one or more of these options! We’d love to have you join us!

  • Academic Coaching (all students)
  • ADHD Group (all students)
  • Autism/Aspergers Group (Newberg campus)
  • Becoming a Tutor (all students)
  • Celiac/Gluten Free Group (Newberg campus)
  • Chronic Illness Group (all students)
  • Learning Disability Group (all students)
  • Trauma Group (Newberg campus)

Contact Andrea Byerley (abyerley@georgefox.edu) with any questions.