In honor of George Fox’s 125th anniversary, we’ve planned a number of special events this fall. We hope you can join us! Below is just a sampling of what’s in store. For a more comprehensive list, check out our University Calendar.


Sept. 14
Serve Day & 125th Anniversary Kickoff Festivities
8:30 a.m., Newberg & Surrounding Areas (Employees and Students)
5:30 p.m., Newberg Campus Quad (Anniversary Celebration)
Each fall, George Fox closes for one day to allow students and employees to serve surrounding communities. The tradition began in 1999 and continues to grow in scope and magnitude each year. Last year, George Fox served 99 community partners and nonprofits. In the evening, following our day of service, the community will gather on the quad to kick-off our 125th anniversary with cake and other festivities.
Sept. 30 – Oct. 1
Homecoming & Alumni Weekend
Homecoming is a time to welcome back alumni and the George Fox community to the Newberg campus as we celebrate our time spent here and our connection to the university. We will bring people together with class and affinity reunion events, a Classic Bruin Supper, athletic contests and performances by students.
Oct. 1
Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
6 p.m., Canyon Commons
The George Fox Sports Hall of Fame began with the induction of its first class in 1996. It was founded to honor those persons who have brought distinction, honor and excellence to George Fox athletic programs. Limited tickets are available to the induction ceremony.

In addition, the George Fox Alumni Association annually presents three Honored Alumni Awards to alumni who have distinguished themselves after graduating from the university. Alumni and sports honorees will be featured during the homecoming football game.
Oct. 14-16
Family Weekend
Family Weekend offers an opportunity for families of current students to come to campus to reconnect. The weekend will be filled with exciting activities, including a Saturday evening food cart tailgate, a fall music concert, selected class lectures, and a variety of athletic events such as soccer (men vs. Whitman and Whitworth; women vs. Pacific), football (vs. Puget Sound) and volleyball (vs. Whitworth and Whitman).
Nov. 30 – Feb. 5 | George Fox University Exhibit
Oregon Historical Society Hayes Gallery
1200 S.W. Park Ave., Portland, Ore.
To commemorate our 125th anniversary, the Oregon Historical Society will feature a special exhibit in honor of memorable people, events, and the history of George Fox University. As Oregon’s nationally recognized Christian university, we are thrilled to share this milestone with the broader community around us, as well as global visitors to OHS.

The OHS exhibit will be on display Wednesday, Nov. 30, through Sunday, Feb. 5.


Sept. 30 | Homecoming Weekend
Mark Ankeny (’75)
4-5 p.m., Hoover 105
Lecture 1: George Fox University: Quaker Beginnings as Pacific College is the fall installment of Ankeny’s three-part lecture series on the history of George Fox. He will discuss the original vision for the university, its founders and the college through the 1940s, focusing on Levi Pennington’s important presidency. Ankeny has been a professor for 15 years in teacher and administrator education programs. He has taught at Westminster College, George Fox and now Pacific University.
Nov. 10
Jerry Root
7 p.m., Hoover 105
Dr. Jerry Root is an associate professor of evangelism and leadership at Wheaton College and teaches in the Christian Formation and Ministry Department. He has been studying C.S. Lewis since 1970. He has lectured on Lewis at 59 colleges and universities in nine countries and has preached or lectured in 24 countries.
Dec. 1
Paul Anderson & Howard Macy
7:30 p.m., Hoover 105
Paul Anderson, professor of biblical and Quaker studies, will join with Howard Macy, professor emeritus, to present a public lecture entitled "Seeing the Word of God -- The Illuminative Impact of The Saint John's Bible.
Jan. 19
Bill Cahoy
7:30 p.m., Hoover 105
Bill Cahoy is former dean of Saint John's Theological Seminary and director of the St. John's Lilly Community Fellowship Program. He will present a public lecture, "The Theology, Art, and Imagination of The Saint John's Bible."


Aug. 29 – Sept. 26
Memories Moving Walls by Nathan Huff
Minthorne Gallery
Closing Reception: Monday, Sept. 26, 4-5:30 p.m.
Nathan Huff has a MFA in drawing and painting from California State Long Beach and a BA in art from Azusa Pacific. In the artist’s own words: “My recent drawing and painting installations create freewheeling narratives: personal stories of suspending gravity, traversing emotional vertigo and sorting reservoirs of memories ... My initial responses take the forms of gouache drawings, sculpture made from altered found furniture, creative writing, an enacted dialogue, an internet search and collage, or colliding personal mythology with actual objects.”
Oct. 3-31
Recent Works by Althea Murphy Price
Minthorne Gallery
Opening Reception: Monday, Oct. 3, 4-5:30 p.m.
Althea Murphy-Price received her MFA in printmaking from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University; an MA in painting and printmaking from Purdue University; and a BA in studio fine arts from Spelman College. She has exhibited in solo and group shows in Philadelphia, Richmond, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago and Cincinnati. The artist notes, “My love for art comes from a love of making. Hair texture, style, color and often its cultural associations have influenced my interest in the elaborate decoration of form and space."
Aug. 22 – Oct. 21
Inside the Diving bell: A Collaboration by Tim Timmerman, Kiki McGrath and Anne Emmons
Lindgren Gallery
Enjoy a collaborative exhibition of three artists reflecting on the artistic process of creating and how God meets us in that place. The pieces are mixed media including watercolor, gouache, egg tempera, goldleaf, acrylic, pigment, metal paints and micron pen.
Oct. 31 – Dec. 1
Immagini di Italia by Jeff Cameron
Lindgren Gallery
Opening Reception: Monday, Oct. 31, 4-5:30 p.m.
Jeff Cameron began teaching at George Fox in 2001. He teaches drawing, graphic design, foundations, and introduction to video production. His work includes designs such as logos, corporate identity, print materials for marketing, posters, cartooning and character design, television and corporate video.
Nov. 7 – Dec. 5
Photography Exhibit by Michael Wilson
Minthorne Gallery
Opening Reception: Monday, Nov. 7, 4-5:30 p.m.
Michael Wilson was born in Cincinnati in 1959. In 1984, he published his first book of photographs and writing, entitled Heads Bowed Eyes Closed, No One Looking Around. He quit his day job in 1987 to become a freelance photographer. He notes that a lot has changed in photography over the years, but there is still a constant: “Strong pictures still resonate and compel, and I am grateful to still be in search of them.”


Sept. 22
Concert: Piano Exchange
7:30-9 p.m., Bauman Auditorium
This year’s Piano Exchange concert, featuring Ilonka Rus with her two graduate students from Sam Houston University, will be a two-piano-piece concert. Kenn Willson will be performing his "Encounters with Beethoven" (a multi-media piano concert) later in October at Sam Houston University.
Nov. 11
Concert: Evening of Jazz
7:30-9 p.m., Bauman Auditorium
This year’s Evening of Jazz concert will feature a world-renowned jazz artist performing with the George Fox University Jazz Ensemble and a faculty small group. This concert is always one of the highlights of the year for the Jazz Ensemble. Past guests have included jazz luminaries Benny Green, John Clayton, Matt Wilson and Wycliffe Gordon.
Nov. 13
Hymn Festival/Organ Concert
6 p.m., Bauman Auditorium
This year’s Organ Concert will feature guest organist Dan Miller, who has performed at George Fox in the past. The Hymn Festival will feature organ solos and opportunities for the audience to sing along.
Dec. 9-11
Christmas Concert
7:30-9 p.m. (Dec. 9-10)
2:30-4 p.m. (Dec. 11)
Bauman Auditorium
A campus favorite, this heartwarming event features traditional Christmas music and showcases our talented students in both vocal and instrumental performances and a narration of the story of Christmas. Tickets are available online or by calling the University Box Office at 503-554-3844.

Watch the George Fox music department perform "Angels We Have Heard on High"


Oct. 20-22 &
Oct. 27-29 | 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 30 | 2 p.m.
Fall Comedy: Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward;
Directed by Jacob Coleman
Wood-Mar Auditorium
When Charles Condomine invites Madame Arcati to perform a séance for a dinner party, he suddenly finds himself face-to-face with his deceased wife, Elvira – much to the chagrin of his current spouse, Ruth. Mayhem ensues when Ruth is accidentally killed and united with Elvira on the “other side.” Together, the two blithe spirits haunt their hapless husband with hilarious consequences. Join us for an evening of classic British comedy that will delight and surprise. Suitable for families.

View the 2016-17 season schedule