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Fall 2011

God's Song
Alumni Highlight

West Side Story
Bruin Madness 2
Beauty & the Beast
Tacoma Basketball Gathering
Dinner for 8
Footsteps of Paul Greece Tour

Opportunity to Give



Chuck ConniryFrom the Dean
God's Song
Chuck Conniry

Several years ago, when I first started at George Fox University, one of my colleagues asked me to preach at the church where he was serving as interim pastor. It was to be a Thanksgiving message. I gladly agreed. A few days before I was to speak, I started to prepare the sermon but was promptly interrupted by the demands of my new job. More...

A.J. SwobodaAlumni Highlight: A.J. Swoboda
There are those who simply talk about changing their world, and there are others who are willing to try it. A.J. Swoboda, an alumnus of GFES, is one of those people who have the calling and courage to live out the gospel in ways that allow others to fully know the person of Jesus Christ. Here is a snapshot: More...



West Side StoryWest Side Story – January 4 – 7:30 p.m.
Alumni, parents, students, and employees of George Fox will gather at the Keller Auditorium to see Broadway Across America's performance of West Side Story. All tickets are SOLD OUT for this show but you can visit for more information on other discounted Broadway Across America shows.

Bruin Madness 2Bruin Madness 2 – January 14 – 4-10 p.m.
Bring the whole family and cheer on the Bruins at Bruin Madness 2! This annual event begins with a huge indoor tailgate party dinner and a KidZone for children ages 1-12, with spirit activities for everyone! Visit to register today and get your game tickets for FREE with the pre-registration package (last day to purchase is January 11).

Beauty and the BeastBeauty & the Beast – February 15 – 7:30 p.m.
As a George Fox alumnus you can get discounted tickets to Broadway Across America's performance of Beauty & the Beast. Tickets cost $48 each and are located in one of the three middle sections of the first balcony at the Keller Auditorium. We only have a few left so order yours today! Last day to purchase tickets is Jan. 1, depending on availability. Visit for more information on the available shows and to order your tickets today.

BasketballTacoma Bruin Basketball Gathering – February 18
Join fellow alumni in the Tacoma area to watch the Bruins take on Pacific Lutheran. We will have pre-game gathering and then cheer on the women’s team at 6 p.m. and the men’s team at 8 p.m. Contact Alumni Relations at 503.554.2131 or with questions.

Dinner for 8Dinner for Eight – February 22
Do you remember what it was like to be a student and not know what you would be doing after graduation? Students are asking this question right now and you can help them by being a Dinner for Eight host. Students will enjoy a meal in your home while gaining some career advice from YOU! The first dinner takes place on February 22 followed by additional dinners on March 8 and April 9. If you are located in the Portland area and want to host a dinner, contact Alumni Relations at 503.554.2131 or

Footsteps of Paul Greece Tour – May 27-June 8, 2012 greeceAlumni Relations invites you to journey with us to Greece in early-summer 2012! This tour offers you an outstanding opportunity to explore Greece and learn more about the early development of the Church as we follow the footsteps of the Apostle Paul. For more information and to register, click here or call 503-554-2131.

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Opportunity to Give
You have an immediate opportunity to impact the lives of students being prepared for ministry. In a dynamic ministry environment of consistent change and adaptation, many of you have partnered with George Fox Evangelical Seminary to ensure that God's call in the lives of men and women does not pass unheeded. For more than two decades we have shared a commitment to equipping ministry leaders to meet an uncertain future with the hope of the gospel. The scholarship funding provided through the faithful and consistent giving of many has enabled these men and women to express this hope in words and actions that reflect the work of Christ. More...


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