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November 2010

IN THIS ISSUE

ARTICLES
Hitting the Road
From the Alumni Board
Legacy of a Vocation

EVENTS
Women’s Basketball Heads to Idaho
Christmas on the Quad
Bruins Basketball in Tacoma
Christmas Concerts Return
Save the Date for Bruin Madness
Kaleo

NEWS
Women's Basketball Ranked in the Top 10
Hall of Fame moves to the Fall

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Introducing “The Top 3”
Alumni Scholarship Program
Journal Online

Articles


From the Director
Hitting the Road
By Robby Larson, Director of Alumni Relations

There’s no place like home. Those memorable words have been echoed millions of times since Glinda, the good witch, taught Dorothy Gale to say them in order to return to her beloved Kansas. Who among us hasn’t said them after returning home after a long absence? And it seems that each year in the run up to Homecoming I use the same sentiment in some form to encourage our alumni to return home to the George Fox campus. I’ll probably do the same for Homecoming 2011 happening next fall. But for now, I’ll leave the words for Dorothy because we are hitting the road. More…

From the Alumni Board
By Jaliene Hollabaugh

Jaliene HollabaughGreetings alumni! I am honored to serve along with Ben Salisbury and Norma Alley as representatives from the classes of 2000-2010. The community of George Fox continues to hold a special place in my life. The importance of all the individuals who influenced me during my college years has become clearer as the years have gone by. Dale Isaak was as much professor as mentor; Beth Molzahn was both my work-study supervisor and friend; Grandpa Roy helped to keep me from self-destructing from homesickness as a young freshman; my wonderful classmates taught me the importance and infinite value of friendship and community. More…

Campus Guest Article
Legacy of a Vocation
Dwight Kimberly

Dwight KimberlyAs I near my retirement date in the summer of 2011, I am asking the question, “What is my legacy in higher education, especially within Christian higher ed?” I have given approximately 13,000 lectures, served on my share of committees, planned and implemented too many science labs, and tried to be an ambassador for the discipline of science – both within the secular world and the church. I have graded thousands of papers and tests, published some science papers, and have done my best to motivate students. It seems none of these achievements have laid the groundwork for burial in Westminster Abbey or a crypt next to George Fox in Bunhill Fields Cemetery, England. More...

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News


Women’s Basketball Ranked in the Top 10
Following their incredible championship season with an Elite Eight run last year, the George Fox women’s basketball team begins the 2010-11 season ranked in the top 10 in the nation in three different preseason polls. To read the Bruins’ season preview, click here.

Hall of Fame Moves to the Fall
The George Fox Sports Hall of Fame is shifting to the fall starting in 2011. After originally being slated for Bruin Madness on Feb. 5, the event was moved to allow more of the selected inductees to be present. A specific date has yet to be determined, but will most likely take place in early October. Watch future issues of eBruin for more details.

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Events


Women’s Basketball Heads to Idaho
BruinThe nationally ranked George Fox women’s basketball team is heading to Caldwell, Idaho, to participate in a tournament at the College of Idaho Nov. 26-27. Prior to the game on Friday, Nov. 26, Alumni Relations is hosting a free informal pizza reception for Bruins in the area. Alumni, parents, students and friends are invited to attend. Registration for the reception is requested by Friday, Nov. 19. For more information and to register, click here.

Christmas on the Quad
Christmas on the QuadThe classic George Fox Christmas event you remember as student is back! Bring your family to the George Fox Newberg campus on Friday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. to get into the holiday spirit. Join other alumni and current students as we celebrate the start of the Christmas season as a George Fox family. Sing your favorite carols by candlelight led by alumni Brian See (’08) and Drew Burson (’08), hear the Christmas story, and enjoy cookies and hot chocolate as you catch up with Bruins young and old. Christmas on the Quad is sponsored by Alumni Relations and the Bruin Heritage Society.

Bruins Basketball in Tacoma
Bruin ClawJoin other Bruins from the Puget Sound area in cheering on both George Fox basketball teams when they take on PLU in Tacoma on Saturday, Dec. 4. Prior to the games, Alumni Relations is hosting a free informal pizza reception for alumni, parents, students and friends in the area. Registration for the reception is requested by Wednesday, Dec. 1. For more information and to register, click here.

Christmas Concerts Return
The annual George Fox Christmas concerts are back, with three presentations for 2010. This year’s concert with the theme “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear,” will include more than 130 student musicians, narration, congregational singing and Scripture reading. The concerts take place at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 10-11, and 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 12. All concerts take place in Bauman Auditorium on the Newberg campus. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.  

Save the Date for Bruin Madness
With homecoming moving to the fall in 2011, Alumni Relations invites all alumni to our newest event: Bruin Madness, taking place Feb. 5, 2011. Bruin Madness brings alumni and students together to cheer for the outstanding Bruin basketball teams. The event includes a family-friendly indoor tailgate party, two basketball games, and a young alumni night at Abby’s Pizza. More information and registration for Bruin Madness will be available in the next month. For now make sure to save the date: Feb. 5, for Bruin Madness 2011!  

Kaleo – A Conference for People Who Engage With Youth
KaleoTaking place on campus Feb. 26, the annual Kaleo conference will tackle one of the greatest questions regarding youth ministry: Why do half of believing high school graduates abandon their faith after they exit college? Using research from Fuller Youth Institute, Kara Powell, the institute’s director, and Jon Furman, a local youth pastor, will provide practical ways to keep students of all ages engaged in their faith, so that they build faith that sticks. For more information, click here.

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Announcements


Introducing “The Top 3”
The Top 3Alumni Relations is in the process of revamping our website to make it easier for you to find key information and to connect with your alma mater and other alumni. One of the biggest changes is the introduction of “The Top 3.” This regularly update feature on our home page is designed to quickly inform site visitors of the three most current and important events or announcements. To check out “The Top 3” and our other changes, click here.

Alumni Scholarship Program
Children of George Fox alumni who are current or prospective students in the traditional undergraduate program are eligible to apply for one of 16 Alumni Association Scholarships. In total, this program distributes $17,000 annually to deserving students. Applications for current students will be available from Alumni Relations in December, while applications for incoming students are available from the student’s Admissions Counselor.

Journal Online
GFU JournalRecently, the fall 2010 issue of the George Fox Journal magazine was sent out to alumni and friends of the university. To read this issue online, click here. You can also use this link to read past issues of the George Fox Journal. This is also a great time to submit updates on your life for inclusion in the “Alumni Connections” section of the next issue. This is one of the most popular parts of the magazine. So what haven’t we shared that’s new with you? If you’ve had a job change, received an award, had a big move, a marriage, or the birth of a child, we want to know about it. To submit your alumni news, click here.

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