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2006 - Recent additions to the Newberg campus illustrate the changing identity of the university

Villa Academic Complex
Villa Academic Complex
(acquired August 2006)
The university this summer acquired six buildings on eight acres of adjacent land when Providence Newberg Hospital moved to a new location. The 58,900-square-foot former hospital building will house the psychology and education graduate programs.
Le Shana Residence Hall
Le Shana Residence Hall
(completed August 2006)
The 120-bed apartment-style Le Shana Residence Hall opened this fall near the T. Eugene Coffin Residence Hall (formerly University Hall). The new hall provides much-needed housing for juniors and seniors and increases on-campus housing capacity to nearly 1,200 beds.
Amphitheater
Amphitheater
(completed August 2006)
Much of the $130,000 cost of the 500-person amphitheater was paid by the George Fox student government, which initiated the project.
Wood-Mar Hall
Wood-Mar Hall
(renovated January 2003)
The first and second floors of the historic “old main” were gutted and remodeled to provide labs and offices for the undergraduate engineering program. The renovation also provided office space for the president and provost.
Hoover Academic Building
Hoover Academic Building
(completed August 2006)
The 15,400-square-foot Hoover Academic Building renovation added nursing facilities, classrooms, offices, an art gallery, and a Hoover-Hatfield Library with artifacts from the U.S. president.

Over the last two decades, George Fox has grown from a small liberal arts college to a comprehensive university with 3,200 students. Graduate students now make up nearly half of the student population. In addition to undergraduate majors such as music, literature, and biology, the university now offers an array of professional programs. The School of Education is one of the state’s top producers of teachers and school administrators. The university’s MBA program is the second largest in Oregon.

This expanding interpretation of the university’s mission has spurred recent acquisitions and construction projects on the Newberg campus. Besides additional residence life buildings, most of the new facilities are used in the training of engineers, educators, psychologists, and nurses.

On deck: outdoor athletics complex

The university is raising funds to construct a new athletics complex on 24 acres of land donated by board member Ken Austin and his wife, Joan. The land is less than half a mile north of campus and will provide a track oval and playing fields for the soccer, baseball, and softball teams.

future sports complex

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Highlights

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Bruin Notes
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