Boise Center moves and expands
When the new Boise Center opens in midsummer, the university will nearly double the space available to serve Idaho students.
A new 13,300-square-foot, $1.8 million building contains 9,500 square feet of leased space for George Fox classrooms, offices, conference room, reception area, work space, and kitchen.
The new center will be at the Eagle Road interchange with Interstate 84 west of downtown — its second location in Boise since George Fox started programs in Idaho more than eight years ago. More than 220 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate degree programs at the Boise Center. For more info, go to boise.georgefox.edu.
With uncommon grace, Liberia’s first lady, Rosie-Lee Bryant, charmed listeners on the Newberg campus during an April visit. Bryant — wife of Guyde Bryant, chairman of the Liberian transitional government — described efforts to rebuild her war-ravaged country. She told of 7- year-old children forced into military service, families without access to running water, and doctors lacking even aspirin. Bryant’s family fled Liberia for the United States after a 1980 military coup. She and her husband returned to Africa in 2003 after the ouster of President Charles Taylor. She says they left a comfortable suburban American lifestyle to help their people. The task is large. “We cannot do it by ourselves,” she said.
Board Calls Timeout on Football
Upon further review . . . now is not the time to bring back football to George Fox. After evaluating the merits of adding football as a varsity sport, the board of trustees decided to revisit the idea in two years. During its March meeting, the board reviewed results from a feasibility study it requested in October 2004. Primary issues considered were the impact on enrollment and the costs associated with an NCAA Div. III program. George Fox fielded a football team from 1894 to 1968.
Going to market
Business majors experience real-world challenges
Students in the School of Management’s senior capstone course discovered firsthand this semester how real businesses operate. For the first time, professor Dirk Barram’s Business 490 class — the final course for senior business majors — required students to create and run their own businesses during an eight-week period. Each team received $350 to invest in its venture — funds donated by the family of Patrick Kibler. The profits generated by the projects will be used as seed money to perpetuate the program.
Students offered computer classes, car detailing, and a video-game tournament. Others sold advertising and merchandise, including memorial wristbands inscribed with the Latin word niveus (“white as snow”), a phrase Kibler planned to use in his own business.