Downtown Newberg burst with color this spring after the city lined Highway 99 West with 40 seasonal banners. The university, the city, and several community organizations collaborated to put up the 30-by-60- inch banners.
They include the phrase “Newberg: Home of George Fox University,” a city slogan recently adopted by the Newberg City Council. The spring design will fly March to May. The fall design (right) will be up August to October..
‘Defining Chapter’ gifts
Recent gifts pushed the university over the $2 million mark in its “Defining Chapter” effort to raise $5.4 million for four major projects by fall 2006.
The university received a pair of commitments to the expansion and renovation of Hoover Academic Building — $678,000 from the Esther Klages estate and $500,000 from the Jim and Lila Miller Charitable Trust.
Another $500,000 was committed by the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation to aid the nursing program.
The university plans to spend $15.8 million to start the nursing program, buy eight acres of property occupied by Providence Newberg Hospital, renovate Hoover Academic Building, and construct a new residence hall. Of that total, $5.4 million will come from private donations, with the remainder coming from a bond issue.
Lilly grant enables multidenominational study
How can Christians better understand and heed Christ’s leadership? Paul Anderson and his colleagues are determined to find out.
Anderson, professor of biblical and Quaker studies, is overseeing a four-year project designed to explore how the church can be more responsive to its living head, Jesus Christ — in ways that are rooted in tradition, based on the Bible, responsive to the Holy Spirit, and reflective in their approach.
Funded by a $300,000 grant from Lilly Endowment Inc., the George Fox University Congregational Discernment Project includes a national pastoral conference, a series of consultations with scholars and pastors of various denominations, and a publication of the group’s findings. www.georgefox.edu/discernment