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Apples for All

Beginning next fall, George Fox will supply every incoming traditional undergraduate student with a MacBook laptop. The university has provided a computer to each undergraduate since 1991. Students in PC-dominated fields will still be able to operate a Microsoft Windows Operating System with the MacBook’s dual-boot option.

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Antislavery Lecture

Religion professor Irv Brendlinger traveled to the Bahamas in December to give several lectures on the 200th anniversary of the ending of the British slave trade. The author of two related books, he spoke on the antislavery movement.

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President-elect

Daniel Sweeney, director of the university’s Northwest Center for Play Therapy Studies, was named national president-elect of the Association for Play Therapy during its October conference in Hollywood, Calif.

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Salem Center

The university’s Salem Center last fall moved to a new and larger teaching facility at the Capitol City Business Center at 4600 25th Ave. N.E., Suite 150. George Fox University opened a center in Salem in 2002 for its expanding graduate and degree-completion programs in the mid-Willamette Valley.

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Hoover Symposium

Historian George H. Nash and Bert Patenaude, Research Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, were among the panelists who discussed the humanitarian legacy of former president Herbert Hoover at the university’s Hoover Symposium on Oct. 6.

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Woolman Peacemaking Forum

Lisa Schirch, professor of peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University and author of five books on peace, was the featured speaker at the annual John Woolman Peacemaking Forum March 3-4.

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Thailand Bound

A team of 20 George Fox University students and staff will travel to Thailand in May for nearly four weeks of service as part of the university’s May Serve program.

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Best Documentary

Junior Eric Mortinson won the Best Documentary award at the annual Reel Spirituality/Los Angeles Film Studies Center Film Awards for his video, Journey for Jenna.

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Speech Champions

Freshmen Dustin Kamerman and Jennifer Salame won the novice parliamentary debate title at the National Christian College Forensics Invitational on March 7-9 in Nashville, Tenn. Salame also won the individual novice impromptu and persuasion categories.

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Highlights

Rethinking Evangelism
Todd Hunter (Dmin '05), national director of Alpha USA, believes an oversimplified sharing of the gospel hinders serious Christian discipleship, and consequently, evangelistic efforts.  Full story...

Bruin Brawl
Soon after arriving on campus, most George Fox freshmen get a lesson on the university's oldest and oddest tradition.  Full story...

Bruin Notes
The Inauguration of President Robin Baker | Allen fills top academic post | Executive Team Expands | Conniry named seminary dean | A simple gift | Car accident claims student's life | Noteworthy (Web Exclusive Content) | Women's basketball returns to 'Sweet 16' | Bend it like Tsohantaridis | Satern stars  Full stories...