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magna cum laudeWith great distinction. Lowercase.
majorsGeorge Fox University offers more than 40 undergraduate majors as of 2010.
Lowercase in running text, capitalizing only proper names within major name.
accounting, allied health, applied science, art, athletic training
biblical studies, biology,
chemistry, Christian ministries, cinema and media communication, cognitive science, communication arts, computer science, economics, elementary education, engineering, English, entrepreneurship
family and consumer sciences, finance
health and human performance, health administration*, history,
information systems, interdisciplinary studies, international studies,
management and business information systems (MBIS)*, management and organizational leadership (MAOL)*, management, marketing, mathematics, music (general), music education,
philosophy, political science, project management (PM)*, psychology,
social and behavioral studies*, social work, sociology, Spanish,
*available through degree-completion program only
master's degreeSee "academic degrees."
MAX (Metropolitan Area Express)Light-rail system in Portland.
May ServeA one-month overseas service trip offered each May during which students minister in different countries.
May TermA two-, three-, or four-week academic session used for a variety of tours, courses, and seminars.
measurementsUse numerals (even under 10). Hyphenate modifiers before the noun. Examples: 3-mile limit, 150-yard skid, 3-foot-high wall, two 12-yard passes, a 4-by 6-foot rug, a 4-by-6 rug. But the rug is 4 feet by 6 feet.
mediumPlural is mediums or media, but always media for the press and news groups.
milesUse numerals, even if under 10.
millionUse numerals: $1 million; a million dollars; 2.5 million people; a $25 million deficit. Repeat the word million or billion when used in a range: Donations increased from $2 million to $4 million.
minorsGeorge Fox University offers more than 50 undergraduate minors as of 2010.
Lowercase in running text:
accounting, art, art history
biblical studies, biology, business,
camping: administrative, camping: programming, chemistry, Christian ministries: church recreation, Christian ministries: educational ministry, Christian ministries: missions, Christian ministries: youth ministry, church music, cinema and media communication, coaching, communication arts, computer and information science,
family and consumer sciences, fashion merchandising/interior design, finance, foods and nutrition, French,
health, health teaching, history
leadership studies, literature
management, marketing, mathematics, music, music theatre,
peace studies, philosophy, political science, psychology,
recreation, religion, romance languages,
social welfare, sociology, Spanish, speech teaching,
teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL), theatre,
women's studies, writing
Minthorne GalleryDedicated in 2006, this gallery is located on the first floor of the Hoover Academic Building and hosts exhibits by professional and student artists. Avoid use of the term "Hoover Gallery." Note: Use the gallery's full name, "Roger and Mildred Minthorne Gallery," in formal documents.
Missions WeekAnnual weeklong fall event to develop passion in the student body to bring the gospel worldwide.
moneySee also "numerals."
cents: Under $1 style: 95 cents (number/word).Over $1 style: $1.95 ($ with numbers/decimal only)
dollars: Use the dollar sign and decimal system: $2.25, $2 (Don't use zeros after even amounts).
monthsAbbreviate only Jan., Feb., Aug., Sept., Oct., Nov., and Dec. when used with date; spell out when alone or with year alone. No comma needed when just a month and year (February 2001). Commas are needed when a month is used with a specific day and year: January 1, 2002, is the first day of the new year (note the comma after the year, too).
Mount HoodAlways spell out. Peak in Cascade Range. Highest mountain in Oregon at 11,345 feet.
Mount St. HelensAlways spell out. Volcanic peak in Washington that erupted in 1980.
Multicultural ClubClub to learn about various cultures, host cultural activities, and support students.
Bel Canto Singers, Chamber Singers, Chapel Choir, Chehalem Chorale, Chehalem Symphony Orchestra, Concert Choir, Festival Chorus, Handbell Ringers, Jazz Ensemble, Wind Ensemble (formerly the Concert Band),Worship Band.