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QuakerReligious Society of Friends. Quaker is acceptable informal use in all references.
qualityDo not use alone in a neutral sense, as in a quality program. Add modifier: top quality, poor quality.
quotation marksCommas and periods go inside quotation marks; colons and semicolons outside; and question marks and exclamation points inside or outside, depending on whether they are part of the quoted material.
Religious Society of FriendsFull name of denomination commonly known as Quakers. George Fox, founder.
résuméPreferred usage is with two acute accents.
Ron Gregory AtriumThe atrium in EHS is to be referred to as the Ron Gregory Atrium.
Rose FestivalAnnual event in downtown Portland.
R.S.V.P.Abbreviation retains periods.
scholarshipsSee full name of scholarships in GFU catalogs. Capitalize formal names. Lowercase award, fellowship, scholarship when referring to more than one of them (the John J.Doe and Jane A. Jones scholarships).
semester hoursUse figures: 6 hours, 6 credits (overrides under-10-spell-out rule).
Senior SaluteSponsored by the alumni office, this annual half-day event for seniors begins with lunch with George Fox administrators and is followed by seminars dealing with real-life issues, such as balancing a checkbook, pursuing graduate school, buying a home, insurance needs, etc.
Serve DayAnnual event held the second Wednesday of fall semester when classes are cancelled, offices closed, and the whole GFU community participates in service projects around the community.
serve/service tripsLowercase when referring in general to serve or service trips, but capitalize actual events such as May Serve, June Serve, Spring Serve, and Winter Serve.
Social Security numberCapitalize Social Security but not number.
spring break, spring, spring semesterLowercase all seasons.
Spring ServeA weeklong service trip during spring break week in which students reach communities for Christ.
stateSpell out when name stands alone. Use AP abbreviations (below in parentheses) when used with the name of a city in text. Use two-letter postal codes in addresses:
statement of faithLowercase, as it represents a generic, commonly known type of document.
Student Employment ProgramReplaces FWS (Federal Work-Study).
summa cum laudeWith highest distinction. Lowercase.
summer, summer semesterLowercase all seasons.
Sunday schoolCapitalize only Sunday.
syllabi or syllabuses (pl.) syllabus (s.)
telephone numbersGFU style is no parentheses around area codes; hyphen between numbers: 503-538-8383.
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)Undergraduate program. Capitalize formal name of program, but lowercase (except English) when used as a subject or course name.
thatAs a subordinating conjunction, omit when possible: The job position that I wanted had already been filled.
theaterUse this spelling when referring to film or cinema.
TheatreUse this spelling when referring to the program on campus, George Fox productions and in reference to stage productions. The stage/theatre industry in general is very attached to the -re spelling.
Tilikum Center for Retreats and Outdoor Ministries, or Tilikum Retreat CenterOfficial name of University-owned retreat center seven miles northwest of Newberg that offers camping and other programs to the community.
timeUse numerals. For even hours, drop the colon and zeros, e.g. 5 p.m. Exception: formal invitations.
Time ranges: Separate with en dash: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; 9-11 p.m. (no need to repeat a.m./p.m. if the same)
a.m.= ante meridiem (before noon)
p.m.= post meridiem (after noon)
midnight = 12 p.m.
noon (not 12 noon)
titlesCapitalize and spell out formal titles only when they PRECEDE name: President Robin E. Baker; but Robin E. Baker, president; the president of the student government; the president is hosting a luncheon today.
TOEFLTest of English as a Foreign Language.
trademarksCapitalize. Symbols (®) are not needed in running text.
Trail BlazersTwo words with space between. Full name is Portland Trail Blazers.
universityLowercase when not used as a proper noun.
University Repertory Theatre (URT)Name of university's theatre program.
university-wideConsidered too cumbersome by The Chicago Manual of Style without hyphen.
U.S. News & World ReportTitle is in italics. Magazine is not part of name, so it is lowercased, if used. Retain ampersand instead of substituting the word and. Retain space between U.S. and News.
U.S. Postal ServiceAbbreviation is USPS, as per government website.
versus/vs./v.Examples: Bruins vs. Bobcats (sports); Jones v. New York (legal); This option versus that one.
vita (s.) vitae (pl.)
Web page, website, World Wide Web, the WebSee "computer terms."
Western Evangelical SeminaryPrecursor of George Fox Evangelical Seminary, merged with George Fox College in 1996 to form George Fox University.
Western School of Evangelical ReligionBegan in 1947; precursor of Western Evangelical Seminary, renamed in 1951.
Willamette RiverFormed by junction of forks in Lane County, flows north into Columbia River near Portland.
Willamette ValleyRegion extending from Eugene to Portland through which the Willamette River flows.
The WineskinGeorge Fox literary publication. Title is in italics.
winterLowercase all seasons.
Winter ServeA weeklong service trip during the last week of Christmas break during which students reach communities for Christ.
womenRefer to females in college as women; in high school, as girls.
Wood-Mar Auditorium, Wood-Mar HallNamed after two women, Amanda Woodward and Evangeline Martin, this building is spelled correctly with a hyphen and capital M.
WordCapitalize when used as a reference to Jesus as the Word of God.
word of GodLowercase when referring to the Bible (based on Scripture itself ).
words as wordsWhen referring to a word as the word or term itself in running text, it is italicized: Hot means cool.
workers' compensationLowercase and plural possessive.
[Federal] Work-Study (FWS)As per federal government website. GFU now uses the name Student Employment Program to describe its federally subsidized work options.
yearsUse dashes to connect consecutive academic years (1994-95)
Use "to" and "from" to group years (e.g., He worked at George Fox from 1994 to 1996; World War II lasted from 1938 to 1945).
This rule does not apply to list formats, for which a dash is used to delineate a time period (e.g., Joe Blough, Editor, 1994-97).