From the Executive Director
This is our final Parent Perspectives newsletter for the 2007-2008 academic year. I find it difficult to believe the year has flown past us so quickly. I have enjoyed the opportunity to share my heart and thoughts with you in my articles.

Thank you to those who have taken the time to respond to some of them. This summer, we will be developing a blog so parents can post their thoughts on articles included in the newsletters. Watch for the rollout in September! More...

From the Vice President for Student Life
It is difficult to believe that April is upon us and the 2007-08 academic year is almost over! When you begin a new year, you never know what lies ahead, but you know that God will change hearts and lives in amazing ways. This year has certainly been no exception and has included many difficult things, but also many wonderful things. We welcomed a much more diverse student body that is more fully reflective of God's kingdom. We all enjoy the Lord's Prayer, and one of the phrases from that prayer is "your will be done on earth as it is in heaven." More...

From the Parent Council
This has been a great year for the Parent Council. It's really hard to believe that the 2007-08 school year is nearly at an end. Nor is it easy to believe that in a few short weeks, our daughter will move on from life as a college junior to that of a senior. Where has the time gone? More...

Career Corner
By Robert De Master, MD
I am an anesthesiologist and have been practicing for approximately 30 years. The last of our kids, Marc, is a senior at George Fox, so we're looking at the end of college tuition payments, thankfully. There are grandkids that might need some help, but that's off in the future a ways. It also means that I am at the leading edge of the Baby Boom generation. More...





SENIOR PARENTS

First Reunion
Traditional graduating seniors and their families are invited to a special program on Friday, April 27 at 6 p.m.  the program, hosted by the alumni association, is named First Reunion because it's the first time these new “alumni” will gather to recount college memories and enjoy each other's company as they will during future college reunions.  The evening will include a message from President Robin Baker, as well as messages from several graduates and professors.  Special music and the senior slide show will round out the program.  Following the program, all who pre-purchase tickets are invited to the Paris-themed dinner in Klages Dining Room.  It's a great time for families to celebrate together.  Tickets are secured by mailing the formal response card with a check to George Fox University, or by registering online.  For additional information, contact the Office of University Relations at 503-554-2131.

ALL PARENTS
Congratulations to…
Coach Scott Rueck and the women's basketball team, which reached the NCAA Div. III “Sweet 16.” The team won a school-record 25 games before losing 47-40 to the nation's No. 1-ranked team. Coach Rueck was named Northwest Conference Coach of the Year for the fifth time and also received West Region Coach of the Year honors.

Freshmen Dustin Kamerman and Jennifer Salame, who won three titles at the recent National Christian College Forensics Invitational.

Meal Plan Guidelines and Prices for 2008-09
    * 21 meal plan ($1750 per semester)
    * 14 meal plan ($1565 per semester)
    * 10 meal plan + $100 flex ($1495 per semester)
    * 10 meal plan ($1395 per semester)
    * 7 Meal Plan with $100 flex points ($1100 per semester)
    * 35 meal block plan ($335, renewable, meals are transferable from fall to spring but not spring to fall)
    * $350 Flex Plan ~ (monies on this plan are transferable from fall to spring but not spring to fall)
    * "Bruin Bucks" are available through the Bon Appetit office in the Student Union Building. "Bruin Bucks" are applied to the students ID card and functions as a debit card for meals purchased in the dining room, Villa Academic Center, and Bruins Den.

Freshman(<31 credits) are on the 21 meal plan.
Sophomores (31-61 credits) may choose the 21 or 14 meal plan
Juniors (62-92 credits) may choose the 21, 14, or 10 meal plan
Seniors (>93 credits) may choose any plan or opt out of the meal plans.

Annual Tilikum 10K run, 5K walk/run event scheduled for April 5
Tilikum Center for Retreats and Outdoor Ministries, a ministry of George Fox University, will host its seventh annual “Go the Distance” 10K run and 5K run/walk at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 5, at Champoeg State Park in St. Paul. Funds raised will go toward a camp scholarship fund for underprivileged youth.
Participants raise money by securing financial sponsors who pledge a donation per kilometer the participant runs. For adults and younger children, there is the option of a 5K walk/run. The entry fee/minimum donation is $35 for adults and $15 for those 12 years old and younger. Entry applications and more information on the event are online at www.camptilikum.org

George Fox presents ‘As it is in Heaven' play April 10-13 and April 17-19
George Fox University Theatre will present the play “As it is in Heaven” April 10-13 and April 17-19 in the university's Wood-Mar A:30 p.m. each night with the exception of the April 13 show, scheduled as a 2 p.m. Bauman Auditorium.
Performances will take place at 7ee. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $8 for seniors and George Fox alumni, and $6 for students and children under 12 years of age.
Tickets may be purchased in person at the University Store, by phone with a major credit card by calling 503-554-3844, or by visiting theatre.georgefox.edu.
Play synopsis.

Golf Tournament
The university will host its fifth annual golf tournament at The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club in Aloha on Thursday, July 17.  George Fox is seeking sponsors for the tournament to support student scholarships.  Last year, the tourney raised almost $40,000.  Many sponsorship levels are available; please visit the following links for more information.  Sponsorship levels and informationGeneral Tournament information.

Motorcycle Rally
Please join us on Saturday, August 16 for the third annual motorcycle rally departing from the Newberg campus.  If you are a street motorcycle rider, we want to hear from you so we can send you an invitation.  Also, let us know if you are interested in one of the longer rides (200-250 miles), or the short ride (100-125 miles).  Please contact us by April 15 to let us know if your interest at alumni@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2131.

Bon Appetit Special
Check out Special #5Because You Have Worked Hard All Semester

  • Specialty Card (please include the message you would like to send to your student)
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Cheese & Crackers
  • Trail Mix
  • Specialty Tea Packets
  • 1 Dozen Homemade Brownies

Price: $18.95

For ordering information go to http://www.georgefox.edu/parents/services/care_packages.html.



April 7 Spring Chamber Concert, 7:30 p.m.
April 8 Chehalem Symphony Concert, 7:30 p.m.
April 18 Spring Concert, 7:30 p.m.
April 18 Spring semester classes end, 5 p.m.
April 21 Study day
April 22-25 Final exam period
April 25 First Reunion for graduating seniors and families
April 26 Baccalaureate
April 26 Spring commencement
April 26 Residence halls close, Noon
April 30 Student housing closes for graduates, Noon

All athletic events are located at http://www.georgefox.edu/calendar/.

See the University calendar at for a comprehensive list of athletic and performing arts events.



Chapels are held from 10:40 a.m. to 11: 30 a.m. in Bauman Auditorium. Check out Chapel Online at http://media.georgefox.edu/chapel/ .

April 2

Doug Jones
Actor, the Silver Surfer

April 7

Elizabeth Sherwood
Director, Young Lives - a Ministry of Young Life

April 9

Andrew Palau
Evangelist, Luis Palau Association

Aaron Strumpel, Musical guest

April 14

Senior Class Chapel

April 16

Academic Awards
Office of Academic Affairs

April 18

End of the Year Celebration Gathering

For a listing of the complete Spiritual Formation calendar online, go to: http://www.georgefox.edu/offices/student_life/campus_ministries/index.html and click Spiritual Formation Calendar.

Send your student a care package
Bon Appétit Management Company provides food service at George Fox University. It also offers a wonderful selection of special packages for your student to honor birthdays, holidays, study breaks, or just to send a special hug from home. To find out more, click here.

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