Greetings from the Executive Director…
Tuition Freedom Day was held on Feb. 15 to educate students about the importance of philanthropic giving to George Fox University. All students and parents know that the cost of college education is significant and we honor the investment all George Fox families make! However, if it were not for the generous gifts of alumni, donors and friends of the university who fund scholarships, brick and mortar campaigns, new programs, equipment, and the university’s endowment fund, tuition at George Fox University would cost more than it does. More...
From Spiritual Life...
Every year as I begin to write the update for the coming May Serve trip, I always take a few minutes to reflect on the previous year. Most of the students have no idea how the trip will impact them. Time and time again, we are blown away by how the Lord moves and works among and through our students. We have them fill out a pre-trip evaluation and a post-trip evaluation. Here are some of the comments that the students from last year’s Swaziland trip had to say. More...
From Career Services…
With the advancement of technology, including search engine optimization, teleconferencing, and video chat, the landscape of recruiting has changed. Much of the information job seekers need to know about companies are clearly posted on their websites. Other sites, like LinkedIn, provide company profiles. However, there is something to be said for interaction with a real-life recruiter or talent acquisition manager. More...
A team of 12 will serve at The Flying H. Ranch. The Flying H youth ranch is located thirty miles west of Yakima, WA. Its goal is to minister to the troubled youth of our culture. On this trip the group will be doing physical labor as well as spending some time with the boys in worship and just hanging out. After a hard day’s work their will be time for devotions for the group and individually.
A team of 12 will serve with Center for Student Missions (CSM) in Los Angeles. CSM’s focus is partnering with local churches and organizations to help meet the needs of urban communities. When serving in the urban center with CSM you will be coming alongside ministries that focus on serving people. Whether you’re serving food at a homeless shelter or playing with children at an after-school program, you will be cultivating relationships throughout your entire trip.
A team of 24 will serve at several different ministries in Seattle including Urban Impact and New Horizons Ministries. These ministries have a focus of building relationships and serving in community through the local church. The group will be doing a variety of work including working with an after school tutoring program, helping at community events, and cleaning program sites. New Horizons ministries works with runaways and prostitutes in the Seattle area, and the group will have a chance to have a facility tour and learn about what the ministry does and the impact that it is having in the local community.
A team of 24 will travel to Neah Bay in Washington to work on the Makah Indian Reservation. Service will be split up into two parts. The first will be working to maintain and improve the environmental habitat on the reservation, including stream development and beach clean up. The rest of the work will be comprised of a variety of tasks including painting a church, gardening, chopping wood, and other maintenance work. Along with these service aspect of the trip, the team will also learn about the culture and history of the Makah tribe, building relationships as they work in the local community.
Next week, over 100 George Fox parents will gather together to pray for their students and for the university. The largest prayer gathering will be on the Newberg campus from 9 a.m. – Noon in the Cap and Gown rooms of the Student Union Building. If you plan to join us, please dress warmly for the one-hour campus prayer walk!
To contact the parent hosts in those areas click here.
Several members of the Parent Council expressed a desire to pray with and for George Fox parents. If you would like to share a prayer request in confidence, please contact any of these parents:
Wallet-sized spring season sports calendars are available and can be sent to you in the mail. To receive your copy, contact Amy Lorenz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-554-2134.
The Student Financial Services office is busy these days gearing up for the 2011-12 academic year. Some brief points to remember…
Financial Aid award notifications will go out to returning students later this spring and on into summer via their GFU email.
If you have a student that will graduate on April 30th and have borrowed a Federal Stafford or Federal Perkins loan, or taken the Federal Teach Grant, they will need to do Exit Counseling prior to graduation. Information will be provided at the Exodus sessions for graduating seniors on March 9th and 10th.
On April 12, watch the Blazers take on the Memphis Grizzlies in their final home game of the season. Join other alumni as well as current and future Bruins as we cheer the hometown team on to victory. The discounted group tickets are $20 each and there are a limited number of tickets available. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here (requires Adobe Reader).
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Check out the commencement schedule and ticket information on the updated commencement web site.
The George Fox University Alumni Association invites families and friends of the Graduating Class of 2011 to attend First Reunion, a special time of reflection and celebration.
Friday, April 29
Semiformal, by reservation only. Graduating seniors are free, guests are $16 each, $12 for children 12 and under. Invitations will be mailed in late March and online registration is available at alumni.georgefox.edu/events. Please contact Alumni Relations at 503.554.2131 with questions.
Join fellow golfers for the Annual George Fox Golf Tournament at The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club in Aloha, Ore. The tournament helps provide scholarship money for George Fox undergraduate students, supports George Fox athletics through the Bruin Athletic Association, and gives the university and the Portland-area business community the opportunity to become better acquainted. For more information about sponsorship opportunities and registration information visit golf.georgefox.edu. Hope to see you on the course in July!
Student Health 101 is a monthly online health and wellness magazine just for college students and their parents. Each issue contains valuable information that will help your student make better decisions while in college, and can help you with a better understanding of the health and wellness challenges that face today’s students. Go to Student Health 101 for the December issue with great articles about the college experience. You can also read the student issue here.
Provides practical and intentional support for students who are struggling academically, spiritually, emotionally, socially, or personally. If you would like to refer a student to the SSN please fill out the Intervention Alert Form found at ssn.georgefox.edu. If you have further questions or concerns please see the contact information on the SSN home page.
Chapels are held from 10:40 to 11:30 a.m. in Bauman Auditorium.
To view a complete chapel schedule, visit the Office of Spiritual Life’s website and click on Spiritual Life Calendar.
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