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Nancy Almquist

The Heartbeat
By Nancy Almquist - Director of Parent Relations

It was 19 years ago this very month that we received the news: Our twins we were excited to welcome to the world, had little chance of survival. While a senior in college, here at George Fox, I was diagnosed with a rare syndrome, and the first specialist recommended that we go ahead and terminate the pregnancy. My husband and I weren't about to consider this option, but didn't know what to do. This began a series of visits to see specialists and make some big decisions. It was a conversation with a perinatologist that forever changed my perspective on parenting. More...

Winslow Thurston

University Day of Prayer, March 10
By Winslow Thurston - Parent Council Member

Much of the Christian life is sharing the journey with others who are on the narrow path with us. One way that we can share the journey is to speak to our Heavenly Father, or pray, together. When we bring our joys and concerns together to God, we are united in a unique way. We are able to lift each other up as we lift our hearts to God. More...

Rusty St Cyr

Letting Their Life Speak
By Rusty St Cyr - Director of Spiritual Formation

I am a parent ... for almost three whole years now! The other day I heard myself in conversation with a friend saying the exact kind of thing I internally vowed as a younger person never to do when I had kids. I said something to the effect of: "I'm pretty sure Ella (my almost 3-year-old) will one day be a world-renowned translator for the president, or she's at least going to be fluent in hundreds of languages." And so it begins. I have already begun doing it! Within just the first three years, I am subconsciously imposing my unlived frustrations on my child's future! More...

Angela Doty

Gen Y: Asset or Liability to the Workforce?
By Angela Doty - Associate Director of Career Services

Today's workforce is comprised of multiple generations, sometimes as many as four working side by side. This dynamic presents both benefits and challenges – as you may have experienced for yourself.  Each generation is characterized by a set of traits based on the timeframe and circumstances of their formative years. Politics, popular culture, economic factors, world events, and technology innovations impact how a generation thinks and acts. Not all individuals exhibit the characteristics associated with their generation, but experts have identified themes that are common within the generation as a whole. More...


She Loves Me

She Loves MeThe George Fox University Winter Musical "She Loves Me"

Feb. 2-4 and 9-11 at 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 5 and 12 at 2 p.m

Buy tickets online now: click here.

Tacoma Basketball Game - Feb. 18

Tacoma BasketballJoin alumni, parents, and friends of George Fox in Tacoma for a basketball game February 18th. For more information and to register call the University Engagement office at 503-554-2134, or email

Selah, A Conference For Women "Getting Un-stuck" - March 17

Selah LogoThere are times in life when we feel stuck physically, emotionally, spiritually, professionally ... even relationally. The Selah conference will unpack what the Word of God says about such seasons. Join us as we talk about the traps that paralyze us in helplessness – and the spiritual renewal and freedom that is waiting for us on the other side of "stuck!" For more information click here.

University Players coming to Boise Idaho - Mar. 26

UP posterThe George Fox University Players will be traveling to the Boise area in March for their spring tour. Alumni, parents, and friends of the university are invited to a special evening at Meridian Friends Church for a special Players performance and light refreshments afterwards on Monday night March 26 at 7pm. To view the Players' full itinerary in the Boise area click here.

Blazer Game - April 1

Blazer's LogoJoin alumni, parents, and friends of George Fox to watch the Portland
Trail Blazers take on the Minnesota Timberwolves! Tickets are available
to you for only $17 each, a $5 discount! For more information about the game and to purchase tickets click here. If you have questions, contact the University Engagement office at 503-554-2134.

First Reunion - April 27

First ReunionThe George Fox University Alumni Association invites families and
friends of the Graduating Class of 2012 to attend First Reunion, a
special time of reflection and celebration. More information on this
event will be available in March. If you have questions please call the
University Engagement office at 503-554-2134.

Spring Music Events Schedule

GFU ChoirCome to the George Fox spring music events! To see the spring schedule click here.

Spring Bruin Athletics Schedule

Men's Basketball GameCome out and support Bruin Athletics and our players during our spring sports games. To see a list of all the games click here.

Golf Tournament - July 11

Golf TournamentJoin fellow golfers for the annual George Fox golf tournament at The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club in Aloha, Ore. We are seeking sponsors and players for the tournament, which supports George Fox Athletics. Many sponsorship levels are available. For more information, visit


February 17th - The 2012-13 George Fox donor-funded scholarship application for current students is less than two weeks away! Students log onto MYGFU in order to apply.  The deadline is: Friday, Feb. 17 at 5 p.m.

This Month - File the FAFSA form.  GFU's school code= 003194

March 10th – University Day of Prayer

March  24-31st Spring Break – University Housing and Meal Services Closed

March 30th – Mid-Semester Holiday – offices closed

April 6th – Good Friday Holiday – offices closed

April 28th – Spring Commencement

November 4-6, 2012 – Family Weekend

You might bookmark the university calendar for your own reference: click here.


To view a complete chapel schedule, click here.

Spiritual Life Calendar for February

Chapels on Monday's and Wednesday's are held from 10:40 to 11:30 a.m. in Bauman Auditorium. Chapel and other programs can be found online in MP3 and video format.
Chapel and other programs can be found online in MP3 and video format.


Where to Stay

Where should you stay in Newberg while visiting the George Fox campus? Check out the list of recommended local hotels and bed and breakfast establishments, some of whom offer discounts to George Fox families.

Winter Sports Calendars

Wallet-sized Winter season sports calendars are available and can be sent to you in the mail. To receive your copy, contact Nancy Almquist at or 503.554.2114.

The Student Support Network

The Student Support Network (SSN) 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 If you have further questions or concerns please see the contact information on the SSN home page.

Parent Prayer Group

Join us on campus to pray for our students, Thursday mornings 10am-11am, in the Hoover Hatfield Library (Hoover 104). (Thursdays except for: February 23rd, March 22nd, March 29th and April 19th.)

Sign up to receive the SFS News!

The Student Financial Services Office wants to give you access to all the information you need to successfully navigate through the financial aid and student payment process. To accomplish that goal, we have established the SFS News; a list of email addresses to whom we send brief alerts and announcements such as SFS due dates, financial aid policy information, calendar reminders, time-sensitive alerts, and other notifications.
Don't worry about our selling your email information or "spam". Our goal is succinct, timely and relevant communication and you can unsubscribe without any hassles!
By the way, if you choose to not subscribe, please be aware that with the beginning of this academic year, this is the primary communication tool SFS will be using. If you choose to not participate, you may miss out on critical information.

Click Here to Register!

Send your student a care package
Bon Appetit 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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