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...
SAVE THE DATE
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...
Letting Their Life Speak
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...
Gen Y: Asset or Liability to the Workforce?
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...
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
To view a complete chapel schedule, click here.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 503.554.2114.
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 ssn.georgefox.edu. If you have further questions or concerns please see the contact information on the SSN home page.
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.)
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.
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