Five years ago, our family of 5 joined a caravan of 50 others, bound for Mexico. The intent of our Spring Break trip was to "help others." We were headed to San Luis, Mexico for a week of building together – both homes and relationships. My husband, Paul and I had been on multiple short term mission trips prior to this first time experience for our boys. Our youngest son, Andrew was only 10 years old when we went. He was the youngest on the team – but bound and determined to work alongside the more experienced builders. More...
Is college worth the big bucks?
What is the return on investment from the university experience? What do mom, dad and student get for the thousands of dollars they spend? It depends on what you are looking for. There is, of course, the parchment certificatethat places a person in a pool of candidates with improved odds of surviving the screening process during a job search. One would hope that the time and money spent was more than an expensive entrance fee, yet there are those who see college as little more than some letters after a name; for them any institution is adequate. More...
I love the first signs of spring after a long, sometimes dreary, winter season. Most people associate spring with the sign of crocuses popping up and buds forming on trees. I associate spring with the incredibly fragrant smell of the Daphne plant. They usually bloom between February and March. I can detect it from blocks away. I love it! It reminds me that spring is coming and all of our serve trip teams are in the midst of preparing, planning and fundraising for their various trips. There is fervor in the air ... anticipation for things to come. More...
Does a High Dollar Education Still Have Value?
It seems justified and important to question the value of a college education when the economy is not producing jobs the way it used to and college tuition is on the rise. Is the present focus on the financial, however, diverting us from considering other sources of value for a college degree that has proven itself over the years with innumerable life-altering outcomes for ourselves and our country? Perhaps considering the alternatives (some lucrative, some not) would help put this into perspective. One of the stories I hear over and again is from students who decide to quit college in order to work and then return with a very different point of view and motivation. Experiencing that alternative reality made a difference, and these returnees will do whatever it takes to get that college education. More...
You might be interested to know what some of our administrators and faculty members are reading these days. So, we bring to you: "Books on the Nightstand" to let you in on a few books you might want to check out.
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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 2-4, 2012 – Family Weekend
To view a complete chapel schedule, click here.
Effective March 1, 2012 there will be an addition to the Alcohol, Drugs, & Tobacco policy for traditional undergraduate students. In response to some alcohol incidents, there may be a voluntary breathalyzer test offered to students. Please see the following link to the Student Handbook that outlines the policy, as well as the rationale for the change and FAQs: click here. This communication is being distributed via email and E-nnouncements to all traditional undergraduate students and serves as official notification of the policy change.
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. Click here to see the list.
Wallet-sized Spring 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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