Have you ever had an expectation – to find that all you'd hope for and dreamed about was nothing like what you then experienced? I can remember when our twins started 1st grade. I was in some way expecting this to be easier – finally – a bit of a break in my day with two of our three kids gone for the day, I could maybe get caught up on projects at home. Then, they started learning how to read. I can remember when they came home and I learned we needed to read with each child for 30 minutes each night. Here we were practicing their words, reading aloud and being read to. This, times two. I honestly remember asking myself, I finished school, and I didn't know I would have homework yet again. Silly, I know, but I remember my expectations being different. I was disappointed in myself for my thoughts, and my ridiculous, selfish expectations. 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 certificate that 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...
From the Sidelines – A Coaches Perspective
What an incredible season! I couldn't have been any more proud of the students on our team this year. I was so proud of the heart, determination and dedication that our players showed through-out the season. Coming into the season our coaching staff and players both felt this could be a special season. We had great players in every position and depth to go along with each position. This team had a senior group that was committed to excellence, but maybe the most important quality of this team was that they had a willingness and determination to play with a tremendous team spirit. More...
The George Fox Experience
While I am not yet the parent of a college student, I am of a nearly three year-old boy. I've been told time and again to enjoy these years as they go by quickly. Before I know it, Daniel will, Lord willing, become a young adult looking for a college experience that will prepare him for the rest of his life. What constitutes such an experience? From this parent's perspective, it is an education that would help him understand how the truth and beauty of art, science, music, literature, and the Bible can help him live a more meaningful Christian life. More...
A Unique College Business Class
In the fall of 2004, I was becoming increasingly frustrated with our senior business majors, many of whom had seemingly already checked out of college. These were not the same junior business majors who regularly came to class with enthusiasm and anticipation. As the primary faculty member for the senior business strategy class I was ready to try a new approach. Something had to give! I had heard about some colleges requiring business student's start their own businesses. More...
If you are a facebook friend of mine, you already know that at the end of February I posted an ultrasound picture and the words "And Sarah laughed..." from Genesis 12. Yes, it means that we are expecting a surprise baby in the middle of September! What you probably do not know is the rest of the story... 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.
April 27th - Last Day of Exams
April 27th – For more information and to register online click here.
Semiformal, by reservation only
April 28th – For more details on spring commencement click here.
Student FinancialServices – to watch for in April:
Looking Ahead to the Fall:
August 27, 2012 – Fall Semester Starts
November 2-4, 2012 October 26-28, 2012 *NEW DATE* – Family Weekend
December 15, 2012-January 13, 2012 – Winter Break
January 14, 2012 – Spring Semester Starts
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. 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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