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Nancy Almquist

The Martha perfect Christmas takes on a Whole New Mary
By Nancy Almquist - Director of Parent Relations

I am a woman about tradition.  I love traditions.  I come by it honestly – with a southern family – tradition runs deep through my veins.  At Christmas time – I can get a little out of control with my traditions and create expectations of myself that are completely unnecessary.  At least, that's what I learned at Thanksgiving. More...

Nanette LoVerde

University Day of Prayer, March 10, 2012
By Nanette LoVerde - Parent Council Member

For several years, George Fox has hosted a Parents Day of Prayer. It is a day to focus on communication with our wonderful maker, and to remember the gift of talking with Him and hearing His still small voice. I have had the great privilege of being a part of this day for the past seven years, and every year it has blessed me more than I can even say. Nothing brings me more gratification than knowing that I am covering my children, their surroundings and influencing environments in prayer. More...

Ryan Halley

Your Kids and Money
By Ryan Halley - GFU Associate Professor of Finance

Do your children want to know more about money? Probably. According to a 2008 study by Sallie Mae[1], 84 percent of all undergraduates polled indicated that they needed more education on money management topics. In a 2010 study sponsored by Capital One[2], 53 percent of the teen respondents said they want to learn more about money. These teens reported that they would rather learn about money management from their parents than any other source (including a college course!). Sadly, only 27 percent of the teens indicated that their parents discuss money topics with them regularly. [1] Sallie Mae. (April 13, 2009). "Study finds rising number of college students using credit cards for tuition." More...

Bonnie Jerke

Resumes that Persuade
By Bonnie Jerke - Director of Career Services

A few facts to consider about resumes ...

-Resumes are no longer only historical in content but are documents demonstrating potential.
-Resume writing requires a new mind-set of selling the facts vs. telling the facts.
-Resumes no longer dwell only on the job candidate, but incorporate the employer's perspective.
-Resumes must convince the employer you are the one for the job in order to get an interview.
-Resumes are targeted now and tailored to each employer's position and organization.



George Fox University presents Tidings of Comfort and Joy

Concert Poster ImageA Christmas Concert featuring Concert Choir, Women's Chorale, Symphony Band & Strings

Friday & Saturday, December 9 & 10, 7:30 p.m. (Pre-concert music 7 p.m.)
Sunday, December 11, Matinee 2:30 p.m. (Pre-concert music 2 p.m.)
Bauman Auditorium

Adults $10 – Seniors/GFU Alumni$8 – Students & Children $6

Buy tickets online now: click here.

Broadway Across America

Broadway BannerJoin alumni, parents, and friends of George Fox for Broadway Across America performances this season! Prices are based on a group discount and all seats are in the first balcony. For more information and to register click here.

GFU Footsteps of Paul Greece Tour

Picture of Greece SunsetAlumni and Parent Relations invites you to journey with us to Greece in early-summer 2012! This tour offers you an outstanding opportunity to explore Greece and learn more about the early development of the Church as we follow the footsteps of the Apostle Paul. For more information and to register click here.

Midyear Commencement

The George Fox University Alumni Association cordially invites December graduates and their families to the 2011 Midyear Commencement Lunch. It will be a special time of reflection, sharing and fellowship for graduates, families and faculty in honor of the December traditional undergraduate class of 2011. For more information and to register click here.


Early Action Deadline for Admissions
– Fall 2012 Incoming students
December 1
Finals Week
December 12-16
Semester Ends
December 16
Mid-Year Commencement
December 17
Christmas Break
(Residence Halls and Suites Closed Dec 17 - Jan 7, 2012)
December 19-January 9
Early Action Students notified of admission
– Fall 2012 Incoming Students
December 22
-File FAFSA form.  GFU's school code: 003194

-Current traditional undergrads may apply for departmental scholarships through the scholarship manager.

-Apply for Oregon Student Assistance Commissions scholarships (OSAC). This is for Oregon traditional undergraduate students only. Deadline is March 1.


Monday's in December

December 5 - Worship with your Living Area
Wednesday's in December

December 7–All-Campus Christmas Chapel with President Robin Baker

Friday's in December
December 2 – First Friday & Contemplative Worship
December 9 - Contemplative Worship

**Spiritual Life Credits are due at Midnight on Friday, December 9th.

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.

To view a complete chapel schedule, visit the Office of Spiritual Life’s website and click on Spiritual Life Calendar.


Football Update

Kickoff CampaignIt’s still two years before we kick off our first football season in more than 40 years, but our planning and fundraising efforts are going strong.

Recently, we announced plans to build Stoffer Family Stadium and the Duke Athletic Center near the heart of campus on the current track. In addition to football, the facility will be home to the men’s and women’s track and field teams and feature a new resurfaced track. The covered stadium also will be the site of future graduation ceremonies, concerts and local and regional sporting events. More...

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 9:30am-10:30am, in the Hoover Hatfield Library. (Prayer time scheduled for: November 10th, December 1st and 8th. Group will reconvene after the Christmas Holiday).

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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