In honor of George Fox’s 125th anniversary, we’ve planned a number of special events this spring. We hope you can join us! Below is just a sampling of what’s in store. For a more comprehensive list, check out our University Calendar.


April 29
Spring Commencement
2:30 p.m., Stoffer Family Stadium
Graduation marks the end of our 125th celebration. President Robin Baker will speak on the history and commitment of Friends at George Fox and recognize the class of 2017. Former presidents David Le Shana and H. David Brandt, as well as interim President Tom Johnson, will be present and acknowledged. Tickets are required for guests. The public may watch commencement on the screen in Bauman Auditorium. A live stream will also be available at
April 29
125th Celebration Gala
6:30 p.m., Canyon Commons
We'll cap the 125th anniversary celebration with a special evening featuring a dinner, a visit with former presidents Tom Johnson, David Brandt and David Le Shana, and entertainment provided by faculty and alumni. The event begins with a reception at 6:30 p.m. (dinner at 7 p.m.). Please note: An R.S.V.P. was required, and we are now at capacity.

For parking, we recommend the following: Stevens Center (E on campus map); lot F in front of the Roberts Center, directly off of Villa Street; and lot B of off Fulton Street (in front of Le Shana Residence Hall). There is limited parking behind the Roberts Center off of East Sherman and East North streets. Signs will be posted directing you to the dining hall.


Feb. 17
Peter Kreeft “Lewis & Tolkien: Christian Faith in a Postmodern World”
7:30 p.m., Bauman Auditorium
Kreeft is a professor of philosophy at Boston College and author of more than 50 books. His most notable titles include Christianity for Modern Pagans, Fundamentals of the Faith, Making Sense out of Suffering, and The Philosophy of Tolkien.
March 10
Mark Ankeny (’75)
7 p.m., Canyon Commons 101-103
Lecture 3: “George Fox University: Developing Higher Education for the Third Millennium”
Ankeny will focus on university presidents Milo Ross and Edward Stevens, the building of this modern-day institution and how their vision is still alive in our community.
March 22
Reiten Lecture Series: Mohan Nair “Ethical Dilemmas to Community with Artificial Intelligence: Merging Into a World Enabled by Artificial Machines”
7 p.m., Hoover 105
Nair is chief innovation officer at Cambia Health Solutions. He guides Cambia Health’s Innovation Force as it inspires ideas and starts them on the path to new businesses. He has also taught business course at Kellogg School of Management.
April 6
Honors Speaker: Miles Hollingworth
7:30 p.m., Hoover 105
A native of South Africa, Hollingworth is a philosopher, writing on the Western tradition – its key texts and figures. He is founder and editor of the forthcoming book series Reading Augustine as well as the coeditor of the Edinburgh Companion to Political Realism.


April 21
Spring Concert
7:30 p.m., Bauman Auditorium
This concert features performances by the Symphonic Band, Symphony Orchestra, Concert Choir and Master Chorus. It will highlight the concerto aria winner and culminate in a combined performance of Polovtsian Dances by Alexander Borodin. Tickets are available online or by calling the University Box Office at 503-554-3844