George Fox Journal Cover George Fox Journal - The Magazine of George Fox University | Fall 2008, Volume 4 Number 2

Tell Us More

Happy Campers - Pictures of tents on the clocktower lawn 

Each spring, a section of lawn on the Newberg campus is transformed into a campground. What is this university tradition and what are your memories of it? Ever get caught in a storm or wake up to find a fellow camper had pulled a prank on you? What pranks did you pull on others? We’d love to hear your stories.

Submit your entries to or mail them to Journal, George Fox University, 414 N. Meridian St. #6069, Newberg, OR 97132. All responses will be entered in a drawing for a $50 gift certificate to the University Store.

Newberg Friends Church Sanctuary

Oral History

At the turn of the 20th century, Pacific College (the forerunner of George Fox University) used nearby Newberg Friends Church as the location for many major events. On March 10, 1905, many of the state’s top orators paid a visit to Newberg for the Oregon Collegiate Oratorical Contest — a competition captured in a “Tell Us More” photo we published in our Spring 2008 issue.

Several readers correctly identified the sanctuary of Newberg Friends Church as the site of the big event — and a few of you shared your oratorical memories. “I remember an extemporaneous competition held at Pacific College in ’35,” wrote Esther McVey (G37). “The general topic was communism. I was a 17-year-old and I had to speak on communism in the ranks of labor. One of the bright moments of my life was when I was announced the winner. I was offered a college scholarship to Willamette University — which included pipe organ lessons — but I had to turn it down because, as my father pointed out, “What would people think if the daughter of a Friends minister in Newberg went to a Methodist university in Salem?’”

Congratulations to Gary Brown (G68), whose response to the “Tell Us More” photo contest was selected at random. He will receive a $50 gift certificate to the George Fox University Store.

Submit entries to or mail them to Journal, George Fox University, 414 N. Meridian St. #6069, Newberg, OR 97132


Servant engineering
Students and professors use their technical gifts to show love for their neighbors.  Full story...

Celebration of Discipline
After 30 years, Richard Foster (G64) has a growing hope that the core message of his top-10 Christian classic will truly hit home.  Full story...

Connecting cultures
More than 60 Chinese students arrive on campus to find a world very different from their own — and yet still familiar. Full story...

A Global Orientation
The university’s blossoming relationship with China has roots that go back almost three decades. Full story...

Bruin Notes
Visiting authors pose challenges | Hoop dreams in Ghana | At the top of their class | Faith and politics | Talking transformation | Samek returns to lead School of Education | Manuscript man | Serving women and at-risk children in Thailand | Under new management