What's Bruin

Bruin PreviewBruin Preview | April 8-9

A two-day campus visit event designed to help prospective undergraduate students and families experience George Fox in depth. You'll hear about our financial aid and admissions processes, meet with your admissions counselor, and hear about opportunities outside the classroom. To get an insider's glimpse of campus life here, you can also eat Bon Appétit meals with new friends and spend the night in a residence hall.

Portland Trail BlazersPortland Trail Blazers Game | April 12

Watch the Blazers take on the Oklahoma City Thunder in a battle for playoff position. Join other alumni as well as current and future Bruins, as we cheer the hometown team on to victory. The discounted group tickets are $15. Tickets are limited. For more information and to purchase tickets, contact alumni relations at 503-554-2131 or visit the alumni website.

Empty BowlsEmpty Bowls - A Night for Haiti | April 16

Proceeds from this benefit dinner will go to help the people working to rebuild their lives after the earthquake. Cost is $12 and includes a meal and a handmade ceramic bowl crafted by our students, faculty and guest potters from the community. More information and R.S.V.P. at georgefox.edu/haiti.

Golf TournamentGeorge Fox University Golf Tournament | July 15

George Fox will host its annual golf tournament on both courses of The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club in Aloha on Thursday, July 15. We are seeking sponsors and players for the tournament, which supports student scholarships and the Bruin Athletic Association. Many sponsorship levels are available.

Motorcycle RallyMotorcycle Rally | August 14

This summer marks the return of the George Fox Motorcycle Rally! Alumni, parents,and friends of the university are invited to cruise with fellow riders from the George Fox community on the fourth installment of this favorite event. This year's event will include new routes and a biker's barbecue dinner on the Newberg campus.

If you are interested in helping plan this event or would like more information, contact alumni relations at 503-554-2131 or alumni@georgefox.edu.

Thanks for 100Auxilliary Centennial Celebration | August 20

This year marks a century of existence for one long-running organization on campus: the George Fox University Auxiliary. Amanda Woodward and Evangeline Martin - two pioneering women who are the namesakes of the historic Wood-Mar Hall - founded the auxiliary on Oct. 15, 1910. The mission, which has remained unchanged these 100 years, is to "enlist a larger constituency in the promotion of the interests of the college socially, and to aid in its better equipment for work, along such lines as may be found to be effective."

The primary instigation for the organization's founding was to support students in the college's dormitory. The group has done everything from painting stairways to canning hundreds of quarts of fruit to feed students.

These days, most of the funds are raised at the annual December holiday bazaar that began in 1965. Since 2000, all proceeds now fund a student leadership scholarship through an endowment fund that has reached $64,000 and awards $2,500 annually. Join us as we celebrate 100 years of the auxiliary's service on Aug. 20. For more information, contact Sheri Philips, executive director of university relations, at 503-554-2114.