Last year’s KFOX radio managers, Joshua Bell and Nicole Hagen, were told in the spring that when they returned in the fall, interviews would take place to hire new KFOX managers. However, when classes began this fall, the KFOX studio had already been dismantled without any notice.
Every year the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) fundraises money in order to put together a “12 Days of Christmas” for families identified by local churches who need some extra love during the Christmas season. Then, SAAC buys presents for each family member for the 12 days leading up to Christmas, including fuzzy socks and a disposable camera.
Next semester, President Robin Baker will be taking his first sabbatical since he has been at George Fox University (GFU). He was encouraged to do so by the Board of Trustees who feel that the break will be beneficial to both him and GFU.
Friday afternoon kicked off the home openers for basketball in Wheeler Sports Center at George Fox University (GFU). First was the men’s game, which started at 3 p.m. Playing against the Poets from Whittier University, the game was tight, and the two teams were always within ten points of the other. By the end of the first half, the Bruins were scraping by with a 49-46 lead.
In the attic of Coffee Cottage, up a narrow staircase of creaky floorboards and dusty windowsills, there is a small attic room. Posters scatter the ceiling, covering the wood paneling underneath, and Christmas lights brighten the dim room. A large table is in the center with multiple computers and notebooks on top of it. George Fox University (GFU) students are furiously typing away at the keyboard or scribbling down notes, but they are not working on homework. They are working on something bigger.
A 10-foot-tall, 800-pound, bronze grizzly bear sculpture now stands in the middle of the new Alumni Plaza nestled in between the football field the south end of Stoffer Family stadium. At 11 p.m. on Oct. 5, George Fox University (GFU) unveiled the sculpture to the community, giving out t-shirts and stickers to commemorate the evening.
Construction for a new George Fox University (GFU) indoor tennis facility at Austin Sports Complex began in the summer of 2017. However, the tennis facility still hasn’t opened for use, as GFU has yet to acquire an occupancy permit.
The George Fox University (GFU) Men’s Tennis Team succeeded in claiming both the singles and doubles All-American titles at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Northwest Regional Championships in Walla Walla, Washington on Sept. 24.
I hate being late to class. The idea of being the last person to arrive fills me with dread. But to many students, tardiness does not seem like a big deal. Especially in my general education classes, it is not uncommon for students to show up late. Does tardiness bother professors as much as it does me?
On Nov 28, the George Fox University (GFU) Speech and Debate Club hosted an event called “Winning Arguments on Social Media.” Shannon Scott, associate professor of Communications, gave a presentation on social media arguments, explaining the conditions under which arguments can be constructive and how to respectfully stand up for your ideas in an online setting.
The IDEA center at George Fox University (GFU) is a familiar resource for many students. Located in the Stevens Center, the staff regularly assists students in their preparation to enter the professional world. Their student career coaching, however, has gone under the radar.
As the Christmas season approaches, the Ross building begins to transform. Home of the George Fox University (GFU) Music and Art departments, Ross is a hub for many of the school’s artistically-minded students. And so, as December rolls around, dozens of students in the Music department cover Ross and the adjoining Bauman Auditorium with Christmas décor.
On Nov. 14, Paige Lange, regional representative for HOPE International, gave a presentation at George Fox University (GFU) to promote sustainable charity. HOPE International is a Christian nonprofit organization focused on alleviating physical and spiritual poverty through Christ-centered microenterprise development.
George Fox University (GFU) students tore down the doors at 8:00 p.m. on November 2 to watch the annual Lip Sync Battle after waiting in line for an hour to fight for the best seats in Bauman Auditorium. Students put together their performances in a few short weeks for a chance to win $500. This year, four impressive acts killed it on stage: The Clock Boys, The Robin Quakers, The Recess and the Pieces and the GFU Women’s Soccer Team.
“Ring before spring” is a phrase heard often around the George Fox University (GFU) campus. It’s a testament to how members of the community view dating. Given that GFU is a Christian institution, this serious attitude towards dating isn’t exactly surprising.
Black Friday is quite the holiday phenomenon. Highly anticipated by bargainers and shopaholics alike, this post-Thanksgiving event provides the perfect opportunity to snag typically-expensive products and purchase Christmas gifts on a budget. While Black Friday may be considered a delightful, deal-driven outing to shoppers, it’s a very different experience for store employees.
Bradley Campbell, associate professor of sociology at California State University, gave a lecture on Nov. 7 entitled “Dignity, Victimhood, and the Future of the University”at George Fox University (GFU) as part of the William Penn Honors Program lecture series. During his lecture, he warned against the idea of “speech as violence” and requested that we work towards restoring a “dignity culture” in which we are all treated as equal human beings.
On October 29, Abigail Favale, William Penn Honors Program director and associate professor of English, spoke about Dating and Discernment as part of the Couch Lecture series at George Fox University (GFU). The Pennington lobby was packed with students eager to hear from a professor about healthy dating relationships.
Bon Appetit, the catering company at George Fox University (GFU), has always offered a variety of food options. And for good reason — with a diverse student body, all sorts of diets must be accommodated, from vegan to gluten free. Freshmen are required to have a meal plan, and for this reason there must be options for everyone. After all, we’re paying a lot of money for the meal plan.
Halloween has always been a controversial holiday in the Christian community, and my family is no exception. It was always one of those “us” and “them” things; my friends were allowed to dress up and go trick-or-treating, but I was not.
On the George Fox University (GFU) website, georgefox.edu, there is a page titled “Religious Liberty Resources.” This page concerns the current problem of same-sex couples being denied service for their wedding ceremonies. The resources linked on this section of the GFU website are for those businesses who do not want to participate in same-sex relationships and marriages. These resources advise them on how to avoid legal trouble based on their opposition to these marriages.
On Oct. 6, Judge Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed as a Justice of the United States Supreme Court. In September, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford accused him of attempted rape while they were both high school students in the 1980s. The allegations were followed by Senate hearings and an FBI investigation, both of which seemed to have little effect on the confirmation vote.