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George Fox University
Established 1885
Type Private
Endowment $19,954,838 USD[1]
President H. David Brandt
Undergraduates 1,873
Postgraduates 1,312
Location Newberg, Oregon, USA
Campus Suburban, 85 acres
Mascot Bruin
Affiliations Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, Northwest Conference, NCAA Division III, Christian College Consortium
Website www.georgefox.edu

George Fox University (GFU) is a Christian university of the liberal arts & sciences, and professional studies. It is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best Value” and as a top-tier master's-level university in the West. The university was founded in Newberg, Oregon in 1885 by Quaker pioneers, originally serving as an Academy for several years before becoming a college in 1891. The original name, Pacific College, was changed to George Fox College in 1949 to honor the founder of the Quaker movement. In 1996 the college merged with Western Theological Seminary to form George Fox University. Today, nearly 3,200 students attend classes on the university’s campus in Newberg, at its Portland, Salem, and Boise centers, and at other teaching sites in Oregon.[1] The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... Private schools, or independent schools, are schools not administered by local, state, or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public (state) funds. ... A financial endowment is a transfer of money or property donated to an institution, with the stipulation that it be invested, and the principal remain intact. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Newberg is a city located in Yamhill County, Oregon. ... Official language(s) None Capital Salem Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 9th  - Total 98,466 sq mi (255,026 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 2. ... Illustration of the backyards of a surburban neighbourhood Suburbs are inhabited districts located either on the outer rim of a city or outside the official limits of a city (the term varies from country to country), or the outer elements of a conurbation. ... A mascot, originally a fetish-like term for any person, animal, or thing supposed to bring luck, is now something—typically an animal or human character—used to represent a group with a common public identity, such as a school, professional sports team (the name often corresponds with the mascot... Bruin is a name for a Brown Bear (Ursos arctos), or for any bear, usually poetically or archaically. ... A organization designed to help Christian institutions of higher education communicate with one another. ... The Northwest Conference (NWC) is an athletic conference which competes in the NCAAs Division III. Member teams are located in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... The Christian College Consortium is an affiliation of Christian colleges and universities. ... A website (or Web site) is a collection of web pages, typically common to a particular domain name or subdomain on the World Wide Web on the Internet. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Christianity. ... For a list of universities around the world, see Lists of colleges and universities Representation of a university class, 1350s. ... In the history of education, the seven liberal arts comprise two groups of studies, the trivium and the quadrivium. ... Part of a scientific laboratory at the University of Cologne. ... Newberg is a city located in Yamhill County, Oregon. ... The Religious Society of Friends, commonly known as Quakers, or Friends, is a religious community founded in England in the 17th century. ... Nickname: City of Roses, Stumptown, Bridgetown, PDX Location in Multnomah County and the state of Oregon Coordinates: Country United States State Oregon County Multnomah County Incorporated February 8, 1851 Mayor Tom Potter Area    - City 376. ... Nickname: The Cherry City Location in the state of Oregon Coordinates: County Marion County, Polk County Founded 1842 Mayor Janet Taylor Area    - City 120. ... This article deals with the state capital of Idaho. ...

George Fox offers numerous graduate-level degree programs, including psychology, business, education, and theology. Like many Christian colleges of late, GFU has enjoyed enormous growth in its student population, enlarging over 300% in the last 20 years. Programs noted for excellent faculty and/or facilities include business, theology/religious studies, nursing, engineering, psychology, and the sciences. Engineering and nursing are two of the most recently added offerings in the Bachelor's catalog.

George Fox University is a full member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. As such, students sign a "lifestyle" agreement, attend required chapel/current-event gatherings, and participate in service projects. No statement of faith or religious preference are required to attend, although the student body is overwhelmingly Christian. Faculty members and staff are required to sign a statement professing faith in traditionally Christian doctrines. A organization designed to help Christian institutions of higher education communicate with one another. ...

The university hosts dozens of noted Christian speakers each year through twice-weekly chapel/current-event gatherings. Hundreds of students each year participate in Winter and Spring "Serve trips" throughout the Western United States, Mexico, and Canada. In groups of 8-20, students give a week of either break to provide volunteer labor for missions, homeless shelters, nonprofits, and other charitable causes. Faculty, staff, and students also participate in "Serve Day" each September. A weekday off from work and classes allows over 90% of eligible individuals the opportunity to volunteer in groups of 10-20 at local churches, schools, nonprofits, etc. performing manual labor and maintenance work.

GFU is noted as a participant in the Richter Scholars program, which sponsors 15-25 students per year to perform original research. Many large research institutions including Dartmouth College, Yale University, and the University of Chicago also receive Richter Memorial funds for similar programs. Dartmouth College is a private academic institution in Hanover, New Hampshire, in the United States. ... Yale redirects here. ... The University of Chicago is a private university located principally in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. ...

George Fox offers an extensive study-abroad program allowing academically-eligible students a semester of transferrable credit throughout the U.S., England (at Oxford University), Spain, France, Russia, Africa, and other destinations. Students work in special programs alongside students from other CCCU institutions, and semesters abroad usually include significant travel and cultural components.

GFU is a center for Quaker thought, although less than 15% of the student body are Quakers, and houses an extensive library of historical Quaker and non-violence literature. The Northwest Yearly Meeting gathers each summer on campus and is headquartered adjacent to GFU. In 1984, the university founded its Center for Peace Learning, now known as the Center for Peace and Justice, as an outgrowth of its connection to the Friends peace testimony.


Notable Faculty

  • Mark Hatfield, former Oregon governor and US Senator, teaches one class per term at George Fox.
  • Paul N. Anderson, professor of New Testament, is internationally recognized as an expert and authority on the Gospel of John and the New Testament in general.

Mark Odom Hatfield (born July 12, 1922) is an American politician from Oregon. ... The Gospel of John is the fourth gospel in the canon of the New Testament, traditionally ascribed to John the Evangelist. ... John 21:1 Jesus Appears to His Disciples--Alessandro Mantovani: the Vatican, Rome. ...

Notable Alumni

  • Herbert Hoover, thirty-first President of the United States, attended Pacific Academy before his admission to Stanford.
  • Jesse Merz, professional actor, director, producer and writer.
  • Richard Foster, author of "Celebration of Discipline"
  • Peggy Fowler, CEO of Portland General Electric.
  • Darleen Ortega, Judge, Oregon Court of Appeals.
  • "Coach" Ken Carter (Coach Carter), highschool basketball coach, inspired 2005 movie starring Samuel L. Jackson[2].
  • Mark Gayman, professional basketball player (Los Angeles Sparks), craftsman, and party organizer.
  • Aaron "Ace" Schmick, professional basketball player (San Antonio Silver Stars), coach, and businessman.

Herbert Clark Hoover (August 10, 1874 – October 20, 1964), the 31st President of the United States (1929-1933), was a world-famous mining engineer and humanitarian administrator. ... Jesse Merz is an American actor, director, producer, writer, and educator. ... Richard Foster Richard J. Foster is a Christian theologian and author in the Quaker tradition, though his writings speak to a broader Christian audience. ... Ken Carter is an American business owner, education activist and former high school basketball coach. ... The Los Angeles Sparks are a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Los Angeles, California. ... The San Antonio Silver Stars are a team in the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) based in San Antonio, Texas. ...


  1. ^ http://www.georgefox.edu
  2. ^ http://www.coachcarter.com/about.htm

External links

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George Fox - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (4082 words)
George Fox also had friends who were "professors" (followers of the standard religion), but by the age of nineteen he had begun to look down on their behaviour, in particular their drinking of alcohol.
Fox was unable to travel there immediately: he was imprisoned again in 1663 for his refusal to swear oaths, and on his release in 1666 was preoccupied with organizational matters — he normalized the system of monthly and quarterly meetings throughout the country, and extended it to Ireland.
George Fox died on January 13, 1691, and was interred in the Quaker Burying Ground at Bunhill Fields in London.
George Fox University - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (694 words)
George Fox University (GFU) is a Christian university of the liberal arts and sciences, and professional studies.
George Fox University is a full member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.
GFU is a center for Quaker thought, although less than 15% of the student body are Quakers, and houses an extensive library of historical Quaker and non-violence literature.
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