Higher ed — Size of graduating class requires school to hold two undergrad ceremonies May 5

Noted author and alumnus Richard Foster will speak at George Fox University’s two undergraduate commencement ceremonies slated for May 5 in Miller Gymnasium.

The school is splitting the commencement into two ceremonies to accommodate the greater number of graduates, and their families and friends, who will attend the ceremonies. The 10 a.m. ceremony is for business, Christian studies, education and engineering majors, while the 2:30 p.m. ceremony is for grads in arts and sciences, behavioral and health SUBMITTED - Distinguished speaker - Author and    alumnus Richard Foster, who penned ‘Celebration of Discipline' and ‘Sanctuary of the Soul: Journey in to Meditative Prayer,' will be the featured speaker May 5 at George Fox University's commencement ceremonies.

Students graduating from GFU graduate and seminary programs will have their commencement ceremonies May 1 and 2.

George Fox University has 450 undergraduate students, 46 adult degree students and 300 masters’, doctoral and education students graduating in the 2014 academic year.

Foster is the author of the “Celebration of Discipline,” cited as one of the top 10 most important books of the 20th century by “Christianity Today” magazine. His latest book is “Sanctuary of the Soul: Journey in to Meditative Prayer,” published by InterVarsity Press. Foster is also the founder and past president of Renovare, where he works to renew the church in many different expressions.

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