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GFU students lauded for research, address and dedication set at Newberg cemetery

GFU students recognized for their research

A pair of George Fox University students were lauded last week by the M.J. Murdoch Charitable Trust with awards for their scientific research.

Abby Sims, mentored by professor John Schmitt, and Avery Owen, mentored by professor Anthony Barnes, were recognized by the trust after presenting the research through lectures and poster displays during a conference held recently by the organization.

Sims was recognized for a presentation headlined "Protocadherin-y Modulates CaM Kinase Activity and Breast Cancer Cell Growth," while Barnes was lauded for "Characterization of a Novel GPR39 Signal Transduction Pathway."

Gettysburg Address, dedication of monument on tap at Newberg cemetery

A ceremony honoring the 158th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address is set for 11 a.m. Nov. 20 as part of Remembrance Day 2021 festivities slated at the Kilpatrick GAR Cemetery in Newberg. Reciting President Abraham Lincoln's famous address will be Stephen Holgate.

The event will also include dedication of the restored GAR monument, damaged during the September 2020 storms.

The dedication will also include military honors and a musket salute by the Sons of Veterans Reserve in full Civil War uniform. It is sponsored by the Colonel Edward D. Baker Camp #6 Sons of the Union Vetreans of the Civil War.

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