Welcome New Members: George Fox University, Simpson College, and University of Divinity

Please join us in welcoming our new members who joined in late August and early September. We would like to take this opportunity to help you get to know these institutions better.

Institutional Member George Fox University, Newberg, Oregon

George Fox University is the oldest Christian university in Oregon, established in 1891 by evangelical Quaker pioneers as the Pacific College. In 1996, the institution merged with Western Evangelical Seminary. In addition to the Newberg residential campus, the university has sites in Portland, Salem, and Redmond.

The Murdock Learning Resource Center, located on the Newberg campus, provides academic resources for student research, offers spaces for collaboration, and houses the Archives of the University. A large percentage of the materials in the Archives are available online via the Digital Commons as well.

Dunn Library. Photo Credit: Simpson College.

Institutional Member Simpson College, Indianola, Iowa

Simpson College was founded in 1860 by members of the Iowa United Methodist Church and is an undergraduate liberal arts college. The religious studies major at Simpson prepares students for careers in ministry, including pastoral ministry, music and youth ministry, and pastoral counseling.

The Dunn Library supports student learning through collections, research spaces, and partnerships with other academic libraries in Iowa. The library features the Center for Academic Resources, the Avery Craven collection on the antebellum southern U.S., the Lehmann Collection of Ancient Pottery, and the recent addition of the Walt Research Library.

Institutional Member University of Divinity, Kew, Victoria, Australia

Founded in 1910 as the Melbourne College of Divinity, the University of Divinity promotes scholarship in theology, philosophy, and ministry. The University is comprised of several colleges based in the Australian cities of Melbourne, Adelaide, and Sydney, and represents a wide range of religious orders.

The University of Divinity Library Hub officially launched in February 2016 and provides an online platform which students can use to connect to a wide range of academic library resources. The library hub includes multiple journal databases, over 60,000 eBooks, and other reference resources.


Main Photo Credit: George Fox Libraries Blog

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