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GFU hosts writing conference

Gathering together more than 30 speakers, including authors, theologians, bloggers, professors, literary agents, journalists, social media experts and “culture engagers,” George Fox University will host the third annual Faith & Culture Writers Conference March 7-8. Attendees can choose from two dozen workshops covering topics such as social media, blogging, fiction writing, getting published, writing critique groups, freelance writing, editing, marketing, creative nonfiction, impacting culture with words, and building your platform. Cost is $65 for those who register by Jan. 25, $75 before Feb. 14, $85 before March 6, $95 the day of the conference and $30 for students. Literary agent appointments are $15. Mentor appointments will also be available. This year’s event will also include a faith and culture writing contest. For more information, email conference director and founder Cornelia Becker Seigneur at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , email GFU liaison Melanie Springer Mock at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www. faithandculturewriters.com.

Special education seminar on tap Jan. 27

The Newberg Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC) is hosting a free training seminar on person-centered planning from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Newberg School District office, 714 E. Sixth St. The clinic will be run by Family and Community Together (FACT) with the goal of using person-centered planning to create a one-page profile. For more information on the seminar, call Ava Bartley at 503-267-1445. To register, visit the events page at www.factoregon.org. For questions or assistance with registration, call 888-988-FACT or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Join Cub Scout Pack 625

Cub Scout Pack 625 will be accepting new members (boys in grades 1-5) at its 6:30 p.m. meeting Jan. 21 at Edwards Elementary School. For more information, call Mark Feierfeil at 503-953-9726.

Butler makes dean’s list at EOU

LaGRANDE — Newberg resident Stephanie Butler was among 531 students named to the dean’s list at Eastern Oregon University for the 2013 fall term. To qualify, students must achieve and maintain a minimum grade-point average of 3.5 while completing a minimum of 12 hours of graded coursework for the duration of the term.




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