Archive for October, 2016

Come hear award-winning author James K.A. Smith Thursday

Monday, October 31st, 2016

The William Penn Honors Program would like to invite you to come hear award-winning author, professor and public speaker James K.A. Smith this Thursday, Nov. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in Wood-Mar Auditorium.

Smith will be speaking from his latest book, You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit. The lecture will be immediately followed by a reception and book signing. Admission is free, and the event is open to the public.

If you have any further questions, please contact Jocelyn Stein at

Did you sign up for FoxAlert?

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Did you receive the FoxAlert on Thursday, Oct. 20, about the Great Oregon Shake Out earthquake drill at 10:18 that morning? If not, that means you aren’t signed up for our Emergency Notification System, FoxAlert. Here are the instructions below for how to get your cell phone signed up.

Instructions to sign up for FoxAlert:

  1. Log in to your MyGFU account
  2. Click on “Self Service”
  3. Click on “Campus Personal Information”
  4. Click on “Phone Numbers”
  5. On the “Phone Type” pick list you must choose one of the cell options
  6. Type in your phone number and click “Preferred” to receive text alerts
  7. Click “Save”

This will add your phone to the text messaging on FoxAlert. If you need to add a number, click “Add a Phone Number.” Always click “Save” after each addition.

While you are on the personal information section of MyGFU, check also to make sure that your email is correct, as you will also receive an email alert.

Questions? Contact security at 503-554-2090, or email Nadine Kincaid at

Enterprise Car Share ready for business

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Enterprise Car Share is open and ready for business. You can pick up a coupon in the student life office for a special offer: $1 to join. The coupon expires Dec. 31, 2016.

For more information, go to

Write Way hosts meeting Thursday to discuss novel-writing challenge

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Today marks the beginning of National Novel Writing Month, during which prospective writers will attempt the challenge of writing 50,000 words in one month. Though it may be a difficult thing for college students to manage, there will certainly be more than a few people on campus doing so.

With this in mind, the Write Way’s first meeting for the month of November will be dedicated to making plans and working toward this goal. Anyone planning on taking part in this is invited to come to Hoover 210 at 4:30 p.m. this Thursday, Nov. 3.

Contact David Shelby ( with any questions.

Track what you eat, get a chance to win $10 Dutch Bros. gift card

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Want a chance to win a $10 Dutch Bros. gift card? Help out HHPE senior seminar students by tracking what you eat for a week! We would love your help!

For more information, please email Kelsea Meyers at

Check out these employers on campus this week

Monday, October 31st, 2016

We have two employers on campus this week that you can connect with! Today (Tuesday) TeachBeyond, a network of Christian schools abroad, will be in the Bruin Den hoping to connect with juniors and seniors who might be considering working overseas after graduation.

Then on Thursday, Nov. 3, Summit Adventure, a Christian outdoor ministry, will be in Canyon Commons to talk with students about both summer jobs and internship opportunities!

The visitors will be on campus between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on those two days.

Contact the IDEA Center if you have questions.

Learn to make easy, healthy meals at cooking class Thursday night

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Join us for the final Cooking 101 demonstration just in time for Bruin Preview! Emily Forbes and Nutrition Matters will be in the Bridge Café at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3, to show students how to make healthy food the easy way. Join us and get the chance to sign up for a free cookbook full of easy and cheap recipes!

Contact Kelsey Herschberger ( with any questions.

Support Haiti trip by visiting Burgerville on Nov. 17

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Come to the Newberg Burgerville on Thursday, Nov. 17, between 5 and 8 p.m., as 10 percent of your purchase will help support the March 2017 George Fox Haiti trip!

Questions? Contact Sydney Soetenga at

Philosophical anarchist speaks on campus Thursday

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Aeon Skoble, a professor of philosophy at Bridgewater State University who describes himself as a philosophical anarchist, will give a lecture based on his book Deleting the State this Thursday, Nov. 3, at 6:30 p.m. in Hoover 105. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Contact Mark David Hall ( with any questions.

This week’s home athletic events

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Bruin fans, this is your last chance to watch our fall sports play at home before the season ends. Don’t miss your opportunity to cheer for our seniors in their last games wearing Old Gold and Navy Blue.

Friday, Nov. 4, 7 p.m. – Volleyball vs. Puget Sound, Wheeler Sports Center
Saturday, Nov. 5, 11 a.m. – Women’s soccer vs. Pacific Lutheran, Austin Sports Complex
Saturday, Nov. 5, 2 p.m. – Football vs. Pacific, Stoffer Family Stadium

For more information, contact the sports information office at ext. 2926 or visit the George Fox sports website at

Don’t forget to audition for Ten! Ten! Ten! tonight

Monday, October 31st, 2016

You’re invited to audition for Ten! Ten! Ten!, a one-act play festival. Auditions for student-directed, 10-minute plays will be held tonight (Tuesday) from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Sign up for a time slot on the theatre callboard in Lemmons! Theatre majors/minors should prepare a 90-second monologue. Monologues will be provided for non-majors to read from.

Callbacks will be held Wednesday, Nov. 2, from 6:30 to 11 p.m.

We’d love to see you there! Contact Aliya Whitehill ( with questions.

Cultivating spiritual disciplines is focus of colloquium in November

Monday, October 31st, 2016

A colloquium, “Playing with Fire: Spiritual Formation from the Inside Out,” will focus on cultivating spiritual disciplines and be facilitated by Doreen Dodgen-Magee. It will meet for four Tuesdays in November, on Nov. 8, 15, 22 and 29, at 4 p.m. in Hoover 102.

Doreen has 23 years of experience working in private counseling practice with individuals and groups. She describes herself as a reluctant “geek,” spending inordinate amounts of time interacting with scholarly research, tech trends, and pop culture around the topic of technology and how the digital domain is shaping us. She is passionate about engaging people around this topic, and that passionate energy pours forth regardless of who she is with.

Students attending receive chapel credit valued one more than the number of times they attend (i.e., going all four times would be worth five chapel elective credits).

Questions? Contact Jamie Barrett at

Comings and Goings

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Dana Ferrin (Health and Counseling) left the university to take a position closer to her home.

About Our People

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Don Powers (Biology) joined with colleagues to publish an article, “Winter conditions influence biological responses of migrating hummingbirds,” in the Oct. 27, 2016, issue of Ecosphere, an open-access journal of the Ecological Society of America. The ESA mission is to “publish and make broadly available the most significant results of ecological research, particularly those that increase the understanding and applications of general ecological concepts.”

Nadine Kincaid (Security Services) was named Employee of the Month for October.


Monday, October 31st, 2016

Nov. 1             Dave Johnson, Polly Peterson
Nov. 2             Tahlia Martin
Nov. 3             Karen Bowdoin, Nijay Gupta
Nov. 4             Karen Carskadon, Jennifer Farland, Tom Head, Melissa Thomas
Nov. 5             Rob Bohall
Nov. 6             Jon Schatz
Nov. 7             Natalie Harrington
Nov. 8             Rebecca Valdovinos
Nov. 9             Jack Lyda
Nov. 10           Glena Andrews, Katya Hall
Nov. 11           Rhonda Andrews, Sean Patterson
Nov. 12           Kelly Borror, Ian Sanders
Nov. 13           Kristie Knows His Gun, Hannah Stevenson
Nov. 14           Kelly Lafferty

Sign up to carry international flag at special chapel service Nov. 15

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Sign up to carry a flag representing a cultural heritage of personal meaning to you at the Tuesday, Nov. 15, chapel service, in honor of International Education Week. Click this link to sign up by Monday, Nov. 7.

A brief dress rehearsal will be held in advance of the Nov. 15 chapel in Bauman Auditorium (chapel begins at 10:50 a.m.). All carrying flags will be required to attend.

Questions? Contact Hongyang Yin ( for more information.

Help out servant engineering team by taking quick survey

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Our servant engineering team is conducting research to develop a product/method to help improve water conservation efforts in high-drought areas in the U.S.

We would love for you to take a brief (3-5 minutes) survey by clicking the link below and answering the questions. The answers you provide will greatly help us in furthering our product development.

Servant Engineering Survey

– Joel Gleghorn (

These surveys are student generated and are not to be associated with any official research conducted by faculty and staff at George Fox University. Any views or opinions presented in these surveys are solely those of the students and do not represent those of George Fox University. The distribution of these surveys is a service provided to George Fox University students as they prepare their research required by the curriculum. Students are required to have department approval. Any questions about these surveys should be directed to the students associated with the survey in question.

Four staff and administrator positions currently open

Sunday, October 30th, 2016

Four staff and administrator positions are currently open. Listed in order of recency they are:

  • Part-Time Administrative Assistant, Oregon Writing Project Collaborative
  • Part-Time Library Assistant
  • Registered Nurse
  • Nurse Practitioner/Physician’s Assistant

The link to each of these position announcements can be found at If you know of someone you believe might provide a good fit for any of these jobs, please refer the person to the website for information about the job and instructions about applying.

Accelerated HR Payroll Deadlines

Sunday, October 30th, 2016


  • Staff and administrator time cards and time-off reports are due Friday, Nov. 4.
  • All other payroll items such as temporary employee time cards, check requests, adjunct contracts and W-4 and direct deposit changes are due by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16.


  • Staff and administrator time cards and time-off reports are due Friday, Dec. 2.
  • All other payroll items such as temporary employee time cards, check requests, adjunct contracts and W-4 and direct deposit changes are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 16.

Updating Your Personal Information and Consent for W-2

Make sure your mailing address is correct for year-end reporting. You can check it, and update if necessary in MyGFU > Self-Service > Campus Personal Info.

You can also elect to have your W-2 available via MyGFU rather than mailed. To sign up or check to see if you already have, go to MyGFU > Self-Service > Payroll and Compensation > W-2/W-2c Consent.

Questions? Contact Kera Hallman at

Lisa Sharon Harper shares in chapel; Vespers examines Romans 12

Sunday, October 30th, 2016

Fall Justice Conference Leader Lisa Sharon Harper is our guest in chapel at 10:50 a.m. tomorrow morning (Tuesday) in Bauman Auditorium. She focuses on the common good and radical justice.

Lisa is the founding executive director of New York Faith and Justice, an organization at the hub of a new ecumenical movement to end poverty in New York City. Her passion is building a bridge to Christ.

In Vespers Wednesday night at 7 p.m. in Bauman, we’ll take a look at the second half of Romans 12!