Archive for March, 2017

Order legacy stoles for spring commencement by April 3

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Legacy students are students who have at least one parent or grandparent who is considered an alumni of an undergraduate or graduate degree program at George Fox University.

In order to thank these students and their families for their continued commitment to George Fox, we will present graduating legacy students with a legacy stole that may be worn during spring commencement to display their family legacy. There is no cost for the legacy stole; the stole is our way of recognizing families that have shown a long-term dedication to George Fox.

If you are interested in ordering a legacy stole to celebrate your family’s continued commitment to George Fox University, please contact Megan Fisher, associate director of parent programs, at, no later than Monday, April 3, 2017.

Employees invited to special anniversary receptions in April

Monday, March 27th, 2017

In honor of the university’s 125th anniversary, George Fox employees are invited to a special reception at the Oregon State Capitol on Monday, April 17.

The event will take place from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Senate Chamber Lobby of the capitol building, located at 900 Court St. N.E., in Salem. Please R.S.V.P. to Mary Monahan ( or 503-554-2115) by Tuesday, April 11, if you plan to attend.

Later in the month, the university will  host its own anniversary celebration on Saturday, April 29, at 6:30 p.m. in Canyon Commons, at which former presidents David Brandt, Tom Johnson and David Le Shana will be in attendance. Contact Mary by April 12 to R.S.V.P. for that event.

Both events are free to attend.

May/Summer Term textbooks info

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Have you thought about May and Summer Term textbooks? We’ve got you covered! All textbooks are available to buy or rent at You can have your textbooks shipped to your house or you can pick them up in the Bruin Store.

Contact Michael Simmons at if you have any questions.

P.S. Fall textbooks will be available soon!

Spring break Fitness Center hours posted

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Wheeler Fitness Center Spring Break Hours:

  • Tuesday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday – Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, 1 to 7 p.m.

Carry ID cards and keys to access buildings this week

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Due to the small number of staff and faculty members on campus this week, unless there is a scheduled event in a building, all academic buildings will be locked this week for your safety.

Please come to campus with your ID card and office keys to access your work spaces. Thank you for helping us to keep this campus safe and secure!

– Security Services

Come say farewell to Joel Schutter at reception tomorrow

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Come celebrate Joel Schutter’s eight years of service tomorrow (Wednesday) from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Plant Services break room. His last day will be Friday, March 31, but before he goes we want to thank him for his service to the university.

adidas Employee Store discount open to all employees, students

Monday, March 27th, 2017

The adidas Employee Store is sharing its employee discount with all George Fox University employees, staff/faculty and students. To access the store during the shopping period, please present your staff/faculty ID badge or pay stub, or your Winter/Spring 2017 term schedule along with a photo ID.

The employee/student must be present in order for the entire party to enter the store (maximum five persons). Access is unlimited from March 24 to April 10, 2017.

Spring into action with the adidas Employee Store and grab a fresh pair of AlphaBOUNCE. Shop the newest soccer arrivals and get your first pick of the new Timbers jerseys for men and kids. Whether you are a fan or an athlete, make sure you have all the newest gear for the MLS season. Complete your outfit with a pair of Stan Smiths or Superstars.

The adidas Employee Store is located at 5060 N. Greeley Ave., in Portland. It’s open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Contact the store at 971-234-8536 with any questions.

Note: The employee discount of 50 percent off is only valid at the adidas Employee Store located at 5060 N. Greeley Ave. Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other coupon, discount, or promotion except as otherwise expressly permitted. Not valid for purchases of gift certificates. Offer has no cash value.

adidas reserves the right to change terms and conditions, substitute offer of equal or greater value, end offer at any time without notice, and decline offer to any consumer adidas believes, in its sole discretion, may resell adidas product. Additional restrictions and exclusions may apply; see store for details. Void where prohibited. ©2016 adidas America, Inc.

IT hosts equipment reservation training today

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

Today (Monday), IT is offering training on reserving equipment in EZoffice. The training will be from noon to 1 p.m. in Stevens 307, next to the IT Service Desk.

If you are unavailable that day but are interested in training, please email Additional training will be provided for those who are away during spring break.

This week’s 125 Days of Wellness Weekly Challenge

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

It’s the “NO” challenge! For one week, NO …

  • Chips
  • Sodas and diet sodas
  • Chocolate, candy, cookies or biscuits
  • White breads
  • Fast food
  • Cakes, pastries or muffins

Each participant that successfully completes this challenge can take an 300 extra points for the week. NO cheating!

– Brought to you by the Staff Development Committee

Free tickets available to the House and Outdoor Living Show

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

The annual House and Outdoor Living Show will be held Friday, March 31 (noon to 8 p.m.), Saturday, April 1 (10 a.m. to 7 p.m.) and Sunday, April 2 (11 a.m. to 5  p.m.), at the Oregon Convention Center. It features more than 200 exhibits and offers more than 10 seminars on – you guessed it – building, remodeling and outdoor living.

If you would like to attend, you can pick up two tickets (worth $6 each) from Barbi Doran at the Information Services window in the Stevens Center beginning today (Monday, March 27).

Portland and Salem employees, you can reserve yours by emailing Barbi at We have a limited supply, so please request/pick them up only if you are reasonably certain you will attend this event.

May/Summer Term textbooks info

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

Have you thought about May and Summer Term textbooks? We’ve got you covered! All textbooks are available to buy or rent at You can have your textbooks shipped to your house or you can pick them up in the Bruin Store.

Contact Michael Simmons at if you have any questions.

P.S. Fall textbooks will be available soon!

Be sure to nominate seniors for C.W. Perry Leadership Award

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

Do you know of a deserving senior who demonstrates outstanding services as a servant leader on campus or in the community? You can honor that person and the activity of voluntary service by nominating him/her for the C.W. Perry Servant Leadership Award.

The trustees of the Barney II and Moore Foundations have established the C.W. Perry Servant Leadership Award at George Fox University to reward leadership in the area of community and ministry service.

Only seniors (graduating in April 2017) are eligible for award consideration. Up to four $1,000 awards will be given annually. Each award recipient will be required to set aside $250 of this gift to the charitable organization of his or her choice. The remaining $750 will be distributed to the award recipient in the form of a cash award.

The aim of this award is to promote the ideals of servant leadership in the George Fox community. In order for your nominee to qualify, this nomination form MUST be received by Monday, April 3.

If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie St. Cyr or call 503-554-2306. Click this link to go to the nomination form.

Candidates needed for PT’s flat-feet study

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

Do you have flat feet? The physical therapy program is conducting research on flat feet that looks at the affects of exercise on arch height. Participants will be asked to follow a foot exercise routine for eight weeks. There is a monetary incentive for completion of the program.

Please contact Marcey Keefer Hutchison at or 503-554-2454 if you are interested in participating in our study.

FoxTALE update scheduled for Monday morning

Friday, March 24th, 2017

FoxTALE will be temporarily unavailable from 6 to 8 a.m. (Pacific Time) on Monday, March 27, due to scheduled maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

If you have any questions, please call the IT Service Desk at 503-554-2567 or email at

– Your Education Technology Team

Survey for Student-Athletes

Friday, March 24th, 2017

“Leave it all on the field!” This has been a mantra for all athletes and coaches in their competitive athletic events on the field. The question is, “What about off the field when an athlete is no longer able to compete?”

Practices, watching film, meetings with coaches, and studying stats have all helped athletes prepare for
obstacles on the field. What preparations do athletes make for off it? George Fox provides resources to athletes such as gyms, fields and specialty equipment to prepare for their sport. When it comes to preparing for a career, what resources does George Fox offer and do student-athletes utilize them?

Student-athletes, you have been asked to participate in this senior research project to help determine whether or not George Fox provides the proper resources to help student-athletes transition from sports retirement to a career life and if athletes utilize them or not.

The survey is made up of 25 required questions (marked by asterisks), four not required, and eight optional text boxes that will take approximately 10 to 15 minutes to complete.

Student-Athletes Survey

Thank you,
– Dominick Fix-Gonzalez (

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.

Apply now to go on Winter Serve trip to Nepal

Friday, March 24th, 2017

The application for the Winter Serve trip to Nepal is open! Click the link below to apply!

Nepal Winter Serve Trip

Questions? Contact Azenay Tell (

Employees needed to usher at commencement April 29

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

We are still in need of willing volunteers to serve as ushers for spring commencement at Stoffer Family Stadium on Saturday, April 29. The time commitment would be from noon to 4:30 p.m. Help us take tickets, hand out programs, direct graduates’ family and friends to their seats, and help make graduation a special event for all involved.

New this year: All George Fox employees who participate as ushers will have the option to either be paid $50 through payroll, or take three hours off in lieu of payment! Non-George Fox volunteers will receive a gift card in the same amount.

Please contact Laurie Fair at ext. 2140 or if you would like to volunteer to serve our seniors and their families on this memorable day.

Mixtape project taking submissions through end of March

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Are you a music maker? A singer? Have any experience in recording/mixing music? If so, let us know! We are creating a mixtape created by and released for George Fox students. We’re accepting submissions through the end of March.

If interested, please email Paige Patterson at

Apply now if interested in ‘The Crescent’ editor-in-chief position

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Applications are currently open for the editor-in-chief position at The Crescent. Do you have experience in journalism? Are you interested in leading a great team of student writers and photographers?

The position involves managing The Crescent staff and overseeing the newspaper’s production. Feel free to apply at this link.

Send any questions you may have about the position to Jade Becker ( or to Adrienne Speer (

IDEA Center is hiring interns for next year

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

The IDEA Center is looking for several engaged and motivated students to join our amazing intern team for next year. Internship positions are available primarily in the areas of marketing and graphic design.

As an intern in the IDEA Center, you will develop a professional-level portfolio which includes project management experience, event execution, as well as branding and marketing campaigns. There is also the opportunity to develop your professional network with the many employers and alumni who interface with IDEA Center programming.

These internships are now posted on Handshake, with an application deadline of Friday, April 7. Your initial application will require you to submit your LinkedIn URL. It is recommend to connect with a Career Coach if your profile needs some polishing.

Stop by the IDEA Center for more information or email