Archive for April, 2017

All invited to Pat Vandehey’s farewell reception Thursday

Monday, April 24th, 2017

After 14 years of service to the George Fox music department, Pat Vandehey will be leaving us at the end of the academic year. Come wish him well at a farewell reception this Thursday, April 27, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Stevens Center’s Duke Atrium.

Refreshments will be served, and both employees and students are welcome.

Chinese business students make thesis presentations tonight

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Professors Annette Nemetz and Jon Cooley invite the university community to the Chinese senior thesis presentations for George Fox’s 3+1+1 students. Join us tonight (Tuesday) from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. in Hoover 103. Food and beverages will be served.

These students have worked hard to present on various business topics that include:

  • Peer-to-Peer Internet Lending: A U.S. and China Comparison
  • Recommendations for the Chinese Basketball Association Based on the American NBA
  • Evaluating the Price Strategy of American Companies in China
  • Case Study of Artificial Intelligence: Intel’s Nervana vs Nvidia
  • Analysis of Intel’s Semiconductor Products in China
  • The Overseas Purchasing Process for Luxury Goods
  • Walmart’s Supply Chain Dynamics
  • GAAP Accounting Standard and Chinese Accounting Standards: A Comparison and Way Forward

The students, Annette, and I look forward to seeing you there.

– Jon Cooley (

Applications open for Bridge Scholars program

Monday, April 24th, 2017

The Office of Spiritual and Intercultural Life is excited to announce the launch of the pilot Bridge Scholars program, designed to prepare first-generation students for a successful transition from high school to college and establish a strong foundation for college success.

In order to be eligible for the program, students must be a first-generation student and have demonstrated financial need. A first-generation student is defined as being the first in their family to attend a four-year university, and neither parent has a bachelor’s degree.

Aspects of the Bridge Scholars program include the following:

  • A two-week, on-campus summer program July 21- Aug. 4, 2017
  • Peer mentorship
  • Cohort-style classroom experience utilizing LIBA 100

The program is the result of eight months of research and development made possible by the Innovation Grant.

If you know of any entering freshmen who might meet the eligibility requirements, please recommend them to apply to the program or refer them to our office. Applications are due May 15, and space is limited to 20 students.

For more information, feel free to check out the Bridge Scholars webpage or email Connor Smalling at

Info on leaving cars on campus during Juniors Abroad

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Here is the policy for leaving cars on campus during Juniors Abroad and summer serve trips:

  1. If you can leave your car with a friend off campus that will look after and drive your vehicle, that is preferable, as the university is NOT responsible for any theft or damage to your vehicle while left unattended on campus.
  2. Your car must be left in the Le Shana parking lot and parked close to the building.
  3. All personal belongings must be taken out of the vehicle to avoid tempting a potential thief.
  4. Key MUST be left with Security Services before departure.
  5. Security has a form to be signed, and name and number of emergency contact is needed on the form in addition to your license plate number, make and model of vehicle.
  6. Upon return from the trip, call security at 503-554-2090 to arrange a time with the officer on duty to pick up your key if it is after office hours. Bring photo ID to claim your key.
  7. Any vehicle left on campus without the key being left with security is subject to tow due to Plant Services activity all around campus during the summer.
  8. Do not abandon your car on city streets, as the city of Newberg will tow it as an “abandoned vehicle” after 72 hours!
  9. Enjoy your time abroad!

Let us know if you have extra commencement tickets

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Have tickets for commencement that you don’t need and are willing to share? Please call Theresa Schierman at ext. 2296 or email her at

Enjoy comedy of improv night tomorrow in Wood-Mar

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

Are you in need of a good laugh or some stress relief? Come join us for the annual Improv Comedy Show tomorrow night (Tuesday) at 7:30 p.m. in Wood-Mar Auditorium!

The Improv Theater Workshop students will turn your audience suggestions into comedic scenes right before your eyes. You won’t want to miss it! The show is free to attend.

Enjoy an evening of comedy at improv show tomorrow in Wood-Mar

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

Do you need a break from studying for finals? Are you in need of a good laugh or some stress relief? Do you enjoy watching your friends embarrass themselves?

Come join us for the annual Improv Comedy Show tomorrow night (Tuesday) at 7:30 p.m. in Wood-Mar Auditorium! The Improv Theater Workshop students will turn your audience suggestions into comedic scenes right before your eyes. You won’t want to miss it! The show is free to attend.

Executive assistant: Internal-only position opening

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

An executive assistant position is currently available, reporting to Laura Hartley, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. This position is available due to Lynn Scott’s current role being split. Starting this summer, Lynn will be working with the Center for Study Abroad.

For a complete job description, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 503-554-2180 or Internal transfer requests are available at this link.

Final all-employee lunch of semester is tomorrow

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

The last all-employee lunch of the academic year?! How did that happen? Don’t miss this chance to enjoy lunch for only $3 in Canyon Commons tomorrow (Tuesday). Lunch is served between 11:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.

Hope to see you there!

University community invited to groundbreaking ceremony Saturday

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

The George Fox community is invited to a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Student Activity Center on Saturday, April 29, from 6 to 6:15 p.m.

The ceremony will occur in front of the Canyon Commons at the end of East Sherman Street. Employees, we ask that you not drive over to allow for open parking for the 125th anniversary celebration attendees that same evening.

Thank you!

Sell your textbooks, turn in rentals this week at Bruin Store

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

Want cash for your textbooks? Sell them back to the Bruin Store this week (April 24-28) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Also, if you have rental check-ins remember the deadline is Friday, April 28, at 5 p.m.

Contact Michael Simmons ( with any questions.

Please leave Stevens, Hoover lots open for Commitment Day guests today

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

The undergraduate admissions office is welcoming our new athletic recruits to campus for Athletic Commitment Day today (Monday). Please be considerate of our guests by avoiding parking in our Hoover or Stevens Center parking lots.

Because of the various commencement activities beginning on campus, we have secured additional parking space at the Newberg Friends Church parking lot should street parking be full.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kelly Friesen at or ext. 2248.

Shuttle service to PDX available at the end of the semester

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

George Fox is once again partnering with Hillsboro Airporter to provide shuttle service to Portland International Airport at the end of the semester. Students will be expected to work directly with Hillsboro Airporter to reserve their spot.

Here are the details:

  • The cost for one passenger is $65, plus a tip.
  • Each additional passenger is $3.
  • Each shuttle can fit five to six passengers.
  • The cost per student is based on the total number of passengers during the scheduled times.
  • If you can fill one shuttle, the cost per student could be as low as $15, if you have a total of six passengers.
  • Make your reservations more than 24 hours in advance and Hillsboro Airporter can group you together.
  • Parents can call Hillsboro Airporter with a credit card to pay for their student’s fare.
  • Hillsboro Airporter accepts cash or credit card for payment.

Hillsboro Airporter has 24/7 service. They will work with students and their families, putting students together to lower the cost of the fare.

To reserve your spot, please go online to Hillsboro Airporter & Car Service LLC.

George Fox contact: Office of Student Life ( or 503-554-2316).

Swing by Canyon Commons patio to pick up ‘The Student Collective’ today

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

The Student Collective has arrived! Pick up your free copy of the yearbook today (Monday) between noon and 5 p.m., or during late-night breakfast. We will be on the patio outside of Canyon Commons, so come prepared to blast some music, hang out, and reminisce about the school year that is coming to a close.

Contact Casey Hastings ( if you have any questions.

This week’s 125 Days of Wellness Challenge: The Disconnect Challenge

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

As we can imagine, some of you will have withdrawals just reading this, as it targets the core of the way we live our lives today. For 125 total points this week, give up your online devices after work. This means to complete this challenge successfully, after your work day is done, no extra computer usage.

The only exception is for employees who are taking classes and need to utilize the computer for classwork.

– Brought to you by the Staff Development Committee

Support senior artists at today’s show openings

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

Come support our senior artists as they present their thesis exhibits today (Monday)! An opening reception for shows by Becky Weitzman, Annie Lunt and Corrie Mahr will begin at 3 p.m. in the university’s two galleries.

At 3:30 p.m., Weitzman will present the first artist talk in Lindgren Gallery. Following her talk and reception, guests will be invited to migrate to Minthorne Gallery, where Lunt and Mahr will present their work and offer refreshments.

Contact Cheri Hampton ( if you have any questions.

Come by Hoover this afternoon to wish Virginia Lundquist well

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

Virginia Lundquist has served the School of Nursing as interim director for the past two years. Come and help the nursing program celebrate her accomplishments at a farewell reception today (Monday) between 3 and 4 p.m. in the second-floor lobby of the Hoover Academic Building.

Feel free to contact Caroline Wildhaber ( with any questions. See you there!

Would a Friendsview daycare center benefit you?

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

Unlike several of our peer institutions, George Fox currently has no partnership with a daycare facility near campus. Friendsview Retirement Community (next to campus) is exploring the idea of creating a daycare center.

Friendsview needs your help to determine the level of interest from George Fox students/employees in using the daycare service and in volunteering to ensure it is well-staffed. Click here to take the survey.

In addition to providing a paid service, Friendsview wishes to offer George Fox students the opportunity to earn daycare credit by working alongside volunteers and daycare coordinators. To make the daycare center well-staffed for each school/work day, a sufficient number of volunteers/credit earners will be needed.

The benefits of volunteering in the daycare include firsthand experience related to a class or future career and personal enrichment as you support the George Fox community. If you are interested in serving in this capacity, please click the link above.

Questions? Contact Corban Harwood at


Have extra commencement tickets to share?

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

Have tickets for commencement that you don’t need and are willing to share? Please call Theresa Schierman at ext. 2296 or email her at

Final performance of ‘Falling’ plays tonight in Wood-Mar Auditorium

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Join us for a special theatre production, Falling, playing in Wood-Mar Auditorium tonight (Saturday). The show begins at 7:30 p.m.

This show is about a day in the life of a family with a severely autistic son and the delicate balance that is tested when a family member from out of town comes to visit. Each family member tries to find equilibrium between what’s best for the family and what is best for themselves.

According to the playwright, “The play bravely speaks a truth about love and family and about hopes and dreams. It asks, ‘How do you love someone who is difficult to love?'”

Tickets are $3. The production is directed, designed and performed by students. Please join us in listening to and experiencing this story this weekend only!

Contact JeanneAnn Faris ( with any questions.