Archive for September, 2017

PT hosts free screenings for those at risk of falling

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

In honor of Sept. 29 being National Fall Prevention Awareness Day, the George Fox physical therapy program is hosting free screenings to assess you for fall risk, games to help improve your balance, and education on how to prevent falls.

If you or someone you know may be at risk for falling and is interested in staying safe and educated on this matter, please head our way! The screenings will take place between 4 and 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 29, in the Roberts Center. Remember, it is all free, so spread the word.

Contact Justine Benner ( with any questions.

Join colleagues at all-employee meeting this afternoon

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Make plans to attend an all-employee meeting today (Thursday) from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Canyon Commons. The event will also be live-streamed in Room 160 at the Portland Center.

Alumni perform at Homecoming Concert tomorrow night in Bauman Auditorium

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

The university community is invited to Bauman Auditorium tomorrow (Friday) for a Homecoming Concert featuring solo performances by alumni and an Alumni Jazz Ensemble. Join us at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free!

Soloists include Katie Craighead (2016), Jennifer Davies (2007), Shayna Martin (2015) and Malia Hansen (2017).

The Alumni Jazz Ensemble will perform Count Basie’s One O’Clock Jump, Neal Hefti’s Lil’ Darlin’ and Sammy Nestico’s arrangement of On the Sunny Side of the Street.

Contact Nathanael Ankeny ( with any questions.

Still space available in Search Advocate Training session on Sept. 30

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

There’s still space available in the Search Advocate Training session on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.! Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

In order to promote equitable hiring practices and inclusivity in the workplace, and to further encourage the Be Known promise to our students, George Fox offers Search Advocate Training. Provided by Rebecca Hernandez and Laura Hartley, the workshop establishes a theoretical foundation of current research about implicit bias and diversity, information about the changing legal landscape in hiring, and an overview of inclusive employment principles.

If you are interested, please click on this link. If you have questions, please contact Rebecca at or Laurie Fair at

Important info for Homecoming football game

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Our Homecoming football game against Wisconsin Eau-Claire is this Saturday, so please take note of the important information below. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. We’ve got plenty of fun Homecoming activities planned for the game – including a free concert by Hit Machine at the tailgate area prior to the game – and we will be announcing our Homecoming King and Queen at halftime, so make your plans now to join in the fun!

Be sure to move your cars out of the Bauman parking lot and the tennis court parking lot on Friday evening. This space will be dedicated to football fan parking, activities and vendors on Saturday. No parking will be permitted in these lots. 

Homecoming Tailgate Activities
Join us in the Bauman parking lot at 11:30 a.m. for a free concert by Hit Machine and plenty of other activities before the game kicks off.

Entrances to the Football Game
There will be two entrances into the game, and both are located in the Bauman parking lot directly behind the stadium.

Wheeler Sports Center Closed
The Wheeler Sports Center will be closed from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. This means the basketball gym, racquetball courts and locker rooms will be closed. The Fitness Center will remain open for normal business hours, but you will need to enter through the hallway entrance located on the field level, toward the end of the building near the tennis courts. There will be security officers who will ask you where you are headed; just let them know that you are going to work out.

Bauman Walkway
The sidewalk located between the football stadium and Bauman will be closed. Please walk around the building and do not move the barricade.

Circle Parking Lot
The circle parking lot near Wheeler will be closed for the day. This space is reserved for officials to park in. Officials will arrive as early as 10 a.m.

Sideline Passes
No one will be granted field access without a sideline pass. Sideline passes are issued to those who are required to work and/or have official business during the game.

Students and staff can show their ID cards at the gate to get into the game free of charge. In addition, all George Fox alumni who check in at the Information Table will receive free admission to the game.

Additional tickets can be purchased online or at the gate. Or, visit the athletics ticket website.

We hope to see you at the game at 1:30 p.m. and the Homecoming tailgates prior to that!

Paige Parry discusses impact of fires on spotted owls on Sept. 26

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

All students are welcome to attend the first meeting of the Sigma Zeta Journal Club! Dr. Paige Parry will guide a discussion on the impact the recent forest fires made on the northern spotted owl, one of the most critically endangered and well-known species in the Pacific Northwest!

We’ll meet from 5 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26, in EHS 217.

If you are interested in expanding your comprehension of professional journal articles, this is the club for you. Pizza will be provided!

Please email Heidi Lee Funderburgh ( if you are interested in attending.

Homecoming ballot is still open for voting

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Vote for who you want to be on the Homecoming court this year! Voting will only take a few minutes.

Click on the link below and vote by Friday, Sept. 22, at 5 p.m.!

Homecoming Court Ballot

– Morgan Coursey (

Passport Days return to the Newberg campus

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Next week, Passport Days return. If you plan to do any traveling internationally, such as study abroad or Juniors Abroad,  you will need a passport.

On Thursday and Friday, Sept. 28-29, a U.S. Postal representative will be on the Newberg campus to help you apply for a new passport or renew your passport. He will also be here to take your picture and to answer all of your passport questions.

The cost will vary depending on your passport needs. Please refer to this link for pricing information. You will need two forms of ID:

  1. A current driver’s license or state-issued ID card, and
  2. An original or certified birth certificate

Payment can be made by check or cash; cash much be the exact amount. This event is open to the university and to the community and will be hosted both days between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. in Canyon Commons 202. If you have any questions, please contact Richard Silver at or 503-554-2551.

Don’t forget to grab your free crêpe today in Lemmons 14

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Come swing by Lemmons 14 today (Thursday) anytime between 5:45 and 7 p.m. to grab a free crêpe from the French Club! No French experience necessary, just a love for delicious pastries covered in Nutella, bananas and strawberries. We’ll see you there!

Contact Kristina Peterson ( with questions.

Take advantage of ‘half-off special’ at Friendsview’s garage sale Oct. 6-7

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

The Friendsview Retirement Community is hosting a garage sale and would like to invite the George Fox community to come out and take advantage of a special “half-off sale” for students and employees.

Swing by Friday, Oct. 6, or Saturday, Oct. 7. The sale runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. It will include furniture, clothing, household items and more.

Have questions? Contact Kathryn Saunders at

Wheeler Fitness Center to remain open during home football games

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

The Wheeler Fitness Center will remain open during all home football games even though the rest of the building is closed. Please use the upstairs hallway entrance on the field level near the tennis courts.

Service of remembrance for John Bennett will be Tuesday

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

This summer the university mourned the loss of beloved photography professor John Bennett, who died in a tragic accident on May 23.

The Office of Spiritual & Intercultural Life and the Department of Art and Design invite you to join us for a service of remembrance celebrating the life and legacy of John Bennett. The service will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 3:30 p.m. in Canyon Commons 101.

All are welcome.

Make plans to attend Homecoming celebration this weekend

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

The university’s Homecoming celebration is this Friday through Sunday, Sept. 22-24, so take advantage of this special time to reconnect with former students. Also, be sure to encourage alumni to return to campus.

Free T-shirt and football entrance for alumni
For the first time, all alumni and their families will get free entrance into the football game. They will also get a complimentary alumni T-shirt that will serve as their ticket. The Friday night volleyball match is also free. If you know any former students, tell them about this perk and encourage them to spread the word.

Schedule of activities
As always, we will have a jam-packed weekend of activities for alumni and their families. You can find the full schedule here.

Here are just a few of the many planned events …

  • Class reunions and campus tours
  • An Alumni of Color reception Friday afternoon
  • Multiple athletic events, including a football game against Wisconsin-Eau Claire Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
  • A tailgate gathering before the game, which will include a Hit Machine concert
  • The Alumni and Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony

Got questions? Contact Sarah Reid at

Make plans to attend all-employee meeting tomorrow afternoon

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Make plans to attend an all-employee meeting this Thursday, Sept. 21, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Canyon Commons. The event will also be live-streamed in Room 160 at the Portland Center.

If you have any questions you’d like to be addressed at the meeting, send them to Rob Westervelt (

Thank you!

Come support Bruin teams during Homecoming week

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Homecoming week brings a number of opportunities to see your favorite Bruin athletes in action. Here’s the schedule …

Friday, Sept. 22
Men’s Soccer | 6 p.m. vs Linfield
Volleyball | 7 p.m. vs. Puget Sound

Saturday, Sept. 23
Women’s Soccer | 11 a.m. vs. Whitworth
Football | 1:30 p.m. vs. Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Sunday, Sept. 24
Women’s Soccer | Noon vs. Whitman

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

Writing assistance offered for LIBA students this semester

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

During the fall semester, LIBA 100 students are invited to come to the Writing Studio at the ARC on the first floor of the Murdock Learning Resource Center (the library, same room as ARC) to meet with a writing studio instructor for advice on essay assignments, drafting and revising, portfolio preparation, timed writing assessment strategies, and so on. Students can also make appointments with their writing studio instructor through email.

The Writing Studio at the ARC is open in the fall semester (weeks 3-13) each Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon.

Kenn Willson reschedules his ‘Encounters with Bach’ piano concert

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Kenn Willson was scheduled to perform his piano concert “Encounters with Bach” on Thursday, Sept. 21. This event has been postponed; a new date will be announced.

University women are invited to salad luncheon on Oct. 2

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

The Fall Women’s Salad Luncheon is just around the corner! It will be held Monday, Oct. 2, in Canyon Commons 101-102 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Ruth Baker invites all women of the George Fox community (staff, faculty and administrators), as well as female spouses, to join us. Please come and meet the women who are new to our community and catch up with others you might not often see.

It is a come-and-go event, and Bon Appetit will be providing a lovely spread for your enjoyment. Take advantage of this time to connect and enjoy a delicious meal. There is no charge to attend.

Contact Missy Terry ( with any questions.

Educator and designer Silas Munro speaks at Art Talk this Monday

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

This Monday, Sept. 25, the university community is invited to a free presentation by educator and designer Silas Munro at Art Talk, a regularly scheduled gathering that showcases artists from all over the country. Join us from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Chehalem Cultural Center (415 E. Sheridan St.).

Munro engages multi-modal practices that inspire people to be the best versions of themselves in order to effect positive change on society as a whole. His design studio, Poly-Mode, primarily works with cultural institutions and community-based organizations. These collaborations have led to everything from information design of NYC Public City Schools, graphics for protesting activists at Housing Works, publication design for Jacob Lawrence, and the identity of an entire formerly predominately Puerto Rican neighborhood.

A seasoned and dedicated educator, Munro’s pedagogy focuses on image making and typographic systems, expanded and inclusive design studies, our present experience ecology, and novel formats of design pedagogy. He serves as assistant professor of communication arts/graduate graphic design at Otis College of Art and Design, and as guest advisor in the MFA Program in Graphic Design at Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Contact Elizabeth Herrera ( with any questions.

Free food served at Fox Film Festival meeting tonight in Lemmons 4

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Come to our first Fox Film Festival meeting of the semester tonight (Wednesday) at 9:30 p.m. in Lemmons 4! Come meet the committee and help us get started. We will have food!

Contact Maggie Allen ( with any questions.