Archive for October, 2017

Make plans to attend this Tuesday’s all-employee meeting

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Make plans to attend an all-employee meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 24 (note new date), from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in Canyon Commons. The event will also be live-streamed in Room 160 at the Portland Center.

The meeting was moved to better accommodate Bruin Preview guests on Thursday, Oct. 26.

If you have any questions you’d like to be addressed at the meeting, send them to Rob Westervelt (rwesterv@georgefox.edu).

Thank you!

Free stress management class begins Oct. 25 in Health and Counseling Center

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Learn strategies to manage and overcome your stress and anxiety! Develop the skills to be free from unnecessary worry and fear.

A stress management class will run for three weeks, one hour per week, and is free! Classes begin Wednesday, Oct. 25, from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Health and Counseling Center classroom. Subsequent classes meet on Nov. 1 and Nov. 8.

Space is limited to the first 15, so call 503-554-2340 to sign up.

FoxAlert test coming next week

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Security Services will be conducting a test of the FoxAlert emergency notification system sometime next week. In order to ensure you receive this test emergency alert, please log on to MyGFU and select the “Self Service” option, then “Personal Information.” Select the “Phone” option underneath “Personal Information.” Your cell phone number should have a check by it as your preferred phone in order to receive the emergency alert.

Please do this before next week so that you will receive the text test alert.

Thank you,
– Nadine Kincaid (nkincaid@georgefox.edu)

Be mindful that BSW early application deadline is next Friday

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

If you are a declared social work major, who is a sophomore and planning to pursue a BSW degree, please be aware that the early BSW application deadline is Friday, Oct. 27. You will need to turn in your completed application to the social work office by this date to be considered for the early application process (the regular application deadline is Jan. 26).

To obtain a social work application, visit this Bachelor of Social Work page or stop by the social work office (in the Meridian Street House).

Contact Kim Rapp (rappk@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Five questions for 50 percent off a drink from Chapters Books and Coffee

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Fill out this short student survey and we’ll send you a coupon right to your campus box! Click here to start.

Thanks for your feedback!
– Tyler Sloan (tsloan16@georgefox.edu)

Disclaimer:
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.

Commuters: Join the Commuter Life Facebook Group

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Are you a commuter? Join the new Commuter Life Facebook Group!

The purpose of the group is for ASC staff to communicate events to commuters, and for commuters to be able to communicate with one another. It’ll allow all of you to stay updated with everything that’s happening on and off campus.

Just go to this George Fox Commuter Life page and request to join. Then feel free to post anything you want to announce to the commuter population!

Questions? Email Bailey Sauls (bsauls15@georgefox.edu).

Items needed for personal hygiene bags

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Hello, everyone! Your help is needed!

The Social Work Club is collecting items to make personal hygiene bags for Portland Rescue Mission. You can donate your items by putting them in a dropbox located in the Social Work House.

What to donate:

  • Hotel shampoos/conditioners (sample size)
  • Bars of soap
  • Water bottles
  • Socks
  • Granola bars/ small snacks
  • Pack of Kleenex
  • Nail clippers
  • Band Aids
  • Chapstick
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste/floss
  • Combs/brushes
  • Ziplock bags
  • Hand wipes
  • Toilet paper

Once the items are collected we will either be partnering with a local organization to distribute them or distributing them ourselves in the Portland area!

Contact Christina Liu (cliu14@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

No IDEA Center drop-in hours this Monday

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

The IDEA Center will not be hosting drop-in hours on Monday, Oct. 23, due to an all-day meeting. If you are in need of assistance from a CAP Coach or Career Coach, be sure to schedule an appointment with us by calling 503-554-2330 or visiting our front desk.

Student employee position available: Information Services/Switchboard Assistant

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Information Services is looking for a multi-talented individual to work closely with the information services coordinator. In this position, you will represent George Fox to those calling the university switchboard and to visitors and guests at the Information Desk.

This position will allow you to interact with a variety of people in our George Fox community as well as members of our surrounding community and around the world. You will have the exciting opportunity to make a difference while serving in this fun and engaging role as you provide above-and-beyond customer service to all you provide assistance to! You will be a key contributor in accomplishing the mission and vision of George Fox!

This is a five-hour-per-week position. Application requirements are available on Handshake. Email Barbi Doran at bdoran@georgefox.edu with any questions.

Commuters: Come to FoxHole for small-group times

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Hello Commuters!

Our commuter team is putting together some cool stuff based off your feedback to the Commuter Life Needs Assessment survey we sent out! One popular response many of you mentioned was to have some sort of small-group system set in place to get in touch with reps and other commuters on a more frequent basis.

Below is a list of available times that the commuter reps will be in the FoxHole to meet with whoever is wanting to join them. This is an intentional space for the reps to get to know and connect with you, as well as space for commuters to get connected with each other on a consistent basis. If you are interested in joining one of these groups, feel free to go to the FoxHole at a time below that you are available!

Here is when the groups are taking place:

  • Brianna: Monday at 4 p.m.
  • Jay: Tuesdays at 2 p.m.
  • Ashlee: Tuesday at 3 p.m.
  • Whitne: Thursday at 11 a.m.
  • Bailey: Wednesday at 3 p.m.
  • Ben: Friday at 4 p.m.

Whatever happens in the hour is up to your groups! We hope that this can be a time for you to build community with one another. We hope to see you there!

Email Brianna Martin-Ortega (bmartinortega16@georgefox.edu) if you have questions or need contact info for any of the groups.

Know a coworker who deserves some recognition?

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Do you know someone who deserves special recognition for awesome work at our next all-employee meeting (Tuesday, Oct. 24)? Please send an email to Employee Empowerment (ee@georgefox.edu) by noon on Monday, Oct. 23, with a summary of their recent success!

You are also welcome to come to the meeting early and add additional “shout-outs” to the board. Questions? Contact Darby Thiessen (dthiessen@georgefox.edu).

Survey: Umbrellas on Campus

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Click the link below to fill out a short survey about the use of umbrellas on campus.

Umbrellas on Campus

Thanks for your feedback!
– AJ Falkner (afalkner15@georgefox.edu)

Disclaimer:
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.

Groceries on Campus Survey

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Ever wonder what it would be like to buy groceries on campus? Take this survey and let us know your thoughts about implementing this idea!

Groceries on Campus Survey

Thanks for your input!
– April Olson (aprilo15@georgefox.edu)

Disclaimer:
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.

All invited to swing dance tomorrow in the FoxHole

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Hey everyone! There will be a Coast to Coast swing dance in the FoxHole tomorrow (Saturday)! All experience levels are invited, and we hope to see you there!

The dancing will begin at 6:30 p.m. and go to about 9 p.m. Contact Justin Chang (jchang15@georgefox.edu) for more information.

All invited to ‘Boba Night’ tomorrow in IRC

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

We know you all have been stressed out with mid-terms. Maybe some time to simply chill is just what you need! So, come take a study break and hang out with us in the Intercultural Resource Center at 7 p.m. tomorrow (Saturday) for a “Boba Night!”

Questions? Contact Lydia Pia (lpia15@georgefox.edu).

Want to volunteer for a great organization? Check out this opportunity with Open Arms

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Are you looking for ways to get involved on campus? Do you want to help out a really cool organization?

Come volunteer on Saturday, Oct. 28, with Open Arms International! SpIL partners with Open Arms, which is hosting a fundraising banquet. They would love to have some volunteers from George Fox. This banquet is a recreation of the villages in Kenya and is a great opportunity to learn about one of our international parters, as well as meeting the staff who make nonprofits run.

Volunteers work in two shifts:

  • Set up: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Evening: 3:30-9:30 p.m.

Carpooling options available! Open Arms is a local nonprofit that helps orphaned children in Kenya have a safe, loving home and the ability to hear about the love of Jesus. They are truly living out grace and peace.

If you are interested or want more information, please contact Hannah Lingel (hlingel15@georgefox.edu).

Student Concert on Oct. 26 has been moved to 9 p.m.

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

The Student Concert scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 26, in the Bruin Den has been moved from 6 p.m. to later that night, at 9 p.m. Same place. Same concert. Just later that day!

Contact Alaina Hill (ahill15@georgefox.edu) for more information.

Survey: Shopping Online

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Click the link below to fill out a short survey about shopping online and companies you would like student discounts for.

Shopping Online Survey

Thanks for your feedback!
-Tori Horner (thorner17@georgefox.edu)

Disclaimer:
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.

Bruin Store has Moleskine journals available

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

For years Moleskine journals have led the way in quality and innovation. The Bruin Store has a wide selection of Moleskine journals, including our new novelty themed Star Wars, Minions, Snow White and Peter Pan journals.

Check them out while supplies last. Follow us on Instagram @the_bruin_store.

From VeggieTales to video game Portal: Animation icon visits campus Oct. 26

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Keith Lango, an icon in the world of animation, will speak on campus on Thursday, Oct. 26, from 7 to 8 p.m. in Canyon Commons 101. He’s currently an animator at Valve, the leading developer of the premier online gaming platform Steam, and Portal, one of the most innovative games of the decade.

Keith has also been an animator at Blur Studio, Big Idea Productions and VFX Studios, animating movies and 3D games such as “Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas” by Disney, “Portal 2,” “Team Fortress 2” and numerous VeggieTales episodes.

Come hear this Seattle creative talk about his 22-year career as an animator, director and artist, and hear how he’s expanding beyond animation into story, films, ideas and faith.

Contact Colleen Sump (csump@georgefox.edu) with questions.