Archive for December, 2017

Survey: George Fox Cafés

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Please take one to three minutes to take the George Fox Cafés Survey for a chance to win a free coffee.

Thanks for your feedback!
– April Rose (aprilr10@georgefox.edu)

Cafés Survey

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.

Donate to Newberg School District students at tomorrow’s all-employee meeting

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

The Office for Spiritual Life has become aware of a need in the Newberg School District with regard to the upcoming holiday break. Forty-eight percent of students in the Newberg School District participate in the free lunch program, and 168 of the students experience homelessness.

Over the winter break, these children and families will have difficulty getting the meals that they need. The spiritual life office is collecting monetary donations and gift cards to local grocery stores and restaurants to aid our neighbors during the Christmas holiday. The last day to submit gift cards and/or donations to the Office for Spiritual Life is tomorrow (Thursday). A donation box will be available at the all-employee meeting.

Contact Kearsten McCoy (kmccoy@georgefox.edu) if you have any questions.

Thank you!

Today is last day to donate gift cards for students in Newberg School District

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

The Office for Spiritual Life has become aware of a need in the Newberg School District with regard to the upcoming holiday break. Forty-eight percent of students in the Newberg School District participate in the free lunch program, and 168 of the students experience homelessness.

Over the winter break, these children and families will have difficulty getting the meals that they need. The spiritual life office is collecting monetary donations and gift cards to local grocery stores and restaurants to aid our neighbors during the Christmas holiday. The last day to submit gift cards and/or donations to the Office for Spiritual Life is today (Wednesday).

Contact Kearsten McCoy (kmccoy@georgefox.edu) if you have any questions.

Thank you!

Professors: Please fill out a survey about the ARC

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Our goal at the Academic Resource Center is to continually expand and improve the resources we offer to students and professors. Please take a few minutes to fill out this survey for professors about your experiences and how we can best serve the George Fox community.

Thank you!
– Maddie Lowen (mlowen@georgefox.edu)

ARC Survey

Theatre students continue Krispy Kreme sale today

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Need a pick-me-up before your finals? Come get a Krispy Kreme donut and some hot chocolate sold by the university’s theatre honor society, Alpha Psi Omega. They will be on sale in the Bruin Den and Canyon Commons from 9 a.m. to noon today (Wednesday).

For $3, you can get a cup of hot cocoa with a delicious donut and support the theatre department’s journey to the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival in February. Plus, it’s Krispy Kreme. I mean, c’mon.

Got questions? Contact me, Brooke Larson, at blarson15@georgefox.edu.

Accelerated payroll deadlines in place for this month

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Here are a couple of Employee Empowerment items to make note of  …

December Deadlines

  • All 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 Thursday, Dec. 14, in order to be effective for December.
  • Any benefit change and/or enrollment forms are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 15, in order to be effective for December’s payroll.
  • Temporary employee time cards should be filled out through Dec. 13 and returned to Employee Empowerment by 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 15.

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 Employee Empowerment at ee@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2180.

ASC Fall 2017 Satisfaction Survey

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Your ASC Central Committee has worked hard to represent your concerns and provide activities that serve your needs this semester, and we would like your input on how we have done.  Please take five to seven minutes to complete the survey linked below.

All responses will be kept confidential. As an incentive to participate, if you would like to be entered in a drawing for one of 10 $10 Amazon gift cards, you will have an opportunity to enter your email address at the end of the survey.

ASC Satisfaction Survey

Thanks for your participation.

Employee Opinion Survey: Welcoming a New Child

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Employee Empowerment would appreciate feedback on your experiences as a working parent welcoming a new child. If you would like your voice to be heard as we evaluate our policies designed to support our working parents, take 10 minutes to respond.

Please respond by Friday, Dec. 15. Thank you!

Survey: Welcoming a New Child

Theatre students continue Krispy Kreme sale today

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Need a pick-me-up during finals week? Come get a Krispy Kreme donut and some hot chocolate sold by the university’s theatre honor society, Alpha Psi Omega. They will be on sale in the Bruin Den and Canyon Commons from 9 a.m. to noon today (Wednesday).

For $3, you can get a cup of hot cocoa with a delicious donut and support the theatre department’s journey to the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival in February.

Got questions? Contact Brooke Larson blarson15@georgefox.edu.

How to register a formal student complaint

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

While most student concerns and complaints can and should be resolved informally, there is a formal general complaint procedure described in the “Support for Students” section of the Undergraduate Student Handbook as well as on the Graduate/DPS Policies page of the website.

Note that these procedures cover complaints of a general nature and do not supersede specific policies involving special cases such as grade appeals, sexual harassment, etc., which are covered elsewhere in the Student Handbook, catalog or Graduate/DPS Policies.

For more information, contact the student life department (studentlife@georgefox.edu).

Commuters: Grab ‘n go breakfast items are in FoxHole this morning

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Commuters: There will be grab n’ go breakfast items in the FoxHole today (Wednesday) between 7:30 and 9 a.m. while supplies last. These items are a quick way to grab breakfast while studying or before taking an exam. Best of luck on your exams this week!

Contact Kristi Welker (kwelker@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Commuter Life T-shirts are in!

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

If you ordered a Commuter Life T-shirt, they are in! You can  pick them up in the FoxHole during the following times. Please remember to bring $10 exact cash to pick up your shirt. We cannot accept card, check or make change.

  • Wednesday, Dec. 13, from 2 to 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, Dec. 14, from 9 to 11 a.m.

If you would like a shirt, but didn’t order one, we have a few extras that you can buy for $10. Just come to the FoxHole during the above-mentioned times. We will fulfill as many orders as we can while supplies last.

Contact Kristi Welker (kwelker@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Art students sell hand-printed items today in Canyon Commons

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Celebrate the Christmas season with a handmade card by your fellow George Fox art students. The Letterpress class will be hosting a print sale from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today (Wednesday) in Canyon Commons.

The sale will feature hand-printed posters, cards and decorations to fund students’ trip to the Southern Graphics Council Print Conference.

Contact Mick Hangland-Skill (mhanglandskill15@georgefox.edu) for more information.

Curves extends a wellness offer to George Fox community

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Newberg Curves, a locally owned, women-only gym, has offered to waive 100 percent of its enrollment fee for George Fox employees and students.

The business has scheduled an open house for George Fox community members on Thursday, Dec. 14. Swing by between 6 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. or from 4 to 7 p.m. to take advantage of this offer! Curves is located at 110 N. Everest Road.

Contact Theresa Schierman (tschierman@georgefox.edu) for more information.

Please park where your parking permit indicates

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Students: Just a reminder that finals week is not a “free pass” week to park in staff parking or wherever you choose. You still need to park where your parking permit indicates through Saturday.

Thank you in advance for promptly moving your cars if they aren’t where they are supposed to be!

Survey: George Fox Cafés

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Please take one to three minutes to take the George Fox Cafés Survey for a chance to win a free coffee.

Thanks for your feedback!
– April Rose (aprilr10@georgefox.edu)

Cafés Survey

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.

Have a coworker you’d like to honor at this Thursday’s all-employee meeting?

Monday, December 11th, 2017

Do you know someone who deserves special recognition for awesome work at our next all-employee meeting (Thursday, Dec. 14)? Please send an email to Employee Empowerment (ee@georgefox.edu) by end of day today (Tuesday) with a short summary (two to three sentences) of their recent success!

You are also welcome to come to the meeting early and add additional “shout-outs” to the board.

The meeting is set from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Canyon Commons. A live stream will be shown in Portland Center’s Room 160.

Questions? Contact Darby Thiessen (dthiessen@georgefox.edu).

adidas Employee Store discount available to George Fox students and employees

Monday, December 11th, 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, To access the store during the shopping period, please show your staff/faculty ID badge or fall 2017 term schedule and a valid Photo ID at check-in.

The student/faculty member must be present for the entire party to enter the store (maximum five persons). Access is unlimited from Dec. 13, 2017, to Jan. 3, 2018. Shop the newest adidas technology, apparel and accessories for all types of winter weather.

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., with the exception of Dec. 24 (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.), Dec. 25 (closed), Dec. 31 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and Jan. 1 (10 a.m. to 6 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. ©2017 adidas America, Inc.

Austin lot only residential permit available for students after Christmas break

Monday, December 11th, 2017

Students: If you haven’t had a car on campus and plan to bring a car back after Christmas break and live on campus, please be advised that the ONLY permit available will be for the Austin lot. There will be no Resident West, Resident East or Morse lot permits available. The only exception would be a housing change from Resident East to Resident West or vice versa.

If you are moving off campus, please scrape off your residential permit and bring it to the security office to switch it out for a commuter permit after housing has approved the change.

Questions? Contact Nadine Kincaid at nkincaid@georgefox.edu.

Gift card drive for Newberg School District ends Wednesday

Monday, December 11th, 2017

The Office for Spiritual Life has become aware of a need in the Newberg School District with regard to the upcoming holiday break. Forty-eight percent of students in the Newberg School District participate in the free lunch program, and 168 of the students experience homelessness.

Over the winter break, these children and families will have difficulty getting the meals that they need. The spiritual life office is collecting monetary donations and gift cards to local grocery stores and restaurants to aid our neighbors during the Christmas holiday. The last day to submit gift cards and/or donations to the Office for Spiritual Life is tomorrow (Wednesday).

Contact Kearsten McCoy (kmccoy@georgefox.edu) if you have any questions.

Thank you!