Archive for March, 2018

Attend ‘Carry The Love’ event on Monday

Saturday, March 31st, 2018

George Fox University is hosting a one-night event called Carry The Love tomorrow (Monday) at 7:30 p.m. in Miller Gymnasium. Circuit Riders, a group from Youth With A Mission (YWAM), will be gathering, equipping and uniting with others for fellowship in Christ, to see Jesus move in the hearts of our George Fox community and to awaken the call inside of us.

Join us in discovering Jesus’ heart for our campus. “For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.” Matthew 18:20

Questions? Contact Barbi Doran (bdoran@georgefox.edu).

Be aware of road closure on Villa

Saturday, March 31st, 2018

Please be aware that Villa Road will be closed at Haworth from Monday, April 2, through August. To travel to the Austin Sports Complex, please use Meridian Street.

Consider helping with mock interviews

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

Would you consider spending 45 minutes to help students practice the art of the interview? The students in GEED 216 have been working toward this all semester and are ready to meet you and sell you on their strengths and skills! Interview questions will be provided, so no prep is necessary.

Email Colleen Sump at csump@georgefox.edu to add your name to the list. The mock interviews will take place on Monday, April 9, at noon in Canyon Commons 101.

Today is RSVP deadline for free estate planning workshop

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

University Advancement is pleased to offer an estate planning workshop on Thursday, April 5, at noon in Roberts Center 117. A light lunch of soup and salad will be served.

Gene Christian, a George Fox alumnus and the university’s planned giving director, will present the tools and techniques necessary to develop a loving, tax-efficient estate distribution plan. If you need further direction with your estate plan, Gene will be available after the workshop to set up individual meetings.

There is no cost to you for either the lunch workshop or the individual meeting with Gene. Please join us to learn about estate planning and your options to care for those you love with your financial resources. Please RSVP by today (Thursday) to Karlyn Fleming at kfleming@georgefox.edu or ext. 2115.

Host homes needed for visiting ministry group

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

Circuit Riders (a part of YWAM), a group with a passion to see Jesus touch the hearts of students and spread the love of God at colleges and universities nationally, is coming to George Fox as part of their “Carry the Love” outreach. You can read more about it here.

There are 20 people coming and they are in need of housing (only) from Friday, March 30, to Saturday, April 7. They have said they are not looking for anything fancy – just a place to lay their head at night. Food and transportation has already been arranged.

If you can open your home to some of the team, contact Barbi Doran at bdoran@georgefox.edu. Thanks so much for your consideration!

University closes to observe Good Friday on March 30

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

The university’s offices, libraries and Bruin Store will be closed this Friday, March 30, to observe Good Friday.

Two faculty development workshops offered in May

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

Hone and expand your instructional practices! Two faculty development workshops will be provided in May.

Participate in one or both …

  • Increasing Accessibility of Digital Content for All Students (become an “Accessibility Ambassador” and earn a stipend)
    Monday, May 14, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Led by Gloria Doherty and Rick Muthiah
  • Breakthrough Instructional Strategies for All Students
    Monday, May 14, noon to 5 p.m. and Tuesday, May 15, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Led by Debbie Berho

Both workshops will be held at the Windrose Conference Center in Newberg (809 W. 1st St.). To learn more and register, visit this link.

Survey: Commuter Life Text Alerts

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

Are you a commuter? We organizational communication students want to improve commuter life communications so you can more easily know about commuter lunches, sporting events, and other activities!

Please take a minute to fill out this short survey. Those who participate have a chance to win a $10 Amazon gift card!

Survey: Commuter Life Text Alerts

If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact Julianne Robinson at jrobinson16@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.

University recognizes 50-year anniversary of Dr. King’s assassination

Monday, March 26th, 2018

Wednesday, April 4, marks the 50-year anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Inspired by the #rally2endracism initiative of the National Council of Churches (rally2endracism.org), a service of commemoration and commitment will be held at the George Fox Centennial Tower from 4:45 to 5:15 p.m. that day.

We invite all community members to attend, even if you have to arrive a few minutes late after the work or school day.

Contact Rick Muthiah (rmuthiah@georgefox.edu) if you have questions.

Make plans to join in on free Spikeball tournament on April 7

Monday, March 26th, 2018

Want to play in a Spikeball tournament for free? Come on out to the football field on Saturday, April 7, at 10 a.m.! There will be two leagues, beginner and advanced, with prizes for both. Plus, a free Bruin Ultimate Frisbee for all George Fox students who participate!

Register at this link for either tournament. Contact Daniel Cho (dcho15@georgefox.edu) if you have questions.

Consider helping with mock interviews

Monday, March 26th, 2018

Would you consider spending 45 minutes to help students practice the art of the interview? The students in GEED 216 have been working toward this all semester and are ready to meet you and sell you on their strengths and skills! Interview questions will be provided, so no prep is necessary.

Email Colleen Sump at csump@georgefox.edu to add your name to the list. The mock interviews will take place on Monday, April 9, at noon in Canyon Commons 101.

‘Our Town’ opens on Wood-Mar stage next week

Monday, March 26th, 2018

Make plans now to attend the theatre department’s production of  the classic Thornton Wilder drama Our Town.

Student tickets are free both Thursdays, April 5 and April 12. Your ticket must be in your own name, and be sure to bring your student ID to the door. Employees are provided with one complimentary ticket for any of the shows.

The show runs in Wood-Mar Auditorium April 5-7 and April 12-14 at 7:30 p.m., and will also include a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, April 15Reserve your seat online and bring your George Fox ID with you to show at the door. You may also purchase additional tickets online. Tickets are also available for pick-up at the box office in the Bruin Store (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.).

For more information, visit this page. See you at the show!

Survey: Commuter Life Text Alerts

Monday, March 26th, 2018

Are you a commuter? We organizational communication students want to improve commuter life communications so you can more easily know about commuter lunches, sporting events, and other activities!

Please take a minute to fill out this short survey. Those who participate have a chance to win a $10 Amazon gift card!

Survey: Commuter Life Text Alerts

If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact Julianne Robinson at jrobinson16@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.

Come wish Charlie Kamilos well at retirement celebration April 3

Monday, March 26th, 2018

Please join us in celebrating Charlie Kamilos’ upcoming retirement next Tuesday, April 3, at the Portland Center Library. Drop in anytime during between 1 and 4 p.m. to wish Charlie well.

In lieu of a formal presentation at the celebration, we are collecting video messages to compile and share with Charlie at a later date. If you feel comfortable, please consider uploading a video wishing Charlie well or sharing fond memories!

Use this Dropbox link to upload a video from your phone or computer.

For more information, contact Mary Cameron at mcameron@georgefox.edu.

FoxTALE unavailable for two hours tomorrow morning

Monday, March 26th, 2018

FoxTALE will be unavailable from 6 to 8 a.m. (Pacific Time) on Wednesday, March 28, for scheduled maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Questions? Email servicedesk@georgefox.edu or call 503-554-2569.

– Your Educational Technology Team

Host homes needed for visiting ministry group

Monday, March 26th, 2018

Circuit Riders (a part of YWAM), a group with a passion to see Jesus touch the hearts of students and spread the love of God at colleges and universities nationally, is coming to George Fox as part of their “Carry the Love” outreach. You can read more about it here.

There are 20 people coming and they are in need of housing (only) from Friday, March 30, to Saturday, April 7. They have said they are not looking for anything fancy – just a place to lay their head at night. Food and transportation has already been arranged.

If you can open your home to some of the team, contact Barbi Doran at bdoran@georgefox.edu. Thanks so much for your consideration!

Movers & Quakers

Monday, March 26th, 2018

John Regier, formerly associate director of masters programs at the seminary, is now the associate director of graduate admissions.

About Our People

Monday, March 26th, 2018

Leah Payne and Erica Ramirez (Seminary) published an article in the March 21 edition of The Washington Post’s online “Perspective” section: “The Christian sect that has always cheered for Donald Trump: Why Donald Trump’s biggest Christian champions love him so much.” Leah was also a plenary speaker at the Foursquare Education Symposium held at Life Pacific College in San Dimas, California, March 19-21.

Brenda Morton (Education) and Anna Berardi’s (Counseling) book chapter, “Creating a Trauma-Informed Rural Community: A University-School District Model,” in R. Martin Reardon and Jack Leonard’s book Making a Positive Impact in Rural Places, is their third publication detailing their work helping school districts shift to trauma-informed school programming. Morton is currently a Fulbright scholar teaching trauma-informed school programming to educators at the University of Tartu in Estonia. Berardi and Morton are continuing to teach Trauma Response Institute courses as part of the Trauma-Informed School Initiative with a cohort of K-8 educators in the Tillamook School District. Deep into the implementation process, the educators are now gathering data on the process and efficacy of their trauma-informed transformation process.

Greg Allen (Adult Degree Program) had the opportunity to serve as a faculty consultant for the American Council of Education in association with the Department of Defense earlier this month. Faculty consultants provide an independent assessment of the course materials to establish whether the professional military education is equivalent with university-level scholarship and thoroughness. The virtual review consisted of five courses concentrating on leadership skills and operations management for officers and enlisted Marines preparing for deployment.

Mark McMinn (PsyD) was interviewed on the topic of positive psychology and his recent book, The Science of Virtue, by ORBITER, a Templeton-funded online magazine that explores the intersection of science and meaning. The interview and a short video of Mark are featured here.

A number of employees received “shout-out” recognition at the all-employee meeting on March 19. The following were honored: Belinda Creighton (Finance) for her helpfulness and kind heart in doing her job; Carol Jaquith (Undergraduate Psychology) for her hard work in supporting so many departments and programs; Courtland Sherreitt (Media Production Services) for his work in helping create an inviting atmosphere in chapel; Darla Norgren (Portland Center Coordinator), for her enthusiasm and care for the employees and students at the Portland Center; Dinah Steig (Student Accounts), for being a “rock star” in helping sophomore students participate in Tent City and register for Juniors Abroad trips; Janet Herron (Financial Aid), for assisting an ADP student who was worried about a failing grade having an impact on her aid; Kim Rapp (Social Work), for her work in coordinating the recent Field Fair event; Kipp Wilfong (Graduate Admissions), for taking on EdD admissions and PsyD admissions while down a team member; Matt Sargent (Registrar), for his thoughtfulness and help in the retrieval of data; Molly Hickok (Health and Counseling Services), for her dedication and for work as an advocate of students at the Health and Counseling Center; Sonia Legg (Plant Services), for covering the office single-handedly with multiple people out sick; Tyler Susmilch (Data Analytics), for curating an apples-to-apples data set of census-day enrollment history spanning about 15 years.

Birthdays

Monday, March 26th, 2018

March 27           Ryan Ingersoll, Yune Tran
March 28           Kathy Harris, Charles Kamilos, Jeremy Lloyd, Steve Petzold
March 29           Vetta Berokoff, Sydney West
March 30           Tyler Welker
March 31           Melodee Powers
April 1               Cesar Calderon, Trevor Daimler, Jen Klapp
April 2               Lu Anderson
April 3               Steve Delamarter, Melissa Ramos
April 5               Maddie Lowen, Vicki Tschan
April 8               Joel Kelley

Ushers still needed for upcoming ‘Our Town’ show

Sunday, March 25th, 2018

Ushers are still greatly needed for the theatre department’s upcoming performance of Thorton Wilder’s Our Town.

The dates and times are:

  • April 5-7 & 12-14 at 7:30 p.m.
  • April 15 at 2 p.m.

That’s two Thursdays, two Fridays, two Saturdays, and one Sunday. All shows take place in Wood-Mar Auditorium, and ushers will need to show up one hour before the show starts. As a bonus, if you usher for the show you will be able to see it for free!

To sign up or if you have any questions, contact Shanon Keehn at skeehn17@georgefox.edu.