Archive for May, 2018

Survey: Catholic women perspectives

Monday, May 21st, 2018

Are you a woman over the age of 18? Have you ever identified as Catholic? If yes, please consider taking an anonymous, 10-minute survey for a PsyD student’s dissertation. Simply click the link below.

Survey: Catholic Women Perspectives

Thank you very much for your consideration!

– Colleen Conklin (cconklin15@georgefox.edu)

Expectant mothers, new moms and moms of little ones invited to lunch Wednesday

Sunday, May 20th, 2018

If you are an expectant mother, a new mom, or are a mother of young children, come to an informal lunchtime gathering with other George Fox employee women. We gather two to three times a year to share stories and lunch, and to connect with one another.

We’ll be meeting next from noon to 1:30 p.m. this Wednesday, May 23, in Hoover 104. Come and go as you please.

Questions? Contact Jamie Noling-Auth (jnolingauth@georgefox.edu).

Final call for volunteers for PT’s toe study

Friday, May 18th, 2018

The big toe is the last part of your body to leave the ground when you walk or run. The physical therapy research team is interested in knowing exactly how strong the muscles are that control the big toe. We are looking for volunteers who are willing to have their toe and calf muscle tested for strength using two, easy to perform measurements.

If you are interested in participating, please call Jamie at 503-803-8096 for further details. Let’s see what you can do!

Space still available in George Fox leave of absence training sessions

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Are you interested in learning more about George Fox’s sick leave share and parental leave policies? Do you find yourself wondering what you should say and do when your direct report comes to you saying, “I need to take leave”? Can you direct an employee where to go to find their leave balances? Here is your opportunity to learn what every supervisor needs to know about George Fox leave of absences!

Supervisor trainings will be held as a “Lunch and Learn” on two successive Wednesdays – May 23 and May 30 – from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Klages 232.

If you have questions or have difficulty signing up, please contact Darby Thiessen at 503-554-2188 or dthiessen@georgefox.edu.

Some FoxTALE tips for faculty members

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

The 2018 Spring course sites have now been hidden to students. If you want to make any of the 2018 Spring course sites visible to them, follow these steps:

  • Select “Administration” menu>Edit settings
  • In the “General” section,  look for the “Visible” setting
  • Change “Hide” back to “Show”
  • Scroll to bottom and “Save changes”

You can use the same procedure to make courses visible to students for 2018 Summer course sites.

Unrelated to hiding courses, but helpful to know: In your Dashboard “Courses view,” your courses are now listed in three tabs: “In Progress,” “Future” and “Past.” You can control how your courses are listed by entering each course site and adjusting the start and end dates. To learn more, view the FoxTALE Course Overview guide.

Visit the FoxTALE for Faculty webpage for a list of guides and resources.

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

– Your Educational Technology Team

Expectant mothers, new moms and moms of little ones invited to lunch May 23

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

If you are an expectant mother, a new mom, or are a mother of young children, come to an informal lunchtime gathering with other George Fox employee women. We gather two to three times a year to share stories and lunch, and to connect with one another.

We’ll be meeting next from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23, in Hoover 104. Come and go as you please.

Questions? Contact Jamie Noling-Auth (jnolingauth@georgefox.edu).

Want to assist commuter students? Help create a resources map

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

Commuter Life is seeking to promote the great resources we have for commuter students. We are looking to incorporate an interactive map on our website and other mobile-friendly platforms. This map would include items that commuters need/desire at points in their academic journey.

We are hoping to list the following on-campus resources that commuters could use:

  • Microwaves
  • Refrigerators
  • Lactation spaces
  • 24-hour spaces
  • Lounge spaces that don’t require swipe access
  • Free food for students who identify as food insecure
  • Computer access
  • Daytime study spaces

If you have any of these resources that students are encouraged to use in your area/department, please fill out this Google Form.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Kristi Welker at kwelker@georgefox.edu. Thank you for helping to meet the unique needs of our commuter students!

George Fox leave of absence training now available

Monday, May 14th, 2018

Are you interested in learning more about George Fox’s sick leave share and parental leave policies? Do you find yourself wondering what you should say and do when your direct report comes to you saying, “I need to take leave”? Can you direct an employee where to go to find their leave balances? Here is your opportunity to learn what every supervisor needs to know about George Fox leave of absences!

A first in a series of supervisor trainings will be held as a “Lunch and Learn” on three successive Wednesdays – May 16May 23 and May 30 – from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Klages 232.

If you have questions or have difficulty signing up, please contact Darby Thiessen at 503-554-2188 or dthiessen@georgefox.edu.

Three faculty study rooms in library are available by reservation

Monday, May 14th, 2018

The library has three faculty study rooms available for those needing a quiet area for study and research. The rooms may be reserved for one semester at a time (fall, spring, summer). If you are interested in requesting a room for next year, please fill out this Google Form. Requests will be prioritized on a first-come, first-served basis.

Questions? Contact library@georgefox.edu.

Please take note of Fitness Center’s summer hours

Monday, May 14th, 2018

Ready for your summer workouts to begin? Below are the Fitness Center’s summer hours through Aug. 26, so be aware of them before venturing over to see us!

Sunday: Closed
Monday-Friday: 6 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Closed: May 28 (Memorial Day) and July 4

We look forward to seeing you in the gym this summer, even if you’re just looking to escape the heat and be in the AC!

Contact Katherine McCombs (kmccombs16@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Comings and Goings

Monday, May 14th, 2018

Alumnus Jordan Moody has joined the student accounts office as a student accounts specialist on the Newberg campus. For the past year he has worked as a substitute teacher in the North Clackamas School District, and the year before that he was a teacher candidate at Rex Putnam High School in Milwaukie. While a student at George Fox, Jordan was employed in the music department as a theory assistant, working with fellow students to assist them in their academic pursuits. He earned both a bachelor’s degree in music (2015) and a master of arts in teaching degree (2017) from George Fox. Jordan lives in Newberg.


The athletic department has hired Craig Inglesby to develop the Bridge Network Leadership Program, a mentorship initiative for student-athletes. He arrives after serving 20 years with Young Life, a parachurch outreach ministry. He spent 19 years at the Washington Family Ranch assisting in the restoration and renovation of the former Rajneesh compound in Central Oregon. His Young Life career allowed him to do roles that incorporated recruiting, fundraising, camp operations, risk management and mentoring. During the summer of 2017, Craig and his wife Kathi moved to Newberg with their family to establish a Young Life presence on the George Fox campus. Craig brings a passion to invest in students, experience in developing leaders, and a heart to work collaboratively.


The plant services department has hired Louie Olivares as a painter. For the past five years, he’s worked as a merchandising execution associate for Home Depot in Sherwood. In addition, since 2010, he has served as director of school ministry at Countryside Community Church in Sherwood. Louie worked previously as an assistant teacher and substitute teacher for the Community Action/Head Start program in Washington County, Oregon (2009-10). Previously, he was a missionary to Costa Rica with Alternative Missions International in the mid-2000s. He attended Marylhurst University in the mid-1980s and holds a certificate in youth ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary (2001). Louie lives in Tualatin with his wife, Evenia, and daughter Lea. They attend Cedar Creek Church in Sherwood.


Chuck Rouse has joined Plant Services as a groundskeeper. He arrives with more than 20 years of experience in the landscape and construction fields, including everything from project labor to site management. He most recently worked as a mechanic at Bailey Nurseries in Yamhill, Oregon (2018) and, before that, was employed as a foreman at American Sprinkler Repair in Spokane Valley, Washington (2016-17). He also worked for eight years (2008-16) as a mechanic and shop manager for Pohl Spring Works of Spokane. He attended school at Spokane Community College. Chuck lives in Newberg with his wife of 31 years, Karolee. Chuck’s son and his family also live in Newberg.


After seven years at George Fox, Paula Hampton (Christian Studies) is leaving the university on May 15. She plans to continue working as a freelance editor and looks forward to a slower schedule and regaining some balance in life and health.

The following faculty members are retiring this spring/summer or leaving George Fox to pursue other opportunities: Beth LaForce (Education), Charlie Kamilos (Library), Patrick Allen (Education), Bob Simpson (Counseling), Rand Michael (Counseling), Tom Head (Business), Byron Shenk (Athletic Training), Juliette DeSoto (English), Arden Schellert (Sociology) and Laura Simmons (Seminary). Juliette will return to teach at the university on an adjunct basis.

Movers & Quakers

Monday, May 14th, 2018

Kristie DeHaven has transitioned to the admissions office, where she is now an enrollment counselor for the adult degree program at the Portland Center.

Tiona Cage has transitioned to the Portland Center, where she is now associate director of the Portland Seminary’s masters programs.

About Our People

Monday, May 14th, 2018

Rachel Thomas (Archives) presented two sessions at the Northwest Archivists Conference in Warm Springs, Oregon, on April 26. Collaborating with other archivists from across the Northwest, she presented “Internships 2.0” – an analysis of the use of interns in the archival setting – and “Get Certified! Leveraging Organizational Resources for Professional Gain,” a session on strategic, low-cost professional development that featured her success in bringing free digital archives webinars to Oregon archivists.

Corban Harwood (Mathematics) helped SIMIODE (Systemic Initiative for Modeling Investigations and Opportunities with Differential Equations) host its SCUDEM (Student Competition Using Differential Equation Modeling) event and led the accompanying faculty workshop on campus on April 21. SIMIODE is committed to support active learning of real-world mathematics through competitions, workshops and journal publications. George Fox joined 88 other host sites around the world, with nearly 400 total students participating in this inaugural competition. The George Fox team took second place locally for its “Optimization of Sorting Recyclables,” with team members taking first and second place in the MathBowl trivia portion of the competition.

Corban is also part of a team of mathematicians from George Fox, Manhattan College, Southwestern University, Virginia Wesleyan University and SIMIODE, Inc. who received a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation to improve undergraduate STEM education. Corban will run a series of national workshops, starting in Manhattan, New York, to develop supplemental curriculum supporting real-world project-based teaching. The grant project, “Building Community Through Systemic Initiative for Modeling Investigations and Opportunities with Differential Equations,” is funded at $450,000 over three years. Corban was also invited by Linfield College’s Math Club Seminar to talk on “Foundations of Numerical Partial Differential Equations” on May 10.

Benjamin L. Hartley (College of Christian Studies and William Penn Honors Program) received two travel grants to conduct archival research for two writing projects. The Rockefeller Archive Center awarded Ben $2,000 to defray travel/lodging costs to visit its New York archive to study the contributions of John D. Rockefeller in early 20th century world mission initiatives. Ben also received a $1,000 Racial/Ethnic History Grant from the General Commission on Archives and History of the United Methodist Church to do archival research on early Oregon Methodist mission (1830s) among Native Americans.

Nathanael Ankeny (Music) performed April 8 with the Clock Tower Wind Orchestra, a professional wind ensemble made up of faculty from Oregon State University, the University of Oregon and other musicians from around the region. He has also been performing regularly at The Allison Inn and Spa in Newberg with pianists Randy Porter, Seth Ahnert, David Goldblatt and Clay Giberson.

Christianity Today recently published Leah Payne’s (Seminary) article, “Wild Wild Country Hits Close to Home,” a piece about the new documentary about Rajneeshpuram, which is now a Young Life camp.

Kenn Willson (Music) was honored by the Bösendorfer piano company, Classic Pianos of Portland and the Yamaha Corporation of America as a “Distinctive Artist and Champion of Viennese Culture.” He was awarded a plaque to commemorate the honor prior to the university’s Spring Concert in April. Kenn previously was recognized with the title “Bösendorfer Educational Artist” in 2006.

Paul Anderson (College of Christian Studies) and the university as a whole were featured in a recent blog piece, “George Fox University Uses The Saint John’s Bible to ‘Pique Our Social Conscience,’” on The Saint John’s Bible website.

Birthdays

Monday, May 14th, 2018

May 16            Britny Scholz, Trevor Woods
May 17            Paul Anderson, Nichole Drew, Cory Hand, Yongqiang Zheng
May 18            Gregg Boughton, Paul Otto
May 19            Cristi Miles
May 20            Gabe Haberly, Teresa Lamm
May 22            Clifford Berger, Janet Ellis
May 23            Chuck Conniry
May 24            Brenda Morton
May 26            Michelle Berg, Elise Trask
May 28            Beth LaForce, Steve Sherwood
May 29            Steven Classen, Kandie Comfort, Juliette De Soto, Mike Magill
May 30            Stephen Bearden, Amy Dee
May 31            Jessica Hollen
June 3             Paula Hampton, Jamison Loop
June 4             Nadine Kincaid
June 6             Keisha Gordon, Joyce Staats, Alan Thurston
June 8             Jeannine Graham, Adam Haldorson, Shannon Stueckle
June 9             Mark Terry
June 10           Tim Goodfellow, Carlos Ordonez
June 11           Jing Hao, Ty Sohlman

PT needs volunteers for toe study

Monday, May 14th, 2018

The big toe is the last part of your body to leave the ground when you walk or run. The physical therapy research team is interested in knowing exactly how strong the muscles are that control the big toe. We are looking for volunteers who are willing to have their toe and calf muscle tested for strength using two, easy to perform measurements.

If you are interested in participating, please call Jamie at 503-803-8096 for further details. Let’s see what you can do!

George Fox leave of absence training now available

Sunday, May 13th, 2018

Are you interested in learning more about George Fox’s sick leave share and parental leave policies? Do you find yourself wondering what you should say and do when your direct report comes to you saying, “I need to take leave”? Can you direct an employee where to go to find their leave balances? Here is your opportunity to learn what every supervisor needs to know about George Fox leave of absences!

A first in a series of supervisor trainings will be held as a “Lunch and Learn” on three successive Wednesdays – May 16May 23 and May 30 – from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Klages 232.

If you have questions or have difficulty signing up, please contact Darby Thiessen at 503-554-2188 or dthiessen@georgefox.edu.

Library offers use of three faculty study rooms

Sunday, May 13th, 2018

The library has three faculty study rooms available for those needing a quiet area for study and research. The rooms may be reserved for one semester at a time (fall, spring, summer). If you are interested in requesting a room for next year, please fill out this Google Form. Requests will be prioritized on a first-come, first-served basis.

Questions? Contact library@georgefox.edu.

Please leave Hoover and Stevens parking lot spots for Genesis guests

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

The undergraduate admissions office is welcoming its incoming class for Genesis today and tomorrow! Please be courteous of our guests by avoiding parking in the Hoover and Stevens lots on these days.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kelly Friesen at ext. 2248 or kfriesen@georgefox.edu.

Help create a resources map for commuter students

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

Commuter Life is seeking to promote the great resources we have for commuter students. We are looking to incorporate an interactive map on our website and other mobile-friendly platforms. This map would include items that commuters need/desire at points in their academic journey.

We are hoping to list the following on-campus resources that commuters could use:

  • Microwaves
  • Refrigerators
  • Lactation spaces
  • 24-hour spaces
  • Lounge spaces that don’t require swipe access
  • Free food for students who identify as food insecure
  • Computer access
  • Daytime study spaces

If you have any of these resources that students are encouraged to use in your area/department, please fill out this Google Form.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Kristi Welker at kwelker@georgefox.edu. Thank you for helping to meet the unique needs of our commuter students!

Supervisor ‘Lunch and Learn’ sessions are coming up

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

Are you interested in learning more about George Fox’s sick leave share and parental leave policies? Do you find yourself wondering what you should say and do when your direct report comes to you saying, “I need to take leave”? Can you direct an employee where to go to find their leave balances? Here is your opportunity to learn what every supervisor needs to know about George Fox leave of absences!

A first in a series of supervisor trainings will be held as a “Lunch and Learn” on three successive Wednesdays – May 16, May 23 and May 30 – from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Klages 232.

If you have questions or have difficulty signing up, please contact Darby Thiessen at 503-554-2188 or dthiessen@georgefox.edu.