Archive for June, 2018

Share thanks or favorite memories of milestone employees

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

This year we’d like to recognize our service award recipients by creating a gift of your words. Please take a few moments to scroll through the list and create a card to say thank you or share a favorite memory by simply adding a comment under their name.

We will print the comments on cards and present them at the all-community meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 15.

Click here to access the award recipient list.

If you have questions, contact Darby Thiessen at dthiessen@georgefox.edu or ext. 2188.

Note: You may submit more than one entry, so if you start but don’t finish, go ahead and submit what you have then start another response later.

Free Bruin Sports Day returns to campus Aug. 22

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

The university’s athletics department and Chehalem Parks and Recreation are excited to announce the fourth annual Bruins Sports Day on Wednesday, Aug. 22. Girls and boys entering the second through eighth grades in the fall will have the opportunity to pick one of 10 sports to participate in at an afternoon clinic (12:30 to 3 p.m.), free of charge.

The afternoon will be spent learning basic skills from members of the George Fox athletic teams and coaching staff. Invite your kids or siblings to enjoy a fun-filled day on the beautiful campus of George Fox University!

Registration is open at this link. Questions? Contact Elise Trask at etrask@georgefox.edu.

Don’t forget to submit your Cheer & Stunt Team video tryout

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

Football season is just around the corner! The George Fox Cheer & Stunt Team is still accepting video tryouts from amazing athletes who want to join the family!

Throughout the year we will be participating in community outreach, fundraisers, Bible studies and team bonding activities, all while cheering on our Bruins! To submit a video or for more info, please email coach Reba at rmclennan@georgefox.edu.

25Live upgrade is happening next week

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

25Live, our event scheduling and calendar software, will be undergoing an upgrade by our vendor July 2-3. 25Live will be going down at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 1, and it will be available again Thursday, July 5.

Our vendor has requested two working days to perform this update. Note that no event requests can be submitted or viewed during this time, so please plan accordingly.

Final Reminder: Accelerated Deadline for June Time-Off Reports & Time Sheets

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

All administrator June time-off reports and staff June time sheets are due no later than the end of business day on Monday, July 2.

Questions? Contact Beth Hampton (bhampton@georgefox.edu) or Janet Ellis (jellis@georgefox.edu).

Affinity marketing tailgates are planned; submit your ideas

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

The alumni office is hosting a tailgate party before the homecoming football game against Whitworth University on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 12 to 1:30 p.m. If your department or affinity group would like to host a tent during the 2018 Homecoming Affinity Tailgate party, please let Mckenna Tillotson in the alumni office know as soon as possible.

We are looking for five to seven affinity groups or departments to have a tent where they can invite alumni and current students back to campus to reconnect and hang out before the game. Please email a short paragraph of your idea for a tent, and it will be considered to receive a small budget to help with the purchase of food.

Please send your ideas to Mckenna at mtillotson@georgefox.edu.

Turnitin will undergo maintenance on July 10

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

Turnitin services will be temporarily unavailable during a scheduled maintenance update on Tuesday, July 10, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In Assignments with Turnitin enabled, students will be unable to submit during this maintenance window, so be sure to submit the day before or after the maintenance day. All other FoxTALE services will operate as usual.

We apologize for any inconvenience. Contact the Service Desk with any questions at 503-554-2569 or servicedesk@georgefox.edu.

Turnitin will undergo maintenance on July 10

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

Turnitin services will be temporarily unavailable during a scheduled maintenance update on Tuesday, July 10, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In Assignments with Turnitin enabled, instructors are encouraged to modify assignment submission due dates to fall the day before or after this maintenance day. All other FoxTALE services will operate as usual.

We apologize for any inconvenience. Contact the Service Desk with any questions at 503-554-2569 or servicedesk@georgefox.edu.

Important Vehicle Registration Information for Fall 2018

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

Students: Here is the vehicle registration information you’ve been waiting for! Registration will be rolled out like last year, with all commuters, graduate students and seniors beginning the process at 9 a.m. on Monday, July 16.

The portal will open for juniors desiring residential permits at 9 a.m. on Monday, July 23, and for sophomores desiring residential permits on Monday, July 30.

Residential permits are limited and are on a first-come, first-served basis for each class level, so please register during the week that corresponds to your class standing in the fall, as a permit cannot be guaranteed for late registrations..

Freshmen living on campus will need to submit an application for a parking permit, and preference will be given to those with documented medical or work-related needs. Permits for freshmen living on campus will be for the Austin lot, and are very limited. The application form will go live on July 1 on MyGFU on the vehicle registration portal and must be completed and submitted by July 31 in order to be considered.

More registration information is available on the Campus Public Safety website.

Questions? Call Campus Public Safety during business hours at 503-554-2090 or e-mail Nadine Kincaid at nkincaid@georgefox.edu.

Expect major construction delays in Portland

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

If you travel through Portland regularly to get to work at the Newberg campus or Portland Center, or take classes at either campus, you need to be aware of major construction closures occurring during July and August on the I-5 and I-84 interchanges by the Moda Center.

Please go to this website for all of the specifics, and plan now for alternate routes, as back-ups are expected to be lengthy during ramp and lane closures.

Tripcheck.com is another good source, as it has current webcams all over the state as well as a listing of potential closures or delays on roads you might be traveling for summer vacations.

Cheer & Stunt Team still accepting video tryouts

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

Football season is just around the corner! The George Fox Cheer & Stunt Team is still accepting video tryouts from amazing athletes who want to join the family!

Throughout the year we will be participating in community outreach, fundraisers, Bible studies and team bonding activities, all while cheering on our Bruins! To submit a video or for more info, please email coach Reba at rmclennan@georgefox.edu.

25Live upgrade is coming in early July

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

25Live, our event scheduling and calendar software, will be undergoing an upgrade by our vendor July 2-3. 25Live will be going down at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 1, and it will be available again Thursday, July 5.

Our vendor has requested two working days to perform this update. Note that no event requests can be submitted or viewed during this time, so please plan accordingly.

Do you know of students seeking housing this year?

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

Do you know of a George Fox undergraduate or grad student looking for a place to live this year? Friendship House Newberg might be the perfect house for them.

Located just 10 blocks from campus and newly remodeled, Friendship House’s vision is to create community within and in the greater George Fox and Newberg communities. Residents will have their own bedroom with a half bath, as well as a shared master bathroom, and a newly remodeled kitchen and living room. They’ll also have the opportunity to live life alongside two individuals with developmental disabilities who are engaged in the community and life of Newberg.

The vision of Friendship House is to build relationships and build bridges between individuals with disabilities and the community. Have students contact Sondra Strong at 503-201-8321 or fhnewberg@gmail.com to find out more.

Are you a George Fox undergrad or grad student looking for a place to live this year?

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

Are you a George Fox undergraduate or grad student looking for a place to live this year? Friendship House Newberg might be the perfect house for you.

Located just 10 blocks from campus and newly remodeled, Friendship House’s vision is to create community within and in the greater George Fox and Newberg communities. You’ll have your own bedroom with a half bath, as well as a shared master bathroom, and a newly remodeled kitchen and living room. You’ll also have the opportunity to live life alongside two individuals with developmental disabilities who are engaged in the community and life of Newberg.

The vision of Friendship House is to build relationships and build bridges between individuals with disabilities and the community. Contact Sondra Strong at 503-201-8321 or fhnewberg@gmail.com to find out more. Hurry in to you secure your room!

Employees: If you know of a student who might be interested, please tell them about this opportunity.

Share gift of words with milestone anniversary employees

Monday, June 25th, 2018

This year we’d like to recognize our service award recipients by creating a gift of your words. Please take a few moments to scroll through the list and create a card to say thank you or share a favorite memory by simply adding a comment under their name.

We will print the comments on cards and present them at the all-community meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 15.

Click here to access the award recipient list.

If you have questions, contact Darby Thiessen at dthiessen@georgefox.edu or ext. 2188.

Note: You may submit more than one entry, so if you start but don’t finish, go ahead and submit what you have then start another response later.

Bratwurst on menu for today; Oklahoma is tomorrow’s culinary stop

Monday, June 25th, 2018

Come on over for lunch today (Tuesday). We’ll be on the patio outside the Bridge Cafe from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. grilling up locally sourced bratwurst with all the fixings, along with assorted side dishes, dessert and a beverage for just $6.75.

On Wednesday (tomorrow), we continue our culinary road trip along Route 66 with a stop in Oklahoma, as we’ll be featuring a traditional fried onion burger, cowboy caviar, strawberry salad and mini pecan pie for $6.95.

See you on the patio!

Deadline for time-off reports and time sheets is this Monday

Monday, June 25th, 2018

Attention all administrators and staff: Due to the fiscal year-end, we need to receive all June admin time-off reports and June staff time sheets no later than the end of the business day on Monday, July 2.

If you will be on vacation, please plan accordingly to submit your June data to us by the July 2 deadline.

Questions? Contact Beth Hampton (bhampton@georgefox.edu) or Janet Ellis (jellis@georgefox.edu).

End-of-Fiscal-Year Reminder for Deposits and Petty Cash Reconciliations

Sunday, June 24th, 2018

If your contract ends in June and you will not be on campus through the summer, please bring over any money before you leave. Checks dated prior to June 30, 2018, must be deposited in the current fiscal year. Money that needs accounting for in FY2018 must be deposited no later than 1 p.m. on June 29. If it arrives later, it will go into FY2019 budget.

Deposits
End-of-the-fiscal-year deposits to be included in this year’s budget must be in Finance no later than Friday, June 29. Checks dated prior to June 30, 2018, must be deposited in the current fiscal year. Please look around your desks and file cabinets to see if there are any lingering items that need to go to the bank. If you are taking vacation during the July 4 holiday, please send your deposits over before you leave.

If you should have any questions about deposits, please contact Heather Groenlund at ext. 2173.

Petty Cash
Final petty cash reconciliations for this fiscal year are due in Finance no later than Friday, June 29. Please remember to submit all receipts, cash and reconciliation reports before this deadline. Please plan ahead, and if you are taking vacation during the July 4 holiday, please send your deposits over before you leave.

If you have questions about petty cash protocols, please contact Jen Klapp at ext. 2170.

Registration is open for Bruin Sports Day on Aug. 22

Sunday, June 24th, 2018

The university’s athletics department and Chehalem Parks and Recreation are excited to announce the fourth annual Bruins Sports Day on Wednesday, Aug. 22. Girls and boys entering the second through eighth grades in the fall will have the opportunity to pick one of 10 sports to participate in at an afternoon clinic (12:30 to 3 p.m.), free of charge.

The afternoon will be spent learning basic skills from members of the George Fox athletic teams and coaching staff. Invite your kids or siblings to enjoy a fun-filled day on the beautiful campus of George Fox University!

Registration is open at this link. Questions? Contact Elise Trask at etrask@georgefox.edu.

End-of-Fiscal-Year Reminder for Deposits and Petty Cash Reconciliations

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

If your contract ends in June and you will not be on campus through the summer, please bring over any money before you leave. Checks dated prior to June 30, 2018, must be deposited in the current fiscal year. Money that needs accounting for in FY2018 must be deposited no later than 1 p.m. on June 29. If it arrives later, it will go into FY2019 budget.

Deposits
End-of-the-fiscal-year deposits to be included in this year’s budget must be in Finance no later than Friday, June 29. Checks dated prior to June 30, 2018, must be deposited in the current fiscal year. Please look around your desks and file cabinets to see if there are any lingering items that need to go to the bank. If you are taking vacation during the July 4 holiday, please send your deposits over before you leave.

If you should have any questions about deposits, please contact Heather Groenlund at ext. 2173.

Petty Cash
Final petty cash reconciliations for this fiscal year are due in Finance no later than Friday, June 29. Please remember to submit all receipts, cash and reconciliation reports before this deadline. Please plan ahead, and if you are taking vacation during the July 4 holiday, please send your deposits over before you leave.

If you have questions about petty cash protocols, please contact Jen Klapp at ext. 2170.