Archive for June, 2018

Reminder: All-employee meeting set for tomorrow afternoon

Monday, June 18th, 2018

Don’t forget to clear your late Wednesday afternoon to attend the all-employee meeting from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Canyon Commons. It will be streamed live in PDS 160.

See you there!

Share thanks and fun memories with milestone anniversary employees

Monday, June 18th, 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.

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

Monday, June 18th, 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 the FY2019 budget.

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.

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! 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.

Important Vehicle Registration and Parking Information for Commuters

Monday, June 18th, 2018

With the new academic year comes new changes in parking policies. This letter is to inform you of those changes ahead of time so you can act accordingly.

All changes mentioned in this email begin with the 2018-19 academic year. The university, not Campus Public Safety (formerly Security Services), has elected to bill all commuters for your annual parking permit automatically.

Your student account will be charged each semester through Student Financial Services. Additionally, there is an increase in the cost of the parking permit: $100 per semester ($200 annually).

When you go online to register your vehicle on MYGFU, under “GFU Resources,” click on “Vehicle Registration.” There will be no cost shown, and you will enter your vehicle information.

Complete instructions on vehicle registration can be found on Campus Public Safety’s website. Once you have completed the vehicle registration process, your permit will be mailed to you in 14 to 21 days at the mailing address you provided during the vehicle registration process.

For those who live nearby and would rather walk or ride a bike to campus, an online form will be available to request a refund for the permit charge. Please read the form thoroughly to understand the conditions of your refund. Information on where to access this form will be announced in an upcoming Daily Bruin.

Those of you living in the Good Neighbor area, when you bring in the required proof of residence to receive your free parking permit, your information will be submitted to Student Financial Services for a refund of permit charges. Details about parking off-campus can be found on the Off-Campus Parking website.

Please watch this summer for any changes regarding parking policies or permits. Check your George Fox email regularly or you might miss something important.

Dates to register your vehicle are forthcoming but tentatively are set for Friday, July 6, at 9 a.m.

If you have any questions, please call Campus Public Safety at 503-554-2090. Details about the university’s parking policies can be found on the Campus Public Safety website: Parking 101.

Call for shout-outs: Send us your employee recognition nominations

Sunday, June 17th, 2018

Do you know someone who deserves special recognition for awesome work at our next all-employee meeting (Wednesday, June 20)? Please take a moment to nominate a colleague using this form by noon on Tuesday. Please include a short summary (two to three sentences) of their recent success!

Questions? Contact Darby Thiessen at dthiessen@georgefox.edu.

Turnitin will undergo maintenance on July 10

Sunday, June 17th, 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.

Professional reading of Big Bridge’s new play set for Saturday

Sunday, June 17th, 2018

The university community is invited to a professional reading of the Big Bridge Theatre Consortium’s play The Shakers of Mount Lebanon Will Hold a Peace Conference this Month, written by Arlene Hutton,  at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday, June 23, in Wood-Mar Auditorium. There is no charge to attend, but tickets need to be reserved at georgefox.edu/bigbridge.

The Big Bridge Theatre Consortium is a group of university theatre programs, led by George Fox’s theatre department, that are committed to developing new plays dedicated to peace and interfaith conflict. During the week of June 18-22, Hutton and a host of professional theatre artists will work together to bring Hutton’s first draft to life. The play explores the 1905 Shaker community’s quest to sharpen their peace-witness to the world despite a community’s in-fighting, identity-politics, and struggle to survive.

Questions? Contact Rhett Luedtke at rluedtke@georgefox.edu.

Workshop on providing ‘soul care’ to college students set for Friday

Sunday, June 17th, 2018

Mentoring college students is exciting and meaningful work. Sometimes, though, students may be experiencing life circumstances that mentors feel under-equipped to help students navigate.

The Office for Spiritual Life is hosting a free workshop, featuring speaker Dr. Chris Adams, to equip employees and community partners with tools for providing “soul care” for college students. Join us this Friday, June 22, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in Canyon Commons 101 for this helpful discussion, titled “Soul Care for College Students and the College Mental Health Crisis.” All are welcome.

Adams has a PhD in clinical and family psychology and a master’s degree in theology, both from Fuller Theological Seminary, and holds an MS in marriage and family therapy. Adams has served in pastoral ministry for more than 15 years and is currently the director for the Center for Vocational Ministry at Azusa Pacific University.

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

Accounts Payable Year-End Deadlines

Sunday, June 17th, 2018

Fiscal Year End 2017-18 is quickly approaching and the Finance Department would appreciate your help in ensuring a smooth and timely year-end close. Please review and note the following deadlines for Accounts Payable requests:

  1. For departments who will NOT be on campus for the summer, please turn in all petty cash funds by Friday, May 11, 2018.
  2. All final Cash Advance Requests for FY2017/2018 expense must be received by the Finance Department on or before Tuesday, June 12, 2018.
  3. Please submit Petty Cash Logs for expenses through June 30, 2018 to the Finance Department by Friday, June 29, 2018.
  4. Submission of the following FY2017/2018 requests must be received by the Finance Department on or before Friday, July 6, 2018:
     Check Requests
     Invoices
     Non-Concur Expense Reimbursement Requests

Please refer to this “Fiscal Year-End Deadlines & Procedures” page on the Finance Department website for additional details.

Please contact Jennifer Klapp with any year-end accounts payable questions at jklapp@georgefox.edu or ext. 2170.

Thank you!
The Finance Team

Turnitin will undergo maintenance on July 10

Sunday, June 17th, 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.

Bruin Den to remain closed through Friday, June 22

Sunday, June 17th, 2018

Due to delays on the maintenance project taking place in the Bruin Den, it will remain closed another week. The Bridge Cafe will be open through Friday, June 22, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

We have barbecues, as well as Route 66, planned during lunch, so be sure to stop by! The lunch specials for the week are posted on our website.

Be sure to turn out for Wednesday’s all-employee meeting

Sunday, June 17th, 2018

Make plans to attend the all-employee meeting set for this Wednesday, June 20, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Canyon Commons. It will be streamed live in PDS 160.

See you there!

Carlton Way closed between Klages and Edwards Wednesday morning

Sunday, June 17th, 2018

Carlton Way will be closed between the Klages Center and the Edwards dorm on Wednesday, June 20, from 6 to 11 a.m. for pouring the new concrete plaza outside Edwards Hall. Please take an alternate route during this time.

Thank you!

Reminder: Be aware of sidewalk closure on east side of campus

Sunday, June 17th, 2018

From now until late this month, the sidewalk and lawn area on the south side of the Roberts Center near the physical therapy entrance and the pathway between Canyon Commons and the Hadlock Student Center will be closed and blocked off for construction work. There may be a pathway available close to the Roberts Center, but it will be through the bushes and planter bed (not hard surface).

Pedestrian traffic from Lewis Apartments and Sherman Street east of the Hadlock Student Center to Canyon Commons and the Crisman Crossing pedestrian bridge will need to go the long way around Roberts Center to Brandt Hall and the north side of Canyon Commons (access through North Street).

The construction of this area is expected to be finished by Monday, June 25. Thank you for your patience as we complete updating this area!

Call for shout-outs: Send us your employee recognition nominations

Friday, June 15th, 2018

Do you know someone who deserves special recognition for awesome work at our next all-employee meeting (Wednesday, June 20)? Please take a moment to nominate a colleague using this form by noon on Tuesday. Please include a short summary (two to three sentences) of their recent success!

Questions? Contact Darby Thiessen at dthiessen@georgefox.edu.

Plan to attend Wednesday’s all-employee meeting

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

Make plans to attend the all-employee meeting set for Wednesday, June 20, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Canyon Commons. It will be streamed live in PDS 160.

See you there!

Be sure you’re aware of Fitness Center’s summer hours

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

This is just a reminder of the Fitness Center’s summer hours through Aug. 26. Be sure you’re 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: 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.

All welcome to June 22 workshop on providing ‘soul care’ for college students

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

Mentoring college students is exciting and meaningful work. Sometimes, though, students may be experiencing life circumstances that mentors feel under-equipped to help students navigate.

The Office for Spiritual Life is hosting a free workshop, featuring speaker Dr. Chris Adams, to equip employees and community partners with tools for providing “soul care” for college students. Join us on Friday, June 22, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in Canyon Commons 101 for this helpful discussion, titled “Soul Care for College Students and the College Mental Health Crisis.” All are welcome.

Adams has a PhD in clinical and family psychology and a master’s degree in theology, both from Fuller Theological Seminary, and holds an MS in marriage and family therapy. Adams has served in pastoral ministry for more than 15 years and is currently the director for the Center for Vocational Ministry at Azusa Pacific University.

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

Employees get access to Columbia Sportswear Portland Employee Store through June 24

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

The Columbia Sportswear Company has invited George Fox employees to shop at the Columbia Sportswear Employee Store through June 24.

What You Get Access To

  • Employee pricing (typically 40 to 60 percent off MSRP).
  • Access to all brands in the Columbia Sportswear family: SOREL, Mountain Hardwear, prAna, and of course Columbia Sportswear

Instructions on How to Participate

  • This invite is non-transferable, but you can bring your family and friends with you (up to four guests per person, per visit).
  • Bring the invite with you to the store reception desk (or show the invite on your mobile phone)
  • Show your work/organization ID (options listed on invite)

Location and Hours

Columbia Sportswear Employee Store
14100 N.W. Science Park Dr., Portland
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Click this link to download or print the pass.

Please contact Darby Thiessen at dthiessen@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2188 for assistance with these or any of your George Fox benefits.

Please don’t park in Hoover and Stevens lots today through Friday

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

The undergraduate admissions office is continuing to welcome our incoming class for Genesis, our new-student orientation event Wednesday through Friday, June 13-15! Please be considerate of our guests by avoiding parking in the Hoover and Stevens parking lots on these days.

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

Thank you!