Archive for August, 2018

University employees invited to tomorrow’s Hadlock ceremony

Sunday, August 19th, 2018

Please join President Robin Baker for a special ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Bob and Camille Hadlock Student Center tomorrow (Tuesday) at 3:30 p.m. Tours will be available following the dedication.

Questions? Contact Michelle Dawson at mdawson@georgefox.edu.

Hadlock Student Center: Important Update

Sunday, August 19th, 2018

The opening of the Hadlock Student Center will be delayed, with an anticipated grand opening event for the entire campus community the week of Sept. 10. We are working closely with our contractor and will keep the campus community updated regarding the opening date as soon as it is confirmed.

When the center opens, there will be a number of exciting new programs and services for students and employees. Please take a few minutes to review the policies for employees, spouses, dependents, students and guests.

Two important items to note:

  1. Anyone entering the building will be required to have a valid George Fox University ID card; There will be no exceptions.
  2. All employees, spouses, dependents, students and guests will be required to have a completed liability and release form on file. This form will be live on MyGFU soon, and information will be sent out with a link once the form is available.

From Monday, Aug. 20 through Friday, Sept. 7, the fitness center space in Wheeler will remain open with limited hours to employees and students. Hours are as follows: Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 8:30 to 11 p.m.; Tuesday/Thursday, 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 8:30 to 11 p.m. The Wheeler Fitness Center will not be open on the weekends.

We are excited to share this beautiful new facility with the campus community! Contact Rob Simpson, director of campus recreation (simpsonr@georgefox.edu) or Keith Schneider, assistant director of campus recreation (kschneid@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Serve in the Bruin Brigade this football season

Sunday, August 19th, 2018

It takes an army of volunteers to ensure that all the logistics for football games are handled in an organized and efficient way. For that reason, George Fox organized the Bruin Brigade, consisting of a group of volunteers who will handle everything from directing game-day traffic and selling tickets to serving as parking lot coordinators and cleaning up after the game.

There are four home games this season, and we need volunteers to serve this year! Please reach out if you are considering finding a new way to be involved while supporting George Fox football and connecting to the community.

  • Sept. 8 vs. Howard Payne: Arrive at 11 a.m.; kickoff is 1 p.m.
  • Oct. 6  vs. Whitworth (Homecoming): Arrive at 11:30 a.m.; kickoff is 1:30 p.m.
  • Oct. 20 vs Linfield (Family Weekend): Arrive at 11:30 a.m.; kickoff is 1:30 p.m.
  • Nov. 10 vs. Puget Sound: Arrive at 11:30 a.m.; kickoff is 1:30 p.m.

Please contact Mckenna Tillotson (mtillotson@georgefox.edu) to sign up or if you have questions.

Please submit requests for fall course reserves as soon as possible

Sunday, August 19th, 2018

Faculty, please submit requests for fall semester course reserves as soon as possible. Materials are processed in the order received and can take up to five days to complete.

Please fill out and submit this form. If you have any questions, please contact Patty Vanier at pvanier@georgefox.edu or ext. 2425.

Library offers intra-campus courier service

Sunday, August 19th, 2018

The library is pleased to deliver library material for participating faculty to their offices on the Newberg campus. All library material must be signed for by the faculty member or persons authorized to sign. If you have used this service in the past or if you are signing up for the first time, please click on this link and fill out the form.

Questions? Contact Patty Vanier at pvanier@georgefox.edu or ext. 2425.

Don’t forget to rent or purchase your textbooks

Sunday, August 19th, 2018

Now is the time to rent and/or purchase your fall textbooks. Go to georgefoxshop.com today! At checkout, select in-store pick-up for free shipping and simply pick your books up when you arrive in a few weeks!

Thank you, and go Bruins!

Please vacate these lots for Welcome Weekend move-in day Thursday

Sunday, August 19th, 2018

Welcome Weekend is almost here! In order for our hundreds of new students to have a seamless move-in experience, we need extra cooperation from the staff and students already here on Thursday, Aug. 23.

  • If your on-campus residence is Pennington, Edwards, Weesner Village, Hobson, Macy, Sutton, LeShana, Gulley or Brandt, we need you to vacate those lots Wednesday evening and stay out of them until Friday morning.
  • If you normally park in the Le Shana lot, please move your cars as close to Fulton Street as possible so that the area in front of the building is clear, or move your cars to the Bauman or Morse lot Wednesday night.
  • Everyone in the Pennington lot and “lollipop area,” Edwards or Weesner Village needs to move to the lot on 99W Wednesday night.
  • Please keep Sheridan Street clear for easier access for our incoming students.
  • The Morse lot and the front lot only of the Roberts Center are also available for Thursday. The lot in between the Roberts Center and Gulley and Brandt halls must be vacated Wednesday night.
  • If you are going on a retreat this week, you MUST move your cars to the Bauman, Morse or 99W lots before leaving on your retreat. Please don’t block up the entire moving-in flow with your left-behind cars!

Questions? Please contact Campus Public Safety at 503-554-2090 and also view the parking brochure on the CPS web pages for lot locations.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation to help make next Thursday be the best day ever for our new students!

Now is the time to rent or purchase your textbooks

Friday, August 17th, 2018

Now is the time to rent and/or purchase your fall textbooks. Go to georgefoxshop.com today! At checkout, select in-store pick-up for free shipping and simply pick your books up when you arrive in a few weeks!

Thank you, and go Bruins!

Please say away from unfinished areas around Hadlock Student Center

Friday, August 17th, 2018

As the finishing touches are being made on the new Hadlock Student Center, we ask that members of the university community stay away from construction areas of the building. It is very important that you do not walk around unfinished areas, as this poses a safety hazard.

Thank you

Department lanyards for mail pick-up will be distributed next week

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

Early next week new department lanyards will be going out to departments. The department lanyards are to be used by student employees when they pick up department packages from Mail Services.

Student employees must have the lanyard with them in order to pick up packages. If they do not have the department lanyard, Mail Services will not release the packages.

If you have any questions, please contact Richard Silver at rsilver@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2551.

FoxHole reservation form now available

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

Commuter Life has created a new form to manage reserving the FoxHole lounge. This is a highly utilized space, which is awesome! We want to provide the best customer service, and this form helps us manage reservations. Please use this easy form to reserve this space.

When reserving, keep in mind that the kitchen area is cleaned by the Commuter Life student leader team. Please be sure to clean the kitchen after using it. Additionally, all coffee and food supplies in the FoxHole are purchased by Commuter Life for commuter events. Please bring all paper products and items needed for your event. Enjoy the FoxHole this year!

If you have questions, ask Kristi Welker, director of Commuter Life, by emailing kwelker@georgefox.edu or calling ext. 2308.

Students: Please park where your permit allows only

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

Students already on campus: Campus Public Safety is receiving complaints of student cars being parked in staff lots, reserved spaces and in fire lanes by the Canyon Suites, etc.

All staff and faculty are now back working, and staff lots are off-limits for students, as are reserved staff parking on Carlton Way, visitor rows, etc. If you have already registered your vehicle, please print out the temporary permit from the link emailed to you and place that on your dashboard until your parking permit arrives.

Thank you in advance for your prompt cooperation and moving your cars to the appropriate areas.

Undergraduate commuter lunches announced for the year

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

Undergrad commuters: We invite you to join the Commuter Life team for lunch. All lunches will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please see the schedule below for the dates and location of these lunches. The lunches are highly social and all about building community within the undergraduate commuter community.

  • Monday, Sept. 10 (FoxHole)
  • Wednesday, Oct. 17 (Canyon Commons Dining Room)
  • Thursday, Nov. 8 (FoxHole)
  • Thursday, Jan. 24 (Canyon Commons Dining Room)
  • Wednesday, Feb. 20 (FoxHole)
  • Thursday, March 7 (Canyon Commons Dining Room)
  • Monday, April 8 (FoxHole)

Like us/Follow us on Instagram to stay up-to-date with Commuter Life happenings!

Questions? Contact Kristi Welker at kwelker@georgefox.edu.

Commuter students: Please be sure to review Student Handbook

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

Commuter students: Please be reminded that you should take time to review the Student Handbook. Since you are living off campus and are not attending all-area meetings through Residence Life, this is your reminder from the Office of Commuter Life to review our community’s expectations of you.

The Undergraduate Student Handbook is significant resource that serves to articulate the lifestyle standards, community policies and other aspects of being a member of the George Fox community. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this handbook, it is not a binding contract and it may be changed, updated, amended and/or modified at any time by action of appropriate university personnel.

Students of George Fox University are responsible for reviewing and adhering to all published university policies. We hope that you find this searchable handbook to be a tool that is both informative and helpful. The handbook can be found at studenthandbook.georgefox.edu.

If you have any questions regarding the Handbook, please email studentlife@georgefox.edu.

Library offers intra-campus courier service

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

The library is pleased to deliver library material for participating faculty to their offices on the Newberg campus. All library material must be signed for by the faculty member or persons authorized to sign. If you have used this service in the past or if you are signing up for the first time, please click on this link and fill out the form.

Questions? Contact Patty Vanier at pvanier@georgefox.edu or ext. 2425.

Please submit requests for fall course reserves as soon as possible

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

Faculty, please submit requests for fall semester course reserves as soon as possible. Materials are processed in the order received and can take up to five days to complete.

Please fill out and submit this form. If you have any questions, please contact Patty Vanier at pvanier@georgefox.edu or ext. 2425.

Serve Day employee placements have been emailed

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

The Serve Day employee placements for this year’s event, on Wednesday, Sept. 12, have been emailed out to all half-time-and-above employees!

If you have not received your placement, please email serveday@georgefox.edu.

University launches Bruin Community Pantry this fall

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

The Office of Student Life is excited to announce the start of Bruin Community Pantry, an initiative seeking to address the real problem of hunger (“food insecurity”) on campus. It’s our goal to help meet the needs of community members who, for one reason or another, do not have access to enough healthy food.

Four different components of Bruin Community Pantry include:

Food Pantry
All George Fox community members have access to the pantry, located in the Roberts Center (Room 110). Community food drives will be held to provide non-perishable items for the pantry, and athletic teams will facilitate food drives during home games.

Contact student life for a list of items non-perishable food and household items needed for the pantry. Donations are now being accepted in the student life office on the third floor of the Stevens Center.

Hospitality
Partnerships with local businesses for “gifts in kind” have been established with Bon Appetit, Newberg’s Grocery Outlet and Ray’s Produce. A variety of pre-packaged foods are available for students, located at hospitality tables in the student life office, spiritual life office, and the Intercultural Resource Center (Moore House). The tables are open during office hours, which are generally 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The Duke Athletic Center will host a peanut butter and jelly sandwich bar that is available to all George Fox students.

Leftovers
The student life office will arrange for quality leftover food to be stored in a refrigerator in our office. All food donated will be adequately contained and dated. Food not picked up in the appropriate amount of time will be disposed of.

Students participating in this program can sign up by contacting our office. A waiver is required for anyone participating in the Leftovers program.

Outreach
Partnering with existing local outreach initiatives facilitated by spiritual life, students who want to support their efforts will be connected to their programs.

We live in a society with easy access to processed food. When you eat whole foods, you’re getting food in its natural state. This aspect of our outreach will endeavor to provide cooking classes in various living areas on campus using recipes from “Eat well on $4 a day, Good and Cheap.”

For more information, visit this link or contact Jere Witherspoon in the student life office (jwitherspoon@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2312).

Call for stationery orders

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

Now is the time to order university stationery. The collective order helps keep costs low – the higher the volume, the lower the cost. Consequently, it is most economical to overestimate needs and store a small surplus.

I will be accepting orders through Wednesday, Aug. 22. For order instructions, go to the marketing communications website. Continue to purchase all non-departmental stationery (including “second-sheet letterhead”) through the university’s Office of Print Services.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Thank you,
– Danette Newkirk (dnewkirk@georgefox.edu)

Summer student employees: Please park in your designated areas

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

With the return of staff and faculty to campus today, summer student employees need to now park where their 2018-19 parking permits allow in order to free up the staff lots and visitor rows for staff and faculty who have returned to work.

The 2018-19 parking brochure is available on the Campus Public Safety website if you are unsure where your permit allows you to park, or come and see the parking map in person at the Campus Public Safety office.

Thank you for all of your hard work this summer!

Staff, administrators and faculty: Please pass this on to your summer student employees.