Archive for September, 2018

All invited to Friday’s honors lecture featuring author Gabe Lyons

Monday, September 24th, 2018

The William Penn Honors Program invites the university community to a free lecture, “Faithfulness in the Age of Distraction,” at 7:30 p.m. this Friday, Sept. 28, in Bauman Auditorium. Presenting will be Gabe Lyons, coauthor of Good Faith (2016), unChristian (2007) and the author of The Next Christians (2010), a manifesto for how Christians can faithfully lead in a changing culture.

Lyons’ presentation will address our scattered, frantic day-to-day lives: the too-tight schedules, the looming deadlines, the constant technological buzz – everything that has become a barrier to our relationship with God and others. You’ll come away with new tools and a refreshed perspective on what it takes to live out the gospel in our modern world.

Lyons is the founder of Q, a learning community of Christian leaders where they are equipped to engage our cultural moment.

To learn more, visit this page.

Attend the Fall Staff Development Conference and sign up for ‘Worthy’ Book Club

Monday, September 24th, 2018

The Staff Development Committee will be hosting the Fall Conference from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1. See the 2018 Fall Staff Conference Worthy Information Flyer for details and mark your calendar to join us! A limited number of administrators and faculty will be able to participate in the conference presentation as space permits (information on this will follow as we draw closer to the conference date).

Support staff may also participate in a book club opportunity. In an effort to promote fun, learning and connection opportunities for staff, we are coordinating a voluntary book club to read and discuss Worthy, a book written by our very own Melanie Springer MockPolly Peterson will be presenting from this book at the upcoming Fall Conference.

If you’d like to participate, simply complete this Worthy Book Club Google Sign-Up Sheet to let us know your preferences for location and time. We plan to run two sessions: one before and another after the Fall Conference (which will have a separate sign-up as the date draws nearer).

There are a few ways you can participate:

  • You may just go to the conference and enjoy the information from the author (required)
  • You may purchase the book and read it on your own (voluntary)
  • You may choose to participate in a book club (voluntary). Here is how:
  1. Sign up for the Worthy Book Club by the end of the day on Thursday, Sept. 27
  2. Purchase the book (Kathy Harris on Minthorn’s second floor will have them available for $12, or you may purchase it online)
  3. Read one to two chapters (about 40 pages) a week
  4. Enjoy meeting on non-work time (you may flex your schedule, and we will have before lunch/after work options) to discuss the book and get to know your colleagues better

If you have questions, please contact Jennifer Hanks ( or Darby Thiessen (

Peace Corps rep on campus tomorrow

Monday, September 24th, 2018

It’s never too early to start thinking about Peace Corps service, a 27-month commitment following graduation. A Peace Corps rep, Scot Roskelley, will be on campus tomorrow (Wednesday) to conduct an info session at 4:10 p.m. in Stevens 207.

For those who can’t make it, he will also be available in Canyon Commons from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is also scheduling one-on-one sessions with students that day (email him at to schedule).

Besides being a tremendous opportunity for service and self-growth, Peace Corps experience can help launch careers, too. For instance, people leave Peace Corps service with a letter of non-competitive eligibility for federal government jobs, which can be helpful when applying for jobs at places such as the National Institutes of Health, the Center for Disease Control, national parks, the Environmental Protection Agency, NASA, the Department of Energy’s research laboratories, etc.

In addition, more than 200 colleges and universities offer graduate school fellowships to returned Peace Corps volunteers. Because acceptance to the Peace Corps is competitive, Roskelley encourages students to talk to him as early in their college careers as possible, as there are things students can do to make them more competitive when they apply during their senior year.

The Peace Corps especially needs individuals with degrees in biology, chemistry, physics, environmental science, health education, education, business, math, Spanish and French. People with farm and nursery experience are also in high demand.

Contact Grace Tissell ( with questions about his visit.

Join other Bruins at Blazer game Nov. 4

Monday, September 24th, 2018

Enjoy cheering on the Portland Blazers against the Minnesota Timberwolves at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4, with other Bruins in Club 5 seats. Get access to nicer restrooms and amenities, as well as comfortable seats, for $47 each. Or, bring your whole family and sit with George Fox students in the tan section for only $10 per seat.

The evening includes a postgame free-throw experience for all Bruins. Seats are limited, and the deadline to purchase tickets is Oct. 1. Don’t miss a great matchup at great prices!

Buy tickets at this linkContact Nichole Drew ( for more information.

University women invited to special fall luncheon on Oct. 2

Monday, September 24th, 2018

The women of the George Fox community (staff, faculty and administrators, as well as female spouses) are invited to the Fall Ladies’ Luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 2. Ruth Baker will be hosting this come-and-go event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Canyon Commons 101-102.

A short devotional and prayer will be at noon. Please come and meet the new women in our community, take advantage of this time to connect, and enjoy a delicious meal. There is no charge to attend.

Contact Michelle Dawson ( with questions.

Support Bon Appetit’s ‘Eat Local Challenge’ today

Monday, September 24th, 2018

Our chefs are taking on Bon Appétit Management Company’s annual Eat Local Challenge! Come enjoy a meal made entirely of foods grown within 150 miles of this café, and see a list of local farms and purveyors that we’re featuring during lunch today (Tuesday) between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in Canyon Commons.

We will also be serving a daily special featuring locally sourced salmon during lunch in the Bruin Den!

Interested in attending Timbers game for $20?

Monday, September 24th, 2018

Interested in going to a Timbers game this Saturday, Sept. 29, at 7:30 p.m. for $20? Student Activities is selling tickets in the Bruin Den and Canyon Commons during lunch hours (11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.) until tickets are gone!

Write with any questions.

Make plans to attend Career and Internship Fair on Oct. 16

Monday, September 24th, 2018

You’re invited to attend the Career and Internship Fair at Portland State University on Tuesday, Oct. 16! Over 80 employers will be there to talk about jobs and internships for this spring and summer.

Employers will include Boeing, the Beaverton School District, the Oregon Health Authority, PGE and U.S. Bank. See the full list of employers here. Ride down with other George Fox students and IDEA Center staff or go on your own. Vans will depart at 10:45 a.m. and return to campus by 2:30 p.m.

Sign up through Handshake, and contact Colleen Sump ( if you have any questions.

Veterans invited to free pizza lunch this Friday in FoxHole

Monday, September 24th, 2018

All veterans are welcome to a pizza lunch hosted by the Veterans United Association in the Foxhole at noon this Friday, Sept. 28.

Questions? Contact Jason Brazel (

Apply now to work for ‘The Student Collective’

Monday, September 24th, 2018

Calling all creatives! The Student Collective, George Fox University’s yearbook publication, is now hiring these positions for our creative team:

  • Writer
  • Photography editor
  • Copy editor
  • Communications director

Apply here before Sept. 30.

Please email Emma Hodges ( with any questions.

Join employee group fitness classes

Monday, September 24th, 2018

We are starting a number of employee-only group fitness classes, some of which begin this week in the Hadlock Student Center.

On Monday and Wednesday starting Sept. 24, we will be offering yoga with Stacie Cannon from 5 to 6 p.m. Stacie is a veteran yoga instructor with more than 15 years of teaching experience. Whether you have taken yoga for years or this is your first time, this class is for you. Come by tomorrow (Wednesday) if you missed Monday’s yoga class.

Starting on Tuesday, Oct. 9, we will be offering HIIT Boot Camp from noon to 12:45 p.m., and Thursday, Oct. 11, we will be offering Barre Fusion from noon to 12:45 p.m. These classes will be taught by our very own Katie Sol from Employee Empowerment. Katie has been an instructor and manager at Excel Fitness for 15-plus years and has her personal training certificate.

For more information on class offerings and to sign up, visit or email the group fitness coordinator, Sydney Reynolds, at

For information about your employee benefits or to volunteer for our new wellness committee, contact Darby Thiessen at

Oxford study abroad representative visits campus today

Monday, September 24th, 2018

Are you interested in studying abroad at Oxford University, in Oxford, England? Our program offers students the chance to study at one of the world’s leading research institutions.

Dr. Jonathan Kirkpatrick, of Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, will be on campus today (Tuesday) to answer questions about the program and provide more details to students. Come by the study abroad office at 1:30 p.m. for tea and a chance to meet and talk to Kirkpatrick!

Questions? Email Lynn Scott ( or Paul Chamberlain ( For more information, follow this link.

Read this timely reminder about Title IX

Monday, September 24th, 2018

We want to remind you that George Fox University is committed to providing a Christ-centered community that fosters a safe living, learning and work setting for students, employees and visitors. A core value of this institution is to maintain a respectful environment for all individuals that is free of the following:

  • Sexual harassment
  • Sexual assault
  • Domestic violence
  • Dating violence
  • Stalking
  • Harassment and discrimination
  • Bias-related incidents and hate crimes

These behaviors and actions are contrary to the mission, values and lifestyle standards of our community. It is our firm belief that engaging in any aspect of this behavior is unacceptable and will not be tolerated by members of the George Fox community.
Should an incident of this nature occur, the person is strongly encouraged to report the incident to university personnel.

For further descriptions of these policies, resources for support, and the process for reporting please visit this link.

More information can be found on the Title IX website.

All welcome to join intergenerational kickoff game night

Monday, September 24th, 2018

This Thursday, Sept. 27, we are kicking off our monthly intergenerational game nights at Friendsview! This will be a sweet time to have fun and connect with our retired neighbors.

You are invited to take a break from homework and join us for fierce ping pong competitions, pool, board and/or card games, and intriguing conversations. There will also be free pizza! Meet at Bauman at 6 p.m. to walk over together.

Questions? Contact Rosemary Michael-Trumbull (

Strengths Stories: Students share their experiences tonight

Monday, September 24th, 2018

Understanding your Strengths can equip and empower you for success during your college experience. Tonight (Tuesday), a panel of current George Fox students will share about how their Strengths have helped them in areas such as choosing a major, finding an internship, time management, and succeeding in the classroom.

This workshop will take place in Stevens 101 at 7 p.m. Snacks provided!

For more information, visit this webpage.

Information on obtaining Hadlock card access for spouses and dependents

Monday, September 24th, 2018

If your spouse or dependent needs to obtain a George Fox University ID card in order to access the Hadlock Student Center or other services on campus that require an ID card, please email the IT Service Desk at

You will then receive an email with information explaining what’s needed to complete the process for obtaining an ID card, including completion of a necessary waiver to use this new facility. Please be aware that this process takes several days to complete.

For those with a spouse or dependent who already has an ID card, watch for an email containing instructions on how to complete the new process.

Contact the Service Desk ( with any questions.

All psychology students invited to barbecue this Thursday

Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

Are you a psychology student? Whether you’re a major, minor or just interested in the field, you are invited to join us at the Psyc Club’s annual barbecue on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 5 p.m.! Come to connect with faculty, students and your own love of free food.* We’ll provide the food; you just bring the appetite. We’ll meet at 1630 Lilly Ct., in Newberg.

Please RSVP to help us make sure we have enough food! Email Ashton ( or fill out this Google form.

*Vegetarian and gluten-free options will be provided.

Remind students about this Thursday’s APA workshop

Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

If you require your students to write in APA formatting, remind them to join the Academic Resource Center for an APA workshop with professor Sue O’Donnell on Thursday, Sept. 27, from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in Hoover 105.

Students will learn the details of APA style, including formatting, citations, references, writing style and more.

Questions? Contact Maddie Lowen (

Come to APA workshop this Thursday in Hoover 105

Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

Join the Academic Resource Center for an APA workshop with professor Sue O’Donnell on Thursday, Sept. 27, from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in Hoover 105.

Learn the details of APA style, including formatting, citations, references, writing style and more.

Questions? Contact Maddie Lowen (

Interested in the new biomedical engineering major?

Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

Come to EHS 102 at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2, to hear about the new biomedical engineering major. We will be discussing the courses required, how it will impact George Fox, what kind of jobs can you get with this degree, internship options and more! There will be time for questions and answers.

Faculty, if you know of students interested in this major, please pass this information along.

If you have any questions, contact Abraham Kang (