Archive for October, 2018

Free estate planning lunch set for Nov. 13 in Canyon Commons

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

Please join us to learn about estate planning on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at noon in Canyon Commons 101. The Estate Planning Workshop will review the five documents everyone should have in place for a tax-efficient and loving estate plan.

Gene Christian, a recognized regional estate planning leader and George alumnus, will present this workshop and be available to those who would like to confidentially discuss their estate plans.

A light lunch of soup and salad will be served. There is no cost to you for either the workshop or the lunch.

Please RSVP to Karlyn Fleming no later than Nov. 6 at kfleming@georgefox.edu or ext. 2115. Space is limited, so please reserve your place early!

Important info for Saturday’s home football game

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

Our Family Weekend football game against Linfield is scheduled for this Saturday, Oct. 20! Kickoff is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. 

Be sure to move your cars out of the Bauman parking lot and the tennis court parking lot on Friday evening. This space will be dedicated to football fan parking, activities and vendors on Saturday. No parking will be permitted in these lots.

Tailgate Activities
Join us in the Bauman parking lot at noon for fun Family Weekend tailgate activities!

Entrances to the Football Game
There will be two entrances into the game, and both are located in the Bauman parking lot directly behind the stadium.

Wheeler Sports Center Closed
The Wheeler Sports Center will be closed from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. This means the basketball gym, racquetball courts and locker rooms will be closed. There will be security officers who will ask you where you are headed; just let them know that you are going to work out.

Bauman Walkway
The sidewalk located between the football stadium and Bauman will be closed. Please walk around the building and do not move the barricade.

Circle Parking Lot
The circle parking lot near Wheeler will be closed for the day. This space is reserved for officials to park in. Officials will arrive as early as 10 a.m.

Sideline Passes
No one will be granted field access without a sideline pass. Sideline passes are issued to those who are required to work and/or have official business during the game.

Tickets
Students and staff can show their ID cards at the gate to get into the game free of charge. In addition, all George Fox alumni who check in at the Information Table will receive free admission to the game.

Additional tickets can be purchased online or at the gate. Or, visit the athletics ticket website.

We hope to see you at the game at 1:30 p.m. and the tailgates prior to that!

Faculty and administrators invited to join Fall Staff Conference on Nov. 1

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

We have some space left for faculty and administrators to join our staff at the Fall Staff Conference on Thursday, Nov. 1, in Canyon Commons.

The event will include a presentation from our very own Melanie Springer Mock and Polly Peterson on the topic of what it means to be fearfully and wonderfully made, and how we understand our worth as members of the George Fox community. Please RSVP for the conference using this link.

Schedule

  • 8-8:30 a.m.: Coffee and Community (breakfast on your own)
  • 8:30-9:15 a.m.: Worship
  • 9:15 a.m. to noon: Presentation by Melanie Springer Mock and Polly Peterson
  • Noon to 1 p.m.: Lunch provided by Staff Development Committee for staff ($5 for faculty/administrators)

For a taste of Melanie’s inspiration behind her book Worthy, take at look at this blog post.

Got questions about the conference? Contact Adina McConaughey (amcconaughey@georgefox.edu).

Feeling stressed? Attend free stress management class

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

Feeling stressed? Consider attending “Facing The Real World: A Stress Management Class” beginning this month. Sessions begin Thursday, Oct. 25, and meet each Thursday through Nov. 15 for an hour each time (5 to 6 p.m.) in the Health and Counseling Center.

The class is free. Come learn strategies to manage and overcome your stress and anxiety! Develop the skills to be free from unnecessary worry and fear.

Contact Molly Hickok (mhickok@georgefox.edu) for more information.

Enter debate competition for a chance to win Amazon gift card

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

All are invited to participate in a debate competition known as the “Policy Debate” on campus on Saturday, Nov. 3, in the Hoover lobby. The team check-in, opening ceremony and coaching session will take place between 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. The first debate round will commence at 1:45 p.m., and the final will finish at 8 p.m.

This event will focus on chosen topics that teams of four will debate on over the course of three preliminary rounds, plus a final round. Participants will be expected to attend the full event, including debates, meals and ceremonies. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served to all participants throughout the day.

No previous experience in a debate is required. Each individual person on the winning team will receive $125 Amazon gift cards. Smaller amounts will be given to other participants who place lower.

Sign up here and get our schedule here. In order to compete, you must register individually or as a team by Friday, Oct. 26. If you sign up individually, you will be placed on a team and notified by Oct. 26. If there aren’t enough individual sign-ups, you will not be placed on a team.

Please email Anna Marshall (amarshall17@georgefox.edu) or Benjamin Fox (foxb16@georgefox.edu) if you have any questions.

This tournament is made possible by the generous support of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI).

Join Students for Life Club meeting tomorrow night

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

Come join the Students for Life Club meeting tomorrow (Thursday) at 7:30 p.m. in the Villa House. Come be an advocate for the voiceless from conception to natural death. This week we will be discussing Measure 106 and 40 Days for Life.

Contact Savanna Poston (sposton15@georgefox.edu) for more information.

Plan to get your flu shot either Nov. 8 or Nov. 15

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

The Health and Counseling Center will be joining forces with the School of Nursing for two flu shot clinics on campus.

Get your flu shot for $20 (free for students on PacificSource student insurance plan) on either Thursday, Nov. 8, or Thursday, Nov. 15, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. The Nov. 8 session will be in Canyon Commons; the Nov. 15 clinic will be in Roberts 117.

Nursing students will administer the vaccinations while under the direct supervision of nursing faculty as well as the university’s school nurse. Come support our nursing students!

Contact Molly Hickok (mhickok@georgefox.edu) for more information.

Join in fun of fencing tonight in Hadlock Student Center

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

For those of you who don’t know, the Fencing Club is open to all levels of experience in fencing, from novice to “grown up with a sword in their hand.”

The purpose of the club is to have fun learning how to fence and to get a chance to have fun every Wednesday sword fighting. We supply the equipment, but if you already have equipment that you would like to use feel free to bring it along.

Join us tonight from 8 to 9 p.m. in Hadlock 014. Contact Laurelle Ramsey (lramsey16@georgefox.edu) for more information.

Come hear student musicians at free Family Weekend concert Friday

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

All are invited to a free Family Weekend concert showcasing George Fox’s Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Singers, Women’s Chorale, Concert Choir and Symphonic Band this Friday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in Bauman Auditorium.

Bring your family and friends and enjoy a wide variety of symphonic, chamber, choral, and band music.

Admission is free! Contact Danielle Warner (dwarner@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Want to know more about the National Society of Leadership and Success? Join info meeting

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

Have you joined the National Society of Leadership and Success? Wondering what you need to become an inducted member on Friday, Nov. 16? Please email NSLS@georgefox.edu to get help with this information.

The next speaker broadcast, which is free and open to the campus community, will be on MondayOct. 29, at 6:30 p.m. in Canyon Commons 101 and 102. Light snacks will be provided. We hope to see you there!

Any questions should be directed to Kristi Welker by emailing kwelker@georgefox.edu or calling 503-554-2308.

Free tacos served today for commuter lunch

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

Join us for commuter lunch in Canyon Commons today (Wednesday) from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tacos will be served. We hope to see you there!

Any questions should be directed to Kristi Welker by emailing kwelker@georgefox.edu or calling 503-554-2308.

Buy an exercise science polo

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

Attention exercise science majors! It is time to order this year’s exercise science polo. These polos are great to wear to your field experience, observation hours and presentations!

Orders are due to the HHP office (on the corner of Meridian and 99W) by this Friday, Oct. 19, at 5 p.m. Order forms are available in the HHP office.

Please contact Sam Taylor at staylor15@georgefox.edu with any questions.

Please fill out this entrepreneurship project survey

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

If you would like to help a George Fox student in the entrepreneurship class, please fill out this survey that will help gather information for marketing a card game. The survey only takes about three to five minutes to complete.

Fill out the survey here.

Disclaimer:
These surveys are student generated and are not to be associated with any official research conducted by faculty and staff at George Fox University. Any views or opinions presented in these surveys are solely those of the students and do not represent those of George Fox University. The distribution of these surveys is a service provided to George Fox University students as they prepare their research required by the curriculum. Students are required to have department approval. Any questions about these surveys should be directed to the students associated with the survey in question.

Please take this environmental sustainability survey

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

Do you have two minutes? Please fill out this short survey for the purpose of discovering the attitudes of students around environmental sustainability, especially regarding recent changes in recycling at George Fox University.

Find the survey here.

Disclaimer:
These surveys are student generated and are not to be associated with any official research conducted by faculty and staff at George Fox University. Any views or opinions presented in these surveys are solely those of the students and do not represent those of George Fox University. The distribution of these surveys is a service provided to George Fox University students as they prepare their research required by the curriculum. Students are required to have department approval. Any questions about these surveys should be directed to the students associated with the survey in question.

Looking for an outlet to express your creativity? Send your submissions to ‘The Wineskin’

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

The Wineskin is now accepting submissions! There is no theme for this semester – just send us your best work. We are looking for poems, stories, essays and artwork that encourages a new perspective of the world and intrigue us with their attention to patterns of sight, touch, thought and sound.

All poetry, prose, photography and artwork may be submitted to gfuwineskin@gmail.com (Please limit all prose to 1,000 words and send no more than five poems per submission). Please title each piece and remove all watermarks.

Submissions close on Friday, Nov. 9.

Contact Hannah Dierdorff (hdierdorff15@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

All invited to a free night of bowling with Fusion Asian American Club

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

Join us this Sunday, Oct. 21, for a night of bowling and bonding! This is the second event for our Fusion Asian American Club, and we would love for you to join us!

We will be meeting at 7:30 p.m. in front of the IRC (Intercultural Resource Center) building located across the street from Pennington. Then, we will all drive together to Tigard Bowl and should be back before 10 p.m.

If you are interested in joining us for this free event, please RSVP at this link. Feel free to invite your friends! We hope you all can come. It will be a great time!

For more information, contact Carlee Matsunaga (cmatsunaga17@georgefox.edu).

Guest lecturer speaks on Founding Father Dickinson tonight in Hoover 105

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

The university community is invited to a special guest lecture by Nathan R. Kozuskanich, associate professor of history at Nipissing University in North Bay, Ontario, at 7 p.m. tonight (Wednesday) in Hoover 105. Kozuskanich will speak on the topic “Fighting Founder: John Dickinson and (not) Bearing Arms in the Early Republic.”

Kozuskanich is author of Benjamin Franklin: American Founder, Atlantic Citizen, assistant editor of the John Dickinson Writings Project, and coeditor of The Second Amendment on Trial.

Contact Mark David Hall (mhall@georgefox.edu) for more information.

Jekabs Bikis speaks at Bruins Lead this Thursday

Monday, October 15th, 2018

Join us this this Thursday, Oct. 18, from 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. in Wheeler 208 as we welcome the dean of the College of Business, Jekabs Bikis, to speak at Bruins Lead.

Jekabs will reflect on what it means to lead while living in grace and truth.

Free pizza to be served at Investment Club meeting tonight

Monday, October 15th, 2018

Join the Investment Club for free pizza tonight (Tuesday) in Hoover 103 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and learn about Blockchain from Trevor Clarke, an expert from Amber Data.

Please RSVP here if you plan to attend.

Questions? Contact Ryan Mendenhall at rmendenhall17@georgefox.edu.

Need a new employee photo? Come to Crisman Crossing bridge on Oct. 23

Monday, October 15th, 2018

Attention Newberg campus employees: University photographer Chris Low will be at the Crisman Crossing bridge for a scheduled photo shoot on Tuesday, Oct. 23, between 10 a.m. and noon.

If your employee photo on the university website is in need of updating, this is your chance to get it done! Not sure if you need a retake? If your existing photo is more than three years old, is poorly lit, is out of focus, and/or has a gray, brown or black background, it’s time for an update.

No appointment is necessary, and each photo subject will be done in only a minute or two. Solid, neutral clothing colors are recommended.

Questions? Feel free to contact Chris at clow@geogefox.edu.