All-employee meeting set for July 25; nominate coworkers for ‘shout-outs’

Sunday, July 15th, 2018

This month’s all-employee meeting has been moved from this week to next. The meeting will now be from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25, in Canyon Commons (live streaming in PDS 160).

Do you know someone who deserves special shout-out recognition at the meeting? Please take a moment to nominate a colleague using this form by noon on Tuesday, July 24. Include a short summary (two to three sentences) of their recent success!

Questions? Contact Darby Thiessen (dthiessen@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2188).

Be aware of tree work and other projects going on around campus

Sunday, July 15th, 2018

Plant Services will be doing tree work the week of July 16 in Hess Creek Canyon (July 16-20). Barricades will be used to mark off the work areas. For your safety, do not walk inside the barricaded areas. Intermittent tree work will continue in the quad as well.

In addition:

  • Today (Monday), the Wheeler Bridge will be closed as crews work on trees nearby.
  • Monday and Tuesday work will occur on the south end of Canyon Commons, and traffic will be routed to the north end of the building. Crisman Crossing may be closed intermittently during that time. Flaggers will be on hand to direct traffic. For your safely, please obey the flaggers and avoid all marked areas!

Thank you,
– Plant Services

Bruin Den reopens today; ice cream treats up for grabs

Sunday, July 15th, 2018

The Bruin Den will be reopening today (Monday) with our summer hours of 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. We are looking forward to seeing you all!

To celebrate, we are offering our first 40 customers who spend a minimum of $5 a free ice cream novelty!

Do you know of students seeking housing this year?

Sunday, July 15th, 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.

Employees: Mark your calendars for all-community meeting on Aug. 15

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

All employees, half time and above, are required to attend the all-community meeting​ (absences must be approved by your vice president)​, scheduled from 8 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 15, in the Canyon Commons dining hall on the Newberg campus. Coffee and danishes will be served beginning at 8 a.m., with the program to follow, and the event concludes with lunch served at 11:30 a.m.

The meeting will include a time of worship and devotions, ​an update from President Robin Baker and the VP team​​, and employee service awards. This year, service award recipients will be honored with the 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 adding a comment under their name. We’ll print the comments on cards and present them at the meeting.

Contact Missy Terry at terrym@georgefox.edu with any questions. See you there!

Consider volunteering as a Life Group leader this fall

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

The Office for Spiritual and Intercultural Life is looking for post-college Life Group leaders for our eight-week fall Life Groups (the weeks of Sept. 17 through Nov. 5). Life Groups are small groups of undergraduate students who meet together for prayer, Bible study and fellowship.

Groups meet weekly for 60 to 90 minutes at the time and location of your choosing. Participants will select the group they wish to participate in based on the details that leaders provide. Groups are encouraged to use one of three curriculum options recommended by the Office for Spiritual and Intercultural Life that parallel other themes that are being explored in chapel.

We welcome our employees, alumni, family members of George Fox employees and students, and members of our wonderful local churches to consider leading a group. Our fall leader meeting will take place at a location to be determined on Thursday, Sept. 6, from noon to 1:30 p.m., and lunch will be provided.

For more information and to sign up, visit this webpage or contact the Office for Spiritual and Intercultural Life at spirituallife@georgefox.edu.

Please avoid parking in Hoover and Stevens lots tomorrow

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

The undergraduate admissions office is getting ready to welcome hundreds of prospective students to campus tomorrow (Friday) for Summer Visit Day. Please be considerate of our guests by avoiding parking in the Hoover and Stevens parking lots.

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

Important Fitness Center Information

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

Only weeks remain before the opening of the new Hadlock Student Center (HSC)! Assuming everything continues on schedule, the fitness center portion of the facility will be open with limited hours (tentatively 4 to 9 p.m.) beginning Monday, Aug. 27, so that student staff can be adequately trained on the new equipment and protocols (anticipated grand opening and full hours will begin Monday, Sept. 3). This is subject to change if there are unexpected delays in construction.

If you use the current fitness center in Wheeler, you’ll notice that much of the older equipment has been moved out. Sometime in August, the large portion of the space will be remodeled for athletics’ use in light of the addition of women and men’s swimming and the continued growth in the number of student-athletes (currently 20 percent of our undergraduate student population). The smaller portion of the current facility (the free weight area) will be remodeled into a classroom during the fall semester.

Please note that because of remodeling and construction of new space, there will likely be a two- to three-week time frame in August when there will be no fitness center available for general campus use. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience for those who are regularly using this space and trust that the new space in the Hadlock Student Center will make it worth the wait!

Questions? Contact Brad Lau at blau@georgefox.edu.

Be considerate of Summer Visit Day guests when parking on Friday

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

The undergraduate admissions office is getting ready to welcome hundreds of prospective students to campus on Friday, July 13, for Summer Visit Day. Please be considerate of our guests by avoiding parking in the Hoover and Stevens parking lots.

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

Important Vehicle Registration Information for Fall 2018

Tuesday, July 10th, 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.

Bridge Cafe is open through July 13

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

The Bruin Den will remain closed through Friday, July 13; however, we will be open in the Bridge Cafe from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Be aware of statewide transit tax

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

As of July 1, 2018, you’ll see a new item on your paystub for Oregon’s statewide transit tax. The tax is one-tenth of one percent (.001) — or $1 per $1,000. Your employer will be automatically withholding the tax – just like the personal income tax – so you don’t have to do or change anything. Unlike the personal income tax, there’s no withholding exemption for this tax.

Revenue from the statewide transit tax will go to expanding public transportation throughout Oregon. For more information on how the tax revenues will be used, check out “HB 2017 Funding Package” under “Projects & News” on the Oregon Department of Transportation’s website.

To learn more about the tax itself, visit the Department of Revenue online at oregon.gov/dor.

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact Kasondra Silva at ksilva@georgefox.edu.

Texas is today’s culinary stop along Route 66

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

We’re headed west on our culinary journey along Route 66 with today’s stop in the state of Texas. We’ll be serving up authentic barbecue beef brisket along with several regional side dishes, dessert and southern sweet tea, all for just $6.95.

Stop by for lunch on the patio outside Canyon Commons between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and enjoy a delicious taste of Texas!

Be aware of tree work being done in the quad this week

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

Plant Services will be doing tree work the week of July 9 in the quad (July 9-13). Barricades will be used to mark off the work areas. For your safety, do not walk inside the barricaded areas.

Thank you.

Turnitin services unavailable from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today

Monday, July 9th, 2018

Turnitin services will be temporarily unavailable during a scheduled maintenance update today (Tuesday) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. PDT.

In FoxTALE Assignments that are using Turnitin, instructors are encouraged to check Submission Due Dates to make sure no assignments are due on the Turnitin July 10 maintenance day. All other FoxTALE services will operate as usual. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Contact the Service Desk with any questions: 503-554-2569 or servicedesk@georgefox.edu.

Tree work is being done in the quad this week

Sunday, July 8th, 2018

Plant Services will be doing tree work the week of July 9 in the quad (July 9-13). Barricades will be used to mark off the work areas. For your safety, do not walk inside the barricaded areas.

Thank you.

Consider leading a Life Group this fall

Sunday, July 8th, 2018

The Office for Spiritual and Intercultural Life is looking for post-college Life Group leaders for our eight-week fall Life Groups (the weeks of Sept. 17 through Nov. 5). Life Groups are small groups of undergraduate students who meet together for prayer, Bible study and fellowship.

Groups meet weekly for 60 to 90 minutes at the time and location of your choosing. Participants will select the group they wish to participate in based on the details that leaders provide. Groups are encouraged to use one of three curriculum options recommended by the Office for Spiritual and Intercultural Life that parallel other themes that are being explored in chapel.

We welcome our employees, alumni, family members of George Fox employees and students, and members of our wonderful local churches to consider leading a group. Our fall leader meeting will take place at a location to be determined on Thursday, Sept. 6, from noon to 1:30 p.m., and lunch will be provided.

For more information and to sign up, visit this webpage or contact the Office for Spiritual and Intercultural Life at spirituallife@georgefox.edu.

Bruin Den to remain closed through tomorrow

Sunday, July 8th, 2018

Due to delays with repairs, the Bruin Den will remain closed through tomorrow (Tuesday). The Bridge Cafe will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Bruin Den to remain closed through Tuesday

Friday, July 6th, 2018

Due to delays with repairs, the Bruin Den will remain closed through Tuesday, July 10. The Bridge Cafe will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Turnitin will undergo maintenance on July 10

Thursday, July 5th, 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.