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 (

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.

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 (

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

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.

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.

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 (

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 (

Submit business card order requests

Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

The marketing communications department will be processing the next business card order on Wednesday, Sept. 26. Submit your request for business cards directly with B&B Print Source before that date.

Questions? Contact Danette Newkirk (

Submit name tag orders by this Wednesday

Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

The marketing communications department is collecting orders for name tags. For those who have regular face-to-face contact with the public and need to order a name tag, you may submit your name tag requests at this link.

Be sure to provide the name of the person for whom the name tag is needed; title or department; and the budget to be charged. Examples of title or department include Dean of Students/Student Life and Admissions Counselor/Admissions. The next order will be placed Wednesday, Sept. 26.

Contact Danette Newkirk ( if you have any questions.

Come to recycling discussion today in EHS 102

Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

Have you noticed changes occurring in how we are recycling as a university? Are you curious what led to these changes and how we are seeking to recycle in the future? Do you have some thoughts or ideas about recycling that you would like to dialogue around?

If so, join us for a meeting from 5 to 5:40 p.m. today (Monday) in EHS 102. The meeting will include a 20-minute presentation on the state of recycling at George Fox, followed by about 20 minutes of question-and-answer time and open dialogue.

All are welcome and encouraged to bring questions and ideas! If you have any questions about this event, or if you are not able to make this meeting but have some questions regarding recycling on campus, you can email Trevor Woods at

PT team conducting research on bunions

Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

The physical therapy research team is continuing its investigation on the big toe. This time, the focus is on bunions (hallux valgus). If you have a bunion, or two, our research team is interested in you! We will be collecting data on how bunions function.

If you’d like to know more or are interested in participating, please call Jamie at 503-803-8096.

Retrieve your lost items at Campus Public Safety office

Friday, September 21st, 2018

Did you know that the official lost and found is located at the Campus Public Safety office in the Stevens Center parking lot? Due to limited storage, we can only keep items five to eight weeks before they are donated to charitable causes, so come promptly to our office to look for your lost items! Left-behind items in Duke and Wheeler usually stay in Wheeler, and most items left behind in the Roberts Center remain in that building.

There are also lost-and-found boxes at the check-in kiosks at Canyon Commons, so check there first if you may have left items in there. The best practice of all is to take a Sharpie and label your items with your name and phone number so we can notify you (especially phone and computer chargers, water bottles, notebooks and books, lunch bags, calculators, earphones and clothing items).

Questions? Contact Nadine Kincaid (

Today is final day to take care of your passport needs

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Today (Friday) is the last day of Passport Days. Don’t miss this opportunity to get your passport taken care of. Swing by the Bauman Auditorium lobby between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to find the U.S. Postal Service representative.

To calculate how much your passport will be, visit this link. Don’t forget to bring a valid photo ID, birth certificate and Social Security card.

If you have any questions, please contact Richard Silver (

All invited to AA meeting on campus Oct. 3

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Have you struggled with alcohol? Looking for some support? Feel free to attend the AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) meeting on campus. We meet Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. during the fall semester in Roberts 168.

We will be taking next week off and will convene on Wednesday, Oct. 3. All George Fox students, staff, faculty and administrators are welcome to attend. There is no fee to participate.

Questions? Contact Gregg Lamm at

Tell students about APA workshop coming up

Thursday, September 20th, 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 (