Call for shout-outs: Send us your employee recognition nominations

Sunday, May 27th, 2018

Do you know someone who deserves special recognition for awesome work at our next all-employee meeting (Thursday, May 31)? Please take a moment to nominate a colleague using this form by the end of the day Tuesday. Please include a short summary (two to three sentences) of their recent success!

Questions? Contact Darby Thiessen at dthiessen@georgefox.edu.

Come hear from computer science candidates this week

Sunday, May 27th, 2018

Please join the College of Engineering for two computer science candidate visits this week. All of the sessions will take place in Hoover 103 …

  • On Tuesday, May 29, join J. Walker Orr’s class at 4 p.m. His research presentation will be the next day, Wednesday, May 30, at 11 a.m.
  • On Thursday, May 31, join Dale Hamilton’s class at 4 p.m. His research presentation will be the next day, Friday, June 1, at 11 a.m.

All are welcome to attend. Questions? Contact Adina McConaughey (amcconaughey@georgefox.edu).

Call for shout-outs: Send us your employee recognition nominations

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Do you know someone who deserves special recognition for awesome work at our next all-employee meeting (Thursday, May 31)? Please take a moment to nominate a colleague using this form by the end of the day Tuesday. Please include a short summary (two to three sentences) of their recent success!

Questions? Contact Darby Thiessen at dthiessen@georgefox.edu.

George Fox leave of absence training session set for Wednesday

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Are you interested in learning more about George Fox’s sick leave share and parental leave policies? Do you find yourself wondering what you should say and do when your direct report comes to you saying, “I need to take leave”? Can you direct an employee where to go to find their leave balances? Here is your opportunity to learn what every supervisor needs to know about George Fox leave of absences!

A final supervisor training will be held as a “Lunch and Learn” on Wednesday, May 30, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Klages 232.

If you have questions or have difficulty signing up, please contact Darby Thiessen at 503-554-2188 or dthiessen@georgefox.edu.

All invited to computer science candidates’ classes and research seminars

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Please join the College of Engineering for two computer science candidate visits next week. All of the sessions will take place in Hoover 103

  • On Tuesday, May 29, join J. Walker Orr’s class at 4 p.m. His research presentation will be the next day, Wednesday, May 30, at 11 a.m.
  • On Thursday, May 31, join Dale Hamilton’s class at 4 p.m. His research presentation will be the next day, Friday, June 1, at 11 a.m.

All are welcome to attend. Questions? Contact Adina McConaughey (amcconaughey@georgefox.edu).

Mail courier service alters schedule for next week

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Since Monday, May 28, is Memorial Day, the university’s courier service will run on Tuesday and Thursday of next week. If you have any questions, please contact Richard Silver at 503-554-2551 or rsilver@georgefox.edu.

Bruin Den closing May 28 to June 15 for maintenance work

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

The Bruin Den will be closed from Monday, May 28, through Friday, June 15, for building maintenance. The Bridge Cafe will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays from Tuesday, May 29, through Friday, June 15.

Thanks for your understanding, and be sure to come visit us in the Bridge Cafe!

Contact Lisa Miles (lmiles@georgefox.edu) with questions.

University closes this Monday to observe Memorial Day

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

All university offices in Newberg and at regional sites will be closed on Monday, May 28, to observe the Memorial Day holiday. Libraries in Newberg and the Portland Center also will be closed.

Bruin Den closing for maintenance May 28 to June 15

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

The Bruin Den will be closed from Monday, May 28, through Friday, June 15, for building maintenance. The Bridge Cafe will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays from Tuesday, May 29, through Friday, June 15.

Thanks for your understanding, and be sure to come visit us in the Bridge Cafe!

Contact Lisa Miles (lmiles@georgefox.edu) with questions.

Make plans to attend summer barbecue on June 6

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Join your fellow employees for our summer barbecue on the quad lawn at noon on Wednesday, June 6 (in the event of rain, we’ll be in Canyon Commons 101/102). The cost is only $5 per person.

In addition to lunch, we’ll take time to celebrate the winners of the Wellness Challenge. Please RSVP at this link. Summer student employees are welcome to RSVP as well.

Questions? Contact Peg Hutton (phutton@georgefox.edu).

– Hosted by the Staff Development Committee

Some outdoor safety tips for the three-day weekend

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

With a long holiday weekend ahead, here are some safety tips if camping, hiking or backpacking are on your get-away list!

  • Research cell phone coverage for your trip. If you will be out of range, find out how to access services for the ranger or local law enforcement. Check out communication devices at outdoor stores that allow you to text, boost your signal or use your cell phone as a radio in case of emergency.
  • Leave at home or in a safety deposit box all jewelry, electronics, unneeded cash and credit cards. Connect with other campers, and if they seem trustworthy, agree to watch each other’s tent and camping equipment when out on a hike or day excursion.
  • Take valuables with you if at all possible or use a diversion safe that looks like an ordinary object.
  • Hide items that you need to store in your vehicle and transfer them to your trunk prior to arriving at your destination.
  • Lock your vehicle and close windows and sunroofs.
  • Look for people loitering around parking areas, and don’t leave your car if there are suspicious persons hanging around.
  • Trust your instincts! If something feels “off” about a campsite or campers, follow your gut.
  • Carry a whistle or noise-maker to draw attention to yourself if you need help.
  • Make a family plan about what to do if any family member becomes separated from the group.

These great tips are courtesy of the City of Portland’s Crime Prevention Program.

– Campus Safety Office

Lunch provided at moms’ gathering today in Hoover 104

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

If you are an expectant mother, a new mom, or are a mother of young children, you’re invited to an informal lunchtime gathering with other George Fox employee women today (Wednesday) from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Hoover 104. Come and go as you please. Lunch will be provided!

Questions? Contact Jamie Noling-Auth (jnolingauth@georgefox.edu).

All are invited to retirement reception for Theresa Schierman on May 30

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Plan to join us for a retirement reception for Theresa Schierman, who is retiring after 10 years as a financial aid counselor. We will gather at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30, in the Stevens Center atrium. Refreshments will be served.

Theresa has impacted so many lives through her extraordinary commitment to each individual student and their families. She will be blessed by your presence.

Contact Terri Crawford (tcrawford@georgefox.edu) with questions.

George Fox logo now available as Google Form-compatible image

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Do you use Google Forms? We now have available for you a Google Form-compatible image with the George Fox logo. Instructions on how to upload the image to your existing Google Form and a Google Form template can be found at this link.

If you have any questions, please contact Danette Newkirk (dnewkirk@georgefox.edu).

Make plans to attend next week’s all-employee meeting

Monday, May 21st, 2018

Make plans to attend the all-employee meeting set for Thursday, May 31, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Canyon Commons. A live stream of the meeting will take place in PDS 160 at the Portland Center.

Also, there has been a change to the June meeting schedule. The meeting that month will take place on Wednesday, June 20, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Canyon Commons (PDS 160 live stream).  It was originally scheduled for June 28.

See you there!

Important Vehicle Registration Information for Fall 2018

Monday, May 21st, 2018

We’ve been receiving calls wondering when vehicle registration for this fall will open up, and the answer is July! It will be a roll-out registration like last summer, with those who will be seniors registering first, then juniors, then sophomores, etc. Information will be posted in the Daily Bruin and sent via email, so keep watching for further details.

Commuter and graduate permits won’t be limited, but residential permits will be, so please carefully consider if you really do need a car on campus – or if taking advantage of the Enterprise Car Share program would be a much cheaper alternative, as permits will be $100 per semester.

Questions? Contact Nadine Kincaid (nkincaid@georgefox.edu).

Final call for volunteers for PT’s toe study

Friday, May 18th, 2018

The big toe is the last part of your body to leave the ground when you walk or run. The physical therapy research team is interested in knowing exactly how strong the muscles are that control the big toe. We are looking for volunteers who are willing to have their toe and calf muscle tested for strength using two, easy to perform measurements.

If you are interested in participating, please call Jamie at 503-803-8096 for further details. Let’s see what you can do!

Space still available in George Fox leave of absence training sessions

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Are you interested in learning more about George Fox’s sick leave share and parental leave policies? Do you find yourself wondering what you should say and do when your direct report comes to you saying, “I need to take leave”? Can you direct an employee where to go to find their leave balances? Here is your opportunity to learn what every supervisor needs to know about George Fox leave of absences!

Supervisor trainings will be held as a “Lunch and Learn” on two successive Wednesdays – May 23 and May 30 – from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Klages 232.

If you have questions or have difficulty signing up, please contact Darby Thiessen at 503-554-2188 or dthiessen@georgefox.edu.

Some FoxTALE tips for faculty members

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

The 2018 Spring course sites have now been hidden to students. If you want to make any of the 2018 Spring course sites visible to them, follow these steps:

  • Select “Administration” menu>Edit settings
  • In the “General” section,  look for the “Visible” setting
  • Change “Hide” back to “Show”
  • Scroll to bottom and “Save changes”

You can use the same procedure to make courses visible to students for 2018 Summer course sites.

Unrelated to hiding courses, but helpful to know: In your Dashboard “Courses view,” your courses are now listed in three tabs: “In Progress,” “Future” and “Past.” You can control how your courses are listed by entering each course site and adjusting the start and end dates. To learn more, view the FoxTALE Course Overview guide.

Visit the FoxTALE for Faculty webpage for a list of guides and resources.

Questions? Email servicedesk@georgefox.edu or call 503-554-2569.

– Your Educational Technology Team

Expectant mothers, new moms and moms of little ones invited to lunch May 23

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

If you are an expectant mother, a new mom, or are a mother of young children, come to an informal lunchtime gathering with other George Fox employee women. We gather two to three times a year to share stories and lunch, and to connect with one another.

We’ll be meeting next from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23, in Hoover 104. Come and go as you please.

Questions? Contact Jamie Noling-Auth (jnolingauth@georgefox.edu).