Important Vehicle Registration/Parking Information

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Students: If you brought a car to campus and have yet to register it, bring the DMV registration slip immediately to the security office to register your vehicle and avoid a $65 ticket for non-registration.

If you have a Morse or Austin permit, you need to move your vehicle to those lots today to avoid being ticketed. Commuters, you can park only on the campus side of Meridian Street between Sherman and North Street. Many of you are parking all along Meridian Street and are receiving tickets. Please save your money and use the 99W lot that is only two blocks from the quad!

If you don’t understand where your permit allows you to park, please come to the security office so we can show you on the parking map.

Employees: If you are still using an orange adjunct parking permit, those expired Dec. 31, 2016, and you need to come to the security office for an updated staff permit. If you are still using a white staff permit, those expired in 2015, and you need to register your vehicle on MyGFU in order to be issued a current staff permit.

Questions? Contact Nadine Kincaid at nkincaid@georgefox.edu.

This week’s home athletic events

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Plan to attend one of these exciting matchups. Conference play is officially underway for fall sports! Visit gfubruins.com for more information.

  • Friday, Sept. 29 | Volleyball vs. Whitman | 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 30 | Men’s Soccer vs. Pacific Lutheran | 1:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 30 | Women’s Soccer vs. Linfield | 11 .m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 30 | Volleyball vs. Whitworth | 3 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 30 | Football vs. Pacific | 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 1 | Men’s Soccer vs. Puget Sound | Noon

Service for John Bennett is today in Canyon Commons

Monday, September 25th, 2017

This summer the university mourned the loss of beloved photography professor John Bennett, who died in a tragic accident on May 23.

The Office of Spiritual & Intercultural Life and the Department of Art and Design invite you to join us for a service of remembrance celebrating the life and legacy of John Bennett. The service will be held today (Tuesday) at 3:30 p.m. in Canyon Commons 101.

All are welcome.

All welcome to first Koinonia meeting of semester Thursday

Monday, September 25th, 2017

This Thursday, Sept. 28, is the first meeting of the monthly event series Koinonia. At Koinonia, we learn about and celebrate the many cultures represented in our student body. Once a month we will gather for rich discussions, delicious food and awesome activities.

Please join us for the Koinonia kickoff in Canyon Commons 103 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. The first 100 people in the door will get a free shirt! Together we can bring the culture and learn the culture!

Contact Kevin Tshilombo (ktshilombo16@georgefox.edu) for more information.

Swing by Canyon Commons to hear string chamber music ensemble this morning

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Stop by Canyon Commons this morning (Tuesday) to hear a short pop up concert. Bring your lunch, enjoy the sun and get serenaded by two exciting tangos, performed by our string chamber music ensemble.

The performance will be from 11:45 a.m. to noon.

Join your colleagues at lunch in Canyon Commons today

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Join your colleagues for all-employee lunch in Canyon Commons today (Tuesday)! Lunch is served between 11:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m., and the cost is only $3 for employees.

Come on over!

President Baker reflects on special encounter on Serve Day

Monday, September 25th, 2017

On Serve Day, President Robin Baker had the opportunity to serve alongside students from Fulton Street House at a cemetery in Sherwood. While there, the crew had an encounter that made the experience all the more meaningful. You can read about it here.

Know students who need help with APA Style? Tell them about workshop

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Know students who need help with APA Style for writing assignments? Encourage them to attend a workshop on Thursday, Sept. 28.

Sue O’Donnell, associate professor of psychology, will cover American Psychological Association citation and reference formatting, along with several guidelines for writing in APA Style, at an Academic Resource Center-sponsored workshop, “Using APA Format Effectively,” from 10:50 to 11:40 a.m. in Hoover 105.

Questions? Contact Rick Muthiah at rmuthiah@georgefox.edu.

Come out to Shalom service tonight in Canyon Commons

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Come on out for Shalom tonight (Tuesday) at 8:30 p.m. in Canyon Commons! We gather for a time of fellowship, rejuvenation, chapel credit and homemade bread. Bring your friends, come as you are and thank Jesus for a new week!

If you have any questions or want to be involved, email Shea Krevi at gfushalomabroad@gmail.com.

PT hosts free screenings for those at risk of falling

Monday, September 25th, 2017

In honor of Sept. 29 being National Fall Prevention Awareness Day, the George Fox physical therapy program is hosting free screenings to assess you for fall risk, games to help improve your balance, and education on how to prevent falls.

If you or someone you know may be at risk for falling and is interested in staying safe and educated on this matter, please head our way! The screenings will take place between 4 and 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 29, in the Roberts Center. Remember, it is all free, so spread the word.

Contact Justine Benner (jbenner12@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

University community invited to ‘Great Turkey’ event on Thanksgiving Day

Monday, September 25th, 2017

A George Fox alumnus invites the university community to join in the Great Turkey Fumble 5K/1K run this year on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 23. This event is a benefit for Newberg FISH. Last year, the event raised more than $1,900 and 250 pounds of nonperishable food for Newberg FISH.

Here are the details …

  • Date: Thursday, Nov. 23
  • Location: Newberg High School’s football field
  • Time: 8:45 a.m.
  • Cost: $26; $15 (under age 10)
  • All entries receive a free football and T-shirt!

Volunteers are also needed. If you are interested in volunteering, or wish to learn more, contact Brad Mordhurst at brady.mordhorst@gmail.com.

Be sure to sign up for FERPA training

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Did you know that, as a George Fox employee, you are responsible for protecting student records under a federal law known as FERPA?

Wondering what that means for you? Then take advantage of our new FERPA training.

You can complete the training individually through a powerpoint presentation, though we also recommend you participate in one of our in-person trainings as well.

In-person trainings will be available:

  • On the Newberg campus on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 10 a.m. in Canyon Commons (CCD 101)
  • At the Portland Center on Thursday, Sept. 28 at 10:30 a.m. in PDS 155

Please sign up here so we can save you a seat.

Even if you have worked here a long time and know what FERPA is, we recommend all employees complete the in-person training or review the presentation on their own. It is a complex law!

Our FERPA motto: When in doubt, don’t give it out! Contact the registrar’s office.

All-employee meeting slides available with link

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Did you miss last week’s all-employee meeting? An all-community drive has been created to allow you access to the presentation slides. Check it out here.

A letter regarding service animals on campus

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Dear colleagues,

As service and emotional support animals become more common in public venues, a few guidelines will be helpful to promote positive experiences for students, faculty and staff within the George Fox  community. These guidelines are intended to protect the rights and safety of all community members.

Service Animals
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines a service animal as a dog that is “individually trained” to “do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability.”  The tasks a dog has been trained to provide must relate directly to the person’s disability.

Emotional Support Animals
Federal laws recognize emotional support animals as reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities for purposes of housing and travel.

Service Animals on Campus

  • In situations where it is not obvious that the dog is a service animal, employees may ask two specific questions: (1) Is the dog a service animal required because of a disability? and (2) What work or task has the dog been trained to perform? Staff are not allowed to request any documentation for the dog, require that the dog demonstrate its task, or inquire about the nature of the person’s disability (see ADA guidelines).
  • If a dog is not trained to perform work or a task, an employee may ask the handler not to bring the animal into the room or building. Emotional support animals that provide comfort but do not perform a task are not service animals.
  • All service animals are required to be well behaved, controlled by the handler, on a leash or under voice control at all times, and housebroken, in accordance with ADA guidelines.
  • If a service animal is being disruptive, the handler is required to remove the service animal from the room or building until the animal is ready to return. If an employee believes a service animal is being disruptive, he or she may ask the handler to leave the area or the building until the animal is ready to return.
  • Any necessary cleanup is the handler’s responsibility.
  • If any member of the George Fox community indicates he or she has an allergy or phobia to dogs and is affected by the presence of dogs on campus, please notify the Disability Services Office as soon as possible. We will work toward a solution that meets the needs of all involved.
  • Students must have approval from the housing office and the Disability Services Office in order to house a service animal in campus housing.

Emotional Support Animals on Campus
The university allows emotional support animals in campus housing under certain conditions. Students must have approval from the housing office and the Disability Services Office prior to bringing an emotional support animal into campus housing.

Emotional support animals are not permitted in university buildings except approved campus housing (as noted above).

This information, along with a few more details, is available at this link.

If you have questions related to a service animal or emotional support animal on campus, please contact me.

Shalom,
Rick Muthiah (rmuthiah@georgefox.edu)

Interested in social work? Come to one of our info meetings Thursday

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Are you interested in helping people? Have you ever considered a degree in social work? Social work is a profession for those with a desire to help people improve their lives. If this sounds exciting to you, please stop by one of our info sessions to find out more about the major and about the many opportunities a degree in social work can provide!

We’ll be hosting both a morning session from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. and an evening gathering from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 28, in Hoover 208.

Donuts will be provided at the morning session, and pizza will be provided at the evening session!

Contact Kim Rapp (rappk@georgefox.edu) with any questions. Faculty, please tell your students about this opportunity!

Michael Ward presents lecture, hosts book-signing session on Sept. 29

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

The Office of the President and the William Penn Honors Program invite you to hear renowned C.S. Lewis scholar Michael Ward speak on Friday, Sept. 29, at 7:30 p.m. in Bauman Auditorium.

Best known for his book Planet Narnia, Ward’s lecture “The Heavens Are Telling The Glory Of God: C.S. Lewis, Narnia, and the Planets” will be followed by a reception and book signing in the Bauman lobby.

For more information, please contact Jocelyn Stein at jstein@georgefox.edu.

All-employee meeting dates set for 2017-18 academic year

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Following is a listing of dates for all-employee meetings in the 2017-18 academic year. All sessions meet from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Canyon Commons on the Newberg campus and are live-streamed in Room 160 at the Portland Center.

  • Oct. 26
  • Nov. 30
  • Dec. 14
  • Jan. 18
  • Feb. 22
  • March 22
  • April 19
  • May 31
  • June 28
  • July 19

Don’t forget to sign up for FERPA training

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Did you know that, as a George Fox employee, you are responsible for protecting student records under a federal law known as FERPA?

Wondering what that means for you? Then take advantage of our new FERPA training.

You can complete the training individually through a powerpoint presentation, though we also recommend you participate in one of our in-person trainings as well.

In-person trainings will be available:

  • On the Newberg campus on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 10 a.m. in Canyon Commons (CCD 101)
  • At the Portland Center on Thursday, Sept. 28 at 10:30 a.m. in PDS 155

Please sign up here so we can save you a seat.

Even if you have worked here a long time and know what FERPA is, we recommend all employees complete the in-person training or review the presentation on their own. It is a complex law!

Our FERPA motto: When in doubt, don’t give it out! Contact the registrar’s office.

Come out for all-employee lunch tomorrow at noon

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Join your colleagues for all-employee lunch in Canyon Commons tomorrow (Tuesday). Lunch is served between 11:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m., and the cost is only $3 for employees.

Hope to see you there!

Guest Mike Van Wyk speaks on ‘Purpose-Driven Branding’ on Oct. 25

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Save the date for one month from today (Oct. 25) to hear the renowned Mike Van Wyk speak on the subject “Purpose-Driven Branding.” He will speak as a guest of the College of Business and Business Leadership Society. The event begins at 7 p.m. in Room 155 at the Portland Center.

Van Wyk is an expert in consumer understanding and brand building with 20 years of outstanding business results. He began his career at Procter & Gamble, where he created business-driving insights in beauty care and health care and led the global research applications of behavioral science and advanced analytics. Mike currently resides in the Los Angeles area, where he is VP of customer research and insights for Capital Group, the parent company of American Funds and the most trusted financial services company in the U.S.

We will serve coffee and desserts. The event is free, but please register at this link or email Ashley Walker at awalker@georgefox.edu.