Enjoy comedy of improv night tomorrow in Wood-Mar

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

Are you in need of a good laugh or some stress relief? Come join us for the annual Improv Comedy Show tomorrow night (Tuesday) at 7:30 p.m. in Wood-Mar Auditorium!

The Improv Theater Workshop students will turn your audience suggestions into comedic scenes right before your eyes. You won’t want to miss it! The show is free to attend.

Executive assistant: Internal-only position opening

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

An executive assistant position is currently available, reporting to Laura Hartley, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. This position is available due to Lynn Scott’s current role being split. Starting this summer, Lynn will be working with the Center for Study Abroad.

For a complete job description, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 503-554-2180 or hr@georgefox.edu. Internal transfer requests are available at this link.

Final all-employee lunch of semester is tomorrow

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

The last all-employee lunch of the academic year?! How did that happen? Don’t miss this chance to enjoy lunch for only $3 in Canyon Commons tomorrow (Tuesday). Lunch is served between 11:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.

Hope to see you there!

University community invited to groundbreaking ceremony Saturday

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

The George Fox community is invited to a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Student Activity Center on Saturday, April 29, from 6 to 6:15 p.m.

The ceremony will occur in front of the Canyon Commons at the end of East Sherman Street. Employees, we ask that you not drive over to allow for open parking for the 125th anniversary celebration attendees that same evening.

Thank you!

Please leave Stevens, Hoover lots open for Commitment Day guests today

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

The undergraduate admissions office is welcoming our new athletic recruits to campus for Athletic Commitment Day today (Monday). Please be considerate of our guests by avoiding parking in our Hoover or Stevens Center parking lots.

Because of the various commencement activities beginning on campus, we have secured additional parking space at the Newberg Friends Church parking lot should street parking be full.

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

This week’s 125 Days of Wellness Challenge: The Disconnect Challenge

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

As we can imagine, some of you will have withdrawals just reading this, as it targets the core of the way we live our lives today. For 125 total points this week, give up your online devices after work. This means to complete this challenge successfully, after your work day is done, no extra computer usage.

The only exception is for employees who are taking classes and need to utilize the computer for classwork.

– Brought to you by the Staff Development Committee

Support senior artists at today’s show openings

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

Come support our senior artists as they present their thesis exhibits today (Monday)! An opening reception for shows by Becky Weitzman, Annie Lunt and Corrie Mahr will begin at 3 p.m. in the university’s two galleries.

At 3:30 p.m., Weitzman will present the first artist talk in Lindgren Gallery. Following her talk and reception, guests will be invited to migrate to Minthorne Gallery, where Lunt and Mahr will present their work and offer refreshments.

Contact Cheri Hampton (champton@georgefox.edu) if you have any questions.

Come by Hoover this afternoon to wish Virginia Lundquist well

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

Virginia Lundquist has served the School of Nursing as interim director for the past two years. Come and help the nursing program celebrate her accomplishments at a farewell reception today (Monday) between 3 and 4 p.m. in the second-floor lobby of the Hoover Academic Building.

Feel free to contact Caroline Wildhaber (cwildhaber@georgefox.edu) with any questions. See you there!

Would a Friendsview daycare center benefit you?

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

Unlike several of our peer institutions, George Fox currently has no partnership with a daycare facility near campus. Friendsview Retirement Community (next to campus) is exploring the idea of creating a daycare center.

Friendsview needs your help to determine the level of interest from George Fox students/employees in using the daycare service and in volunteering to ensure it is well-staffed. Click here to take the survey.

In addition to providing a paid service, Friendsview wishes to offer George Fox students the opportunity to earn daycare credit by working alongside volunteers and daycare coordinators. To make the daycare center well-staffed for each school/work day, a sufficient number of volunteers/credit earners will be needed.

The benefits of volunteering in the daycare include firsthand experience related to a class or future career and personal enrichment as you support the George Fox community. If you are interested in serving in this capacity, please click the link above.

Questions? Contact Corban Harwood at rharwood@georgefox.edu.

Thanks!

Have extra commencement tickets to share?

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

Have tickets for commencement that you don’t need and are willing to share? Please call Theresa Schierman at ext. 2296 or email her at tschierman@georgefox.edu.

Final performance of ‘Falling’ plays tonight in Wood-Mar Auditorium

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Join us for a special theatre production, Falling, playing in Wood-Mar Auditorium tonight (Saturday). The show begins at 7:30 p.m.

This show is about a day in the life of a family with a severely autistic son and the delicate balance that is tested when a family member from out of town comes to visit. Each family member tries to find equilibrium between what’s best for the family and what is best for themselves.

According to the playwright, “The play bravely speaks a truth about love and family and about hopes and dreams. It asks, ‘How do you love someone who is difficult to love?'”

Tickets are $3. The production is directed, designed and performed by students. Please join us in listening to and experiencing this story this weekend only!

Contact JeanneAnn Faris (jfaris15@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Engineering hosts picnic tomorrow at Jaquith Park

Friday, April 21st, 2017

All George Fox engineering students, faculty and alumni are invited to the third annual end-of-year Engineering Picnic! It is taking place tomorrow (Sunday) from 2 to 4 p.m. at Jaquith Park!

Bring your appetite and your game face for Bert’s Chuckwagon and ASC lawn games! Feel free to bring your favorite veggies, fruit, desserts and drinks! Jaquith Park is located at 1199 N. College St.

Questions? Contact Rylee Miller (rmiller14@georgefox.edu). See you there!

Three senior artists host show openings on Monday

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Come support our senior artists as they present their thesis exhibits next week! On Monday, April 24, an opening reception for shows by Becky Weitzman, Annie Lunt and Corrie Mahr will begin at 3 p.m. in the university’s two galleries.

At 3:30 p.m., Weitzman will present the first artist talk in Lindgren Gallery. Following her talk and reception, guests will be invited to migrate to Minthorne Gallery, where Lunt and Mahr will present their work and offer refreshments.

Contact Cheri Hampton (champton@georgefox.edu) if you have any questions.

Don’t forget to swing by Dirk Barram’s retirement reception today

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Dirk Barram is retiring after 31 years of outstanding service at George Fox University. Please join us today (Friday) between 3:30 and 5 p.m. in the lobby of the Hoover Academic Building for a reception to thank Dirk and to wish him well in retirement.

R.S.V.P. to Kelly Borror (kborror@georgefox.edu) if you plan to attend.

FoxFiles will be shut down on May 8

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

FoxFiles has been scheduled to be decommissioned on Monday, May 8. We have been working with active users for the past few months to help them transition to a new system.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this transition, please contact the IT Service Desk by email (servicedesk@georgefox.edu) or phone (503-554-2569).

Turn in and pick up your lost and found items before April 28

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

If you have found items around campus, and have yet to turn them in to the lost and found, please get them to the security office as soon as possible so that the owners can claim them before the end of the month.

If you have lost items this spring, please be sure to check for them at security before you leave for the summer. When checking out of your on-campus residence, please do a thorough search of your dressers, closets and kitchens, as custodians found a large amount of forgotten items when cleaning the rooms last May.

Any left-behind items will not be kept all summer, as the lost and found isn’t large enough to store them for four months. All items not claimed by their owners will be donated to charitable causes on Monday, May 1, so please stop by the security office during the next three weeks!

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

All invited to reception for Virginia Lundquist on Monday

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Virginia Lundquist has served the School of Nursing as interim director for the past two years. Come and help the nursing program celebrate her accomplishments at a farewell reception this Monday, April 24, between 3 and 4 p.m. in the second-floor lobby of the Hoover Academic Building.

Feel free to contact Caroline Wildhaber (cwildhaber@georgefox.edu) with any questions. See you there!

All invited to ‘St. John’s Bible’ page-turning session today

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Paul Anderson, professor of biblical and Quaker studies, will lead a “Turning of the Page” of The Saint John’s Bible – Vol. 1, The Pentateuch, today (Friday) at 4:05 p.m. in the MLRC. Come and learn about the artistry and meaning of this historic masterpiece!

Questions? Contact Paul at panderso@georgefox.edu.

Swing by Klages Center today for Engineering Spring Expo

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Come see what our engineering students have been working on at the Engineering Spring Expo today (Friday) between 4:30 and 6 p.m. in the Klages Engineering Innovation Center!

College of Engineering Senior Design and Servant Engineering student projects will be displayed, and you will have the opportunity to talk with students about their projects. All are welcome!

Contact Adina McConaughey (amcconaughey@georgefox.edu) with questions.

Please avoid parking in Stevens, Hoover lots on Monday

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

The undergraduate admissions office is getting ready to welcome our new athletic recruits to campus for Athletic Commitment Day on Monday, April 24. Please be considerate of our guests by avoiding parking in our Hoover or Stevens Center parking lots.

Because of the various commencement activities beginning on campus, we have secured additional parking space at the Newberg Friends Church parking lot should street parking be full.

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