Employees invited to special anniversary receptions in April

Monday, March 27th, 2017

In honor of the university’s 125th anniversary, George Fox employees are invited to a special reception at the Oregon State Capitol on Monday, April 17.

The event will take place from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Senate Chamber Lobby of the capitol building, located at 900 Court St. N.E., in Salem. Please R.S.V.P. to Mary Monahan (mmonahan@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2115) by Tuesday, April 11, if you plan to attend.

Later in the month, the university will  host its own anniversary celebration on Saturday, April 29, at 6:30 p.m. in Canyon Commons, at which former presidents David Brandt, Tom Johnson and David Le Shana will be in attendance. Contact Mary by April 12 to R.S.V.P. for that event.

Both events are free to attend.

Spring break Fitness Center hours posted

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Wheeler Fitness Center Spring Break Hours:

  • Tuesday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday – Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, 1 to 7 p.m.

Carry ID cards and keys to access buildings this week

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Due to the small number of staff and faculty members on campus this week, unless there is a scheduled event in a building, all academic buildings will be locked this week for your safety.

Please come to campus with your ID card and office keys to access your work spaces. Thank you for helping us to keep this campus safe and secure!

– Security Services

Come say farewell to Joel Schutter at reception tomorrow

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Come celebrate Joel Schutter’s eight years of service tomorrow (Wednesday) from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Plant Services break room. His last day will be Friday, March 31, but before he goes we want to thank him for his service to the university.

adidas Employee Store discount open to all employees, students

Monday, March 27th, 2017

The adidas Employee Store is sharing its employee discount with all George Fox University employees, staff/faculty and students. To access the store during the shopping period, please present your staff/faculty ID badge or pay stub, or your Winter/Spring 2017 term schedule along with a photo ID.

The employee/student must be present in order for the entire party to enter the store (maximum five persons). Access is unlimited from March 24 to April 10, 2017.

Spring into action with the adidas Employee Store and grab a fresh pair of AlphaBOUNCE. Shop the newest soccer arrivals and get your first pick of the new Timbers jerseys for men and kids. Whether you are a fan or an athlete, make sure you have all the newest gear for the MLS season. Complete your outfit with a pair of Stan Smiths or Superstars.

The adidas Employee Store is located at 5060 N. Greeley Ave., in Portland. It’s open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Contact the store at 971-234-8536 with any questions.

Note: The employee discount of 50 percent off is only valid at the adidas Employee Store located at 5060 N. Greeley Ave. Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other coupon, discount, or promotion except as otherwise expressly permitted. Not valid for purchases of gift certificates. Offer has no cash value.

adidas reserves the right to change terms and conditions, substitute offer of equal or greater value, end offer at any time without notice, and decline offer to any consumer adidas believes, in its sole discretion, may resell adidas product. Additional restrictions and exclusions may apply; see store for details. Void where prohibited. ©2016 adidas America, Inc.

IT hosts equipment reservation training today

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

Today (Monday), IT is offering training on reserving equipment in EZoffice. The training will be from noon to 1 p.m. in Stevens 307, next to the IT Service Desk.

If you are unavailable that day but are interested in training, please email servicedesk@georgefox.edu. Additional training will be provided for those who are away during spring break.

This week’s 125 Days of Wellness Weekly Challenge

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

It’s the “NO” challenge! For one week, NO …

  • Chips
  • Sodas and diet sodas
  • Chocolate, candy, cookies or biscuits
  • White breads
  • Fast food
  • Cakes, pastries or muffins

Each participant that successfully completes this challenge can take an 300 extra points for the week. NO cheating!

– Brought to you by the Staff Development Committee

Free tickets available to the House and Outdoor Living Show

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

The annual House and Outdoor Living Show will be held Friday, March 31 (noon to 8 p.m.), Saturday, April 1 (10 a.m. to 7 p.m.) and Sunday, April 2 (11 a.m. to 5  p.m.), at the Oregon Convention Center. It features more than 200 exhibits and offers more than 10 seminars on – you guessed it – building, remodeling and outdoor living.

If you would like to attend, you can pick up two tickets (worth $6 each) from Barbi Doran at the Information Services window in the Stevens Center beginning today (Monday, March 27).

Portland and Salem employees, you can reserve yours by emailing Barbi at bdoran@georgefox.edu. We have a limited supply, so please request/pick them up only if you are reasonably certain you will attend this event.

Be sure to nominate seniors for C.W. Perry Leadership Award

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

Do you know of a deserving senior who demonstrates outstanding services as a servant leader on campus or in the community? You can honor that person and the activity of voluntary service by nominating him/her for the C.W. Perry Servant Leadership Award.

The trustees of the Barney II and Moore Foundations have established the C.W. Perry Servant Leadership Award at George Fox University to reward leadership in the area of community and ministry service.

Only seniors (graduating in April 2017) are eligible for award consideration. Up to four $1,000 awards will be given annually. Each award recipient will be required to set aside $250 of this gift to the charitable organization of his or her choice. The remaining $750 will be distributed to the award recipient in the form of a cash award.

The aim of this award is to promote the ideals of servant leadership in the George Fox community. In order for your nominee to qualify, this nomination form MUST be received by Monday, April 3.

If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie St. Cyr or call 503-554-2306. Click this link to go to the nomination form.

Candidates needed for PT’s flat-feet study

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

Do you have flat feet? The physical therapy program is conducting research on flat feet that looks at the affects of exercise on arch height. Participants will be asked to follow a foot exercise routine for eight weeks. There is a monetary incentive for completion of the program.

Please contact Marcey Keefer Hutchison at mkeeferhutchison@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2454 if you are interested in participating in our study.

FoxTALE update scheduled for Monday morning

Friday, March 24th, 2017

FoxTALE will be temporarily unavailable from 6 to 8 a.m. (Pacific Time) on Monday, March 27, due to scheduled maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

If you have any questions, please call the IT Service Desk at 503-554-2567 or email at servicedesk@georgefox.edu.

– Your Education Technology Team

Employees needed to usher at commencement April 29

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

We are still in need of willing volunteers to serve as ushers for spring commencement at Stoffer Family Stadium on Saturday, April 29. The time commitment would be from noon to 4:30 p.m. Help us take tickets, hand out programs, direct graduates’ family and friends to their seats, and help make graduation a special event for all involved.

New this year: All George Fox employees who participate as ushers will have the option to either be paid $50 through payroll, or take three hours off in lieu of payment! Non-George Fox volunteers will receive a gift card in the same amount.

Please contact Laurie Fair at ext. 2140 or lfair@georgefox.edu if you would like to volunteer to serve our seniors and their families on this memorable day.

Chinese (Mandarin) courses to be offered in fall 2017 and spring 2018

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

World Languages, Sociology and Cultural Studies will be offering Introductory Mandarin I in the fall of 2017 and Introductory Mandarin II in the spring of 2018, which meets students’ GE requirement for Intercultural Experience or the Global/Cultural Understanding. Class will meet on Mondays and Thursdays from 6 to 7:40 p.m.

Here is the introductory course description:

LANG 285: This is a beginner-level course in Mandarin Chinese for students who have little or no previous Chinese experience. Students will gain language skills, including listening, speaking, reading and writing in Mandarin Chinese. They will also increase their understanding and competence in Chinese culture.

If you have questions, please contact Kun Qian (kqian@georgefox.edu).

Don’t forget to check out departmental swag through Bruin Store

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Interested in purchasing gifts, apparel or swag specific to your department through the Bruin Store? With semester’s end coming, now is the time to say thank you to those who make George Fox the community it is!

Several on campus have taken advantage of the quality, convenience and discounts departments receive when they place special orders through the store. Below is information on how to get started.

How it works

I will take care of the rest and communicate with you along the way!

Things to keep in mind

  • The price in red (on the Campus Collections site) is the price you pay as a department. It will always be 20 percent off retail.
  • The Bruin Store works directly with the university’s marketing communications department to ensure your logo/graphic fits well with the item(s) you desire to purchase. This ensures the highest of quality.
  • If you don’t see what you want on Campus Collections, we have countless vendors to choose from. Email me directly at msimmons@georgefox.edu and we’ll find what you really want.

Sampling of the items we’ve done for departments …

  • Mugs & tumblers
  • Pens
  • Lanyards
  • Window clings
  • Pennants
  • Tees and sweatshirts
  • Men’s and women’s polos
  • Button-up dress shirts
  • Fleece zip-ups

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

Blessings!
– Michael Simmons

Ushers needed for spring commencement on April 29

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

We are still in need of willing volunteers to serve as ushers for spring commencement at Stoffer Family Stadium on Saturday, April 29. The time commitment would be from noon to 4:30 p.m. Help us take tickets, hand out programs, direct graduates’ family and friends to their seats, and help make graduation a special event for all involved.

New this year: All George Fox employees who participate as ushers will have the option to either be paid $50 through payroll, or take three hours off in lieu of payment! Non-George Fox volunteers will receive a gift card in the same amount.

Please contact Laurie Fair at ext. 2140 or lfair@georgefox.edu if you would like to volunteer to serve our seniors and their families on this memorable day.

IT hosts equipment reservation training Monday

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

On Monday, March 27, IT will be offering training on reserving equipment in EZoffice. The training will be from noon to 1 p.m. in Stevens 307, next to the IT Service Desk.

If you are unavailable that day but are interested in training, please email servicedesk@georgefox.edu. Additional training will be provided for those who are away during spring break.

Reminder: All-employee meeting is this afternoon

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Don’t forget the all-employee meeting from 3:30 to 5 p.m. today (Thursday) in Canyon Commons (Rooms 101 and 102).

The event will be live-streamed at the Portland Center in Room 160.

Come support musicians at concert tonight in Bauman Auditorium

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Many of the university’s most talented musicians will take the Bauman Auditorium stage for an Honors Recital Concert at 7:30 p.m. tonight (Thursday). Come show your support for these students, as they have worked hard to prepare for this event.

Recital participants were selected through an adjudicated competition. Open to all applied music students at George Fox, the competition is designed to simulate a professional audition.

Students selected to perform are Simeon Brown (violin), Kristian Apland (viola), Joshua Harding (baritone), Kenny Dye (trumpet), Stacey Zavala (piano), Natalie Marquette (soprano), Jacob Hoglund and Selena Wolkenhauer (piano), and Kyler Schubkegel (piano).

There will be a reception for the performers in the foyer following the recital.

Bruin Store offers great deals on departmental swag

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Interested in purchasing gifts, apparel or swag specific to your department through the Bruin Store? With semester’s end coming, now is the time to say thank you to those who make George Fox the community it is!

Several on campus have taken advantage of the quality, convenience and discounts departments receive when they place special orders through the store. Below is information on how to get started.

How it works

I will take care of the rest and communicate with you along the way!

Things to keep in mind

  • The price in red (on the Campus Collections site) is the price you pay as a department. It will always be 20 percent off retail.
  • The Bruin Store works directly with the university’s marketing communications department to ensure your logo/graphic fits well with the item(s) you desire to purchase. This ensures the highest of quality.
  • If you don’t see what you want on Campus Collections, we have countless vendors to choose from. Email me directly at msimmons@georgefox.edu and we’ll find what you really want.

Sampling of the items we’ve done for departments …

  • Mugs & tumblers
  • Pens
  • Lanyards
  • Window clings
  • Pennants
  • Tees and sweatshirts
  • Men’s and women’s polos
  • Button-up dress shirts
  • Fleece zip-ups

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

Blessings!
– Michael Simmons

Learn to prepare healthy desserts at free class tonight

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Interested in learning to prepare healthy desserts? You are invited to a “Cooking 101” Nutrition Matters class, “Delectable Desserts,” tonight (Thursday) at 7 p.m. in Hoover 105. The free session will be taught by Love and Plants’ Emily Forbes.

Please join us! If you have questions, contact Kelsey Herschberger at herschberger.kl@gmail.com.