Sign-ups are open for Search Advocacy Training

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

In order to promote equitable hiring practices and inclusivity in the workplace, and to further encourage the Be Known promise to our students, George Fox offers Search Advocacy Training. The workshop series establishes a theoretical foundation of current research about implicit bias and diversity, information about the changing legal landscape in hiring, and an overview of inclusive employment principles.

Rebecca Hernandez will teach a two-day session on Tuesday, June 6, and Thursday, June 8, from 7:30 a.m. until noon. Each day’s session will include a full breakfast, served from 7:30 to 8 a.m., and training from 8 a.m. to  noon. A boxed lunch will be included on June 6, as well as a ticket to the employee barbecue on the quad on June 8.

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a search advocate, please click on this link. If you have questions, please contact Rebecca at rhernandez@georgefox.edu or Laurie Fair at lfair@georgefox.edu.

Bruin Store discounts available to employees, departments

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

What does your department need from the Bruin Store for the upcoming school year? Get your custom and/or department orders in before the fiscal year closes. All George Fox employees receive a 10 percent discount, and all George Fox departments receive a 20 percent discount.

Common department orders include:

  • George Fox University folders and binders
  • Polos
  • Coffee mugs
  • Water bottles
  • Hats

For all custom orders you can request a quote at campuscollections.com. All custom orders receive a 20 percent discount.

Contact Michael Simmons at msimmons@georgefox.edu for more information.

Miller Gym in Wheeler Sports Center to remain closed through Sunday, June 4

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Due to the need for more extensive resurfacing work on the gym floor, Miller Gym in the Wheeler Sports Center will now be closed through Sunday, June 4. It will reopen on Monday, June 5. Please note: Only the gym is closed; the Fitness Center and the athletics offices will remain open as scheduled.

Please protect our courts and gym area from damage and do not enter the gym during this time. Questions? Contact Dixie Downey (ddowney@georgefox.edu).

Thank you!

University closes this Monday to observe Memorial Day

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

All university offices in Newberg and at regional sites will be closed on Monday, May 29, to observe the Memorial Day holiday. Libraries in Newberg and the Portland Center also will be closed.

All-employee meeting set for this afternoon in Canyon Commons

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

The university community is invited to an all-employee meeting from 3 to 5 p.m. (note earlier start time) this afternoon (Thursday) in Canyon Commons (Rooms 101 and 102). Among the agenda items to be discussed is the new organizational restructure.

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

Be sure to take advantage of discounts in Bruin Store

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

What does your department need from the Bruin Store for the upcoming school year? Get your custom and/or department orders in before the fiscal year closes. All George Fox employees receive a 10 percent discount, and all George Fox departments receive a 20 percent discount.

Common department orders include:

  • George Fox University folders and binders
  • Polos
  • Coffee mugs
  • Water bottles
  • Hats

For all custom orders you can request a quote at campuscollections.com. All custom orders receive a 20 percent discount.

Contact Michael Simmons at msimmons@georgefox.edu for more information.

Tomorrow’s all-employee meeting has a 3 p.m. start time

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

The university community is invited to an all-employee meeting from 3 to 5 p.m. (note earlier start time) tomorrow afternoon (Thursday) in Canyon Commons (Rooms 101 and 102). Among the agenda items to be discussed is the new organizational restructure.

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

Sign up now for Search Advocacy Training

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

In order to promote equitable hiring practices and inclusivity in the workplace, and to further encourage the Be Known promise to our students, George Fox offers Search Advocacy Training. The workshop series establishes a theoretical foundation of current research about implicit bias and diversity, information about the changing legal landscape in hiring, and an overview of inclusive employment principles.

Rebecca Hernandez will teach a two-day session on Tuesday, June 6, and Thursday, June 8, from 7:30 a.m. until noon. Each day’s session will include a full breakfast, served from 7:30 to 8 a.m., and training from 8 a.m. to  noon. A boxed lunch will be included on June 6, as well as a ticket to the employee barbecue on the quad on June 8.

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a search advocate, please click on this link. If you have questions, please contact Rebecca at rhernandez@georgefox.edu or Laurie Fair at lfair@georgefox.edu.

FoxTALE maintenance scheduled on May 31

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

FoxTALE will be unavailable from 6 to 8 a.m. (Pacific Time) on Wednesday, May 31, for scheduled maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

During this maintenance update, Spring 2017 course sites will be hidden to students (current semester course sites will be unaffected and remain visible to students). If you want to make any of those course sites visible to students after this update, select Administration>Edit settings. In the “General” section, look for the “Visible” setting and change “Hide” back to “Show.” Scroll to bottom and “Save changes.”

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

– Your Educational Technology Team

Departmental and employee discounts available on Bruin Store items

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

What does your department need from the Bruin Store for the upcoming school year? Get your custom and/or department orders in before the fiscal year closes. All George Fox employees receive a 10 percent discount, and all George Fox departments receive a 20 percent discount.

Common department orders include:

  • George Fox University folders and binders
  • Polos
  • Coffee mugs
  • Water bottles
  • Hats

For all custom orders you can request a quote at campuscollections.com. All custom orders receive a 20 percent discount.

Contact Michael Simmons at msimmons@georgefox.edu for more information.

Please take note of Accounts Payable year-end deadlines

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Fiscal Year End 2016-17 is quickly approaching, and the Finance Department would appreciate your help in ensuring a smooth and timely year-end close. Please review and note the following deadlines for Accounts Payable requests:

  1. All cash advance requests for FY2016-17 expenses must be received by Finance on or before Monday, June 12, 2017.
  2. Submission of the following FY2016-17 requests must be received by Finance on or before Friday, July 7, 2017:
  • Check Requests
  • Invoices
  • Expense Reimbursement Requests
  • Petty Cash Logs for expenses through June 30, 2017 ONLY

Please refer to this “Fiscal Year-End Deadlines & Procedures” page of the Finance Department website for additional details.

Please contact Jennifer Klapp at jklapp@georgefox.edu or ext. 2170 with any year-end accounts payable questions.

Thank you!
The Finance Team

Join colleagues at all-employee meeting Thursday

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

The university community is invited to an all-employee meeting from 3:30 to 5 p.m. this Thursday, May 25, in Canyon Commons (Rooms 101 and 102). Among the agenda items to be discussed is the new organizational restructure.

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

Hoover, Wood-Mar and Stevens lots due for restriping Thursday and Friday

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Plant Services has now scheduled the Wood-Mar, Hoover and Stevens lots for restriping on Thursday and Friday (May 25-26) of this week. Please park in the Pennington or Bauman lots or on Sheridan and Meridian streets those days.

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

Thank you!

Reminder: Fitness Center closed Memorial Day weekend

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

The Wheeler Fitness Center will be closed for Memorial Day weekend. Here are the hours:

  • Friday, May 26: Open 6 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 27: Closed
  • Sunday, May 28: Closed
  • Monday, May 29: Closed

If you have any questions, please contact Cory Hand (chand@georgefox.edu).

Update: Wheeler Gym will be closed through Sunday, June 4

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Due to the need for more extensive resurfacing work on the gym floor, the Wheeler Gym will now be closed through Sunday, June 4. It will reopen on Monday, June 5. Please note: Only the gym is closed; the Fitness Center and the athletics offices will remain open as scheduled.

Please protect our courts and gym area from damage and do not enter the gym during this time. Questions? Contact Dixie Downey (ddowney@georgefox.edu).

Thank you!

President Baker reflects on accomplishment of women’s golf team

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

After earning the program’s eighth straight Northwest Conference title, the university’s women’s golf team placed second at the NCAA Division III Women’s Golf Championships in Houston May 9-12. Accompanying them on the trip to Texas was President Robin Baker, who reflected on the team’s accomplishment in a blog post. You can read it here.

Hoover, Wood-Mar and Stevens lots due for restriping this week

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

Just a heads-up that, due to the currently fabulous weather, Plant Services personnel are trying to get as many parking lots restriped as possible. Slated this week are the Wood-Mar, Hoover and Stevens lots.

Timing will depend on the completion of the landscaping and clean-up in the Stevens lot, so please be prepared to park on the streets or in the Pennington lot at short notice.

Thank you in advance for your flexibility.

This week’s 125 Day of Wellness Challenge: Group Picture

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

Get creative and take a group picture of your team doing an exercise of your choice and send it to hr@georgefox.edu. Then, give us feedback about your experiences through this challenge, via the 125 Days of Wellness Facebook page. You can also submit new initiative ideas for the next Wellness Challenge, or volunteer to serve on a George Fox Wellness Committee.

We’ll post your pics to the Staff Development webpage, and you will get to take an extra 125 points for yourself this week.

All invited to Sarah Taylor’s farewell reception this afternoon

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

Come say farewell to Sarah Taylor and celebrate her wonderful time of service she has given to George Fox. Stop by the student life office today (Monday) between 2 and 3:30 p.m. for an open-house gathering to say goodbye to Sarah and let her know how much she will be missed.

Questions? Contact Jenny Zaganiacz (jzaganiacz@georgefox.edu).

Join colleagues for lunch on the Minthorn lawn June 8

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

Join your fellow employees for our summer barbecue on the Minthorn lawn at noon on Thursday, June 8 (in case of rain we’ll be in Canyon Commons). The cost is only $5 per person.

In addition to lunch, we’ll take time to celebrate the winners of the Wellness Challenge. Please R.S.V.P. at this link.

Questions? Contact Adina McConaughey (amcconaughey@georgefox.edu).

– Hosted by the Staff Development Committee