Fitness Center closed Memorial Day weekend

Sunday, May 21st, 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).

Reminder: Wheeler Gym closed today through next Monday

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

The Wheeler Gym will be closed from Monday, May 22, through Monday, May 29. The gym floor is being resurfaced and the floor will need to cure. Please note: Only the gym is closed; the Fitness Center and the athletics offices will remain open through Friday.

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!

Wheeler Gym closed May 22-29 for resurfacing work

Saturday, May 20th, 2017

The Wheeler Gym will be closed from Monday, May 22, through Monday, May 29. The gym floor is being resurfaced and the floor will need to cure. Please note: Only the gym is closed; the Fitness Center and the athletics offices will remain open through Friday.

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!

Wheeler Gym closed May 22-29 for floor resurfacing

Friday, May 19th, 2017

The Wheeler Gym will be closed from Monday, May 22, through Monday, May 29. The gym floor is being resurfaced and the floor will need to cure. Please note: Only the gym is closed; the Fitness Center and the athletics offices will remain open through Friday.

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!

Nine staff and administrator positions currently open

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Nine staff and administrator positions are currently open. Listed in order, they are:

  • Academic Resource Center, Coordinator
  • Administrative Assistant to Seminary Master’s Programs – Portland
  • Administrative Assistant, College of Engineering
  • Assistant Director of Intercultural Life
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Director of Commuter Programs
  • Director of Student Recreation
  • Director of University Events
  • University Photographer

The link to each of these position announcements can be found on this page. If you know of someone you believe might provide a good fit for any of these jobs, please refer the person to the website for information about the job and instructions about applying.

Wheeler Gym closed May 22-29 for floor resurfacing

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

The Wheeler Gym will be closed from Monday, May 22, through Monday, May 29. The gym floor is being resurfaced and the floor will need to cure.

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!

Important End-of-Year PO Deadlines and Visa Transactions Information

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

End-of-Year Purchase Order Deadlines

The last day to place orders using the purchase order system is May 31, 2017, for FY2016-17. This includes all requisitions which must be budget checked, approved and converted to purchase orders. This helps ensure all products or services ordered via purchase order will be received by June 30, 2017.

Fiscal year 2017-18 Purchase Orders will need to wait until July 1.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Matt Hammar by email (mhammar@georgefox.edu) or call ext. 2162.

Important year-end information for those using university Visa cards

To ensure a clean cut-off between FY2016-17 and FY2017-18 spending, the last day to use your George Fox University Visa card for FY2016-17 purchases is Friday, June 23, 2017. Please refrain from using your card for any purchases after this date.

If you will be traveling for business during this time, please contact Matt Hammar or Kathi Becker to discuss arrangements on how to handle travel after June 23. Credit card purchases for FY2017-18 can begin on or after July 1, 2017.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Matt at ext. 2162 or Kathi at ext. 2166.

Join in on Craig Taylor’s farewell reception this Sunday

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Join us to celebrate Craig Taylor as he retires after 43 years of leadership and service to George Fox University.

This open-house reception will be held in Canyon Commons on Sunday, May 21, at 2 p.m.

There will be cards available at the reception if you would like to write him a note. If you would prefer to send a greeting card or photos of Craig, please email them to Patty Findley (pfindley@georgefox.edu) or mail them to 414 N. Meridian St. #6149 Newberg, OR 97132.

Here this summer? Consider joining the Community Garden

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Sticking around for the summer? Want some healthy, local, organic produce? Want to get to know some Newberg community members and other George Fox students, faculty and staff? Stop by the community garden! Individual plots and communal gardening options are available. (Going on Juniors Abroad? Feel free to stop by when you return.)

We’ll be gardening together on Saturdays in May from 1 to 3 p.m., and continuing throughout the summer on a weekday to be determined. Stop by to check it out, or sign up for the whole summer. The membership fee is $10/student or $15/George Fox staff, faculty or community member. The garden is located on the corner of Crestview and Villa roads.

Want to be involved but can’t make it on Saturdays in May? Want to hear about future garden gatherings? Email Cherice Bock (cbock@georgefox.edu) to be put on the email list.

Please vacate these lots for restriping work

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Now that the weather is more consistently dry, Plant Services personnel will be busy restriping several lots around campus. These three lots will be restriped on Thursday and Friday of this week: the Pennington lot just east of the Stevens Center, the HMS lot just east of the Lewis Apartments, and the Macy lot just east of Macy Hall.

Please vacate these lots for Thursday and Friday if you normally park there. They should be fine to use on Monday.

Come wish Sarah Taylor well at farewell reception on May 22

Monday, May 15th, 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 on Monday, May 22, 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).

Come to Stevens Center for a stretch break this morning

Monday, May 15th, 2017

It’s the home “stretch” of the 125 Days of Wellness Challenge, so come join the RegiSTARS this morning (Tuesday) for a stretch break from 10 to 10:15 a.m. in the registrar’s office on the first floor of the Stevens Center!

Bring your favorite stretch to share with the group, or come ready to learn some new stretches. You won’t want to miss out on the fun!

Contact Rachel Ryan (rryan@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Provost Samek among guest speakers at Oregon Nutrition Day event Friday

Monday, May 15th, 2017

George Fox Provost Linda Samek is among the guest speakers at the third annual Oregon Nutrition Day seminar, scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 19, at the Oregon Health & Science University Auditorium.

The event features representatives from organizations working to develop, implement and advocate for nutrition programs in their communities. Attendees will learn about “veggie prescriptions” and community-supported agriculture programs, nutrition as a preventative measure, and advocacy to prevent food insecurity.

The event is open to anyone interested in nutrition as a foundation for building healthy communities. The $20 registration fee includes a light breakfast and boxed lunch.

Preregistration is required and can be done at ohsu.edu/mooreinstitute or by calling 503-494-5829. The auditorium is located at 3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Road, in Portland.

Who’s on Campus this Week …

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

Following is a rundown of who is visiting campus this week …

  • Friday through Sunday, May 19-21: C.S. Lewis Academy will rent Wood-Mar Auditorium to host its school theatre production at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday.
  • Saturday, May 20: A short ceremony to dedicate the sculpture “Treasure” will be held near the sculpture by Pennington Residence Hall at 11 a.m., followed by an invitation-only reception.

This week’s 125 Days of Wellness Challenge: Spend 30 minutes outside each day

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

Weather permitting, spend 30 minutes outside each day for one week and take an additional 125 extra points for yourself.

All invited to 125 Days of Wellness stretch break Tuesday morning

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

As we are in the home “stretch” of the 125 Days of Wellness Challenge, the RegiSTARS would like to invite everyone to a community stretch break from 10 to 10:15 a.m. tomorrow (Tuesday) in the registrar’s office on the first floor of the Stevens Center!

Bring your favorite stretch to share with the group, or come ready to learn some new stretches. You won’t want to miss out on the fun!

Contact Rachel Ryan (rryan@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Reminder: PT clinic is open all summer

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

The physical therapy department is excited to announce that our PT clinic is open all summer long, Monday through Friday, to serve your needs.

We are a participating provider for Regence and offer self-pay options for those not on Regence. Our pro-bono clinic is available this summer as well.

Please call Li-Zandre at 503-554-2479 with any questions. Have a great summer!

Openings still available for First Aid/CPR/AED classes this summer

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

Employees and students: Summer is a great time to get trained in First Aid/CPR/AED! We would love for every department to have somebody trained in these skills. There are still a few openings in the following classes, and each class is split into two morning sections from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to allow ample time to practice your newly learned skills.

Sign-ups and payment are on the Security Services website, and the cost is just $45. Each class must have a minimum of four people to hold the class, and the two-day classes cap at eight people. Grab your friends and coworkers and sign up soon, as they are first-come, first-served!

  • June 12-13
  • June 28-29
  • July 11-12
  • July 27-28

Contact Senior Training Officer Mark Stone at 503-554-2090 or mstone@georgefox.edu if you have any questions, or if you need the BLS class for healthcare professionals, which is different from these classes.

Celebrate National Chocolate Chip Day today in Bruin Den

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

Chocolate-dipped chocolate-chip shortbread anyone? We’re celebrating National Chocolate Chip Day in the Bruin Den today (Monday) with a delicious house-made treat for just $1.75. Add an ice cold glass of milk for only $1 more and you’ve got the perfect snack.

See you there!

Civil engineering candidate presents lecture today in EHS

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Please join us to hear our civil engineering candidate, Mariantonieta Gutierrez Soto, as she presents her faculty lecture on “Intelligent Control Methodologies for Vibration Control of Building & Bridge Structures.”

The presentation is set from 11 a.m. to noon today (Friday) in EHS 102. Please feel free to join us!

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