Bon Appetit’s Route 66 culinary trip stops in Missouri today

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

Our culinary journey along Route 66 is taking us to Missouri today (Wednesday)! We’ll be serving up traditional beef brisket with Missouri coleslaw, corn bread, gooey butter cake and house-made peach soda, all for just $6.95. Lunch will be served between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Come join us on the patio outside Canyon Commons, and don’t forget to ask for a punch card if you don’t already have one. If you visit four or more times you’ll be entered into a drawing for a fun prize at the end of the road.

All welcome to workshop on providing ‘soul care’ for college students

Monday, June 11th, 2018

Mentoring college students is exciting and meaningful work. Sometimes, though, students may be experiencing life circumstances that mentors feel under-equipped to help students navigate.

The Office for Spiritual Life is hosting a free workshop, featuring speaker Dr. Chris Adams, to equip employees and community partners with tools for providing “soul care” for college students. Join us on Friday, June 22, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in Canyon Commons 101 for this helpful discussion, titled “Soul Care for College Students and the College Mental Health Crisis.” All are welcome.

Adams has a PhD in clinical and family psychology and a master’s degree in theology, both from Fuller Theological Seminary, and holds an MS in marriage and family therapy. Adams has served in pastoral ministry for more than 15 years and is currently the director for the Center for Vocational Ministry at Azusa Pacific University.

Questions? Contact Jamie Noling-Auth (jnolingauth@georgefox.edu).

Barbecue lunch held on Canyon Commons patio today

Monday, June 11th, 2018

Come on over for lunch today (Tuesday)! We are grilling up hamburgers, garden burgers and hot dogs outside on the Canyon Commons patio from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For just $6.75, you get your burger or dog with side dishes, dessert and a drink.

We’ll see you there!

Be considerate of Genesis guests when parking tomorrow through Friday

Monday, June 11th, 2018

The undergraduate admissions office is continuing to welcome our incoming class for Genesis, our new-student orientation event Wednesday through Friday, June 13-15! Please be considerate of our guests by avoiding parking in the Hoover and Stevens parking lots on these days.

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

Thank you!

Key Dates for Participating Employees in the Flexible Spending Account Plan(s)

Sunday, June 10th, 2018

As the summer heats up, don’t forget about the upcoming deadlines for claims submissions.

Medical Spending Account

  • June 29, 2018: Last day to submit claim(s) incurred between April 1, 2017, and March 31, 2018, with receipt(s)/substantiation
  • Up to $500 will be automatically rolled over into your 2018-19 account as long as you are still actively participating in the plan.
  • Any balance over $500 remaining unspent will be forfeited (use-it or lose-it rule).

Dependent Care Spending Account

  • June 15, 2018: Last day to use funds in the two-and-a-half-month grace period.
  • June 30, 2018: Last day to submit 2017-18 claim(s) with receipt(s)/substantiation

Contact Information

Need assistance with submitting Flexible Spending Account claims? Contact Allegiance Benefit Plan Management at 877-424-3570.

Need additional information? See the George Fox University Benefits Allegiance Flexible Spending Employee Benefit Plan webpage to access forms, debit card information, or the links to access your account online

Have questions about this or other George Fox University employee benefits? Contact Darby Thiessen in Employee Empowerment at ext. 2188 or dthiessen@georgefox.edu.

Card-lock hardware upgrade scheduled tomorrow and Wednesday

Sunday, June 10th, 2018

The card-lock system for academic buildings will be down Tuesday, June 12, from 4 a.m. to around 8 or 9 a.m. On Wednesday, we will be working on the science buildings (Wood-Mar, EHS and the Klages Center). They will be offline Wednesday from 4 a.m. to around 8 or 9 a.m.

Security will unlock the exterior doors of larger buildings during this outage and can be contacted at 503-554-2090 during that time for smaller buildings.

Questions? Contact the Service Desk at servicedesk@georgefox.edu or ext. 2569.

Don’t forget to sign up for Search Advocate Training

Sunday, June 10th, 2018

Join us for the next Search Advocate Training to learn how to promote equitable hiring practices in the workplace, and to further encourage the Be Known promise. 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 and Laura Hartley will teach this two-day session on Wednesday, June 27, and Thursday, June 28, from noon to 5 p.m. both days in Stevens 207. Lunch will be provided!

To sign up and/or learn 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.

In-person registration open this morning for ‘Celebration of Discipline’ conference

Sunday, June 10th, 2018

George Fox University is one of two institutions organizing a conference celebrating the culmination of Richard Foster’s public ministry. While online registration is closed for the event, set to take place on the Newberg campus June 10-13, people may still register this morning (Monday) between 7:30 and 9 a.m. in the Hoover lobby. The evening sessions are open to the public.

Get the full schedule for the event, titled “Celebrating 40 Years of Celebration of Discipline: Empowering Spiritual Transformation in the Local Church,” here.

Questions? Contact Paul Anderson at panderso@georgefox.edu.

First Aid/CPR/AED training class is coming up

Sunday, June 10th, 2018

Campus Public Safety (formerly Security Services) desires that there be at least one or more staff or students trained in First Aid/CPR/AED in each building, and summer is a great time to take this training!

This class will be offered on the Newberg campus on Monday and Tuesday, June 18-19, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day in the Hoover Academic Building. Sign-ups can be done here, more information is available and payment can be made on the Campus Public Safety website, and you can pick up your book before class in the Campus Public Safety office after registering and paying.

Class is limited to just eight people, so sign up soon! Non-George Fox people can also register, so pass the word along if you know of people who are interested or need to re-certify.

Contact Mark Stone (mstone@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Please avoid parking in Hoover and Stevens lots Wednesday through Friday

Sunday, June 10th, 2018

The undergraduate admissions office is continuing to welcome our incoming class for Genesis, our new-student orientation event Wednesday through Friday, June 13-15! Please be considerate of our guests by avoiding parking in the Hoover and Stevens parking lots on these days.

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

Thank you!

All invited to free professional reading of Big Bridge’s new play June 23

Sunday, June 10th, 2018

The university community is invited to a professional reading of the Big Bridge Theatre Consortium’s play The Shakers of Mount Lebanon Will Hold a Peace Conference this Month, written by Arlene Hutton,  at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 23, in Wood-Mar Auditorium. There is no charge to attend, but tickets need to be reserved at georgefox.edu/bigbridge.

The Big Bridge Theatre Consortium is a group of university theatre programs, led by George Fox’s theatre department, that are committed to developing new plays dedicated to peace and interfaith conflict. During the week of June 18-22, Hutton and a host of professional theatre artists will work together to bring Hutton’s first draft to life. The play explores the 1905 Shaker community’s quest to sharpen their peace-witness to the world despite a community’s in-fighting, identity-politics, and struggle to survive.

Questions? Contact Rhett Luedtke at rluedtke@georgefox.edu.

Reminder: Be aware of sidewalk closure on east side of campus

Sunday, June 10th, 2018

From now until late this month, the sidewalk and lawn area on the south side of the Roberts Center near the physical therapy entrance and the pathway between Canyon Commons and the Hadlock Student Center will be closed and blocked off for construction work. There may be a pathway available close to the Roberts Center, but it will be through the bushes and planter bed (not hard surface).

Pedestrian traffic from Lewis Apartments and Sherman Street east of the Hadlock Student Center to Canyon Commons and the Crisman Crossing pedestrian bridge will need to go the long way around Roberts Center to Brandt Hall and the north side of Canyon Commons (access through North Street).

The construction of this area is expected to be finished by Monday, June 25. Thank you for your patience as we complete updating this area!

Leaving your vehicle on campus? Be aware of policy

Sunday, June 10th, 2018

Students and employees: If you are traveling to attend a conference or vacation trip off campus, and wish to leave your vehicle on campus while you are gone, please be aware of our “vehicles on campus” policy.

Due to the construction projects happening around campus – and the potential need to quickly move vehicles for construction and maintenance access – we’d prefer that vehicles not be left on campus. However, if campus is the only option, then your keys must be left with Campus Public Safety, and a waiver form needs to be signed.

George Fox is not responsible for potential loss or damage to your vehicle, and we will tell you which lot to leave your vehicle in, taking into consideration construction projects. The Campus Public Safety office is open 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday during the summer, but an officer can meet you at the office to either drop off your keys or pick them up by calling 503-554-2090 if it is after business hours.

Please help our Plant Services personnel and construction crews finish their projects on time by adhering to this policy.

Thank you!

Richard Foster speaks at Newberg Christian Church to open conference

Friday, June 8th, 2018

The opening session of the national conference “Celebrating 40 Years of Celebration of Discipline: Empowering Spiritual Transformation in the Local Church” will be held at the Newberg Christian Church tomorrow night (Sunday) from 7 to 9 p.m. The church is located at 2315 Villa Road in Newberg. The public is invited to attend.

In addition to Richard Foster’s opening address, more than 70 Newberg and George Fox authors will be celebrated, with their books on display. A book-signing with Foster will follow.

Contact Paul Anderson (panderso@georgefox.edu) for more information.

Card-lock hardware upgrade coming Tuesday and Wednesday

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

The card-lock system for academic buildings will be down Tuesday, June 12, from 4 a.m. to around 8 or 9 a.m. On Wednesday, we will be working on the science buildings (Wood-Mar, EHS and the Klages Center). They will be offline Wednesday from 4 a.m. to around 8 or 9 a.m.

Security will unlock the exterior doors of larger buildings during this outage and can be contacted at 503-554-2090 during that time for smaller buildings.

Questions? Contact the Service Desk at servicedesk@georgefox.edu or ext. 2569.

Sign-ups are open for Search Advocate Training on June 27-28

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

Join us for the next Search Advocate Training to learn how to promote equitable hiring practices in the workplace, and to further encourage the Be Known promise. 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 and Laura Hartley will teach this two-day session on Wednesday, June 27, and Thursday, June 28, from noon to 5 p.m. both days in Stevens 207. Lunch will be provided!

To sign up and/or learn 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.

Key Dates for Participating Employees in the Flexible Spending Account Plan(s)

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

As the summer heats up, don’t forget about the upcoming deadlines for claims submissions.

Medical Spending Account

  • June 29, 2018: Last day to submit claim(s) incurred between April 1, 2017, and March 31, 2018, with receipt(s)/substantiation
  • Up to $500 will be automatically rolled over into your 2018-19 account as long as you are still actively participating in the plan.
  • Any balance over $500 remaining unspent will be forfeited (use-it or lose-it rule).

Dependent Care Spending Account

  • June 15, 2018: Last day to use funds in the two-and-a-half-month grace period.
  • June 30, 2018: Last day to submit 2017-18 claim(s) with receipt(s)/substantiation

Contact Information

Need assistance with submitting Flexible Spending Account claims? Contact Allegiance Benefit Plan Management at 877-424-3570.

Need additional information? See the George Fox University Benefits Allegiance Flexible Spending Employee Benefit Plan webpage to access forms, debit card information, or the links to access your account online

Have questions about this or other George Fox University employee benefits? Contact Darby Thiessen in Employee Empowerment at ext. 2188 or dthiessen@georgefox.edu.

It’s not too late to RSVP for today’s barbecue

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

Join your fellow employees for our summer barbecue on the quad lawn at noon today (Wednesday). In the event of rain, we’ll be in Canyon Commons 101/102. The cost is only $5 per person.

In addition to lunch, we’ll take time to celebrate the winners of the Wellness Challenge. Please RSVP at this link. Summer student employees are welcome to RSVP as well.

Questions? Contact Peg Hutton (phutton@georgefox.edu).

– Hosted by the Staff Development Committee

End-of-Year Reminder for Deposits and Petty Cash Reconciliations

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

If your contract ends in June and you will not be on campus through the summer, please bring over any money before you leave. Checks dated prior to June 30, 2018, must be deposited in the current fiscal year. Money that needs accounting for in FY2018 must be deposited no later than 1 p.m. on June 29. If it arrives later, it will go into the FY2019 budget.

End-of-the-fiscal-year deposits to be included in this year’s budget must be in Finance no later than Friday, June 29. Checks dated prior to June 30, 2018, must be deposited in the current fiscal year. Please look around your desks and file cabinets to see if there are any lingering items that need to go to the bank. If you are taking vacation during the July 4 holiday, please send your deposits over BEFORE you leave. If you should have any questions about deposits, please contact Heather Groenlund at ext. 2173.

Final petty cash reconciliations for this fiscal year are due in Finance no later than Friday, June 29. Please remember to submit all receipts, cash and reconciliation reports before this deadline. Please plan ahead! If you are taking vacation during the July 4 holiday, please send your deposits over BEFORE you leave. If you have questions about petty cash protocols, please contact Jen Klapp at ext. 2170.

Bauman parking lot will be restriped this week

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

On Thursday, June 7, the Bauman lot will be restriped, and there will be no parking in the lot that day. Please park either in the Le Shana lot or on the campus side of Meridian Street or on North Street.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation!