All invited to Foster Parents’ Night Out training tomorrow

Friday, January 12th, 2018

Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of kids and teens in foster care in our community, and their families? Then consider volunteering monthly with Foster Parents’ Night Out!

Our next training is coming up beginning at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow (Sunday) at Family Life Church (502 S. St. Paul Hwy., in Newberg). These once-monthly foster events are staffed by George Fox students and provide opportunities for mentoring young people and respite care for hardworking foster parents.

Contact Jamie Kitchen at embracegfu@gmail.com with any questions or to RSVP to the training.

PT clinic is open for business

Friday, January 12th, 2018

Happy 2018! Spring semester is here and the university’s physical therapy clinic is open and ready to serve your needs. We are located in the Roberts Center and open Monday through Friday.

Give us a call at 503-554-2479 to talk with a therapist or to schedule an appointment. We want you to feel great as you begin the new year!

Homeschool Survey

Friday, January 12th, 2018

Were you homeschooled in high school? Do you know a student who was? If this post sounds familiar, it is! We are your friendly neighborhood homeschoolers who have completed our focus groups and now need your help with our survey.

My partner and I are submitting a research paper to present at the Northwest Communication Association Conference in April. If you or anyone you know was homeschooled (at least a year) during high school, please help us out.

If you pass this along to other former homeschoolers attending college, you will broaden the scope of our survey results, making them more accurate and applicable to our purpose. Please let us utilize your network. We know there are a lot of fantastic homeschoolers out there who will help us succeed!

Homeschool Survey

This survey should take around 20 minutes, and all responses will be anonymous. The survey will be available for roughly one week, so please participate and share as soon as possible.

Thank you for making our project a success, and may your semester be productive and enjoyable!

– Julianne Robinson (jrobinson16@georgefox.edu)

Come celebrate Robin Baker’s 60th birthday at next all-employee meeting Jan. 18

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

This Thursday, Jan. 18, is President Robin Baker’s 60th birthday. It also happens to be the date of our next all-employee meeting, so join us as we get campus updates and celebrate Robin’s big day! We will have birthday cake for all to enjoy.

The meeting is from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Canyon Commons. It will be live-streamed at the Portland Center in Room 160.

Faculty members: Are you willing to have your class photographed?

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Marketing communications is updating academic photos on the university website. If you’re a faculty member who’d be willing to have your class photographed next week, please send your class title, location, and meeting time to Sarah Small at ssmall@georgefox.edu.

University closes Monday in honor of MLK Day

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

The university’s offices, libraries and bookstores will be closed Monday, Jan. 15, to observe the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Also closed will be the Fitness Center on the Newberg campus.

Nursing serve trip team hosts fundraisers at home basketball games

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

The nursing serve trip team going to Kenya in June of 2018 is hosting fundraisers during six home basketball games! During the women’s and men’s games we will be selling Krispy Kreme donuts and raffle tickets, announcing at least one winner for the raffle during each game! The winners do not have to be present to win; we just need their contact info.

The prizes are as follows:

  • Three pairs of premium movie tickets to Cinetopia
  • One $25 gift card to Regal Cinemas
  • Two $25 gift cards to American Eagle
  • One $50 gift card to Dutch Bros
  • Two Dutch Bros gift baskets (valued at $25 each)

That’s nine chances to win! Tickets will be sold at $5 for 10 tickets. That’s only 50 cents per ticket! The tickets will be kept in the prize pool until the very last prize is given away.

Contact Hannah Thom (hthom16@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Please RSVP by end of day today if attending Jan. 17 staff lunch

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

All staff members are invited to attend this month’s staff lunch this Wednesday, Jan. 17, at noon in Canyon Commons. The cost is $3 (cash or check only). Please RSVP by 5 p.m. today (Friday) using this RSVP link.

We hope to see you there!

– The Staff Development Committee

Intramural registration for kickball and soccer closes tomorrow

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Intramural sign-ups for both kickball and soccer are now available online at this link or on the IMLeagues app.

Registration closes tomorrow (Saturday) at noon. If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact Mark Nathlich at mnathlich14@georgefox.edu.

Intramural sports are open to both students and employees!

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) opens next week

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Whether you want students to improve their writing, brainstorm for an upcoming assignment, or meet regularly for academic coaching, ARC consultants are available to support students in their academic pursuits.

The ARC is open Monday through Thursday from 1 to 10 p.m. and from noon to 4 p.m. on Fridays. Appointments are available starting on Tuesday, Jan. 16, and online scheduling will be available no later than Monday, Jan. 15.

To schedule an appointment, students can email the_arc@georgefox.edu, call 503-554-2327, or stop by the ARC on the first floor of the library.

Foster Parents’ Night Out hosts training this Sunday

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of kids and teens in foster care in our community, and their families? Then consider volunteering monthly with Foster Parents’ Night Out!

Our next training is coming up beginning at 11:30 a.m. this Sunday, Feb. 14, at Family Life Church (502 S. St. Paul Hwy., in Newberg). These once-monthly foster events are staffed by George Fox students and provide opportunities for mentoring young people and respite care for hardworking foster parents.

Contact Jamie Kitchen at embracegfu@gmail.com with any questions or to RSVP to the training.

Don’t forget to volunteer for Night to Shine

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Night to Shine is just around the corner, on Friday, Feb. 9! Night to Shine is a prom for those with special needs. The night is complete with a red carpet entrance, limo rides, karaoke, dinner, hair and makeup sessions, shoe shining, and lots of dancing! The event will run from 5 to 9 p.m. at Newberg Christian Church.

We are looking for buddies to help our special guests have an ultimate prom experience. If you would like to sign up or have questions, go online to this link or email Katlyn Kronschnabl at katlyn@newbergcc.org.

Nominate seniors today for C.W. Perry Servant Leadership Award

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

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

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

Only seniors (graduating in April 2018) are eligible for 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 the 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, Feb. 26. Your georgefox.edu username will be recorded when you submit this form.

If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie St. Cyr at sstcyr@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2306.

Join in MLK Day of Service this Monday

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

Make this Monday’s holiday a day on in service and partnership to the greater Portland community!

Our annual participation in the 2018 MLK Day of Service will take place on Monday, Jan. 15, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Warner Pacific College. Any and all students, staff and faculty are encouraged to register and join in this great community-building event.

Details on the day are available at this link. Registration can be done here.

Transportation to and from George Fox’s Newberg campus will be provided, as will lunch. We will be serving alongside participants from Warner, Concordia University, Portland Community College, Mt. Hood Community College, Portland State University and more!

We are always so proud of how the George Fox community bears witness to Christ and shows up with such great representation at this event every year.

“Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant.” (Jesus, in Matthew 20:28)

MLK weekend hours for Bon Appetit

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

The Bruin Den, Bruin Bites and Bridge Cafe will all be closed on Monday, Jan. 15, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. All cafes will resume normal hours of operation on Tuesday.

The hours of service in the dining room at Canyon Commons will change slightly this weekend as follows:

  • Saturday, Jan. 13: Continental breakfast, 8-10:30 a.m.; brunch, 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.; dinner, 5-6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Jan. 14: Brunch, 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.; dinner, 5-6:30 p.m.
  • Monday, Jan. 15: Breakfast, 8-10 a.m.; lunch, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.; dinner, 4:30-7 p.m.

Regular hours of operation resume Tuesday.

Join in special celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. this Monday

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

All are invited to a special Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., celebration at the Chehalem Cultural Center (415 E. Sheridan St., in Newberg) this Monday, Jan. 15, to commemorate Dr. King’s life and legacy. The doors open at 5:30 p.m., with the main program beginning at 6 p.m.

Refreshments and resources will be available following the program. Ines Peña, a Newberg High School graduate and local human rights activist, will give a keynote address on the program theme, “Be the Dream.”

Contact Rick Muthiah (rmuthiah@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

RSVP by Friday for Jan. 17 staff lunch

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

All staff members are invited to attend this month’s staff lunch this Wednesday, Jan. 17, at noon in Canyon Commons. The cost is $3 (cash or check only). Please RSVP by 5 p.m. tomorrow (Friday) using this RSVP link.

We hope to see you there!

– The Staff Development Committee

Veterans host prayer gathering on campus this Wednesday

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

The Veterans United Association will be meeting for our first bimonthly prayer gathering at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 17. We will be meeting in the side room of the ASC office in the Bruin Den. Please join us as we gather to pray for one another and for our community.

Contact Spencer Caraballo (scaraballo15@georgefox.edu) for more information.

Volunteer registration now open for Night to Shine

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

Night to Shine is just around the corner, on Friday, Feb. 9! Night to Shine is a prom for those with special needs. The night is complete with a red carpet entrance, limo rides, karaoke, dinner, hair and makeup sessions, shoe shining, and lots of dancing! The event will run from 5 to 9 p.m. at Newberg Christian Church.

We are looking for buddies to help our special guests have an ultimate prom experience. If you would like to sign up or have questions, go online to this link or email Katlyn Kronschnabl at katlyn@newbergcc.org.

Fitness Center closed this Monday for MLK Day

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

In honor of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the Fitness Center will be closed on Monday, Jan. 15. The center will be open for normal hours the following day on Tuesday, Jan. 16.

We hope you all had a fabulous winter break!