Shop November Two-Day Sale at Bruin Store

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Bundle up at the Bruin Store Two-Day Sale Nov. 14 and 15. Save 25% on all cold weather gear including sweatshirts, sweatpants, beanies, blankets, scarves and much more! Shop in store or online at georgefoxshop.com. Go Bruins!

Questions? Contact Michael Simmons (msimmons@georgefox.edu).

“Mama Rwanda” documentary showing tomorrow

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Tomorrow evening (Thursday), American Enterprise Institute and the College of Business are hosting a showing of the documentary of “Mama Rwanda” in Hoover 105 at 7:30 p.m. Afterwards, professor Debby Thomas will be sharing about her time in Rwanda. There will be chapel credit, free food, and great conversation!

Contact Kylie Hannus (khannus14@georgefox.edu) with questions.

Survey: Voting

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

The Crescent is conducting research about voting and would appreciate everyone taking a minute to fill out this four-question survey.

Questions? Contact Emma Lindberg (elindberg16@georgefox.edu).

Catholic Mass in Prayer Chapel tomorrow

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

All are invited to attend Mass in the Prayer Chapel at 11 a.m. tomorrow (Thursdaywith Fr. Juan Pablo of the Saint John Society as the celebrant. Catholic students and employees are encouraged to receive the sacrament of Confession/Reconciliation (see John 20:21-23) beforehand starting at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome to attend. This is a chapel elective for students.

The Saint John Society is an international apostolate focused on engaging college students and energizing their faith in Christ. Contact Maricruz Arias (marias15@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Accounts Payable holiday schedule

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

The holidays are here! Note the following due dates for check requests and invoices received in the Finance Office during the holiday season and the respective “check ready” date.

Thanksgiving holiday
Check requests received Nov. 15 – 20 will be ready on Nov. 22.
Check requests received Nov. 21 – 22 will be ready on Dec. 1.

Christmas holiday
Check requests received Dec. 18 – 20 will be ready Dec. 22.
Check requests received Dec. 21 – 22 will be ready Jan. 5.

New Year’s holiday
Check requests received Dec. 28 – 29 will be ready January 5.

Note: There will be no schedule change to payments processed through Concur. Payments will be processed as usual.

Benefit announcements: TIAA consultants and annual training

Monday, November 13th, 2017

Annual training deadline approaching
The Haven online module (part 1) and two active shooter videos in FoxTALE may be accessed through your MyGFU portal. Instructions to complete the training by Nov. 15 were emailed from Darby Thiessen to all active employees on Oct. 30. The Haven and Active Shooter courses are intended for all George Fox employees, both new and continuing. Thank you in advance for being part of our community and supporting the mission of the university.

TIAA consultant appointments available at no cost
TIAA individual consulting appointments are coming up at the Newberg campus Nov. 28 and 30 and at the Portland campus on Nov. 29.

No matter where you are in life—just getting started or planning for retirement—a session with Braden Danielson can help you create a unique plan for your goals. It’s at no additional cost as a part of your retirement plan. You’ll get answers to these questions and more:

•       Am I invested in the right mix of investments to help meet my goals?
•       Am I saving enough to create the retirement income I need?
•       How do I take income from my retirement account once I stop working?
•       How do I plan for short-term goals such as saving for a house or education expenses?
•       How do I manage debt, save money and balance various financial priorities at the same time?

To schedule your one-hour appointment, click on this link. The on-site appointment slots fill quickly, so don’t delay! Take advantage of this excellent resource. You can also visit Advice and Guidance to access online tools and resources that can help you stay on track and save even more for retirement.

If you would like to make a change to your retirement account contribution amount or have questions about your George Fox University benefits, contact Darby Thiessen at 503-554-2188 or dthiessen@georgefox.edu.

University Christmas cards are available to order

Monday, November 13th, 2017

The Office of Marketing Communications is now accepting orders for university Christmas cards. You can see this year’s card here.

Submit your request at this link by Tuesday, Nov. 21. The cost will range between 50 and 75 cents per card.

Contact Danette Newkirk at dnewkirk@georgefox.edu with any questions.

Turning Point USA club meets tonight in Stevens 101

Monday, November 13th, 2017

Once again, Turning Point USA is meeting tonight (Tuesday) for anyone interested in political activism and discussion. Turning Point USA meets at 7:30 p.m. in Stevens 101. Come out and present your views on important issues, discuss future events, and advocate with us for limited government, capitalism and free markets!

If you have any questions at all or would like to get involved with TPUSA, please contact Madison McClean at maddie.mcclean@tpusa.com.

Residence Life seeking student leader recommendations

Monday, November 13th, 2017

Residence Life is looking for students that exhibit Christian maturity, humility, and leadership skills for our 2018-19 leadership teams. Presently, 66 students serve as Resident Assistants and Assistant Area Coordinators. We are looking for men and women who (a) seek to be stretched and transformed in their leadership roles, (b) value the diversity of our faith community, and (c) desire to invest deeply into the communities flourishing and growth. We would value your suggestions and recommendations for students to be considered for these positions.

We will personally encourage the students you recommend to seek candidacy in our programs. Past and current student leaders have reported that recommendations from peers, staff and faculty are one of the most important reasons they consider these positions. Personal encouragement goes a long way for students, especially for those who struggle to see themselves as qualified for leadership positions.

If you would like to recommend a student, fill out this response form by Monday, Nov. 19. We have moved to an electronic format for recommendations to reduce paper waste and costs.

If you have any questions, contact Dexter Ballard (ballardd@georgefox.edu).

Hear how business and sports can create countless opportunities

Monday, November 13th, 2017

What does an analyst at Nike, a buyer from Columbia Sportswear and a marketing manager from Intel have in common? They’re using their George Fox business degrees in a sports-related job. Even at Intel? Yes! They’re investing heavily in technology that’s creating amazing new experiences for sports fans.

Join the College of Business at the next Industry Insiders event on Monday, Nov. 20 at 5:30 p.m. in Canyon Commons 101, and meet alumi Sandra Lopez (’15), Sean Jany (’12) and Josiah Nuzum (’16). You’ll hear about their time at Fox and how they landed jobs at such sought-after companies. They’ll tell us about the work they’re doing and share tips for setting goals, getting to the finish line, and launching into your career.

Dinner will be provided. Pre-register here.

Questions? Contact Colleen Sump (csump@georgefox.edu).

Shop November Two-Day Sale at Bruin Store

Monday, November 13th, 2017

Bundle up at the Bruin Store Two-Day Sale Nov. 14 and 15. Save 25% on all cold weather gear including sweatshirts, sweatpants, beanies, blankets, scarves and much more! Shop in store or online at georgefoxshop.com. Go Bruins!

Questions? Contact Michael Simmons (msimmons@georgefox.edu).

Sign up now for DPT’s Health Screening Clinic on Nov. 30

Sunday, November 12th, 2017

George Fox University’s School of Physical Therapy will be offering its second annual Health Screening Clinic on Thursday, Nov. 30, between 3 and 6 p.m. in the Roberts Center. Blood pressure, ECG measures, vital signs, flexibility and strength will be assessed, among other tests.

Participants should expect 20 to 25 minutes to complete the session. To sign up, click on this link. Questions can be addressed to Jason Brumitt (jbrumitt@georgefox.edu).

Survey: Employee extension list

Sunday, November 12th, 2017

In an effort to better serve our George Fox community, we are requesting you fill out this survey about if/how you use the employee extension and box list found at this page.

It’s a quick three-question survey, and we will hold a prize drawing for participants who complete the survey by Monday, Nov. 20 at 5 p.m. Thank you for your assistance!

Questions? Contact Barbi Doran (bdoran@georgefox.edu).

University community invited to ‘Great Turkey’ event on Thanksgiving Day

Sunday, November 12th, 2017

A George Fox alumnus invites the university community to join in the Great Turkey Fumble 5K/1K run this year on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 23. This event is a benefit for Newberg FISH. Last year, the event raised more than $1,900 and 250 pounds of nonperishable food for Newberg FISH.

Here are the details …

  • Date: Thursday, Nov. 23
  • Location: Newberg High School’s football field
  • Time: 8:45 a.m.
  • Cost: $26; $15 (under age 10)
  • All entries receive a free football and T-shirt!

Volunteers are also needed. If you are interested in volunteering, or wish to learn more, contact Brad Mordhurst at brady.mordhorst@gmail.com.

Flipster magazine app now available from libraries

Sunday, November 12th, 2017

The George Fox libraries are excited to introduce Flipster, a free app for reading magazines available from the library wherever you go! Current titles available include The New Yorker, Writer’s Digest, Wired, Dwell, Inc., CR Buying Guide, and many more! Here’s how to get started:

1. Download the Flipster app (available for Android or iOS)
2. Find and add “George Fox University Library (Newberg, Oregon)”
3. Login with your library card barcode (skip this step if on campus)
4. Enjoy current selection of magazines

Questions? Email library@georgefox.edu or drop by.

Post-occupancy survey for Canyon Commons

Sunday, November 12th, 2017

In the fall of 2016, we moved into Canyon Commons and would like your feedback as we evaluate future building projects! George Fox University and the architects for Canyon Commons (Hacker Architects) are requesting that you complete this 15-minute post-occupancy survey.

By participating, you will be entered into a drawing to win one of two $100 Amazon gift cards. Please enter your name and email at the end of the survey if you wish to participate.

We greatly value your comment and feedback, so thanks for taking the time to complete the survey!

Canyon Commons Survey

The deadline to complete this survey is Friday, Nov. 17. If you have questions, please email studentlife@georgefox.edu.

Honors program director Joseph Clair gives public lecture

Sunday, November 12th, 2017

Want to know why your higher education matters? William Penn Honors Program Director Joseph Clair tackles the question head-on in his upcoming lecture, “The Lost Purpose of Learning” on Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in Hoover 105. Signed copies of Dr. Clair’s most recent book, “On Education, Formation, Citizenship, and the Lost Purpose of Learning,” will be available for purchase at the event.

For questions regarding this lecture, contact Jocelyn Stein at jstein@georgefox.edu.

Airport transportation shuttle available during Thanksgiving break

Sunday, November 12th, 2017

George Fox is once again partnering with Hillsboro Airporter to provide shuttle service to Portland International Airport for Thanksgiving break. Students will be expected to work directly with Hillsboro Airporter to reserve their spot.

Here are the details:

  • The cost for one passenger is $65, plus a tip. Each additional passenger is $3.
  • Each shuttle can fit five to six passengers. The cost per student is based on the total number of passengers during the scheduled times, so if you can fill one shuttle, the cost per student could be as low as $15 (if you have a total of six passengers).
  • Make your reservations more than 24 hours in advance and Hillsboro Airporter can group you together. To reserve your spot, go online to Hillsboro Airporter & Car Service LLC.
  • Hillsboro Airporter accepts cash or credit card for payment. Parents can call Hillsboro Airporter with a credit card to pay for their student’s fare.
  • Hillsboro Airporter has 24/7 service. It will work with students and their families, putting students together to lower the cost of the fare.

Questions? Contact the Office of Student Life (jwitherspoon@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2316).

New: FoxTALE Course Archives

Sunday, November 12th, 2017

We are pleased to announce a new archiving process for FoxTALE course sites. Course sites older than two years from the current semester will be hosted on FoxTALE Archives, a separate system that will be available continuously to faculty and can be shared with students upon request.

This innovation keeps the login time for all users to a minimum and reduces the list of course sites that users maintain on their customized dashboards.

The FoxTALE Archive will become available at the Dec. 28, 2017 FoxTALE upgrade.

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

Accounts Payable holiday schedule

Sunday, November 12th, 2017

The holidays are here! Note the following due dates for check requests and invoices received in the Finance Office during the holiday season and the respective “check ready” date.

Thanksgiving holiday
Check requests received Nov. 15 – 20 will be ready on Nov. 22.
Check requests received Nov. 21 – 22 will be ready on Dec. 1.

Christmas holiday
Check requests received Dec. 18 – 20 will be ready Dec. 22.
Check requests received Dec. 21 – 22 will be ready Jan. 5.

New Year’s holiday
Check requests received Dec. 28 – 29 will be ready January 5.

Note: There will be no schedule change to payments processed through Concur. Payments will be processed as usual.