Bruin Store offers great deals on departmental swag

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Interested in purchasing gifts, apparel or swag specific to your department through the Bruin Store? With semester’s end coming, now is the time to say thank you to those who make George Fox the community it is!

Several on campus have taken advantage of the quality, convenience and discounts departments receive when they place special orders through the store. Below is information on how to get started.

How it works

I will take care of the rest and communicate with you along the way!

Things to keep in mind

  • The price in red (on the Campus Collections site) is the price you pay as a department. It will always be 20 percent off retail.
  • The Bruin Store works directly with the university’s marketing communications department to ensure your logo/graphic fits well with the item(s) you desire to purchase. This ensures the highest of quality.
  • If you don’t see what you want on Campus Collections, we have countless vendors to choose from. Email me directly at msimmons@georgefox.edu and we’ll find what you really want.

Sampling of the items we’ve done for departments …

  • Mugs & tumblers
  • Pens
  • Lanyards
  • Window clings
  • Pennants
  • Tees and sweatshirts
  • Men’s and women’s polos
  • Button-up dress shirts
  • Fleece zip-ups

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

Blessings!
– Michael Simmons

Learn to prepare healthy desserts at free class tonight

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Interested in learning to prepare healthy desserts? You are invited to a “Cooking 101” Nutrition Matters class, “Delectable Desserts,” tonight (Thursday) at 7 p.m. in Hoover 105. The free session will be taught by Love and Plants’ Emily Forbes.

Please join us! If you have questions, contact Kelsey Herschberger at herschberger.kl@gmail.com.

Come hear top student musicians at tomorrow’s Honors Recital Concert

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Many of the university’s most talented musicians will take the Bauman Auditorium stage for an Honors Recital Concert at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday). Come show your support for these students, as they have worked hard to prepare for this event.

Recital participants were selected through an adjudicated competition. Open to all applied music students at George Fox, the competition is designed to simulate a professional audition.

Students selected to perform are Simeon Brown (violin), Kristian Apland (viola), Joshua Harding (baritone), Kenny Dye (trumpet), Stacey Zavala (piano), Natalie Marquette (soprano), Jacob Hoglund and Selena Wolkenhauer (piano), and Kyler Schubkegel (piano).

There will be a reception for the performers in the foyer following the recital.

Interested in growing as a leader?

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Do you want to grow and develop as a leader? Is growing your leadership presence part of your performance goals or faculty growth plan for 2017-18?

If you answered yes to either of these questions, then you may want to consider applying for the Leadership Development Initiative (LDI). The program welcomes both women and men who are current George Fox employees who desire to grow in their current role or seek to prepare themselves for future leadership roles.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2017-18 cohort and are due by May 1, 2017. For more information and to access the application, please fill out the Leadership Development Initiative Application.

If you have questions, please contact a member of the LDI planning team: Emily Call, Rebecca Hernandez, Susanna Steeg or Missy Terry.

This week’s home athletic events

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Saturday, March 25, noon – Baseball vs. Willamette, Morse Athletic Complex
Saturday, March 25, 3 p.m. – Baseball vs. Willamette, Morse Athletic Complex
Sunday, March 26, noon – Baseball vs. Willamette, Morse Athletic Complex

For more information, contact the sports information office at ext. 2926 or visit the George Fox sports website at gfubruins.com.

All-employee meeting set for tomorrow in Canyon Commons

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

The university community is invited to an all-employee meeting from 3:30 to 5 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday), in Canyon Commons (Rooms 101 and 102).

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

Spring Break Vehicle Information

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Students and employees: If you are planning on leaving your unattended vehicles here over campus, please be aware that George Fox is not responsible for any damage or loss that may occur.

To avoid tempting potential thieves, please remove your belongings from your vehicles, make sure they are securely locked, and park them by other vehicles and close to light poles.

Have a great break!

Come to Hoover 105 tonight for lecture on impact of artificial intelligence

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

What ethical dilemmas will arise in corporate communities with the emergence of artificial intelligence? The question will be addressed in a special university-hosted lecture presented by Mohan Nair, senior vice president and chief innovation officer at Cambia Health Solutions, tonight (Wednesday).

Nair’s presentation, “Ethical Dilemmas to Community with Artificial Intelligence: Merging into a World Enabled by Artificial Intelligence,” begins at 7 p.m. in Hoover 105. There is no charge to attend, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

The lecture is being presented by George Fox’s Office of the President and College of Business, and is the first installment of the university’s Reiten Lecture on Leadership Development.

Nair guides Cambia Health’s Innovation Force as it inspires ideas from a variety of sources, selecting execution-focused concepts and starting them on the path to new businesses or concepts. More on his background is available here.

This is the first Reiten lecture, named in honor of Richard G. Reiten, retired chairman and CEO of Northwest Natural. Reiten has served in a number of high-ranking capacities with Northwest Natural from 1996 to the present, including as chairman of the board and CEO, and is a former president of the Portland General Electric Company. Reiten and his wife Jeanie contributed the funds to endow the lecture.

More information on Nair’s visit is available by calling Missy Terry at terrym@georgefox.edu.

adidas Employee Store discount open to all employees, students

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

The adidas Employee Store is sharing its employee discount with all George Fox University employees, staff/faculty and students. To access the store during the shopping period, please present your staff/faculty ID badge or pay stub, or your Winter/Spring 2017 term schedule along with a photo ID.

The employee/student must be present in order for the entire party to enter the store (maximum five persons). Access is unlimited from March 24 to April 10, 2017.

Spring into action with the adidas Employee Store and grab a fresh pair of AlphaBOUNCE. Shop the newest soccer arrivals and get your first pick of the new Timbers jerseys for men and kids. Whether you are a fan or an athlete, make sure you have all the newest gear for the MLS season. Complete your outfit with a pair of Stan Smiths or Superstars.

The adidas Employee Store is located at 5060 N. Greeley Ave., in Portland. It’s open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Contact the store at 971-234-8536 with any questions.

Note: The employee discount of 50 percent off is only valid at the adidas Employee Store located at 5060 N. Greeley Ave. Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other coupon, discount, or promotion except as otherwise expressly permitted. Not valid for purchases of gift certificates. Offer has no cash value.

adidas reserves the right to change terms and conditions, substitute offer of equal or greater value, end offer at any time without notice, and decline offer to any consumer adidas believes, in its sole discretion, may resell adidas product. Additional restrictions and exclusions may apply; see store for details. Void where prohibited. ©2016 adidas America, Inc.

Be sure to purchase fashion show tickets in advance

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Tickets for the Department of Art & Design’s fashion show this Friday, March 24, are now available! This is the fashion program’s final show, as the major will be discontinued at the end of this year.

Come see current and past designers showcase their collections. Children’s wear, event wear, ready-to-wear, bridal wear and more will be showcased by current designers and recent alumni. Tickets are $5 for students, $8 for non-students.

Purchase tickets here (there will be a very limited number of tickets sold at the door).

Doors open at the Chehalem Cultural Center at 6:30 p.m. The show begins at 7:30 p.m., and a dessert reception by the Newberg Bakery will follow.

Check out the Bruin Store for departmental swag

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Interested in purchasing gifts, apparel or swag specific to your department through the Bruin Store? With semester’s end coming, now is the time to say thank you to those who make George Fox the community it is!

Several on campus have taken advantage of the quality, convenience and discounts departments receive when they place special orders through the store. Below is information on how to get started.

How it works

I will take care of the rest and communicate with you along the way!

Things to keep in mind

  • The price in red (on the Campus Collections site) is the price you pay as a department. It will always be 20 percent off retail.
  • The Bruin Store works directly with the university’s marketing communications department to ensure your logo/graphic fits well with the item(s) you desire to purchase. This ensures the highest of quality.
  • If you don’t see what you want on Campus Collections, we have countless vendors to choose from. Email me directly at msimmons@georgefox.edu and we’ll find what you really want.

Sampling of the items we’ve done for departments …

  • Mugs & tumblers
  • Pens
  • Lanyards
  • Window clings
  • Pennants
  • Tees and sweatshirts
  • Men’s and women’s polos
  • Button-up dress shirts
  • Fleece zip-ups

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

Blessings!
– Michael Simmons

Join colleagues at all-employee lunch today

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Join us today (Tuesday) for the all-employee lunch (no lunch next week due to spring break). Lunch is only $3 and is served from 11:30 a.m. to  1:15 p.m. in Canyon Commons 101-103. See you there!

All welcome to Colored White Panel event tonight

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Matheteis is partnering with Shalom to bring back the annual event Colored White Panel. In the same spirit as past Matheteis events, we will be discussing the topic of race and how everyone has a role in this conversation and everyone should be involved.

We will be gathering tonight (Tuesday) at 8:30 p.m. in Canyon Commons 103. Snacks and elective chapel credit will be provided. This event is sponsored by the Intercultural Life office and Shalom.

Questions or concerns? Contact Mikaela Smith at smithm16@georgefox.edu.

Last chance: Library survey closes Friday

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Please complete the LibQUAL+ library survey soon! If you have already submitted the survey, thank you! If not, please take six to seven minutes and do so today.

Only you can tell us how well we are serving your library needs, and you can enter to win one $50 or 10 $25 Amazon gift cards. Click the link below.

Library Survey

Questions? Contact Rob Bohall (rbohall@georgefox.edu)

Thanks for support of Health and Wellness Week; ‘Beat Baker’ race results are in

Monday, March 20th, 2017

The School of Physical Therapy and the president’s office would like to thank everyone who participated in last week’s first Health and Wellness Week. The week was a great success, and plans are to make this an annual event!

Those interested in the results from Saturday’s 10K “Beat Baker” run can see them by clicking the “Race Results” button on the bottom of this page.

All invited to hear Michelle Loyd-Paige in chapel this morning

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Join us in Bauman Auditorium today (Tuesday) for chapel at 10:50 a.m. as we continue our John Woolman Peacemaking Forum. Our theme this year is “Peace: Personal and Global.”

This year, we welcome guest speaker Michelle Loyd-Paige, PhD, a professor of sociology and executive associate to the president for diversity and inclusion at Calvin College. She will speak this morning on “A Bigger Hospitality,” in which she will discuss how embracing cultural differences can enrich our worship.

After chapel, students are encouraged to stop by the Peacemaking Connections Expo and check out current job and internship opportunities available with various nonprofit peacemaking and service organizations. It will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Canyon Commons 103.

Vespers info: Wednesday at 7 p.m. we will continue our series “One” with a message from Psalm 95. If you are a part of a Spring Serve trip, be sure to come tomorrow night. We will be commissioning the serve trips and the students on them during the service.

PT program seeking candidates for flat-feet study

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Do you have flat feet? The physical therapy program is conducting research on flat feet that looks at the affects of exercise on arch height. Participants will be asked to follow a foot exercise routine for eight weeks. There is a monetary incentive for completion of the program.

Please contact Marcey Keefer Hutchison at mkeeferhutchison@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2454 if you are interested in participating in our study.

Tickets still available for this Friday’s fashion show

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Tickets for the Department of Art & Design’s fashion show this Friday, March 24, are now available! This is the fashion program’s final show, as the major will be discontinued at the end of this year.

Come see current and past designers showcase their collections. Children’s wear, event wear, ready-to-wear, bridal wear and more will be showcased by current designers and recent alumni. Tickets are $5 for students, $8 for non-students.

Purchase tickets here (there will be a very limited number of tickets sold at the door).

Doors open at the Chehalem Cultural Center at 6:30 p.m. The show begins at 7:30 p.m., and a dessert reception by the Newberg Bakery will follow.

Nominate seniors for C.W. Perry Servant Leadership Award by April 3

Monday, March 20th, 2017

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

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

Only seniors (graduating in April 2017) are eligible for award 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 this 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, April 3.

If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie St. Cyr or call 503-554-2306. Click this link to go to the nomination form.

Top student musicians perform in Honors Recital Concert Thursday

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

Many of the university’s most talented musicians will take the Bauman Auditorium stage for an Honors Recital Concert at 7:30 p.m. this Thursday, March 23. The performance is free and open to the public, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Recital participants were selected through an adjudicated competition. Open to all applied music students at George Fox, the competition is designed to simulate a professional audition.

Students selected to perform are Simeon Brown (violin), Kristian Apland (viola), Joshua Harding (baritone), Kenny Dye (trumpet), Stacey Zavala (piano), Natalie Marquette (soprano), Jacob Hoglund and Selena Wolkenhauer (piano), and Kyler Schubkegel (piano).

There will be a reception for the performers in the foyer following the recital.