Psychology students: Make plans to attend tomorrow’s barbecue

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

Are you a psychology student? Whether you’re a major, minor or just interested in the field, you are invited to join us at the Psyc Club’s annual barbecue tomorrow (Thursday) at 5 p.m.! Come to connect with faculty, students and your own love of free food.* We’ll provide the food; you just bring the appetite. We’ll meet at 1630 Lilly Ct., in Newberg.

Please RSVP to help us make sure we have enough food! Email Ashton (ahoffman15@georgefox.edu) or fill out this Google form.

*Vegetarian and gluten-free options will be provided.

Participate in free fall risk screening in honor of National Fall Prevention Day

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

Are you at risk for falls? George Fox University’s physical therapy department is hosting a free fall risk screening on Wednesday, Oct. 3, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Roberts Center.

If you or someone you know have questions about balance, are worried about falling, or have fallen in the past, join us for a free fall risk screening and be ready to participate in activities to improve your balance.

For more information, email Hannah Lawrence (hlawrence13@georgefox.edu).

Come celebrate Terri Crawford today at her retirement party

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

Don’t forget to come join in the celebration today (Wednesday) of Terri Crawford after 25 years of service as a financial aid counselor, compassionately assisting students and families.

Plan to gather with us in the Stevens Center Atrium today from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Have questions about faith? Join Alpha tonight

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

Do you have questions about faith? You are invited to participate in Alpha, a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith. We will provide food, a video to watch, and the opportunity for a conversation during the video that provides questions. It will also give you a chance to meet new people and find a safe space to talk about this topic.

The program will run for 10 weeks, so come and invite your friends. Everyone is welcome. We will meet in Stevens 208 at 5 p.m. every Wednesday, starting tonight. This will count as a chapel credit elective, too.

If you have questions, please email Maricruz Arias at (marias15@georgefox.edu).

Please park ONLY where your permit allows

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

There are several reserved parking spaces around campus that are indicated by signage. These spots are ONLY for staff working in those departments – not other staff or student employees. Loading zones are exactly that – just for unloading – and then they must be vacated.

This also applies to the three 10-minute spots in front of Mail Services. They are only for mail pick-ups, not for parking for a class. Other reserved spots are clearly marked around campus for area coordinators who live in various dorms and houses as well as plant services staff who need their reserved spots for their service vehicles.

There is no student parking on Carlton Way (in between the Edwards dorm and Mail Services), as that is staff-only parking. We’ve also seen students and staff parking in visitor rows in the Stevens and Roberts Center lots. These need to be kept clear for our numerous visitors to campus.

Ticket prices begin at $25 for parking in a reserved spot and go up for each succeeding infraction, so please save your money and park ONLY where your permit allows!

Contact Nadine Kincaid (nkincaid@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

All invited to Friday’s honors lecture featuring author Gabe Lyons

Monday, September 24th, 2018

The William Penn Honors Program invites the university community to a free lecture, “Faithfulness in the Age of Distraction,” at 7:30 p.m. this Friday, Sept. 28, in Bauman Auditorium. Presenting will be Gabe Lyons, coauthor of Good Faith (2016), unChristian (2007) and the author of The Next Christians (2010), a manifesto for how Christians can faithfully lead in a changing culture.

Lyons’ presentation will address our scattered, frantic day-to-day lives: the too-tight schedules, the looming deadlines, the constant technological buzz – everything that has become a barrier to our relationship with God and others. You’ll come away with new tools and a refreshed perspective on what it takes to live out the gospel in our modern world.

Lyons is the founder of Q, a learning community of Christian leaders where they are equipped to engage our cultural moment.

To learn more, visit this page.

Support Bon Appetit’s ‘Eat Local Challenge’ today

Monday, September 24th, 2018

Our chefs are taking on Bon Appétit Management Company’s annual Eat Local Challenge! Come enjoy a meal made entirely of foods grown within 150 miles of this café, and see a list of local farms and purveyors that we’re featuring during lunch today (Tuesday) between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in Canyon Commons.

We will also be serving a daily special featuring locally sourced salmon during lunch in the Bruin Den!

Interested in attending Timbers game for $20?

Monday, September 24th, 2018

Interested in going to a Timbers game this Saturday, Sept. 29, at 7:30 p.m. for $20? Student Activities is selling tickets in the Bruin Den and Canyon Commons during lunch hours (11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.) until tickets are gone!

Write activities@georgefox.edu with any questions.

Read this timely reminder about Title IX

Monday, September 24th, 2018

We want to remind you that George Fox University is committed to providing a Christ-centered community that fosters a safe living, learning and work setting for students, employees and visitors. A core value of this institution is to maintain a respectful environment for all individuals that is free of the following:

  • Sexual harassment
  • Sexual assault
  • Domestic violence
  • Dating violence
  • Stalking
  • Harassment and discrimination
  • Bias-related incidents and hate crimes

These behaviors and actions are contrary to the mission, values and lifestyle standards of our community. It is our firm belief that engaging in any aspect of this behavior is unacceptable and will not be tolerated by members of the George Fox community.
Should an incident of this nature occur, the person is strongly encouraged to report the incident to university personnel.

For further descriptions of these policies, resources for support, and the process for reporting please visit this link.

More information can be found on the Title IX website.

All psychology students invited to barbecue this Thursday

Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

Are you a psychology student? Whether you’re a major, minor or just interested in the field, you are invited to join us at the Psyc Club’s annual barbecue on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 5 p.m.! Come to connect with faculty, students and your own love of free food.* We’ll provide the food; you just bring the appetite. We’ll meet at 1630 Lilly Ct., in Newberg.

Please RSVP to help us make sure we have enough food! Email Ashton (ahoffman15@georgefox.edu) or fill out this Google form.

*Vegetarian and gluten-free options will be provided.

Come to recycling discussion today in EHS 102

Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

Have you noticed changes occurring in how we are recycling as a university? Are you curious what led to these changes and how we are seeking to recycle in the future? Do you have some thoughts or ideas about recycling that you would like to dialogue around?

If so, join us for a meeting from 5 to 5:40 p.m. today (Monday) in EHS 102. The meeting will include a 20-minute presentation on the state of recycling at George Fox, followed by about 20 minutes of question-and-answer time and open dialogue.

All are welcome and encouraged to bring questions and ideas! If you have any questions about this event, or if you are not able to make this meeting but have some questions regarding recycling on campus, you can email Trevor Woods at twoods@georgefox.edu.

PT team conducting research on bunions

Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

The physical therapy research team is continuing its investigation on the big toe. This time, the focus is on bunions (hallux valgus). If you have a bunion, or two, our research team is interested in you! We will be collecting data on how bunions function.

If you’d like to know more or are interested in participating, please call Jamie at 503-803-8096.

Retrieve your lost items at Campus Public Safety office

Friday, September 21st, 2018

Did you know that the official lost and found is located at the Campus Public Safety office in the Stevens Center parking lot? Due to limited storage, we can only keep items five to eight weeks before they are donated to charitable causes, so come promptly to our office to look for your lost items! Left-behind items in Duke and Wheeler usually stay in Wheeler, and most items left behind in the Roberts Center remain in that building.

There are also lost-and-found boxes at the check-in kiosks at Canyon Commons, so check there first if you may have left items in there. The best practice of all is to take a Sharpie and label your items with your name and phone number so we can notify you (especially phone and computer chargers, water bottles, notebooks and books, lunch bags, calculators, earphones and clothing items).

Questions? Contact Nadine Kincaid (nkincaid@georgefox.edu).

Today is final day to take care of your passport needs

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Today (Friday) is the last day of Passport Days. Don’t miss this opportunity to get your passport taken care of. Swing by the Bauman Auditorium lobby between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to find the U.S. Postal Service representative.

To calculate how much your passport will be, visit this link. Don’t forget to bring a valid photo ID, birth certificate and Social Security card.

If you have any questions, please contact Richard Silver (rsilver@georgefox.edu).

All invited to AA meeting on campus Oct. 3

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Have you struggled with alcohol? Looking for some support? Feel free to attend the AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) meeting on campus. We meet Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. during the fall semester in Roberts 168.

We will be taking next week off and will convene on Wednesday, Oct. 3. All George Fox students, staff, faculty and administrators are welcome to attend. There is no fee to participate.

Questions? Contact Gregg Lamm at gregg.lamm@gmail.com.

Retrieve your lost items at Campus Public Safety

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Did you know that the official lost and found is located at the Campus Public Safety office located in the Stevens Center parking lot? Due to limited storage, we can only keep items five to eight weeks before they are donated to charitable causes, so come promptly to our office to look for your lost items! Left-behind items in Duke and Wheeler usually stay in Wheeler, and most items left behind in the Roberts Center remain in that building.

There are also lost and found boxes at the check-in kiosks at Canyon Commons, so check there first if you may have left items there. The best practice of all is to take a Sharpie and label your items with your name and phone number so we can notify you (especially phone and computer chargers, water bottles, notebooks and books, lunch bags, calculators, earphones and clothing items).

Questions? Contact Nadine Kincaid (nkincaid@georgefox.edu)

Guest speaker presents on John Milton tonight

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

The campus community is invited to a free lecture, “Liberty, License, and Virtuous Self-Government in John Milton’s Writings,” by David Urban, an English professor from Calvin College, tonight (Friday) from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Hoover 105. Urban has written and edited numerous works about Milton.

Contact Mark David Hall at mhall@georgefox.edu for more information.

Sign up for intramural disc golf tournament

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

The Hadlock Student Center will be hosting a disc golf tournament at Hoover Park tomorrow (Saturday) from 8 a.m. to noon. Hoover Park is situated well within walking distance from campus. Disc golf is an individual sport, so don’t worry about finding a team. However, feel free to invite friends!

All intramural leagues and tournaments are open to faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students.

Signups are now live on IMLeagues.

Questions? Contact Jordan Caddel (jcaddel15@georgefox.edu).

Be prepared for elimination of plastic straws

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

By September of 2019, Bon Appetit will eliminate all plastic straws from our 1,000 cafes in 33 states. We were the first in food service to make this commitment companywide, and as industry leaders it’s a step we can take toward safeguarding the earth from single-use plastics.

Effective Monday, Sept. 24, Bon Appetit at George Fox will be offering compostable paper straws in the Bruin Den and Bridge Cafe. We will continue to offer a small number of plastic straws specifically for our guests with disabilities and access needs. If you really need a straw, we are happy to provide one.

Thank you for joining this worldwide movement away from single-use disposables. We’re glad to have you with us on the leading edge.

Contact Lisa Miles (lmiles@georgefox.edu) for more information.

Pick up Bruin Cards from your mailbox

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Bruin Cards have been distributed through campus mail. If you or your department received any extra Bruin Cards, please return them to Barbi Doran to be redistributed by dropping them off at Information Services on the first floor of the Stevens Center, or send them via campus mail to Box 6189.

If you did not receive a Bruin Card, please stop by the Information Desk to pick one up!

The Bruin Card is also in digital format and can be accessed on your mobile device! Please follow these instructions to receive your Bruin discounts:

1. Go to this link (this can be saved to your home screen for future use)
2. Click the “MyGFU” option at the bottom of the screen and log in using your George Fox username and password
3. Click on “Bruin Discounts”
4. Click on the business offer you are redeeming and follow the on-screen instructions
5. Enjoy your discounts!

Questions? Please email Barbi Doran (bdoran@georgefox.edu).