California is final stop on culinary journey along Route 66

Monday, July 30th, 2018

We’ve reached the end of the road on our culinary journey along Route 66. Our last stop is tomorrow (Wednesday), and we’ll be featuring California. We have a fantastic menu planned: California grilled fish tacos with traditional toppings, melon salad, and jicama slaw, along with dessert and a beverage, for just $6.95. Lunch will be served between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on the patio outside the Klages Center.

We’ll also have our raffle drawing after lunch, so be sure to bring along your punch card. Anyone with four or more punches is eligible to enter, and we have a fun prize for the lucky winner.

See you Wednesday!

Access road closed during construction

Friday, July 27th, 2018

The access road that runs in between Gulley Hall, Brandt Hall and Le Shana Hall is now closed for construction of the new residence hall. Access to the Le Shana parking lot is from Fulton St. only. Access to the North St. parking lot for staff and graduate students will continue to be from Villa St. via North St. Pedestrian access between the Le Shana and North St. parking lots is still accessible.

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

Fall textbooks available online

Thursday, July 26th, 2018

Looking to get a jump start on your fall classes? Rent and/or purchase your textbooks, supplies and swag at georgefoxshop.com today! Select in-store pick-up for free shipping and simply pick up your order when you arrive in the fall. Or ship them to your home or business address for a flat rate.

Email Michael Simmons at msimmons@georgefox.edu with inquiries.

Important Fitness Center Information

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

Only weeks remain before the opening of the new Hadlock Student Center (HSC)! Assuming everything continues on schedule, the fitness center portion of the facility will be open with limited hours (tentatively 4 to 9 p.m.) beginning Monday, Aug. 27, so that student staff can be adequately trained on the new equipment and protocols (anticipated grand opening and full hours will begin Monday, Sept. 3). This is subject to change if there are unexpected delays in construction.

If you use the current fitness center in Wheeler, you’ll notice that much of the older equipment has been moved out. Sometime in August, the large portion of the space will be remodeled for athletics’ use in light of the addition of women and men’s swimming and the continued growth in the number of student-athletes (currently 20 percent of our undergraduate student population). The smaller portion of the current facility (the free weight area) will be remodeled into a classroom during the fall semester.

Please note that because of remodeling and construction of new space, there will likely be a two- to three-week time frame in August when there will be no fitness center available for general campus use. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience for those who are regularly using this space and trust that the new space in the Hadlock Student Center will make it worth the wait!

Questions? Contact Brad Lau at blau@georgefox.edu.

Route 66 barbecue today outside Klages

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

Our culinary journey along Route 66 is stopping in Arizona today (July 25)! Come over from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and join us for lunch on the patio outside the Klages Center where we’ll be grilling up Sonora-style bacon-wrapped hot dogs served on a house-made roll with your choice of toppings. We’ll also have southwestern potato salad, nopales salad and strawberry cheesecake chimichangas — all for $6.95. See you there!

Questions? Contact Lisa Miles at lmiles@georgefox.edu.

Fall textbooks available online

Sunday, July 22nd, 2018

Looking to get a jump start on your fall classes? Rent and/or purchase your textbooks, supplies and swag at georgefoxshop.com today! Select in-store pick-up for free shipping and simply pick up your order when you arrive in the fall. Or ship them to your home or business address for a flat rate.

Email Michael Simmons at msimmons@georgefox.edu with inquiries.

Check out Campus Public Safety’s Facebook page for important info

Sunday, July 22nd, 2018

Did you know that Campus Public Safety has a very active Facebook page filled with safety tips, parking information, road closure alerts, weather alerts, and much, much more?

We also post photos of things that aren’t usually seen by the majority of staff and students because we are here 24/7! This week alone we’ve posted tips on how to choose the proper life jacket for your summer water activities, hot weather tips for your car, road closures due to the Substation Fire on Highway 97 and I-84, etc.

Last year alone we posted more than 125 posts about safety/traffic/weather/construction alerts/closures, etc., so check us out to be in the know! Just click the link above or type in “George Fox University Campus Public Safety” into your Facebook search bar and see what you’ve been missing after liking our page.

Carlton Way by Edwards will be closed on certain upcoming days

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

Carlton Way will be closed by Edwards Hall today (Thursday), Monday (July 23) and Wednesday (July 25) while they pour concrete. Through traffic will not be permitted until the afternoon on these dates, so please use alternate routes.

Thank you!

Important Fitness Center Information

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

Only weeks remain before the opening of the new Hadlock Student Center (HSC)! Assuming everything continues on schedule, the fitness center portion of the facility will be open with limited hours (tentatively 4 to 9 p.m.) beginning Monday, Aug. 27, so that student staff can be adequately trained on the new equipment and protocols (anticipated grand opening and full hours will begin Monday, Sept. 3). This is subject to change if there are unexpected delays in construction.

If you use the current fitness center in Wheeler, you’ll notice that much of the older equipment has been moved out. Sometime in August, the large portion of the space will be remodeled for athletics’ use in light of the addition of women and men’s swimming and the continued growth in the number of student-athletes (currently 20 percent of our undergraduate student population). The smaller portion of the current facility (the free weight area) will be remodeled into a classroom during the fall semester.

Please note that because of remodeling and construction of new space, there will likely be a two- to three-week time frame in August when there will be no fitness center available for general campus use. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience for those who are regularly using this space and trust that the new space in the Hadlock Student Center will make it worth the wait!

Questions? Contact Brad Lau at blau@georgefox.edu.

New Mexico is today’s stop on Bon Appetit’s culinary road trip

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

We’re visiting New Mexico today (Wednesday) on our culinary road trip along Route 66! Stop by between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. for lunch and enjoy some pork carne adovada along with traditional side dishes, dessert and a beverage for $6.95.

We’ll be on the patio outside Klages for the remainder of our “journey.” Remember to bring your punch card, as those who have four or more punches will be entered into a raffle for a fun prize at the end of the road!

Be aware of statewide transit tax

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

As of July 1, 2018, you’ll see a new item on your paystub for Oregon’s statewide transit tax. The tax is one-tenth of one percent (.001) — or $1 per $1,000. Your employer will be automatically withholding the tax – just like the personal income tax – so you don’t have to do or change anything. Unlike the personal income tax, there’s no withholding exemption for this tax.

Revenue from the statewide transit tax will go to expanding public transportation throughout Oregon. For more information on how the tax revenues will be used, check out “HB 2017 Funding Package” under “Projects & News” on the Oregon Department of Transportation’s website.

To learn more about the tax itself, visit the Department of Revenue online at oregon.gov/dor.

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact Kasondra Silva at ksilva@georgefox.edu.

Carlton Way by Edwards will be closed on certain upcoming days

Monday, July 16th, 2018

Carlton Way will be closed by Edwards Hall today (Tuesday), Thursday (July 19), Monday (July 23) and Wednesday (July 25) while they pour concrete. Through traffic will not be permitted until the afternoon on these dates, so please use alternate routes.

Thank you!

Bruin Den reopens today; ice cream treats up for grabs

Sunday, July 15th, 2018

The Bruin Den will be reopening today (Monday) with our summer hours of 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. We are looking forward to seeing you all!

To celebrate, we are offering our first 40 customers who spend a minimum of $5 a free ice cream novelty!

Are you a George Fox undergrad or grad student looking for a place to live this year?

Sunday, July 15th, 2018

Are you a George Fox undergraduate or grad student looking for a place to live this year? Friendship House Newberg might be the perfect house for you.

Located just 10 blocks from campus and newly remodeled, Friendship House’s vision is to create community within and in the greater George Fox and Newberg communities. You’ll have your own bedroom with a half bath, as well as a shared master bathroom, and a newly remodeled kitchen and living room. You’ll also have the opportunity to live life alongside two individuals with developmental disabilities who are engaged in the community and life of Newberg.

The vision of Friendship House is to build relationships and build bridges between individuals with disabilities and the community. Contact Sondra Strong at 503-201-8321 or fhnewberg@gmail.com to find out more. Hurry in to you secure your room!

Employees: If you know of a student who might be interested, please tell them about this opportunity.

Important Fitness Center Information

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

Only weeks remain before the opening of the new Hadlock Student Center (HSC)! Assuming everything continues on schedule, the fitness center portion of the facility will be open with limited hours (tentatively 4 to 9 p.m.) beginning Monday, Aug. 27, so that student staff can be adequately trained on the new equipment and protocols (anticipated grand opening and full hours will begin Monday, Sept. 3). This is subject to change if there are unexpected delays in construction.

If you use the current fitness center in Wheeler, you’ll notice that much of the older equipment has been moved out. Sometime in August, the large portion of the space will be remodeled for athletics’ use in light of the addition of women and men’s swimming and the continued growth in the number of student-athletes (currently 20 percent of our undergraduate student population). The smaller portion of the current facility (the free weight area) will be remodeled into a classroom during the fall semester.

Please note that because of remodeling and construction of new space, there will likely be a two- to three-week time frame in August when there will be no fitness center available for general campus use. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience for those who are regularly using this space and trust that the new space in the Hadlock Student Center will make it worth the wait!

Questions? Contact Brad Lau at blau@georgefox.edu.

Important Vehicle Registration Information for Fall 2018

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

Students: Here is the vehicle registration information you’ve been waiting for! Registration will be rolled out like last year, with all commuters, graduate students and seniors beginning the process at 9 a.m. on Monday, July 16.

The portal will open for juniors desiring residential permits at 9 a.m. on Monday, July 23, and for sophomores desiring residential permits on Monday, July 30.

Residential permits are limited and are on a first-come, first-served basis for each class level, so please register during the week that corresponds to your class standing in the fall, as a permit cannot be guaranteed for late registrations..

Freshmen living on campus will need to submit an application for a parking permit, and preference will be given to those with documented medical or work-related needs. Permits for freshmen living on campus will be for the Austin lot, and are very limited. The application form will go live on July 1 on MyGFU on the vehicle registration portal and must be completed and submitted by July 31 in order to be considered.

More registration information is available on the Campus Public Safety website.

Questions? Call Campus Public Safety during business hours at 503-554-2090 or e-mail Nadine Kincaid at nkincaid@georgefox.edu.

Bridge Cafe is open through July 13

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

The Bruin Den will remain closed through Friday, July 13; however, we will be open in the Bridge Cafe from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Be aware of statewide transit tax

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

As of July 1, 2018, you’ll see a new item on your paystub for Oregon’s statewide transit tax. The tax is one-tenth of one percent (.001) — or $1 per $1,000. Your employer will be automatically withholding the tax – just like the personal income tax – so you don’t have to do or change anything. Unlike the personal income tax, there’s no withholding exemption for this tax.

Revenue from the statewide transit tax will go to expanding public transportation throughout Oregon. For more information on how the tax revenues will be used, check out “HB 2017 Funding Package” under “Projects & News” on the Oregon Department of Transportation’s website.

To learn more about the tax itself, visit the Department of Revenue online at oregon.gov/dor.

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact Kasondra Silva at ksilva@georgefox.edu.

Reminder: Be aware of upcoming vehicle registration dates this month

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

With the new academic year comes changes in parking policies. This letter is to inform you of those changes ahead of time so you can act accordingly.

All changes mentioned in this communication begin with the 2018-19 academic year. The university, not Campus Public Safety (formerly Security Services), has elected to bill all commuters for your annual parking permit automatically.

Your student account will be charged each semester through Student Financial Services. Additionally, there is an increase in the cost of the parking permit: $100 per semester ($200 annually).

When you go online to register your vehicle on MYGFU, under “GFU Resources,” click on “Vehicle Registration.” There will be no cost shown, and you will enter your vehicle information.

Complete instructions on vehicle registration can be found on Campus Public Safety’s website. Once you have completed the vehicle registration process, your permit will be mailed to you in 14 to 21 days at the mailing address you provided during the vehicle registration process.

For those who live nearby and would rather walk or ride a bike to campus, an online form will be available to request a refund for the permit charge. Please read the form thoroughly to understand the conditions of your refund. Information on where to access this form will be announced in an upcoming Daily Bruin.

Those of you living in the Good Neighbor area, when you bring in the required proof of residence to receive your free parking permit, your information will be submitted to Student Financial Services for a refund of permit charges. Details about parking off-campus can be found on the Off-Campus Parking web page.

Please watch this summer for any changes regarding parking policies or permits. Check your George Fox email regularly or you might miss something important.

Dates to register your vehicle are the folowing:

  • Monday July 16, at 9 a.m.: Seniors, commuters, graduate programs
  • Monday July 23, at 9 a.m.: Juniors
  • Monday July 30, at 9 a.m.: Sophomores

If you have any questions, please call Campus Public Safety at 503-554-2090. Details about the university’s parking policies can be found on the Campus Public Safety website: Parking 101.

Texas is today’s culinary stop along Route 66

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

We’re headed west on our culinary journey along Route 66 with today’s stop in the state of Texas. We’ll be serving up authentic barbecue beef brisket along with several regional side dishes, dessert and southern sweet tea, all for just $6.95.

Stop by for lunch on the patio outside Canyon Commons between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and enjoy a delicious taste of Texas!