Accounts Payable Year-End Deadlines

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Fiscal-year-end 2015/2016 is quickly approaching, and the finance department would appreciate your help in ensuring a smooth and timely year-end close. Please review and note the following deadlines for accounts payable requests:

1. Submission of the following FY2015/2016 requests must be received by the finance department on or before July 8, 2016:

  • Check Requests
  • Invoices
  • Expense Reimbursement Requests
  • Petty Cash Logs for expenses through June 30, 2016, only

2. All Cash Advance Requests for FY2015/2016 expenses must be received by the finance department on or before June 13, 2016.

Please refer to the “Fiscal Year-End Deadlines & Procedures” page on the finance department website for additional details.

Please contact Jennifer Klapp (jklapp@georgefox.edu or ext. 2170) with any year-end accounts payable questions.

Thank you!
The Finance Team

Guest WiFi access is changing

Sunday, May 22nd, 2016

Invite your university guests that need WiFi access to use the new Bruin-Guest wireless network. Their mobile devices (phones, tablets and laptops) can get Internet access with a pass-code sent to their phone via text or to an email address. Simply connect and register on the Bruin-Guest wireless network.

George Fox students, faculty and staff should continue to use the Bruin-Secure wireless network. The older foxpublic wireless network will be turned off this Monday, May 23.

Visit the IT WiFi webpage for more information or contact the IT Service Desk with questions.

Community garden open to all this summer

Sunday, May 22nd, 2016

We will have weekly community garden gatherings each Wednesday throughout the summer. You are welcome to join as a consistent member for the summer ($10 per student, $15 per adult), or come check it out and see if you want to be involved. We work together, so you don’t have to know what you’re doing.

We share a potluck meal together each Wednesday night, so if you can, bring some dishes to eat off of, and some food to share.

Email Cherice Bock (cbock@georgefox.edu) to be put on the list to hear about events, and/or join our Facebook page.

Guest WiFi access is changing

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

Invite your university guests that need WiFi access to use the new Bruin-Guest wireless network. Their mobile devices (phones, tablets and laptops) can get Internet access with a pass-code sent to their phone via text or to an email address. Simply connect and register on the Bruin-Guest wireless network.

George Fox students, faculty and staff should continue to use the Bruin-Secure wireless network. The older foxpublic wireless network will be turned off this Monday, May 23.

Visit the IT WiFi webpage for more information or contact the IT Service Desk with questions.

The IDEA Center wants your input today!

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

Are you interested in having a fantastic career in the future? We want to help you get there, so please take a few minutes today to complete this survey.

Meal plan options for Fall 2016

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

Starting the fall 2016 semester, new meal plan options will be available to students. Please check out the Meal Plan Options page for detailed information about the new meal plans and our meal plan policies.

The meal plan form will be available in MyGFU, in “University Forms,” starting Wednesday, June 15. You must select your meal plan no later than June 27, 2016.

Students living on campus in the fall who do not select their meal plan by June 27 will have the lowest meal plan they are eligible for applied to their account by student life. Students living off campus who do not choose a meal plan by June 27 will be given the “No Meal Plan.”

However, students who are eligible to do so may make changes to their meal plan until Friday, Sept. 9.

Please contact Jere Witherspoon in the student life office if you have any questions regarding the meal plan. She can be reached at jwitherspoon@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2316.

All are welcome to get involved in community garden

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

We will have weekly community garden gatherings each Wednesday throughout the summer. You are welcome to join as a consistent member for the summer ($10 per student, $15 per adult), or come check it out and see if you want to be involved. We work together, so you don’t have to know what you’re doing.

We share a potluck meal together each Wednesday night, so if you can, bring some dishes to eat off of, and some food to share.

Email Cherice Bock (cbock@georgefox.edu) to be put on the list to hear about events, and/or join our Facebook page.

Guest WiFi access is changing

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

Invite your university guests that need WiFi access to use the new Bruin-Guest wireless network. Their mobile devices (phones, tablets and laptops) can get Internet access with a pass-code sent to their phone via text or to an email address. Simply connect and register on the Bruin-Guest wireless network.

George Fox students, faculty and staff should continue to use the Bruin-Secure wireless network. The older foxpublic wireless network will be turned off this Monday, May 23.

Visit the IT WiFi webpage for more information or contact the IT Service Desk with questions.

Free tickets still available for tonight’s presentation by ‘TIME’ columnist

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

International studies has a limited number of free tickets to hear TIME magazine columnist and author Rana Foroohar speak at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall tonight (Thursday) at 7 p.m.

Foroohar is author of the book Makers and Takers: The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business. Her TIME column “The Curious Capitalist” covers global economic and political issues. The event is part of an international speaker series hosted by the World Affairs Council of Oregon.

Please email Gina Miller (gmiller@georgefox.edu) if you are interested in a ticket. Visit this link for more information about the speaker.

The IDEA Center wants your input today!

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

Are you interested in having a fantastic career in the future? We want to help you get there, so please take a few minutes today to complete this survey.

Free tickets available to hear ‘TIME’ columnist speak in Portland

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

International studies has a limited number of free tickets to hear TIME magazine columnist and author Rana Foroohar speak at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on Thursday, May 19, at 7 p.m.

Foroohar is author of the book Makers and Takers: The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business. Her TIME column “The Curious Capitalist” covers global economic and political issues. The event is part of an international speaker series hosted by the World Affairs Council of Oregon.

Please email Gina Miller (gmiller@georgefox.edu) if you are interested in a ticket. Visit this link for more information about the speaker.

Bon Appetit conducts food preference survey

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Are you a …

  • Vegetarian
  • Flexitarian
  • “Who-cares-itarian”

We want to know! Take Bon Appetit’s three-minute national survey about food preferences for a chance to win $50. Go to this link.

End-of-Year Reminder for Deposits and Petty Cash Reconciliations

Monday, May 16th, 2016

End-of-the-fiscal-year deposits to be included in this year’s budget must be in finance no later than July 1, 2016. Checks dated prior to June 30 must be deposited in the current fiscal year.

Please look around your desks and file cabinets to see if there are any lingering items that need to go to the bank. If you are taking vacation during the July 4 holiday, please send your deposits over before you leave. If you should have any questions about deposits, please contact Heather Groenlund at ext. 2173.

Final petty cash reconciliations for this fiscal year are due in finance no later than July 8, 2016. Please remember to submit all receipts, cash and reconciliation reports before this deadline. If you will be taking vacation over the July 4 holiday, please plan ahead and send these over before you leave. If you have questions about petty cash protocols, please contact Jen Klapp at ext. 2170.

FoxTALE maintenance scheduled for tomorrow morning

Monday, May 16th, 2016

FoxTALE will be unavailable from 6 to 8 a.m. (Pacific Time) on Wednesday, May 18, for scheduled maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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

Today is deadline for Oregon primary election ballots

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Mail Services is an unofficial drop site for all Oregon ballots. Arrangements have been made with the Yamhill County Elections Office for us to offer this service. We accept any Oregon ballot (any county), and there is no postage necessary.

The deadline for this drop-off site is 4:30 p.m. today (Tuesday). Any out-of-state ballots must be mailed with postage.

Thanks,
University Mail Services

Groovy Bruin hours are changing slightly

Sunday, May 15th, 2016

The hours of operation for our Groovy Bruin food cart will be changing slightly. Effective today (Monday, May 16), we will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Join us for Community Garden meeting tomorrow

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

All are invited to participate in the university’s Community Garden. We’re going to meet for an information and work day this Saturday, May 14, from 1 to 3 p.m. We’ll talk about when we want to meet regularly throughout the summer and what we want to plant this year. We’ll plant some things and continue working to build up beds and get the garden space ready to go.

If you want to participate in the garden but can’t come on Saturday, contact Cherice Bock (cbock@georgefox.edu) to be put on the email list and learn about future gatherings.

We meet weekly throughout the summer, usually on a weekday evening, including a potluck meal.

The cost is $10 per student and $15 per adult (children free) for those who can contribute. This covers seeds and seedlings.

You’re welcome to come to this meeting and check it out, without making a commitment to joining for the whole summer. The garden is located in the field on the corner of Villa and Crestview streets.

Be courteous of Genesis guests when parking

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

The undergraduate admissions office is welcoming the incoming freshman class to Genesis, our registration orientation event. Please be courteous to guests by avoiding parking in the Stevens and Hoover parking lots today (Friday) and tomorrow.

If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Friesen at ext. 2248 or kfriesen@georgefox.edu.

Avoid parking in Hoover, Stevens lots today through Saturday

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

The undergraduate admissions office is welcoming the brand new incoming freshman class to Genesis, our registration orientation event. Please be courteous to guests by avoiding parking in the Stevens and Hoover parking lots today (Thursday) through Saturday.

If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Friesen at ext. 2248 or kfriesen@georgefox.edu.

First Community Garden gathering of summer is Saturday

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

All are invited to participate in the university’s Community Garden. We’re going to meet for an information and work day this Saturday, May 14, from 1 to 3 p.m. We’ll talk about when we want to meet regularly throughout the summer and what we want to plant this year. We’ll plant some things and continue working to build up beds and get the garden space ready to go.

If you want to participate in the garden but can’t come on Saturday, contact Cherice Bock (cbock@georgefox.edu) to be put on the email list and learn about future gatherings.

We meet weekly throughout the summer, usually on a weekday evening, including a potluck meal.

The cost is $10 per student and $15 per adult (children free) for those who can contribute. This covers seeds and seedlings.

You’re welcome to come to this meeting and check it out, without making a commitment to joining for the whole summer. The garden is located in the field on the corner of Villa and Crestview streets.