Don’t forget ADP open house tonight at Portland Center

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

The university’s Adult Degree Program is hosting an evening open house from 6 to 7 p.m. tonight (Tuesday), in Room 160 at the Portland Center to share information about the major programs starting this fall.

Do you have friends or family who have been considering finishing their degree? We would be honored if you would pass this invitation on to them. All students looking to finish their bachelor’s degree are welcome to attend.

Anyone interested in attending can RSVP by emailing adultdegree@georgefox.edu. Questions? Contact Danae Allen at dallen@georgefox.edu.

Proceeds from bumper stickers support Art Department Scholarship Fund

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

TheBergThe Department of Art and Design is pleased to announce the arrival of “The Berg” bumper stickers! Designed by professor Jeff Cameron, these stickers were created for the dual purpose of celebrating our exceptional community of Newberg and increasing funding for our Art Department Scholarship Fund.

The stickers sell for $5 each, and all proceeds (after we pay the sticker cost) will go to the Art Department Scholarship Fund. You can get your stickers this week at Pulp & Circumstance, Chapters and the Bruin Store.

Thanks for your support!

Questions? Contact Cheri Hampton at champton@georgefox.edu.

Bruin Den closing for two weeks

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

The Bruin Den will be closed through Friday, Aug. 14, as we get prepared for the upcoming school year. We will reopen Monday, Aug. 17, and resume summer hours (8 a.m. to 2 p.m.) through Aug. 28.

Please note that on Aug. 17 only, we will be opening at 11:30 a.m. due to an all-campus event taking place earlier that morning. And remember, during the time the Bruin Den is closed we will be serving picnic-style lunches out of the Groovy Bruin on the quad from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Temporary, part-time employment available in bookstore

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

Do you enjoy working with people in a campus environment? Are you interested in working, but can’t commit to full-time work during the semester because of all your classes? Have some free time and just want to learn some new jobs skills? If so, you should consider applying at the Bruin Store, a.k.a. the George Fox Bookstore!

We are about to start recruiting temporary associates to work our busy back-to-school season. We are looking for individuals who possess a commitment to customer service, superior organizing skills, are detail oriented, and are able to multitask. We prefer candidates to have retail or cashiering experience, but we are willing to train the right people.

Job requirements:

  • Minimum age: 18
  • Superior customer service
  • Professional appearance/interpersonal skills
  • Strong work ethic
  • Detail oriented
  • Able to lift 50 pounds
  • Able to work 15-30 hours per week between Aug 17. and Sept. 4
  • Ability to multitask

Preferred qualifications: Retail or cashier experience

As a highly valued associate, you will greet and assist customers, ring sales, stock shelves and help keep the store clean, neat and tidy. Along with this opportunity, you’ll enjoy discounts on textbooks, clothing and gifts. So what are you waiting for? Apply now! To apply, go to this link.

The Bruin Store will be receiving applications through Aug. 13. Employees, please let your students know about this opportunity.

More vehicle registration hints

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

We’ve had a great response thus far in the first week of vehicle registration on our new database! A few questions have come up more than once, so here are a few more tips and hints on completing the process for staff, faculty and students:

  1. Staff, faculty and adjuncts need to put the George Fox address of “414 N. Meridian St. Newberg, OR 97132″ in the “Mailing Address” field, and on the second line put your campus PO box. Permits will be sent to your department box via campus mail. They will not be mailed to your home address.
  2. Students: You will not be able to access the vehicle registration database until your housing designation is complete. If you have been approved to commute, please make sure all of your paperwork has been completed and turned into housing. If you have been assigned campus housing, please accept and confirm that assignment before attempting to register.
  3. Staff and faculty: If you have purchased additional permits in the past, and wish to have one permit per vehicle, you will need to register the primary vehicle on the database for your gratis permit, and then bring in the pertinent information to the security office along with $5 cash for each additional permit you desire. Security personnel will then register your additional vehicle(s), take your $5 cash per permit, and hand you your permit(s) on the spot. We want to serve you as quickly as possible, so please call (ext. 2090) or e-mail security to make sure that Ed or Nadine are present in the office before coming.
  4. Students living off campus roughly within two blocks of campus who qualify for a gratis neighborhood permit will need to bring proof of residence (checkbook, lease agreement with your name on it, bill addressed to you at that address, etc.) to the security office along with your DMV registration card. Your car will be registered on the spot by security personnel and a neighborhood permit issued. Please do not register online, as you will be charged for a commuter permit since you will be coded as living off campus in the database. Please do this as soon as possible to avoid a long wait once school starts.
  5. Don’t know your seven-digit ID number that is used to register? For students, log on to MyGFU, select “Self Service,” then “Student Center,” then “Demographic Data” and voila! Your seven-digit ID number will be displayed there. For employees, log on to “MyGFU,” select “Self Service,” then “Campus Personal Information” and finally “Demographic Information” to access your number.
  6. Students, the “not bringing a car to campus” option no longer exists on this database. It is solely for those who indeed have a car, will be driving it to campus, and need to register it for a parking permit.

We love to answer your questions and to find working solutions, so please feel free to email Nadine Kincaid or call 503-554-2090 if you get stuck in the registration process, or have an out-of-the-box situation.

Learn about becoming a counselor

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Do you enjoy helping people? Have you considered a career as a school counselor, school psychologist, clinical mental health counselor, or couple and family systems counselor? Interested in trauma counseling or play therapy?

If so, then join an upcoming Graduate School of Counseling information meeting to learn about masters-level counseling programs offered at George Fox. Your bachelor’s degree does not need to be in psychology to apply.

An info meeting is scheduled from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 18, in Room 155A at the Portland Center. Register online at this link or learn more about our programs at counseling.georgefox.edu.

Contact Joel Moore at jmoore@georgefox.edu or 503-554-6166 if you have questions or to schedule a one-on-one appointment.

Strength and Conditioning Room in Duke building closes for event

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

The Strength and Conditioning Room in the Duke Athletic Center will be closed today (Friday) beginning at 2 p.m. It will be unavailable the remainder of the day as well as on Saturday, Aug. 1, until 4 p.m., as the university will be hosting a “Gathering of Gratitude” event in the Duke building. The Wheeler Fitness Center will remain open and be available for use during this time frame.

Thank you for your understanding.

Time sheet due date reminder

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

All staff time sheets and admin time-off reports for July will need to be turned in to the human resources office by the end of the day on Friday, Aug. 7.

Thank you,
Human Resources

Fellowship at Fox – Tonight – Thurs. July 30 – 6:30 pm

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

Happy Thursday Bruins!

Fellowship at Fox is meeting this week again, tonight at 6:30pm in the Quad.

Come for the cookies, stay to chat about life and faith with fellow students. God Bless!

For more information contact Josh Rockwell at jrockwell14@georgefox.edu.

Open house for Adult Degree Program set for Tuesday night

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

The university’s Adult Degree Program is hosting an evening open house from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4, in Room 160 at the Portland Center to share information about the major programs starting this fall.

Do you have friends or family who have been considering finishing their degree? We would be honored if you would pass this invitation on to them. All students looking to finish their bachelor’s degree are welcome to attend.

Anyone interested in attending can RSVP by emailing adultdegree@georgefox.edu. Questions? Contact Danae Allen at dallen@georgefox.edu.

Picnic lunch punch cards available now

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Don’t forget to stop by the Bruin Den today (Wednesday) between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to purchase your picnic lunch punch card. The Bruin Den will be closed Aug. 3-14, but we’ve got lunch covered for you!

Just $30 buys you five picnic-style lunches served out of the Groovy Bruin food cart on the quad. Stop by, enjoy a complimentary glass of lemonade, and learn more about our picnic promotion.

Info on packages at Mail Services

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Any packages that arrive at Mail Services for you will be held here at Mail Services until you return to campus. If you are in the area, you can stop by anytime and get your packages. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

If you have questions, please email Linda Sartwell at lsartwel@georgefox.edu.

Temporary, part-time employment available in bookstore

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Do you enjoy working with people in a campus environment? Are you interested in working, but can’t commit to full-time work during the semester because of all your classes? Have some free time and just want to learn some new jobs skills? If so, you should consider applying at the Bruin Store, a.k.a. the George Fox Bookstore!

We are about to start recruiting temporary associates to work our busy back-to-school season. We are looking for individuals who possess a commitment to customer service, superior organizing skills, are detail oriented, and are able to multitask. We prefer candidates to have retail or cashiering experience, but we are willing to train the right people.

Job requirements:

  • Minimum age: 18
  • Superior customer service
  • Professional appearance/interpersonal skills
  • Strong work ethic
  • Detail oriented
  • Able to lift 50 pounds
  • Able to work 15-30 hours per week between Aug 17. and Sept. 4
  • Ability to multitask

Preferred qualifications: Retail or cashier experience

As a highly valued associate, you will greet and assist customers, ring sales, stock shelves and help keep the store clean, neat and tidy. Along with this opportunity, you’ll enjoy discounts on textbooks, clothing and gifts. So what are you waiting for? Apply now! To apply, go to this link.

The Bruin Store will be receiving applications through Aug. 13. Employees, please let your students know about this opportunity.

Bon Appetit selling picnic lunch punch cards

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Come on over to the Bruin Den today (Tuesday) and Wednesday between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and buy a picnic lunch punch card! For just $30 you will get a card good for five picnic-style lunches served from Aug. 3 through Aug. 14 out of our Groovy Bruin food cart on the quad.

The Bruin Den will be closed, but we’ve got lunch covered! Stop by, enjoy a complimentary glass of lemonade, and learn more about our picnic promotion!

Bon Appetit offers picnic lunches Aug. 3-14

Sunday, July 26th, 2015

The Bruin Den will be closed Aug. 3-14, but we’ve still got lunch covered for you! Stop by the Bruin Den Tuesday or Wednesday (July 28-29) between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and purchase a picnic punch card. You may also purchase the card in the food service office any day (Monday through Friday) between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

For only $30 you receive a card good for five picnic-style lunches, which will be served out of the Groovy Bruin on the quad and you will also receive a 10 percent discount on your first “lunch club” card if purchased at the same time. There will be a variety of delicious sandwiches, sides and desserts, plus a beverage that you can customize to create a lunch just the way you like it!

Lunches may also be purchased at the Groovy Bruin (cash or check only) during this time period for $6.75. Savor summer, it’s time for a picnic!

Important information about vehicle registration for 2015-16 academic year

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

Security Services is pleased to announce that the new vehicle registration system is up and running!

Here are some tips to help you navigate the vehicle registration process.

  1. The link to register is on MyGFU and is underneath the “GFU Resources” heading.
  2. Have your vehicle’s registration card from the DMV with you when you register, as you will need the information on that card to register your vehicle.
  3. Commuters can register up to two vehicles, but the permits will be sent in TWO separate envelopes.
  4. IMPORTANT NEW CHANGE: Any vehicle or license plate changes that need to be made AFTER you have registered need to be done by security office personnel. Come into the office during business hours or email Nadine Kincaid at nkincaid@georgefox.edu.
  5. Please allow up to two weeks for your permit to arrive to the mailing address you indicate.
  6. Questions? Have a situation out-of-the-box? Either e-mail Nadine at the above e-mail address, or call 503-554-2090 during business hours.

Please take a few minutes to review the parking regulations found on our website: security.georgefox.edu.

Bon Appetit celebrates the roots of barbecue Thursday

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

Be sure to join Bon Appetit tomorrow (Thursday) as we celebrate the roots of barbecue, Texas style. We are serving up traditional smoked-beef brisket with regional side dishes out of our food cart on the quad from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

We will also be holding a drawing for a free prize in the Bruin Den, so stop by and sign up to be eligible to win a terrific gift bag full of barbecue-related items!

Vote for Sammy Naluai in NCAA’s Elite 89 contest

Monday, July 20th, 2015

Only hours remain before voting closes in an online contest to pick your favorite Elite 89 student-athlete from the 2014-15 season. Among the contestants is George Fox wing Sammy Naluai, who was the Bruins’ “sixth man” on a squad that reached the finals of the NCAA Division III women’s basketball tournament and went 32-1 on the season.

The Elite 89 is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative GPA participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA’s 89 championships. Last week’s voting narrowed the field down to 30 semifinalists. Voting can be done on this page and closes at 5 p.m. (Pacific Time) tonight (Tuesday), when the field will be narrowed down to 10 finalists. Be sure to click “Save Votes” at the bottom of the page to register your vote.

The winner will be celebrated from NCAA social media accounts on July 24. Be sure to cast a vote for Sammy! You can read more about her award here.

‘SFS News’: Please subscribe!

Monday, July 20th, 2015

Last week the Office of Student Financial Services sent out fall semester updates and alerts (this time specifically to traditional undergraduate students) through the “SFS News,” our communication tool to students. Did you know that you don’t need to be a student to subscribe?

If you have not signed up yet, please don’t delay. Go now to this link to both sign up and view previously sent SFS alerts and reminders. Click on the icon “Get Email Updates” to enroll and scroll down to “View Archived Newsletters” to see our most recent news or to access archives. It’s important!

Questions? Contact Jenny Getsinger at jgetsing@georgefox.edu.

Wheeler access road closure

Sunday, July 19th, 2015

The Wheeler access road is closed until Wednesday, Aug. 12, at the corner between the tennis courts and Edwards Residence Hall. The west half of the bridge will be constructed on the Edwards Hall front lawn, and the end of it will block the road at this location.