Student Handbook – New and improved format

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Students are strongly encouraged to take a moment to look at the new format of the Student Handbook.

The handbook is a searchable pdf, where the table of contents are linked to the pages of the document. You are able to both search the document for the topic of interest or click the table of contents to be taken immediately to a specific section. To search the document on a Mac computer please hit “command F” and type in the appropriate search words. On a PC “control F” will allow you to do a key word search. Also, embedded in the pdf are live web-links that will direct you to necessary forms or websites that you might find useful.

Questions? You can always contact us at

Practice your Spanish at lunch

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Does your Spanish need some work? Or do you just want to meet other Spanish speaking students? Then come by ‘La mesa de practica’ this Friday, Sept. 4 from noon to 2 p.m. in the Bruin Den.

Questions? Please contact Alan Rojas at

Movie on the lawn

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Join us for Movie on the Lawn this Friday, Sept. 4 at 8 p.m. in the Amphitheater! We will be showing ‘Jurassic World’ and snacks will be provided.

Questions? Please contact Lehman Pekkola at

Choir Auditions

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Do you like to sing?  There is still time to enroll in a choir class! Auditions will take place this week in Ross 205.

Interested? Please contact Danielle Warner at for more information.

George Fox Dance Team informational meeting

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Are you interested in dancing? If you want to find out more information and see what we’re about, there is an informational meeting at 9 p.m. tonight (Wednesday) in the Wheeler Dance Studio, located on the second floor by the weight room.

The George Fox Dance Team will host tryouts in the evening next Wednesday, Sept. 9. All dancers are welcome to come learn about our next season. This will be a relaxed introductory meeting. Feel free to bring your friends! Looking forward to seeing you there.

Questions? Email

University Ambassador applications available

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

We are looking for people interested in becoming a George Fox Ambassador. The Ambassadors are an elite group of students who represent the university to visiting prospective students and families by volunteering 2.5 hours each week, hosting lunch and chapel, greeting and directing people at events, leading occasional campus tours and generally helping make visitors’ experiences awesome. Their work has a big impact on recruiting new George Fox students!

If this sounds like something that you are interested in, please come get an application in the admissions office on the second floor of the Stevens Center. Applications are available now, and they are due Friday, Sept. 11, at 5 p.m.

Coast to Coast Swing Club kickoff

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Come join the Swing Club in our first swing dance session of the year! There will be great company, awesome music, and you don’t even have to know how to dance. We’ll teach you all the moves from basic to advanced.

Please come join in the fun with us on Saturday, Sept. 5, at 7 p.m. in the Foxhole.

Questions? Please contact Victoria Guiher at

Serve Day schedule of events

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

As a reminder, following is the schedule for Serve Day (Wednesday, Sept. 9).

  • 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. – Breakfast on the quad (free to employees and students)
  • 8:30 a.m. – Kickoff celebration on quad
  • 9 a.m. – Gather at your assignment, find your site number and depart
  • Noon – Lunch (employees bring your own lunch or purchase)
  • 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. – Dinner and evening celebration (free for employees and students; family members and guests may purchase meal tickets)

Employees, see your email for your site assignment. Students, check with your RAs.

Questions? Email

Women’s JV Basketball sign-ups

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Are you interested in playing women’s JV basketball? If so, please email Mike Meek at Thank you.

‘Crescent’ Applications: Writers & Photographers

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

The Crescent is now accepting applications! If you are interested in working or interning for George Fox’s student newspaper, apply online ( or via email (

No experience needed! We’re looking for both writers and photographers.

CAP coaches host drop-in hours this week

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

The IDEA Center CAP Coach drop-in hours will be open today through Friday, Sept. 4, from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4 p.m. Regular drop-in hours and scheduled appointments will start next week. Faculty and staff, please let your students know about this opportunity.

Questions? Please stop by first floor of Stevens or call 503-554-2330.

Come support Bruin women at home soccer opener Friday

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Come support your 2015 women’s soccer team as the Bruins take on Carleton College all the way from Minnesota on Friday, Sept. 4! Game time is 6:30 p.m. at our incredible Austin Sports Complex about three-quarters of a mile off campus at 1013 Crestview Dr.

Let’s show Carleton what it’s like to come to “Soccer City, USA,” where our fans are always the best. See you all there!

Important information about ID card campus cardlock system

Monday, August 31st, 2015

I know that you are being bombarded with all kinds of information right now, but if you will take the time to read all of this it will be helpful to you, especially if you are a new student.

I wanted to give you some information about the ID card campus cardlock access system so you’ll know exactly what you have access to.

  • All residence hall students have 24-hour access to the building they live in.
  • All undergraduate students have visiting access hours to all the residence halls. The hours of access differ depending on the building you’re visiting. Here they are:

Residence Halls (Brandt, Coffin, Edwards, Hobson, Macy, Pennington, & Sutton Hall):

5-10 p.m. – Mon. – Thur.
2-11 p.m. – Fri. – Sun.

Suites (Beebe, Carey & Willcuts Hall):

3-11 p.m. – Mon. – Thur.
Noon – Midnight – Fri. – Sun.

Apartments ( Le Shana Hall):

Noon – Midnight – Sun. – Thur.
Noon – 2 a.m. – Fri., Sat.

All the residence halls have card readers at the entrances to each floor (except Sutton 1). These readers are all programmed to be automatically open 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. When they are locked residents have 24-hour access only to the floor they live on. There are no visiting access hours to the floor-card readers for other students.

There are a few cases where residents have access to a floor besides the one they live on:

  • Beebe Hall 1 residents have 24-hour access to Beebe 2 in order to do their laundry.
  • Edwards 2 & 3 residents have 24-hour access to the first floor on the side of the dorm they live on for doing laundry. Second- and third-floor men only have access to the first floor on the men’s side, and so on for the women.
  • Hobson & Macy residents have 24-hour access to Sutton Hall.
  • Willcuts Hall 1 residents have access to Willcuts 2 in order to do laundry.

All undergrads have access to the Foxhole in the SUB basement at the following times:

4 p.m. – Midnight – Mon. – Thur.
4 p.m. – 2 a.m. – Fri.
2 p.m. – 2 a.m. – Sat., Sun.

If you are a commuter (live off campus), then your hours of access to the Foxhole are:

7:15 a.m. – Midnight – Mon. – Thur.
7:15-2 p.m. – Fri.
2 p.m. – 2 a.m. – Sat., Sun.

All faculty, staff & students have access to Wheeler Sports Center for the following times:

6 a.m. – 11 p.m. – Mon. – Fri.
7 a.m. – 7 p.m. – Sat.
1-7 p.m. – Sun.

All faculty, staff and students have 24-hour access to the SUB and the Prayer Chapel.

There are cases when you will be granted access to a particular academic building(s) for academic or workstudy purposes. These privileges will be given by the department head or workstudy supervisor as needed.

I hope that this is helpful information, especially to new students. I hope that all of you have a great school year! If you ever have any cardlock or key questions or concerns, please contact me.

Thank you.

Alan Thurston
Certified Registered Locksmith
Plant Services

Important info for Resident East/West parking permits

Monday, August 31st, 2015

If you registered for a parking permit for Resident East/West prior to today, due to a glitch in the system, you will not be receiving an email with a link to the temporary permit.

Please park in the areas where your permit allows you to park. If you have not received your parking permit by Wednesday, Sept. 9, please come into the security office for a temporary permit by Friday, Sept. 11.

Anybody registering for a parking permit after today should be receiving the email with a link to a temporary permit.

We are sorry for any inconvenience!

Intramural sign-ups information

Monday, August 31st, 2015

Want to play intramural football or volleyball? Then sign up in the Bruin Den this week! Choose a team name, captain, and sign up your team to compete and win the championship! There are more details on the sign-up sheets.

Sign-ups will close on Thursday, Sept. 3, for touch football; volleyball sign-ups will close on Friday, Sept. 4.

Questions? Please contact Justine Benner at

CAP Coach drop-in hours

Monday, August 31st, 2015

The IDEA Center CAP Coach drop-in hours will be open Tuesday (today) through Friday, Sept. 4, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Regular drop-in hours and scheduled appointments will start next week.

Questions? Please stop by first floor of Stevens or call 503-554-2330.

MLRC is extending its hours

Monday, August 31st, 2015

The Murdock Learning Resource Center is extending hours and will now be open until midnight, Monday through Thursday nights. See the library’s calendar for a listing of all library hours.

Youngsters invited to join Pennington’s Penn Pals kids club

Monday, August 31st, 2015

Pennington FacebookOur mascot, Pennington, is looking for new friends (12 and younger) to join his Penn Pals kids club. Do you know of some young people who would be interested? Members get a T-shirt, tickets to games, opportunities to meet and hang out with our Bruin athletes, and more!

Learn more about Penn Pals and join at this link.

Want to join George Fox’s first drumline?

Monday, August 31st, 2015

Come to Ross 221 on Thursday evening, Sept. 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. to learn more about George Fox’s first drumline! Anyone with musical experience or a desire to be part of this kickoff team is welcome to come. The drumline will consist of snare drums, quads, base drums and cymbals.

For more information, contact Ronnie LaGrone or call him at 503-421-8076.

Interested in helping lead worship on campus?

Monday, August 31st, 2015

If you want to help lead worship music on campus, this is your opportunity! We need committed, enthusiastic student leaders, so bring your voice or instruments to praise God as a leader and artist to our auditions!

These auditions are for elective chapel events such as Shalom and other awesome worship experiences, and auditions will be held the first week of school. If you are interested, please contact Zack Tewksbury at or Amanda Kitz at and an audition time will be set up.