Correction to IT contact information

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

This is a correction to contact information for the IT Service Desk. We published the wrong email address in an announcement yesterday. The correct email to contact the IT department is servicedesk@georgefox.edu.

We apologize for the confusion.

- IT

Wilhite, Lyda houses will be burned down Sunday

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

On Sunday, Dec. 21, the Newberg Fire Department will be doing a “burn-to-learn” on the Wilhite and Lyda houses, at 1419 E. North St. and 607 N. Villa Road, respectively.

Fire crews will arrive at the site around 6:30 to 7 a.m. and will start with the Wilhite House. It will go slow at first as they do various exercises involving small fires inside the house, but they expect to let it go and be fully ablaze by about 11 am. They will do the Lyda House similarly in the afternoon. The houses are being burned down to prepare the area for the construction of a new residence hall.

Questions? Contact the plant services office at 503-554-2010.

Register for MLK Day of Service before Jan. 9

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

On Monday, Jan. 19, George Fox students, staff and faculty will, for the sixth straight year, join with more than 1,000 students from Portland-area colleges and universities to commemorate the life, ideals and ministry of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a “day on” of voluntary service and reflection.

The MLK Day of Service is a collaborative effort of Portland-area universities and colleges facilitated by the Oregon Campus Compact, and we are always proud of how well George Fox is represented each year at this event. Annually, it is the largest mobilization of college students in the country to serve on MLK Day!

Volunteers will gather at Concordia University and serve in the Cully neighborhood of northeast Portland. Transportation from George Fox will be provided.

This year’s theme is “Healthy Schools, Thriving Communities.” In order to receive a free T-shirt and participate in this day of serving activities you must register at this link before Jan. 9, 2015.

Questions? Contact Rusty St. Cyr at rstcyr@georgefox.edu.

FoxTALE unavailable for three hours Monday morning

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

FoxTALE will be unavailable from 5 to 8 a.m. (Pacific Time) on Monday, Dec. 22, for scheduled maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Questions? Contact IT at it@servicedesk.edu.

New library system in place starting tomorrow

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Tomorrow (Thursday, Dec. 18), George Fox University libraries will transition to a new library system. We are in the fourth and final group as the 37-member Orbis Cascade Alliance transitions from stand-alone library systems to one shared library system.

The new system will improve the research experience for our students and faculty and allow us to better manage our resources. However, please be aware that there will be some bumps along the way as we make this migration. As one example, Summit Borrowing will be routed through interlibrary loan (a slower process) until Jan. 20. More information can be found at this link.

Bicycle found by police department

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Found by the police department: a woman’s Schwinn Cruiser 6 bicycle. It is black and tan. It has a wire basket attached to the handle bars.

If someone thinks it is theirs, they can call 503-538-8321. Any officer can help them identify and recover it.

Reminder: Bruin Den is open this week

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Just a reminder: The Bruin Den is open this week from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stop by for breakfast, a holiday coffee drink (10 percent off peppermint hot chocolate or gingerbread latte) or lunch. We are featuring a daily lunch special in addition to our full grill menu and assorted grab-and-go items.

Bon Appetit wishes you all a joyous holiday season!

Auditions for Concert Choir set for week of Jan. 12-16

Monday, December 15th, 2014

Are you interested in joining Concert Choir? You can audition in January! During the first week of the spring semester (Jan. 12-16), choir audition sign-ups will be on the door to Ross 201.

Choir auditions will take place in Ross 202 (Loren Wenz’s office) that Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to noon. You can pick up an audition packet on the wall to the left of the music office doors.

Questions? Contact the music department at ext. 2620 or Loren Wenz at lwenz@georgefox.edu.

Study Abroad Applications

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Are you planning to study abroad during the 2015-16 academic year? If so, applications are due by Friday, Jan. 16, at 5 p.m. Please go to the online application to start this process, and follow instructions on turning in the application.

Questions? Please email Lynn Scott at lscott@georgefox.edu or stop by the Center for Study Abroad in Lemmons 9.

Fitness Center holiday hours

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

The Fitness Center will close today (Friday) at 5 p.m. and will remain closed on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 13-14. During the Christmas break, it will be open from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. on days the university is open and closed on all Saturdays, Sundays and university holidays. See the schedule below.

Open:

  • Dec. 15-19, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Dec. 22-23, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Dec. 29-31, 6 a.m. 5 p.m.
  • Jan. 5-9, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Due to limited staffing, the center will, and always should be, your responsibility to clean up when you’re done. Please re-rack your weights, wipe up your sweat, and turn off the TVs. Thank you!

The center will reopen with normal hours on Jan. 12.

Today is final day of textbook buyback

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Today (Friday) is the last day to sell your textbooks at the Textbook Annex for the highest price available. Buyback ends at 4 p.m. After that time, you may sell your books using our website, and ship them to Neebo directly. You will receive a check in the mail once they are received at the warehouse.

Rented textbooks are also due today. These may be taken to the Textbook Annex or the BlueZone Store.

Questions? Contact Sandy Gidding at sgidding@georgefox.edu.

Reminder: Registration is open for MLK Day of Service

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

On Monday, Jan. 19, George Fox students, staff and faculty will, for the sixth straight year, join with more than 1,000 students from Portland-area colleges and universities to commemorate the life, ideals and ministry of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a “day on” of voluntary service and reflection.

The MLK Day of Service is a collaborative effort of Portland-area universities and colleges facilitated by the Oregon Campus Compact, and we are always proud of how well George Fox is represented each year at this event. Annually, it is the largest mobilization of college students in the country to serve on MLK Day!

Volunteers will gather at Concordia University and serve in the Cully neighborhood of northeast Portland. Transportation from George Fox will be provided.

This year’s theme is “Healthy Schools, Thriving Communities.” In order to receive a free T-shirt and participate in this day of serving activities you must register at this link before Jan. 9, 2015.

Questions? Contact Rusty St. Cyr at rstcyr@georgefox.edu.

Advent readings offered as we approach Christmas

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Merry Christmas from the Office of Spiritual and Intercultural Life! As you know, we are in the midst of Advent, which marks the beginning of the church year. It starts on the fourth Sunday before Christmas and ends on Christmas Eve. It’s a time of celebrating the birth of the Messiah and anticipating Christ’s second coming.

For this season, we offer you a series of Advent readings. They are separated into the five weeks of Advent and can be read aloud or in groups. We realize a couple of these dates have passed, but we encourage you to take the time to read these passages as we approach Christmas day.

  • Sunday, Nov. 30 (Hope): Luke 3:1-18
  • Sunday, Dec. 7 (Peace): Luke 1:5-25
  • Sunday, Dec. 14 (Joy): Luke 1:26-56
  • Sunday, Dec. 21 (Love): Luke 1:57-80
  • Thursday, Dec. 25 (Christ): Luke 2:1-40

Don’t forget to fill out the FAFSA early

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

For undergraduate students from Oregon, it is especially important that you file your 2015-16 FAFSA in January. Each year funding for the Oregon Opportunity Grant runs short for students that would otherwise qualify.  The Oregon office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC) oversees this program and must limit funding to early eligible FAFSA filers .  When you submit in January, it is not necessary to have your federal taxes filed.  Simply estimate your 2014 income for you and (if dependent) your parents.  Those that file in February will most likely not be considered for the grant which for a full time student is $2000.

Please don’t miss the potential help for your college costs! Click here to go to the FAFSA page.

Questions? Please email Terri Crawford at tcrawfor@georgefox.edu.

Bruin Den open next week

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Just a reminder to all of you who will be on campus next week that the Bruin Den will be open Monday through Friday, Dec. 15-19, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. We will be featuring a holiday beverage special in the Bruin Den all week in addition to our daily lunch special.

The Bruin Bites and Villa Café will be closed until classes resume on Jan. 12, 2015.

Merry Christmas from all of us at Bon Appetit!

Stringed instrument classes offered in spring

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Interested in learning a stringed instrument? Or playing in a small ensemble? Beginning and intermediate string classes are available during spring semester, meeting Mondays and Wednesdays at noon.

These classes will be set up as chamber groups focusing on technique, while learning classical and fiddle music. We will do both solo and duet/trio music so that everyone gets both solo and group experience.

Email Rebekah Hanson with any questions at rhanson@georgefox.edu.

Reminder: Take your bike home over Christmas break

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Before you leave for Christmas break, please consider taking your bike home if you aren’t using it, and then bringing it back during spring break when the weather improves. If you do indeed use your bike, please put it in your dorm room/apartment before leaving for break so you don’t tempt a potential thief.

Security also recommends students and employees (those who commute by bike) use the biggest U-lock you can find when locking up your bike – and to always be sure it is securely locked up!

Returning next semester? Here is mail info

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Returning next semester? Here are instructions regarding your mail.

  • Keep your mail box key
  • Your mail will be in your box when you return in January.
  • Your packages will be held at Mail Services. No packages will be returned over the Christmas break.

Have a great Christmas season! See you in January!

- Mail Services

Not returning next semester? Here are instructions regarding mail

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Not returning next semester? Here are instructions regarding your mail.

Graduating seniors:

  • You gave your forwarding address during Exodus or you were contacted via email
  • Not sure? Fill out a pink address card found on the counter in the hallway of the Beebe post office, SUB post office or University Mail Services
  • Return forwarding address card to University Mail Services
  • Remember to return your mailbox key before you leave campus ($15 charge to your account for non-returned mailbox key)

Withdrawing students:

  • Fill out a pink forwarding address card, found on the counter in the hallway of the Beebe post office, SUB post office or University Mail Services
  • Return card to University Mail Services
  • Remember to return your mailbox key before you leave campus
  • Key return envelopes are on the counters of the post offices. Return via campus mail ($15 charge to your account for non-returned mailbox key)

Questions? Contact Linda Sartwell at lsartwell@georgefox.edu.

Registration is open for MLK Day of Service

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

On Monday, Jan. 19, George Fox students, staff and faculty will, for the sixth straight year, join with more than 1,000 students from Portland-area colleges and universities to commemorate the life, ideals and ministry of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a “day on” of voluntary service and reflection.

The MLK Day of Service is a collaborative effort of Portland-area universities and colleges facilitated by the Oregon Campus Compact, and we are always proud of how well George Fox is represented each year at this event. Annually, it is the largest mobilization of college students in the country to serve on MLK Day!

Volunteers will gather at Concordia University and serve in the Cully neighborhood of northeast Portland. Transportation from George Fox will be provided.

This year’s theme is “Healthy Schools, Thriving Communities.” In order to receive a free T-shirt and participate in this day of serving activities you must register at this link before Jan. 9, 2015.

Questions? Contact Rusty St. Cyr at rstcyr@georgefox.edu.