Saturday garage sale benefits International Student Emergency Fund

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

This Saturday, May 7, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the International Center/Cultural House (1110 E. Meridian St.), there will be a garage sale to raise funds for our International Student Emergency Fund, which assists international students who encounter unexpected difficulties and require financial assistance.

Come out to support us!

Interested in joining the Community Garden this summer?

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Are you interested in joining the George Fox Community Garden? Located near the soccer field on the Newberg campus, on the corner of Crestview and Villa Roads, the garden is open to students, faculty, staff and members of the community. No gardening experience is necessary!

We meet weekly and work on projects together, share a potluck meal, and enjoy learning how to grow our own food from God’s creation together. The cost is $10 for students, $15 for faculty/staff/community members, and free for kids. These funds purchase the seeds and seedlings we need. (Although, if the cost is the only thing holding you back, please join anyway!)

To learn more, email Cherice Bock (cbock@georgefox.edu), ask to be added to our email list, and/or check out our Facebook page and website.

Donations sought for garage sale to benefit Emergency Fund

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

International Student Services will be hosting a garage sale this summer to raise money for an international student emergency fund. If you can donate to this cause, please bring your old or new items to the International Student Services office at 1110 E. Meridian St., anytime between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., until Thursday, May 4. The garage sale will be Saturday, May 7.

Also, if you need us to pick up the item, we can do that as well. Just let us know.

Questions? Contact Alex Pia at ext. 2643 or apia@georgefox.edu.

Accounts Payable Year-End Deadlines

Tuesday, May 3rd, 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

Last chance to claim your lost items

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

This week is the last chance to claim your items lost from the end of February until now! All items not claimed by their owners will be donated to charitable causes this Friday afternoon (May 6).

Come by the security office anytime between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. this week. Questions? Contact Nadine Kincaid at nkincaid@georgefox.edu.

Dining options on campus

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

The dining room may be closed, but we are still offering several options for dining on campus! Stop by our food cart on the quad or Villa Café for breakfast, coffee, a snack or lunch Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Annual Phase II event open for viewing starting at noon today

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Plant Services is hosting its annual Phase II event this week. Items will be open for viewing in the Macy and Sutton basements starting today (Tuesday) from noon to 5 p.m. It will open again Wednesday and Thursday, May 4-5, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., and again on Friday, May 6, from 8 a.m. to noon.

At the end of every school year, many students have good reusable items that they do not want to take home over the summer. These items often include blankets, clothing, kitchen supplies, small appliances, radios, room decorations, furniture, etc.

In an effort to keep the dumpsters from overflowing and to be better stewards of our resources, Phase II was initiated. Many students have benefited from these items. For example, summer work-study students often find items they need for apartment living.

After students and staff view these items, the remaining items will be donated to the International Student Emergency Fund and other local charities.

Questions? Contact Dwayne Astleford at dastlefo@georgefox.edu.

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

Monday, May 2nd, 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.

Summer Housing Check-in Details

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

Housing check-in will take place in the Le Shana lobby today (Monday, May 2) from 4 to 7 p.m. (Note: Check-in was previously scheduled to take place in the student life office).

Things to Remember:

  1. You will receive your roommate information and housing assignment at the time of check-in.
  2. You must have your official check-out before 12 p.m. on Sunday, May 1, with your RA. However, you are approved to stay in your room until you move on Monday.
  3. If you will not be on campus during May: If you are leaving prior to May 2, you will need to put your belongings in storage. There is space set aside for May storage in the Macy basement. You will need to contact the summer RA (gsaderholm13@geogefox.edu) to get into this space. If you leave after May 2, then you will check in to summer housing prior to leaving.

If you have any questions, please email at housing@georgefox.edu.

Interested in joining the Community Garden this summer?

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

Are you interested in joining the George Fox Community Garden? Located near the soccer field on the Newberg campus, on the corner of Crestview and Villa Roads, the garden is open to students, faculty, staff and members of the community. No gardening experience is necessary!

We meet weekly and work on projects together, share a potluck meal, and enjoy learning how to grow our own food from God’s creation together. The cost is $10 for students, $15 for faculty/staff/community members, and free for kids. These funds purchase the seeds and seedlings we need. (Although, if the cost is the only thing holding you back, please join anyway!)

To learn more, email Cherice Bock (cbock@georgefox.edu), ask to be added to our email list, and/or check out our Facebook page and website.

Come support Romania serve team tonight at Burgerville

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

The Romania serve team is holding a fundraiser at Burgerville today (Friday) from 5 to 8 p.m.! Come support the team and celebrate the end of finals week!

Thanks so much!
– Mikayla Greenwell (mgreenwell12@georgefox.edu)

Fitness Center closes early for summer break

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Wheeler Fitness Center will be closing at 5 p.m. today (Friday). Summer hours (below) start this weekend.

Have a wonderful break!

Summer hours:

  • Monday-Friday: 6 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Saturday: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Closed Sundays

Student employees: A few reminders before you go

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Before saying your goodbyes and hitting the highway there are a few payroll reminders. First, please be sure to lock your time sheets. This will prevent any hold on your paycheck for a signature.

Second, be sure your address is up to date with mail services so your paycheck can find you. Another great option is to set up direct deposit before you go, so your pay won’t be delayed by the mail. The direct deposit form is available at this link.

Questions? Contact Kasondra Silva in HR at 503-554-2184.

Mystery packages need to be claimed in Mail Services

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

We have several mystery packages that have been in Mail Services for quite some time that remain unclaimed. If you believe that you have ordered something and have not received your package, now is the time to come in and check.

Please have your ID with you. After this week, if any packages have been unclaimed, they will be returned to the sender. If you have any questions, please contact Richard Silver at rsilver@georgefox.edu.

Looking for an on-campus job for the fall?

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Interested in working with computers and technology in a customer service setting? Do you have experience running audio and video? Do you enjoy helping people? Apply for our IT Service Desk and Media Production Services positions for the 2016-17 school year!

Find our applications on Bruin Careers, located within the IDEA Center on your MyGFU page. Set up an account and upload your resume and application. Be sure to refine your search to “On Campus Student Employment” to find all the available job positions. Look for the “IT Service Desk Assistant” and “Media Production Assistant” positions and apply today before they are gone!

Questions? Contact Piper Parks (pparks@georgefox.edu).

Some important mail info before you leave campus

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Graduating seniors: Return your mailbox key before you leave campus to avoid a $15 key fine. Key return envelopes for your use are located at all post offices. Simply include your name and box number and drop the envelope with the key inside in the “Campus Mail” slot. You can also return them at Mail Services.

Students withdrawing or going on LOA: Same as above! Return the mailbox key before you leave to avoid the $15 fine.

Returning students: Keep your mailbox key over the summer. You will have the same mailbox in the fall.

After 2 p.m. today (Friday): No class paper or U.S. Mail delivery will be made to student mailboxes. All students please clean out your mailboxes – nothing more will go into the mailboxes after 2 p.m.

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

Donations sought for garage sale to benefit Emergency Fund

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

International Student Services will be hosting a garage sale this summer to raise money for an international student emergency fund. If you can donate to this cause, please bring your old or new items to the International Student Services office at 1110 E. Meridian St., any time between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Also, if you need us to pick up the item, we can do that as well. Just let us know. We can receive items until Wednesday, May 4.

Questions? Contact Alex Pia at ext. 2643 or apia@georgefox.edu.

Student employees: A few reminders before you go

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Before saying your goodbyes and hitting the highway there are a few payroll reminders. First, please be sure to lock your time sheets. This will prevent any hold on your paycheck for a signature.

Second, be sure your address is up to date with mail services so your paycheck can find you. Another great option is to set up direct deposit before you go, so your pay won’t be delayed by the mail. The direct deposit form is available at this link.

Questions? Contact Kasondra Silva in HR at 503-554-2184.

IT Service Desk positions available at Portland Center

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Interested in working with computers and technology in a customer service setting? Do you have customer service experience and enjoy helping others? Apply for our Portland Center IT Service Desk positions available starting May 2!

Find our application process on Bruin Careers, located within the IDEA Center section on your MyGFU page. Set up an account and upload your resume and application. Be sure to refine your search to “On Campus Student Employment” to find all the available job positions. Look for the Portland Center IT Service Desk assistant position and apply today!

Volunteers still needed for OSAA choir competition May 5-7

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Do you like free lunch? Are you a nice person? Do you like interacting with people? If any of these apply to you, we have a job for you!

Each year, the music department hosts the OSAA High School State Choir Competition, and we are currently needing volunteers to help keep the competition running smoothly. Jobs include door monitors, guides and assistants for some of the judges.

The competition is May 5-7, which is the Thursday, Friday and Saturday the week after graduation. Since it’s after school, this would be most ideal for students staying on campus for May Term or living nearby for the summer. Volunteers are needed all three days, and shifts go from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., from noon to 5 p.m., or all day.

Please contact Natalie Marquette at nmarquette12@georgefox.edu if you are interested!