Registration is open for Bruin Sports Day on Aug. 22

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

The university’s athletics department and Chehalem Parks and Recreation are excited to announce the fourth annual Bruins Sports Day on Wednesday, Aug. 22. Girls and boys entering the second through eighth grades in the fall will have the opportunity to pick one of 10 sports to participate in at an afternoon clinic (12:30 to 3 p.m.), free of charge.

The afternoon will be spent learning basic skills from members of the George Fox athletic teams and coaching staff. Invite your kids or siblings to enjoy a fun-filled day on the beautiful campus of George Fox University!

Registration is open at this link. Questions? Contact Elise Trask at etrask@georgefox.edu.

Route 66 barbecue served today on Canyon Commons patio

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

Our culinary journey along historic Route 66 is making a stop in the state of Kansas today. Come over to the Canyon Commons patio for lunch and enjoy traditional Kansas-style barbecue chicken wings with traditional sides and coconut creme pie for dessert, all for just $6.95. Lunch is served between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Important Vehicle Registration Information for Fall 2018

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

Students: Here is the vehicle registration information you’ve been waiting for! Registration will be rolled out like last year, with all commuters, graduate students and seniors beginning the process at 9 a.m. on Monday, July 16.

The portal will open for juniors desiring residential permits at 9 a.m. on Monday, July 23, and for sophomores desiring residential permits on Monday, July 30.

Residential permits are limited and are on a first-come, first-served basis for each class level, so please register during the week that corresponds to your class standing in the fall, as a permit cannot be guaranteed for late registrations..

Freshmen living on campus will need to submit an application for a parking permit, and preference will be given to those with documented medical or work-related needs. Permits for freshmen living on campus will be for the Austin lot, and are very limited. The application form will go live on July 1 on MyGFU on the vehicle registration portal and must be completed and submitted by July 31 in order to be considered.

More registration information is available on the Campus Public Safety website.

Questions? Call Campus Public Safety during business hours at 503-554-2090 or e-mail Nadine Kincaid at nkincaid@georgefox.edu.

Make plans to attend professional reading of new play Saturday

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

The university community is invited to a professional reading of the Big Bridge Theatre Consortium’s play The Shakers of Mount Lebanon Will Hold a Peace Conference this Month, written by Arlene Hutton,  at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday, June 23, in Wood-Mar Auditorium. There is no charge to attend, but tickets need to be reserved at georgefox.edu/bigbridge.

The Big Bridge Theatre Consortium is a group of university theatre programs, led by George Fox’s theatre department, that are committed to developing new plays dedicated to peace and interfaith conflict. During the week of June 18-22, Hutton and a host of professional theatre artists will work together to bring Hutton’s first draft to life. The play explores the 1905 Shaker community’s quest to sharpen their peace-witness to the world despite a community’s in-fighting, identity-politics, and struggle to survive.

Questions? Contact Rhett Luedtke at rluedtke@georgefox.edu.

Carlton Way closed between Klages and Edwards this morning

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

Carlton Way will be closed between the Klages Center and the Edwards dorm this morning (Wednesday) from 6 to 11 a.m. for pouring the new concrete plaza outside Edwards Hall. Please take an alternate route during this time.

Thank you!

Important Vehicle Registration and Parking Information for Commuters

Monday, June 18th, 2018

With the new academic year comes new changes in parking policies. This letter is to inform you of those changes ahead of time so you can act accordingly.

All changes mentioned in this email begin with the 2018-19 academic year. The university, not Campus Public Safety (formerly Security Services), has elected to bill all commuters for your annual parking permit automatically.

Your student account will be charged each semester through Student Financial Services. Additionally, there is an increase in the cost of the parking permit: $100 per semester ($200 annually).

When you go online to register your vehicle on MYGFU, under “GFU Resources,” click on “Vehicle Registration.” There will be no cost shown, and you will enter your vehicle information.

Complete instructions on vehicle registration can be found on Campus Public Safety’s website. Once you have completed the vehicle registration process, your permit will be mailed to you in 14 to 21 days at the mailing address you provided during the vehicle registration process.

For those who live nearby and would rather walk or ride a bike to campus, an online form will be available to request a refund for the permit charge. Please read the form thoroughly to understand the conditions of your refund. Information on where to access this form will be announced in an upcoming Daily Bruin.

Those of you living in the Good Neighbor area, when you bring in the required proof of residence to receive your free parking permit, your information will be submitted to Student Financial Services for a refund of permit charges. Details about parking off-campus can be found on the Off-Campus Parking website.

Please watch this summer for any changes regarding parking policies or permits. Check your George Fox email regularly or you might miss something important.

Dates to register your vehicle are forthcoming but tentatively are set for Friday, July 6, at 9 a.m.

If you have any questions, please call Campus Public Safety at 503-554-2090. Details about the university’s parking policies can be found on the Campus Public Safety website: Parking 101.

Turnitin will undergo maintenance on July 10

Sunday, June 17th, 2018

Turnitin services will be temporarily unavailable during a scheduled maintenance update on Tuesday, July 10, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In Assignments with Turnitin enabled, students will be unable to submit during this maintenance window, so be sure to submit the day before or after the maintenance day. All other FoxTALE services will operate as usual.

We apologize for any inconvenience. Contact the Service Desk with any questions at 503-554-2569 or servicedesk@georgefox.edu.

Professional reading of Big Bridge’s new play set for Saturday

Sunday, June 17th, 2018

The university community is invited to a professional reading of the Big Bridge Theatre Consortium’s play The Shakers of Mount Lebanon Will Hold a Peace Conference this Month, written by Arlene Hutton,  at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday, June 23, in Wood-Mar Auditorium. There is no charge to attend, but tickets need to be reserved at georgefox.edu/bigbridge.

The Big Bridge Theatre Consortium is a group of university theatre programs, led by George Fox’s theatre department, that are committed to developing new plays dedicated to peace and interfaith conflict. During the week of June 18-22, Hutton and a host of professional theatre artists will work together to bring Hutton’s first draft to life. The play explores the 1905 Shaker community’s quest to sharpen their peace-witness to the world despite a community’s in-fighting, identity-politics, and struggle to survive.

Questions? Contact Rhett Luedtke at rluedtke@georgefox.edu.

Bruin Den to remain closed through Friday, June 22

Sunday, June 17th, 2018

Due to delays on the maintenance project taking place in the Bruin Den, it will remain closed another week. The Bridge Cafe will be open through Friday, June 22, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

We have barbecues, as well as Route 66, planned during lunch, so be sure to stop by! The lunch specials for the week are posted on our website.

Carlton Way closed between Klages and Edwards Wednesday morning

Sunday, June 17th, 2018

Carlton Way will be closed between the Klages Center and the Edwards dorm on Wednesday, June 20, from 6 to 11 a.m. for pouring the new concrete plaza outside Edwards Hall. Please take an alternate route during this time.

Thank you!

Reminder: Be aware of sidewalk closure on east side of campus

Sunday, June 17th, 2018

From now until late this month, the sidewalk and lawn area on the south side of the Roberts Center near the physical therapy entrance and the pathway between Canyon Commons and the Hadlock Student Center will be closed and blocked off for construction work. There may be a pathway available close to the Roberts Center, but it will be through the bushes and planter bed (not hard surface).

Pedestrian traffic from Lewis Apartments and Sherman Street east of the Hadlock Student Center to Canyon Commons and the Crisman Crossing pedestrian bridge will need to go the long way around Roberts Center to Brandt Hall and the north side of Canyon Commons (access through North Street).

The construction of this area is expected to be finished by Monday, June 25. Thank you for your patience as we complete updating this area!

Be sure you’re aware of Fitness Center’s summer hours

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

This is just a reminder of the Fitness Center’s summer hours through Aug. 26. Be sure you’re aware of them before venturing over to see us!

Sunday: Closed
Monday-Friday: 6 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Closed: July 4

We look forward to seeing you in the gym this summer, even if you’re just looking to escape the heat and be in the AC!

Contact Katherine McCombs (kmccombs16@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Tips on how to stay cool as hot weather approaches

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

With high temperatures being forecast for next week, here are a few safety tips to stay cool …

  • Purchase a fan now before local store supplies run out.
  • Purchase and cut wooden dowels two to four inches shorter than your window track length to safely keep windows open for ventilation at night, and to prevent unwanted entry.
  • Keep curtains closed and windows shut during the daytime and only open up when temperatures have dropped to 70 degrees or below. Use a box window fan to blow in cooler air right before going to sleep.
  • Hydrate!
  • Don’t forget the sunscreen and a wide-brimmed hat.
  • Do not prop open entry doors in a dorm or apartment, as you put the entire residence at risk of unwanted entry.
  • If working outdoors, freeze several damp towels and bring them to your work site in a cooler and place periodically around your neck to cool down your body.
  • Seek medical treatment immediately if signs of heat exhaustion or heat stroke are present. (Don’t know what they are? Take the First Aid/AED/CPR classes next Monday and Tuesday to learn how to recognize and treat these serious conditions. Sign-ups are on the Campus Public Safety website).

– Campus Public Safety

First Aid/CPR/AED training class is coming up

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

Campus Public Safety (formerly Security Services) desires that there be at least one or more staff or students trained in First Aid/CPR/AED in each building, and summer is a great time to take this training!

This class will be offered on the Newberg campus on Monday and Tuesday, June 18-19, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day in the Hoover Academic Building. Sign-ups can be done here, more information is available and payment can be made on the Campus Public Safety website, and you can pick up your book before class in the Campus Public Safety office after registering and paying.

Class is limited to just eight people, so sign up soon! Non-George Fox people can also register, so pass the word along if you know of people who are interested or need to re-certify.

Contact Mark Stone (mstone@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Bon Appetit’s Route 66 culinary trip stops in Missouri today

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

Our culinary journey along Route 66 is taking us to Missouri today (Wednesday)! We’ll be serving up traditional beef brisket with Missouri coleslaw, corn bread, gooey butter cake and house-made peach soda, all for just $6.95. Lunch will be served between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Come join us on the patio outside Canyon Commons, and don’t forget to ask for a punch card if you don’t already have one. If you visit four or more times you’ll be entered into a drawing for a fun prize at the end of the road.

Barbecue lunch held on Canyon Commons patio today

Monday, June 11th, 2018

Come on over for lunch today (Tuesday)! We are grilling up hamburgers, garden burgers and hot dogs outside on the Canyon Commons patio from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For just $6.75, you get your burger or dog with side dishes, dessert and a drink.

We’ll see you there!

In-person registration open this morning for ‘Celebration of Discipline’ conference

Sunday, June 10th, 2018

George Fox University is one of two institutions organizing a conference celebrating the culmination of Richard Foster’s public ministry. While online registration is closed for the event, set to take place on the Newberg campus June 10-13, people may still register this morning (Monday) between 7:30 and 9 a.m. in the Hoover lobby. The evening sessions are open to the public.

Get the full schedule for the event, titled “Celebrating 40 Years of Celebration of Discipline: Empowering Spiritual Transformation in the Local Church,” here.

Questions? Contact Paul Anderson at panderso@georgefox.edu.

First Aid/CPR/AED training class is coming up

Sunday, June 10th, 2018

Campus Public Safety (formerly Security Services) desires that there be at least one or more staff or students trained in First Aid/CPR/AED in each building, and summer is a great time to take this training!

This class will be offered on the Newberg campus on Monday and Tuesday, June 18-19, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day in the Hoover Academic Building. Sign-ups can be done here, more information is available and payment can be made on the Campus Public Safety website, and you can pick up your book before class in the Campus Public Safety office after registering and paying.

Class is limited to just eight people, so sign up soon! Non-George Fox people can also register, so pass the word along if you know of people who are interested or need to re-certify.

Contact Mark Stone (mstone@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

All invited to free professional reading of Big Bridge’s new play June 23

Sunday, June 10th, 2018

The university community is invited to a professional reading of the Big Bridge Theatre Consortium’s play The Shakers of Mount Lebanon Will Hold a Peace Conference this Month, written by Arlene Hutton,  at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 23, in Wood-Mar Auditorium. There is no charge to attend, but tickets need to be reserved at georgefox.edu/bigbridge.

The Big Bridge Theatre Consortium is a group of university theatre programs, led by George Fox’s theatre department, that are committed to developing new plays dedicated to peace and interfaith conflict. During the week of June 18-22, Hutton and a host of professional theatre artists will work together to bring Hutton’s first draft to life. The play explores the 1905 Shaker community’s quest to sharpen their peace-witness to the world despite a community’s in-fighting, identity-politics, and struggle to survive.

Questions? Contact Rhett Luedtke at rluedtke@georgefox.edu.

Reminder: Be aware of sidewalk closure on east side of campus

Sunday, June 10th, 2018

From now until late this month, the sidewalk and lawn area on the south side of the Roberts Center near the physical therapy entrance and the pathway between Canyon Commons and the Hadlock Student Center will be closed and blocked off for construction work. There may be a pathway available close to the Roberts Center, but it will be through the bushes and planter bed (not hard surface).

Pedestrian traffic from Lewis Apartments and Sherman Street east of the Hadlock Student Center to Canyon Commons and the Crisman Crossing pedestrian bridge will need to go the long way around Roberts Center to Brandt Hall and the north side of Canyon Commons (access through North Street).

The construction of this area is expected to be finished by Monday, June 25. Thank you for your patience as we complete updating this area!