Student retail dining options

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Now that we’ve finished cooking and serving more than 25,000 meals over the past week and we’re finally catching our breath, we felt it was time to remind everyone of the various dining options on campus and a way to save money.

Bruin Bucks: Available to all students whether you’re on meal plans or not, all you need is a valid GFU ID card and we can turn it into a debit card, allowing you to use it in any of our cafes. And, if you put on $50 or more, we offer a 10 percent bonus. It sure beats cooking for yourself or making a run to Fred Meyer to buy groceries. Just come to our office anytime between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday with cash/check or credit card and we can add the amount you choose.

Bruin Den: Open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Bruin Den is the unofficial gathering place in the center of campus and a great place to grab a breakfast burrito, espresso drink, burger or your favorite smoothie, along with a full range of grab-and-go salads and sandwiches.

Bruin Bites: Right next to the Bruin Den, we feature great focaccia and flatbread sandwiches, healthy snacks and beverages, homemade soups, and a full array of homemade pastries. We also serve award-winning Caravan Coffee roasted right here in Newberg. Hours of service are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Villa Cafe: Open five days a week in the Villa Academic Complex on the eastern edge of campus, we feature made-to-order brick-oven pizza, panini sandwiches, homemade soups, fruit smoothies, and grab-and-go sandwiches and salads. Villa Café is open 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Our menus are posted weekly along with great nutritional information at cafebonappetit.com/georgefox. Please feel free to give us a call at ext. 2500, send us an email or just drop by if you have any questions.

‘Islam and the West’ lecture series opens Monday in Hoover 105

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

All are invited to join us for the first Liberal Arts and Critical Issues lecture of the semester this Monday, Sept. 1, as Shahriar Ahmed, president of the Bilal Mosque Association, speaks from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Hoover 105. The presentation ties into our theme for this fall, “Islam and the West.”

Ahmed will speak on “The Five Pillars: Comparing and Contrasting Islam with the Other Abrahamic Faiths.” The talk will cover the basics, tasks and rituals that describe the life of a Muslim – rituals sustained for more than 1,400 years without a formal church and non-negotiable aspects of the faith. An open Q&A session will follow.

The same session is presented from 5 to 6 p.m.; however, it is recommended that the general public attend the evening session, if possible.

Questions? Contact Paul Otto at ext. 2676 or potto@georgefox.edu.

Serve Day schedule of events

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

As a reminder, following is the schedule for Serve Day (Wednesday, Sept. 3).

  • 7:30-8:30 a.m.: Continental Breakfast on the quad (free); pack a lunch ($7 for non-team leader employees)
  • 8:30-9 a.m.: Kickoff Celebration
  • 9-9:15 a.m.: Break off into groups (a selection of sites to be provided later)
  • 9:15 a.m.-4 p.m.: Service with our community
  • 4:30 p.m.: Dinner! (non-George Fox employees pay $8.75 and $6 per child)

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

Questions? Email serveday@georgefox.edu

*Portland employees are not required to participate; however, as some have volunteered, we are sending this schedule to you as well.

Mail service hours on Serve Day

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Mail Services’ customer service window will be open from 2 to 4:30 p.m. on Serve Day (Wednesday, Sept. 3). We will offer package pick-up only. Please hold any outgoing off-campus packages until Thursday.

‘Twelfth Night’ auditions set for Saturday in Wood-Mar

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

The university’s theatre department is hosting Twelfth Night auditions Saturday, Aug. 30, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in Wood-Mar Auditorium.

Actors should prepare one Shakespeare monologue (comedic or dramatic, from a play other than Twelfth Night) and a contrasting “bit.” This could be a short piece of stand-up comedy, a song, a juggling act, a dance, an original poem, or any other special skill you feel could be germane to the show – or that will help the director get to know you as a unique artist. Total combined time should not exceed three minutes.

Sign up for an audition slot on the audition sign-up sheet in Lemmons Hall. Call-backs are on Monday and Tuesday nights.

Contact Megan Weaver at mweaver@fullstopcollective.org with questions.

English and Theatre Department hosts kickoff event tonight

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Join us for the English and Theatre Department’s season kickoff event tonight (Friday) from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Wood-Mar Auditorium.

  • Catch up with old friends
  • Meet new friends
  • Hang out and have fun
  • Hear more about the 2014-15 theatre season
  • Hear about special English department events
  • Enjoy free food

It’s going to be a great year! Let’s start off well. See you tonight.

Questions? See Kathy Harris in Minthorn 205.

Tonight’s ‘Movie on the Lawn’: ‘Divergent’

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

For our “Movie on the Lawn” at 8 p.m. tonight (Friday) we will be showing Divergent! Come to the amphitheater to see an awesome movie on the big screen and eat free food! If it’s raining, we’ll be in Bauman Auditorium.

Please register your vehicle and park in assigned areas

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Students, several of you have received courtesy pink warning tickets telling you to either register your vehicle or to park where your parking permit indicates. The staff lots are not for student parking, so please stop parking there immediately and move your cars to the appropriate lots according to your permit designation.

Anybody who has failed to register their vehicle or to check the “not bringing a vehicle” box on MyGFU by Friday, Sept. 5, will have a $40 non-refundable fee charged to their account for failure to register. We know you have better things to do with that money, so please go on MyGFU and do one or the other immediately.

Questions? Please come to the security office during business hours of 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and we can help you!

Important ticket info for opening football game

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Due to the excitement surrounding the return of football at George Fox, we are anticipating a sold-out game on Saturday, Sept. 6!

The university has reserved a limited number of tickets for employees and students. Please review the information below to find out how you and your family and friends can get your tickets for the big game!

Employees
Employees are eligible to receive one complimentary ticket. (Note: The ticket supply is limited and will be given on a first-come, first-served basis). These tickets are available to pick up for a limited time today (Thursday, Aug. 28) from noon to 4 p.m. in front of the Stevens Center (Portland Center employees can request their tickets in person with Emily Maynard at the Portland Center during this same time frame).

Children under 10 are free to attend the event, but you will still need to pick up children’s tickets that day. Anyone can pick up the tickets for you, but they must present your employee ID to receive their tickets.

On Friday, Aug. 29, from noon to 2 p.m., we will reopen our online ticket website for any employee family members who also wish to buy a general admissions ticket, or to purchase one of the remaining season tickets. This site will close for game one after 2 p.m. on Aug. 29.

*Please note that all general admission ticket seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. We recommend you come early to ensure you sit with your family and friends. Expect large crowds! This won’t be like any sporting event ever held at George Fox. All attendees and their family members must have a ticket to attend the game.

Season Tickets
The best way to ensure a hassle-free seat with your name on it is to purchase season tickets here. There are only about 200 left, so act now and get them while they last!

Students
There are a limited number of student tickets that will be made available through ASC next week. Students will receive more information regarding the distribution of these tickets.

Alumni & Community Members
We will reserve some tickets for alumni and community members to purchase on game day. However, this will be a very limited number of tickets due to the number of employees and students receiving complimentary tickets.

Thank you for your patience as we navigate this new and exciting endeavor!

Serve Day schedule of events

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Following is the schedule for Serve Day (Wednesday, Sept. 3).

  • 7:30-8:30 a.m.: Continental Breakfast on the quad (free); pack a lunch ($7 for non-team leader employees)
  • 8:30-9 a.m.: Kickoff Celebration
  • 9-9:15 a.m.: Break off into groups (a selection of sites to be provided later)
  • 9:15 a.m.-4 p.m.: Service with our community
  • 4:30 p.m.: Dinner! (non-George Fox employees pay $8.75 and $6 per child)

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

Questions? Email serveday@georgefox.edu

*Portland employees are not required to participate; however, as some have volunteered, we are sending this schedule to you as well.

Join us for chapel tonight

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Join us for chapel tonight (Wednesday) at 7 p.m. in Bauman Auditorium! Pastor Jamie Noling-Auth will be sharing her testimony and will being our “Unfolding Life” series.

Check out this link for more information about chapel speakers.

Questions? Please contact Alana Espineli at aespineli11@georgefox.edu.

Serve Day set for Wednesday, Sept. 3

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

It’s now just over a week before our 16th annual Serve Day! On Wednesday, Sept. 3 we will send out more than 1,800 employees and students to serve over 100 sites in Newberg and the surrounding area.

Students who live on campus will receive their assignments from their RAs. Additional information will be available in living areas. We encourage students to bring their own water bottles on Serve Day in order to reduce the plastic waste.

Questions? Please contact Andrea Byerley at abyerley@georgefox.edu.

Sign up for TechTips from IT

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Need tech help? IT posts updates, how-tos and tips relevant to George Fox University-supported software, including Microsoft Office, Windows 7, Keynote and Powerpoint, Apple OS, iOS features, Google Apps and more.

Subscribe to this group and receive posts by email. Click on this link to subscribe: TechTips: Hints, Tips and Updates from George Fox IT, or paste this URL – https://groups.google.com/a/georgefox.edu/forum/?hl=en&fromgroups#!forum/techtips – in your web browser and click “Join Group” to subscribe.

TechTips requires your George Fox sign-in.

Ultimate Frisbee is Thursday at Austin Sports Complex

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Come join us for some Ultimate Frisbee fun at the Austin Sports Complex this Thursday night (Aug. 28) from 9 to 10:30 p.m.! Whether you have been playing Ultimate your whole life or have never tossed a Frisbee, come play with us! All are welcome; feel free to bring friends.

Find us on Facebook.

Become an Overnight Ambassador!

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Overnight Ambassadors is a George Fox group that hosts prospective students overnight throughout the year. As students visit campus, we want to make sure that we roll out the red carpet! Our hope is that students will feel welcomed and will want to come back to our school because of their experience at Fox.

If you are passionate about people, enjoy hosting guests and love George Fox, then we want you to be an Overnight Ambassador!

Please fill out this form and we will contact you throughout the year when we need a host. We couldn’t do it without you!

- The George Fox Visits and Events Team
Keisha Gordon – kgordon@georgefox.edu

 

Please update your wireless connection to foxwifi

Monday, August 25th, 2014

The WelcomeWeekend wireless network will be closed at noon on Tuesday, Aug. 26. If you still have a connection to this network, please change your connection to use foxwifi instead. You can use the information here to help you connect to foxwifi.

Contact the service desk at ext. 2569 if you need assistance.

Pick up your lost and found items ASAP

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Staff, summer work study students and returning students: If you lost something between April of last semester and now, please come to the security office by this Friday, Aug. 29, to claim your lost items, as they will all be donated to charitable causes by end of day Friday.

Several of you were emailed in May about items left behind in your residences; please claim them this week!

All are invited to attend chapel events this week

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Join us this week for chapel in Bauman Auditorium! Today (Tuesday) at 10:50 a.m. will be the Academic Convocation Chapel to celebrate the beginning of the academic year. Nick Willis, undergraduate teacher of the year, will share a message.

On Wednesday at 7 p.m., Pastor Jamie Noling-Auth will share her testimony and begin our “Unfolding Life” series.

Check out this link for more information about chapel speakers.

Undergraduate Student Handbook available online

Monday, August 25th, 2014

The Undergraduate Student Handbook can be found at studenthandbook.georgefox.edu. There is also a PDF version if you wish to download the handbook to your computer.

Please take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the student handbook. There is important information for you as a community member of George Fox University.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Student Life at studentlife@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2310. Student life is located on the third floor of the Stevens Center.

Word Made Flesh Beggars Society event

Monday, August 25th, 2014

If you would like a ride to join us for this important forum with our partners at Word Made Flesh and with our friend Joel Pérez (former dean of inclusion at Fox and now dean of students at SPU), plan to meet us at the Spiritual Life House on Sheridan Street at 6 p.m. on Tuesday evening.

Beggars Society is an advocacy meeting of Word Made Flesh. It is a public forum that gathers people together seeking to understand issues of global poverty and injustice.

Contact Mikayla Greenwell at mgreenwell12@georgefox.edu with questions.

Address for event: 14410 SE Ellis St., Portland, OR 97236