Do you have a package at Mail Services?

Monday, July 28th, 2014

The university’s Mail Services will hold all packages you receive until you come to campus. We will not return them to the sender. When you arrive on campus, please stop and get them as soon as you can.

If you have questions, please email Linda Sartwell at lsartwel@georgefox.edu.

Roommates needed for next school year

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Roommates are needed for the upcoming school year.

It is a big house with new installations, three bedrooms, a big kitchen, a big living room, a laundry room and one bathroom. It has great insulation and is fully furnished.

The house is located directly across the street from the George Fox campus. My brothers moved to another city, so I’m looking for roommates.

The rent is $1,200 per month total, including utilities. Rent is divided equally between the people living in the house.

Any questions? Feel free to contact me.

David Munoz
Phone: 503-899-2205
dmunoz11@georgefox.edu

Enjoy Kansas City-style barbecue from Bon Appetit

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Come help us celebrate the roots of barbecue as we feature Kansas City-style barbecue on Thursday, July 31st from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. We will be serving mouth watering sticky pork ribs, beef brisket and traditional regional side dishes along with freshly baked local peach cobbler served from our food cart on the Quad, located outside the Bruin Den.

Villa Café closing for the summer

Friday, July 25th, 2014

The Villa Café is closing July 25th for the remainder of the summer and will open again for the fall semester on Monday, August 25th. Hours of operation will be Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Register your vehicle now!

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Students-please don’t risk a parking ticket for not having a parking permit on your car by going on myGFU and registering your vehicle today!

Please register your vehicle by August 1 to assure that your permit will be waiting for you at Mail Services when you arrive on campus.

If you are NOT bringing a car to campus, you still need to go on myGFU and check the box “not bringing a car to campus.” You must do one or the other by the Add/Drop date of Friday, Sept. 5th. Failure to do so will result in a $40 non-refundable charge to your student account, so check it off your “to-do” list today as it will only take 1-2 minutes to log on and register.

You will be notified by Mail Services that your parking permit is ready to pick up and you will have to sign for your permit at Mail Services.

Questions? Have an “out of the box” vehicle situation? Please call Security at 503-554-2090 during business hours or e-mail Nadine Kincaid at nkincaid@georgefox.edu and we will do our best to help!

Update on transgender student housing situation and policy clarification

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

An update on events in the news and the university’s transgender student housing policy is available at georgefox.edu/transgender.

Wanted: Spirited students to help in Newberg parade

Sunday, July 13th, 2014

The George Fox football program is proudly sponsoring Newberg’s Old Fashioned Festival parade, and we want you to join us! We’ll meet on campus at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 26. Bring your smile and parade wave.

You’ll be handing out candy and football schedule cards along the parade route, and we’ll have a T-shirt for you to wear that day and keep.

Contact Sarah Reid (sreid@georgefox.edu or ext. 2105) or Rob Felton (rfelton@georgefox.edu or ext. 2129) to join the fun! You will be provided more detailed information on where to meet after contacting them.

Wanted: Spirited students to join George Fox in Newberg parade

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

The George Fox football program is proudly sponsoring Newberg’s Old Fashioned Festival parade, and we want you to join us! We’ll meet on campus at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 26. Bring your smile and parade wave.

You’ll be handing out candy and football schedule cards along the parade route, and we’ll have a T-shirt for you to wear that day and keep.

Contact Sarah Reid (sreid@georgefox.edu or ext. 2105) or Rob Felton (rfelton@georgefox.edu or ext. 2129) to join the fun! You will be provided more detailed information on where to meet after contacting them.

Parking lot closed for Lemmons Football Field work

Sunday, July 6th, 2014

Crews will be installing artificial turf for the Lemmons Football Field on Monday and Tuesday, July 7-8. The parking lot next to the tennis courts (east of MLRC) will be closed during this time to allow room for the crews and their materials. If possible, please avoid this area, as there will be increased traffic for construction.

Thank you for your patience.

- Plant Services

Bruin Den and Villa Cafe closed on July 4

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Both the Bruin Den and Villa Café will be closed this Friday, July 4, in observance of the Independence Day holiday. Have a safe and happy 4th, and we will see you on Monday when we will be open again with our summer hours.

Student volunteers needed for Genesis

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Happy summer! The admissions office is gearing up for our final Genesis event next Friday, July 11, and we are in need of more student volunteers.

Volunteers will be helping out with the event from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. by directing students to their next locations and being a guide for the day. Volunteers will be given a T-shirt and a free lunch!

If you’re interested in helping out, please email Keisha Gordon (kgordon@georgefox.edu) and let her know. We would love to have you on board and to help share how awesome George Fox is with our future students.

Staff and faculty, please pass this info along to your students who might be interested.

Thanks!

Change in location for Red, White & Blue Jeans Day

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

HR invites you to participate in our ninth annual Red, White and Blue Jeans Day. In recognition of Independence Day this Friday (and a George Fox holiday), you are encouraged to wear casual attire in patriotic colors on Thursday, July 3.

At 3 p.m., the HR staff will serve up the all-American dessert – apple pie a la mode – on the Bruin Den plaza just outside the ASC offices and near “Old Glory” (please note change in location). We hope you can join us for this sweet treat and enjoy a chance to visit with coworkers. Summer student employees are also invited.

Portland employees will gather in PDS 160 to enjoy an Independence Day celebration during afternoon break as well.

Fall 2014 Meal plan selection available in MyGFU

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

The meal plan selection form has been activated in MyGFU.

The meal plan is required for all students living on campus. You are eligible for meal plans based on the number of completed credits you have. ​

Detailed information about meal plans can be found at this webpage.

PLEASE NOTE: There are been some changes to the meal plan options. You can read all about meal plans on the Meal Plan Options page.

Student life requires that EVERYONE confirm their meal plan to be certain that you have the meal plan that you are expecting.

Please take a few minutes now to select the meal plan you are eligible for.

You can select your meal plan and confirm which meal plan you have in your MyGFU account – STUDENT RESOURCES – UNIVERSITY FORMS – MEAL PLAN FORM.

Please Note: All changes must be processed no later than Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. However, students can always add a meal plan throughout the semester by contacting Jere Witherspoon in the student life office.

Accommodations to the meal plan are provided only through documented medical conditions. Please read the Meal Plan Accommodation Request Form found on the Student Life Forms page to see if you are eligible for an accommodation.

No other accommodations are accepted.

If you do not choose a meal plan prior to coming to campus, you may be assigned a meal plan based on your eligibility. You will be notified of this via email.

All questions about the meal plans should be directed to Jere Witherspoon in the student life office.

Student life expects students to manage their meal plan selection, confirming that they have the meal plan that that were intending to have.

And now, a brief essay about the meal plan benefits by Dave Johnstone, associate dean of residence life:

The best part of a meal plan has nothing to do with the quality or nutrition of the food. The attractive part of eating on a meal plan is the opportunity to frequently connect with peers and classmates. Sharing a meal – engaging in conversation around the table, debriefing the day or anticipating what might unfold – is really the gem of being on a meal plan.

Historically and culturally, communities have been built around food. I am not sure why it works, but sharing a meal is one of most significant ways to build a relationship; hence it strengthens our community. That in itself is a major benefit for being on the meal plan.

Mail Services seeks students willing to move mailbox to VAC

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Mail Services is looking for students who would be willing to have their campus mailbox moved to the VAC Post Office. This would be your mailbox until you graduate. It would be very convenient if you have classes in the VAC, since you could check your mail before or after your classes. Also, if you live in the area of the VAC, you could walk to the VAC and get your mail.

Please tell your friends about this (in case they don’t read The Daily Bruin). If you are willing to have your mailbox moved to the VAC for this coming school year, or if you have questions, please email Linda Sartwell ASAP at lsartwel@georgefox.edu.

Will you be a commuter this fall?

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Mail Services is looking for commuters who would be willing to have their campus mailbox moved to the VAC post office. This would be very convenient if you have classes in the VAC, since you could check your mail before or after your class.

If you are willing to have your mailbox moved to the VAC or if you have questions, please email Linda Sartwell ASAP at lsartwel@georgefox.edu.

Farewell Open House for Kathi Gatlin and Corina Burke

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

There will be a farewell reception for Kathi Gatlin and Corina Burke on Tuesday, June 24th, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Stevens Center lobby (Duke Atrium).

Plan to enjoy some refreshments. Please join us to wish them both well!

Reminder: All invited to Eloheh Farm Saturday

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

This is a reminder that the university community is invited to Eloheh Farm this Saturday, June 14, to learn the history of settler colonialism from a Kalapuya perspective and hear about Randy (Seminary) and Edith Woodley’s history and vision of ministry. You’ll also get a tour and the opportunity to contribute to Eloheh Farm. The day will wrap up with a pig roast and a concert featuring Bill Jolliff and Seth Martin.

The event, cohosted by EcoFaith Recovery, runs from 1 to 8 p.m., so come by anytime within that time frame. The farm is located at 13510 N.E. Roedel Road in Newberg.

Questions? Write Trisha Elizarde at telizarde@georgefox.edu.

College of Christian Studies offers two unique courses this fall

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Interested in taking a deeper look at the writings of Augustine or C.S. Lewis? The College of Christian Studies is offering two “special topic” courses this fall semester: RELI/PHIL 285/485, “Augustine of Hippo” and RELI 285, “Reading the Bible with C.S. Lewis.”

Taught by Joseph Clair, the Augustine course will move chronologically and thematically through Augustine’s life, exposing students to the questions and issues that preoccupied Augustine most: the relationship of Christianity and philosophy, faith and happiness; Christianity and the liberal arts; faith and reason; church and state; works and grace; matter and spirit; virtue and vice; war and peace – and more. Majors and non-majors are more than welcome! The course can be taken at the 285 or 485 level, with requirements varying accordingly. Please contact Joseph (jclair@georgefox.edu) with questions.

In the C.S. Lewis course, Roger Newell will focus on a wide selection of Lewis’s writings, including literary criticism, The Chronicles of Narnia, Miracles, and Reflections on the Psalms, with the goal of gaining maturity in reading the Bible through reading the Bible with C.S. Lewis. Using Lewis as a guide, the course will invite students to bring together interpretation and enjoyment, engaging in a conversation between academic and devotional reading. This course fulfills 3 hours of General Education Bible credit. Contact Roger (rnewell@georgefox.edu) with questions.

Flag lowered in observance of SPU

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

On Thursday, June 5, our colleagues at Seattle Pacific University experienced a shooting on campus that resulted in one death and additional injuries.

In respect and observance of their loss, the flag shall be displayed at half staff June 6-13. The Seattle Pacific University community is in our thoughts and prayers.

Off-campus access to library databases changing

Monday, June 9th, 2014

Starting this week, you will need only your MyGFU username and password to log in to library resources from off campus.

Summit and Foxtrax will still ask for your last name and library barcode. When those systems are replaced at the end of the year, they too will begin using MyGFU credentials, and you will never have to type in your 14-digit barcode again.

Questions? Contact Alex Rolfe at arolfe@georgefox.edu.