Join MUSI 125 Voice Class

Monday, September 1st, 2014

The MUSI 125A Voice Class may be canceled due to too few students. Whether you are completely new to singing and want to learn how, or have been singing for a long time,  you should join this fun one-credit class! We meet in Ross 208 from 10 to 10:50 a.m. on Mondays and Wednsdays; the professor is Maggie Daane.

Questions? Please contact Emily Mavrakis at emavrakis13@georgefox.edu.

Timber tickets for sale

Monday, September 1st, 2014

ASC will be selling tickets to the Timbers game for $5 a ticket. Only 100 tickets are available, and they will only be sold this Thursday and Friday, Sept. 4-5, outside of the ASC offices.

Questions? Please contact Michael Wegener at mwegener13@georgefox.edu.

Football Rally this Saturday

Monday, September 1st, 2014

Help kick off the football season in style at the Bruin Football Rally on Saturday, Sept. 6!

Face-painting and game preparations will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the Bruin Den, an all-student rally will be held on the quad at 12:15 p.m., and all students going to the game will head over to Stoffer Family Stadium at 12:45 p.m.

Kickoff is at 1:30 p.m. Wear your BlueZone shirt to show your Bruin Pride!

Chapel events for this week

Monday, September 1st, 2014

All are invited to attend chapel events this week

Today (Sept. 2) at 10:50 a.m., Robin Baker will share a message in chapel in Bauman Auditorium. Shalom will be held tonight at 9 p.m. in the Cap & Gown Room. Chapel elective credit is available for this event.

On Wednesday at 7 p.m., we will end our day of service with worship in the amphitheater.

For more information, please visit spirituallife.georgefox.edu. If you have any questions regarding chapel, please email spirituallife@georgefox.edu.

Football tickets available for pick-up Wednesday

Monday, September 1st, 2014

Pick up your ticket for the first Bruin football game that’s happening this Saturday, Sept. 6! Tickets will be available for pick-up on Serve Day, Wednesday, Sept. 3, beginning at 4 p.m. on the quad.

Only 826 tickets are free for students, so make sure you get yours! All other tickets are sold out. Bring your student ID when picking up!

Serve Day hours at Bon Appetit

Monday, September 1st, 2014

Just a reminder that all of our retail outlets (Bruin Den, Bruin Bites and Villa Café) are closed tomorrow (Wednesday) due to Serve Day activities.

Also, please note that our dinner hours this Wednesday are slightly different; we will be serving a barbecue dinner out on the quad from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

CAP coach drop-in hours available this week

Monday, September 1st, 2014

Still have fall semester scheduling questions or changes? CAP (Career and Academic) coaches have drop-in hours daily during the following times. All three CAP coaches are available! Appointments this week are to discuss this fall semester; long-term planning sessions can be scheduled starting next week.

Remember the add/drop deadline is Sunday, Sept. 7, before midnight. If you drop a class after that time then you will have a “‘W” withdrawal on your transcript for that course. If you need to add a course before Sept. 7, then you need to have instructor approval to do so.

Drop-in hours this semester:

  • Mondays, 2-4 p.m.
  • Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m.
  • Wednesdays, 10 a.m. – Noon
  • Thursdays, 10 a.m. – Noon
  • Fridays, 9-11 a.m.

Faculty, please let your students know about this resource. Questions? Contact the IDEA Center at idea@georgefox.edu.

Reminder of Mail Services hours on Serve Day

Monday, September 1st, 2014

Reminder: 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.

Rock wall hours posted for this semester

Monday, September 1st, 2014

Hey George Fox climbers! Last Tuesday we had a ton of people come down for a night of climbing. It was a huge success, and we are happy there is so much interest. We are happy to announce the regular rock wall hours for this semester. The rock wall will be open during the following times:

  • Mondays: 7-10 p.m.
  • Tuesdays: 6-10 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 7-10 p.m.
  • Friday: Flex day. We will announce on the George Fox climbing wall Facebook page if the wall will be open on a Friday. Hours will be determined as well.

Again, everyone is welcome even if you have never climbed before. We have instructors to teach you the basic skills necessary to have a fun and safe time! We also have harnesses and shoes to borrow at no cost. The rock wall is located in Wheeler, downstairs by the basketball gym.

If you have any questions, please contact Spencer Giles (sgiles11@georgefox.edu) or Sam Read (sread11@georgefox.edu).

International Club serves bubble tea, hosts raffle after Serve Day

Monday, September 1st, 2014

In order to combat the (possible) heat and exhaustion after Serve Day on Wednesday, Sept. 3, the International Club will be preparing bubble tea at the Club Fair, as well as snacks for raffle. Come see us at 4:30 p.m. on the quad!

All are welcome! Email gfu.international.club@gmail.com if you have questions.

Fall 2014 Meal Plan: Deadline to make changes is Sept. 5

Monday, September 1st, 2014

Students should take a few minutes to confirm that they have the meal plan that they are expecting to have for the fall semester. All reductions in meal plans must be processed no later than Friday, Sept. 5, at 5 p.m.

Please log on to your MyGFU account. Find UNIVERSITY FORMS in Student Resources, then look for the MEAL PLAN FORM.

The meal plan you have should be listed on the top, left-hand side of the page. Details about the meal plan can be found on the Student Life website – Meal Plan Options.

Please contact Jere Witherspoon in student life if you have any questions.

ARC appointments now available

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

The ARC (Academic Resource Center) opens this week!
Please go to this link to schedule an appointment online.  You can also stop in at the Murdock Learning Center to schedule an appointment. The ARC Consultants look forward to meeting you!

First ‘Islam and the West’ lecture is tonight

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

Don’t forget to join us for the first Liberal Arts and Critical Issues lecture of the semester tonight (Monday), 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.

A few Serve Day reminders

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

Just a couple days left until Serve Day! On Wednesday, Sept. 3, we’ll spread throughout the community to serve those around us. Just a few reminders:

  • If employees need to order a lunch (team leaders and committee members receive free lunches), complete this form.
  • Employees are encouraged to park on the gravel lot (down Meridian Street near Fulton Street) on Serve Day unless they were specifically assigned to drive to a serve site. If so, a parking lot/departure site is assigned, which can be found on their email about Serve Day.
  • We encourage students and faculty to bring their own water bottles on Serve Day in order to reduce the plastic waste at the end of the day.

Interested in American Sign Language?

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

Dear students, the ASL 101 class is being canceled due to low enrollment. If you are interested in American Sign Language this is a great beginner class.

Please contact Dene Scott for more details at denescott@gmail.com.

Student tickets for first football game available Wednesday

Friday, August 29th, 2014

The much-anticipated return of football kicks off on Saturday, Sept. 6, at 1:30 p.m. in Stoffer Family Stadium! The game is sold out, but the university has reserved 826 tickets for students to sit in the new student Blue Zone section of the stadium!

Tickets will be given out a first-come, first-served basis this Wednesday, Sept. 3, between 4 and 6:30 p.m. on the quad after Serve Day. Any remaining tickets will be given out on Thursday, Sept. 4, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in front of the ASC offices in the Student Union Building.

Residence life and ASC will be hosting face painting, cheering practice and other activities starting at 11:30 a.m. in the SUB on game day, with the final rally taking place at 12:15 p.m. on the quad before all the students march to the stadium together! Wear your Blue Zone shirt!

For more information, see the ticket table on the quad on Wednesday!

Serve Day is approaching

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Serve Day is just around the corner – on Wednesday, Sept. 3. Please check with your RA if you don’t know what your assignment is. If you are a commuter, please meet in front of Bauman at 8:50a.m. to get your assignment. Also, please bring your own water bottles to help reduce waste. See you on Serve Day! Questions? Please contact Andrea Byerley.

Vehicle status registration required by Sept. 5

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Thank you to those who have gone on MyGFU and registered their vehicles or who have indicated they do not have a vehicle. Approximately 400 of you have yet to do this, and the deadline is looming! Friday, Sept. 5, is the day this must be completed by to avoid being charged a $40 non-refundable fee for failure to register. Instructions are available on the security services website.

Questions? Have a vehicle situation that is outside of the norm? Please call security at 503-554-2090 during business hours.

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.