Sophomores, juniors and seniors: Register your vehicles now

Friday, August 3rd, 2018

Sophomores, juniors and seniors: Please don’t delay in registering your vehicles for residential or commuter parking permits! Please use your campus address and PO box number as your “mailing address,” as your permit will take one to three weeks to arrive and you will need it on your car before school begins.

Your permit will not be in your PO box; you will need to sign for it at Mail Services. The residential permits are limited and are going fast, so register today before they are gone!

You’ll also want to keep the parking brochure (that comes with your parking permit) in your car so you will know where to park when you arrive on campus, as there have been changes since last spring.

Contact Nadine Kincaid (nkincaid@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Now is the time to order your textbooks

Friday, August 3rd, 2018

Fall classes are three weeks away, so now is the time to get your textbooks! Go to georgefoxshop.com to rent or purchase your books. Select in-store pick up, get free shipping and simply pick up your books between Welcome Weekend and the end of the first week of class.

Look for more information about in-store pick up closer to Welcome Weekend.

Questions? Contact Michael Simmons at msimmons@georgefox.edu.

University launches Bruin Community Pantry this fall

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

The Office of Student Life is excited to announce the start of Bruin Community Pantry, an initiative seeking to address the real problem of hunger (“food insecurity”) on campus. It’s our goal to help meet the needs of community members who, for one reason or another, do not have access to enough healthy food.

Four different components of Bruin Community Pantry include:

Food Pantry
All George Fox community members have access to the pantry, located in the Roberts Center (Room 110). Community food drives will be held to provide non-perishable items for the pantry, and athletic teams will facilitate food drives during home games.

Contact student life for a list of items non-perishable food and household items needed for the pantry. Donations are now being accepted in the student life office on the third floor of the Stevens Center.

Hospitality
Partnerships with local businesses for “gifts in kind” have been established with Bon Appetit, Newberg’s Grocery Outlet and Ray’s Produce. A variety of pre-packaged foods are available for students, located at hospitality tables in the student life office, spiritual life office, and the Intercultural Resource Center (Moore House). The tables are open during office hours, which are generally 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The Duke Athletic Center will host a peanut butter and jelly sandwich bar that is available to all George Fox students.

Leftovers
The student life office will arrange for quality leftover food to be stored in a refrigerator in our office. All food donated will be adequately contained and dated. Food not picked up in the appropriate amount of time will be disposed of.

Students participating in this program can sign up by contacting our office. A waiver is required for anyone participating in the Leftovers program.

Outreach
Partnering with existing local outreach initiatives facilitated by spiritual life, students who want to support their efforts will be connected to their programs.

We live in a society with easy access to processed food. When you eat whole foods, you’re getting food in its natural state. This aspect of our outreach will endeavor to provide cooking classes in various living areas on campus using recipes from “Eat well on $4 a day, Good and Cheap.”

For more information, please contact Jere Witherspoon in the student life office (jwitherspoon@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2312).

Be courteous of Summer Visit Day guests when parking today

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

We are thrilled to welcome 135 prospective students and parents to campus today (Friday) for our second Summer Visit Day. For many of these visitors, it will be their first time setting foot on campus. We are so thankful for your involvement in making this a magical experience for our students.

As a courtesy to our guests, please avoid parking in the Hoover and Stevens lots tomorrow so that they can arrive on campus with ease. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kelly Friesen at ext. 2248.

Now is the time to order your textbooks

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

Fall classes are three weeks away, so now is the time to get your textbooks! Go to georgefoxshop.com to rent or purchase your books. Select in-store pick up, get free shipping and simply pick up your books between Welcome Weekend and the end of the first week of class.

Look for more information about in-store pick up closer to Welcome Weekend.

Questions? Contact Michael Simmons at msimmons@georgefox.edu.

Please avoid parking in Hoover and Stevens lots tomorrow

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

We are thrilled to welcome 135 prospective students and parents to campus tomorrow (Friday) for our second Summer Visit Day. For many of these visitors, it will be their first time setting foot on campus. We are so thankful for your involvement in making this a magical experience for our students.

As a courtesy to our guests, please avoid parking in the Hoover and Stevens lots tomorrow so that they can arrive on campus with ease. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kelly Friesen at ext. 2248.

Newly Updated Fitness Center Information

Monday, July 30th, 2018

We trust you are excited about the new Hadlock Student Center (HSC)! Assuming everything continues on schedule, the fitness center portion of the facility will be open with limited hours (tentatively 4 to 9 p.m.) beginning Monday, Aug. 27 (anticipated grand opening and full hours will begin Monday, Sept. 3). This is subject to change if there are unexpected delays in construction.

If you use the fitness center in Wheeler, you’ll notice most of the space has been cleared in anticipation of remodeling it for athletics’ use since the HSC will be opening soon. Due to this upcoming remodeling of the Wheeler fitness center space, some equipment has been moved into the adjacent dance studio space (Wheeler 211) for general student and employee use until the HSC opens. The squat racks are also still available for use and are in their original spot.

There are more limited hours for this interim space in Wheeler, as it will now be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday (closed Saturday and Sunday). We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience during this transitional period and trust that the new space in the HSC will make it worth the wait!

Questions? Contact Rob Simpson (simpsonr@georgefox.edu) regarding the HSC or Adam Puckett (apuckett@georgefox.edu) regarding the Wheeler Sports Center space.

California is final stop on culinary journey along Route 66

Monday, July 30th, 2018

We’ve reached the end of the road on our culinary journey along Route 66. Our last stop is tomorrow (Wednesday), and we’ll be featuring California. We have a fantastic menu planned: California grilled fish tacos with traditional toppings, melon salad, and jicama slaw, along with dessert and a beverage, for just $6.95. Lunch will be served between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on the patio outside the Klages Center.

We’ll also have our raffle drawing after lunch, so be sure to bring along your punch card. Anyone with four or more punches is eligible to enter, and we have a fun prize for the lucky winner.

See you Wednesday!

Important Vehicle Registration and Parking Information for Commuters

Sunday, July 29th, 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.

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.

Access road closed during construction

Friday, July 27th, 2018

The access road that runs in between Gulley Hall, Brandt Hall and Le Shana Hall is now closed for construction of the new residence hall. Access to the Le Shana parking lot is from Fulton St. only. Access to the North St. parking lot for staff and graduate students will continue to be from Villa St. via North St. Pedestrian access between the Le Shana and North St. parking lots is still accessible.

Questions? Contact Nadine Kincaid (nkincaid@georgefox.edu).

Fall textbooks available online

Thursday, July 26th, 2018

Looking to get a jump start on your fall classes? Rent and/or purchase your textbooks, supplies and swag at georgefoxshop.com today! Select in-store pick-up for free shipping and simply pick up your order when you arrive in the fall. Or ship them to your home or business address for a flat rate.

Email Michael Simmons at msimmons@georgefox.edu with inquiries.

Don’t wait to register your car

Thursday, July 26th, 2018

Juniors and seniors, if you are bringing a car to campus, go to myGFU and register for your commuter or residential parking permit before Monday when the registration portal will open to sophomores. Commuter permits aren’t limited but residential permits are, so don’t delay.

Questions? Out-of-the-box car situation? Contact Campus Public Safety at 503-554-2090 during business hours or email Nadine Kincaid at nkincaid@georgefox.edu.

Important Fitness Center Information

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

Only weeks remain before the opening of the new Hadlock Student Center (HSC)! Assuming everything continues on schedule, the fitness center portion of the facility will be open with limited hours (tentatively 4 to 9 p.m.) beginning Monday, Aug. 27, so that student staff can be adequately trained on the new equipment and protocols (anticipated grand opening and full hours will begin Monday, Sept. 3). This is subject to change if there are unexpected delays in construction.

If you use the current fitness center in Wheeler, you’ll notice that much of the older equipment has been moved out. Sometime in August, the large portion of the space will be remodeled for athletics’ use in light of the addition of women and men’s swimming and the continued growth in the number of student-athletes (currently 20 percent of our undergraduate student population). The smaller portion of the current facility (the free weight area) will be remodeled into a classroom during the fall semester.

Please note that because of remodeling and construction of new space, there will likely be a two- to three-week time frame in August when there will be no fitness center available for general campus use. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience for those who are regularly using this space and trust that the new space in the Hadlock Student Center will make it worth the wait!

Questions? Contact Brad Lau at blau@georgefox.edu.

Route 66 barbecue today outside Klages

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

Our culinary journey along Route 66 is stopping in Arizona today (July 25)! Come over from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and join us for lunch on the patio outside the Klages Center where we’ll be grilling up Sonora-style bacon-wrapped hot dogs served on a house-made roll with your choice of toppings. We’ll also have southwestern potato salad, nopales salad and strawberry cheesecake chimichangas — all for $6.95. See you there!

Questions? Contact Lisa Miles at lmiles@georgefox.edu.

Who’s on Campus this Week

Sunday, July 22nd, 2018

Following is a rundown of who is on campus this week …

  • The Northwest Yearly Meeting is here through Wednesday, July 25, for its annual business meetings, workshops and worship.
  • The Portland Timbers and Portland Thorns are teaming with Providence Health for a soccer clinic at Austin Field on Monday, July 23.
  • The Chinese Evangelical Church is hosting its annual church retreat July 27-29 on the Newberg campus. Approximately 300 people will be in attendance.

Fall textbooks available online

Sunday, July 22nd, 2018

Looking to get a jump start on your fall classes? Rent and/or purchase your textbooks, supplies and swag at georgefoxshop.com today! Select in-store pick-up for free shipping and simply pick up your order when you arrive in the fall. Or ship them to your home or business address for a flat rate.

Email Michael Simmons at msimmons@georgefox.edu with inquiries.

Check out Campus Public Safety’s Facebook page for important info

Sunday, July 22nd, 2018

Did you know that Campus Public Safety has a very active Facebook page filled with safety tips, parking information, road closure alerts, weather alerts, and much, much more?

We also post photos of things that aren’t usually seen by the majority of staff and students because we are here 24/7! This week alone we’ve posted tips on how to choose the proper life jacket for your summer water activities, hot weather tips for your car, road closures due to the Substation Fire on Highway 97 and I-84, etc.

Last year alone we posted more than 125 posts about safety/traffic/weather/construction alerts/closures, etc., so check us out to be in the know! Just click the link above or type in “George Fox University Campus Public Safety” into your Facebook search bar and see what you’ve been missing after liking our page.

Residential Parking Permit Information

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

If you are a sophomore, junior or senior and are planning on registering for a residential parking permit when the vehicle registration portal opens for your class level, please look at the online parking brochure on the Campus Public Safety website before choosing whether you want a Resident West, Resident East or Morse lot permit. For example, Villa Road House has moved from the east side of the campus to the west side, and you’d want a Resident West permit if that was your housing assignment.

Hess Creek is the rough dividing line between Resident East and Resident West housing designations. Once the Resident East parking permits are allotted, then your choices would be the Morse lot on the east side of campus or a Resident West permit until those are assigned.

Questions? Contact Nadine Kincaid at nkincaid@georgefox.edu or call 503-554-2090 during business hours.

Sign up to walk in the Old Fashioned Festival Parade

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

Want to walk with George Fox University in the Old Fashioned Festival parade on the morning of Saturday, July 28? Affinity Marketing is looking for students, employees and their families to walk alongside the Bruin Bus while handing out candy and football postcards. We have 20 free T-shirts left for volunteers to wear in the parade.

Anyone is welcome, and if you do not receive a T-shirt and still want to walk, wear George Fox gear or navy blue shirts. Meet-up will be at Renne Field on East 9th Street at 9 a.m. on July 28. We are the seventh spot in the parade and should move through the parade streets rather quickly.

Please email Mckenna Tillotson to sign up: mtillotson@georgefox.edu.

Carlton Way by Edwards will be closed on certain upcoming days

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

Carlton Way will be closed by Edwards Hall today (Thursday), Monday (July 23) and Wednesday (July 25) while they pour concrete. Through traffic will not be permitted until the afternoon on these dates, so please use alternate routes.

Thank you!