Children’s auditions for winter musical, ‘Jane Eyre,’ set for Oct. 23

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

The theatre department’s winter musical, Jane Eyre, has roles for six girls between the ages of 10 and 16. If you have a child who loves to act and sing and is interested in being a part of Jane Eyre this February, we would love to have her audition for us.

Audition Details
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 7-8 p.m.
Wood Mar Auditorium
Prepare and memorize one minute from a musical
We will also have her read pieces of the script with a college actor.

Rehearsal hours are Monday through Friday from 7 to 11 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. However, we will schedule young actor rehearsals early in the evening and will only call actors to rehearsals where they are needed.

Fall semester rehearsals begin Saturday, Nov. 3, and end Saturday, Dec. 1. Spring semester rehearsals begin Monday, Jan. 14. Show dates are Jan. 31 to Feb. 2 and Feb. 7-9 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 1 and Feb. 10 at 2 p.m.

Email Rhett Luedtke at rluedtke@georgefox.edu for more details.

Free estate planning lunch set for Nov. 13 in Canyon Commons

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

Please join us to learn about estate planning on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at noon in Canyon Commons 101. The Estate Planning Workshop will review the five documents everyone should have in place for a tax-efficient and loving estate plan.

Gene Christian, a recognized regional estate planning leader and George alumnus, will present this workshop and be available to those who would like to confidentially discuss their estate plans.

A light lunch of soup and salad will be served. There is no cost to you for either the workshop or the lunch.

Please RSVP to Karlyn Fleming no later than Nov. 6 at kfleming@georgefox.edu or ext. 2115. Space is limited, so please reserve your place early!

Faculty and administrators invited to join Fall Staff Conference on Nov. 1

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

We have some space left for faculty and administrators to join our staff at the Fall Staff Conference on Thursday, Nov. 1, in Canyon Commons.

The event will include a presentation from our very own Melanie Springer Mock and Polly Peterson on the topic of what it means to be fearfully and wonderfully made, and how we understand our worth as members of the George Fox community. Please RSVP for the conference using this link.

Schedule

  • 8-8:30 a.m.: Coffee and Community (breakfast on your own)
  • 8:30-9:15 a.m.: Worship
  • 9:15 a.m. to noon: Presentation by Melanie Springer Mock and Polly Peterson
  • Noon to 1 p.m.: Lunch provided by Staff Development Committee for staff ($5 for faculty/administrators)

For a taste of Melanie’s inspiration behind her book Worthy, take at look at this blog post.

Got questions about the conference? Contact Adina McConaughey (amcconaughey@georgefox.edu).

All invited to Fall Faculty Lecture and Richter Student Scholars Symposium tonight

Monday, October 15th, 2018

All are invited to the Fall 2018 Faculty Lecture tonight (Tuesday) at 6 p.m. in Hoover 105. Our featured speaker will be Professor of Music Brent Weaver, recipient of the 2017-18 Faculty Achievement Award for Graduate Research and Scholarship.

Brent will examine the underlying cognitive structures that our brains perceive, which contribute to our emotional and spiritual enjoyment of music. He will show how a composer can play with those structures to move listeners, using examples from many styles of music.

Come early, between 5 and 6 p.m., and check out the work of our Richter student scholars at a symposium in the Hoover lobby. George Fox students will present their research projects in a conversational poster format.

Both events are sponsored by the Faculty Development Committee. Refreshments will be served.

Open Enrollment Benefit Announcements

Sunday, October 14th, 2018

Tuition Remission Open Enrollment: Oct. 15 to Nov. 5

You’ll notice a few changes to this year’s process, including:

  • Employees and spouses taking classes part time can now apply 120 days prior to the course start date!
  • We have created a new tool to understand the student type and tuition remission deadline. We also provide easily accessible application and resources links.
  • We have updated the instructions for Tier II tuition remission, which is now part of the performance evaluation process.

Our hope is that these process improvements make it easier and less time consuming for you to utilize this valuable benefit!

Please access TR Information and Resources on the Tuition Remission Benefits page.

Long-Term Care Open Enrollment: Oct. 15 to Nov. 1

George Fox University is pleased to announce we are offering open enrollment for the long-term care benefit that will help protect your assets and retirement in the event you need long-term care.

As an eligible employee you are able to purchase long-term care insurance at discounted rates and a shortened underwriting process. More information will follow on the Additional Benefits webpage.

Join an educational webinar on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 1 p.m. (PST). Click here to register.

For assistance with tuition remission, long-term care or other employee benefits, please contact Darby Thiessen in Employee Empowerment at 503-554-2188 or dthiessen@georgefox.edu.

All invited to Fall Justice Conference tonight with Curtis Acosta

Sunday, October 14th, 2018

In Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Center for Peace and Justice welcomes Curtis Acosta to campus tonight (Mondayfrom 7 to 8 p.m. in Canyon Commons.

Acosta is an assistant professor in Language and Culture in Education at the University of Arizona South, and founder of Acosta Latino Learning Partnership and Acosta Educational Partnership. He is a teacher who fought to keep his outlawed ethnic studies classes alive. He will focus on the recent federal court victory and speak about his journey and the importance of Mexican-American heritage studies.

The event is free and open to the community. Please contact Rebecca Hernandez (rhernandez@georgefox.edu) if you have any questions.

Newberg campus closes Friday for mid-semester holiday

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

The Newberg campus will be closed tomorrow (Friday, Oct. 12) for the mid-semester holiday. All offices, the Bruin Store, Mail Services and the Newberg library will be closed.

Be aware of FoxTALE unavailability this morning for two hours

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

FoxTALE will be unavailable from 6 to 8 a.m. (Pacific Time) this morning (Wednesday), for scheduled maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

During this update, 2018 Summer course sites will be hidden from student view.

If you want to make any of the 2018 Summer course sites visible to students, from the course home page:

  •  Go to “Action Menu” then click “Edit settings”
  •  Look for the “Visible” setting
  • Change “Hide” back to “Show”
  • Click “Save Changes” at the bottom

Visit the FoxTALE for Faculty webpage for a list of guides and resources.

Questions? Email servicedesk@georgefox.edu or call 503-554-2569.

– Your Educational Technology Team

Be sure to purchase ‘Bruins and Blazers’ tickets by Friday

Monday, October 8th, 2018

We have had tremendous interest and are excited to announce we have added tickets and extended the deadline for our “Bruins and Blazers” event to Friday, Oct. 12. There will be over 200 Bruins in attendance, so join us!

Enjoy cheering on the Portland Trail Blazers against the Minnesota Timberwolves at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4, with other Bruins in Club 5 seats. Get access to nicer restrooms and amenities, as well as comfortable seats, for $47 each. Or, bring your whole family and sit with George Fox students in the tan section for only $10 per seat.

The evening includes a postgame free-throw experience for all Bruins. Seats are limited, so be sure to act before the Oct. 12 deadline. Don’t miss a great matchup at great prices!

Buy tickets at this link. Contact Nichole Drew (ndrew@georgefox.edu) for more information.

Notice: FoxTALE unavailable tomorrow morning for two hours

Monday, October 8th, 2018

FoxTALE will be unavailable from 6 to 8 a.m. (Pacific Time) tomorrow morning (Wednesday), for scheduled maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

During this update, 2018 Summer course sites will be hidden from student view.

If you want to make any of the 2018 Summer course sites visible to students, from the course home page:

  •  Go to “Action Menu” then click “Edit settings”
  •  Look for the “Visible” setting
  • Change “Hide” back to “Show”
  • Click “Save Changes” at the bottom

Visit the FoxTALE for Faculty webpage for a list of guides and resources.

Questions? Email servicedesk@georgefox.edu or call 503-554-2569.

– Your Educational Technology Team

All invited to Fall Faculty Lecture and Richter Student Scholars Symposium Oct. 16

Monday, October 8th, 2018

All are invited to the Fall 2018 Faculty Lecture on TuesdayOct. 16, at 6 p.m. in Hoover 105. Our featured speaker will be Professor of Music Brent Weaver, recipient of the 2017-18 Faculty Achievement Award for Graduate Research and Scholarship.

Brent will examine the underlying cognitive structures that our brains perceive, which contribute to our emotional and spiritual enjoyment of music. He will show how a composer can play with those structures to move listeners, using examples from many styles of music.

Come early, between 5 and 6 p.m., and check out the work of our Richter student scholars at a symposium in the Hoover lobby. George Fox students will present their research projects in a conversational poster format.

Both events are sponsored by the Faculty Development Committee. Refreshments will be served.

It’s time to file next year’s FAFSA

Sunday, October 7th, 2018

If you are planning to attend college next fall, now is the time to complete your 2019-20 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), currently available at fafsa.gov. The FAFSA will require your 2017 income information, so no need to wait until spring to file.

Questions? Contact the financial aid office at 503-554-2302 or email finaid@georgefox.edu.

Tonight: Ambassador Harriet Isom shares about her experiences abroad

Sunday, October 7th, 2018

All are to view selections from the Harriet Isom Collection: “Vignettes of the Dani and Tuareg Peoples.” This exhibition will feature selections of photographs, art objects and cultural artifacts representing the Dani people group of New Guinea and the Tuareg people of Niger.

Ambassador Isom will give a public lecture on the exhibit and her time with these people groups tonight (Monday) at 6 p.m. at the Chehalem Cultural Center ballroom. A reception to open the exhibit follows at 7 p.m. in the Hoover lobby.

Isom was a career foreign service officer from 1961 to 1996, assigned to embassies in Asia and Africa. During her last decade in the Foreign Service, she served as U.S. Ambassador to Laos, Benin and Cameroon.

Questions? Contact Penny Martin (pmartin@georgefox.edu).

All invited to attend Fall Justice Conference with special guest Curtis Acosta

Sunday, October 7th, 2018

In Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Center for Peace & Justice welcomes Curtis Acosta to campus on Monday, Oct. 15from 7 to 8 p.m. in Canyon Commons.

Acosta is an assistant professor in Language and Culture in Education at the University of Arizona South, and founder of Acosta Latino Learning Partnership and Acosta Educational Partnership. He is a teacher who fought to keep his outlawed ethnic studies classes alive. He will focus on the recent federal court victory, and speak about his journey and the importance of Mexican-American heritage studies.

The event is free and open to the community. Please contact Rebecca Hernandez (rhernandez@georgefox.edu) if you have any questions.

Be mindful of FoxTALE scheduled maintenance

Friday, October 5th, 2018

FoxTALE will be unavailable from 6 to 8 a.m. (Pacific Time) on Wednesday, Oct. 10, for scheduled maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

During this update, 2018 Summer course sites will be hidden from student view.

If you want to make any of the 2018 Summer course sites visible to students, from the course home page:

  •  Go to “Action Menu” then click “Edit Settings”
  •  Look for the “Visible” setting
  • Change “Hide” back to “Show”
  • Click “Save Changes” at the bottom

Visit the FoxTALE for Faculty webpage for a list of guides and resources.

Questions? Email servicedesk@georgefox.edu or call 503-554-2569.

– Your Educational Technology Team

Deadline extended to Oct. 12 to purchase ‘Bruins and Blazers’ tickets

Thursday, October 4th, 2018

We have had tremendous interest and are excited to announce we have added tickets and extended the deadline for our “Bruins and Blazers” event to Friday, Oct. 12. There will be over 200 Bruins in attendance, so join us!

Enjoy cheering on the Portland Trail Blazers against the Minnesota Timberwolves at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4, with other Bruins in Club 5 seats. Get access to nicer restrooms and amenities, as well as comfortable seats, for $47 each. Or, bring your whole family and sit with George Fox students in the tan section for only $10 per seat.

The evening includes a postgame free-throw experience for all Bruins. Seats are limited, so be sure to act before the Oct. 12 deadline. Don’t miss a great matchup at great prices!

Buy tickets at this link. Contact Nichole Drew (ndrew@georgefox.edu) for more information.

Make plans to attend Homecoming celebration this weekend

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

The university’s Homecoming celebration is this Friday and Saturday, Oct. 5-6, so take advantage of this special time to reconnect with former students. Also, be sure to encourage alumni to return to campus.

Free T-shirt and football entrance for alumni
Like last year, all alumni and their families will get free entrance into the football game. They will also get a complimentary alumni T-shirt that will serve as their ticket. If you know any former students, tell them about this perk and encourage them to spread the word.

Schedule of activities
As always, we will have a jam-packed weekend of activities for alumni and their families. You can find the full schedule here.

Here are just a few of the many planned events …

  • An Alumni of Color workshop Saturday morning
  • An Alumni Plaza unveiling, affinity tailgates, a “kid zone” and a concert by the band Hit Machine
  • The Sports Hall of Fame induction reception
  • A football game against Whitworth University on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
  • A men’s soccer game against Pacific at noon on Sunday

Got questions? Contact Mckenna Tillotson at mtillotson@georgefox.edu.

Join a supervisor leave-of-absence training session

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

Are you interested in learning more about George Fox University sick leave share and parental leave policies? Do you find yourself wondering what you should say and do when your direct report comes to you saying, “I need to take leave”?

Can you direct an employee where to go to find their leave balances? Here is your opportunity to learn what every supervisor needs to know about George Fox employee leave of absences!

Four sessions of this supervisor training will be held in October.

Newberg campus Lunch and Learns will be held today (Thursday), Wednesday, Oct. 24, and Thursday, Oct. 25. Choose the date that works best for you. Bring your own lunch (from home or Canyon Commons dining), and learn about leaves of absences with your fellow supervisors.

The Portland Center session will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 10, after the October Portland community luncheon.

Sign up here. This training is intended for George Fox employees that supervise faculty, staff and/or administrators. Supervisors who already attended this session in the spring are not required to attend this session.

If you have questions or have difficulty signing up, please contact Darby Thiessen at 503-554-2188 or dthiessen@georgefox.edu.

It’s time to file next year’s FAFSA

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

If you are planning to attend college next fall, now is the time to complete your 2019-20 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), currently available at fafsa.gov. The FAFSA will require your 2017 income information, so no need to wait until spring to file.

Questions? Contact the financial aid office at 503-554-2302 or email finaid@georgefox.edu.

Join a supervisor leave-of-absence training this month

Monday, October 1st, 2018

Are you interested in learning more about George Fox University sick leave share and parental leave policies? Do you find yourself wondering what you should say and do when your direct report comes to you saying, “I need to take leave”?

Can you direct an employee where to go to find their leave balances?

Here is your opportunity to learn what every supervisor needs to know about George Fox employee leave of absences! Four sessions of this supervisor training will be held in October.

Newberg campus Lunch and Learns will be held Thursday, Oct. 4, Wednesday, Oct. 24, and Thursday, Oct. 25. Choose the date that works best for you. Bring your own lunch (from home or Canyon Commons dining), and learn about leaves of absences with your fellow supervisors.

The Portland Center session will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 10, after the October Portland community luncheon.

Sign up here. This training is intended for George Fox employees who supervise faculty, staff and/or administrators. Supervisors who already attended this session in the spring are not required to attend this session.

If you have questions or have difficulty signing up, please contact Darby Thiessen at 503-554-2188 or dthiessen@georgefox.edu.