Call for stationery orders

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

Now is the time to order university stationery. The collective order helps keep costs low – the higher the volume, the lower the cost. Consequently, it is most economical to overestimate needs and store a small surplus.

I will be accepting orders through Wednesday, Aug. 22. For order instructions, go to the marketing communications website. Continue to purchase all non-departmental stationery (including “second-sheet letterhead”) through the university’s Office of Print Services.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Thank you,
– Danette Newkirk (dnewkirk@georgefox.edu)

Marketing communications has a new form for web requests

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

Marketing communications has a new form for submitting web requests. If you have our job request form bookmarked, you may need to refresh your browser to see the “Request a Web Job” button on the marketing communications webpage.

A copy of your completed from will be emailed to you from Google Forms in place of a confirmation email from Danette Newkirk. The new form includes the option of uploading files when you enter your request.

Contact Danette (dnewkirk@georgefox.edu) if you have questions.

New online Presidential Appearance Request Form created

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

The Office of the President has developed a Presidential Appearance Request Form that will assist in managing the president’s schedule. The president strives to accommodate as many engagement requests which support the mission of the university as possible. The completion of this form is required for anyone desiring the president (and spouse) be present and/or participate at an event.

We appreciate your patience with scheduling the president’s complex calendar. The link to the form can also be found on the President’s Office contact page and will be posted on the “Resources for Current Employees” and “Resources for Faculty” pages as well.

Please note: It is expected that the requestor has followed procedures and obtained the approval of their administrator prior to submitting the request.

Information on Football Tickets for George Fox Employees

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

George Fox’s football team is proud to welcome you back to another exciting season of Bruin football. Over the last four seasons, the Bruins have led the way in home attendance in the Northwest Conference.

Coming into the 2018 season, the program had two players named to the D3football.com preseason All-American Team, the most of any NWC school. Come out and show your spirit as the Bruins host Howard Payne University at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, in their home opener.

All George Fox employees are entitled to free entry into the uncovered general admission bleachers at home football games when they show their George Fox ID at the gate. Children under 10 are also admitted for free. Additional tickets can be purchased at the gate or in advance here.

Employees who are interested in purchasing reserved season tickets in the covered grandstands can do so here.

If you have questions, please contact Mckenna Tillotson at mtillotson@georgefox.edu.

Employees gather tomorrow in Canyon Commons for all-community meeting

Monday, August 13th, 2018

All employees, half time and above, are required to attend the all-community meeting​ (absences must be approved by your vice president)​, scheduled from 8 to 11:30 a.m. tomorrow (Wednesday) in the Canyon Commons dining hall on the Newberg campus. Coffee and danishes will be served beginning at 8 a.m., with the program to follow, and the event concludes with lunch served at 11:30 a.m.

The meeting will include a time of worship and devotions, ​an update from President Robin Baker and the VP team​​, and employee service awards.

Contact Missy Terry at terrym@georgefox.edu with any questions. See you there!

Call for stationery orders

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Now is the time to order university stationery. The collective order helps keep costs low – the higher the volume, the lower the cost. Consequently, it is most economical to overestimate needs and store a small surplus.

I will be accepting orders through Wednesday, Aug. 22. For order instructions, go to the marketing communications website. Continue to purchase all non-departmental stationery (including “second-sheet letterhead”) through the university’s Office of Print Services.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Thank you,
Danette Newkirk (dnewkirk@georgefox.edu)

Seven spots available in next week’s CPR/First Aid/AED class

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Now is a great time to get trained in CPR/AED/First Aid! There are seven spots remaining in next week’s class, scheduled to take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on both Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 13-14.

You can sign up online on the Campus Public Safety website. Our hope is that every department would have a minimum of one person trained in CPR/AED/First Aid. The classes are also open for community members, so spread the word and sign up today to secure your spot!

Don’t forget next week’s all-community meeting in Canyon Commons

Monday, August 6th, 2018

All employees, half time and above, are required to attend the all-community meeting​ (absences must be approved by your vice president)​, scheduled from 8 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 15, in the Canyon Commons dining hall on the Newberg campus. Coffee and danishes will be served beginning at 8 a.m., with the program to follow, and the event concludes with lunch served at 11:30 a.m.

The meeting will include a time of worship and devotions, an update from President Robin Baker and the VP team, and employee service awards. This year, service award recipients will be honored with the gift of your words. Please take a few moments to scroll through the list and create a card to say thank you or share a favorite memory by adding a comment under their name. We’ll print the comments on cards and present them at the meeting.

Contact Missy Terry at terrym@georgefox.edu with any questions.

See you there!

Please review your vehicle info on MyGFU

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

Before undergraduate students start to arrive in a mere seven days, now would be a great time to log on to MyGFU and check your vehicle registration.

  • If you have a new car that isn’t listed, please email Nadine Kincaid with all of the new vehicle’s pertinent information and which vehicle it replaces.
  • Can’t find your parking permit or need to purchase an additional one for another car? Bring $5 cash to the Campus Public Safety office and we will issue one on the spot.
  • Have yet to register anything? Please go on MyGFU and click on the vehicle registration link under “Staff Resources” and have your DMV registration slip handy to fill in the required information. Please put your campus PO box number in the “mailing address” line, as all permits will be sent via campus mail.
  • Don’t work at the Newberg campus but go there frequently for meetings? Please go ahead and register as well.
  • A gentle reminder: Your staff parking permit is for your use only and not for your child’s use. They must purchase their own parking permit and must park where their permit allows (not the staff lots).
  • If you work solely at the Portland Center and only come infrequently to the Newberg campus, just check in at the Campus Public Safety office for a temporary permit when in Newberg.

Questions? An out-of-the-box vehicle situation? Please contact Nadine at nkincaid@georgefox.edu.

Thanks!

FoxTALE will undergo upgrade; maintenance scheduled Aug. 17

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

FoxTALE will be upgraded on Friday, Aug. 17, and be unavailable from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m (Pacific Time) that day. We apologize for any inconvenience and invite you to check the “FoxTALE Changes for 2018-19 Courses.” You can also sign up for a webinar giving an overview of the changes.

Our top picks:

IT offers faculty development events prior to the start of fall semester that focus on FoxTALE features. We offer both face-to-face meetings and webinars. View the 2018 Fall Schedule of Events here.

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

Reminder: All-community meeting set for Aug. 15 in Canyon Commons

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

All employees, half time and above, are required to attend the all-community meeting​ (absences must be approved by your vice president)​, scheduled from 8 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 15, in the Canyon Commons dining hall on the Newberg campus. Coffee and danishes will be served beginning at 8 a.m., with the program to follow, and the event concludes with lunch served at 11:30 a.m.

The meeting will include a time of worship and devotions, ​an update from President Robin Baker and the VP team​​, and employee service awards. This year, service award recipients will be honored with the gift of your words. Please take a few moments to scroll through the list and create a card to say thank you or share a favorite memory by adding a comment under their name. We’ll print the comments on cards and present them at the meeting.

Contact Missy Terry at terrym@georgefox.edu with any questions. See you there!

New temporary hire process now in place

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

Are you looking to hire a temporary employee and wish the hiring process could be shorter? Well, your prayers have been answered. Employee Empowerment has produced a shorter hiring timeline for new temporary hires. We can now get a new temporary employee hired in as few as 48 hours.

Please use the supervisor checklist to ensure you are expediting each step of the process, and make the Recruiting and Onboarding Data Wiki page a favorite to access recruiting and onboarding tools.

As always, I am a resource and available to answer your questions. Please reach out any time if you need help.

– Kara Holcombe (503-554-2189; kholmcombe@georgefox.edu)

Register for Search Advocate training

Sunday, July 29th, 2018

Join us for our next Search Advocate training to learn how to promote equitable hiring practices in the workplace and further encourage the Be Known promise. The workshop series establishes a theoretical foundation of current research about implicit bias and diversity, information about the changing legal landscape in hiring, and an overview of inclusive employment principles.  Rebecca Hernandez and Laura Hartley will teach this two-day session Monday-Tuesday, August 13-14 from noon to 5 p.m. both days. Lunch will be provided.

If you are interested in signing up or learning more about becoming a Search Advocate, visit this link.

For questions, contact Rebecca Hernandez (rhernandez@georgefox.edu) or Laurie Fair (lfair@georgefox.edu).

New online Presidential Appearance Request Form created

Sunday, July 29th, 2018

The Office of the President has developed a Presidential Appearance Request Form that will assist in managing the president’s schedule. The president strives to accommodate as many engagement requests which support the mission of the university as possible. The completion of this form is required for anyone desiring the president (and spouse) be present and/or participate at an event.

We appreciate your patience with scheduling the president’s complex calendar. The link to the form can also be found on the President’s Office contact page and will be posted on the “Resources for Current Employees” and “Resources for Faculty” pages as well.

Please note: It is expected that the requestor has followed procedures and obtained the approval of their administrator prior to submitting the request.

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.

All-employee meeting set for this afternoon

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

Make plans to attend the all-employee meeting set from 3:30 to 5 p.m. today (Wednesday) in Canyon Commons (live streaming in PDS 160).

See you there!

Submit your business card orders

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

Marketing Communications will be processing the next business card order on Friday, August 3. Submit your request for business cards directly with B&B Print Source before Friday, August 3.

Questions? Contact Danette Newkirk at dnewkirk@georgefox.edu.

Nominate colleagues for ‘shout-outs’ at this week’s meeting

Sunday, July 22nd, 2018

Make plans to attend the all-employee meeting set from 3:30 to 5 p.m. this Wednesday, July 25, in Canyon Commons (live streaming in PDS 160).

Do you know someone who deserves special shout-out recognition at the meeting? Please take a moment to nominate a colleague using this form by noon on Tuesday, July 24. Include a short summary (two to three sentences) of their recent success!

Questions? Contact Darby Thiessen (dthiessen@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2188).

Mark your calendars for all-community meeting on Aug. 15

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

All employees, half time and above, are required to attend the all-community meeting​ (absences must be approved by your vice president)​, scheduled from 8 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 15, in the Canyon Commons dining hall on the Newberg campus. Coffee and danishes will be served beginning at 8 a.m., with the program to follow, and the event concludes with lunch served at 11:30 a.m.

The meeting will include a time of worship and devotions, ​an update from President Robin Baker and the VP team​​, and employee service awards. This year, service award recipients will be honored with the gift of your words. Please take a few moments to scroll through the list and create a card to say thank you or share a favorite memory by adding a comment under their name. We’ll print the comments on cards and present them at the meeting.

Contact Missy Terry at terrym@georgefox.edu with any questions. See you there!

Join colleagues at all-employee meeting on July 25

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

Make plans to attend the all-employee meeting set from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25, in Canyon Commons (live streaming in PDS 160).

Do you know someone who deserves special shout-out recognition at the meeting? Please take a moment to nominate a colleague using this form by noon on Tuesday, July 24. Include a short summary (two to three sentences) of their recent success!

Questions? Contact Darby Thiessen (dthiessen@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2188).