Employees invited to special anniversary receptions in April

Monday, March 27th, 2017

In honor of the university’s 125th anniversary, George Fox employees are invited to a special reception at the Oregon State Capitol on Monday, April 17.

The event will take place from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Senate Chamber Lobby of the capitol building, located at 900 Court St. N.E., in Salem. Please R.S.V.P. to Mary Monahan (mmonahan@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2115) by Tuesday, April 11, if you plan to attend.

Later in the month, the university will  host its own anniversary celebration on Saturday, April 29, at 6:30 p.m. in Canyon Commons, at which former presidents David Brandt, Tom Johnson and David Le Shana will be in attendance. Contact Mary by April 12 to R.S.V.P. for that event.

Both events are free to attend.

Come say farewell to Joel Schutter at reception tomorrow

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Come celebrate Joel Schutter’s eight years of service tomorrow (Wednesday) from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Plant Services break room. His last day will be Friday, March 31, but before he goes we want to thank him for his service to the university.

adidas Employee Store discount open to all employees, students

Monday, March 27th, 2017

The adidas Employee Store is sharing its employee discount with all George Fox University employees, staff/faculty and students. To access the store during the shopping period, please present your staff/faculty ID badge or pay stub, or your Winter/Spring 2017 term schedule along with a photo ID.

The employee/student must be present in order for the entire party to enter the store (maximum five persons). Access is unlimited from March 24 to April 10, 2017.

Spring into action with the adidas Employee Store and grab a fresh pair of AlphaBOUNCE. Shop the newest soccer arrivals and get your first pick of the new Timbers jerseys for men and kids. Whether you are a fan or an athlete, make sure you have all the newest gear for the MLS season. Complete your outfit with a pair of Stan Smiths or Superstars.

The adidas Employee Store is located at 5060 N. Greeley Ave., in Portland. It’s open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Contact the store at 971-234-8536 with any questions.

Note: The employee discount of 50 percent off is only valid at the adidas Employee Store located at 5060 N. Greeley Ave. Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other coupon, discount, or promotion except as otherwise expressly permitted. Not valid for purchases of gift certificates. Offer has no cash value.

adidas reserves the right to change terms and conditions, substitute offer of equal or greater value, end offer at any time without notice, and decline offer to any consumer adidas believes, in its sole discretion, may resell adidas product. Additional restrictions and exclusions may apply; see store for details. Void where prohibited. ©2016 adidas America, Inc.

IT hosts equipment reservation training today

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

Today (Monday), IT is offering training on reserving equipment in EZoffice. The training will be from noon to 1 p.m. in Stevens 307, next to the IT Service Desk.

If you are unavailable that day but are interested in training, please email servicedesk@georgefox.edu. Additional training will be provided for those who are away during spring break.

This week’s 125 Days of Wellness Weekly Challenge

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

It’s the “NO” challenge! For one week, NO …

  • Chips
  • Sodas and diet sodas
  • Chocolate, candy, cookies or biscuits
  • White breads
  • Fast food
  • Cakes, pastries or muffins

Each participant that successfully completes this challenge can take an 300 extra points for the week. NO cheating!

– Brought to you by the Staff Development Committee

Free tickets available to the House and Outdoor Living Show

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

The annual House and Outdoor Living Show will be held Friday, March 31 (noon to 8 p.m.), Saturday, April 1 (10 a.m. to 7 p.m.) and Sunday, April 2 (11 a.m. to 5  p.m.), at the Oregon Convention Center. It features more than 200 exhibits and offers more than 10 seminars on – you guessed it – building, remodeling and outdoor living.

If you would like to attend, you can pick up two tickets (worth $6 each) from Barbi Doran at the Information Services window in the Stevens Center beginning today (Monday, March 27).

Portland and Salem employees, you can reserve yours by emailing Barbi at bdoran@georgefox.edu. We have a limited supply, so please request/pick them up only if you are reasonably certain you will attend this event.

FoxTALE update scheduled for Monday morning

Friday, March 24th, 2017

FoxTALE will be temporarily unavailable from 6 to 8 a.m. (Pacific Time) on Monday, March 27, due to scheduled maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

If you have any questions, please call the IT Service Desk at 503-554-2567 or email at servicedesk@georgefox.edu.

– Your Education Technology Team

Employees needed to usher at commencement April 29

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

We are still in need of willing volunteers to serve as ushers for spring commencement at Stoffer Family Stadium on Saturday, April 29. The time commitment would be from noon to 4:30 p.m. Help us take tickets, hand out programs, direct graduates’ family and friends to their seats, and help make graduation a special event for all involved.

New this year: All George Fox employees who participate as ushers will have the option to either be paid $50 through payroll, or take three hours off in lieu of payment! Non-George Fox volunteers will receive a gift card in the same amount.

Please contact Laurie Fair at ext. 2140 or lfair@georgefox.edu if you would like to volunteer to serve our seniors and their families on this memorable day.

Don’t forget to check out departmental swag through Bruin Store

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Interested in purchasing gifts, apparel or swag specific to your department through the Bruin Store? With semester’s end coming, now is the time to say thank you to those who make George Fox the community it is!

Several on campus have taken advantage of the quality, convenience and discounts departments receive when they place special orders through the store. Below is information on how to get started.

How it works

I will take care of the rest and communicate with you along the way!

Things to keep in mind

  • The price in red (on the Campus Collections site) is the price you pay as a department. It will always be 20 percent off retail.
  • The Bruin Store works directly with the university’s marketing communications department to ensure your logo/graphic fits well with the item(s) you desire to purchase. This ensures the highest of quality.
  • If you don’t see what you want on Campus Collections, we have countless vendors to choose from. Email me directly at msimmons@georgefox.edu and we’ll find what you really want.

Sampling of the items we’ve done for departments …

  • Mugs & tumblers
  • Pens
  • Lanyards
  • Window clings
  • Pennants
  • Tees and sweatshirts
  • Men’s and women’s polos
  • Button-up dress shirts
  • Fleece zip-ups

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

Blessings!
– Michael Simmons

Ushers needed for spring commencement on April 29

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

We are still in need of willing volunteers to serve as ushers for spring commencement at Stoffer Family Stadium on Saturday, April 29. The time commitment would be from noon to 4:30 p.m. Help us take tickets, hand out programs, direct graduates’ family and friends to their seats, and help make graduation a special event for all involved.

New this year: All George Fox employees who participate as ushers will have the option to either be paid $50 through payroll, or take three hours off in lieu of payment! Non-George Fox volunteers will receive a gift card in the same amount.

Please contact Laurie Fair at ext. 2140 or lfair@georgefox.edu if you would like to volunteer to serve our seniors and their families on this memorable day.

IT hosts equipment reservation training Monday

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

On Monday, March 27, IT will be offering training on reserving equipment in EZoffice. The training will be from noon to 1 p.m. in Stevens 307, next to the IT Service Desk.

If you are unavailable that day but are interested in training, please email servicedesk@georgefox.edu. Additional training will be provided for those who are away during spring break.

Reminder: All-employee meeting is this afternoon

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Don’t forget the all-employee meeting from 3:30 to 5 p.m. today (Thursday) in Canyon Commons (Rooms 101 and 102).

The event will be live-streamed at the Portland Center in Room 160.

Bruin Store offers great deals on departmental swag

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Interested in purchasing gifts, apparel or swag specific to your department through the Bruin Store? With semester’s end coming, now is the time to say thank you to those who make George Fox the community it is!

Several on campus have taken advantage of the quality, convenience and discounts departments receive when they place special orders through the store. Below is information on how to get started.

How it works

I will take care of the rest and communicate with you along the way!

Things to keep in mind

  • The price in red (on the Campus Collections site) is the price you pay as a department. It will always be 20 percent off retail.
  • The Bruin Store works directly with the university’s marketing communications department to ensure your logo/graphic fits well with the item(s) you desire to purchase. This ensures the highest of quality.
  • If you don’t see what you want on Campus Collections, we have countless vendors to choose from. Email me directly at msimmons@georgefox.edu and we’ll find what you really want.

Sampling of the items we’ve done for departments …

  • Mugs & tumblers
  • Pens
  • Lanyards
  • Window clings
  • Pennants
  • Tees and sweatshirts
  • Men’s and women’s polos
  • Button-up dress shirts
  • Fleece zip-ups

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

Blessings!
– Michael Simmons

Interested in growing as a leader?

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Do you want to grow and develop as a leader? Is growing your leadership presence part of your performance goals or faculty growth plan for 2017-18?

If you answered yes to either of these questions, then you may want to consider applying for the Leadership Development Initiative (LDI). The program welcomes both women and men who are current George Fox employees who desire to grow in their current role or seek to prepare themselves for future leadership roles.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2017-18 cohort and are due by May 1, 2017. For more information and to access the application, please fill out the Leadership Development Initiative Application.

If you have questions, please contact a member of the LDI planning team: Emily Call, Rebecca Hernandez, Susanna Steeg or Missy Terry.

All-employee meeting set for tomorrow in Canyon Commons

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

The university community is invited to an all-employee meeting from 3:30 to 5 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday), in Canyon Commons (Rooms 101 and 102).

The event will be live-streamed at the Portland Center in Room 160.

Come to Hoover 105 tonight for lecture on impact of artificial intelligence

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

What ethical dilemmas will arise in corporate communities with the emergence of artificial intelligence? The question will be addressed in a special university-hosted lecture presented by Mohan Nair, senior vice president and chief innovation officer at Cambia Health Solutions, tonight (Wednesday).

Nair’s presentation, “Ethical Dilemmas to Community with Artificial Intelligence: Merging into a World Enabled by Artificial Intelligence,” begins at 7 p.m. in Hoover 105. There is no charge to attend, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

The lecture is being presented by George Fox’s Office of the President and College of Business, and is the first installment of the university’s Reiten Lecture on Leadership Development.

Nair guides Cambia Health’s Innovation Force as it inspires ideas from a variety of sources, selecting execution-focused concepts and starting them on the path to new businesses or concepts. More on his background is available here.

This is the first Reiten lecture, named in honor of Richard G. Reiten, retired chairman and CEO of Northwest Natural. Reiten has served in a number of high-ranking capacities with Northwest Natural from 1996 to the present, including as chairman of the board and CEO, and is a former president of the Portland General Electric Company. Reiten and his wife Jeanie contributed the funds to endow the lecture.

More information on Nair’s visit is available by calling Missy Terry at terrym@georgefox.edu.

adidas Employee Store discount open to all employees, students

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

The adidas Employee Store is sharing its employee discount with all George Fox University employees, staff/faculty and students. To access the store during the shopping period, please present your staff/faculty ID badge or pay stub, or your Winter/Spring 2017 term schedule along with a photo ID.

The employee/student must be present in order for the entire party to enter the store (maximum five persons). Access is unlimited from March 24 to April 10, 2017.

Spring into action with the adidas Employee Store and grab a fresh pair of AlphaBOUNCE. Shop the newest soccer arrivals and get your first pick of the new Timbers jerseys for men and kids. Whether you are a fan or an athlete, make sure you have all the newest gear for the MLS season. Complete your outfit with a pair of Stan Smiths or Superstars.

The adidas Employee Store is located at 5060 N. Greeley Ave., in Portland. It’s open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Contact the store at 971-234-8536 with any questions.

Note: The employee discount of 50 percent off is only valid at the adidas Employee Store located at 5060 N. Greeley Ave. Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other coupon, discount, or promotion except as otherwise expressly permitted. Not valid for purchases of gift certificates. Offer has no cash value.

adidas reserves the right to change terms and conditions, substitute offer of equal or greater value, end offer at any time without notice, and decline offer to any consumer adidas believes, in its sole discretion, may resell adidas product. Additional restrictions and exclusions may apply; see store for details. Void where prohibited. ©2016 adidas America, Inc.

Check out the Bruin Store for departmental swag

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Interested in purchasing gifts, apparel or swag specific to your department through the Bruin Store? With semester’s end coming, now is the time to say thank you to those who make George Fox the community it is!

Several on campus have taken advantage of the quality, convenience and discounts departments receive when they place special orders through the store. Below is information on how to get started.

How it works

I will take care of the rest and communicate with you along the way!

Things to keep in mind

  • The price in red (on the Campus Collections site) is the price you pay as a department. It will always be 20 percent off retail.
  • The Bruin Store works directly with the university’s marketing communications department to ensure your logo/graphic fits well with the item(s) you desire to purchase. This ensures the highest of quality.
  • If you don’t see what you want on Campus Collections, we have countless vendors to choose from. Email me directly at msimmons@georgefox.edu and we’ll find what you really want.

Sampling of the items we’ve done for departments …

  • Mugs & tumblers
  • Pens
  • Lanyards
  • Window clings
  • Pennants
  • Tees and sweatshirts
  • Men’s and women’s polos
  • Button-up dress shirts
  • Fleece zip-ups

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

Blessings!
– Michael Simmons

Last chance: Library survey closes Friday

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Please complete the LibQUAL+ library survey soon! If you have already submitted the survey, thank you! If not, please take six to seven minutes and do so today.

Only you can tell us how well we are serving your library needs, and you can enter to win one $50 or 10 $25 Amazon gift cards. Click the link below.

Library Survey

Questions? Contact Rob Bohall (rbohall@georgefox.edu)

All invited to hear Michelle Loyd-Paige in chapel this morning

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Join us in Bauman Auditorium today (Tuesday) for chapel at 10:50 a.m. as we continue our John Woolman Peacemaking Forum. Our theme this year is “Peace: Personal and Global.”

This year, we welcome guest speaker Michelle Loyd-Paige, PhD, a professor of sociology and executive associate to the president for diversity and inclusion at Calvin College. She will speak this morning on “A Bigger Hospitality,” in which she will discuss how embracing cultural differences can enrich our worship.

After chapel, students are encouraged to stop by the Peacemaking Connections Expo and check out current job and internship opportunities available with various nonprofit peacemaking and service organizations. It will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Canyon Commons 103.

Vespers info: Wednesday at 7 p.m. we will continue our series “One” with a message from Psalm 95. If you are a part of a Spring Serve trip, be sure to come tomorrow night. We will be commissioning the serve trips and the students on them during the service.