Make plans to attend this Tuesday’s all-employee meeting

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Make plans to attend an all-employee meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 24 (note new date), from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in Canyon Commons. The event will also be live-streamed in Room 160 at the Portland Center.

The meeting was moved to better accommodate Bruin Preview guests on Thursday, Oct. 26.

If you have any questions you’d like to be addressed at the meeting, send them to Rob Westervelt (rwesterv@georgefox.edu).

Thank you!

FoxAlert test coming next week

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Security Services will be conducting a test of the FoxAlert emergency notification system sometime next week. In order to ensure you receive this test emergency alert, please log on to MyGFU and select the “Self Service” option, then “Personal Information.” Select the “Phone” option underneath “Personal Information.” Your cell phone number should have a check by it as your preferred phone in order to receive the emergency alert.

Please do this before next week so that you will receive the text test alert.

Thank you,
– Nadine Kincaid (nkincaid@georgefox.edu)

Know a coworker who deserves some recognition?

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Do you know someone who deserves special recognition for awesome work at our next all-employee meeting (Tuesday, Oct. 24)? Please send an email to Employee Empowerment (ee@georgefox.edu) by noon on Monday, Oct. 23, with a summary of their recent success!

You are also welcome to come to the meeting early and add additional “shout-outs” to the board. Questions? Contact Darby Thiessen (dthiessen@georgefox.edu).

RSVP for estate planning workshop coming to Newberg, Portland campuses

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

The university’s director of planned giving, Gene Christian, will present a workshop, “Your Complete Estate Planning Tool Kit … The Five Documents Every George Fox Employee Should Have in Place,” on both the Newberg and Portland campuses. Both will take place midday and will include a complimentary lunch of soup and salad.

On Thursday, Oct. 26, Gene will present the workshop from noon to 1 p.m. in Canyon Commons. In it, he will reveal data about the rising popularity of estate planning and focus on specific tools and techniques current and retired George Fox employees need to consider as they develop a tax-efficient, and loving, estate distribution plan for the people and places they care about.

Gene will make the same presentation on Wednesday, Nov. 1, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Portland Center (Room 155A). If you plan to attend in Newberg, RSVP to Karlyn Fleming by Monday, Oct. 23, at kfleming@georgefox.edu. If attending in Portland, please RSVP to Karlyn by Monday, Oct. 30.

Come hear business industry expert Mike Van Wyk at Portland Center next week

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

George Fox alumni, current students and employees are invited to hear from business industry expert Mike Van Wyk on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. in Portland Center’s Room 155.

Mike has more than 20 years of consumer research and brand-building experience at large companies like Proctor Gamble and currently is the VP of customer research and insights for Capital Group. He will speak on the topic of purpose-driven brand building. A Q&A session will follow.

Coffee and desserts will be served. The event is free, but please register here. The event is being hosted by the College of Business and the Business Leadership Society.

Update links to www.georgefox.edu to use secure HTTPS protocol

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

A few weeks ago Marketing Communications migrated www.georgefox.edu (not athletics.georgefox.edu, blogs.georgefox.edu, etc.) from using the insecure HTTP protocol (e.g. http://www.georgefox.edu/) to the secure HTTPS protocol (e.g. https://www.georgefox.edu).

Now we need to update links to www.georgefox.edu in our emails and other materials.

This just requires adding an “s” to the protocol to make this change (e.g. http://www.georgefox.edu/ -> https://www.georgefox.edu/).

This change needs to be made in all digital media that links to www.georgefox.edu: emails, email signatures, saved text to be pasted into emails, PDFs, links on other websites (not links *on* www.georgefox.edu), etc.

In print materials, it’s still fine to use URLs that do not include the protocol (e.g. georgefox.edu/visit).

Please take a moment to update links to www.georgefox.edu in any digital media you manage.

Questions? Email Peter Crackenberg at pcrackenberg@georgefox.edu.

Estate planning workshop hosted on Newberg, Portland campuses

Monday, October 16th, 2017

The university’s director of planned giving, Gene Christian, will present a workshop, “Your Complete Estate Planning Tool Kit … The Five Documents Every George Fox Employee Should Have in Place,” on both the Newberg and Portland campuses. Both will take place midday and will include a complimentary lunch of soup and salad.

On Thursday, Oct. 26, Gene will present the workshop from noon to 1 p.m. in Canyon Commons. In it, he will reveal data about the rising popularity of estate planning and focus on specific tools and techniques current and retired George Fox employees need to consider as they develop a tax-efficient, and loving, estate distribution plan for the people and places they care about.

Gene will make the same presentation on Wednesday, Nov. 1, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Portland Center (Room 155A). If you plan to attend in Newberg, RSVP to Karlyn Fleming by Monday, Oct. 23, at kfleming@georgefox.edu. If attending in Portland, please RSVP to Karlyn by Monday, Oct. 30.

Fall Faculty Lecture, Richter Student Scholars Symposium is tomorrow

Sunday, October 15th, 2017

The university and the community are invited to the 2017 Fall Faculty Lecture, “Earth, Solar Wind and Sun,” featuring Bob Hamilton, PhD, professor of physics, and recipient of the 2016-17 Undergraduate Faculty Achievement Award for Research and Scholarship.

Join us tomorrow (Tuesday) for the presentation. The lecture runs from 6 to 7 p.m. in Hoover 105. Hamilton will discuss the recent eclipse and how this rare sight illustrates the sun’s intricate and dynamic role in shaping the larger, unseen environment of the earth. The sun shapes both the solar wind and the magnetic field which encompass our entire solar system. Highlights from research conducted by and with students at George Fox University will be presented using graphics and animations.

Prior to the lecture that evening, the 2017 Fall Richter Student Scholars Symposium will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Hoover lobby. Student scholars from the university’s graduate and undergraduate programs will present their research in a conversational poster format. Refreshments will be provided by the Faculty Development Committee.

Contact Laurie Fair (lfair@georgefox.edu) with questions.

Join Leah Payne at ‘Saint John’s Bible’ session today

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Come join Portland Seminary’s Leah Payne as she hosts a “Turning the Page” session with The Saint John’s Bible today (Friday) from 4 to 4:20 p.m. in the Special Collections Room in the upstairs of the Murdock Learning Resource Center on the Newberg campus. All are welcome!

Please review the ‘Personal Safety Guidelines’ on the university’s website

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

In light of the recent shootings in Las Vegas, Security Services would like to remind you of the resources available in regards to an active shooter event. Training sessions and live exercises can be scheduled for your residence or work building by contacting Security Services at 503-554-2090.

Please review the “Run, Hide, Fight” video on the George Fox website at this link and read through the “Personal Safety Guidelines” to refresh your memory on what to do should an actual situation occur.

Hamilton speaks at Fall Faculty Lecture Oct. 17

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

The university and the community are invited to the 2017 Fall Faculty Lecture, “Earth, Solar Wind and Sun,” featuring Bob Hamilton, PhD, professor of physics, and recipient of the 2016-17 Undergraduate Faculty Achievement Award for Research and Scholarship.

Join us Tuesday, Oct. 17, for the presentation. The lecture runs from 6 to 7 p.m. in Hoover 105. Hamilton will discuss the recent eclipse and how this rare sight illustrates the sun’s intricate and dynamic role in shaping the larger, unseen environment of the earth. The sun shapes both the solar wind and the magnetic field which encompass our entire solar system. Highlights from research conducted by and with students at George Fox will be presented using graphics and animations.

Prior to the lecture that evening, the 2017 Fall Richter Student Scholars Symposium will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Hoover lobby. Student scholars from the university’s graduate and undergraduate programs will present their research in a conversational poster format. Refreshments will be provided by the Faculty Development Committee.

Contact Laurie Fair (lfair@georgefox.edu) with questions.

Call for business card orders

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Now is the time to submit your request for business cards. Marketing Communications will be processing the next business card order on Thursday, Oct. 23. Place your order directly with B&B Print Source before Friday, Oct. 20.

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

Call for name tag orders

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Marketing Communications is collecting orders for name tags. For those who have regular face-to-face contact with the public and need to order a name tag, you may submit your name tag requests at this link.

Be sure to provide the name of the person for whom the name tag is needed; title or department; and the budget to be charged. Examples of title or department include: Dean of Students/Student Life and Admissions Counselor/Admissions. The next order will be placed Monday, Oct. 16.

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

This month’s all-employee meeting moved to Tuesday, Oct. 24

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Make plans to attend an all-employee meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 24 (note new date), from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in Canyon Commons. The event will also be live-streamed in Room 160 at the Portland Center.

If you have any questions you’d like to be addressed at the meeting, send them to Rob Westervelt (rwesterv@georgefox.edu).

Thank you!

Update links to www.georgefox.edu to use secure HTTPS protocol

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

A few weeks ago Marketing Communications migrated www.georgefox.edu (not athletics.georgefox.edu, blogs.georgefox.edu, etc.) from using the insecure HTTP protocol (e.g. http://www.georgefox.edu/) to the secure HTTPS protocol (e.g. https://www.georgefox.edu).

Now we need to update links to www.georgefox.edu in our emails and other materials.

This just requires adding an “s” to the protocol to make this change (e.g. http://www.georgefox.edu/ -> https://www.georgefox.edu/).

This change needs to be made in all digital media that links to www.georgefox.edu: emails, email signatures, saved text to be pasted into emails, PDFs, links on other websites (not links *on* www.georgefox.edu), etc.

In print materials, it’s still fine to use URLs that do not include the protocol (e.g. georgefox.edu/visit).

Please take a moment to update links to www.georgefox.edu in any digital media you manage.

Questions? Email Peter Crackenberg at pcrackenberg@georgefox.edu.

Come hear free presentation by Capital Group’s Mike Van Wyk on Oct. 25

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

George Fox alumni, current students and employees are invited to hear from business industry expert Mike Van Wyk on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. in Portland Center’s Room 155.

Mike has more than 20 years of consumer research and brand-building experience at large companies like Proctor Gamble and currently is the VP of customer research and insights for Capital Group. He will speak on the topic of purpose-driven brand building. A Q&A session will follow.

Coffee and desserts will be served. The event is free, but please register here. The event is being hosted by the College of Business and the Business Leadership Society.

Leah Payne leads ‘Turning of the Page’ session with ‘Saint John’s Bible’ Friday

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Come join Portland Seminary’s Leah Payne as she hosts a “Turning the Page” session with The Saint John’s Bible this Friday, Oct. 13, from 4 to 4:20 p.m. in the Special Collections Room in the upstairs of the Murdock Learning Resource Center on the Newberg campus. All are welcome!

Fall Faculty Lecture, Richter Student Scholars Symposium set for Oct. 17

Sunday, October 8th, 2017

The university and the community are invited to the 2017 Fall Faculty Lecture, “Earth, Solar Wind and Sun,” featuring Bob Hamilton, PhD, professor of physics, and recipient of the 2016-17 Undergraduate Faculty Achievement Award for Research and Scholarship.

Join us Tuesday, Oct. 17, for the presentation. The lecture runs from 6 to 7 p.m. in Hoover 105. Hamilton will discuss the recent eclipse and how this rare sight illustrates the sun’s intricate and dynamic role in shaping the larger, unseen environment of the earth. The sun shapes both the solar wind and the magnetic field which encompass our entire solar system. Highlights from research conducted by and with students at George Fox will be presented using graphics and animations.

Prior to the lecture that evening, the 2017 Fall Richter Student Scholars Symposium will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Hoover lobby. Student scholars from the university’s graduate and undergraduate programs will present their research in a conversational poster format. Refreshments will be provided by the Faculty Development Committee.

Contact Laurie Fair (lfair@georgefox.edu) with questions.

Application for 2018-19 Tuition Exchange now open

Sunday, October 8th, 2017

Tuition Exchange applications for the 2018-19 academic year are now open. Employees who have dependents eligible for 100 percent tuition remission may apply for tuition exchange at participating universities.

Check your email for more information or contact Janelle Freitag at jfreitag@georgefox.edu.

Nike apparel sale ends today

Saturday, October 7th, 2017

All Nike apparel and tailgating merchandise is 25 percent off today (Sunday). George Fox Nike apparel will never be cheaper, so come in and get that Dri-FIT pullover, polo or T-shirt while supplies last!

You can shop online at georgefoxshop.com. Be sure to choose in-store pick-up for free shipping!

Go Bruins!