Come say farewell to Laura Simmons on Monday

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Come say farewell to Laura Simmons! After 17 years of service at the seminary, Laura is moving on to other opportunities. Join us for light snacks at the seminary as we honor her time at the institution.

Drop by anytime between 1 and 4 p.m. on Monday, April 23, to wish her the best!

Contact Sara Reamy (sreamy@georgefox.edu) for more information.

Join colleagues at today’s all-employee meeting

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

Don’t forget today’s (Thursday’s) all-employee meeting from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in Canyon Commons. The meeting has been moved up to accommodate the retirement celebration event for Clyde Thomas at 4:30 p.m.

A live stream of the meeting will take place in PDS 160 at the Portland Center.

See you there!

Come say farewell to Clyde Thomas after today’s all-employee meeting

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

You are invited to stay after the all-employee meeting today (Thursday) to honor Clyde Thomas, director of Plant Services. After 40 years of service to George Fox, Clyde will be retiring in June, but we didn’t want him to leave without giving people a chance to celebrate his accomplishments. We will have a retirement party today for him at 4:30 p.m. in Canyon Commons.

Don’t miss this special time as we say “thank you” to Clyde.

Watch mini-documentary ‘One Person Can Make a Difference’ today

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

Join students in the Master of Social Work program community practice track today (Thursday) at noon for a showing of the 15-minute mini-documentary “One Person Can Make a Difference” in room 155 on the Portland campus.

Contact Pua Billamor (pbillamor17@georgefox.edu) with questions.

Plan your fall stationery order now

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

Please plan now for the institution-wide stationery order taken at the end of August. 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 from now through Thursday, Aug. 23, when orders are due.

For order instructions, go to the marketing communications website. Continue to purchase all non-departmental stationery (including “second-sheet letterhead”) through the university’s print services office.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

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

Improv comedy troupe visits campus May 18 to raise money for scholarships

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

The George Fox University Auxiliary invites you to a ComedySportz Hour on Friday, May 18, at 7:30 p.m. in Bauman Auditorium. Featuring fast, funny, improvised comedy for the whole family, this one-hour show features two professional comedy teams battling for laughs and points under the command of an “all-powerful” referee. The comedy is based on fan suggestions, and the fans control the outcome of the match.

Tickets are $12 each (children age 12 and under are free) and can be purchased at the George Fox Box Office or online at this link. Proceeds from the event will go toward funding George Fox scholarships.

Questions? Contact Karlyn Fleming at kfleming@georgefox.edu.

Be sure to wish Clyde Thomas well at farewell celebration tomorrow

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

Mark your calendar to attend tomorrow’s (Thursday’s) celebration for Clyde Thomas, director of Plant Services, after the all-employee meeting at 4:30 p.m. in Canyon Commons.

After 40 years of service to George Fox, Clyde will be retiring in June, but we didn’t want him to leave without giving people a chance to celebrate his accomplishments. Don’t miss this special time as we say “thank you” to Clyde.

George Fox hosts NWC Softball Tournament

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018
George Fox softball is playing for an automatic berth to the NCAA National Tournament this weekend after clinching its first Northwest Conference Championship! For the first time in program history, the Bruins are also hosting the tournament, which means you can support the Bruins right here on campus. The weather forecast calls for sunny skies and warm temperatures, so take a study break and catch a game or two as the softball team continues its incredible season.
The first game will take place Friday at noon. Afterwards, the games will take place according to the double elimination tournament schedule. For more information, visit the George Fox Athletics website. Go Bruins!

Watch mini-documentary ‘One Person Can Make a Difference’ tomorrow

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

Join students in the Master of Social Work program community practice track tomorrow (Thursday) at noon for a showing of the 15-minute mini-documentary “One Person Can Make a Difference” in room 155 on the Portland campus.

Contact Pua Billamor (pbillamor17@georgefox.edu) with questions.

Submit your fiscal year-end print design requests to Marketing Communications

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

Please submit your year-end print design requests for Marketing Communications now. Your print jobs must be received by June 29, and the last day to place orders using the purchase order system is May 31 in accordance with university policy.

If you have questions, contact Danette Newkirk (dnewkirk@georgefox.edu) at ext. 2125.

Make plans to attend Thursday’s all-employee meeting

Monday, April 16th, 2018

Make plans to attend the all-employee meeting set for Thursday, April 19, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. (note different time) in Canyon Commons. The meeting has been moved up to accommodate the retirement celebration event for Clyde Thomas at 4:30 p.m.

A live stream of the meeting will take place in PDS 160 at the Portland Center.

See you there!

Watch mini-documentary ‘One Person Can Make a Difference’ on Thursday

Monday, April 16th, 2018

Join students in the Master of Social Work program community practice track on Thursday at noon for a showing of the 15-minute mini-documentary “One Person Can Make a Difference” in room 155 on the Portland campus.

Contact Pua Billamor (pbillamor17@georgefox.edu) with questions.

How to register a formal student complaint

Monday, April 16th, 2018

While most student concerns and complaints can and should be resolved informally, there is a formal general complaint procedure described in the “Support for Students” section of the Undergraduate Student Handbook as well as on the Graduate/DPS Policies page of the website.

Note that these procedures cover complaints of a general nature and do not supersede specific policies involving special cases such as grade appeals, sexual harassment, etc., which are covered elsewhere in the Student Handbook, catalog or Graduate/DPS Policies.

For more information, contact the student life department (studentlife@georgefox.edu).

Be sure to RSVP today for Wednesday’s staff lunch

Sunday, April 15th, 2018

All staff members are invited to attend this month’s staff lunch, set for noon this Wednesday, April 18, in Canyon Commons. The cost is $3, cash or check only. Please RSVP by noon today (Monday) using this RSVP link.

We hope to see you there!

– The Staff Development Committee

This week’s George Fox Wellness Weekly Challenge

Sunday, April 15th, 2018

Pick one of the following “spread kindness” initiatives:

  • Eat lunch with someone from another department that you don’t know well
  • Help someone in need
  • Give an unexpected gift to someone
  • Find a way to help a student (can be anonymously)
  • Show your appreciation to another department
  • Write a note of appreciation to a city official, military personal, or first responder
  • Make a small care package for someone who works outside, or someone who is homeless
  • Do something that shows your appreciation to a spouse or family member
  • Send a secret package to someone who’s having a hard time
  • Write down what you are thankful for, every day, for a week
  • Pray for someone that you are having a hard time with

All are invited to come say farewell to Clyde Thomas on April 19

Sunday, April 15th, 2018

After 40 years of service to George Fox, Clyde Thomas, the director of Plant Services, will be retiring in June. However, we didn’t want him to leave without giving people a chance to celebrate his accomplishments.

A time of honoring his service to the campus will follow the all-employee meeting on Thursday, April 19, at 4:30 p.m. in Canyon Commons. Don’t miss this special time as we say “thank you” to Clyde.

All-employee meeting set for April 19 at 3 p.m.

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Make plans to attend the all-employee meeting set for Thursday, April 19, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. (note different time) in Canyon Commons. The meeting has been moved up to accommodate the retirement celebration event for Clyde Thomas at 4:30 p.m.

A live stream of the meeting will take place in PDS 160 at the Portland Center.

See you there!

Make plans to attend Beth LaForce’s retirement celebration tomorrow

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

The university community is invited to attend an open house retirement celebration for education professor Beth LaForce from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. tomorrow (Friday). We will gather in Roberts Center 117.

Beth has helped shape future teachers in the College of Education for more than 30 years. Please join us in wishing her well as she transitions into a well-deserved season of retirement!

Questions and/or RSVPs may be directed to Lizzy Riese at lriese@georgefox.edu.

Portland Center IT Service Desk help wanted

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

The Portland Center IT Service Desk is seeking current DPS or graduate students to assist part time with campus tech needs. Duties include reserving, setup and pickup of classroom equipment, troubleshooting A/V equipment and computers, routine maintenance, refilling paper and toner, operating camcorders and sound equipment, and other duties as assigned.

Customer service skills are more important than tech skills, as we will provide training. Our shifts are evenings, from 3:30 to  7:30 p.m., and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Apply online by going to this link and finding job listing #1417809 – IT Service Desk – Portland. For more information, contact Andy Lockhart at 503-554-6127 or alockhart@georgefox.edu.

Applications will be reviewed immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Nominate coworkers for recognition at April’s all-employee meeting

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

Do you know someone who deserves special recognition for awesome work at our next all-employee meeting (Thursday, April 19)? Please take a moment to nominate a colleague using this form by the end of the day on Monday, April 16. Include a short summary (two to three sentences) of their recent success!

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