Executive assistant: Internal-only position opening

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

An executive assistant position is currently available, reporting to Laura Hartley, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. This position is available due to Lynn Scott’s current role being split. Starting this summer, Lynn will be working with the Center for Study Abroad.

For a complete job description, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 503-554-2180 or hr@georgefox.edu. Internal transfer requests are available at this link.

This week’s 125 Days of Wellness Challenge: The Disconnect Challenge

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

As we can imagine, some of you will have withdrawals just reading this, as it targets the core of the way we live our lives today. For 125 total points this week, give up your online devices after work. This means to complete this challenge successfully, after your work day is done, no extra computer usage.

The only exception is for employees who are taking classes and need to utilize the computer for classwork.

– Brought to you by the Staff Development Committee

Don’t forget to swing by Dirk Barram’s retirement reception today

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Dirk Barram is retiring after 31 years of outstanding service at George Fox University. Please join us today (Friday) between 3:30 and 5 p.m. in the lobby of the Hoover Academic Building for a reception to thank Dirk and to wish him well in retirement.

R.S.V.P. to Kelly Borror (kborror@georgefox.edu) if you plan to attend.

FoxFiles will be shut down on May 8

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

FoxFiles has been scheduled to be decommissioned on Monday, May 8. We have been working with active users for the past few months to help them transition to a new system.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this transition, please contact the IT Service Desk by email (servicedesk@georgefox.edu) or phone (503-554-2569).

Make plans to attend all-employee meeting this afternoon

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Make plans to attend the all-employee meeting today (Thursday) from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Canyon Commons (Rooms 101 and 102).

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

All invited to Merrill Johnson’s retirement reception May 4

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

The George Fox community is invited to celebrate 37 years of dedicated service by Merrill Johnson, dean of libraries. Come wish him well in his retirement adventures on Thursday, May 4, between 2 and 3:30 p.m. in the Murdock Learning Resource Center on the Newberg campus.

Refreshments will be served, and there will be formal remarks around 2:15 p.m. Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Please contact Sue Richie (srichie@georegfox.edu or 503-554-2422) with any questions.

Important end-of-year PO deadlines and Visa information

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

End-of-Year Purchase Order Deadlines

The last day to place orders using the purchase order system is May 31, 2017, for FY2016-17. This includes all requisitions which must be budget checked, approved and converted to purchase orders. This helps ensure all products or services ordered via purchase order will be received by June 30, 2017.

Fiscal year 2017-18 Purchase Orders will need to wait until July 1.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Matt Hammar by email (mhammar@georgefox.edu) or call ext. 2162.

Important year-end information for those using university Visa cards

To ensure a clean cut-off between FY2016-17 and FY2017-18 spending, the last day to use your George Fox University Visa card for FY2016-17 purchases is Friday, June 23, 2017. Please refrain from using your card for any purchases after this date.

If you will be traveling for business during this time, please contact Matt Hammar or Kathi Becker to discuss arrangements on how to handle travel after June 23. Credit card purchases for FY2017-18 can begin on or after July 1, 2017.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Matt at ext. 2162 or Kathi at ext. 2166.

Oregon Symphony tickets now available at info desk this afternoon

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

At 8 p.m. on Monday, May 1, George Fox will host the Oregon Symphony for its 30th appearance in Bauman Auditorium. The concert is free to George Fox employees – a gift from George Fox honorary board member Ken Austin, who cofounded A-dec with his late wife Joan.

George Fox employees (halftime and over) may pick up their tickets – a limit two per employee – on a first-come, first-served basis. Remaining tickets are available at the Information Desk on the first floor of the Stevens Center beginning at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday). Phone reservations (503-554-2099) will not be taken except for employees at the Portland Center.

On Monday, April 24, beginning at 9 a.m., any remaining tickets (again, a limit of two per person) will be available – also on a first-come, first-served basis – to those who sign up on a waiting list. If you find you will not be able to attend the concert, please return your tickets for another employee to use.

The university has been provided with a limited number of tickets for its employees. These tickets are separate from those to be issued by the Newberg Area Chamber of Commerce to the general public.

Questions? Contact Barbi Doran at bdoran@georgefox.edu.

Campus community invited to Dirk Barram’s retirement reception Friday

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Dirk Barram is retiring after 31 years of outstanding service at George Fox University. Please join us this Friday, April 21, between 3:30 and 5 p.m. in the lobby of the Hoover Academic Building for a reception to thank Dirk and to wish him well in retirement.

R.S.V.P. to Kelly Borror (kborror@georgefox.edu) if you plan to attend.

History of Western books discussed in workshop tomorrow

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

The George Fox library invites you to “The History & Art of the Western Book,” a workshop led by Isaiah Cox, an antiquarian book collector, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, in the MLRC’s 101 and 103 study rooms.

The workshop will discuss the development of the book from the 15th to the 21st century, and will include real examples from across seven centuries. Topics will include …

  • Medieval manuscripts and the role of Christian monasteries and scribes in the dissemination of information
  • Renaissance-era ecclesiastical manuscript production
  • The introduction of the printing press and early books
  • The craftsmanship of binding, and more

Workshop participants will have the opportunity to examine manuscripts and books. The workshop is open to all students and employees. Contact Susan Richie (srichie@georgefox.edu) if you have any questions.

Applications being accepted for Leadership Development Initiative

Tuesday, April 18th, 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.

Security Services seeks feedback with survey

Monday, April 17th, 2017

Please help Security Services provide you the best services. Please take a few minutes to take this short survey so we can continue to meet the needs of the George Fox community.

Security Services Survey

Thank you for your help.

– Ed Gierok (egierok@georgefox.edu)

Tickets for Oregon Symphony’s May 1 performance available tomorrow

Sunday, April 16th, 2017

At 8 p.m. on Monday, May 1, George Fox will host the Oregon Symphony for its 30th appearance in Bauman Auditorium. The concert is free to George Fox employees – a gift from George Fox honorary board member Ken Austin, who cofounded A-dec with his late wife Joan.

The university has been provided with a limited number of tickets for its employees. These tickets are separate from those to be issued by the Newberg Area Chamber of Commerce to the general public.

George Fox employees (halftime and over) may pick up their tickets – limit two per employee – on a first-come, first-served basis starting tomorrow (Tuesday, April 18) at 9 a.m. in the Advancement office, located at 215 N. Meridian St. (across the street from the SpiL House). Phone reservations (503-554-2028) will not be taken except for employees at the Portland Center.

On Monday, April 24, beginning at 9 a.m., any remaining tickets (again, a limit of two per person) will be available – also on a first-come, first-served basis – to those who sign up on a waiting list. If you find you will not be able to attend the concert, please return your tickets for another employee to use.

Questions? Contact Lisa Leslie at lleslie@georgefox.edu.

Library hosts special workshop, ‘History & Art of Western Book,’ Thursday

Sunday, April 16th, 2017

The George Fox library invites you to “The History & Art of the Western Book,” a workshop led by Isaiah Cox, an antiquarian book collector, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, in the MLRC’s 101 and 103 study rooms.

The workshop will discuss the development of the book from the 15th to the 21st century, and will include real examples from across seven centuries. Topics will include …

  • Medieval manuscripts and the role of Christian monasteries and scribes in the dissemination of information
  • Renaissance-era ecclesiastical manuscript production
  • The introduction of the printing press and early books
  • The craftsmanship of binding, and more

Workshop participants will have the opportunity to examine manuscripts and books. The workshop is open to all students and employees. Contact Susan Richie (srichie@georgefox.edu) if you have any questions.

This week’s 125 Days of Wellness Challenge: Family Health History

Sunday, April 16th, 2017

It’s really important to know what family health conditions you may be at risk for.

For this week’s 125 of Wellness Challenge, complete a Family Health History Form and earn 125 extra points for the week.

– Brought to you by the Staff Development Committee

Come wish Dirk Barram well at retirement reception Friday

Sunday, April 16th, 2017

Dirk Barram is retiring after 31 years of outstanding service at George Fox University. Please join us this Friday, April 21, between 3:30 and 5 p.m. in the lobby of the Hoover Academic Building for a reception to thank Dirk and to wish him well in retirement.

R.S.V.P. to Kelly Borror (kborror@georgefox.edu) if you plan to attend.

Tickets for Oregon Symphony’s May 1 performance available Tuesday

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

At 8 p.m. on Monday, May 1, George Fox will host the Oregon Symphony for its 30th appearance in Bauman Auditorium. The concert is free to George Fox employees – a gift from George Fox honorary board member Ken Austin, who cofounded A-dec with his late wife Joan.

The university has been provided with a limited number of tickets for its employees. These tickets are separate from those to be issued by the Newberg Area Chamber of Commerce to the general public.

George Fox employees (halftime and over) may pick up their tickets – limit two per employee – on a first-come, first-served basis starting Tuesday, April 18, at 9 a.m. in the Advancement office, located at 215 N. Meridian St. (across the street from the SpiL House). Phone reservations (503-554-2028) will not be taken except for employees at the Portland Center.

On Monday, April 24, beginning at 9 a.m., any remaining tickets (again, a limit of two per person) will be available – also on a first-come, first-served basis – to those who sign up on a waiting list. If you find you will not be able to attend the concert, please return your tickets for another employee to use.

Questions? Contact Lisa Leslie at lleslie@georgefox.edu.

Change is good (and you should know about it!)

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Over the past year, Mail Services has made significant changes to employee box numbers. If you are using a list for inter-campus mail that was printed more than three months ago, please update your list.

You can access the updated Employee Extension/Box List here. The list is updated often, so check back regularly for the most up-to-date edition.

Questions? Contact Barbi Doran at bdoran@georgefox.edu.

List of volunteering opportunities provided by Social Work Club

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Interested in volunteering to fill your spare time, but not sure where to find a list with local opportunities? George Fox’s Social Work Club has compiled a list of opportunities between Newberg and Portland for anyone in the George Fox community to utilize. There are a variety of options to consider, and they are all for good causes, so you can’t go wrong.

Happy volunteering!

To access the list, click this link.

Book your CPR/First Aid/AED/BLS training classes now

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Did you know that you can get your CPR/First Aid/AED/BLS training right here on campus? Mark Stone, our certified senior security training officer, can take up to eight people (minimum of four to hold the training) per class and can also customize the times to fit your schedule.

We recommend having one person (at a minimum) certified in each department, and the BLS training is required for nursing and doctor of physical therapy students. Please arrange for your training now to take place this summer.

Please contact Mark at 503-554-2090 or email him at mstone@georgefox.edu to set up your classes!