Sign-ups are open for Search Advocacy Training

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

In order to promote equitable hiring practices and inclusivity in the workplace, and to further encourage the Be Known promise to our students, George Fox offers Search Advocacy Training. 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 will teach a two-day session on Tuesday, June 6, and Thursday, June 8, from 7:30 a.m. until noon. Each day’s session will include a full breakfast, served from 7:30 to 8 a.m., and training from 8 a.m. to  noon. A boxed lunch will be included on June 6, as well as a ticket to the employee barbecue on the quad on June 8.

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a search advocate, please click on this link. If you have questions, please contact Rebecca at rhernandez@georgefox.edu or Laurie Fair at lfair@georgefox.edu.

Bruin Store discounts available to employees, departments

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

What does your department need from the Bruin Store for the upcoming school year? Get your custom and/or department orders in before the fiscal year closes. All George Fox employees receive a 10 percent discount, and all George Fox departments receive a 20 percent discount.

Common department orders include:

  • George Fox University folders and binders
  • Polos
  • Coffee mugs
  • Water bottles
  • Hats

For all custom orders you can request a quote at campuscollections.com. All custom orders receive a 20 percent discount.

Contact Michael Simmons at msimmons@georgefox.edu for more information.

University closes this Monday to observe Memorial Day

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

All university offices in Newberg and at regional sites will be closed on Monday, May 29, to observe the Memorial Day holiday. Libraries in Newberg and the Portland Center also will be closed.

All-employee meeting set for this afternoon in Canyon Commons

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

The university community is invited to an all-employee meeting from 3 to 5 p.m. (note earlier start time) this afternoon (Thursday) in Canyon Commons (Rooms 101 and 102). Among the agenda items to be discussed is the new organizational restructure.

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

Be sure to take advantage of discounts in Bruin Store

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

What does your department need from the Bruin Store for the upcoming school year? Get your custom and/or department orders in before the fiscal year closes. All George Fox employees receive a 10 percent discount, and all George Fox departments receive a 20 percent discount.

Common department orders include:

  • George Fox University folders and binders
  • Polos
  • Coffee mugs
  • Water bottles
  • Hats

For all custom orders you can request a quote at campuscollections.com. All custom orders receive a 20 percent discount.

Contact Michael Simmons at msimmons@georgefox.edu for more information.

Tomorrow’s all-employee meeting has a 3 p.m. start time

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

The university community is invited to an all-employee meeting from 3 to 5 p.m. (note earlier start time) tomorrow afternoon (Thursday) in Canyon Commons (Rooms 101 and 102). Among the agenda items to be discussed is the new organizational restructure.

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

Sign up now for Search Advocacy Training

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

In order to promote equitable hiring practices and inclusivity in the workplace, and to further encourage the Be Known promise to our students, George Fox offers Search Advocacy Training. 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 will teach a two-day session on Tuesday, June 6, and Thursday, June 8, from 7:30 a.m. until noon. Each day’s session will include a full breakfast, served from 7:30 to 8 a.m., and training from 8 a.m. to  noon. A boxed lunch will be included on June 6, as well as a ticket to the employee barbecue on the quad on June 8.

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a search advocate, please click on this link. If you have questions, please contact Rebecca at rhernandez@georgefox.edu or Laurie Fair at lfair@georgefox.edu.

FoxTALE maintenance scheduled on May 31

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

FoxTALE will be unavailable from 6 to 8 a.m. (Pacific Time) on Wednesday, May 31, for scheduled maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

During this maintenance update, Spring 2017 course sites will be hidden to students (current semester course sites will be unaffected and remain visible to students). If you want to make any of those course sites visible to students after this update, select Administration>Edit settings. In the “General” section, look for the “Visible” setting and change “Hide” back to “Show.” Scroll to bottom and “Save changes.”

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

– Your Educational Technology Team

Departmental and employee discounts available on Bruin Store items

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

What does your department need from the Bruin Store for the upcoming school year? Get your custom and/or department orders in before the fiscal year closes. All George Fox employees receive a 10 percent discount, and all George Fox departments receive a 20 percent discount.

Common department orders include:

  • George Fox University folders and binders
  • Polos
  • Coffee mugs
  • Water bottles
  • Hats

For all custom orders you can request a quote at campuscollections.com. All custom orders receive a 20 percent discount.

Contact Michael Simmons at msimmons@georgefox.edu for more information.

Please take note of Accounts Payable year-end deadlines

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Fiscal Year End 2016-17 is quickly approaching, and the Finance Department would appreciate your help in ensuring a smooth and timely year-end close. Please review and note the following deadlines for Accounts Payable requests:

  1. All cash advance requests for FY2016-17 expenses must be received by Finance on or before Monday, June 12, 2017.
  2. Submission of the following FY2016-17 requests must be received by Finance on or before Friday, July 7, 2017:
  • Check Requests
  • Invoices
  • Expense Reimbursement Requests
  • Petty Cash Logs for expenses through June 30, 2017 ONLY

Please refer to this “Fiscal Year-End Deadlines & Procedures” page of the Finance Department website for additional details.

Please contact Jennifer Klapp at jklapp@georgefox.edu or ext. 2170 with any year-end accounts payable questions.

Thank you!
The Finance Team

Join colleagues at all-employee meeting Thursday

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

The university community is invited to an all-employee meeting from 3:30 to 5 p.m. this Thursday, May 25, in Canyon Commons (Rooms 101 and 102). Among the agenda items to be discussed is the new organizational restructure.

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

President Baker reflects on accomplishment of women’s golf team

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

After earning the program’s eighth straight Northwest Conference title, the university’s women’s golf team placed second at the NCAA Division III Women’s Golf Championships in Houston May 9-12. Accompanying them on the trip to Texas was President Robin Baker, who reflected on the team’s accomplishment in a blog post. You can read it here.

This week’s 125 Day of Wellness Challenge: Group Picture

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

Get creative and take a group picture of your team doing an exercise of your choice and send it to hr@georgefox.edu. Then, give us feedback about your experiences through this challenge, via the 125 Days of Wellness Facebook page. You can also submit new initiative ideas for the next Wellness Challenge, or volunteer to serve on a George Fox Wellness Committee.

We’ll post your pics to the Staff Development webpage, and you will get to take an extra 125 points for yourself this week.

Join colleagues for lunch on the Minthorn lawn June 8

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

Join your fellow employees for our summer barbecue on the Minthorn lawn at noon on Thursday, June 8 (in case of rain we’ll be in Canyon Commons). The cost is only $5 per person.

In addition to lunch, we’ll take time to celebrate the winners of the Wellness Challenge. Please R.S.V.P. at this link.

Questions? Contact Adina McConaughey (amcconaughey@georgefox.edu).

– Hosted by the Staff Development Committee

Nine staff and administrator positions currently open

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Nine staff and administrator positions are currently open. Listed in order, they are:

  • Academic Resource Center, Coordinator
  • Administrative Assistant to Seminary Master’s Programs – Portland
  • Administrative Assistant, College of Engineering
  • Assistant Director of Intercultural Life
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Director of Commuter Programs
  • Director of Student Recreation
  • Director of University Events
  • University Photographer

The link to each of these position announcements can be found on this page. If you know of someone you believe might provide a good fit for any of these jobs, please refer the person to the website for information about the job and instructions about applying.

Important End-of-Year PO Deadlines and Visa Transactions Information

Tuesday, May 16th, 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.

Join in on Craig Taylor’s farewell reception this Sunday

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Join us to celebrate Craig Taylor as he retires after 43 years of leadership and service to George Fox University.

This open-house reception will be held in Canyon Commons on Sunday, May 21, at 2 p.m.

There will be cards available at the reception if you would like to write him a note. If you would prefer to send a greeting card or photos of Craig, please email them to Patty Findley (pfindley@georgefox.edu) or mail them to 414 N. Meridian St. #6149 Newberg, OR 97132.

Provost Samek among guest speakers at Oregon Nutrition Day event Friday

Monday, May 15th, 2017

George Fox Provost Linda Samek is among the guest speakers at the third annual Oregon Nutrition Day seminar, scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 19, at the Oregon Health & Science University Auditorium.

The event features representatives from organizations working to develop, implement and advocate for nutrition programs in their communities. Attendees will learn about “veggie prescriptions” and community-supported agriculture programs, nutrition as a preventative measure, and advocacy to prevent food insecurity.

The event is open to anyone interested in nutrition as a foundation for building healthy communities. The $20 registration fee includes a light breakfast and boxed lunch.

Preregistration is required and can be done at ohsu.edu/mooreinstitute or by calling 503-494-5829. The auditorium is located at 3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Road, in Portland.

This week’s 125 Days of Wellness Challenge: Spend 30 minutes outside each day

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

Weather permitting, spend 30 minutes outside each day for one week and take an additional 125 extra points for yourself.

Reminder: PT clinic is open all summer

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

The physical therapy department is excited to announce that our PT clinic is open all summer long, Monday through Friday, to serve your needs.

We are a participating provider for Regence and offer self-pay options for those not on Regence. Our pro-bono clinic is available this summer as well.

Please call Li-Zandre at 503-554-2479 with any questions. Have a great summer!