Make plans to attend all-employee meeting tomorrow afternoon

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Make plans to attend an all-employee meeting this Thursday, Sept. 21, from 3:30 to 5 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!

Kenn Willson reschedules his ‘Encounters with Bach’ piano concert

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Kenn Willson was scheduled to perform his piano concert “Encounters with Bach” on Thursday, Sept. 21. This event has been postponed; a new date will be announced.

University women are invited to salad luncheon on Oct. 2

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

The Fall Women’s Salad Luncheon is just around the corner! It will be held Monday, Oct. 2, in Canyon Commons 101-102 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Ruth Baker invites all women of the George Fox community (staff, faculty and administrators), as well as female spouses, to join us. Please come and meet the women who are new to our community and catch up with others you might not often see.

It is a come-and-go event, and Bon Appetit will be providing a lovely spread for your enjoyment. Take advantage of this time to connect and enjoy a delicious meal. There is no charge to attend.

Contact Missy Terry (terrym@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Bruin Store hosts sale on apparel and supplies

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Today (Wednesday) is the last day of the Bruin Store’s two-day sale! The sale includes:

  • 25 percent off League items
  • 25 percent off Champion items
  • 25 percent off school supplies, including folders and binders
  • Extra 50 percent off clearance

Shop in store or online at georgefoxshop.com.

Join social work faculty at Freedom Calling run this Saturday

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Looking for something to do this Saturday? Come join some of the social work faculty as we we participate in the Heel2Heal Freedom Calling run at Cook Park in Tigard. Proceeds go to Freedom Calling, a local Christian organization that will use the funds to raise awareness of sexual exploitation in Portland and to assist survivors of human trafficking with trauma informed counseling services.

To register, go to this link. More information about Freedom Calling can be found on the organization’s website here.

Fall Staff Conference features author and educator Cynthia Ulrich Tobias

Monday, September 18th, 2017

The Fall Staff Conference is set for Thursday, Oct. 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Bauman Auditorium. Our speaker this year is Cynthia Ulrich Tobias. Cynthia’s successful career of 30-plus years has included work as an educator, a police officer and a business owner.

She is a bestselling author of 13 books, a featured guest on radio and television, and a popular presenter for businesses, government agencies, churches and schools throughout the U.S. and the world. She is the mother of twin sons, now young adults, and she lives with her husband Jack in the Seattle area.

“The Way We Work” participants will learn how to recognize their personal learning styles and how to develop effective strategies for communicating with virtually anyone.

Required staff attendance unless you have VP approval; direct absence approval requests to Peg Hutton at phutton@georgefox.edu.

– Brought to you by your Staff Development Committee

Kenn Willson’s piano concert scheduled for this week will be rescheduled

Monday, September 18th, 2017

Kenn Willson was scheduled to perform his piano concert “Encounters with Bach” on Thursday, Sept. 21. This event has been postponed; a new date will be announced.

adidas offers Employee Store discount for George Fox employees and students

Monday, September 18th, 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, To access the store during the shopping period, please show your staff/faculty ID badge or fall 2017 term schedule and a valid Photo ID at check-in.

The student/faculty member must be present for the entire party to enter the store (maximum five persons). Access is unlimited from Sept. 19 through Oct. 3, 2017.

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. ©2017 adidas America, Inc.

Space still available for Search Advocate Training

Monday, September 18th, 2017

There’s still space available in the Search Advocate Training session on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.! Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

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 Advocate Training. Provided by Rebecca Hernandez and Laura Hartley, the workshop 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.

If you are interested, please click on this link. If you have questions, please contact Rebecca at rhernandez@georgefox.edu or Laurie Fair at lfair@georgefox.edu.

Registrar’s office presents FERPA training

Monday, September 18th, 2017

Did you know that, as a George Fox employee, you are responsible for protecting student records under a federal law known as FERPA?

Wondering what that means for you? Then take advantage of our new FERPA training.

You can complete the training individually through a powerpoint presentation, though we also recommend you participate in one of our in-person trainings as well.

In-person trainings will be available:

  • On the Newberg campus on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 10 a.m. in Canyon Commons (CCD 101)
  • At the Portland Center on Thursday, Sept. 28 at 10:30 a.m. in PDS 155

Please sign up here so we can save you a seat.

Even if you have worked here a long time and know what FERPA is, we recommend all employees complete the in-person training or review the presentation on their own. It is a complex law!

Our FERPA motto: When in doubt, don’t give it out! Contact the registrar’s office.

Reminder: Don’t forget to sign up for FERPA training

Sunday, September 17th, 2017

Did you know that, as a George Fox employee, you are responsible for protecting student records under a federal law known as FERPA?

Wondering what that means for you? Then take advantage of our new FERPA training.

You can complete the training individually through a powerpoint presentation, though we also recommend you participate in one of our in-person trainings as well.

In-person trainings will be available:

  • On the Newberg campus on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 10 a.m. in Canyon Commons (CCD 101)
  • At the Portland Center on Thursday, Sept. 28 at 10:30 a.m. in PDS 155

Please sign up here so we can save you a seat.

Even if you have worked here a long time and know what FERPA is, we recommend all employees complete the in-person training or review the presentation on their own. It is a complex law!

Our FERPA motto: When in doubt, don’t give it out! Contact the registrar’s office.

Make plans to attend Alumni of Color reception during Homecoming

Sunday, September 17th, 2017

Join us for the second annual George Fox Homecoming Alumni of Color reception from noon to 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 22, in Canyon Commons 101. Students, staff and faculty are welcome. There is no charge to attend.

Please RSVP to Tiona Cage at tcage@georgefox.edu.

Two Search Advocate Training sessions offered this fall

Thursday, September 14th, 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 Advocate Training. The workshop 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 and Laura Hartley will offer two sessions this fall …

  • Session I: Wednesday, Sept. 27, and Friday, Sept, 29, noon to 4:30 p.m. both days (lunch provided both days)
  • Session II: Saturday, Sept. 30, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (breakfast and lunch provided)

The Sept. 27 and 29 sessions will be in Hoover 104; the Sept. 30 session will be in Roberts Center 117. If interested, please click on this link. If you have questions, please contact Rebecca at rhernandez@georgefox.edu or Laurie Fair at lfair@georgefox.edu.

Service of remembrance honoring professor John Bennett set for Sept. 26

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

This summer the university mourned the loss of beloved photography professor John Bennett, who died in a tragic accident on May 23.

The Office of Spiritual & Intercultural Life and the Department of Art and Design invite you to join us for a service of remembrance celebrating the life and legacy of John Bennett. The service will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 3:30 p.m. in Canyon Commons 101.

All are welcome.

All university women invited to salad luncheon Oct. 2 in Canyon Commons

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

The Fall Women’s Salad Luncheon is just around the corner! It will be held Monday, Oct. 2, in Canyon Commons 101-102 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Ruth Baker invites all women of the George Fox community (staff, faculty and administrators), as well as female spouses, to join us. Please come and meet the women who are new to our community and catch up with others you might not often see.

It is a come-and-go event, and Bon Appetit will be providing a lovely spread for your enjoyment. Take advantage of this time to connect and enjoy a delicious meal. There is no charge to attend.

Contact Missy Terry (terrym@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

First aid-trained volunteers needed at home football games

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Are you first aid-trained and certified? If so, we need you to volunteer to work at the first aid tent during the six home football games this season!

Two volunteers are needed for each home game, so if you can do all or some of them, please contact Mark Stone at 503-554-2090 or e-mail him at mstone@georgefox.edu.

The dates of the games are Sept. 16, Sept. 23, Sept. 30 (a 7 p.m. game), Oct. 14, Oct. 28 and Nov. 4.

University community invited to Bonnie Jerke’s remembrance event on Sept. 23

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Bonnie Jerke, longtime director of career services at George Fox, passed away over the summer after a lengthy battle with cancer. She loved the Lord deeply and served George Fox students, faculty and staff very well for many, many years before retiring six years ago. She was a wonderful colleague and friend to many and will be greatly missed.

Bonnie’s friends are organizing a celebration and remembrance of Bonnie on Saturday, Sept. 23, from noon to 5 p.m. at Jaquith Park in Newberg. There will be a potluck lunch at 1 p.m., and those attending are asked to bring a dish to share with others. It will be a “come-and-go” event with a time of sharing after the lunch. Those organizing this event wanted to invite Bonnie’s colleagues and friends from the university community as well. They are asking that people RSVP on Bonnie’s Facebook page under the invite post from Linda Byrd.

Please continue to pray for Bonnie’s family and friends during this time of grief and loss.

Come hear award-winning pianist tonight in Bauman Auditorium

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Pianist Sahun Hong, winner of the prestigious Vendome Prize and a Portland Piano International Rising Star artist, will present a free recital in Bauman Auditorium tonight (Thursday) at 7:30 p.m.

The concert will feature works by Beethoven, Brahms and Chopin, as well as the world premiere of two new pieces by George Fox faculty composer Brent Weaver, commissioned by Portland Piano International.

Don’t forget to sign up for Search Advocate Training

Tuesday, September 12th, 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 Advocate Training. The workshop 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 and Laura Hartley will offer two sessions this fall …

  • Session I: Wednesday, Sept. 27, and Friday, Sept, 29, noon to 4:30 p.m. both days (lunch provided both days)
  • Session II: Saturday, Sept. 30, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (breakfast and lunch provided)

The Sept. 27 and 29 sessions will be in Hoover 104; the Sept. 30 session will be in Roberts Center 117. If interested, please click on this link. If you have questions, please contact Rebecca at rhernandez@georgefox.edu or Laurie Fair at lfair@georgefox.edu.

Award-winning pianist performs free recital in Bauman tomorrow night

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Pianist Sahun Hong, winner of the prestigious Vendome Prize and a Portland Piano International Rising Star artist, will present a free recital in Bauman Auditorium tomorrow (Thursday) at 7:30 p.m.

The concert will feature works by Beethoven, Brahms and Chopin, as well as the world premiere of two new pieces by George Fox faculty composer Brent Weaver, commissioned by Portland Piano International.