Department mailbox changes: Email Mail Services if affected by reorganization

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

With the structural reorganization taking place, there is a lot of shuffling going around. If you have been affected by the reorganization and have had to transition to a new department, we need to hear from you.

To confirm that Mail Services has accurate information for where to place your mail, please email Mail Services ASAP with the following information:

  1. Your name
  2. The new department that you are in, not where you came from

Please email Mail Services at mailservices@georgefox.edu.

Thank you in advance,
Mail Services

Several employees relocate to accommodate restructuring of departments

Monday, June 19th, 2017

With the recent restructuring of departments came the need to relocate several individuals. Below is a listing of who has moved where so far.

  • All of Human Resources is now on the first floor of the Minthorne (Colonial) office building at the corner of Meridian and Sheridan streets.
  • The Advancement office has moved to the second floor of the Minthorne office building, including Lynn Andrews, Robby Larson, Dave Adrian, Shannon Johnson, Stephanie Bugas, Jeremy Doucette-Hardy and Emily Grace Cropper-Russel.
  • Lisa Leslie and Peg Hutton (Event Services) have moved to the Beals House.
  • Tai Harden-Moore has moved to Hoover 113.
  • Alex Pia has moved to Stevens 327.
  • Megan Fisher has moved to Stevens 328.
  • Jennifer Farland has moved from the International House to Portland Center 177.
  • Rick Muthiah has temporarily moved to the first floor of the Stevens Center, next to Academic Affairs (he anticipates moving again later this summer).

Questions? Contact Lisa Burton at lburton@georgefox.edu.

End-of-Year Reminder for Deposits and Petty Cash Reconciliations

Monday, June 19th, 2017

End-of-the-fiscal year deposits to be included in this year’s budget must be in Finance no later than Friday, June 30. Checks dated prior to June 30, 2017, must be deposited in the current fiscal year.

Please look around your desks and file cabinets to see if there are any lingering items that need to go to the bank. If you are taking vacation during the July 4 holiday, please send your deposits over BEFORE you leave. If you should have any questions about deposits, please contact Heather Groenlund at ext. 2173.

Final petty cash reconciliations for this fiscal year are due in Finance no later than Friday, June 30. Please remember to submit all receipts, cash, and reconciliation reports before this deadline. Please plan ahead and send these over before you leave, if you will be taking vacation over the July 4 holiday. If you have questions about petty cash protocols, please contact Jen Klapp at ext. 2170.

Upcoming Changes to Library Summit Courier Service: Summit Delivery Delays

Monday, June 19th, 2017

As part of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, George Fox library patrons enjoy access to materials at 39 member libraries, with items being delivered via a courier to both Newberg and Portland campuses five days a week. In order to improve delivery and turnaround times, the Alliance is transitioning to a new courier service this summer.

During the transition to the new system, Summit deliveries will be delayed for items requested from June 26 to July 5. Summit requests can still be made during this period, but those items will be delivered after July 5.

We highly recommend placing orders for Summit materials ASAP, in order to get them before the delays are in effect. Thank you for your patience during this process as we transition to a new courier service. We look forward to being able to provide improved service going forward!

Questions about your Summit requests? Please contact the circulation department.

Have any questions for this Thursday’s all-employee meeting?

Sunday, June 18th, 2017

Do you have any questions that you feel need to be answered at the all-employee meeting this Thursday, June 22? If so, we want to hear from you! Please email any questions to Rob Westervelt (rwesterv@georgefox.edu).

The meeting will take place from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Canyon Commons and be live-streamed in Room 160 at the Portland Center.

Thank you!

Bruin Store hosts 25 percent off Nike sale

Friday, June 16th, 2017

All Nike apparel is 25 percent off today (June 17) both in store and online. The Bruin Store will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, June 16, and closed June 17, but feel free to shop at georgefoxshop.com to save big.

Go Bruins!

Bruin Store hosts 25 percent off Nike apparel sale

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

All Nike apparel is 25 percent off today and tomorrow (June 16-17) both in store and online. The Bruin Store will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, June 16, and closed June 17, but feel free to shop at georgefoxshop.com to save big.

Go Bruins!

TIAA consulting appointments at Portland Center on June 22

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

No matter where you are in life – just getting started or planning for retirement – a session with Braden Danielson can help you create a unique plan for your goals. And, it’s at no additional cost as a part of your retirement plan. You’ll get answers to these questions and more:

  • Am I invested in the right mix of investments to help meet my goals?
  • Am I saving enough to create the retirement income I need?
  • How do I take income from my retirement account once I stop working?
  • How do I plan for short-term goals such as saving for a house or education expenses?
  • How do I manage debt, save money and balance various financial priorities at the same time?

Sessions are scheduled throughout the day at the Portland Center on Thursday, June 22. To schedule your one-hour appointment, click on this link. The on-site appointment slots fill quickly, so don’t delay! Take advantage of this excellent resource!

You can also visit Advice and Guidance to access online tools and resources that can help you stay on track and save even more for retirement.

If you would like to make a change to your retirement account contribution amount or have questions about your George Fox University benefits, please contact Darby Thiessen at 503-554-2188 or dthiessen@georgefox.edu.

Upcoming Changes to Library Summit Courier Service: Summit Delivery Delays

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

As part of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, George Fox library patrons enjoy access to materials at 39 member libraries, with items being delivered via a courier to both Newberg and Portland campuses five days a week. In order to improve delivery and turnaround times, the Alliance is transitioning to a new courier service this summer.

During the transition to the new system, Summit deliveries will be delayed for items requested from June 26 to July 5. Summit requests can still be made during this period, but those items will be delivered after July 5.

We highly recommend placing orders for Summit materials ASAP, in order to get them before the delays are in effect. Thank you for your patience during this process as we transition to a new courier service. We look forward to being able to provide improved service going forward!

Questions about your Summit requests? Please contact the circulation department.

Three internal-only positions are open

Sunday, June 11th, 2017

There are currently three internal-only positions available. They are:

  • Executive Administrative Assistant, President’s Office
  • Office Coordinator, IDEA Center (new)
  • Senior Engineering Technician (new)

The link to each of these position announcements can be found on this page. If you have questions, contact Kera Hallman (khallman@georgefox.edu or ext. 2189).

Executive Assistant: Internal-only Position Opening

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

We have a newly created position – executive assistant to the chief of staff – in the president’s office. This position is .75 FTE. If you or someone you know is interested in this opportunity, you will find details on this internal position openings web page.

Today’s barbecue scheduled for noon in Canyon Commons

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Join your fellow employees for our summer barbecue at noon today (Thursday) in Canyon Commons (we are moving it indoors because of the threat of rain). The cost is only $5 per person. Summer student employees are welcome to attend as well.

In addition to lunch, we’ll take time to celebrate the winners of the Wellness Challenge. If you didn’t R.S.V.P. by Tuesday, you can inquire on availability after 12:10 p.m. at Canyon Commons.

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

– Hosted by the Staff Development Committee

adidas Employee Store discount open to students, employees

Wednesday, June 7th, 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, please present your staff/faculty ID badge or pay stub, or your Spring 2017 term schedule along with a photo ID.

The employee/student must be present in order for the entire party to enter the store (maximum five persons). Access is unlimited June 9-23, 2017.

Spring into action with the adidas Employee Store and grab a fresh pair of AlphaBOUNCE. Shop the newest soccer arrivals and get your first pick of the new Timbers jerseys for men and kids. Whether you are a fan or an athlete, make sure you have all the newest gear for the MLS season. Complete your outfit with a pair of Stan Smiths or Superstars.

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.

Accounts Payable year-end deadlines are fast approaching

Wednesday, June 7th, 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

End-of-Year Reminder for Deposits and Petty Cash Reconciliations

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

End-of-the-fiscal year deposits to be included in this year’s budget must be in Finance no later than Friday, June 30. Checks dated prior to June 30, 2017, must be deposited in the current fiscal year.

Please look around your desks and file cabinets to see if there are any lingering items that need to go to the bank. If you are taking vacation during the July 4 holiday, please send your deposits over BEFORE you leave. If you should have any questions about deposits, please contact Heather Groenlund at ext. 2173.

Final petty cash reconciliations for this fiscal year are due in Finance no later than Friday, June 30. Please remember to submit all receipts, cash, and reconciliation reports before this deadline. Please plan ahead and send these over before you leave, if you will be taking vacation over the July 4 holiday. If you have questions about petty cash protocols, please contact Jen Klapp at ext. 2170.

Nine staff and administrator positions are currently available

Monday, June 5th, 2017

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

  • Assistant Director of Intercultural Life
  • Assistant Softball Coach
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Director of Commuter Programs
  • Director of University Events
  • Media Specialist
  • Spiritual Life Trips Coordinator (Part Time)
  • University Photographer
  • Women’s Lacrosse Head Coach

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.

FoxTALE maintenance scheduled for June 7

Monday, June 5th, 2017

FoxTALE will be unavailable from 6 to 8 a.m. (Pacific Time) on Wednesday, June 7, for scheduled maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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

– Your Educational Technology Team

Shop at the Bruin Store for Father’s Day items

Sunday, June 4th, 2017

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 18, and the Bruin Store has what you need to celebrate the the men who make George Fox University the community it is. Mugs, hats, T-shirts, polos and Nike apparel are all in stock. Shop in-store or online at georgefoxshop.com.

Follow us on Instagram @the_bruin_store to see what’s new.

Go Bruins!

Make plans to attend barbecue this Thursday

Sunday, June 4th, 2017

Join your fellow employees for our summer barbecue on the Minthorn lawn at noon this Thursday, June 8 (in case of rain we’ll be in Canyon Commons). The cost is only $5 per person. Summer student employees are welcome to R.S.V.P. as well.

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

Use of Wheeler limited to employees, students and approved groups

Sunday, June 4th, 2017

For safety and stewardship of our facility, please note that the use of the gym and Fitness Center in Wheeler is limited to current students, employees and university-authorized groups only.

Those using the facility will need to be prepared to show your George Fox ID or approved temporary pass to Security Services or athletic department staff. Any other use or exceptions must be approved by Event Services (for outside groups) or the athletic office (for rare individual exceptions to policy).

Contact Elise Trask (etrask@georgefox.edu) or Cory Hand (chand@georgefox.edu) if you have any questions.

Thank you.