Last chance: Library survey closes Friday

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Please complete the LibQUAL+ library survey soon! If you have already submitted the survey, thank you! If not, please take six to seven minutes and do so today.

Only you can tell us how well we are serving your library needs, and you can enter to win one $50 or 10 $25 Amazon gift cards. Click the link below.

Library Survey

Questions? Contact Rob Bohall (rbohall@georgefox.edu)

All invited to hear Michelle Loyd-Paige in chapel this morning

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Join us in Bauman Auditorium today (Tuesday) for chapel at 10:50 a.m. as we continue our John Woolman Peacemaking Forum. Our theme this year is “Peace: Personal and Global.”

This year, we welcome guest speaker Michelle Loyd-Paige, PhD, a professor of sociology and executive associate to the president for diversity and inclusion at Calvin College. She will speak this morning on “A Bigger Hospitality,” in which she will discuss how embracing cultural differences can enrich our worship.

After chapel, students are encouraged to stop by the Peacemaking Connections Expo and check out current job and internship opportunities available with various nonprofit peacemaking and service organizations. It will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Canyon Commons 103.

Vespers info: Wednesday at 7 p.m. we will continue our series “One” with a message from Psalm 95. If you are a part of a Spring Serve trip, be sure to come tomorrow night. We will be commissioning the serve trips and the students on them during the service.

Make plans to attend final brown-bag sessions of spring

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

Join us for the final brown-bag sessions of the spring …

FoxTALE
Colleagues will share their experience in using FoxTALE. Give a five-minute show-and-tell or ask questions and explore with us.

  • Thursday, March 23, 4-5 p.m. webinar
  • Friday, March 24, noon to 1 p.m., Newberg MLRC Study Room 112
  • 
RSVP at this link.

Recording and Editing Media
Want to dig a little deeper into producing media for instruction? Colleagues will share tools and strategies.

  • Thursday, April 6, 4-5 p.m., Newberg MLRC Study Room 112
  • RSVP at this link.

Digital Fluency Institute Faculty Show-and-Tell
Come help us celebrate with DFI Cohort 2016-17 faculty as they give a show-and-tell on instructional strategies they have explored this year.

  • Tuesday, April 11, 11 a.m. to noon, Portland Center South Room 160
  • Thursday, April 13, 4-5 p.m., Roberts Center Room 168
  • RSVP at this link.

Questions? Contact Gloria Doherty at gdoherty@georgefox.edu.

Join colleagues at all-employee meeting Thursday

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

The university community is invited to an all-employee meeting from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 23, in Canyon Commons (Rooms 101 and 102).

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

Employee of the Month Reminder

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

Please send your nominations for Employee of the Month to Lisa Burton at lburton@georgefox.edu by the end of the day tomorrow (Tuesday), and come for the presentation at the all-employee meeting Thursday!

Calvin’s Michelle Loyd-Paige visits for Woolman Peacemaking Forum

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

George Fox University’s Center for Peace and Justice invites you to the 2017 John Woolman Peacemaking Forum today and tomorrow. Our theme this year is “Peace: Personal and Global.”

This year, we welcome guest speaker Michelle Loyd-Paige, PhD, a professor of sociology and executive associate to the president for diversity and inclusion at Calvin College.

Here is the schedule:

Monday, March 20, 7-8:30 p.m., EHS 102
Join us as Loyd-Paige speaks about doing kingdom work in “Peacemaking: More Than Good Intentions.” This event is open to the public, and we encourage you to invite friends and family!

Tuesday, March 21, 10:50 a.m. (chapel), Bauman Auditorium
Students and employees are invited to chapel as Loyd-Paige discusses how embracing cultural differences can enrich our worship in “A Bigger Hospitality.”

Tuesday, March 21, 11:30 a.m –1:30 p.m., Canyon Commons 103
After chapel, students are encouraged to stop by the Peacemaking Connections Expo and check out current job and internship opportunities available with various nonprofit peacemaking and service organizations!

We hope you will join us for this exciting two-day event as we focus on putting the work of peace into practice. Refreshments will be provided by the Center for Peace and Justice.

Questions? Contact Laurie Fair (lfair@georgefox.edu).

Impact of artificial intelligence discussed this Wednesday

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

What ethical dilemmas will arise in corporate communities with the emergence of artificial intelligence? The question will be addressed in a special university-hosted lecture presented by Mohan Nair, senior vice president and chief innovation officer at Cambia Health Solutions, on Wednesday, March 22.

Nair’s presentation, “Ethical Dilemmas to Community with Artificial Intelligence: Merging into a World Enabled by Artificial Intelligence,” begins at 7 p.m. in Hoover 105. There is no charge to attend, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

The lecture is being presented by George Fox’s Office of the President and College of Business, and is the first installment of the university’s Reiten Lecture on Leadership Development.

Nair guides Cambia Health’s Innovation Force as it inspires ideas from a variety of sources, selecting execution-focused concepts and starting them on the path to new businesses or concepts. More on his background is available here.

This is the first Reiten lecture, named in honor of Richard G. Reiten, retired chairman and CEO of Northwest Natural. Reiten has served in a number of high-ranking capacities with Northwest Natural from 1996 to the present, including as chairman of the board and CEO, and is a former president of the Portland General Electric Company. Reiten and his wife Jeanie contributed the funds to endow the lecture.

More information on Nair’s visit is available by calling Missy Terry at terrym@georgefox.edu.

Meet with a TIAA financial consultant at George Fox

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

No matter where you are in life – just getting started or planning for retirement – a session with a TIAA consultant 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?
  • Register for a session to get an action plan created especially for you.

Register at TIAA.org/schedulenow or call 800-732-8353, weekdays, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET).

If you have questions about your benefits, please contact Darby Thiessen in Human Resources at dthiessen@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2188.

Seeking March Employee of the Month nominations

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

It’s time again to consider whose contributions really stand out recently. If you know someone who deserves special recognition for “above and beyond” kind of work, please send an email to Lisa Burton (lburton@georgefox.edu) by noon on Tuesday, March 21, with a summary of this colleague’s recent good work (the more details, the better!).

The executive leadership team will select the recipient from the nominations submitted, and the winner will be honored with a citation and a $100 gift card at our all-employee meeting on Thursday, March 23.

Congratulations again to Kelly Friesen who was our Employee of the Month for February!

Woolman Peacemaking Forum begins Monday night

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

George Fox University’s Center for Peace and Justice invites you to the 2017 John Woolman Peacemaking Forum on Monday and Tuesday, March 20-21. Our theme this year is “Peace: Personal and Global.”

This year, we welcome guest speaker Michelle Loyd-Paige, PhD, a professor of sociology and executive associate to the president for diversity and inclusion at Calvin College.

Here is the schedule:

Monday, March 20, 7-8:30 p.m., EHS 102
Join us as Loyd-Paige speaks about doing kingdom work in “Peacemaking: More Than Good Intentions.” This event is open to the public, and we encourage you to invite friends and family!

Tuesday, March 21, 10:50 a.m. (chapel), Bauman Auditorium
Students and employees are invited to chapel as Loyd-Paige discusses how embracing cultural differences can enrich our worship in “A Bigger Hospitality.”

Tuesday, March 21, 11:30 a.m –1:30 p.m., Canyon Commons 103
After chapel, students are encouraged to stop by the Peacemaking Connections Expo and check out current job and internship opportunities available with various nonprofit peacemaking and service organizations!

We hope you will join us for this exciting two-day event as we focus on putting the work of peace into practice. Refreshments will be provided by the Center for Peace and Justice.

Questions? Contact Laurie Fair (lfair@georgefox.edu).

Mohan Nair discusses impact of artificial intelligence March 22

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

What ethical dilemmas will arise in corporate communities with the emergence of artificial intelligence? The question will be addressed in a special university-hosted lecture presented by Mohan Nair, senior vice president and chief innovation officer at Cambia Health Solutions, on Wednesday, March 22.

Nair’s presentation, “Ethical Dilemmas to Community with Artificial Intelligence: Merging into a World Enabled by Artificial Intelligence,” begins at 7 p.m. in Hoover 105. There is no charge to attend, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

The lecture is being presented by George Fox’s Office of the President and College of Business, and is the first installment of the university’s Reiten Lecture on Leadership Development.

Nair guides Cambia Health’s Innovation Force as it inspires ideas from a variety of sources, selecting execution-focused concepts and starting them on the path to new businesses or concepts. More on his background is available here.

This is the first Reiten lecture, named in honor of Richard G. Reiten, retired chairman and CEO of Northwest Natural. Reiten has served in a number of high-ranking capacities with Northwest Natural from 1996 to the present, including as chairman of the board and CEO, and is a former president of the Portland General Electric Company. Reiten and his wife Jeanie contributed the funds to endow the lecture.

More information on Nair’s visit is available by calling Missy Terry at terrym@georgefox.edu.

All invited to honors lecture with Miles Hollingworth April 6

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

You are invited to come hear William Penn Honors Program special guest speaker Miles Hollingworth on Thursday, April 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Hoover 105.

Hollingworth, PhD, will present “On the True Version of an Event: Saint Augustine of Hippo’s Conversion.” Our guest is an independent philosopher and writer living in Italy who is well-known for his work on Saint Augustine of Hippo. Hollingworth is a past winner of the Jerwood Award for Non-Fiction from the Royal Society of Literature and the Elizabeth Longford Scholarship from the Society of Authors.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Questions regarding the event can be directed to Jocelyn Stein (jstein@georgefox.edu).

Grow and develop your leadership skills through LDI

Wednesday, March 15th, 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.

Reminder about Title IX policy for university community

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

We want to remind you that George Fox University is committed to providing a Christ-centered community that fosters a safe living, learning and work setting for students, employees and visitors. A core value of this institution is to maintain a respectful environment for all individuals that is free of the following:

  • Sexual harassment
  • Sexual assault
  • Domestic violence
  • Dating violence
  • Stalking
  • Harassment and discrimination
  • Bias-related incidents and hate crimes

These behaviors and actions are contrary to the mission, values and lifestyle standards of our community. It is our firm belief that engaging in any aspect of this behavior is unacceptable and will not be tolerated by members of the George Fox community.

Should an incident of this nature occur, the person is strongly encouraged to report the incident to university personnel. For further descriptions of these policies, resources for support, and the process for reporting please visit studenthandbook.georgefox.edu.

Come to Canyon Commons today for Ted Allen’s farewell reception

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

President Robin Baker would like to recognize Ted Allen for his valuable contributions to George Fox University by honoring him with a formal farewell.

You are invited to stop by Canyon Commons 101 today (Wednesday) to express your appreciation and give farewell blessings to Ted from 1:30 to ​2:30 p.m.

Join us for Woolman Peacemaking Forum next week

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

George Fox University’s Center for Peace and Justice invites you to the 2017 John Woolman Peacemaking Forum on Monday and Tuesday, March 20-21. Our theme this year is “Peace: Personal and Global.”

This year, we welcome guest speaker Michelle Loyd-Paige, PhD, a professor of sociology and executive associate to the president for diversity and inclusion at Calvin College.

Here is the schedule:

Monday, March 20, 7-8:30 p.m., EHS 102
Join us as Loyd-Paige speaks about doing kingdom work in “Peacemaking: More Than Good Intentions.” This event is open to the public, and we encourage you to invite friends and family!

Tuesday, March 21, 10:50 a.m. (chapel), Bauman Auditorium
Students and employees are invited to chapel as Loyd-Paige discusses how embracing cultural differences can enrich our worship in “A Bigger Hospitality.”

Tuesday, March 21, 11:30 a.m –1:30 p.m., Canyon Commons 103
After chapel, students are encouraged to stop by the Peacemaking Connections Expo and check out current job and internship opportunities available with various nonprofit peacemaking and service organizations!

We hope you will join us for this exciting two-day event as we focus on putting the work of peace into practice. Refreshments will be provided by the Center for Peace and Justice.

Questions? Contact Laurie Fair (lfair@georgefox.edu).

Do you have the most up-to-date employee contact info?

Tuesday, March 14th, 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.

Interested in growing as a leader?

Tuesday, March 14th, 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.

The library wants to hear from you!

Monday, March 13th, 2017

Please take a moment to complete LibQUAL+, George Fox libraries’ survey on the quality of library services and resources.

Most people complete the survey in six to seven minutes. Please view this FAQ page for detailed information.

The survey will run until Sunday, March 26. Enter soon for a chance to win prizes!

LibQUAL+ Library Survey

Questions? Contact Rob Bohall (rbohall@georgefox.edu).

Graduating this spring? Come to Grad Night Open House April 5

Monday, March 13th, 2017

Spring 2017 grads: Stop by our Grad Night Open House on Wednesday, April 5, to pick up your cap and gown between 4 and 6:30 p.m. at the Portland Center (PDS 155).

Meet with student accounts, alumni, Jostens and Bruin Store representatives while also enjoying snacks with your cohort and other George Fox graduates!

See you there! Contact Darla Norgren (dnorgren@georgefox.edu) with questions.

Faculty and staff, please let your students know about this event!