Deadline extended: Purchase your tickets for ‘Bruins and Blazers’

Monday, October 1st, 2018

We have had tremendous interest and are excited to announce we have added tickets and extended the deadline for our “Bruins and Blazers” event to Friday, Oct. 12. There will be over 200 Bruins in attendance, so join us!

Enjoy cheering on the Portland Trail Blazers against the Minnesota Timberwolves at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4, with other Bruins in Club 5 seats. Get access to nicer restrooms and amenities, as well as comfortable seats, for $47 each. Or, bring your whole family and sit with George Fox students in the tan section for only $10 per seat.

The evening includes a postgame free-throw experience for all Bruins. Seats are limited, so be sure to act before the Oct. 12 deadline. Don’t miss a great matchup at great prices!

Buy tickets at this link. Contact Nichole Drew (ndrew@georgefox.edu) for more information.

Women: Join your colleagues at fall luncheon today

Monday, October 1st, 2018

The women of the George Fox community (staff, faculty and administrators, as well as female spouses) are invited to the Fall Ladies’ Luncheon today (Tuesday). Ruth Baker will be hosting this come-and-go event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Canyon Commons 101-102.

A short devotional and prayer will be at noon. Please come and meet the new women in our community, take advantage of this time to connect, and enjoy a delicious meal. There is no charge to attend.

Contact Michelle Dawson (mdawson@georgefox.edu) with questions.

Plan to attend Fall Justice Conference with guest speaker Curtis Acosta

Monday, October 1st, 2018

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Center for Peace and Justice welcomes Curtis Acosta to campus on Monday, Oct. 15, from 7 to 8 p.m. in Canyon Commons.

Acosta is an assistant professor in Language and Culture in Education at the University of Arizona South, and founder of Acosta Latino Learning Partnership and Acosta Educational Partnership. He is a teacher who fought to keep his outlawed ethnic studies classes alive. He will focus on the recent federal court victory and speak about his journey and the importance of Mexican-American heritage studies.

The event is free and open to the community. Please contact Rebecca Hernandez (rhernandez@georgefox.edu) if you have any questions.

Come hear ambassador Harriet Isom’s presentation Oct. 8

Monday, October 1st, 2018

All are to view selections from the Harriet Isom Collection: “Vignettes of the Dani and Tuareg Peoples.” This exhibition will feature selections of photographs, art objects and cultural artifacts representing the Dani people group of New Guinea and the Tuareg people of Niger.

Ambassador Isom will give a public lecture on the exhibit and her time with these people groups on Monday, Oct. 8, at 6 p.m. at the Chehalem Cultural Center ballroom. A reception to open the exhibit follows at 7 p.m. in the Hoover lobby.

Isom was a career foreign service officer from 1961 to 1996, assigned to embassies in Asia and Africa. During her last decade in the Foreign Service, she served as U.S. Ambassador to Laos, Benin and Cameroon.

Questions? Contact Penny Martin (pmartin@georgefox.edu).

All invited to Fall Faculty Lecture and Richter Student Scholars Symposium Oct. 16

Monday, October 1st, 2018

All are invited to the Fall 2018 Faculty Lecture on TuesdayOct. 16, at 6 p.m. in Hoover 105. Our featured speaker will be Professor of Music Brent Weaver, recipient of the 2017-18 Faculty Achievement Award for Graduate Research and Scholarship.

Brent will examine the underlying cognitive structures that our brains perceive, which contribute to our emotional and spiritual enjoyment of music. He will show how a composer can play with those structures to move listeners, using examples from many styles of music.

Come early, between 5 and 6 p.m., and check out the work of our Richter student scholars at a symposium in the Hoover lobby. George Fox students will present their research projects in a conversational poster format.

Both events are sponsored by the Faculty Development Committee. Refreshments will be served.

Women: Don’t forget to attend tomorrow’s fall luncheon

Sunday, September 30th, 2018

The women of the George Fox community (staff, faculty and administrators, as well as female spouses) are invited to the Fall Ladies’ Luncheon tomorrow (Tuesday). Ruth Baker will be hosting this come-and-go event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Canyon Commons 101-102.

A short devotional and prayer will be at noon. Please come and meet the new women in our community, take advantage of this time to connect, and enjoy a delicious meal. There is no charge to attend.

Contact Michelle Dawson (mdawson@georgefox.edu) with questions.

Don’t forget to get your Blazer tickets for Nov. 4 game

Saturday, September 29th, 2018

Enjoy cheering on the Portland Blazers against the Minnesota Timberwolves at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4, with other Bruins in Club 5 seats. Get access to nicer restrooms and amenities, as well as comfortable seats, for $47 each. Or, bring your whole family and sit with George Fox students in the tan section for only $10 per seat.

The evening includes a postgame free-throw experience for all Bruins. Seats are limited, and the deadline to purchase tickets is Oct. 1. Don’t miss a great matchup at great prices!

Buy tickets at this linkContact Nichole Drew (ndrew@georgefox.edu) for more information.

Join employee group fitness classes

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

We are starting a number of employee-only group fitness classes, some of which began this week in the Hadlock Student Center.

  • On Wednesdays we are offering yoga with Stacie Cannon from 5 to 6 p.m. Stacie is a veteran yoga instructor with more than 15 years of teaching experience. Whether you have taken yoga for years or this is your first time, this class is for you.
  • Starting the week of Oct. 8, we will be offering HIIT Boot Camp on Tuesdays from noon to 12:45 p.m.
  • SPIN class will be available Wednesday mornings at 6:15 a.m.
  • Barre Fusion will be held on Thursdays from noon to 12:45 p.m. These classes will be taught by our very own Katie Sol from Employee Empowerment. Katie has been an instructor and manager at Excel Fitness for 15-plus years and has her personal training certificate.

For more information on class offerings and to sign up, visit this link or email Rob Simpson (simpsonr@georgefox.edu).

For information about your employee benefits or to volunteer for our new wellness committee, contact Darby Thiessen (dthiessen@georgefox.edu).

Author Gabe Lyons speaks tonight on ‘Faithfulness in the Age of Distraction’

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

Author Gabe Lyons is on campus tonight (Friday) to present a free lecture, “Faithfulness in the Age of Distraction,” at 7:30 p.m. in Bauman Auditorium. Lyons is coauthor of Good Faith (2016) and unChristian (2007) and the author of The Next Christians (2010), a manifesto for how Christians can faithfully lead in a changing culture.

Lyons’ talk will pierce through your scattered, frantic day-to-day – the too-tight schedules, the looming deadlines, the constant technological buzz – everything that has become a barrier to our relationship with God and others. You’ll come away with new tools and a refreshed perspective on what it takes to live out the gospel in our modern world.

Chapel credit is available to students who attend! To learn more, visit this page.

All are encouraged to join The Voices Conference

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

The Intercultural Resource Center is hosting the third annual Voices Conference at George Fox University in Bauman Auditorium and various Canyon Commons rooms. The Voices Conference will run from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, and Saturday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This Multicultural Leadership conference is open to people from all backgrounds and cultures. Our vision is to create space for students, faculty, staff and community members to engage in meaningful conversations about being multicultural leaders in an increasingly diverse society.

Well-known leaders and speakers Leroy and Donna Barber, and Alexia Salvatierra will be leading workshops and discussions regarding social justice, leadership and diversity.

There will be elective chapel credit offered. You can register here

For more information about specific times and locations, check out our event page.

Hope to see you there! Contact Rachel Leong (rleong16@georgefox.edu) or Bryce Coefield (bcoefield@georgefox.edu) for more information.

‘Faithfulness in the Age of Distraction’ discussed tomorrow night

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

Author Gabe Lyons will be on campus tomorrow (Friday) to present a free lecture, “Faithfulness in the Age of Distraction,” at 7:30 p.m. in Bauman Auditorium. Lyons, coauthor of Good Faith (2016) and unChristian (2007) and the author of The Next Christians (2010), doesn’t shy away from talking about the most difficult and controversial issues of our time.

Come hear new ways of thinking about yourself and the culture around you. Chapel credit is available to students who attend!

To learn more, visit this page.

Tickets still available for Blazer game on Nov. 4

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

Enjoy cheering on the Portland Blazers against the Minnesota Timberwolves at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4, with other Bruins in Club 5 seats. Get access to nicer restrooms and amenities, as well as comfortable seats, for $47 each. Or, bring your whole family and sit with George Fox students in the tan section for only $10 per seat.

The evening includes a postgame free-throw experience for all Bruins. Seats are limited, and the deadline to purchase tickets is Oct. 1. Don’t miss a great matchup at great prices!

Buy tickets at this linkContact Nichole Drew (ndrew@georgefox.edu) for more information.

Are you a new mom? Join Brown Bag Lunch Network today

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

Are you a George Fox employee who is pregnant or mothering young children? Join this lunchtime network of employee women for informal connection and conversation. Bring your own lunch and come and go as you please.

We will be in Hoover 104 from noon to 1:30 p.m. today (Thursday). We connect once a semester, so if you cannot make it this time, plan to join us next time.

Contact Jamie Noling-Auth (jnolingauth@georgefox.edu) or Danielle Warner (dwarner@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Join Portland’s Diversity Book discussion group Tuesdays

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

Looking for a good book? The Portland Diversity Book Discussion Group with Rebecca Hernandez still has space available! We will meet at PDS 290 to read and discuss Beyond Colorblind by Sarah Shin. We will meet Tuesdays on Oct. 2, Oct. 16, Oct. 30 and Nov. 6, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. 

If you’re interested, please sign up at this linkQuestions? Contact Rebecca Hernandez (rhernandez@georgefox.edu).

Are you a new mom? Join Brown Bag Lunch Network tomorrow

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

Are you a George Fox employee who is pregnant or mothering young children? Join this lunchtime network of employee women for informal connection and conversation. Bring your own lunch and come and go as you please.

We will be in Hoover 104 from noon to 1:30 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday). We connect once a semester, so if you cannot make it this time, plan to join us next time.

Contact Jamie Noling-Auth (jnolingauth@georgefox.edu) or Danielle Warner (dwarner@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Participate in free fall risk screening in honor of National Fall Prevention Day

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

Are you at risk for falls? George Fox University’s physical therapy department is hosting a free fall risk screening on Wednesday, Oct. 3, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Roberts Center.

If you or someone you know have questions about balance, are worried about falling, or have fallen in the past, join us for a free fall risk screening and be ready to participate in activities to improve your balance.

For more information, email Hannah Lawrence (hlawrence13@georgefox.edu).

Come celebrate Terri Crawford today at her retirement party

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

Don’t forget to come join in the celebration today (Wednesday) of Terri Crawford after 25 years of service as a financial aid counselor, compassionately assisting students and families.

Plan to gather with us in the Stevens Center Atrium today from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Be a member of the Employee Prayer Network

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

The Office for Spiritual Life is looking for employees who would like to be a part of the Employee Prayer Network. Prayer requests are sent out weekly to the Prayer Network and include prayer requests that students submit anonymously in the prayer chapel, employee prayer requests sent directly to the Prayer Network, as well as suggested lists of employees and events to pray for.

If you would be willing to commit to pray for George Fox each week, please email the Prayer Network coordinator, Lecia Retter (lretter@georgefox.edu).

Questions about the Prayer Network can be directed to Lecia Retter or Jamie Noling-Auth (jnolingauth@georgefox.edu).

All invited to Friday’s honors lecture featuring author Gabe Lyons

Monday, September 24th, 2018

The William Penn Honors Program invites the university community to a free lecture, “Faithfulness in the Age of Distraction,” at 7:30 p.m. this Friday, Sept. 28, in Bauman Auditorium. Presenting will be Gabe Lyons, coauthor of Good Faith (2016), unChristian (2007) and the author of The Next Christians (2010), a manifesto for how Christians can faithfully lead in a changing culture.

Lyons’ presentation will address our scattered, frantic day-to-day lives: the too-tight schedules, the looming deadlines, the constant technological buzz – everything that has become a barrier to our relationship with God and others. You’ll come away with new tools and a refreshed perspective on what it takes to live out the gospel in our modern world.

Lyons is the founder of Q, a learning community of Christian leaders where they are equipped to engage our cultural moment.

To learn more, visit this page.

Attend the Fall Staff Development Conference and sign up for ‘Worthy’ Book Club

Monday, September 24th, 2018

The Staff Development Committee will be hosting the Fall Conference from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1. See the 2018 Fall Staff Conference Worthy Information Flyer for details and mark your calendar to join us! A limited number of administrators and faculty will be able to participate in the conference presentation as space permits (information on this will follow as we draw closer to the conference date).

Support staff may also participate in a book club opportunity. In an effort to promote fun, learning and connection opportunities for staff, we are coordinating a voluntary book club to read and discuss Worthy, a book written by our very own Melanie Springer MockPolly Peterson will be presenting from this book at the upcoming Fall Conference.

If you’d like to participate, simply complete this Worthy Book Club Google Sign-Up Sheet to let us know your preferences for location and time. We plan to run two sessions: one before and another after the Fall Conference (which will have a separate sign-up as the date draws nearer).

There are a few ways you can participate:

  • You may just go to the conference and enjoy the information from the author (required)
  • You may purchase the book and read it on your own (voluntary)
  • You may choose to participate in a book club (voluntary). Here is how:
  1. Sign up for the Worthy Book Club by the end of the day on Thursday, Sept. 27
  2. Purchase the book (Kathy Harris on Minthorn’s second floor will have them available for $12, or you may purchase it online)
  3. Read one to two chapters (about 40 pages) a week
  4. Enjoy meeting on non-work time (you may flex your schedule, and we will have before lunch/after work options) to discuss the book and get to know your colleagues better

If you have questions, please contact Jennifer Hanks (jhanks@georgefox.edu) or Darby Thiessen (dthiessen@georgefox.edu).