Fall 2017 grads: Make plans to attend Grad Night Open House Wednesday

Sunday, November 12th, 2017

Fall 2017 graduates: Stop by our Grad Night Open House this Wednesday, Nov. 15, to pick up your cap and gown between 4 and 6 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!

Contact Darla Norgren (dnorgren@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

University community invited to ‘Great Turkey’ event on Thanksgiving Day

Sunday, November 12th, 2017

A George Fox alumnus invites the university community to join in the Great Turkey Fumble 5K/1K run this year on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 23. This event is a benefit for Newberg FISH. Last year, the event raised more than $1,900 and 250 pounds of nonperishable food for Newberg FISH.

Here are the details …

  • Date: Thursday, Nov. 23
  • Location: Newberg High School’s football field
  • Time: 8:45 a.m.
  • Cost: $26; $15 (under age 10)
  • All entries receive a free football and T-shirt!

Volunteers are also needed. If you are interested in volunteering, or wish to learn more, contact Brad Mordhurst at brady.mordhorst@gmail.com.

Flipster magazine app now available from libraries

Sunday, November 12th, 2017

The George Fox libraries are excited to introduce Flipster, a free app for reading magazines available from the library wherever you go! Current titles available include The New Yorker, Writer’s Digest, Wired, Dwell, Inc., CR Buying Guide, and many more! Here’s how to get started:

1. Download the Flipster app (available for Android or iOS)
2. Find and add “George Fox University Library (Newberg, Oregon)”
3. Login with your library card barcode (skip this step if on campus)
4. Enjoy current selection of magazines

Questions? Email library@georgefox.edu or drop by.

Post-occupancy survey for Canyon Commons

Sunday, November 12th, 2017

In the fall of 2016, we moved into Canyon Commons and would like your feedback as we evaluate future building projects! George Fox University and the architects for Canyon Commons (Hacker Architects) are requesting that you complete this 15-minute post-occupancy survey.

By participating, you will be entered into a drawing to win one of two $100 Amazon gift cards. Please enter your name and email at the end of the survey if you wish to participate.

We greatly value your comment and feedback, so thanks for taking the time to complete the survey!

Canyon Commons Survey

The deadline to complete this survey is Friday, Nov. 17. If you have questions, please email studentlife@georgefox.edu.

Honors program director Joseph Clair gives public lecture

Sunday, November 12th, 2017

Want to know why your higher education matters? William Penn Honors Program Director Joseph Clair tackles the question head-on in his upcoming lecture, “The Lost Purpose of Learning” on Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in Hoover 105. Signed copies of Dr. Clair’s most recent book, “On Education, Formation, Citizenship, and the Lost Purpose of Learning,” will be available for purchase at the event.

For questions regarding this lecture, contact Jocelyn Stein at jstein@georgefox.edu.

New: FoxTALE Course Archives

Sunday, November 12th, 2017

We are pleased to announce a new archiving process for FoxTALE course sites. Course sites older than two years from the current semester will be hosted on FoxTALE Archives, a separate system that will be available continuously to faculty and can be shared with students upon request.

This innovation keeps the login time for all users to a minimum and reduces the list of course sites that users maintain on their customized dashboards.

The FoxTALE Archive will become available at the Dec. 28, 2017 FoxTALE upgrade.

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

Accounts Payable holiday schedule

Sunday, November 12th, 2017

The holidays are here! Note the following due dates for check requests and invoices received in the Finance Office during the holiday season and the respective “check ready” date.

Thanksgiving holiday
Check requests received Nov. 15 – 20 will be ready on Nov. 22.
Check requests received Nov. 21 – 22 will be ready on Dec. 1.

Christmas holiday
Check requests received Dec. 18 – 20 will be ready Dec. 22.
Check requests received Dec. 21 – 22 will be ready Jan. 5.

New Year’s holiday
Check requests received Dec. 28 – 29 will be ready January 5.

Note: There will be no schedule change to payments processed through Concur. Payments will be processed as usual.

Benefit announcement: Columbia Sportswear

Sunday, November 12th, 2017

Columbia Sportswear has invited George Fox employees to shop at the Columbia Sportswear Employee Store from Nov. 10 – Dec. 3.

What is there and what are my savings?
 The store is at employee pricing. Tags are marked with prices. Discounts can vary.
 Includes all brands in the Columbia Sportswear family of brands: Columbia Sportswear, SOREL, Mountain Hardwear and prAna.
 50,000 sq. feet of each brand’s newest and most popular styles.

Instructions on how to participate:
 Bring the invite (below) with you to the store reception desk. (Or show the invite to the receptionist on your mobile phone.)
 Show your work/organization ID (options listed on invite).
 This invite is non-transferable, but you can bring your family and friends with you (up to 4 guests per person, per visit).
 Online access is not available, but you are welcome to visit multiple times during your invite period (with your invite)!

Location, phone, and hours
 Columbia Sportswear Employee Store, 14100 NW Science Park Drive, Portland OR 97229
 Store phone: 503.985.4125
 Store hours: Mon. – Sat.: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. / Sun.: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
 Note: Holiday hours start Nov. 6. See invite for holiday hours.

Download or print the pass here.

Contact Darby Thiessen at dthiessen@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2188 for assistance with these or any of your George Fox University benefits.

Benefit announcement: Columbia Sportswear

Friday, November 10th, 2017

Columbia Sportswear has invited George Fox employees to shop at the Columbia Sportswear Employee Store from Nov. 10 – Dec. 3.

What is there and what are my savings?
 The store is at employee pricing. Tags are marked with prices. Discounts can vary.
 Includes all brands in the Columbia Sportswear family of brands: Columbia Sportswear, SOREL, Mountain Hardwear and prAna.
 50,000 sq. feet of each brand’s newest and most popular styles.

Instructions on how to participate:
 Bring the invite (below) with you to the store reception desk. (Or show the invite to the receptionist on your mobile phone.)
 Show your work/organization ID (options listed on invite).
 This invite is non-transferable, but you can bring your family and friends with you (up to 4 guests per person, per visit).
 Online access is not available, but you are welcome to visit multiple times during your invite period (with your invite)!

Location, phone, and hours
 Columbia Sportswear Employee Store, 14100 NW Science Park Drive, Portland OR 97229
 Store phone: 503.985.4125
 Store hours: Mon. – Sat.: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. / Sun.: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
 Note: Holiday hours start Nov. 6. See invite for holiday hours.

Download or print the pass here.

Contact Darby Thiessen at dthiessen@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2188 for assistance with these or any of your George Fox University benefits.

No outgoing mail on Veteran’s Day

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

In observance of Veteran’s Day tomorrow (Saturday, Nov. 11), there will be no outgoing mail or USPS packages. All outgoing mail and USPS packages will go out on Monday, Nov. 13.

If you have any questions, contact Richard Silver at rsilver@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2551.

Portland Writing Center is hiring

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

The Portland Writing Center is seeking a new writing consultant who is enthusiastic about helping fellow graduate and adult degree students understand the components of effective writing. Portland Writing Center consultants are current adult degree-completion and graduate students who work 4 to 8 hours per week meeting with students in face-to-face or online sessions at the Portland Writing Center.

Writing consultant duties include helping students with the following: (1) thinking through ideas for a writing assignment; (2) considering writing choices with regard to audience, focus, purpose, cohesion, and organization; (3) developing ideas with specific evidence; (4) improving research strategies; (5) applying proper documentation and formatting; and (6) understanding basic grammar and mechanics.

Click here for a consultant job description, and click here for a consultant application. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

For more information, contact Dr. Jennie Harrop, Portland Writing Center Director, at 503.554.6024 or jharrop@georgefox.edu.

“Evening of Jazz” concert on Saturday

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

The music department invites the campus community to “An Evening of Jazz” concert tomorrow (Saturday) at 7:30 p.m. in Bauman Auditorium. The concert will feature jazz trumpeter Clay Jenkins, who will perform with the George Fox University Jazz Ensemble and Faculty Trio.

Clay is an associate professor of music at the Eastman School of Music. He has performed and recorded albums with the bigs bands of Stan Kenton, Harry James, Buddy Rich, Count Basie and the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, as well as countless other jazz luminaries.

George Fox students and employees are entitled to one free ticket available with a current university ID presented at the door. Additional tickets are available for purchase at georgefox.edu/concerts.

Questions? Contact Nathanael Ankeny (nankeny@georgefox.edu).

Know any kids who want to join Penn Pals?

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Our mascot, Pennington Bear, is looking for new friends (12 and younger) to join his Penn Pals Kids Club. Do you know any kids who would like to join? Members get a T-shirt, six free tickets for parents to attend games, and much more! Plus, Pennington will be their pen pal; anytime kids write him a letter, he’ll send a handwritten personalized letter in return.

Join now and you’ll receive your Penn Pals package in time to use the free tickets at our first 2017 basketball game! Learn more about Penn Pals and join at this link.

For more information, contact Mckenna Tillotson (mtillotson@georgefox.edu) at ext. 2134.

Attend jazz master class on Friday

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

Learn from jazz trumpeter Clay Jenkins as he presents a jazz master class on Friday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Ross 208. Jenkins will answer questions and share about his experience as a professional jazz musician, performing with the likes of Stan Kenton, Buddy Rich, the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra and others.

Contact Nathanael Ankeny (nankeny@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

“Evening of Jazz” concert on Saturday

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

The music department invites the campus community to “An Evening of Jazz” concert on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in Bauman Auditorium. The concert will feature jazz trumpeter Clay Jenkins, who will perform with the George Fox University Jazz Ensemble and Faculty Trio.

Clay is an associate professor of music at the Eastman School of Music. He has performed and recorded albums with the bigs bands of Stan Kenton, Harry James, Buddy Rich, Count Basie and the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, as well as countless other jazz luminaries.

George Fox students and employees are entitled to one free ticket available with a current university ID presented at the door. Additional tickets are available for purchase at georgefox.edu/concerts.

Questions? Contact Nathanael Ankeny (nankeny@georgefox.edu).

Long-term care informational meeting today

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

Have questions about long-term care (LTC)?
Attend an educational Q&A and in-person meeting with LTC expert and alumus Nathan Sanow today (Thursdayfrom 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Roberts Center 117. Bring your lunch and your questions!

Can’t attend today?
•       Click here to visit the George Fox University LTC website
•       View the George Fox University LTC educational webinar here
•       Call or email the LTC enrollment firm directly at 800.733.6451 or Enroll@LTCconsumer.com

Long-term care Open Enrollment ends Nov. 15, 2017
For more information, contact Darby Thiessen at your Employee Empowerment office: 503.554.2188 or dthiessen@georgefox.edu

PT professor shares on topic of motor control Nov. 16

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

The School of Physical Therapy is excited to host a special presentation by Associate Professor Andrew Meszaros, PT, PhD, from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, in Canyon Commons 101 & 102.

Dr. Meszaros will present the topic “Motor Control Update for the Orthopaedically Minded,” which will provide a succinct modern update of select broad concepts in motor control. Topics will include: effects of motivational influences and autonomy on motor learning; senses of effort and force; movement as a self-organizing and emergent property; “good” versus “bad” variability in movement; antifragility; multifractality; the role of reflexes in voluntary movement; and a survey of misconceptions in sensory processing and therapeutic exercise.

Light refreshments will be served beginning at 5:30 p.m., and the presentation will start at 6 p.m. All are welcome to attend this free event. For more information about this and other upcoming School of Physical Therapy events, please visit our webpage. Direct any questions to Linda Dallof at ldallof@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2451.

FoxTALE upgrade scheduled for December

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

In an effort to increase overall security and stability of FoxTALE, we will introduce a late December upgrade to our maintenance schedule which currently includes our August upgrade and bi-monthly updates.​ ​A December upgrade will bring our security to the highest level and resolve issues. In addition, December upgrades will make the introduction of new features a bit more incremental. Our December 2017 upgrade is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 28 from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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

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De-stress with massages from DPTs tomorrow

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

Come by tomorrow (Friday), Nov. 10 from 12:30 to 5 p.m. in Roberts 204 to get a massage performed by a Doctor of Physical Therapy student and receive stress management advice. Our mission is to improve our community’s health by offering discounted massages to students for $10 and faculty for $15. Pre-register here.

Questions? Contact April Nichols (anichols16@georgefox.edu).

Do you have hip, knee or ankle pain? PT needs volunteers.

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

The physical therapy department is looking for volunteers to participate in a lab session on the lower extremities. If you have a problem with your hip, knee, ankle or foot, our lab is the place to be! Our doctor of physical therapy second-year students, along with faculty members, will be performing examinations and giving you direction on how to take care of your condition. Volunteers are needed for either a one- or two-hour session from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 28 at the Roberts Center.

Contact Linda Dallof at ldallof@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2451 to sign up. We hope you can join us!