Courier service schedule change reminder

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

Just a reminder that the Newberg-to-Portland Center courier is only going to deliver today (Thursday) and will resume a normal delivery schedule next week.

Encourage students to confirm their enrollment

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

Every semester, registered students are asked to confirm their enrollment in MyGFU prior to the semester’s start. If students fail to confirm their enrollment it can negatively affect their financial aid, their housing, and their class registration.

As you interact with students between now and the beginning of spring semester, please ask if they’ve confirmed their enrollment and, if not, point them to their checklist items in MyGFU to do so.

Thank you!
– Melissa Thomas (mthomas@georgefox.edu)

Reminder: FoxTALE upgrade scheduled for Dec. 28

Tuesday, December 26th, 2017

In an effort to increase overall security and the 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 5 p.m. FoxTALE will be unavailable during this time.

See the new features here: FoxTALE New Features for Spring 2018.

Top new features …

The Schedule of Development Events has been updated for Spring 2018, with offerings starting on Jan. 2. See the schedule here.

Questions? Contact the Service Desk at servicedesk@georgefox.edu or call 503-554-2569.

– Your Education Technology Team

Encourage students to confirm their enrollment

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

Every semester, registered students are asked to confirm their enrollment in MyGFU prior to the semester’s start. If students fail to confirm their enrollment it can negatively affect their financial aid, their housing, and their class registration.

As you interact with students between now and the beginning of spring semester, please ask if they’ve confirmed their enrollment and, if not, point them to their checklist items in MyGFU to do so.

Thank you!
– Melissa Thomas (mthomas@georgefox.edu)

President Baker reflects on ‘Time’ in his latest blog piece

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

In his latest blog piece, President Robin Baker reflects on the construct of time, observing how it was measured in the past versus how we measure it today and pondering how to best spend it. You can read the piece here.

Swing by Canyon Commons today for Debby O’Kelley’s retirement party

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

Please celebrate with us Debby O’Kelley at her retirement party today (Wednesday) at 3 p.m.. Debby started working for George Fox in the university’s mail room 25 years ago, but most people know her as the former office manager for Plant Services.

Please stop by Canyon Commons for a chance to thank Debby for her 25 years of service.

Courier schedule changes over break

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

The Newberg-to-Portland Center courier service will only deliver on Thursday, Dec. 28, during Christmas break. It will resume its regular schedule the following week.

Come wish Debby O’Kelley well in retirement this Wednesday

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

Please mark your calendar to attend Debby O’Kelley’s retirement party this Wednesday, Dec. 20, at 3 p.m. in Canyon Commons. Debby started working for George Fox in the university’s mail room 25 years ago, but most people know her as the former office manager for Plant Services.

Don’t get locked out of your account while traveling abroad

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

Are you leaving the country for the break or traveling outside the U.S.? Has it been a while since you changed your account password?

The IT department recommends that you change your password before heading to a foreign time zone or an area where internet and phone service is less accessible.

Should you need any assistance, the Service Desk will be available from 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday over the break. The university will be closed Dec. 25-27 and Jan. 1.

Questions? Contact Piper Parks (pparks@georgefox.edu).

Shopping at the Bruin Store? Here are the Christmas break hours

Friday, December 15th, 2017

Below are the Bruin Store hours for commencement and Christmas break …

  • Midyear Commencement (Saturday, Dec. 16): 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 18 to Jan. 5: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Closed Dec. 25-27

It’s never too early to order your textbooks! Rent and purchase your spring textbooks now at georgefoxshop.com. In-store pick-up will be available starting Saturday, Dec. 16.

Contact Michael Simmons (msimmons@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

FoxTALE upgrade scheduled for Dec. 28

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

In an effort to increase overall security and the 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 5 p.m. FoxTALE will be unavailable during this time.

See the new features here: FoxTALE New Features for Spring 2018.

Top new features …

The Schedule of Development Events has been updated for Spring 2018, with offerings starting on Jan. 2. See the schedule here.

Questions? Contact the Service Desk at servicedesk@georgefox.edu or call 503-554-2569.

– Your Education Technology Team

Take note of Bruin Store’s hours over Christmas break

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Below are the Bruin Store hours for commencement and Christmas break …

  • Midyear Commencement (Saturday, Dec. 16): 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 18 to Jan. 5: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Closed Dec. 25-27

It’s never too early to order your textbooks! Rent and purchase your spring textbooks now at georgefoxshop.com. In-store pick-up will be available starting Saturday, Dec. 16.

Contact Michael Simmons (msimmons@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Mail Services and Print Services post Christmas break hours

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Mail Services will be open during normal campus operation hours over the Christmas break. Print Services will be closed only during the week of Christmas (Dec. 25-29).

Join colleagues at all-employee meeting this afternoon

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Make plans to attend the all-employee meeting this afternoon (Thursday) from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Canyon Commons. The event will also be live-streamed in Room 160 at the Portland Center.

Bruin Store posts hours for commencement, Christmas break

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Below are the Bruin Store hours for commencement and Christmas break …

  • Midyear Commencement (Saturday, Dec. 16): 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 18 to Jan. 5: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Closed Dec. 25-29

It’s never too early to order your textbooks! Rent and purchase your spring textbooks now at georgefoxshop.com. In-store pick-up will be available starting Saturday, Dec. 16.

Contact Michael Simmons (msimmons@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Accelerated payroll deadlines in place for this month

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Here are a couple of Employee Empowerment items to make note of  …

December Deadlines

  • All payroll items such as temporary employee time cards, check requests, adjunct contracts and W-4 and direct deposit changes are due by 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 14, in order to be effective for December.
  • Any benefit change and/or enrollment forms are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 15, in order to be effective for December’s payroll.
  • Temporary employee time cards should be filled out through Dec. 13 and returned to Employee Empowerment by 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 15.

Updating Your Personal Information and Consent for W-2

  • Make sure your mailing address is correct for year-end reporting. You can check it and update if necessary in MyGFU > Self-Service > Campus Personal Info.
  • You can also elect to have your W-2 available via MyGFU rather than mailed. To sign up or check to see if you already have, go to MyGFU > Self-Service > Payroll and Compensation > W-2/W-2c Consent.

Questions? Contact Employee Empowerment at ee@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2180.

Employee Opinion Survey: Welcoming a New Child

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Employee Empowerment would appreciate feedback on your experiences as a working parent welcoming a new child. If you would like your voice to be heard as we evaluate our policies designed to support our working parents, take 10 minutes to respond.

Please respond by Friday, Dec. 15. Thank you!

Survey: Welcoming a New Child

How to register a formal student complaint

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

While most student concerns and complaints can and should be resolved informally, there is a formal general complaint procedure described in the “Support for Students” section of the Undergraduate Student Handbook as well as on the Graduate/DPS Policies page of the website.

Note that these procedures cover complaints of a general nature and do not supersede specific policies involving special cases such as grade appeals, sexual harassment, etc., which are covered elsewhere in the Student Handbook, catalog or Graduate/DPS Policies.

For more information, contact the student life department (studentlife@georgefox.edu).

Have a coworker you’d like to honor at this Thursday’s all-employee meeting?

Monday, December 11th, 2017

Do you know someone who deserves special recognition for awesome work at our next all-employee meeting (Thursday, Dec. 14)? Please send an email to Employee Empowerment (ee@georgefox.edu) by end of day today (Tuesday) with a short summary (two to three sentences) of their recent success!

You are also welcome to come to the meeting early and add additional “shout-outs” to the board.

The meeting is set from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Canyon Commons. A live stream will be shown in Portland Center’s Room 160.

Questions? Contact Darby Thiessen (dthiessen@georgefox.edu).

adidas Employee Store discount available to George Fox students and employees

Monday, December 11th, 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 Dec. 13, 2017, to Jan. 3, 2018. Shop the newest adidas technology, apparel and accessories for all types of winter weather.

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., with the exception of Dec. 24 (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.), Dec. 25 (closed), Dec. 31 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and Jan. 1 (10 a.m. to 6 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.