Correction to IT contact information

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

This is a correction to contact information for the IT Service Desk. We published the wrong email address in an announcement yesterday. The correct email to contact the IT department is servicedesk@georgefox.edu.

We apologize for the confusion.

- IT

Register for MLK Day of Service before Jan. 9

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

On Monday, Jan. 19, George Fox students, staff and faculty will, for the sixth straight year, join with more than 1,000 students from Portland-area colleges and universities to commemorate the life, ideals and ministry of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a “day on” of voluntary service and reflection.

The MLK Day of Service is a collaborative effort of Portland-area universities and colleges facilitated by the Oregon Campus Compact, and we are always proud of how well George Fox is represented each year at this event. Annually, it is the largest mobilization of college students in the country to serve on MLK Day!

Volunteers will gather at Concordia University and serve in the Cully neighborhood of northeast Portland. Transportation from George Fox will be provided.

This year’s theme is “Healthy Schools, Thriving Communities.” In order to receive a free T-shirt and participate in this day of serving activities you must register at this link before Jan. 9, 2015.

Questions? Contact Rusty St. Cyr at rstcyr@georgefox.edu.

FoxTALE unavailable for three hours Monday morning

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

FoxTALE will be unavailable from 5 to 8 a.m. (Pacific Time) on Monday, Dec. 22, for scheduled maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Questions? Contact IT at it@servicedesk.edu.

New library system in place starting tomorrow

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Tomorrow (Thursday, Dec. 18), George Fox University libraries will transition to a new library system. We are in the fourth and final group as the 37-member Orbis Cascade Alliance transitions from stand-alone library systems to one shared library system.

The new system will improve the research experience for our students and faculty and allow us to better manage our resources. However, please be aware that there will be some bumps along the way as we make this migration. As one example, Summit Borrowing will be routed through interlibrary loan (a slower process) until Jan. 20. More information can be found at this link.

Today is final day of textbook buyback

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Today (Friday) is the last day to sell your textbooks at the Textbook Annex for the highest price available. Buyback ends at 4 p.m. After that time, you may sell your books using our website, and ship them to Neebo directly. You will receive a check in the mail once they are received at the warehouse.

Rented textbooks are also due today. These may be taken to the Textbook Annex or the BlueZone Store.

Questions? Contact Sandy Gidding at sgidding@georgefox.edu.

Reminder: Registration is open for MLK Day of Service

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

On Monday, Jan. 19, George Fox students, staff and faculty will, for the sixth straight year, join with more than 1,000 students from Portland-area colleges and universities to commemorate the life, ideals and ministry of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a “day on” of voluntary service and reflection.

The MLK Day of Service is a collaborative effort of Portland-area universities and colleges facilitated by the Oregon Campus Compact, and we are always proud of how well George Fox is represented each year at this event. Annually, it is the largest mobilization of college students in the country to serve on MLK Day!

Volunteers will gather at Concordia University and serve in the Cully neighborhood of northeast Portland. Transportation from George Fox will be provided.

This year’s theme is “Healthy Schools, Thriving Communities.” In order to receive a free T-shirt and participate in this day of serving activities you must register at this link before Jan. 9, 2015.

Questions? Contact Rusty St. Cyr at rstcyr@georgefox.edu.

Advent readings offered as we approach Christmas

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Merry Christmas from the Office of Spiritual and Intercultural Life! As you know, we are in the midst of Advent, which marks the beginning of the church year. It starts on the fourth Sunday before Christmas and ends on Christmas Eve. It’s a time of celebrating the birth of the Messiah and anticipating Christ’s second coming.

For this season, we offer you a series of Advent readings. They are separated into the five weeks of Advent and can be read aloud or in groups. We realize a couple of these dates have passed, but we encourage you to take the time to read these passages as we approach Christmas day.

  • Sunday, Nov. 30 (Hope): Luke 3:1-18
  • Sunday, Dec. 7 (Peace): Luke 1:5-25
  • Sunday, Dec. 14 (Joy): Luke 1:26-56
  • Sunday, Dec. 21 (Love): Luke 1:57-80
  • Thursday, Dec. 25 (Christ): Luke 2:1-40

Registration is open for MLK Day of Service

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

On Monday, Jan. 19, George Fox students, staff and faculty will, for the sixth straight year, join with more than 1,000 students from Portland-area colleges and universities to commemorate the life, ideals and ministry of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a “day on” of voluntary service and reflection.

The MLK Day of Service is a collaborative effort of Portland-area universities and colleges facilitated by the Oregon Campus Compact, and we are always proud of how well George Fox is represented each year at this event. Annually, it is the largest mobilization of college students in the country to serve on MLK Day!

Volunteers will gather at Concordia University and serve in the Cully neighborhood of northeast Portland. Transportation from George Fox will be provided.

This year’s theme is “Healthy Schools, Thriving Communities.” In order to receive a free T-shirt and participate in this day of serving activities you must register at this link before Jan. 9, 2015.

Questions? Contact Rusty St. Cyr at rstcyr@georgefox.edu.

Textbook buyback runs through Friday

Monday, December 8th, 2014

This week is textbook buyback at the BlueZone Textbook Annex! We will be open for buyback from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. daily through Friday.

Do you want to skip the line for buyback? You can sell your books back online. Just go to gfubookstore.com and click on the “Score Extra $$$” link. Using the online buyback will get you an additional 10 percent for your books – and the shipping is free!

Faculty, please be sure your students are aware of textbook buyback week.

Contact John Stewart at jstewart@neebo.com if you have questions.

RSVP deadline extended for Saturday’s College of Business event

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

The RSVP deadline for Saturday’s Leadership Symposium with Mohan Nair has been extended through today (Friday). You may still RSVP here: Leadership Symposium.

Nair is VP and chief innovation officer for Cambia Health Solutions. He will speak from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in Hoover 105 tomorrow morning. There is no charge to attend.

Nair is the keynote speaker for the College of Business’ semi-annual Transformational Leadership Symposium. The topic of the symposium is “Transform You, Transform Business.” Nair will share inspirational leadership strategies that bring about personal and professional growth and transformation.

Questions? Contact Colleen Huffman at chuffman@georgefox.edu.

Textbook buyback runs Dec. 8-12 at BlueZone Store Annex

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

It’s time for textbook buyback at the BlueZone Store Annex. We will be hosting buyback from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, Dec. 8-12, at the Textbook Annex, 1109 E. Hancock Street in Newberg.

If you can’t make it in during these hours, or you just don’t want to stand in line, you can sell your books back on our website at gfubookstore.com. Use the “Score Extra $$$$” link. You’ll get an extra 10 percent back just for using our online buyback feature!

Faculty, please be sure your students are aware of this buyback program.

Questions? Contact John Stewart at jstewart@neebo.com.

VP, chief innovation officer speaks at College of Business event Saturday

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

You are reminded to come hear a free presentation by Mohan Nair, VP and chief innovation officer of Cambia Health Solutions, this Saturday, Dec. 6, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in Hoover 105.

Nair is the keynote speaker for the College of Business’ semi-annual Transformational Leadership Symposium. The topic of the symposium is “Transform You, Transform Business.” Nair will share inspirational leadership strategies that bring about personal and professional growth and transformation. You can read more about his presentation here.

Questions? Contact Colleen Huffman at chuffman@georgefox.edu.

Student Financial Services News: Latest edition now available online

Monday, December 1st, 2014

If you have not signed up yet to receive the SFS News, please visit this link to read the archived edition sent out last week. At the bottom of the list you will see you can “Join Our Mailing List” to receive future editions as they are available.

The SFS News is the best way to stay informed about the financial aid and student accounts offices.

Questions? Contact Jenny Getsinger at jgetsing@georgefox.edu.

George Fox students gather to stand in solidarity today

Monday, December 1st, 2014

You are invited to stand in support of our black students at George Fox and the black community across our nation. Concerned students and the Office of Intercultural Life are organizing a demonstration on Tuesday, Dec. 2, in light of the shooting deaths of an unarmed black teen, Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Mo., and numerous other black men and boys around the country. Meet on the Centennial Tower lawn in front of the Student Union Building from 1 to 2 p.m. Students, faculty and staff are invited to wear black on Tuesday in solidarity.

Those who wish to better understand why the situation in Ferguson is so hurtful to the black community and how we can pursue racial reconciliation are encouraged to contact Donna Barber, director of intercultural life, or Rebecca Hernandez, associate vice president of intercultural engagement. There are also several student clubs and organizations that have much to offer in this important area.

Reminder: New library system coming soon

Monday, December 1st, 2014

On Thursday, Dec. 18, George Fox University libraries will transition to a new library system. We are in the fourth and final group as the 37-member Orbis Cascade Alliance transitions from stand-alone library systems to one shared library system.

The new system will improve the research experience for our students and faculty and allow us to better manage our resources. More information can be found at this link.

George Fox students gather to stand in solidarity Tuesday

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

You are invited to stand in support of our black students at George Fox and the black community across our nation. Concerned students and the Office of Intercultural Life are organizing a demonstration on Tuesday, Dec. 2, in light of the shooting deaths of an unarmed black teen, Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Mo., and numerous other black men and boys around the country. Meet on the Centennial Tower lawn in front of the Student Union Building from 1 to 2 p.m. Students, faculty and staff are invited to wear black on Tuesday in solidarity.

Those who wish to better understand why the situation in Ferguson is so hurtful to the black community and how we can pursue racial reconciliation are encouraged to contact Donna Barber, director of intercultural life, or Rebecca Hernandez, associate vice president of intercultural engagement. There are also several student clubs and organizations that have much to offer in this important area.

VP & Chief Innovation Officer Mohan Nair speaks Dec. 6

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

The College of Business invites the university community to a presentation by Mohan Nair, VP and chief innovation officer of Cambia Health Solutions, on Saturday, Dec. 6, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in Hoover 105.

Nair is the keynote speaker for the College of Business’ semi-annual Transformational Leadership Symposium. The topic of the symposium is “Transform You, Transform Business.” Nair will share inspirational leadership strategies that bring about personal and professional growth and transformation. You can read more about his presentation here.

Mark your calendar! Have questions? Contact Colleen Huffman at chuffman@georgefox.edu.

New library system coming soon

Monday, November 24th, 2014

On Thursday, Dec. 18, George Fox University libraries will transition to a new library system. We are in the fourth and final group as the 37-member Orbis Cascade Alliance transitions from stand-alone library systems to one shared library system.

The new system will improve the research experience for our students and faculty and allow us to better manage our resources. More information can be found at this link.

Offices closed for Thanksgiving holiday Nov. 27-28

Monday, November 24th, 2014

All university offices on the Newberg campus and at the Portland Center will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 27-28, for the Thanksgiving holiday.

All invited to Saint John’s Bible presentation Friday

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

All students and employees are invited to attend a special session, “Illuminating the Word – the Making of the Saint John’s Bible,” from 9 to 9:50 a.m. tomorrow (Friday) in Lemmons 8. Brad Neary, director of the Saint John’s Bible Heritage Program, will make a PowerPoint presentation on the making and significance of the Saint John’s Bible.

As part of George Fox University’s “A Year with the Saint John’s Bible” celebration, Volume 6 (The Gospels and Acts) will be available for viewing.

Questions? Contact Paul Anderson at panderso@georgefox.edu.