Student employees: A few reminders before you go

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Before saying your goodbyes and hitting the highway there are a few payroll reminders. First, please be sure to lock your time sheets. This will prevent any hold on your paycheck for a signature.

Second, be sure your address is up to date with mail services so your paycheck can find you. Another great option is to set up direct deposit before you go, so your pay won’t be delayed by the mail. The direct deposit form is available at this link.

Questions? Contact Kasondra Silva in HR at 503-554-2184.

Student employees: A few reminders before you go

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Before saying your goodbyes and hitting the highway there are a few payroll reminders. First, please be sure to lock your time sheets. This will prevent any hold on your paycheck for a signature.

Second, be sure your address is up to date with mail services so your paycheck can find you. Another great option is to set up direct deposit before you go, so your pay won’t be delayed by the mail. The direct deposit form is available at this link.

Questions? Contact Kasondra Silva in HR at 503-554-2184.

IT Service Desk positions available at Portland Center

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Interested in working with computers and technology in a customer service setting? Do you have customer service experience and enjoy helping others? Apply for our Portland Center IT Service Desk positions available starting May 2!

Find our application process on Bruin Careers, located within the IDEA Center section on your MyGFU page. Set up an account and upload your resume and application. Be sure to refine your search to “On Campus Student Employment” to find all the available job positions. Look for the Portland Center IT Service Desk assistant position and apply today!

Libraries, IT now accepting debit/credit cards for purchases

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

The MLRC and Portland Center libraries are now accepting debit and credit cards to purchase print cards. No more digging in your pockets or wallet for that extra change to purchase a print card. You can now purchase the print card you need with your debit/credit card.

The IT Service Desk not only accepts your debit or credit card, but Apple and Android Pay is also available. So if you need a new ID card, power adapter or to pay for those unexpected repair parts you will no longer need to provide cash or a check. Just put it on the card.

We will continue to accept cash and checks through June 30, 2016. Beginning July 1, 2016, these locations will only accept your electronic forms payment (debit/credit/touch pay), and ID cards will no longer be charged to student accounts.

Contact Piper Parks at pparks@georgefox.edu if you have questions.

Accounts Payable Year-End Deadlines

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Fiscal-year-end 2015/2016 is quickly approaching, and the finance department would appreciate your help in ensuring a smooth and timely year-end close. Please review and note the following deadlines for accounts payable requests:

1. Submission of the following FY2015/2016 requests must be received by the finance department on or before July 8, 2016:

  • Check Requests
  • Invoices
  • Expense Reimbursement Requests
  • Petty Cash Logs for expenses through June 30, 2016, only

2. All Cash Advance Requests for FY2015/2016 expenses must be received by the finance department on or before June 13, 2016.

Please refer to the “Fiscal Year-End Deadlines & Procedures” page on the finance department website for additional details.

Please contact Jennifer Klapp (jklapp@georgefox.edu or ext. 2170) with any year-end accounts payable questions.

Thank you!
The Finance Team

Sell your books for cash this week at Bruin Store

Sunday, April 24th, 2016

Get cash for your books! Sell your books back during Finals Week in the Bruin Store and receive 50 percent of retail for books needed for summer and fall semesters, and up to 30 percent for other books.

No receipts are needed, just your books and GFU ID (required). Remember to return your rental books by Friday, April 29. Questions? Call or visit the Bruin Store.

Accounts Payable Year-End Deadlines

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Fiscal-year-end 2015/2016 is quickly approaching, and the finance department would appreciate your help in ensuring a smooth and timely year-end close. Please review and note the following deadlines for accounts payable requests:

1. Submission of the following FY2015/2016 requests must be received by the finance department on or before July 8, 2016:

  • Check Requests
  • Invoices
  • Expense Reimbursement Requests
  • Petty Cash Logs for expenses through June 30, 2016, only

2. All Cash Advance Requests for FY2015/2016 expenses must be received by the finance department on or before June 13, 2016.

Please refer to the “Fiscal Year-End Deadlines & Procedures” page on the finance department website for additional details.

Please contact Jennifer Klapp (jklapp@georgefox.edu or ext. 2170) with any year-end accounts payable questions.

Thank you!
The Finance Team

Get cash for your textbooks at the Bruin Store

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Get cash for your books! Sell your books back during Finals Week in the Bruin Store and receive 50 percent of retail for books needed for summer and fall semesters, and up to 30 percent for other books.

No receipts are needed, just your books and GFU ID (required). Remember to return your rental books by Friday, April 29. Questions? Call or visit the Bruin Store.

Portland Center seeking IT Service Desk assistants

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Interested in working with computers and technology in a customer service setting? Do you have customer service experience and enjoy helping others? Apply for our Portland Center IT Service Desk positions available starting May 2!

Find our application process on Bruin Careers, located within the IDEA Center section on your MyGFU page. Set up an account and upload your resume and application. Be sure to refine your search to “On Campus Student Employment” to find all the available job positions. Look for the “Portland Center IT Service Desk Assistant” position and apply today!

Rand Michael speaks at church conference this Saturday

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Rand Michael, associate professor and program director of the Graduate School of Counseling, will again be the keynote speaker for “Shattering Stigma with Stories,” a conference that addresses the interface of the church and mental health/illness.

Rand’s keynote title is “From Stigma to Style: Choosing Our Life Narrative.” The conference, scheduled at New Hope Community Church from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday, April 23, targets mental health professionals as well as clergy and church laity. The church is located at 11731 S.E. Stevens Road, in Happy Valley.

Contact Rand (rmichael@georgefox.edu) for more information.

Sell your textbooks back to the Bruin Store

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Get cash for your books! Sell your books back during Finals Week in the Bruin Store and receive 50 percent of retail for books needed for summer and fall semesters, and up to 30 percent for other books.

No receipts are needed, just your books and GFU ID (required). Remember to return your rental books by Friday, April 29. Questions? Call or visit the Bruin Store.

Libraries, IT now accepting debit/credit cards for purchases

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

The MLRC and Portland Center libraries are now accepting debit and credit cards to purchase print cards. No more digging in your pockets or wallet for that extra change to purchase a print card. You can now purchase the print card you need with your debit/credit card.

The IT Service Desk not only accepts your debit or credit card, but Apple and Android Pay is also available. So if you need a new ID card, power adapter or to pay for those unexpected repair parts you will no longer need to provide cash or a check. Just put it on the card.

We will continue to accept cash and checks through June 30, 2016. Beginning July 1, 2016, these locations will only accept your electronic forms payment (debit/credit/touch pay), and ID cards will no longer be charged to student accounts.

Contact Piper Parks at pparks@georgefox.edu if you have questions.

Apply today for Portland Center IT Service Desk positions

Monday, April 18th, 2016

Interested in working with computers and technology in a customer service setting? Do you have customer service experience and enjoy helping others? Apply for our Portland Center IT Service Desk positions available starting May 2!

Find our application process on Bruin Careers, located within the IDEA Center section on your MyGFU page. Set up an account and upload your resume and application. Be sure to refine your search to “On Campus Student Employment” to find all the available job positions. Look for the Portland Center IT Service Desk assistant position and apply today!

Health and Counseling Center closing for summer

Sunday, April 17th, 2016

The Health and Counseling Center will be closing for the summer on May 11, 2016. We will be back on campus and available to schedule appointments on Tuesday, Aug. 16.

Our last “Wart Wednesday” is scheduled for April 27. We look forward to seeing you in the fall!

Questions? Contact Dana Ferrin at dferrin@georgefox.edu.

Play ‘Mr. Darwin’s Tree’ comes to Newberg campus April 21

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

Mr. Darwin’s Tree, the acclaimed British one-man play about the life and work of Charles Darwin, will be performed at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, in Wood-Mar Auditorium. Produced by Scholarship and Christianity in Oxford (SCIO) and sponsored by George Fox’s science and religion clubs, the play aims to enhance the conversation on science and religion.

Written by noted playwright and director Murray Watts (The Miracle Maker, KJB: The Book that Changed the World, The Dream) and starring British film, TV and theatre actor Andrew Harrison (Dorian Gray, Miss Marple, Beyond Narnia), Mr. Darwin’s Tree presents a very human and very real Charles Darwin, one who wrestled with the challenges that his theories posed for traditional beliefs.

It also presents Darwin’s wife, Emma, as an intelligent and articulate representative of Christian faith. In doing so, the play rejects the “straw man” effigies of Darwin presented by both his extreme protagonists and antagonists, providing the opportunity for lively engagement, thoughtful conversations and fresh explorations.

The performance will mark the play’s first tour of the U.S. since it first premiered in 2009 at Westminster Abbey in England. The April 21 show will be followed by a reception and discussion with the playwright and leading campus academics.

Admission is free, but if you plan to attend an RSVP is requested. Please register at this link.

For more information, contact Jeongah Kim at jkim@georgefox.edu. More about the play is available at mrdarwinstree.com or scio-uk.org.

Now accepting debit/credit cards for print card and IT purchases

Sunday, April 10th, 2016

The MLRC and Portland Center libraries are now accepting debit and credit cards to purchase print cards. No more digging in your pockets or wallet for that extra change to purchase a print card. You can now purchase the print card you need with your debit/credit card.

The IT Service Desk can not only accept your debit or credit card, but Apple and Android Pay is also available. So if you need a new ID card, power adapter or to pay for those unexpected repair parts you will no longer need to provide cash or a check. Just put it on the card.

We will continue to accept cash and checks through June 30, 2016. Beginning July 1, 2016, these locations will only accept your electronic forms payment (debit/credit/touch pay) and ID cards will no longer be charged to student accounts.

Contact Piper Parks at pparks@georgefox.edu if you have questions.

Come hear from alumnus Stuart Willcuts at forum tomorrow

Sunday, April 10th, 2016

The university’s Center for Peace and Justice welcomes Stuart Willcuts, Mercy Corps country director in Ukraine, to speak at the 2016 John Woolman Peacemaking Forum tomorrow (Tuesday). Our theme this year is “Fostering Peace and Justice Through the Lens of Service.”

Stuart, a 1972 alumnus of George Fox, has dedicated his life to promoting peace and reconciliation during complex humanitarian crisis events. He will speak on restoring hope to the most vulnerable during chapel in Bauman Auditorium at 10:50 a.m.

The evening event, at 7 p.m. in Hoover 105, is open to the community. Stuart will share real-life stories about his courageous work as a disciple of Christ serving the world. He will also be presented the John Woolman Peacemaking Award for his lifetime of international humanitarian service to those who have been marginalized by and suffered from war and oppression.

Contact Laurie Fair (lfair@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Are you a veteran graduating in 2016?

Sunday, April 10th, 2016

Are you a veteran graduating in 2016? If yes, please contact Sherri Moore (smoore@georgefox.edu) by 4 p.m. today (Monday, April 11), to order Veterans Honors Cords. We are ordering now for spring and fall 2016. (If you have already placed an order, you do not need to contact her.)

Alumnus speaks at Woolman Peacemaking Forum this Tuesday

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

The university’s Center for Peace and Justice welcomes Stuart Willcuts, Mercy Corps country director in Ukraine, to speak at the 2016 John Woolman Peacemaking Forum on Tuesday, April 12. Our theme this year is “Fostering Peace and Justice Through the Lens of Service.”

Stuart, a 1972 alumnus of George Fox, has dedicated his life to promoting peace and reconciliation during complex humanitarian crisis events. He will speak on restoring hope to the most vulnerable during chapel in Bauman Auditorium at 10:50 a.m.

The evening event, at 7 p.m. in Hoover 105, is open to the community. Stuart will share real-life stories about his courageous work as a disciple of Christ serving the world. He will also be presented the John Woolman Peacemaking Award for his lifetime of international humanitarian service to those who have been marginalized by and suffered from war and oppression.

Contact Laurie Fair (lfair@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

UCLA professor speaks on history of God’s Word in lecture tonight

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

The university community is invited to attend a free lecture featuring William Schneidewind, author and professor of biblical studies at UCLA, tonight (Thursday) at 7:30 p.m. in Hoover 105. The lecture title is “A Short History of the Word of God: Old Testament, Dead Sea Scrolls, New Testament, Early and Modern Church.”

Schneidewind serves as the chair of the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures and holds the Kershaw Endowed Chair of Ancient Eastern Mediterranean Studies. He received a BA in religion from George Fox University (1984), an MA in historical geography from Jerusalem University College, and a PhD in Bible and Ancient Near East from Brandeis University (1992).

He has been a visiting scholar at the Hebrew University and a research fellow at the Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem. Schniedewind received George Fox’s 2013 Outstanding Alumnus Award. He is the author of five books, including How the Bible Became a Book, which has been translated into seven languages.

The William Penn Honors Program, College of Christian Studies and the George Fox Evangelical Seminary are sponsoring this lecture. Chapel credit is available.

Questions? Contact Roger Nam at rnam@georgefox.edu.