Student Loan Repayment Workshop sessions scheduled

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

As graduation nears, so does the reality of student loan repayment. For many students, loan repayment can be confusing and frustrating.

That is why the financial aid office is offering a Student Loan Repayment Workshop to all graduating students. The sessions will be held on the Newberg campus and will cover topics such as how to afford your loan payments, what to do if you can’t and information on loan forgiveness. To view dates/times and sign up, visit this link.

If you’re unable to attend the workshop but you’d still like help, feel free to set up an appointment with our office instead.

Questions? Contact Johanna Schweitzer at jschweitzer@georgefox.edu.

BlueZone Store open through Thursday this week

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

This is a reminder that the BlueZone Store will be open from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. today (Monday) through Thursday, March 26. We will be closed on Friday, March 27, and will reopen with normal hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday) on Monday, March 30.

BlueZone Store open Monday through Thursday of spring break

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

The BlueZone Store will be open from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday, March 23-26, of spring break week. We will be closed on Friday, March 27, and will reopen with normal hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday) on Monday, March 30.

Counseling program hosts info session tonight

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Hey seniors! Do you enjoy helping people? Have you considered a career as a clinical mental health counselor, couple and family systems counselor, school counselor or school psychologist? If so, join this week’s information meeting to learn about masters-level counseling programs offered at George Fox. Prerequisite classes are not required, and your bachelor’s degree does not need to be in psychology to apply.

An info meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. tonight (Wednesday) at the Portland Center. You can register online at this link and learn more about our programs at counseling.georgefox.edu. The meeting will take place in Room 155A, located on the first floor of the Portland Center.

Contact Joel Moore at jmoore@georgefox.edu or 503-554-6166 if you have questions or to schedule a one-on-one appointment.

Grad Night Open House set for April 1 at Portland Center

Monday, March 16th, 2015

Spring 2015 grads: Stop by our Grad Night Open House on Wednesday, April 1, to pick up your cap and gown between 4 and 6:30 p.m. at the Portland Center (PDS 155).

Meet with student accounts, alumni, Jostens and BlueZone Store representatives, and enjoy snacks with your cohort and other George Fox graduates!

Questions? Contact Darla Norgren at dnorgren@georgefox.edu.

Interested in being a counselor? Join Wednesday’s info meeting

Monday, March 16th, 2015

Hey seniors! Do you enjoy helping people? Have you considered a career as a clinical mental health counselor, couple and family systems counselor, school counselor or school psychologist? If so, join this week’s information meeting to learn about masters-level counseling programs offered at George Fox. Prerequisite classes are not required, and your bachelor’s degree does not need to be in psychology to apply.

An info meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, at the Portland Center. You can register online at this link and learn more about our programs at counseling.georgefox.edu. The meeting will take place in Room 155A, located on the first floor of the Portland Center.

Contact Joel Moore at jmoore@georgefox.edu or 503-554-6166 if you have questions or to schedule a one-on-one appointment.

C.S. Lewis expert from Oxford speaks on campus April 9

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Save the date! On Thursday, April 9, scholar Jason Lepojärvi will present a lecture, “C.S. Lewis’s Famous Disagreement with Augustine on Love,” at 7:30 p.m. in Hoover 105.

Lepojärvi is a junior research fellow in theology at St. Benet’s Hall, Oxford, and a former president of the Oxford C.S. Lewis Society. Born to a Canadian mother and a Finnish father, he studied theology and philosophy at the University of Helsinki. More details about him can be found here. The lecture is sponsored by the Office of the President and the William Penn Honors Program.

Do you know a high school student who may be interested in the William Penn Honors Program? An honors program reception will be held immediately following the lecture. Additionally, a special visit day event will be held on April 10 during Bruin Preview.

Questions? Contact Jane Sweet at jsweet@georgefox.edu.

Student Loan Repayment Workshop sessions available

Monday, March 9th, 2015

As graduation nears, so does the reality of student loan repayment. For many students, loan repayment can be confusing and frustrating.

That is why the financial aid office is offering a Student Loan Repayment Workshop to all graduating students. The sessions will be held on the Newberg campus and will cover topics such as how to afford your loan payments, what to do if you can’t and information on loan forgiveness. To view dates/times and sign up, visit this link.

If you’re unable to attend the workshop but you’d still like help, feel free to set up an appointment with our office instead.

Questions? Contact Johanna Schweitzer at jschweitzer@georgefox.edu.

IDEA Center hosts Jobs in High Tech networking event March 18

Sunday, March 8th, 2015

Save the date Wednesday, March 18, when the IDEA Center continues its vision to introduce students to industry clusters with a Jobs in High Tech networking event from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Hoover 105.

Students of all majors are invited to learn about the vast career opportunities in the innovative and creative world that support the tech industry. The panel and subsequent networking time will focus on career paths that typically don’t come to mind when you think of digital humanities, user experience, computer-to-human interactions, branding of new products and positions that support the tech industry.

Organizations represented include Intel, Waggener Edstrom PR agency, Funnelbox, Salesforce Software, Code Oregon and others. We encourage you to attend as an opportunity to learn and network with professionals in a growing and incredibly creative and collaborative industry cluster.

Questions? Please contact the IDEA Center at idea@georgefox.edu.

Interfaith dialogue on human rights hosted tonight

Sunday, March 8th, 2015

What do Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Baha’ism teach us about human rights? Join us for a panel discussion on the role of human rights within diverse faith traditions, at 7 p.m. tonight (Monday) in the Cap and Gown Room on the Newberg campus. There is no charge to attend.

Hosted by Sarita Gallagher (Christian studies), the panel includes George Fox professor Paul Anderson (biblical and Quaker studies); Rabbi Joseph Wolf of Huvurah Shalom; Arif Humayun, founder of Circle of Peace and member of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy; and Fridoon Rahimi, retired pediatrician and member of the Baha’i faith.

The meeting, the fourth annual Circle of Peace Seminar, is co-sponsored by George Fox University and Circle of Peace. For more information, contact Paula Hampton in the College of Christian Studies at 503-554-2650.

BlueZone Store is open today

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

We are here for you! Circumstances have changed to allow the BlueZone Store to be open today (Friday), so come on by to get your George Fox gear and support our Bruins basketball team tonight at the game. Go Bruins!

New Nike clothing has recently arrived, and all clothing/gift items are 20 percent off right now (in-store only), so it’s a great time to get something new. Come take a look.

Monday forum features interfaith dialogue on human rights

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

What do Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Baha’ism teach us about human rights? Join us for a panel discussion on the role of human rights within diverse faith traditions, at 7 p.m. this Monday, March 9, in the Cap and Gown Room on the Newberg campus. There is no charge to attend.

Hosted by Sarita Gallagher (Christian studies), the panel includes George Fox professor Paul Anderson (biblical and Quaker studies); Rabbi Joseph Wolf of Huvurah Shalom; Arif Humayun, founder of Circle of Peace and member of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy; and Fridoon Rahimi, retired pediatrician and member of the Baha’i faith.

The meeting, the fourth annual Circle of Peace Seminar, is co-sponsored by George Fox University and Circle of Peace. For more information, contact Paula Hampton in the College of Christian Studies at 503-554-2650.

Turnitin scheduled maintenance: Saturday, March 7

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Turnitin services may be temporarily unavailable during a scheduled maintenance period on Saturday, March 7, from 7 to 11 a.m. FoxTALE will be available during this time.

We apologize for any inconvenience. Contact the IT Service Desk with any questions: 503-554-2569 or servicedesk@georgefox.edu.

- Your Educational Technology Team

Event covers Twitter for professional development, teaching and learning

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Join us as Melissa Lim and Robin Ashford share specifics regarding how to use Twitter for professional development, teaching and learning. The event is scheduled this Saturday, March 7, from 10 a.m. to noon in Room 155 at the Portland Center. RSVP by visiting our MeetUp site or by emailing Jessi Huffman at tri@georgefox.edu. Cost is a $3 donation at the door.

EdTechWomen events are open to all persons wanting to increase their awareness and skills in the use of technology in their professional and personal lives, with a special emphasis on expanding women’s access to and use of technology in business and educational settings.

For more information on ETW-Portland, contact one of the chapter coordinators:

BlueZone Store closed this Friday

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

The BlueZone Store will be closed all day on Friday, March 6. Please plan ahead for any needs you may have (e.g. Scantrons, bluebooks, art project supplies). Online orders placed after Thursday (8 a.m.) will be processed and shipped on Monday, March 9.

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

Free tax assistance offered March 14 and April 11

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

The university’s accounting department is offering free tax preparation and e-filing assistance this spring. Dates for help sessions are two upcoming Saturdays: March 14 and April 11.

The Tax-Aide program is designed to help taxpayers prepare their returns. The service is especially geared toward senior citizens, students, individuals with lower incomes, and those who have limited English proficiency. Anyone, however, is eligible for assistance. The only exception is for those whose return is deemed too complicated.

Help will be available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. both dates. Both sessions will meet in Room 211 in the Hoover Academic Building. A sign-up sheet will be available 30 minutes before each session.

For more information, including details on what to bring, visit this page.

Event covers Twitter for professional development, teaching and learning

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

Join us as Melissa Lim and Robin Ashford share specifics regaring how to use Twitter for professional development, teaching and learning. The event is scheduled this Saturday, March, 7, from 10 a.m. to noon in Room 155 at the Portland Center. RSVP by visiting our MeetUp site or by emailing Jessi Huffman at tri@georgefox.edu. Cost is a $3 donation at the door.

EdTechWomen events are open to all persons wanting to increase their awareness and skills in the use of technology in their professional and personal lives, with a special emphasis on expanding women’s access to and use of technology in business and educational settings.

For more information on ETW-Portland, contact one of the chapter coordinators:

Final call for tonight’s REAL Women of Tech event

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Calling all ladies of tech! This is the final call to sign up for today’s (Thursday’s) REAL Women of Tech event at OMSI in Portland. The IDEA Center will provide transportation for you to attend the Technology Association of Oregon-sponsored event, scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m. The panel will discuss success stories of women in the tech world, followed by a screening of the film Big Dream.

To attend you must register at this link and with the IDEA Center. Questions? Contact Deb Mumm-Hill at dmummhill@georgefox.edu.

Forum addresses human rights from diverse faith perspectives

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

What do Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Baha’ism teach us about human rights? Join us for a panel discussion on the role of human rights within diverse faith traditions, at 7 p.m. Monday, March 9, in the Cap and Gown Room on the Newberg campus. There is no charge to attend.

Hosted by Sarita Gallagher (Christian studies), the panel includes George Fox professor Paul Anderson (biblical and Quaker studies); Rabbi Joseph Wolf of Huvurah Shalom; Arif Humayun, founder of Circle of Peace and member of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy; and Fridoon Rahimi, retired pediatrician and member of the Baha’i faith.

The meeting, the fourth annual Circle of Peace Seminar, is co-sponsored by George Fox University and Circle of Peace. For more information, contact Paula Hampton in the College of Christian Studies at 503-554-2650.

REAL Women of Tech event is Thursday

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Calling all ladies of tech! Don’t forget to sign up for Thursday’s REAL Women of Tech event at OMSI in Portland. The IDEA Center will provide transportation for you to attend the Technology Association of Oregon-sponsored event, scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m. The panel will discuss success stories of women in the tech world, followed by a screening of the film Big Dream.

To attend you must register at this link and with the IDEA Center. Questions? Contact Deb Mumm-Hill at dmummhill@georgefox.edu.