Come to the George Fox exhibit at the Oregon Historical Society

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

The Oregon Historical Society is featuring a special anniversary exhibit titled, “Vision, Mission, Values: 125 Years of George Fox University.” As the oldest Christian institution in Oregon, we have a lot of history to share!

The exhibit highlights key individuals who shaped our story, special places and unique artifacts from campus life over the past 125 years. It is open now and runs through Feb. 5.

The Oregon Historical Society is located at 1200 S.W. Park Ave., in Portland. More information is available at this link.

Celebrate Christmas season at Portland Center wassail party Dec. 13

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Please join us for Christmas treats, hot beverages, and a good dose of holiday cheer! The Portland Center is hosting a wassail party from 2 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 13, in the lobby.

For our community musicians, please play your favorite Christmas music on our piano in the lobby. It’s open anytime! We would love to hear the ivories!

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

Swing by MLRC today for ‘Saint John’s Bible’ session

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Carmen Imes, adjunct professor of biblical studies, will conduct a “Turning of the Page” session today (Thursday) on The Saint John’s Bible. Come and “see the Word” as the biblical message comes to life in this historic illuminated Bible.

The session begins at 1 p.m. in the MLRC.

Students entitled to free ticket to Friday’s Christmas Concert

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Students are invited to support their peers at this year’s Christmas Concert, scheduled Dec. 9-11 in Bauman Auditorium. Students who attend Friday night’s 7:30 p.m. performance are entitled to one free ticket.

You can select your free concert ticket online at this link. Be sure to select “GFU Student” in the drop-down menu if attending Friday’s concert. If you wish to purchase additional tickets or elect to attend one of the other performances, you may buy tickets at the same link.

Questions? Contact Debbie Hawblitzel at dhawblit@georgefox.edu.

University hosts midyear commencement ceremony Dec. 17

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Nearly 250 students will receive undergraduate and graduate diplomas at the university’s midyear commencement ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 17, in the Wheeler Sports Center. Seating begins at 10 a.m., and the ceremony will start at 11 a.m.

Tickets are not required; however, seating is limited to 10 guests per graduate. At 10:45 a.m., a live broadcast of the ceremony will be available to watch at this link.

Alumna Juli Morse, a mechanical engineer, entrepreneur and technology commercialization enthusiast, will serve as commencement speaker. Morse has 16 years experience working in the high-tech and consumer goods industries, including with Hewlett-Packard, The Clorox Company and several startups. She is also the founder of River Parkway Labs, a technology commercialization and product-marketing consultancy in Portland. The title of her address is “A World Waiting to Be Known.”

Carla Innes discusses ‘Saint John’s Bible’ tomorrow

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Carla Innes, adjunct professor of biblical studies, will conduct a “Turning of the Page” session tomorrow (Thursday) on The Saint John’s Bible. Come and “see the Word” as the biblical message comes to life in this historic illuminated Bible.

The session begins at 1 p.m. in the MLRC.

Bruin Store closed today

Monday, December 5th, 2016

The Bruin Store will be closed today (Tuesday) due to inventory. We will reopen at 8 a.m. on Wednesday. Also, be sure to check out our sale Wednesday and Thursday this week!

Accounts Payable Holiday Schedule

Monday, December 5th, 2016

With the holidays quickly approaching, the finance department would like to bring to your attention the schedule for processing check requests and expense reimbursement requests to accommodate the short holiday weeks.

Please refer to the Forms page on the finance department website to view the Accounts Payable Holiday Payment Processing Schedule.

Happy Holidays!
– The Finance Team

How to find out if George Fox is closed because of weather

Sunday, December 4th, 2016

Winter is coming.

Following is our process for announcing campus closure information. The provost will make the decision whether or not to close the Newberg campus, Portland Center and Salem site for daytime classes by 6:30 a.m. or 2:15 p.m. for evening classes. This applies to all days of the week, including Saturday. If there is no announcement by the deadline, assume classes are being held. Decisions at the Redmond site will be made by the professor.

Major considerations are road conditions, ice, utility service disruption, and how long the severe weather or emergency is likely to last. To find out if a closure decision has been made when bad weather occurs:

  1. Visit the George Fox flashalert.net page at http://flashalert.net/news.html?id=32 (This is the first site updated)
  2. Listen to local radio and television stations. Each campus will be identified separately. (They get their information from Flashalert.)
  3. Call the George Fox University switchboard at 503-538-8383.

Weather may make it difficult or even impossible for some to come to campus even though the university is operating as usual. In no circumstances should employees or students put themselves in danger or peril in an attempt to get to campus. If they feel conditions are too hazardous for travel, they should not make the attempt.

More information on campus closure policies can be found at georgefox.edu/closure

Registration open to take part in MLK Day of Service on Jan. 16

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Do you love to serve? Does volunteering for the larger vision of Martin Luther King Jr. inspire you? How about in Portland?
Your chance to get involved with our neighboring community is finally here, with the opportunity to be a part of MLK Day of Service in Portland!

MLK Day of Service is a day we are able to live into this vision Dr. King had for serving and justice. Though one day of service is never enough to fully celebrate him or what he stood for, we hope you are able to join us for this day of service and recognition of Dr. King.

MLK Day of Service takes place on Monday, Jan. 16. You can register and find more information about what the day will look like here.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email spirituallife@georgefox.edu.

Come hear Paul Anderson speak on ‘Saint John’s Bible’ today

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Paul Anderson will conduct a turning of the page session today (Friday) on Volume 1 of The Saint John’s Bible (Pentateuch). Come and “see the Word” as the biblical message comes to life in this historic illuminated Bible.

The session runs from 4 to 4:30 p.m. in the MLRC.

Anderson and Macy present on ‘Saint John’s Bible’ tonight

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

The university community is invited to a free public lecture and viewing of The Saint John’s Bible tonight (Thursday) from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in Hoover 105.

Leading the presentation will be Howard Macy, emeritus professor of religion and biblical studies, and Paul Anderson, professor of biblical and Quaker studies. They will present “Seeing the Word of God – The Illuminative Impact of The Saint John’s Bible,” in which they will explore the most compelling of 160 new artistic masterpieces in the first illuminated Bible produced by the Benedictine Order in 500 years.

Professors Macy and Anderson will expand on “seeing the Word of God,” followed by a firsthand viewing of Volume 1, Pentateuch.

Contact Anderson (panderso@georgefox.edu) for more information.

Paul Anderson presents on ‘Saint John’s Bible’ tomorrow

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Paul Anderson will conduct a turning of the page session tomorrow (Friday) on Volume 1 of The Saint John’s Bible (Pentateuch). Come and “see the Word” as the biblical message comes to life in this historic illuminated Bible.

The session runs from 4 to 4:30 p.m. in the MLRC.

All invited to join in MLK Day of Service on Jan. 16

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Do you love to serve? Does volunteering for the larger vision of Martin Luther King Jr. inspire you? How about in Portland?
Your chance to get involved with our neighboring community is finally here, with the opportunity to be a part of MLK Day of Service in Portland!

MLK Day of Service is a day we are able to live into this vision Dr. King had for serving and justice. Though one day of service is never enough to fully celebrate him or what he stood for, we hope you are able to join us for this day of service and recognition of Dr. King.

MLK Day of Service takes place on Monday, Jan. 16. You can register and find more information about what the day will look like here.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email spirituallife@georgefox.edu.

Support the Student Fund today, on #GivingTuesday!

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Now in its fifth year, Giving Tuesday, on Nov. 29 this year, is a global day of supporting the causes and organizations we care about deepest. The idea is if everyone gives as they are able, together we make huge impacts!

Today, please consider giving to the George Fox University Student Fund, which provides vital financial aid and increases access to outstanding academic programs, co-curricular opportunities, and campus ministries.

All gifts made to the George Fox Student Fund on Giving Tuesday will be matched dollar-for-dollar by a generous university trustee, up to $50,000. Your gift of $5 becomes $10; $25 becomes $50 for our students.

To make a gift, visit givingtuesday.georgefox.edu or text Give2GFU to 41444.

Contact Jeremy Doucette-Hardy (jdoucettehardy@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Timely reminder about Title IX

Monday, November 28th, 2016

We want to remind you that George Fox University is committed to providing a Christ-centered community that fosters a safe living, learning and work setting for students, employees and visitors. A core value of this institution is to maintain a respectful environment for all individuals that is free of the following:

  • Sexual harassment
  • Sexual assault
  • Domestic violence
  • Dating violence
  • Stalking
  • Harassment and discrimination
  • Bias-related incidents and hate crimes

These behaviors and actions are contrary to the mission, values and lifestyle standards of our community. It is our firm belief that engaging in any aspect of this behavior is unacceptable and will not be tolerated by members of the George Fox community.

Should an incident of this nature occur, the person is strongly encouraged to report the incident to university personnel. For further descriptions of these policies, resources for support, and the process for reporting please visit studenthandbook.georgefox.edu.

Veterans have option of wearing honor cords at commencement

Monday, November 28th, 2016

If you are a veteran graduating in the fall of 2016 and would be interested in wearing a red, white and blue honor cord at commencement, please contact Sherri Moore at veterans@georgefox.edu. Please reply by this Friday, Dec. 2.

Make plans to attend ‘Saint John’s Bible’ event Thursday

Sunday, November 27th, 2016

The university community is invited to a free public lecture and viewing of The Saint John’s Bible this Thursday, Dec. 1, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in Hoover 105.

Leading the presentation will be Howard Macy, emeritus professor of religion and biblical studies, and Paul Anderson, professor of biblical and Quaker studies. They will present “Seeing the Word of God – The Illuminative Impact of The Saint John’s Bible,” in which they will explore the most compelling of 160 new artistic masterpieces in the first illuminated Bible produced by the Benedictine Order in 500 years.

Professors Macy and Anderson will expand on “seeing the Word of God,” followed by a firsthand viewing of Volume 1, Pentateuch.

Contact Anderson (panderso@georgefox.edu) for more information.

University’s libraries close early today for holiday

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

The university’s libraries will be closing early today (Wednesday) and remain closed for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend!

The MLRC in Newberg will close at 5 p.m. today and reopen from 6 to 10 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 27. The Portland Center library will close at 4:30 p.m. today. Regular hours for both libraries resume on Monday.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Hear Anderson and Macy speak on ‘Saint John’s Bible’ Dec. 1

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

The university community is invited to a free public lecture and viewing of The Saint John’s Bible on Thursday, Dec. 1, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in Hoover 105.

Leading the presentation will be Howard Macy, emeritus professor of religion and biblical studies, and Paul Anderson, professor of biblical and Quaker studies. They will present “Seeing the Word of God – The Illuminative Impact of The Saint John’s Bible,” in which they will explore the most compelling of 160 new artistic masterpieces in the first illuminated Bible produced by the Benedictine Order in 500 years.

Professors Macy and Anderson will expand on “seeing the Word of God,” followed by a firsthand viewing of Volume 1, Pentateuch.

Contact Anderson (panderso@georgefox.edu) for more information.