Update on transgender student housing situation and policy clarification

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

An update on events in the news and the university’s transgender student housing policy is available at georgefox.edu/transgender.

Flag lowered in observance of SPU

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

On Thursday, June 5, our colleagues at Seattle Pacific University experienced a shooting on campus that resulted in one death and additional injuries.

In respect and observance of their loss, the flag shall be displayed at half staff June 6-13. The Seattle Pacific University community is in our thoughts and prayers.

Off-campus access to library databases changing

Monday, June 9th, 2014

Starting this week, you will need only your MyGFU username and password to log in to library resources from off campus.

Summit and Foxtrax will still ask for your last name and library barcode. When those systems are replaced at the end of the year, they too will begin using MyGFU credentials, and you will never have to type in your 14-digit barcode again.

Questions? Contact Alex Rolfe at arolfe@georgefox.edu.

FoxTALE maintenance scheduled on Monday, June 2

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

FoxTALE will be unavailable from 6 to 8 a.m. (Pacific Time) on Monday, June 2, for scheduled maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

- IT

Sign up for TechTips to get hints, tips and updates from IT

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

The IT department post updates, how-tos and tips relevant to George Fox University-supported software, including Microsoft Office, Windows 7, Keynote and Powerpoint, Apple OS, iOS features, Google Apps and more related to George Fox systems.

Subscribe to this group and receive posts by email. Click on this link to subscribe: TechTips: Hints, Tips and Updates from George Fox IT

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University closes Monday to observe Memorial Day

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

All university offices in Newberg and at regional sites will be closed on Monday, May 26, to observe the Memorial Day holiday. Libraries in Newberg and the Portland Center also will be closed.

Rebecca Hernandez hired as university’s chief diversity officer

Sunday, May 18th, 2014

Rebecca Hernandez has been hired to be George Fox University’s next chief diversity officer! She is currently associate dean of intercultural development and educational partnerships at Goshen College. Prior to that, she served at Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing, Center for Health Disparities Research.

Rebecca has a teacher’s heart and a love for students and learning. She is also an accomplished scholar and speaker. Rebecca has a PhD from Oregon State University in human development and family studies, a masters of public administration from Portland State University, and a bachelor of arts in secondary education, social studies, from Southeastern College in Lakeland, Fla.

We are very excited to have Rebecca join us at George Fox beginning July 1, 2014!

Please welcome Rebecca Hernandez to our community!

Linda Samek, provost

University hires new pastor/dean of spiritual life, inclusion and leadership

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Jamie Noling-Auth has been hired to be George Fox University’s next university pastor/dean of spiritual life, inclusion and leadership!

She is currently associate campus pastor/director for discipleship ministries at Azusa Pacific University and has been in that role since 2005. Prior to that, she served as director of student ministries at Gordon College, coordinator of the institute for leadership studies at Vanguard University, and senior admissions counselor at Westmont College.

Jamie has a doctor of ministry degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, a master of arts in theology (MDiv equivalency) from Fuller Theological Seminary, and a bachelor of arts in communication from Pepperdine University.

We are very excited for Jamie to bring her many gifts to George Fox!

Blessings,
Brad Lau, vice president for student life

Spots still available for Emotional Intelligence seminar at Portland Center

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

George Fox Evangelical Seminary invites you to consider a continuing education opportunity! All faculty, staff, administrators and student leaders are invited to an Emotional Intelligence (EI) seminar, led by Rich Handley, DBA, on Wednesday, May 28. The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Portland Center. Registration will close this Friday, May 16, at 5 p.m.

Rich’s presentation will offer a compelling accompaniment to the information shared by Jared Roth, who was hosted by the university’s College of Business on Friday, April 25, as part of its spring events series. Rich is the founder of EQ University.

The May 28 event includes morning snacks and lunch, EI printed interpretations and a Leadership Presence Handbook.

Benefits:

  • Consider your development as a leader through the EI framework
  • Receive an interpretation of your own emotional intelligence inventory
  • Apply the result of your EI inventory to the “leadership presence” framework
  • Create a plan for developing EI leadership qualities and boosting your work performance
  • Share a time of informal conversation and questions with Dr. Handley following his presentation
  • Pursue two private coaching sessions via phone or Skype with Dr. Handley

The seminar is limited to 25 participants, and the cost is just $200 per person. RSVP to Mindy Holland at mholland@georgefox.edu.

For your further consideration, here is a link to a description of EI, as well as an example of some of the reports that participants will have.

Emotional Intelligence seminar hosted at Portland Center May 28

Monday, May 5th, 2014

George Fox Evangelical Seminary invites you to consider a continuing education opportunity! All faculty, staff, administrators and student leaders are invited to an Emotional Intelligence (EI) seminar, led by Rich Handley, DBA, on Wednesday, May 28. The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Portland Center.

Rich’s presentation will offer a compelling accompaniment to the information shared by Jared Roth, who was hosted by the university’s College of Business on Friday, April 25, as part of its spring events series. Rich is the founder of EQ University.

The May 28 event includes morning snacks and lunch, EI printed interpretations and a Leadership Presence Handbook.

Benefits:

  • Consider your development as a leader through the EI framework
  • Receive an interpretation of your own emotional intelligence inventory
  • Apply the result of your EI inventory to the “leadership presence” framework
  • Create a plan for developing EI leadership qualities and boosting your work performance
  • Share a time of informal conversation and questions with Dr. Handley following his presentation
  • Pursue two private coaching sessions via phone or Skype with Dr. Handley

The seminar is limited to 25 participants, and the cost is just $200 per person. RSVP to Mindy Holland at mholland@georgefox.edu.

For your further consideration, here is a link to a description of EI, as well as an example of some of the reports that participants will have.

Reminder: Farewell event for Baldwins is this afternoon

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Come join the spiritual life and student life departments in commissioning Sarah Baldwin and Clint Baldwin in their future endeavors! We will host a farewell reception for them from 1 to 3 p.m. today (Wednesday) in the Stevens Center’s Duke Atrium.

Sarah served George Fox as the dean of spiritual life and university pastor, and Clint has served as the director of the Center for Peace and Justice. Sarah has accepted the position of vice president of student development at Asbury University.

Let’s celebrate this new step in their journey as well as thank them for the time they have spent in developing our campus community!

Sell your textbooks and return rentals this week

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

This is the week to get cash for your books. Textbook Buyback is this week only, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Friday. Bring your books to the Textbook Annex.

Portland/distance-learning students may sell their books through our website and ship them to Neebo, instead of bringing them to Newberg (go to gfubookstore.com, click “Sell Textbooks,” select “Ship Textbooks by Mail” and follow the steps).

Also remember to return your rentals to the Annex or main store. Portland students may package their rentals addressed to BlueZone Store, #6229, and have the front office at the Portland Center send them via campus courier.

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

Commencement activities planned this week

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

It’s commencement week at George Fox! Students graduating from George Fox’s graduate programs and George Fox Evangelical Seminary will attend commencement ceremonies on Thursday and Friday, May 1-2, at various locations. Details on when and where they will take place are available at this link.

In a new format this year, the university will host two undergraduate commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 3. This year, a ceremony for students in the school’s College of Business, College of Christian Studies, College of Education and College of Engineering will will take place at 10 a.m.

In the afternoon, a second undergraduate ceremony for those graduating with degrees from the College of Arts and Sciences and College of Behavioral and Health Sciences is set for 2:30 p.m. Both ceremonies will take place in Miller Gymnasium in the Wheeler Sports Center. Commencement can be viewed live at this link 15 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony.

Richard Foster, a 1964 graduate of George Fox and the author of Celebration of Discipline, will serve as commencement speaker at the two undergraduate ceremonies.

To read more about Foster and for a complete guide to commencement events, visit this page.

Be sure to say farewell to Baldwins at Wednesday gathering

Sunday, April 27th, 2014

Come join the spiritual life and student life departments in commissioning Sarah Baldwin and Clint Baldwin in their future endeavors! We will host a farewell reception for them from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, in the Stevens Center’s Duke Atrium.

Sarah served George Fox as the dean of spiritual life and university pastor, and Clint has served as the director of the Center for Peace and Justice. Sarah has accepted the position of vice president of student development at Asbury University.

Let’s celebrate this new step in their journey as well as thank them for the time they have spent in developing our campus community!

No parking permitted in Pennington lot, east end of Bauman lot this summer

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Starting Monday, May 5, the parking lot for the Pennington residence hall and the east end of the Bauman lot, near the grandstands, are going to be barricaded off and will need to be free of all vehicles. There will be construction taking place over the summer, and vehicles may not be left there.

Please help us keep these areas free of vehicle parking so the workers and equipment can move freely and safely during the summer. We will notify you of when the lots will be available for use in the future. If your vehicle is left, it will be towed at your expense.

If you are leaving for the summer and need to leave a vehicle, contact security at 503-554-2090 and we will inform you of the options you have.

Thank you,
- Security Services

Student email accounts will continue indefinitely

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Good news! Beginning with the graduating classes of spring 2014, your George Fox email address will continue indefinitely.

  • You can use and access all of your current mail and Google docs.
  • You’ll continue to access your email by going to mail.georgefox.edu and using your existing username and password.
  • If you are already forwarding your George Fox email, your forwarding will remain intact.
  • You can forward your George Fox email address to another email address in the settings of your George Fox Gmail account.

Please contact the Service Desk at servicedesk@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2569 if you have questions about your account.

Farewell reception for Baldwins set for April 30 in Stevens Center

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Come join the spiritual life and student life departments in commissioning Sarah Baldwin and Clint Baldwin in their future endeavors! We will host a farewell reception for them from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, in the Stevens Center’s Duke Atrium.

Sarah served George Fox as the dean of spiritual life and university pastor, and Clint has served as the director of Center for Peace and Justice. Sarah has accepted the position of vice president of student development at Asbury University.

Let’s celebrate this new step in their journey as well as thank them for the time they have spent in developing our campus community!

Farewell reception for Eilene Newman is this afternoon

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Don’t forget to join us as we say farewell to longtime employee Eilene Newman at a retirement reception from 2 to 3:30 p.m. today (Wednesday) in the Portland Center’s Room 155. Refreshments will be served.

Eilene has worked at the university for 22 years, starting at the Tilikum Retreat Center. She will be missed! Stop by and wish her well.

BlueZone Store will be open day of commencement

Monday, April 21st, 2014

The BlueZone Store will be open on Saturday, May 3, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for commencement. We will also have a table at the Wheeler Sports Center with diploma frames and graduate gifts.

Hope to see you there!

Retirement events for Dianna McIntyre are today, tomorrow

Sunday, April 20th, 2014

Two retirement parties will be held to honor Dianna McIntyre. Please join us in celebrating her faithful and dedicated years of service to our community.

All university employees are invited to celebrate today (Monday) in the Stevens Center (Duke) Atrium from 3 to 5 p.m. All George Fox students (past and present) are invited to celebrate on Tuesday, April 22, in the International Center/Cultural House from 3 to 4 p.m. (sharing time will begin at 3:20 p.m.).

Please join us in wishing Dianna well as she retires from the university!