Changes coming to class.georgefox.edu

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

As we ramp up to registration for the 2016-17 academic year, we’re implementing some improvements to our popular class information webpage, class.georgefox.edu.

On Monday, Feb. 15, you’ll see these changes go live!

Basic navigation for semester, student population and class subject are the same, but we’ve added drill-down functionality that includes class start and end dates as well as meeting dates, times and locations, along with access to some basic tuition refund calculations.

Advisors and students, we recommend you familiarize yourself with the new layout and functions prior to your advising appointments in March.

Questions? Contact Melissa Thomas at registrar@georgefox.edu.

Author and Duke Divinity School professor Lauren Winner visits March 7

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

The university community is invited to attend a free lecture featuring Lauren Winner, author and assistant professor of spirituality at Duke Divinity School, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 7, in Bauman Auditorium.

Winner is the author of numerous books, including Girl Meets God, Wearing God and Mudhouse Sabbath. The lecture she will present is titled “Wearing God: Encountering Overlooked Biblical Metaphors for God.”

Her recent memoir, Still: Notes on a Mid-faith Crisis, was named a “Best Book of 2012” in the religion category by Publishers Weekly and was a Christianity Today 2013 Book Award winner in the spirituality category. Her book on overlooked biblical images of God, Wearing God, was published by HarperOne in the spring of 2015.

Winner has appeared on PBS’s Religion & Ethics Newsweekly and has written for The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post Book World, Publishers Weekly, Books and Culture and Christianity Today. She has degrees from Duke, Columbia and Cambridge universities, and she holds a PhD in history.

The lecture is co-sponsored by the William Penn Honors Program, the College of Christian Studies and the Office of Spiritual and Intercultural Life. Chapel credit is available.

Questions? Contact Jane Sweet at jsweet@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2152.

Student payday will be Tuesday, Feb. 16

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

Please be aware that the student payday for February will be Tuesday, Feb. 16, due to President’s Day (bank holiday) on the 15th.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Kasondra Silva at ksilva@georgefox.edu.

Annual Innovative Industry Idea Challenge returns

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

The College of Business is hosting its second annual Innovative Industry Idea Challenge (i3). This team competition will give you an outlet for challenge, competition, business innovation and a full day of collaborating with industry experts from Intel, Ivey Performance Marketing, Hewlett-Packard and more! The grand prize for the winning team will be $500 and your names commemorated on a trophy.

Teams must consist of six to eight George Fox students, with one member being from the College of Business. Each team will have an industry expert as a mentor and five hours to collaborate with each other to come up with an innovative business idea for a randomly assigned industry.

No outside prep is needed, but bring what you think you might need to succeed. Single members who do not have a team may sign up at the College of Business offices to be put on a random team.

Registration opens Thursday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. and closes Saturday, Feb. 20, at noon. Visit our website for more information.

Questions? Contact Laurie Koehler at lkoehler@georgefox.edu or Kiana Neisig at kneisig14@georgefox.edu.

Spring commencement information available online

Monday, February 8th, 2016

Planning is in full swing to honor graduates from traditional undergraduate, adult degree, and graduate programs at a variety of 2016 Spring Commencement events the final week of April.

Details on all events are available at commencement.georgefox.edu.

George Fox featured on OPB-TV’s ‘Field Guide’ this Thursday

Monday, February 8th, 2016

The efforts of George Fox to aid in restoring a favorable habitat for monarch butterflies will be featured in a television episode of Oregon Field Guide, to be aired on Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB-TV) this Thursday, Feb. 11.

The Field Guide episode, entitled “Monarchs and Milkweeds,” will explore the planting by various groups and individuals of native milkweeds, which serve as an irreplaceable resource for the monarch butterfly’s reproduction during its migrations through western Oregon and the Willamette Valley. The program will air at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, with a repeat presentation scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 14, at 6:30 p.m.

With more than 99 percent of the original Willamette Valley habitat gone within historic times, the migration of the monarchs is jeopardized. George Fox has been collaborating its efforts with individuals and organizations to restore usable milkweed foraging habitat for these butterflies by planting milkweed both as landscape plantings and prairie restoration components on campus.

The goal is to not only create usable habitat on campus but also to be a community resource for education and for the propagation stock of these valuable native species.

FoxTALE maintenance scheduled for Feb. 10

Sunday, February 7th, 2016

FoxTALE will be unavailable from 6 to 8 a.m. (Pacific Time) on Wednesday, Feb. 10, for scheduled maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Bruin-Secure is the new secure wireless network

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Bruin-Secure is the new secure wireless network. Connect to it using your George Fox credentials.

Windows OS users can download and run this connection wizard to simplify the process.

Please note: The older foxwifi network will be turned off Monday, Feb. 15, so please connect soon. If you have trouble connecting, check out the IT WiFi webpage or contact the IT Service Desk.

Bruin-Secure is the new secure wireless network

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Bruin-Secure is the new secure wireless network. Connect to it using your George Fox credentials.

Windows OS users can download and run this connection wizard to simplify the process.

Please note: The older foxwifi network will be turned off Monday, Feb. 15, so please connect soon. If you have trouble connecting, check out the IT WiFi webpage or contact the IT Service Desk.

FoxTALE maintenance scheduled for Feb. 10

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

FoxTALE will be unavailable from 6 to 8 a.m. (Pacific Time) on Wednesday, Feb. 10, for scheduled maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

‘One of World’s 50 Most Influential Scientists’ speaks on campus Feb. 18

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

The university’s Department of Biology and Chemistry invites you to join us for the sixth annual Dalton Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, in Bauman Auditorium.

James M. Tour, PhD, the T. T. and W. F. Chao Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Computer Science, Professor of Materials Science and NanoEngineering at Rice University’s Smalley Institue of Nanoscience and Technology, will present “Jesus Christ and Nanotechnology: The Impact of Faith Upon the Life of a Scientist.” Admission is free, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. In addition, chapel credit is available for students.

Tour has more than 550 research publications and more than 75 patents, with citations totaling more than 55,000. He was named among “The 50 Most Influential Scientists in the World Today” by TheBestSchools.org in 2014.

He will share a brief overview of nanotechnology and his coming to faith in Jesus Christ and how this decision impacted his life. He will also share his thoughts regarding evolution and his hope for science and the young.

A dessert reception and Student Research Poster session follows the lecture.

For more information on Tour and the Dalton Lecture Series in general, visit this link. Questions? Call the Department of Biology and Chemistry at 503-554-2710.

Interested in being a private tutor?

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Would you like to help others learn through one-on-one tutoring? George Fox has partnered with Tutor Matching Service to provide a platform for students to sign up as a potential tutor for other George Fox students or local community members.

Tutors set their own rates and make arrangements for meeting times and locations. If you’re interested in serving as a private tutor, go to the Tutor Matching Service page and follow the instructions at the bottom of the page.

Contact Rick Muthiah (rmuthiah@georgefox.edu) if you have questions.

Bruin-Secure is new secure wireless network

Sunday, January 31st, 2016

Bruin-Secure is the new secure wireless network. Connect to it using your George Fox credentials.

The older foxwifi network will be turned off Monday, Feb. 8, so please connect soon. A new wireless guest network will be announced in the coming weeks. Watch for it!

If you have trouble connecting, check out the IT WiFi webpage or contact the IT Service Desk.

Info on local scam

Sunday, January 31st, 2016

We have become aware of a local scam involving job postings. Jobs are being posted for a local company using a local address, but the phone number isn’t local.

If you see local job postings and they request via email for you to cash checks for them and then to send the money back to them, it is bogus and a scam, as the checks are fake. If the email says “.org” or “.gov” at the end, it is not a company.

If you have come across anything like this while job hunting, please contact your local police department with the particulars, and never cash checks, give out your Social Security number, or other identifying information.

– Security Services

Bruin-Secure replaces foxwifi: Act now

Friday, January 29th, 2016

Bruin-Secure is the new secure wireless network. Connect to it using your George Fox credentials.

The older foxwifi network will be turned off Monday, Feb. 8, so please connect soon. A new wireless guest network will be announced in the coming weeks. Watch for it!

If you have trouble connecting, check out the IT WiFi webpage or contact the IT Service Desk.

Bruin-Secure replaces foxwifi: Act now

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Bruin-Secure is the new secure wireless network. Connect to it using your George Fox credentials.

The older foxwifi network will be turned off Monday, Feb. 8, so please connect soon. A new wireless guest network will be announced in the coming weeks. Watch for it!

If you have trouble connecting, check out the IT WiFi webpage or contact the IT Service Desk.

All invited to sixth annual Dalton Lecture Series on Feb. 18

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

The university’s Department of Biology and Chemistry invites you to join us for the sixth annual Dalton Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, in Bauman Auditorium.

James M. Tour, PhD, the T. T. and W. F. Chao Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Computer Science, Professor of Materials Science and NanoEngineering at Rice University’s Smalley Institue of Nanoscience and Technology, will present “Jesus Christ and Nanotechnology: The Impact of Faith Upon the Life of a Scientist.” Admission is free, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Dr. Tour will share a brief overview of nanotechnology and his coming to faith in Jesus Christ and how this decision impacted his life. He will also share his thoughts regarding evolution and his hope for science and the young.

Tour has more than 550 research publications and more than 75 patents, with citations totaling more than 55,000. He was named among “The 50 Most Influential Scientists in the World Today” by TheBestSchools.org in 2014.

A dessert reception and Student Research Poster session follows the lecture.

For more information on Tour and the Dalton Lecture Series in general, visit this link. Questions? Call the Department of Biology and Chemistry at 503-554-2710.

Fostering a safe living, learning and work setting for students, employees and visitors

Wednesday, January 20th, 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.

University closed for MLK Day Monday

Friday, January 15th, 2016

The university’s offices, libraries and bookstores will be closed Monday, Jan. 18, to observe the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Also closed will be the Fitness Center on the Newberg campus.

Registering formal student complaints

Monday, January 11th, 2016

While most student concerns and complaints can and should be resolved informally, there is a formal general complaint procedure described in the “Support for Students” section of the Undergraduate Student Handbook as well as on the Graduate/DPS Policies page of the website.

Please note that these procedures cover complaints of a general nature and do not supersede specific policies involving special cases such as grade appeals, sexual harassment, etc., which are covered elsewhere in the Student Handbook, catalog or Graduate/DPS Policies.

For more information, contact the student life department at studentlife@georgefox.edu.