Order legacy stoles for spring commencement by April 3

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Legacy students are students who have at least one parent or grandparent who is considered an alumni of an undergraduate or graduate degree program at George Fox University.

In order to thank these students and their families for their continued commitment to George Fox, we will present graduating legacy students with a legacy stole that may be worn during spring commencement to display their family legacy. There is no cost for the legacy stole; the stole is our way of recognizing families that have shown a long-term dedication to George Fox.

If you are interested in ordering a legacy stole to celebrate your family’s continued commitment to George Fox University, please contact Megan Fisher, associate director of parent programs, at mfisher@georgefox.edu, no later than Monday, April 3, 2017.

May/Summer Term textbooks info

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Have you thought about May and Summer Term textbooks? We’ve got you covered! All textbooks are available to buy or rent at georgefoxshop.com. You can have your textbooks shipped to your house or you can pick them up in the Bruin Store.

Contact Michael Simmons at msimmons@georgefox.edu if you have any questions.

P.S. Fall textbooks will be available soon!

adidas Employee Store discount open to all employees, students

Monday, March 27th, 2017

The adidas Employee Store is sharing its employee discount with all George Fox University employees, staff/faculty and students. To access the store during the shopping period, please present your staff/faculty ID badge or pay stub, or your Winter/Spring 2017 term schedule along with a photo ID.

The employee/student must be present in order for the entire party to enter the store (maximum five persons). Access is unlimited from March 24 to April 10, 2017.

Spring into action with the adidas Employee Store and grab a fresh pair of AlphaBOUNCE. Shop the newest soccer arrivals and get your first pick of the new Timbers jerseys for men and kids. Whether you are a fan or an athlete, make sure you have all the newest gear for the MLS season. Complete your outfit with a pair of Stan Smiths or Superstars.

The adidas Employee Store is located at 5060 N. Greeley Ave., in Portland. It’s open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Contact the store at 971-234-8536 with any questions.

Note: The employee discount of 50 percent off is only valid at the adidas Employee Store located at 5060 N. Greeley Ave. Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other coupon, discount, or promotion except as otherwise expressly permitted. Not valid for purchases of gift certificates. Offer has no cash value.

adidas reserves the right to change terms and conditions, substitute offer of equal or greater value, end offer at any time without notice, and decline offer to any consumer adidas believes, in its sole discretion, may resell adidas product. Additional restrictions and exclusions may apply; see store for details. Void where prohibited. ©2016 adidas America, Inc.

May/Summer Term textbooks info

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

Have you thought about May and Summer Term textbooks? We’ve got you covered! All textbooks are available to buy or rent at georgefoxshop.com. You can have your textbooks shipped to your house or you can pick them up in the Bruin Store.

Contact Michael Simmons at msimmons@georgefox.edu if you have any questions.

P.S. Fall textbooks will be available soon!

FoxTALE update scheduled for Monday morning

Friday, March 24th, 2017

FoxTALE will be temporarily unavailable from 6 to 8 a.m. (Pacific Time) on Monday, March 27, due to scheduled maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

If you have any questions, please call the IT Service Desk at 503-554-2567 or email at servicedesk@georgefox.edu.

– Your Education Technology Team

May/Summer Term textbooks info

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Have you thought about May and Summer Term textbooks? We’ve got you covered! All textbooks are available to buy or rent at georgefoxshop.com. You can have your textbooks shipped to your house or you can pick them up in the Bruin Store.

Contact Michael Simmons at msimmons@georgefox.edu if you have any questions.

P.S. Fall textbooks will be available soon!

Veteran honor cords available for commencement ceremony

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

If you are a veteran graduating in the spring of 2017 and would like to wear a veteran honor cord at the commencement ceremony, please email veterans@georgefox.edu to request an application. All applications must be received by Friday, April 7.

Come to Hoover 105 tonight for lecture on impact of artificial intelligence

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

What ethical dilemmas will arise in corporate communities with the emergence of artificial intelligence? The question will be addressed in a special university-hosted lecture presented by Mohan Nair, senior vice president and chief innovation officer at Cambia Health Solutions, tonight (Wednesday).

Nair’s presentation, “Ethical Dilemmas to Community with Artificial Intelligence: Merging into a World Enabled by Artificial Intelligence,” begins at 7 p.m. in Hoover 105. There is no charge to attend, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

The lecture is being presented by George Fox’s Office of the President and College of Business, and is the first installment of the university’s Reiten Lecture on Leadership Development.

Nair guides Cambia Health’s Innovation Force as it inspires ideas from a variety of sources, selecting execution-focused concepts and starting them on the path to new businesses or concepts. More on his background is available here.

This is the first Reiten lecture, named in honor of Richard G. Reiten, retired chairman and CEO of Northwest Natural. Reiten has served in a number of high-ranking capacities with Northwest Natural from 1996 to the present, including as chairman of the board and CEO, and is a former president of the Portland General Electric Company. Reiten and his wife Jeanie contributed the funds to endow the lecture.

More information on Nair’s visit is available by calling Missy Terry at terrym@georgefox.edu.

Deadline nears to order legacy stoles for spring commencement

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Legacy students are students who have at least one parent or grandparent who is considered an alumni of an undergraduate or graduate degree program at George Fox University.

In order to thank these students and their families for their continued commitment to George Fox, we will present graduating legacy students with a legacy stole that may be worn during spring commencement to display their family legacy. There is no cost for the legacy stole; the stole is our way of recognizing families that have shown a long-term dedication to George Fox.

If you are interested in ordering a legacy stole to celebrate your family’s continued commitment to George Fox University, please contact Megan Fisher, associate director of parent programs, at mfisher@georgefox.edu, no later than Monday, April 3, 2017.

adidas Employee Store discount open to all employees, students

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

The adidas Employee Store is sharing its employee discount with all George Fox University employees, staff/faculty and students. To access the store during the shopping period, please present your staff/faculty ID badge or pay stub, or your Winter/Spring 2017 term schedule along with a photo ID.

The employee/student must be present in order for the entire party to enter the store (maximum five persons). Access is unlimited from March 24 to April 10, 2017.

Spring into action with the adidas Employee Store and grab a fresh pair of AlphaBOUNCE. Shop the newest soccer arrivals and get your first pick of the new Timbers jerseys for men and kids. Whether you are a fan or an athlete, make sure you have all the newest gear for the MLS season. Complete your outfit with a pair of Stan Smiths or Superstars.

The adidas Employee Store is located at 5060 N. Greeley Ave., in Portland. It’s open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Contact the store at 971-234-8536 with any questions.

Note: The employee discount of 50 percent off is only valid at the adidas Employee Store located at 5060 N. Greeley Ave. Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other coupon, discount, or promotion except as otherwise expressly permitted. Not valid for purchases of gift certificates. Offer has no cash value.

adidas reserves the right to change terms and conditions, substitute offer of equal or greater value, end offer at any time without notice, and decline offer to any consumer adidas believes, in its sole discretion, may resell adidas product. Additional restrictions and exclusions may apply; see store for details. Void where prohibited. ©2016 adidas America, Inc.

Last chance: Library survey closes Friday

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Please complete the LibQUAL+ library survey soon! If you have already submitted the survey, thank you! If not, please take six to seven minutes and do so today.

Only you can tell us how well we are serving your library needs, and you can enter to win one $50 or 10 $25 Amazon gift cards. Click the link below.

Library Survey

Questions? Contact Rob Bohall (rbohall@georgefox.edu)

All invited to hear Michelle Loyd-Paige in chapel this morning

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Join us in Bauman Auditorium today (Tuesday) for chapel at 10:50 a.m. as we continue our John Woolman Peacemaking Forum. Our theme this year is “Peace: Personal and Global.”

This year, we welcome guest speaker Michelle Loyd-Paige, PhD, a professor of sociology and executive associate to the president for diversity and inclusion at Calvin College. She will speak this morning on “A Bigger Hospitality,” in which she will discuss how embracing cultural differences can enrich our worship.

After chapel, students are encouraged to stop by the Peacemaking Connections Expo and check out current job and internship opportunities available with various nonprofit peacemaking and service organizations. It will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Canyon Commons 103.

Vespers info: Wednesday at 7 p.m. we will continue our series “One” with a message from Psalm 95. If you are a part of a Spring Serve trip, be sure to come tomorrow night. We will be commissioning the serve trips and the students on them during the service.

Calvin’s Michelle Loyd-Paige visits for Woolman Peacemaking Forum

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

George Fox University’s Center for Peace and Justice invites you to the 2017 John Woolman Peacemaking Forum today and tomorrow. Our theme this year is “Peace: Personal and Global.”

This year, we welcome guest speaker Michelle Loyd-Paige, PhD, a professor of sociology and executive associate to the president for diversity and inclusion at Calvin College.

Here is the schedule:

Monday, March 20, 7-8:30 p.m., EHS 102
Join us as Loyd-Paige speaks about doing kingdom work in “Peacemaking: More Than Good Intentions.” This event is open to the public, and we encourage you to invite friends and family!

Tuesday, March 21, 10:50 a.m. (chapel), Bauman Auditorium
Students and employees are invited to chapel as Loyd-Paige discusses how embracing cultural differences can enrich our worship in “A Bigger Hospitality.”

Tuesday, March 21, 11:30 a.m –1:30 p.m., Canyon Commons 103
After chapel, students are encouraged to stop by the Peacemaking Connections Expo and check out current job and internship opportunities available with various nonprofit peacemaking and service organizations!

We hope you will join us for this exciting two-day event as we focus on putting the work of peace into practice. Refreshments will be provided by the Center for Peace and Justice.

Questions? Contact Laurie Fair (lfair@georgefox.edu).

Impact of artificial intelligence discussed this Wednesday

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

What ethical dilemmas will arise in corporate communities with the emergence of artificial intelligence? The question will be addressed in a special university-hosted lecture presented by Mohan Nair, senior vice president and chief innovation officer at Cambia Health Solutions, on Wednesday, March 22.

Nair’s presentation, “Ethical Dilemmas to Community with Artificial Intelligence: Merging into a World Enabled by Artificial Intelligence,” begins at 7 p.m. in Hoover 105. There is no charge to attend, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

The lecture is being presented by George Fox’s Office of the President and College of Business, and is the first installment of the university’s Reiten Lecture on Leadership Development.

Nair guides Cambia Health’s Innovation Force as it inspires ideas from a variety of sources, selecting execution-focused concepts and starting them on the path to new businesses or concepts. More on his background is available here.

This is the first Reiten lecture, named in honor of Richard G. Reiten, retired chairman and CEO of Northwest Natural. Reiten has served in a number of high-ranking capacities with Northwest Natural from 1996 to the present, including as chairman of the board and CEO, and is a former president of the Portland General Electric Company. Reiten and his wife Jeanie contributed the funds to endow the lecture.

More information on Nair’s visit is available by calling Missy Terry at terrym@georgefox.edu.

Friendship House information meetings planned in April

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

Friendship House is a residential opportunity for women, 21 years of age or older, at George Fox University, in partnership with Mark 2 Ministries and Friendship House Partners.

Students live in intentional Christian community with persons with an intellectual or developmental disability. Life is ordered around the community building blocks Jean Vanier articulated (founder of L’Arche communities), “Eat Together, Pray Together, Celebrate Together!”

Friendship House celebrates together! Celebration happens because Friendship House is a place of deep belonging in which each person, regardless of ability, is seen and recognized as a gift.

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, plan to attend one of the informational meetings held in early April:

  • Monday, April 3, 2 to 2:45 p.m. at the Portland Center (PSD 160)
  • Monday, April 3, 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. on the Newberg campus (Stevens 109)
  • Tuesday, April 4, 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on the Newberg campus (Stevens 101)
  • Tuesday, April 4, 12:15 to 1 p.m. at the Portland Center (PDS 160)
  • Tuesday, April 4, 6 to 6:45 p.m. at the Portland Center (PDS 295)

Learn more about the program at friendshiphousepartners.com.

Contact Jere Witherspoon (jwithers@georgefox.edu) with questions.

Woolman Peacemaking Forum begins Monday night

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

George Fox University’s Center for Peace and Justice invites you to the 2017 John Woolman Peacemaking Forum on Monday and Tuesday, March 20-21. Our theme this year is “Peace: Personal and Global.”

This year, we welcome guest speaker Michelle Loyd-Paige, PhD, a professor of sociology and executive associate to the president for diversity and inclusion at Calvin College.

Here is the schedule:

Monday, March 20, 7-8:30 p.m., EHS 102
Join us as Loyd-Paige speaks about doing kingdom work in “Peacemaking: More Than Good Intentions.” This event is open to the public, and we encourage you to invite friends and family!

Tuesday, March 21, 10:50 a.m. (chapel), Bauman Auditorium
Students and employees are invited to chapel as Loyd-Paige discusses how embracing cultural differences can enrich our worship in “A Bigger Hospitality.”

Tuesday, March 21, 11:30 a.m –1:30 p.m., Canyon Commons 103
After chapel, students are encouraged to stop by the Peacemaking Connections Expo and check out current job and internship opportunities available with various nonprofit peacemaking and service organizations!

We hope you will join us for this exciting two-day event as we focus on putting the work of peace into practice. Refreshments will be provided by the Center for Peace and Justice.

Questions? Contact Laurie Fair (lfair@georgefox.edu).

Friendship House information meetings planned

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Friendship House is a residential opportunity for women, 21 years of age or older, at George Fox University, in partnership with Mark 2 Ministries and Friendship House Partners.

Students live in intentional Christian community with persons with an intellectual or developmental disability. Life is ordered around the community building blocks Jean Vanier articulated (founder of L’Arche communities), “Eat Together, Pray Together, Celebrate Together!”

Friendship House celebrates together! Celebration happens because Friendship House is a place of deep belonging in which each person, regardless of ability, is seen and recognized as a gift.

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, plan to attend one of the informational meetings held in early April:

  • Monday, April 3, 2 to 2:45 p.m. at the Portland Center (PSD 160)
  • Monday, April 3, 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. on the Newberg campus (Stevens 109)
  • Tuesday, April 4, 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on the Newberg campus (Stevens 101)
  • Tuesday, April 4, 12:15 to 1 p.m. at the Portland Center (PDS 160)
  • Tuesday, April 4, 6 to 6:45 p.m. at the Portland Center (PDS 295)

Learn more about the program at friendshiphousepartners.com.

Contact Jere Witherspoon (jwithers@georgefox.edu) with questions.

Mohan Nair discusses impact of artificial intelligence March 22

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

What ethical dilemmas will arise in corporate communities with the emergence of artificial intelligence? The question will be addressed in a special university-hosted lecture presented by Mohan Nair, senior vice president and chief innovation officer at Cambia Health Solutions, on Wednesday, March 22.

Nair’s presentation, “Ethical Dilemmas to Community with Artificial Intelligence: Merging into a World Enabled by Artificial Intelligence,” begins at 7 p.m. in Hoover 105. There is no charge to attend, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

The lecture is being presented by George Fox’s Office of the President and College of Business, and is the first installment of the university’s Reiten Lecture on Leadership Development.

Nair guides Cambia Health’s Innovation Force as it inspires ideas from a variety of sources, selecting execution-focused concepts and starting them on the path to new businesses or concepts. More on his background is available here.

This is the first Reiten lecture, named in honor of Richard G. Reiten, retired chairman and CEO of Northwest Natural. Reiten has served in a number of high-ranking capacities with Northwest Natural from 1996 to the present, including as chairman of the board and CEO, and is a former president of the Portland General Electric Company. Reiten and his wife Jeanie contributed the funds to endow the lecture.

More information on Nair’s visit is available by calling Missy Terry at terrym@georgefox.edu.

All invited to honors lecture with Miles Hollingworth April 6

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

You are invited to come hear William Penn Honors Program special guest speaker Miles Hollingworth on Thursday, April 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Hoover 105.

Hollingworth, PhD, will present “On the True Version of an Event: Saint Augustine of Hippo’s Conversion.” Our guest is an independent philosopher and writer living in Italy who is well-known for his work on Saint Augustine of Hippo. Hollingworth is a past winner of the Jerwood Award for Non-Fiction from the Royal Society of Literature and the Elizabeth Longford Scholarship from the Society of Authors.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Questions regarding the event can be directed to Jocelyn Stein (jstein@georgefox.edu).

Reminder about Title IX policy for university community

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

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.