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!

Dianna McIntyre retirement celebrations set for next week

Thursday, April 17th, 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 on Monday, April 21, in the Stevens Center (Duke) Atrium from 3 to 5 p.m. (please note, this is a different time than the previous Daily Bruin announcement listed).

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!

Graduating? Don’t forget to return your mailbox key!

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

If you are graduating this spring, please do a final check of your student mailbox in the south building, then return your student mailbox key.

There are small manila envelopes in the corner of the Information Commons in the library. Put your name and mailbox number on the outside of the envelope, and drop it in the return slot under the counter.

If you have lost your student mailbox key or have any questions, please contact Emily Maynard at emaynard@georgefox.edu.

Two retirement celebrations planned for Dianna McIntyre

Tuesday, April 15th, 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 on Monday, April 21, in the Stevens Center (Duke) Atrium from 3 to 5 p.m. (please note, this is a different time than the previous Daily Bruin announcement listed).

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.).

Throughout her career, Dianna has brought to her work professionalism, joyfulness and a love for Christ and people. Her interactions with our faculty, staff and students are always marked by thoroughness, balanced with sensitivity and warmth. She has a gift for engaging students and helping them to grow and develop in the gifts and abilities God has given them.

Dianna has served as the adviser for the International Student Club and has also mentored a number of our student leaders, modeling a life of living for Christ and doing one’s best. Hugs, laughs and prayer are all common experiences for students meeting with Dianna, allowing students to leave her office with a genuine sense of being affirmed and truly known.

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

University closed on Good Friday

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

The university’s offices, libraries and BlueZone Store will be closed this Friday, April 18, to observe Good Friday.

New Portland Center Library hours begin on May 5

Monday, April 14th, 2014

After years of study and observation, the Portland Center Library hours will change on Monday, May 5.

The new library hours are:

  • Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Friday, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The change in library hours does not affect the hours of the Learning Commons or the hours of Institutional Technology (IT). The hours for the Learning Commons and the hours for IT will not change.

Charlie Kamilos,
Portland Center Librarian

Free business seminar on emotional intelligence set for April 25

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

How is emotional intelligence (EI) related to specific behaviors we associate with leadership effectiveness?

This is among the questions that will be addressed at the College of Business’ Spring Speaker Series Event, “Lead Well, Emotional Intelligence and Effective Leadership,” featuring Jared Roth, EdD. The presentation is scheduled from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Friday, April 25, at the Portland Center. The presentation is free, and complimentary coffee and tea will be provided.

Roth will discuss how emotional intelligence impacts leadership and how several EI behaviors accelerate leadership. Attendees will discover how to assess one’s own EI profile, and we’ll examine current research using brain imaging and discover the relationship of the brain and effective leadership. Roth will share the intriguing results of his research across the United States.

Roth is a business builder, trainer and leader. He draws from 25 years of entrepreneurial, management, consulting, pastoral and academic work, to accelerate the starting, reorganizing and growth of organizations. He’s started businesses, directed the effective starts of several hundred churches in the United States, and trained leaders from 34 counties on five continents.

As a corporate executive, he led a national reorganization of an entity with branches in all 50 states and served as the COO for an organization operating in 130 countries. He holds a doctorate in organization change from Pepperdine University and degrees in business management, leadership and divinity.

To R.S.V.P. or to learn more, go to this link. The deadline to register is Friday, April 18. More information is also available by contacting Darla Norgren at 503-554-6176.

Miss Grad Night? You can still pick up your regalia

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

If you were unable to attend Grad Night at the Portland Center Wednesday, you can pick up your regalia from your program administrative office.

For more information on commencement, visit this link.

Artist Makoto Fujimura speaks on Newberg campus today, Saturday

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

The university community is invited to hear from Makoto Fujimura, an internationally renowned artist, twice this week.

Today (Wednesday), Fujimura will speak in the 10:40 a.m. chapel service in Bauman Auditorium. Then, this Saturday, April 12, he will be in Bauman again for a 7:30 p.m. presentation, “A Conversation with Makoto Fujimura on Faith, Art and Culture.” The session will include a showing of the artist’s new documentary film, Golden Sea, and a discussion session with him about the arts. There is no charge to attend.

Prior to Saturday’s campus visit, a 5 p.m. pre-event opening is scheduled at the Chehalem Cultural Center, where Fujimura’s work is now on display in the center’s Parrish Gallery. The Chehalem Cultural Center is located at 415 E. Sheridan St., in Newberg.

The event is cosponsored by the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, the Chehalem Cultural Center, and George Fox’s Department of Visual Art and Design and William Penn Honors Program. More information is available at this link. More about Fujimura is available at makotofujimura.com.

University statement on transgender student and housing

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Last Friday, the university provided the media and the public with a statement on its decision regarding a transgender student and on-campus housing. For those who have not seen it, it is at this link.

Reminder: Accreditation rep visits Portland Center today

Monday, April 7th, 2014

A representative from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) accreditation team will be visiting the Portland Center today (Tuesday). You are invited to this session, scheduled from 2 to 3 p.m. in PDS 155.

The accreditation team is made up of seven individuals from non-Oregon universities will conduct an evaluation of how we are doing at meeting our mission and how the university is situated to continue pursuit of its mission in the future.

Your feedback is a valuable part of this evaluation, and we encourage your attendance. Please RSVP to Emily Maynard at emaynard@georgefox.edu or to your department administrator.

You are welcome to view the Institutional Review Report available at this link. Please feel free to contact the academic affairs office if you have any questions. Here is another helpful link: About George Fox.

Accreditation team rep visits Portland Center Tuesday

Sunday, April 6th, 2014

A representative from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) accreditation team will be visiting the Portland Center tomorrow (Tuesday). You are invited to this session, scheduled from 2 to 3 p.m. in PDS 155.

The accreditation team is made up of seven individuals from non-Oregon universities will conduct an evaluation of how we are doing at meeting our mission and how the university is situated to continue pursuit of its mission in the future.

Your feedback is a valuable part of this evaluation, and we encourage your attendance. Please RSVP to Emily Maynard at emaynard@georgefox.edu or to your department administrator.

You are welcome to view the Institutional Review Report available at this link. Please feel free to contact the academic affairs office if you have any questions. Here is another helpful link: About George Fox.

University hosts internationally acclaimed artist this Saturday

Sunday, April 6th, 2014

The university community is invited to hear Makoto Fujimura, an internationally renowned artist, writer and speaker who formerly served as a presidential appointee to the National Council on the Arts, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 12, in Bauman Auditorium.

“A Conversation with Makoto Fujimura on Faith, Art and Culture” will include a showing of the artist’s new documentary film, Golden Sea, and a discussion session with Fujimura about the arts. There is no charge to attend.

Prior to the campus visit, a 5 p.m. pre-event opening is scheduled at the Chehalem Cultural Center, where Fujimura’s work is currently on display in the center’s Parrish Gallery. The Chehalem Cultural Center is located at 415 E. Sheridan St., in Newberg.

The evening will conclude with a post-event reception in the Lindgren Gallery, where Fujimura will be available to sign books. The reception will be co-hosted by Mark Terry of the university’s Department of Visual Art and Design and Joseph Clair, director of the William Penn Honors Program.

The event is cosponsored by the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, the Chehalem Cultural Center, and George Fox’s Department of Visual Art and Design and William Penn Honors Program. More information is available at this link. More about Fujimura is available at makotofujimura.com.

Fujimura is recognized worldwide as a “cultural shaper.” He was a presidential appointee to the National Council on the Arts from 2003 to 2009, and his work is exhibited in galleries around the world. He’s also widely recognized as one of the key illustrators of the St. John’s Bible, the first fully illuminated manuscript to have been commissioned in more than 500 years.

Check the Lost & Found at Information Desk

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

If you’ve misplaced anything at the Portland Center this semester, stop by the Information Desk next time you’re on campus to claim it!

There’s a lovely collection of cups, sweaters, Bibles and umbrellas ready to return home with you!

Graduating this spring? Be sure to attend Grad Night April 9

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

All spring 2014 graduates are invited to Grad Night from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, in PDS 155! Stop by this open house event for refreshments and celebration of your achievements.

You’ll be able to pick up your cap and gown, meet with your alumni services coordinator, order a class ring or announcements from Josten’s, and enter to win door prizes. Bring your cohort or classmates!

Questions? Contact name Emily Maynard at emaynard@georgefox.edu.

Thank you from the library

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Thank you to all who participated in taking the LibQUAL Library Survey. The library faculty and staff will be reviewing the data as well as your written comments and appreciate your willingness to share your opinions with us.

Congratulations to Amazon card winners whose names were randomly drawn from all who took the survey and entered their email address. Winners have been notified via email.