Interested in counseling? Come to info meeting tomorrow night

Monday, January 16th, 2017

The Graduate School of Counseling at George Fox University is hosting its last information meeting before the Feb. 1 early application deadline for fall semester. If you’re considering a masters in school counseling, clinical mental health counseling, marriage and family therapy, or school psychology, then plan to join the meeting at 6 p.m. tomorrow (Wednesday) at the Portland Center campus (Room 155A).

Please RSVP online here and contact Joel Moore with questions at jmoore@georgefox.edu or 503-554-6166.

Portland Writing Center Updates

Monday, January 16th, 2017

The Portland Writing Center offers one-on-one writing assistance free of charge to George Fox graduate and Department of Professional Studies students. Our consultants are trained to empower adult students to become better writers, not merely edit their papers for them.

We offer assistance in many areas, including initial brainstorming, organization, clarity, grammar, word choice, and APA, Turabian, and MLA formatting. At the PWC, you now have the choice of a face-to-face, Zoom video conference, or email consultation.

For a Zoom consultation, be sure to download Zoom to your laptop or computer before your appointment – a one-time free and easy download that is available at this link. Once you have confirmed that you would like a Zoom appointment, we will include a link on our Google calendar that will connect you to your consultant at the scheduled time.

To schedule an appointment, click here to access the PWC Google calendar. For more information, contact the Portland Writing Center consultants at wc@georgefox.edu or visit our website at wc.georgefox.edu.

University closes Monday in honor of MLK Day

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

The university’s offices, libraries and bookstores will be closed Monday, Jan. 16, to observe the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Also closed will be the Fitness Center on the Newberg campus.

There is still time to volunteer for MLK Day of Service

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

MLK Day is right around the corner, and the opportunity to volunteer at the annual MLK Day of Service is still open!

This is a great opportunity to serve our neighbor in Portland, home to many of our students. MLK Day is a time to celebrate all that Dr. King stood for, fought for, believed in and hoped for.

Please consider joining us on Monday, Jan. 16. You can find the schedule and more information about what the day entails at this registration link.

If you have questions or comments, please feel free to contact spirituallife@georgefox.edu.

Portland Writing Center Updates

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

The Portland Writing Center offers one-on-one writing assistance free of charge to George Fox graduate and Department of Professional Studies students. Our consultants are trained to empower adult students to become better writers, not merely edit their papers for them.

We offer assistance in many areas, including initial brainstorming, organization, clarity, grammar, word choice, and APA, Turabian, and MLA formatting. At the PWC, you now have the choice of a face-to-face, Zoom video conference, or email consultation.

For a Zoom consultation, be sure to download Zoom to your laptop or computer before your appointment – a one-time free and easy download that is available at this link. Once you have confirmed that you would like a Zoom appointment, we will include a link on our Google calendar that will connect you to your consultant at the scheduled time.

To schedule an appointment, click here to access the PWC Google calendar. For more information, contact the Portland Writing Center consultants at wc@georgefox.edu or visit our website at wc.georgefox.edu.

Space still available for MLK Day volunteers

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

MLK Day is right around the corner, and the opportunity to volunteer at the annual MLK Day of Service is still open!

This is a great opportunity to serve our neighbor in Portland, home to many of our students. MLK Day is a time to celebrate all that Dr. King stood for, fought for, believed in and hoped for.

Please consider joining us on Monday, Jan. 16. You can find the schedule and more information about what the day entails at this registration link.

If you have questions or comments, please feel free to contact spirituallife@georgefox.edu.

Don’t forget to pick up textbooks in FoxHole this week

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Did you order your textbooks online through the Bruin Store? You can pick up your order in the FoxHole this week, through Friday, Jan. 13, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The FoxHole is located on the bottom floor of the Klages Center.

Please allow one business day for your order to be ready for pick-up. Thank you for shopping at the Bruin Store!

Interested in being a counselor? Come to Jan. 18 info meeting

Monday, January 9th, 2017

The Graduate School of Counseling at George Fox University is hosting its last information meeting before the Feb. 1 early application deadline for fall semester. If you’re considering a masters in school counseling, clinical mental health counseling, marriage and family therapy, or school psychology, then plan to join the meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at the Portland Center campus (Room 155A).

Please RSVP online here and contact Joel Moore with questions at jmoore@georgefox.edu or 503-554-6166.

Reminder about Title IX policy for university community

Monday, January 9th, 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.

Textbook orders available for pick-up this week

Monday, January 9th, 2017

Did you order your textbooks online through the Bruin Store? You can pick up your order in the FoxHole this week, through Friday, Jan. 13, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The FoxHole is located on the bottom floor of the Klages Center.

Please allow one business day for your order to be ready for pick-up. Thank you for shopping at the Bruin Store!

Bruin Store offers textbook pick-up this week

Sunday, January 8th, 2017

Did you order your textbooks online through the Bruin Store? You can pick up your order in the FoxHole Monday through Friday, Jan. 9-13, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The FoxHole is located on the bottom floor of the Klages Center.

Please allow one business day for your order to be ready for pick-up. Thank you for shopping at the Bruin Store!

Winter Driving Conditions Information

Saturday, January 7th, 2017

Although the Newberg and Portland campuses are currently ice and snow-free, that might not be the case this weekend, as a wintry mix of weather is forecast for Saturday and Sunday before it turns to rain. As you return to school or work, please pay careful attention to your state’s Department of Transportation website and road cams to check the road conditions.

Many mountain passes have been requiring chains or traction tires, or have been closed due to adverse weather and travel conditions (I-5 in the Siskiyous). Here are the regulations regarding usage of chains in the state of Oregon.

The tripcheck.com website in Oregon is extremely helpful to view the actual mountain passes through the provided webcams. The CalTrans website also has webcams, as does the WashDot website. If you are traveling from central or eastern Oregon via Highway 20, please be advised that even though chains may or may not be required depending on when you travel, the road is plowed but is icy and rutted.

As always, you need to be prepared for winter driving conditions, and at a minimum should have the following

  • Chains and something to kneel on when installing them
  • One gallon of water per person
  • High-energy food like trail mix, granola bars, etc.
  • Several flashlights
  • A mirror to signal for help if you run off the road
  • Flares
  • An ice scraper and de-icer
  • Blankets
  • Warm coats/hat/gloves
  • A shovel
  • Kitty litter or bird seed for traction should you become stuck.

A cell phone charger that works off the car’s battery is also recommended should you become stranded or delayed. A reflective vest is also highly recommended if you are traveling at night and have to stop to install chains.

Travel during the afternoon if at all possible when it is the warmest, and be prepared for slow traffic traveling at 20 to 30 mph over the mountain passes. If you are not a confident driver in snow or ice, then take public transportation back to school and retrieve your car at spring break when travel conditions will hopefully be much better!

Be safe!
– Security Services

Student Financial Services Reminders

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

If your financial aid has not disbursed to your student account yet, please be sure you are ready. Are you fully registered (not including wait-listed classes) and have your “confirmed” for spring? Both of these impact aid disbursement!

Expecting excess aid for books and living expenses? Have you granted Financial Aid Permissions so aid can cover all your charges? Have you signed up for Direct Deposit? These both impact our ability to process your charges, issue refunds quickly and clear account holds.

Questions? Contact Jenny Getsinger at jgetsing@georgefox.edu.

Interested in being a counselor? Come to info meeting Jan. 18

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

The Graduate School of Counseling at George Fox University is hosting its last information meeting before the Feb. 1 early application deadline for fall semester. If you’re considering a masters in school counseling, clinical mental health counseling, marriage and family therapy, or school psychology, then plan to join the meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at the Portland Center campus (Room 155A).

Please RSVP online here and contact Joel Moore with questions at jmoore@georgefox.edu or 503-554-6166.

Reminder: Bruin Store hours shortened today

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

Don’t forget the hours in the Bruin Store are shortened today (Friday), from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. We will resume normal semester hours (8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday) starting on Monday, Jan. 9.

Also, do you have online textbook orders to pick up? Pick those up any day next week from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the FoxHole.

Contact Michael Simmons (msimmons@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Winter Driving Conditions Information

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

Although the Newberg and Portland campuses are currently ice and snow-free, that might not be the case this weekend, as a wintry mix of weather is forecast for Saturday and Sunday before it turns to rain. As you return to school or work, please pay careful attention to your state’s Department of Transportation website and road cams to check the road conditions.

Many mountain passes have been requiring chains or traction tires, or have been closed due to adverse weather and travel conditions (I-5 in the Siskiyous). Here are the regulations regarding usage of chains in the state of Oregon.

The tripcheck.com website in Oregon is extremely helpful to view the actual mountain passes through the provided webcams. The CalTrans website also has webcams, as does the WashDot website. If you are traveling from central or eastern Oregon via Highway 20, please be advised that even though chains may or may not be required depending on when you travel, the road is plowed but is icy and rutted.

As always, you need to be prepared for winter driving conditions, and at a minimum should have the following

  • Chains and something to kneel on when installing them
  • One gallon of water per person
  • High-energy food like trail mix, granola bars, etc.
  • Several flashlights
  • A mirror to signal for help if you run off the road
  • Flares
  • An ice scraper and de-icer
  • Blankets
  • Warm coats/hat/gloves
  • A shovel
  • Kitty litter or bird seed for traction should you become stuck.

A cell phone charger that works off the car’s battery is also recommended should you become stranded or delayed. A reflective vest is also highly recommended if you are traveling at night and have to stop to install chains.

Travel during the afternoon if at all possible when it is the warmest, and be prepared for slow traffic traveling at 20 to 30 mph over the mountain passes. If you are not a confident driver in snow or ice, then take public transportation back to school and retrieve your car at spring break when travel conditions will hopefully be much better!

Be safe!
– Security Services

New Mileage Reimbursement Rate for 2017

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

Please note that, per IRS guidelines, as of Jan. 1, 2017, the new mileage reimbursement rate for 2017 is $0.535 per mile.

The Expense Reimbursement Request form has been updated to reflect this change. There are now two Expense Reimbursement Request forms available on the Finance Department – Forms webpage, so please select carefully using the following criteria:

  • The “2017 Expense Reimbursement Request” form should be used for reimbursement of expenses incurred on or after Jan. 1, 2017.
  • The “2016 Expense Reimbursement Request” form should be used for expenses incurred on or before Dec. 31, 2016.

As a friendly reminder, all expense reimbursement requests should be submitted to the finance department within 30 work days after completion of the trip or purchase.

Please contact Jen Klapp at ext. 2170 with any questions.

Thank you,
– The Finance Department

Check out Bruin Store for big discounts this week

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

The Bruin Store has “George Fox University Class of 2016″ teddy bears and T-shirts that must go! This week only we are offering a 50 percent discount on these items. There is a limited supply, so act quickly.

Contact Michael Simmons at msimmons@georegefox.edu for more information.

Bruin Store adjusts hours, offers textbook pick-up next week

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

Due to an illness, the Bruin Store is adjusting its hours this week. Those new hours will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today (Thursday) and tomorrow. We will resume normal semester hours (8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday) starting on Monday, Jan. 9.

Also, do you have online textbook orders to pick up? Pick those up any day next week from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the FoxHole.

Contact Michael Simmons (msimmons@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Thank you and Go Bruins!

Bruin Store offers sale on teddy bears, T-shirts

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

The Bruin Store has “George Fox University Class of 2016″ teddy bears and T-shirts that must go! This week only we are offering a 50 percent discount on these items. There is a limited supply, so act quickly.

Contact Michael Simmons at msimmons@georegefox.edu for more information.