Turnitin will undergo maintenance on July 10

Sunday, June 17th, 2018

Turnitin services will be temporarily unavailable during a scheduled maintenance update on Tuesday, July 10, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In Assignments with Turnitin enabled, students will be unable to submit during this maintenance window, so be sure to submit the day before or after the maintenance day. All other FoxTALE services will operate as usual.

We apologize for any inconvenience. Contact the Service Desk with any questions at 503-554-2569 or servicedesk@georgefox.edu.

Tips on how to stay cool as hot weather approaches

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

With high temperatures being forecast for next week, here are a few safety tips to stay cool …

  • Purchase a fan now before local store supplies run out.
  • Purchase and cut wooden dowels two to four inches shorter than your window track length to safely keep windows open for ventilation at night, and to prevent unwanted entry.
  • Keep curtains closed and windows shut during the daytime and only open up when temperatures have dropped to 70 degrees or below. Use a box window fan to blow in cooler air right before going to sleep.
  • Hydrate!
  • Don’t forget the sunscreen and a wide-brimmed hat.
  • Do not prop open entry doors in a dorm or apartment, as you put the entire residence at risk of unwanted entry.
  • If working outdoors, freeze several damp towels and bring them to your work site in a cooler and place periodically around your neck to cool down your body.
  • Seek medical treatment immediately if signs of heat exhaustion or heat stroke are present. (Don’t know what they are? Take the First Aid/AED/CPR classes next Monday and Tuesday to learn how to recognize and treat these serious conditions. Sign-ups are on the Campus Public Safety website).

– Campus Public Safety

First Aid/CPR/AED training class is coming up

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

Campus Public Safety (formerly Security Services) desires that there be at least one or more staff or students trained in First Aid/CPR/AED in each building, and summer is a great time to take this training!

This class will be offered on the Newberg campus on Monday and Tuesday, June 18-19, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day in the Hoover Academic Building. Sign-ups can be done here, more information is available and payment can be made on the Campus Public Safety website, and you can pick up your book before class in the Campus Public Safety office after registering and paying.

Class is limited to just eight people, so sign up soon! Non-George Fox people can also register, so pass the word along if you know of people who are interested or need to re-certify.

Contact Mark Stone (mstone@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

In-person registration open this morning for ‘Celebration of Discipline’ conference

Sunday, June 10th, 2018

George Fox University is one of two institutions organizing a conference celebrating the culmination of Richard Foster’s public ministry. While online registration is closed for the event, set to take place on the Newberg campus June 10-13, people may still register this morning (Monday) between 7:30 and 9 a.m. in the Hoover lobby. The evening sessions are open to the public.

Get the full schedule for the event, titled “Celebrating 40 Years of Celebration of Discipline: Empowering Spiritual Transformation in the Local Church,” here.

Questions? Contact Paul Anderson at panderso@georgefox.edu.

First Aid/CPR/AED training class is coming up

Sunday, June 10th, 2018

Campus Public Safety (formerly Security Services) desires that there be at least one or more staff or students trained in First Aid/CPR/AED in each building, and summer is a great time to take this training!

This class will be offered on the Newberg campus on Monday and Tuesday, June 18-19, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day in the Hoover Academic Building. Sign-ups can be done here, more information is available and payment can be made on the Campus Public Safety website, and you can pick up your book before class in the Campus Public Safety office after registering and paying.

Class is limited to just eight people, so sign up soon! Non-George Fox people can also register, so pass the word along if you know of people who are interested or need to re-certify.

Contact Mark Stone (mstone@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Richard Foster speaks at Newberg Christian Church to open conference

Friday, June 8th, 2018

The opening session of the national conference “Celebrating 40 Years of Celebration of Discipline: Empowering Spiritual Transformation in the Local Church” will be held at the Newberg Christian Church tomorrow night (Sunday) from 7 to 9 p.m. The church is located at 2315 Villa Road in Newberg. The public is invited to attend.

In addition to Richard Foster’s opening address, more than 70 Newberg and George Fox authors will be celebrated, with their books on display. A book-signing with Foster will follow.

Contact Paul Anderson (panderso@georgefox.edu) for more information.

Reminder: FoxTALE maintenance scheduled early Tuesday morning

Sunday, June 3rd, 2018

FoxTALE will be unavailable from 6 to 8 a.m. (Pacific Time) on Tuesday, June 5, for scheduled maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

– Your Educational Technology Team

Faculty: Visit the FoxTALE for Faculty webpage for a list of guides and resources.

Questions? Email servicedesk@georgefox.edu or call 503-554-2569.

FoxTALE maintenance scheduled in the early morning of June 5

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

FoxTALE will be unavailable from 6 to 8 a.m. (Pacific Time) on Tuesday, June 5, for scheduled maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

– Your Educational Technology Team

Faculty: Visit the FoxTALE for Faculty webpage for a list of guides and resources.

Questions? Email servicedesk@georgefox.edu or call 503-554-2569.

Stop by Theresa Schierman’s retirement reception this afternoon

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

Don’t forget to join us for a retirement reception for Theresa Schierman, who is retiring after 10 years as a financial aid counselor. We will gather at 3 p.m. today (Wednesday) in the Stevens Center atrium. Refreshments will be served.

Theresa has impacted so many lives through her extraordinary commitment to each individual student and their families. She will be blessed by your presence.

Contact Terri Crawford (tcrawford@georgefox.edu) with questions.

Join in retirement reception for Theresa Schierman tomorrow afternoon

Monday, May 28th, 2018

Plan to join us for a retirement reception for Theresa Schierman, who is retiring after 10 years as a financial aid counselor. We will gather at 3 p.m. tomorrow (Wednesday) in the Stevens Center atrium. Refreshments will be served.

Theresa has impacted so many lives through her extraordinary commitment to each individual student and their families. She will be blessed by your presence.

Contact Terri Crawford (tcrawford@georgefox.edu) with questions.

University closes this Monday to observe Memorial Day

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

All university offices in Newberg and at regional sites will be closed on Monday, May 28, to observe the Memorial Day holiday. Libraries in Newberg and the Portland Center also will be closed.

Some outdoor safety tips for the three-day weekend

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

With a long holiday weekend ahead, here are some safety tips if camping, hiking or backpacking are on your get-away list!

  • Research cell phone coverage for your trip. If you will be out of range, find out how to access services for the ranger or local law enforcement. Check out communication devices at outdoor stores that allow you to text, boost your signal or use your cell phone as a radio in case of emergency.
  • Leave at home or in a safety deposit box all jewelry, electronics, unneeded cash and credit cards. Connect with other campers, and if they seem trustworthy, agree to watch each other’s tent and camping equipment when out on a hike or day excursion.
  • Take valuables with you if at all possible or use a diversion safe that looks like an ordinary object.
  • Hide items that you need to store in your vehicle and transfer them to your trunk prior to arriving at your destination.
  • Lock your vehicle and close windows and sunroofs.
  • Look for people loitering around parking areas, and don’t leave your car if there are suspicious persons hanging around.
  • Trust your instincts! If something feels “off” about a campsite or campers, follow your gut.
  • Carry a whistle or noise-maker to draw attention to yourself if you need help.
  • Make a family plan about what to do if any family member becomes separated from the group.

These great tips are courtesy of the City of Portland’s Crime Prevention Program.

– Campus Safety Office

All are invited to retirement reception for Theresa Schierman on May 30

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Plan to join us for a retirement reception for Theresa Schierman, who is retiring after 10 years as a financial aid counselor. We will gather at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30, in the Stevens Center atrium. Refreshments will be served.

Theresa has impacted so many lives through her extraordinary commitment to each individual student and their families. She will be blessed by your presence.

Contact Terri Crawford (tcrawford@georgefox.edu) with questions.

Survey: Catholic women perspectives

Monday, May 21st, 2018

Are you a woman over the age of 18? Have you ever identified as Catholic? If yes, please consider taking an anonymous, 10-minute survey for a PsyD student’s dissertation. Simply click the link below.

Survey: Catholic Women Perspectives

Thank you very much for your consideration!

– Colleen Conklin (cconklin15@georgefox.edu)

Come wish Laura Simmons well at farewell reception today

Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

Come say farewell to Laura Simmons! After 17 years of service at the seminary, Laura is moving on to other opportunities. Join us for light snacks at the seminary as we honor her time at the institution.

Drop by anytime between 1 and 4 p.m. today (Monday) to wish her the best!

Contact Sara Reamy (sreamy@georgefox.edu) for more information.

Come say farewell to Laura Simmons on Monday

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Come say farewell to Laura Simmons! After 17 years of service at the seminary, Laura is moving on to other opportunities. Join us for light snacks at the seminary as we honor her time at the institution.

Drop by anytime between 1 and 4 p.m. on Monday, April 23, to wish her the best!

Contact Sara Reamy (sreamy@georgefox.edu) for more information.

Watch mini-documentary ‘One Person Can Make a Difference’ today

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

Join students in the Master of Social Work program community practice track today (Thursday) at noon for a showing of the 15-minute mini-documentary “One Person Can Make a Difference” in room 155 on the Portland campus.

Contact Pua Billamor (pbillamor17@georgefox.edu) with questions.

George Fox hosts NWC Softball Tournament

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018
George Fox softball is playing for an automatic berth to the NCAA National Tournament this weekend after clinching its first Northwest Conference Championship! For the first time in program history, the Bruins are also hosting the tournament, which means you can support the Bruins right here on campus. The weather forecast calls for sunny skies and warm temperatures, so take a study break and catch a game or two as the softball team continues its incredible season.
The first game will take place Friday at noon. Afterwards, the games will take place according to the double elimination tournament schedule. For more information, visit the George Fox Athletics website. Go Bruins!

Watch mini-documentary ‘One Person Can Make a Difference’ tomorrow

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

Join students in the Master of Social Work program community practice track tomorrow (Thursday) at noon for a showing of the 15-minute mini-documentary “One Person Can Make a Difference” in room 155 on the Portland campus.

Contact Pua Billamor (pbillamor17@georgefox.edu) with questions.

Watch mini-documentary ‘One Person Can Make a Difference’ on Thursday

Monday, April 16th, 2018

Join students in the Master of Social Work program community practice track on Thursday at noon for a showing of the 15-minute mini-documentary “One Person Can Make a Difference” in room 155 on the Portland campus.

Contact Pua Billamor (pbillamor17@georgefox.edu) with questions.